Category Archives: apartment

Picture frames

I purchased a couple pics from the eagle festival and camel polo.

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Mark and I tried to get them framed on Saturday but the place was closed, so Saruul and I went yesterday. He did a great job picking the mats and frames.

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He also got out his calculator to add it up to make sure I was being charged the correct amount.

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He picked them up after one day, and $80.00 for all three.

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They are beautiful.
Also decided to get my Mongolian script of “I love you” framed. At the framing store they were able to read it, which pleased me.

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Now to decide where we shall hang them.

I love you in Mongolian

Today I learned how to write “I love you” in Mongolian script. I thought it might be short, but as you can see it wasn’t. I tend to do to many curves, I think a result of doing Chinese calligraphy.

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I will be ready for Valentine’s Day.

Aprons for decoration

I like these aprons so much that I don’t know if I want to wear them or just display them.
This one is from South Korea

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This brown one is from Japan.

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Wearable art!

Letter from mom!

My mom’s letter finally arrived. It took over 2 months to get here, but I am just glad that it arrived.

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I am so thankful for the the Internet as I can’t imagine waiting 2 months to see pictures of my family.
Thanks mom, for keeping me up to date with family pictures.

Keeping warm

Xieman gave me a very thoughtful gift to keep me warm in Mongolia.

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You just plug it in for 10 minutes and it will stay warm from 2 to 8 hours.

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You can put your hands inside or as the package says warm feet, warm sleep. I have tried it out, and it really gets warm.
Xieman knows I like the color red.
Thanks Xieman

Fresh air in our apartment

When Mark and I looked at this apartment I noticed this small appliance above each bed. I learned they are part of the oxygen concentrator system that provides a constant flow of oxygen without storage or handling of oxygen cylinders.

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Should be helpful when the smoggy winter weather sets in.

Super find of the day!

Yesterday Mark and I went for a walk and stopped at the biggest grocery store near us.
These almonds in white chocolate with cinnamon looked interesting so I picked up a package, and ate some on the way home.
Delicious!! I am going to go back and buy more.

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Product of Poland.

Swim time- not yet

This morning I walked over to the pool since I know the water is warm and I want to get into a daily routine. The last time I went it was on the weekend when the office staff were not working. This morning I was stopped and asked to produce my membership card of which I don’t have one.
I also learned I needed a medical checkup to be able to use the pool.
I was given the following form which needs to be filled out by a doctor, so I guess another new medical experience for me.

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On my way home I met this little guy making his way down the street eating his fill for breakfast.

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There were actually two of them.

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I decided to continue my walk and so did he.

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My last couple days in Beijing

I have been keeping busy the last couple days visiting, shopping and just preparing myself for the move.

Out for dinner at my favorite Japanese Restaurant. Vera (manager) Elizabeth and Liz.

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The place has just been completely remodeled, with Vera painted on the wall.

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Today a little carpet shopping

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We saw these pottery plates that are chiseled first and then painted. Quite a remarkable resemblance to the individuals.

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President Obama

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Goodbye to Ella.

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Xieman is coming to spend the night with me, so we both can be up at 5:00am. for my early departure.

Here I come Mongolia.

What I will miss in Beijing.

This I will NOT miss!

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I will miss these employees from my apartment.

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Grace just returned to work after having her son, a few months ago. She used to come up to my apartment and tutor me with my Chinese.

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I enjoyed teaching Nicole some English.

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And of course Xieman (my cleaning girl and dear friend) who insists on coming to the airport with me on Thursday at 6:00 to see me off.

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We went out for lunch and enjoyed this delicious fish which I will miss.

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This is just to name a few things.