Thursday, December 28, 2006

Report #33: Happy Holidays!!!

It is a great time - all the great holidays are celebrated at around the same time: Christmases (Western and Orthodox), Eid ul-Adha (Kurman Ait), and New Year.

Jañí jílíñízdar menen! Aytíñar maarek bolsun! (Kyrgyz should eventually switch back to Latin.)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Report #32: Earthquake in Bishkek

At around 2 am Bishkek time as I was going to bed, there was an earthquake of 5.7-point magnitude. It shook pretty strongly for about 4-5 second. Book shelves, lamps, my table with a computer were rattling. I even got up and stood in the corner of my room, as we were all tought during earthquakes.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Report #31: March of Dictators

Joke of the Day: Today (Dec 21) Joseph Stalin is organizing a Birthday party in hell. He asked Pinochet to help out with the organization and wanted Turkmenbashi to be his guest of honor. He departed first thing in the morning.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Report #30: 24th Birthday

On December 2nd I celebrated my 24th birthday. It was a good day. In the morning I went to open the snowboarding season in Bishkek. By 4 pm of non-stop snowboarding, I could not feel my legs. But, it was great. Then we had a family dinner with plof. Afterwards, I went to listen to rock in a new bar in Bishkek. Thanks for all the friends who wrote, called or personally congratulated me on my birthday.