16:30-17:30 | 5
17:30-18:30 | 2
A big thank you to those who came for class this Saturday! I was a little under the weather (slightly unwell) so, I apologize if it affected our conversations together.
I was happy to see some familiar faces, and we spent some time catching up. One student had to travel back and forth to Barcelona for work, and she shared that it was quite scary for her since the terrorist attacks happened during that whole period. Another student had recently come back from a family holiday around several prefectures around Japan. We each then shared if we go on holidays with our families, since it’s quite hard to find free time to do that, especially as working adults.
In the second hour, it was just 2 students and me, so we just casually chatted, and probably gossiped a little too. I discussed two slang terms- alpha male, and beta male. The terms came from a scientific study on the behaviors of wolves (and dogs). Among the male wolves, there will usually only be one leader- the strongest, the pack leader, the alpha male. You can use the term ‘alpha male’ or just ‘alpha‘ to describe a man who is usually the manliest and most influential in a group. The beta is pretty much the opposite, and the guy who has to obey the alpha.
Thank you again for coming to class!