River of Victory Poem

Her brother is a gangster

What kind of animal sells his own sister?

The fear of violence gets in her way

The struggle she has, she can’t even say

What is important, is what is find beneath

But she living in a place that is not healthy to breath

Beep Beep Beep,  the horn puts her in a good mood  

The trash truck provides hope that she can find food

Trash gives her hope

She lives in struggle, fear and lost a world we do not know

To us, trash is trash, but to her, gold.

Trash are the diamond glint on snow

They breath the poison wind  blow.

They woke up in the morning hush

They collect the trash in a rush.

The sound on the hungry son cry

They try to work, they try in collect, they try their best, so they won’t die.

 

 

 

Fashion in Cambodia

Fast-fashion is a problem all over the world but people haven’t thought of this problem. This also a problem in Cambodia where we have more than 1500 garment factories in Cambodia and employed almost 1 million workers.

 

As a solution of fast-fashion, we had create an exploration to up cycle clothes and redesign clothes and our teacher had create a business call Junxtapoze. In this exploration we had create a challenges to design and up cycle clothes for the customer. Also we had hire 3 tailors in the community around Liger. We help the tailor to earn more income to support their family economy. We had provide them the price more than the market price for different design to encourage them to make more for us.  In Junxtapoze we also do a Junx consultation-where people can tell what kind do they love about clothes and their personality than we will design clothes for them based on their personality.

 

We hope that people around the world understand about fast fashion and understand how it impact to the environment and labor. We encourage you to think about the clothes that you have, What do you do with it? Where it goes? How can you recycle it? And lastly think before you consume more.  

 

In the project we also making a challenges that we have to design that we need to make from scratch and small pieces of fabric into art for any creative design.

We also compete with different schools and NGOs on this challenges!

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.

 

Flame Lab

Every element on this earth are made out of atoms!

We all know that the best way to start a chemistry course is by learning about atoms structure and the element in the periodic table. In my chemistry class this round we did this one cool lab called the Flame Test, in the purpose of understanding how the electron (s) of an element reacts to heat.

We measured the result of the electron reaction through observing the color of the element when it’s in contact with flame. The reason that we see the colors is that of the energy that emitted by each electron when they excited corresponding to a wavelength of a the light.

One of the challenges that my team faced was that some pieces of the element dropped onto the bunsen burner tip so we had to make sure that it clean at all cost when we tested another element. Another challenge that we have is to observe the right color and note it down the right color. Furthermore, when we tested same element such as potassium but, we didn’t see the color change of the flame, so we just assume that the electrons gave out orange, which it isn’t accurate at all. Lastly, we have a lot of fun during this class and in the lab particular.

Journeys of Change

One of our exploration is call Bike Business Exploration, where we are developing a bike business. On the first week of our exploration we went to Batttambang to visited a bike tour business call “Soksabike”. We went there for a 4 days trip and having 2 bikes tours from them.  Also learning how do their business work and how do they developed their work. It is really great start of our exploration by experiencing with the other bike tour in the countryside. So we come back to Phnom Penh and develop our rough. We had name our bike your company call “Journeys of Change”. We had found an interesting rough also dividing the stop. We had decided that we will have 10 stops and each stop having difference stories that connecting Cambodia in the past and future. The purpose of business is to creating a business where we want to share what have happen to Cambodian in the past and future to the tourists.

In Journey of Change business that have new position this year. I had change from a business manager to guide manager. So I need to prepare a training to the new tour guide. There are 14 new guides and most of them are new to the business so i need to train them to become a professional tour guide before they tour our clients.

 

In this business i also submits 2 of the picture that i took to compete in a competition call GoGreen. I had won to the top 15 best photos and they hung my photo at the event in Plantation hotel. I joined the event and there are a lot of photo connected to environmental conscious business. I met a lot of incredible people and one of them is the hotel manager and he invited us for a breakfast at his hotel and talk more about our business in the next morning.  

