Indigenous community exploration

There is one main goal in our exploration.Our goal is to preserve and promote  including raising awareness for the indigenous groups, because we want the world to know about all of the indigenous community that exist in Cambodia. We are looking forward to achieve on making an indigenous book including the blog that we find out all of the information by our trip to Kampong Speu and Ratanakiri last month. Basically, there are more than 20 groups of indigenous community in Cambodia, but we only choose 5 of them. They are Tompoun, Souy, Jarai, Kreung and Kachok. The reason we choose these groups because of the time limit and they are accessible and have enough information for us to be able to ask. On the other hand, We have divided our team into many different categories to interview people, such as culture, believe, geography, food, items, languages, folklore, history and some more. We started to write all of the information down from week 4 so, it is pretty fast for us to check those with our facilitator. In fact, All of them needed to be checked the English and Khmer by our facilitator so, it will take a long time for finishing our goal, but We hope you will wait and see the results. However, some of the groups might have a lot of letters than photo because we did not get the chance to take photos for it. Just because of some of the culture and believe. if you want to know more, you can read more about it in your free time. There are a lot of interesting facts that you might surprised or teach you something new.  Here is the link to the blog that we create

http://indigenouspeoples.ligeracademyblog.org/

*it have not completely finish, but on Souy categories, we are finished. We hope we will done all of them by the end of 2018

Fact/highlight about indigenous groups

Indigenous people don’t eat people meat or raw fish as we think, they actually have their cooking habit and creative ideas for foods too. We don’t have to be scared of them because they are really friendly and nice once we know how to communicate with them and make them feel comfortable talking to us. They are shy, so we need to speak carefully and make them talk to us back, so we will have all of the information that we want. That’s the tip.

Here are some of the fact or highlight for these groups:

  • Believe strong in animism and forest ( mostly Souy )
  • Female is the one who go and ask the male for marriage
  • Jarai still have problem with gender qualities  ( girl stay at home, girls don’t learn,… )
  • Jarai, Kachok don’t have any toilet in their house
  • Kachok have live in as a clan. In each house, they have at least 6 relative families that live together
  • On the funeral, they all buried the dead body.
  • Tampon call the head tribe people as the elders of the village

 

Advice from movies

In this round, we have been working on meaning of movies and Khmer theories. There are two of the movies that we had watched. Those are the educational movies and meaningful. After we watch, we summarized and Identify the advices that the movies had teach us. Each of the characters have their own teaching style. One of the recent movie is, Pailen rose ( កុលាបប៉ៃលិន ). We have identify the advice from the characters. Example, for the the main character, they teach us to be polite, helpful, friendly and work hard. Once we finish our movie, we had a reading contest. This was lead by our facilitator. We read Pailin rose stories and we divided the role as we want for the characters. The next day, we had reading contest for our khmer point, so everyone will just choose a book that they would like to read for their facilitator. I chose a khmer book called “ ព្រះវេសន្ត”. There are so many khmer vocabulary for me, so I need to write those down and check all of its meaning in Choun Nath dictionary after all. Beside, these activities, we  sometimes go back to our poem and correct the words carefully for the book. By the way, this round still a great round though. I would prefer doing these other than going to summarize so many things from the article.

These are the characters advice that they had teach us:

ចៅចិត្ត

  • ខិតខំធ្វើការ
  • បន្ទាបខ្លួន
  • មិនធ្វើខ្លួនក្រអឺត​ក្រទម
  • ឧស្សាហ៍ព្យាយាម
  • ជួយយកអសារអ្នកដ៏ទៃ ដោយមិនគិតជានណារក្តី
  • ដឹងគុណអ្នកជុំវិញខ្លួន
  • មិនល្មើសសិទ្ធនារី
  • មិននិយាយខ្លាំងៗ ឬ​ មិនគួរសមទៅអ្នកដ៏ទៃ
  • ស្មោះត្រង់
  • អត់ធន់

ឃុននារី

  • ចិត្តល្អ
  • មិនឈ្នានីស
  • យកអលារអ្នកដ៏ទៃ
  • មិនរើសអើង
  • ជួយធ្វើការ
  • ជួយធុរៈ
  • ទន់ភ្លន់
  • មិនបៀតបៀនអ្នកជុំវិញខ្លួន ឬ អ្នកធ្វើបាបនាង

