Saigon Modeling United Nation 2017 – Life-changing Experience

After participating ISPP Model United Nations 2016 (ISPP MUN 2016), Phnom Penh, I received another opportunity to participate in other Model United Nations (MUN) in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It is called, “SAIMUN 2017.” This was another huge event for me since it has hosted many students from many distinguished schools around Asia. The ledger was one of those schools, including me and my seven friends.

I was the delegate of Sweden.

This year of MUN, our school got a student who was willing to join the Security Council. For another seven students, we individually joined in a different committee. I decided to attend in General Assembly Three with the focuses on cultural heritage sites, basic health care, natal policies, and social development. I must say that the topics were extremely difficult compared to ISPP MUN in 2016. Everything had gotten serious and complicated since this event was                                                                                                  international.

The schedule of the whole event was similar to other MUN events. But since there were four topics that were needed to debate on, it was a little bit tight and confused. We got only one month to prepare everything, including the resolutions, and many research. The event assigned all the Liger students as the delegations of Sweden in every committee. It was an honor for Liger students to be designated as the representatives of this country. In general, Kingdom of Sweden is a neutral nation.

My Liger Team.

On the 15th of March, 2017, we left Liger to Vietnam for the event. It was held on the 17th and the 18th. It was a long destiny and it was my third time visiting there. My memorial reflection once we arrived there, was that I just realized Vietnam is a communist country. My friends and facilitators were giving me a confused and shocked face. We got to travel around the city for two days before the event started. It was really satisfying to learn about Vietnamese histories and culture, including the people, food, religion, and all the fun activities.

It was the 17th; my friends including me were starting to feel the butterflies in our stomachs. I started to feel nervous, uncomfortable, and about to pass away. I mean we were really proud of ourselves for getting this far. We were extremely determined and prepared for the research for the whole event. Once we arrived in our committee, it was joyful to meet new people and got to be friend with most of them. Moreover, getting to observed other people were in their roles was also interesting and beneficial to regard those people as your role models.

General Assembly Three

Specifically, in my committee, there were a lot of good and passionate delegates with high confidence and strong ground. It was my first time joining MUN internationally and I could feel the intention and uncomfortable moments during the conference. I loved my committee so much and one of my favorite topics was about the health care system. I was chosen to be the main submitter for this topic and for sure that my heart was beating rapidly.

Being the main submitter of a resolution is not difficult. But it is difficult when you actually do it. After giving my speech of the whole resolution, I got a barrage of questions from the delegates. The questions were tough since it was all about the origins and the reasons. After all, I was feeling proud of myself. I appreciated all the people in the assembly, who sent many supporting messages to congratulate me. I was confident and happy to see and experience that taking risk is not a bad idea. It creates many memorials, small moments in your memory. Until now, I still remember the whole situation of how did I feel at that time.

Overall, joining SAIMUN was my life-changing experience. It was changing my view of the world, especially people. I got to meet and befriend with new people; in fact, I got to know them as a person in their amazing characters. Even though the whole conference was scary and the people were intimidating, there were also many hilarious moments we had with each other. After this conference, I started to see many issues and accomplishments of the world and I feel like it is my opportunity to be a part of solving those problems.

Check out the website: https://saimun2017.weebly.com/

 

Angkor Empire Civilization

Venghour Than

April 1st, 2017

Literacy D

The Golden Age of Cambodia History

Research Synthesis

          Civilizations always approach to the world with a thrilling view and curiosity of  phenomenon culture, including attractive arts, aesthetic architectures, strange religion and systematic social structure that are stained on the page under the title of “History.” Most of all, one of the conspicuous civilization in Southeast Asia is the Great Angkor Empire, known as the Golden Age. This is one of the civilizations that is shown the most brightness of its culture with a vast believing in many religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism and the extension of its territory throughout Southeast Asia. This civilization is the most memorable era in Cambodians and people’s mind.

