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Naadam 2013 Washington DC


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If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam the Mongol Naadam Festival in Washington DC is your next-best option. The event held annually in the Mongolian capital Ulan-baatar celebrates that country’s three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. Although the Washington DC Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction;. The Mongol Naadam is not as bilingual as other festival in the area, so brush up on your conversational Mongolian and bring your appetite for khuushuur, deep-friend pockets of dough stuffed with minced mutton or beef, garlic and onions.

Program

10:00 am Soccer Game

Opening Ceremony
We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
Mongolian Entertainment
Mongolian Wrestling
Children’s Wrestling
Children’s Horse Race

Ticket : 5$

Time: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Date: Saturday , July, 13th, 2013

Location: Occoquan Regional Park – 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA, 22079

Contact: 202-557-1989 , 703-472-9110, 703-725-4013, 757-561-6263, 202-352-7903

FROM MONGOLIA TO MANTECA


Next time you stop by Round Table Pizza at the Retail Stadium Center near the Big League Dreams in Manteca, chances are you’ll get to meet Odbayar Batbold and Dashdamba Bazardari.

They are the two visitors from Mongolia who are being trained at the Manteca restaurant to serve as managers at the first Round Table Pizza restaurants that are being opened in that country. The entrance of “The Last Honest Pizza” into Mongolia also is “a first for any major restaurant franchisor,” according to the company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Round Table Pizza recently announced that it just signed “an exclusive agreement with Mongolia International Food Holding Co., Ltd. to develop 10 restaurants in Mongolia.”

The first Round Table restaurant in the country’s capital of Ulan Bator will open in September.

Batbold and Bazardari, who arrived on July 3, will be joined by a third trainee in about four weeks.

At the Manteca restaurant, the managers-in-training are being taught how to open a Round Table Pizza and are being trained in every aspect of its operation, including making Round Table’s “incomparable pizza dough and sauce,” said Elaine Stevenson, the training manager at the Retail Stadium which is one of the company’s training restaurants.

“They are learning how to roll dough, how to make sauce, and how to make pizza,” said Stevenson. They will also take management classes, she said.

Mike Buck, Round Table Pizza Senior Director of International Operations stated in a release to the media that the trainees “will be taken through our basic eight-week manager’s training course, along with any modifications we have made for our Mongolian operations.”

He added, “The menu will be very similar, except that we will also serve Mongolian barbecue beef pizza and pasta there, and we may test some at the training restaurant in Manteca for some lucky customers.”

The opening of the first Round Table restaurants in Mongolia brings the total number of international Round Table Pizza restaurants operating or slated for development to 47, the company also announced.

“We continue to see increased interest from abroad as entrepreneurs recognize the value in the Round Table Pizza brand,” noted Round Table Pizza CEO and President Rob McCourt in the same media release.

“It is exciting to be involved in bringing the best pizza in the world to countries like Mongolia that have no idea what great pizza tastes like,” said Stevenson.

She encourages customers visiting the restaurant to say hello to the two managers-in-training.

Bazardari, whom the staff simply refers to as “Dash,” is describe as “more of a visual learner,” while Batbold who is also called simply as “Od” with the letters pronounced separately, is the gregarious one. He is also the more articulate between the two in the English language, and is often tapped to do the translating for his fellow trainee.

The 24-year-old Od, who speaks English fluently and with hardly an accent, explained he was mostly self-taught. “I used to watch a lot of (American) cartoons back home,” he said with a big smile, his eyes twinkling.

He watched so many of them he does not have any special favorites that he can remember, he added.

He is excited at the prospect of going back home and “bring the best pizza to the best place in Mongolia.”

The Round Table Pizza at Stadium Retail Center is the only Round Table Pizza that is a training restaurant in Manteca. The restaurant also trains managers for the company’s restaurants in the Bay Area.

Manteca has two Round Table restaurants – the other one, which is not a training restaurant, is located at Spreckels  Park – with one in Ripon n Wilma Avenue, two in Modesto at Orangeburg and McHenry, and one in Ceres.

The company was founded in 1959 by Bill Larson whose vision was “to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza.” Today, there are 450 restaurants across the western United States and the world.

Source :http://www.mantecabulletin.com/m/section/1/article/47923/

Naadam 2012 Florida

Naadam 2012 Florida


 

Florida Area Mongolians planning to Celebrating Naadam Day on Sand Key Beach.

Please spread the word out.

Where :Sand Key Beach , Mongol Naadam 2012 Picnic Gathering Shelter #1
1060 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767

When :Saturday  July 7th,

Time: 1:00pm

Contact person:  Sundui (727) 599-8252
Parking Pass: $5 per car for all day.

Please plan ahead of getting there early.

Sometimes Clearwater Beach roadway get traffic most likely 1-2 hour.

Organizer of the events will be there  starting 7:00 am in the morning.

You can come early stay close to  the area.

Bring your own picnic meals.

We strongly suggest you to bring Mongolian Buuz, Khuushuur.
Salad /Potato salad, Fruit salad, Green salad/
Chips /Potate chips, Tostito chips and Salsa/
Drink /Coke products, Water, Tea etc…/
Fruit /Apple, Grape, Strawberry, Watermelon… etc/
Ice
Cooler
Grilled Meat /Beef, Pork, Chicken/
Burger
Hot dog
Table clothes. utensils, paper towels,
Sun screen lotion (Very Important)
Bug spray /it’s called (OFF) /

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