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Scissors Under Your Pillow Will Keep Away Nightmares

Context: The informant and I are sitting in the USC Gould Law Cafe around 3:00 pm where she is describing some of the Chinese traditions her grandparents used to practice. She is a Chinese American student at the University of Southern California who was born and raised in Shanghai until she came to America for… Continue Reading »

Tuntun-Tuntun-Taara

Tuntun-tuntun-taara Baje raat ke baaran Tuntun-tuntun-taara Baje raat ke baaran Chhat par billi bhaagi hai, Neend se (Baby) jaagi hai Chhat par billi bhaagi hai, Neend se (Baby) jaagi hai Billi ne chuhe ko maara Hai! Tuntun-tuntun-taara Baje raat ke baaran Tuntun-tuntun-taara Baje raat ke baaran Galli me bola chawkidaar, “Choron se rehna hushiyar” Galli… Continue Reading »

Sleeping on Stomach

Sleeping on stomach vs. on back Superstition   My informant notified me that, according to his parents, sleeping face-down is bad.  His parents told him that sleeping face-up would prevent his soul from escaping his body while sleeping.   Both of my informant’s parents are Muslim, and he believes that is where the superstition comes… Continue Reading »