Outdoor Leadership Exploration

Outdoor Leadership is a really interesting exploration to learn as life experience. On the first day of learning in this class, I found out an answer to a question that I never think of before and the question “What does nature mean to me?” and this is what I wrote: 

My feeling less Max with stress, 

My heart got mess all around, 

I dream I’m drown in a nightmare, 

Stress is what I needed to share, 

On one would dare they will take, 

Expressing mind blind my fear, 

Anything that near cheer their happiness, 

I ask them how you don’t have stress? 

They said we express to nature, 

Relax is all meaning to me, 

If feeling free to me it’s nature,

Don’t you understand my bro and sister, 

Stressful won’t occur forever on one, 

Nature means to me is relaxing, 

Stress that coming won’t exist, 

Viewing all days may at least, Relax and breathe that the meaning.  

– Ratanak

This is a poem that written by me and I was so impressed that I could find out the answer to this question. This is exploration we also having trips that going outdoor. I spend those time wisely, because I didn’t want to leave all of those nature, all of those beautiful trees and waterfall and that trip have connected me with nature really well. Below will be all of my reflection from the trips and please take it seriously as you read along my words:

On thursday, an exploration called Outdoor Leadership have leaving the Liger campus to Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu province. All of the stuffs set and everyone are good for the night. We went to a waterfall called the first waterfall. Quietly see the dark cloup that flying around the water. It was raining today and the nature are moisture with the wind blowing their leaves. Many people are visiting this place and most of them are playing with water and having fun together. The waterfall was great and peaceful and the water are flowing around, some of them are flowing between rocks and some are not. Water was really cold that it can make me freeze, even there is sunlight but the wind just defeat their strongness and the day become really cold. Along the road we can see a lot of pine tree and insects over there. It’s really tired to hike, but nature just release tiredness all from me. An earthworm that as big as a snake is incredible, but I saw two of those. It’s big and long and they look a little bit scary when their body stuck with dust. If watching waterfall all day it could by my passion and all the thing around I could imagine more than it does. This trip make me feel a lot of fun and along tired, but it can’t gave me up. 



Community Documentary

On August 20th, 2018 every single Junior are getting their new exploration and I was in an exploration called “Community Documentary”. The main purpose of our exploration is to document the information each of the four villages which are Srey Sompong, Tropang Leap, Chrok Popul, and Prey Onse village in order to preserve that information for our next generation of children. In this exploration, we have four final product to present to you all which are Documentary film, Gallery book, Podcast, and Blog. I am a member of two people which is the Podcast team. We have been to the community which is located in Kampong Speu province three times, the first trip is called pre-trip which we interviewed the villagers to get to know the main potential in the village and other basic information to prepare for our second trip which was the main trip. During this second trip, we started the process of documenting, for an instant; the podcast team will start to record, the photo team will start to take pictures, etc. When we come back, we took the recordings, pictures, videos, and information that we got to put in together in order to create the final product.  For podcast team, we started to edit the recordings in audacity, a desktop application with our skills that we have learned at the beginning of our exploration. We cut out the sounds that are bad and information which are not necessary or does not fit into our themes which are development, agriculture and human life. We also needed to record the four village chief’s speech into English for our English podcasts, since we need both languages for each podcast. Therefore, it seems that we spend much time in the recording studio and edit our podcasts, but we still complete our products on time and that makes me really proud of myself 

Link for Podcast: 

Development in Cambodia (Khmer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7VWrrcldJQ&t=14s

Development in Cambodia (English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp1k1npXf_0

Human Life (Khmer) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGGqFRg44Kg

Human Life (English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LsYnV3er4I

Agriculture in Cambodia (Khmer) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw6sclKH44

Agriculture in Cambodia (English) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcZzcRfc9rA