Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Iron Thorn

Anu on The Iron Thorn

The Iron Codex: (Book 1) The Iron ThornAuthor: Caitlin Kittredge

Title: The Iron Thorn (The Iron Codex #1)

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

Today, I just want to write

Just as the title suggested, I just want to write. I am writing as if a video camera was given to a 7-year-old girl and at this moment I have no idea what will my brain command my fingers to do. So if you’re busy or not interested, you can leave this “post” and do something useful with your time instead of spending who knows how many minutes on this blabber. I just want to write.

Every now and then I get this urge to open my laptop and just type – anything. I usually type poems to my OneNote in case I would need it later, which is never, or I type Mongolian books into Word with all it’s Table of Contents and the heading styles and everything. But I have to say, I never finished typing a single book; I get tired and go do something else eventually. I still have some unfinished writings of Politics Studies, Mongolian History and such. I won’t finish them. That would be mad of me.

My finals started last Wednesday and I’ve given 4 out of 9 exams so far and tomorrow’s English Writings Skills. I know that doesn’t sound like a lesson, but we do take a credit worth of lesson. Last semester, it was worth of 2 credits. Maybe that’s why I wanted to write something. But the exam of that subject is not usually on how you write. It’s on how-in-the-way-you-write, if you know what I mean. You won’t get better marks on that subject just by writing much. We have to – like – memorize the ways how different types of letters/e-mails are written and what words we should use, especially in the first and the last paragraphs. It’s a pretty boring class, but still, we – at least I – learn something useful from the 90 minutes we spend every week.

Right at this moment, I am sitting in a right angle, literally in 90 degrees. My toes are tingling and I am pretty sure I am going to lose my sense in them shortly, if I keep sitting like this. A bottle of Pepsi at my right, my awesome Yamaha F370 at my left and my laptop in front on a mini table, I would say sitting on the floor leaning on my bed side is quite comfortable and healthy – how unlikely of me.

So I think I have to go and cram for tomorrow’s exam and the urge has just passed and thank you for staying up until the end of this post reading it. I only mean it, if you really read it. Kidding. I appreciate you coming to my blog at all and follow my blog if you haven’t already. Until next time, good bye.
Anu Harchu (Girl with a Mug)
P.S. The last sentences sounded like as if I was doing a video and talking, instead of writing a blog post.
P.P.S. L’s miserable face is there just to cheer us up.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2

This is not a review!

Hello!

I’ve written a review on Kung Fu Panda 2, united it with two other reviews and posted it to the MMF’s reviews blog.

Enjoy!

United review: go here

I am stuck!

As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted in a week. People would say that they were busy and didn’t have the time to do so. I am not going to say that excuse. Because I always found time before, so should now. But there wasn’t anything to write about. Seriously! It is possible that my brain got down due to the increasing heat and the sleepiness follows.

One good news is that I’ve went to the Kung Fu Panda 2: Kaboom of Doom’s premier on May 26th at Tengis Cinema. As usual, three members of my team, including me, wrote our own review version. This time, it was my turn to write unite them. So you can read it on MMF’s blog shortly.

My exams have begun last Wednesday and it will end on June 8th. Over all, I have 9 exams to give and 3 of them have already been given; 6 more to go. Wish me a luck!

I hope all of you’re doing well!
Love, Anu

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Song of the Day: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

A-Sound–Гитарын минь уйлах дуунд (The Beatles–While My Guitar Gently Weeps)

IMG_3611IMG_3612So you might have already heard about the new Beatles album, Tribute to the Beatles, by Mongolian artists. (Of course, you’ve already heard.) I’ve tweeted about it before this first music video was out and quite proud that I was one of the informants. LOL.

I have found this lyrics book lying around and wanted to – just – write something about it. So I’m inserting the original While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics from this book and the A-Sound remake of it for no particular reason.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Morning

Anu’s Saturday morning…

This is one of those Saturday where you have a lot to do but you can’t get into it – in short, procrastinating. Seems like I do useless YouTube videos to delay my work. The reason why I call it useless is that most of my YouTube videos are not useless, they are useful – hopefully. Whatever, I hope you get the idea.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bossypants

Anu Harchu on Bossypants by Tina Fey

Cover of Bossypants

Since I read this, I respect Tina Fey much more. She is a very successful TV show and film writer including 30 Rock and Mean Girls.

Befriend me on GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/AnuHarchu

Black Hawk Down

Anu Harchu’s thoughts on Black Hawk Down (2001)

Black Hawk DownI had this movie on my laptop for so long and finally decided to watch it and do a review. The reason I wanted to watch it was the actors played in this film.

