Tuesday, December 28, 2010
What's education? Is it the standards we should all follow? Should we all be educated? Or is it just to fit in our society? What's education? Why some people leave or drop out of school? Are they all dumb? Why did Bill Gates drop out? Have you ever wondered why we should go to school? I sometimes think i shouldn't go there. The school is in reality a place where we get BRAINWASHED. Our government or our kings/queens are scared of loosing their control over us, therefore they make this schooling system where we all have to get through. And we all follow it, and we even send our own kids to get brainwashed the same.
What do we become when we graduate? We will know what's fiscal policy, the political organizations, the definitions or many other professional words; but in reality, our diploma just represents or says "this lady/guy has been brainwashed VERY GOOD", nothing more. We shouldn't be brainwashed like this, but instead, what we have to do is to keep yourself YOURSELF. You're unique, and you're one and only in your own way; you shouldn't loose that. I'm the person who learns thoroughly, but I refuse to believe every single words my teachers say. That's just his/her thought, and we don't have to follow his every single statement. It is YOU who have to make what is what, not somebody else telling you THIS IS THIS.
Our world is destroying our uniqueness. We call some people NORMAL, and others CRAZY. Why? Just because they have a different way of thinking or viewing things? Where did the freedom of thought or speech go? We don't have to be ROBOTS or be NORMAL. We don't have to get "educated", it is our choice, our thought, our views, and our life. Don't let any government or people brainwash you!
HAVE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Sorry that i haven't written anything for two months, I'm simply in writers block. A lot is going in my mind.
However, I hope you all had a joyful merry Xmas, whether you celebrate or not, hope you had a pleasant holiday with your family!
I shall of course start writing immediately, once I'm out of the writers block.
Till then enjoy the holiday! And I really appreciate your feedbacks on my blog! I welcome both the positive and negative comments with open arms!
Monday, October 25, 2010
What's more pleasing than accepting who you are?
But WHO are you?
So many famous intelligent philosophers say that
We can know what a world is
ONLY if we can know who WE are.
But do we know this world? - NO.
So, does it mean that we don't know ourselves? - Probably.
There's nothing more important than understanding ourselves.
There's nothing sadder than DENYing ourselves.
And there's nothing more entertaining than being YOURSELF...
...Now, do we know ourselves?...
Do i know myself? I have to know.
December 19, 2008
I wrote this poem about two years ago, when i was in deep thoughts of whom i should become, which career i should pursue, which direction i should go to and simply just asking myself WHO I AM TO MYSELF. It is amazing how i still question these questions.
People change (ofcourse we do) and i have changed too. Everyone and everything changes! Nothing stays the same. Things and people get old. Some age wiser and some not so much. But one thing is same for all - time. Whatever your belief is, whether you believe there's an afterlife or there is not, live your life to the fullest. Be the best person you can be to your family, friends, love, and most important of all, to yourself. Do not let yourself regret when you get 60 (or 80 and above if you're lucky) and torture yourself for being such a unproductive, lazy and lame person. Be the best person you can be. Do not fight with others, but fight with yourself, because no one is your biggest enemy, but yourself. It is you, yourself, who decide what to do and what to think.
Last, but not least, know yourself before getting to know anything else. Ask yourself, who you are, what you like, what you hate, what to expect from life and from love and friendship or even tragedy. Improve yourself, whatever you're good at, specialize in it. Do not let other people make your decision for you. You are your one and only own master, always remember that; and it is your choice to either be a good master to yourself, or be a bad lazy one. Never forget that you make your own destiny and your own future, NOT god and no one else.
We are all changing and adapting people - so change well and age well. i hope you're all having a great day and night!
With lots of hugs and thoughts,
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Zeitgeist: the Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph that asserts a number of ideas, including an artificial, mythological origin of Christianity, alternate theories for the parties responsible for the September 11th attacks, and finally, that a cabal of international bankers have been manipulating the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power under a unified world government.
The film was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on zeitgeistmovie.com. In addition to attracting significant public interest, it has been criticized for reported factual inaccuracies, and the quality of its arguments.
