Sunday, November 22, 2009

#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 some articles in English in Entrepreneur Magazine…but I said to her, “I am not ready to write an article in English. I will let you know when I am ready”. Then, Entrepreneur Media Inc. had to close the deal with Entrepreneur Japan edition with Recruit Co., Ltd in Japan…It was too late to start writing articles in English…so I had to leave Entrepreneur Media Inc.

I was working as a freelance writer for many Japanese media on the side during I was at Entrepreneur Media Inc., so I thought I didn’t need to make effort with my career at the time. I was a reporter for NHK radio show and I was busy for TBS TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.) and wrote many articles for Senken-newspaper at the time…

Anyway, are you happy for me? I wrote an article in English for this new project yesterday.

Do you remember when I started studying English at Junior high school? You bought me so many English text books and you taught me English almost every week. You helped my homework in the summer, I mean you translated “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” book for me! Oh…god…I was cheating about my home work at the time huh! Now I need your help…but you are up there…how can I reach you! Your English was so great!

I know your father taught you English when you were young and you wanted to teach me like your father did it to you. I remember Grandpa read newspaper in English everyday. Now…I am working in U.S. and writing articles in English. Are you proud of me??? I am sure that you are sending me a message “You made it! Good for you!” from heaven.

Oh…you know what, I can teach you some English words from my work on this weekend…search engine optimization (SEO), infrastructure, virtualization, file server, security patch…did you get it? Maybe you don’t…because you passed away before you know these technology terms! Now, we are in the new technology world! Amazing! We can work, write, talk and meet to each other on online! Oh…maybe you don’t need it in heaven, maybe you have more big power better than computer in heaven?

Anyway, I am doing well.

Oh Suzie wrote me a nice email about you. Please see below.

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Yoko,

I am so sorry ... I forgot that today is the day!

Do you want company today?

Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY .....

I will remember your father today with a cute smile and warm laugh ... and the funny sound "isshhhhhh" when he would get up from the table!

I know that your dad is watching over you and with you .... and laughing and smiling!!!!

Today is a very SPECIAL DAY!!!!

We can come and take you out somewhere today if you would like company!

Please send your mother my regards and tell her I am thinking and remembering

Papa fondly today!

Love,
Suzie

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Papa, I hope you are happy in heaven. I really miss you. I sometimes feel you when I am thinking of you or you are thinking of me.

Are you enjoying the chocolate (which I put it in front of your photo) today?

How about the holiday music? KOST 103.5 has great holiday music, right?

Papa, I will call Mama today and I will let her to pray for you to the little box at home in Tokyo.

Oh…I will visit Mama(mother) and Masa-kun(younger brother) this winter season in Tokyo. Please don’t ask Toshiaki-ojichan(my uncle) to come to see you in heaven, I really want to see him on this winter vacation. I hope his cancer is not making him to go to see you soon…

Oh…one more thing, I really want to write a novel and TV drama script (maybe cute comedy drama?) in U.S. to make people happy/entertain people in U.S., this is my next project/dream, so please pray for me, wish me luck!

Anyway, Papa, have a wonderful your day in heaven.

I miss you.

Love,
Your daughter, Yoko

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November 22…today is my late father’s memorial day. He passed away 15 years ago (on November 22, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan.)

Remember, life is very short…so please enjoy your life with your family and friends as much as you can.

Happy Thanksgiving week to you all!!!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Nov 22, 2009