burial or cremation?

@zazen6 (170)
Philippines
May 28, 2011 10:07am CST
It is said that death is more certain than life. I just came from a funeral but saw no dead body because the deceased was cremated. Cremation is not common in our locality. However, I have expressed to my loved ones that when it is my time, I wanted to be cremated. Have you thought whether you wanted to be buried or be cremated? Why?
4 responses
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
28 May 11
I had always thought I wanted to be buried but after witnessing a burial here in Puerto Ric I have decided I will be cremated. The burial that I witnessed is the casket is put into a cement box then a piece of wood is put over the casket and then they pour cement over the wood to seal the wood over the casket then there is a marbel cover that they put over that. Its just to much to me. I think of suffocation which I know is crazy because you don't feel anything but to see a loved one put away like that it was just to heartbreaking. I think cremation is the best way to go for me.
@zazen6 (170)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Hi, Lelin, Is that the standard Puerto Rican burial? I have not seen a burial here in our country where the casket was covered with fresh cement. Here, the casket is simply lowered to the ground or put inside a tomb, then the grave or the tomb is covered. Based on my experience, cremation indeed softens the impact of losing a loved one.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
4 Jun 11
That is the type I witnessed last year. I believe most are like this in PR due to being able to put more then one casket in the cemented box. However, there are others who are just put into the ground like normal.
• Philippines
28 May 11
I would also like to be cremated. 1. less space. once you are cremated your ashes can be thrown into the sea or just a little of your ashes can be store in a jar and be at your house and they can just pray over you there without going to the cemetery 2. ashes to ashes right? but I heard that creamtion is alot expensive than a burial so I am still looking for my options, anyway it would be years from now before I die :)
@zazen6 (170)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Ashes to ashes indeed. But I heard differently, creamation is said to be cheaper. Maybe because you need not buy that exorbitant memorial lot.
@lady1993 (19671)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
I have always wanted to be cremated- but before hat people should see how I look like when I die. Since burying is not so practical and very costly. At least in cremation you just have to pay once and then it is up to my loved ones what they are going to do with my ashes.
• Philippines
13 Oct 11
I want burial more than cremation. I don't know maybe because I don't like the idea of me burning even though I won't feel it anymore.