March 10, 2017

Filipino Superstitions

I was born at a time when trove of Filipino superstitions are respected and even feared. My Lola Ebeng had her way of explaining why we should follow such mysterious natural phenomena like saying “tabi tabi po” while passing through dark and unfamiliar places, serving chicken during  New Year’s Eve is a big no-no, a woman who likes eating ginger root will bear a child with an extra toe or finger, and a lot more.

Special mention goes "kambal na saging" or twin bananas. Old folks believed that women who likes eating twin bananas will bear twin kids in the future. Though funny because this is baseless, I'm just too happy to see kambal na saging today at the market. It has been so long since I last saw twin bananas.

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