Black Lives Matter

Good day!


Despite what’s going on in the world, I hope you’re doing well.

For today’s article, it will be a little political.



Today’s 3-Hint Quiz:

Here’s a brief explanation of the hints.

I apologize for the confusion. In the previous article, I wrote “east of Japan”, but I wanted to say was “west of Japan”. West of Japan, would cover outside of Japan, however western Japan, would be the west side of Japan, for example, Kanazawa, Tottori, and Hiroshima.

If your answer was “South Korea”, then you got it right!

Here’s for this week’s 3-hint quiz!

Hint 1: This is a brewed drink made from roasted beans.
Hint 2: The word for this is almost the same in most countries. Before the English language, it originally came from the Arabic language.
Hint 3: In Indonesia, they have a special kind of _______. An animal called a “palm civet” partially digests this and they make a drink out of it.

I’ll reveal the answer next week!



Today’s Album:

We’ve covered two pop artists for the past two weeks. Today, let’s cover a band in the rock genre. This is “Cafe Racer” with their third album, “Shadow Talk”. When I listen to the tracks in the album, I feel like I’m watching a collection of retro videos about teenagers walking around the city. It feels light and aloof, despite carrying deep meanings to its songs.

This is their track called “Faces”. Personally, my favorite is Zenith. It’s more upbeat compared to some of the songs in the album, and it just makes you want to move your head to the beat!

The said album is available on most streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. You can also stream it on bandcamp for free! (Just click the music player and it will redirect you to the website!)

Stay tuned for next week’s recommendation!



Today’s Column:

Something urgent and important has been on-going around the world. I’m certain you may have heard of it already, but people all over the world are addressing a social issue that needs to be tackled. This is for the movement, “Black Lives Matter”, wherein people fight for equality. A few days ago, there was a demonstration in Shinjuku regarding this social issue. Here is a video clip, together with people being interviewed:

Finally, here are some links where you can donate. If you want to know more about where your money goes and how it helps those who are in need, simply click the home button on their respective websites:

(For educational and social equality)

(For bail funds)!/donation/checkout

(Funds for legal representation of those in need in the United States)


Remember to take care of yourself and stay safe.