About Me

Some people are born to write, and in the end become writers. I was born to babble, mostly nonsense, and in the end I blog…

Here we go…

My name is Dian Retno Wulandari binti Malikuswari Saleh. Most people call me Ulan. I am an Indonesian through and through. I was born ugly as in ugly-baby, and during my teenage years I managed to become one of the more attractive girl. Now that I am well into my womanhood with a farty hubby (he is a genius – most time), and an I-want-to-do-everything-all-at-once son, I somehow manage to be a plain looking lady.

Against all cultural trepidations, I went on and married a  British guy. We have a son who -consequently- is both Indonesian and British National by birth.

My side of our family is a typical highly conservative and conventional Indonesian family. On the other hand, my husband’s side of our family is living a modern and metropolitan way of life. The clash of our cultures created the most extreme ups and downs in our daily domestic life, but somehow we manage to keep it all happily going on. 🙂

To add to the whirlwind, I along with my small family unit, are nomads. In the past 4 years, we have lived in 5 different countries. We never seem to have enough time, or enough money for that matter. 🙂  I have planned to blog since 2004 but never put enough effort into it until now. Hopefully, this is it. I finally make it happen. 🙂 Anyway…, thanks for stopping by… xxx


6 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi,
    I am the editor of WhileAbroad.com and wondered if you would consider writing an article for the site. Our readers are expat parents and I would love to learn about your experiences in Ghana. Coincidentally, we adopted our daughter from Ghana a few years ago and will be back this year to adopt a second child and build a school in a village in the Volta region. It would be fun to meet up while we are there.
    I look forward to hearing from you. I enjoy your blog.
    Best wishes,

    • Hi Lisa, thanks for offering. I’d be honoured. 🙂 Don’t know if my shambolic life can contribute to anything though… 🙂 I checked your site, such a lot going on! It’s late now, I’ll check it again in the morning.
      And sure we should meet up when we’re both in Ghana. 🙂 Cheers! DRW.

      • Great! How can I contact you privately? I would love something for the Parenting While Abroad site. My contact info is on the website. Thanks and I look forward to reading your piece.

  2. Hi Ulan,

    Found my way to your blog today, so I thought I’d say hi. Having a lot of fun here in Accra! Leaving on Sunday so I’m eager to cram in as much as possible before I return to the UK.


  3. wwaayyyy tooo gooo!!!
    if all your posts have anything in common with you, they’ll be very interesting, wit-embedded posts i’d love to gulp down. Congrats!

  4. I’m nigerian, hopeful to visit Ghana. I simply love the way you babble. Most things in life are simple beautiful if kept in this simple babble natural form as ur blogging. You’ve shown Ghana well and in your style of writting, you,ve also shown your personality. Keep it up dear!

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