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Jakarta Post

Single and Feeling Happy

  • Retno I Palupi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 23 2009   /  01:19 pm

A single woman past the age of 30 used to be the odd woman out in Indonesian society. She still is in the traditional view of a woman needing to have a husband and family to complete her life, but some women are content to go it alone today. There is a certain song that is bound to get a reaction from Wulan every time she hears it playing on the radio. As she sings along to the lyrics, a smile forms on the face of the 34-year-old single woman. "Aku baik-baik saja *I am fine* Menikmati hidup yang aku punya *Enjoying my life* Hidupku sangat sempurna *My life is very perfect* I'm single and very happy" "That's very me. I love the song!" she says of the Single Happy by Oppie Andaresta. She may not feel anything is wrong with her, but some others do, from family to old friends. They ask her the inevitable question: Why she has still not found the right man despite being a ...