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It’s my funeral …

Zeng Jia, a student who wanted to experience her own burial service and wake, so she spent a fortune on a ceremony with mourners, flowers and a coffin. She even paid make-up artists to make her appear more ‘dead’ and hired a photographer to picture her lying motionless in a casket with a ‘Hello Kitty’ doll on her chest and origami doves hanging above her.

Laying In State

After having spent an hour laying in state as mourners filed past and eulogised about her life, she got up and joined her own wake. Revealing why she fixed her own funeral, she said: “It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and can’t appreciate it.”

“I wanted to see what people think of me so I decided to hold my funeral while I could enjoy it,”  ZengJia, a student wanted to experience her own burial service and wake, so she spent a fortune on a ceremony with mourners, flowers and a coffin. She even paid make-up artists to make her appear more ‘dead’ and hired a photographer to picture her lying motionless in a casket with a ‘Hello Kitty’ doll on her chest and origami doves hanging above her.

Wake

After having spent an hour laying in state as mourners filed past and eulogised about her life, she got up and joined her own wake. Revealing why she fixed her own funeral, she said: “It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and can’t appreciate it.”

Ms Zeng, of Wuhan, Hubei province, China came up with the idea following her grandfathers recent death.

Loving Life

“Experiencing death has made me appreciate life more keenly,” she said. “I feel so good living after coming out of the coffin.”

And while her fake funeral stunned her family and friends, they can no longer tell Ms Zeng she will be late for her own funeral.