         Angkor Wat is the greatest legacy left from the Great Angkor Empire. This gigantic architecture was built up to dedicate to the god Vishnu which is a Hindu god, but there was an abundance of changes of religion believing throughout Cambodian history timeline. According to the Smile of Angkor information, there are four changes and transformation of religions throughout many different reigns of Kings. During the 9th century until 12th century, the religion was Hinduism under the reign of King Suryavarman II. Additionally, in the reign of King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat Temple building project was started. Afterward, the end of the 12th century, King Jayavarman VII, the new ruler also known as the greatest skilled and most memorable king of Cambodia made a switch to Mahayana Buddhism. At this point of information, there are many temples built up with the implementation of Buddhist statues instead of Hindu statues. Then, at the beginning of the 13th century, the religion experienced a brief reversal to Hinduism (Shivaism), but at the end of this century, there was a second form of Buddhism, known as the Theravada Buddhism. Not to mention, Neak Ta is a type of religions that is a part of Cambodian’s practices too, it is about the respect to the guardians of the land and water. So, there were a lot of changes of religions during the Khmer Empire and consequently affect Cambodian’s practices and festivals annually with a mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism and Neak Ta.

          During the Golden Age of Angkor Empire, many temples were built claiming with a specific reason. As stated earlier, Angkor Wat Temple is one of the greatest legacies all around the world and Cambodia that took about three decades to accomplish, but there are many other ancient temples, pagodas and sites constructed with gorgeous, inspirational arts, rock carvings and amazing building structures in many different regions. Bayon Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Cambodia with enormous faces that express the wonderful states of mind, which are Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic, Joy and Equanimity (Darith Touch, Religions of Angkor, http://smiles-of-angkor.com). As a matter of fact, Cambodia has 4000 ancient temples and sites, but only 2000 of them had been found. The information of Khmerization stated that “There are 2603 temples and sites have been visited in 18 provinces and towns. Among the 2603 sites visited, 766 of them are temples, 996 are ancient tombs, 487 are ancient pagodas, 89 are ancient bridges and 265 are ancient walls and ancient sites.” This clearly shows how appreciable Angkor Empire is that it contains with many ancient sites and buildings with aesthetic arts and sculptures. Therefore, massive, blow minding architectures are taking a long time to construct, but they always come with the beautiful and enjoyable view.

        As always there are many collapsing moments of civilization in the world history such as Akkadian Empire, Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Angkor Empire. In the 14th century, Angkor Empire suffered a tragic moment and steady decline. Regretfully, this civilization declined in the 15th century. There are many curious and acquiescent aspects claiming about this big settlement of this Angkor Empire. In addition, according to the article of Wikipedia claimed confidently that “Historians have proposed different causes for the decline: the religious conversion from Vishnuite-Shivaite Hinduism to Theravada Buddhism that affected social and political systems, incessant internal power struggles among Khmer princes, vassal revolt, foreign invasion, plague, and ecological breakdown.” In detail, there were many opinions and events which are might cause this devastated, collapsing civilization that there are many neighboring kingdoms were taking control of Cambodia, for example, the Thai Kingdom and Dai Viet, known as Vietnam. Also the calamity of religious divisions between nations which are Hinduism and Buddhism. Moreover, the lack of control and power of the Angkorian kings which made a union of nations and territory were breaking apart to other nations.

           To conclude, as many believe that Angkor Empire is the best civilization that emerges to Earth planet. Also, throughout the information and evidence stated in this research clearly shows how great Angkor Empire is of displaying many best arts on the temples, specifically Angkor Wat temple and amazing construction structures of temples and different king reigns in the history which are really entertaining and fascinating. Sadly, this powerful empire declined with unrecognizable effects that left many great legacies to next generation.

Work Cited

Stark, M.T. (2006). From Funan to Angkor: Collapse and regeneration in ancient Cambodia. After collapse: The regeneration of complex societies. Pp.144-167.

