Khmer

In my Khmer expertise class, I took it because I want to improve my writing and reading skill. What I need to work are, writing faster and nicer, reading with good speed and understanding.

After the class ended I felt I was improving with all those skills.

 

Here are some changes that I make

 

Hidden Voice

Hello my exploration is Hidden voice our group have 13 students and our facilitator is three is Sopporn Trish and Rich. Our goal for this exploration is to find old song befor Khmer rouge. Our group had when to a lot provide to to interview the villager to find old song and we have whent to Kompong Spue and Mondulkiri and we have interviewed the Bunong people and people in Kompong spue market and famous singer. Our group had when to Camkid school to interview the old elder in Chba chrus village in Kompong Speu province. And our group had interview Liger student’s parent by phone. Our Exploration want to show the world and Cambodian about the art of singing in the old day in the 60s.

Personal Narrative

In my literacy class this first term for our year six, I started literacy with my new teacher name Cara. One of our assignment in class was, to write a personal narrative. Other students have many creative ideas that they want to write for this assignment, but I have an idea of writing about my explorient in the Liger Leadership Academy. I want write this assignment about my experience in the Liger Leadership Academy because I want to express my feeling, and share with people. And here is my ASAY:

 

I think everyone knows that we all have one day or times that can change my entire life just a moment. Have anyone  have that experience ?, I think So, I have experienced it’s,  and I think I will face more as I walk through the meaning of life. Life changing moment happens any time or any second. For me when my life changes pretty fast,  it’s hard and challenging. But I still keep going, even though it really hard for me.

 

My life has changed as I came to the Liger Leadership Academy,  when I came to Liger, I was only seven. I don’t know how to do house chores, washing cloth, and etc. As I adapt into the Liger family, and it’s was hard. I need to learn new things and more as I grow. Literally, every day I learn something new.  I came to the Liger Leadership Academy because I passed the test to joint Liger, Liger is special,  when I lived here I felt Liger isn’t s school but it’s a family to me. Liger is where my life-changing moment happened, and started, So there are many challenges that I passed in six years of learning, Now I’m 13 years old. In the first years of school, I learn about communication with people and also I learn to take responsibility.  

 

When I lived here more and more I realize I need to start talking with more people and build relationship with people more, because I want to another family here and where I can trust. Building relationship isn’t easy at all. As I going through with making friends, I need to understand them properly and precisely, before I make a single move. I realized friend behavior is vital to know and understand them well, also understanding their behavior helps me to stay connected with my friends. So, realizing that this friend or that friend is behavior important and also vital for my relationship. For (example: My friend Sam she is a sensitive person, so before I talk something to Sam, I need to think before I talk ). Not just with friends, also with the staff,  I learned to build relationship with them also. One important thing that I learned about staff was that, they all want our respect and trust event we make a wrong move. As I experience, when I did something wrong,  they always tell us what wrong because they want us to understand our mistake and don’t make that mistake again.

 

As a kid, we don’t care a lot about responsibility, but for me when I moved to Liger, everything turned into the opposite, I always leave my cloth messy and let my mom wash it. This happened when I’m at my own home. But, this never happened at Liger, in Liger I need to learn how to wash it, because my mom isn’t. Things that my family just usually did it for me turn out  things I need to do it for myself, back. The best ways for me to take good responsibility for me, is to make a plan and a daily schedule on a piece of paper. Today I will do this and tomorrow I’m going to do this, so that is my strategy to do all of those responsibilities. After all, even I’m don’t know how to do things what most people can, I still keep going and learning.

For me now, I felt kind of proud of myself that I can go through all of those challenges even though, I was kid and start from the bottom. During that life-changing moment, I walk through a lot of giving up though, like “I can’t do this, it so hard!!” But just try!! Before I say I can’t. Therefore everyone shouldn’t give up on some things that they never done it before, just try and try. Moreover, people also can find a strategy that the best for them on something they have struggle on, to use as weapon when there is war. In addition, to overcome that challenge, it needs to start from yourself need to have a firm commitment.  