បាឡាត់

  • យកតែរួចខ្លួន
  • កុំយករបស់អ្នកដទៃ
  • កុំប្រព្រឹត្រ្តិអំពើខុសច្បាប់
  • កុំរើសអើងគេ
  • កុំយកតែមុខ
  • កុំរិកពេក
  • កុំមើលងាយគេពេក
  • កុំមើលងាយអ្នកក្រ
  • កុំជាព្រាននារី

ហ្លួងរតនៈសម្បត្តិ

  • មិនរើសអើងអ្នកក្រ
  • ប្រណៃអ្នកទីទល់
  • ចេះបែងចែកខុសត្រូវ
  • មិនប្រកាន់វណ្ណះ
  • មិនកាន់ជើងអ្នកមាន
  • ចែកចំលែកគំនិតទៅអញនកដ៏ទៃ
  • មិនធ្វើបានកម្មករ
  • ចេះអត់ធន់
  • ចេះស្វាគមន៍

Chemical bonding

A large topic in this term that I’ve learned is about chemical bonding. Chemical bonding are so important for the elements to be stable for creating new matters. There are three types of chemical bonding. They are considered as, covalent bonding, ionic bonding and metallic bonding.

Covalent bond. Covalent bond occurs when two of the nonmetal elements share electrons equally to be stable. There are three types of covalent bond which are single bond, double bond and triple bond. Single bond only share one electron  each. As an example of Hydrogen and Hydrogen. They both share one electron to have 2 complete inner shell electron. The double bond, they share two electron each. As an example of Oxygen and Oxygen. They each need to share 2 of their electron to have full shell as 8. The last bond is triple bond. It occurs when 2 elements need to share 3 electrons each. As an example of Nitrogen and Nitrogen. They both need to share 3 electrons to have full shell as 7. All of the three types of bond, are called Non Polar covalent bond.  In another case, if there are two different element wanted to share their electron, the one that have more amount will get more electron. This is called a Polar Covalent bond. One fact about about Covalent bonding is, it stronger than ionic bonding!

Ionic bonding is when a metal element transform the electrons to a non metal element. There is two names for ion. They are cation and anion. The cation is when an element gives out its electron so they can get more protons and be stable. Anion is when an element receive electron from cation and then they can have stable negative charge.

Metallic bonding is when the element that are metal attract with the same metal element and then form a stronger metal that are hard to be rusted. This means, the things that form by metallic bonding, is not easy to be rusted or break. On example is steel. Steel is very strong and not rusted easier, because it form from metallic bonding.

this some of the highlights from this round

Fractions and geomentry

Math one of an important subject that we need to learn. I’ve learned so much from this term. Fractions and geometry are the lessons that we currently working on.  This what I remember from those lessons.

To multiply fraction with fraction, we multiply its numerator with numerator and denominator with denominator. If we want to multiply fraction with whole number, we just take the whole number and multiply it by the numerator, then we will get the answer. To divide fractions, we need to remember a phrase called “ flip and multiple” those means we have to flip the second fraction and then do the multiplication as normal. If we want to divide it with whole number, just take the whole number and then multiply it with they denominator, we will get the answer. For both multiply and divide, if it is the mixed number, we need to convert it to improper fraction first and then do the math as above. One thing that we really need to remember for the fraction is that, all of the answer that we got from they divide or multiplications are required to be in simplest form.

example

Geometry. To find the area of a triangle, we need to take base multiply with height and then divide it by 2. For the rectangle, to find the area, we need to take height times with base and then we will get the answer. To find the perimeter of the rectangle, we need to take length add with width and then times two.  

Triangle = ( H X B ) divide 2 = Area

Rectangle = H X B = Area

      = ( H + B ) X 2 = perimeter

example

Photography

photography is my favorite activity to do in my free time. luckily, this round I have the opportunity to learn about it. here are some of they really easy tips that I will need to know in order to do have my good photos. I need to use three different type of exposure that camera will use to have the good quality, such as Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

Shutter speed. shutter speed is how long would I want the light to get in into my camera. The larger the number is, the less amount of light will come in. if I put smaller amount of the number, I will get more light for the photos. Example, 1/20 vs 1/2000. I would get more light if I use the number 1/20, and I will get darker photos if I use 1/2000 because it is faster of getting the light in. it just like our eyes. If we open our eyes longer, we will see more light. If we open our eyes for 1 sec and close it back, there will be little bit of light we see.

