Khmer VIP tour workshop & KAPE

In Khmer Class of round 1 was a wonderful lesson which we have to create the VIP tour in Liger in Khmer language. We have spend several weeks to discuses and translate into Khmer. We also have a workshop with Juniors cohort to share the lesson of VIP tour in Khmer, did some activities, new vocabulary, and started to practice with real tour to get more understanding of Khmer VIP tour. This was a fantastic time share what I learned to my friends and delighted to see their smile and get aware of this lesson. They did a really great job to be active listen, collaborate, and respect each other.

After, we have workshop with our cohort, there was also VIP tour for the students who came from Kampong Cham province of KAPE (Kampuchea Action to Promote Education). This was a first time that I and my teammate have to lead to the workshop with students from KAPE which we have to prepare games and activities are fun and educated. At the first time, I saw them are very bit of shy, but as the time goes on and we spend sometimes to have chit chat, sharing our dream, and played game together. I felt they are getting more talkative and comfortable to talk with us more and more. This was a great time to share what I learned and making new friends with each other. Also, it was a amazing time to get new experiences of leading group of students which I could learned and understand of leadership characteristic, approach with new people, appreciate, and networking. All of those are lesson that I learned outside the class and get practices with it.



Sarajevo is a heart of Bosnia that they couldn’t live without. The tall building were growing everywhere, green color on the top of view, chilly air, birds sang songs, and golden lily dance in the air release out soft smell. However, as the time goes Bosnia has broken hearth because of the big giants arrived still everything that it used to has away from its own place. It was a miserable things that Bosnia hard to forgave, but the way to express this feeling was to writing a poem to describe those unforgettable situation.  

The Nostalgic

  • The wave short hair 

with wholemeal is me

Looking through a window

  • Sober clouds

massive block building lay down on the side

smoky as foggy

black wires kip on fire 

  • I aim to lope away 

from where I am now

  • Oops! Oops! Oops!

The first kiss of my head

To the cab seat


This was a whole new world

 Uninviting, Grimy, Stinking

  • Begin the journey

Adobe to new resettlement 

Hostile, uncomfortable

See you again Sarajevo

  • I’m a bee suffer the loss of


Stay quiet 

Play charade every day

Express feeling

Without saying 

The plum blue, bright warm color

Glossy like fancy light orange

Drive to my heart

  • Birds chants songs

Dance in chilly air

Almost chop my hair

With their voice

  • The vines being to fly

On the sky

Out of strong smoky 

Of Turkish style coffee

Feel cosy and homely

  • Golden lily is lovely, considerate

As Tufahija dessert taste

Of saccharine than honey

  • Today was extremely dissimilar

Losing “Rich Flavor and Rich History”

Of strong caffeine and appreciate

Saccharine melts to bitter

I’m broken heart because by the Time

Golden lily sways like dancing

Petals are jumping 

Not in Fall

  • Grin, miserable, and glad

To spend my life

Force to spin

At new a nest

Where I have never ever left

“The smile face in one side, but when you arrived burn my heart which I never forgot.”


Khmer Children Literature

      Reading books at the very young age is a key lead children to education path. There are a lot of advantages of reading books to children, which they could start to adobe with study, aware of vocabulary, imagination, or good communicators while they are growing up. Besides that, we know that parents now a day, they are very busy with their jobs and not really have time with their kids. However, we are really encourage parents to spend sometimes and read story books for their children. Reading books to kids before going to bed or on free time is the perfect time to build strong relationships between parents and children. That’s why, there is an exploration called “Khmer Children Literature”. 

