Monday, November 1, 2004
Calamba Cemetery, Barangay Calamba, Cebu City, Philippines
Calamba Cemetery is reportedly the poorest in Cebu City. You can be interred here for less than a princely sum.
Is All Saints Day a solemn occasion when one should strive to remember the dead?
Or, is it a time to party?
Well, this is the Philippines, so the answer must be both.
For me, it's a day to mingle with the crowds, breathe candle smoke, guard my pockets, and take pictures.
Filipinos know how to say goodbye, to the living and to the dead. But in any case, they remember those who are gone.