THE POWER OF NATURE | How I Change Cambodia Year 3

As a Cambodian, I am very lucky to be able to see and understand the stories and cultures of the Cambodian every day. However, just seeing is not sufficient for me to really understand deep to my country. Thanks to the opportunity that Liger has offered me, I am able to explore my passion for the environment even more. I have now realized the importance of protecting our environment. 

In the city, the loud noise of transportation every day and remaining with a lot of wastes on the street  — while I ride on the street. These are from human activity that when we do, we do not realize where those rubbish destinations are, will they end up in the ocean or will they return back to your home again? Do you know that you can create an impact on climate change since now Cambodia becomes sunnier and hotter?  

Whereas in the community area, especially in the forest area, I often saw people destroying the trees in real life. I didn’t feel impressed at all with the way they treated life that cannot talk, but produces the needs for human, trees, and plants. Before, I knew that only me, a 12-year-old boy could not do anything to create his own shield for preserving these poor trees. In addition, I was taught to be quiet and hide my voice from all the people. Also, I was taught in school only about lessons but without practicing so the students including me didn’t really have time to focus and see the issues in the community. 

However, things have changed between me when my Liger third-year of studying came. I was privileged to have learned the beauty of the environment in Cambodia. I got to spend my time, staring at my environment that I love. I am so grateful for those opportunities that let me explore and observe things surround me. 

Outdoor Leadership Exploration, Environment observation and supporting the beauty of nature

This year (2018-2019), I was part of the Outdoor Leadership exploration; it allowed students to focus and observe more to the environment. It’s a new project for me to work on and I was excited to see and learn. Sit and Spot was a studying activity that helped me and other students to have sometimes alone. We sat inside the green world and stare at one thing such as a plant, a bird and more, that interested us. Their products could be a song, a writing piece, a poem, and a drawing. In addition, we also wrote our own reflection, including our mood and love toward the field. At the crucial point, I really got inspired by the exploration and I hope everybody did too; the precious life of the nature-world that’s beautiful and lovely until our eyes can shine with the one spot only, right there. Moreover, growth mindset and overcoming my fear were all I got. I was a person who always tossed the garbage everywhere but now I need to show my esteem toward the environment as much as I can. If my habit still didn’t change, I will start thinking to myself where will the trash that I throw is going to end up?. Overcoming fear was what I also met during the adventure. I used to stay in my comfort zone level; I tried not to push myself too hard with hiking while it might be so exhausting. Plus, sometimes thoughts may scare you. However, I pushed myself, worked hard, and put all my effort into hiking. I would never find difficulties or differences if I kept staying in my comfort zone. Therefore, we would never understand the true meaning of the environment such as trees, creatures, lake and more if we never take a rest and start thinking deeply about how their lives are going on.  

Precious Plastic, raising awareness of the way of fixing plastic into precious ones and protect ocean life,

The environment started getting dirtier and messier because of plastic. Over the year, I have seen a vast amount of plastic drifted away everywhere. They got stuck to the trees and tall grass areas. I have always dreamed of transforming plastic waste into daily products for people’s usage. However, I didn’t have enough materials and specific ideas yet, so I stopped for an instant, but I still watched some DIY videos on Youtube about how they recycle plastic into a new fresh look. I felt quite satisfying while watching the videos because it seemed like magic of how attractive the waste looked after they have been recycled. I thought maybe some days I could learn and change the way plastic is being recycled instead of going to fly everywhere. 

Precious plastic has presented me with what I love and want to achieve. In this exploration, I have learned the beauty of plastic. Instead of throwing them away, why not revealing their beauty initially; the true recycling power. I expressed my DIY skill through this very amazing opportunity for myself. As such, the environment every day is being harmed from our acts, so they need protection and it’s going to be all of us involving. 

These were the opportunity, I can feel the change in myself. I will always remember, in life whether you win or lose, it doesn’t matter, the matter is to accept the change in who you are. Nature needs our protection to survive through these tough circumstances, but the changes I have done in this year were all served for them as I am a fairy; the fairy of nature. The mission of the fairy is to protect the world from evil-doing and to form a shield for the vulnerable ones. I truly believe I am a fairy even I am just an ordinary human being. This year, I have done the great changes for my own country and I hope in the future to create great changes as I did in this very spectacular year of 2019. 


