Archive for the ‘Curiosities’ Category:

Another Award!

Yes, I ‘met’ some wonderful people online through blogging, Twitter and Facebook. I apologise to Guilie who gave me this fantastic award for my blog. It has been a few months since I was given the award. I went to Mongolia and just back. I want to say thank you to Guilie for the award. So. Kreativ Blogger award. There are rules. The first, most important, is to thank my awarders and link to them. Then I must answer these ten questions: What’s your favorite song? Oh there are so many. It depends on many things, mainly time. If I

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Z is for Zavhan

Zavhan is my home province in Mongolia. It is a bit bigger than countries like Scotland and Austria and it is in the western part of Mongolia. My childhood was spent in these mountains and deserts, riding horses and milking cows, goats and sheep. My book Mongol covers my childhood and it was lovely to remember this picturesque landscape.

U is for Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar (Red hero) is the capital city of Mongolia. In English it is written as Ulan-bator. It is the largest city in Mongolia with over one million (2008) people. In Britain, people seem to know it from mostly pub quizzes and Discovery channels. I went to university in Ulaanbaatar. I was a country bumpkin with long plaits when I started and Ulaanbaatar was this massive city where I struggled to find my ways. This video shows you an idea of where Ulaanbaatar is and what it looks like. Have you heard of Ulaanbaatar? Or have you been to Ulaanbaatar? If

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T is for Tetris

  Do you remember Tetris? Have you ever played it? I do and I did. My dad brought a handset for us and we played with it a lot, in fact we were addicted to it. My parents were addicted to it too. My mum used to say: – Come on, who fancies a game of Tetris? The person who loses will milk the cows. Tetris was probably the first computer game I’ve ever played and it was late 80’s then. Apparently it was created by a Russian guy called Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov in 1984. Well, he certainly provided us

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O is for 00

When I learnt to say the numbers in English I was surprised that zero can be letter O. The same symbols mean different things in different countries sometimes. I can imagine if I say I need to go the nil/zero room some might not understand. In Mongolia and Russia toilet signs were 00 in 19th century. Since then in Mongolia the phrase ‘going to the nil’ means ‘spending a penny’ in UK. In other words it means going to toilet. Another idiomatic traditional Mongolian phrase is ‘to see a horse.’ Basically the nomadic lifestyle meant horses were and still are

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