Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Dead happy: Student holds own funeral so she could ‘enjoy it’

      Ghoulish student Zeng Jia baffled family and friends in central China by staging her own funeral while she's still alive - because she wanted to enjoy it.


A ghoulish student stunned her family and friends by staging her own funeral – so she could ENJOY the occasion.

Zeng Jia, 22, wanted to experience her own burial service while she was still alive. 

So she spent a fortune on a full-blown ceremony with mourners, flowers and photographers.
To make her body look more convincingly dead she hired a team of make-up artists who specialise in making dead people look more lifelike.

Zeng Jia inside her coffin
Zeng arranged her own funeral

Friends and family hold hands at the service
Mourners . friends and family hold hands at the service

Zeng, from Wuhan, Hubei province, China, said: “It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and they cannot appreciate it.
“I wanted to see what people would think of me so I decided to hold my funeral while I could enjoy it.” 

After lying in state for an hour — complete with a Hello Kitty doll on her chest and origami doves hanging above her coffin — Zeng got up to join her own wake.
She added: “Experiencing death has made me appreciate life more keenly.”

Zeng Jia lies in her coffin
Honour guard ... military man watches over coffin

Mourners at the service filed past Zeng's open-casque coffin, decorated with chrysanthemums, to sprinkle petals over her body.
And a man in military dress uniform stood guard as the service was conducted. 

Mourners scatter blossoms in Zeng Jia's coffin

Zeng Jia speaks at her funeral
Zeng at her wake

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