     This exploration aim to create story books based on 6 core values are Ingenuity, Determination, Stewardship, Integrity, Appreciation, and Optimism. All of those six story books would be in Khmer and English which make Cambodian children easy to read and learn more Khmer and English vocabulary. The, we divided into six teams to take over one of those core values. So my team is Ingenuity group that we came up with short story connect to this theme. Before, we could publish a book, there are many processes with challenges that I and my team was facing. First, we have to brainstorm ideas of story are characters, setting, and plot in the story. This was one of the most difficult because we thought of stories that connect to the topic, spread the main idea into the story, and the ways to make reads to continuous read with curiosity. After, we finished brainstorm and begin to write the story. The next part, it wasn’t my skill at all, but I need to take attempt and learn from these challenges. I could draw and paint which I didn’t know that it would look nice or whatever. However, I need to do what I’m really confident and learn to adobe with this situation. This was a middle road of challenges that I and teammates were facing. Thought, there was one of the biggest problems is Translate English to Khmer which we have to read a story again and translate those into Khmer. Also, we couldn’t translate word by word that could make nonsense. There are many things that I and teammates were facing, but we tried hard to push yourself, challenges, explore, and get experience with new things to achieve our main goal. Therefore, I also really appreciate my teammates, we always attempted with something new, encourage, and good collaboration. This is one of the main reasons that make our goal get success. 


     In addition as the quote from Robert H. Schuller said “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Even though, I was facing a lot of challenges with drawing, writing stories, or translate, but I never stop and walk away. I have to learn from problems that I was facing and take them as tutors. Besides that, I was able to get experiences of writing and teamwork which I could aware of life lesson that never give up and step back because of challenges. 



កម្ពុជាល្អស្រស់ប្រឹមប្រិយ                          គ្មានអ្វីផ្ទឹមបីប្រដូចប្រៀប

ប្រាសាទបុរាណតំណាងជាតិ                       ល្បីឮខ្ទរខ្ទាតពេញពសុធា ។

ក្បូរក្បាច់ចម្លាក់យ៉ាងរចនា                  ​​     មានរូបអប្សរារាំរេរា

ពាក្យម្គុជល្អគុណស្រស់សោភា                     ញញឹមពព្រាសមនារី ។

ឆ្លាក់ចារខ្លះបង្ហាញពីខ្មែរ                            ថាខ្លាំងពូកែមិនខ្ជាខ្ចី

កសាងប្រាសាទសព្វទិសទី                        ​គុណភាពគ្មានពីរលើសកល ។

ក្រៅពីប្រាសាទមានសិល្ប:                          យីកេបាសាក់ទុកបន្សល់ 

របាំរាំវង់ទន់តាមខ្យល់                                ល្វត់ល្វន់ទាញដល់ចិត្តទស្សនា ។

ស្រុកគេលាន់មាត់គ្រប់ៗគ្នា                        សម្បត្តិវប្បធម៍ពីដូនតា

ថាហ៊ានមុតមាំខ្លាំងអស្ចារ្យ                          អាចថែរក្សាកេរស្ថិតស្ថេរ ។

យើងជាកូនក្រោយត្រូវតាំងចិត្ត                 ក្លាហានយ៉ាងពិតមិនរារេ

ខំប្រឹងរក្សាដំណែលកេរ                                   មិនចុះចាញ់ទេស្មារតីខ្មែរ​ ។

Community Based Ecotourism

    Now a day Cambodia is a developing country in Asia. There are many tall buildings are starting to be born in Phnom Penh, the capital city. Everything has changed after a dark dream is gone and we won’t hope to see it again. Change is a new word has grown in my mind, when I came to Liger. Before I didn’t know what’s that mean? and how can I make a change? Throughout, many projects have happened since year 2 to 3, those were mirrors to reflect and open more space for the world to show me that “the outside is exuberant, but there are some issues still need a change. Even though, it is a big or small thing if we could make it’s different and better”.

