Utterly Indiscreet

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Stupid Chinese Superstitions

I have to say this....there are some really dumb Chinese superstitions. Here are a couple of really stupid ones:

1. Don't wash your hair on Chinese New Year because it will wash away bad luck. That's stupid. If my hair is dirty, I am washing it no matter what. What does luck have to do with having dirty hair? Nothing.

2. New mothers should not bathe for the first three months after having a baby. That's also stupid. The reason for that idea was that women used to take baths in the freezing river and they might catch cold. Won't you smell terrible and look awful if you don't shower or bathe for three months? Gross.

There are tons more. What is one stupid superstition that you know? Post them here.

12 Comments:

  • At 5:25 AM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Damn, well I know about the hair bit but the shower thing is totally outta this world!!

     
  • At 8:40 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    Can you imagine? The father would not want to go anywhere near the mother if she hadn't showered in 3 months!

     
  • At 5:27 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Yep, maybe even burn the bed after the 3 month period as the amount of germs and bacteria on or in the bed will probably have the strength to kill someone.

    3 months after the baby and still no 'boom-boo' for the husband, poor guy. Well, he can actually, if he dares, innit?

     
  • At 8:55 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    She probably doesn't want the hubby going near her after the baby. She is probably exhausted from taking care of it.

    However, I have to say that mothers are spoiled here. They usually have maids or mothers to help out. In other countries, they don't even have an confinement period. Mothers can still go out to do stuff. They don't just stay at home.

     
  • At 6:49 AM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Everyone wants the good life here, too pampered I'd say. All the maids and stuff? Heck, even I do my housework, I don't need a maid.

     
  • At 11:07 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    I don't have one either! I have a hard time telling a maid what to do and prefer to do my cleaning whenever I feel like it instead of having someone come do it on specific days.

     
  • At 6:15 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    I just feel that the things a maid does are actually things I'm used to doing on my own, so I figured that a maid is just a waste of time and money.

     
  • At 8:05 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    It's good that you can do your own housework. How many guys can do that?

    Actually, I don't mind cleaning my place myself. I am used to it as well. Plus I feel that having a maid is a bit intrusive.

    I know some people who actually tidy up before the maid comes.

     
  • At 8:19 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Yap, plus when doing the work yourself, it feels a lot more satisfying when you see the whole place is done up by you. Just don't leave too much of a mess whenever you start something and that will only make things a lot easier to clean.

     
  • At 9:28 PM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    Agree with you, but papers seem to pile up on my dining room table. I try to clear it every few weeks.

     
  • At 10:15 PM , Blogger Unreal said...

    Every few weeks? Well,sorry for sounding anal but......

     
  • At 10:47 AM , Blogger indiscreet said...

    It's not as bad as you think.There are like 30-50 pieces of paper and they are in 2 or 3 stacks so I know what is what. My dining table is kind of long, so I can have my laptop at one end to blog etc.

    And erm...I don't have a study desk. No space. So my dining room table is the stand in for that.

     

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