Monday, November 23, 2009

An Afternoon Ride

Photo courtesy of Narka

A late-afternoon ride in Prenzlauer Berg with Narka

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Waltz of the Day

Манжуурын Толгод via Tyler Cowen

Энэ вальс төрсөн түүхийг Гүндэгээгийн бичсан нийтлэлээс дууны үгийн орчуулгын хамтаар уншаарай + a must see scene from Mikhalkov's Urga

Friday, November 13, 2009

Parag Khanna on (ahem...) Mine-Golia

Ireh Purev garagt suuliin uyed shuugiulaad baigaa "wunderwonk" Parag Khanna end lekts unshih yum baina. Gants gem ni namaig sign up hiih gej uhantsaar baital suudal ni duurchihej; deerees ni lektsiig zohion baiguulj bui American Academy haa baisan hotiin nuguu zahad tul tiisheegee zuglehees "zalhuurav" (daraagiin Baasan garagt boloh Robert Shiller-iin lekts bas duurchihsen gene). Yutay ch negent ene nuhriin tuhai bodol bolson tul interneteer lektsiig ni sonsoj horhoigoo darahaar shiidvey. Sanasniig bodvol ovoo muu gar baina: Charlie Rose deer yariltslaga ugsnuus gadna bur TED deer hurtel yaria hiij. Yurunhiiduu bol minii deehne blog deeree profile hiisen Robert Kaplan-arhuu nuhur yum uu daa (medeej arai iluu academic - minii sonssonoor bol odoo LSE-d PhD hiij baigaa yum baih). Khanna-giin yariltslagaas harahad Kaplan-ii negen adilaar sudlaachdiin tudii l toodogguy bolovch manaih shig "chuhal" ornuudad ooriin bieer ochij, humuustey uulzaj, baidliig gazar deer ni medehiig chuhalchildag bololtoy. Gehdee Mongoliig yag her tuhtay sudalsan yum bol buu med. Yamartay ch TED deer hiisen yaria deeree Mongoliig ingej tailbarlaj baih yum (04:00 deerees ehlene):

[...] Mongolia, or as some call it, Mine-Golia. Why do they call it that? Because in Mine-Golia, Chinese firms operate and own most of the mines - copper, zinc, gold - and the truck the resources south and east into mainland China. China isn't conquering Mongolia. It's buying it. Colonies were once conquered. Today countries are bought. [...] That's what I call globalization Chinese style.



Yag hen unshihaas deerh quote-iig uur uuruur huleej avna baih l daa. Gehdee nadad lav zarim heseg deeree asuudliig het hyalbarchilj harsan yum shig sanagdlaa. Nuhduud yu gej bodoj baina?

Addendum: Mungutey bolhooroo The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order nomiig ni olj avahaas... :P + Parag Khanna: Embrace the Post-American Age + The foreign policy specialist—who has provided expert opinion to Barack Obama's campaign—talks with Andrew Coyne

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Letter to the Editor of the FT

Ungursun buten sainii FT-iin dugaar deerees iim zahidal olov :P

From Mr Paul Surtees.

Sir, Your correspondent Dietmar Klein (Letters, October 24) commented on the necessity to take barrow-loads of banknotes to be weighed at pre-war German banks.

Only a few years ago, I had a similar experience when living in Ulan Bator in Mongolia. Changing a few hundred pounds into the local currency, tugrik, I was astonished to be given two large plastic bags to contain the Mongolian currency. The bank only had notes of small denomination.

To make it the more disconcerting, these bags that I carried on to the street were transparent! On the other hand, the driver of a taxi that I hastily caught was very pleased to accept a single US dollar as the fare.

I see that a million tugrik are now worth about *425, so it seems that their inflation, sadly, continues apace.

Paul Surtees,
Hong Kong

Making a splash in Ulan Bator