Starting new Journey with Coding!

Round 3 is just like any other round but exploration change. I have started my experience with coding. I don’t like coding that much but I chose to challenge myself. I start my coding experience but it ain’t for the beginner, instead of in my opinion I think my journey starts with advanced coding. 

 

My project called PechSG which is a saving group for the Liger community. My team and I will need to code an application that is similar to the bank account application but just for the Liger community which leads by Vuthy Vey ( Senior cohort student ). This is not an easy task to do while I am the only one in the class who never experience coding. We have seven weeks to complete the task but my first 2 weeks for used to for my teammate to explain and teach me how coding works. Three weeks had passed, our facilitator wanted us to divide task which has 3 groups. First is the one who designs how the app will look like and code the entire app. Second is coding the database for the admin of the group who uses our application. Last but not least is the Manager. The manager will control and talk to people to get more experience so we would have more ideas about how we will be. I chose to join the coding database with one of my partners. It is so hard at the beginning but once I pass a few tasks, I found out that coding is not that hard as I used to think. One fun fact is that I don’t usually code. I just clone other people’s code and change something but it still hard at first because it is not my own code so I can’t really find code that fits with the page where I want to change anything. 

 

In conclusion, I believe that challenge yourself into any project that you don’t feel comfortable with is actually will make you feel more comfortable after you challenge yourself for a few weeks. Also after this project is done, I pledge to myself to join more projects that I would never think I will join. 

 

This is a picture that show what I have done so far in the past few week:

 

How Cambodia can be Change?

                  How I Change Cambodia

    Time is moving, People still thinking. Most of people don’t know what their plan for their future when they graduate from school and some don’t even know how will they help Cambodia due to one of the low economy countries. Technology is the main thing to help the economy grow. Due to that Marine Conservation is also one of the problems that Cambodia facing now.  I’m not so confident in talking about marine but I want to share and show people the problem about marine in Cambodia. In order to change or find a solution to any problem, we should understand the problem clearly first. 

 

Technology

The year of 2019 at Liger Leadership Academy, our students have used more technology on our school studies and we have noticed that since we use more of technology on our school work and homework, we have improved so much better and all of the students turn in their work on time on our study than when we just study using the only book. This means that technology has improved us so much that we can’t expect it to be but I wonder why some of the people still think that using technology destroyed the communication of people and I also respect the idea of why but if we use technology correctly on study work those things won’t happen unless people use it in the wrong way that it has created for us. Also, things on earth are not perfect, human does. Singapore is just a small country but their economy going so well compared to other big countries and a huge amount of population. And in their economy, they use technology to help a lot. Meaning that technology involved so much in the Singapore economy to help their country did well on the Economy. To add on, Technology in Cambodia is very low and not many people know how technology work and how to use it. I suggest to the government to include technology in the government school in the future and it would be better if they start it now. Technology has played a big role in developing but people don’t know about it and complain that it’s destroying people’s mindsets. Because most of the people only know that using technology is just using phone or PC as they did daily. I hope in the future Cambodia will grow as high as other countries in Asia too.

 

Marine Conservation

Liger Leadership Academy wanted all of their students to make changes for Cambodia. Liger had found many problems that Cambodia is facing now to let the students find a solution to those problems. So, Marine Theater had added as an Exploration. Marine Theatre is an exploration that combines both Marine and Plays together. In the exploration, we learned about Marine and the problem that our Ocean facing now in Cambodia. Then we turned what we had learned about Marine into a play to show people live in a coastal community. I’m glad that I had joined Marine exploration because I want to see all of the beautiful creatures underwater world such as Coral reef, Dolphin, Seahorse and more. But those expectations let me down. There’s not much more colorful coral reef, not much Dolphin still has in Cambodia and we can’t find a lot of Seahorse anymore. Because of Plastic pollution, illegal fishing and more than doing against law. Those things let my expectations down, but I want to change it to let people see it again and me either. Plastic pollution is not only happening in Cambodia but Oceans are connected, what we are doing to the Ocean it’s causing problems to the whole entire world. So, if you throw plastic into the ocean the plastic won’t go anywhere far from other country’s coast or another big issue is Sea Turtle will eat the plastic because they confuse it was jellyfish. After that, the plastic will be stuck in their lungs forever because plastic won’t break down until 1000 years and sea turtle can only live for 15 to 50 years. Illegal fishing is also one part of destroying our ocean. There are many habitats underwater for many different species to live such as seagrass, coral reef and more, also these habitats not only for different species to live but it’s also decorating our ocean to look prettier and colorful. Trawling is one of the illegal fishing types. When they go and trawl, their net not only catches the things that they need like some types of fish but the net catch everything that it touches. Seagrass and coral get destroyed by trawling mostly. Not only those habitats being destroyed by trawling, but also endangered species like dolphins, seahorse and some type of shark. Our ocean is being destroyed is one part of the problem but doing illegal fishing affects the local fisherman. Local fisherman won’t last with their job anymore if illegal fishing still happen. There’s no more fish in the shallow water for local fishermen to fish because people who are doing illegal fishing catch all the fish. By talking about this, I’m not pointing the finger to people who are doing illegal fishing to stop but I recommend them to just doing normal fishing like a local fisherman to make our ocean still alive. These are the problems that lead our Liger team to create plays and show to the people that live in a coastal community and learn how those problems affect our beautiful ocean and change it. 