ZEITGEIST: THE MOVIE
A sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum, focuses further on the monetary system and advocates a resource-based social system influenced by the ideas of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project. Following Zeitgeist: Addendum, Peter Joseph created an organization called The Zeitgeist Movement to promote the ideas of Fresco's Venus Project.
A third film called Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is scheduled to be released in January 2011. Peter Joseph has stated that its topics will focus on human behavior, technology, and rationality.
Friday, October 08, 2010
* Thursday evening, 7 October is the Mongolian president Ts. Elbegdorj official visit to Denmark.
* Friday, 8 he stands at the head of a delegation of Mongolian businessmen, who will meet with Danish colleagues in Copenhagen. * There will also be time for a lunch with Queen Margrethe.
* In the evening the distribution of medals at Asia House in Copenhagen Freeport.
* The visit ends Saturday.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS IN MONGOLIAN, visit president.mn! Crown Prince Fredirik looks so bored, lmao, look at the slide shows on the website!
Hope Our President's Visit has been efficient and productive!
Til next time,
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Thanks to the people who has complemented my English skills. I thought i should clarify that there is no big science behind learning ANY LANGUAGE - you just have to practice it regularly! My mother has invested in my education from a very young age, so I have learnt English since 3rd grade, and have entered in numerous English contests and olimpiads; and now i speak and write as good as my Mongolian. I have graduated from HOBBY SCHOOL, where they teach everything in English AND Mongolian (for instance, i would learn math in english and math in mongolian as well), so a good school has helped me a lot. At Hobby High School, all kids speak in English, even during breaks, because that's how they practice their English and learn to speak and write in English like a native English person.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
For people who want to learn English, it is very important that you surround yourself with English environment, where you HAVE to speak English. Going to the land of English people, like Great Britain, USA and Australia can be a great opportunity to learn English very fast, because you'll be in mid of English people straight away and you'll hear it constantly, making your ears learn to catch and understand words more efficiently. There are many au pair girls, who go abroad to learn a language and their culture; but some people will ofcourse dislike babysitting another family's children all day, weeks and months long. I just took it as an example.
But you don't HAVE to go abroad to learn English!
I, myself, have never lived in States or England or whatever. I have learnt English in Mongolia! i simply had friends who were really willing to learn English, so we talked and practiced English daily on the phone, during breaks, at cafes...EVERYWHERE! It is just very important that you PRACTICE it.
BOOKS, MOVIES, SONGS & TV SHOWS, like MTV
I'm sure you've heard it a lot, but you only heard it a lot, because it is a great way to learn English! I, myself, have learnt English via HARRY POTTER! When i was young, I watched the movie first, and as soon as i found out that there's a book, i bought it straight away and read the whole Philosophers Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows, the whole series including the extra books called Quidditch through the Ages, Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them and the Tales of Beedle the Bard. Well, my point is, books help you a lot! And more importantly if you re-read the books you have read, then it's even better, because you learn lots of new vocabularies without even noticing it. I, myself, have read Harry Potter books 5 times! :D
Plus, watch movies and shows with SUBTITLES, sing a long by looking at the LYRICS, watch English shows like MTV, where you can break the ice between your ears and daily English. Whatever works for you, do it, and remember that it is very IMPORTANT that you practice it.
And it's fun! There's absolutely no big science behind it, just have fun and keep talking with the funny accents till it becomes really good, and you'll ace TOEFL & SAT in no time :D Just be brave, NEVER BE SHY when you're learning a language, just do it!
That's all i can give and think at the moment - JUST PRACTICE IT!
