Have you ever thought that there are so many Chemical vegetables in Cambodia?Well, I think it a yes because almost all farmers use Chemical for their Vegetable to grow faster even though they know that it’s really bad for people’s health, they don’t care!, They don’t care about that, the only thing they care about is them getting a lot of money or not. I know this is not a speech for whoever is reading this but I just want to tell you that using Chemical is bad and please care about other people’s health.
Household Garden is an Exploration where I learn about Vegetables that we can grow in each house. What do I want from this Exploration?. All I want is everyone has their own small garden in front of their house. During this exploration I went to two different types of farm one is an Organic farm in Takeo and another is Chemical farm in Saang. During the trip to Chemical farm in Saang I learn many reasons why people keep using Chemical for their vegetables, one interesting thing I learned was one of the farmers that use Chemical said “ Some people can tell whether it Chemical or not, but now farmers that use Chemical know a way that they can make the vegetables unnoticeable weather it uses Chemical”, There is a farmer that I interview and he said “In the future, I don’t think people will stop using Chemical”, from this sentence I notice that Chemical is now having a really big impact to farmers that make them want to use more and more even if they know it is bad. The Organic farm people taught me how to make Compost for the vegetables and they taught me how to grow vegetables in a better way. I think people in the Chemical farm don’t know much about Organic Fertilizer because when I ask them something that related to Organic they only talk about putting cow dung to their land.
After all, I want everyone to use Organic Fertilizer for their vegetables. If you care about your eating Chemical vegetables and affect your health but at least care about others. I know that growing vegetables are really hard to grow essentially but please try. I recommend everyone to have their small garden in front of their house because I think in the future we will end up buying only Chemical vegetables in the market and if you have your household you don’t need to care about eating Chemical vegetables. Unless you use Chemical Fertilizer for it.
In this 7 weeks project, I have learned about Filming and Acting. This project my facilitators come from LA and I have two facilitators. For the first week, I get to know them clearly. After the first week, I got to learn about Filming for two weeks then I switch to learn more about acting and after I learned all about this basic thing, people in my project start to create a film. Acting is fun but sometimes it’s really stressful, we have to memorize the line for our play, practice and practice a lot. I have made a photo-roman it’s a video that has no speaking and it has to be 2 to 3 minutes and tell a story. Take a look at our film.
What’s a busy round! This round in English literacy class it’s really busy I have to take WIDIA test, HICC(How I change Cambodia) Essay, How to essay, Novel study where I read a book and share it to my classmate. Even though I have a lot of work to be done, but it’s still fun for me, I get to learn a lot of new things. WIDA test is one of the biggest school tests during the year. This round I don’t really know when I will take WIDA speaking test because I saw facilitator taking my friend to do WIDA test and I was thinking when will I take WIDA. Before I know the time I’m going to do WIDA test I was going to another class and at 8 until 10 AM I don’t even open my Computer and when I arrive at my new class and I sit around 30 minutes then I open my computer and I saw an invitation for me to go to the WIDA test at 10 AM, but the time I was checking my email is 10:30 am already and I was like “What’s should I do?”, then my friend tells me to and it will be fine. Then I go and do WIDA and when I step inside the room I was so nervous and my hands are shaking. HICC is an essay that I have to write what have I done to changed Cambodia in this years and I wrote about HOC(Humans of Cambodia) Check it here. How to essay I continue from last round which I write about How to happen when you are angry at a friend. Novel Study is that my facilitator lets me choose a book and read it for this round and I have to share something about the book at the end of the round.A few weeks after I got my WIDA, and I did not realize that I did it.
Humans of Cambodia is an exploration that we go and gather the story life of people in Cambodia even the foreigner that lives in Cambodia. This is the project is inspired by Humans of New York. Everyone in Cambodia has different life story Some stories are happy and some can be sad, and some can be really emotional. In this exploration We have taken two life story to share on Sharation day but, we share in a different way we share it by changing the story to a dance move. The rest of the story we got we have put it in the blog. I’m one of the performance team. It really challenges me because I never have done a dancing performance, also I have a really small amount of time to practice. Teamwork is one problem that I usually face. Sometimes one member one to do this way and other one other way so it hard for me. Communication is also hard because our team a small number of people but, we don’t really talk to each other because sometimes we angry at each other, But somehow we still achieve our goal. Check HOC Blog
Outdoor is a fun exploration, We learn how to survive in the wood and be a leader in any situation. Sometime it hard to be able to be a leader but it not easy we learn and we practice by go outside the school and learn how to do it. We learn how to make fire in the wood using thing around us/ use lighter, Do CPR and more. Well Let’s me introduce you to my experience in outdoor. Go out off the school to practice this thing is really hard. My first trip was go to Kirirom, we didn’t take shower for 3 days, On the first day of my trip I trek about 20 kilometer and it really tried. We got to see the sunrise in the morning and many hornbill. Second day we go to some waterfall and eat lunch there after that we go to camp near a lake and at night be get to roast marshmallow. The other trip I go to Mondulkiri and it really cold there so I need to pack least stuff and some Jacket. I got to see a lot of waterfall and it really beautiful. (Unexpect) teacher told that we would go to the tall grass but, then the grass already burn.
