Put Myself Inside Her High Heels

A few months ago, we were studied about the Gender equality and equity. Our literacy assignment was to write our experiences or research on the gender in Cambodia. And this is my work.

Put Myself Inside Her High Heels

In Cambodia, there is only one word for people who identify as bisexual, gay and transgender – gay. There are no real names to identify the spectrum of LGBTQ. Due to this lack of language, transgenders are often negatively targeted and only recognized as “gay.”

The transgender community has faced discrimination and oppression as well as physical and verbal abuse. According to the survey from Cambodian Center for Human Rights out of four different provinces,  92% of the interviewee experienced verbal abuse, 43% experienced physical violence, 31% sexual assault, and 25% were raped.

Since I was born in a local community that has a large population of transgenders; I usually see them in the wedding establishment or in the market. I remembered one day when my mom took me to Takeo Market. I saw a 1.75m beautiful woman who walked confidently with her high heels, which is about 12 cm passing by the road. “See that gay person, it looks like a pillar,” said the seller, “I don’t know how much did that gay spend to change itself. How useless, there is no future for that person.” I heard those conversations from one of the sellers that sells me vegetables. And It keeps me wondering how the woman managed to hold her smile knowing the criticism from others in the market.

It is very agonizing that people don’t accept them. However, there are transgenders who are trying to break the gender stereotype. Popi or also known as Leang Sothea won the Crowned Cambodia’s first transvestite beauty queen in 2001 has become the first known transgender. Popi first realized that she loved man at the age of 8 and at the age of 16, she started to wear “women clothes”. She claimed in the Phnom Penh Post that before she became famous, “ [she] was in a real dilemma; men didn’t like [her], and women didn’t like [her].” But there is nothing wrong with her because “It is [her] inclination by nature” that she is born with a woman’s heart. In 2006, she did a sex-change operation and became a popular transgender MC on the television. Moreover she “enjoys reading fashion catalogues, “hair decor” and excursions to the seaside, she is not just another pretty face.”

Popi has the stamina to archives her goals, but there are others that have not had this chance. They need support and appreciation from their family, friends, and society to be able to step up and be proud of who they are. However, this notion is not yet popular in Cambodia. The process of acceptance maybe slow, but necessary. We must all put ourselves in her high heels and recognize empathy is the key to understand.


The Physics Behind The Flash

One of the projects that asked by our physics teacher was physics behind there superpower that the hero has. The outcomes were the essay and the creatives posters where we shared it in class. However, I was busy on the trip, I decided to write the information in a different form.

The Physics Behind The Flash

The new superhero that been created in October 2014 captures people’s hearts because of his handsome face and the super speed; People knew him as “The Fastest Man alive”. The Flash. But, Is it possible in the real life that The Flash can run without damaging himself? Let’s go into detail.


The Suit

Based on the Newton 3 law’s of motion, when we put a force into an object, the object actually putting the same amount of force back. In real life, the flash will be crushed by the small particles in the air with the same amount of force he puts on to run.

Into another story, if you drive in the Lamborghini Aventador with a maximum speed, you actually don’t get crush because of the car design with an enclosed place that protects you from the small particles outside the car. And that’s why The Flash needs his suit so that he doesn’t break his body.


But How does it work?

If you look at the natural disasters, many houses, trees, and buildings are all torn out. But thanks to the Ancient Rome that found out about the concrete, which is actually a source to block from the disasters. But did The Flash suit made out of the concrete when it looks sticky to The Flash body? No! but there are might be some kind of material with a high density. However, a high-density object can be super heavy, so The Flash must be so strong to carry the suit that actually slowing down his speed.


Did he actually run that fast?

Well, he actually did (in the movie for sure). But the real answer is no. Let’s look at some physics that prove his superpower is not realistic.


Albert Einstein said “Energy is equal to mc^2”

Let starts with the equation E = mc^2, m = extra mass, c = speed of light, and E = energy.

The mass of The Flash in real life is 7.65kg and the speed of light is 299 792 458 m / s. When we plug it into the formula that given, we can see that his energy is 6.87547712e^17. Wow, a lot. But that mass is not actually his real mass that we calculate by taking the weight and divided by the gravitational acceleration of 9.8 m/s^2. The mass that we use to calculate is called an extra mass.

We can calculate easily by adding the Kinetic energy, Potential energy, and Thermal energy together. If we look into the new equation, m = E/c^2, we can see that the greater the energy, the bigger the extra mass is. However, extra mass can also identify by looking at the molecules, for example, the Hydrogen. The molecules itself tries to combine with others, so it has some amount of energy. The combination of the energy from 4 individual Hydrogen is actually bigger than the Helium (after 4 Hydrogens bound together). So we take the energy of four individual minus the energy of Helium, then divided the c^2 and we get the extra mass before the molecular form into Helium. The extra mass is for the equation, m = E/c^2.