“Khmer Empire.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 01 Apr. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

“Religions of Angkor.” Religions of Angkor|Smiles of Angkor. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

Khmerization. “Cambodia Has 4,000 Ancient Temples and 2,000 Have Been Found and Located.” Khmerization. 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

 

Animal Farm

          On the last term of my fifth year in Liger, Claire, our literacy facilitator came up with a new, interesting lesson to all of us. It was “Animal Farm.” Personally, I was being enthusiastic about this last lesson with her since I used to test on it during my reading test. There were other students tested on this book too. “ Animal Farm” is a book written by George Orwell. This book reflect the tragic situation during the Soviet Union which was Russian Revolution.

          The book was giving us of a lot of tastes of life experiences that we can it’s an allegory of the Russian Revolution. The author was being really creative about the characters in the story with its unique name that can relate to other famous people in the history or relate to the characteristic of each character. There were Napoleon, Snowball, Old Major, and Squealer as the pig, Mr. Jones as the farmer, Boxer, Mollie, and Muriel as the horses, Benjamin as the donkey and many more. In description, this is a book describing a life of all animals in animal farm trying to fight back the farmer or human who always takes the product that they made. They made the seven amendments, planned for the war to fight back to the owner, and working harder for the new invention.

           All the students including me were really enjoying with the story, they were instantaneously responding where there were questions. This clearly showed the attractiveness of the story that approach audience with great detailed information. Also, there were some times in class, my friend, Niron and I were arguing with each other about the story, specifically about the Napoleon. We weren’t confront each other, but we tried to communicate and deliver our opinion. I thought that it was the remarkable time in literacy since we never had this kind of conversation in literacy class.

          I also had the most memorable highlight in this lesson with my teacher. While everybody followed Claire’s reading and when it came to the dialogue part in the story, she made each distinguish sound for each character. I can say, she was impersonating. Sometimes, it irked me positively since it caused me to laugh so hard which I couldn’t focus in class. Another highlight is answering all the questions she provided us as an assignments or discussion in class. I really love it, it helps me to enhance my comprehensions.

         Last, this is the last lesson that we learned with her and she’ll leave Liger with Liger great experience with her. We love her, she’s a great literacy facilitator because she pushed us so hard that sometimes we couldn’t hold find anything to hold like a wind tries to blow us. She helped us with her best effort. We wouldn’t be resilience without her offer to Liger. Back to Animal Farm, if you want practice or try to improve your understand and elaborate your idea about this story, here are some of the topics.

  1. The Contrast of Animal Farm After the Battle of Cowshed
  2. Allegorical Meaning of Animals
  3. Similarities and Differences Between Lenin’s and Old Major’s Speech
  4. What’s in the Name of the Characters

Waste Management

           This was the last round of exploration for my school year 2016-2017 and guessed what! It was another exploration which continuously processed throughout the year for four rounds. I was on the last exploration, and I was really excited to put on my entrepreneurial thinking mind. Beside me in this exploration, there were other students; I could say that they are all my inspirations because this project was mixed with different and skilled students in distinguished areas. The first start of this big and last project of waste management was reviewing and reading all the past papers written by previous students including business plan, feasibility studies, and surveys. Reading through all those papers were really helpful for all us to process the project continuously and higher expectation.

           Waste Management 4 was about how to reach people in the community with our business plan and promoting to people in community compost business or idea. I thought that these were big tasks for all of us. Therefore, my teammates and I started to prepare questions about compost for the villagers in the community. Therefore, we could evaluate the knowledge of understanding of compost from the villagers. This was set as our first interview, and it wasn’t successful. I felt that it wasn’t progressive, so everybody had to change some of the questions.

            The second interview started; everybody prepared, confident including me. For the start, it went pretty well because of receiving more detailed information even though there was some interviewees didn’t interest toward our project. At the end of the interview, we got two customers who were willing to participate in our project. My feeling was in the sky because finally, we had someone who showed appreciation for our project. We received a man and a woman. For the man, we were happy to have him, but his worry was that we wouldn’t be able to find markets for him if he decided to make compost. On the other hand, the woman said she was really delighted and supportive of our plan, but she’s lack of equipment and budget.

