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Falling and Breaking Things

Filipinos believe in signs, symbols and superstitious beliefs. Filipino people who lived years ago believed that when something will fall, it means a message has been sent. Falling of eating utensils (the fork and the spoon) is said to be a warning or a sign that one must be prepared of. If a spoon will fall unintentionally, it means, a female visitor will come; if a fork will, a male visitor will be coming. There are also beliefs that if one breaks something intentionally such as drinking glasses or (especially) picture frames with picture, he must call and check loved ones and tell them to be extra careful; it can be a sign that a tragedy happened or will happen.