Posts Tagged ‘myths’:

M is for 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’ we named him when he came home Our baby was a Mongol not because he had Down’s Syndrome Only 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 ‘Mong’, clowns joke on TV, ‘Mongo’, school kids call each other

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J is for Jokes

Are you ready? Are you ready? I am about to tell you a joke! This is a very common introduction to jokes in many countries. However, in Britain I find jokes have pretty sharp and sudden punch lines. I remember coming here for the first time and the jokes went straight over my head and I felt pretty dumb. A decade later, finally (well most) I get them. But today,  I’ll share with you my comedy monologue based on language, culture and pronunciation. Mongolians, including myself find some sounds hard to pronounce in English. A Job Interview on Skype ON

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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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© Guuye ~ Гүүеэ