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Mongolia 4ーEntertainment

Update: This post is a part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 2 and part 3.

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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).

So let’s talk about drink first.

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Mongolia 2ーArrival

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.

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Mongolia 1ーWhy Mongolia

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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International aid day and personal interview

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

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3rd Steppe marathon in Mongolia

One of the unique things in Mongolia is the Steppe Marathon.

This month, I participated this marathons for the third time, and what makes it special are awards (horse and sheep), fresh air, eternal blue sky and green land.

Previously, I wrote about marathon several time since it teaches us various lessons.

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7 Reasons to Organize an Event

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Three weeks ago (On Sep 4, 2016), there was an unique event in Mongolia: 20th International Steppe Marathon.

What made this unique was that, unlike other marathon taking place on the city road, this happened literally on the vast Mongolian Steppe. Also, another unique thing was awards: In several distance categories (3km, 5km, 10km, half and 100km!!), winners get something not so typical to marathon event: Camel, horse, sheep, etc.

This time, around 2,500 people participated, and I was one of them who ran 10km. Running on the Steppe for long time was such an interesting experience. Besides, there were some side events: Japanese idles cheer-up, different types of performance, and “Steppe Party” to enjoy Mongolian food and drinks after marathon. So I would say I enjoyed this as a participant.

On the other hand, however, I had another face in terms of this big event: I was one of the organizers who had prepared for this since 4 months ago. In short, being a participant was easy and enjoyable (you just need to pay and join) whereas being an organizer was very time consuming and not always enjoyable.

So why being an organizer? Let me share 7 reasons in this post. Continue reading