How to be happy when you get a fever

“How to be happy when you get a fever”

by Cheatra Chheng

Happiness is defined as a state of pleasure and contentment. Furthermore, happiness comes from the feeling that is influenced by the environment. Also, being happy is not only about the smile we cannot be absolutely sure if this person is happy or not based on one clue:  their facial expression. Therefore, everyday conditions including health, hobbies and many more, may consider how do we feel toward them.

Health is one of the factors that create a happy feeling for all of us. Unfortunately, not everyone lives with good health which can lead them to be unhappy. That is okay because life is not constantly about happiness but there’s also some sad stories that you will need to face. In addition, fever is one of the illnesses which causes you to be unhappy. However, there are two common phrases that you might find encouraging:  “problems always have solutions” and “you cannot change the situation but you can change your reaction”. Despite the fact that you have a fever, it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the time it takes you to recover. We know that the situation doesn’t appear to be good but importantly you can change your reaction. Moreover, there are some steps that you may like to try while you are sick. 

Step 1: Take a relaxing warm shower 

Feeling relaxed is all that we want for the summer break, going to the beach for an example. Getting a fever can make you feel unrelaxed. Wikihow is an online community that wrote about how-to guides for online people to explore and read, has mentioned that “baths wash away dirt and grime, and they also help you feel better when you’re sick.” According to my own experience, when I had a fever, everything that is negative came to my mind which made me hard to rest and worried. However, taking the warm shower will help you to let your mind sits, relax and can lower the temperature inside our body. Importantly, when you are taking a warm shower, you should be thinking about the positive things that you ever had in your life. For instance, you could think of any good memories that you had and enjoy with the shower. 

Step 2: Rest

If you are a student, you will perhaps have some assignments that your teacher gave you. If you are an employee you would need to think about your work. Fever brings you tiredness so you will be exhausted for the whole day. If you are exhausted, you need to rest because you won’t enjoy doing your work. In this situation, you can lay down and give yourself a mental and physical rest. You do not need to worry about anything that could distract you including homework as well. Centennial Medical Group (CMG)  is a group practice of caring and helping the community to be better at knowing how to do self-help when having an illness quotes “ Medicine and fluids can help make you feel better when you do get sick, but what your body really needs is bed rest. “ Even if you don’t feel exhausted at all, but probably you will recover soon after the rest.

Step 3: Spend some time in nature

During the time you are having a fever, you do not really want your body to do any physical actions. However, it is a good idea for you to get outdoors and relax in nature that is around us. Very well mind, trusted online resources that improve the mental health condition of the  right guidance provides, states that “Green is thought to relieve stress and help heal” and “Green is often used in decorating for its calming effect.” As such, in nature, we can sit down, relax or reading books. Importantly, the air that we get inside our house is different from the fresh air that nature gives so we could recover faster and also release stress.

All in one, fever is also not a bad thing for us, though it kills all the bacteria inside our body. When you have a fever once, be happy and you can follow these steps. One last quote from Julia Roberts wrote “ A fever is an expression of inner rage. “ Therefore, we can consider fever as a good thing to happen for us and we are lucky to have a fever. 

Negative Numbers, (-1 and -2)

     Negative numbers are the essential part that we use in everyday life, without realizing. Within this round, we learned about the negative numbers that some of us have known before but this lesson could remind us, too. I have learned it in the past, but I forgot some of the basic things in the negative numbers. Negative integers are used to represent things as temperature, money purpose, and etc. 

Integer Number Line
Photo source: online math learning

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Comfort with Uncertainty

Photo by: Chanda Cheng

These outdoor trips help me to learn and grow myself. 

