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Just got back from our Sunday drive and traffic was delayed by not one, but 2 funeral processions. Balloons tied off to the cars following, bunch of people walking mournfully behind the hearse, drum and bugle corps with the sexy girls in front of them. Barangay officials trying to direct traffic. 

Good thing everybody is on Filipino time here including me.:6:

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Many years ago on a holiday in Florida we was at a sweet tomatoes eatery and after eating there we got back in the car to get back on the road, I saw a gap and went for it, then the next minute I saw we was in the middle of a funeral prossesion .

I have never seen anything like it, way up front there was a car with a flag on stopping all the cars at junctions so the funeral cars just kept going , well after a few blocks I managed to turn right , yes embarrassing but being part of that I sort of paid my respects.

Ok there was no balloons or dancing girls but there was lots of music blaring out.

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Lucky you don't live in Taiwan where they hire nearly naked pole dancers prancing on flat bed trucks. The reason is to attract crowds because the Chinese tradition requires as many mourners as possible at an important person's funeral. Add to that the practice of giving away food and hiring professional mourners to cry during the procession. Mainland China has banned the practice as too extravagant. Taiwan, on paper, has also banned it but the practice continues in rural areas.

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Had to see it to believe it!

 

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At least the girls are wearing black! The appropriate color for Chinese funerals is either white or black. The video I saw had a few girls on a flat bed truck. This funeral has 50 dancers. Wow! Has anyone informed Jake?

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What is the appropriate tip for a pole dancer in a funeral procession?

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1 hour ago, Happyhorn52 said:

What is the appropriate tip for a pole dancer in a funeral procession?

I'll leave that to someone else to respond to! :whistling:

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On 2/17/2019 at 1:55 PM, OnMyWay said:

Had to see it to believe it!

 

I like the cut of your jib, sir, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter

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On 2/17/2019 at 3:32 AM, Arizona Kid said:

Just got back from our Sunday drive and traffic was delayed by not one, but 2 funeral processions. Balloons tied off to the cars following, bunch of people walking mournfully behind the hearse, drum and bugle corps with the sexy girls in front of them. Barangay officials trying to direct traffic. 

Good thing everybody is on Filipino time here including me.:6:

Reminds me of when I attended the funeral for my wife's G Granduncle in a smallish town in Surigao del Sur. He was pushing 100 when he gave up the ghost. Big procession after mass and afterparty after that. Good food. Lots of booze. People talked about a funeral from a few years back where the procession was so big it collapsed the bridge crossing the river to the cemetery and some people drowned. The new bridge seems to be better built...I think. 

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Another interesting Philippines funeral tradition is gambling. This is permitted by local authorities. The rationale is to help the family raise money to cover expenses. Oftentimes, professionals run the operations and the family receives a percentage.

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