Wednesday, October 28, 2009

#79- Who is "PRINCETON WHO’S WHO"???

This morning, I received a fax from “PRINCETON WHO’S WHO”.

The fax says…

We are pleased to inform you that you and your business have been selected to be published for free in the 2009/2010 edition of Princeton Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals, & Entrepreneurs.

On October 27th, your candidacy was approved. Your prompt response is needed to ensure your correct information is published. For accuracy purposes, please be sure to fill out the information below and FAX it back to 609-613-5917 at the earliest opportunity.

The office of the Managing Director appoints individuals based upon a candidate’s current position, and usually with information obtained from researched executive and professional listings. The Director thinks that you may make an interesting biographical subject, as individual achievement is what Princeton Who’s Who is all about.

Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among thousands of accomplished individuals in the Princeton Who’s Who. Remember, there is no cost to be included.

On behalf of the Managing Director, we look forward to your appearance in this year’s edition. Best wishes for continued success.

Sincerely,
Judy R. Collins
Profile Coordinator

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Of course, I didn’t fill out this form(Name, Title, Company/Organization Name,Address,Phone number, Cell number, Home number, email address, website address, Type of Business and Major Product/Service)…

Instead of that, I Googled it, then I found the article regarding this PRINCETON WHO’S WHO scam at Consumer Action Website (http://www.consumer-action.org/alerts/articles/whos_who_hard_to_tell_with_princeton_marketing_scam/ ) and the blog from this article.

At this recession, I guess, many people are thinking how to make money…

Better to make business idea to make people happy, don’t you think???

Anyway, this is my free article for you to protect from PRINCETON WHO’S WHO. ha!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Oct 28, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

#78- After LA fashion market week…fashionably fresh!!!

I am still writing articles for Senken-newspaper (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News) regarding LA fashion market week which held until this Tuesday.

At this fashion week/market week, I couldn’t make any fashion show and party at night, because I was not feeling well (to my friends, no worries, I don’t have H1N1 flu).

I just had attended the fashion trade shows and walked around many showrooms during the day time and just in case, I was care for my health at night.

So I want to say…”thank you very much for the invitations for fashion shows and I am so sorry that I couldn’t make it” to my friends who are the great PR/ Kimberly & Erika (PURE consulting http://www.pureconsultinginfo.com/index.php) and Henri (eM productions press www.emprds.com/press).

Here are the fashion shows, I couldn’t make it…

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Skingraft
October 13

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Mode Israel
October 14

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Future Heretics
October 15

L.A. Fashion Week Spring 2010: Elmer Ave.
October 17

So…do you think, am I a good PR for PR people???

By the way, my digital camera had broken as well like my health during the fashion week, but the other day, I bought a new digital camera and I feel much better and soooooo fresh!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Oct 23, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

#77- Fashionably late is not for Japanese…

Last night, I have attended the 20th anniversary party for Cosmo Space of America (http://www.cosmospace.co.jp/), the commercial film and video production company.

When I have TV projects from Japan, I always call Cosmo Space of America, because this company has many great cameramen and staff to work with.

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As I am Japanese or my thing, I am always be somewhere on time or too early…for my work/interview with someone, attend the fashion show/ trade show/ party, even though Thanksgiving party or Christmas party at my friend's house.

The reasons for that are…

1: When I am there early, I am able to relax before work/ interview and prepare for a great work/ interview.

2: We never know the traffic situation in LA, you know what I mean, so I always leave my home half hour to one hour early, just in case. And I don’t like to make people waiting for me (Time is money, right? I really respect people’s time).

3: Especially at fashion show, event or party, if I am there early, I am always able to meet/talk important people (includes celebrities) with more enough time/relax time (when it gets busy at the fashion show, event or party, I might miss the opportunities to meet /talk/ with them or get scoops from them!)

But…sometimes my friends said to me…"Oh…Yoko, you always early! You are so polite Japanese!!! ha ha ha!", "Of course, you are here before us! You are Japanese! Thank you for coming!" (This comment was at my friend’s wedding rehearsal!!! I was there before "them", I mean hosts!!!)

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Anyway, at the 20th anniversary party for Cosmo Space of America on Friday, I was twenty minutes late (Oh God…I forgot it was Friday!)…but I thought, "Good, at this time, probably good for fashionably late!"…And then…it wasn’t!!! …I forgot this party’s host is Japanese!

Most of the people (around seventy people already had been sat at the table) and president of Cosmo Space of America, Mr.Hideomi Aoki, vice president, Mr. Katsumi Matsumoto and other staff were waiting at the door to welcoming people!!!

OMG…I felt so bad…"Oh no!!! This is not fashionably late…They were standing and waiting for us for long time!!! I should be here early at this time…"

Yes, We…Japanese are very polite and humble (by the way, I don’t have "humble word" in my "private dictionary"!).

I really found out that "fashionably late" is not in our (Japanese) dictionary!

By the way, the party was soooooooo much fun! Nice people, delicious food (La Dijonaise in Culver City) and the wonderful gift and card. Of course, again, at the end of the party, Cosmo Space of America people said good-bye and thanks to us at the door. It was amazing!!!

The president, Mr. Aoki has positive vibes! Really it makes sense that this company has been successes and has wonderful people.

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Today, I had great breakfast and lunch time with my best friend, Suzie and her kids. OMG…Suzie was just on time to pick me up at my place and brought a gift! (Makes sense that she has spent long time with me and my family in Japan?!)

The gift was pumpkin bread that she baked it! (sooooooooo delicious!!!)

Her message on the card said, "Yoko, We are so happy that you are feeling better! Please enjoy the first harvest of pumpkin bread from Suzie’s Kitchen! 100% real fresh pumpkin! We love you. xxooo Suzie and family."and on the envelope, "Yoko, Happy Harvest Pumpkin Season! Happy Harvest Pumpkin Season! "

You know what, the biggest gift is a "beautiful friendship and love" from Suzie.

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To everyone,

Please note: When you got an invitation from Japanese, please be on time or "fashionably early". Happy party/holiday season to all!!!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Oct 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

#76- October is here!

The other day, I attended the next fall/winter textile shows which are showing the products for 2010 /2011 fall/winter.

As I attend this kind of event and work, I sometimes confused…“Am I in 2011? 2010? 2009? ”…

The spring 2010 products are already in the past in my mind…

And…October is here! Am I in 2009 or 2010 or 2011???

I guess too much fashion trade shows, fashion shows, TV dramas and dreams (I was sick/spinning dizzy & nausea and in bed for couple of days last week. And then, I saw many funny & fantasy dreams during my sick time. ha ha ha!)…

Have a great October for you! xoxo

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Oct 7, 2009