    As apart of Outdoor Leadership exploration, I got to learn the main question is” How to lead ourself when we are in outdoor?” This question got solve when diving deeper into the exploration. The topic that related to the main question I asked myself is the survival skill. We learned about how we could rescue a victim when the victim is in an emergency. If we are not sure what happened to the victim yet and using traditional medicine or don’t know what to do in that situation, we could kill the victim immediately. As such, I got to learn the steps to rescue a patient in an emergency situation,

1- Scene Safety

2- Primary Assessment

3- Secondary Assessment 

4- Rescue Plan

I learned about all of those steps in class and we practiced the lessons on the campus also. This could be a helpful reference because it appears that I want to be a doctor. Furthermore, we had two trips in this exploration which we went to Kirirum and Mondulkiri. I love the two trips so much because I have experienced many brand new things that I haven’t tried out before, and the trips have made my thoughts open to hundreds of stories which I interest in. 

Photo by: Chanda Cheng
Photo by: Chanda Cheng

In Kirirum, I really love the weather there, it was drizzled and a little cold. The cold breeze that blew to me every time has strengthed up my power to continued walking to my destination. I remembered once when I was sitting down and I was so exhausted and suddenly the wind just blew across me. I closed my eyes and just got the touch of the wind to my skin. I also love the landscape there, the trail in the middle and the sides are the trees stood straight in lines with small green grass on the ground. This scenery really caught my attention and boost my relaxation and calmness level. My third highlight is when I got to sit and watch the sunrise. It was the greatest moment ever to watch the sunrise with my friends and my facilitators. While I was watching the sunrise, the hornbill flew nearby on the trees under the cliff. I got a binocular and I zoomed in to see the hornbill clearly. Luckily, I could see the hornbill, it was lovely to use the binocular following every movement of the hornbill. In Mondulkiri, I got so interested in the waterfall. The water was quite cold and it can refresh many negative thoughts out of my mind and inscribe with the beautiful piece of art in my brain. I didn’t want to move out of the enchanting waterfall that I faced. The waterfall melody can awaken thousands of surprise to me. It’s a hard way of trekking but in the end, it paid off with the delightful waterfall. Another highlight is what I have never tried before and it now becomes one of my favorite food which is Phnuong soup, I got to taste the soup and the soup was very delicious. I wish to myself I could taste the food several more times and cook it.

Even though the trips sounded really fun, there were still some obstacles that I met. One of my difficulties in Mondulkiri was the leeches. I was the first one who got bitten by a leech. At the first time seeing it, I was not quite scared of them but when the whole group started to panic because there were more of them, I started to feel anxious even more. At this point, my mind started to think of some types of wild creatures that I afraid of such as geckos. I tried to calm myself in the situation while I was really uncomfortable. That didn’t really work. However, the relaxation worked until we came to the waterfall. The touch and the harmony of the waterfall – the coldest water ever – aided me to increase my calmness and relaxation. Therefore, the solution got solved and I was very impressed with myself that I could be relaxed and calmed down. This was a big challenge for me but I overcome it – I had to use my bare hands to pick it out of my legs. Thanks to the waterfall for letting other people relax by the music you have created.  

Moreover, leadership roles are essential for me because I need to use those in this exploration since we were in a group of different personalities. Once, I have shown my leadership role which is a designated leader. At that time, I saw everybody was quite busy with all of their works. I thought that it was really busy for themselves to wash their own lunch boxes. As such, I’ve decided to speak up ” Ok! Let’s wash all of the lunch boxes for our team,” In fact, I have never been a designated leader before but that situation appeared to me that I could use the designated leader as my leadership roles. I considered being a designated leader does not need to be a tough or strong person. I could start being a designated leader from this experience. 

Being part of the group in Outdoor Leadership exploration was a new experience for me. It allowed me to give love and to see the beauty of nature that I have never focused before. The way that it designed itself to be. Challenges were being accepted by me so a solution must be accepted too. Comfort with Uncertainty is now what I understand and I learned. This journey was the best moment in my life that I could find my true happiness. (One more photo to go through for the end)

Photo by: Chanda Cheng


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Color-Coded Lyrics

Creating a new product was never easy but instead, we should take a deep breath and working hard to approach success. 

