Aquaponics

Aquaponic is “a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.” In this project we have two big goals: self sustain/running system and implementing it to rural area. To achieve this goal we started with background research to further our knowledge about the system as a whole and we learned many things. After deep research we gather the team to create prototypes for the aquaponics. After a long process we came up with a final design with specific measurement and material. Then we work on constructing the aquaponic with siphon and filter. Soon we will add fish and crops.

America History

One of the areas that we cover in literacy this year is America history. We think learning about America history will help us to explore the world more also it will help us to be prepare for SAT. We did many reading, writing and discussing in this class about the history. This is one my my short poems about the history.

 

Why black was shot

Why black was fraught

Why black was bitted

For a crime that they did not committed

 

Life is not fair

Black given opinion was rare

So there no equality

Cause all the laws was for White-free.

Chemistry

One of the essentials for this year is chemistry and one of the things that we learn about in chemistry is emission. During the period we learn how different reaction between flame and salt give a different color. After the session, we did a mini experiment and this what we found.

 

Compound

Color of Flame (qualitative)

Wavelengths of light (in NM) (quantitative)

Barium Chloride Yellow 570
Calcium Chloride Orange 610
Copper (II) Chloride Green 612.5
Lithium Chloride Red 586.8
Potassium Chloride Light red 630
Strontium Chloride Pink, Red 589.4

Unknown #1

Light red 630

 

In addition to the data, I also get to drawn the map of our classroom.

No women Drive TuK Tuk, Literacy

 

Tuk tuk is one of the best and most used transportation in Cambodia for tourist according to “Movetocambodia.com.” You don’t need to search for vehicles to go somewhere but the tuk-tuk will come and find you. You can move from block to block, town to town and even from one province to another the tuk-tuk driver is willing to take you there. But why there nearly no women being a tuk-tuk driver? And what are the effects on the economic of excluding women from driving tuk-tuk?

 

If tourists come and visit in Cambodia they can only see men tuk-tuk driver, men tour guide, men taxi driver and men pilot. One of the reasons women are excluded from those jobs because of environment and society. You can see tuk-tuk everywhere but it is extremely rare to see women driver because if women drive tuk-tuk they will be judged harshly. As a 10 years experienced tuk tuk driver Sophal said that “He never heard of any women tuk tuk driver.” And another tuk tuk driver also mentioned that “women are not brave enough and scare to do their work but some women that he knows and work as a tuk tuk driver are the women who experienced violent and harassed by their husband so they have no choice then work as tuk tuk driver.”  And this clearly show that there are very few women in Cambodia that drive tuk tuk compared to men.

 

Many types of research show that by including women into driving transportation including tuk tuk and allow women to take a position in the tourism industry will have a big impact on the economic. Washintonpost.com had clearly mentioned that “by allowing the entire country to drive could have a major economic effect.” This encourages particular economic areas to include women to be a driver or tuk tuk driver will help economic of any particular country including Cambodia.

 

As a developing country and also as a tourist country including both gender are very important. Also if we allow women to drive tuk tuk the tourist have a higher chance of being more sanctified and more cheerful than men because “Women tend to be warmer and friendlier than men.”

 

“Closing gender gaps in the labor market would raise GDP in the United States by 5 percent, in the United Arab Emirates by 12 percent, and in Egypt by 34 percent.” So how about Cambodia? Encourage women to drive to improve Cambodia.

Bike Business

  In this exploration, I have an opportunity to be a bike tour guide where we tour tourist to see the countryside lifestyle that only located around two kilometers away from Phnom Penh. We divided our exploration into three group, marketing, tour guide and business plan, and in the team, we have different goals to accomplish. Tour guide is my group and our two big goals are to create tour stops and research information about the stop for the bike tour guide to share the knowledge of Cambodia to the others. The second one is to create a tour guide cause for anyone in our school that want to become a tour guide to learn and become a formal tour guide. In the exploration, we found 12 stops and its information. We did some research and interview to get the best information for each stop and the route. The route for the whole tour is 22 kilometers and it takes about 5 hours to finish the tour with the stops, riding a bike, enjoying some food and snack and crossing the ferry. I earn very valuable knowledge from this exploration because I get to learn how to be a confident person, problem-solving and also learn how to run a successful business. The good news is that we have 11 customers in our official launch and as a tour guide I earn around $20 on my first official tour.

Frisbee in Kep

It was wonderful. And it was my first time to play Frisbee on a beach. And it was gracious time because our school had a Christmas break. 13 students from Liger and about 40 others participated in the event. He slept in the tents on a beach and we stayed in Kep for two days. We went on a bus and we arrived in Kep at around 1:00 PM. Our first day we played frisbee from 3:00 until around 9:30 after playing we need to find our own dinner and we ate fried ducks with rice. We stayed until 1:00 AM but we don’t feel tired because we were chatting and playing card. The morning was waiting and the tide of the sea raised about one meter it messed some tents but luckily not our. He found ourself food and at 8:00 AM we start to play. And the event end at around 11:00 AM and it time for us to go back to where we came from. It was really fun playing frisbee with friends and also finding new friends on the beach at the same time I had a lot of challenges like running on sand, the sand too hot, playing a really long time and you need to get yourself fed before you play frisbee. And if I have a chance I would love to be a part of this event again. again.

