Wednesday, February 28, 2007

#41: Childhood items...

Items in this picture - from pins with young Lenin's picture to ninja or Rambo stickers - are all from my childhood. In late 80s and early 90s, when perestroika was going wrong and borders are opening, Kyrgyzstan, as other former Soviet republics, were being flooded with new Western things. Those were the days!!! I wonder if I have any these things lost in some warehouse or kladovka.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

#40: Jibbing in Kyrgyzstan

Definition of jibbing: A playful sub-style of freestyle snowboarding that uses all kinds of obstacles such as trees, stumps, rails, etc. Jibbing can also be synonymous with "goofing around" on a snowboard; doing small technical tricks in a playful manner.

Federation of Extreme Sports in Kyrgyzstan organized a jibbfest. I was not there, but Elena Skochilo, a good photographer was and took really great pictures from the event.

I want to go to Karakol!!!