Round five of Multimedia/Technology class, I worked on a project using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro. Cindy, our teacher gave us the time for us to review the lessons that we learned in the whole year and we were allowed to work on our own project using some of the tools we have learned.

I chose my own project which is to create a color-coded lyrics video – a type of lyrics video that is used for a group of singers – with the color filter for the person who is singing and the rest of the team will be in a blackout filter. Before this project, Getting to watch other songs that have the color -coded lyrics had been a very wonderful feeling to me. To me, I definitely wanted to create the video before but thought that it will be a big challenge and that I would need to spend a lot of time on the video. Therefore, I changed my mind and I didn’t make it succeed. However, when there is a chance for me to create a product as the result of the round for Multimedia class, I decided to make a color-coded lyrics video. I took a deep breath and was ready for the beginning of my journey and the steps that I have to face before meeting success. The work reference is a video on Youtube that I watched called How to create color-coded lyrics. The video was extremely useful but there were some obstacles that I still needed to face. One of the problems was I couldn’t find the tools in Photoshop because I was using a different workspace from the video so I asked my friend and he helped me to find the solution. Also, the video only showed how to make the cover of the video but not putting the lyrics and changing the filter. Therefore, I needed to find a way for myself to have a product at the end. While I was putting the lyrics end, there was one more issue – I couldn’t find the fonts that worked for Korean fonts so I looked for help on the internet. I tried to follow the steps that the internet showed me but it didn’t work smoothly. As such, I made the decision to ask my friend again. However, he also did what I just did from the internet and it didn’t work again. Frustration started running in my brain and increased the feeling of disappointment. I didn’t give up though, I tried looking for the Korean font in the font tool. Fortunately, I saw a font with Korean words so I clicked and it worked the way I wanted. Fascination started taking control of the frustration in my feeling and helped to save the loss of happiness back. I was quite enthusiastic and started to work and work on the project until I would finish and the outcome is what I expected it to be.  

I enjoyed working on the project so much; I really love the work that I have done. To me, it is such a great accomplishment. This was a new experience for me. “Watching others have it is very interesting but never look down on yourself that you can’t do it.”: a quote from me. I wish I could have my own time, spending time to create the video again and I would always accept the chances that I have.  Here is the product below this article:



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បូរិទ្ធ អានសៀវភៅរាល់យប់ យ៉ាងហោចណាស់ក៏អស់ពាក់កណ្ដាលក្បាលមួយយប់ដែរ។ ទោះបីក្ដី ដឹងខ្លួនឯងថា បើទាហានបារាំងឃើញនោះ ច្បាស់ជាក្ស័យមិនខាន តែភាពតស៊ូព្យាយាមរបស់គេនៅតែជំហរមុខជានិច្ច។ ព្រឹកឡើង គេត្រូវធ្វើការងារដូចជាដាំបបរ និងរែកទឹកសម្រាប់គ្រួសារគេ។ ចំណែក ឯនៅ សាលាវិញ ……………….

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បូរិទ្ធកំពុងកត់មេរៀន តែក្នុងចិត្តបូរិទ្ធគឺមិនចង់រៀនបារាំងនោះទេ ។ មកដល់ផ្ទះវិញ បូរិទ្ធខំរៀភាសាខ្មែរនៅ ក្នុងផ្ទះ ព្រោះខ្លាចពួកបារាំងឃើញនឹងដាក់ទណ្ឌកម្មជាក់ជាមិនខាន ។ មួយសន្ទុះក្រោយមក សម្លេងម្យ៉ាងក៏បន្លឺឡើងនៅ ជិតផ្ទះបូរិទ្ធ។ គ្រាន់តែលឺភ្លាម បូរិទ្ធក៏យកសៀវភៅដែលគេកំពុងរៀនលាក់ទុកក្រោយខ្នើយ។​

