Bastard – Book Review

Deciding and planning what you will be doing in class is called independent learning, and that’s what our Literacy class round 5 was about. The students were given the opportunity to choose their own novel to read, decide their own topic to write and organize their own time in class. I read a novel titled Bastard, a comic that reflects on a sentence that says it’s not too late to start over.

Title: Bastard

Author: Youngchan Hwang & Carnby Kim

Rate: 9.88 (Webtoon)

Numbers of Episode: 93 Ep

 Main Characters: 


Jin Seon

A son of a murderer (Dongsoo Seon), who’s been an accomplice in his father’s crime since he was young. 





Dongsoo Seon

A serial killer who murdered girls but also people who get in the way of achieving his goal. 





Kyun Yoon

A transfer student who’s been always on Jin’s side. She is someone who changed Jin’s life. 



Jin Seon is an ordinary high school student who’s been bullied by other high schoolers because of his one glass eye and his quiet personality. One day Jin was harmed by other high schoolers and needed to be saved immediately, because of the help from Kyun Yoon he was able to go to the hospital safely. His father, Dongsoo the CEO of G Corporation and also known as the philanthropist in the society, accidentally saw Kyun on his way to Jin’s room in the infirmary. He then was attracted to the willingness to kill Kyun while Jin started to protect her. 

Jin Seon & Dongsoo Seon: 

Since Jin was Young, he thought that his father was the one who drops Jin off the building which makes him weak and lost one of his eyes. He also thought that his father will kill him whenever he is useless to his father, because of this thought Jin was scared about telling anyone that his father is a serial killer. Moreover, will Jin be able to accept the fact that he will be put in jail for a certain amount of time because of all the crimes that he’s cooperated with his father unwillingly if he testified all the things to the police? He kept this thing to himself, the fact that his father is a murderer, and a demon is what Jin knew his father as. 

Jin Seon & Kyun Yoon: 

Kyun Yoon is Jin’s girlfriend. They met each other when Kyun helped Jin from the bully. Since Jin was young, he always had a nightmare of falling off the building but then Kyun changed his dream. Kyun is helping Jin from falling off the building and being a light that shines across the darkness. She always stays on his side and believes that even though Jin is weak but he’s not a bad person. Jin was really afraid to tell Kyun the truth because he thought that Kyun will hate him if she knows the fact that he’s been an accomplice in his father’s crimes but when the time came, Kyun knew everything but still accepted it and stay on Jin’s side because she believes that it’s not too late to start over. 

Dongsoo Seon & Kyun Yoon: 

Dongsoo has attracted to Kyun since the time he ran into her in the hospital. However, Kyun never knows about it and respects Dongsoo as her elder. Dongsoo has also asked Jin to help him getting Kyun but Jin refused. In the end, Kyun knew everything from Jin and scared of what Dongsoo is doing. 

Favorite Part:

At the very end part of the story, Jin had cleared all of the confusions he has with his dad. The one who threw him off the building wasn’t his dad, it was his mom. The reality was his dad never intend to kill him but still, he is a demon who is a serial killer. He had killed a lot of women and also Jin’s friend, Manny Kim. However, Jin has forgiven Dongsoo through the act of not killing him. 

Author Writing Style: 

The comic contains lots of new words that can be used in everyday life. Moreover, the author always leading the readers to unexpected things which make the readers curious what will happen next. 


Bastard is a thriller comic where it reflects on the relationship between a dad who’s a murderer and his son. It shows how the son got the courage to go against his father. If you like reading a thrilling or a fascinating novel, Bastard is recommended. For me, this is one of my favorite comics. 


There is a serial killer in my house!



