It’s Holy Friday and just like the past years, Jesus Christ was supposed to die today and resurrect 2 days after. Sometimes it makes me wonder if he ever gets tired being beaten up to the point that he could not walk anymore, where his blood are all over as he seemed like crawling on to the floor, and after being treated mercilessly, he’ll still be crucified each and every single year like this, by the people. I know it’s only some sort of a remembrance thing or whatever you call it, but isn’t it just cruel? If he would live like in the ancient Greek myths, this is like he’s being thrown down to Tartarus to suffer eternally. It’s just like another Prometheus who was chained in Mount Caucasus where his liver is being eaten by a vulture with each passing day as it regenerates only to be eaten again.
Anyway, did you know that here in Pampanga, people are very religious? The first time I came here, it felt like I’m some demon from hell with all the staring and people asking me, “Are you a Satanist?” Then, when I was enrolled in a Catholic university, it’s where I learned of all the things religious people do such as prayers, mass, rosary and stuff. They preserve religious traditions that you’ll rarely see these days too, like religious parades. And since holy week is a religious thing, during holy week, you’ll see tons of people here walking down the side of the roads beating themselves up to the point of them bathing in their own blood. Of course, taking aside the fact that I love the bloody scene of it, what I love most is that at around 5 pm or so of holy Friday (which is today), all of the people go to this certain place (usually a vacant lot) where it’s decorated with leaves and everything just to have themselves crucified. But the thing is, I wasn’t able to see them this year. T^T It’s because its too hot to leave the house. I don’t want to be burned alive just for the sake of watching someone being crucified. It’s just too much and the person being crucified is not so important anyway.
If it were Yoshiki being chained all over or Gackt and Miyavi doing S+M, I’m definitely watching despite it being hot and all. I’ll bring tons of tissue paper too for my nose bleeds. XD