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Jakarta Post

From sweet talk to sweet treats: Valentine’s romance is always in season

  • Sondang Grace Sirait


Jakarta   /   Fri, February 8 2013   /  11:22 am

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...