And meantime for those people who thought this blog was crap, pls, enjoy this beautiful song instead :P
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Here you can read my second article on University Post, but yet the very first official article as a reporter! It's official - I'm a reporter :D
Another Danish site, Altandetlige.dk has also published my article!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
* ACCIDENTAL GUERILLA by David Kilcullen on War on Afghan
* WHY WE DISAGREE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE by Mike Hume on COP 15
* ULTIMATUM by Mathew Glass
* TOO BIG TO FAIL by Andres Ross Sorkin on Financial Crisis
* HOW MARKET FAIL by John Cassidy
* STORM OF WAR by Andrew Roberts on WWII
* WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
RELATED TO SCHOOL
* THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS (Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1999) by Paul Krugman on Asian Crisis
* GLOBALIZATION AND HISTORY: THE EVOLUTION OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY ATLANTIC ECONOMY by K.H. O'Rourke & J.G.Williamson
* A PRIMER IN GAME THEORY (Prentice Hall 1992) by Robert Gibbons
* AN INTRODUCTION TO GAME THEORY (Oxford University Press, 2004) by Martin J. Osborne
* A GUIDE TO MODERN ECONOMETRICS (Wiley, 4edition) by Marko Verbeek
* ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE by Nick Hanley, Jason F. Shogren & Ben White
* ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS by David Romer
* POLITICAL ECONOMICS, Explaining Economic Policy by Torsten Persson & Guido Tabellini
* A FAREWELL TO ALMS, A Brief Economic History of the World by Gregory Clark
* DREAMS ABOUT MY FATHER by Barack Obama
* MY LIFE by Bill Clinton
* LIVING HISTORY by Hillary Clinton (Half read it, want to continue...hehe)
* PRISON DIARY 1&2 by Jeffrey Archer
* THE LONG WALK TO FREEDOM by Nelson Mandela
* THE BLAIR YEARS by Ali Campbell
Monday, September 06, 2010
Also pictures may become the only thing left for those people who have lost their loved ones - grandma, grandpa, dad, mom, sisters, brothers, friends or love. People live their lives and pass away - that's life. Some in a very unfortunate accidents or some from old age or incurable disease and sickness.
I think people who die, they are somewhat lucky, because the people who are left behind alive become the most unluckiest and miserable people ever. To feel someone to be missing from your life forever is a feeling that can't be cured. Time will heal, people say, but it really doesn't. Families and friends who are left on Earth always get hurt and emotionally or psychology damaged, because a single picture from the past can make them cry and ruin their whole day or weeks. It is not about been weak or not strong, but it's simply a broken love - a love that can't be expressed to the deceased but crying after them. It is very sad, yes. But that's life.
For those people who are damaged by loss, i write this to you, because it's a feeling that we all share - emptiness. When you miss someone, nothing can make you feel better. You'll always miss him or her - because they can't come back from dead. Chocolate and sweets, which usually cheer me up from anything when i was a kid, no longer does the trick. A hug from a relative, friends and family makes it even worse, because you cry even more. People say cry it all out, and i did, but it never finishes, tears never finish! Tears can come out on and on and on and on. It's amazing. It will come out as long as you're breathing! Psychiatrists say share how you feel to your family and friends, but really?
Everyone wonders, what's the point of living if you just die anyway? You eat, drink, pee, poop, sleep, shower, go to school, go to work, get a family and get old with her or him, and die from age if you're lucky and healthy. So, is it love? To love and be loved is the point of living? What's your point of living? To have a successful career? To be respected by all? Get wealthy? Find a true love? So 6.8 billion people on earth are just looking for love, good job and career, and why so many single, lonely people all around the world? Why so many unemployed sad people on the street? Why so many divorced, drunk and suicidal people who has work? How can we satisfy 6.8 billion people? You simply can't. You may make a world a better place, maybe, but it's impossible to satisfy all. Because some things that makes people happy, always makes another mad and sad. There's always a two sides of the story.
It's just that why people are so horrible and mean to one another? They smile to their face, but badmouth them on their back. Where did the trust one another and i can't find the word, oh, morality go? Waiters and waitresses cheating one another with tips or fighting over tips (it's just a money!) or people fighting for a queue or children stealing and wasting or partying with their parents savings. I'm not trying to be Dalai Lama, but seriously, just be nice to a person passing by. Say sorry if you bump into their shoulders and just wave atleast. Be nice. There's no point of making other people's lives horrible, just because yours is not perfect. Accept what you've got and accept who you are, and be happy with what you've got or try to improve yourselves, instead of dragging down another person who is succeeding a little. Support one another, and support comes back to you. A single, horrible move of you represents WHO. YOU. ARE. Remember that. So think before you say anything 'small' or do anything mean to someone. That just shows how small you are, how little your world is and how little your future becomes. Stand tall and be tall (it's a metaphor, you don't have to be tall to stand tall, if you're short, you still can stand the tallest you can atleast :P)
I'm just writing for the sake of people who are sick and tired of being nice to annoying people. Don't change who you are. Don't be horrible, just because others are horrible to you. Just walk away.
