It is normal that people will talk about you when you are not around. Sometimes the things they are talking about you are good, sometimes those are bad. Filipino people are fond to develop close ties with their family and friends. Once there will already be friendship and closeness between strangers, they will tend to disclose secret things about their selves. Sometimes, those can make someone paranoid and think that they should not let their friends tell others about their secrets. In the Philippines, a lot of people believe that once someone has unintentionally bitten his tongue, someone is talking about him. That person will ask for a number from another person then count letters based on the number given. For example, it was 6. F is the 6th letter of the alphabet. The person talking about him has a name that starts with F. Then, he will start guessing who.