Introducing MOOCs!

Hello there, I hope you are doing well.

Fortunately, the typhoon didn’t hit Tokyo and changed its course.

I hope you stay dry and warm today!

Something alarming for this week’s domestic article. As many of you are aware, there have been problems with where the permanent disposal site of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima would be. Two small towns in Hokkaido have said that they will host and in return, they would receive subsidies from the government. This is concerning for the people living in those areas, but personally speaking, are you for or against this?



Today’s Rebus:

Here’s a brief explanation of the hint:


The word in the middle is underlined, which would mean that it is being emphasized or focused on. This answer to this puzzle would be “middled aged”, meaning people between 45 to 65 years old. Were you able to get it right?

Here’s for this week’s rebus:




HINT: This one is a little tricky! If you’re interested in science and chemistry, this one would be easy for you!

I’ll reveal the answer next week!




Today’s ESL Recommendation:


This would be most beneficial for those who want to expand their skill set in English. This website offers hundreds of MOOCS, which are basically online courses. They have business courses, as well as liberal arts, social sciences, and medicine. Perhaps this would be best paired with linguee, DeepL, and I know that I recommend it every week, but I can’t stress enough how helpful these resources are.

I hope this helps!


I’ve been in a K-Pop mood lately, so here’s this week’s playlist inspired from that:




Today’s Column:

This article piqued my interest as it tackles screen time and children. It talks about the benefits and drawbacks of being exposed to screens at a young age. I think the most important thing I was able to take out of this article was that it’s not that children using tablets is harmful, as long as the content they’re watching/being exposed to is kid-friendly and adults are supervising/monitoring how much time they spend.


Remember to take care of yourself and stay safe.