Come the hell of Jakarta traffic or the high water of recent massive flooding, nothing will stop Hendrika from enjoying a special night out with her husband on Valentine’s Day this year.
That includes the fatigue of single-handedly taking care of a toddler while running a business from her home, or the fact that her husband, Adji, 27, is hardly a romantic type.
He has agreed to dinner at a pizzeria to celebrate. True, it’s not the lavish way the couple marked it in the past, but the 25-year-old is thankful all the same.
“It’s a special day to celebrate love,” says the online shop owner. “When my husband and I were still dating, I used to make elaborate plans for us, which usually entailed candlelight dinner and a movie at a premiere theater.
“But now that we have a young child, it’s kind of hard to keep up. This year I’ll settle for a quiet...