Solubility Experiment

Often when people are sick they will take as many drug as they want to relieve their symptoms, but they never know the side effect of taking too much drug. So it is important to know the characteristic of the drug and the amount that we should take.

 

In our chemistry class, we investigated the solubility and acidity of over-the-counter medicine: aspirin, Tylenol, Alka-seltzer, and tums—in different solvents.

A drug has to be soluble in order for the body tissues to easily absorb it. Our body should be able to absorb the medication easily for it to be effective. In addition, when drugs are not soluble, it is possible that there’s a residue of that drug in our body, causing adverse effects to our body. I think that is why we usually take medication along with water or any liquid and also liquid medicine since more of those drugs are soluble with that solvent.

 

How I change Cambodia

It has been six years already since I left home for Liger Leadership Academy, my second home.  We follow project-based curriculum; students can do research in class and explore difference societies to further their knowledge and gain experience. Project-based learning has helped me develop as a future leader in many different areas: sports, Solar Pi, and Journeys of Change.

 

Cambodian elders’ perspective is “sports is not for women,” but I don’t think that it is a good idea. Since I came to learn at Liger Leadership Academy, I got opportunities to participate in different sports: swimming, basketball, football and ultimate frisbee. By evolving in sports, I received a lot of opportunities travel to other countries to compete.  When I came back, I helped develop a workshop for the students in Cam-kids, Kampong Speu province. Being an instructor helped me give my opinion toward sports and changed the elders’ perspective in women playing sports. Teaching them made me stronger in public speaking and also a stronger leader.

In the government school, students are having lack knowledge toward technology and having lack of technology resources. Liger got requested by the ministry to implement technology labs and English curriculum into two schools. In this project, I am working on making video tutorials about FreeCAD. By working on this project, I help improve Cambodia education, inspire more students into the technology sector, also make them think about the future. Making video tutorials I have to speak really clear so that students can understand and you need to be a great leader to inspire people.   

 

Talking about a leader, I am one of the business managers of Journeys of Change. Journeys of Change is a cultural bike tour experience that had created by 13 Liger Leadership Academy students. This business made to help spread the culture of Cambodia to tourists and expats of Phnom Penh also to find funds to support the student’s future education. The students developed the rout, scripts, marketing idea, and business plan.  I am one of the members of JOC that help develop the marketing strategies also a qualified tour guide. To be a tour guide you need to be flexible, responsible, also being a leader that lead the tourists to the insight of Cambodia. Now I employed by Journeys of Change as a business manager which render me more opportunity to be a leader. By join Journeys of Change, I can contribute some changes to my country and my future education.

 As a change agent, we can’t estimate how much our actions make a circumstance to society. By these small actions can shift elder perspective to improve the power of women. If we want to be a future change agent to our country, we prerequisite small actions from now and start developing skills. I am Cambodia, and I want to see my country grow but I always ask myself, “How can I involved in that growth.” Kevin E Bowser stated, “It is never too late to be an encouraging leader,” but it not really much to my situation so, I said to myself “It is not too early to be encouraging leader.” To all the students around the world, “Don’t let someone else drag your dream because you are too young.”

       

Khmer New Year Inspiration

In our literacy class, our facilitator told us to write something about our vocation. But this writing will be something different from the other writing is that we use the best memory from our vocation and making a story from it. H 

“Leak was raised by her grandmother in a quiet village called Treng. After her parent dies her life become so complicated but she so positive about her life. One day she went into the bathroom and cry the whole time. The bathroom spirit was so concerned about this girl when she comes to ask. She explains to the girl that she as a good spirit then she asked the girl what had happened to her. The little girl explains what had happened to her life and where she will be. It was said the here human life. To make her happy the spirit give her a special gift which is all her wish will come true but she needs to make though wish in the bathroom. After the spirit gives her the gift, her life becomes much better and she won’t forget the first moment that she met the spirit. Another power that she had is to allow the people she want to see the spirit. ”   

This writing is not perfect but I want to share what I had done.  

 

Grizzly Opening – Ultimate Frisbee

In Liger there are many opportunities for students including in the country and overseas. These opportunities lead me to many provinces and countries. By joining ultimate frisbee had to lead me to three different countries: Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.  

 

This opportunity quire us more effort for training every Sunday and spend our school time traveling. Every Sunday we travel to train with our coach and teammate. When we went to train our coach had keep track on our attendance and how we do on our training. When we come back I have to write a report back to our coach and give some feedback. Sometimes I have to report the coaches how many people are going to training. I knew the plan that we are going to play at Grizzly in March so I have to try my best to prove that I can play at Grizzly.

 

A few weeks letter our coach told us that how many people can go to play at Grizzly. I was happy that I can go but also sad that some of my teammates can’t go. After I knew that I will play in Grizzly I had told myself that “I will try my best for this tournament”.  I am so gladful that my coach had picked me to be one of the team captains. The first impression that I made was excited also scared that I won’t be a good team captain.

 

We went to Setia, Malaysia on 16 March 2018 until 19 March 2018.  This was the third countries that I had travel through ultimate frisbee. I had played in Philippine for AOUGCC and Vietnam for Mekong Cup and now Malaysia for Grizzly Open. It was grateful to be Cambodian girls and have a lot of sports opportunities to travel and meet other players. I hope that all Cambodian girls receive these opportunities like me too.

Our team name Bee Force and we have 21 players from Cambodia that went to compete in Setia. In this tournament, we will play against 6 other teams. The team that we play against are: Oops, Care Bear, Badgers, Islander, Rajacks, Ipohbug. They are experienced player and they had joint many tournaments. For Bee Force, this is our first year playing ultimate also our first international game. Even Though this is our first game but everyone enjoyed playing it and at last we are in the rank of 6 out of 8.