And once again, pictures can remind you of people whom you've disliked and loved, but capture them nevertheless because that's all you get, pictures and memories, when you get old.
I've lived with my grandparents my whole childhood and grew up playing cards with grandmas and chess with grandpas, so i sometimes think like one. It's crazy.
Anyways, hope you all have a nice day.
You've just be batzuled.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
BEING A TUTOR
Here is one of the best funny/cool/stupid videos Tutors make to welcome the new comers.
I remember the first day at school as a freshman clearly. It was winter, Jan 2009, where i had to come to the first introductory days and presentations. Looking back at my clothes, i was very neat and so young [not that i'm very dirty or old now, but you know what i mean, right? - younger]. I was a baby, who came straight from parents caring home and so it was thrilling to be at different country away from family support and most importantly, it was a very independent step. Nevertheless, back to the point: what is tutoring? That's what i first thought too. At first i didn't know what a tutor was, and so i assumed they were young teachers welcoming freshmen to school, but instead they were simply elder students welcoming us with warm hearts and crazy parties to help breaking the ice. They are usually 10-11 tutors for 100 students in summer, but for us, the internationals, we had 11 tutors for 19 of us, so we had one tutor each (almost). Although it was so few of us, we got to know one another very well, and what's more, i wanted to be a tutor too. It was very stupid initiative, since i was not a Dane and most importantly couldn't understand Danish....how on earth can i tutor others? Nevertheless, i applied to be a tutor - and shockingly i got chosen! i gave it a shot and surprisingly RUKO thought why not have a one international tutor. But i didn't know what i got myself into, because it became a rollercoaster life all of a sudden.
I had to attend classes at school, first, and i also had my danish class afterwards, plus i had a part-time job....so tutoring or should i say partying really changed my grade scale completely. Be careful what you wish for! My first semester grades were excellent, but after tutoring they were close to passing grades and it made me really sad, because it was really hard to fail on a grade. Basically, i have learnt to fail and fail better simply. It may sound pathetic, but i realized grades were simply interpretation of another person judging you. What is really important is ofcourse your life experience, friendship and happiness. I was drunk with this thought for awhile and now i'm thinking again differently: i can do better grade than that.
I maybe making no sense, but basically what i'm trying to say is, it really showed me how choices can change your lifestyle and how it can lead you to different directions. Planning your study time, working time, partying time and ofcourse your own relaxing time is crucial. Which one you weigh more is your choice of lifestyle; and so this year on my second year, i chose not to tutor. it WAS an awesome trip, tutoring, and it WAS a great experience, but i wanted to do more. School was getting tougher and life busier! And hence with this experience, i'd recommend freshmen to tutor on their first year only (from my perspective atleast)
CONFERENCES & CURRENT BRAZILIAN WATER PROJECT
I have studied International Relations for 2 years at my National University of Mongolia, so i have a deep interest in world affairs and latest events. Even in Mongolia, i had attended a lot of international or Asia-Pacific conferences regarding various issues, and when i came to Copenhagen, COP15 preparation was already on, and i couldn't help but thinking - this is AMAZING! Luckily, besides my tutoring, schooling and working, i had managed to attend pretty much most of the climate conferences in Denmark, sitting next to mayors, learning about new innovations, meeting great minds and other volunteers from various backgrounds. It assured me that i was at the right place and i had made the right choice to come to Denmark. But after the COP15 wave, life in Denmark were getting back to normal slowly. However, friends i've made at conferences now still write once in awhile and give a heads up on new projects or even ask for help. Currently, i'm helping my friend hook Brasilian mayors with Danish Water Companies to help Brazilian citizens get a cleaner and fresher underground water, and i hope it succeeds! It's a great project and it would make a lot of people's life a lot easier and healthier if Danish Companies can work with this Brazilian mayors who are willing to invest greatly.
