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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.

Kelly 

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.

Ayami

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.

Mark

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

Kenny 

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.

Miki 

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.

Nik 

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.

 

 

 

Silly Saturdays #8

100 types of walks as shown by Kevin Parry.

This is good, funny stuff. Notice the words at the the bottom. It’s pretty good vocabulary.

Learning English From Movie Quotes

『2001年宇宙の旅/2001 A Space Odyssey』(1968)
監督:スタンリー・キューブリック/Stanley Kubric

本日は、巨匠スタンリー・キューブリックの作品からご紹介します!
はい、『2001年宇宙の旅』です!徹底的な科学考証と圧倒的な映像美で、人類の進化を描いたSF映画の金字塔。初めて見た時の感想は「わけわからないけど、すげー!」でした。1968年、CG技術がほぼない時代、まだ人類が月へ降り立つ前の時代に撮られた作品とは到底思えません。これを劇場で目撃した当時の人たちが羨ましいです。400万年前、類人猿が知恵を手に入れて人類への進化の一歩を踏み出すところから物語りは始まります。その後、宇宙開発を行うまでに発展した人類は木星への有人探査を行いますが、途中でAI (HAL9000) の反乱に遭います。乗組員とHALの緊迫した戦いが繰り広げられ、そして物語りは更に宇宙の奥深く、未知の領域へと進んでいきます。HAL、めちゃくちゃ怖いです。
台詞は、そんなHALが船外で作業している主人公の指示を断り、放った一言。

 

This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
(この任務は私にとって非常に重要なので、あなたに邪魔させるわけにはいきません)

 

★ポイント
too+形容詞or副詞~+(for A)+to+動詞の原形…
(Aにとっては)~すぎて…できない、…するには~すぎる
例:He speaks too fast for me to understand.
(彼は喋るのが早すぎて、私には理解できない)
例:Is it too late to go back to college at 40?
(40歳って大学に通いなおすには遅すぎるかな?)

Allow A to+動詞の原形~
Aに~させる(許可する)
Let A to~よりも少し硬くてフォーマルな表現。allow you to jeopardize(危険に晒す)it(=mission)を直訳すると、「あなたがこの任務を危険に晒す事を許可する」となります。
例:My dad won’t allow me to date until I graduate high school.
(高校を卒業するまでは、父からデートの許可がおりない)
またAを主語にして、受動態の形でもよく使われます
例:You are not allowed to smoke here.
(ここは禁煙です)

Ayami
新宿校

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

Mameshiba Puppy

I went to Lalaport in Funabashi the other day and of course I had to stop in at the pet shop. The next thing I know, the staff stuffed a Mameshiba into my arms. She was so cute but SO expensive.

 
Can anyone guess how much? Please type your guess below.
 
 
Kelly
 
新宿校

The knight of Harajuku

In January, I hung out with my friends in Harajuku. We went to a couple of small galleries. When we were walking, we saw this knight that seemed to be guarding a shipping container. Above the knight, was a crack in the wall. In the crack was a clock. I think the knight is a time traveler. And he’s guarding a time machine inside the shipping container. What do you think? 

Harajuku knight

 

Mark

船橋校

 

 

Mind Challenge

The odd one out.

Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. Atlantic 2.Pacific 3.Indian 4.Mediterranean 5. Arctic

#4 doesn’t belong. The Mediterranean is a Sea and the others are oceans.

 

Let’s try!

1.Atom Boy 2. Doramon 3. Anpanman 4. Tetsujin-28

1.Avocado 2. carrot 3. cucumber 4. banana

1,Snake 2. mouse 3. salmon 4. lizard

1,Iron man 2.Spider man 3.Super man 4.Ice man

1, beer   2. chocolate   3, cinnamon   4, green tea

 

 

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.
Nik
新橋校