Drawing by Vouchnea, Chan and Mealea

     Preah Vihear province is located in the north part of Cambodia and it’s a province given named by the temple (Prasat Preah Vihear). The place has a beautiful temple stand up high on the mountain with green scenery of nature surround. Besides, there are a lot of amazing ancient temples and interesting resorts. Though, there are also groups of indigenous communities. Bonkernphal village, Romtom commence, Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province is one of Kui indigenous communities.There are 236 Kui indigenous families (827 people) and most of the villagers are farmers. Therefore, the community has a protecting forest of 1891ha. The large area of forest, but only five villagers who volunteer to patrol in a forest called Protecting Forest Community Champan to stop all illegal action since 2006. Because of loving the nature they are working to protect their forest without think of salary. On the other hand, all of the families in the community are also facing some problem of living under the poverty line average annual income of $1,500 per family ($0.83/person/day). All of those issues in the community is a reason to make us want to create a Community Based Ecotourism in Bonkernphal village. Community-Based Ecotourism (CBET) is an activity that provides tourists involved with nature and interacts with villagers in the community.
     The work is starting to begin with research and explore with existing Community Based Ecotourism to comprehend and get some feedback from excerpt people about CBET. Before we create a CBET, there are many works that we have to do step by step. Round one, we did an interview with 255 tourists in Phnom Penh come from 32 countries. Our goal is to know about their perspective, will they interesting to visit our CBET? When we got all of the information we went to Bankernphal village to explain about CBET, told the information of market result, dissuasion, and get to know the perspective of villagers also. Along with, we spend a lot of time to working on this project the result for the first step had come out were tourists and villagers are open and support to this project.

I was delighted to all result we got from hard working and collaboration with a teammate to get success on our task. Round two was starting with some new members and assignments. Our mission is to study more about the Feasibility of place what are attractive places that can make tourists come to visit our site? We spend 4 nights 5 days went into the Protecting Forest Community Champan for exploring and observing the natural feature and people in the community. Apart from this we met with five stakeholder support to know about their idea of this plan and all of them are agree and willing to support us if it happened.


       In addition, this’s long journey had touched me to get out of my comfort zone to train myself and if I want to make a change for someone I should start to change myself first. I can tell that previous time, I was a little bit shy to talk with strangers, but one thing to push me was “If I didn’t do it, how can this idea happened and what’s about villagers? This was a tip to cheer me up and get out of my space. Subsequently, round 2 of the project done I satisfied all of the work I did and have a great participate from my group. Every step I walked into a class I was ready with the vitality for work and aim to see this idea happen. In addition to this to be a member of the CEBT project, I contented to be a part of a change in Bankerphal village if it’s a tiny thing I was grateful and willing to help. Last but not least, the word Change has started from myself, appreciate what I do, and understanding of real need. You have changed me, find my passion and help me to see a change for other citizens.

New method

Solve this problem

What is the result of this problem?

23 * 31 =……………

I know that you could solve this problem if you have been learn. In math there are many way to solve problem. But before I show you how solve this problem into new method. I want to know what is your answer?…………………

After you finish!!

* Every times that you do this problem, we always solve the same way like picture

Today I will guide you new method and see will it show the same answer. You should get book and pencil for writing. Are you ready go!!

  • First, write the problem: 23 * 31= ☐ ☐ ☐   
  • Then take number two times with three. Do you get the answer! And write it down in the first box
  • Third, take number three time with one. Write it down in the third box and for the second box complete with zero number
  • Four, take number two times with one. Write the answer down somewhere on your paper
  • Fifth , take number three times with three and write the answer down somewhere on your paper
  • Sixth, you have to addition the result you got from 2 * 1 and 3 * 3 together.
  • Draw another new two boxes under the first and second box
  • Fill the answer you got from step sixth. The first digit into the first new box
  • Fill the second digit of the result from step six to the second new box
  • After you finish write them down. You have to add them together
  • Finally, the sum is the result for this problem.

What is your answer?……………..(if you get the same answer at the first time you did, which mean you have follow the instruction) Congratulation!!

Math usually have different way to solve problem. This is new method that I aim to share with you.

