A mile in someone’s shoe

In Literacy class, we were assigned to do research about a different group of people and write about them. I choose Latin Americans. We had to understand what the group had been through and how they feel. We basically write about them and want people to show empathy toward them. A mile in someone’s shoe is the focus of our writing.

A mile in someone’s shoe means that you try to put yourself in someone emotion or situation. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the emotion of another. Empathy is important because everyone needs to understand other people situation and be respectful with it and help if we can. I’ve been reading and researching about the Latin Americans and had gained some knowledge about this group, identity, diversity, and action that can help Latin Americans.

   Latin Americans, the counties below the United State with the population over 625 million. They speak Spanish or Portuguese as their languages. Latin Americans mostly are brown with dark hair color. They the largest minority in the USA right now. They have their own individual culture as well as history.  This individual identified themselves as people paid less attention to them, victims but the community is growing for the better. A Latin Americans family struggle and went throw a taught time in their life because a brother is the family were shot by police and died. The police claimed that because the brother didn’t follow the order and moved his arm in a threatening manner. The family did a protest toward the death of their family member but, it seems to get no attention from anyone nor the country so they felt like people paid less attention to them as Latin Americans. A high population of Latin Americans is moving to United State. The projected population of Latin Americans in the United by the end of 2050 would approximately be over 132 million and near 10 million of them are Immigration living in United State in the year 2010. Those people considered themselves as helpless because they have no choice than to move to enter the US illegally for a better life.

   With that mindset with the Latin Americans, they are growing larger and wealthier. Latin Americans are the largest ethnic group in California. Even though the average income Latin Americans are lower than average White Americans, but their income and education is increasing tremendously by 3.5% and up to $41,000 a year. Even 1 out 5 households earn at least $100,000 a year. With less attention that they think they are receiving from other people and still become better this quick is impressive. There around 30% or Latin Americans are Immigrants they had overcome doubting the to item college degree. With the success this particular group is achieving, they still feel like they left out from form other people. For Immigrants are currently in the United State, they still feel scared and worried that they might get deported anytime now especially with Donald Trump as the US president.

With all the success and achievement that Latin Americans achieved, they still feel pressure in living because mainly of fear that they might get deported anytime.  That leads to limiting their opportunities. Latin Americans scared to take different opportunities that occurred in their life because if something went wrong people will know that they are Latin Americans. Even students in Fresno that are Mexican studying with worried about their life especially with Trump as the United State president. There are a lot of students that their parents don’t support Trump in the school. Some students even wonder that if their parent got deported to their country back, will they go with their parent to stay in United State alone, That causes more worried to students as well as their parents. Logan, a 9-years-old third-grade student. He loves Trump. He had been to see Trump speech and received Trump’s red hat that was signed by Trump himself. Logan loves the hat and wears it to school every day. With the Trump red hat on his head to school every day, the teacher made a rule of not allowing hat in class. Logan still wears it before and class end. A lot of students and teacher weren’t really the idea of Logan wear Trump’s red hat. Logan got bullied and one of the teachers made a comment that is dangerous to wear Trump red hat in the school. Due to the fact of a lot of Mexican students in the school and the fear of Trump winning the election they don’t like people who support Trump and can potentially get them deported from the country.

   This is an issue that is causing on Latin Americans. Living in their condition is hard especially those who live in America illegally. They don’t really consider as American even though they are Americain. People should give value and make them feel comfortable living. Everyone should study and get to know more about Latin Americans so they can put themselves in their shoe to see what those people been through and their daily life.”


Frisbee is a really new sport for Cambodia. It is a sport that women and men play together at the same. Frisbee is a sport that I start to play again in 2018, I used to play this sport before but I quit. I got a lot of opportunities with this sport to join frisbee events in Cambodia. On September 20th, Mekong Cup Tournament happened in Cambodia. I have a chance to join the competition and play for my school team. I learned, met a lot of new amazing people and gains a lot of experience for it. I am currently playing in a frisbee league in Cambodia. It happens twice every month on Sunday. Since frisbee is a new sport in Cambodia, every time I talked to my family and friend about this sport they have no idea what I am talking about and it is hard to explain to them, some people would understand and some would not. I find frisbee fun and a great for me to meet new people and gain a lot of experience with it.


