Tuesday, July 24, 2012

to the middle of nowhere

On the third day, we travelled out of the small town to visit a herder family. There were no road signs (or road!), no shops, no people, except for the one family that we’re visiting. i have absolutely no idea how the driver knew his way around.

Be careful of where you step on

Vast grassland, gorgeous view... and it reminded me of Brokeback Mountain.

Ceiling of a ger.

Exterior of a ger is usually very plain and they looked almost identical. But inside, each
family will customised the wall with colourful printed fabrics and decorations.

i’ve always thought all sheep looked alike... who knows there are so many different breeds,
and all so cute!

Spotted another herd of sheep from afar.

Then they started charging towards us and i panicked...

... luckily they made a turn just before reaching us.

And very orderly, they moved into their designated spot. i was impressed, very impressed.

meh~ meh~

By the end of the visit, we had also tried our hands on cutting homemade cheese curds,
shearing and milking sheep.

Zuunbayan-Ulaan, Mongolia

Thursday, July 19, 2012

of blue skies, woolly clouds and rainbow smiles

The title basically sums up the awesome morning spent on this good model street.

Sky was blue with soft fluffy clouds that i’ve only seen in children illustration books so far.

Happy faces that melted our hearts.

A curious neighbour

Love these cute little windows (or doors) along the fence that connect all the neighbours
to this street.

Uvurkhangai, Mongolia

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

mongolian hospitality

A typical hospitality tray of homemade cheese curds and yogurt.
These are specially prepared to welcome guests.

Preparation of cheese curds and yogurt in the ger.
Dried animal dungs are used as fuel (above pic).

We got to try our hands at cutting curds using a piece of string.

The curds are then left to sun for 3 days before consumption.

A table full of tradition warmness from another family visit.

Variations of hospitality trays/bowls.

Zuunbayan-Ulaan (pic 1 to 8), Arvaykheer (pic 9 & 10) and Ulaanbaatar (pic 11), Mongolia

Monday, July 16, 2012

that’s all i can think of

i really do.

Title taken and modified from Yoshitomo Nara’s drawing “Oh! My God! I miss you.”

Friday, July 6, 2012

the most awesome colour ever

i’ve never love blue this much.

Uvurkhangai, Mongolia

Monday, July 2, 2012

as we travelled

7 days in Mongolia

...plus shameless self-promotion of this notebook that has been around for at least 2 months. So much things has been going on recently that i totally forgotten to mention it here... if you’re interested in purchasing this notebook, it’s available at Manicurious in Singapore or here :)

Have a great Monday!