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Volume 7 Issue 72

January 2010

The Fabulous Moment of Summer Festival

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ummer festival, which was celebrated on the 26th of December, 2009 at ZIS (Zaman International School) gave us something special and interesting to view. Summer festival has just been celebrated f o r t h r e e y e a r s . H o w e v e r, everything went smoothly. Also, it gave all the female students a chance to enjoy an event together. For me, this is just my fist year at ZIS, which also means that it was my first time at this ceremony. After I arrived my feeling changed. I knew lots of people there. What do you do there? We have special events like dancing, singing, selling food, a lucky draw, eating and playing games. At this the third celebration of the summer festival at ZIS, I noticed that we had many different activities, but unfortunately before the party started we first had to set up and arrange our equipment. To do this, most of the students and I had arrived at the school by 7 am. We all looked very happy as we got ready to share with others what ZAMAN NEWSPAPER Zaman, Publisher, YaseminTutumlu, Editor-in Chief HS Kudret Dogan, Editor-in Chief PS Gurkan Cil, Editor at Large

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we had practiced for. The time passed very quickly. Then we heard it was nearly 9 o’clock, which made all of us more in a hurry and feel so enthusiastic. The first activity started. Students from 11E class went up on the stage. Suddenly, they were surrounded by all the

students there including me. During the loud music that followed we enjoyed a Khmer song. That was fantastic. After that, the second activity began. Does anyone know what that was? It was the lucky draw that all people there, even our teachers, were waiting for. There

were many presents such as teddy bears, flash memory, mp3 player, bicycle and the top present was a laptop. The first selection called out about 6 or 7 numbers. The lucky people that won a gift from the lucky draw were from 7E, 8F and 9F.

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Next, Achara from the first lucky class walked across the middle of the stage while the music was playing. Again, what would she do, we all wondered? Suddenly, ahh… she was singing a happy song in Turkish. We listened to it in a good mood and we couldn’t believe it was the same song we had listened to before. Time passed in a flash, and the lucky draw started. This time a gift was given to our Turkish teacher, Mrs Kadriye, and some more gifts were given to teachers from other classes. One third of the students were looking down at their own lucky draw number, hoping and waiting for a teacher to call out the number. But still most of them continued to wait.

"Sing a song as a couple in English" had arrived. Who were they? The most delightful class from 10E. The first line of the song was "Saw you from a distance, saw you from the stage’’ Can you guess what the title is? That song was sung by the two fabulous voices of Visoth and Cheata. Following that was a pop dance by the dancing group that had already shown their special ability. It was so amazing and I liked what they performed because they danced to a Korean song without any coaching from the teachers. They had made up their own group and practiced it by themselves and the result was perfect. They have talent. The

third section of the lucky draw came up. The winning of the big gift had nearly arrived. This time the mp3 player went to somebody from 10E class, the flash was won by someone from 8E class and more teddy bears had been presented to members of the wonderful classes of 11F and 12E. What time was it by then? Oh, it was about 10 o’clock in the morning. Now it was time to play games. There were many games such as, bungee jumping on the basketball field, pulling the rope in the football field, balloon shooting, which was across from w a te r j u m p i n g , a to m a to e s dance, bag jumping, and face painting that was prepared and

applied by the ladies from 10F. In the meantime, a third activity was going on in a large area reserved for selling refreshments. The food smelled yummy with the aroma of sushi, hotdogs, noodles…. Those delicious foods were made by the 7E class. Lastly, an interesting group from 12F also showed their splendid abilities. Were they singing or dancing or what? Ye s , o f c o u r s e , t h e y w e r e dancing as a group of five people while singing a Turkish song. Nice, lovely, charming, perfect describes it. Also, the last part of the lucky draw with the big present was coming up. Everybody stood all around the stage holding their number and waiting for the big gift to be given away. Number after number had been called already in the previous draws. There were just two more gifts at the end, the bicycle and laptop. Who could get those? Woo hoo, the bicycle soon belonged to someone from 8E and the laptop went to a student from 9E. Taking everything into consideration, this was a most pleasurable occasion for all Zaman’s students and it was held with excitement, fun and warmth. Hopefully, I’d like to enjoy this kind of wonderful event again soon in the future. Written by: Kanitha Chheang 9911 10E


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Cambodian Students at Turkish Universities As you know, some of the students who graduated from Zaman High School are now studying in a Turkish university. We are curious about how their study in Turkey is going. Are they glad to living there? Have they gotten used to Turkish food and the Turkish people or are they suffering the difficulties of being a foreigner in Turkey, etc. Moreover, maybe sometimes you are thinking this to yourself ‘’If I was studying in a foreign country, how would I feel?’’. Accordingly, we asked some of these questions for you of the Zaman graduates who are studying in Turkey. Lyheang Tep, a graduate student from Zaman International School in 2008. 1.How many years you have been in Turkey? Lyheang: I have been in Turkey for about 2 years. 2.What do you think about Turkey and the Turkish people? Lyheang: The Turkish people are friendly and kind. They show much warmth and welcome guests. 3.In which university are you studying? Lyheang: I am studying in Fatih University. 4.What is the most interesting thing about Turkey or the Turkish people? Lyheang: Turkey has really impressive history, literature, art, and philosophy. For example, the interesting history of the Sultan Ahmet mosque and also Olympus, a very ancient city in nearby Antalya, on the Meditteranean coast of Anatolia which I got a chance to visit last year. Its history and site are fascinating. 5. Which city in Turkey are you living in? Lyheang: I am living in Istanbul city. 6. How many Cambodian students are presently studying in your university? Lyheang: There are 3 Cambodian students studying in my university right now. 7. Are you glad to be studying with your university teachers? Lyheang: They are kind. They always help when I have

problems with lessons. 8. Which field are you studying in? Lyheang: I am studying in the International Relations department. 9.Where do you stay, in a house

or dormitory? Lyheang: I stay in a dormitory. 10. Was it easy to get used to the the Turkish food and weather? Lyheang: When I first came to Turkey it was not so easy for me to adapt to the food because

Cambodian cuisine and Turkish cuisine are different. But after some time I could eat most Turkish food and I find it delicious. The weather in Istanbul is fine.

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It is not so cold in winter and during spring Istanbul is even more beautiful with the view of tulips. 11. How about your Turkish friends in university? Lyheang: They are friendly. They are very curious about Cambodia and I am happy to explain my own culture to them. 12. Do you like your school, friends and teachers? Lyheang: Yes, I like them. 13. If we compare the two cultures, what do you think of Turkish culture? Lyheang: Every culture has its own unique things. I am glad to understand and learn more new things with the respect for the inspiring Turkish culture. It is a fact that we don’t share many similarities in both cultures (Cambodian and Turkish) and even sharing in relations. As far as I notice, one cannot see Cambodia’s flag easily in Turkey

and vice versa because each country’s flag is not so popularly shown up in the other. I hope we could share more relations and let people of both countries get to know each other even more. *** My name is Chansolyka Tep, I'm a 2008 graduate student from ZAMAN International School. Right now I'm studying at FATIH University in Turkey as a second year student in Environmental Engineering. There are 3 Cambodian students in my university. One is now doing his masters and another one came at the same time as me. I've been here a year and a half now. I'm staying in Istanbul (Istanbul is historically also known as Byzantium and Constantinople), it is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city in the world. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural

and financial center of Turkey. While I am getting my education here, I stay at d o r m i t o r y. I feel comfortable here, because most of the things are done for you. I have plenty of time to study but dormitory is also a social center which means, no matter how much time you have still it's not enough to study if you are a very social person. That's been my experience. Going back to the beginning of my stay in Turkey, it was a bit hard with most of the things, such as transportation, food, weather, and especially the language. I was a bit sad that I didn't learn enough Turkish while in high school but it wasn't that big a bother since I had friends around me. As the time passed by I have slowly adapted with the conditions quite well. I can eat almost every kind of Turkish food and desert as well as some kinds of drinks like Ayran (a mixture of yogurt with water and salt and then shaken). Sometimes I think of it as a yogurt shake. The weather here is quite interesting, very changeable from time to time. I could not get used to it at first and I also got sick frequently. And now I have no problems with the weather any more. It was just a matter of time before I got accustomed to it and I can adapt easily. I really enjoy the life here and my education at my university. I have met nice people here. My

professors are kind to me as are my Turkish friends. They are helpful and very understanding of my situation and I'm glad to be with them. Everyone I met at my university, professors, Turkish friends, foreigner friends, their smiles are warm enough to make me feel safe. I'm not just studying while I'm here, I'm also traveling to other cities in Turkey. These trips have revealed many interesting facts about Turkey and its people to me. Turkish Culture and its history is the most interesting subject. People are nice, friendly, helpful, and they are great hosts. I stayed with Turkish families during my visits, and I found it very comfortable to be with them and felt their warmth and kindness, I even sometimes felt like I was at home. Talking about their culture, there are a lot of things to say, as every culture in the world has their own uniqueness, so does Turkish culture. Cambodian culture is completely different from Turkish. Cuisine, for example is one difference. At first I had difficulty eating, because Khmer food is totally different from here, so I have spent a bit of time getting used to the new taste. To me, when talking about Turkish culture the first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. Why food? Because as you travel to different parts of Turkey you will find different tastes and looks and each city is famous for this. For instance if you are mention baklavar, you meant to say Gaziantep (a city famous for baklava). Chansolyka Tep


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Zaman Restaurant

sat at the desk thinking what to write in this issue.”Should I write about the Kite Festival” or “How about the ongoing table tennis tournament?”These are very important activities as the students spend some very precious time with their parents and friends to learn how to fly a kite or serve the b e s t . M o r e o v e r, t h e s e activities will be unforgettable memories for the participants. However, on second thoughts, I made up my mind elaborating upon introducing the gardeners of Paradise-like garden called Zaman, stars of Za m a n u n i ve rs e , ro o t s o f Zaman tree, lamp posts of Zaman street, clouds of Zaman sky or cooks of Zaman re sta u ra nt . Ye s , a l l t h e s e similes allude to the teachers and staff as you have guessed. In order to organize an event, first the teachers do brainstorming of what activity to hold and when , where , how to carry out this event. After the teachers come up with some ideas, they're sent to Mr.Amilin or Mr Samnang , our hard

working and talented IT personnel, to be put into nice design and you see them as posters around the school. Indeed, these posters are printed and posted by the staff, too. Besides, they make the p u p i l s ’ k i te s , f i x t h e m o r decorate them. We see some security guards as goal keepers or some technicians ping pong trainers. If they can not give any favor whatsoever, they cheer the participants, encourage them to do much better or stand by them anywhere anytime. Oh, beloved student and revered parent! Whenever you see an activity taking place at the school, know that a lot of hard work and efforts have been put into it , which makes it v e r y va l u a b l e a n d m u c h appreciated. Examples? Take Solidarity, Food, Kite Festivals. How wonderful being a customer in this restaurant is! How flattering being a director, cook, waiter/waitress a n d o t h e r staff fo r t h e s e customers is! Long live Zaman family!!! Editor

months of November and December are good seasons of winds, most Khmer people say; "most suited to fly kites that will soar up in the sky". According to history and origin, no one knows exactly who flew the first kites or where they were first created, but historians believed that kites developed almost simultaneously and independently in both China and Malaysia approximately 3000 years ago. Thousands of years may have passed, but the spirit of kite flying is still flaming in the hearts of all people all over the world. Kites come in all sizes, colors, and designs. Some can be homemade or can be bought somewhere or from a kite vendor. But have you ever wondered how kites fly? Well, let me share the idea to you: The lifting force of all kites is produced by deflecting the air d o w n w a rd , t h e re s u l t i n g change in momentum producing an upward force. The reason for this is that the air traveling over the top of the curved surface of the kite is g o i n g fa s t e r t h a n t h e a i r passing underneath. Fastmoving air creates less pressure; this means there is t’s worth a try!” was the their first successful Kite more pressure underneath the most motivating quote for Festival that was held on kite, and this helps to force it the Zaman family during D e c e m b e r 2 6 , 2 0 0 9 . T h e upwards. Think of the kite as a sail boat, that catches the air. The air tries to push the kite along like the sail boat. But the string the flyer holds keeps the kite tethered. Since the kite cannot go with the wind flow and the kite is tilted so that the air is deflected downward, the kite has nowhere to go but up. Both the lift-to-drag ratio and the stability of the kite are functions of the length of cable. The more cable released, the more drag created. Being in the “real scene” of

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kite flying gives the participants the different bang. More excitement will grow if they fly the kites themselves. To give it a shot; the Zaman family flew their kites on one windy Saturday afternoon. Though the sun’s heat was blazing, it did not stop the curious kids, teachers, and even parents to fly their colorful kites. They all boarded three big buses to the venue, Olympic Stadium. They left school at around 2:30 and arrived at the stadium for few minutes. The buses headed towards the small field near the stadium. Just as the students stepped off from their buses, they all ran inside the area and started to set up their kites. Some kids just couldn’t wait to maneuver their kites up to the skies. Everybody was in glee. They were all having a good time. A f t e r a n h o u r o r m o re , students were told to go to a higher surface, an area beside the stadium; where there was better wind and a great space for flying kites, too. Some students had a race of whose kite would fly the highest. Some were just enjoying the event. Evidently, the whole Zaman family enjoyed the kite flying. They all wanted to join the next one. The event lasted for hours. Some students didn’t want to go home anymore. They wanted to stay longer. But the time was over. So, they got no choice but to leave. Before going back to school at around 4:30, a group pictorial was set. All participants posed for a remembrance of that historical day. “We want to do it again!” the students voiced out!!! The first try is always the best. Zaman family did the first try in a great and remarkable way. Good work to all!!! Prepared by: 1-A


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Quiz Bee

My Kite Festival Experience I was so happy during the Kite By: Pheanukchan Mean 5-B festival. At school there were lots of students and teachers waiting for the bus to go to the Olympic Stadium where we held the festival. We all had our kites and we happily flew them. I never thought I could fly one. Teachers also flew their kites, too. I thought only boys could play but girls did, too. Some were eating foods and playing other sports. I wish I could have another chance to join kite festival again. It was really fun and exciting!

Grade 2 Spelling Competition

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he Grades 2 A, B and C had a spelling competition on the 20th of January. It was a healthy and a positive competition among the three classes. The aim of the competition was to have a good and beneficial outcome; to instill in every students mind that competition is fun and exciting!

winners were Sophea Sok of 2A, winning the first prize with a score of 192, followed by Sanita Dy of 2-B with a score of 190 and Sokheng Ang of 2-C with a score of 189. The competition was full of fun and excitement for students as well as for the teachers.