But because of the speed of light is very fast including the square, the extra mass of The Flash is very very very small. So he actually can’t run with 200 mph and say hi to his girlfriend that drives in Lamborghini Aventador. However, there is one theory in the movie that The Flash actually produces his own Speed Force. The Speed Force is the extra-dimensional energy that The Flash carries. Don’t ask me to prove because there is actually no proof in Physics (yet?). This theory is actually throw away the fact that the E = mc^2 because the mass of The Flash is only 7.56kg and the energy he produces. With that amount of extra mass in his real mass are not enough for a human to move at a speed of 200 mph. It is kind of fail to reject the fiction superhero even though it is not true.

However, this impossibleness power(maybe the physicist can prove it in the future) can’t stop the author because without it, the movie would have not been this good and I like it this way too.




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           នាងខ្ញុំម្ចាស់​​ពិត​ជា​មាន​មោទនភាព ​រីករាយ​ អបអរ​សាទរ​យ៉ាង​​ក្រៃ​លែង​ចំពោះ​ព្រះរាជ​វត្តមាន ​ព្រះករុណា ព្រះ​បាទ​ សម្ដេច​ ​ព្រះ​បរមនាថ នរោត្តម សីហមុនី ព្រះ​មហា​ក្សត្រ​​​​នៃ​​ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រ​កម្ពុជាជា​ទី​សក្ការៈ​ដ៏​ខ្ពង់ខ្ពស់​ទ្រង់​ផ្ដល់ព្រះ​កិត្តិយស​គង់​ប្រថាប់​ជា​អធិបតី​ក្នុង​ពិធី​ដ៏​អធឹក​អធម​នេះ។​​ ថ្ងៃនេះខ្ញុំម្ចាស់មានកិត្តិយស និងមានមោទនភាពយ៉ាងក្រៃលែងដែលបានរៀបចំកម្មវិធីប្រកាសទទួលគ្រឿងបំពាក់ មេដាយកិត្តិយស ចំនួន ៥០គ្រឿងជូនដល់សិស្សានុសិស្សនៃសាលាឡៃហ្គ័រក្រោយបញ្ចប់ការសិក្សាថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាប័ត្រ ក្នុងឆ្នាំ ២០៤០នេះ ។​ ពិធីដ៏មានអត្តន័យនេះនឹងត្រូវចារឹកទុកក្នុងក្រាំងប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ របស់សាលាឡៃហ្គ័រជាដរាបតរៀងទៅ ។

អង្គពិធីទាំងមូល ជាទីគោរពសក្ការៈ និង ជាទីស្រលាញ់!

       អស់កាលជាង២០ឆ្នាំដែលសិស្សានុសិស្សនៃសាលាអន្តរជាតិឡៃហ្គ័របានចូលរួមគ្រប់ទម្រង់ការងារដែលមន្ត្រី រាជការបានផ្តល់ជូន និងបានធ្វើការយ៉ាងស្វិតស្វាញ ក្នុងការលើកស្ទួយនូវសេដ្ឋកិច្ចកម្ពុជាអោយរីកលូតលាស់ និងពង្រីកវិស័យសំខាន់ៗដែលជាសសរស្តំដ៏សំខាន់ក្នុងការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ ការរបំពាក់មេដាយកិត្តិយសក្នុងថ្ងៃនេះ បានសបញ្ចាក់អោយឃើញថា សិស្សានុសិស្សនៃសាលាអន្តរជាតិឡៃហ្គ័រពិតជាមានឆន្ទះខ្ពស់ក្នុងការត្រួសត្រាយផ្លូវសំរាប់អនាគតរបស់បុត្រខេមរាជំនាន់ក្រោយ ។​ ក្នុងការបំពាក់មេដៃនេះ​ រួមបញ្ចូលនឹងគម្រោងផ្សេងៗដែលសិស្សានុសិស្សបានចូលរួមមានដូចជា ការចែករំលែកចំណេះដឹងផ្សេងៗ ការតាក់តែងសៀវភៅសេដ្ធកិច្ចនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និងសត្វព្រៃក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា កម្មវិធីសប្បុរសធម៏ និងមានច្រើនទៀតដែលបានជួយសង្គមយ៉ាងសកម្ម។

