Friday, January 28

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The Blue Normal – Ang Ating Pamahiin

The Blue Normal – Ang Ating Pamahiin

Faces, The Blue Normal
"Does it worry you if you do not follow certain superstitions?" I actually only follow one superstition, which is “pagpag” or not going home straight from attending a wake. It definitely worries me a lot when I do not follow “pagpag,” as I do not want to experience [the same] unfortunate incident I had before. Years ago, when my family and I went to a wake of a dear friend, we decided to skip “pagpag” since we were very eager to go home and rest. Alas, nearing our home, we got into a car accident. Luckily, no one got hurt.  "How do superstitions affect your decision-making and your daily life?" Honestly, if I had never encountered the mentioned incident, I would not believe in superstitions. I became more cautious than I ever was. A person who knows me extremely well would kno
Superstitions and myths: More than just tales of old

Superstitions and myths: More than just tales of old

Culture
YOU MIGHT have dwelt on the stories of the duwende, tikbalang, white lady, or kapre at one point in time during your childhood. But the belief in these creatures is more than just eerie tales. They are ingrained in the Filipino culture and have been inspiring artists to create terrifying yet appealing works. Filipino myths, legends, epics, and the like often serve as inspiration in various forms of art of painters, writers, filmmakers, and animators, according to the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). These tales may have been used to scare children but they remain relevant to Filipinos as they form part of their culture. "Superstitions are part of the daily lives of the Filipinos [...] it is deeply rooted in our culture and it has been with us almost since th...