The competition took place C o n g ra t u l a t i o n s t o t h e at the Cinema room at 10:00 in winners! the morning. There were 9 students competing individu- Prepared by: 2-C ally, 3 from each class. The

Smart Bees Turkish. Then we prepared 6 colored ribbons. (Orange, Blue, Green, Red, Pink and Yellow). Next, we assigned all students from class 4A, 4B and 4C in which set to play by giving one colored ribbon to each. Since we have almost 90 students in all, we asked the questions by

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here was nothing quite as worthwhile as improving their knowledge while they were h av i n g f u n . A s t h ey we re playing, they found that they were not just being tested on their knowledge but they were gaining valuable information about interesting facts as well. Also, the varying expressions of the smiley faces made the game more intriguing and entertaining. Last January 15, 2010 the Grade 4 Quiz Bee Competition took place at the Conference Hall. Ultimately, 90 students

were sent. Out of the 90 smart students, we came up with 5 lucky winners and they are as follows : 1st PlacerBenerdy Sok (4C) 2nd PlacerPanhabots Narin (4C) 3rd PlacerVitou Vathna (4A) 4th Placer Sithiktiya Chey (4A) 5th PlacerSokhun Van (4C) These are the procedures of our Quiz Bee Competition: First, we prepared 60 questions covered from English, Math, Science and

set. In every set, there were 15 students playing. The tables below show the color of ribbons and the number of students who played:

First set Orange ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

Second set Blue ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

Third set Green ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

Fourth set Red ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

Fifth set Pink ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

Sixth set Yellow ribbon

4A 5 students

4B 5 students

4C 5 students

Total 15 students

In each set of the game, there were 15 contestants. But there was only 1 winner in each set. After playing all the sets, we came up with 5 winners (supposedly 6 but unluckily we didn’t have winner for the 4th set). These 5 students received the same prize each. Then we had our final set, those winners from 1-6 sets played again for the final round

till we came up with the Grand Winner. Quiz Bee Competition was really a great game for the students, and you would agree that it became challenging and fun once you started playing it. Have fun with knowledge! Prepared by: Grade 4 teachers


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Year-end Party Seasoned With Resolutions

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n 31st of December, when the clock struck 1:00pm that we couldn’t help but jump because it was party time! ‘). We d re s s e d u p o u r p a r t y clothes and helped each other decorate the classroom. We divided ourselves in different groups to decorate. Some pumped air onto the balloon, others tied and the rest tidied the class and arranged the chairs and tables. Then we invited our Turkish teacher, Mrs. Guler Erken , and had a mini show in the class. After the singing and dancing, we exchanged presents. Opening gifts is always delightful and thrilling. Then we had our great f u n w i t h g a m e s l i ke b a l l blowing race and balloon hopping. Using up energies was replenished after we had eaten delicious foods. For almost 3 yrs of studying here in Zaman, I’d say this has been one of my best years and I hope to have more great memories for this new year. Rosa Nhim Khemara-6-A

Now I can say that I have grown physically and maturely enough to have been able to do most of the things for myself. I am proud of myself knowing that I have learned a lot these days than before and that I’m a fast learner now. At times I make mistakes but I’m glad to know that I have learned from it and that I have b e e n a b l e to s o l ve t h o s e problems. This year 2010 came so fast we even can’t feel it. Now I made myself a resolution that I will do and make achievements not to be given material recognition from my parents or school but for them

to be proud of me and for me to instructions and do my tasks to prove to myself that I can do it give myself more room for with motivation and confi- improvements. dence. Sethypong Nara-6-A Sevvalnur Kokten-6-A

For the whole year of 2009 I was happy with myself because I had improved in so many ways. My mum even gave me a big surprise on my birthday. I w i l l s t u d y h a r d e r, fo l l o w

KITE FESTIVAL I n e a c h p e rs o n t h e re i s always that wanting of winning. Just like in our “ Kite Flying Festival “, we all were

aiming to have the highest flown kites. And I have learned the fact that we were very much wanting for the wind to be strong , was, in the same way similar to our unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Kim Roza Taing-6-A


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New Year Party

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n the 30th of January, Wednesday, the 5-B class had their New Year’s Party. Before it started, everyone was excited, happy and curious about their presents. The party began with a cheerful dance from selected students. They showcased their talents, showed what they had got! There were games played and winners were given prizes. The highlight of the party was the Exchange

of Presents which everybody was delighted of what they re c e i ve d . A l t h o u g h s o m e presents were not that extravagant, it was the thought that counted anyway. After that, foods were served and everyone was happy with cakes and some sweets. The party ended with smiles on each of their young faces glinted with hope and determination to face the New Year to come. Prepared by: 5-B

ADIEU, 2009!

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n the 31st of December, 2009, 5-C class was very excited as it was a special day on which the students prepared a party fo r t h e i r c l a s s m a t e s a n d teachers. We studied hard, did our assignments, succeeded in our exams, pleased our parents and teachers, learned a lot, helped each other, got on well with all the students at ZIS. Therefore, we deserved a party. I and Socheata emceed. There were songs, dances, some games , gift exchange and lucky draw in celebration. Each student was happy to join one activity as either singer/ dancer or competitor. The banana competition was very fun because three

students from Window, Middle and Wall Groups were trying to devour the banana on their desk. Mony was the champion in this competition. Some of the boys danced to the song “Sorry Sorry” by Super Junior and Dancing Shoes. The audience danced to the rhythm of the music, too. Way to go, folks! After lots of activities we had as 5-C bees, we experienced and enjoyed a farewell party that was contributed by each and every student of the class. Let me thank all the participants from the bottoms of my heart. Hope to see all of you in the farewell party of 2010, too. Best wishes! Prepared by: Srey Tep 5-C

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B class welcomed 2010 with much fun and excitement. On December 31, 2009, we had our New Year party and it was done in our classroom. There were balloons hanged all around, there were lots of presents in the center table and different kinds of foods. We were all very excited. We started our party with a short presentation. All of us sang our favorite song entitled “Thank you for the Music”. We also played parlor games like, news paper dance, statue dance and raffle draws. Winners from the

parlor games and raffle draws received beautiful prizes from our teacher. After the games we started the exchange of presents which was the most awaited part of the party. As we all had exchanged our gifts, everyone opened it with excitement. We were very happy and thanked our friends for the presents. At 10:00am we ate the foods served on the table. After eating we all together popped the hanging balloons as we joyfully welcomed 2010! Prepared b y: Muyou Sok 3-B

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anuary 9, 2010 last week, I went to Sovanna Shopping Centre with my classmates and teachers. I rode the school bus because it was a class activity. It took place from 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. When we went there two of my classmates were waiting for us at Sovanna. First, we played games in Carnival Land like; basketball, pick-up toy, table hockey and …etc., When my classmates and teachers said it was time to go and they had already gone out from Carnival Land. I looked at my pocket, and there were two more coins

but it was too late to play more! Next, we wanted to eat s o m e t h i n g fo r l u n c h l i ke chicken, coca, French fries, and hamburger in BB World. Then, one of my classmates still had extra money to buy something. My classmate found a perfect doll in a toy shop and she said, “I like it but it is too expensive!” Finally, it was time to go home. It was really full of fun! I like shopping the best. I can’t wait for another class activity next week! Prepared by: Chanbopear Peng 3-A


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ast year 31 December, the second graders celebrated their Year End Party, held at the school’s conference room. That day the respected home-room teachers prepared lots of games and prizes, we really felt the joy and happiness in our pupils’ eyes, for it was their time to meet with other pupils of their year level. After games we went to our own classrooms and had our exchanging of gifts. This part all of them were very excited to exchange their gifts to the person that

t h e y h a d p i c ke d a n d t h e content or what was inside the gift that they would be receiving as they were exchanging their gifts .They sang the traditional song for exchanging of gifts, the song that I taught them was “I love my Manita”. As expected, all were contented and happy to give and receive their gifts. That’s the spirit!!! The purpose of this activity was to end and welcome the New Year with joy and spirit of sharing and that was what we did. Now let’s see two of my pupils

writing relating to their experience during that day. During our year end party I and my classmates were very happy and excited, we played a lot of games and I joined the games that teacher Jasmin and other teachers prepared. I played game and exchanged gift, too. Prepared by: Sannita Dy 2-B

1-A Carnival Land Expedition!!! Hooray!!! games, they still tried their best to be “in” with those technologies. Fortunately, they were able to play some of them. Some of them still had a handful of tokens in their pockets, which they didn’t want to use. They wanted to bring them home as remembrance. The boys enjoyed a lot while the girls only chose the games that they wanted. Within 30 minutes, we decided to leave to have our brunch.