« មកទាពន្ធ » បុរសម្នាក់ស្រែកឡើងទ្រហឹងពេញភូមិ ។ ប្រជាជន ក៏​ដើរមកហើយប្រគល់ពន្ធឲ្យបារាំងទាំង មិនសប្បាយចិត្ត ។ ភ្លាមនោះ បូរិទ្ធហាក់មានគំនិតដ៏អស្ចារ្យម្យ៉ាង ។ គេបានចាំសម្ដីដែលលោកគ្រូគេបាននិយាយ « លោកគ្រូជឿជាក់លើឯងហើយ ព្រោះឯងនឹងបង្រៀនភាសាខ្មែរយើងទៅកូនចៅជំនាន់ក្រោយ ។ » បូរិទ្ធបានរៀបចំសៀវភៅ ៤ក្បាលដែលគេមើលទៅល្អសម្រាប់បង្រៀនកូនអ្នកនៅភូមិមួយនេះ ។ បន្ទាប់មក គាត់ចាំបារាំងទៅវិញ ហើយគាត់ក៏លបចេញពីផ្ទះ យកសៀវភៅទាំងប៉ុន្មានក្បាលនោះទៅជាមួយផង ។ គាត់បានប្រកូកហៅរាល់សិស្សពេញភូមិរបស់គាត់ខ្ទង់  ប្រហែល ២០ទៅ៣០នាក់ ។ គាត់ ក៏ចាប់ផ្ដើមបង្រៀន តាមចំណេះដឹងរបស់គាត់ទៅលើសៀវភៅទាំងនោះ នៅក្រោមដើមពោធិ៍ធំមួយ ។

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«​ ចាប ឆាប ជាប » ពួកគេអានតាម ។ បន្ទាប់មក ក្មេងៗក៏កត់មេរៀនចូលសៀវភៅដែលបូរិទ្ធបានបង្រៀន សម្រាប់ថ្ងៃនេះ ហើយមេរៀនក៏បានបញ្ចប់ត្រឹមហ្នឹងទៅ ។

    បូរិទ្ធបានធ្វើដូចនេះជាច្រើនលើកច្រើនសារ តែមានថ្ងៃ មួយដែលគួរអោយអភ័ព្វ

ពួកបាបារាំងក៏បានដើរកាត់ជួនជាពេលដែល បូរិទ្ធកំពុងបង្រៀនក្មេងៗ។ ឃើញដូច្នេះ ពួកក្រុមបារាំង ក៏ចាប់បូរិទ្ធភ្លាមៗ ឯក្មេងៗឃើញដូច្នោះក៏រៀបនឹងជួយបូរិទ្ធដែរ តែបារាំងម្នាក់នោះរៀបនឹងចាប់ពួកគេ  បែបនេះ​ហើយ ពួកគេក៏នាំគ្នារត់បាត់អស់ទៅ ។​ « ចាប់វាទៅ » បារាំងត្រងោលសក់ម្នាក់ស្រែក ។ ពួកបារាំង

ទាំងប៉ុន្មាននាក់នោះ ក៏ចាប់បូរិទ្ធទៅកន្លែងដែលពួកគេគ្រងទុកនឹងសម្លាប់បូរិទ្ធ ដែលមានសុទ្ធតែមីនបន្សល់ ពីសម័យលង្វែក។ បូរិទ្ធ ដឹងច្បាស់ណាស់ថាខ្លួនប្រាកដជានឹងមិនរស់ទៀត ទេតែគេដឹងច្បាស់ថាគេបាន លើកស្ទួយអក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ ដែលបារាំងកំពុងលុបបំបាត់ពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ។ បន្ថែមទៀត គាត់កំពុងគិតថា «តើអនាគតប្រទេសកម្ពុជានឹងទៅជាយ៉ាងណា តើក្លាយទៅជាកម្មសិទ្ធិបារាំង យួន ឬក៏សៀម?» ។ គិតហើយ  គាត់ ក៏ស្រក់ទឹកនេត្រា តែមិនបានឲ្យពួកបារាំងដឹងឡើយ ។ « ដើរទៅមុខទៅ! នៅចាំស្អីទៀតហីិុ? »

