In this, I would like to describe about the culture and nomadic life which are significant parts of Mongolia, as well as education which allowed me to stay in this country, and lastly finish with big thanks.
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”.
The time of transition has come.
That’s why I decided to write a series of post about Mongolia, the country I lived for around 3 years.
In this series, I will write about many things such as context of countryside, city and suburban area, culture and people I met as well as my reflection on those, etc.
But firstly, I would like to address the answer to the following question I tend to receive from many people:
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The other day, I attended one workshop on inclusion where we discussed how to include people with disabilities in the society, and I learned something important which changed my idea on inclusion.
Did you know that the October 6th was International Aid day?
I didn’t know about it, although I am working in this field. Actually there are too many “international day of XXX”.
However, this year, an article about my interview was published on that day through Japanese job search magazine “My Navi”, titled《What we can do now for the world》
Since I came to Mongolia, I haven’t written about the subject I am working on: Mongolian education. The other day, I attended one event where I reflected the past, present and future of education in this country.