There are billions of words in the dictionary. There are many types of words around the world too. Some words are used in the text, some are used in poetry and some are used in different kinds of writing. Literary device is one of the important types of word. While there are hundreds of literary devices have been created, there are 24 common types of literary devices.
In our literacy class, our teacher have assigned our. classmate for different literary devices. She called it a mini lesson, which all of us will get one literary device and do some research to teach our classmates. Those research include, the meaning of the words, some examples and activity to make sure everyone understands the words.
I got a relaxing task which do a mini-presentation for a word call Oxymoron. What I need to do is to look up what the word first and then I’ll go deeper and deeper. I’m in-charge of this word, so I want to make sure that all of my friends will understand this word. Let’s get started!
In Greek, Oxy mean sharp and moron mean foolish. Together, we call it an Oxymoron. Oxymoron originally put into a meaningful paradox and condensed into a couple of words such as Lonely crowded and sweet sorrow. Oxymoron also known as a figure of speech in which two opposites ideas are joined to create affect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective and preceded by a noun with contrasting meaning like living death. We don’t call a person oxymoron, but we describe them. Oxymoron usually use for style, to adding flavor to the speech, for entertainment and for drama effect. I also using oxymoron in my writing, but you don’t realize it. You can go check the first paragraph again. See? I use a word relaxing task. The word relaxing always mean easy and free. Task mean something that you need to get done and sometimes it difficult. I use this word because it sounds fun and make it more interesting. At the end of the presentation, I also have a game which I’m adopted from Study website. This game is just to test everyone understanding with making oxymoron. I learn a lot from this self discovery and understand word.
Outdoor leadership is the leader in wilderness. Outdoor can lead a way to define your new life with nature. Talking about nature, if you are looking deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything. Nature provides 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. It’s not too late to appreciate nature.
I have already experienced outdoor trip with my friends and my teachers. Now, I want to let other youth in Cambodia to experience and feel what is like to be outdoors. By doing that, I’ve joined a project called, Outdoor Leadership Program. Our goal is to help Cambodia youth experience trekking and surviving in the wilderness. We also want to create a passion of trekking for Cambodian youth rather than riding polluted vehicles at the trekking area. We do want to giving opportunities and successfully motivate students and youths to go out into the wilderness, camp, and trekking to fully understand about nature and the environment. That includes doing workshop, social media interaction and going on trips. The reason we want to do this because most of Cambodian youth don’t really going out and spend time with nature.
There are four big categories that we want to give out to them. There are Leadership Skills, Medical skills, Nature appreciation / Environmental stewardship and Wilderness skills. Those categories are being organized and written by our students based on their experience and knowledge from their learning. We are students. We never went out and teach other people. During the project, we have learned how to keep people engaged with our topic, having confidence at speaking toward people, open and close the conversation, what makes a good workshop and some communication skills. Learning from our teachers is not enough. We also doing some Skype with other outdoor leader from different countries and interview them.
Personally, I want to share these ideas to a lot of people. I believe that, people around the world want to understand and protect nature. In the area where I lived, I have shared this idea to my sisters and other of my neighbor. Being outdoors is fun and you can take care of nature while you have fun.
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.
This round is more of independent. We need to make our own decision with our work. My teacher was creating a schedule for all of the student to put down their work and any work that related to writing. I think, I like this round the most because most of the work that I have during this class are mostly the work that left over from the last class and I could finish the homework on time. Including in that, my teacher also add some of the reading article and having us reading book and at the end, we will do our book review to our classmate.
My teacher call it a Novel Study. We read the novel and we study the novel by their vocabulary, their component, the format and the main idea of the book. I read a book call “The bad Beginning or Orphans! Written by Lemony Snicket. When I first saw this book, I feel like it really interesting with the cover and the title, but when I read the description, I don’t really want to read it. The description said “ Read something else! If you are like happy ending. This book is not only have sad ending, but it has no happy beginning or in the middle. The book have a little bit of happy scene. The book was amazing. I kind of like this book, but it’s not my favorite book. After finish the book, I am doing the book review with my other friend who read the same book as me and do a short presentation to my classmates.
Beside this reading things, my teacher also have a writing session and it’s about “How to Be happy”. This is about how to be happy when you get something bad or you have a bad situation. I wrote about How to stay positive when battle depression. I have spend almost ten weeks to finish this essay which include, research, correct grammar, finding quotes, inspiration, what is depression and new words using. Until now, I get one amazing essay which written by me!
Everyday, people use modern machine to help improve their work or make their work easier. Mostly, they define machine as the tool that use electricity and modern tool, but tools like hammer or axes are also call machine, but it’s just the different type of machine that you use the force from yourself more than it can do for you. For this round, I’ve not been at the class much, but I kind of understand and know what is my class content. In the past seven weeks, we have learn about Simple Machine! What’s a simple machine? Simple machine is any basic mechanical device for applying a force which include wedge, plane and lever. For this topic, I’ve learn and understand the content from a website call ck12.org, but I also learn and do some research from the other website too.
To understand clearly about the content, my teacher have divide us into team and let us do some small project. In this project, we are making a simple machine and use whatever material that we have in our school. My team have three members and we decide to make pulley! Pulleys are simple machine that lifting some heavy stuff to make human easier.
