Khmer – Round 1

Khmer is my first language! I learn English but I will never forget Khmer. In this first term of Khmer, we learned how to interview people in a formal way, how to dress formally at the business conference in Khmer language and making Khmer poems.

After I learned, I gain so many knowledge and here are the links to my lessons that I’ve done in Khmer class. (Interview People), (Formal Dress).

The poem below is a Khmer poem that I made and if you don’t understand, it’s a poem about 24 provinces and a city in Cambodia. My friends’ poem and mine will be putting in a school poem book and it will be published soon. Thank you for reading!

បទព្រហ្មគីតិ  នុតខុន រ៉ាយុត្តិ

២៥ ខេត្តក្រុង

ឲកម្ពុជាអើយ                                                              រាល់ថ្ងៃកើយលើខេត្តយើង

ខេត្តលិចកើតជើងត្បូង                                            តោះពួកយើងចូរចងចាំ។

 

ភ្នំពេញរាជធានី                                                            ដែលជាទីគួរចំណាំ

សួនច្បារនិងដំណាំ                                                        ហើយឡែឡាំដោយអគារ។

 

កណ្តាលដ៏ស្អាតអើយ​                                                    មិនណយឡើយឆៃប៉ូវណា

តាខ្មៅដ៏ថ្លៃថ្លា                                                                សែនអស្ចារ្យពិតមែនក្រៃ។

 

តាកែវដ៏ល្បាយល្បី                                                          ប្រុសនិងស្រីឆ្លាតណាស់ថ្លៃ

ភ្នំជីសូរស្អាតខៃ                                                               ខេត្តប្រពៃខេត្តអម្រឹត។

 

ខេត្តមួយទៀតល្អល្អំ        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                                              កំពតកំពូលដួងចិត្ត

​បូកគោល្អប្រណីត                                                          ខេត្តល្អពិតភ្លេចមិនបាន។

 

ចំណែកខេត្តមួយទៀត                                                កែបមិនឃ្លាតទេកល្យាណ

ខេត្តកែបតូចចំណាន                                                 ភ្លេចមិនបានសមុទ្រទៀត។

 

សមុទ្រដ៏ត្រចង់                                                             មិនបង្អង់ព្រះសីហនុទៀត

លេងកោះរុងភ្លាមភ្លាត                                               មិនចង់ឃ្លាតពីកាយឡើយ។

 

កោះកុងព្រៃកោងកាង                                             លាតត្រដាងយើងធូរស្បើយ

លើកក្រោយមកទៀតហើយ                                    កោះកុងអើយស្អាតម្លេះទេ។

 

ពោធិ៍សាត់មិនអន់ដែរ                                            ដំណាំផ្លែល្អម៉្លេះនែ

ហូបក្រូចមិនរារេ                                                       ក្រូចខេត្តគេឆ្ងាញ់គ្រាន់បើ។

 

ប៉ៃលិនតូចតែខ្លឹម                                                  ត្បូងទទឹម​ពិតស្អាតស្អែ

បន់យាយយ៉ាតផងដែរ                                          យើងជាខ្មែរគោរពណាស់។

 

បាត់ដំបងអស្ចារ្យ                                                    ខេត្តខេមរាយើងស្គាល់ច្បាស់

សំណង់បុរាណចាស់                                                  អ្នកណាខ្លះមកពីនោះ។

 

ឧត្តរមានជ័យខ្ញុំ                                                       មានព្រះប្រទល់ល្អល្អាស់

មិនឲ្យកេរ្តិ៍ឈ្មោះជ្រុះ                                                 ឧត្តរនោះមានជ័យមែន។

 

ខេត្តបន្ទាយមានជ័យ                                           ឈ្មោះមិនខ្លីខេត្តល្អល្អែន

បន្ទាយឆ្មាស្អាតមែនទែន                                   មិនលរលែនប្រាសាទថ្ម។

 

ឲ្យខេត្តព្រះវិហារ                                                      ខេត្តដែលជាតំបន់ល្អ

ប្រាសាទល្អបវរ                                                        ទ័ពបន្តការពារជាតិ។

 

សៀមរាបដ៏ពិសេស                                             ភ្ញៀវបរទេសមកលេងព្រាត

អង្គរវត្តមិនឃ្លាត                                                គ្រប់កន្លៀតប្រាសាទគ្រប់។

 

