Fatalism – I. Fortune Telling

When my wife was in college, (back when she still didn’t know me,) she got to be friends with a girl who was still a Computer Science student back then. Now this girl had a friend who came from a family of Tarot card readers from Mindanao. So my wife and her other friends agreed to try out what the guy and his Tarot cards has to say about them.

During the session, he told them that he keeps different sets of Tarot cards and disposes those which he refered to as “bad” decks. As to how a group of cards can be bad, I just don’t know. My guess is just as good as that of a non-esotherically apt individual.

He also narrated about the time when his cards showed that another friend of his would be impregnated in the future. He chose not to tell the girl so as not to freak her out, only to find out a few weeks later that she indeed got pregnant. So from then on, he vowed to tell whatever the cards had to say about his subject.

When the whole session ended, the guy told them that while what he foretold are good shots at their respective futures, some might not happen at all. In the end, it is the individual who gets to decide what happens to his/her life.

As for my wife and her friends, they did get their shots at their respective futures. One who got somewhat irked by what she was told, even commented that such a thing will never happen to her, only for her to indeed have such a boyfriend in the future.

Another was told that she would be unlucky with guys and as far as I know, she is until now.

However what convinced me the guy was not a sham was what he foretold about my wife’s future.

First he told her that she wouldn’t seem to finish her studies. Check. Second it was because she would get impregnated before she got to finish. Check. Third she’ll get to travel a lot. Uhm… not yet. Fourth she’ll become rich. Damn! Not yet!

So far it’s still two of four at this point in time. The tie-breaker in the checklist was the one she’ll get to marry. I had no doubt he hit the jackpot when he said Yung mapapangasawa mo matalino pero sobrang yabang!

Damn! The guy’s good. Image

Note: The image was taken from http://www.intuitionpsychiccentre.com/images/DSC_0651.jpg.


Prelude To The Fatalism Series

I find it preposterous to write about some things contrary to my somewhat pragmatic outlook in life. Yet I’m taking some time to write about things I find somewhat amusing yet somewhat strange in life. Well the next few days (or maybe even weeks) may find me writing essentially about things that concern fate and subjects related to it.

So at least for the next couple of entries, I’m writing stuff I am going to call the Fatalism Series in my special spot in the universe.