Tag Archives: Chinese superstition


4th Floor

Informant is my friend that has grown up in Taiwan and Canada, while also studying in LA. Informant:   In almost every modern apartment in Taiwan, they will usually have the 4th floor, but older buildings will not have the 4th floor because the number 4 is a homophone to the word death. 死(si) death and 四(si)… Continue Reading »

Chopsticks

Informant is my friend that has grown up in Taiwan and Canada, while also studying in LA. Informant:   Never, ever, ever put your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. This is a physical resemblance to burning incense. We only burn incense when you go to a temple and usually during a funeral, so putting your… Continue Reading »

Shaky Legs

Informant is my friend that has grown up in Taiwan and Canada, while also studying in LA. Informant: I personally hate looking at people who shake their legs, especially seeing you do it so much annoys me so much. My dad used to say that it is bad in our culture because it is a sign… Continue Reading »

Shadow in the Burial Pot

Daniel is an immigrant from Hong Kong who immigrated to the United States in search of better opportunities and a better life for both him and his family. Living in a poor family with seven other siblings, he immediately went to work as a police officer after receiving his high school diploma in Hong Kong…. Continue Reading »