Black Panther

Name: Samnang Hor

Class Period: D

Date: 03/04/2017

Topic: The physics of Black Panther


What is the superhero? Superhero is a character in a movie or story that has the special abilities and uses it to help others in need. He or she has the abilities and power to fight the evil, fly and helping people who are in need. Superheroes are everywhere in these present days because their stories mostly apprehend the important truths about our human nature.

One of the brilliant superheroes of all the others is the Black Panther. The Black Panther originally comes from a ritual title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of a fictional African nation called Wakanda. From the Black Panther trailer, Wakanda nation is the “most technologically advanced nation in the world.” T’Challa father, the previous king of Wakanda, was killed by Ulysses Klaw during giving a speech at a UN conference. After the death of his father, the prince returns to his technologically advanced home (Wakanda nation) and officially became the king of Wakanda. Not long after the return, Black Panther enemy reappears and building up conflicts and dangerous risks to the entire world. The power king and all of his allies put in strong commitment, defeat the evil enemy, and create security for all of his people. But what power does the Black Panther has to defeat the powerful enemy?

As Wakanda located in East Africa, this place is the essential element of language, cultures and rich natural resource. In the Marvel Universe, Wakanda is an environment full of minerals and a rich substance called vibranium. To the science behind the Marvel Universe, vibranium is a metal that is capable of observing vibration and waves. Many superheroes used vibranium to create their weapons and armor. IN the movie, Shuri, Black Panther’s sister, was the engineer that uses vibranium to create the Black Panther’s suit that store kinetic energy, which bullets from the enemy bounces off the hero. According to Kakalios, a physicist and astronomers at the University of Minnesota, he stated that “In the Black Panther, blasts absorbed by a vibranium suit would have to go somewhere. Energy can’t be lost and suggests a phenomenon called sonoluminescence, in which waves are converted to light.”

In most of the Marvel Universe, vibranium has the honor of being special and was considered as the least understand materials in the fictional Marvel world. It is well known in the Captain America’s shield and the Black Panther’s suit are made out of vibranium to absorbs kinetic energy. “T’Challa’s senses and physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the heart-shaped herb.” Black Panther is a great warrior and the king who save many people and bringing peace to Wakanda. He has the ability to master plan the battle with the enemy and every step of his plan will always highly achieve his goals and the protection of Wakanda kingdom.

Research Paper – Hera

Name: Samnang Hor

Class Period: Lit A

Date: 19/03/2018

Topic: Hera The Greek Goddess


Hera’s Roman name Juno, known as the ‘Queen of the ancient Greek Gods’, ‘The Queen of Heaven’, and ‘The Queen of Olympian Deities’. She was the Greek goddess represented the ideal of women, childbirth, marriage, and family. People knew her as the most beautiful and powerful goddess. The goddess Hera ruled overs the heavens and earth, she is responsible for every aspect of existence, including the seasons and the weather.  Hera had super strength, immortality, and opposition to injury. Despite being the goddess of marriage, Hera had the ability to bless and curse marriages and also competent to protect women from rape, death during childbirth, and help preserving the health of all women. Olympus is where she normally resides since she is the queens of the gods. In the ancient time, Hera image is found mostly in households and around the hearth.

Hera was the daughter of Titans Cronus and Rhea, the king and queen of the Titans. She was born on the riverbanks of Imbrasons, under a willow tree. Samos was believed to be the birthplace of Hera. A large sanctuary, the Heraion, was built on the spot of her birth. This was one of the oldest temples in Greece. When Hera and her siblings were born Cronos her father, scared that his children would someday overthrow him, so he swallowed all of them. one of his children was going to kill him, so he swallowed all of them, including Hera. Later on, when Zeus was born and grew up he killed Cronus and freed his brothers and sisters. Hera had five siblings, three brothers (Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus) and two sisters (Hestia and Demeter). She’s then married to her younger brother Zeus, the King of the Gods.  Hera has four children, Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth, Ares, the Olympian god of war, Hebe, the goddess of youth and Hephaestus, the Olympian god of Metallurgy.