         Coming back from the interview, we decided to leave the man and joined the woman of developing her idea with compost. Some of our teammates started to come up with the idea of building the compost house for her. All of us knew that she’s low on budget. Therefore, the compost house we designed, must build in low price. Moreover, we also designed for middle class and higher class families. I was so proud of everybody because they started to put on their big with good comprehension of our society.

            Besides learning in class, we took a trip to Sihanouk Ville. We went to a place called “Panic.” It is a place where they grow a lot of natural products including vegetables, fruits, and other local products in Cambodia. Excitingly, I would love to live there so much because the service with guests was outstanding, the food was amazing, and the accommodation was mind-blowing. The whole entire place was natural filling with fresh air. I learned a lot from Panic’s workers; I learned how to make new types of composts, a natural pesticide, and natural fertilizer. I saw many healthy plants which I wanted to eat. Last, we came back from the trip and continued our project until the end the round.   

Our presentation: https://prezi.com/4iuelyawifef/waste-management/

 

Game Design

          Game design was where it came to meet my skills. I love to design; it is a skill that I think I’m good at. This was a three round exploration meaning that it went through three times of rounds of the school year schedule. I was on the last round with the other four friends who had similar skills as mine. I did really enjoy working in small team where it’s easy to communicate and collaborate. The style of the game was already planned since the first round team; it was decided to focus in one main theme, “climate change.”

           I can sense that the argument of the existence of climate change is really controversial. For myself, I do think it’s existing in this contemporary world. Therefore, it was a wise decision to educate people through our game of climate change, especially this country, Cambodia because there aren’t a lot of people including students, adults, and kids know about the updates of the world such as this problem. I expressly felt that this was an opportunity for me to be a change agent to change my country and others in the term of education people with creativity. It was an honor to be part of the member which I could distribute all of my thinking and dedicate my passion through this exploration. Furthermore, seeing my country changes little bit by little bit; it is an evolution.

          To illuminate people’s mind with the idea of the game, it is game that had similarity to another board game called “Pandemic.” Personally, I could say that it’s confusing. It’s confusing to play, to understand, to have fun, and to share the instruction to others, but it’s still a good, developing game. We thought of how to implement this game to many government school throughout Cambodia as much as possible. One solution was encompassing a new feature to the game of establishing Q and A cards (Question and Answer cards). The Q and A cards will include all the questions from the government textbooks in each grade. Hence, students can play with the knowledge of their grade.

          Currently, we didn’t have any budget to print out the board game, but we started to write a formal paper and submit it as a grant. I positively felt that there will be someone or enterprise willing to donate their budgets for this amazing and mind blowing project. There were a lot of inputs of great effort and determination from students and facilitators who willing to work really hard and smart in order to make this happen.

The Golden Age of Cambodia History

Venghour Than

April 1st, 2017

Literacy D

The Golden Age of Cambodia History

Research Synthesis

          Civilizations always approach to the world with a thrilling view and curiosity of  phenomenon culture, including attractive arts, aesthetic architectures, strange religion and systematic social structure that are stained on the page under the title of “History.” Most of all, one of the conspicuous civilization in Southeast Asia is the Great Angkor Empire, known as the Golden Age. This is one of the civilizations that is showed the most brightness of its culture with a vast believing in many religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism and the extension of its territory throughout Southeast Asia. This civilization is the most memorable era in Cambodians and people’s mind.