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-A kids really love to have fun outside the school. They are always excited that they always come an hour/hours before the activity time. I sometimes wonder how young kids get u s e d t o b e “e a r l y b i r d s ” thinking that kids their age love to sleep. Hmmmm.. Maybe it’s their happiness and excitement that won’t put them to sleep. :-)

chicken, and chicken nuggets. The kids were hungry that they were all restless. One of the students, Lara came late. She wasn’t able to have brunch with us. We all enjoyed our food. At 11:30, we went back to school.

That day was indeed great for my kids!!! Childhood days are always the best days of our lives. That ’s why, I always wanted to share happy and unforgettable memories with my kids that they will surely We planned to eat at BB treasure throughout their lives. January 16, 2010. Twelve kids World because my kids were joined. They were in school craving for hamburger, fried Prepared by: 1-A uniforms for identity and security reasons. Hyperactive kids like them can be sometimes hard to manage especially when they start to charge up their energy. Some can’t just stay in one place. That ’s why; being in their uniforms makes it easy for us to keep our eyes on them.

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n Saturday January, 9 we went to the Royal Palace. On our way to t h e p a l a c e c h i l d re n we re

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guide. He started explaining us a l i t t l e a b o u t h i s t o r y o f Prepared by: 2-A Ca m bodi a . Th en he to l d us

Visiting Parents’ House

aturdays at Zaman International School are when we spend with joy and fun. After a whole week of h a r d s t u d i e s w e w a i t fo r Saturdays without patience. B e ca u s e p u p i l s a n d t h e i r teachers go outside the school and spend the whole day p l ay i n g , s i n g i n g o r g o i n g sightseeing. But we sometimes g o to v i s i t o u r re s p e c te d parents at their houses, as well. We go there to speak about school and their children so that we can get to know each other even better. We drink tea or coffee and always we have a great and pleasant time. We show to everybody that teachers and parents at ZIS as a one big family. We care about our children and we want them to reach the top with Zaman. Prepared by: 2-A

singing songs and they were very excited. We arrived there at 9.30am, bought the tickets and hired an English speaking

when the palace was built and who was living in it. Pupils were very curious. They were asking a lot of questions to the guide. And he always tried to answer them. The most interesting question was when one of the pupils asked “Ok, here lives the king but where is the queen?” The guide explained that the king is still single and when he gets married, here will also live a queen. At the end of our trip students were of course tired but they were also very pleased. They knew a lot of interesting things but the most important one they visited as one of the famous places was The Royal Palace. The Palace is a very beautiful place. And if you haven’t been there yet, we recommend you to visit it ASAP.


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Kindergarten Family Day Out In Cambodian Country Club

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t all started like any other day. We, the Kindergarten Teachers were discussing about school activities that had to be done in upcoming days. So, we thought of something different, an activity that would be remembered and cherished both by our students and their parents. Then we came up with an idea, we planned to have a family day out. After the exchange of ideas for the details of the said activity, we all decided and chose to go to Cambodian Country Club (CCC), for we believed that this would be something that could bond us all together – parents, students and teachers as family. A family day out, what a special time that has come to be! It does not have to be anything elaborate, or even a costly day. The most important thing is the time that we’ve spent together, time that our kindergarten students will never forget as they grow. It was the 19th of December last year, time to finally go and perform the much-awaited plan. The anticipation of our arrival at the CCC loomed within all of our bellies. We w e r e g e t t i n g c l o s e r. T h e excitement grew. All the kids and even their families couldn’t wait to get off the bus. Upon reaching our destination, we were all in awe because of the beautiful sight and wonderful ambience that we were in, the excitement in kids could be seen in their cute little eye s . Eve r y b o d y wa l ke d around, enjoying the scenario, taking pictures and went in search of the different places in CCC. What a beautiful sight it is! And of course, who can resist the tempting cool blue water in the swimming pool? The kids definitely cannot, that’s why

they quickly changed to their swimming suites and jumped into the water. They had lots of fun, and were able to experience playing with other kids. Soon it was time for lunch. Everybody was all hungry and thirsty. Time to enjoy the buffet lunch that had been prepared to us by our host. The meal was a delightful one, there were lots of foods to choose from – meat, pasta, vegetables, fruit, and other sweat treats. A sumptuous meal that satisfied the palate of everyone in our group. Next it was on to do art activities and play some games. The CCC staff prepared a lot of enjoyable games for our kids such as jumping game, hide and seek, stop dance, and leak kon seing – a traditional Khmer game. There were two students who won the games namely Noraksing Neath, and Sokunvisoth Sam, they were so happy because they got a lot of candy from the game that they

had participated. The day was coming to an end. However, it wouldn’t be completed without finishing up with a horseback riding. Some of the kids, parents and teachers enjoyed a lot during the ride. I did not let the chance pass on me either, for I hadn’t ex p e r i e n c e d r i d i n g h o rs e before. It was my first time to experience a horse ride and it was worth it. I had a great time and unforgettable experience, it was really fun!

The sun is going down now and it is time to leave. The day is almost over and we can’t remember a single moment that it has become dull, it has been full of excitement and fun f o r e v e r y b o d y. W e , t h e kindergarten teachers, though haggard and feeling tired were all fulfilled and pleased to have seen the happiness that we had brought to our dear students and parents. Prepared by: Kindergarten teachers


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Q&A Corner

Name Class Circle the correct answer for the questions below after reading the articles in the Primary Campus pages of this issue. Cut this part and put it inside the box at the reception area. There will be a lucky draw. And if all the questions are correct in these lucky papers, these students will be awarded. 1. Who is NOT an IT personnel at ZIS? a) Mr. Amilin b) Mr. Samnang c) Mr. Yeng 2. How many buses took the students to Olympic Stadium for the Kite Festival? a) one b) two c) three 3. How many students competed in Grade 2 Spelling Competition? a) three b) ten c) nine 4. The grade 4 students were assigned to various groups which were represented by one colored ribbon. Which one is NOT one of these ribbons? a) green b) purple c) pink 5. Which teacher was invited to 6-A’s year-end party? a) Mr. Atasever b) Mrs. Guler c) Mr. Yildiz 6. What was the highlight of New Year’s Party IN 5-B? a) food and sweets b)break dance c) exchange of the presents 7. Who became the champion in the competition in 5-C class? a) Mony b) Socheata c) Khunthay 8. How many students took part in Carnival Land Expedition? a) 10 b) 12 c) 20 9. When did kindergarten family go to CCC? a) December 19,2009 b) December 19,2010 c) December 30,2009 10. Who showed 2-A class around at the Royal Palace? a) curator b) guide c) assistant teacher

Happy Birthday ZIS family presents the best wishes to the teachers and staff whose birthdays are in January.