So without further a due, please enjoy!

P.S. I have expressed my feeling toward the whole Somali thing a lot here, which wasn’t really off course but still. I hope you’ll look over that.

Festival du film francophone

188127_161177747277784_2749603_nFor those who haven’t heard of the event, the French Film Festival is going to be organized from 26th to 29th of May at the Black Box Theatre Mongolia. Please, click read more for more information.

Visit here to RSVP the Facebook event.

On the Religious and Non-Religious Concept

In my school there is this class called “English Writing Skills” and as for an assignment we had to write a “For and Against Essay” on a matter of our choice. And typically I forgot it and when the deadline came I haven’t written it. So I quickly wrote an essay in like 30 minutes, which means it can be very poor, did some grooming by Microsoft Word 2010 with all its preinstalled fancy Header, Footer and Margins and submitted it. Ironically I was the first one to submit mine.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading my rambling and please don’t take it personally if you see it offensively. I wrote this essay for the sake of and to meet the assignment requirement. I have a lot of great theist friends, especially you M! Glad to have you as my friend even if you’re a Protestant. (I hope I spelled it correctly. Lol.)
Anu

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NUM Building #1

NUM Building #1

Every building’s ground floor isn’t very appealing. But when you look up … there’s more to them.

As an example, I am posting a picture of the Administrative building of National University of Mongolia with its Choibalsan statue in front.

Song of the Day: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

Official video of Back to Black by Amy Winehouse

I have loved this song of Amy Winehouse for so long but never had this urge to listen to it so much before like today.

Partly it’s Glee’s last episode’s doing when Santana Lopez sang it.

Anu

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sleuth

Sleuth Film Review

Picnik collage

I’ve just noticed that I haven’t filmed a film review video in ages – well not ages, but a long time. So I decided to do a review on the films I watched yesterday and the day before that, which is SLEUTH.

The original one was made in 1972 and the other one is the remake of the first one and was made in 2007.

Enjoy, Anu

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, SES!

SES on May 16th, 2011Today the School of Economic Studies of National University of Mongolia has reached 64 years of age.

The school is organizing an outdoor event in front of its building, which I can see from my school’s (SFS, NUM) window, including 64% off of all the food served in the school cafeteria.

Happy 64th birthday SES!

 
 
 
 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Girl with a Mug

Girl with a mug

Here is a girl with a mug, literally. I found this picture from Bsk’s Facebook, I think.

The girl in the photo, actually, resembles me a lot in the emotional sense, not physically. I don’t sit beside a window looking out while it’s raining, although I wish I could do it.

Hope you like it.

Love,

Anu

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Learning Guitar to Get Laid

CH-Originals--CollegeHumor-Original-Videos--jpgI have started watching the “College Humor Originals” and I’m enjoying the episodes quite a lot. I wanted to share the “Guitar Lesson” one, because it is … well, kinda effective.

Spring Festival

IMG_3476Yesterday, May 13th of 2011, a spring festival, more like a party, was organized at my high school, Ulaanbaatar Mongolian Turkish School. As an alumnae, me and my class mates were invited to join the current students, as well as their parents.

During the festival, Turkish special home made dishes such as kebab, pide, borek, cake and ice cream etc. were served outside the school for anyone who wants to buy.

Students performed Turkish dances and songs for their parents and so on.

Me and my class mates left the festival early. But we had a great time, at least eating a slice of home made fruit cake was satisfying.

Picture (L to R): Tsenguun; Anu; Setsen; Rinchyenkhand

Song of the Day: Bitter:Sweet – The Mating Game

Bitter:Sweet – The Mating Game
The Mating Game [front]The Bitter: Sweet is a my kind of band and I still listen to their first album “The Mating Game”.
This time as my Song of the Day I am going to choose the album titled song.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time flies by

Anu Harchu's cousin doing her homework

You might have or might not have watched my video having my youngest cousin do that the most cutest thing probably in 2009 or 2010. I was squeezing her cheeks and she was saying “Бөмбөг” /spelled as ‘bumbug’; meaning ‘ball’/ again and again. If you actually try it, it’s really funny.

Back to the main topic; today I went to my grandparents’ and saw my cousin there doing her homework so zealously and grown up so big. (At least, I think she got big.)

I’ve just realized that the time flew by so fast, not the mention the fact that my mom was my age when she bore me, and I haven’t even decided what to do with my life.

