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  1. StreetFight3r

    Do you believe in the Supernatural?

    EX-RWS staff talks about the hauntings. I would like to believe that the universe is a big big place and we are not alone out there. When my dad passed away many years back, I still remember I slept on the sofa in the living room on the 1st night he left. But was woken up with a tight slap on my butt and no one else around. Too real to be a dream. But I notafraid because i know my dad will not harm me. until this day i know what i felt though many wil say its just a dream. Jane Ng was a producer at Resorts World Sentosa and the pioneer team who worked on Halloween Horror Nights. She gives us an inside look at the horrors that went on behind the scenes.
  2. Superstition is any belief or practise that is irrational - i.e., it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. "Superstition" also refers to religious beliefs or actions arising from irrationality. The word superstition is often used to refer to a religion not practiced by the majority of a given society regardless of whether the prevailing religion contains superstitions.[2] It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific (apparently) unrelated prior events. Source: wikipedia How much do you follow superstitions? How many of them you have hear before? How long did you actually follow them in your life? Below are some examples of superstitions in many aspects of life. http://thesmartlocal.com/read/20-things-our-mothers-believed 20 Crazy Things Our Singaporean Mothers Believed "YOU DON'T EAT PLATE CLEAN LATER YOUR HUSBAND A LOT OF PIMPLES YOU KNOW!!" Most Singaporeans grew up adhering to the lessons taught by our mothers and grandmothers. No matter the ethnic, culture, religion or age, everyone born and raised in this sunny island has heard their fair share of strange superstitions passed down from generation to generation. Although these quirky beliefs can be rather irrational at times, they have now become a part of our daily lives. As much as I want to believe that such superstitions hold truth, after reaching a certain age we realise there were actually logical reasons behind them. Come to think of it, it wasn't very nice of our mothers to instil these superstitious beliefs in us at a young age. But it sure made me listen to my mother without any hesitation and it was for our own good! Here are the craziest things I've heard from my family, relatives and friends. 1. Sitting by the entrance of a door Old Wives Tales: It is believed that it will bring you and the household bad luck. Logical Reason: Stop blocking the way! 2. Clipping your nails at night Old Wives Tales: Clipping your nails at night will bring you bad luck. Logical Reason: There weren't any lights in the olden days, so clipping your nails in the dark might leave you with cuts. Clipping them during the day lessens the risks of injuring yourself. 3. Showering very late at night Old Wives Tales: Bad omen will fall upon you. Logical Reason: Showering in a cooler/colder weather may increase the chances of you getting arthritis and/or rheumatism. 4. Singing in the shower Old Wives Tales: You will not meet your soulmate. Logical Reason: You will scare your soulmate away. 5. Taking a photo of a sleeping person Old Wives Tales: Snapping a picture of a sleeping person will capture their soul, leaving their body soul-less. Logical Reason: I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t want a picture of my sleeping-self being shared on the internet. 6. Pointing your finger at the moon Old Wives Tales: The Chinese culture believes that there’s a mythological character living on the moon and pointing your finger at his direction is considered rude and you will get your ears cut off. Logical Reason: Especially in Singapore, being able to see and actually point at the moon means that you are probably still out. This is a weird way for our mothers to say “Come home!”. 7. Washing your face, hands and feet upon entering your home Old Wives Tales: Lingering spirits will follow you into your house if it is not done. Logical Reason: This crazy belief is due to hygiene purposes. Imagine the bacteria and dirt accumulated on your hands by the end of the day. Urgh! I personally take a shower when I reach home. 8. Washing your hands/feet after clipping your nails. Old Wives Tales: If not done, you will get horrible nightmares. Logical Reason: Again, this is due to hygiene. Remnants of your old nails can still be found on your fingers or toes in a form of dust. By washing them off, it will prevent you from accidentally inhaling or consuming that nasty “powder”. 9. Opening an umbrella indoors Old Wives Tales: It will bring you bad luck or attract a snake into your home, depending on different cultures. Logical Reason: It is dangerous and you might end up hurting someone with the sharp edges. 10. Covering your mouths when yawning Old Wives Tales: Unwanted spirits will be able to enter us through our opened mouths. Logical Reason: It is proper and hygienic to cover that open cavity. One, you will probably look silly with a wide open trap. Two, it will be embarrassing if you are in serious need of breath mints. 