About The Author

Hello 🙂

My name is Dini, and some of my closest friend and family call me Dublong (which come from Java language means love to eat.. haha). I am from Indonesia, currently staying at Bali.

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I graduated from design and visual communication department in college, so I decided to call my self a visual communicators. I’m a storyteller. And I will tell a lot of stories in this blog. I love oceans and mountains, I love nature traveling! I love local culture and history (I will also try to write about it here, especially about Indonesia). I’m a video-maker, bathroom-bedroom-singer, and most importantly Disciple of Jesus Christ!

Why I call this blog IKIGAI?

Well some people maybe familiar with the term (and some may not) so I will explain it a bit here.

Copying from Wikipedia:

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It is similar to the French phrase Raison d’être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.

Look at this diagram below.



I guess (and apparently it’s true and fact) everybody in this world is longing for that. That will be the ultimate life purpose accomplishment.

If only we know what is our life purpose…or the meaning of this life.. or our existence.

Do you know?

Well.. I am currently in the journey finding about that, and I guess this will be a never ending journey.. one answered question will lead to other questions and it will continue until all questions answered; until our life purpose is accomplished.

In the journey, I found out that something missing on that diagram.. So I make the version of my own diagram.


Yes, you can see I add one big circle that covers it all. Why? Because I believe that God is The Creator of the universe and us, human being. (I will write more about how I believe)

So the only one who knows exactly WHY I’M HERE FOR is God.

God have to be the base of our existence and in the searching of reason and purpose.

So… If I may, I want to share my story in finding my Ikigai with God to you.. hoping that it may help you finding yours :”)

Enjoy reading!




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