A conversation between me and me (i'm not alter ego, it's just my opinion, goddamit!)
-Are you celebrating valentine's day?
+what? i don't even give a fuck about it
-Oh c'mon, it's just a day, why you didn't care at all?
+Because like other pop celebrations, it’s been heavily commodified
-What do you mean by commodified?
+ It means that the real value of it has been skewed and distorted from its origin
-What do you mean? I did'nt get it.
+what i’m trying to say is there’s no use of Valentine’s Day.
-I know people like you, you must be one of those religious people who have haramized Valentine’s Day! Are you from FPI/Jihad?
+Hell No, but what the hell is haramized?
-To put one under the label haram. I’ve just made it up.
+I thought you’re illiterate.
-Not as illiterate as those who spend time demonstrating against Valentine’s Day though.
+The ones who think that Valentine’s Day is like a massive orgy?
-Yeah, would you tell me more about it?
+ Every year these people keep themselves busy by preaching that
Valentine’s Day is a work of evil. Last year i saw in TV a bunch of students
protesting in Bundaran HI, carrying slogans and banners against the
wicked festivity. This one cleric even went further and stated that
every Valentine’s Day, the sales of condom raises up to 80% and made it a
reason to, errrr, haramize the celebration.
-What’s the correlation between condom sales and Valentine’s Day?
+Because the protesters think people tend to have sex more on February
14th than any other day. So rallying against Valentine’s Day is assumed
to be similar to crusading against adultery.
-So they dont get laid on any other day?
they dont get laid at all. Sex before marriage is not advised in this
country, you know, even some people could be severely punished if
they’re caught performing coitus with illegal partners.
-Coitus? What’s that? And what do you mean by illegal? Did they
enter the country without legitimate visa? Like some Indonesian
immigrants in California?
+Be enlightened, coitus is a medical
word for fucking. Sounds less exciting , i know. And by illegal, i
meant, having sex with ones who are not your husband/wife.
-So you’re not allowed to have sex with somebody who’s not your husband/wife even though it’s consensual?
+You certainly have never heard of “adat ketimuran”
-I haven’t and i got zero interest to learn more about it. So let
me clarify, you’re against Valentine’s Day but you’re not from the FPI?
So who are you?
+Somebody with common sense. Valentine’s Day for most people here is like Christmas for Japanese people.
-Wait, you have no girlfriend, aren't you? so it's a useless discussion after all
+ Oh c'mon, I have 99 problems and getting a girlfriend ain't one. I'm just 19. what do you excepted? I follow my religion's rule after all
-What a losser!