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
Recent THINK Global School graduate Yada Pruksachatkun can add another feat to her growing list of accomplishments: as of June 10th, she can now refer to herself as a published author. That’s because Yada is one is of a handful of boarding school students to have a chapter published in Justin Muchnick’s new book, The Boarding School Survival Guide. In the book, Muchnick (a boarding student himself), Yada and the rest of their fellow contributors draw on their own experiences to provide comprehensive answers to some of the most pressing questions that prospective boarders are faced with.
“I wrote The Boarding School Survival Guide because it was the exact type of book that I was looking for while researching and considering the boarding school experience,” says Muchnick. “I struggled to find ‘real’ information about boarding schools, outside of what school websites or admission officers provided. I figured if I could help answer questions with a book written by students for students, I could bring helpful insight, advice and answers to those interested in boarding school life.”
Yada’s chapter, entitled “Final Exams: A Necessary (and Unfortunate) Part of Life,” provides useful tips on preparing for the end-of-year exams that can prove unnerving for many. In the chapter, Yada breaks down her best practices, including sleep schedule, use of technology, the importance of downtime, and much more.