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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#84- My Thanksgiving Day was…

I was in Irvine until this morning.

My Thanksgiving Day was at Yuko & Jim’s house this year.

I met Yuko about 10 years ago in Irvine during I was living in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa for 6 years (when I was working at Entrepreneur Media Inc.) We met through Japanese community on internet, since then we are great friends.

She and her husband, Jim are sweet married couple and both of them are great cook!

We had a great thanksgiving dinner and I spent a night at their house.

Thank god, they have such a beautiful Japanese guest room next to their living room (also living room/dining room has Japanese atmosphere).

I felt like I was in Japanese high end hotel’s room (high end “Ryokan” / typical Japanese style hotel). The room is a WASHITSU (TATAMI ROOM).

There are TATAMI MATS (originally meaning "folded and piled" mats are a traditional type of Japanese flooring), TOKONOMA (is a Japanese term generally referring to a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, in…

#83- Dear Toshihiko Fujimoto…

Papa, how have you been? I really miss you since you left in 1994.

Are you having fun in heaven? I hope you are doing well up there.

I am still living in Los Angeles and having fun every day, every moment with my life.

Oh I have great news for you. I made a year contract as a writer/ independent contractor with D&B(Dun & Bradstreet) for a writing project of a major U.S. company(this project is managing by All Business which own by D&B).

At this time, I can’t say the project’s name or company’s name, because this project is not publish yet and I have an agreement of confidentiality with D&B. Oh…I am sure that you can see me from heaven, huh!

You know, when I was working as a staff writer at Entrepreneur Media Inc. /Entrepreneur Magazine and I was writing feature articles in Japanese and translate (English to Japanese) the feature articles of Entrepreneur Magazine for Entrepreneur Japan edition, at the time, one of the editors of Entrepreneur Magazine asked me to write s…

#82- Winter cleaning!

Feel winter air (even though in LA, I can feel it!) and getting ready for winter vacation…so great feeling!

Around this time, I always looking forward to having big winter cleaning weeks which my favorite activity!

As Japanese, I always have big cleaning weeks (most of Japanese do it near end of the year for couples of days, but as a clean freak, I always take time to clean every where in my place for a month).

During my hard work schedule (I got a new big writing contract project for one of the major companies in U.S.A., I will write some articles in English and Japanese on their website)…but cleaning is my thing…so I started a winter cleaning weeks today(when I had coffee break between my work, I was cleaning instead of coffee and snack. This is great way to lose weight too, better than fasting! ha ha ha…)!

Today, I did my bathroom sink cabinets. Wipe many things and re-organize things…wow, such a wonderful feeling! Good Feng Shui as well.

Many of my friends always said to me, “Yoko…

#81- Two days of my first FAST…

I am hungry…because I have been fasting since two days ago…(I mean my first fast is for two days with drink & soup…”soft version of fast”!)

During two days, I had a lot of water, four glasses of fruits& vegetable smoothies, two bowls of corn soup and two cups of tea with honey.

No real food within two days, it’s a challenge for me…as you (my friends) know I am a big eater for a small person…ha ha ha!

The reason for this fast, I wanted to lose weight (I mean lose back!), to cleanse the body of toxins and clear my mind.

With Mozart and reading a book and no food, I really feel that I got a great energy, cleanse my body and clear my mind…

Have you been fasting?

It might be good for us to do it before Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays! (or better to do it after holidays?)

Wish me luck and good luck to you too (if you need to do fasting)!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Nov 8, 2009

#80- Perrin Paris 1893 party, Gen Art & Rock Fashion week fashion shows, after party and Halloween party…

Change the time for my eight clocks at my home (two clocks don’t need it, because it’s on Japan time) and turn the page to winter vacation months of my calendars. This is my favorite moment of the day of winter season.

Until yesterday, I had party, party and party! It was great start of my winter season.

On Thursday night at the Perrin Paris 1893 boutique launch party& Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) event and Gen Art/Rock fashion week fashion show after party, on Friday night at Rock fashion week fashion shows/party and last night at Halloween party (at my friends, Keasha and John’s home party). It was wonderful three days party nights.

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On Thursday night, my friend, Kimberly invited me to the party at the Perrin Paris 1893(I can’t write details in this blog, because I am going to write about it in Senken-newspaper next week).

We talked/met many people (Kimberly’s boyfriend, Alex was an organizer for this event, so I met many people from Kimberly and Alex, includes some celebri…