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#278- Hello 2018!

I’m still on my social media diet, but I just want to say “Happy New Year”!




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I am a freelance writer for newspapers,magazines as well as a journalist for TV.
I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
[日本語のブログFromLAby藤本庸子] fromla.cocolog-nifty.com/blog
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#277- Thank you 2017!

Change my home, change my luck, I have a good FENG SHUI again.


Since my previous blog post, I moved out and I’m super happy with my new apartment (with a wonderful manager/owner of my new apartment).

As a journalist, I’m good at research. When I decided to move out on Dec 1st in the afternoon, I started research apartments right away, and I found the wonderful apartment within two hours.







It sounds like a miracle, but I believe in karma. If we live well (with a good heart and honest attitude with people and things), we always have good luck.
My wonderful apartment has beautiful palm tree view (in the front) and mountain & palm tree view (in the back / I just needed to hide next door junk view under the window with a sofa!).



My room is in the corner on the top floor and nobody downstairs (parking lot). It is cheaper, larger, nicer compare to my former apartment.

When I called the manager/owner (Alice, her name is beautiful like her) on Dec 1st in the afternoon, she told me “nobody upsta…

#276- Evil noise vs. White noise

Today (Nov 20th in the midnight) someone broke into my apartment (my front door two locks were unlocked / my door was locked before I went to bed)…
[I should’ve get up when upstairs guys were harassing me with loud banging noise around 3:20am-4:30am this morning.]

Two weeks ago, someone came to my back door (kitchen door) with a pair of scissors and chopped my mini rose flower (my mother and my younger brother’s gift) off (on Nov 7th), and someone also came to my back door with a pair of scissors and chopped my plastic door mat’s daisy flower’s petal off (on Nov 9th)…

It’s very scary… I have made police reports about these incidents…

I have been having bad luck with upstairs neighbor for long time…after former upstairs neighbor (http://yokofujimoto.blogspot.com/2017/05/my-last-email-to-upstairs-neighbor.html) moved out, I was praying for a new upstairs neighbor who is a morning & quiet person… but my instinct told me one month ago, “you will get a new upstairs tenant who is a night p…

#275- iPhone X ?

I love my life no matter what.
My career as a writer, my sweet family and friends, my cute apartment, my people around me (including social media people), my body & my mind & my brain, my all belongings… I love what I have and I love what I do.
Last night I cleaned and polished my gas range & oven and refrigerator, it took 6 hours (I’m a clean freak).
My refrigerator is 17 years old and my gas range & oven is unknown (Because my apartment owner provided the gas range & oven to me and I didn’t ask how old they are. They look very old like my refrigerator), but they are very shining and look like brand-new now.

I always take care of things very well, so my sofa (19 years old) and my car (17 years old) look like brand-new as well.

I’m not a materialistic person, but I always appreciate what I have.






The other day, I heard about iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X... they look very nice and fancy.
But I’m still using an iPhone 4s and it looks like a brand-new phone. I think…

#274- At Descanso Gardens

Between work (writing) and work (writing), I go to Descanso Gardens.

I usually get there by walk (except night time) from my apartment in Montrose.


Descanso Gardens is like my gym, my meditation room and my dining room (at the night concert and DJ night).



I usually go there by myself (I have a membership), but I sometimes invite my friends.




With friends I always find something new (new angle view, new plants and new flowers).












The other day I wanted to find everything what I read in the sign of Leonardo da Pisa (Leonardo Fibonacci / Italian mathematician) about the patterns and geometries of his famous golden ratio “Fibonacci spiral series” (sunflower, pinecone, snail).