Friday Five IX

This week’s Friday Five:

  1. Are you superstitious?

    Yes, but I’m not as superstitious as when I was young; 15 years of secular education can really change your perspective of life.

  2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?

    My friend Lim Xiang believes that a person can steal his powers by touching his hair. The only way for him to get his powers back is to wave his fingers towards the power stealer as if he’s casting a spell, but that would only work if the power stealer’s palms are open. We used to tease him by touching his hair and clench our fists, and he would try to pry open our fists until we relent.

    Such an interesting friend deserves a nickname, and Lim Xiang is aptly known to all as Power Lim.

  3. Believer or not, what’s your favourite superstition?

    Never claim that you’ve not fallen sick for a certain period of time; you’ll wake up the next morning with a painful migraine or something worse.

  4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?

    Luck definitely has a major role in shaping a person’s life; imagine how different your life would be if you were born with a disability.

    I think 7 and 8 are lucky numbers, although using them rarely improves my luck.

  5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not?

    Horoscopes are fun to read, but they’re usually so general that the predictions for all zodiac signs are interchangeable.

13 February 2004 · My Life

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