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. 

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.

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.


ISPP International Day

One of the most anticipated events of the year, ISPP’s International Day is a wonderful celebration of the different nationalities and cultures that constitute the ISPP school community. Parents, students, teachers and staff all come together to share and learn about each other’s cultures. Country booths, the Parade of Nations, a number of scheduled performances, food stalls, organized games, and a lucky draw are some of the main highlights. I’ve joined the event with others Liger students and discover more about each country. 

Olympic Day

Once a year, Liger held an event call Olympic day. The Olympic day is a day when every Liger student and staff doing the different activity that was already set up. There are four teams, each team has to come up a flag design and a name. Those team will compete in each different activity to earn points as much as possible. At the end of the day, there will be the announcement of the winner and give out the trophy. 


Theatre of the Oppressed


“The Theatre of the Oppressed, a term coined by Augusto Boal, is a series of theatrical analyses and critiques developed in the 1950s. Boal was an avid supporter of utilizing interactive techniques, especially in the context of theatre. Many of his ideas are considered as “a new media perspective”, despite the relatively early birth of these ideas. Since then, these ideas have been developed more, giving them meaning in a modern-day context. The creation of the Theatre of the Oppressed is largely based on the idea of dialogue and interaction between audience and performer. Moreover, these ideas have served as a framework for the development and evolution of stronger ideas.


The smart turtle performance

The Smart Turtle is a group that goes and performs at many schools. A couple weeks ago this group went to my school to do the performance. I really enjoy the show. This show teaching me to never forget your past and helping each other is very important to everyone.

Pchum Ben

“October is the month when Cambodian people celebrate the festival of Phchum Ben. Together with Khmer New Year in April, Phchum Ben is the most important festival in the Khmer religious calendar. Cambodians have faithfully observed the festival every year for as long as anyone can remember.
The word ‘Ben’ in Khmer means to collect; ‘Ben’ also means to cup or mould cooked rice into portions. To ‘Ben Baht’ means to collect food to give to monks. The word ‘Phchum’ means to congregate or to meet together. Regardless how busy they may be during the fifteen days of Phchum Ben.

Cambodian people try not to miss a visit to the pagoda to dedicate food and offerings to the dead.
The festival’s final day, September 28th, is the actual day of Phchum Ben, when people traditionally meet together at the pagoda.

By doing this, Cambodians show respect for their ancestors. Everyone goes to the pagoda every year to honor this tradition, and nobody complains.”


Football at ISF

On 21st May, my school my school have a soccer competition with ISF school. This is the second competition with ISF for a girl. I really enjoy this competition because I can understand learn about my weakness and make my mistake better. Win or lose it not important for me but having fun is important to me. It not about you strong or good at football what this all about is encouragement from friends and family. My feeling always feel better when I have someone by my side and cheer me up.

Technovation 2016

Technovation is a global women competition to solved society problem by building an application. I had to join Technovation 2016. We have 12 weeks to submit this project to judge at the US. To join Technovation we have to form up a team from three to five members or more. My team has three members and our team name LikeCon. Our team has coming up with a lot of ideas. Then our final idea was to build an online library where you can read Khmer books and English books with both fiction and non-fiction. Also, we added a donation button where people can go and donate books to people who don’t have enough finances to afford books. we have to have 100 words description, pitch video, demo video, business plan and app prototype. I really like this competition because I got to meet the new friend and learn the new lesson about life.