Jakarta SWALK Horror! Valentines “Could Lead To Kisses…!”

Ayo, S.W.A.L.K!

Those were the letters which one would scrawl on the back of the envelope in which Valentine cards were lovingly placed – back in the day, back in the Old Country.  

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  • In those days, a card was seen as sufficient proof of true love, and given the fact that it was ‘sealed with a loving kiss,’ the recipient would see no need for any gift as further evidence of devotion.


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Nor does Tuty Alawiyah, top lady gun of the Islamist MUI, the Indonesian Council of ‘Scholars!’     She is seriously hostile to Valentine presents.

Fair enough, love needs no fancy expensive tokens to prove itself.

But surely, though, a few chocs and flowers never go amiss!


Tuty has deep, dark suspicions – “The purpose of presents might be negative, it could lead to kisses and other things,” Tuty said.    


Other things?  Like what? Holding hands? A cuddle? OMG!

And what the hell is wrong with kisses!

Negative? That’s a weird take on the world.

Guess she liked her Silver Queen choc gift!    Red Alert! Rampant Adultery Looms In East Java! 

Could lead to kisses?        That’s the whole darned point, Tuty!