Monday, December 31, 2012

20121231 | The Last Evening of the Year

Picture courtesy to Tekist Dec 28, 2012.
For our family, it's been like this for at least the last 6 years : my mom and I prepare a big portion of Russian table salad, bring a large pot of it to our grandparents in the late afternoon, have a New Year dinner with my extended family (uncles and cousins and stuff), go back home before it gets crazy outside and hope for our luck that we will be up when the clock struck.

Today, me and my sister prepared the salad. When going back home, we took the bus - first, it was empty and second they are pretty much the Flash in the new traffic regulations. Interestingly as I was listening to my audiobook, a nice, tall guy with a red, I mean real red, bow tie comes in and walks by to the back. I swear everyone's head turned. A very nice vibe went around (I think). From the next stop, two girls who seemed to have just celebrated or something comes in carrying a bouquet of yellow roses came on and sit in front of me.

The whole thing was kinda bizarre in a good way. Red bow tie and bouquet of yellow ... I have a good feeling about what's coming.

Happy New Year everyone,
Anu

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rouge Roulette | CD Lipstick

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The lipstick obsession has been revealing itself quite strongly recently. Me being a complete red lip lunatic, I fell in love with Christian Dior's alarming red and most importantly matte lipstick in 013 Rouge Roulette (Rouge Bingo / Roulette Red) from Rouge Diorific line back in early November (I think).

It is a very nice, long-wearing, true colour lipstick that has a very good colour give off with matte finish, which property I am particularly in love with. I understand it is too much for everyday wear, but me being me - I would still wear it even to school. LOL. Now it has become my new favourite.

What is your favourite for the perfect red lips?

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20121223 Class New Year Outing | Anu Vlogs

Last week our college classmates rented a house in Nukht and "celebrated" New Year beforehand and gave the last of our Secret Santa gifts to our Secret Santa, instead of getting present from one person all the way. Anyway, here is a video on how it went, even though there isn't much, and the photos taken however crappy quality they are. Lol.

Enjoy,
Anu


Farewell, O!

Oyunbold, a fellow trouble maker, has called me today saying "My dear, I am going to the States tomorrow morning. Will be about 4 years. Stay well." That's just like him.

An here I want to wish him great success and joy in his new chapter of study also in life. Be alive you damn fool and stay a good friend that you are.

Love,
Anu

Feb 20, 2011 - the first photo of us together (photo credit to Terka) | Oct 30, 2012 - and the last photo of us together (technically) (photo credit to Grey)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

20121227 | The Reunion

My friend Mindy has been in town for a while, but Nikki and I haven't been able to find time to see her. (well, Mindy's and my free-time haven't intertwined). Today, we MADE time. Loved having lunch with you guys and having you over.

The make-up session.


group photo!!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry | Anu Reads

Jon Ronson talks about his 2009 book The Psychopath Test on TED in March 2012. And after seeing the video I became acutely aware of the fact that me having read the book (which rarely happens because of my glibness (0.0)).

Anyway, thanks to Indra for giving me the Kindle with this book still downloaded, I got to read this interesting though at the same time scary story by Jon Ronson.


Monday, December 17, 2012

East Asian Development Model

Hello my lovelies,

Greetings from the dead of night. Well, morning to be more exact (it's 3:47 am). I've just finished my term paper on East Asian Development Model for my Economic Development Model class. So I am sharing it here.

Cutting it pretty close, and there are other 3 papers to be finished as well. Wish me luck and success for me making it through this semester and the finals without failing (well, succeeding would be better).

Love,
Anu

Saturday, December 15, 2012

1Q84 | Anu Reads

Finished it, finally finished it. I've been obsessing over this 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami for weeks now (well, two to be exact). I am sorry for the crap quality of the video content (not really), but I just wanted to do it. Read more books with me.
Love,
Anu


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scissor Sisters - Let's Have a Kiki | Song of the Day

Gotta admit that the Kiki song has been in my mind and mouth for full 2 days and that's good. Sassy and there is something that is very alluring.

