Monday, January 4, 2010

Visit me at

Hi Guys,

I've migrated my blog to my current website.

Do visit:

And THANK YOU for being my loyal readers :)

Touching Hearts, Changing Lives,
Merry Riana

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hello Again :)

Wow !!

Long time no updates.. :p

First of all, I'm in the middle of upgrading my website.

Currently it is not 100% fully completed yet, but once it is fully ready, I'll do my regular blogging from there instead of blogspot. In the meantime, you can still visit this page, or if you want more recent updates, you can also follow me on the Female 50 gorgeous website because currently I'm blogging more on that sites.

My last post was about my Bali trip :)

Also, recently I was actually on Razor TV :)
So if you want to catch the interview and see me, feel free to drop by

Touching Hearts Changing Lives,
Merry Riana

Friday, October 23, 2009

Merry Riana - Voting for Female 50 Gorgeous People is on !

Hi all,

Just to let you know that the voting for Female 50 Gorgeous is on.
You can go to and vote generously for me :)

Also, I've been updating my daily blog at their platform

read more about my interview with Adam Khoo, and Elim Chew.
also my 5th year Wedding Anniversary, which happen to be today :) hehehe..

Alright then..
Thank you in advance for all your supports :)

Touching Hearts Changing Lives,
Merry Riana

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Merry Riana - 50 Most Gorgeous People 2009 Updates

I want to say a BIG Thank You to all of you.

Ever since I shared the good news of me being one of the 50 Most Gorgeous People 2009, I have received many messages, comments, emails, calls and sms. And I would say that all are very encouraging. Thank you, again !

For the next 10 weeks, I will actually write my blog regularly on their website.

And I will probably did a bit summary of what I wrote over there. But for more details and more updated stuff, you can visit the above link.

See you guys there !

Touching Hearts Changing Lives,
Merry Riana

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Merry Riana - Female 50 Gorgeous People 2009

This might come as a surprise for you, but I would like to share with you the good news !

I was actually chosen as one of the Finalist for the 50 FEMALE Gorgeous People 2009. Hahaha.. !! Yup.. yup.. I'm not kidding.. actually been wanting to tell you guys since my last post, but I want to wait until it is really really confirm.. :)

So, I just got the email today, and decided to share my great joy with you guys in my blog.

They actually wanted me to write my daily activities in their blog, and today is my first time writing it. So from now onwards, you can visit

There will be also a preview next Sat, 24th Oct at ION Orchad from 2pm - 5pm.
You'll be able to see the other 49 gorgeous hunks and babes, but of course you all know who is the most gorgeous one! hahhaa... :)

Please make yourself available on that day and do come down for the event.
You can email me in advance ( if you are coming, so that I can look out for you on that day, plus I'll know who is my most supportive readers.... hahaha... :)

Your great support will definitely means a lot to me :)

Merry Riana

Saturday, October 10, 2009

5 Days with Merry Riana

It has been almost 1 week since I came back to Singapore, has been very busy since then, that's why I couldn't have time to update my blog :p

Started my Monday by having great breakfast with my team, it was fun catching up with them and it was definitely a good way to start my Monday before the whole back to back meeting that was line up in front of me.

To me Monday normally is the day where I will have 1 whole day of non-stop meeting with various people in my organization, my Elite Force, Core Team, and of course my board of managers. And especially this week, it was more intense because we were really planning to make sure everybody are motivated and charged up for the final quarter.

In the midst of my busy Monday, I then received an email. After reading the email, I was just smiling the whole day.. what a pleasant surprise :) Unfortunately it was a great news that I can't share right now, but I guess by next week you should probably already know it. Hahaha...

On Tuesday, I started my day earlier than my normal day because by 7.30 am I should already be at Suntec Convention Centre for a half day event. Nevertheless, It was another great event full of inspiration.

Wednesday, it was a monthly meeting day ! Every month I always looking forward for this moment where I can have my solid 3 hours to update, motivate and inspire my beloved MRO team. This time, me and my board of managers have prepared something special for them. And I was very happy to see that they were all excited. It's gonna be a very fierce competition, and may the best tribes win :)

Thursday was another day where I did my Pay It Forward (PIF) Project. PIF Project is one of my non-profit initiative. Although I am regularly engaged to conduct professional trainings in the region, I have pledged my time to conduct free Talks for institutions/schools/clubs whose members are young people aged 15-35. During this 60-minutes Talk, I shared my personal success journey – from school into the business world.

This time, I did my PIF project for Republic Polytechnic. My first time visiting Republic Polytechnic, and I was amazed, not only by its grand building and infrastructure, but also by its curriculum. The school actually don't have lecture, tutorial or even textbook for the students. It's all experiential learning. Awesome !

Anyway, I really enjoyed talking and interacting with the students there.. some of them already become my facebook friends :) hahaha...

Friday, it was another full day of training. I conducted 1 full day of Sales Express. After that, still have to go for a few rounds of meeting. Exhausted, but it's really fulfilling.

Well, that's just a glimpse of what I did for the last 5 days.
Tomorrow will be another busy day, have to go for full day shooting for my latest video :)
I bet's gonna be fun !

To me, Life is like a book. Everyday has a new page with adventures to tell, things to learn, and tales to remember. May you have a wonderful chapters in your life to come !

Merry Riana

Friday, October 2, 2009

Equipt yourself with the right tools

Wow ! so fast, we are now stepping into the month of October.

For many people that I know, especially those who works in sales line, October is an important month, because it marks the beginning of the last quarter.
And why last quarter is important? because normally that's the time where they will really run all the way until end of the year to clear their yearly target, year end quota or even run to get their promotion, bonus, awards, etc.

If I can give an analogy of a running competition, normally the last quarter is like a final lap, which is going to determine whether you will end the race victoriously as a winner or not. It is the Final Sprint.

Whether you have closed a lot of cases in the past 9 months, or whether you didn't manage to close any cases, it doesn't really matter. Because in race, it's not about how you start, it's about how you end it. And that's what this final sprint is all about.

One of the things that you need in order to excel in this final sprint is ATTITUDE.
Your courage and belief in yourself will be tested many, many times in your life. Especially in this Final Sprint.

How you will react is up to you.
Do you believe in yourself?
Have you been able to overcome adversity before?
Do you have the necessary tools to help you through the difficulty?

If you answered to all the above questions is YES, then I am happy because then I know that you can use that tools to get up - each time you get knocked down. Most of us have been knocked hard, more than once, more than twice. With the proper tools, we didn't let it destroy our life or our image and confident of ourselves. We thought, "Okay, there is some lesson here I need to learn", and moved forward again

For those who couldn't pick themselves back up - there's hope. You can do it too - it will take time, commitment, action and determination. You will need to surround yourself with tools that can help you break through your barriers. Like a mechanic, we all need tools to help us refine our skills for dealing with disappointment, hurt, anger and grief.

Tools can come in many forms:
1. Written material, like nice inspiration quote or article
2. Recorded material, such as motivation songs, video, etc
3. Images, for example, a photo of your loved ones, a photo of your past achievement, a picture of your future goals, your dream book, vision board, and many more.
4. And of course, people. Some one who can give you encouragement when you are down, some one who can listen and understand you, or it could even be someone who can nag and nag and nag at you. It could be your family member, your friends, your colleague, your team mates, your boss, your manager, etc.

Usually you will have to try many, before you find the right combination. But once you do, look out! All of a sudden the light bulb will go off in your head and you will think, "I get it, I understand what I have to do to move forward".

Do something nice for yourself this weekend - take a minute to reflect on what you want to happen in this Final Sprint and then start looking for the tools that will help you complete your plan.

Merry Riana