Today is Wednesday, May the 11th, 2016.
Where did the season we call ‘Spring’ disappear to?
I was sitting here at my computer putting together a Post about what I did before and what I did after attending the ballet SLEEPING BEAUTY last Sunday the 8th of May.
When suddenly we had a late breaking weather advisory.
So at 11 o’clock late this morning here in Ulaanbaatar (УЛААНБААТАР) Mongolia (МОНГОЛЫА) I got up to stretch and looked out of my bedroom window.
The above and the below photos were taken from my bedroom window.
The next three photos below were taken from my kitchen window.
I took-stock-of-the-situation and resumed working on the Post you will be reading tomorrow.
The severity of the storm just did not register with me.
At 2pm it was time for me to go out to meet my friend Bayersaikhan and his wife Tunglag. They go-by ‘Saki’ and ‘Tunga’ for short. We were going to meet at the Blue Sky Hotel and then walk to Millie’s for a late lunch.
When I walked out of my apartment building it hit me!
Oh My! This is a real winter storm!
I looked to my right..
Man-O-Manischewitz we have a real storm here!
Below is what Peace Avenue looked like at 2 o’clock in the afternoon today Wednesday the 11th of May 2016.
In posting these photos I just noticed the same yellow bus above (coming) and below (going)? Can you believe this Month of May weather?
Looking West above and East below.
My friends Tunga (left above) and Saki. Below Saki and myself.
Walking from The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower to Millie’s below are a few photos of the distinctive buildings within the Choijin Lama Temple complex.
Any way you look at it .. This is a respectable winter snow storm.
At Millie’s looking out ..
Saki had the Chicken Breast with Two Eggs and French Fries. Saki ate-it-all with a little help with some of his chicken and french fries from his you-know-who friend!
I had my usual tuna sandwich on a whole wheat roll with a garden salad.
To top-off a great visit I called Patti. Tunga understands English but does not speak it. The two of them seemed to have really enjoyed ‘visiting’ with each other.
Tomorrow it will be Stand-And-Deliver Time once again for yours truly. I have been asked to meet with the medical staff and perhaps patients in a hospital environment to discuss the issue of alcoholism here in Mongolia. Saki will be my translator.
With Joy (I know what is coming next and I am just smiling to myself and you will too) .. Cap ..
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When I boarded the bus going East downtown because of the weather and people staying-home it was basically ’empty’.
Well Hello Young Mongolian .. I don’t know if you are a girl or a boy. Pink is a girl’s color. But your actions were decidedly male. I didn’t have-the-heart to ask you Dad what you are.
He/she had been looking across the aisle at me not wanting me to notice. When I pulled out my camera he/she just lit-up. Dad (brown jacket) is on the right edge of these photos.
Little girls do NOT react as you see below but I think I detect a very light pink lipstick. I am just smiling and giggling to myself as I see these photos.
This child appears to be full-of-the-old-Nick.
I asked his Dad the age. Age four. Talking on Dad’s cell phone. You have got to just love this.
When I got off the bus I did not just disappear. Poor little one might have been crushed had I just left. I made sure to formally let her know that I was leaving. We did a hand shake. We did a high-five hand-slap. We did a Howie Mandel fist-to-fist gesture.
That’s All Folks! I will say it again. I feel like the luckiest man in the world. Cap
- MAY 8, 16 .. THE BALLET .. SLEEPING BEAUTY
- MAY 12, 16 .. BEFORE AND AFTER SUNDAY’S BALLET .. SLEEPING BEAUTY