Shut the doors TIGHT!


20121212 | Tsuivan and a Dwarf

Hello my lovelies,
Greetings for the once in a century occasion : 1212121212 (AM and PM are different matter). I hope you're having a successful last weeks of the semester, unlike me. LOL.

So Wednesday it is - only one French period and that's it. Beginning the morning or the day with a breakfast/lunch made by my friend, Enhjin, was pleasant and long awaited one.

What a drag to spend 3 hours getting to and going from school to attend an hour-and-a-half class. But I got a picture, in which I look like a dwarf. LOL, again.
Anu



Trailers #4

Here comes another wave of Trailers whose movies I am totally excited about. This time there are only 2 of them for I've already exhausted the ones I was following. Enjoy!

Star Trek Into Darkness - 17 May 2013

I am not exactly a fan of Star Trek, but just Benedict Cumberbatch being cast in it, is enough to make me watch it. LOL. Sorry.



Man of Steel - 14 June 2013

And Henry Cavill as Clark Kent!!! Go British men!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

20121208 Open Mic | Anu Vlogs

Last Saturday, Dec 8th, Tilo Valo, Khulan Jugder, Tekist and I went to UBean Coffee House and Roasterie for its weekly Open Mic evenings, especially for AMtime's performance, of which she has promised us (here I mean Tilo Valo). (When I met her in person, I instantly remembered that I've seen her in class - and she told me that she used to go to a same school as me. Oh, the irony and my forgetful nature.)

I could see that the people who performed really prepared with good heart, and it kinda made me to pick up my guitar too. Wish me luck, I might start singing, filming myself and posting it on YouTube. Lol. Probably not.

P.S. UBean's brownies are divine by the way.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crash Course | Biology

I've finished watching Crash Course | World History and it's time to start Crash Course | Biology, in which Hank Green from the Vlog Brothers teaches Biology on YouTube.

I don't really know much about Biology in general, but I used to be a Physics competition contestant and did pretty good. So, I hope it won't be way to hard to understand after winding and rewinding couple of times. Please join in if you're interested.


Why I Hate School but Love Education || Spoken Word

Browsing through your blog feed actually helps you to find something inspiring and makes you do something - not anything.

Found this video by sulibreezy embedded on Enqush's blog. I hope you find it inspiring as well.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

AMTime (Чими Ка) - Gray

Thanks to my weirdly close friend Tilo Valo, I've just discovered a very aspiring artist AMTime and here is my most favourite song of hers, with the cutest and most relate-able

I hope you (whoever you are, however you stumble upon this post) will enjoy her art as much as (even more) I do.




Monday, December 3, 2012

20121202 Madame Butterfly | Anu Vlogs

I feel like as if I am doing a Vlogmas ... (it's a project or a dare to vlog every single day until Christmas throughout the month of December, thus making 25 videos, if you haven't known it already)

But here is another vlog on the second day of December.

P.S. Should I do it even though I don't celebrate Christmas?


Crash Course | World History

Earlier this year John and Hank Green from the VlogBrothers started another channel - CRASH COURSE, in which both of them concentrate on different scientific subjects - Hank on natural and John on social, with other professionals on the video editing, sound and visual effects. And it's very very very interesting.

Due to my summer job, I've missed so many episodes and when I came back into town, I just kept putting it off. Now, it's time to catch up. First of, WORLD HISTORY playlist!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

20121201 | Badma's Birthday | Anu Vlogs

December is finally here, and now we can get excited about New Year's without being booed for November being too early for that. Yaaay! Get excited even if you don't want to! (like me)

Anyway, December 1st - the World AIDS Day, show your support on this day AND every other day of the years to come by for fighting against HIV/AIDS with however way you can and contribute.