11. Staring at photos of cute babies when pregnant Old Wives Tales: By doing this, your baby will be born cute and pretty. Logical Reason: Soon-to-be mothers ought to surround themselves with everything calm, serene and relaxing, for a smooth pregnancy. I think pictures of cute babies make me happy. 12. Sitting on your pillow Old Wives Tales: It is believed that sitting on your pillow will cause you to have blisters on your butt. Logical Reason: There’s no other reason than your bum dirtying the pillow that you rest your head on every night. 13. Eye Twitching Old Wives Tales: It is believed that if your left eye twitches, you will receive bad news. The twitching on the right eye, on the other hand, will bring you good news, Logical Reason: It is scientifically proven that when your eyes twitch, you are in need of a major sleeping session because you are tired. 14. Walking underneath the bamboo poles Old Wives Tales: Similar to walking under a ladder, it will either bring you bad luck. Logical Reason: It can be dangerous to do so if the bamboo poles fall. 15. Finishing up every single grain of rice from your plate Old Wives Tales: Not doing so will “curse” you to have a future spouse with a face full of pimples or, you will make the rice cry, depending on the culture. Logical Reason: A way of teaching us not to waste food. 16. Eating on the bed Old Wives Tales: It is believed that it will make you extremely chubby. Logical Reason: Firstly, you don’t want crumbs on your bed which might attract pests. Secondly, eating on the bed will also mean that you might lie down before allowing time for the food to be digested which is bad for your health. 17. Straightening your legs out when sitting on the floor Old Wives Tales: You will end up paralysed. Logical Reason: Another one of those common sense reasons whereby you might cause someone injury when accidentally tripping him/her while they are walking in front of you. 18. A new mother has to serve the confinement period for 30 days after the birth of her child Old Wives Tales: Superstitious beliefs include rheumatism, migraines, an incurable infection and bad omen. Logical Reason: Our body is at the weakest state after childbirth. The confinement period acts as a time out for the mother to rest and bond with her new born baby. 19. Giving a clock to someone as a gift Old Wives Tales: It is bad omen to gift someone with a clock because in Chinese culture as the Chinese characters for clock and death are similar. And gifting them a clock seems like you are sending the recipient to their death. Logical Reason: Getting someone a clock as a present is just weird. Like cmon! He clearly did read our guide to 20 non-lame presents! 20. Whistling in the middle of the night Old Wives Tales: Whistling at night will attract the unwanted attention of lingering spirits which will end up hanging around you after. Logical Reason: Don't be the annoying neighbour. Number 13 The belief that the number 13 is unlucky is so widespread that its origins are unclear - different theories link it to Christian tradition (once again related to the Last Supper, where Judas is said to have sat at the thirteenth place at the table); Viking lore (the trickster god Loki being the thirteenth god); and the Persian zodiac (in which there are twelve signs, leaving the number thirteen to represent chaos.) The specific fear of Friday the 13th dates back to the 19th century, combining two old superstitions: the fear of the number 13 with the belief that Fridays are unlucky days. The morbid fear of the number 13 is technically known as "triskaidekaphobia", and is so common that many buildings have no floor 13 - going straight from 12 to 14. Black cats Black cats have long been seen in Western cultures as an omen of bad luck - they have long been associated with witches, and many cultures believe that a black cat crossing your path means you will suffer disaster or even death. Gamblers are especially fearful of the black cat curse - many of them believe that if they see a black cat while going to a casino, they should abandon their plans to gamble there. However, it's not all bad news for the black cats; in some cultures, including in Japan, Great Britain and Ireland, the opposite is true, and black cats are seen as bringers of good luck. Crossing fingers Crossing your fingers to wish for good luck (or, secretly, to get you out of keeping a promise) is common around the world - but its origins are unclear. It seems to be most common in Christian countries, suggesting that it's related to the Christian sign of the cross. However, other suggestions include it being an old Pagan or Norse gesture, or possibly a good luck superstition created by archers during the "Hundred Year War" between England and France (archers used their two main fingers to draw back their bow.) Broken Mirrors It's a common superstition that a broken mirror will result in seven years bad luck - it's thought this belief can be traced back to the idea that a mirror captures part of your soul. So when a mirror breaks, part of your soul gets broken too. That's also why some cultures cover up all mirrors and