It was nice to meet all of you this last week! And it seems that everyone is really excited about using English in class and that makes me really happy! It looks like we are going to have some great discussions.
In the speaking class, we asked each other "Are you shy?" And I think I heard a lot of people say "yes."
I was just thinking about this and it occurred to me that in the U.S. and maybe most Western cultures, being shy is not considered a positive attribute. It definitely has negative connotations or overtones.
What about in Japan? Do you think being shy is thought in a positive light?