My Name in my perspective


To me, a name is one meaningful word or words given by our parent or relative to define us all as a person for every single day. When I woke up from my bed soft as a cloud, the first word I would hear before anyone starts the sentence it is always my name. When I shared my story or met new people in my life I’ve never forgotten to introduce my name first. For all these days after I was named in a young age, I would hear this sweetest word the most.


I hold dear for my precious name.

My name is Bopha which means flower in Khmer language. Tons of the type of flowers bloom and fade just as my mood or luck that changes. The smell and shade of color in each flower show me there is always potential in me but not everyone could see it. Even some people hurt me by cutting the root of flower but none of them can cut spring from coming to let me have the chance to shine again. Another meaning can be the metaphor of the word beautiful or good ladies.

Despite all of the deep meaning hidden inside, not everything about my first name is perfect. Most of the foreigner always pronounce my name wrong which made me kind of sad for telling people your name and they can forget it easily. Sometimes I laugh a little bit not to make myself too negative when they say it. With all of the effort to control my emotion, I am now getting used to it. One funny moment sometimes I felt like watching comedy is when I listen to Khmer song. Some of those songs contain my name represent beautiful lady that makes it seems like I am the main lady in the songs.

I love my name as the most adorable treasure I own. Unfortunately, I love my middle name more. “I did ask u when you were young and you choose Bopha over Morokot. I was afraid that you don’t like the name and I wait for you to grow but your name right now is just what you choose ” My mom would say whenever I said I kind of want to change my first name to my middle name instead. My middle name means a green gem which can bring light to all the darkness around it. It is rare and unique in its own way. The value and green light added the taste of delightful path for me. It shows me that before I can shine to be bright as that type of gem I needed to put thousand of effort and processes. My grandparent chose the name for me. My grandfather wanted my name to be “Bopha” while my grandmother wanted my name to be “Morokot”. My mother didn’t put it in my birth certificate until I was one and a half.

After I grew up and become teenage I think that I am very attached to my name. Even though, when I compare my middle name and my first name people usually say that my Morokot middle name is better but I would still prefer to be a flower that pushes through dirt to be a positive and delightful person. My heart, my personality, my life is already attached to my name for a long way with so many great memories I could remember. Now, I don’t want to change my name anymore but I would still prefer to have the long name with my gemstone middle name MOROKOT!.

Basic photography course

“Each detail in a photo are captured to observe” this is my personal quote. Photography is one of my beloved subject in art. When I learn and explore more about photography it changes the way I look at the beauty of the world. Even I see a light bulb, sunset, mountain, birds, flower, leaf, those thing made me want to bring up a camera and captured a photo to see it again in the future. In my opinion, photography is like a  reversal moment to look back at after taking step forward. I am also thankful to my school for having new essential which is Technology and Multimedia.

In this round, We are focusing on multimedia and one of the course is photography basics.

There are two types of cameras have invented so far. They are DSLR(Digital Single Lens Reflex) and Mirrorless. The difference between the two cameras is how they captured the light for the photographer to see in the viewfinder. DSLR can be called optical viewfinder(OVF) because they have a mirror that allows light to go in and reflect in your viewfinder. On the other side, Mirrorless camera has an electronic viewfinder(EVF). It doesn’t have the mirror but they capture the light and relays it into your electronic viewfinder. You can also understand the two types of cameras but knowing that mirrorless camera uses electric for the viewfinder while DSLR doesn’t need to use any. There are slightly a lot of materials that create a photo

Exposure is the amount of light reaching the camera sensor. There are three things that affect the exposure. It consists of Shutter speed, Aperture, and ISO. Below is the picture of triangle exposure which allow you to understand how they affect the exposure.

Shutter speed is the amount of time the shutter open to allow the light in. The longer the shutter open is the more light that permit to be in the photo. They are measure in fraction of second(Ex: 1/100). They affect how motion is captured depending on situations such as sport, waterfall, shooting star and more. A very interesting type of photo created by shutter speed is Light Painting. If want to do the light painting photo you will need to set your Shutter speed to be very long to permit the light in. These are some example of the photo

Aperture is the size of len allowing the light to enter. It affect the depth in field(bluring) Just to keep in mind that the small the number is the bigger the size of len. The wider the temperature is the blurer it is. The wide aperture (i.e f/1.8) has shallow depth in field which mean it is good if you want to take picture of a subject with blurring background.Narrow aperture (i.e. f/11) has a deep depth of field it is good for landscapes/scenery.


ISO is how sensitive your camera to light. It can also represent how dark and bright is your photo too. If you increase ISO your photo will be bright and your Shutter will also increase. One of the advantage of increasing ISO is they create noise color. Noise color are small dots of color in your photo. It is best to keep ISO low only increase when aperture and shutter speed adjustments are not enough.