Teacher 1- Van Dary 6-A(Jan 1st) 2- Eang Keochenda 4-B (Jan 4st)

Staff 3- Socheata Vy, Librarian(Jan 1st) 4-Voleak Ly, Art Teacher (Jan 5st) 5-Theary Srorn, K2-A (Jan 19st) 6- Sren Laing, 5-A (Jan 21st) 7- Sok Heang Hin (Jan 13st)

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Turkish Singing Competition 2010 A few weeks ago there was a Turkish singing competition which 36 students joined. Only the top 11 from the first competition would go on to the next round, called the "final competition". During the first round of this competition there were some visitors from Australia who joined the program and they felt really happy and surprised that Cambodian children can sing in Turkish and wanted to show their abilities by competing. After this competition finished the top 11 were announced by the next day and that gave the winners a chance to prepare themselves for the final. On the 9th of January, 2010 there was a great time to be had for the boy's side. It was called Summer Festival. In addition to that our teachers had also arranged a Turkish singing competition. This started at 1 pm and finished at 3:30 pm. The 1st place winner of this competition got USD$ 100 and 2nd place got USD$75 with the 3rd place winner getting USD$50. Moreover, they earned a chance to join in the Turkish Olimpiyat. The competition started at 1:00. All the students and their friends were in the cinema and ready for the competition on time. The judges for this competition were Mr. Mustafa Ercan, Mr. Naci Yildiz, Mr. Nuri Demirel, Mr. Halil Basoglu, Mrs.Grace Karaca and Mrs. Aysegul Yildiz. And the presenter for this program was Monyneath Lim. In all, there were

11 students who joined in this competition, namely Be Chan Thida 8E, Akchhara chharom 9F, Noun Chan Monika , Hem Davy, and Soumey Lim all from 11E, Sithearoth Bun and Chanmanuth Khay from 9E, Leakhana Khy 9F, Devy 10F, Maradony Keo 10A, and Chhay Hour Torn 8A. They all sang the same song, one called "OMUZ OMUZA." During the competition everyone tried to do their best with this song. They did so well with their nice, cool voices that it gave the judges a difficult time choosing the winner. The program also featured one song called "KOYUMUN YAGMURLARI" which was sung by Akchhara Chharom 9F , in her really soft and sweet voice that

made everyone really enjoy listening to the song. Two and a half hours sounds so long but when we were in the competition it was over too fast and then it was time for all the judges to add up the points and have a short discussion together. And then the time came to gather up all the students who had entered the competition on the stage and pass out some gifts to them. Then they had a photo taken together… This part was over quickly; everybody was standing on the stage with cool hands and white faces waiting for the results. And then it was time to announce who the 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners were. Let‘s start from the 3rd place, which

was won by Akchhara 9F, and the 2nd place, which was awarded to Be Chan Thida from 8F. The first place winner was Devy 10F. Most of the students cheered happily for their friends with happy faces. Afterwards, some of them felt regret and were sad for their friend's loss. But our teacher gave us all a piece of advice, saying that all of the students who joined the competition are number 1 because everybody had their own fantastic style. So win or not don’t be sad and don’t give up. And finally, at 3:30 pm the program finished. Monyneath Lim 11E, 5742


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Princesses’ Castle

It was an invitation I could not refuse! This is simply because BBQ’s and housewarmings are a delight! So on Sunday, 25th October 2009, my daughter and I made our way to the address we were given. After fumbling through some other lanes (despite being here for a good many years, I still find Phnom Penh’s street and house markings bewildering!), we landed ourselves right in front of the house. But the minute the gates were opened to welcome us and right till today, I have to say, the experience I had at the housewarming stayed on! What struck me most was the size, not only of the house but that of the warmth and hospitality shown by the hosts. Needless to say the food was awesome. The good company coupled with enjoyable conversations and fresh BBQ chicken which were finger licking good and salads that were simply lovely made the afternoon very enjoyable. So once the food was out of the way, I got a chance to tour the house/dormitory. I think to call it a mansion would be more apt because it was just huge! I loved the spaciousness of the

‘mansion’. The hall/living room was like nothing I have ever seen before. It opened wide and the décor was simple yet elegant. It led to the kitchen which was again huge by the standard of any kitchens I have seen in Phnom Penh. It had a spacious dining area and the kitchen had a Western touch/design to it and was adequately equipped with the necessary household appliances. Next to it was a huge bathroom, again not of the types that I have seen thus far in Phnom Penh. There were three floors to this ‘mansion’ and at each floor I was greeted by the surprise of finding rooms, rooms and more rooms and each and every room I went into was huge. The rooms were neat and nice. To my delight, I discovered double deck beds in the students’ bed room which immediately brought back fond memories of the times I had in a double deck bed when I was a little girl myself! I especially loved the upper deck. Till today I still haven’t quite figured out why double deck beds hold such a fascination to kids. Is it because it’s closer to the ceiling, imagining oneself to be closer to

the sky where dreams and imagination could romp and perhaps even come true!? I don’t know but somehow sleep seems sweeter in the upper deck! ;) To my surprise I later learnt that the beds were specially brought in from Turkey and so were the large sofas in the living room. That’s really grand I thought, to have a taste of Turkey in Phnom Penh! Still yet I discovered a huge study area with appropriate furnishings and educational resources for the students. The discovery didn’t end there just yet, I was led to the 3rd floor which had a nice lounge area specially set aside as a TV room. I learnt further that the segregation of these areas was carefully planned and thought out, bearing in mind the need to cater to the fun and educational needs of the students who come to stay in the dormitory. After the tour, we were served with tea and more food – a la Turkish style. A mat which was slightly more than 2 meters was laid out on the floor and sweet delights came pouring in to fill it up. There was tea, a variety of biscuits, cakes, chocolate mousse, fruits and more. With all the glorious food

laid out as such, I did what came naturally to me i.e. I ate and ate and ate. I didn’t give thought to the extra weight I was going to gain but rather relished the thought of coming close to having a taste and experience of Turkey and made sure I didn’t miss out on any! On the whole I must say the dormitory was simply breathtaking. The size, the space, the facilities and opportunities that were thought of and made available to students of Zaman were simply amazing and praiseworthy. The space outside the ‘mansion’ was large too. There was a nice garden and a large area for recreational play or for hosting parties and get-togethers. As I stepped out of the dormitory/mansion, I thought of the Princesses who live in it and the other Princesses who were invited and had a chance to stay and I thought how lucky and special it must truly feel. It is a castle especially for Princesses to run and romp around and have tons of fun and enjoy creative activities and yet at the same time to explore, discover and grow.


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Electronic Organ Club Sokharath: I feel very happy that I can attend the electronic organ club. It’s a very good club because our teacher is so kind and talented. My expectation is to just learn more about this gorgeous musical instrument from her. Electronic organ club is joyful and fun. Dalaly:

The electronic organ club is an interesting club that stands out among the other clubs in our school. Every student wants to join this club so much. However, it’s limited as to the number of students who can join. This year the club contains students from 11F and 10F and is taught by Miss Sibel, who graduated from a music school in her native country. If we take a look inside the music room the club uses we’ll see very nice decorations. The electronic organs are well organized in a U shape. And the trainer’s organ is in the middle. It’s interesting to look at the souvenirs that are displayed on the walls. When we arrive in front of the club's door we’ll see a note which asks people to please take off their

with this musical instrument. This is because of our teacher, Ms. Sibel, who is very talented and teaches us how to play and understand everything about playing electronic organ. In the end I just want to say thanks to my club teacher (Ms sibel). “We love organ club”. According to the comments made by these three student we know that they all love to study in this club with their teacher. And any other student would feel the same.

