Traditional Food in Cambodia

Traditional food in Cambodia exploration is a seven weeks project which basically focuses on Khmer food and helps to promoted Khmer food back. In this exploration, I’ve learned a lot such as skills, to know my goals clearer, interview skills, etc….. In the first few weeks we research and find a restaurant that serves Khmer food and we try to contact them and go visit their restaurant. We’ve sent email to a lot of restaurants but there is only three restaurant that response us back which are Mahob restaurant, Cuisine Wat Domnak, and Sugar Palm. All of those restaurants are located in Siem Reap. Then, we decided to take a trip to Siem Reap for 4 days. On the first day, we stop at Skun market which is on the way to Siem Reap and stop there to interview some the seller in that market. One of my favorite seller in the market was the sticky rice with coconut milk seller which is Cambodian snack that was created the seller’s creative ideas.

 

On the second day, we went to two places which we went to a house that make Khmer rice noodle and we went to Mahob restaurant which is the first restaurant that we went to. I’ve learned a lot about how to make Khmer rice noodle it has a lot of step of making that Khmer rice noodle. Also, I’m happy to see people making it and conserve because it is a very traditional food in Cambodia. After I see people making it I feel that it’s very hard to make to earn money from that. After that, we went to Mahob restaurant which Mahob mean Food in English. When we went we have talked to two chef which is the chef Sothea, the owner of the restaurant and the chef Seav Inh, the sous chef. Chef Sothea had share very inspirational stories to us before eh becoming the owner of the restaurant. Chef Seav Inh has a very inspirational story as well. After I talk to them I feel that the chef is very important to the country because if the chef cooks the food without their love or like to cook the food won’t be delicious. Also if the chef cooks the vegetable that is unclean that could also make customers sick. So being a chef is hard so we shouldn’t look down at them.

 

On the third day, we went to Cuisine Wat Domnak which the owner of the restaurant is French. Chef Joannès Rivière is French but he decided to open the restaurant in Cambodia because he loves this country. Also even though he came from French but the taste of the food in the restaurant is all in Cambodian Flavor. When I went to his restaurant I learned that in his opinion the Cambodian food and Khmer food is different which Cambodian food means not the originally Khmer food but it comes from other countries since a long time and for Khmer food is an traditional food that found by Cambodian and all the flavor was Khmer flavor.

 

On the fourth day, we went to sugar palm which is the last day and the last restaurant that we went to. The owner of the restaurant was chef Kethana. In her restaurant was decorate most from palm tree such as the table, bowl, plate, door and more. In this restaurant also serve the food. The most special menu or food in her restaurant is Fish Amok. Chef  Kethana also has a very inspirational life story which is a lucky girl who escapes from the Khmer Rouge period and went to live in New Zeland. She loves being a chef so she decided to open the restaurant serve Khmer food because she wants to help to promote Cambodian culture and food.

 

Overall, I feel that I have learned a lot from this exploration and it teach me to feel in love with my country more and more. Especially, I have changed my mindset that being chef is easy. A chef is really important to the country and if we don’t give value to the chef the country won’t be developed because when the visitor comes to the country the first thing they look for is food. So, if the food is unclean the visitor wouldn’t want to come to visit and that makes the country has low tourist site. I encourage everyone to stop looking down the chef. We also create a website that has all of our work which of my and my team. Here is the link

Technology/Multimedia Round 2

In Technology and Multimedia class, I’ve learned two things that I like which are Digital Storytelling, photography.

 

For Digital Storytelling I’ve learned about how to use Pixar structure to write the story. There is six step to write a Pixar story. They are,

  1. Once upon a time, there was…………………………
  2. Every day………………..
  3. One day…………………
  4. Because of that……………………………
  5. Because of that……………………………
  6. Until finally………………………………..

Those steps help the story to be clear, detailed and easy for the reader to understand. I also write a story which uses the structure as well. Here is my story.

Once upon a time, there was a girl name Malala. Every day she loves to go to school and study different subject. One day the Taliban is coming to control in Swat. Taliban created a new rule which said that all school shouldn’t open for girls if any school break the rule they will come and destroy the school.

