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Chinese Student Holds Practice Funeral, For Self

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Ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” at your own funeral. You know – be able to watch who showed up, who talked trash, who talked nicely, etc. For whatever the morbid reason, a Chinese student spent her life savings on the end of her life celebration – and she is still alive!

Zeng Jia held the practice funeral, for herself, complete with flowers, coffin, photographer, and a crowd of mourners. (Side note: Who says “Ok, I’ll be there” to their friend inviting to them to a practice funeral while the person is still alive?)

The woman lied still for well over an hour in a coffin as people came to “pay their respects” for the calling hours. She even paid a team of make-up artist to make her look dead while in the coffin.

After the hour was up, Zeng jumped out of the coffin and delivered a speech to the crowd in attendance saying “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.”

Seems bizarre right? Zeng claims she has a new respect for life from the funeral and says she has no regrets on holding the service.


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