ចំណែកកំពង់ឆ្នាំង                                            ពូកែខ្លាំងឆ្លាក់ព្រះពុទ្ធ

មានចម្លាក់សត្វគ្រុឌ                                       ចន្ទសុក្រពុធឆ្លាក់រាល់ថ្ងៃ។

 

ខេត្តយក្សកំពង់ធំ                                          ពលរដ្ឋជុំមានតម្លៃ

ពូកែគ្រប់វិស័យ                                               ធំមានន័យមានប្រយោជន៍។

 

កុលាបកំពង់ចាម                                       តាមអើយតាមបទចាក់ដោត

ចម្រៀងមិនអាចខ្លោច                             ភ្ញៀវរាប់កោដិចូលកោះប៉ែន។

 

ចូលដល់ខេត្តត្បូងឃ្មុំ                                នឹងទាវទុំមិនកំប្លែង

រឿងអប់រំមែនទែន                                  ខេត្តដ៏សែនល្អត្រដែត។

 

ឯព្រៃវែងនោះណា                                    មានទាំងបាភ្នំល្អល្អែត

និងបារាយអណ្តែត                                 ល្អប្លែកប្លែតខេត្តព្រៃវែង។

 

ស្វាយរៀងគ្មានទេភ្នំ                                ខេត្តចាស់ទុំភ្ញៀវរាប់សែន

ទន្លេវ៉ៃគោឯង                                          ជាទីដែនដីសីលា។

 

កំពង់ស្ពឺត្រចង់                                        ដើមត្នោតត្រង់ខ្ពស់អស្ចារ្យ

តំណាងជាតិខេមរា                                ល្អថ្លះថ្លាសែនប្រពៃ។

 

រតនគិរី                                                    ល្អគ្មានពីរសម្បូរព្រៃ

បឹងយក្សឡោមថ្លាថ្លៃ                           ល្ងាចព្រឹកថ្ងៃភ្ញៀវហូរហែ។

 

មណ្ឌលគិរីស្អាត                                     ទៅមិនខាតល្អមិនប្រែ

សមុទ្រឈើស្រស់ដែរ                            ជាជាតិខ្មែរមោទនភាព។

 

ចំណែកខេត្តស្ទឹងត្រែង                       ល្អជាក់ស្តែងគ្មានអ្វីប្រៀប

ខេត្តនេះមានរបៀប                            ពិតមានលាភសុភមិត្រ។

 

ក្រចេះល្បីខាងផ្សោត                         ផ្តល់ប្រយោជន៍សែនប្រណីត

ក្រូចថ្លុងឆ្ងាញ់អ្វីពិត                           ជួយជីវិតលើកោះទ្រុង។

 

នេះចប់ទាំង២៥                                   សូមមិត្តចាំកុំភ្លេចភ្លង់

ពិសេសក្មេងជំទង់                                 ដែលកំពុងតែសិក្សា៕

No Single Use Plastic at Liger

Plastic is now becoming the most popular thing that people use for packing food, to drink or eat something, and it becomes their habits. It’s almost impossible to eliminate plastics but I’m sure that we can stop single-use plastic. In this exploration, we wanted to start our campaign from small to big, which means that stating it from my school, Liger, then to the community, then Cambodia. Etc.

Since the start of our exploration. We divided into teams and brainstorm ideas on how to convince people to stop using plastic. Then, we went around the campus and interviewed students and staffs so that we could know what types of plastic do they use every day. We also organized the school, trash house to make it easier to put trash in. After that, we went around the campus and counting trash and the result was super unbelievable. We got thousands of plastic within one week in the school! That huge! That was just our school, what about the country, and the planet. Imagine how many are those plastics? Then, we started to think that we should start from something smaller, so we started to stop single-use straw first. We gave out bamboo and metal straws to students & staffs to see what do they think about it compared to plastic straws. We went to a cafeteria company shop in AEON 2 mall called BetterU and the reason why we went there was that they are brought grass straw to Cambodia and we thought it was very interesting. We also made a Facebook Page called No Plastic Cambodia and I hope you love it and don’t forget to leave a like. There we came to our last week of the first exploration! We went on our second trip to AEON mall to meet a person named Sandy who is from a non-government organization called Only One Planet. Her NGO is working on a project to stop single-use plastic and she made some cool biodegradable products that could replace plastic. And we got back to our school, we shared about the ideas to our school director. We’ve got so many more ideas and we went to ask our chef, Matt for price comparison between plastic to biodegradable. Then, we launched our campaign on the school assembly. On that same day, we were sharing and presenting about our exploration to many people on the school sharation (presentation) day. Thank you ever so much for reading and visiting my portfolio. Have a fantastic day!