បារាំងម្នាក់ស្រែកគំហកថែមទាំងលួចសើចក្រោយខ្នងបូរិទ្ធផង ដោយសារពេលនេះ បូរិទ្ធិកំពុងរៀបនឹងឆ្ពោះទៅកាន់សេចក្ដីស្លាប់ហើយ ។ រៀបនឹងដើរទៅមុខហើយ តែក្មេងៗមួយក្រុម ដែលគាត់បានបង្រៀននោះ ក៏គប់ដុំថ្មយ៉ាងធំៗសំដៅទៅទាហានបារាំងទាំងប៉ុន្មាននោះធ្វើអោយពួកគេ

ហូរឈាមយ៉ាងវេទនា ក៏ដេកសន្លប់ទៅ ។ ឃើញដូចនេះ បូរិទ្ធក៏មើលមកក្មេងៗដែលពិតជាក្លាហានអស្ចារ្យមែន ។

« អក្សរសិល្ប៌ គឺជាអ្វីដែលធ្វើឲ្យប្រទេសកម្ពុជាជាប្រទេសដ៏ប្រសើរ ពួកយើងត្រូវថែរក្សាវប្បធម៌ ប្រពៃណី និងអក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ ក្នុងនាមជាកូនខ្មែរ ។  » ក្មេងៗស្រែកព្រមៗគ្នា ដែលជាពាក្យនៅក្នុងសៀវភៅដែលបូរិទ្ធបាន បង្រៀន ហើយក៏ញញឹមដាក់បូរិទ្ធ ។ បូរិទ្ធ ស្ទុះឲ្យបពួកគេទាំងយំរលីងរលោង ។ ពួកគេ ក៏ឲ្យបគ្នាដូចជាព្រួញធំ ដែលបាញ់ធ្លុះបញ្ហានាៗ និងការពារទឹកដីប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។

« ខ្ញុំ គិតថាអក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ និងប្រពៃណីគឺជាសក្ដានុពលនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ក្នុងនាមជាកុលបុត្រ កុលធីតាខ្មែរ ពួកយើង នឹងជួយគ្នាក្នុងការការពារវត្ថុទាំងនោះឲ្យនៅគង់វង្ស ។ » ដោយបូរិទ្ធ។​ ចប់


នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ខ្មែរ ពួកយើងបានរៀនអំពី ខេត្តខ្មែរដែលបានបាត់បង់ ពីព្រោះយើងជាខ្មែរគួរតែដឹង ថាប្រទេសយើងបានបាត់បង់អ្វីខ្លះ។ ទន្ទឹមនឹងនេះដែរ​ លោកគ្រូសុខា​ បានចែកថ្នាក់ពួកយើងជាពីរក្រុម គឺក្រុមប្រទេសវៀតណាម​ និង ក្រុមប្រទេសថៃ ផងដែរ។ ជាមួយនេះដែរ ក្រុមទាំងពីរត្រូវស្វែងរកព័ត៌មាន អំពីខេត្តដែលប្រទេសទាំងពីរបានយកពីខ្មែរទៅ រហូតដល់សព្វថ្ងៃនេះ។ ខេត្ត ដែលបាត់បង់ទាំងនោះ​​ ត្រូវបានដាក់ឈ្មោះថ្មីដោយប្រទេសទាំងពីរ។​ ដូច្នេះហើយ ពួកយើងបានរៀនស្វែងយល់ពី ខេត្តដែលបានបាត់ទាំងអស់នោះ។ ខាងក្រោមនេះគឺជា ព័ត៌មានបន្ថែម ក៏ដូចជាកន្លែងដែលពួកយើងបានផ្ទុកព័ត៌មានទាំងអស់។

Acids and Bases

What are Acids and Bases? How do they act in daily life?

Acids and bases are our main courses during this journey of the class. We have read the article in CK12 to understand more about them. They look definitely similar but somehow they are different. Then, what are they?