BEING A MENTOR
Like i said, i've decided to keep a low profile and focus on my self and study more, but my heart couldn't help but beating to make me do something else instead: mentoring. Mentoring is different from tutoring. Mentors pick you up from the airport, help you find your apartment in Copenhagen, help you get registered in the system and help you if you get lost or give heads up on where to buy cheap books [economic books are crazy expensive!] Anyways, i've got a German mentee who doesn't need my help at all, and so we have simply become nice friends instead. There's no 5 days of drunk trip or days of introductory presentations, instead you meet your mentee at a cafe or have a beer in the garden and just talk and share your thoughts and ask about the first days in copenhagen. it's very cute :D
I proudly admit that i have failed exam. But i've promised myself that i'll never fail an exam again, because the re-examinations were even more harder as if it was made to punish you for partying too much and failing to pass. It was annoying to prepare for an exam in wonderful sunny summer holiday and it was stupid of me to fail or submit my exam blank. Don't repeat my misstep, lads!
TAKING A BREAK
In order to take a break from school, i was considering, you need to have 60 points, which means you must have completed all your first year's courses and have passed your exams. check. on top of that, you needed to leave denmark, for those who are not danish, as soon as you stop studying, so you needed to report to the school and immigration office when you're leaving and show them your plane ticket. What's even worse, if your visa gets expired during your break, you can't longen your visa, instead you have to take a whole new visa, same procedure all over again. So i'm glad i didn't take a break.
NO MORE ENGLISH BACHELORS FOR ECONOMIC STUDENTS
Thanks to recession, Danish GDP fell, as well as the percentage of GDP amount that goes to education, so Uni. Copenhagen had to cut some costs, and that was unfortunately the international line. But i will finish my degree here in University of Copenhagen. I will finish it with a great ups and downs and great accomplishments and great failures as well. But what i get in total is a great EXPERIENCE.
I hope you all choose your ways wisely,
Never stop thinking or asking, and never be afraid to express yourself and let me know if my blogging rocks or sucks!
See you again folks,
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sarcasm is essential in Denmark. Don’t think the Danish bartender is weird or believe him if he says there is NO beer when you ask for one, because what he’s actually saying is ‘ofcourse there’s a beer here’. He or she may be flirting with you or maybe he or she can be just sarcastic, it’s tricky, but you just have to play along in this game. Danes take sarcasm to a whole another level than the ordinary daily comments like ‘what a great weather’ when it’s raining, wet and cold. There’s also the dirty ones like ‘gruppe seks’ for group six in danish, which sounds like group sex, etc. This danish sarcasm and humor were at first very annoying and hard for me to understand, because i tended to take things very seriously or take it as it is or understand it as it is told.
Still i don’t understand some jokes my friends say after 1 and 7 months in Denmark. i would be the only expressionless and not-laughing person in the group, because i’m always the only international most of the time [why??? i don’t know]. They would look at me and clearly see that i didn’t get the joke, and so they try to explain why it’s funny, but then even if i understand it, it’s no longer funny anymore. So, yeah, that’s why it sucks for you if you don’t have a sense of humour. Yes, it’s just sad, but when you get a grip of it, these danish stupid and most ridiculous jokes start to make sense and you’ll understand the logic eventually.
There were times i fake laughed at a joke i didn’t understand, the way i was fake laughing was so stupid that i laughed really hard at myself, and it pulled off very well. The way i was fake laughing was just unbelievably funny to me, so i laughed at myself, yes. I can’t believe i’m confessing myself, but well, these were times when i just came to Denmark; now i make my own jokes and laugh really from my heart; so why not share my most embarrassing moments with you all.
The first day i arrived in Copenhagen was unbelievably ‘Hogwarts’. All the buildings somehow looked very castle-like and very ancient, so i asked a family: so you all almost live in castle, huh? But that’s not my most embarrassing moments. I go into the wild and very far away from the city to see swans and ducks in Mongolia. And the first time i saw swan and duck in Copenhagen, i literally jumped up and down pointing, ‘Look sister, there’s swan in the lake!’ People passing by looked at me, and were smiling and shaking heads. i would shake my head and smile too at someone who’s so happy to see swans now.