 

Because of that she still keeps going to school but secretly, sometimes she did not go to school but she let her father taught her at home. Because of that, she feels this is unfair for the other girls that don’t have the father be a teacher. Because of that, she wrote a report to BBC ( British Broadcasting Corporation) about the action that happens in her hometown without using her name. Then, the Taliban know that was Malala and then she got shot by the Taliban. Because of that she never be silent she still stood up for girls education rights. She’s never afraid of the gun that shot her in ahead.

 

Until finally her campaign was very successful which she could share all the activities that happen in Swat which is her hometown to the world by giving a speech in a United Nation meeting and the most successful that was in 2014 she got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

As photography is my passion, I really love to learn about it. As well as during the Technology and Multimedia, we also learned about some of the basic of photography such as how the camera work, exposure, what can affect exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and iso. After I’ve learned more about photography, I start to feel more in love with the camera.

 

English Literacy

In English literacy class, we mainly focus on learning roots. We focus on only two type of root words which are Latin and Greek. Every week our facilitator will give us one of the homework packages. In that homework packages, we have ten new vocabularies and it will show its roots and where is it come from ( Latin or Greek) and what is it mean. For example, memoir, memorialize, memorable and its roots word is mem, it comes from Latin and it’s mean mindful or recalls. In that homework package there also some exercise for us to on which help to understand more about the words and help us to remember it. Every Monday we will have a little quiz about the vocabulary. I think it helps me a lot to learn new vocabulary and also help me to know where all those words came so it can help me to be a better english learner. Sometime when I see a new word I might know what it means by just look at the roots words.

Algebra

Algebra is also a part of math. It is really helpful for me to solve hard word problems. After I’ve learned about algebra I feel passionate about it. I have learned a lot about it. I usually use a website called Khan Academy. I really love to learn algebra on Khan because sometimes the teacher is not always near me so I need to learn it by myself. Khan is the best math website that I can learn individually. If I don’t understand about the exercise I can also watch a video that explains in very detail which help to understand a lot about algebra but if I still don’t understand I can ask my teacher in class time as well. Algebra is a very challenging math problem but it me to solve word problems quicker as well. I hope I understand very well about algebra in 10 more months.

 

Poster Work

In Technology and Multimedia, I have learned so many things. Two weeks ago I’ve learned about how to use some of Adobe app which is photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign. The homework was to use all the Adobe app that we have learned to make a poster about a topic that you like or the topic that inspire you. I think it’s kind of difficult to me because I never learn or even touch adobe app before, so it was very challenging to me. Finally,  I have made a poster by using all those three apps. Click on that link and I hope you enjoy it. !!! This is one of the great projects that I’ve learned in Technology and Multimedia class. I like it!!

 

In STEM

In STEM I’ve learned a lot of thing such as chemistry, energy, weather, matter, astronomy and etc…. For this few we mainly focus on matter and also we dig a little into chemistry. The website that our facilitator use to teach and read is called CK12. This website is really helpful to me because it explains in very detail and it uses a lot of examples to explain to us. I can learn it and understand more about it by myself without facilitator just to read. I’ve learned many things from and matter. Matter defined anything that has mass and volume. There are two properties in the matter which are physical properties and chemical properties. Chemical properties are the properties of matter that can be measured or observe only when changes form and become something else. Physical properties are the properties that can be measured and observed without matter changing to different substances. One interesting thing about mass and weight that most people make their mistake of saying those word. So mass is the amount of matter in substance or object and its unit called Kilogram but the weight is a measure of the force of gravity pulling on an object and its unit known as Newton. So you should say your mass is 62 kg not your weight is 62 kg. Don’t be confused!!!.

One more thing that I’ve to learn about atoms which are related to the STEM. Atom is the smallest particle of an element that still has an element of the property.

So in the matter, there is the element, the element there are atoms, an atom, there are nucleus and electron and in the nucleus, there are proton and neutron. You might wonder what proton and neutron made from. Well, proton and neutron made quark and electron made from leptin. That’s is most of the thing that I’ve learned so far in STEM class. Hope you enjoy!!

No Plastic At Liger

 

 

No plastic at Liger exploration is a seven weeks project. We’ve done a lot of things such as collected data about how many types of single-use plastic in Liger?, what are they? And how many of them are there?.

