ten random beliefs
i used to study in a chinese kindergarten. i still remember the last lyrics of the school asthem was "be a good child"(jok ho hi ji) but i sang it as "be a good banana"(jok ho heung jiu). at that time i kept wondering why and how to be a good banana.
My dad and the guy next door had both lost a finger in separate accidents before I was born. I remember thinking that all men, when they reached a certain age, had one of their fingers fall off.
I was riding with my dad in his truck when I was 4. We hit a pothole and he exclaimed "You could lose a tire in that!"
I spent quite a few years terrified that potholes were very deep holes that our tires might just fall into.
When I was little me and my twin brother used to think people would drive big trucks into the ocean and poor salt in the ocean.
I used to believe that standing on my head while taking something to cure a headache would make it go away faster, because the medicine went straight to my brain
When I was about six i had a pen pal in Colorado. I thought that because they didn't live in a shoreline state they had never seen water before so I would go down the street to the beach and put some water in bags and mail the water to them, attemting to explain what it was.
When I was young and started learning how to read I read a sign at the mall next to an escalator that said "Adults must accompany children at all times when riding" and theres was a picture with an adult holding a child's hand, but as a child my imagination was very wild and I thought "adult" said alligator and the picture was and alligator too so I told my mom that I couldn't go down the escalator with her until I found an Alligator. Of course that belief didn't last long when she dragged me on the escalator and I found that nothing bad happened to me even with no alligator.
I used to believe that Santa had twelve elf helpers: no more no less. This was extremely important to the balance of the world, and why the number "13" is considered unlucky. If Santa got another helper, the whole world would become out of whack and would spiral into a world of chaos and destruction! I still partly believe it today :)
I used to believe that if I pumped in my sleep and breathed it in I would turn into a rotting turnip!
Until I was about ten or eleven, I was convinced that vampires lived behind the U-bend of our toilet, and that if I spent too long sitting on the loo that they would come up and attack me.