Story telling is a big part of all of our lives and a great way to learn and practice a language. Today I invite you to share some stories in our Uncensored English Café on Sunday, and I share one of my own... but I don't tell you the end! That's up to you, shoot me an email at email@example.com to let me know what you think happens.
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Hey, how's it going guys? It is January the 18th, and it is frosty outside in Montreal. It's chilly today, it's a little cold outside. It's hump day, right? You're halfway through the week so that's a good thing. Actually, I'm kind of lying. It's not hump day, it's Monday for me. It's definitely not ... Actually it might not even be frosty outside today. Today is Monday. What the weather will be like on Wednesday, I don't know. I mean I could find it out, I could go online and look it up. I'm not going to do that. How's it going? How are you doing? We had our first uncensored English café this past Sunday. It was a lot of fun. We surprisingly had only two listeners in there, so there was room for three more. I don't know where you people were. You missed out on the fun. It was a lot of fun.
We had Barry from, he's from Montreal but he's originally born from Guinea. We had Mace, she is from Syria originally, but now she's living in Tampa. We talked about what grinds my gears, what pisses me off. It was a bucket full of fun. It was a good ... I was surprised there wasn't five people. I was disappointed in you guys, to be quite honest. Doesn't matter, just means Barry and Mace got more speaking time. We're going to do it again this Sunday, same time, same place. There's still a few spots open, go check it out if you want to join. I actually did get a message saying, someone said it's too early for them. What I'm going to do is I'm going to switch up the time of it every once in awhile so we can get different people every week. We're going to have a lot of fun.
We're also going to have a meet up in Montreal in person on Saturday at The Yellow Door, which is near the Miguel Ghetto. This is going to be a little different. I'm going to be giving out some audio files to help you guys learn English. If you're in Montreal you can come to that. We're going to be going over self study skills, so I can help you move forward in your English. As always in return, all you gotta do is give me a sweet little iTunes review. Wow, it's not that much.
Okay, so next Sunday we're going to be talking about adventures, traveling around the world. Good, the bad, the ugly. Your life experiences, great conversations. We're going to have a lot of fun. I thought ... Because that's what we're going to do on Sunday. I'm going to talk about a little adventure I had when I was in Mongolia today. I'm not going to tell you how the adventure ended. What I'm going to do is I'm going to leave it open for you guys to get back to me, to tell you what you think happened. You're going to be able to do that by writing me an email at Keiran@UncensoredEnlish.CA. That is K-E-I-R-A-N, Keiran, @UncesoredEnglish.CA.
Let's get this story started. This happened about six years ago. I was living in a city called, "Darkhan-Uul." It is in the north, central north part of Mongolia. It is close to the border with Russia, close to Lake Baikal if you know what that is. It's the largest fresh water lake in the world. Actually funny story about Lake Baikal. I try to avoid bringing it up with my wife, because as are many people around the world, my wife is ... She loves her culture, she loves where she comes from, she loves Mongolia. Apparently according to my wife, and I actually looked this up online. I did see a few articles about it. Apparently Lake Baikal used to belong to Mongolia. What happened was at some kind of political meeting between, I guess the Mongolian president, and the Russian President. The Mongolian president offered it to Russia as a gift. However I believe he was drunk, that's what my wife says. That seems to be what the internet says. Who knows, just don't talk about that if you meet my wife, okay? She'll talk about Mongolian history forever.
All right, so I was living in Darkhan-Uul with my wife. At that time my wife was about seven months pregnant. Basically she looked like a penguin, as seven month pregnant women tend to look like. Big belly, and they tend to waddle. They don't walk normally anymore because most of their weight is in the center. One day we went to the grocery store. We were going to buy some things to celebrate. I forgot what we were celebrating. I think it's cause we got all of our Visa papers or something like that, or she got the letter of acceptance from the Guinean government.
We went to go to the grocery store to celebrate, and we got a baguette, and a bottle of wine. Wooh-wee, it was going to be a romantic evening except my wife was pregnant, so she couldn't drink cause she's a good mom. If you drink when you have a baby in you, you're probably not a good mom. We did that, and we were leaving the grocery store. Then we were walking out the entrance there, the little path to the main road. There was a group of about six ... I can't remember, I think it was about six or seven men who were just loitering there. By loitering we mean they were just standing around, they weren't doing anything. They weren't working, they weren't walking by, they were just hanging out there. Kind of like what teenagers do at malls, you know? They don't have anything to do, they just loiter. A lot of the times you see, outside of stores they'll put a sign that says, "No loitering, you can't stand around here and do nothing."
Except these group of guys weren't doing nothing, I think they were drinking a bottle of Vodka I'm pretty sure. Whatever, we walked by this group of guys. Then one of the guys said something, which I didn't really hear because Mongolian is kind of a guttural language. They don't open their mouth very much. My wife turned back and said something angrily. I knew something bad had been said. This is where I'm going to kind of pause the story. Once my wife said something angrily, those six or seven men who were all just hanging, kind of leaning on a railing or sitting, they all stood up and kind of turned towards us. I'm going to live it right here, and I'm going to let you guess. What did the guys say to my wife, and what did y wife say to the group of men. More importantly, what would you have done in that situation? What do you think I should have done in that situation?
We're going to listen to your answers. Again, email me what you thought happened. You can either write an email, or you can send an audio recording of an email. You can even send a video if you want to introduce yourself to me, that would be cool. I like to hear from you guys. We're going to talk about the result of that story on Saturday.
Now, last little thing. Actually no, that's it. There's nothing else to say guys. I'm going to catch you guys for the Saturday podcast on Saturday, obviously. Which I'll probably record tonight. Have a great week guys. Remember, the transcript is up there for this one. Rate it, review it, subscribe if you're new to the podcast. We'll catch you next time on the next podcast of Uncensored English.