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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#16- Thanksgiving+Christmas at my best friend’s house

Yesterday, I finally visited my best friend (Suzie)’s house.

As I wrote about Suzie on Oct 19, 2008…we are friends since 1986…and we got some issue, so we were apart each other since 2000…then we found each other in March, 2008(we are working on the Japanese O.J. Simpson, Mr.Kazuyoshi Miura’s cold case. I was working with Japanese TV news program and Suzie was working for Mr.Jimmy Sakoda)…since March, 2008…we were talking on the phone and emailing each other a lot. We finally met at the press conference of Mr. Jimmy Sakoda on Oct 16,2008.

After that we were still talking and emailing(we were so busy, so we couldn’t see each other until yesterday)…and finally we got together yesterday.

Wow, she has a fully happy life! She has a nice house and family (the Japanese husband is my old friend…which means I was the matchmaker for them!)…two daughters are soooooooo cute and we had soooooooo much fun together yesterday.

Suzie is a great host and a great entertainer. She gave us (me, my mother …

#15- Do you know “Luxe Link”???

I just got a UPS package from my friend, Kalika right now. Wow, soooooooo quick!

Yesterday afternoon, I sent my email to her and just said hello. And we exchanged couple of emails yesterday afternoon. She has two beautiful babies now and I enjoyed photos of her babies. Soooooooo cute!

Anyway, I got a second “Luxe Link” from her today!!! Lucky me!!! The card says…”We just wanted to say thank you for the great blog you wrote about us.”

She owns Luxe Link. I wrote a blog about her and Luxe Link in my Japanese blog on May 27, 2007 and I introduced Luxe Link to many friends and people who I met at some restaurants.

If you read Japanese, please take a look at http://fromla.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2007/05/index.html .

Kalika also owns design and consulting firm, Citrus Studio (http://www.citrusstudios.com/.)

She was on CNN and E! etc…make sense, she is a great person and a great business woman! I used to interview and wrote about many entrepreneurs in U.S.A. for Entrepreneur Magazine Japanese…

#14- White rose, caramel marshmallow, water and candle…

November 22…today is my late father’s memorial day. He passed away 14 years ago (on November 22, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan.)

Today, I put white roses everywhere in my apartment and I made a little table for him…his picture, white rose, caramel marshmallow, water and candle.

I hope he is enjoying my treat in heaven today!

By the way, caramel-covered marshmallows from Littlejohn’s English Toffee House at Farmers Market ( http://www.farmersmarketla.com/) in Los Angeles are soooooooo good!!!

My mother told me last night over the phone from Japan, ”yes, please bring some caramel marshmallows to us when you are coming to Japan next month!”.

I already had three caramel marshmallows this morning…yes I am in real heaven!!!

Remember, life is very short…so please enjoy your life with your family and friends as much as you can.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Nov 22, 2008

#13- My old best friend, Anette found me by Google today…

The other day…I talked back to LAPD officer on the street over my parking problem…oh my god… I know, I shouldn’t do it…I don’t know why I did that…

Yes…I have a short temper…and because of that, I lost many good friends over the years…as you know, one of my best friends, Suzie (I wrote about her in this blog couple of times), she found me this year after eight years no talk/no see each other…

And…today…one of my best friends, Anette found me/called me from New York! Oh my god!!! What a surprise!!!

We were friends since we met at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in 1989 in Los Angeles…and we had been fun together for long time…and she moved to New York and we got a big fight on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s day/1999-2000 in New York…then…I left New York…then our friendship was over at the time…

Anette found me by Google today…I was surprised that she found my cell number…

How did she find me??? Anette mentioned she saw my ad…

What’s ad??? Oh…I remember that I put “NEED A JAPANESE TRA…

#12- Love power from Rena Inoue & John Baldwin…that’s hot!

I am working on the documentary TV program (This documentary program it's called “Fukkatsu no hi” which means “the day of the comeback”. We are introducing a person who has a successful and happy life after suffering. It's a new TV program for this fall in Japan) with TBS TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television) in this month. Monday the 17th is the last shooting day for this segment.

We picked Ms. Rena Inoue and Mr. John Baldwin who are figure Skaters for our segment (the 26th on air in Japan) and we are filming them since this Monday the 10th.
As a single woman myself…I love my life & myself and I am enjoying my single life like a “Sex and the City”…but, now…I have changed my mind! Rena and John are a soooooooo sweet couple and I feel like…“I am ready to marry!!!” with someone like John who is a sweet and nice guy! Rena is a lucky girl (Of course, John is a lucky boy too).
They skate like a single skater… that’s love!!! Such a nice feeling to see & feel “The one love, …

#11- Yes, we can!!!

Mr. Barack Obama said, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”

I was watching on ABC, NBC and CNN every five minutes last night and…I was just checking what’sgoing on “90210”…then breaking news came on the screen!!!
Since then…until now…I am watching ABC and CNN.
Wow, America, finally woke up from the long sleep…Good for you!!!
I really love American and U.S.A. because many people believe “Yes, we can”!
Yesterday, I couldn’t vote …because I am not a citizen, I am a permanent resident (green card holder) of U.S.A., but my heart always with U.S.A.
Good luck U.S.A.!
I am so happy to be here! Thank you America!!!
By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Nov 5, 2008
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