My mother’s machine is my life


Sewing machine is my mother. If I don’t have her and her machine, I don’t have today too. She is very important piece of my heart because she fed me and took care of me after I was born. She took care of me the same as she holds the egg not to fall down. When I woke up at the afternoon at 2 o’clock, I saw her sitting on the chair sewing the clothes in the house for money. That time I felt very proud of my mother who was working very hard to fed all of three children in the same time, she is a strong tree that can feed all of the fruits that she had. I am a third children in my family. My mother chose this job because she has learned how to sew the clothes for a long time ago so she decided to chose this as her job. My parents work very hard everyday to get the money to buy the food and the things that we need in our family. My parents are the ants are work in everyday.

When I was in grade 3, I always sleep in the afternoon after I ate lunch. I slept for two hours to three hours, after I woke up and I saw my mother sewing the clothes. I started to shouted out loud because I felt very hungry and then my mother face to me and she said “ Ohh little boy, come on and get up“ . she started to have a big smile to me then she brought the snack for me to eat, next I went to play with my friends that stay close to my house but right now I stay far away from my mother and my father because I have to go to learn at Phnom Penh. I never sleep at the afternoon anymore. I don’t have enough time to go to bed at the afternoon because it is time for me to go to school for my future.

In that Sunday afternoon nearly five o’clock that the sun nearly set, I have a break time from school. I said to my mother“mom I wanted a new backpack” because I will change grade soon because I saw other kids got the new backpack from their moms. She replied to me “OK” in a kind of sad face. She told my sister and brother to looked after me because she had to buy the vegetables for dinner for that Sunday evening and she bought me a new backpack as well. When she arrived home, she gave that backpack to me but before she gave me that backpack she told me that “you have take care of this backpack”  I said to my mother back “yes” mom, I will take care of this new backpack and I will learn and work hard to get a high score and I also said thank you to my mother very much. The backpack was very handsome as me. The backpack was red that I can see the rose inside of this backpack that I couldn’t wait to use it. That Sunday evening I felt very happy and very exciting like I am going to sit on the cloud and fly in the sky with a new backpack. My mom looked at me in a happy face to me but she didn’t say anything to me.

Now it was 5 o’clock in the evening, she told me after she bought me the backpack that you have to think of something that when you buy somethings you have to spend your money so all of those money that she bought the backpack was from the sewing the clothes. All of those money was from her effort. My mother said “Money is very hard to get  but if you spend that money, it is very easy”.

“Time is money but money is life”. My mother said to me, I said back to her, “I will use this backpack very be careful and I will keep it clean all the time”. I didn’t know why she still keep telling me about the backpack like the water cycle. I though that she spent a lot of money on my backpack and because those money, it is very difficult for her to get and another reason is she had three children if  she buy one backpack for me so my brother or sister should get one as well.

At night time that the lion starts to find the food, she told me the Khmer fairy tale before I sleep but in the middle of the story she told me this quote  “When you use things, you have to think first before you use the thing. “ after that I felt confused then I said “ what mom!!”,was this a name of a rabbit. She told me “no” then she told to think about this quote when I grow up. A few minute after she told me to sleep but the story wasn’t end yet just the middle of the story and she also told to think about this quote when I leave her and my father, finally I didn’t ask my mother back about the quote but I just slept until morning.  


Liger Wildness Project

This project, we have been working on the living organisms in Liger academy for a few months ago. we found a lot of species around our campus: butterfly, insects, grass, frog and etc in the other hand We have a sheet the collect all the data from all of the animals or plants that found to put in the sheet and keep it for another study that can help us. This is what a sheet that we put the data that we found from the internet and activities looks like.

