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Friday, September 4, 2009

Tried to see Ka Erdy

Last night, my cousin Willie and I decided to go to Ka Erdy's wake at the temple in Quezon City with hopes to see him for the last time. We left the apartment at around 10pm last night. It was raining hard when we were on our way.

It was about 11pm when we arrived in Quezon Avenue. The wait to get a ride going to the temple was already frustrating since a lot of Iglesia Ni Cristo members are also on their way there. Buses and jeepneys routed to SM Fairview are already full so we have to walk few kilometers to get a ride.

We made it to the temple at around 12am. The queue to get inside the temple is longer than we thought! There were hundreds of people who came from different provinces waiting in line. Some came all the way from Visayas and Mindanao. This is expected since it was announced that Ka Erdy's funeral is set on 12 noon of Monday, September 7th.

We tried to stay on queue until past 3am. The crowd got thicker every minute and I tried to not get suffocated since I got pushed in the middle of the crowd. When we realized that the line isn't moving fast, Willie and I decided to go home and watch the wake on Net25. I don't want to embarrass myself by fainting since I lack sleep and I was already getting claustrophobic. When we were heading back, they announced that the viewing will temporary stop at 4am and resume at 8am.

We went home last night a bit disappointed. We just contented ourselves viewing Ka Erdy's wake on TV today. It would have been better if I was able to get inside the temple and see Ka Erdy. (Sigh!)

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