Today in a literacy class, we were working on writing a nefarious writing for the Halloween. Halloween is not our culture, but why not to learn some from westerns. The activity was simple, in our class, we divided into two teams and everyone will start with a topic of Halloween and after a minute and 30 seconds, we have to pass the paper to another person to continue the story. For us, we keep continuing the story from our friend. In this activity, I found it was entertaining because I got have a chance to see what other people writing styles, and tried to understand their topic. So for me, the story was a bit creative with all of my friends writing, and it is really interesting that in my group all of us understand the main purpose of the story.
The music came on plus there was cakes and drinks. I scooped some cake and putted it my mouth. “This smells gross, and slimy!” I cried every loud. I looked down and there were blood gushing out of the cake. I instantly threw the cake across the room. The cake changed into a monster. It came slowly toward me. I walked backward and unfortunately I tripped over. I tried to get up as quick as possible but before I could even get up, the monster grabbed my neck. This time there nothing I can do, I couldn’t even breath my lungs were tight, I tried to use all of my energy to fight back but I couldn’t. I knew I was gonna die in a few seconds. But then, I heard my dog sound coming and barking at the monster. The dog started to big the monster, and suddenly, my friends come and wake me up with their monster faces. Haha!
As part of the internship at Arrowdot, they provided us a six-month training in electronics and engineering. There were two sections, 3 months basic training like learning about Arduino and theories, and the last 3 months is advance training like taking those theories and Ardunio works to implement a system for controlling wirelessly.
The first 3 months I spent every weekend from 8 to 11 learning at their place. Now there are only two students from our school, but both of us learn very hard. At Liger the schedule is CRAZY! Most of us are busy doing other things but we still take those spare time to learn. We did things like using the Oled, wireless signal communication, sensor testing, and other works. It is not that easy for me to do this because some part of it I don’t know them that much.
We learn a programming language calls programming C and we us the Arduino IDE as a software that runs the code. My partner and I missed the class a lot because I did other things, so this is part of the reason why it is hard. No matter what I still enjoy this, now basic class ended and we are heading to continue the advance class.
Today, I just finished changing the table of the PSQL, this is the most important part of the coding is to insert data from the node js to the PSQL. I have been doing research on that for days and today, it turns out that I found out the answer. I feel happy for this, usually I went to class and feel board of trying to find the solution.
For the next 3 years most of our senior students will take the SAT test to apply collages. The practice test that we took was on the website calls Khan Academy; we start to take the test since 8:00 am until 11:00am. In total not include essay, I got a total of 1000 points out of 1800 points. I found out that it is a short exam because there were a lot of questions and I don’t have enough time to finish all of them. So for the next three year my main goal is to improve my speed fast, by practice and practice.
Incline place is what we currently learning about in physic! I felt a bit stress on this class because physic doesn’t working well with me, not like my older brother who got 6th place in Cambodia on physics. Even though, I still have a determination on doing it and sometime in class I love doing physic and happy to finish the works.
“A 6 kg box is resting on an inclined plane made of wood. The coefficient of static friction of the wood (s) is 0.3. What is the minimum angle at which the box will start moving? (remember the problem I showed you in class! Draw all the forces acting on the box, and please show all the work. Does the minimum angle depend on the mass of the box?”
In Khmer class, we not only working on specific work that our teacher assign us. But we also develop our Khmer vocabularies, through reading and words that we unsure about it. Our facilitator, teacher Sokah, teaches us a really creative strategy to decode the words; that is to break down into a small words and combine those definition as a whole. Here are the example of the words:
This is my second time at ISPPMUN, that I try my best to talk! It turns out that I fail again, my resolution didn’t pass from the majority votes. This term I did be the main submitter of the resolution. It feels a bit pressure to be the main submitter, I thought that I can’t even read all of the operative clauses to everyone on the committee. This 2017 ISPPMUN I am a delegate of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the largest country in Africa, I also level up my committee last year I was in Junior General Assembly now I’m in General Assembly 2. I love this there were about 40 delegates in our committee which is a really large amount, we debate strongly and most of us evolved. The theme is a collaboration rather than confrontation and my committee topics are, regulations of Bitcoin, funding education in the low-income country, and depletion of the finite resource. I tried my best to convince people in the house to vote on my topic, but it results in nothing with a fail since I am in a bad side of what people think and the way that I talked was a bit too strong. I enjoyed with the MUN this year.
The project is part of my learning at Arrowdot. We were learning about the serial reading, and this an example of the serial reading. This sensor calls the ultrasonic sensor, it can measure the distance of something. At first, one of the lenses sends a waveform and then the other will receive the data and collect the time that it takes to go and come back, so by knowing the time and velocity we can take that and find the distance. I don’t think this is a hard thing to learn and what it can take to a bigger project is we can find the depth of water easily.
In our literacy class this term, we had wrote an narrative essay about the Rite of Passage where it is talking about our becoming of age. This is the truth story of ourself, all of the experience that changes our life or thoughts of someone who we meet. My personal narrative essay is about the bond changing between me and my family after I left them for six years. In the essay, I tried my best to express my feeling in a writing form, in the story I mention about three body paragraphs that includes the question that my mother would ask me every single time that I went home, the time that my mother got her surgery, and the time that I feel I’m not a whole respectively. Our teacher, Cara, respect our story so she tried to teach us step by step to correct our essay. Everyday in class, she teaches on grammar rule and then she let us practice and then edit your essay at home; we learn about commas usage, parallel structures, vocabs development and more. I felt enthusiastic with this project, I learned a bunch of things that I don’t know about, but I feel better to express my feeling to the public.
“At the moment on the hammock, my mother was well, but as soon as I returned back to school, the family began to sink, my mom became ill and needed surgery. As I was sitting in my room at Liger, clicking away at my new computer, there was a sudden knock on the door with a harmful phrase that stated, “Visal, you have to go home now. Your mother just finished her surgery!” said one of the adult at my school. After hearing that news, the tears began to fall down like never before, and the enthusiasm of getting a new computer receded to a vanished point. I cried in silence where no one could see the tears, “Thank you for your informing me,” I replied with a soft and fake smile in front of the door at school.”