 

Dinosaur Footprint

For this first exploration term of our six school years, I started in Dinosaur exploration. In this exploration, our goal is to find dinosaur footprint to proof in there’s Dinosaurs in Cambodia and shear with Cambodian and everyone around the world. Our group focuses on location in Batt Dong Bong province name Ratanak Mondol. We knew this location because of Ministry of mine and energy, on 2015 department of mine and energy of Thailand work our mine and energy Cambodia to find Dinosaur footprint in Cambodia. After searching they found a place name Rattanak Mondol in Bot Dong Bong province. They claim that there’s Dinosaur footprint but, they never continue the project because both sides are busy. On April 2017, a group of Geology of Cambodia exploration when to interview the minister of mine and energy about landscape which includes me in the exploration. Before the interview ended the minister gave information about the project that he works with the department of mine and energy of Thailand, he reflects that he was busy with his works so he can’t continue the project so he wants our Liger student to work on that project because he sees our potential. After we came back from the meeting we passed the dinosaur footprint project to Mr. Jeff who’s our teacher manager, Mr. Jeff was surprised and seem interesting, so he created Dinosaur Footprint exploration for students. In the exploration we have 13 students, in the group, I think only me and Panharith who knows a lot of geology stuff more than others students because we both were in geology exploration last round. On the 1st of September 2017, our team was on the bus to go to Rattanak Mondol which located in Batdonbong province. On our investigation to find dinosaur’s footprint at Battambang province we need many supplies such as plaster of Paris, clay, measuring tapes, brushes, and cameras to take pictures; which we followed the geologist field method. First of all, we get of our van to explore the area; we had found many sites that we suspect to have the dinosaur’s footprint. After knowing the specific site of footprint, we divided into three teams to explore and did the field method to collect data about the footprints. Here is the template:

The field method is providing us to understand about the footprint and we can easily interpret the type of dinosaurs. Moreover, in the method, we record the specific location using the longitude and latitude in GPS. Additionally, in the method, we need to add the rock type too because it could help us within the past environment when dinosaurs are around in Cambodia, so in answers, the rock type that we found is primarily sandstone. Which we can interpret that the dinosaurs in Cambodia were living near the coastline, which is where the rock is formed. Furthermore, we need to take pictures of the footprints and marked the tape in order to organize with the footprints; taking pictures is really helpful because we can send those pictures to the paleontologist, so they can help us whether it is dinosaur’s footprints or not. In class or outside of we always film our self because if we are the first one to find the footprint in Cambodia, the documentary going to be great. We also make a website to share with the world about our project. After collecting all footprint data we make a report, during all class period we tried to contact to paleontologist because they are the big evident to proof this is a real dinosaur footprint. So after the seventy weeks, 10 of us still working on it as expertise because we are passionate about it.

First They Kill My Father

On Wednesday the 3th, October 2017 in the evening, all senior students and staff when to watch a movie name “First They Kill MY Father”.  “First They Kill MY Father” was a special movie because one of our Liger students got to act in that movie as the main character family member, also this story was filmed about Cambodian genocide that calls Khmer Rouge it happens in the 70s moreover, this movie director was Angelina Jolie who’s a famous US actor. This movie was gorgeous, this movie demonstrates a lot of interesting fact and daily life during Khmer Rouge. The movie is emotional because it’s talking about a family lose their parent during Khmer Rouge regime. After full two hours, I learned a lot from the movies and it’s was a fantastic experiment.

Statistic Test Preparation

On Saturday the 14, October 2017 in the morning, all fifty Liger students started their first (SAT) practice, test or Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT test is vital because it helps us to prepare for college and tell us where we should work on before entering college. My teacher Jeff expect that I’m going to do badly on this and some of my class member because of our age, we just thirteen, we have two years and a half to go and he said that don’t worry I’ll have a lot of times to practice. I also said that this Saturday just to get me to know and feel about the test. The test divided into four sections, there’s reading, writing and language, also math (no calculator), and math with a calculator. After the test end, I think got a lot of experience and scored.

Football Match

On Saturday 16, September 2017, I attended a football match with Empowering Youth in Cambodia (EYC) organization in the morning about 8am. Empowering Youth in Cambodia or (EYC)  is an organization that located in Phnom Phen, this organization goal is to teach kid to created positive change and a good leader in further. There are twenty-three Liger boys who joined the match out of twenty-five boys. The coach only allowed seventh players on the field because our field is too small. My role in the games was midfield, defending others players was hard because they are big and very at football. After one hour of invigorating, we won EYC by 13 to 1. I think it’s was a fun experiment to play again another team and most importantly our Liger football boys team know where we are at?