Also we have the new strategies for the business from last school year. We had develop our new website and new marketing strategies.

 

This past few weeks the Liger Academy’s students had took our tour and it was a fabulous experience for the new guide they can share what they have learn and practice their skill.  

 

Solar Pi Exploration

The pilot project aim is to build two Raspberry Pi computer labs into two government schools, one of the schools will be solar-powered and the other one will use electricity.

 

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Cambodian English learning startup Edemy, and two government schools in Cambodia. These schools are Toul Prasat Sen Sok and Chuos Lower secondary school. An advantage of this is that we can compare the results between the different power sources and quality of education, to show our partners that the project could work with two different sources with ease. So this exploration was build since last year and now we are continuing on the computer labs that we had implement.

 

After implementation, our team decided to visit the Chous school once again before they would resume in November 2018. We went over the curriculum schedule, the teacher’s teaching strategy, and the school’s budgeting for maintenance. We also made some observations and noticed that there were some broken mice and keyboards as well as growing fungi on the Pi cases. Furthermore, our team encountered some challenges related to the screens, video player for FreeCAD tutorials, and the cables that were invaded by rats. Due to all of these issues, we started to consider having plastic bags to cover all equipment, setting up a cleaning schedule, buying mouse traps, and purchasing mousepads.

Our team had arranged a visit to the Toul Prasat Sen Sok school on September 18th in order to make updates and prepare for the start of the next school year in November. We checked to see if there were any technical problems or broken equipment to replace during the observation. In summation, there were four missing headphones and one of the desktops keeps turning off every 10 minutes. We were also surprised to see lots of dust in the room which sooner or later would impact our technical devices. By the end of our visit, we got to talk with the school director. The school director suggested us to open up this opportunity to other students who are interested in learning English and computer. He thought that since we were having some problems with student attendance and since the students did very poorly on their grade 9 official test, it would make more sense to give this opportunity to those who value it more. If we’re going to use this idea, additional pre-tests will be required at the beginning of next school year.

Slope from two points.

If you are given to find slope above what should you do? 

Well let me teach you, to find slope in graph you need to find the change in Y over the change in X or rise/run.   

So we had given the first plot is (-9,-6) and second is (3,-9) 

So first we find the change in Y and the change in X. 

Change in Y = Y1 – Y2 

Change in X = X 1 – X 2 

We have and equation the find the difference, So plug the number that was given in to the equation above. 

We have  (-9,-6) and (3,-9)  

The change in Y = -6 -(-9) 

                                Y  = 3 

The change in X = -9 – 3 

                               X = -12 

So then we get -3/12 which is simplify to -1/4. 

 

 

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.  

 

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.

Bike Business Exploration

One of our exploration is call Bike Business Exploration, where we are developing a bike business. On the first week of our exploration we went to Batttambang to visited a bike tour business call “Soksabike”. We went there for a 4 days trip and having 2 bikes tours from them.

Also learning how do their business work and how do they developed their work. It is really great start of our exploration by experiencing with the other bike tour in the countryside. So we come back to Phnom Penh and develop our rough. We had name our bike your company call “Journeys of Change”. We had found an interesting rough also dividing the stop. We had decided that we will have 10 stops and each stop having difference stories that connecting Cambodia in the past and future. The purpose of business is to creating a business where we want to share what have happen to Cambodian in the past and future to the tourists. In that exploration we are dividing the whole group into 3 team. They are business planer, marketing team and tour team. As a business team they are writing a business plan, also calculating all the expense and income to calculate all the price for the tour guide and JOC workers. Marketing team they are finding a ways to market the service to the customers. We had developed the Facebook page and Website. Lastly the tour team. They had wrote all the script for each stop and doing further research. We had did several tour for journalists from USA also for all liger stuffs and seniors students. From time to times they always give us a greats feedback and we develop from time to times. Lastly, for the Marketing team we are trying to find creative ways to share this bike experience to the tourists.