After I learn all this lesson I just know that this skill is really important to me. In my opinion this is a really important lesson that everyone should learn it too.
In this Exploration is talking about the indigenous people in Cambodia and we are going
to create a book about them. I have been to two different provine to get the information in the book they are Kampong speu and ratanakiri, and in the book we include five different group they are Jarai, Kachok, Kreung, Souy, and Tumpong.We go to Kampong Speu for one day to get information for Souy and ratanak kiri we go there for four day to interview Jarai Kachok, Tumpong and Kreung.For the first day kampong Speu is fun because we meet people we don’t know and I feel that I’m not in the other world because I never meet them before. When we interview everyone have different topic for me my topic is about art, I and my other member we dived into the sub topic like Instrument, Dance, song , Clothes, and more. When interview I do it alone for some people because I partner he has to document the trip so he not with me every much so I have to do alone for sometime. People there are kind of shy to us because they don’t me and my friends. After we interview we take a picture with them. Then we plan to go back to school, but still have time so we decide to go to hot spring. After that we came back to school.
On the way we don’t speak much everyone is so tried so they fall a sleep, But when teacher get out of the car to go to his house everyone don’t sleep any more, we play lot and speak every much and also loud. When we arrive school we go to our own house. And about a week later we went to Ratanak Kiri. We spent the whole day on the bus.We arrive guest house about 9 PM. On the 2 scene day we go to Kachok in interview people there people there are so friendly to us.After we interview Kachok we go to tumpoung to interview some people there. In the afternoon we go to Yeak Laom Lake. And the third day we go to to Jarai and Kreung. The the fourth day become back to school. On the trip we do many thing and it so fun.After we gone to trip we start working on the book after that we have sharation. Unfortunately we can’t finish the book but we finish only souy book.
In the exploration, we have a plan to create a moving mobile theater for the Cambodian community. I am happy to be a part of this exploration cause I can help people who are not able to watch TV cause after we create this moving mobile theater we will go and have a play for people who live there that don’t have TV access. I happy to see people in the rural area happy and smile. For the first few weeks, we were planning about how would our theater look like after that we would like to know how our theater doing to design like what are the things that we need in our theater where should we put the current and stuff like that. After we planning we have some group to design a prototype for our theater. Then we have 3 people who go and find some of the truck ideas for us to make the moving theater. When we finish the prototype and the price of the truck and we know that the price is really expensive so we decided to make a video for our crowdfunding to let people donate use money for us to buy the truck. the exploration, we also go to someplace to interview people in the rural area how did they feel about our moving mobile theater for our crowdfunding video. Also, we have made and plays and we perform there to let people live there to see and make them happy. So the place where we go is Tboung Khum and Kampong Cham.
For the first day, I go to Tboung Khum after I interview people my team finding the place in that village to perform a play so we have found it but after we finish setup there is a big rain and we take everything and put it under the house. 10 minute later the rain has stopped and the land is so wet and we think we can’t perform but we don’t give up we still want to perform and we come up with an idea, we will perform the plays inside the house. So then actor go to makeup and the rest are going set up the place to perform. I am an actor so I don’t see what have they done to set up the place to perform. When we perform we are so happy to see people and children smile, happy and laughing all together.
Before we plan to perform be think that there are not many people who will come to watch our plays, but then it more than what we think they’re so many children and old people who are come. The next day we go to Kampong Cham We try really hard to find the place to do the performance While we find the place to perform we also take some people from our team to do the interview about their feeling. We have faced lots of problems when we doing that. In the afternoon we still could not find the place to perform. After that, we come up with an idea that we will perform at Engtieng house after that we go and set up then some people go to invite people to come and watch our play. There are so many people who come then we are really to see people come. Then Friday we come back to our school. ( Detonation will make you success )