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One thing that scares me in : OCTOBER

People's fates are simplified by their names.  
Elias Canetti

I used to think
that my name means nothing important.
What's in a name?
(Shakespeare had answer for that)
what's in mine?

Ria means happy
Nirwana means heaven
So I suppose,
I should called myself
'happiness from heaven?'
'heavenly happy?'
But, wait. I am not talking about that.
I am talking about putting .com
behind your name

I am going to tell you about that story.
When I decided to make a website months ago,
my good friend of our family said,
"Ri, I already registered your domain here,
you can check it out whenever you're ready."

I hadn't even think of the name yet.
But that day, the day I heard it,
my name + dot com,
I got scared. 

Who am I, anyway?
Oprah.com is sensational. 
Aliedwardsdesign.com is inspiring.
I do put my dreams written in the stars,
but still,
it is scary.

while I accept my rianirwana.com domain
as a gift - literally-
and a sign -from the universe-
I keep working on the inside of the web.
Many deadlines and events come and go,
even until I type this post,
the website haven't 100% working perfectly.

But today,
I can speak to myself, and to you,
my website is here to send love and happiness
to everyone who come.
I made my stuff that been sold there with
love and happiness,
I wrote blog posts always with the same spirit.
And of course, many classes and events next
will only bring happiness to those who attend.
That simple.
My fate are simplified in my name.
To give you happiness,
through my website and all.

You cannot truly know what your worthiness,
until you see it through other people's eyes.

And always,
always from my heart.

To you dear reader who comment or email me
for questions,
I'm not the kind of people who answer 
your question below your comment here.
I believe it will be more appropriate
to send the answer or just to say thank you
for visiting my blog, directly to your email/blog.
Sadly, many of you didn't leave your email address
or your blog address, so I cannot contact you back.
Please do not wonder why I still haven't 
contact you back, 
it because I am not having your address,
that's all.
Just send your questions again to
and make sure you write your email address there.
Thank you, dear.

Dearest Ria,

Your name has sparkled dear..it's the right time you can beat the Oprah.com. Hugss from your no.1 fan!! >.<

How should I make my name meaningful? Dwi means two or second? is it nice being the second? Or is it always good being the first?
God has made me like this, as the second daughter and I'm glad with that. Being "not a doctor" between sibling doctors is also amazing... LOL..because I make cards for doctors.
Love your post, Ria.... Name doesn't stop us in doing anything we can.

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  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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