I totally love this club. Not just because it is enjoyable to study in but also because of our teacher Miss Sibel. She is a very talented young woman and her teaching is extremely good. All in all, I’d like to say thanks Nothing is better than coming to so much for these comments this club and learning with Miss from the girls in 11F. Thank you Sibel. for sparing your valuable time to shoes before entering the club. write your comments. I hope This note can help keep the club you continue to learn well and clean because the floor is Panha: I do love and enjoy enjoy this time with your teacher covered with a carpet. This comfortable space with its wall electronic organ club. Not just and the other students in your decorations motivates the me but my classmates as well. club. learners and keeps them We have so much fun in this club even if we aren't that talented Written by Chamroeun Sok 12F. interested in their training. The club has learned a lot about various songs and learned about the rhyming patterns in the songs. The teacher is very active in class and interested in teaching them. So learners can receive a lot of knowledge from her. We can tell this by the comments of some students from 11F. This is what they say about their club: ***

CHEMISTRY DEMO CONTEST We invite all students to participate chemistry demo contest which will be held at 13 March 2010. The aim of this contest is to present any chemical reaction in a stunning way. Every grade can join the competition and also you can work in groups. So let's get started and find a demo that will knock everybody's socks off!

Date: 13 March 2010 For further information please apply to your chemistry teacher and check below for further details and resources to get things started.Books:Chemical Demonstrations Volume 1-4 (Library) Web:http://chemmovies.unl.edu/Chemistry/BeckerDemos/BD000. html - http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/delights/texts/


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History Of Aikido & The Aikido Club A i k i d o ' s f o u n d e r, M o r i h e i Ueshiba, was born in Japan on December 14, 1883. As a boy, he often saw local thugs beat up his father for political reasons. He set out to make himself strong so that he could take revenge. He devoted himself to hard physical conditioning and eventually to the practice of martial arts, receiving certificates of mastery in several styles of jujitsu, fencing, and spear fighting. In spite of his impressive physical and martial capabilities, however, he felt very dissatisfied. By combining his martial training with his religious and political ideologies, he created the modern martial art of aikido. Ueshiba decided on the name "AIKIDO" in 1942 (before that he called his martial art "aikibudo"and "aikinomichi"). However, we must also realize that many aikido techniques are the result of Master Ueshiba's own innovation. So our school opened an Aikido Club for students who would like to learn Aikido. It’s taught by three experienced teachers. One of the teachers comes from Japan (where Aikido was f o u n d e d ) , M r. K A N E K O SHINICHI. The club has 13 students in total. They have to wear Aikido uniforms during practice at the club. They practice all the moves quite a lot to improve their technique. The main goals of this club are that individuals become and stay

healthy, be able to protect themselves and to perfect the techniques while always being polite to each other. Here are some of our Aikido students' opinions: Q: Can you tell me the reason that brought you to this club? A: Because I can defend myself and I find it’s really awesome. Linda – 10E

Q: Have you ever wanted to be an Aikido professional? A: No, never. I just learn for fun. Monyroth – 10E Q: How do you feel about this club? A: I’m so happy and enjoy it especially when I make a lot of friends from different classes. Mary – 11F Q: Do you find the lessons hard

to learn? A: Well, at first of course. But now I find it easy to learn. Makareth – 11F Q: What do you like the most about this club? A: The politeness shown to each other, and the techniques of Aikido; it’s cool. Muy I – 11F


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8-F First Time At Dormitory It was amazing that we’d got a chance to go to the dormitory. We slept there for two nights on Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th. In the morning, on Tuesday, everybody felt very happy and excited. After we finished school, all of us were holding our luggage as we got onto the bus with our homeroom teachers (Mrs. Goksel and Ms. Serife). When we arrived at the dormitory we all got off, still with our luggage, and went inside. Then we went to our room, put down our things and took a shower. After all of us had taken a shower our teacher called us to go to the kitchen to help our teacher to cook dinner. My friend (Lida) washed vegetables, (Cheata) chopped the vegetables and my other friends set the table. After we finished helping our teacher, we had dinner with our homeroom teacher. All the food was delicious and some of my friends ate a lot. The time passed quickly and soon it was study hour so we went upstairs to help our teacher prepare fruit, cups of tea and some sweets. After we finished helping with the preparations, we started to enjoy the tea, fruit and sweets. When we’d finished, we helped our teacher to clean up the cups and plates. After that, we went upstairs and started to study. When we had finished our study our homeroom teacher (Mrs. Góksel) went home after all

of us had said goodbye to her. Then all of us went upstairs to get ready for bed. Later on, our teacher came and covered everybody with blankets and said, “Good night… sweet dreams…!” to us before she went out. So we started to play and talk, except one of our friends, Thyda, was already sleeping. One hour later, we heard hungry sounds coming from Vatrara’s stomach, so she went downstairs and asked our teacher for some noodles. After eating we went to bed and slept. One day had already passed. On the second day we had similar activities to the first but

after tea time and the study hour our homeroom teacher went home and all of us played a game . After playing, we all went to our room and started to talk. When our teacher came, she told us “ Yo u h a v e t o s l e e p n o w, otherwise you’ll sleep in your lesson tomorrow.” So all of us went to bed, our teacher covered us with blankets again and said, “Good night!” Then we went to bed. On Thursday morning we packed our luggage to go home. After that, we came downstairs to help our teachers with the cooking and than we ate it all together. When we finished, we went to the living room and

waited for our teachers. Our teachers gave each of us a big hug and a small present. Then, we went back to our school. We h a d a re a l l y h a p p y a n d enjoyable time with our homeroom teachers at the dormitory. We really hope and wish that we can go to the dormitory and have another fun time with our homerooms teachers again. Thank you very much Mrs. Góksel and Ms. Serife! We love you so much! By, Kanika Sok Leeyong Banh Keomony Sen, 8F


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The Most Precious Moment Ever...

3 days and 4 nights at the dormitory were over in the blink of an eye. Even though it seemed like such a short time it was long enough for us to make tons of new memories of the sweet and unforgettable kind. On the night before we left for our stay at the d o r m i t o r y, w e w e r e enthusiastically packing our bags and getting ourselves ready for it. The next morning, we each brought our own stuff from our homes and placed them in the teachers’ department room. After 9 hours had passed, the 7 of us who were going to the dormitory (me, Visoth Thyda, Cheata, Lymei, Tepy, Elen and Srey Leaph ) went to get our bags and we took them down and waited for the school bus that would take us to the dormitory. It was my very first time at the dormitory. When we arrived at the dorm, we couldn’t wait to see how nice and comfortable our room was. Then Ms. Serife showed us to our room. It was so nice and large, a room big enough for 7 of us because each room has 8 beds. We hurried to claim a bed for our own and then all of us took a shower except me because it was time for dinner already. I was still in my school uniform when we all went down and had dinner together with the teachers there. Wow, the Turkish food was out of this world, especially the carr ots… Once we finished, the time had arrived that the 10E girls love, which is study time. Studying took one and a half of hours. After that, it was time for tea. All of us

went down to help our teachers prepare the tea, cakes and fruit. It was so much fun helping, sharing and eating with our teachers and friends. Tea time was over, then it was time for another hour of studying. After we finished studying, I took a shower and we all went to bed. First night at dormitory was a little bit hard but also kind of fun too. I remember that my monitor, Cheata, couldn’t get to sleep until 2 a.m. that night. She was worried about things and the strange surroundings and didn’t know what to do, so she just got up and walked around. Then she woke me up. She told me she couldn’t sleep and I told her to just close her eyes and count numbers starting from zero and continue on and on. Then she got back into her bed and suddenly said that, “Hmmm… I think I need to call a "motor dop" to take me back to my home sweet home now…” But soon after both of us fell asleep. Bright and early Tuesday morning, after my friends all opened their eyes, I told them about what Cheata had said and we all couldn’t stop ourselves laughing. Next, my friend Visoth Thyda suddenly woke up and said, “ Ooh, I feel so cold, I want to brush my teeth now…”. None of us said a word, but we all just

