Indeed. We had a good one for Australia Day here. For starters, we all got the day off. In the morning we went and visited a school for disabled kids, played games with them, sang songs and told them about Australia. It was pretty cool. The kids were funny.
Next we went and had lunch (generously paid for by the program) at a Mongolian Barbequeue place, complete with beer and a complimentary vodka shot. After the lovely luncheon, we all split up, then met back at Sukhbaatar Square for a game of cricket. Awesome fun. I ran around as much as possible to keep warm, which worked pretty well. Took some good catches, bowled pretty badly and batted dismally. The bat was lent to us by Dave of Dave’s Pub, an Enlishman well known around these parts, particularly for the weekly quiz. So, after the game we headed down there and had a few beers, which naturally turned into a few more.
We were there for quite a while, but I left for an hour on a money mission, so I wasn’t nearly as drunk as some of the others. This didn’t stop me from singing along loudly to Queen songs with Andy, the new teacher at ESP. Pretty soon after that we moved on to another place, where a friend of a friend was having a birthday party. A little more drinking and some dancing and we moved on again. Good times. I managed to escape at about 2ish and woke up a bit tired, but not hungover at all.
All in all a bloody good Australia Day.
Only got a few pictures of the cricket and nothing else. Apologies.
Also recently on my flickr, an ice monkey and a Mongolian burn crew tag that’s been burnt.
Here’s me as of about half an hour ago:
And here’s me looking stupid.
Happy Straya Day!