Therefore, what is an acid, so acid is an ionic compound that creates positive hydrogen (H+) when dissolved in water. Sour taste is the property of acid, which all sour tastes are acid such as lemon, orange and more (warning: Never taste an unknown substance ). Moreover, the acid also conducts electricity because it consists of charged particles in the solution. Acid is also important in the world because some products contain acid. For example, sulfuric acid is used to manufacture many products such are paper, paint, and detergent. There is also a way to detect acid, which we use an indicator. An indicator will change the color when acids come to contact with. An example of the indicator is a compound named red cabbage. Red cabbage is a liquid chemical that will changes the color depends on how much acid contain in some products including vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, bleach and more. You can also try to test the acid in your drinks too like coca cola, or sprite. While pouring the red cabbage indicator in another liquid, combine together will change the color. Then you can use the pH scale to notice whether how high or low is the acid in that liquid.


A base is an ionic compound that produces negative hydrogen (OH-)  when dissolved in water. Also base shares its own certain property as well, including bitter taste. All bases have bitter taste including soap, coffee and more. In addition, the base feels slippery, you can imagine how slippery soap is. Therefore, soap is also including in base. Like acids, bases also conduct electricity because they consist of charged particles in the solution. Bases incorporate in certain products including soap, bleach, and so on. We can use red cabbage indicator to detect both acids and bases.

From soapqueen

This picture shows the level of pH Scale. Under the pH of 7 are acids and above the pH of 7 are bases. 

The Sparkle Happiness

“Enjoy your life as much as possible because it is your happiness that you have found!”

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The theme of this round in English Literacy is Happiness. As hearing the word “Happiness”, I could understand the class will have an effect on the life that we have every day.  At first, without learning about happiness, I assumed happiness as enjoy and be happy with family and only about family. However, after learning about this, I have realized how happiness is connected to life. Every piece of our life may consider having happiness. Some people might think happiness is related to money while others also assume happiness is not including failure, struggle, and tears in their life. A quote said that” Everybody wants to be happy, nobody wants to be in pain. But you can’t have a rainbow without any rain”. The quote has shown that you can’t have happiness without any pain at all. Accept the struggles and failures you made because they can lead you the way to seek your own happiness. Whereas, money is not all related to happiness even though you have much money and you are happy. However, the study said that if we use our money to give to other people, they will be happy and we are happy too. This is the way of getting happiness by using money. Moreover, emotional well being and life evaluation are also connected. The distinctions between those two are emotional well being is the quality of a person’s experience every day such as joy, sadness, anxiety, excitement, and more, while life evaluation is person’s thought about his or her life. It’s also good to think about emotional well being but it’s also good to think about how your life evaluation’s going on.

Overall, this round taught me clearly about what is happiness and also how to reach it. Importantly, from what I studied, I could find my own happiness, the real and true happiness ever.

The Study of Percentage

20% is equal to 0.2

With this round, percentage is what we have learned and practiced. I like learning about percentage because there are numbers and we can use fraction and decimal in this lesson. Percentage is developing the world to be easier in some ways. It makes people life easier in knowing what is the overall number of what number. For instance, 100% is the overall number of percentage so if you have 20% of all the candy in the shop which means that you have 20% of 100%. Compare to whole number, that you have 65 candies of all the candies in the shop. As we can see, the information that they provide is not sufficient which means we don’t know the overall candies in the shop. Therefore, percentage is the way easier in usage for the world of math. However, if we would like to know what is 20% equal to, the requirement is rather to know the overall percentage is equal to whole  number or the remaining candies in the shop which is 80% is equal to whole number. If 100% is equal to 50 candies so how can we find 20%. In addition, 20% of 100% is alike 20% of 50 candies. As I said before, fraction and decimal are all relate to fraction so we can change 20% to fraction and as well as decimal. Then we got 20/100 or 0.2 and because 50 is the whole number of 20% so we take 50 times 20/100 ( 20% ). After that, we got 10 which also means we buy 10 candies out of 50 candies in the shop. Clearly, we could understand how percentage made world easier.

Also, we have practiced transferring decimal to percentage and percentage to fraction and decimal. It made me clearer after practiced some of the exercises. Overall, I have enjoyed studying percentage that I assume would necessary for any situations.