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it was raining this afternoon as i was riding the jeep home when i saw a banner along Quezon Avenue. St Peter Memorial Chapels has a new promo. i found the ad weird right away. i couldn't believe at first what i saw. St. Peter has a new service called "e-burol" or online viewing of wake of dead relatives and friends. isn't it a bit odd? what would be next, an online wedding? or is it already being practiced nowadays??

the last thing that we could do for a dead loved one is to pay respect by being present in their wake, right? i already found it a bit strange when i first found out that they have wifi in the chapels. i can imagine what my lolas, parents and titas would do if they catch my surfing the net during the wake.. they'll be so mad. what about the traditions, right?

i agree that viewing the wake via the internet is cheaper compared to taking a plane or bus and going personally. in a way, it's practical since it would be easier for those relatives living in other parts of the world and those who are too sick to travel..it has a manner of bringing families virtually closer but then the cost would be less or loss of human touch. what if my relative haunt me coz of that? it's not all bad, but i just think that it wouldn't work for me as of now.

what's next, videoke?



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22 comments

  1. Liza  

    August 26, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    i saw it on tv before, it sounds weird di ba pero at least ang mga relatives sa ibang country pwedeng makiramay hehe.

  2. m a r g e  

    August 26, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    oddly enough

  3. Mark  

    August 27, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Thats a very good Idea.. Usually ang umuuwi lang Immediate Family.. Atleast other relatives and friends abroad can view the wake...
    Mas maganda kung may Paypal para they could make dollar donations as well... Imagine.. bukas mo lang YM mo... or shoutout sa friendster mo yung link.. ok na :)

    Katakot topic mo sis...

    Knock on wood :)

  4. philos  

    August 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Haha... I honestly was about to blog about this myself. They offer free wi-fi too hehe...

    Btw, consider yourself tagged, well sort of hehe...

  5. verabear  

    August 28, 2008 at 4:37 AM

    I recently saw those ads along q.ave too! Para sa mga OFWs or relatives living abroad siguro yan. Weird for us, but it may actually make sense to them.

    When my time comes, gusto ko may videoke sa burol ko. Mahilig naman ako dun eh. Nung burol nga ng auntie ko four years ago, naisip ko na yun, that since singing was a big part of her and was something she shared with a lot of us, sana may videoke. Sa 'kin, I'd want nothing else but for friends and family to remember me while they sing videoke style. ;)

  6. theworkingmom  

    August 28, 2008 at 7:03 AM

    I saw the ads too, and I also found them weird, but hey, some people like OFWs may find them useful if they can't come home.

    I understand about the wi-fi especially for people who telecommute and want to continue working even during that time. But for plain surfing -- parang mali yun

    Joey

  7. Kid Mittens  

    August 30, 2008 at 4:58 AM

    I'm slightly shocked. It's a bit weird. Well, a lot.

    I feel like laughing, at how odd it sounds.

    K.M

  8. monaco  

    August 30, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    I think it works best for relatives living in other parts of the country or the world who cannot personally come to view the remains and pay their respects.

    One the other hand, viewing the dead online is kinda creepy kahit relative mo pa yun. I'll just pray for them. What's the use of "viewing" anyway?

  9. my-so-called-Quest  

    August 30, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    hala naman. nauso na yan.
    anu nga kaya sususnod?

  10. little light  

    August 31, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    this is weird and creepy. ano gagawin nila, kunan ng photo ang coffin and then i-upload online?

  11. Camille  

    August 31, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    nop they show it live via webcam.. creepy noh?

  12. Camille  

    August 31, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    maybe it's just shocking coz its the first time i encountered this sort of thing. pero medyo practical nga siguro for the relatives who live in other countries.

  13. KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE  

    September 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    like big brother? may live streaming?

  14. karen  

    September 2, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    haha.. i've seen it along q. ave, as well.. ridiculous, ryt? tsk. tsk. :p

  15. Camille  

    September 2, 2008 at 5:42 AM

    yeah, i think it's like that. havnt been able to see it. naku. knock on wood nga naman. pero you still have to know the username and password to be able to watch. tama lang naman.

  16. Xj  

    September 2, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    very interesting...

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