reflective surfaces in a house where someone has died - so their soul can leave the building without getting trapped in the mirror. Spilled Salt It's an old superstition that accidentally spilling salt is a bad omen: it's said that it draws its origins from the Christian tradition, due to Judas Iscariot having supposedly spilled salt at the Last Supper shortly before he betrayed Jesus. In fact, its origins are probably much more pragmatic: until recently, salt was really expensive, so spilling it was already rather unlucky. It was also used as a sign of friendship and hospitality - spilling salt offered to you by your host was a bad sign. Much like black cats, spilled salt can work both ways - another common superstition holds that throwing a pinch of salt over your left shoulder brings good luck and wards off evil. 666 Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - that's the technical name for the fear of the number 666, otherwise known as the Number of the Beast. This superstition undeniably comes from Christianity - the number is mentioned as being representative of Satan in the Biblical Book of Revelations. It's gained in popularity through being heavily featured in films like The Omen (above), and was taken so seriously by former US President Ronald Reagan that when he moved into a private house at the end of his presidency, he had the street number changed from 666 to 668. However, it might be that everyone's got it wrong all this time - in 2005, a group of scholars announced that they discovered evidence that the number was originally supposed to be 616, not 666... Walking Under Ladders Walking underneath a ladder is widely held to be bad luck. Despite some theories suggesting that this is to do with the triangle formed by a ladder representing the Christian Holy Trinity, the most likely explanation is far more simple and obvious: walking under laddders is quite dangerous. It's actually just sensible health and safety advice dressed up as a superstition. Chain letters Chain letters are an old phenomenon, dating back to at least 1888 - letters that ask the recipient to copy them and pass them on, often warning the superstitious that some terrible fate will await them if they don't (often giving examples of bad things that have happened to people who didn't forward them.) And the arrival of email and then social networks - making it even easier to pass messages along - has only increased the popularity of chain mail. While many chain letters are money-making scams, the reasons behind the more superstitious ones are unclear... beyond a simple desire to see how far something will spread. For parents. https://sg.theasianparent.com/newborn-myths-and-superstitions-singapore/ For those who always travel. http://sethlui.com/hotel-room-superstitions/ 8 Hotel Room Superstitions To Practise For an Undisturbed Night’s Sleep 1. Always knock before entering your room 2. Let there be light 3. Flush the toilet 4. Occupy All Beds 5. Don’t Sleep Facing The Mirror 6. Throw your footwear around 7. Avoid rooms near the fire exits 8. Don’t pick up random ritualistic objects Of course, for drivers. 7 Singaporean Driving Superstitions and Taboos http://www.------.com/features/10108/7-singaporean-driving-superstitions-and-taboos 1. Wash and wax prevents misfortune And of course, the number one superstition amongst car-lovers here must be that a dirty car attracts dents and accidents. But there may be some basis for this, if you believe what applies to cities applies to cars: the broken windows theory states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments to prevent small crimes such as vandalism, public drinking and toll-jumping helps to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, hence preventing more serious crimes from happening. If you don’t believe washing and waxing works, here's some food for thought: 3 Singaporean cars have been stolen in Johor Bahru recently in less than a week. Do you think they were stolen because they looked dirty and rundown, or because they were freshly washed and waxed? 2. Park next to lorries/always pick corner lots It’s more of a personal superstition, but I suspect I’m not alone in doing so. The decision to pick a lot which has ample space for the other vehicle occupants to get in or out – without dinging your doors – has helped my car's body stay pristine over its six year lifespan. So has my preference picking corner lots, even if I have to walk further to where I am going. 3. Lucky dent How many of you believe that a small dent in time prevents nine? Indeed there are owners who go to great lengths to scratch their brand new cars once they take delivery of them – although they usually places these scratches in corners that are hard to notice. The reasoning is simple: a new pristine car is statistically more likely to get scratched or dented than one that has seen a few dings or lines, just like the longer you go between accidents, the more likely you’re to have one. Lucky dents, I’ve had a few. This is despite the fact that I never… 4. Rear-Mirror amulets & good luck charms Take a walk along a carpark on a Sunday, and you may spot amulets hanging from the rear-view mirrors of some cars. That’s when you know the owner is a religious person, usually of the Buddhist persuasion. That said, many car-owners of other faiths do place religious sayings in the form of decals or bumper stickers in or around their cars, so that may count as decoration rather than superstition. As for me, I’ve got an Ugly Doll hanging from the mirror and a McDonald’s Cookie Monster in one of my two drinks compartments (it was a memento from 2001 – don’t judge me). Have they worked? Well, not really. 