Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Yep – checking in again from 12,000 metres above, well, where am I at the moment…above the North Pole, I believe.
I just woke up from the most peaceful nap and while this may not be earth-shaking news to our blog readership, it was by far the best sleep I’ve had in the past month.
When I woke up I was flooded with memories of this trip. As Johnny Cash sung, “I’ve been everywhere, man,” which has absolutely been the theme for this trip.
As Janice was visiting places such as Hangzhou, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, I’ve also made brief stops this trip in some of these places, but also Berlin and Tokyo and Seoul and Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.
And what did we see?
As we’ve talked to people about THINK Global School, we’ve seen an excitement that has grown steadily and intensely over the past year. We see it in the emails we receive every day about, in the conversations we have as we come to the world and the world comes to us.
I’ll never forget the first comment I received on this trip, from a young man in Tokyo who said “THINK Global School may become the best school in the whole world.” That stuck with me the entire journey, helped my voice recover every night, helped me get into a car to the airport at 4am, powered me through my workouts in a bunch of really great gyms and brought me back to share amazing stories with the TGS team.
So, thanks, very much, to all of the people we’ve met, all of our friends who are helping us build the world’s first global, mobile high school.