There are many people suffering from mental illness around the world. This is still a health problem that occurs in every family that they need to learn and understand about their health. This leads to a very big problem in Cambodia, my country. This problem not only about the medication, but also the discrimination that society yet need to understand. It’s also known as the stigma. In Cambodia, people don’t understand about the mental illness. They would call those people “crazy person”. Also, when they see those people, it likes seeing a ghost, bacteria that they don’t want to stay near.
There are many people suffering from mental illness around the world. This is still a health problem that occurs in every family that they need to learn and understand about their health. This leads to a very big problem in Cambodia, my country. This problem not only about the medication, but also the discrimination that society yet need to understand. It’s also known as the stigma. In Cambodia, people don’t understand about the mental illness. They would call those people “crazy person”. Also, when they see those people, it likes seeing a ghost, bacteria that they don’t want to stay near. In class, we read different stories related to mental illness that happen in the past, especially women who suffer from postpartum. In those years, when mental illness exists, many people think that they need to stay alone, take in the medication, and rest. Those stories also show how lock a person in the room can make them worse. In the yellow wallpaper, the character who suffered from mental illness became worst. She imagined that there are people on the wallpaper, she stressed herself out, and she can’t even stay with her baby. Another story, shows how mental illness affect the family by losing their beloved child, or how they can’t adapt to it.
This is why mental illness is a health problem that needs to be raised by people. People should learn, understand about it as much as they can. The stigma of people with mental illness should also stop.
Being a grade 8 student is not that easy as you may think. I am a middle school student in the Leadership Academy and now in my English Literacy class is that the other classmates and I need to work independently and manage our time wisely like a University student. I need to schedule my own time and complete task on time without someone telling me to use this time for this or that so it is my priority to manage it and complete it. The How-to essay, How I change Cambodia, Vocabulary Log and Novel study are my and other students priority. Especially working on Novel and working it with a partner is more challenging as you need to keep this up daily.
My partner(Reaksmey) and I are reading to Killed a Mocking Bird written by Harper Lee. It is a very educational novel with high vocabulary for the learner to learn. An interesting fact about this book is that during the time that this book was published, there is no other author who would write about the stereotype and different people view others. We also write about our book review to this.
For me, I highly recommend this book to other students who interest in society in the past and how American stereotype used to be. Even though it is a fictional story, but it based on society during that time.
Every object has its own law like us human. In STEM class, we learned about Newton’s law of motion which includes First, Second and Third law of Newton. Newton’s First law of motion is also known as the law of Inertia. Inertia is a tendency of an object to resist a change in its motion. For example, when you suddenly stop the car. The car will stop, but your body stills keep moving forward. Newton’s Second law is focusing on the factors which are acceleration and Net force. Newton’s Third law force that reacts in pair when hitting each other. Other than that, we learned about Fluid Force which is focusing on pressure. To learn more about the pressure of fluids, we do an experiment of the egg into the bottle. We burned to create smoke and put it into the bottle and it creates heat so when we put the egg on the bottle, the pressure will pull the egg in. After that, we need to get the egg out of the bottle so we blow into the bottle. Once it contains full of air so the pressure inside will help the egg to come out of the bottle. People may think it is luck, but behind it is full of science.
In math class, there are tons of numbers and tons of techniques that we have studied. I am one of the students that never enjoy doing things with Math, but as time go one, I start to understand the benefits and my life that need math to survive. Even though math is full of number, but for me, I keep it as an experience or a life problem that need to be fixed. It helps me with my logistic and thinking to be better. This is just our second year for me and other students to learn math in English which really make us understand. For my whole year of learning math, it kind of learning different to adapt to a new and weird thing.
As we are preparing for the next school year, the last chapter of this school year is learning and understanding algebra. In class, we learned and we practice it every single to get used to it and also to get used to the trick of an algebra equation. Even though we used to learn algebra in government before we are here in Liger, but it is always our challenge and obstacle to learning it due to the language and the old and modern ways of solving problems. The style of learning math always makes us improve our skills.
For the whole year, we have been learning many different things like coding, story structure, Adobe, and many other things, but for the last chapter of this school year, I got to choose what I want to improve on more. For that, I chose to learn about Adobe Photoshop which is one of the Adobe programs that I need to be more familiar. Most people use photoshop is to only create a poster, menu or other simple canvas, but for me, I want to experience something new and look creative so I chose to work on Double Exposure Photo.
This is also my first time using photoshop to create a project than just learning to use the basic tools in it. I chose to learn Double Exposure Photo because it is one way to learn to edit, to cut and to learn more about art collaborate in one shot. When I learned, I used Adorama.com or known as Adorama Learning Center to learn as it is a great guiding website that includes both steps of doing it or video by showing it in Photoshop. For me, I prefer more on using video because it shows the basic and clearer information than writing. Even though watching video help to understand a lot than writing, but I still need to get it to slow down as there are tools and setting that I need to know more so I try to learn by seeing the tutorial and the explanation about what the different tools do to every part of the photo we are using. Doing a Double Exposure photo is challenging, but it’s fun once you accomplish it. It is like when you hike 20 km and once you reach the destination, you see the picturesque view. Another thing when you learn this is to have patience because there may be problems and photoshop is not responding so that is why patience is a way to make you succeed your goal. Once you finish it, you are going to feel proud of your work.