As mentioned above, Hera was swallowed after birth by her father, Cronus. Her other four siblings suffered the same fate. Rhea, a Hera mother, managed to save Zeus, the youngest child. Zeus later then rescued his brothers and sister by giving his father a potion that caused him to vomit all of them up. Some myth says that Hera was raised by the Tans Oceanus and Tethys. Others claimed that she grew up under the care of Temenus, who ruled the region of Arcadia in Greece.  As Hera became older and more beautiful Zeus decided to made Hera his wife. Afterward, Hera became a mother. She was the mother of the great hero Hercules. One day Hera was envying her son Hercules so out of jealousy she places poisonous snakes in his crib but before the snakes could advance on him he woke up and casualty strangled them to death.

Hera’s symbols are the cuckoo, it symbolized Zeus’ love for her because Zeus was disguised in a cuckoo when he conquered her.The plants associating to Hera include the lily, poppy, stephanotis, cypress, coconut, iris, white rose, waterlily, maple trees along with all other white flowers. Gems and metals that represent Hera are silver, pearls, garnet, citrine, amber, diamond and star sapphire. Hera used the weapon of love and compassion to defeat even the meanest allowing them to become nicer and loving. The silver pin and bronze ax head have been inscribed with a dedication to Hera. Some of the most known Hera’s symbols are the peacock- an ancient symbol of immortality, the scepter, and the diadem. There are also some small symbols such as the lily, the cow, the orange tree, the apple tree, the Salix, the fig and the myrrh. Hera means “lady”, She is depicted as stunningly beautiful. The animals that represent Hera are the cow, eagle, crabs and other creatures with shells. Hera was considered so incredibly beautiful even topping the beauty of Aphrodite. Her sandals, chariot, and throne were all of pure gold. She wore a high, cylindrical crown. Hera’s revengeful nature was taken out on anyone questioning her beauty as taken out on Antigone and Paris. The queen was serious about her looks and no one would be more desirable.

The Heraia was a festival dedicated to Hera. Like the Olympic Games, this festival contained athletic competitions and was held at Olympia. Nevertheless, only women were allowed to compete at the Heraia festival. Daedala is other ancient Greek festival. Daedala, ancient festival of Hera, consort of the supreme god Zeus. The Daedalus was celebrated on Mount Cithaeron in Boeotia (in present-day central Greece). Hera was the patron goddess of the landscape Argolis. In Olympia, her temple is even older than that of Zeus, and games to her honor were held there for women.

Hera marriage to her brother Zeus in order to cover my shame of being taken forcefully. It started going Zeus fell in love with her but courted her unsuccessfully. Zeus then one day transformed himself into a cuckoo and flown out of her window and pretended to be freezing cold. At the sight of the bird, she felt very sorrow and pity so she took it inside and held it to my breast to warm it. Zeus then transformed himself back to original state and took advantage of Hera. She was so ashamed of being “exploited” that she had agreed to marriage which took place at the Garden of Hesperides. The sacred wedding was celebrated with honors and sacrifices and lasted for 3000 years. Everyone welcomed Hera as their new Queen, singing hymns and giving many presents to her.

Hera’s role became one of the ideal wives, and her marriage to Zeus became the prototype for monogamy. As much, as a symbol of compulsive jealousy, Hera endeared herself to the love of many families and wives alike. She was very protective to the affairs of such people. Her jealousy was not only powered by her indignation at being left out at the initial division of the universe, but also to the endless revenge on Zeus’ many lovers and their families. Her constant emotional conflict with Zeus was redolent of the inconvenient assimilation between the invasion of the followers of Zeus and her own indigenous goddess cult. Her worship is sometimes dismissed as a “fertility cult”, largely because religious practices deteriorated under new influences.  Hera herself, on the other hand, was very faithful to Zeus in the means of sexuality, but didn’t obey her husband which was also important for marriage in Ancient Greece’s culture.