Also, there was a girl on a bike turning right and her right hands were up, and it looked like she was enjoying the wind [again, there's no biking and biking roads or rules in Mongolia!], so i literally told my sister ‘Oh, she’s feeling the wind!’ and my sister laughed, and said shortly ‘no, she’s turning right, you should stretch your hand when you turn’,
DRINKING Youth Lifestyle
Anyone coming to Denmark would think these Danes are all alcoholic. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, you would see so many people with beers in hand in the metro, or with hangover, old make-ups, and pained expressions in the morning. There are housewarming parties, or just house parties, dorm parties and school parties every friday almost. This was not normal for me. In Mongolia, we would live with our parents till we get married, some even stay with their parents till they die [sorry, but seriously], so there’s absolutely no house parties in Mongolia, only going out to drink in bars and night clubs. But here, people would start living separately as soon as they graduate highschool and if their parents are rich, they would buy them an apartment or else he or she would get a place in a dorm or rent a big apartment with friends, sharing. Danes rather live in a single tiny room with no own toilets and kitchen rather than staying with their parents and being a baby still.
Anyways, back to the drinking - omg! [still after 1,6 years later]. Danes would get from tipsy to drunk, buzzed, wasted, hammered, trashed or even hiiiiiiiiiiiiigh, and the next morning they would update their facebook with ‘hangoverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr’. it’s so funny. Did i mention Danes are one of the highest facebook using population in the world? From a 10 year old boy to 85 year old grandmothers, well everybody, you, me, him and her, moms, dads, aunts and uncles and cousins, aaaand the prime minister, parliament members...... ALL USE FACEBOOK. Job application process now includes facebook. I mean, when you apply for a job, the company will facebook you immediately and see your profile and judge you from there. it’s bit scary. So beware.
Anyways, back to the drinking: it’s very normal to get drunk all fridays and party whenever it’s possible. But it’s NOT normal [abnormal] if you DO NOT party or DO NOT drink a beer. They would look at you like you’re the weirdest person in the world and say ‘you don’t DRINK??!]
i think i'm funny.
see you later again, folks,
Friday, July 30, 2010
DANISH DESIGN & FURNITURES
Denmark itself is a small-sized country with its 5.5 million population, it's like a singe province [aimag] of Mongolia! And so its apartments in the big cities are small, like really small - the toilets are amazingly tiny sometimes [some take a shower on their toilet!], i thought it was only dormitories, but no, some apartments at Vesterbro have the tinniest restroom ever, so a big bathroom is a complete luxury. i have seldom found a bathtub in the apartments, only at houses sometimes. Well, my point is, Danish homes are very small. But ofcourse Danes like space, so they tend to buy less furnitures for a great amount of price [for its quality that are completely worth though]. Danish design is simple, but amazingly friendly and comfortable to human body and very simple and very very very simple - I LOVE IT! and never let sizes and quantity fool you! Quality > Quantity [always!]
Well known designers are Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher, Poul Henningsen (aka PH-lamp guy), Poul Kjærholm, Verner Panton, etc. Prices are crazy: The Wishbone Chair of Hans J. Wegner for instance cost approx 3500kr (620$). You may see their masterpieces on this website (very simple aren't they?):
First days i was here in Copenhagen, the curtain-less apartments shocked me a lot. I was on the penthouse, so i could basically see everything my neighbors were doing! My room also didn't have a curtain, so sometimes me and my neighbors would wave to one another. it was bit uncomfortable at first, but i got used to it. Denmark is very sun-less, dark and gloomy, so i understood they want as much natural light in as possible.
Copenhagen has many ancient buildings, my university's main building itself goes back to 1479! So basically most buildings look like castles, and harry potter reader, myself, once thought i was finally in my own Hogwarts! :D But you must have seen from the video above that modern buildings are just amazingly good with good district heating and cooling, CO2 reduction and with amazing view, bringing people close to nature and greenness as much as possible. I really wish UB stop building awful-cheap-unsafe buildings on tinniest children's playground! UB should learn and keep the tradition of keeping the city view, height level and walking roads, and and and and elder's and children's playground/parks! It's very important to be environmentally friendly and healthy for people to live, especially for the next generations to boom! It's very sad and unfortunate UB is on fast-track of buildings, because the more 'crap' we build, the harder it will be to fix them.
