About Author

Hi there,

Dhania Albani is an anagram slash artsy alter ego of Nabilah Adani. I’m a 27-year-old Bandung-based Indonesian who’s currently working full-time as a geologist.

When not dealing with rocks, I wander around someplace new, take outdoorsy pictures, write poems or fictions in grammatically flawed ways, listen to (mostly) indie pop music, send postcards, blog-walk to discover more hidden gems, binge-watch TV comedy series or any coming-of-age movies, daydream about living in Scandinavia, contemplate about life in general, or probably just go to sleep.

I started this blog address back in 2015, but my first blog dated back to 2009 when I was still in junior high school. Writing was one of my earliest hobbies, and seemingly the only one that has survived the time long enough until now. One of my first dreams was also to become a published writer – apart from becoming an astronaut like another basic five-year-old. Although I’m currently working 8-to-5 as something-between-scientist-and-engineer, becoming a book author is still one of my goals that I hope to have the chance to really work on.

If you enjoy my writings, do let me know! Your thoughts would mean a lot and it’s one of the motivations that would keep me going since I don’t always have all the time in the world to set aside in between my job, errands, and caring for my child, i.e., my adorable pet cat. I would also appreciate if you could leave a comment or any sort of trails after visiting – I love hearing whether people have similar or opposite experience or opinions to what I wrote.

To reach out to me, simply find and message me on Instagramย or LinkedIn.

Cheers!

20 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Thank you, Marlene ๐Ÿ™‚ likewise, you have your own special way with words and photographs as well! Happy to have found you as well!

  1. Hi Bila,

    Thank you for dropping by my blog, and the way you “picture” everything in your blog, our photographs as well as when you put your experience into word – (perhaps) fiction-, they make them more interesting…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Halo Mba Nabila, although this is not my first time visiting your blog (been following this super-aesthetic blog for a while), but this is my first time leaving a footprint in here. I don’t know why, but your blog (its current theme, settings, fonts, layouts, and such) has this kind of daydreaming vibes which reminds me of the latest album from taylor swift called folklore. In short, impressive piece of art!

    1. Hi thanks for such extremely kind words!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Actually Taylor and I shared the same birthday haha (but I’m not her fan, and to be very honest I think in that album she kind of ruined Bon Iver which is one of my fav artists lol. But anyway!). It means a lot because your blog is even better. You’ve been to some places I’m DYING to go to as well (read: iceland and Morocco). Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Well, she actually managed to play that Bon Iver card to earn another extra cash, aye? Haha.. Glad to know that you enjoy indiefolk/folktronica kind of music too.

        Anyway, just wait til the pandemic ends and grab your ticket to those places! You won’t regret it. Guaranteed.

        Cheers!

  3. Menulis yang diterbitkan, saya juga, dan mungkin akan saya terbitan sendiri untuk sendiri dan beberapa rekan yang berkenan membacanya, sekedar novel dengan banyak typo yang memalukan, sudah saya post di blog berjudul trush.
    Krn untuk menulis setara ilmuwan geologi, sepertinya saya jauh dr kapasitas itu. Jadi sekedar imajinasi sebatas cakrawala senja yang mengada-ada.
    Terimakasih sudah berbagi.
    Kalo cita-cita, dr kecil saya malah tidak pernah muluk, sekedar ingin menjadi guru, akhirnya terlaksana jd pendidik meakipun terbatas mendidik anak-anak saya sendiri ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Wah, akan saya cek di blognya!
      Sempat juga pas SD saya bercita-cita jadi guru, karena kok mulia sekali kedengarannya. Sampai sekarang juga masih ada keinginan bisa ngasih ilmu yang bermanfaat meski bukan sebagai guru atau dosen, entah gimana caranya. Mungkin dari blog ini, meski sejauh ini yang saya bagikan ya hanya curhat atau keluhan hahaha. Terima kasih sudah berkunjung!

  4. Hai, boleh dong saya tanya kenapa suka ma skandinavia??? Dan tepatnya negara skandinavia mana yg pengen kamu jadikan tempat tinggalmu?

  5. Hai Bila. Salam kenal.
    I am so happy to find your blog. I do love your writing. I can feel your passion in it. This blog is so aesthetically pleasing too. I will looking forward for every post you are going to update here. Thank you :).

    1. Kemarin-kemarin ada anon question nanya ini juga, was that you by any chance? Versi singkatnya suka karena mostly alamnya dan semua negaranya punya happiness index tertinggi di dunia!

  6. Hi Nabilah!
    Thanks for following my blog! I love and envy the beauty of your blog and writings and wish I could be more artsy and prolific with mine. I’m sure you have what it takes to be a celebrated author! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Mba Tanti, we seem to have much in common based on your About Me section except I’m not a salsa dancer, lol. Wish I had the talent for dancing though, I really do. Thank you for the sweetest words dan salam kenal! โ˜บ๏ธ

      1. I will add one more thing we have in common: having a purring child (well actually it’s my sister’s) and working full-time in a petroleum sector. Salsa is a piece of cake, all you have to do is move your hips ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. Awe I’ve only met only very few people working in petroleum sector through blogging so you’re among my rare list! Well, I think it’s just one of a traits of a cat or dog person to claim their sibling’s/relative’s/even neighbor’s four-legged children to be theirs too lol ๐Ÿ˜

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