Monday, September 28, 2009

#75- Drama, Drama, Drama!

Monday at 9pm, Tuesday at 8pm and 9pm, Wednesday at 9pm, Thursday at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 9pm.

Do you know what I am talking about?

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The answer is…TV Drama!

Gossip Girl, 90210, Melrose Place, The Beautiful Life: TBL, Flash Forward, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters.

I gave up watching Heroes and Desperate Housewives because I can’t follow the story anymore.

Glee and Cougar Town were ok…I only watched once.

In my top list are Lost, Brothers & Sisters and Gossip Girl.

Oh…I have to go now, before start my favorite show"Gossip Girl", I am going to take a bath!

By the way, I prefer real drama…you know what I mean. xoxo

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Sept 28, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

#74- Colorful life

Since my friend, Keasha sent me an email regarding a book "No Dream Beyond My Reach" (she is an editor), I became a friend with Dr. Sopheap Ly who is an author of this book. (If you want to know about this book, please read my blog on May 13, 2009.)

Today, I finally met her in person at her twin daughters’ one year birthday lunch party.

Wow…twin girls are soooooooo cute!!! They were wearing pink and green dresses and there were huge two pink Barbie dolls birthday cakes!!! And a lot of Indian food!!! (The party held at the Indian restaurant in O.C.)

What a nice to celebrate the first year of the cute twin girls life with wonderful their family and friends.

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I met many nice people at this party and I felt like in the "Grey's Anatomy's world"…because there were many doctors and interesting episodes.

Sopheap is an amazing woman, as I wrote about her and her book on May 13, 2009 my blog, she and her family were caught up in the national nightmare that overtook Cambodia in the 1970s the takeover by the Communist Khmer Rouge. During the four years, it's estimated more than one and a half million Cambodians were killed included her father. Now Sopheap is an assistant professor of medicine UCSD Medical School/VA Healthcare System, San Diego.

Regarding the Killing Fields of Cambodia, her sister told me today, "I don’t want to talk about it, I am not ready…" But, Sopheap did it and she is helping American people today, so nice to see someone like her, a great mother and a success career woman who contribute to the world/society. Sopheap…she is a brave woman!

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Another brave and beautiful woman at the party. Aretha is a former Miss Cameroon and a doctor in Washington D.C. She is in Sopheap’s book which I read it, so I felt like I already knew her. Wow…she is really beautiful inside and out. She gave me an advice for my health and exercise today. I told her that I want to write some books & scripts about the women who are an independent & enjoy colorful life and I would like to make many people happy with my work (books & scripts.) She is one of my ideal women for that. Wow…after she married and during pregnant, she studied to become a doctor. So nice story. She should write a book or make a movie like Sopheap.

Aretha told me, during the surgery, she always having fun with music and conversation for optimism surgery. Wow… sounds like real world of "Grey's Anatomy".

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I sat at the table with Loan who came to this party by herself (her husband who is a doctor couldn’t make it because of his work.) Loan is also a career woman who is a realty broker. She is from Vietnam and we talked about many topics, especially Asian countries things…China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan…South and North…women and men…we had a great conversation at the table. We ate and talked a lot.

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Sopheap’s husband (also a doctor) is so sweet. He was walking around the party room and filming us.

Oh…twin girls made my day. They are like Angel!

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Oh…I met Angel…I mean, I met a Christian singer, Angel at the party. She is also Sopheap’s friend. Thank god…I asked her name three times!!! OMG…what wrong with me???

"What is your name? Angel, nice to meet you! Wow, you are a singer? I look forward to enjoying your song later!"…

"Ah...what is your name again? Sorry…Oh…Angel, right! How could I forget such a beautiful name! Stage name or your real name?"

And then…after her performance, I met her in the restroom and… "It was a nice song. Can I mention your name in my blog? Oh…your name is…right… Angel!"

OMG…I was not drinking, I just had two cokes (Of course…soda! ha ha ha!)…I am bad for remembering names…but today’s my memory was really bad…three times asking someone’s names!!! …that’s bad…sorry…Angel…

Anyway, her song was so sweet. When she emails me about her website, I will introduce her website on this blog. Her name is Angel, by the way!

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There are many people who have colorful life. I wish I can write about that beautiful & colorful life and make many people happy from that.

Have a wonderful weekend to you.

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P.S. Here is the Angel's website http://www.angelzarobinski.yolasite.com/ She sent me an email today(Sept 21,2009).

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 19,2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

#73- at the VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out

Tonight, Thursday, the 10th, we (me and my friend, Erika) were at Fred Segal (Ron Harman and Ron Robinson) on Melrose for 5 hours!

