Black Lives Matter Poem


Black Lives Matter Poem

Standing on the same ground,

They always told me that white is hope

And black is stain

They always told me that white is light

And black is rain


Growing up in the same community,

They say I’ll never get it

Even if I tried

They keep throwing object and rocks

Every time I passed by


Rolling on the same ground,

They say the grasses would be greener

If I move aside

They told me it will be better

But they lied


Opening my eyes under the same sun,

My eyelids are feeling heavy

Without any clue

My eyes are filled with tears

With the deepest blue


Reaching out for hope,

They say I should give up and go home

don’t be awake

They say I should cover myself up

Because I was born as a mistake


Wandering through thoughts,

My mind is filled with painful memories

I close my eyes

For the next second, minute, and hour, I’ve realized

I deserve better


Waking up as the sun rises,

I refuse to say I am blind

Am not blind

I get up and walk out to the world

Feel the fresh air around my mind

Believing in myself that,

I am self-sufficient, I’m tough

And Mighty

I am not a robot, I’m amazing

And lively


Screaming for peace and hope,

I believe that everyone should be treated the same

And let no one tell you different

I believe that everyone is bond together

And fight for the present


Continuing living my life,

I will fight

I will fight for my own right, my people right

I will fight against discrimination

I will fight against racism

I will fight against corruption

I will fight every second, minute, hour

And I will fight against power

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.

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.



Narrative Essay – Coming of Age

“My life has only just begun at 14. New adventures await me. I will take the lessons I’ve learned as a kid and teenager and use them to become a better adult. Becoming an adult is a part of life and is the next stage. My life does not stop at 14; rather, it is only just beginning. One of the most important lessons I learned was during my junior year. A wise man told me, “It’s your world,” a quote that stuck with me and made realize how much control I have over my life. I told myself that there is nothing in the world I can’t accomplish. I won’t let anyone convince me that a dream isn’t feasible. I tell myself that there is no such thing as ‘can’t’ because I can have it all-it’s my world! Life is an ongoing lesson in itself. As I grow, I experience and learn, however, this cycle is repeated lifelong.  I will obviously find better ways of doing things I did in the past. Sometimes, I might also feel frustrated, because, by the time I gain enough experience to face hardships of life, most of us have already passed through them. These life lessons can change the way I am and hence, these same life lessons are extremely important for teenagers to comprehend. Everything I teach myself today will affect and play a role in who I become tomorrow.”……………


My Strength and Weakness

  1. My strength is proactive which mean I do something without someone tell me to do it. For example in Eco 4 I went to Koh Kong with my group. We been to the forest and in the forest they are a lot of leeches and the bathroom was on the ground. Everyone was scared to go to the bathroom because they afraid of a leech. Whenever someone need to go to the bathroom I will go with them I don’t need Jojo to tell me that I need to help the people to go to the bathroom. One more example is when I’m in Innovation Center Leader Club (ICLC) I clean up the painting place and other place Rich doesn’t tell me to clean up all the mess that people made but I clean up because it doesn’t look clean and when someone come to Liger and they see all the mess they will say that Liger is messy and unorganized. Sometimes I saw the trash on the ground I pick it up. Also sometimes there raining the stair at my house is wet I will mop it to make it dry so when everyone walk on the stair they would fall because it no slippery. I do it because it not only me that walk on the stair it my house member too. Also, it about house cleaning. When someone had a job like to cleaned the rug on the weekend and they on trip I will help them to do it because if there no rug me and my house can’t clean the feet and it will make all the place in the house dirty and full of dirt because we have nothing to clean our feet and our feet is not 100% clean. One more in 3D with Kichong we go the market to sell our product some of my member they don’t want to go so I go and ask the people at the market.

2. My other strength is collaborator when I play like football I share my plan or my idea to my team that how are we going to win and we work together to scored the

3. My weakness is competitive which mean a win or lose it doesn’t matter to me because all I care is I have fun and my friend has fun.

4. My other weakness is problem solver which mean when I have a problem I can’t find a way to solve it so I need help. For example, if I can’t do my homework I need another strategy to solve but mostly I can’t find so I need help from friend or teacher.


Word Maze Practice

World Maze Practice For My Literacy Class

Angela stopped looking at her bracelet to admire the ocean. Her grandmother had given it to (improve, opinion, her), and it was very special. Then (Angela, religion, scare) slipped off her shoes to enjoy(strongly, huge, a) barefoot walk along the beach.

A (woman, communicate, reason) in a boat passed by. She (waved, easy, wildly), and Angela waved back. Then she (comfort, stared, introduce) down at her arm in shock. (Crying, Punishment, Granny’s) bracelet was gone!

Angela returned to (her, plan, butter) family and told them about her (bracelet, relaxed, throw) disaster. They burst into action. Grandpa (used, lie, salt) his metal detector. He couldn’t find (ran, neck, the) bracelet.

Angela’s brother Johnny followed his (inside, fought, sister’s) footprints along the beach. He too(determined, dirty, hoped) to discover her bracelet, but he (never, light, reflect) saw it.

Mom carefully sifted the (girl, sand, wooden) where Angela had been sitting. She (searched, street, leg)and searched. She couldn’t find the (happy, bracelet, small), either.

It was time to go (home, skin, agree). Angela blinked back tears. She picked (up, told, dress) her shoe. Out fell the bracelet!


I go to unusual school

Name: Samnang
Group: D
Date: 9/9/2015
English writing

I go to unusual school. My school is named Liger Learning Center (LLC). At Liger, we have 50 students and there are 25 boys and 25 girls. We have essential like classes math, literacy, Khmer and stem. We also have explorations. My current exploration is called “Hidden Voices”. In our exploration, we wanted to preserve Khmer old songs to share with the next generation. To do that we went on a field trip to interview people. We collected all the information and made a podcast. We have six Core Values at Liger they are integrity, optimism, determination, appreciation, stewardship, and ingenuity. We have four houses for the student. Each house has its own house mom that takes care of us. We have our own independence discovery that what we study what we want to learn .We also have expertise that we learn after lunch. After school, we have after school extension for example guitar, football, and robotics. I go to this unusual school because it amazing and wonderful.