Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief
With new shoes, I’ve always bit the back of the shoe with the rationale that you should bite your new shoes before your shoes bite you back!
Gracia Phang, Fashion Stylist
Always, always knock on your hotel room door before entering for the first time. ALWAYS.
Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor
In general, I try to avoid sleeping directly in front of a mirror when I’m in hotels because of the superstition that doing so will trap your soul.
Pakkee Tan, Associate Digital Editor
One of the many things I’m pantang about is pointing at the moon. When I was younger, my grandparents and parents told me that if I pointed at the moon, the Lady in the Moon would come down when I was sleeping and cut my ears. It happened to me a few times and I’ve never ever pointed at the moon ever since.
Dana Koh, Senior Lifestyle Editor
It’s a Filipino superstition to avoid going straight home after a wake or funeral, because if you do, they (i.e. my mother, aunties and grandmother) say the spirit will follow you. So I always make a pit stop, you know, just in case.
Windy Aulia, Senior Fashion Editor
We have this thing in the family to not open an umbrella inside the house when it’s not raining or otherwise will get a bad luck for the day. It’s weird but technically make sense.
Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor
Aiyoooh, I’m Peranakan so everything also pan tang. Cannot shove chopsticks in rice lah; cannot serve the elderly any food with sharp edges; cannot gift shoes, knives, or clocks without taking back $0.10… Funnily enough, the only one I really subscribe to is to touch wood to ward away bad luck. I get around this by telling myself that paper counts.