The first of my exploration in 2017 to 2018 is bamboo. Bamboo is a type of grass and is the fastest growing plant. It grows everywhere except north pole. It has flower once 3 years. One sort of animal that eats only bamboo is panda. For the exploration our teacher( Sushi ) has explained us more and more details what is bamboo and let us work on what do we want to make. Basically, we made a lot of products that related to bamboo. The products are bamboo cup, straw, pencil case, keychain, jewelry, flashlight, rain stick, jump rope, bow and arrow and more. We create that to avoid being use plastic also. One thing I love in this exploration is in the sharation day, so when the guests come we have a little quiz about what is bamboo. Then we present each of the products we made and some of the students in the exploration have a little game. The game is you need to shoot the arrow to the middle of the cardboard that we have set up. We also let the guests play jump rope. I love this exploration so much.
Changing Cambodia 2017-2018
In my year at Liger everything we learn is focusing on how to change Cambodia. To change the country is not easy; it needs time. Everyone always has their dreams. What about my dream? Changing Cambodia is so hard and I can tell it is hard. We need to change Cambodia because it is our country. There are three main learning experience that have developed my idea of changing Cambodia. There are Composting and Khmer dance.
In 2018 of my second year in Liger I have one exploration called Compost. In this exploration we consistently talk about the environment. Plastics have been increasing a lot in Cambodia. It is almost everywhere. It cannot burn by fire. Many animals die because of plastic. When they eat the plastic, it will stick in their body until it full and the animals cannot live anymore. I have asked myself that how many plastics do I throw away daily. I have watched the video about the other country that have banned the plastic. I feel like I want to do it too but I don’t know how to stop. To stop a person doing things wrong you have to be the model of that person. Everyday people go out to buy things in the market. They always use plastic because they think it is easy for carry things. After people use the plastic already they don’t reuse it again but they throw it away. Some people don’t even throw it in the bin. In Compost exploration we have decided to change these habits.. We can’t stop but we can reduce. In Liger kitchen also staff house, everyday we have a lot of waste. The members of the exploration always take all the raw waste from kitchen to put in our compost. I am going to continue the compost until the whole year in Liger. We plant the vegetables in our campus because we want our campus to fill with the beautiful plants everywhere. Compost also shows that people everyday are using chemical fertilizer to make the plant grow faster but for compost is the organism fertilizer that help supporting the soil to make the plant healthy and ground too.
On the weekend in Liger I have Khmer dance. There are a lot of weekend activities to do but I only choose three. There are Model Making, Hip Hop and Khmer Dance. I will take one topic to talk about is Khmer Dance. Before I choose Khmer Dance I thought that to increase Khmer culture I need to participate in Khmer dance even I don’t like it. I don’t want to lose Khmer Culture. First I don’t like Khmer Dance but until I think about it a lot it is stuck in my mind. I decided to join Khmer Dance because I am Cambodian and I want to know about Khmer Culture more. In Khmer Dance class Teacher Khmer Dance teach us a lot. I learn each name of Khmer Dance. I want all Cambodian to learn Khmer Dance for the culture. I know it is hard to inspire other people in. In my year in Liger I will promise myself that I will join Khmer Dance and never take out my name from it.
In my round 2 Exploration I have Entrepreneurship. I learn and experience a lot in this exploration. In this exploration, we focus on how to succeed a business. We divided in a team of three members. Each team has to come up with product and why should the team make this product. My product is pencil case. I fail a lot of time. I don’t succeed but I try a lot of times but I fail. Also I got a lot of feedback. The pencil case doesn’t look good for the user to use. After that my team and I change the product to make bracelet. In bracelet product I try to make it as fast as possible because it is almost time for sharation in Liger. It has some benefits too. As I am an example, I wear it to represent my country is Cambodia to show all the people that I love Cambodia so much that’s why I wear Cambodia’s flag color bracelet. You can wear it to express your feeling from day to day. If you are mad you can wear red. Everybody in the exploration go out to present and sell the products. In future I want to see I am a successful businessman.
In round 3 I have Geography of Cambodia. Geography of Cambodia Exploration divided into 4 teams We have region 1, 2, 3 and 4. I am in Region 3. I go to southern part of Cambodia. There are Koh Kong, Kep, Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampot, and Takeo. In each province I go to different places. Mostly we go to each places to find history, human life and five themes. In this exploration I know many places in Cambodia. On trip I learn more things. For example in Rabbit Island there’s no light at 10pm so that is the lesson for us to learn that when we go to other places. I am the note taker of interview people and department of culture and fine art. In trip we also bring recorder and 3 types of cameras. In the way of interview people get to know the people and the community better. In the end of the interview we always ask the people for goal. The accurate of the goal is the people want Liger students to study to have high knowledge for changing Cambodia. That is very impressive for me.