Visualize my Identity – Virtual Exchange

“I”- What is part of your self-identity (unique to you)? Is this part of your identity visible to the outside world?

“YOU”- Have you ever met someone whose self-identity was very different than your own? Why were they different and did you find any commonalities? 

“WE”- How does your family, community, or national identity influence you as an individual?

“I”- I’m a social person. I’m very talkative and I love being out in the world. This part of my identity is visible to the outside world but on the other hand, I’m not always a real social person. I’m not always confident in some social situation. Sometimes I even avoid talking to people and stay in my own little comfort zone with my only self. 

“YOU”- I’m friend with someone who is very quiet and shy. That girl is my best friend, she’s not loud like me, she has way different style of clothing than me, she’s a mature person than me where she always gives me advice on life and pushes me forward every time I fell down. But that doesn’t stop us from being a best friend. We always manage to listen to each other stories and share the experience. We both love making crazy ideas and laugh at stupid jokes. To us, every time we feel down we know for sure that one another will turn the frown into a smile and lift each other head up when either of us is losing faith.

“WE”- I grew up in a small town in the middle of Cambodia. I grew up in a community where I was taught to understand that mistakes are bad, fears of failure, giving up on my goals, and so many more stereotypes and rules that influence me from my family and people surrounding me in the community. But all of those lessons and rules change over time after I started studying at the Liger Leadership Academy. I’m now taught to be understood that making mistakes is making the experience, failure teaches the lesson that strongly encourages me to redo the tasks again, and fight for my goals. I’m now taught to work hard, to be honest, to be very independent, to never rely on anyone for anything and to work harder for my accomplishment. 

Words Don’t Define You

Words Don’t Define You

By.. “Samnang Hor”

Clothing and styling have had a significant effect on self-esteem and confidence. Your style and the clothes you choose reflect and affect your mood, health, and overall self-confidence. Clothing is used to conserve privacy also be an expression of your personal identity and national culture and customs. For example, short skirts, small shorts, or any revealing tops are not very common in Cambodia, but traditional Cambodian fashion clothes define our culture and customs.

But things become different in these recent years, more trends and fashion are approaching society. For the past recent years, Cambodians have adopted more trend styles from the Western, such as Italy, France, Korea, Hong Kong, etc.

In the modern society, it is frequently to see young adolescent females wearing revealing clothes such as short skirts, tank tops, crop tops, or any revealing apparel. Do all of these girls be notified of positive reactions? Or it is all about insulting in negative aspects.

Going to work, school or outdoor, those girls and women often wear makeups, stylish fashion dresses, shorts or skirts. These people consistently get negative comments from men and older people. Those comments and criticisms are all about the revealing clothing are attention-getting and sexual attractions. For Cambodians, wearing this type of clothes (revealing apparel) means opposing the formal Khmer, cultural dressing styles. In school, female students are wearing short skirts cause a distraction to male students from studying, and teachers to provide a low condition of education.

On March 29, 2010, a report from the Phnom Penh Post news article has stated that “more than 100 people who came out to urge Khmer women to dress modestly.” In addition, San Arun, a Secretary of State for the Ministry of Women’s affair, has also stated that “Wearing short skirts and sexy clothes cause rape to occur, because all men, went they see white skin, immediately feel like having sex.”

Instead of telling women to stop wearing revealing clothes, why don’t we all start a marched against human right and male perpetrators who rape women and young child, the men who commit violence in his family each day and night or male teachers who sexually harass their female students?

A sentence Cambodian usually said it out loud everytime a woman wearing revealing clothes walking passes them, “wearing sexy clothing can cause traffic accidents”. By that those people are commenting on how wearing revealing clothes catches attention and distracts drivers on the roads.

