Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo of the Day

Ерөнхийлөгч Ц.Элбэгдорж Томас Фрийдманыг хүлээн авч уулзлаа

Music of the Day:
Haydn Concerto No.1 C Major - Slava's superb, but I still think du Pré's version is unparalleled.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Perfect Gift

A surprise gift from a very special person. It was one of the most beautiful and inspiring books I've ever seen. Thanks a lot!
(Been very very busy lately, and going back to school in a week)

Addendum: The Sartorialist + "Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Shot By The Sartorialist" + My personal favourite

Monday, September 14, 2009

Poem of the Day

From William Blake's Auguries of Innocence:

A dog starv'd at his Master's Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State.
A Horse misus'd upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fibre from the Brain does tear.
Bishirmeer. 20-r zuunii tuuhiig Blake ter chigeer ni zugnuud harchihsan met--an augury?. Tovchhondoo bol:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
yum daa...

Blake-iig sonirhoj baigaa humuus baival Songs of Innocense and of Experience-ees ehelsen ni zuv baih (bolj ugvul Blake-iin uuriih ni engrave hiisen plate-tey edition-g olj avaaray). Tegeed hervee bur literary criticism ene terd horhoisdog bol Harold Bloom-iin commentary-g unshihiig zuvluyu--yalanguya Tyger deer hiisen tailbar ni lut.

Addendum: Harold Bloom's advice for college freshmen - Get Lost. In Books. (if you have time, read the entire series)

There is general agreement on the indispensable canon: Homer, Plato, the Bible, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Milton. From the 19th century until now, keeping only to English and American authors, a slightly more arbitrary selection might include Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, George Eliot, Hardy, Yeats and Joyce in England and Ireland. Among the Americans would certainly be Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Hawthorne; and in the 20th century, Faulkner and the major poets: Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, Hart Crane.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Photo of the Day

Дмитрий Анатольевич Монгол хүүхдүүдийг алаг үзэв :Д

Addendum: The reason why America didn't object Russia's effort to take control of Mongolian uranium mines:
Outside of Iran, the Russian business is supported by the United States as a productive use of Soviet legacy uranium enrichment plants in Russia. In Iran, the United States opposed the power plant’s construction but approved the Russian fuel shipments. By encouraging the commercial availability of Russian enrichment services, the United States deprives other countries of the rationale to have enrichment programs of their own.
Russian Power Company to Mine Uranium in Mongolia

Yaponii Shine Zamnal?

Yaponii shine yurunhii said Yukio Hatoyama-giin NYTimes-d hevluulsen mash sonirholtoy op-ed - A New Path for Japan. Hervee oiriin ireeduin Yaponiig yurunhii saidiinh ni helj bui shig barimjaalah yum bol neleed sonirholtoy dur zurag garch ireh ni. Uuntey uyaldaad manaih ch gesen gadaad bodlogodoo neleed uurchlult oruulah shaardlagatay boloh ni gartsaaguy.

On economy:

Our responsibility as politicians is to refocus our attention on those non-economic values that have been thrown aside by the march of globalism. We must work on policies that regenerate the ties that bring people together, that take greater account of nature and the environment, that rebuild welfare and medical systems, that provide better education and child-rearing support, and that address wealth disparities.

On Japan's new regional role:
[...] we must not forget our identity as a nation located in Asia. I believe that the East Asian region, which is showing increasing vitality, must be recognized as Japan’s basic sphere of being. So we must continue to build frameworks for stable economic cooperation and security across the region.
I believe that regional integration and collective security is the path we should follow toward realizing the principles of pacifism and multilateral cooperation advocated by the Japanese Constitution. It is also the appropriate path for protecting Japan’s political and economic independence and pursuing our interests in our position between the United States and China.

On new world order:
How should Japan maintain its political and economic independence and protect its national interest when caught between the United States, which is fighting to retain its position as the world’s dominant power, and China, which is seeking ways to become dominant?

This is a question of concern not only to Japan but also to the small and medium-sized nations in Asia. They want the military power of the U.S. to function effectively for the stability of the region but want to restrain U.S. political and economic excesses. They also want to reduce the military threat posed by our neighbor China while ensuring that China’s expanding economy develops in an orderly fashion. These are major factors accelerating regional integration.
The last passage reminds me of Baabar's latest article.

Tovchhondoo bol Hatoyama-giin Yapon neleed anti-capitalist handlagatay, bus nutgiin integration-g manlailahiig oroldson uls boloh ni. Harin uunii ur dagavar biden deer yaj tusah ve? Any opinions?