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How superstitious are you?

Originally part of Friday 13th
Do you engage in superstitious rituals? Which ones? Is today filling you with apprehension because it is Friday 13th, or is it just another Friday?
10 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #93540  
I am not superstisious at all. I believe that what you put your attention on is what you attract, which is probably how superstition works. If you do a lot of rituals to attract good luck, than it puts your mind on the good luck causing it to come your way. Reply to this

10 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #93697  

I am very much superstitious. i believe a lot but sometimes it is bad.
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10 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #93706  
Nice of you to promote TravelBlog on the TravelBlog forums, but I am removing your links because real spammers might see them and think that links are allowed. 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, November 15th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #93808  
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I'm not at all superstitious but do find it fascinating what others believe. Some are really contradictory depending on your culture. Some of my students say black cats are lucky and others say they are bad luck. My grandmother always picked up a pinch of salt and threw it over her left shoulder "in the devil's eye" if she ever spilled any. Of course some superstitions are just common sense precautions, like not walking under a ladder. I always check if there's anyone painting up above before I walk under one. You don't want to wear the paint! Reply to this

10 years ago, November 20th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #94170  
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My biggest superstitious thing to do is not to sleep and/or laying down directly across from a door because it symbolizes a funeral viewing in Chinese culture. And of course sticking up your chopsticks on your rice bown is a big no-no. Reply to this

10 years ago, November 22nd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #94251  
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I haven't heard the chopsticks superstition before. What is supposed to happen? I do have a good luck dragon among the hundred or so I have around my place. You are supposed to say good morning to it every morning to bring good luck. He sits under the tree fern near the garage beside 2 other dragons. If I remember, which is not often, I say hello but I don't follow the set formulaic phrase - I say hello to all 3 dragons. After all, I don't want to be rude to any, do I? I don't believe doing this will change my luck in any way but, as I frequently talk to inanimate objects, I figure I may as well talk to ones I really like.

I have a few people in class who are great believers in Feng Shui. Does anyone on Travelblog follow its dictates? Reply to this

10 years ago, November 24th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #94355  
i am 50/50 superstitious
😊 have fun being superstitious

BLEYSMAN!!!! Reply to this

10 years ago, December 17th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #96663  
I'm not superstitious but there are some fantastic superstitions in theatre and I like to follow them (such as never saying 'good luck' rather 'break a leg' or 'chookers'.) Reply to this

10 years ago, December 25th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #97397  
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At the Melbourne opera company they also say "toi toi". I have no idea what it means but it seems to be used like "good luck" Reply to this

10 years ago, January 3rd 2010 No: 10 Msg: #98205  
in cambodia it means retreat Reply to this

10 years ago, January 3rd 2010 No: 11 Msg: #98210  
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That's interesting, bleysman, although I have a feeling that's not what they mean here when they say it. I don't think they want us to retreat when we are about to go on stage! Reply to this

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