Moving our capital to Khar Khorin sounds amazingly miraculous - our generation will not live to see that project, but i DO believe we DO need another new and fresh city. i hope we'll plan the new city properly and friendly to people and environment! There are amazing technologies [affordable] we can use to build our new apartments!
I had an opportunity to go to other islands in Denmark thanks to my mother's wonderful danish friends this summer. I had a pleasure to sail and swim in the most beautiful ocean and sea, and tan in the white sand beaches, just like in this beautiful video made below. It was so nice to see the most oldest city (Ribe) to 100% wind-powered Langeland (they produce more electricity than they can consume, so they sell it to other cities!), to a world famous LEGOland, to a Givskud zoo and safari where you can drive next to the giraffes and lions, to Fano where the sea is drawn back so that you can collect sea-shelves, and Tonder near the German border. Danish old houses were really adorable. Danes often have their summer houses on these different islands, and they cost approx 2-3 million kr. and i must say the souther i went, the strawberries were getting more delicious and yummier, and so was the Danish accent. It is very nice to come here for a holiday, whether in the city or the wild - it's your choice!
Although i'm not an expert at interior designs or furniture designs i happened to know a lot, thanks to Copenhagen's moving life, where i have become a real nomad, moving from apartment to apartment and see various kind of furnitures on the way. i moved 5 times since i came to Denmark! Amazing experience, i almost became an expert at moving. But i had to share the Danish design, furnitures and architecture on my blog, because they are world-famous and very high-class, and completely worth it if you can afford them. Scandinavian designs have and are inspiring the world and me more and more.
Well, see you again folks! Let me know if you liked the post!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"Life is too short not to wear [Mongolian] cashmere". I think Coco Chanel forgot to say Mongolian, so i decided to put it midst her quote. The reason why i'm citing is: cashmere is one of the Mongolian three main exports; and it is soft, beautiful, warm, yet light, easily wearable and viewed as the best and most valuable cashmere in the World (google and check if you don't believe, we are very famous for it); and/but most importantly i have come across to a Mongolian Cashmere Shop in the hearts of Copenhagen! Right next to a Nyhavn street, at Store Strandstraede 7, DK - 1255, KBH K, where i work - a very famous touristic-hell-of-a-good-location! When i first saw it, i stood outside with wide eyes for some time in disbelief, thinking: is it Goyo, Gobi and Buyan or something? I was so excited, kind of literally ran like a freak to the shop. It was two floored place, full of cashmere, Mongolian paintings and clothes. But it wasn't Goyo or Gobi, instead it was called MONGOL TEXTILE [operating since 1934!]. When i first walked in, an old shop woman stared at me and said instantly: Are you Mongolian? and ofcourse i said yes (Mongolians can tell whether someone is Mongolian or not) - my cheeks are very Mongolian :)
She and her designer daughter supposedly ran the place, and we talked, talked and talked. There were customers, but we continued talking. I told her how smart is to open a shop, selling a cashmere top for 900-2000kr (180-400$)! It seemed like she doubled the price and added the transportation cost, and i mean she has to, with that location, i thought she must have been paying a big amount of rent and tax. She toured me around her clothes and said she'd give me a discount if i buy something, and although she said that to every customer, i thought it was very sweet. But nevertheless, when she started asking about my life and where i used to study at high school, she ended up becoming my friend, S.Tengis' grandmother. I laughed really hard and she gave a hug instantly and invited me for dinner sometime. Small world!
Anyways i was very proud to see that shop in Copenhagen and i hope it would thrive and succeed! Although it was open, it will officially open in November, inviting the President of Mongolia (i'm not sure Mr. Elbegdorj is coming though, although she said they're good friends), Mongolian Honorary Ambassadors from Germany and Sweden (the only Mongolian embassy in Scandinavia and Nordic countries. If i have to renew my passport i have to go to either Berlin or Stockholm!), etc. I happened to get invited as well, and i'm very much looking forward to it.
It is always so refreshing and delightful to see Mongolians succeeding abroad. I hope we'll keep up a good reputation and eventually bloom and boom economically even further!