Sunset time!!
Group photo

Leading Extension

On Friday after school, some of the students will come and play a game together. It calls League of Legend and the extension lead by me and one of my friend. Our idea is that on Friday it kind of relaxing day and we want to have some fun with our friends so we create this extension to met our goal. The extension kinds of really work, the players that participated felt very joyful but one problem is we didn’t have enough time. So our solution is to come to the extension as early as possible and it improved but not much. But everyone that participate including me learns and have a lot of fun together. One thing that I really like about playing game is that it really help you to learn how to work with people it can be your friend or completely new people. By playing game I learn how to understand people and their perspective toward me. I believe that people think that game is really bad for our self but I also believe that game also can really help you if you spend your time correctly in the game.  

Macroeconomic

I love learning how countries develop

I love learning how countries get out of poverty

I love learning how countries fall and what they did wrong

I love to be a part of Macroeconomic class. This is a 7 weeks long class and unluckily only 1 hour per week. In the class, we mainly focus on countries or region about growth and drop in economic. We learn about GDP, GNP, unemployment rate, currency and some complicated idea that really hard for me. One of the idea that I really like is that when there is a sharp drop or increase in GDP usually there are some reasons behind it like when WW 1 and WW 2; you can see clearly the drop in GDP of US during that war period. Also, something that I never learn but really want to understand more about is STOCK; how it works? and how can we earn money from it?    

 

Creative Technology

Programming

Designing

Problem solving

Collaborating

Creative thinking

This is the fives word that I use to describe the expertise called Creative Technology.  This is one of the hardest expertise that I ever participate because there a lot of new things for me to learn. To design a good remote control car, my team and I need to learn how to program, learn to recognize components, also learn how to do wiring between one component to the other. All of this skills I have never know before so this bring me to put more effort and give me to explore more things that might interest me and this project really made me felt interested.  Even though our remote control car didn’t work because the motors don’t have enough torque we learned a lot from this expertise. I learn the steps to create a remote control car, I learn to be more patient so I can solve the problem and also I learn how to program so the control car will follow us by just clicking buttons.  One of the things that I really like about this expertise is that all remote control cars can’t move even though we have the program and the design for it but all teams didn’t give up, they try their best to solve the problem weather change the design or finding a new solution. This is the hardest expertise the I experience but if there another one just like this I would love to join and be a part of the experience.    

 

