Jabble Family Part 1

Get to know your Jabble family. We asked everyone at Jabble a few questions. Here’s what they said.

Part one; Tokyo area schools. Shinjuku and Shimbashi.

1.What was your favorite toy as a kid?

2.At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? (max-out= reach your spending limit).

3.What was the worst punishment you received at school?

4.Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under? 


Shinjuku; Kelly, Ayami and Mark.


I had a lot of G.I. Joe and Transformers toys.

I wouldn’t max-out my credit card!. I’m cheap and I hate shopping. Ha ha. (If I HAD TO choose, Yodobashi Camera; I like electronics)

As for punishment we used to get “off task” points. I used to get them for talking with my friends too much in class. (I can’t say the real one because I’m not sure if students would find it as funny as my friends and I did.)

I hang the toilet paper over, of course. I’m not crazy.


1.My favorite toy was my stuffed Doramon.

2. I would max my card at an outdoor store.

3. I’ve never been punished although I seemed to annoy the teachers sometimes for doing stupid stuff.

4. Toilet paper hangs over.


1. My favorite toy was probably my battery powered He-man sword that came with a bunch of lights and sounds. It would light up like a Christmas tree.

2. I would shop at one of the large music stores in Ochanomizu. I would love to have a Rhodes electric piano!
3.The worst punishment?That’s a difficult one. I remember having to sit against a wall for lunch time detention for pretending to be a Dalek from Dr. Who.
4. I was told you’re an optimist if you have the toilet paper hang over. So from that point on, I’ve been a Toilet Paper Hang Over man.

Shimbashi: Kenny, Miki and Nik


I had a lot of Star Wars toys.

I would max-out my credit card at Disk Union. It:s a record shop in Shinjuku. They have a great selection of industrial noise tapes.

The worst punishment was that I got caned for getting drunk on a school trip in Russia.

I put the toilet paper over but I don’t think it’s intentional.


I rarely played with toys. I preferred playing outside when I was younger.

I would max-out my card at clothing shops like Zara.

I was never punished in school but I always slept in class.

I hang the toilet paper either way.


I loved my Star Wars figures.

I’d max out my credit card at Antenna America (a great craft beer spot).

I got suspended (made to stay home) for 1 day for flushing someone’s swimsuit down the toilet.

I don’t care how the toilet paper is hung. Put the roll on the floor , it’s all good.




Mind Challenge Monday #8

Here’s today’s riddle!

Can you solve it?

Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?


Thanks to Dribble for the Gif

Axe Throwing

Look out!

Have you ever thrown an axe?
Throwing axes is good exercise.
If you have an axe, throw it. Joke!
The best place to throw an axe is in a axe throwing bar.
You can drink beer and throw axes.
Throwing axes is fun.

Mind Challenge Monday #3

This one is tough. The monkey is turning the cog (歯車) in the arrow’s direction.

What direction will the last arrow point after he turns the cogs? Towards  number 1 or  number 2?

Silly Saturdays #1


Funny things happen when this man works from home.

Has anything like this happened to you during an online meeting?



Activities for kids at home #4

Paper hand and foot game

You have to draw (trace) or print ,hand and feet on paper. around 15 -20 hand pictures and 20 feet pictures.
It depends on children’s age and how big your place is.
Place 3 drawings down on the floor. Taping then down is probably best.
The children start in front- you could make a starting line.
The children start by copying what the pictures show.
Example 🖐👞👞 is left hand down and both feet down
✋✋👞 is both hands down and one foot
The children have to race though by jumping to the next set of drawings without making any mistake or falling!
Great for co ordination and good fun!

Activities for kids at home #3

Kids fashion show.
Get the kids to dress up in various outfits. Try some serious ones, some funny ones and maybe let the kids choose some from some boxes randomly.
You could lay out all types of clothing especially things they have never tried on before. Or you could put a bunch of close in a box and the kids have to randomly choose. Have a box for tops and and other for bottoms. One for hats and one for socks. Depending on age you could add make up and jewelry…
Set the stage
Set up a kind of runway. Something simple is fine. A carpet or just some lines put down in tape.
Add music
Something fun/popular.
Alternatively, you could use pets!

Activities for kids at home #2

Indoor scavenger hunt

Make a list of things that the kids can look for and collect in the house. Of course places tend to be smaller in Japan so make the object something they have to think about.
Find something that becomes smaller the more you use it (could be soap, eraser).
You could make a point system.  Some items are worth more points than others.
Something that makes your teeth cleaner = toothbrush 10 points
Something that we use to send a message to another place = envelope 30 points
You could make a time limit.
You have 30 minutes to find these things.
What you need
A list of items to find, items around the house (hiding sharp items).
A timer on smart phone

Activities for kids at home

If you need some indoor activities for kids check us out we will give you some ideas every week.
Idea 1
Box Road activity – You can open and flatten out a box and draw a road and city things in markers, crayons or pencil crayons. Add blocks, trucks and other toys for kids to build a city on. I remember doing this when I was a kid and using my Star Wars figures to take a bus on the cardboard city road.
Fun times!

The Purple Cow

One of the things I miss about my hometown Little Rock is the food, especially one of my favorite
restaurants, The Purple Cow. It’s a diner-style restaurant with a big dessert menu, and they’re most
famous for their purple milkshakes. But, don’t worry; it just tastes like normal vanilla! My family and
I went to The Purple Cow for birthdays, after my brother’s soccer games, or anytime we wanted a
cheeseburger or chicken sandwich. I just checked their website, and it looks like they’ve opened
three new restaurants since I moved to Japan; so you know its good food! Next time I go to the U.S.,
this is going to be one of the first places I go.