 

We had been collected all the trash around Liger as a group for four days. The first day which is on September, 4th, 2018 we got around 500 trash in Liger. The second day we collect around 300 trashes. The third day and fourth we collect around 200 trash. As you can see all the data there are 500 in Liger. Can you imagine how many are they around the world? There is trillion of trash around the world. Why should we care about all of those problems??? We all should care about these problems because it can cause many problems to the environment including us. It can harm the animal’s life, human, pollute the ocean or ozone. So, What we are trying to do is to help our school from single-use plastic to stop using plastic. We also have trip to go and talk to the Better U company which is a company that use grass for  their customer.

 

The goal of our exploration is just to eliminate plastic straw and single-use plastic bags but the most that we focus on is to eliminate plastic straw. So, we trying to find some alternative tools that can replace it and we decide to give out straw and bags everyone including staff and facilitator. We’ve also have created  a facebook page where people can take a picture of when they using metal straw or reusable bags instead of plastic. A page was called No Plastic Cambodia. Please go and help to like, follow and post pictures in our page.

 

    I think this is a very wonderful project that many people around the world trying to do. I like this a lot because it not just to help our environment but it is very helpful to human too. I’ve learned a lot from this exploration such as what is the causes of the plastic, how to work as a group and come up with a great solution. I think the most challenge is to convince people to use all that alternative tools instead of plastic. We don’t want to make them feel bad about using it but we want to see them willing to do it by themselves. I think it would be a good idea if we can continue it not just in Liger but also in Cambodia which really help our country to be a wonderful country.

 

Khmer Poem

In Khmer class, I wrote my own poem. This poem is actually about being a better person.

                                                                ធ្វើជាមនុស្សល្អ

ក្នុងនាមខ្ញុំជាកវី                             មានចិត្តភក្ដី            និយាយបកស្រាយកំណាព្យ ។

យកចិត្តទុកដាក់នៃកាព្យ         ស្ដាប់ហើយមិនសាប          ដរាបមិនអនុវត្ត ។

ចូរស្ដាប់ហើយកុំឱ្យភ្លាត់                 មិនឱ្យវាព្រាត់                     រុំព័ទ្ធដោយក្ដីវិនាស ។

ចូរអ្នកបានស្ដាប់ហើយជៀស       ក្មេងប្រជារាស្រ្ត                បញ្ជៀសពីក្មេងចិត្តខ្មៅ ។

ចូរមិត្តស្ដាប់ការប្រដៅ                   មិនមានសោកសៅ          គោលដៅក៏បានប្រទះ ។

ជីវិតមនុស្សដូចផ្កាយរះ                   ពន្លឺក៏ជះ                               ជំនះរាល់ឧបសគ្គ ។

កុំប្រកាន់ពីវណ្ណៈ                  ហើយនិងជាតិសាសន៍       ដែលច្បាស់យើងឱ្យសុក្ខសាន្ត ។

ទង្វើល្អទទួលបាន                        របស់គ្រប់យ៉ាង            ដែលសាងមកពីខ្លួនយើង ។

ត្រូវស្គាល់បុណ្យនឹងបាបភ្លើង    ដែលសាងពីដៃជើង           រូបយើងទាំងគ្រប់ៗគ្នា ។

ត្រូវចេះស្វែងរកការងារ                 ដែលវាគឺជា                           ការងារដែលសុច្ចរិត ។

ទោះតម្លៃយ៉ាងណាពិត                 ឲ្យតែសុច្ចរិត                បានផ្ដិតចេញពីខ្លួនយើង ។ 

ត្រូវចេះគោរពពុកម្ដាយ     គាត់ប្រឹងចិត្តកាយ      មិនស្ដាយឥតប្រយោជន៍ឡើយ។

គាត់ប្រឹងធ្វើការមិនស្បើយ        លោកមិនកន្តើយ         បង្ហើយដើម្បីកូនស្ងួន ។

លោកមិនសូវខ្វល់ពីរូបខ្លួន          ចង់ឲ្យតែស្ងួន              នឹមនួនបានសេចក្ដីសុខ ។

កុំនាំខ្លួនទៅកគុក                        ដែលមិនសុខ               នៅក្នុងចិត្តលោកទាំងពីរ ។

អត្ថន័យកំណាព្យនេះ                   គ្រាន់ជាចំណេះ              ដែលចេះមកពីរៀនសូត្រ ។

ដែលចង់អប់រំនិយាយ               ហើយនឹងដើម្បី               សេចក្ដីស្ងប់ចិត្តអ្នកអាន ។