Tom Teav

     The novel story that all of citizen in Cambodia couldn’t forget of two main characters, which was voluntarism to died together under a big tree called Por cause of love and family. Tom Teav was a novel story written by Ngoun Som or Pykok Som in 1915. In khmer class we had independent time to choose a topic or read a book to research and after we will share all of those information in the class. I was interested to learn more about khmer novel of Tom Teav to know more does this khmer novel was nonfiction or fiction. All of the results were the same, there are still two reasons, though from a website of CambodiaCommunityday said “this was a nonfiction story happened in Longvek era and it also told from mouth to mouth of event happened in the story. Beside, that from our discussion in class, in this love story had showed about location, period, roles, and this had some parts is from the perspective of an author. So it should be a mix of fiction and nonfiction.

     Therefore, this story had written two times, which one more by Nou Kan in 1942, but both of those stories had the same goal of “ Nom Men Thom Cheang Neal” is Cake doesn’t bigger than a stuff to put it. Before daughters didn’t have rights to decide on what they wanted unless their parents agree with those ideas and them need to follow parents.


The poem that I wrote inspire from a book of Wish that written by Barbara O’Connor. A girl lived in Raleigh need to move from their parents to be stay at her aunt and uncle house at Colby. How does she feel to move far away from home? Everyday she always wish and hope one day it would come true. Though, a question is in a girl head, would it come true?

  • A girl named Charlie lived in Raleigh

The capital city of North Carolina

Used to lived with diamond family

How hard it is to imagine of broken piece

As time goes by, some pieces have gone

She made a wish everyday

Which’s hoping it will come true one.

  • Relocated to the bright color of sunshine grow in Colby

Green color with beautiful scenery of nature

Lived with Gus and Bertha

The room full of canning jars, Cinderella pillow, and everything is different

Love of this family have begin with sweet moment.

  • Though the mood of far away from house

Everything was dissimilar

All of the kids weren’t the same

Met a new person on the bus

Who wear glasses.

  • Howard was an intimate person never ever met

Kindness, Helpful, Positive, and Optimistic

The boy had a family that completely full of

Cheerfulness, twinkle, laughing, and playful.

  • Wishbone was one of wishes and a lovely boy

He loves Charlie no matter what

Follow, jump, flipping, sleeping on the floor

Mind of go back home was freezing.

  • On and on waiting to hear the phone ring from the other side

Thinking, Thinking, Waiting, Waiting

Have been stick into Charlie brain

Hoping, Hoping, Hoping

Wishing, Wishing, Wishing

Everything would back again.

  • Sometimes, she aims to give up

Comment from her from Howard inspire

Your dream will be true with truth.

  • One day an unexpected happens

All of the wish that she had made

Have come true with shining light of fantastic.

How to be Happy after make mistakes

       Mistakes are actions that go wrong or occasionally within an incident. Everyone makes mistakes and it usually happens in our lives. Learning to accept your misstep and fully comprehend why it happened as well as ways to fix it are good ways to change yourself and to not make the same mistake again. But how do you feel after you have made a mistake? Your emotions after doing wrong may be stressful, sorrowful, furious, and bored. Maybe you want to know ways that will help you to solve those problems. If you are facing all of those issues what would you do to solve the problem? Don’t worry, you are extremely lucky because this article can guide you on how to be Happy after you make a mistake. Read on to find some steps:

Learn from your misinterpretation

   Have you ever found yourself in the struggle situation and you are blaming yourself? “I shouldn’t do this again, if I didn’t say it he wouldn’t be angry with me.” Do not waste time to think about the past, but you should take them as an instructor. The good things that you can do are take a long breath and calm down. Then start to ask yourself thoughtful questions: What did I do? Why? If I were him/her how would I feel? What are the solutions? How could I solve it? After you have all of those questions, then start to answer them. You will be seeing the situation more clearly and think positively rather than blaming and putting stress on yourself, as a quote once said, “Always forgive, but never forgot. Learn from a mistake but never regret.” ( You should forgive the mistake, but you should also learn from it because it’s a lesson for your life. I can share one of my experiences where I made a mistake. A close friend of mine and I were sharing a story with each other and having fun together. One day she made a joke with me, but I didn’t feel well and took it seriously. Then we didn’t talk with each other for a whole day. Later on, I arrived home and sat alone in a quiet place to think about the situation. I was feeling sorry to her that she just aim to make a joke with me because of confusing it made our friendship break. Luckily, on the next day we met with each other to explain what happened yesterday. After the conversation, a bright smile on our faces started to grow with the sound of laughing. This is a great lesson that I learn from my mistake of friendship.