                                             Common name: Small Indian Civet
                                             Scientific name: Viverricula indica

                                                                      Yanich, age 13

Distinct characteristics and habitat:
 –  Small nocturnal mammal with brownish yellow and gray fur
 –  Black spots all over its body, with distinct rows along its back
 –  Dark stripes run down its neck
 –  Dark brown legs
 –  Long tail with 7-9 black and white rings
 Pointed face with long nose and whiskers, small ears, black eyes, and sharp teeth
–  Often climbs trees, but live in holes in the ground
–  Found in forest, grassland, river, and sometimes city environments

Natural range and native status:
–  South and Southeast Asia
–  Native to Cambodia

 Prey and predation:
–  Omnivorous; eats small mammals, snakes, birds, fruits, plants, dead things, and people’s garbage
–  Eaten by dogs, large snakes, tigers, leopards, crocodiles, and humans

Cultural or medicinal uses:
–  Hunted for meat and skin, which is used in traditional medicines
–  Sometimes harvested to make “Kopi Luwak”, a coffee made from digested        cherry coffee beans and collected from the
    civet’s feces (expensive – can be $600/0.5 kg)

Comment from a student:
“The first time I saw this animal, I was shocked. Its physical appearance was so amazing. It had brownish-grey fur and lots of spots all over – I won’t ever forget this moment.”

In the class, we also did some sketching all the animals and plant that found too so down here are some pictures that our team drew them.

        Cockroach                    Helicon translate           

     Marine plum                   Paper flower

Mango longhorn beetle

Sea Hibiscus

Tokay gecko

Trip to Tamao Mountain

When I went to Tamao mountain, I felt like I was in a deep and deep forest that I never been to before, it was my first to go there, sitting on the bus and look at the Cambodia scenery views until arrived the zoo. I went to Tamao zoo, I saw a lot of animals because this mountain also includes Zoo and history mountain. My exploration members went to this mountain with my two lovely teachers to go with us. I got to go there because my teacher wants us to know more about the animals in Cambodia. There was a guide to told us direction and told the information there. How each animal gets their food to eat and what types of habitat that animals live and other questions. Overall, it was a long walk, and I was so surprised to see all of those animals. I hope that I will go back to see all of them again.

Down Here are the pictures from this Zoo!

My Exploration members.

Everyone were foucing on a guide who told us about the imformation of an elephant.

An elephant played with Soucheng while listening to a guide.

Vitou is looking at a monkey.

I was giving the Laura potatoes to a dear.

Disability Project

( People with Disability at PSE )

Along the road, there are a lot of students go to school to study. Some of the students are so smart. Everyone has their own subject that they like to learn the most. They have a lot of opportunities to study. Typical people can do everything they want. people with a disability should have the same opportunity as typically people do. There are different types of disability such as deaf, blind, on legs, no arms, autism, Intellectual, down syndrome, dyslexia and etc. All of those people should get the same education as typical people do. People were born to explore their own Life, they don’t know and get to prepare, what is going to happen in the future. If you never get disability then you never understand and know what it feels like? We know them from the outside but we don’t them from the inside. We can see, We can feel, We can smell, We can touch but we can’t taste. In a government school, I never see and learn about disability but after I go to Liger leadership Academy, I got to learn, understand, and see. I got to share my experience with other people in Liger sharation day. we should include people with disability. We should build a special school for this types of people because they are hard to understand like the typical people. they need time to understand, for example, if one typical student needs 15 minutes to understand so it means that student with  disability needs 30 minutes to understand. We should respect them and don’t bullying them otherwise they will do something different, some people angry of the typical people bullying them so they kill their own self because they think that they are different from other. I hope typical people and people with disability get the same opportunity to do something. We were born in one world, we should hold our hands together and change it.

