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  1. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Gyms and restaurants closed for a month. 14...

    Gyms and restaurants closed for a month. 14 months of this and it is finally mentally starting to mess with me.
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    Poll: Another reason is that the world can't stay in a...

    Another reason is that the world can't stay in a perpetual state of lockdown. At the end of the day the economy matters more than the unfounded fear of antivaxxers.
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    Poll: Absolutely, it was actually part of my residence...

    Absolutely, it was actually part of my residence renewal here. I work with kids, while they mostly get a mild case I have no idea about the health condtions that parents/grandparents might have....
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    Born in Grimsby (it's a shit and depressing as it...

    Born in Grimsby (it's a shit and depressing as it sounds), moved to Norfolk (somewhat tolerable if you avoid the hooray Henry set), I now currently call Ulaanbaatar home.
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    All is good here in UB, I've been on holiday for...

    All is good here in UB, I've been on holiday for a few weeks so hence not online much. Taking advantage of the freedom as another sodding lockdown is being mulled. Some pics of the last few weeks.
    I...
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    This morning I woke up the the surprising news...

    This morning I woke up the the surprising news that school is canceled, even online. No idea why, but it seems to be political and nothing to do with COVID, because you can't get it from being...
  7. Thread: Dinner

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    That looks fantastic, Mendip

    That looks fantastic, Mendip
  8. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Everywhere else: Takes the sensible precaution of...

    Everywhere else: Takes the sensible precaution of not allowing flights from India
    Mongolia: Brings in a plane load of Indians and a few Mongolians who'd been working there.


    I guess 2021-2022...
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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/04/8.jpe...

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    You're gonna get ducked
  10. Thread: Daily Moan

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    People who send important work stuff after hours-...

    People who send important work stuff after hours- in this case it was long after midnight. Oh the horror that I might actually have a life outside work work!
  11. Thread: Dinner

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    I seem to remember someone asking if I eat all...

    I seem to remember someone asking if I eat all that rich food all the time. No, I don't- I'd be fat as butter. So here is a typical dinner of baked chicken, baked sweet potato wedges and some...
  12. Thread: Dinner

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    I brought a block of Edam along and it lasted 20...

    I brought a block of Edam along and it lasted 20 mins. All in all lockdown is tolerable here as I live 5 mins away from the river.
  13. Thread: Dinner

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    Norwich to Amsterdam when I would have been 5....

    Norwich to Amsterdam when I would have been 5. First solo flight with no parents London-Houston-Anchorage when I was 16.
  15. Oh, I collaborated on a book on teaching during...

    Oh, I collaborated on a book on teaching during the pandemic- it's been a bit of a process and taken the best part of a year, so it is weird I keep forgetting about it. Not published in my name...
  16. ^ Not anytime soon, I like the community...

    ^ Not anytime soon, I like the community atmosphere of being in a school and enjoy the social and emotional stuff as much as the academic, perhaps I bit more. Plus those international school benefits...
  17. I suppose in a manner of speaking I have, most of...

    I suppose in a manner of speaking I have, most of it has centered around trying to maintain something that resembles a normal social like while locked down. I've been hosting zoom coffee meeting and...
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    The river is flowing again and it feels like...

    The river is flowing again and it feels like spring is finally here after the long freeze. At least walks are permitted this lockdown.
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    Poll: https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/04/287.j...

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  20. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Yeah, it looks like I will be here until 2022,...

    Yeah, it looks like I will be here until 2022, which I am fine with for the most part. Nice new apartment and a 3 month vacation starting at the end of May. It could be much worse. Good luck with the...
  21. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I thought about it for a bit, and have decided...

    I thought about it for a bit, and have decided against it. Would be a pretty piss poor example to set to the kiddos if I just flounced away from the problem. I'll stick the contract out until next...
  22. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I'm from England, actually "where next?" has been...

    I'm from England, actually "where next?" has been on my mind a bit more than it usually would be at the moment. I like places (and seem to do a lot better) in places that are considered hardship or...
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    Another day of online "teaching" today, I suppose...

    Another day of online "teaching" today, I suppose I shouldn't be so pissy, I do think that the challenge has probably a better teacher in terms of using technology and adapting to the everchanging...
  24. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I tried to go shopping today, fat chance of that,...

    I tried to go shopping today, fat chance of that, they have chained all the gates shut- new level of lockdown.
    This is getting a little concerning, I'm not worried about catching it but months and...
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    Yeah, I have, I got the Sputnik vaccine and it...

