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Married couples cherish love through books, gardening

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  01:18 am

The hustle and bustle of city life drains so much energy that romantic couples find it hard to keep the spark alive in their relationship. Some, however, find joy in their married life through sharing the same hobby.

Teddy W. Kusuma, 37, along with his wife, Maesy Ang, 33, are among the lucky few who have created a business out of their love for reading.

The couple, who met in 2003 and married in 2013, are independent book lovers who currently own a modest bookstore named Post Santa in Pasar Santa, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

“Maesy and I met in a debate competition during our college years. She was from Atmajaya and I was from STAN [the state accounting academy],” Teddy told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

“Our first date was filled with discussion about books and writers we both like, such as Umar Kayam and Seno Gumira Ajidarma. She introduced me to N...