Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas - just another day

I don't celebrate Christmas - I'm a Mongolian! Christmas is just another day for fellow Mongolians like me. I wanted to give a shout-out, because few people were surprised when I said that I don't celebrate Christmas on an interview I have given on my school webpage - I am on a Christmas Calendar :D [click here to read]. I wanted to let them know it is actually completely normal, and many people around the world do NOT celebrate Christmas (take my Jewish friends in Denmark, for example, they have Chanukah instead).


Nevertheless, I wish a happy Christmas to all who DO celebrate Christmas.

To Danes: hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas this evening 
ps: Denmark celebrates it on the 24th

To Rest of the World who celebrates it on the 25th: MERRY CHRISTMAS as well.

With lots of love and hugs,

B.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Berlin Love

My trip to Berlin was one-of-the-kind which I'll never forget! I had amazing days, taking photos of various beautiful architecture in the East-West-North-South-Central Berlin, where some of the photos are shown below. I had amazing food, which were thankfully much cheaper than Copenhagen (everything is cheaper than Copenhagen in EU, unless either Norway or Switzerland decides to join EU), so I had no constraints over budget. I had amazing tour around various art galleries, which I love...and so forth. 

However, things went out-of-control in the end. I got lost with no cellphone, no telephone number to call, no wallet, no money, no ID and most scarily no address to take a taxi to. I left my bag to my sister, you see, and I lost her. On top of this madness, I stepped on a broken bottle and started bleeding from my right foot. It was unbelievable how everything was changing from AMAZING to AWFUL. I even sat next to a homeless German old man, who kept talking German to me. I kept replying "I don't understand what you're saying". Well, words can't explain how ridiculous this situation was. But amazingly, I wasn't panicking. For some reason, I knew that I'll be ok - I have no idea why.

Everything started to get better when this German stranger asked me if I were lost in English - and I literally lit up and said "Yes!". I told him about my unbelievable story of how I got here and he merely laughed. We both agreed that we should seek a police, and we walked towards one as soon as we spotted one. When I asked in English "Can you help me find my big sister? I'm lost!", the police responded with "No English!", and my German stranger laughed again and asked him in German where we should go to seek help for such situation.

I ended up going to the nearest police station, but the problems were not solved immediately. Even if I spelled out my sister's full name, birth date and country of origin, they refused to tell her address in Berlin with this explanation: "You can be a dangerous person who can harm her". Haha. I couldn't believe my ears, and I thought I misunderstood their bad German-accent; but no, they were not joking. Here, the German stranger came into a rescue again. He started mumbling words angrily in German and somehow it seemed to convince the German police to pick up the phone and call my sister. 

My sister found me finally after spending so much money on taxi, looking for me from station to station. So, I was safe and everybody was HAPPY!

Sadly, I lost the contact of this wonderful German stranger. I am terrible with names and forget about "learning a phone-number by heart". Nevertheless, I am so thankful and grateful for his help. I don't know what would have happened to me if he hadn't come into a rescue.



Therefore, I dedicate this post to him with a name BERLIN LOVE. 

The chances of him seeing this are low, but it's a worth a try, right?

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Hope you enjoyed my photo album from Berlin. Let me know what you think!

Love
B

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Louisiana Museum - Instagramized

I apologize for my long absence - I had a bachelor thesis to write, julefrokosts to attend and my birthday to celebrate, last November. However, I have also been spending massive amount of time on Instagram! I'm falling madly in love with it! I love photos, taking photos, editing photos, looking at other snapshots from another individual... you get the picture. Well, Instagram is a perfect combination of ALL. If you are also into photography, I'd recommend you to join Instagram and get ready to be drawn heavily into the beauty and arts of the world and the people within.

Here are some of the photos I have instagramized on my Instagram. Louisiana museum in Denmark is one of the most beautiful museum I have been to. Not only the arts, statues and paintings are great; but the actual architecture and design of the museum is amazing. They have used some beautiful light from the nature with big windows and sea-through-glass-walls. The museum is super spacious, and you need to spend the whole day in order to see everything in it. 

Louisiana + Instagram = <3

Enjoy!

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Little Mermaid with mirror
Louisiana old building
Beautiful architecture with some beautiful touch of nature and light
Families or friends spend a whole day in this big museum
cafe
me
"on a death bed"
Lovely stage
Andy Warhol
Pilot Section - Female



...and last, but not least


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Volume I of Swedish trilogy is hitting the cinemas around the world on 12-12-11 with Daniel Graig as a journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as a notorious hacker Lisbeth Salander. Movies have already been made in Swedish, but Hollywood could not wait to re-do it. As a person who has already finished reading the entire trilogy, I recommend you all to put this on your watch-list, if you don't have the patience of reading the actual books. The author Stieg Larsson is dead btw, so he did not have the chance to see his work become such a success. Anyways, here is the trailer:



The translation of the book titles makes me laugh. How on earth did they translate Men who Hate Women into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Well anyways, here are titles of the rest, and movies for the rest are bound to come again.

  • VOLUME I: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)
  • VOLUME II: The Girl who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
  • VOLUME III: The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) 

H&M couldn't also wait to re-do the clothes for the re-making of the Hollywood version. Take a look.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beautiful SunDay

Sunny days are seldom in Denmark, hence everybody "hygge" - enjoy - themselves in the sun outside. Today, I took the liberty of taking my camera and took some snapshots of Copenhagen with my sister, Gerelmaa (aka Gema). My sister is soon leaving Copenhagen after completing her both bachelor and master degree at Roskilde University and heading back to Ulaanbaatar in early November. With that being said, after this post, the following next five photo-posts are of my sister walking at the streets of Copenhagen, and I was very happy to take these beautiful photos of her and her beloved Copenhagen. 

 I missed taking photos!

Well, enjoy!
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Islands Brygge (2)




Islands Brygge



Reaching Islands Brygge






Christianshavn (2) - Can't Wait to Go Back







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Christianshavn street above is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places in Copenhagen, Denmark - brick streets, old tiny houses, and harbors (see the part I photos from my archive 2011 October). It's a perfect place to take a walk, get a coffee, catch up with friends for serious talks and even for 'romantic' dates :) I can't wait to go back to Copenhagen this August and bid goodbye to all my friends in Denmark. I won't be studying at University of Copenhagen for my masters. I have decided to stay at PricewaterhouseCoopers and pursue my career instead. Hence, this trip in summer might just be my last trip back to my beloved Denmark.

Before I go to the airport to pick up this special person, I'd like to introduce one of the most beautiful places in the world!

The Wadden Sea

I have been to most of the regions in Denmark, thanks to my many great Danish friends. But I have not been to the Northern part - I shall make my wish come true and go there to take lots of beautiful pictures, especially of The Wadden Sea of Denmark - I wanna walk on a water 'like a god' :P. Sadly, this part of region is listed as one of the 100 Places To Remember Before They Disappear, hence, I'd like to do just that. Enjoy the video below!