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.
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.
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 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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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.
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.