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#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

#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 ov…

#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 Ro…

#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 Cost…