The mailman dropped an early Valentine greeting for me. It is
none other than from the “beloved” Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri,
sweet talking me to “declare my love”. Suckered
Seduced by the whisperings of sweet nothings into my ear, being
the faithful one, I’ll meticulously declare everything in
earnest honesty, only to find out a few months down the road
that I’m gonna get screwed. Arguments will ensue claiming that
“the love” ain’t enough despite my being open and not hiding
anything from them. Threats of losing my home and other
belongings might follow, escalating it to a point like a
divorcee asking for alimony. A potential storyline right out of
those low-grade love movies and cheap drama swastas, no?

Playing in the background: Amiel – Lovesong