Aperture. Aperture is the size of the camera’s lens that are open. The just the same as shutter speed. The smaller the number that I use, the more blurry background my photos have. Example,  F 1.4 have wider open, so it will give me more blurry background in my photos. If i put the number to F 14, my photo will be completely focus on everything that we want to capture clearly.

ISO. ISO is how sensitive is the camera to the light. This is easy. The higher number of ISO that we put, we will have more noise and grain in our photo. Using smaller amount of number, the photo will get clear. However, ISO also help for the brightness of the photos, so be mindful for that, I will need to have the right amount of ISO for each picture I take. 800 – 1000 is one of the common number that is right for most of the situations.

“using lower shutter speed”
“using higher shutter speed”
” using lower aperture “
” using higher aperture “
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highlight @Vuochnea
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highlight @kuy_chan + @chornson

English Literacy

“bookshelves”
“reading book for team discussion”

English literacy is a class that teach almost every that we have not know before. In this class, we learn to write, to read, to create, to change and to work as a team everyday. Before class start, we have a affirmation to make our day positive too.Every Week, we have new vocabulary package that contain ten new words and of of the practice exercises with it. As you know, if we have ten new words everyday, we also have to have one test per week as well, because our teacher want us to remember the words. All of the words are connect to the ancient English that took from Latin and Greek. Now, we start to have a new lesson that us a prompt called, Hyper doc. We use this to learn one lesson about “poison”. This include everything that the writer need to include to make their story meaningful. We review the way to write a story too. There are a lot of thing that we learned from this class, because we have real experience and our facilitator use a lot of website that help us to learn our vocabulary and more group works. One example is the flip grid. We choose our idea and discuss who will we choose to make the exhibit for and then make a video to show our idea and our goal. We also learn about the famous people’s life, like how do they get succeed and how are their life inspiring( Malala, Gandhi, Rosa park…) this is a really interesting class. I am impressed that I have participate in this class.

Robotic

“Group photo at the robotic competition field in Singapore”

Robotic is one of my favorite exploration throughout the year. We have 10 members in this class including one more lovely facilitator, Da who gave us the most valuable opportunity. This involve so many determination and virtualization, in order to build our new robots and use original strategies to compete with other group all around Asia.

This year, we focus on hydrodynamic for our missions. We have a lot of missions in our competition. My group have 7 weeks to prepare and be ready for the competition at Singapore. We have two groups, which are LLA1 and LLA2. We all start to build our robots and code it all by our own and learn to do it from our seniors also YouTube. Through the week, we did a very splendid job. We all get experiences and start to be a better collaborator, because we need to understand as much as forgiving each other when we do the project together. At that time, we also went to interview people around our community and get the information about the hydrodynamic, so then we could present to our judges.

The day had arrived. We have our last practice in Cambodia. We start to pack and be ready for our fist fly ever. When we arrived our station, we go to our host family house and then start our day on the next day. My group did not passed the round, but however another teammate group had passed the first round, so they could go to the final round. We continue our adventure. After finishing all of the exhausting and dehydrating day, it is finally time to come back.

It was great being one of the member in this exploration and get the experiences that I have never met before.

How I change Cambodia

“Riding together For changes around the country”-Journey of change

Throughout the year I have been doing a lot of thing that is incredible. Those thing are really important for all the people to concentrate and get to know more about them for changing Cambodia. There are more than 110 people in my school, so we are working on changing Cambodia together. If our goal succeeds, Cambodia would be a ton better than now a day. If you want to help us change Cambodia, you are recommended to read this until the end. Today I will tell you about how could I change Cambodia, how could you change Cambodia and what are the method that we can use to change Cambodia.

First of all I will tell you about how could I change Cambodia. Well, This is my second year in Liger, so I have learned about 30% of how could I change Cambodia already. Now I have thought about some strategy to change! Why did I do this? Because I love Cambodia I am 100% Khmer! My team have been going to everywhere in Cambodia and talk about changes included our bravery heart for people to know about our goal. For me even i am on my vacation with family, I still talk about it to people. After our vacation we come back to school and continue my goal with friends. We take all of people reaction towards our ideas. They might think we are too young to do these big thing, they might not believe what we have talked, but that is okay. Those reaction make use find our clear direction of how could we can do it better for someday in the future. We also promote our idea to the community by stand out and make speeches to people including interview their real life and opinion. We take the past and the present to compare how did the past do to develop Cambodia as well for this project..

