Aral Sea(Before and After)

Aral sea, the 4th biggest lake in the world, is now separated into two small lake as the Sea began to dry. The Sea has shrunk by two-thirds in fifty years. During the 1960s, The soviet government diverted amu darya and syr darya to grow cotton. They believe that cotton crops are much more important than the sea. Farmland around the sea was also the cost of the dry up sea as they used a massive amount of water from the sea while industry also need to use them. While most of the problems are caused by Human, climate change also played a part in recent years. But don’t worry! After the Soviet Union disbanded, Kazakhstan is working on restoring the sea by building dams. I’ve made a before and after picture of the sea. It’s 16 years apart starting from 2000 to 2016! Wanna see the differences? Click

Potrait Project

What is my idea on portrait photo?

I’ve got a year and a half of photography experience and yet I haven’t even like doing portrait photo. Here’s my explanation. Before I go deep into explaining, The type of photo I usually take is either the normal close up of object type or the landscape. I have no interest in taking portrait photo. Taking landscape pictures is way better than doing portrait. By doing landscape, you can get to capture your objective while also capturing the area surrounding them. I like to take pictures of people being dramatic while being somewhat emotional. It is really beautiful as people get to see more of the photo and can also put it as a wallpaper. I’ve never actually got myself to do some portrait photo since I began to take interest in photography. But as I take more and more pictures, I came to realize that the topic of my photo is usually of “Mood and facial reaction ”. Sometime it can be really sad, sometime it can be really happy. I take photo of object mostly and sometime I take it at a setting that make the objective more emotional than it might be. And as I go more and more, I realize that portrait is the best answer for the topic I’m doing. “Mood and facial reaction”. I’ve have done some research and to be honest, taking a portrait photo is as easy as landscape except it has a different point of view. Portrait is usually mean faces so the photo would probably show more emotion of the face than anything else. So this point right here is why I am willing to give portrait style a try. Its show emotion of people, how they feel and how they react to a certain actions. Editing was also important in this as it can change the mood of the audience who are looking at a certain type of photo. For example, some photo can be of a person looking rather depressed. In my opinion, the best way of making the emotion more powerful is to make it into black and white. It kind of gets this vibe when you see a picture of people looking depressed in black and white. As for my editing style, it can be different from other fellow photographers as I usually take emotional photos. My editing for that was to blacken the background although not too black because I want them to see the background. I’ll probably litten up the face a bit so it can show more of the emotional side. Don’t get me wrong but portrait is a great style for taking emotional pictures while landscape can be of various things. I’ve got one week to work on my portrait and I am happy to announce that I am proud of my own work



Conclusion: What have I learn from this?

First off, I will be continuing the topic that I’ve focus on for about 3 month now. Second, I’m falling in love with portrait and will do more photo with the style. Now, I can’t say that portrait is good neither it is bad. All I can say is that portrait photo can show more emotion of the person than landscape due to the fact that portrait are usually close up of faces which can and will show more emotion of the person. Portrait usually have more option for editing because it is rather a small photo and only focus on object. For landscape you have limit options when editing because it can affect the whole photo. Portrait are more focus and people tend to like it more.

As for my conclusion, It’s never too late to try something new. Taking portrait photo was an amazing experience. Now if you excuse me, I’ll be off taking more portrait photo!

If/Elif/Else Statement

In Multimedia, we started to learn about Python. Ever wonder what is a Python? Python is a high-level programming language designed to be easy to read and simple to implement. Now, in Python we have a lot of functions and code. This include the If statement which I will be talking about. You might be wondering, what is If statement? An if statement is a programming conditional statement that, if proved true, performs a function or displays information. Here is an Example:

Viade = 189

Wurple = 389

if Wurple > Viade:

print(“Wurple is the best player”)

What should be the result? The result should be a sentence that is “Wurple is the best player”

Now there also elif statement. An elif is a statement that will continue if statement. How? If the If is wrong then it will run the elif. An Elif statement can be like this:


Viade = 189

Wurple = 189

if Wurple < Viade:

print(“Wurple is the best player”)

elif Viade == Wurple:

print(“Viade and Wurple are both equal players”)

But what happen if both statement fail? Well no worries because we got an else statement! An else statement is like a executioner! We use it at the end because if both statement fail us, else is here to save the day! An else statement example can be like this:

Viade = 189

Wurple = 389

if Wurple < Viade:

   print(“Wurple is the best player”)

elif Viade == Wurple:

   print(“Viade and Wurple are both equal players”)


print(“Wurple is slightly better than Viade”)

This should be the result of your code. Here is a screenshot I put in to help you:


Photo Session

For last week lesson, we learn about how to take a photo and a different angle. Here are some example;

Eye perspective


Extreme Close up
Bird Eyes view

I also had a lot of fun taking the photo, there are really crazy and dramatic one I want to show you. 