5. Beautiful license numbers This numerical obession doesn’t stop at individual numbers. There are also numbers which, as a whole, are considered ‘beautiful’. These comprise those which have won top prizes in the national lottery (4D) or simply a set that rolls beautifully off the tongue. For some reason my dad thinks my license plate number 5968 is beautiful, although I’ve never won any money on it. But that may be because I have never been a betting man… 6. Auspicious car numbers (no 4 or 13) The Chinese regard the number 4 with a great deal of trepidation, because it sounds like the words “die” in Chinese dialects, and apparently that is enough for us to actively seek to prevent the numeral from showing up anywhere on our license plate registration numbers. This makes unlucky 4 the Eastern equal to the West’s unlucky number 13, but ups the ante by being infinitely compatible with other modifying numbers, like 14 (sounds like “sure to die”) or 5354 (which sounds like “not grow, not dying”), 7456 ("angry die me"), 9413 ("90% chance of death, 10% chance living"), and 748 ("go and die"). On the other hand, the number 8 fills the Chinese spirit with pure love and happiness, as it sounds like the word for “fortune”. As a result, license plates like “9898” have been known to go for a literal fortune – somewhere in the region of over SGD100,000. 7. Buying or taking delivery of new cars during 7th months Of course, this falls exactly in line with the general superstition to not start anything new during the 7th lunar month. According to the Chinese, the gates of Hell open for 30 days during this period, and all manner of spirits, demons and ghosts of the netherworld are allowed to spring forth to wreak havoc in our world. This explains why, according to Chinese tradition, more deaths occur during this month, as the risk of physical dangers are increased due to the otherworldly mischief. Coincidentally, new ventures, such as starting new businesses, or the buying of and moving into new homes – and buying of new cars - tail off, as the Chinese believe it is inauspicious for them to do so during this period.
  3. u believe who? nowadays any issue people post to social media, but sometimes they might even be in the wrong! who knows? nowadays got public support means win liao right? https://www.facebook.com/AllSingaporeStuff/photos/a.493799937401739.1073741828.487870694661330/540572902724442/ "Hi, On 11TH APRIL 2014 ABT 2.29PM I was at Changi South Ave 2 waiting for available parking lot as it was all full as u can see. I was awaiting at the side so not to obstruct any traffic. A Cisco officer came by and I told him that I waiting for a parking lot. But he insist of issuing me a summon " Parking opposite single white line" even thou I am inside and beside my car. So does the traffic law doesn't allow us to wait for a available parking lot and does one get summon for illegal parking even when the driver is beside or inside his car ?"
  4. After working for more than a decade, I have never believe in having real friends especially in the workplace. I have seen too many cases of back stabbing when it comes to guarding one's own ass at the critical moment. Call me pessimistic but keeping myself away from all these useless politics is how I manage to survive throughout my career. Have anybody been lucky enough to really have a friend in the workplace?
  5. now car dealers have to offer special??
  6. found this entertaining read on the feng shui of Singapore $1 coin.. Nope.. Not only on the Ba Gua shape (and its myth) but more into details.. Part ONE: Have you even seen a $1 Singapore coin? It is hexagon shaped. The one dollar coin is inscribed with an octagon, which looks like a Chinese Bagua. It seems that the Feng Shui masters in Singapore said that the construction of the MRT tunnels through downtown Singapore would have a negative effect on the country and her people. To counter this, they recommended that every household display a bagua to negate this. As there were many locals who did not adhere to this Chinese belief, the hexagon shaped design was incorporated into the one dollar coin. Hearsay has it that Singapore's senior minister, Lee Kwan Yew who is a firm believer in Feng Shui was told by fortune tellers that his dynasty would remain in power as long as the octagon was spread throughout Singapore. There is another story about Mr Lee again making some changes on the face of the one dollar coin to correct the Feng Shui of his country's economy. Ever spotted the difference? I wonder how many of you noticed the differences between a more dated $1 coin and one that is more recently created. I
  7. Civic2000

