Right now, I’m sitting in my office. Staff have been wandering around swatting flies all morning. The last 2 days have been hot. Not 48 degrees hot like parts of Europe, but hot enough for people to complain. Batbold told me yesterday as he was heading out that he might melt.
So, the day before I flew up to Murun to meet my parents, I went to Quiza’s only concert for the year. It was great. A really top notch concert. Not only did he have several guests, which I’ll get to later, but he also had a live band backing him for a decent hunk of it and a graffiti crew painting live in the background. Most of the people who had done tracks on his albums came on to do their songs, like BX, a popular R&B singer. The real surprise was MC Hunger, a Japanese rapper who was in town, who came on and did a few track. Dude was incredible. Good stage presence and some really different styles. Will have to get his CD somehow, don’t think they sell it here.
I’ll post more about the trip soon, once I’ve got some work out of the way.
For now, if you feel like some Mongolian R&B, check out BX’s ‘My Love’ clip on YouTube.
Knackered. Just at work after coming back from a trip with my parents to Lake Khuvsgol and a few other places. We saw some amazing things and it was great to spend some time with the olds after 8 months away. We were very well taken care of by our tour guide Buya, who organised everything, got us from A to B and made sure we were well fed (Martin might say too enthusiastically). There should be more time for stories later, once I’ve got some work out of the way and looked through the photos (some now on flickr).
The weekend was madness. We headed back hideously early on Saturday morning, in order to have time for shopping and other activities. Back in UB early in the afternoon and almost straight out again to go shopping for presents. I assisted with the shopping and ran back and forth a bit, then sent Megan and Martin off to a cultural show at 6pm, after which Sunaree and I met them for dinner. Many of her intake of Peace Corps (M-16) finished up and headed back to the states this weekend, so after dinner we we went and met 20 or so for drinks.
Sunday morning was time to head to the airport and see Megan and Martin off to Beijing on their way home. Since I haven’t heard anything I’m assuming all went ok. The rest of the day was washing, cleaning, internet and running into people repeatedly. Then dinner and drinks for more departees.
Now I’m sitting here, trying to work out where I was up to over a week ago and remembering all the stuff I need to do. Like sleep.