Posts Tagged ‘family’:

H is for Health Remedies

I’d like to share with you some Mongolian traditional health tips and remedies for today’s challenge. When I was little, we used to cure cold and fever with following methods as well as western medicines: horse meat soup with garlic putting warm urine soaked cloth as a compress round the chest drinking a bowl of my mother’s urine while it’s warm People with back pain, high blood pressure or people who had tension on their shoulders use cupping. My father still use this technique sometimes. Also acupuncture is popular. I remember my mother had them when I was about five.

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G is for Ger

Ger is a Mongolian word for yurt. In Mongolian, the word ger also means home. Does happiness depend on how many rooms or how much you have? When I say I grew up in a ger some people think poverty. Well, I never starved of love.   Here are some fun facts of growing up in a ger: You never feel alone. You are always in the same house wherever you move house.  There is no bed time different from adults. You can see the stars through the window on top. Everyone eats together facing each other because of the

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F is for Finds

  I often wonder if life is about finding. Starting from choosing our names to finding the right school, perfect home, dream job and our partner to spend the rest of our lives. The list goes on and on and on. Today, my husband spent the afternoon hunting for odd objects in shop windows in our town with our six-year-old son. Every Easter, the town organises this for children. My husband told me that this old woman stopped and chatted to him and my son. She said ‘They are STILL not doing the Easter hunt, are they?! I remember doing

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D is for Duu

Duu can be Дуу (song) or Дүү (younger sibling) in Mongolian. My sister Tseye I chose this word because I miss my only sister Tseye. She lives in Mongolia. She really wanted to be here when our son Billy passed away. She misses me and listens to this song ‘Ijiin Entei egch’ in Mongolian. I’ll translate the lyrics here and hope you enjoy listening to the song. Sister like Mother However my coat is soaked Hardly it can wash my mum’s scent Caravans of camels passing by Can not persuade my sister to move away How strong my sister Hardly

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Mother’s Day

  My little boy wonders whether I am asleep I’m not sure if I should open my eyes But when I start to open them, He thinks I’m waking up. I lay in bed. His careful steps get closer I pretend. ‘Mummy, do you want to open your card?’ he whispers. That’s me. I see my son standing there, smiling Before I say anything, his little feet couldn’t wait longer He ran to his big sister to announce ‘Mummy is awake.’ They walk into the room Their Daddy follows, with their baby sister in his arms And to Mum, the

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© Guuye ~ Гүүеэ