Secondly, today is my college friend Badma's birthday and you can find more in the vlog down below. Send your good wishes towards her.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | Anu Watches

This is it! I've finally watched Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises on DVD and here is what I chattered about it on film. (I thought I would do a lot of spoilers, but seems like I ended up not giving much away)

Enjoy!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Catching Fire Animated Poster

Checking my Google reader feed, I found out about the new animated poster for the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire on itismovie.com . It is definitely one of my most awaited films.

The cast is going to include Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks (the more of her, the better), Stanley Tucci (also him), Sam Claflin, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland and etc. from the prequel The Hunger Games, and Jena Malone, Toby Jones and etc. as addition to the sequel.

Update on Nov 26, 2012: I've removed the animated poster from this post due to the fact that with my simple blog design everytime you load the page the sound goes up and it's juuust annoying, even for me. Don't you think so? (and the sound also can be heard whilst I am in the editing this post right this moment??? How come, the poster isn't even on any page??) Click on the itismovie link for the poster. Sorry for the long explanation of the poster removal. I hope you're having a great day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

20121121 | Naturally Unproductive Day

Today being the regional election day, we're having Wednesday off two weeks in a row. Gladly, I have only one class (French - the only class I talk about on my blog, how strange) on Wednesdays, thus eliminating the requirement of making up the lost time later on weekends. Anyway, I've just voted at my sectional voting booth and I hope you have done so too for fulfilling your rights and duty (cliche).

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Saw this Oct 2007 edition of LODOWN Magazine that had some really inspirational photos and also ads running in it, which I really enjoyed. It seems like it's still cool now too.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trailers #3

I am posting the trailers of the movies I am excited about that are coming soon. (well, if there is the trailer, the movie is obviously coming out soon) So, here are the ones that I am waiting to see:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

This one is based on the Trilogy (now, it's going to be a six-book series, the last one gets released in 2013, I think) written by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass. Good book in a Young Adult genre and I couldn't help but research who was playing who. Guess what, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is playing Valentine Morgenstern, the antagonist in the trilogy. How great is that? Other exciting cast includes: Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather, Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis and of course Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane (I've found about him while I was watching Fashion TV, oh what a way to discover M.B.).

The Host

Based on the first book of a trilogy-to-be by Stephenie Meyer (somehow I read it too), The Host is a romantic sci-fi movie that might or might not pleasure all the movie watchers.

Oz: The Great and Powerful

No need to say anything except its bright and talented young group of actors and actresses cast.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bach Ringtone via Sherlock

Since I've started reading English novels and got my hands on Sir A.C.Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, I've always been a Sherlock-Holmes-Enthusiast. Earlier this year (January 2012 to be exact), I was introduced to BBC's Sherlock and got utterly hooked. Partially, no matter how small it may be, it was the composed music of the series. Me being me, I've always had Irene's Theme (from A Scandal in Belgravia) since then on my ringtone.



After 10 months of solid and truthful commitment, I've just changed my ringtone. To a classical piece this time - J.S.Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G minor Adagio. Strangely enough, it was still in the Sherlock (The Reichenbach Fall). Oh well, you can't help against your nature. And ironically, I'd never enjoyed Bach until now.



Update (Nov 19): I've been like jumping up when the violin started the whole day when my phone rang. Getting used to it, getting used to it.

20121118 | Manjusri Monastery Outing

A good way to spend the weekend is to go out of town with your family or friends. So we did. This time, we went to Manjusri Monastery (Манзушир Хийд check in on foursquare) and hiked and played around in the snow for a day.

Get there before the real winter comes and it becomes impossible to go even during the day this year. Here are some pictures.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

BREAKING DAWN: PART 2 | Anu Watches

The finale of the Twilight Saga on film Breaking Dawn: Part 2 has just opened in theaters, and I had the opportunity to get an extra ticket since I haven't gone through getting an advance ticket. Lucky for me. The hall was fully packed, like no seat were left untaken.

Oh Look! Lee Pace is in Breaking Dawn: Part 2!!!