Dr. Jennifer Baumgartners is a psychoanalyst of clothing. She recently published a book called You Are What You Wear. This book concerns body image issues such as dressing too old or too young for our age or too big and small for our size. You Are What You Wear is all about media’s sexualization of women. The book is the guide of having confidence in your appearance and being your true self. What Dr. Baumgartners is trying to emphasis on is how allowing the readers to feel understood and that she is not alone.

Media is a very powerful place to promote culture and custom, but it can also be very harmful. Young teenagers now get a lot of effects from social media, these teenagers will follow what they heard and saw projected in the media. In 2002, Prime Minister Hun Sen banned pop stars in Cambodia from advertising in revealing clothes when they appeared on television.

Quoted by Agence-France Presse (AFP), our prime minister Hun Sen said:  “These singers who like to wear sexy clothes look like they have not enough clothing. Don’t bring them on to TV, let them sing in nightclubs or restaurants. This is not Cambodian tradition, and we have our own rich traditions and culture.”   

In the present day, society has a tendency to jump to a quick and judgment in the name of propriety. In these few decades, there are a lot of painful public shaming of how women wear revealing clothes and how girls wear makeup to impress boys. This has been a really big discussion issue around the world, and more than likely, if you’re a woman, you’ve encountered all of the effects and judgments.

A makeup artist quoted, “We don’t wear makeup to look pretty. We wear it because we enjoy the process of putting it on. The ‘natural look makes us cringe & bright colors are more fun. We don’t do it for the boys, we do it for ourselves. Eyeshadow is our drug. Sephora, Ulta & MAC are our dealers. repost if makeup isn’t just materials, but your passion.”

We realize that society is very judgemental and complicated. Just because somebody dresses or looks a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how they are, people have different styles and tastes. Everyone has the right to express themselves. We’re living in a world where judging has become that nasty, even cough people can’t seem to get rid of. Life is too short for it, let’s lift people up instead of bringing them down.

Dedicated to all girls and women, every morning when you wake up, tell yourself to not worry about what others think of you because people’s words don’t define you. Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. No matter how old or young you are, no matter how tall or short you are, no matter how curvy or slim you are, no matter how or who you are. Wear whatever makes you feel beautiful, whatever makes you feel confident and buy clothes the size you want to wear.

Make your own definition of beauty.



Ocean Breeze – Poem

“Ocean Breeze”

Hearing the waves, my soul is free,

Sand and water as eyes see,

It’s peaceful as if I can fly,

It’s peace, it’s nature, it’ll never die.


Silent blisses outside, gentle wind rolling,

Up the sky sunlight dancing on the green,

Shimmering sunshine shining through waves,

Casting shadows and light without delay.


The ocean, almost as if it’s calling me,

A place to make all my thoughts free,

And leave everything very far behind,

The thoughts of happiness running through my mind,


The sunset ends the day to rest,

My day went through everything best,

The blowing wind roars through the waves,

Colouring in orange, nature saved.


The red ball of fire ready to leave,

Setting to rest with little breeze,

Slowly comes the peaceful night, 

Devouring that magic under the moonlight.

Journeys Of Change

Journeys of Change is a bike tour experience that will share insights into the lives of everyday Cambodians by creating a tour for visitors and locals, of the Phnom Penh area. The tour will focus on explaining the changes that have occurred and are occurring in this country, while simultaneously supporting local businesses, being environmentally conscious,  training tour guides in responsible tourism, providing cross-cultural exchanges, and creating job opportunities for Liger students to help further and fund their education, after high school. 

