The bond between Ratih Pudjiadi and her two daughters runs deep, beyond shared interests.Putri, short for Karolina Putri, and Ayu, nickname for Maria Bella Ayu Putri, admire their mother for her dedication.
"As a businesswoman, mum is a hard-worker and forward-thinker," says Putri. Ratih also stays close to her daughters—Putri earned her Bachelor's degree in Australia, while Ayu is pursuing hers in Singapore—wherever they are. "Mum would call me up to three times a day," says Ayu.
Ratih admires her two daughters' and eldest son's closeness to each other, even now that they have grown up and have their own opinions. "Whenever we go on holiday, all three of them always stick together, do their own thing and mostly ignore other relatives or friends," Ratih tells us.
Shopping to buy shoes or make-up, visiting salons and dining out are a few of many activities the trio enjoys together, especially on weekends or holidays. "We all have the same shoes," Ratih says. "If a pair is comfortable, I'd buy those for my daughters; that's what they would do for me, too."