    Yeah, I have, I got the Sputnik vaccine and it certainly elicited an immune response on my second dose!
    Today I thought it pretty surreal that Burberry and Versace are allowed to deliver but my...
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    Still working online, still in lockdown, this one...

    Still working online, still in lockdown, this one quite strict. Would not recommend pandemics.
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    Poll: Last night was strange and one for the books....

    Last night was strange and one for the books. About 40 mins after closing my eyes the vivid dreams started, this was followed by chills, an ache in both knees and a mild fever. Still feeling pretty...
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    Poll: Had my second shot of Sputnik V this morning- I...

    Had my second shot of Sputnik V this morning- I can't be sure, but I feel my arm aches less than last time. A vaccines go it was near to painless, just the usual short sharp scratch. Strict lockdown...
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    Poll: Final dose of Sputnik tomorrow-just as we are...

    Final dose of Sputnik tomorrow-just as we are going into hard lockdown- bloody typical.
  30. Thread: Dinner

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  31. Thread: Dinner

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/606.j...

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    Half a sea bass and gambas al ajillo
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    Poll: Second round of Sputnik on the first weekend of...

    Second round of Sputnik on the first weekend of April. Looking forward to it and hopefully more chance of a break from Mongolia for a couple of weeks. These lockdowns are doing my head in now.
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    It's been much better this year despite on and...

    It's been much better this year despite on and off stay at home orders and people burning more to stay warm. The government have provided briquettes to the ger district for less than the price of raw...
  34. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Yeah, I can read and understand most stuff. It...

    Yeah, I can read and understand most stuff. It seems like up to 14 days, but probably 3 is the best bet. I'm hoping for 3 days but am still pretty annoyed this happens on the birthday weekend.
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    I could do with some simple vodka recipes for...

    I could do with some simple vodka recipes for drinks. I'm locked down stricter than ever and all I have left over from the lunar new year is a bottle of okayish local vodka. I can get basic mixers...
  36. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I awoke to find the compound I live on totally...

    I awoke to find the compound I live on totally barricaded and sealed off from society by the police. Apparently there is a case of covid about. I'm not going anywhere for 14 days I guess.
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    A very mild elevated temperature on the evening...

    A very mild elevated temperature on the evening of day one, aside from a slightly sore upper arm, I feel normal today in day 2. Some coworkers are still laid flat by it though.
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    Had my first dose of Sputnik and so far the worst...

    Had my first dose of Sputnik and so far the worst side effect was tearing off the band-aid. Not even a sore arm today. I'll get the second done in April.
  39. Thread: Daily Moan

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    You're not wrong at all Cyrille. This is what I...

    You're not wrong at all Cyrille. This is what I woke up to today in my work inbox. Almost put me off my coffee:
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    What a bunch of shit lol
  40. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Yeah, fellow English teachers, it's a little...

    Yeah, fellow English teachers, it's a little embarrassing to be honest. At the end of the day vaccines are for the benefit of others than the self. If this is what it takes to get classes back in...
  41. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Good news: Found a place Even more good news:...

    Good news: Found a place
    Even more good news: Will get my COVID vaccine free from work- I get to choose which one I want; Sputnik or Astra Zeneka
    Bad news: I work with quite a few anti-vaxxer...
  42. Thread: Daily Moan

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    2 weeks to find a new apartment because the owner...

    2 weeks to find a new apartment because the owner wants to sell up and move. Mongolian tenancy laws are lax.
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    I'll be getting the Sputnik vaccine later this...

    I'll be getting the Sputnik vaccine later this week or early next week. Mongolia has allowed the private market to import the vaccine, not just the state. This seems to have got things moving pretty...
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    Spring is in the air here in Mongolia and I am...

    Spring is in the air here in Mongolia and I am using the long weekend to take full advantage of the surrounding hills and better weather.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hlGqj3ImQI&list=P...

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    Still online and I think it will remain this way...

    Still online and I think it will remain this way until September. A lot of local anger from parents and those in education that we are second to last on the to be vaccinated list. I can tell my...
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    Lockdown ended here and the vaccination drive has...

    Lockdown ended here and the vaccination drive has started. For a variety of reasons, this last lockdown was hardest the both mentally and physically yet. Was grateful get get outside after 14 days of...
  48. Thread: Daily Moan

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    School reopening delayed as they government here...

    School reopening delayed as they government here wants to open karaoke and sauna first. I guess the MPs have missed their mistresses more than I thought.
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    Maybe in the next two weeks, but hard to say for...

    Maybe in the next two weeks, but hard to say for sure.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP0RtSlmsqQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP0RtSlmsqQ
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