          Angkor Wat is a greatest legacy left from the Great Angkor Empire. This gigantic architecture was built up to dedicate to the god Vishnu which is a Hindu god, but there was an abundance of changes of religion believings throughout Cambodian history timeline. According to the Smile of Angkor information, there are four changes and transformation of religions throughout many different reigns of Kings. During the 9th century until 12th century, the religion was Hinduism under the reign of King Suryavarman II. Additionally, in the reign of King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat Temple building project was started. Afterward, the end of the 12th century, King Jayavarman VII, the new ruler also known as the greatest skilled and most memorable king of Cambodia made a switch to Mahayana Buddhism. At this point of information, there are many temples built up with the implementation of Buddhist statues instead of Hindu statues. Then, at the beginning of the 13th century, the religion experienced a brief reversal to Hinduism (Shivaism), but at the end of this century, there was a second form of Buddhism, known as the Theravada Buddhism. Not to mention, Neak Ta is type of religions that is a part of Cambodian’s practices too, it is about the respect to the guardians of the land and water. So, there were a lot of changes of religions during the Khmer Empire and consequently affect Cambodian’s practices and festivals annually with a mixed of Hinduism, Buddhism and Neak Ta.

          During the Golden Age of Angkor Empire, many temples were built claiming with a specific reason. As stated earlier, Angkor Wat Temple is one of the greatest legacy all around the world and Cambodia that took about three decades to accomplish, but there are many other ancient temples, pagodas and sites constructed with gorgeous, inspirational arts, rock carvings and amazing building structures in many different regions. Bayon Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Cambodia with enormous faces that express the wonderful states of mind, which are Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic, Joy and Equanimity (Darith Touch, Religions of Angkor, http://smiles-of-angkor.com). As a matter of fact, Cambodia has 4000 ancient temples and sites, but only 2000 of them had been found. The information of Khmerization stated that “There are 2603 temples and sites have been visited in 18 provinces and towns. Among the 2603 sites visited, 766 of them are temples, 996 are ancient tombs, 487 are ancient pagodas, 89 are ancient bridges and 265 are ancient walls and ancient sites.” This clearly shows how appreciable Angkor Empire is that it contains with many ancient sites and buildings with aesthetic arts and sculptures. Therefore, massive, blow minding architectures are taking a long time to construct, but they always come with beautiful and enjoyable view.

           As always there are many collapsing moment of civilization in the world history such as Akkadian Empire, Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Angkor Empire. In the 14th century, Angkor Empire suffered in a tragic moment and steady decline. Regretfully, this civilization declined in the 15th century. There are many curiosity and acquiescent aspects claiming about this big settlement of this Angkor Empire. In addition, according to the article of Wikipedia claimed confidently that “Historians have proposed different causes for the decline: the religious conversion from Vishnuite-Shivaite Hinduism to Theravada Buddhism that affected social and political systems, incessant internal power struggles among Khmer princes, vassal revolt, foreign invasion, plague, and ecological breakdown.” In detail, there were many opinions and events which are might cause this devastated, collapsing civilization that there are many neighboring kingdoms were taking control of Cambodia, for example, Thai Kingdom and Dai Viet, known as Vietnam. Also the calamity of religion divisions between nations which are Hinduism and Buddhism. Moreover, the lack of control and power of the Angkorian kings which made union of nations and territory were breaking apart to other nations.

          To conclude, as many believe that Angkor Empire is the best civilization that emerge to Earth planet. Also, throughout the information and evidences stated in this research clearly shows how great Angkor Empire is of displaying many best arts on the temples, specifically Angkor Wat temple and amazing construction structures of temples and different king reigns in the history which are really entertaining and fascinating. Sadly, this powerful empire declined with unsuspectable and unrecognizable effects that left many great legacy to next generation.

Work Cited

Stark, M.T. (2006). From Funan to Angkor: Collapse and regeneration in ancient Cambodia. After collapse: The regeneration of complex societies. Pp.144-167.