I have added photos of the shop! They kindly asked me to model for their winter 2010 collection and here they are. While photoshooting, Mongolian Ensemble Khan Bogd came to Denmark to perform, and they've played a little part of their album for us.
Please, don't laugh, but big congrats to the Cashmere Shop in Copenhagen!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
There are no scholarships for bachelor degrees in Denmark, but there ARE some for master degrees. So be sure to do your research thoroughly! Scholarship (stipend), for instance, at my department is a coverage of your tuition fee of 10,000EUR per year, plus a monthly amount of DKK 7569 pr month (about 1000 €) for a period of 22 months.
My sister is on a master's scholarship at Roskilde University, in Roskilde city, and so yes, it is possible.
PhD Scholarships are offered at each of these departments:
- Department of Economics
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sociology
- Department of Anthropology
Current Deadline: November 1, 2011
Apply ASAP. (click here for further information regarding how to reply, requirements, etc.)
Meanwhile, when you're in deep thoughts (hopefully) for many days, take a look at one of my university's Faculty of Science's 100% CO2-free GREEN building!!!!
Well see you next time! I'll keep on blogging, if you keep on giving me your piece of mind as well! Ask questions, and i'll answer them as best as i can.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I came here in Copenhagen all the way from Mongolia in January for my Bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Copenhagen, so I had the privilege to volunteer and attend as many conferences and events as I can handle until this moment – IARU Int. Scientific Congress on Climate Change in March, Local Government Climate Change Leadership Summit in June, and Bright Green Expo during the COP15 this December to name the biggest.
Hence, I was looking forward to COP15 for a long time with a hope of seeing a 'sharing' mutual understanding between the developed and the developing countries, but to much disappointment, the gap between the two remained the same; and I have seen and heard only the voices of the developed countries, where they explained what they will do in the future and which new technology they will be using for themselves.
No comments on how the developing countries are suffering from the developed countries’ 'mistakes' were said. Only China, India and Brazil were mentioned a bit, but surely they are not the only developing countries out there.
There are many developing countries like theTulun islands, for instance, where the people don’t even use cars, not even electricity, are facing the sea level rise, and they are estimated to be drowned down in 10 years, leaving its people to become refugees along with many other climate refugees in the world.
These developing countries are indeed the most innocent victims of climate change, and people are giving little (almost no) attention to these vulnerable countries.
The same mistakes again
So far, I have heard three Nobel Peace Prize winners, many royalty, PMs, MPs, ministers, governors and researchers speak of the dangers of climate change in the future; but why don’t they understand that the developing countries will be repeating the exact same mistakes they have taken, to become like them?
All this new technology and renewable energies are economically very expensive, for some countries too expensive, or more like impossible to get; hence we’ll keep using the old technologies with not much choice, unless the developed countries are willing to give a hand and help us jump the polluting steps of becoming a developed nation (and no, we are not talking about “$10 billion to Africa” kind of aid, we know you spend trillions for your defense, when you’re not at a war!).
So the question is: how willing are the developed countries to help tackling this climate issue they’ve created and how willing are they to help others who are suffering from their mistakes?
Mere talk is not enough
I’m surprised to see that people find it so shocking that G77 and China leave the conference in midst of it; that protestors stand outside Bella Center in this freezing weather,and that Obama chooses to get his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo rather than coming to Copenhagen immediately to help solve this issue.
Those people want an immediate action and not mere talk – since time is running out. Also, it is becoming clear that COP15 is most likely to fail like Kyoto protocol, because like mentioned above there are no mutual bindings between the developed and developing countries.
Whether it’s 2 degrees, or 1.5 degrees, it is important that countries should have a differentiated responsibility for each of their actions, since it is not fair for the developing countries to pay a tax for the C02 they haven’t created.
Hopenhageners like me, however, are still hoping that politicians can break the wall between the rich and poor like Germans did to its Berlin Wall. After all, we are all the same and everybody will be affected more or less on this one planet by this climate change.
It is only matter of time when we will all finally realize that sharing is the best solution now. If we fail to do so, it will be even more expensive and more impossible to reach any goal we’ll set in the future.
Batzul Gerelsaikhan, Mongolia
Dec 16, 2009