Just us chilling and being dramatic a bit. Left is me and right is sis Chan
We were doing some expectation vs reality and yeah it kinda turns out like that.
Vuochnea taking photos and manage a smile herself

Some photos are being edited and if you want to see more, please go to my personal learning to see more!


In English literacy this week, our facilitator gave us a topic and some source related to the topic to research about. The topic was”Schools should stop the practice of giving letter grades to students. Instead, they should only give written feedback”. There is two ideal side in which they are Agree and Disagree. This is kinda like a MUN/Debate or we can call it Philosophical Chairs. It is a process which when you are debating, you can change side if you feel like it. This is your choice and if the other team is convincing enough for you to actually think it’s true, then changing side is a very good option. There are so many students to want to stay in the middle(abstain) but we only have two choices so we choose what side we think is better or to be more realistic, the side that we think is very strong. Well, we actually have an equal side which was surprising. For me, On one hand, I agree to eliminate this topic because when the kid gets an F on their test, there is a chance that their parent might not be happy with them. They will either receive punishment or get the blame for it. This will lead to the child having no hope and courage to continue their learning. On the other hand, getting graded also encourage the student to want to study more. It was a very fruitful and respectful debate as we listen to each other points and ask some questions. I think that this is a very debatable topic and it is a problem that we don’t really focus on. This is also a jolly good event for us to get to know more of our friend’s nature. It is an event that allow us to see the savage, calm and the really joyful side of our friends who never show it during normal but only on the debate time. Tell me what side you’re in(Agree or Disagree) and tell me some valid reason.  

Math Test

The Test

TEST!!! When some people heard this word, They think it is the worst thing ever. But not for math lover! Last week in Math class, We were told that we have to take a small test. After hearing this, I felt so happy that I know I could scream right at the time. I have been waiting for a math test so I could know what could I improve. Now, There was a challenge I put myself into… DO NOT REVIEW ANYTHING! Days went by and I can’t wait to take the first test in the school year ever. When the test day came, I knew that I was ready to put my effort into completing the test and ace it. After 10 minutes of changing, thinking, doing multiplication, and also time the number, I finish the test and open the other tap to see the score… I GOT ONE QUESTION WRONG! I was glad that I have a problem to improve! When I finish looking at the grade, I went to look at the incorrect question and There I knew I got that wrong because of my own confusion. Now, I have something to improve on and looking forward to mastering the problem itself.

Multimedia-Drawing Game

In Multimedia today, We learn about programming. For the first session, We discuss about the question of ”What is programming?” We then explain it to the whole class. After explaining, we got to do an activity which a player hold a piece of paper with drawing in it. That player is called player 1. He/She is the person who is gonna tell the other person what to draw. BUT He/She cannot point or act it, He/She can only describe it in words. Player 2 are the one who listen to player 1 and draw the pictures. There are bunch of pictures of cow, sheep, zebra, pig, and much more! After playing a bunch of time, we stop and look at other drawings. Now, you might ask yourself “Why is the drawing game related to programming?”. Well, Programming is the process of coding and controlling the computer. In this game, Player 1 acted as the programmer or the coder. Player 2 act as the computer! Without Player 1, Player 2 wouldn’t have any information so He/She will just stay still.