English Literacy – Round 1

This is the first term of essentials in Liger Leadership Academy. English literacy is one of the most important essentials to participate in. In the literacy class, I’ve got to learn new and got more knowledge from my facilitator, Hannah and get to learn with the new class which is called the Lit Studio.

Everyday before the class, we always do the positive affirmation to make everyone feels comfortable and thinks optimistic in class. In this round, our big theme is about the history of English language. Every week, we’ve learned ten new words that we needed to know about the definitions, synonym, antonym and especially root words or where are those words come from? In the first week of the first round, we’ve learned about the pre English which it’s all about where did English come from. We also learned about the gods behind days of the week and what does it mean. For week two, we were learning about the old English which was from year 450 to year 1000. Beside that, we’ve learned about 10 new words that are related to eyes and ears. One of the most exciting moments was making teaching videos about those new words and shared it to my classmates. Then, we made it to week three which was the week that we studied about middle English. One day of that week was on the day we called “9/11” which was happened 17 years ago. We did some research about it and I thought it was an interesting thing to learn. Learning about special events in the past is related to memories. So, my classmates and I wrote a paragraph about our earliest memories and it made me feel very enthusiastic to write more about it. Let’s move on to the fourth week! During that brilliant week, we were on the way to the middle modern English which was very famous about William Shakespeare. Our facilitator made us read a article about Shakespeare and learned more about him. After that, everyone got a partner and our tasks were to research about anyone that is famous and read some biography about that person and my partner and I decided to choose Harriet Tubman. Then, we needed to plan and made a video about her biography and convince people to come to an exhibition that is mainly about her. Here is the link to my video (https://flipgrid.com/ac74b7) and I hope you will enjoy it. For week 5, we’ve learned about the modern English, which was from 1763 to 1989 which was the year that the second version of Oxford Dictionary published. Also, I wrote a cinquain poem about photography which is what I love to do in my free times. In addition to that, my facilitator introduced Mahatma Gandhi who was a perfect role model that took peace and independence back to India without any violence. October, 1st was the first day of the last week before Pjum Ben break. During that last week, we did an overall review about what I’ve learned and how well I did in the class.

Last but not least, this first round of English Literacy was one of the best classes I participated in. I gain a lot more knowledge and learned so many new words. Thank you ever so much for visiting and reading my portfolio.

Math – Round One

Math is one of the most important subjects that I need to learn and gain my knowledge and it’s really important for my future, too. In this first term of math, I’ve learned many lessons such as whole numbers, fraction and algebra. I was trying to make the best of my learning in this class and other classes.

In the whole numbers lesson, I learned about writing numbers in words and standard forms; adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, comparing numbers and estimating. For fraction lesson, I studied about proper and improper fractions, comparing fractions, mixed numbers, adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying Fractions. For algebra, we did some challenging algebra word problems but I did very well, too. Even though it was difficult, there are no right or wrong, it is our experience.

Seven weeks so far, I very enjoyed and I can’t wait to learn more lessons and do more exercises. Math is fun!

CHANGING CAMBODIA 2017-2018

In this school year, I’ve participated in five different explorations. Out of those five, I felt that only three of them made me change Cambodia. Those three explorations are Robotics, and two more explorations are very similar, The Cambodian Geography Book 4 and The Cambodian Geography Book Editing. For the other two explorations are also changed my mind a little bit but it is not as special as other three explorations but it’s also changed, too.
The biggest changed among those explorations is The Geography Book. It changes my mind to know more about my country. The goal of the exploration is to make a book about THE CAMBODIAN GEOGRAPHY. We are working on a Cambodian geography book for government schools and other people interested in learning about Cambodia. We are collecting information from each province of Cambodia. We’ve divided into four groups to go to each region around Cambodia and I was in the 4th region. Then, each group went to their regions to research information about the five themes (Infrastructure, Environment and Society, Location and Spatial Terms, Physical systems, Places, and Regions) and geographical highlights for each province. The goals of the trip are to visit and experience the geographical highlights, do interviews so we can get a good story from each province. After the trip, we research the history of each province and make suggestions for the future. All photos and maps are created on our own and not copyright. Then, the next exploration comes, I worked on the content editing which is checking everything mistake to make the book better. This Cambodian Geography Book has changed me a lot and it makes me change my country.