How to be happy or how to keep a positive attitude when you have cancer? That is a very hard question to ask because you already know that you have cancer that is growing inside your body. It also very hard to stay happy or positive when you have a danger disease. Once the doctor said “You have cancer” and that when you start to feel negative about your health and start to think of the death that are coming to grab you out of this beautiful world that you have. People always said to you to stay positive, but it is hard because there isn’t a good evidence that tell when cancer patients are happy they can live longer life.
But let’s face the reality and show them you can do it. Your family and friends are your supporters and they are always beside you to encourage, bring energy and positive power to stand up to the cruel life that you have. It is time to be happy and enjoy your life not a time that you are sad and stay in the corner of the room getting more stress once you already have a cancer. No matter what will happen to you at end, but you still now have a chance to stay happy, live normal like other and also do somethings you want. So stay out of that emotion and start considering this following tips that are recommend from cancer.gov:
Don’t limit things you like you do when you have a cancer. Push yourself and keep a positive thought that you will be fine. You may have a feeling that you are not in mood to do what you like or what you want to do, but don’t let’s those feeling stop you. Like people said “Stay out of your comfort zone” so you should stay out of those uncomfortable feeling and start the things you want to do before it’s too late. Your family, your friends and other people around you always there and help you to succeed your goals. Try to use the energy and power to used to have to do things you like and make those moment memorable to you and people who always there to encourage you to stand up.
There are also different ways for different patients who had cancer to be happy so spending time in nature is a very unique ways to light up the mood of the day. Nature is a place where most people can enjoy with it easily because the environment that it already have and the new animals. You can bring a book, a journal, a sketch book or a camera to take a picture of it to share to the people you love to show that you are happy even though you are in a bad condition that make people pity you. Once you are in nature that means you are in a quiet space, but not in a lonely space because nature will help to light up you mood and create a very beautiful day.
Even though, you are having cancer that doesn’t mean that you are the only one on earth who have cancer so you can start to read or listen to the story of other people with cancer who are leading active live. Try to take hope from those people that will turn back to normal life. You will be happy when you read their stories and there are many positive and inspire stories there waiting for you to read them. According to cancer.org published in 2016, there are many cancer survivors and one girl get to have cancer when she in grade 6. After many positive thought and happiness during the treatment, she successfully only need to heal her cancer not with the depression. Also she created a song about cancer that called “Strength is in the soul”. Listen and read to their stories to explore more about life when you have cancer.
You can use these strategies to overcome your fear and start gain more happiness during your treatment. Even though, this might not easy to adapt once you are in a complicated situation, but I still encourage you to try this tips as hard as you can. To that, I really wish that you as a cancer patients will have a success treat and enjoy your time.
Math has been going on in life since I was born. This subject is really important for us students to learn, but as a learner I know that math is really a complicated subject for almost every students. Even though it’s a grade one or a university math problems, but it still a difficult work until you learn, understand and practice it everyday and most of the time in your life and those problems are counting number, adding or subtracting different number. Everyday in your life, you spend money so you at least know how to count it, calculate it and also know the place of the number until a million place. Now, I do learn different kind of math, but for this term we are focusing on the percentage and angles. As you know, there are many things, living organism or even the economy in the country use percentage to tell the data or statistic. There are billion of animals so what we do is estimate it and calculate it as a percentage that is easier to memorize. Also, angles do take part in every of your daily life and connect a lot to physic. Even when you want to make a table, you need to talk about angle in it. So keep calm and learn math creatively as the way you understand it.
PH is known as Acid and Base. The lower the number in PH scale is the higher the acid will be and higher the number in PH scale is the higher the base will be. The PH scale measure the number between 0 to 14. There are also acid and base that are inside human body so once the PH is unbalanced, it will cause many problems inside your body. To balance PH inside body, we need to eat more farm eggs(contain a lot of protein), gluten free grain(nuts & peanuts), refine sugar, etc and there are things that are inferior to the body such as coconut oil, alcohol, black tea, chocolate, etc. If the PH is unbalanced, commonly there will be issue in the blood and can occur in bran, heart and lungs. Make sure your PH is balanced inside your body. Also, in class we have a experiment about PH testing that the Acid and Base mixed together.
Once the indicator pours into each liquid inside the glass, the result will the different color that can define acid, neutral or either base. The redder it is, the stronger the acid contains inside the glass. Then, it will become purple similar to the indicator as it seems in the neutral area and turn blue. If it has a stronger base, it will become yellow like when the indicator pours into the bleach.
When the lemon and bleach mixed together, there nothing really happens because bleach has a stronger base. In the video, the lemon juice doesn’t completely resolve into the bleach.
When the vinegar and baking soda mixed together, it’s starting to release Carbon Dioxide gas which makes it create many bubbles and explode which used in one of the volcano experiment.
When the sprite and toothpaste solution pour together, there nothing really happen because it’s both weak acid and base. Once sprite and toothpaste mixed together, it creates a different color solution.