Hello. I am Mirei, currently a 4th-year undergraduate student at Hirosaki University.
The 3rd session of the English dojo was held from 13:00-14:00 on April 24th, 2022.
In this session, 6 people participated and enjoyed a casual English conversation. We broke
into 2 small groups and discussed the following topics:
1)Where was the most beautiful place you have been?
2)Do you believe there are aliens? If so, what do you think they look like??
For the first question, each member of our group shared stories and photos of beautiful places:
cityscape in Qatar, Stonehenge in England, mountains in Switzerland, and Tottori sand dunes
in Japan. Then we also shared places we want to visit next. So far, it’s still not easy to go on a
trip abroad, so it was exciting to talk about the best places to visit.
The second question was tough. One of the participants shared that there is no proof of
existence until now, however, at the same time, there is no evidence that they don’t exist. It
was interesting when another participant said that we also can be aliens if “aliens” exist. I
don’t have strong opinions or beliefs on this topic, but still I agreed with this part.
On this note, there were opinions on the appearance of aliens: such as they might look like a
tiny amoeba, or human shapes with bigger eyes and gray head, or other typical images shaped
mainly by mass media. Personally, I am familiar with an image of the one with big eyes, gray
skin, and a reverse triangle head, but a tiny amoeba hypothesis seems to be more realistic.
After the discussion, we enjoyed a game called “never have I ever”. Never have I ever heard
about this game, so I enjoyed it very much. The interesting point of this icebreaking game is
making participants get closer by sharing personal, sometimes embarrassing, experiences that
might not be shared in usual self-introduction. If you are interested in this game, please join
the following sessions!
Though it was my first time joining this session, I can assure you there is more than one chance
to share your opinions in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. So, looking forward to seeing
you in the next session in May.