Another change for this year is ROBOTICS exploration. Many people in Cambodia including me never know anything about robotics. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. The main goal of the exploration was to complete the robotics competition in Singapore which is called FLL or First Lego League. During the exploration, my teammates and I were working very hard on big projects. We needed to keep core values in our minds. The project is about HydroDynamics which is all about water. In the project, we had two main parts to do. One is all about robotics and one more is about water. As what I said the big theme is about water so we need to solve water problems to help our community. Also, in that season, we were explored and got to learn about the amazing engineering used to protect our most precious liquid asset which is water. For the robot part, we have to control the robot to complete missions on the board. The robot was all made from Legos. The mission board is flat on the table with wall surrounded it so that the robot is not dropping. Building and some tool models were built by legos on the board and each building have something related to water; example, water treatment, water filter, broken pipe, fountains and a few more. Those robot game missions provided real-world examples and problems for our project. We had to solve those problems missions by coding our robots. Example; the broken pipe mission; in this mission, there are two pipes, one is the yellow pipe which is the broken one and the other one is the blue pipe which is the brand new pipe. In that mission, we needed to take the broken pipe out and replaced it with the new pipe. That was one of the missions, and all missions had something different. After those 7 weeks of exploration, my teammates, my facilitators and I went to Singapore to compete in FLL HydroDynamics 2018. I was very excited to represent Cambodia to other different countries from all over the world and presented my project and controlled the robots to complete missions. In the qualify round, we did really great jobs and we passed to the final round. In the final round, we also did very good job but we did not win the competition. Anyway, It has been a fantastic experience to do robotics and represent Cambodia to many people around the world.

Beside those explorations, I also participated in other essentials that made changes to me.
First one all, my English literacy class has made me change Cambodia about gender equity and introducing Cambodia to a pen pal from the other country.
Nowadays, many Cambodian usually think the wrong way about gender equity. Most of Cambodian always think that men are stronger and better than women. After I learn this lesson, I knew that men and women are the same, they are all humans, they have eyes, ears, mouths, arms, legs, and educations. Nothing proves that women can’t be leaders or play sports and participate in politics, both men and women have the same abilities. That lesson has made me want to educate people in my community and my country to not racist and make gender more equity. One more change is telling other people about Cambodia. My facilitators wanted to have this opportunity for me to have a Pen Pal buddy. The goal is to connect with each other so that we can talk and have discussions with about current world issues like migration and rights.
That is a great opportunity for me to learn about other countries and improving networking skill. When I connected with that pen pal buddy, I was telling and introducing him about Cambodia; how cool is Cambodia and facts about Cambodia. After that, my pen pal buddy was exciting and he told his classmates and his family about Cambodia and he wishes that he would come to Cambodia one day. Both of those changed Cambodia to make gender equality becomes gender equity and introducing people to my country, Cambodia.
In my Khmer class, I’ve learned many new, interesting topics such as learn how to report news, writing news, learning about our histories, debates, and especially about the Model United Nation (M.U.N) in the Khmer language. Those topics were very wonderful after I learn because I gained much knowledge and made me changed, too. Why? Not many students can report or writing news, debates, and brave enough to give formal speeches in front of many people and some of them don’t even know about their own histories. Before, I don’t know or understand how to do with those things, writing about news or report news was very hard for me; sometimes, when people ask me about histories, I only knew a bit of it and it might be wrong, too. Forgiving formal speeches like, debate and M.U.N was very difficult and it needs a lot of skills, like researching skills, speaking skills, teamwork and many others skills that I was not quite good about. But now, after I learn about those in my Khmer class, I was very proud of myself that those subjects changed me and made me change my country. Now, I am very confident, I know how to write or report news, I know a lot about my histories which I can use to share to more people, I know how to research and be confident to give formal speeches to many other people. After I learn, I get to share with many people around me, too. These topics above made me change my country so much.
To sum up, these explorations and subjects changed me and educated me to change my country, too. Last but not least, Education is very important because it’s the weapon which you can use to change yourself, the people around you and the whole world.