I have been changed that I can put myself in any situation and with no complaint about everything that I have or everything that I take. For the past, I always complain when I did get tired but now I always put myself in any position so everything I do it will be easy to take the risk. Outdoor leadership to me is to help people, to survive in the wood, to be brave… It the word that shows who I am because I go to show what I can do and my behavior.I wanted Cambodia people to do more trekking so they will explore more things in nature but trekking for Cambodia people is riding a car so I want to change their hobby to walk in the forest or try to camp cause they don’t think about nature a lot. But the question is how? I probably thinking if there a place that lets people stay there and camp so Cambodian people can go there easily. Example អន្លង់ភ្ញៀវ was famous by people who go there post the pictures of that place on Facebook, so when their friends see it look cool and fun they probably gonna go there. So if there a place to camp, making fire… in the wood maybe if someone goes there and they had a lot of fun they gonna call there friend, so there will be more people go there and there.
The trip to Mondolkiri and Kirirom
Mondolkiri and Kampong Spue which know as the province that had a lot of wild animals, forest and indegenouis people. What we did in Mondolkiri and in Kampong Speu is nearly the same just something that is different is when we go to Mondolkiri we were cooking food in the forest and the food was a traditional Pnong food which is so delicious. In Mondulkiri, we were sleeping in RDI which is Non-governmental organization and RDI is NGO that does the cleaning water in Cambodia and in Kirirom national park we were sleeping in the heaven cliff and Sros Srong which are two different places. Totally I had trekked for more than 60 km and more than 60,000 steps which is so tired because we need to walk up and down the mountain but no one was complaining about this, we all just try our best to get to the targets.
We learn how to cook Phnong food from our guide, it the food that cooks in the bamboo because in the forest we can’t bring the pot so we use the bamboo instead. We also see a lot of animals, cool plants, insect such as Elephant, lizard, birds… On the trip, we did a lot of sit and spot which is we spot something to write about or create a poem, for me I wrote how nature make my mind clear “Breathing the fresh air, looking at green leave hearing the sound of the animals, waterfall, air and leave make me feel like I am at the heaven. All the depression inside my head has blown away, all the tired and stress has release out of my brain,
After finish 5a book we start learning and doing Math 5b book which is similar to that old book it just added new things to learn like data analysis and algebra. The first lesson that we did is review the last lesson that we learn. We do have a lot of fun is this class because we always do activities, working in the team, playing Kahoot or Quizzes which is students favorite website to review what we have learned.
In technology class, we had learned about python which is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It is a stressful lesson because of it my first time learning to write code with python. I always get stress because of the error line that I wrote but I know that coder always gets the error so it is our experience. We use Code academy to practice and use the code board to do exercise and homework. The quiz or exercise helps me a lot to know more about python language which I can improve more and more.
In round 3 we learned about Carbons which is an important chemical element that all the living need because all the living things contain carbons. Carbon has an atomic mass 12 and atomic number 6. It is a nonmetal, meaning that it is not a metal. Carbon is found in nature in three allotropic forms: amorphous, graphite, and diamond. Graphite is known as the softest materials but diamond is one of the hardest, also graphiteis known as a good conductor of heat and electricity while Diamond is a bad conductor of electricity but a good conductor of heat. Graphite contains free electrons, these electrons are free to move but in diamond, each carbon atom is covalently bonded with four other carbon atoms and there are no free electrons. I think everything made from carbon is different because atom distance doesn’t the same as each other.
Precious Plastic is an exploration that recycles the plastic into things that we can use. We not only recycle plastic but we learned a lot about plastic such as how it made, how it affects our environment and what did some people do to stop using plastic and many more things. Another thing is that we learned about the four machines that they use to recycle plastic such as Shredder machine, Extrusion machine Injection machine, and Compression machine. We also plane to make Shredder machine but we can’t because of several reasons like takes time and if we make it, it really dangerous for us to use.
We had a trip to Siem Reap and we go to Naga Earth and Rehash Trash. I learned a lot how plastics and old cooking oil are recycled into many things that we use every day like plastic to bracelet, keychain, water bottles frame and old cooking oils into Eco-Friendly Soap biodiesel Fue. Naga Earth is one of the companies that take the cooking oil waste and recycle it into Eco-Friendly Soap to wash hand and into biodiesel fue for the car and it doesn’t affect our environment a lot. They also recycle paper and make it into their business card by using the silk screen to print. Naga earth also gives away they soap to government schools in Cambodia. Rehash Trash is recycle plastic into things that we can use. When we come back, we teach other students in Liger to know how to make bracelet and keychain from plastic and recycle the paper that we had used. When we come back from Siam Reim, we alo teach other junior students how to recycle the plastic that we learned from Naga Earth and how to knit plastic into things the we learned from Rehash Trash. We do this because we wanted to share our knowlege to other peopel.
Plastics are all around Cambodia and the world so if there are more companies that recycle plastic there will be less plastic, also we need our people to use fewer plastics and our environment will be better.
Khan Academy is one of my favorite things to do in math class. It is a website that has every Math puzzle that we learned, I like to do the puzzle in khan because it has the video of the explanation if we stuck or forgot how to do and they will explain to you how to do it. Also, this website is for us to practice what we have learned and we can do more activities in it, it not have only math but it has every subject by grade. I don’t know why every assignment that the teacher gave to me, I always did it, never late for the due date because in my free time I always go to Khan and do the assignments.
For round two, we have learned a lot of how to capture a good photo from the camera. We learned a lot about the setting of Exposure which are IOS, shutter speed, and Aperture. If we want to take good pictures we need to know about these three things because somehow your pictures will be so dark or so light sometimes so noise so we need to know how to change these things to make the pictures perfect. Also, we need to take the pictures by Camera Shot Types like the long shot, medium shot, close-ups, etc. Do the different types of shots, is show how a photo essay you want a mix of different by giving the details in the pictures.
Here are some of the pictures that I took using the Exposure and