    Believe it or not?

    This truck driver deserves commendation for his courageous heroic act. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zbfZxvsDp3c
  8. stick to one thread http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?showtopic=2686205
  9. Yes, I also don't believe initailly but it's true, last month I tried it out in a middle-east country HW, tachometer showed 198 to 200km/h, and my GPS record 191km/h, usually my GPS showing 8km/h slow than actual speed I doubt whether it really is 1.3 engine, rental car should not be modified
  10. Scb11980

    Do you believe?

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  11. Ahtong

    Do you believe this story?

    A man says that his wife is being forced to sell her body in Geylang. Mr Luo (49, security officer) believes that his wife, 47, was taken away by her former supervisor (age 36). His wife worked as a cleaner in a coffeeshop in Bedok North. Luo's wife had gone missing several times and was only recently found in Geylang. A friend had informed Luo of a woman who looks like his wife at Geylang Lorong 12. The woman was soliciting men for sex. Luo went to Geylang to see for himself and found his wife standing in the street, with her head bowed low and smelling like she hasn't bathed in days. The woman appeared fearful and kept repeating to Luo that she was being forced to sell her body. Her ex-supervisor had supposedly threatened to burn down her house, and she felt that she had no choice but to do as he demanded. Luo explains that his wife is very scared of trouble and her ex-supervisor is exploiting her fear. He also found bruises on his wife, and believes that the ex-supervisor beats her when she fails to make money on the streets. "She told me, when she makes money, they will stay in a budget hotel. If not, she will follow him and sleep out in the streets." Luo believes that his wife is doing this because she is worried that her family may be harmed by her ex-supervisor. He claims that the ex-supervisor targets ignorant older women, usually cleaners and dishwashers, and manipulates them. Luo's wife has since gone missing again and he has lodged a police report.
  12. David

    I don't believe it till....

    Although I do not understand a word being said but I do fully understand the problem.
  13. Would you buy car based on color compatibility of your zodiac sign? Say monkey "good" color is red, would u go for red car? I checked mine and seems like different website gave me different colors .. haha
  14. Saxo

    Nicole Seah - "I Believe"

    A sweet & simple video I copy from SBF. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb06VDWF1KQ...player_embedded
  15. stumbled upon this - http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=157582 genuine error? i hope the owner has changed his price instead of selling at 7.3k..
  16. I LOLed at this video. In case the vid didnt popped out.
  17. Probably by 0.5% or 0.75%. If you are thinking of buying big ticket items, factor this into your calculation. It is going to happen................... Cheers.
  18. Yahoo News report : 5 M'sian cops suffer stomach ache after thieves use black magic Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Five Malaysian policemen apparently suffered stomach aches after the suspected mastermind of a motorcycle theft syndicate allegedly used santau (black magic) on them, Malaysian newspaper Harian Metro reported. The daily quoted one victim identified as Hafis, 23, who claimed that one of them suffered a bloated stomach. He said that earlier, one policeman received a threatening SMS that they would be hit by a needle and that death awaited them. He claimed that the SMS came from a suspect in a motorcycle theft syndicate, whom they had arrested in May. Hafis said they consulted a bomoh (traditional medicine man) after doctors failed to diagnose the cause of their stomach aches and fever. The bomoh told them the "mastermind" had used santau angin (wind curse) and santau katak puru (toad curse), which caused them to suffer from the ailments. The bomoh also told them the mastermind had used nails, needles, hair and bones as the ingredients in the santau to poison his targets. Hafis said the bomoh advised them to stop frequenting their favourite restaurant as the santau was targeted at them and the food they eat at the place. For 'BM', I had seen it before my own eyes. 15 black needles being pulled out from a person left knee ..............
  19. From Yahoo! News: http://sg.video.yahoo.com/watch/8477659/22650978 Using Mobile phone in year 1928? Probably someone from Woodbridge equivalence talking to herself. No mobile network then, how to talk? damn funny . The poster think too much . Regards,
  20. Bankai87

    Do u believe...

    dat humans are..never satisfied that e thing we want the most.... is most often e thing that we cannot get or achieve why?
  21. this thing pop into my mind this morning while driving....we are on a three lane road....heavy vehicles on the left....light goods on the middle...the right for overtaking.....so which lane do you travel if you drive a car ??? humm....don't tell me you are overtaking all the time har....so you are staying on the right har ??...because there will be always someone who wants to drive faster...so you will become the hogger...???
  22. My friend just bought a 3yo civic and the mileage is 7000 km. Do u believe? How easy is it for the workshop to tweak the mileage?
  23. Want to share this with forumers here: I met Master Chen sometime back, recommended by a friend who told me about Master Chen unique interest in pursuing his personal interest in Buddhism, Fengshui, Fortune Telling, etc; my friend managed to convince me to ask him to do fortune telling report for me. Previously I
  24. This is an educational pictures to show it to our children as well ....