Khmer Dance


  • ដាំ
  • ដុះ
  • ស្លឹកខ្ចី
  • ស្លឹក
  • ផ្កា
  • ផ្លែ




  • របាំក្បាច់បុរាណខ្មែរ
    1. របាំក្បាច់បុរាណខ្មែរឬ របាំព្រះរាជទ្រព្យគឺជា របាំបុរាណខ្មែរ ដែលជាទម្រង់សិល្បៈសក្ការៈ(សិល្បៈទេវៈ) មួយដែលមានវ័យចំណាស់ មកហើយនៅក្នុងចំណោមទម្រង់សិល្បៈសក្ការៈ ហើយក៏ជាទម្រង់សិល្បៈដែលមានតម្លៃពិតខាងស្មារតី និងខាងបច្ចេកទេសកំរិតខ្ពស់ក្នុងចំណោមទម្រង់សិល្បៈទស្សនីយភាពនៅកម្ពុជា។
    2. របាំក្បាច់បុរាណខ្មែរ មានតួអង្គចំនួន៤ ដែលមានដូចជា តួនាង តួនាយរោង តួយក្សនិង តួស្វា។ ប៉ុន្តែក៏នៅមាន តួអង្គបន្ទាប់បន្សំដូចជាសត្វផងដែរ។ តួអង្គក្នុង របាំបុរាណខ្មែរ គឺសម្ដែងដោយស្ត្រីទាំងអស់ លើកលែងតែតួឥសីនិង តួត្លុកប៉ុណ្ណោះដែលសម្ដែងដោយបុរស។ ប៉ុន្តែក្រោយមក តួស្វាក៏ត្រូវបានសម្ដែងដោយ បុរសដូចគ្នា។
    3. របាំក្បាច់បុរាណខ្មែរមានដូចជា៖
      1. របាំជូនពរ
      2. របាំទេពមនោរម្យ
      3. របាំអប្សរា
      4. របាំរាមលក្ម្សណ៍
      5. ជបលក្ម្សណ៍
      6. របាមុនីមេខឡា
      7. របាំសុវណ្ណមច្ឆា
      8. របាំព្រាហ្មណ៍
      9. របាំទៀន

  • របាំប្រពៃណីខ្មែរ
    1. របាំប្រពៃណីគឺជា របាំដែលស្ថិតជាប់នឹងពិធីប្រពៃណី ឬពិធីដំណរត្រកូល ដ៏យូរលង់ណាស់មកហើយរបស់ ជនជាតិខ្មែរ។ របាំប្រពៃណីខ្មែរមាន របាំចំនួន៤០ប្រភេទ។
    2. របាំប្រពៃណីខ្មែរមានដូចជា៖
      1. របាំត្រុដិ
      2. របាំត្រុដិនាងម៉េវ
      3. របាក្ងោកប៉ៃលិន
      4. របាំបក់ស្រូវ
      5. របាំក្ងោកពោធិសាត់
      6. របាំបេះក្រវ៉ាញ
      7. របាំសែនភ្លយ
      8. របាំស្នែងទន្សោង
      9. របាំព័ទ្ធរ៉ុង
      10. របាំភ្លយសយ
      11. របាំកន្តែរ៉ែ
      12. របាំច្រម
      13. របាំវាយក្រាប់
      14. របាំអន្ទង់ហែន
      15. របាំគោះត្រឡោក
      16. របាំគោះអង្រែ
      17. របាំតូណែទីន
      18. កាប់ក្របីផឹកស្រា
      19. របាំវង់ភូមិថ្មី
      20. របាំគែន
      21. វាយគួយ
      22. ចាក់គ្រើល
      23. ត្បាល់កាប់
      24. អារក្ខចាម
      25. របាំស្នា
      26. របាំនេសាទ
      27. របាំកង្កែប
      28. អាពាហ៍ពិពាហ៍បក្សី
      29. របាំស្ករត្នោត
      30. របាំក្អម
      31. របាំបរគោ
      32. របាំច្រូតស្រូវ
      33. របាំបិកលក្ខណ៍
      34. របាំកន្សែងស្នេហ៍
      35. របាំចាក់អង្ក្រង
      36. របាំឆៃយ៉ាំ
      37. របាំដាល់អំបុក
      38. របាំស្គរ
      39. របាំគងសួយ
      40. របាំគងស្មៀង

  • របាំប្រជាប្រិយខ្មែរ
    1. របាំដែលមានការនិយមជាទូទៅ ក្នុងប្រទេស កម្ពុជា។ 
    2. របាំប្រជាប្រិយខ្មែរ៖
      1. រាំរង្ស
      2. រាំក្បាច់
      3. សារ៉ាវ៉ាន់
      4. ឡាំលាវ
      5. ចូកកំពឹស
      6. តាលុង
      7. កន្ត្រឹម
      8. រាំប្រឺន


នេះគឺជា ធ្នើបង្វិលតូចមួយដែល អ្នកអាចយកធ្វើជាប្រដាប់ប្រដារលេងបាន។ អ្នកអាចផ្លាស់ប្ដូរទំហំនៃធ្នើបានដូចគ្នា។ ប៉ុន្តែ អ្នកគួរដឹងពីរបៀប ដែលយើងត្រូវធ្វើវាជាមុនសិន។ ខាងក្រោមនេះ គឺជា របៀបនិងឧបករណ៍ត្រូវការ។


This is a mini wheeler, you can use it as a toy. You could change the size and everything but make sure you understand how it is created first!! Below are the steps and materials that you need! Be excited, enjoy!

