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  1. Thread: Breakfast

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    Never really in the mood for a massive breakfast...

    Never really in the mood for a massive breakfast during the week as I am up pretty early at 5:30 most days. Overnight oats with fruit and nuts, corrupted with maple syrup. ...
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmuEZYU-vxw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmuEZYU-vxw
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayfBf2J-Qlc Also...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayfBf2J-Qlc
    Also weird
  4. Got a letter recently telling me they had...

    Got a letter recently telling me they had adjusted my weekly contributions to the princely sum of 6quid. Still strikes me as a bargain.
  5. Thread: 2+3+C

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    I suppose it depends on the bread, if it is...

    I suppose it depends on the bread, if it is decent homemade stuff then untoasted with salted butter is great
  6. Also not much chance bringing in a load of NES...

    Also not much chance bringing in a load of NES unless they have done some training or attended workshops about classroom management. Having done one, the biggest issue with TEFL certificates is that...
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    I'm not sure, there is a small ski slope on the...

    I'm not sure, there is a small ski slope on the edge of UB, it's small but fun enough and has 3 slopes of varying difficulty. For a while some chap was renting out cross-country skis in one of the...
  8. Not much use have NES if the curriculum is going...

    Not much use have NES if the curriculum is going to remain stuck in the past. Smaller class sizes, a child centered curriculum and assertive rather than punitive discipline would be a better start.
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    Been pretty lazy with the photos this year, but...

    Been pretty lazy with the photos this year, but this year I went for a long(ish) hike.
    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/438.jpg
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  10. Thread: 2+3+C

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    3,4,A

    3,4,A
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    45459

    45459
  12. bottle of fuel = Leo

    bottle of fuel = Leo
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQiJ0UqT4VM...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQiJ0UqT4VM
    Stevie Nicks singing in a small bar
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    Martial Law is incoming, at least the air is...

    Martial Law is incoming, at least the air is nice. This overreaction is getting a little annoying. Rumor of foreigners being expelled are doing the rounds; Mongolia has a real problem with fake news....
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    I guess vlogging it would help pass the time here

    I guess vlogging it would help pass the time here
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    Another 3 weeks of this work from home madness...

    Another 3 weeks of this work from home madness has been added. Mongolia is certainly taking it seriously. Glad the pubs are open for now, without a good social life in the evenings this somewhat...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRDYpCmMcM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRDYpCmMcM
  18. Thread: Dinner

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/256.j...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/256.jpg
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    Mongolia celebrates it differently to China ...

    Mongolia celebrates it differently to China
    Tsagaan sar moon festival - Guide Mongolia - Horseback Mongolia
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    Week 3 of working from home and the cabin fever...

    Week 3 of working from home and the cabin fever is starting to get to me a little. Apparently they are postponing lunar new year, although I think it will just be the major big public gatherings. I...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOYdaAqSpg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOYdaAqSpg
  22. Thread: Dinner

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/212.j...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/212.jpg
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    All trains over the border to China now...

    All trains over the border to China now cancelled, some Mongolians are not keen on the Chinese at the best of times, so now some seem to using this as a hall pass for xenophobia. These sentiments are...
  24. Getting it set up will take some time, around 5...

    Getting it set up will take some time, around 5 months in total but it is well worth the peace of mind. Started doing mine last year and I barely notice the money going out. I'm paying class 2 back,...
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    It now appears that they are not letting...

    It now appears that they are not letting foreigners enter Mongolia through countries with the virus. A look on the local expat FB page shows me then several people are now stranded in Korea/Hong...
  26. Thread: Dinner

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    The mushy peas are enough to forgive the ketchup...

    The mushy peas are enough to forgive the ketchup intrusion- HP sauce all the way.
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    Around 3 more weeks of working from home using...

    Around 3 more weeks of working from home using online teaching methods; I have my doubts about the effectiveness of this for lower primary but it is better than no teaching at all, so must just make...
  28. Thread: Daily Moan

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    While I am sure this working from home malarkey...

    While I am sure this working from home malarkey full-time works well for introverts, I'm not finding it to be all that ideal. On the flipside the pollution and traffic in the local area is almost...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJkIUJ6jZ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJkIUJ6jZ4
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    I think they will always fall back on English...

    I think they will always fall back on English exceptionalism and blaming somebody else; it's the Brexit way! This is the reality
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/41.jpg
    One of the better FB posts
  32. Flights from UB to China and Hong Kong now seem...

    Flights from UB to China and Hong Kong now seem to have been suspended, I too am starting to think that perhaps I should be taking it more seriously. For the time being there are flights to South...
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    ^ I certainly agree with the importance of those...

    ^ I certainly agree with the importance of those countries but don't really hold out much hope for a good deal with the USA. Trump really owes us nothing, and there is also little we can offer them...
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    A bit hungover today so a bracing walk into town...

    A bit hungover today so a bracing walk into town was on the cards, I unexpectedly found some ice sculptures in the main square.
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  35. Thread: Dinner

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    New Aussie pub open in UB, Ned Kelly's. Had the...

    New Aussie pub open in UB, Ned Kelly's. Had the pies last time, got eaten before I had time to take a snap. Went for the steak today and it came out medium, in UB I'm taking this as a win....
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    We're always going to need immigrants when "our...

    We're always going to need immigrants when "our own" have been subjected to Tory cuts in education. I suspect a lot of EDL types will be a bit tetchy when they find out trade deals will mean visas,...
  37. My boss's family owns that hotel so was able to...

    My boss's family owns that hotel so was able to get a staff discount
  38. Decided not to chance Mongolia stopping flights...

    Decided not to chance Mongolia stopping flights and not being able to go or getting stuck in Thailand.
    Off to slum it in the countryside:Terelj Hotel & Spa, Bayan Bulagiin Hural – Updated 2020...
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    Could be a chuckle if the gammon start blaming...

    Could be a chuckle if the gammon start blaming Trump
  40. Would anyone actually limit international travel...

    Would anyone actually limit international travel themselves? I am still quite keen to get outta here for the Mongolian New Year and get some sun and heat. Only a week off, so Jomtien and BKK will...
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    The UK will soon find out that it is a teeny-tiny...

    The UK will soon find out that it is a teeny-tiny island on a big planet. Trump owes the UK nowt in terms of a deal, America First!
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    I expect first graders to whinge about...

    I expect first graders to whinge about vegetables, not adults. Some great vegan food out there and it is an option on our school menu, usually better than the fatty gristle fest of a meat option
  43. Borders with China/Mongolia now closed, I would...

    Borders with China/Mongolia now closed, I would imagine it is only a matter of time before flights are canceled; children have also been banned from public places, the fear on the ground here is real.
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/01/546.j...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/01/546.jpg
    Went to a lecture this weekend on what this can do long term it did not make for happy listening. The air is back to its normal winter self and I...
  45. There was a scare here that it had spread over...

    There was a scare here that it had spread over the border
    https://news.mn/en/790582/
    Thankfully it turned out just to be the usual lurgy
  46. Here in Mongolia the government as ordered the...

    Here in Mongolia the government as ordered the closure of all schools, be they run by the state or international. There is also talk of the borders being closed next week or even over the weekend. No...
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    It's better than Hua Hin to be fair, that place...

    It's better than Hua Hin to be fair, that place does my head in- a retirement home with a beach attached.
    BTW, you love jellyfish infestations,right?
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    There's been an outbreak of measles and some...

    There's been an outbreak of measles and some other illnesses that I presumed had gone with the Victorians- I'd just rather be on permanent vaccination, really.
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    2nd essay of this course drafted, so enjoying...

    2nd essay of this course drafted, so enjoying some draught beer
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    It's Smeg for sure, I don't mind a week or so in...

    It's Smeg for sure, I don't mind a week or so in Jomtien but the crowds soon become a little too much for me and I bugger off to the more laid back islands. That said, I am so done with this infernal...
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