“Khmer Empire.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 01 Apr. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

“Religions of Angkor.” Religions of Angkor|Smiles of Angkor. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

Khmerization. “Cambodia Has 4,000 Ancient Temples and 2,000 Have Been Found and Located.” Khmerization. 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

 

Khmer Rouge

             Khmer Rouge was the third round exploration of our fifth year. This was an exploration an exploration continuing in all rounds of the last year school schedule. Seriously, when I first entered the classroom, I was already feeling terrified of what I was going to learn. I knew that it was going to be hard and emotional to learn about all the tragic periods. The class was started with a small grouped projects, we were assigned with different tragic period of genocide. There were Armenian genocide, Bosnian genocide, Holocaust, and Rwandan genocide. The genocide that was stood out for my me the most was Rwandan genocide because of the reason that this genocide last only 100 days.

            Besides learning about other genocides, we also learned about our genocide. Cambodia had also met a tragic period that was last a little bit over than three years. Indescribable is always the word I like to describe this depressed situation. Many citizen were killed by those cruel leaders who never had mercy on people. Anger is also encompassing this genocide; Cambodians lost their beloved people including family, relatives, and friends. Moreover, they lost their possession of the properties such as: house, land, money, etc. This is a serious anger that leaking out of all the victims.

          Historically, Cambodia was one the great country in Asia; I can’t imagine how remarkable Cambodia was. Our country had lead by many kings and queens, and the period that stood out the most was Angkor Empire. It was the time of period where Cambodia enlarged its own territory throughout Southeast Asia. Laos, Thailand, part of Vietnam were also our territory. The king, Jayavarman the seven, was leading his country and citizens to the glorious life which I couldn’t imagine. Personally, I would love to invent a time machine which I can travel to that time of period. I would love to see view of the social structure, art system, and government structure. Art was a strong foundation of building up this period because there were many temples that full with carvings.

          In this exploration also, we went to two locations that are related to the theme of Khmer Rouge genocide which were the killing field and S21. There was ton of killing fields spread out through Cambodian land. It was where they killed and tortured the people. In each killing field, there were also a lot of digged pits for throwing the killed people. It was my first time visited there to study my nation’s history. I felt really uncomfortable, pitty, hard for those victims and killed people there. I couldn’t express my emotion, but it was extremely hard to take all the information from there. There were skulls, clothes, bones, weapons, digged holes, and many more. After the visit, I felt terrified, dizzy, and emotional.

On the last week of this exploration, we were preparing the products. There were audio tour, poems, songs, posters, and skit. Seriously, when we did our skit our the audience, many emotions clearly displayed in their face; tears were coming down continuously. We knew that we couldn’t travel back to fix all those problem, but it’s our duty to educate the citizens in this country to learn and understand the negative impacts had affected us in this present day. My advice to every nation to study hard about your own history and take those information as your lesson which we can avoid or follow in order to develop the country.

Here are the documentary that we published:

Artificial Reef Served Cambodia

          After taking a start off with this project in the first round, my partner and I were starting to feel that we received a lot of background information. We decided to put all of our plans and ideas into action. Personally, I couldn’t wait to see this project keeps growing in the future. We set the main goal which was writing a final report where we could present to the public. In the process of writing up this report, Soliday and I threw the idea of deploying our own artificial reef. We were struggling at the beginning of where we should deploy the artificial reef, and who we should contact with. It was a hard time for both of us.

          Later on, we decided that we could deploy the artificial reef on the island, Koh Seh. Half of this island is owned by the MCC as known as Marine Conservation in Cambodia, and another half is owned by the government. Liger had been working and collaborating with MCC on many different projects. There were Marine Conservation and Climate Change Submit. Soliday and I were extremely happy; I started to design our first artificial reef. As I started, I sketched out many designs by using techniques from the engineering class. Out of all the designs, we chose one, and it will be in cubic form.

          Unluckily, the product didn’t match with the drawing. There was a misunderstanding between us and the constructor, instead of making cubes, we were making blocks. Therefore, it was a bad situation, but we tried to reuse those blocks and formed it by stacking on each other. Soliday and I still kept the idea of the cubes for another time. We didn’t realize that our mistake led us to the new discovery which was reusing the blocks and making it to different things. It was actually a bonus for us. The artificial reef got deployed by Soliday with her exploration teammates; sadly, I wasn’t there with the team. After finishing the big part of our project, we still needed to wait for the result.