 

Finally, it has come to the conclusion of this essay and I hope you like it and know how changing the country works. These two changes are just a small change for my country but if I don’t start it, so who will do it. Also if I make a small change and you participate with me to change to another small part then we can make a big change there. I make a small change, you make a small change and the world make another small change, our world will be better. Be the first change agent to influence the world. Lastly, this essay wants you to understand the problem that happens in common and change it. Thank you.   

 

    

 

Trip to S’ang

On 12th, September 2019 our group went to Saang district to learn and get to know more about chemical fertilizer. Before we arrive there, our goal for visiting there is to learn and compare the difference between chemical fertilizer and organic fertilizer also we want to know the thought from the farmer about using chemicals. My expectation for the trip is to see how vegetables grow in a chemical way. 

 

Trip to Saang is one of the strange trips for us because our project to learn about the household garden which is planting using organic fertilizer, but for this trip, we also want to observe about the chemical. Learning from just a side we can’t make any thought out of it because we do not know from another side perspective. In the trip to Saang, I have learned so many things about the chemical that I could not talk about all of it. One of the things that I learned is that they only eat the vegetables that they grow in front of their house which is called household garden and it is organic, and the garden that they use chemical is a big farm where they grow many different plants and vegetables and they only sell it to the market in Phnom Penh. I can say that they are very smart and at the same time they only think about their own profits. They know that chemical is not good for the health and also they do not eat what they grow. They grow chemical just to sell to the market where all of our people go and buy there. Another piece that I have learned at Saang is that they prepare the land just like organic planting does. They mentioned that chemical fertilizer is just helping the plant to grow faster, bigger and also look fresh and there are many types of chemical fertilizer and I can tell one of them is to make the stem stunt so that there will be more stem grow to the side and not growing taller. After I went to Saang, my mindset has changed. I can not believe how much they get profit for those chemical vegetables per round. They can get double how much they spend per round and even triple if the vegetables per kg go even higher than normal. Also, my mindset changes and do not want to eat vegetables anymore after knowing how many chemicals they use in vegetables.

 

At the end from just this one trip, I have learned tons of things from chemicals. There are also tons of type of chemical and also of them have a different function to do with plants. Some help to make plants green, some help plants to grow bigger, some make stem stunt and some more help plant to look scorch so that people think it is organic. My prediction in the future, I think that those people won’t stop growing chemically because they want to compete with each other, so if only one people still doing it, everyone in that community will do it too. I think that in the future people will change their mindset to organic by buying all of the vegetables at the supermarket but still, those people won’t stop growing chemical.

Negative Number is still Important

People mostly use a positive number as their daily use every day. Negative number not being treated as well as a positive number because the Negative number can only use several things. Some people almost forget about the negative number because people think that a negative number is not important at all. A negative number has its own unique and different use for daily life. It’s also important for some uses.

On the number line, a positive number counted to the right of 0 and the negative number counted to the left. But 0 is in the middle does not represent a positive number or a negative number. It depends on the use of it.

 

The Importance of Negative number

The negative number had played a big role in many purposes but people did not recognize it. The negative number used to describe Temperature like -0 degrees Celsius. Also, it’s used to measure distant like sea level.

Study about negative number helps us to improve on math, especially Positive number.

Independent Learning helps Improve our Leadership Skills

Literacy class in round 5, we have started a new theme. The new theme is making the most of your learning, meaning that all students have to make their most in class. For this theme, we are focusing on doing independent work to make students know how to plan their learning better. Example: We all have a sheet of schedule to plan what they are going to do for the day. Do not think that this theme useless or unknowledgeable. Since the day we start this theme our work gets done faster and better because we have more time to do it. But in my opinion, this theme can only include for 1 round each every year, no more than that. Because students won’t be able to learn new stuff if they only do independent work. I love this method because it not only helps us improve our learning skills or turn in work faster, it’s also helping our students to improve leadership skills like integrity and determination.

Multimedia

Round 5 is the last round for Liger Leadership Academy school year. As you may have guessed, for the last round of the year we will not do or learning anything new because we need to review what we have learned from the year of 2018-2019. Since the first round of this year, I have learned many things in multimedia such as coding, photography, video filming, edit video and using Adobe software. So in this round, our facilitator asked us to choose a project that we have learned like I have mentioned and working on it for the whole round. And it’s better if we choose a project that we are not familiar with because it’s a great chance to improve since it’s our last round of the year. So I chose Adobe Photoshop to work on. I have used and done much work with Photoshop but I’m not that good at it. So, I stopped for a while and start on Adobe Premiere Pro. I can say that I’m good at Premiere Pro now but maybe I will get a little bit worse at Photoshop. And I am thinking of how can I get back to Photoshop if I already get busy with Premiere Pro. Now it’s my only chance to practice my Photoshop skill back. I have done some work but not an actual one yet because I need to do some better edit more. I called this as a year review because it’s like we review what we learned of the year. For this year review, I really enjoy it. It’s getting me to what I love and what I want to practice back.

