In my previous blog, I wrote about general theories about Project management. But work is not what occupies a life. If I consider a life as a coin, the work could be one part of it as it takes a big deal of ammount, but the othese side of it could be entertainment and private life (By the way, there is no coin in Mongolia, which was very helpful to get along).
If I have to mention the best 5 things about Mongolia off the top of my head, the first thing which comes to mind is….beer (＊I am not addict).
The sunlight I saw for the first time in Mongolia was still there at 22:30, which was quite exciting to me. While reflecting this amazing fact, I realized that it was time to sleep.
The other thing I was impressed about was very tasty Mongolian beer (not vodka!). Given that the 2 beers I bought were both very good, I decided to do an experiment with 10 different beers (of which 9 were good!) My favorite goes to GEM.
While I was about to fall asleep, the sunlight and the left over of my beer were still there.
After deciding to leave Chile, it’s time to go to Mongolia!
First of all, I was going to go directly from Chile to Mongolia, but given that the destination is the other side of the planet, I made a decision to go to Japan first to prepare my self. Even Chingis Khaan managed to expand his empire with a lot of preparation (I think).
Before leaving Chile, I tried to meet as many close people as possible to eat out. At that time, I didn’t know that Chilean ingredients such as avocado (“Palta” in Chile), seafood and wine were that valuable, as I took them for granted. Especially since I was born and raised in Japan, I was used to seafood (for the next 3 years I really appreciated every opportunity to have sea food as Mongolia is landlocked country).
After all, we can appreciate the value of something when we lose it, be it health, salmon or Palta.
So I will briefly write about the path to arrive Mongolia.
The four movies I’ve watched recently moved me to tears. They are about (1) non-fighting bull in Spain, (2) Big black guy who found his home in another side of town (3) Taking bear in London and (4) Show of unique humans in New York. Although those are totally different movies, they have one common theme which teaches us a very important lesson: “What you are supposed to be is something you can change if you wish and go for it”.
While suffering in an extremely cold weather in Mongolia (already minus 10℃ since October), there came very hot news to me: I passed another French test!
As I mentioned in the previous entry “Guide to pass DELF B1 and B2 at the same time“, this June I passed 2 French test “DELF” (both B1 and B2 level, third and fourth out of six level). 5 months later, there came another opportunity for even more challenging one: DALF level C1, fifth level. First I was going to skip this, given that B2 in June was quaite difficult and that, besides daily reading and listening routine, I had not had much time to work on French since then.
But as I reminded myself in the previous post “How to Keep Motivating Yourself“, I thought registering for more challenging level will push me to work harder, no matter how short time I had for preparation. So this time, my objective was working harder instead of passing the exam. And voila!, not only did I try to find time to study and learned some, I could also pass it. In this entry, I would like to write briefly about this.