Our exploration is one of the big project to make changes in Cambodia. I have involved in those exploration and all of them are really good for being the member in it and take the idea to create changes. Three of my favorite are, Robotic, geography/ historical and RRR. as you know that Cambodia, less of people know how to code and use the advance technology, so if we get into robotic, we can learn and get to use all of the technology to invent something new for our country. geography/ historical are the exploration that have the best opportunity to learn and get to know a lot of of thing that we never know before about Cambodia and give ideas of how Cambodia growing as well. The RRR stands for reduce, reuse and recycle. We were working on how to find the solution of how could we stop using plastic, so it is the best thing to work on ever.Also the other project such as, Technovation and wildlife concern are the project that good for protecting and give equality to each other, because wildlife concern are more likely about how to protect the animal and what are the danger that animal meet. Technovation is the project that give girl opportunity for being involved in technology cause most of the males are in technology already, so it is a good equality choice.

Now, you know how could I change Cambodia. Do you have any idea yet? If “NO” this is the good time to read and start to think of how could you do by your own! These are some of the ideas that I have thought of.  Before that, i have one more question, do you know Cambodia clearly yet? If “YES” that is impossible and it is amazing. If “No” you must learn more and know Cambodia well. After you have learn about Cambodia already, you have to make a note that what have you done and what is your favorite thing to do for changing Cambodia. You know? Those idea don’t have to be a big idea, but it can be small enough that you can do it. You must set your specific goal, by set the date for the goal, and how much you have to do and see what you have receive from it and see what have you changed something around you. Another thing is that you must support your own culture, because sometime people can look down in your country culture, but you go protect it so, the people would not brave to say something bad about them again. And you may have to learn hard about the other powerful country of how they develop their country and how could they make their country to be a really strong country. Please know that YOUR SMALL STEPS MAKE CHANGES FOR EVERYTHING.

If you get some idea already, please go and do it. Even you meet with a lot of struggle life, but remember a lot of people still can help you as well if you needed them. Don’t be scared just do it. The more you have the brave heart, the more you stand out. The more you stand out it is the more you change your country. Make your choice either you want to change or make it go down. If you change it, do what you can, it is all the best because NO ONE IS PERFECT.  IF YOU FOCUS ON RESULT, YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE. IF YOU FOCUS ON CHANGE, YOU WILL GET RESULTS

AWARENESS IS THE GREATEST AGENT FOR CHANGE

YOU CAN DO WHAT I CANNOT DO, BUT I CAN DO WHAT YOU CAN NOT DO SO, TOGETHER WE MAKE GREATEST THINGS HAPPEN.

STEM

“Students reading and learning about types of element in class”

STEM is a study about so many things that are around us. The definition is, the study of all the environment that are around us by using logical and experiment or observations. We have learned about types of matter and its changes throughout the reaction. I really like this lesson than the next one because I really understand them well without any wonders. The examples are also easy to find and the types are simple and fast to identify. The quick tip that we need to understand is, the two types are opposite of each other, so if you remember one of them, you could remember all of them for sure. The last lesson is about element. We have research about the element names and basically what does it form. However, we only choose a few of them to research and those are the things that are in the Atom groups. Science is very fun!!

Khmer Literacy

“student make Khmer poem in class”

Khmer class is the class that include everything that we needed learn in Khmer, because Khmer is our first language. The latest lesson that we learned was writing different types of Khmer poem. We started to write the poem and then we will create a Poem book that the whole cohort will help and design the cover as well as the pages and management.

Beside writing poem, we also have our history and make a summarize to the educational movies that we have watched. Mostly, our teacher teaches something that is not written the book. Things that he told are really important, because those are really meaningful and those also teaches us some new strategies that help our learning well. Not just that, our teacher also tell how to respect people and create new friends as well as being a good friend, good student and good child. Networking is one of the lesson that we have learned this round. This included everything that we need to have such as, using words and voices, action, behavior, faces( smile, angry, boring,..), what should not do and what should we do .

It is really great being in this class. Everyone enjoy what we are doing, and that is the thing that the class the best ever for the day!

here is the link to one of my latest Khmer poem that I have wrote https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lfXVnm2MXnWbSEInBUXE4L3tQuFEw_K_h9JoxvVV5mY/edit