Outdoor Leadership | Reflection

OutDooR LeaDerSHiP

 

            To me, outdoor means being outside of a crowded place, released stressed and being with nature. Or another meaning is being outside the door. Since the first week until the last week of exploration there too many things going on that sometime can change your emotion. Throughout the whole exploration, I have learned to be a leader, to be outdoor, and other outdoor skill. Apart from that I also improve my drawing skill and concentration skill. I’ve drawn a lot of pictures about nature and my surrounding by doing sit and spot.

 

In the first week, we are focusing on learning and understanding outdoor leadership and other outdoor skill. I also really enjoy studying and practicing the scenario in class. I learn how to do CPR and more. After all of the hard work going on the trip is the most rewarding part of the whole exploration.

 

Kirirom Trip

 

At the third week, we went on a two-day trip to Kirirom. During the trip on the bus we all watch movie together, sing together and I have so much fun. When we arrive at our destination the view was indescribable it the most wonderful and fabulous experiences, We set up our campsite near the Heaven cliff and we also set a campfire to keep us warm too. They call that cliff The Heaven Cliff for reason, it really magical and fabulous we can see the view of the forest from above. Hornbill and other bird and animal are flying and jumping around the green and brown forest. In the evening we set up the campfire and cook our dinner. It was really hard to set the campfire because the leaf, wood, and grass are wet. After we finish our delicious meal we go around our campfire to roast a marshmallow and make smores. Unfortunately, I don’t eat marshmallows so I roast cracker instead. At night it very chilly so like to stay around the campfire to warm myself up. In the morning we wake up really early to see the sunrise it was very cold so I wrap myself up with the thin blanket. I really want to see the sunrise but it hard because of the cloud is blocking it when the sky is clear the sun is already rising. In the morning we got sliced bread and PB&J for breakfast, I roast my PB&J sandwich with the fire that we made for the morning.  I really enjoy everything about this trip but the best part about the trip is I got to learn about new species of plants and also birds. When we trek back down it was a bit easier than when we trek up. During the ride back to school I was sleeping soundly so I can’t really it.

 

Picture of me and my friends during the trip to Kirirom. We are having so much fun together.

 

Mondulkiri Trip

 

On the sixth week, we went on the trip to Mondulkiri. I take the whole day to get there. We leave our school at 8:00 and we arrive there at dinner. We set our campsite on a very beautiful green hill with the view of other hill and mountain it was really relaxing. At night we did not get to roast marshmallows but we get to make a roasted sweet potato. It was really fun but I burn myself because of touching the metal wire. The rewarding part of that is getting the delicious and delightful sweet potatoes. The morning we start trekking to the mountain nearby, we trek until arriving at that waterfall. During the trekking, we stop a lot and we also saw a lot of leeches. Our group member starts getting leech bit on their body and that when I start to scare. I cry a lot because I can’t help see those leech. It looks really scary and it sucks blood from humans body. After a long walk, we arrive at the first, we all do a pack off and eat our lunch. I jump on the slippery rock to get to the big log in the waterfall. I have a lot of scratch on my leg because I slip a lot but it was a fabulous experience. The water is really clear and it makes me happy to see my friends enjoy the waterfall and dance and sing and splash water at each other.  After we setal down we continue our trekking to another waterfall. It is bigger and more beautiful than the first one. We do sit and spot for 40 min. I spot a lot of things such as water spider, leaf and beautiful rock and vine too. After sit and spot we continue our trekking, we walk until we arrive at the peck of the mountain. Unfortunately, it raining so the bus has to come to pick us up. We all pull out our rain poncho and cover our body with it. When the car our shoes are soaking wet, when we step on the car it makes that car really messy and dirty. We rode back into the city and I was freezing cold. We have an avocado shake then we head back to our campsite. Today is pretty the same as other days we roast our leftover sweet potatoes and go to bed. In the morning, we went trekking to see the elephant. We saw a new waterfall I got to enjoy the cold and beautiful water. The best part is I got to feed the elephant. We have a very good cultural meal from our host family. When we trek back we got to eat the shave ice and delicious meal at a restaurant. In the morning, we come back to our school and I sleep again, not the whole time but most of the time.

This was a very fun trip. I learn new thing and I really enjoy spending time with my friend.

 

 

I always wanted to see the waterfall and the species of plant and animal. Throughout this trip, I get to feed the elephant, Enjoy the waterfall and saw a lot of insect and animal.  

 

In this whole experience, I learn to be a self leader and an active listener. I respect and accept my friend quest. I listen to the designated leader and I also lead myself to not scared and do what am supposed to do. When am in Mondulkiri I lead myself to do the thing that I never on before such as roasted sweet potatoes for other people. I also lead my self to fight over my fear of leeches and worms.

When we go on the trip there this one person that always makes me admired. She always on task and she respects everyone idea. She always encourages others to stay strong, she always with me when I need her.

 

In this whole experience their hardship, difficulty, and conflict. I learn to understand people well and sometimes I solve the problem and self. The new thing that I learn about myself is I can manage to keep my feeling to my self. I usually shared everything with my peer but this trip and this exploration teach me to stay strong and determine and force my self to stay calm and focus.  I really appreciate this opportunity and I’ll never forget the best moment that I have with all of my peers.

 

Exploration | World Renew Community Documentary

This year my exploration is World Renew Community Documentary. My overall view for this exploration is that this exploration is really interesting and fun but a little tired. I’ve been to four villages in Kampong Speu province. I have interviewed a lot of villagers and get more knowledge going on every day and I also have some highlight from the trip. The first one is when I and my team is trying to interview some kid and we meet a girl. After the interview, I have taught her some English and that is also a new experience for me. In the process of making this exploration come to the finish line all of us have to put a lot of effort into it. I am helping the video team to edit and writing script and taking video. The hardest part is to use the program to edit the video. It really hard for me to participate in the thing that I never know before and it a really big experience.