Above is the introduction to the Instructables Craft, The Wheeler, posted by my team in the exploration called STEMgineering. This small engineering project (The Wheeler) and many other project articles that were written by the students in this exploration are meant to bring Cambodian student’s interest in learning STEM. Besides posting the articles in Instructables Craft, we’ve also gone to 2 different government schools to present and teach them about these projects. It was my first time being able to show what I’ve learned with the government school students and that was an amazing experience for me. Other than creating this wheeler and working with government school students, we also learned a lot of things from this exploration such as the six simple machines and different types of engineers. This is the link to the Instructables website. 

How to be Happy When You Can’t Use Your Devices

Being controlled by parents about using technology devices is one of the hardest things for teenagers. Every day, we play games like Fortnite, Rules of Survival, Minecraft, Candy Crush and more. We use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok daily. 45% of 2,750 teenagers that were surveyed, admitted bringing their mobiles to bed, according to the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). Isn’t that crazy about how people addicted to their technology devices? 

Well, in the past my parents have stopped me from using technology devices for three days because of the harmful screens that hurt my eyes. Have you ever imagine what it feels like to have your phone, computer, and even television away from you? I felt like I was trapped in a room with no electricity and internet which was really monotonous. That is what I’ve faced and because of that, now I’m going to help you overcome that problem by finding happiness without technology.


Since you were born until now, I believe that you have at least daydreamed once. Can you recall what it feels like to daydream? From what I remember, from the last time that I fantasized was that I felt peaceful and pleased. As stated by the Psychologies magazine, “Like playing a film in our heads, daydreams can change our mood, they can relax or entertain us”. This shows that daydreaming can bring contentment to our mood. Therefore, why don’t you use this difficult time to enter a reverie about something that you enjoy, something that would make you satisfied? 

Doing daydreaming can somehow divert you from the problem you’re facing. Now, let’s use a situation as an example. In our case, let’s say your parents stop you from using devices for a day. You don’t know what to do. So, you use that time to daydream about getting rich, for example. You first started by dreaming about becoming a billionaire, after that you continue to dream about what you want to do in that case. You then get satisfied with what you’re thinking, so you want to keep going on with what you are imagining. By doing that you will forget about the terrible time you’re facing. This is how daydreaming help you to find happiness without technology. 

Now, to daydream peacefully, you might want to find somewhere that is comfortable. One of the places that I recommend you is your bedroom because you might want to fantasize for a long time and no one is there to irritate you. After finding your place, you can start creating your own story and adventure, creating the world that you want to live in and the memory you want to have. Also, after daydreaming for a long time, you might fall asleep which is good because it can reduce the amount of your difficult time by being asleep. By doing this I hope that you will feel peaceful and please just like I did. 


Beside fantasizing, you can also do something else like reading a book. Perusing a book can benefit you in a lot of different ways such as gain more knowledge, improve your reading skill, not only distract you from your day without technology. However, you need to choose the right book to focus on because if you can’t concentrate on that book, you might feel boring. Which is not what you want? Plus, you can imagine yourself as the character in the book. Isn’t it sound exciting? 


Everyone has their own hobbies. For example, I like dancing, learning and solving cubic puzzles, learning and playing musical instruments and more. Doing all these kinds of stuff, make me happy. Therefore, if you don’t want to read or daydream, you can do other things that you like. The author of “How Hobbies Make You Happier and Healthier” in the Life & Health Network has stated that one study showed that people who engage in hobbies enjoy better moods, feel more interested, and have less stress and lower heart rates. This means enjoying our hobby can make us feel pleasurable. Who knows if your hobby is playing guitar and you use that hard time to play guitar, you might also improve your skill in that category. 


