Many people in the world would choose something that is convenient and easy for themselves. There are many different things that are convenient and single use plastic is one of the biggest problems.
What is Single use plastic? Single use plastic is plastic that you use only one time and throw it away. Some examples of single use plastic are, soft plastic cup or cap, styrofoam for food, plastic bag and more stuff. In Cambodia, plastic bags, plastic cups and styrofoam are really convenient for them. Market in Cambodia uses plastic bags to pack the stuff. This habit is affecting the planet. The plastics will always increase as we use everyday. Most of the people in Cambodia don’t understand about the effect of plastic. They’re not also use a lot of plastic, but some of the people also throw it everywhere.Then, there will be plastics on some land field, deep down in the ocean or underground. It’s not a good looking place for tourists who came and visited Cambodia. Talking about affecting the earth, it means “Destroying the nature piece by piece”. Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything. Nature is almost provide everything to both humans and animals. Nature makes your worries melt away. Nature instantly relax you and make you feel unbelievably, grateful for this beautiful planet we get to call home. Because of plastics, one day this beautiful and precious planet will never be called beautiful and precious again. By knowing the disadvantages of using plastic, I’ve joined an amazing project called “No Single use Plastic”. During this project, it’s changing and brighten up my brain and my mindset about plastic. I know the disadvantages and advantages about plastic before, but not too deep. Now, I’m getting a lot of lessons about plastic. In this project, we are going to launch our idea about using stainless steel lunch box and reusable bags instead of plastic straws, styrofoam and plastic bags. First step, we’re only spreading our ideas to our school. We have a future plan which is we will be doing our presentation and using all of our knowledge to convince the villagers near our school to start using the things that we’re recommend.
Changing something is really hard, especially people mindset. Talking about changing, it’s not an easy thing to do. Personally, I am also a person who uses a lot of plastics. I’m using plastic bags because I’m too lazy to bring my bag with me. This has become my habit. I heard from outside that plastics are really dangerous, but I can’t stop using it. I’ve took about 1-2 years to change my habit. Right now, I’m changing a lot and I hope I can change the whole me. I was born and raised to see a beautiful world, but what I found now it’s not what I expected. I can’t change my whole community, but what I can do now is change my school, myself and my house habit. I will try to make this world is better than what I found. Earth is huge, but can’t win billion people. Those billion people can transform the world into a different world! Most of the people don’t believe in something that has not yet happened. Just like plastic. All people around the world perceive about plastic, but they didn’t care because it will never happen. Wait till it’s happen, those people will feel apologize to earth.
Cambodia is a wide country in Southeast Asia. Cambodia have a lot of culture and their own traditional. All of their traditional and culture are all interesting and great. One of the culture in Cambodia is people. Cambodia people are the people that are giving happiness to other and always giving their smile to the other people. They are friendly to other people especially their own people and foreigner.
One of my favorite explorations this year is Humans of Cambodia. Humans of Cambodia is an exploration that talks about human life in Cambodia and get to know more about humans in Cambodia. It inspired by humans of new york. Humans of New York is a website that make by Brandon Stanton. After learning about this exploration for seven weeks, I feel like I get to know more about human life in Cambodia. In the first week I have learned about how to interview people and how to take photo. How we interview people is that we put our note in front of us and ask them question that we write in our note. After I learn how to interview people, I have understand a lot. Learning about people life is really interesting and fun. We went to a lot of different places in Cambodia to interview the people in that place. First we went to russian market. I have learned a lot from Russian market because some people they are busy and they don’t want to talk with us because they don’t want to miss their customer. Some people they are free and they are friendly. So we interview them easily. Some people they are busy, but they are friendly and they kind. So they let us talk with them. This is the first trip that I go and I can improve when I go to other place and I can know whether they are busy or not. Then we went to the place near our school like market, pagoda, school and people houses. The longest trip is Chiso mountain in Takeo. We went to Chiso mountain because we think that on the mountain will have more interesting than our place that we have been go. We went in the morning and come back in the evening. We climbed the mountain and interviewed people on the mountain. The last trip is takhmao riverside in Kandal. We interviewed people a lot and we got to see people ride the boat.
I have learned a lot in this exploration. After I learn this I know how people feel when we interview them, how to talk to people so they don’t get afraid. I can share my experience and share my knowledge to the next generation. I learn from Humans of Cambodia exploration a lot and what I learn from that exploration I want to share to kids and other people. I want them to know their own culture and their own human story.
This is my first year at Liger. Learning in Liger is really great and I have know a lot of things. I never know and have a feeling that I want to change Cambodia, until I come to Liger.
What’s animals? Animals are the specie that are mostly living and feeding by themselves. What is animals important for human? Well, animals are important for human because human need protein and all the protein are mostly come from animals. Animals also give people entertainment. Animals help to plant more tree and tree help people to live. This year, me and my school going out to see the animal in the zoo and learn about animals. After we learn all of that, we have create a story that related to the problem that they have and find the solutions. In my team, we have six members and we are all have difference role. We have drawer, writer, editor, and coloring the pictures. We are all did great on our jobs and we finish our task. Here are the picture and story that we have made.
In the first year, we have a mini exploration and my team was doing about Protecting elephant in Cambodia. People in Cambodia are killing the elephant and get their trunk. Elephants place in in the forest that full of trees. If people cut down the tree, the elephants will have no place to live. We create this exploration for people to know more about protecting animals that we have.
In this concept, I want to share to all of the children in Cambodia to get to know all heritage that they have like animals. Some country does not even have this kind of animals, so we should protect them. If I can, in the future I’ll campaign all of this ideas to the country and to the world. Then I’ll make an event for people to join and get to know of what I have learn.