So here is another film review.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's in Our Bags w/ Nomin | Anu Vlogs

Nomin is here, so why not we film a tag video. For real this time. I've definitely noticed that we might carry way too many stuff in our bag that might seem needless. But thinking about omitting anything from there is somehow impossible to manage afterwards. Things like journals, gums, tissues and hand sanitizers are impossible to part with. Well, there wasn't any snack or food in there. (even though I might occasionally carry an apple or mini pack of Oreo)

Going through someone's bag can sometimes be interesting I hope.

Nomin's Instagram | Facebook.


New Government for Changes | Names and Titles in Mongolian and English

As part of the class we take, Translation Practice or Translation Methods (whichever you want to call it), we were given the official Mongolian and English titles of the newly constructed (not very new, but this summer) Government. Thought I'd type it out and share it with you. I hope someone find it helpful.

The official Open Government website.
Шинэчлэлийн Засгийн Газрын Яамд болон Газруудын нэрс

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

20121113 | Tom Hiddleston

When a social convention of sharing a meal together happens for girls, normal girls, the conversation is bound to get involved into the current event, recent movies and the celebrities in it. Today, for us we started with Skyfall, then proceeded to Daniel Craig as Bond and Peirce Brosnan as Bond, then the shining and talented actors from Britain in Hollywood. Aaaand we ended up on Tom Hiddleston, eventually - my-current-but-long-standing celebrity crush.

See how girls squirm seeing some cool photos of him. (Featured here are Haliun and myself, taken by Gegee)


P.S. Uyanga is back with us on one lecture a week. Yaaaay!!!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

20121111 | Colour on the Door and Arts Day

You know, when I was a kid how my mom keeps changing and redecourating our home baffled me. Now I think I am that way. Once I got out of my bed just before midnight to rearrange stuff in my room. This time, I've painted. Not the entire room, but the door and the window frame. Here you'll get some snapshots of my work on the door. Tada!!!! The colour is Tikkurila K375, by the way (I think).

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Me being completely forgot about the awesome event that was happening at the iLoft, I finished the room project and with Nomin and Gus Gus headed towards the "Монголын Орчин Үеийн Урлаг Сонирхогч Залуусын Өдөрлөг" 2012.

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Click here for the whole set of photos on Flickr.
Click here for Саарал ( Grey ) Photography's set on her Facebook page.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SKYFALL | Anu Watches

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Yeah, I watched Skyfall, this being somehow my-type-of-movie, if you know what I mean. So here is the video review on it, one thing that I haven't done in a while.

THE VIDEO REVIEWS ARE BACK!!!! So Expect more in the future - which I hope a good thing for my productivity. (I don't know about the necessity)
Enjoy!

P.S. See the previous post - 20121109 - for the  blog-ish post and the pictures taken while I was being UBER-excited for this one.




20121109 | The Shades are Here

Fridays aren't really good weekday for my classmates. It's such a long day to cope up through, not mentioning the last period - Economic Diplomacy - is literally a sleeping pill of a lesson. But despite that, good things happen. For the full set of pictures taken this day, click here.

First, my glasses came. Thank you Bindi!!!
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Clarification, those are not my nails - I don't have nails, ugh. But aren't those sooo cute?? They're Bulgaa's.
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I feel like I only take photos / have photos taken when I am in French class. Weird.
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Aaaand, I've watched Skyfall with Nomin, Enkhjin and Bulgaa. It was awesome. For the video film review, click here.
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For the full set of pictures taken this day, click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

20121107 | Breakfast Coffee

You know what, having only one period on Wednesday in the afternoon sucks - which can be fixed by good company or moving it to another weekday, so we could have a free weekday. The second one sounds a lot better. I hope you have enjoyed your Wednesday.

Breakfast at Rosewood Coffee House with Nikki and Nomin. A banana muffin for me, since I already had my coffee in the tumbler.
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Here they are!
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Are cassette cases getting into style or something?
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Look who I ran into today - Tegshee. Check his blog out: Tekism.blogspot.com
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Oh, we have so much fun in the hallway, don't we?
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Before class ... it's the second foreign language - French!
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