Welcome! My name is Dioni, but I refer to myself on this site as Mee – my online nickname. Why Mee? I always thought my name is rather tricky to remember and pronounce, so I picked something very simple. It is also the short form of a character name I have created in the past called Meecharixia, or Meexia for short (meexia.com is also mine). People asked if it has something to do with noodle – as mee also means noodle in many parts of the world, and I thought it could very well be, as I love noodle!
I love to travel, to explore, and to learn. I’m a curious creature by nature. Traveling, reading, and telling stories are my ways to understand how the world works, why things are the way they are. I am a migrant, as are my parents, and my grandparents. In the whirlwind of adapting to different culture and society over generations, we end up feeling at lost for a strong identity. Tracing back my roots decades back, even centuries back, and millenniums back, allows me to make sense of who I am and why I am here.
Once upon a time, I was a child growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia, who did not think she would ever be able to leave the country and see the world. Today I have lived in seven cities in six countries in four continents around the world: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Vancouver, Singapore, Sydney, and London, and have traveled lots more. I believe in meaningful independent traveling and I do it with passion. In a way I feel that I owe it to that little girl who did not think she had the world in her future, I owe it to her to make the best use of my means, to make her dreams come true, and to be the happiest I could be, because the universe has been very kind, and more often that not I wake up every day feeling like the luckiest girl in the world.
In real life I do a technical role for visual effects studio in London. I’ve worked on films like Gravity, Legend of the Guardians, Iron Man 3, Robocop, and more. I am a movie fanatic and can talk about movies all day along, also love books, comics, and games (I even worked as game programmer for a few years). In essence I love stories most of all, no matter in what form.
Wandering Mee is my creative sandbox, a little corner of the internet where I could have my own cozy tea room with cute mismatched tea sets, and serve you with little morsels of stories and photographs I gathered from around the world. Hope you have that tea and cake too while reading.