FHM Nation, how's your Semana Santa so far?
There are three things we're most looking forward to doing this week: rest, relax, and more than anything, reflect. Jesus died for our sins, brothers. Whether you're at home or out of town, we say now is the perfect time to appreciate and commemorate. Show the Man above some love!
For the record, do you know what happens when Jesus isn't around? According to us Pinoys, lots and lots of crazy evil stuff! Watch out for the following weird Pinoy superstitions this Holy Week!
Let's start on a positive note. If it rains on an Easter Sunday, make it a point to go out. The rain fall is considered as holy water, and it's believed to have healing powers as well.
If you cut yourself on Good Friday, the healing process will allegedly take twice as long. If this is indeed true, pray that it rains hard come Sunday.
Don't even think about grilling fish on Good Friday, because your face will instantly develop black freckles if you do. Do you see the irony here?
Never ever let your kids wander around by themselves outside while Jesus is dead, because they're in danger of being placed under the spell of evil spirits who seek to possess their soul.
Many Filipinos believe that anyone who bathes on Good Friday will be cursed with some kind of disease, but we'll take our chances. Can you see how hot and humid it is outside?
If you had your palaspas blessed during Palm Sunday, leave it by the door. It's supposed to be capable of keeping demons and assorted evil spirits away all week long.
If you don't want your kids to go deaf on Easter Sunday, wake them up at exactly 10 in the evening on Black Saturday and feed them lots of meat. Albularyo's orders.
Screw New Year's Eve! If you really want to grow tall, jump multiple times before the church bells ring on Black Saturday morning.
Have you ever been to Mt. Banahaw? Located between the provinces of Laguna and Quezon, the mountain is believed to contain a slew of miracle-inducing amulets. In fact, legend has it that Jesus Himself once set foot in Banahaw, which explains why pilgrims go up there during Holy Week.
Finally, you must be dying to know: Why does everyone call it Good Friday if Jesus died that day? Strictly speaking, the Middle English definition of the word "good" is actually "holy." It makes much more sense now, does it?