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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#122- Perfect or Imperfect?

I am a perfectionist and a clean princess (I don’t want to use negative word, “a clean freak”).

The other day, after I saw the movie “EAT PRAY LOVE” (movie was ok…I just enjoyed “EAT” part and Julia Roberts’s smile), I wanted to read the book “EAT PRAY LOVE”(I guess, the book is better than movie), so I went to the next door, BARNES & NOBLE (at the Americana at Brand).

I asked the guy who works there, “Where is the EAT PRAY LOVE”?

The guy at the BARNES & NOBLE: Follow me…here you go! (He picked the book for me. Thank you, but no thank you…)

Oh…no…the “EAT PRAY LOVE” books are on the top of the shelves…I need to pick “perfect one” by myself… (I prefer the product which nobody touch or try)

Me: Ahn…excuse me…I know sounds crazy (I don’t think so…but I was polite!)…I always pick clean book by myself…I mean I would like to pick the book by myself, you know what I mean. I want to have a book which nobody read or touch…But…I can’t reach the top of this shelf…do you have a chair for…

#121- EAT. WALK. WRITE.

EAT.

With Keasha at my home on last Friday.

Keasha visited me at my home and I cooked lunch and dinner for her.

For lunch: Caesar Salad, Japanese Shrimp Curry Rice, Lemonade, Chocolate Gelato with Peanut Chocolates, Café au lait and English Tea. For dinner: Corn Cream Soup, Avocado & Goat Cheese Salad (with Walnut Oil & Vinegar dressing), Toasted bread with butter, Lemonade and Milk Tea. (P.S. My new diet strategy is dinner = breakfast / if I eat too much during the day or I want to lose one more pound for one night.)

Keasha and I talked about Keasha’s job, my job, Keasha’s family, my family & my friends, Atomic bombs (Two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago, on August 6th and 9th, 1945 by U.S.A.), Japanese pension scams(one story: Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years and police are now investigating his family on possible fraud charges), our weight, English and Spanish language(how to learn and s…

#120- At the GELSON’S

Me: I want to tell you that rainier cherries were soooooooo sweet last week!!!

Woman who works at the GELSON’S in Silver Lake: I know. I am glad that you liked them!

Me: Oh…I loved them! I had dinner with my friends at my home two days in a roll. My friends loved the cherries too! Could you tell me where these cherries are coming from? From California?

Woman: I don’t know…the man over there is the manager, so he can tell you about it. Do you want me to call him?

Me: Oh, it’s all right. I will walk to him. Thank you.

(I walked to the produce manager.)

Me: Hi! Can I speak to you now?

Otto (the produce manager at the GELSON’S in Silver Lake): Sure!

Me: Oh…last week I got the rainier cherries from here and they were so sweet!!! I had two times dinner at my home with friends and I served cherries after each dinner for my friends and my friends were so surprised how sweet cherries!!!

Otto: I know, the cherries have 23% sugar. Regular cherries have 16% sugar, so the cherries are the sweetest…