Hitam Manis, continued.
"Dear, I'm setting up a date for Birthmark and Hitam Manis. We're planning to go for a movie. You and him just pretend to be shopping there and bump into us. Will confirm again the place, date, and time."
Diam-Diam forwarded the text to me.
Pretend? Why pretend? Can't they just tell Hitam Manis it's a "set up"? Or something along the line of, "Dear. I know a friend of Diam-Diam. He's her boss. He may have some job contacts for you. And I think you two will get along well."
There. Straight to the point. No lies.
But on second thought... it sounds fun!