“Poison” Roald Dahl

Have you ever read a meaning of a story so different from the actual story that you thought it was a mistake? Well, This Friday in Hannah’s class, we were reading a story that was written by Roald Dahl. The story name was ”Poison”. The story goes like this, a guy name Tim live with a guy name Harry. When Tim return home, Harry told Tim that there a snake on his belly. Tim couldn’t see it because Harry body was covered in blanket. Then Tim proceed to call Dr.Ganderbai. He was describe as a little Indian man. He came and manage to shoot a syringe into Harry’s body. After a while, He use a liquid that would freeze the snake. After waiting for about 15 minutes, he then tell Tim to get ready and pull the blanket. When they both pull it, all they see was nothing. Harry said that the snake might go into his pyjamas and when Dr. Ganderbai heard that, he started to get ready to strike the snake again. For a moment later, Harry jump out of the bed as if he got bitten. But when he stop, there was nothing there. Dr. Ganderbai said that Harry need to relax a bit because he might be day dreaming. Harry then said that Dr. Ganderbai thought he was lying and he call him “a dirty little Hindu sewer rat!”.

After reading this story, some people said that this story is a story based on racism. For more informations to understand, As I describe in my summary”Dr.Ganderbai was describe as a little Indian man”. Who would describe him in such a way? Some also believe that this is just a story about a guy who want to seek revenge on someone. Well, for me I believe that this story is about people being racist to other people from different nations.

Changing Cambodia 2017-2018

Hi, I’m Sum VicheathChornson. I am a 13 year old junior student studying at Liger Leadership Academy. I came here last year. I live in Phnom Penh with my mom. Liger is a school located near Takmao. Liger mission was to change their student into Change Agent of Cambodia. Now let take a wonderful and relaxing journey into my documentary about my second year at Liger. As you might know… Cambodia is slowly developing its economic, agriculture, education, infrastructure and etc.  Cambodia has a lot of hard-working people who try to develop the country. I believe that even if you are a small kid, you can make a small change to Cambodia also. Sometime We don’t have to make big change at the moment but we can start of by doing little things. What little thing you may ask? Well, why don’t you start off by picking up plastics that were left on the street, help the elders and more than what my mind can think of right at this instant moment. Another example is that RIGHT NOW, You are making change to your mind by reading or listening to this. And I can promise you that you will think different after hearing and reading about my HICC. Now let talk about change. You see, we can all make change to our country if we have collaboration. There are people fighting against the discrimination and making it equal. There are also people going around the provinces talking and telling people about Gender Equity. Now this is all the thing that we called CHANGE! And for me, I make a bit of Change to Cambodian citizen. I changed people mind by making them think in different ways. And down below is the prove that I have change the Gorgeous and Amazing citizen of Kingdom of Cambodia. There are elders who has a hard life working for their children life. But some elders were afraid or shy to tell their hard life to their children. I was in one of the exploration called”Human Of Cambodia”. Human Of Cambodia was inspired by The Human of New York. Human of New York is a website created by Branton Stanton . He goes around the world asking for people stories.  After looking at the fabulous stories. We decided why don’t do it like him but with Cambodia citizen! SO in this exploration, we learn how to make website and interview people for their story. Our Mission was to get a quote from the people we interview. And We also write stories about them. We wanted the next generation to know that people work hard to get money. As both of my eye can see, now Teenager in Cambodia usually use drug or hang out with their gang. I feel like this things is wrong because to develop Cambodia we need the people who work hard. We change our country with people that has knowledge and the courage to work hard. Especially, People who has Faith In Humanity will be the right one to make changes. Not with people who use drug, steal people stuff or destroy people properties. Now enough of this chaotic, let’s get to the Interview part. As we interview, we don’t have to write any script at all. We want to make connection with them much more easier rather than going to them holding a piece of paper with all of the question in it and ask the question in their form. For us, we just went to ask them some very simple question and then we followed with more complex one. Then as we get to know them and they gain trust from us, we started to get in deeper and deeper into their life story. People gave really great quote about their life like this one” I work hard because of people discrimination”. This quote mean that the person who told the story work hard because of people who make discrimination happen. They are working to eliminate Discrimination. They don’t do this intentionally. They do it because they care! Also, There are sad, happy and life quote we got from people. I feel like in this exploration, me and my friend has taught people to be brave. To share their story to stranger because they want them to know how hard people works. Also to stand for themself and speak. Let make our country a better place, shall we? Lady and Gentleman, Future Change agent of Cambodia… This is will be the end of this essay and I shall say that this is only one small step of changing Cambodia for me. And I’ll promise you that I will make better changes next year and Next year is gonna be different.