          We are still working, and we are still keeping the idea that didn’t make out for us. In my mind, I wanted to see many organisms living in the new home, including vertebrates, and invertebrates. In addition, we still need to accomplish our goal: writing the report. There were a lot of information and research papers we had that we needed to gather. To be honest, writing a report is really difficult for me, but it was also important to me and Soliday. The reason was that we wanted to share this report with our school director, conservation teams around Cambodia, and mainly, Cambodians including youths and elders. After all, I had a remarkable time and fun time to be a part of this project. It was nearly a year we had been working and researching on it. It was also a privilege for both of us to help and take care the marine lives and ocean in Cambodia.

Is Someone Your Identical?

Growing up in a family inspired by reading and writing has came through my spirit. My father is a government officer; therefore, he reads and writes a lot of paper works. Even my grandfather, great grandfather read and wrote a lot. In literacy, I inspire myself by reading and writing in a creative way. Poem is my most favorite section in literacy. Poem is something that you’re never make mistakes while you’re writing. It’s the most creative and fun way to learn and playing around with my literacy skill.

During my literacy class, we started to learn about poem with a deeper concept. We looked through many examples of poem from others by websites of trying to find many poetic devices as much as possible. It was kind of challenging for me, personally because I think I would learn the poetic devices that detailed, but simultaneously, it’s really entertaining. If you want to know what I learn about poem in class please visit this website: https://sway.com/paJtvRh7u7RIo3aB

Beside learning about those poetic devices and examples, we did write our own poem for the preparation of poetry slam. It will be graded, therefore, I want to write my poem to the best of my ability. I listed down many topics that I could write while trying to think the poetic devices that stood out for me the most. I chose to write about my best friend and my most favorite singer, Ariana Grande of how are we similar between each other, and here it is!

Have you ever think of someone is your identical?

Dancing

Singing

Crying

And sometimes asking each other for noodle

It’s like a souvenir that god gave us to stay together

Even Though it’s a challenge or fantastic luck… It doesn’t matter

We’re staying for each other

We’re staying for each other

We’re staying for each other

It keeps repeating..!

 

Have you ever give up on someone is your identical?

No!

If Yes?

It’s like a lonely leaf is starting to fall

Your Charming,

Adoring, Endearing partner never letting it happens

It’s so comfy that someone confort your moment

You have to be strong

Cause each of you is each other component.

Is like ices were stuck and frozen

 

Have you ever be honest with your identical?

Oh jesus!

It’s very difficult to answer

Most of all

But just know your heart and what you say are true

That you hurt for the pain your partner had been through

If you don’t believe

let the light be the happy way to guide you

To be able of letting you get through

In order to let your legs hustle as the cheetah moves

Is that right?

 

Have you every hear “Ow! That’s hurt!” from your identical?

What the heck?

You don’t know for sure whether the pain is

Physical or Nonphysical

It’s doesn’t matter though..

Because there’s a million of cruel thorns poke into your partner’s heart

It’s painfully

Hardly

Dangerously cracking a part

Don’t be like this, I’ll make you into a colorful art

That is looking nice and sweet like a Pop Tart.

 

Have you every had a memory with your identical?

Of course There’s a ton of them!

Like small bricks build up the wall.

Eating icecream, dancing in a team, think about crazy stuff like a daydream,  

Film a video like a hollywood scene, wash dishes until it’s clean, passion about marine

And further than that, set up a plan to go to American as our next thing

But the present make us walk without worry of anything

Like a wind!

Have you ever blame or be mad to your identical?

I mean, Cursing,

Hitting,

Staring sharply at your partner like an evil doll

Your partner says “STOP!” but you don’t listen at all

You just continue and ignore like a rolling ball

Your partner’s eyeball

Like a fire

Like a fire

As the nuclear ball starts to fall

 

Have you ever feel lonely with your identical?

