Whether you realise it or not, we all know at least one superstition or someone who is superstitious — even in this day and age!
Sure, being superstitious causes no harm, but there are some who take it to a whole new level by refusing to go out on certain days and continuously wearing a charm, whether it is a necklace or a bracelet. In fact, one celebrity can’t sleep if his ‘lucky’ teddy bear isn’t with him (hint: famous rock star).
In this issue, we will discuss the common and banal superstitions in Malaysia that have been passed along mostly by word of mouth for a long, long time. These superstitions are still used today, mostly during celebrations and to ward off bad luck. Have you had strange dreams lately? Maybe you can decode part of the meaning of your dreams by taking a look at how our ancestors deciphered dreams.
Then, who can forget the number 13. It is the most feared number among superstitious people. So, sit back, hug your counterfeit rabbit feet and enjoy!
Alicia Foo Ching Mun, 17, Malacca
Deslyn Yoon Wan Rou, 17, Malacca
Izzatee Safia Mohamad Khairi, 17, Malacca
Pravin Kumar Vijayakumar, 12, Johor