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How the World Makes Love

Let’s talk about love!
I just finished reading the second book by Franz Weisner: How The World Makes Love. It’s interesting to read that the man that has been dumped on the altar years before and make his way around 53 countries honeymoon with his brother, now learning more about love in several countries.
Here I understand several condition applied on love that is differently intrepret on different culture. He started his journey to learn about love in Brazil. Where love seems to be all around. But the fact was unpretty. Divorce is one major problem. Infidelity is one of the biggest reason. Then he flew to India to learn about love because he read Kama Sutra and thinks it’s a good idea to go to India to get more knowledge. But fact is, Kama Sutra has been a practical joke in India. No one actually read it. It’s just another book. In India, relationship was mostly arranged. You get married because someone has recommend you. Seeing Indian and Arab way of loving the new stranger they met on the wedding day, makes Franz realize that there’s such of form of love. He thought he must need to think thousand times before he make a new commitment after the failure of his almost wedding, but knowing that commitment could build love, he immediately take action. You’ll get more personal insight and relationship of him in this book.
Interesting fact was when he went to New Zealand. The life priorities for UK people was: Love, Friends then Career. US people as you might have guessed: Career, Love then Friends. But in New Zealand, you take your friends first, then career and love at last. In New Zealand, you go to cafe/bar to chat with your friends. If you try to wink at someone, everybody will stare at you in disbelief.
In Indonesia, love, relationship & marriage define as:
When man say he love a woman, after months of approach attempts. Woman is rarely to declare love.
Going out on Saturday night, watching movies, eat out, the guy must pay.
Sometimes they go on a home date, watching tv/DVD at the girl’s parents house, where the parents are usually joining them.
Not having sex before marriage. You simply don’t kiss on the street like in Brazil.
Mother start talking about marriage after her daughter have a month of relationship, simply because the his daughter age is almost 30.
Your auntie or uncle could match you up over a blind date.
You’ll get married and invite 1000 people minimum, mostly people you don’t know. Parents usually pay.
Maybe you know more about Indonesian way to love. Let’s hear from you!

Let’s talk about love!

I just finished reading the second book by Franz Wisner: How The World Makes Love (it’s my mudik book actually). It’s interesting to read about the man that has been dumped days before his wedding and make his way around 53 countries honeymoon-ing with his brother, now trying to get love lesson from countries all over the world. Franz and Kurt back to their traveling adventure once again!

Here I understand that love has been interpret differently on different culture & faith. He started his journey to learn about love in Brazil. Where love seems to be all around. But the fact was unpretty. Divorce is one major problem. Infidelity is one of the biggest reason. Then he flew to India to learn about love because he read Kama Sutra and thinks it’s a good idea to go to India to get more knowledge. But fact is, Kama Sutra has been a practical joke in India. No one actually read it. It’s just another book.

In India, relationship was mostly arranged. You get married because someone has recommend you. Seeing Indian and Arab way of loving the new stranger they met on the wedding day, makes Franz realize that there’s such of form of love. He thought he must need to think thousand times before he make a new commitment after the failure of his almost-wedding, but knowing that commitment could build love, he immediately take action. You’ll get more personal insight and relationship stories of him in this book.

Interesting fact was when he went to New Zealand. The life priorities for UK people was: Love, Friends then Career. US people as you might have guessed: Career, Love then Friends. But in New Zealand, you put your friends first, then career and love at last. In New Zealand, you go to cafe/bar to chat with your friends. If you try to wink at someone, everybody will stare at you in disbelief. I guess it’s pretty much the same here in Indonesia.

In Indonesia, love, relationship & marriage define as:

  • When man say he love a woman, after months of approach attempts. Woman is rarely to declare love.
  • Going out on Saturday night, watching movies, eat out, the guy must pay.
  • Sometimes they go on a home date, watching tv/DVD at the girl’s parents house, where the parents are usually joining them.
  • Not having sex before marriage. You simply don’t kiss on the street like in Brazil.
  • Mother start talking about marriage after her daughter have a month of relationship, simply because the his daughter age is almost 30.
  • Your auntie or uncle could match you up over a blind date.
  • You’ll get married and invite 1000 people minimum, mostly people you don’t know. Parents usually pay.

Maybe you know more about Indonesian way to love? Let’s hear from you!

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A writer of 30 books. Co-Founder & CMO Storial.co & NulisBuku.com. Initiate StartupLokal, the biggest startup community in Indonesia. Co-Managing Director of Girls in Tech Indonesia.

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  • Ipi

    in my case:
    * I didnt declare love. But must admit that was chasing after him. hihihi
    * doesnt have to be him all the time for the “date-cost-bearer” :P
    * Kalo pacaran di rumah, ortuku aku suruh bobo. huahahaha… *pacarku aja sampe stres ngeliatnya. hahaha*
    * Still dont have sex before wedding
    * My mom was the one who was so shock when I talked about our wedding plan when our relationship was not even a month old yet: *and yes, I was about 30 at that time.. hahahaha
    * My (current) sister in law was our match maker *winkwink*
    * Invited 1000 over people, and we both paid for it *true that we didnt even know who they are!!

    Addict some interesting facts about French:
    They are very careful about making wedding commitment. They might have been together for ages, have few children, yet still don’t feel ready to get married. They’re too afraid of the hassle if something “goes wrong”, not forget to mention a huge expense when it should end in divorce.

    Then, the French government created a new form of legal partnership (which was originally intended for Gay couple), Pacte Civil de Solidarite [PACS]

    PACS gives some benefits and responsibilities of marriages but not all.They become responsible for financially supporting each other. Any items purchased together. But its less hassle when it comes to divorce as it takes ages to get divorce in France. Then PACS become very popular as trial run for marriage :)

    In my office as French company, its very common to say,” I am not married, but already “PACS-ed”

    *pdhl menurutku podo wae yoooo…. :PP

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  • Pakde Cholik

    n some cases, woman is approaching the man and even her parents ask the man to marry her suddenly.

    We wish you and your famaily for a Happy Idul Fitri. May God blessing always be showered on to you and your family in every breath you take.
    I have wrote a review of your book and will be published soon.

    Regards

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