It’s like you’re in a spooky

Scary

Shadow with the darkest rainfall

But the glimpse of optimism inside you never settling down

It’s permanently never shutting down

Up,

Down,

Up,

Down

And I for the last word Never Let You Down.

 

Morning Ritual – Assignment 1

          In this fifth year, Liger introduced us to a new essential and it was “engineering.” For the first week, we were studying about morning ritual and ritual is a process or action that we did everyday, meaning it’s an ordinary action. Our new engineering facilitator, Waseem facilitated and gave us many example through this topic about Morning Ritual. It was really fascinating and satisfied to learn about this topic since we could share our ritual to each other. Sometimes, it could be funny and sometimes people could find out that it’s weird.

          Waseem handed us the first assignment and it as about your morning ritual. I could say that almost everybody in Liger had a similar morning ritual. So, this is my morning ritual:

1. Timeline of my Morning Ritual

2. What is Morning Ritual?

  • Morning Ritual is an action that you perform everyday.

3. Personalities of the Morning Ritual

WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS
Lazy Fresh
Complicated Happy for the day
Stressful Doing what we like
Hard works Boring

4. How do you interact with your Morning Ritual?

WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS
Hate Boss what we want
Force  
ANALOGY ANALOGY
Parent Yourself
R.E  

5. How does the interaction make you feel?

WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS
Irritable Strong
Sad Peaceful
Concentrate Free

6. What factors influence your feelings?

WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS
You need to control your time. (Time management) Abundance of time
Do what they planned DO what you want to do
   

          After the first assignment, there was second assignments and it was about interviewing others morning ritual. My teammates, Vitou and Maya and I were interviewing Karen, our science/biology facilitator and it was really interesting to get to know her morning ritual and get to know her better. There’s some parts that it’s turning out really funny for me about her when I related her information to my personality. Here is the link of the document about her morning ritual that you can access to. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jL4Ogw1p-j-jSyMJDO76h54sxy9hzKsvvml7-EKfdPo/edit

          By going through each assignment from the beginning until the final, I’ve learned a lot of techniques of solving someone’s problems with his or her morning ritual. I learned how to set up a list of requirements which follows by its step by create a process tree and it helps everybody to organize all the information of the products for their targeted customers. (Link)  Next, set up a requirements of each process, identify the gaps of knowledge, and last identify the demands or needs and wishes or wants in the requirement. This technique is really helpful to the engineer to understand the conflict of the customers and how to design a high quality products for them.

          Beside learning about setting up the list of requirements, we also did learn Design Thinking. Design Thinking teaches us to two main points which are learning how to ask right questions, creating products, services, and systems. We also did learn about the four Ds that relates to the Design Thinking. The four Ds are Discover, Define, Design, and Deliver or Deploy. This is a repeating technique. Furthermore, all of these techniques and lessons actually help everybody learns and enhances their designing of the products, also with their customer simulation of the products. This was the product that I made with my team for my targeted customer who had a difficult time with her daily planning which was an app.

         My team designed this app for her to organize her daily plan. This app named LISDER which was a combination of two words, “list” and “reminder.” It includes all the functions that solve her problems. For example, she had a problem with working over the limitation like overtime, so we designed to have an alarm sections that can set her time of how long she can work in each of her works. In our app planning, we decided that this app was going to work in Android device only. It will be our long-term goal to implement this app in any type of operating devices. In addition, this app isn’t available in an online store to install; in fact, we were going to sell this app with a brand new tablet or ipad to the customers.

          By the end of this learning session, my main, targeted customer was really satisfied with app. Therefore, my team was going to program this app and making it available for her to the best of our abilities. Anyway, the layouts of the app that I designed with my teammates, we used a website called “Canva,” and it is the best website to design anything including logo, wallpaper, poster, and flyer.Here is the link to access, canva.com.