Interviewee ID: 990116
Parent's name: Anonymous
Year of Birth: 1948
Notes on education: degree in physics
Born in: Bayandun sum, Dornod aimag
Lives in: Han-Uul sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090118B with Anonymous
D. Tserenhand visited East Germany at the time of unification of the two Germanys. The difference of the two systems, democracy and her visit to Germany during the shift of the socialist countries to the market economy was very interesting. She told about her impressions while shopping and the difference of the western culture.
She talked about the democratic revolution of 1990, how it influenced her as an individual, how she took part in the democratic process, what impact it had on her personal life. What was the reason she was running through the Sühbaatar square distributing Üg (Word) newspaper? It was related with her brother who worked at Üg newspaper. She shared her memories about that time.
In 1983 she got seriously ill due to giving birth. She spoke in detail how she was ill at the mercy of destiny and how she was on the brink of death, about the medical doctors and the hospital of that time. The so-called ‘pankipsin’ medication’s great influence was there to not let her die, but remain alive. This medication is a product produced from plant called 'Cow’s eye' (Black currant). Pankipsin is a product of Mongolian scientists and it has received several awards.
Though Tserenhand left her native land in her childhood she still remembers deep in her heart the places, the mountains and rivers where she used to play, the spring water drops shining in the sun, the flower blossom, how she followed her brother to graze the sheep, flooding the burrows of voles, how she carried the water, how when they got chilled as they walked in the spring wind her brother would take off his deel and tie it to the branch of an almond tree and make her sit in its shelter.
She was born in her native land but she wasn’t raised there. But she is always homesick. She shared her thoughts why a Mongolian is like this. She is qualified as a physicist and she has certain education in the study of nature, but she still believes there is a virtual natural law behind what Mongolians say and that is ‘the place of birth has a close relationship’. In other words, she considers there should be an explanation to a fact that a sick person is healed by the air and the water of his native land. She shared her own interesting explanation on it. She has in mind to do something without fail in the land where her parents had lived. She has also mentioned that she has written a book entitled ‘Let's Love’.