Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Student Holds Own Funeral While Still Alive So She 'Could Enjoy It'


A Chinese student has stunned family and friends by holding her own funeral while she's alive to see 'what people think of her' and to 'enjoy it'. Zeng Jia paid for a full service along with flowers, photographers that was attended by mourners who walked past her while she was in a coffin.

The 22-year-old spent an hour lying in the casket with a Hello Kitty doll on her chest before getting up to join in at her own wake. Click to read more.

Zeng said: "It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and they cannot appreciate it.

Zeng, giving a speech at her wake said, "I wanted to see what people would think of me so I decided to hold my funeral while I could enjoy it."

She hired a team of cosmetic artists who specialise in making the dead look more lifelike to make her body look more convincing.
                                                     Zeng, giving a speech at her wake

She added: "Experiencing death has made me appreciate life more keenly."
                                              Mourners holding hands at the event

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