Lastly, We also studied some types of camera shots such as fong shot, full shot, medium shot, close-up, extreme close-up, low angles, high angles, eye level, dutch-angle/tilt, over the shoulder and birds eye view.

Interesting fact

A very interesting type of photo created by shutter speed is Light Painting. If you want to do the light painting photo you will need to adjust your Shutter speed to be very long to permit the light in. These are some example of the photo you can also give feedback for the photo you like the most. THANK YOU!





This is the presentation that our teacher cindy use to teach us:


Environmental Justice| Research and Discussion

Environmental Justice as a given definition it means The fair treatment of people of all races, cultures, incomes and educational levels with respect to the development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. It is a breathtaking lesson to learn and explore. We have research on how the lack of fairness of Environmental Justice affects our world as a whole. Our teacher (Hannah) has given us the opportunity to research about how the pollution has affected the minority group in one of the smallest states in the United State which Connecticut. We have made a video to educate people and learn more about it. After, the discussion I wrote a reflection about how pollution has affected my community. This is the reflection:

Since I was born, I lived in Kampong Cham province. It is one among other provinces that have Mekong river crossing. We have three big market that is very busy. If you cross the big nearby market, You would have the possibility of smelling the trash from the food. On the road, There isn’t a lot of trash as much as the trash in Phnom Penh city.

Sources in my community of pollution exist from the vehicles. Near the Kizuna bridge in my community is not badly affected. As the matter of fact, Cambodian usually use this bridge to cross to another province, the highway on the bridge and near the bridge is kinda busy. Due to my observation, I can see that the people who are affected by pollution live near the busy near the big markets or busy high. There used to be a lot of trash in the province due to the big celebration. The provincial chief has worked on it by collaborating with the students or other people to pick up trash in kampong cham city.

In general, To secure environmental justice in my community people should use less vehicle to reduce pollution. If they are traveling in the province they may use bikes instead. As a matter, bike or walking can reduce noise pollution and air pollution. It would also help saving space for the road from parking the vehicles.

Another research is about impacts and injustice or living near the filthy waste dump.

There were four countries to do research such as India, Philipines, Ethiopia, and Kenya. I choose Ethiopia to be the countries to write the paragraph and answer question to think openly about the impacts.

Ethiopia is part of the continent of Africa with a population of 105 million. Trash dumps are everywhere in the city and outside the city. Some are buried over 50 years ago.  the recent year 2017, A tall massive trash dump, has collapsed and killed at least 114 people. Some of them are still Buried under the ground and the new became a world tragedy.  It is so horrible and ridiculous for the people to be killed by trash.

  • Taken on March 12, 2017 shows a view of Addis Ababa from the main landfill on the outskirts of the city,

According to world economic forum news, 1,400 tons of trash is wasted every. A big waste management in Ethiopia is turning trash to cash. By burning it down into power. In the community, there will be a tank and when it fills the government will empty it out. The dumped of landfills has affected the nearby river,  create methane and greenhouse gases. A project is started by Alemayehu with Chinese ivy partner CNEEC join the revolution of turning waste to energy. This energy plant is designed to solve waste problems. According to CNN news, They are burning 1.4 million kilograms of waste each day that light up 30 percents of the household. There are also landfill communities with massive trash mountain. That is not manipulating really well. It causes death over the past years. Koshe dump mean “Dirty” it is the biggest trash dump that people live there.


Etymology/ The history of English language

Etymology is the study of the history of language and where it is from. One the first round of literacy, We’ve been focusing on this splendid lesson with excitement. As an English Learner, we’ve been trying hard to know and understand more about this language. The English language is from Latin and Greek and most of them are created in Church. There were so many articles that we read such as day’s name, black death, dog, Exhibition of work. All of the articles are related to how Language change over time. One example for the exhibitions is that it is the collection of his work that has written and made a big impact on English. His accomplishments are play and more. Moreover, the purpose of this round lesson is learning new vocabulary and the root word. Our teacher would us a home packet that contains 10 vocabularies and some exercise with word on Monday every week.

There were also a lot of interesting articles I’ve read about in this round. I’ve read about the silence GIF that people can hear the sound. The GIF contains the movement of voltage electricity that jumps over a rope and the picture shake. The scientist discovers and finds out that many people heard the sound when they look in the gif. As I sometimes also hear the GIF I think that people heard the sound because when voltage electricity jump and touch the group it will shake. It creates the sound from the brain because people see things falling and has the sound in their daily life.

This is the link to the article: