Skip to main content

About Me

My photo
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.

#40- Lunch at the Mondrian Hotel and Fashion show at the Celebrity Centre International Church of Scientology…and more

Today was very “Hollywood” day.

Lunch at the Mondrian Hotel.

Me and my friend, Kimberly had a lunch meeting with Ms. Loren Petrowski who is a special event manager of Mondrian Hotel. We had great conversation, food (thanks to Loren!) and it was nice to see a new guest room.

This hotel is the best place to have a party/event for sure! Nice atmosphere, great food, drinks, view and people!!! The guest room is very stylish and has creative atmosphere. I love Mondrian Hotel!

Oh…I saw Randy Jackson as a judge on American Idol near by our table. He also seemed like having a business lunch with two people (Ok…at this time…I didn’t ask to myself “Do I know this guy? Where I met this guy?”)
I saw him on TV last night. So funny, when I saw Matt Giraud from American Idol this March (see my blog on March 12th ) was on Thursday(the day after I watched American Idol on TV), and today is Thursday as well.

I guess if we want to meet someone from American Idol in Hollywood…I think after the result show, Thursday is the best day!

Fashion show at the Celebrity Centre International Church of Scientology.

Tonight I picked Kimberly up at her home/office again and we went to fashion show/Fashion Careers International’s student fashion show which her client/The Eva Mejl Collection (by Eva Mejl who graduated from this school) was in this event.

The fashion show held at the “Celebrity Centre” at the Church of Scientology…

After we checked in the fashion show, we went to look for some secrets of this place…we walked around the garden…but we didn’t see any “strange things” or “secrets”. Ha ha ha!

Before start the fashion show, someone from the Celebrity Centre introduced us that they support artists and events like tonight show.

And it will available the tour of the Celebrity Centre International Church of Scientology after the fashion show…me and Kimberly talked to each other after hearing this information…”Let’s get off this place after the show as soon as possible!”

Yes, we did. After the last designer’s show…we run to the door and left…!

The fashion show was great! They don’t look like student’s work, really professional.

California Apparel News photographer and reporter were there, so it was really professional things.

Celebrity’s favorite or hang out places… Hotel and Church in Hollywood…two places in one day with Kimberly. I am very lucky to be here/L.A. with a great friend like Kimberly!!!

P.S. I just got a phone call tonight from Brad Elterman who is a president of Buzz Foto LLC/ I did a story of paparazzi for TBS TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television) last year.

Tonight his phone call was…he made sure that I am coming to his exhibition opening reception this Saturday. Yes…I will…my “Hollywood things” are more to come.

Brad Elterman Photography Exhibition is at the Equator Books /Abbott Kinney, Venice /May 9-June 30. Exhibition: “LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY” Fine Art Paparazzi Photographs from the 70’s and 80’s by Brad Elterman. I look forward to seeing him and his work this Saturday.

Life is beautiful!!! Thank you to all.

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
May 7, 2009

Popular posts from this blog

#271-Why people fight?

Why do human beings keep fighting with each other or fighting wars?

About profit?

About territory?

About religion?

About ethnicity?

About statism?

About collectivism?

Why can’t we talk instead of fight (war)?

People are trying to change others…

People don’t want to change for others…

People think “I am right, you are wrong”…

I was thinking about “how can we resolve issues of terrorism and war in this world, can we talk instead of fighting?”

And then I realized “I need to think about my issue first” (since I moved into my apartment in Montrose one year ago)… yes, I have an issue about my living situation… my upstairs neighbor (64 years old woman who is not working) has been waking me up every night (around 11:15pm, 12:15am and 1:15am) with loud squeezing footsteps (it sounds not normal & regular footsteps) for one year… I had to call police twice, and I fought with this neighbor twice…

I tried to go to bed at the same time when this neighbor goes to bed… it doesn’t work (for me late night ene…

#257- SLUT? in L.A.

Do you know about “The Slut”?I mean, “eggslut”?

If you don’t, you will enjoy my column on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper) website.

Here is my translation of my column into English from Japanese.
Enjoy :)

Published on July 13, 2015 (in Japan)
By Yoko Fujimoto
Writer in Los Angeles

Title of this column: From L.A. “Slut?”

Since a few years ago, I have been noticing the egg shape sign of “eggslut” ( on the way to L.A. fashion district in downtown Los Angeles.

“Slut” means in Japanese “bimbo”, “whore”, “hooker” and “slut”.
“eggslut (a woman is sleeping around with eggs)”? This shocking name of the restaurant has been bringing curiosity to me.

This restaurant (“eggslut”) has a counter at the “Grand Central Market” which is also famous as a tourist popular spot, and when I drive by this place my curiosity about this place is getting bigger and bigger, because I always see a long line in front of…

#272- Happy employees make happy customers

As you know many department stores (in U.S. and Japan both) are struggling these days due to consumer’s life style (online shopping, cheap fast fashion stores and discount stores).

In general people want to have a convenience life style and want to purchase reasonable price products.

Last October when I bought gift items (for myself and friend who visited this store together) at RAINS in Ojai, I was very surprised by that RAINS has a complimentary wrapping service (all Japanese department stores have a complimentary wrapping service in Japan). I was smiling on the way back to my home after I shopped at RAINS.

This spring when I heard about some Japanese department stores in country side are closing business and their towns became like a ghost town, I thought I want to find out why RAINS is doing well, and I wanted to inform some great news about RAINS to Japanese readers who are struggling in their business.

I’m glad that I did it. I met a wonderful CEO of RAINS (Mr. Alan Rains) and found…