សៀវភៅសេដ្ឋកិច្ចនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និងសត្វព្រៃក្នុងប្រទេស​ទាំងពីរនេះបាន​បោះពុម្ភផ្សាយចែកជូនទៅដល់សាលា កំរិតអនុវិទ្យាល័យគ្រប់ខេត្តក្រុងនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាដើម្បីឲ្យសិក្សានុសិស្សទាំងអស់ក្រេបជញ្ចក់យកចំណេះដឹង សិក្សាពត៌មានបន្ថែមអំពី ជីវចំរុះទាំងនោះ និងប្រព័ន្ធដំណើរការសេដ្ឋកិច្ច។ យើងទាំងអស់គ្នាក៏បានជ្រាបហើយថាដើម្បីទទួលបាននូវលទ្ធផល ឬផ្លែផ្កាដ៏ទីគាប់ចិត្តមួយបាន យើងត្រូវឆ្លងកាត់ និងជំនះរាល់ឧបសគ្គជាច្រើន។ ដោយសារតែសិស្សៗនៃសាលាអន្តរជាតិឡៃហ្គ័រមានសក្កានុពល និងឆន្ទខ្ពស់ក្នុងការជួយសង្គ្រោះប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ ជាពិសេសក្មេងៗជំនាន់ក្រោយដែលជាទំពាំងស្នងឫស្សីក្នុងដឹកនាំប្រទេសជាតិ ពួកគេពិតជាការខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែងជាខ្លាំងក្នុងការស្រាវជ្រាវ និងស្វែងរកព័ត៏មានដែលទាក់ទងនឹងអត្ថបទពីរខាងលើ យកមកចាជាសៀវភៅ។

        ប​ពិត​ព្រះករុណា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ជា​ទី​គោរព​ដ៏​ខ្ពង់​ខ្ពស់សម្ដេច ​ទ្រង់ ​ឯកឧត្ដម​ លោកជំទាវ អ្នកឧកញ៉ា លោក​ឧកញ៉ា លោក លោកស្រី បង​ប្អូន​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ លោកគ្រូ អ្នកគ្រូ មន្ត្រី​រាជការ និង​ក្មួយ​ៗ​សិស្សានុសិស្ស​ទាំង​អស់ ជាចុងបញ្ចប់ ក្នុង​ឱកាស​ដ៏​វិសេសវិសាល​ជា​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ ដែល​ព្រះអង្គ​ផ្ដល់​កិត្តិយស​យាង​គង់​ប្រថាប់​ជា​អធិបតី ក្នុង​ពិធី​ទទួលគ្រឿងបំពាក់ មេដាយកិត្តិយស ចំនួន ៥០គ្រឿងជូនដល់សិស្សានុសិស្សនៃសាលាអន្តរជាតិឡៃហ្គ័រ នាងខ្ញុំព្រះករុណាខ្ញុំសូម​ថ្វាយ​ព្រះ​រាជ​សព្ទសាធុការ ​ពរ​បវរ​មហា​ប្រសើរ​ថ្វាយ​ព្រះករុណា ព្រះបាទ​សម្តេច​ ព្រះ​បរម​នាថ នរោត្តម សីហមុនី ជា​ទី​គោរព​សក្ការៈ​ដ៏​ខ្ពង់​ខ្ពស់​បំផុត​ សូម​ទ្រង់​ប្រកប​ដោយ​ព្រះ​បរម​សុខក្សេមក្សាន្ត ព្រះជន្មាយុ​យឺន​យូរ ព្រះ​បញ្ញាញាណ​ភ្លឺថ្លា ដើម្បី​ដឹកនាំ​ព្រះ​រាជាណាចក្រ​កម្ពុជា ឆ្ពោះ​​ទៅ​កាន់​ភាពរីកចម្រើន និង​សម្បូរណ៍​រុងរឿង​តរៀងទៅ។ សូម​ថ្វាយ​ប្រគេន និង​ជូនពរ​បវរ​ប្រសើរ​សម្ដេច​ព្រះអង្គ ឯកឧត្ដម លោកជំទាវ លោក​ឧកញ៉ា លោក ​លោកស្រី​ សមាជិក ​សមាជិកានិង​អង្គ​ពិធី​ទាំងមូល​សូម​ប្រកប​ដោយពុទ្ធពរទាំង៤ប្រការគឺ អាយុ ​វណ្ណៈ​ សុខៈ ​ពលៈ​ជានិច្ច​និរន្ត​ត​រៀង​ទៅ។ សូមអរព្រះគុណ និងសូមអរគុណ!