Inspire yourself

   When you fall down the first person who can support you is yourself. You shouldn’t blame yourself. No one is perfect and does things perfectly. What would you do when you are stressed? Additionally, if you find yourself in a  struggle, perhaps you could read inspiring stories, articles, listen to music, encouraging quotes, or write down things in your mind on paper. There are many actions, which help you to stand up with motivation and confidence. Mr, Jack Ma, an entrepreneur said, “ Never give up. Today is hard, Tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be Sunshine.” Today you make a mistake, but it doesn’t mean tomorrow you will still make the same mistake again. Encouraging  yourself is the best way to be empowered and to think more positively when moving forward.

Consultation with intimate person  

   Do you have any close friends or congenial people to discuss with a secret story and problems? Of course, I am sure at least you have one. Sometimes, when you struggle to think of something, the person who is near and empathetic, can help you to find a way to  walk out of a dark dream. You can have a conversation with them, telling them what is going wrong and showing your feelings. Listen to their advice or comment because frequently, they have experiences with things they did before. Thought, how do you feel when you talk to them? Sometimes, to start a conversation with that person you would feel so uncomfortable, but you might to express it out. If you are just keeping inside, it doesn’t make any change. Moreover, the person you talk with could give you some ideas and change your mind beside full words of stressful. The confidential person is a tour guide, which is willing to help and show you different roads or perspectives for you to think more. After the conversation, you would feel better than previously.


       Overall, the mistake is a coach that trains you to adapt with all things, they will happen in the future. It is similar to break an old bridge along the way you are walking if you tried to find what is going wrong. I’m very sure that you should figure out how to fix them. Also, this is the same as our mistakes, which we could explore them and assimilate to continue the journey. Besides that, supporting yourself when you face conflict is the best solution to make you feel more optimistic, calm, and encouraged to show that you shouldn’t give up because of the imperfection before. Especially, express your feelings and talk with someone is also a great technique because they could give you some feedback. Therefore, all of the reasons above are tips to make you happy after making a blunder. Remember, all of those steps could be your assistant to cooperation when you need them.

Works Cited:

  • “How to Recover after Making a Mistake.” How to Get over Making a Mistake | Self-Talk, and Self-Awareness | ReachOut Australia,
  • Morin, Amy. “5 Ways To Turn Your Mistake Into A Valuable Life Lesson.” Forbes, Magazine, 17 July 2017,  
  • “Benefits of Talking to Someone | Getting Help |” ReachOutcom Benefits of Talking to Someone Comments,     




      There are two types of lightroom, which are lightroom classic CC and lightroom CC. On the other hand the both of them are also different. Before there was a Lightroom classic CC is saving all of your work into your desktop and now there is a Lightroom CC is saving all of your project into the cloud. Thought, for my independent study I just started using Lightroom Classic CC because I want get to use with it and explore what tools are there and then I will start to learn more about the lightroom CC to see the different benefit both of them. In addition, I’m intrigued to this project because I could make edit with dissimilar color and style that you want those pictures to be. Sometimes, it could be show a lot of meaning throw pictures that have been edited. Besides that I was also learn how to use color to make photos look more interest than previously. By doing all of those worked I did some research and learn more from Youtube, which they have a short introduction about Lightroom Classic CC and explain some tools for the basics to begin edited. Therefore, some of the photo below is the first product after doing research to learn about Lightroom Classic CC.



Subsequently, I was learning more about Lightroom Classic CC by different website I was so joyful to get experience on how to use Lightroom Classic CC to edit photo and while I was using Lightroom Classic CC I like to play around by using different color and tools. Each photo has their own color, which is holding of different meaning and moods.