Thursday, August 14, 2008
Saikhnaa and I were screaming and jumping up and down when judoist Tuvshinbayar Naidan won Mongolia's first ever Olympic gold medal. He is a national hero. It was the sweetest thing to see so many grown men fight back tears of joy.
Almost everyone was late arriving to work. Last night, everyone gathered in Suhbataar Square to laugh, sing, drink, and cry together. Cars were lined up for miles, honking wildly.
I'm not Mongolian but I am so, so proud. :)