We started early dinner at the Fred Segal Comfort Cafe, and then we attended the VOGUE fashion’s night out party.

The impact of the recession on everyone and everywhere in the world…but I saw the bright side at Fred Segal tonight.

VOGUE magazine supports retail shops and economy. VOGUE is partnering with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to host Fashion's Night Out on Thursday. This event is a global event urging consumers to shop to save the economy and the fashion industry.

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After our dinner, I worked. I mean, I met DMW public relations owner, Dana who is a pr for FREEDMAN (http://www.freedmanclothing.com/ the new brand which I wrote about this brand at Class Trade Show last week on Senken-newspaper) and I did interview with Randy and Matt who are co-owners for FREEDMAN. FREEDMAN has a special corner at the Fred Segal (in the Ron Robinson store.)

And I also interviewed Dave who is an artist for FREEDMAN (take a look at his artwork at http://www.davedickeyart.com/.) I can’t write about them tonight on my blog, because I am going to write about them on Senken-newspaper, but I can write...how I am happy to meet them! Especially Dave has many great episodes in Tokyo, Japan and it was enjoy hearing his episodes.

It’s funny that Dave loves Japan and I love U.S.A. more than Japan. I only go to Tokyo, Japan for a short vacation to visit my mother and brother once a year. For me, Los Angeles is my home, really. But it’s nice to hear from someone who is from here says “I love Japan, want to go back there again.” We met Dave’s mother, Kathy (who is an artist as well!) and her friends too.

We had fun conversation with Andrew (Erika’s brother/owner of Andrew Hanson’F) and another Andrew (our friend/ a reporter of California Apparel News.) It was fun night!

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I saw many smile faces tonight.

Life is beautiful!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 11, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

#72- Vegas Vegas Vegas! and Angeles Angeles Angeles!

It was a nice business trip to Las Vegas last week. I saw my friends, PR people, fashion designers, owners of brand, buyers and I met new people as usual.

At many fashion trade shows, I saw many “sun” signs.

Sun was every where! Like brand’s logo, motif, idea…for example, T-shirts brand “in To Tees” which introduce unique solar tech T-shirts, the print comes out on T-shirts under the sun light. (Lucky me! I got a pink solar T-shirts from Mike who is a co-owner of in To Tees!)

And another T-shirts brand, “FORTUNATE SUN” (http://www.thefortunatesun.com/) has a “sun” brand’s name, logo and concept (The owner moved to Los Angeles from NY and he told me, he is enjoying sun in LA!)…When I walked around many booths (of brands), I saw many sun signs!!!

Oh…Kimberly and Erika (who are my friends) are sunshine! They gave me a great gift box (Under wears, pajama, T-shirts, scarf and bag by Urban Behavior) at Clothing for Modern Times Ltd booth(Urban Behavior http://www.urbanbehavior.com/ and Costa Blanca http://www.costablanca.ca/ ) at MAGIC (one of the fashion trade show in Las Vegas.) As you know, Urban Behavior/Costa Blanca are fast fashion brand/shop (They are famous in Canada and east coast), but they can’t compare to Forever 21 or any other fast fashion brands& shops, because they have great people and products! (Oh, they have a stylish loft office in LA as well.) Anyway, Kimberly and Erika were sunshine at the MAGIC!

At the PROJECT SHOW (one of the other fashion trade show in Las Vegas), Tom(who is an owner of Joyrich clothing brand/shop http://www.joyrichclothing.com/) was sunshine! He really has a positive power and he enjoys LA and fashion. We (Senken-newspaper which is Japanese major fashion trade newspaper) had a great interview with Tom. He made our day!

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When I came home (in LA) this weekend, I felt so much sun!

On this weekend, I saw bright sweater by A LOVE MOVEMENT at Maxfield at the Malibu Lumber Yard. I felt warm sun light and happy power from the A LOVE MOVEMENT sweater. Sooo cute sweater, but the price is $1380(the price is not cute…ha ha ha! ) I found out that this brand’s designer is a Japanese guy, so I hope I have a chance to write about him someday.

Also on this weekend, Tony (who made a big trend of True Religion and right now he is an owner of new denim brand, Work CUSTOM JEANS http://www.workcustomjeans.com/) invited me to have a dinner with his people at AGO on Melrose this weekend. Tony has many funny episodes in Los Angeles, and I laughed a lot. He also has a sunlight power! Of course, the food was great and made me sooooooooo sunshine happy!!!

Like a Japanese flag “Rising sun”…I hope everyone could get a lucky power from sun and feel happy like rising sun!

Summer is over, but bright sun is still every where!!! Have a great week to all!

xoxo, Y

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 7, 2009