Hi my name is Margie Soemakno. Dayana is my middle name. I was given this name by my parents because my mother liked the Citroen 2CV car “Dayana”. Yes, that is right I was named after the Ugly Duckling car.
I recently tried to research where the name "Dayana" comes from and found out that it derives from an old Indo-European root. Which is funny and truly applicable to me, as I am Indonesian - European (French- Dutch, Indonesian and I have a bit of Arabic as well). While looking further, I also found out that Dayana means “Heavenly”. I guess you can describe me as a Heavenly Ugly Duckling with an Indo-European descent, who was named after a car!
That's the story behind my name.....So, what is behind this blog?
I am an educator who is a mom of three and a wife of one. Therefore, I love to write about education, parenting and my passion for writing children’s stories. I feel that education can be found in everything we do. We learn all the time, even when we bake a simple cake or try a new dance. I basically write about anything that interests and educates me in life.
In closing, this blog is a bit of a melting pot. I hope you can relate to the topics discussed. Please feel free to comment or share your ideas
Have a Heavenly Day Everyone!!!
Margie Dayana Soemakno M.Ed.