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Jakarta Post

Sarah Sechan: In the public eye

  • Bruce Emond

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 7 2011   /  08:21 am
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Sarah Sechan ( Sechan sits down at a Kemang restaurant, dispenses with the now standard Jakarta conversation starter of “How’s the traffic?” and gets down to the business of ordering brunch.

She opts for a favorite, quipping that she can never figure out how to pronounce the “mille feuille” part of the dish’s name.

Oh, just in case you missed the brief infotainment storm, the 37-year-old TV host is going through a divorce. But she is not about to “curhat” (open up) about the reasons and be one of those celebrities who seeks a public (and strategic) shoulder to cry on.

It’s not her way.

“I run into people, and they ask, ‘So what happened? It seemed like you guys were meant for each other. Tell me,’” Sarah says, wickedly mimicking the ingratiating concern of her interrogators.

“I just have to say in response...