After doing these kinds of things, having a reflection on those activities would help a lot whether you find those action delightful. These are some questions to guide you to do this reflection. Did you find those activities satisfying? Were you thinking of a phone, a computer or even other technology devices while doing these activities? If yes, why? Which activities do you like the most and why? Finally, I hope that you will find at least one of these activities gratifying. Remember if you can’t use technology devices, you can either daydreaming, reading or engaging in pastimes. 



Summer Watermelon

Photoshop CC has many different features that allow us to explore and express our creative ideas. During my independent learning hours in Technology & Multimedia class, I’ve searched in google about different photoshop project ideas and I saw many cool pieces of work. However,  I was attracted to this amazing type of effect that inspired me to do this project which is face slice. I then looked up on Youtube for a tutorial about this effect and run into this cool video from Photoshop Tutorials l Photo effects. After watching the video, I tried practicing this skill with one of my friend’s pictures. 

And this is the result that I got from my first try. I then wanted to push myself harder by thinking of a more creative idea. I search up on google about different objects that can be sliced like vegetables. The pumpkin caught my attention. I tried using this skill with a picture of a pumpkin from the internet but then I failed. The idea wasn’t as good as I think. I changed my idea to a new object and this time it was a watermelon. I attempt to create an innovative image of a watermelon that was inspired by this picture.

And now this is the result that I get, a summer watermelon that worth my hard work and time. 

This wonderful project that I’ve done has taught me many different things like cutting images using shapes, grouping them together and importantly patience. Finally, I hope to apply this effect to my future works and learn more types of skills. 

Secret Messages

Trinket is one of the websites that my teacher uses to give code projects to students. One of the projects that I’ve done this round in Technology & Multimedia class is Secret Messages in Trinket. This is the project where you write code that will let the program converts the messages into secret messages that can be translated back later using key number. For example, “olssv” is the secret message of “hello” that was encrypted using key number 7. This is the link to the Secret Messages project lesson. Below are some screenshots of my work.

These links are the works that I’ve done. Friendship Score project is one of the challenges that they give from the Secret Messages project. 

Encrypting Message:

Decrypting Message:

Friendship Score:

Khmer Land That Was Lost to Vietnam

Before Cambodia was a very big country but from time to time, some of the country’s lands were lost to neighboring countries which make it become smaller and smaller. This is a topic that every Cambodian should know. Therefore, we’re having a lesson about Cambodian land in Khmer class. Below is the link to the pdf that I and my group have made about Khmer land that was lost to Vietnam. If you want to see the pdf please copy the link and paste it in your search bar. 


Binary Coded Decimal

We can learn a lot of different things in Math class and this round, one of our lessons is about binary coded decimal. The binary number is a number system where it uses only two symbols which are 0 and 1 to express something. A binary coded decimal is a binary system where it converts numbers into binary. For example, number 18 can be written as 00010010 in the binary number. You can use the picture above to learn how binary coded decimal work. Each column of a binary row has its own value. The first column equals to 1, the second column equals to 2, the third column equals to 4 and it continues on and on. If you put number 1 in any column, you will have the value of that column. For example, if I put number 1 in the third column and I put 0 in the leftover columns, my number is 4. You can try this on your own with a different number. 

Rock Candy Experiment


  1. Get a half-full jar of hot water
  2. Add as much sugar to the water
  3. Mix them well together
  4. Add food coloring and then stir them (Optional)
  5. Put a stick into the jar or tight a string to a stick and put it into the jar
  6. Wait until it forms crystals

To make rock candy, we need to add more sugar than the water can dissolve at room temperature. Because temperature affects the dissolving process. The higher the temperature is, the more solute can dissolve in the solvent. In this case, we need a greater salute so that the solvent can’t dissolve more solute, to create a saturated solution. As the saturated solution started to cool down, it becomes a supersaturated solution which the solution contains more solute than what the solvent can dissolve. A supersaturated solution is unstable and the sugar will come out of the solution to form a crystal in which a process called precipitation. The other process is called evaporation in which the water evaporates that will make the solution more saturated. When the solution becomes more and more saturated, the sugar will come out of the solution to form a crystal. We put the string or the stick to provide a surface for the crystal to form.


Grammar is important in every language. Therefore, we’re having Khmer grammar lessons in this class. In this lesson, a grammar topic is assigned to a student. The students needed to research their topic and present it to the class. I was researching and presenting about conjunction. In general, I think that this project is really fun and it includes a lot of communication. But it needs a lot of efforts and participation. Below is my slide presentation.