Geography Highlights

                                                     Geography Project Team 

  • Oddar Meanchey
  • When I went to Angkor Wat temple, I saw a lot of foreigners that came to visit Angkor Wat, I am so proud of Cambodia because other country gets to know Cambodia.
  • Along a road, I saw the people who grew the rice in the rice field, I felt like I stay in the green nature.
  • I couldn’t believe that the people are working at rubber farm when I arrived there  I saw them, then I thought that they are the thieves but actually they were the worker on that farm.
  • Before I came to Liger school, I never get to interview the people but after this trip, I got to interview a lot of people and also the people that I interviewed, I never know them before.
  • I saw the people with disabilities worked, the leader of Weaves of Cambodia said that those of people, they got to work there because they didn’t have a job and also they have the disability so he wants to give the opportunity to them to have the job. People with disability, they were making the Khmer scarf to sell outside of the country but also in the country as well.
  • Preah Vihear temple is near to Thailand border.  When I went to the top of the Dongrek mountain and I stood there, I could see Thailand. Before I thought that Preah Vihear is only one temples  but then I went there I saw many temples there.
  • In Oddar Meanchey, at evening, I have taken one beautiful scenery in this province. The sky was orange mix yellow and red with nature all together they formed a beautiful scenery.
  • When I climbed up to Dong Rek mountain by car with my friend to see Preah Vihear temple, during sitting on the car and the back of the car and driving to the top of the mountain and everyone was shouting to each other like the bird is singing in the morning. We were shouting with excitement.
  • Day went pass so quickly that I nearly forgot memory about Samboprie Kok. When I went to this place, I felt like I stayed in that time because a guy who guides us was talking about the histories of all of those temples and they were interesting stories behind all the temples.
  • Kulen waterfall was so beautiful. That time everyone was shouting to our teacher that we want to swim, then our teacher allows us to swim and everyone prepared to swim after we prepared then everyone was jumping to the water every quickly like the dolphins. The water was very cold and I stayed under the waterfall but for the girls, they didn’t go to that place because it was very deep and far and also dangerous. Me and Chhay swam to that place and he was safe but for me I got a little bit hurt because the water was fall on my back then I couldn’t get up then I say to myself that I have to get out of this problem them finally I did it, overall it was very nice trip with my friends and also I hope to come back to all of those places again.


Khmer MUN

Have you ever do the Khmer MUN? If you never do it, let me tell you about it. After many weeks ago I was doing research for Khmer MUN. MUN means Model United Nation. It is similar to a big assembly. In this meeting, there are a lot of delegates will talk about the solutions. Delegate means a person who represents their country to find the solution to solve the problem.

In this meeting, there is a problem that the world is facing so all the delegates have to find the best solutions to solve the problem. They have to find more than five solutions, and all of the solutions must be different. In this assembly, there are different delegates and come from a different country. Now let talk back about the Khmer MUN, I never do Khmer MUN before, this is my first time that I got to do it. I was so excited and a little nervous but I can do it.

The beginning of the MUN all the delegates have to open the speech in their own country to the whole meeting one by one until all the delegates do their open speech and also before we do the opening speech, the chairs told us the role in this meeting. After opening speech, we continue to the solutions. The chairs gave us 30 minutes for the practice and prepare or find more solution to the topic. After 30 minutes went path, the main submitter has to read through the solution that they have read down. Solutions time, the chair was divided into two, there are the positive team and opposite team. It depends on their own country, does the country agree on the topic or disagree on the topic if the country agrees, so the delegate has to go to a positive team. In each tea, they have to choose one main submitter to read the solution to the whole meeting, after the main submitter read their solutions team already, negative team will ask some question about the solutions that they just read through and also in the next few minutes, the negative team will go up to read the solutions then positive team can ask about the solutions to negative team after they done their reading.

After the questions end, we move on to the next section, it was strike time. All the delegate can strike other team solution because you think that not right to do like that, then other teams will come to talk more specifically about their clauses to clarify about the solutions that you want to strike. It is nearly time for quote time. Finally, all the delegates were quoting for the best solutions to the topic. I just want to tell the readers that MUN isn’t about winning or losing, it isn’t the same as debating.

MUN is about finding the solutions to solve the problem that the people the around the world is facing nowadays. For example, the world now is using plastic bags, so if this is a problem then you have to find a good solution to solve it. But if your country doesn’t use many plastic bags then you can find positive solutions. You know that you agree because of the country, it isn’t about your opinion to choose to agree or disagree.

I hope one day Cambodia will have this meeting too. It is a good subject for the student in Cambodia to learn and get to know about it. If you become a leader in one day, if you go somewhere then you have to do the opening speech to another country about your country then you have to know how can you do the opening speech look great. This is so important that the students around the world should learn about it, start from young. Again I hope one day Cambodia government will put this subject it to school time for the students.