 

I was grateful to get that new experience in Setia. Moreover, I am very thankful for my coaches to give a trust on me to be the first Cambodian female captain for ultimate frisbee to play overseas.   Also thanks to all my beloved teammate that always support each other and being a nice Bee Force Family.  

Gain More Experience by Sharing Your Experience!

Cambodian think that girls can’t play sports can’t join physical activity. They believed that girls should learn how to be a wife, learn house chore and protecting yourself from the sun.

 

Do you think that though perspective should change?

As Cambodian girls and young teenage who loves sports i think that this perspective should be changed. Before i come to Liger, i also loves to play sport but my parent and neighbor always said that playing sport it just a waste of time.  When come to a school that give an opportunity to involves in many sports and my perspective changes over time. Sports had become a part of my life, Frisbee, Swimming, Basketball, Football and biking. Sometimes I ignore what people said about it and focus on doing what i loves. One way that improving my skill on sport is sharing my experience to other people.     

Math class

In math class we are using this incredible website call Khanacademy to learn. Khan provide us many subjects and level. They have Algebra,Trigonometry, AP and so on. Which is really helpful for us, if we don’t understand the content in class we can practice on our own then watch the video that they provide us. If we still not clear about the subject we can come back and discuss in class or with our teacher.

Official Launched – Tour Guide

Being an business manager of a company it not easy like people expect. I had interviewed to be an business manager in a bike tour company called Journeys of Change. I had working in this project started in November 14th, 2017. In January 13th JOC had launched our official tour with 11 customer! That was a big improve for us! I am one of the 4 tour guides felt really happy seeing my clients enjoy our tour. It was complicated since people are coming in the different time. So as a tour guide we need to be flexible with the situation and try our best to solve the problem and did not impacts to our customers. We had try our best to understand the script and understand the situation lastly make it the best for our customer.

The tour went great! Get the best feedback from our clients and we are proud in this age that we can make some changes in our country. All the donation that we had are use for expenses during the tour and donation to supports the tour guides future education or business. We hope that JOC is success and we are willing to share our knowledge about our country to all the people that interested to learn about Cambodian.

Cryptocurrency

On November 16, two brothers shared about cryptocurrency and their future plan to develop it in Cambodians. They had explained the history and philosophy behind it. Personally, it shocked after hearing ‘bitcoin” is built for the purpose of eliminating government involvement. In addition, “bitcoin” works as a global database which no one could really shut down the whole system. Furthermore, the inspiration that brought from the two promising brothers reminded me of how hard it is to convince people to follow your passion. As one man said that his friend calls him crazy based on his enthusiasm in bitcoin. I believe it is true for everyone. However, I believe their motivation and persuasion will provoke people to use and the use of cryptocurrency in Cambodia will increase rapidly.

Khmer Sight Foundation Volunteer

On the November, 18, 2017 some of my Liger Leadership Academy students volunteer to work with Khmer Sight Foundation (KSF) in Kompong Speu province. The KSF is help to eradicate avoidable blindness in Cambodia and improve vision and eye care and restore the gift of sight to many Cambodians. We leave Liger around 6:00 am and travel to Kampong Speu. We went to Camkids school and we saw a lot of people waiting there for eyes check. There are about 160 old people and around 20 high school students. What we did was that first is testing their eyes and if they can’t see well with distance or if they have cataracte they will to the next station to check what the problems they have with the eyes and if they can’t see close KSF will provide they glases. Then check the blood pressure. The main focus KSF is the cataract and pterygium.

My job was to help measure their eyes sight,talking with people who are waiting for their eye check, help translating their problem-symptom to the doctors and doing eyedrops. Other hardest jobs are to convince and make the people in the community trust KSF to do their eyes surgery. Most of the elders need to do the surgery because their eyes have the cataract and pterygium. Khmer Sight Foundation decide to bring the first 10 people in the community to go and do the surgery and some decided to not go. This is because some of them are busy taking care of the kids or wasted their time, they scared to do surgery, some of them didn’t feel comfortable to come, to Phnom Penh with strange people.

There were six people came with Liger students and KSF people to do the surgery. One of the grandma she 78 year old, that I had talk with felt really nervous about the eye surgery. She said, “ I felt really nervous because i scare that the eye surgery is not success and she get blind. She doesn’t have child to taking care of her. Everyday she live with her husband who also having eye problem and another 2 grand daughter. One of the grand daughter are really young and other one are have a job in garment factory to support the family. She felt scare but after taking with the doctors and volunteer she felt more comfortable with this eyes surgery.” she continue, “ Before she’s having eye problem she work as farmer with her husband. He’s 79 year old. Her family economic was worse since she was old and she still have 2 grand daughter to feed. Now her family was much worse since her and her husband got their eyes problem that the reason that she can’t afford both of their granddaughter to go to school, so one of them have to work to support the family.” Hearing this problem made my tear drop but i tried my best to hold it.
We help to change her entire life because if she not comes and did the surgery she will lose her right eye. This means her both eyes will blind. No one gonna take care the granddaughter anymore. We had told her if she does the surgery 95% she will get success, 4 percents will have damage and 1% will completely blind. She didn’t come with us on that date but she’s one of people that coming for the next day.I am so proud to volunteer with Khmer Sight Foundation to help Cambodian and share my knowledge with them also learn more about eye problem. I can help people in my country to see the beautiful nature and bring their sight back. Lastly to all Cambodian and people out there eye problem was really serious, you have to go to doctor to check it. Do not wait until it get to big trouble. Help to prevenge since it was not serious was better than doing surgery when it was serious. Also share this information to all people that you know abou eye problem.