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
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? That’s a pretty hard question. Six months ago, I probably would have said that it was just an array of tools I used from time to time to finish special school work. Now that I’m in TGS, technology is life.
It’s what’s going to help me get from A to B on homework. It’s my connection to the outside world. It’s my salvation when I don’t feel like talking to anyone. Technology is the vessel I use to channel knowledge, good grades, a social life, and me time.
What does technology mean to me? Another good question. It means hard work, efficiency, long days, tough nights, and good times. It means I have to work. It means I need to play. It means I need to study. I need to learn.
Technology means exploration to me. The exploration of things I know, things I want to learn, and things I should learn. A look into my life, the people in my life, and those who might come in. As I said before, technology seems a lot like life, so it means the world to me to have it and use it. I’m very lucky. It’s the past, present, and future.
How does it make me feel? That’s an easy one. It makes me feel good, smart, connected, and up to date. When I have it, I feel like I can do anything with it; it’s so useful. Technology can help you get anything you want. Although I did say that I can do anything with it, I do not try to infer that you can do nothing without it. Technology is great to have, and you’re blessed to be able to use it, especially me with the amount that I have. But there is so much more outside of it. Technology can help your world, but it is in no way your world.