Two Colors for K and E

                បទពាក្យ ៧

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃសរសៃសូត្រ     ទោរទន់យោរយកតាមអក្ខរា

ក្រអូបឈ្ងុយឈ្ងប់ក្លិនបុស្បា     បង់បោយយាត្រាតាមសំបុត្រ ។

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃត្រកងអូន      រាត្រីសាយ័នស្នេហ៌បរិសុទ្ធ

ពេលណាអ្នកមកអោយចន្ទផុត   ទុក្ខារាប់សិបក្នុងចិន្តា ។

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃប្រលាក់ពណ៍ ​​​​​​ ​  ម្ចាស់ដៃរូបល្អ ក្នុងលោកា

ភ្លេចញាំខ្ចៅខ្ចងម្ចូរម្លូរស្លា     ភ្លេចខ្លុយស្នេហារូបអូនហើយ ។

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃទិសនិរតី       មិនអាសូរស្រីបក់មិនល្ហើយ

ឬអ្នកជួបហង្សថ្មីទៅហើយ    បានរូបត្រាណត្រើយកន្ទើយចិត្ត ។

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃកូរទឺកល្អក់     ទឹកភ្នែកកខ្វក់ដៃប្រឌិត

អូនលេងជឿហើយពាក្យស្នេហ៍ស្និទ្ធ សូមបួសលាងចិត្តលាងកម្មស្នេហ៍។

អាសូរម្ចាស់ដៃអ្នកអង្វរ ​​    ផ្លែល្វារូបល្អដែលបែកបែរ

ជាតិថ្មីជាតិចាស់មិនចង់ក្បែរ  អោអើយម្ចាស់ស្នេហ៍លារហូត៕
​​​ ​​​​​           Melancholy hands

Melancholy hands of a silky thread

Rampant and swing along certain words

Scented fragrance of the flowers

Waving the expedition from the letters


Melancholy hands that hold me

The Aurora nights, and the true love

When will you come to the moon

Help her to overcome the painfulness in her heart


Melancholy hands that fill with paint

The hands of the pulchritudinous man on the universe

Forget his snail food, sour soup, Areca nuts and betel leaves

Forget his beloved flute that I gave to him


Melancholy hands from the southwest

No sympathy for this anguish

It’s because you find another golden bird

That’s why you turn your back at me


Melancholy hands stir the unclear water

The dirty tears, the liar’s hands

No more belief in your counterfeit words

Become a nun to clean the karma


Melancholy hands begging me

The beautiful fig cheated on love

Next life, old life, wish not to see you again

My little darling, just say goodbye

Halloween Group Writing

A story with different perspectives is interesting. Authors with unique personality change the event and character characteristics throughout the whole story in one blink. 

October 31st, 2017 is the Halloween day. There are seven people who write the story. We take 3 minutes each and then past the story to other to continue.

At last, I edit the grammar and add some words to make the story make sense. This is the result.

I meet my Yin

As I carefully entered the haunted house, the door shut behind me and I see myself eating my own mom. A half red-blue eyes poison my throat. I choke my own oxygen because of the putrid girl pearls the head and grabs the brain; she slowly put them in the month. She is purely gross! It’s so repulsive that I instantly scurry to that villainous disgusting eerie girl and kick strongly on her bloodcurdling stomach. I run past her to find the way out.


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Fear Of Ghost

Writing the sentences with corrects verb tense is very important. It uses to recognize the situations is happening in the past, future or present. Because English is our second language and our language (Khmer) doesn’t have the words that change into past tense, it’s really hard to learn and remember the concept.

To practice writing things in past tense, we have a document called “Journal” where we pick a topic to write include the challenge ( 15 verbs in past tense).

This is one of my Journal.

August 21

Journal: Write short story (in past tense) using at least 15 verbs

Fear of Ghost

I was afraid of the ghost since I was young. My cousins really liked to scare me when I visited them on the holiday. One day, I went to my grandmother’s house because she was sicked. The sky was so dark and only the big red moon appeared. The dogs barked along the wind that blew across the driving road to the pagoda. The light turned off because of the thunder and lighting. The only thing that luminated the house was the red candles. I stayed in the middle of 8 shadows of my relatives. There were my father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandmother, and the other 3 cousins. No one had a chance to sleep because the kids were afraid of ghost including me. My cousins wanted my father to tell the ghost story. Then he began with many types of ghosts.

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AP Statistic

AP Statistic is very important in real life because help me improve the reporting skills to collect data, determine the variables and analyzes the tables require this subjects. 


Static friction and Kinetic friction are very important to determine the inclined object. We did a lot of practice in our class include the labs to calculate the static friction in real life.


Object Angle Sruface Average Angle Mou s  
Paperclip 47 Sand 3 43.3 0.98  
Domino 38 Sand paper 1 42.7 0.92  
Block 30 Sand paper 2 33.3 0.66  
Block 26 Plank wood      
  28   27 0.51  
Paperclip 25 Plank wood      
  21   22.7 0.42