Boonbanlu from Thailand
Boonbanlu describes superstitions about different
kinds of situations and ponders about their origins
and what we should think of them.
are many beliefs about superstitions; some are
about good luck and others are about bad luck. In
my country, Thailand, we have a lot of
superstitions. There are old beliefs for almost all
example, some people believe that the number 6 will
bring reverse results. Especially good luck will
turn into bad luck because the number 6 can be the
number 9 is you turn it over. So, if you get a
number 6 on your examination ID card, you might get
the opposite result even though you have done well
on your test.
are some other superstitions about dreams. Thai
people believe that you will meet your soul mate
soon if you dream that a snake is holding you
tightly. My mother dreamt that a small black snake
was holding her tightly, and then she met my dad
who is small and dark.
we have many superstitions for almost all
situations, such as if you sing in the kitchen, you
will have a very old spouse, or your ship could
sink if you do not completely turn a fish
my opinion, the ancestors had their reasons for
creating those kinds of beliefs. For instance, it's
not proper for a lady to sing a song while she is
cooking because she might hurt herself if she does
not concentrate on cooking.
I believe that all superstitions have their own
origins; some are reliable and others might not be.
You should consider them carefully and not let them
affect your life too much.
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