 

Here is some of my Photoshop editing work:

 

Happiness is not what we can expect!

I bet all of the people in this world need happiness but they don’t know how to make their happiness come to them. Happiness is a really important thing to keep them alive and not to get stress or depression.

 

In literacy, the class has included this topic called happiness to the class too. To get happiness to come to you is hard if not easily will come and also most of the people don’t know exactly what is happiness. In Order to get happiness easily, we need to learn and know what is happiness real clear from our age now to make it all easy in the future when we can find true happiness. Most of the people said that if they have a lot of money that they can spend for their whole life, that is their happiness but hold on, no money doesn’t make any happiness at all and also money can’t buy happiness. To achieve your happiness you need to plan nicely because happiness is in the thing that makes you happy because in the future you would not have that much time to spend on fun time but if you can plan nicely I’m sure you can. Due to that, we are now working on writing an essay about “how to be happy when you …….”. For that is to showcase the idea of how to be happy when you doing something.

 

How to be happy when you are mad

 

Do you want to make your daily life happy all the time? Here you come to the right place. In this essay below, I’ll teach and explain to you how to be happy when you are mad because of everyday people always mad all the times. Read the instruction below until the end to understand what’s going on in the essay and to make your life better somehow.

 

    First of all, if you are mad at somebody please go and do something that you love or you think it’s making you fun and this could decrease the amount of anger in your body because your brain will stop thinking of something that makes mad anymore and your brain should start to thinking of the fun thing. People will say it’s just a simple step to do and all the people know it too even 5 years old kid. But you wouldn’t know how strong is it to decrease anger in your body because when you are being happy your brain starts to think of another fun thing beside it.

 

Second is take a shower, relax listen to music or reading book “if you like the book”. These steps are not much different from the first one just because this one helps you not to overthink. Overthinking would get you to depression which is the most harmful situation. If you don’t want all of those things to happen to start from the small part of these step first then it’s would not cause you to depress.

 

The last step is drinking coca or cold drink to make your feeling cooling down. This is very helpful and common because drink cold drink is one of the ways that are easy to do and cool down very fast because it makes your feeling cool and fresh.

 

Hopefully, all of these steps will help you to achieve your happiness. Even though these step is not a really big step to do but you can try it out first before try the big or more important step because your everyday anger is not such a big problem yet unless you are not even trying all of these small steps.

 

Math lessons is important!!!

Before getting to learn about angles I think it’s just an easy topic for kids to learn. I also think that only measuring the angle is adding to the topic but it’s just thinking. In reality, all the math topic is hard. Read this until the end if you want to know about Angle.

 

Round 4 is nothing much different from other round but just different topic of math. Angle is also one a topic in math. For this round, I have learned about how to measure the angle in the weird shape and plus the angle. Also, I learned some word which is related to angle, but I did learn a lot of them from last year already, somehow I think it’s just a review from this round. Acute is an angle that is lower than 90 degree and Obtuse is an angle that is higher than 90 degree but lower than 180 degree, the equilateral triangle is a triangle that has their three shapes equal to each other and the isosceles triangle is a triangle that has two same shapes and one other different shape. In the other hand, all of our students should know that in a triangle there should be 180 degrees. Besides that, I understand how to solve the problem of angle with less clue and in 2+ shape combine together.

 

Acute angle

Obtuse angle

Equilateral triangle

 

Isosceles triangle

 

I encourage you all to learn math harder because all the lessons in math are harder than you think and most of the thing in life is using math to solve a problem. In my opinion, math is the most important topic to learn, in real life math have been used everywhere.

 

Math

Decimal is a part of math too, which all you know. So, for this round, we did some practice on decimal or we just call review on it because we already been learned it. So far, the exciting thing for this round is has upgraded our math workbook from 5A to 5B and it’s really happy.

5B is not much different from 5A but the hardest part of it is algebra. In 5B we have algebra but not this time yet, maybe at the end of the book we will start to know more about it and I feel like it is complicated for me to learn that kind of messy lesson but I hope in the future it will get easier.

Exploration

After 7 weeks we have changed from exploration to another exploration. So this round I has got into an exploration called Traditional Food which we learn about Khmer Traditional food from history but, also we working on some skill like interviewing, editing and capturing and more. I feel like Khmer need to get back for the food again because nowadays Khmer food has lost a lot. Khmer food is good as any other food if we can get it back and also as we have interviewed a professional chef in Siem Reap, he said that Khmer Food and Cambodian Food is different. Cambodian Food is the food that we have eaten in Cambodia no matter where it is made from and Khmer Food is the food that originally creates by Khmer people from the past. Nowadays in Cambodia, there is a lot of Cambodian food which not originally made in Khmer. Also, I have edited a video of Cuisine Wat Damnak that is located in Seim Reap.