O Christmas Tree

I have long believed that you should not set up the Christmas Tree until the day after Thanksgiving.  “Let Thanksgiving have its day!” I have always said. And then I moved to a foreign country that does not really celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas.  It’s now mid-November and feels like the middle of winter (our first… Read More O Christmas Tree

миний маиай & Interdependence

In Mongolian there’s a “mine” for something that is just mine (миний/minii) and another mine for something that belongs to us (маиай/manai).  манай is similar to English “our” but used more often. Anything that is not only mine is ours by default. In Mongolian, it’s not my apartment, it’s our apartment (other people live here… Read More миний маиай & Interdependence