Mock funerals Part of life in South Korea

 In a dimly lit room, people dressed in white burial shrouds slowly sit up inside the wooden coffins where they had been lying, enclosed, for 10 minutes. Blinking, pale and solemn, they say they thought about their past and their loved ones while inside the coffins and vow to live better lives now.“I gained courage to live a new life,” said Wang Yong-yo, 67, sobbing. “I thought about my dead mother … she was really beautiful when she was young and was very generous.” The morbid trend is becoming a hit at the Hyowon Healing Center in Seoul. There, wannabe zombies come dressed in burial garb, take funeral portraits, create a will and lay in a closed coffin for 10 minutes.