The second time to join ultimate frisbee in Vietnam competition is incredible. There are 21 members of the team, 10 females. The first day of arriving in Vietnam is so much harder than participate in Philippine due to their language without English translation. However, when we got our dinner during 12 o’clock was brilliant with Vietnamese noodle and Khmer Vietnamese seller of incredible welcome and serve. Even though, everyone was famished when we’re stuck because of the traffic for more than two hours between the border.
The first day of the competition was marvelous; I couldn’t stop myself from writing these incredible memories on my phone. I love the facts that my teammates are strong in collaboration, mindful, enthusiastic, and cheerful. The initial game was tough with Alpha team, one of the best team I had matched in Manila, which they beat us with the score. However, we beat ourselves and our opponent based on our effort to fight through and challenge our opponents. Which my last highlight was to have all the girls compete and boys are the cheerleaders. Girls were 100 percent pushing both sides, which I lost with a twenty minutes energetic run. Now, I am on my way to the hotel and ready for the team celebration of this first valuable day.
In 2015, I participated in Technovation, global girl technology competition, with an idea of building an app to help farmer find the market. Based on our effort, we passed to the semi-finalist. Afterward, we joined the Technovation 2016 with an intention to receive the judges’ feedbacks on our idea because we wanted to develop it into a real solution. My team name is LiGeek and the app is called ImEx, import & export. The second chance of competing with other girls, we won a national pitch and receive a price of $200 with an Ipad. However, I didn’t give up on my idea because, currently, I am working on developing the idea into a stage that solves the farmer’s issue with finding a market. As a participant in Technovation and being a coder of the team, I positively believe that girls could code. I am a suspicious person with technology, yet I got a fear in believing that girl can’t code. Also, the percent of coders in my school are boys. Thus, I decided to forsake that dream. Nevertheless, currently, I am not an advanced coder, but I believe I could code and use these skills to solve the society’s issues. Lastly, I want girls to believe in themselves and take a move in anything they like without thinking about the gender stereotypes.
On August, 17th to 20th of 2017, I was in a frisbee competition in Manilla, Philippine with other Cambodia’s representative players. My whole team was trained for a three month-course from local coaches and international frisbee players. In order to form a team, there was a selection noticed by the coach based on the person potential, effort and determination. I got selected and other five Liger girls. The team name is Yak Or. There were thousands of people with around a hundred teams. I couldn’t believe to be a participant at the age of 14 years old that would compete with those professionals and international players. The whole weekend of playing frisbee was a marvelous adventure for me in exploring how international competition is like and, most importantly, increase my utilities in playing frisbee. From this experience, I comprehend that boy and girl team were having their own technique of playing. Most of the man team are most likely to pass a far-distance for scoring. Which the girl team made a short pass and did a lot of fakes. Moreover, as a mixed team experience boy didn’t pass so much to the girl, however, unless the boy understands the girl’s ability in receiving the catch. Yet, my highlights in playing frisbee are to have a strong collaboration and most of the time you are learning from your mistakes.