My Favorite book

On the summer one of my favorite books was Price of Prejudice. It was a wonderful book that encouraged me to read and don’t want to stop. It also one of my favorite book of time. It includes many problems that the world face example right now like classes. The book tells us about the past when the women don’t do any work and they want to marry a rich husband so they will live happily. In that time women not really think about the man look or even how unacceptable the man is. The number one thing is money and they think it will bring happiness. Sometimes the daughters don’t want to marry but their parents force them to marry. So the result is usually is family disaster and violence.
So the book Price of Prejudice starts with introducing Mr. Bunnet’s family. Mr. Bunnet lives with his wife and the five wonderful daughters. The first daughter name Jane and the second name Elizabeth. The third daughter of Mr. Bunnet is a very serious girl so Mrs. Bunnet never expects her third daughter to get married anytime soon. The last two daughters are too silly and they will love anyone that comes in their mind. Mrs. Bennet is a very worried mom, Mrs. afraid that the five daughters will not get married. Also, Mrs. Bunnet children are count as the most beautiful girls in the town. Also, all the daughters want to marry a rich man. If they a fine man it will be great for the daughters but if they only rich they the daughters might decide to marry the man anyway. Luckily they’re a news that informs Mrs. Bunnet that there will be a rich man that comes to visit her town. Mrs. Bunnet feeling crazy about the news and she wants all the family to join the event. But Mr. Bennet rejects the request of him joining. Mr. Bunnet is a learning father that like to be quiet and stay at home reading books. The event starts at a night and everyone dancing with each other and enjoy talking around. Mr. Bingley seems to like Jane a lot and he dances with Jane two time and he did not do that to anyone else. But Bingley is not the man that the girls most interest about. The man that looks much richer and also more handsome name Stacy. That night he didn’t dance with anyone in the room and he tells to Elizabeth that all people in here are just countryside people and he doesn’t want to mess with anyone in here. Elizabeth kind of angry to Stacy with what he told her but she pretends that she doesn’t care at all. So the night is over and when all the Mr. Bunnet family arrived home Elizabeth and Jane start to talk about how fabulous and kind Bingley are and how rude and inappropriate Stacy are. So the day past and Mr. Bingley and Jane start to like each other. After a while, Mr. Bingley invites Jane to the dinner at his home. Unluckily the weather is so bad that makes Jane sicks so Elizabeth needs to go to Mr. Bingley to looks after her sister. She arrives during the raining time and she clothes soak with mud. Elizabeth visits the room that Jane stayed in and Jane tells her that she just catch a cold it okay. The dinner starts but Jane stayed upstairs and Elizabeth Mets Stacy again. Stacy notices that Elizabeth is a kind girl and have a good manner so Stacy asks Elizabeth to dances with him at the night time but Elizabeth rejects. That makes Stacy very wonder why would a countryside girl rejects such a good chance. After Jane recovers her sickness Jane and Elizabeth go back to her home. After sickness they face one problem that say a country has the laws and a town the laws as well and one of the problems that Mr. Bunnet family have is that when Mr. Bunnet dies all the property will go to the son but Mr. Bunnet has no son so they need to give it to the closest relative. The close relative man will have all the property and after that the come and visit Mr. Bunnet’s family. He stays for some days and no one sure that when will he leaves. But one thing that important is that no one like him, not the fact that he steals all the property but he is a crazy man. The man comes to the house is not about property but he wants to marry women. One thing we need to remember is that he is crazy and old. The first time he wants to make a proposal to Jane but Mrs. Bunnet tell him that she might engage soon. He asks Mrs. Bunnet about the last two daughters but Mrs. Bunnet replies back and tells him that they don’t even turn to be 18 yet. So his goal is the third but she is too serious and she doesn’t want to marry. So the last choice is Elizabeth. So the day after he makes proposal to Elizabeth and says that he doesn’t want all the property to go far always he wants it to be one of the daughter property. Elizabeth rejects the proposal after Mrs. Bunnet heard about the news she goes crazy and tells Mr. Bunnet that he needs to make Elizabeth marries him because he is rich. No matter what Mr. Bunnet hate him also so he tells Elizabeth that if she marries the man he will die much sooner. Later on there a letter from Elizabeth best friend that said she is marrying to the man that proposed to Elizabeth and the reason is that her family face a big cash problem. Not so long after that there another sad news from Bingley’s sister saying goodbye also they leave the town and go to London and don’t want to come back anytime soon. Jane turns to be sad again so she decides to go to London and find Bingley. Not a while long Elizabeth so worries so she moves to London as well. Elizabeth stays with the gardener and she meets Mr. Wickham she knew him before and he also knows about Stacy. Wickham tells her that Stacy took everything from him even a house and money and all the property. Not a while longer there is bad news about Stacy again and the news is that Stacy tries to make Bingley and Jane stay always from each other. When Elizabeth arrives London and she met Stacy. It is very unexpected moment Stacy makes a proposal to Elizabeth. And the answer is no but this time she did it much crueler than the other guy that propose her before that. Elizabeth rejects because she knows only bad part about him and she tells Stacy about all the things she know about what Stacy did wrong. After that day, Stacy left and gave a letter to Elizabeth. The letter tell about the proposal also he explain the truth. Number one is that Wickham is very tricky and untrusted person, when Stacy’s Dad died Wickham use all the property on girl and gambling and he owe to a lot of people also Stacy payed all the cash for Wickham and bring him to be a leader of army. Second thing is that first time he thinks that Jane got no love intention for Bigley so he doesn’t want his friend to be too late and feeling heartbroken so I try to make them stay always from each other. Also he admits that it is his fault. All the information that Stacy tells Elizabeth is all true everyone that know Wickham knows that. So the day past and Elizabeth just traveling around the city and somehow she passed a very big house that not in the town and it is Stacy house again. She just stays for a while their a information from people stay in the house that say our wonderful Mr. Stacy will comes back soon. When Stacy arrives Elizabeth kind of look a little differently for Stacy now. They spent some time together but there another heartbroken news that the youngest sister name Lydia ran always from home with Wickham. The purpose of Wickham is to get cash from Lydia and everyone know. Everyone are extremely worry. Not soon later there’s a letter from Lydia that say they are happily married. The gardener that Elizabeth stay with know why the two of them have a impossible married. They decide that they will tell Elizabeth that Stacy paid all the money that Wickham owe after being commander of army to other people and make the agreement that Wickham needs to marry Lydia. After that Elizabeth knows the truth and now they fall in love again so Jane, Mr. Bingley, Elizabeth and Stacy will marry on the same day. So after that Elizabeth has a wonderful live and Mrs. Bunnet dream that she wants all of her daughters to marry is nearly come true.

Theme: Love doesn’t come from classes. Ex. Elizabeth kind of poor family that has no income and Stacy like a god that have all the things but at last they marry to each other happily.
-You can’t judge a book by its cover. Ex. Elizabeth makes prediction about how bad is Stacy without know the truth.