Photos from Mongolia - November 8th, 2001
5584/00.jpg Batbileg and another of our teachers doing a comedy skit making fun of Mongolians always asking doctors for injections at our New Year's party.
5584/01a.jpg Some of my 8th grade students that had been chosen to come to my house to make pizza. They entertained themselves, found my chess set, and started playing.
5584/02a.jpg Tsolomon, Batbuyan's sister, and her boyfriend Baagi, who is the owner of the Simba icecream company.
5584/03a.jpg Children playing basketball at a typcial court, with a flat ball, in front of a well house and store, in the hashaa district.
5584/04a.jpg The students New Year's concert. These girls are representing the four seasons and each said a poem.
5584/05a.jpg The students New Year's concert. Two clowns danced around amongst a production put on of the 12 animal years. This is now the year of the horse.
5584/06a.jpg One of my students singing at the New Year concert, with comedic help from a clown
5584/07a.jpg The students' New Year's concert. Dancers to 'Yellow Fever'.
5584/08a.jpg The student's New Year's concert. The performed several times, this was the teachers performance. So grandpa winter gave out presents to some of the teachers. The teacher receiving is one of the oldest and reminds me of my grandfather.
5584/09a.jpg The students' New year's Concert. Monkhbayar is a 10th grade student and considered to be the best singer in our aimag.
5584/10a.jpg The students New year's concert. Students dancing in traditional costumes.
5584/11a.jpg The teacher's new year's concert, called a 'yolk'. There is a traditional 'snow angel' dance that the male teachers are doing a spoof of.
5584/12a.jpg The teacher's new year's concert. There is a traditional 'snow angel' dance that the male teachers are doing a spoof of.
5584/13a.jpg The teacher's new year's concert. Enkhtaivan is a 9th grade student and considered to be the 2nd best singer in our aimag.
5584/15a.jpg The teacher's new year's concert. Batbileg and Zaya dancing waltz. The generally preffered form of dance by anyone but the hip hop boys.
5584/16a.jpg At the teacher's party all sat at tables according to the department. This is my department of language teachers.
5584/17a.jpg The teachers performed many acts, this is a group of 'baleg' players.
5584/18a.jpg This table is of the oldest teachers at our school posing with the 'teacher of the year'. The two men on the left, one has been teaching 37 years the other 49.
5584/19a.jpg I am posing with my school director Badraa. Who is a wonderful man that I get along with very well.
5584/20a.jpg I am posing with one of my teachers, Oyungaa, who I think is a great dancer and very pretty.
5584/21a.jpg My teacher wanted to pose with me as he's very interested in America and asks me questions all the time.
5584/22a.jpg One of my good friends, Batbileg, who is our social worker, but studied as a dancer.
5584/23a.jpg My school's English teachers: Nara, Me, Nergui, and Sarantuya. Bayarmaa went to UB for the New Year's break so isn't in the picture.
5584/24a.jpg One of the typical party games: a string is tied around the waist to dangle a nail. The person must try to get the nail into a bottle sitting on the ground. The newspapers were put down so people wouldn't put their hands on the dirty floor.Wed Apr 3 20:25:01 2002