These are the photos of Pulley that I have made with my teammates.
Have you ever watch the movies or film? Was it good? Do you like it? What is your favorite movie? What kind of genre do you like? What is your favorite movie country? Okay, Let’s stop asking question now. This is the last round and the last exploration for my third year. I was one of the lucky students who get to choose to learn with two Hollywood star. They are Aviv and Lianne. Through seven weeks, we have divide into two team. There are acting class and editing class. We have learn different skill for five weeks and for the last two weeks we have made an amazing film together.
Let’s talk about me 🙂 For this amazing film, we have different roles and I am Production Designer! I am the head of the production designer. My role is to dress up the actor and have all the props ready for them. This role is kind of hard because I need to ask for all the props and clothes for the actor. I enjoy my role and I think, I’ll pay my best effort on doing my role.
What I have learn from this exploration is so much to talk. It’s including the technique of shooting the video, how the different role do their job, types of film, story or explanation behind the story, the evolution of the story and the technique of editing the video. I can say that, after I learn about all those things, every time I watch the movies, I always look at the angle that they shoot, the tone, the design and other things. During the seven weeks that we have learn, our teacher do screening a lot of movies. My favorite movie among all of them is The Matrix.
For this round, we have learn how to write essay in Khmer. There are many different type of essay in Khmer, which are Essay about proverbs and slogans, essay about Khmer literacy and essay about explaining something. The format and the process of writing these essays are really different. In my class, my teacher was picking an essay about proverbs and slogans. Because it is a lot, my teacher only focus on proverbs first than follow by slogans. How to write essay about Slogans? Well, we have different part to write about. First, we are writing about the introduction. In the introduction we are divided into three parts. There are into the problem, revenues problem and asking about the problem. The thing that the introduction want us to avoid is Don’t ask the slogans meaning to the audience. Second, we have body paragraph. In there we divided into five big parts which are, sentence connect with the introduction, explain some of keywords of the slogans, explain the topic, explain the meaning of the topic and conclusion of the topic. The third and the last of how to write the essay is the conclusion. For this, we have two parts to write about. First is giving feedback to the slogan and personal opinion about the slogans.
The slogan that he give us to write about is “ Waiting for each water drops, the cup will be full in one day”.
This is the fifth round of technology/multimedia, but I still find it hard as always. I have learned a lot of things in this class which include, Adobe programs, coding and some strategies for researching. Coding seems to be very hard for me because I’m not really interested in coding and it’s really difficult for me. I always keep myself focused on my teacher, so I do not fall asleep and don’t understand anything. But, what’s special for this round is my teacher let us choose what topics that we have learned so far this year to learn more. I decided to choose photoshop and work on it, but I have so many problems. The point is I don’t know how to use photoshop :(. I want to edit a lot of cool picture like on the internet, but I can’t because I have no skill at all. In the end, I decided to use digital drawing to draw and outline some of the pictures in the photoshop.I want to learn how to use Digital drawing because I see many people create their own cartoon with digital drawing. I’m obsessed with cartoon pictures. I want to draw and create my own cartoon pictures, so I decided to choose and learn more about Digital Drawing skills. I learned this skill by using a website call Wacom.com and I’ve seen some seniors and juniors using that and I try to learn with them. On Wednesday, there is a schedule that I have chosen to learn with my senior. It’s call Visual art project. They teach me how to use it. First, I only learn how to outline the picture and color them with simple picture. At first, I don’t really know how to use Photoshop. In Photoshop, they have so many layers and the layers need to be in order, so that we can arrange our drawing path. The other thing is, we need to click on the layer that we want to draw, so that we can draw. In this part, I met so many problems with clicking the wrong layer and I don’t arrange it. I solved my problem by asking my friend and discovering things by myself. One thing I hate about discovering things by myself is sometimes my work goes crazy and it disappears. It was not fun to lose my work, but I really enjoyed outlining and coloring the picture. In the future, I think I want to try to draw my own picture and see what is the difference between my work and other people’s work, then I can improve them later. After I learned how to use the digital drawing, I really enjoyed it and I want to continue using it forever. Even though, I’m changing from editing some cool pictures into drawing things in Photoshop, but I have try some of the tools in Photoshop too! Here are some of my photos that I have edited.
These are my drawing that I am using other people photo to outline and do some color.
This is the last round of my third years. Woohoo! I can’t believe it this fast. So far this year, I have learn a lot of things such as Calculations with numbers, fractions, decimals, surface area, ratios, measures and volume, percentage, angles, data analysis, rate and speed, and an introduction to algebra. In all of those things that I learn in this year, I think, I do best on fraction, decimals and surface area. I seem to be very focus with these topics. For me, they are the most easy topics to learn in math. The hardest topic for me in math is algebra. This topic is really difficult for me TT. The word that they are using is really tricky and sometime it really hard to understand since English is not my first language. For this round, we are most focus on data analysis and rate and speed. In my opinion, these two topics is not really hard or easy, they are medium level for me. Some words problem of this topics is easy to solve, but as I say, the sentence or question are tricky that is why it make it’s hard for me.
The conclusion, this round I enjoy learning math class because it’s not really difficult and it’s an important topic or lesson for me when I’m growing up or take a test for university 🙂