stared at her for a few seconds before breaking into laughter because the thing that my friend had just said didn’t seem to connect with each other. So, my friends, from now remember that a new way to keep yourself from being cold is to brush your teeth, following Visoth’s daily routine... After having a shower, we had breakfast and then we all went back to school together. During school class time on the 2nd day of dormitory we all felt sleepy but we studied happily nonetheless and waited for our class time to pass as quickly as possible. Tuesday night came along and there was same schedule as Monday night. We followed it, and the cakes that night were so delicious that we all really wanted to eat some more. But they were all finished so each of us had a cup of tea instead and w e n t u p t o s t u d y. T h e hardworking girls that we are suddenly just wanted to eat and play, so my teacher came and told us to start hitting the books. We couldn’t do anything else then but study but we wished that study time would pass quickly. At last it was 10pm, time for bed. We felt so happy and immediately ran to our beds, but Lymei and Tepy called to us to come down and play some games. The first is called, “Truth or Dare”, and after playing it we went to bed. Wednesday’s class over, it was also the last day for us at the dormitory too. For that night, 3 more of our friends, Virya, Sopor and Thida came to sleepover with the 7 of us already there. That was the night for us to relax and enjoy the entertainment. After a delicious dinner, we played and helped teachers to prepare fruit for tea time. Tea time came and went, and then we all watched movies together till 9 p.m. Then we felt sle

epy, so we got permission from our homeroom teachers, Mrs. Goksel and Ms. Serife, to go to bed. We went up to our room then. However, once there we didn’t feel sleepy anymore. We just talked and played for hours. Lymei, Virya, Tepy and Thida were sitting on one bed; Elen and Leaph were on another. Cheata, Sopor, Visoth and I were lying on a third mattress which was placed on the floor. We just kept on talking and talking. Time went by, and we suddenly noticed it was 1 a.m. already but none of us felt sleepy yet. Then Tepy came up with an idea for a game, in which she would act like someone we told her to and our other friends had to guess who it was she was acting like. That was such a really fun game we kept on playing it till 2 a.m., until we all couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore. So we just went to bed and slept like dead people till 8 a.m. That was the most pleasant night ever. In the morning we all quickly had a shower and then got ourselves and our stuff ready. Then we went down for breakfast. On that final day we decided to go to Pencil. 2 other friends had come and joined us, Dany and Dalin. So we called a Tuk Tuk to bring us along with all our bags to our school first. Then we went shopping, and after a fantastic time at Pencil we all went back to school and then home. Once we got to our homes, we all began to really miss each other and wished that we could go back and do it again. We would like to say thanks to our homeroom teachers and all the teachers there, and we would also love to have cheerful activities like this one again and again. It was really a precious moment full of real fun, sweet and unforgettable memories that will always remain deeply in our hearts and souls. Written by, Madelene Hem 9917, 10E


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Sushi Night On Friday evening of the 24th of December we were at the dormitory after school to help teachers to prepare some food for Summer Festival the following day. Our teacher wanted us to help make sushi for the Summer Festival. That night we went to the dormitory with our h o m e r o o m t e a c h e r, M r s . Yasemin, Ms. Merve and our friends Vimol, Monika, Sopha, Vatey Thengy, Monyneath and Rachana. When we arrived there we relaxed for awhile, and then we had dinner. After we had the delicious dinner, which was made by the teachers, we started to unpack all the ingredients that had been bought by Monyneath, sharing the work together. Sopha, Vatey and Vimol washed the vegetables. Monika and Rachana cut the vegetables into small pieces after washing. Monyneath cooked the rice after being shown how by Mrs. Yasemin, having to cook it in two batches because the pot wasn't big enough. After preparing the ingredients we started to make the sushi. We worked from 6 o’clock till 7 o’clock, but we still couldn't finish it all. Then we had an idea. We wanted Monyneath’s housekeeper to come help us make the sushi, so Monyneath asked permission from our homeroom teacher to ask her house keeper to come to the dormitory to help us make the sushi. When the housekeeper arrived she started to make it immediately, and guess what? It was so amazing that her house keeper could finish the Sushi in a really short time and the sushi looked good and tasted yummy too. Moreover, Mrs. Yasemin also called two students for help in making the lemonade, so Monika and Sopha were called. At first, she taught us how to make it, after that we started to do it by ourselves. We made the lemonade and all of us tasted it. It was good. As for the sushi part, they were almost done. We saw that Monyneath’s housekeepers are very skillful, two of them made it very fast and they looked very nice. Also, Mrs. Yasemin took out the hot dogs from the fridge and cooked them.

We made sushi, hot dogs and lemonade together that night. It was a very great night for us and we were so happy to cook the food with our friends and teachers also. In addition, Monyneath and Monika also practiced the "sing a song" for tomorrows Summer Festival, and some students from other classes also came to practice a

dance for the Summer Festival too. The teachers were very happy that we could go to help them prepare all the things, especially the sushi. We were also very happy that we could help, and of course all of us knew how to make the sushi fast and nice. At 8:30 we went home, but some students stayed till 9 o’clock. We went home and

slept well and waited for the following day, Saturday, the “Summer Festival” that we had looked forward to for a long time… Prepared By : Sopha Ven Monyneath Lim Wattey Sopheak Rith (11E)


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8-e And 7-e Bbq Party On Saturday the 12th of December both 8E and 7E students were invited to the dormitory for a barbecue party by our homeroom teacher, Mrs. Grace L. Karaca and her assistant, Miss Shirin. Most of us arrived there by around 9 o’clock. First of all, the 8E students started to roll the spring rolls while 7E prepared the tables and barbecued chicken with Mrs. Grace. Three of the 8E students went to shop for snacks and plastic plates at Lucky Shopping Center accompanied by Miss Shirin. While the chickens were being roasted some of the students played traditional Khmer games. The two classes really enjoyed the games and the arrangement of the house. Before all the food was cooked, Miss Shirin brought some students to see all the rooms in the house. The rooms were so big and beautiful that some of our classmates couldn’t take their eyes off it. Not long after, all the food was cooked so we set the table for everyone. At 12 o’clock we had our lunch (spaghetti, barbecued chicken, and cheese spring rolls with an abundant supply of fizzy drinks) and we started to dig in with our forks and spoons. While we were eating we took some pictures together.

After a big meal, everyone was really full, so we rested for a while. Then we continued with our day by cleaning the tables and chairs. After everything was cleaned, we had ice-cream and cake for dessert. That chocolate ice-cream was super fantastic!!

be picked up early by their relatives, and the students that were left went inside the house to watch a few TV programs. One by one all the students left for home between 2 and 3 o’clock. It was a really tiring but enjoyable day for 8E and 7E students, especially for our homeroom It was almost time for the party to teacher Mrs. Grace and her end and a few students began to assistant Miss. Shirin.