I just wanted to share that feeling I got earlier and please share your similar or the opposite ones in comment down below.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Halo

HaloAuthor: Alexandra Adornetto

Series: Halo #1

Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rain with Sun

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When I got outside after the class, it was raining, but the sun was still in the sky and I could see it. Raining while the sun is still up. How great it is? I wish every summer day would be like today, not hot, not cold, but amiable.

The photo was taken when Terka and I were waiting for a bus at the bus stop.

Advocacy Institute 2011

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might already know that me and my 3 friends attended a 17 days summer debate program, The Advocacy Institute, in Xiamen, China. The last year’s program took place at the Xiamen University with collaboration with Willamette University from Oregon, Washington. During the course we all received one credit worth of lesson form Willamette professors in Biodiversity, Sustainability, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and debate. There were about 40 of us, from China, South Africa, United States and Mongolia. At the end of the course we had a debate tournament concerning the lessons we took.

This year's program will take place in Dalian, China organized by Willamette University as well at the Dalian Nationalities University from May 18th to June 3rd. Student from outside China and U.S. can apply for full scholarship of the program including accommodation, food and tuition, excluding the transportation. Since I have already attended the program, I can’t apply this year again.

If you’re interested in the program, please check its website here.

Song of the Day: Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (with Lyrics)

Here is the new “Song of the Day”. I have fallen in love with Fleetwood Mac since the Glee episode “Rumours” named after this exact album.

Yesterday I saw the artist’s other album in HIGH FIDELITY, one of my “favourite movie” and adaptation of Nick Hornby’s book.

The song is so timeless that if you don’t already know the song, you won’t be able to pinpoint the time it was recorded. (It was recorded in 1977.)

Hope you like it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

my very own DFTBA t-shirt

I ordered a t-shirt from DFTBA Records when I was feeling very sleepy over a month ago. The next day, I thought I wrote the address wrongly and the tee won’t be delivered to me. So I was thinking like – this won’t arrive, and got sure of it after it hit 2 weeks. But it arrived after a month!!! How long?

T-ShirtAnyway, I’m really excited and the tee is soooo cool, which fits me perfectly. Lol. (Ladies’ Cut S)

This is the tee. Clicking on it will direct you to the website.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Conversation Stimulator

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to rant about beer. In my opinion, there are generally two ways to drink beer for yourself:
  1. To get wasted – not such a wise idea
  2. To use as a conversation, which has more substance, simulator.
Now, I just lost what I was about to say. Anyway. Beer can trigger good conversation between those who are similar to you and share what you think.
Viva la Stella Artois!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Thor

thor_wallpaper_1920x1080_1You can find my written review, which is in Mongolian, edited and combined with other reviews from the MMF’s blog ( moviemongolia.blogspot.com ).

I won’t be doing a video review for this movie.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Song of the Day: Kina Grannis–Oops! … I Did It Again (B.S. cover)

I personally thought that this song could never sound this authentic and heart melting, but it can when sung by Kina Grannis, LOL. If you haven’t checked her channel out on YouTube, you should. This video is from her channel.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

a rainy, then a snowy, then a wet day

a rainy, then a snowy, then a wet day
Mongolian weather tends to change drastically, especially in Spring. The previous day was +15 Celsius, and today it’s like 0 Celsius. It started off with a light rain, then it intensified, then it snowed and then all the rain and snow turned into water. Just dirty water. But still, the falling snow was really beautiful that I had a feeling I had to record it, even though they might not show on my camera.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Video review of “The Good, the Bad, the Weird”
Dirgood_bad_weirdector: Jee-woon Kim
  • Kang-ho Song as Yoon Tae-goo /The Weird/
  • Byung-hun Lee as Park Chang-yi /The Bad/
  • Woo-sung Jun as Park Do-won /The Good/

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Song of the Day: Glee Cast – Loser Like Me

GLEE: Regionals “Loser Like Me” Full Performance

See more for the lyrics

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nowhere Boy

 

Video review of NOWHERE BOY by Anu Harchu

nowhere_boy_poster_2Director: Sam Taylor-Wood

  • Aaron Johnson as John Lennon
  • Kristin Scott Thomas as Mimi
  • David Threlfall as Uncle George
  • Josh Bolt as Pete
  • Ophelia Lovibond as Marie
  • Anne-Marie Duff as Julia

A chronicle of John Lennon’s first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who reentered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Julia: – Do you know what it means, rock’n’roll?. – Sex.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower

Video review of “Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower” by Anu Harchu

naruto-movie-4-the-lost-tower

The Japanese title is spelled as “Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Za rosuto tawa”.

Release date: Jul. 31, 2010 (Japan)

Director: Masahiko Murata

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