Posts Tagged ‘Mongolia’:

The Creative Woman of the Year Award!

Last weekend I went to London, so excited to see the Mongolian singer Jargalsaihan’s concert. Well, ok I admit it I was excited because I was nominated for an award – Woman of the Year 2012 for Mongolians in Europe. This was the awards ceremony in Copthorne Hotel in Kensington I was going to. A few weeks earlier I had received a phone call from David Scott, the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland. He informed me about the awards ceremony and said he was going to nominate me for an award. I felt honoured. Yes, I was touched that

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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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S is for Smokie

Thanks to Anne I remembered Smokie! Anne watched them in Blackpool and I watched their visit in Mongolia on Mongolian TV and danced to their songs in the late 1990’s in the night clubs of Ulaanbaatar. Smokie played a two night sell out concert to 25,000 people in Ulaanbaatar. As the open air stadium was full another 60,000 fans stood outside listening to them. (Thanks, Anne) Every Mongolian over 30 will remember them well. My friend was the interpreter during their visit. Here I’ll share my favourite song with you. Enjoy! Have you heard of them? Where and when? What

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© Guuye ~ Гүүеэ
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