Geography is the best exploration in my second year at liger, every junior gotta have this exploration. Our facilitators divided us into four teams and each team have 15 people, each team will have 7 weeks to research about the provinces that they need to work on. In that 7 weeks, we have 1 week to go on a trip to the provinces that we need information about. After, 7 weeks another team need to research and find information about the provinces that they need to work on. I am in team 4 that is focused on the eastern part of Cambodia, which have Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri province. For that 7 weeks, I need to work so hard to get information for these provinces. Before going on the trip we need to prepare a lot of question to ask people and the Department of Culture and Fine Arts. Also, we need to prepare our personnel staff to like clothes, computer, book, pens and pencils and a lot more. On the week that we go on the trip, everyone sleeps at 10 P.M and woke up at 5:30 A.M or earlier, so a lot of people get tired but we put a lot of effort to get a lot of information to put in my book.
Cambodian geography book is made for government schools and other people interested in learning about Cambodia. We make this book for Cambodian people, students, and other people to know more about Cambodia. In our country, they aren’t a specific book about geography in Cambodia, so we are the first students who make this book.
My highlight of the trip is that I gotta learned Tom Puon language, which is the indigenous people language. I learned indigenous people language by interview an old man that lives near to Yeak laom lake that we went and he is indigenous people (Tom Puon). He not only told us about the indigenous language but he told us more about the history of Yeak laom lake and even though, he told us the hidden places in Ratanakiri province and the history of it. I really love what he did because he shares what he knows for us to know too, so we can put the information in the book. He told us to be good kids, to be we can be a change again so we can change our country to be better.
To sum up, for our research we need to put a lot of effort to get information for our book. Also, we need to interview a lot of people to gets a lot of information. In addition, to get a lot of information from other people is not easy we need to tell them about our plane and explain to them why we need this information.