Literacy Class Round 2

In the class, we learned how to write a formal email resume. I receive tips and how to write a formal email and I found it will help throw out my life a lot. With a lesson, I can tell that I have improved so much in writing an email to other people. In class, I also draft my first resume as the class assignment. It’s a little challenging for me because I don’t really have a clear plan on what I want in the resume. I just added general skill/experiences I have.

Here is my first draft of my resume:


In the class, we started Pre-Calculus. We also did a lot of Khanacademy. We learned function, complex numbers, polynomials, rational relationships…. In the process of learning those subjects I struggled with polynomials, I spend a lot of time doing and learning about it. I got help my friends and videos from Khan Academy. Eventually, I understand and master the section. Some section is harder than others and some I need to spend a lot of time of it. We also learned different units in a book of “Precalculus 6e”. In the book, we learned about function and graphing them. By the end of round 2 of Math, we end at unit 3.7.

Pharma Lab

In the class, we did a lab of Pharma. In this lab, we explored some of the characteristics of over-the-counter medicines (pharmaceuticals) by making observations, collecting data, and comparing results. In this lab solutes, substances are Aspirin, Tylenol, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums and solvent substances are oil, water, ethanol, and iodine.  

Chemistry(Flame Lab)

In chemistry class, we studied basic Chemistry and we did some experiments in the class as well. One of the labs that we did was a flame lab. The objective of the lab is “To observe the relationship between various elements and their emission spectrum” We had the different compound of elements and we burn it in the flame. We observer and there some color when we burn each compound. The compound of the lab was Barium, Calcium, Copper, Lithium, Potassium, Strontium and the Unknown. We had the unknown there because our teacher wants us to figure out what it is.

Here is the data that I got from the lab I did:

I also had discussion questions and conclusion as well but, this is only the data of the color.



Color of Flame (qualitative)

Wavelengths of light (in NM) (quantitative)

Barium Chloride Yellow 570
Calcium Chloride Orange 610
Copper (II) Chloride Green 612
Lithium Chloride Red 586
Potassium Chloride Light red 630
Strontium Chloride Pink, Red 589


Light red 630



Khmer Poems Book

In Khmer class, we learned a lot to do research mainly. We did research and wrote a book about poems. In the book, it talks about different types of Khmer poems Khmer the history of it. All the poems written in the book are all from students. The book was designed by students and everything is written by students with the help of our Khmer teacher checking. The students combine their poem that they wrote while they are learning about it. I got two poems that feature in the book.

Here is one of my poems:



អង្គុយសំកុកលើកៅអី                        លួចមើលអូនស្រីពេលញាំុបាយ

លួចនឹកលួចគិតបានថែកាយ        ជារឿងសោកស្ដាយដែលមិនបាន។


វង្សភក្រ្ត័រូបស្រីស្រស់ត្រចង់                មុខមូលក្រឡង់ដូចកង់ឡាន

អង្គុយសំកុកនៅនឹកស្មាន                បានរូបកល្យាណមកនែបនិត្រ។


ស្រមើស្រមៃឃើញតែស្រី                      ញាប់ញ័រហរទ័យរំភើបចិត្ត

ចង់ស្និទ្ធចង់ស្នាលចង់នៅជិត           ចង់បានវរមិត្តថ្នាក់ថ្នមកាយ។


លង់ស្នេហ៍ស្រីដកចិត្តមិនបាន         ស្ម័គ្រថែកល្យាណពំុសោកស្ដាយ

ឌឺដងសម្ដីពាក្យលេបខាយ                 ស្នេហ៏តែឆោមឆាយគ្មានថ្មីឡើយ។


គិតហើយគិតទៀតចង់សួរស្រី           ក្រែងស្រស់ពិសីមានគេហើយ

អង្គុយសំកុកចាំចម្លើយ                      ចាំដោយបេះដូងលោតដុកដាក់។


ចាំស្រីយូរហើយមិនវាចា                      ឬស្រីគិតថាខុសវណ្ណ:

ទើបដឹងថាស្រីជាចម្លាក់                   ដែលគេបានឆ្លាក់សម្រាប់តាំង។

Practice for SAT in Math Class

In math class, we have done so much of SAT practice for our upcoming test. We mainly focus on math because it is the math class. We use Khanacademy as our main resources to practice. We have our independent time to figure out and try to improve on different sections that we struggle as an individual. If we have any questions, our math teacher is there for us. In the class, we also went over some additional topics in math that might show up in the SAT test like Circle Theorem, Angle Arc Length, trigonometry and more.  

Here is some of the practice of mine form Khanacademy:

My Khmer New Year Inspired Creative Writing

The time has come. Bob has been waiting for this moment for an entire year, its Khmer New Year. He joined a competition to buffalo race. The race started with many people that are attending and there are so many people are watching. Bob is a defending champion from the year. The race is about to start and his buffalo ran away from him. That buffalo ran so fast in a forest. Bob was so worried about his buffalo and about the race, he went in the forest and after 15 minutes he came back from the forest with no buffalo. The race started in 3 minutes, and he said down with his head down like he is giving up on finding his buffalo and about to cancel his race. Suddenly a pair of buffalo came out of the forest, and one of them is Bob’s buffalo. The buffalo ran into the forest because he saw his wife from far away, and haven’t met each other for 5 years since Bob bought his buffalo. Bob and his buffalo was so happy and had the courage to race. The race started and Bob buffalo was so fast that none of other can even compete. Bob won again this year with his buffalo in the year of 2018.


This story was inspired by a guy that dresses up in a funny looking, who join a race with his buffalo. He seems like a cool an interesting guy, he made everyone smiles and made the race more interesting and fun.

Why Cambodian girls can’t play football?

In Literacy class I wrote an article talking about Gender problem that still happens in Cambodia. 


WHY can’t girls play football?


A Cambodian mother once said, “girls can’t play football because they are weak, and football is not for girls.” Cambodian girls can’t play football is known from their society, community, and family. A lot of parents in Cambodia won’t allow their daughters to play a sport such as a football, even though it is currently popular in Cambodia. Even though the thought of that perspective; girls can’t play football, had changed over time. In the present time, there are still a lot of families that are not allowing their daughters to play football.


Cambodia society sees girls are weaker than boys so there are no reasons of girls playing football. Parents would say, because they love their daughters that is why they won’t allow girls to play football. They think that football is a dangerous sport and they don’t want girls to get hurt. Another reason is that Cambodian have this mindset of girls should stay home and do all the cooking so girls don’t have time to play football. Also, they don’t want their daughter to be a black sheep because no girls play football The mindset of,  “football is NOT a game for girls” still happen in Cambodia.


Savannu Pich stated, “My parent won’t allow me to play football because they think I am too weak to even play football, girls should stay at home to do chore so they can’t go out and play football and girls have no potential to play football well as boys.”


Sreyneang Oun said, “ The reason that my parents won’t allow her to play football is that football is not famous so there is no point of play sport that is not known by some people.”


Dalin Sao stated, “My parents won’t allow me to play football because football can cause injury which might affect my look, and I might get bullied by other people when I am not good at play football. ”


Around 10 years before this, Cambodian girls here are not allowed to walk and make loud sounds because if their neighbors hear it, they would think that, Cambodian girls are not a Cambodian girls that the society wanted. This is also parts of the reasons that parents in Cambodia are not allowing their daughters to play football.


In the last 10 years, some girls are not allowed to play football because of the action of boys in the society. Parents think that boys who play football usually do poorly in school that is why they don’t want girls to do the same. Also, the parents think that if they have a football team they would turn into a gang that no one wants those girls to be.  


All those perspective by Cambodian parents, “girls are not allowed to play football” is still happening in Cambodia currently. Parents do that because their perspective on this sport is that it is dangerous and girls should play it.