Archive for September, 2011:

The mystery and magic of the ger*

ger*- is a Mongolian round house known as yurt in the West The Edinburgh Festival. The Edinburgh Book Festival to be more specific. The book lovers wandering about, secretly eyeing everyone’s bag, checking who has which books by whom. The writers competing secretly about who has the longest queue for their book signing… Amongst all these a ger stands enjoying the discussions of these smart people, adding a magical touch into the atmosphere. Nicola Morgan, a well-known writer of over 90 books wrote a piece about the Edinburgh festival yurt in The Guardian.  She talked about the yurt goes to

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Unusual names

In Mongolia some names are quite weird and unusual just like any other countries. I remember going to Spain and was surprised to find out someone was called Jesus. I guess it sounded a bit like someone is called Buddha. So today here are some interesting and amusing names for you: Bibish – not me Chibish – not you Terbish – not him/her Orgodol – Escapee/ jail breaker/ fugitive/ runaway Horigdol – prisoner Nergui – no name And sometimes numbers. I remember a girl when I was at university. She was called 75. Our last exam results were announced on

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Did you know…

*Gobi means desert *The word ‘yurt’ is a Russian word. In Mongolia it’s called a ‘ger’ *Dalai means ocean, sea, universal *The title Dalai was given to Dalai Lama by a Mongolian king in 16th century

Things I found weird when…

…I came to Britain in 2000. Bear in mind that it’s a few years back and I’m from rural Mongolia. Now, I don’t want you to think that everyone from Mongolia is like me. There are many Mongolians who are well educated, travelled about, speak a few languages and most importantly they are the ‘city’ guys who grew up watching cable TV, went to Russian schools and lived in flats. Whereas I grew up in a ger, went to village schools wearing deel and felt boots.) – a carrot cake Carrot? Cake? – ginger beer It’s called beer, but not

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Mongol

You can call me Mongol Because I am. But please don’t call someone with Down’s Syndrome ‘Mongol’ or ‘Mongo.’ You will hurt not only me but many ‘Billy’ we called our little boy when he was born ‘Buuz’ I named him when he came home My baby was a Mongol not because he had Down’s Syndrome But because his mummy is Mongolian You can call me Mongol Because I am. But please don’t call someone with Down’s Syndrome ‘Mongol’ or ‘Mongo.’ You will hurt not only me but many

© Guuye ~ Гүүеэ
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