Last of all, we 8E and 7E students would like to thank our teachers for this awesome, fun filled, terrific day!!! We hope to be invited to this kind of day again!! By: Nadedh(8E) Pichroath (8E) 7E and 8E


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FIELD TRIP

12f Trip To Soun Soben 12F had our trip to SOUN SOBEN on the 10th of December. It’s interesting to note that it was our first trip and our first activity since we started grade 12. This is because everybody is very busy with their extra lessons on the weekends. Everybody was excited to hear that our class was going on the trip because we could escape from our frustrating "extra lessons" weekends. The trip involved first visiting the new Zaman University which is under construction. After everybody had arrived at the Zaman High School starting point, we departed at 10 a.m. and traveled to our 1st goal, Zaman University. It is located in TOUL KOK near the Zaman primary school. When we arrived we were amazed at the gorgeous, stylish, tall building that stood in front of us. Then we went inside to do some sightseeing. Some areas are still under construction so we had to be careful about our safety. After we finished our sightseeing at Zaman University we continued directly on to our main goal, Soun Soben. It took us approximately 20 minutes to reach there. After we arrived, everybody helped to carry all the stuff to the proper area. After that we searched for a good place to sit. Then we made BBQ for our lunch. We were chatting and taking lot of photos while we

had our lunch. Guess who the last people were that finished their food? They were Vanthey and Linda. They are so funny! After we finished our delicious lunch we went jogging around the garden with our teachers. We took a lot of funny, stylishly posed pictures. THYDA, CHORY and SOPHAVY were making us all laugh with their good sense of humor. We

really didn’t want to leave because we might never get together on another trip like that again for a long time. This is our last year at Zaman high school, thus we just want to make a lot of pleasant memories to help us remember our friends and our teachers . We’d like to give our thanks to Mrs. Yasemin and sister Meyver for taking responsibility and

looking after us on the trip. And we‘d also like to thank all our friends that attended trying to make our friendship stronger on that occasion. We will never forget that nice, joyful, and rewarding trip. Even though it was over too quickly we‘ll always keep it in our hearts. UTTERLY LOVE 12F!!!!


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Departments of Zaman University Department of Banking and Finance The Department of Banking and Finance aims at the qualification of new staff with general knowledge, alert to the challenges in finance, and able to work in banking sector as well as in the administration of local

and foreign private companies. The student will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate in Cambodia and abroad due to the learnt theoretical framework, banking system,

Cambodian economy, accounting, etc. The department’s objective is to qualify new financers and bankers, supplied with the field knowledge by benefiting from all the achievements of this discipline at the international level. The objective of Banking and

Finance Department at Zaman University is to fulfill the need for qualified members in the field of finance and in banking system, and to prepare skilled people to work in different banking sectors. In addition, the vast demands from the high-school applicant have been an influent factor for the

subject list includes organization, economics, employees educated on this highest quality instruction to our marketing, finance, computer programming techniques, subject. undergraduate students, system design concepts, The Department of Management conducting leading-edge Information Systems has been research in management and in database management, data established to fulfill these needs. IT, and providing leadership and communication and software engineering. The department service to our professional This program integrates incorporates an emphasis on communities. management and computer managerial and end-user science disciplines leading to the The program is designed to concerns related to modern deliver a balanced set of Bachelor of Science Degree. information systems. Special The mission of the Management management and computer attention is given to attaining courses in order to prepare Information Systems proficiency in the development Department at Zaman University students for developing and of management applications maintaining business consists of three interrelated and implementations. information systems. The main components: Providing the

Department of Management Information Systems Information and its technological applications are among the prerequisites for a country's development. Computers, being one of the technological applications, enhance competition in all sectors. On the other hand, interdisciplinary approaches and studies are becoming more and more widespread in the world. As a result, the parties producing and/or using these systems and approaches need

Department of Business Administration The Department of Business Administration aims at the qualification of new staff with general knowledge, alert to the challenges in economics and management, and able to work in the administration of local and foreign private sectors. The student will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to

operate in Cambodia and abroad due to learnt theoretical framework, human resources management, Cambodian economy, accounting, related laws etc. The department’s objective is to qualify new managers, supplied with the field knowledge by benefiting from all the achievements of

Department of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering covers a wide range of engineering applications from dams, tunnels, pipelines and highways to buildings. Civil Engineering is distinguished as being one of the earliest engineering disciplines. Throughout the ages it has provided creative and feasible solutions to many

of the basic human needs and problems, and it still continues to take pride in being a fundamental building block of civilization. The mission of the Civil Engineering Program at Zaman University is to educate the students to gain an understanding of the

this discipline at the international level. The mission of the Business Administration Department at Zaman University is to prepare and graduate students for careers in business, government and non-profit organizations by providing a broad professional education. The business administration program is structured around a fundamentals of science and engineering so that they can develop solutions to Civil Engineering problems and enhance their computing, communication, and research skills. It is aimed to especially emphasize teamwork, independent and innovative thinking and leadership qualities.

group of technical courses, which exposes students to the basic tools of quantitative methods, accounting, and economic theory, and a core of management and leadership courses that integrate culture, language, and ethics, to enable future business leaders to meet the challenges of today’s global environment.


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Department of Computer Science The Computer Science curriculum is designed to provide the officer with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to specify, evaluate,

educate the officer in the analysis and design and manage computer system methodologies appropriate for design; to provide technical hardware, software, and guidance in applications ranging from data processing to firmware; and provide practical experience in applying modern tactical embedded systems; to computer equipment and research techniques to solve daily problems. The curriculum also provides for concrete experience in computing practices — the skills and ways of thinking that mark a computing professional. These include programming, engineering of systems, modeling, and innovating. We offer a unique course called Technology, Innovation, and Leadership that teaches the practices and discipline of innovation. The two dimensions —great principles and practices—

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define the space in which the core technologies of computing exist and serve application domains: Algorithms, architecture, artificial intelligence, database, networking, operating systems, security, and more. The mission of the Computer Science Program at Zaman University is to educate the students to gain an understanding of the fundament- talcs of computers so that they can develop solutions to IT problems and enhance their computing, communication, and research skills. It is aimed to especially emphasize teamwork, independent and innovative thinking and leadership qualities.

Department of Economics The Department of Economics aims at the qualification of new staff with general knowledge, alert to the challenges in economy, and able to work in the administration of local and foreign private companies. The student will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate in Cambodia and abroad due to the learnt theoretical framework, Cambodian economy, accounting, related laws, international economics etc. The department’s objective is to qualify new economists,

supplied with the field knowledge by benefiting from all the achievements of this discipline at the international level. The mission of the Department of Economics at Zaman University consists of three interrelated components: Providing the highest quality instruction to our undergraduate students, conducting leadingedge research in economics, and providing leadership and service to our professional communities.

Department of English Language Teaching The teaching of English Language is a great endeavor and the quality of the program must be fulfilled especially in a non-English speaking country like Cambodia. As the country

rapidly climbs up the ladders in a globalized world, Englishspeaking locals are great assets for the development of Cambodia in terms of keeping up with the world and the

region, and attracting foreign investment. Learning and teaching good English are in demand in Cambodia. The mission of the Department of English Language Teaching

Department of Graphic Design & Multimedia Cambodia, in recent years, has witnessed an explosion in emergence of an aesthetic advertising and communication awareness in both the public that has resulted in the and the private domain. There is a growing demand for well-educated designers in all aspects of visual language and communication. The Department of Graphic Design & Multimedia strives to promote visual literacy, and the

production of visual language to communicate messages through illustration, typography, photography, advertising, computer graphics, packaging, and contemporary media. To this aim, students are encouraged to utilize and experiment with contemporary production technologies. The educational philosophy of the Department of Graphic Design & Multimedia is to question well-worn graphic trends, emphasize critical and

at Zaman University is to equip students with high standard of English Language and teaching skills. Students will have good command of English and be able to teach English well upon graduating from the department. theoretical thinking, and contribute innovative and individual proposals to the field. The mission of the Graphic Design & Multimedia Program at Zaman University is to educate the students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of graphic design so that they can produce original and unique designs by using electronic graphical environments. It is aimed to especially emphasize teamwork, independent and innovative thinking and leadership qualities.


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