Monday, November 5, 2012

october is missing

Met up with a friend for lunch recently and she mentioned that i haven’t been updating my blog. i thought it has only been for a couple of weeks but just realised that i haven’t had a single update last month.

Thinking back, i did quite a bit of stuffs in October but seems like there’s nothing much worth mentioning... Well, i had quite a few long walks, mostly just wandering around my hood. Some volunteering work, celebrated my dad’s birthday and lots of coffee.

i have to admit that i’m getting lazier with blogging nowadays. Plus, with the recent template updates, it has messed up my layout and i was getting frustrated trying to fix it. i do update on instagram (@alynnteo) almost everyday, so if you are still not bored with my pictures, you might like to check them out there :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

3 p.m. breaks calendar

3 p.m. breaks 2013 calendar is now available in my etsy shop.

*Enjoy free international shipping from now till 15 October 2012*
Available here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

window with a view

Mongolia is one of the largest countries in the world and it was no surprise that we spent quite
a bit of time travelling in the coach from one place to another.

This is what Mongolia was like through the coach window:

The area became less and less populated as we leave the capital.

One of the toilet breaks from the 8 hrs drive on the first day.

It was a long drive but the view was awesome.

Another stop for a breath of fresh air and some stretching.

Countless awesome sunset view from this trip.

Living in the sub-province. No traffic signs needed since there wasn’t many vehicles.

Gers and brick buildings standing side by side was a common sight.

Similar low-rise style architectures in the provinces.

i really love the view of these residential areas. So colourful and cheerful looking.

Back to the capital. Traffic can be quite chaotic during peak hours as of any other large cities.

Modern looking buildings, very different from the sub-provinces.

A typical vendor by the roadside.

Arvaykheer/Zuunbayan-Ulaan, Uvurkhangai
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Monday, August 27, 2012

on sightseeing

1. A small hill next to the town (Arvaykheer) where we stayed.
Man-made steps all the way to the hill top.

Unrecognised Wordings.

Reflective roofs under the harsh noon light.

Despite looking warm and sunny, it was actually quite cold and extremely windy.

A brick monument right in the middle of the platform at the top.

A herder and his sheep passed by.

At the foot the hill were these houses with coloured roofs – yellow, red, blue and green.
i wondered if there’s any reason why these four specific colours were chosen.

2. A horse memorial site
What a view! Doesn’t matter that it was freezing cold :)

i don’t remember much of its history except that it was built in memory of a very famous
race horse in the 18th century.

3. Sukhbaatar Square

It’s not difficult to tell which is the famous Chinggis Khaan statue.
Not sure about the other two, could be his famous warriors?

Buildings around the square.

4. Zaisan Memorial

A circular mosaic wall mural built to honor soviet soldiers killed in World War II.

Panoramic view of the city

Residential area right at the foot of the hill.

Gorgeous view when walking up and down (about 500 steps) the hill.

We didn’t do much sightseeing during the one week stay (which was good!). i much prefer to see and experience the daily life of the locals... well except the toileting part. i need modern toilet facilities.

1 & 2: Uvurkhangai
3 & 4: Ulaanbaatar