TEDx Planning Commitee

“‘Creating a Hopeful Future’ – What does it mean? This year’s theme focusses on looking at the ideas and actions which we must embark on in order to create a better, more positive future to live in. Are you happy with the world that surrounds you today? What can we do to create a positive change? This is the opportunity to look at the world as it currently is – and begin our journey, bringing others along the way, to improve it so that all of society can benefit.” I love being apart of the TEDx planning committee and working with the ISPP students for this past three years. As an organizer, I have had a lot of experiences such as social advertiser (manage facebook posts etc..), mic sets up, stage design, choosing speakers and helping in modifying the speakers’ speeches.  I’m very satisfied with working in events because I’ll get meet a lot of people who share a passion for what they do. It’s one of my dream and what many people dream of doing too. Sure enough, working in events is not always a fun thing, there are dull tasks, too, and it is stressful. But what I found out is that planning is one of the most significant project management and time management techniques. Planning teaches me how to prepare a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. I’ve learned that if you do it effectively, you can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map.


Investigation – Making Organic Pesticides

In my investigation expertise, I’m making two organic pesticides from tomato juice and microbial organic pesticide.

Aphids on plant

  • What are aphids?
    • Known as plant lice is a small sap-sucking insect. Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their sharp sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. They normally take place in colonies on the underside of tender terminal growth. Heavily-infested leaves can turn yellow because of more than necessary sap removal. Aphids produce very large amounts of a sugary liquid waste called “honeydew”. The main predator of aphids is ladybug and lacewing. This two main predators will appear on the plants when there are heavy aphids infestations.  Aphids are among the most destructive (negative, very harmful) on the plant in temperature regions (Cambodia). They’re having the high ability to in numbers by asexual reproduction. The damages they do to plants has made them enemies of the farmers all around the world. There are thousands of aphid species exist in this world. This insect is so small when they extend their wind they can float for hundreds of miles on the wind. Aphids are most commonly in green color but they also can be red, brown or black.
  • Why does farmer hate aphids?

Farmer hates aphids because they do so much damaging to the crop. It uses its sharp mouth by pierce the vascular systems of the plants to feed on their juices. They extracted the protein but excreting sugar because their bodies don’t need it. This remains is called honeydew and many other insects and bugs such as ant lap its up.

  • Natural Enemies
    • Ladybugs
    • Hoverfly
    • Crabs spiders
    • Neuroptera
  • Relationship between red ants and aphids

The relationship between aphids and ants is symbiotic in that both receive some benefit from the arrangement. Aphids help to protectants from its predators. So how do aphids help ants? Aphids feed ants food and submissively allow themselves to move if the ants require them to relocate. Farmed ants produced larger drops of honeydew and more offspring. This sweet sticky thing stuff is a favorite food for ants, where it also take it back to feed larvae. 

  • Intersection observation
    • Soft bodies with sugary water
    • Tiny legs
    • Baby – brown color
    • Adult – darker brown with bigger body
    • Not really develop
  • Why use tomato juice to repel aphids? Tomato plants are part of the nightshade family. It contains alkaloids such as the aptly named tomatine. Tomatine can effectively control aphids and another insect.


Branches of Physics

When learning about and discussing physics, we focus heavily on energy, the core element of the science. To better understand this connection, it helps to refer to a solid working definition of physics.
o sum it all up in the easiest of terms, physics is the study of matter and energy, and how they relate to one another. Some people, especially those more creatively inclined, might want to look at it in terms of form and content-form being matter, and content being energy.​ Energy may manifest itself in many forms, such as light, motion, gravity, radiation, electricity, and others. Matter, on the other hand, covers any and every physical manifestation, from the smallest particles such as atoms and sub-atomic particles, further into larger physical groups such as stars, universes, and galaxies.As a whole, physics is closely related to mathematics, for it provides the logical structure in which physical laws may be formulated and their predictions quantified. A great many of physics’ definitions, models, and theories are expressed using mathematical symbols and formulas.

Using Khan Academy as a learning tool

Khan Academy is a free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice. Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. I use Khan Academy to practice my math by practicing the exercise and watch the video tutorials. I also use this online course to practice my SAT test. On Octuber 14, I did my first Pretest SAT. My score was unexpected and I’m glad to use this website as my learning tool.