This just popped up on my news feed over on our Vimeo page and I wasn’t sure if I was going to spend the next eight minutes watching it but then looking back at what Vimeo normally suggests to me i’ve been pretty blown away with their recommendations. This next video you’re about to watch is again one of them inspirational moments where you watch something and it makes you want to make changes, plan journeys, help people, travel with friends, take adventures into the unknown. Don’t let me tell you that, watch the next eight minutes of this really well thought out, well produced and well filmed video of Rob Machado (pro surfer) go on a journey back to Japan to catch up with old friends and see what’s been going on.
Touching briefly upon his life and travels through surfing Rob goes back to Japan to catch up with one of his old surf friends Takashi Kobayashi who now goes about his days building habitable tree houses. They talk about the huge tsunami that happened just over two years ago and the disaster it brought to the country. Taka wanted to try and help out with what had happened to his community but he felt helpless at the time as he says “as tree house builder there wasn’t much I could do to help at the time..” but then he thought of something which he could give back to the community, something that would help re-build and bring back some happiness that had been stolen from a lot of the people of that area. The next eight minutes will take you on a journey through the lens of Rob Machado and hopefully make you think a little about what we are doing to help maybes in our own communities.