The color red is considered to bring luck. But there is one way the color red may not be used. Please do not write somebody’s name in the color red. This means you wish them bad luck.
In general, it’s not good to write with a red color at all. In some more conservative company cultures, it’s not done, when your boss or colleagues see you writing with a red pen.
Most Filipinos are Christian and more than half of them are Roman Catholics. They are very familiar and do use rosaries. A rosary is something that they use to guide them with prayers or how to pray, usually in a bracelet-like o necklace-like form, and has a number of beads and a cross in the middle. The beads were put together by a string or a thick thread-like material. People say that couples should not give each other or a person should not give his or her partner a rosary because if it breaks and beads scatter, the good relationship might as well break.
Do not construct a house if the mother is expecting or trying to get pregnant in the Philippines. Moving and changing things in the house is asking for bad luck when you try to get or have a baby. In China this custom is also practiced.
Don’t accept footwear from a friend; he/she might be stepping on your toes later.
Don’t clean up the dining table until everyone is finished eating. If the last one is still available’, (unmarried) he/she may not get married anymore.
Hang braided/strands of garlic to drive bad spirit away.
Don’t buy a house that’s directly at the T intersection, it’s a bad omen signifying that you’ll always be pushed
Count the steps of the house; make sure it’s not 13. This is “bilang Hudas” and it’s bad luck
When you accidentally broke a glassware, you should immediately say “ sui sui ping an ”, which means “peace to all time” in English. Chinese people believe that it could avoid misfortune and turn to be a good thing from bad thing ( broking )by saying it.
When eating is rushed, make sure that the plate used is turned around several times before leaving the dining table, so that the person won’t get in an accident.
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.
Do not cut your fingernails and toenails on Fridays this will bring you bad luck and shorten your lifetime. Instead you could have bangnails. (fake nails)