Tag Archives: night

Maui Harnessing the Sun

Informant Context: James has lived in many locations internationally, including Cosa Rica, Mexico, and Nepal. His family is located in Hawaii, where he will often visit during his breaks from school. He is a student in London, United Kingdom, studying fashion.  Transcript: JAMES: Obviously I am not native Hawaiian, but having spent some time there—especially… Continue Reading »


Description: A youtube channel that shows videos of someone playing with a woman’s eyes while they sleep, the video shows only the hand so the person behind the videos is unknown. Background: The informant learned about this from Reddit. Transcript: BD: It’s gross and extremely creepy but to me extremely fascinating because it was on… Continue Reading »

“Ära hõiska enne õhtut.” – Estonian Proverb

Informant’s Background: The informant, in this case, is my mother, M, who was a first generation immigrant born to an Estonian family in the North-East of Canada. Her family had escaped from occupied Estonia, and had settled in Canada before she was born. She moved with my father to Los Angeles, in the United States,… Continue Reading »

Whistling and Spirits

Context The following collection of this Singapore superstition came about during a routine phone call between me and my grandfather. ———————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is translated and transcribed from a story told by the interviewee. “You cannot whistle at night because you will attract spirit into your home. My father used to tell me that… Continue Reading »