Saturday, September 25, 2010

#125- What would you do?

A couple of days ago, I saw the ad during surfing the net.

The title of this ad was, “Japanese ******** or pro at finding rare antiques needed ASAP! (*** L.A.)”

Here is the ad:

“Here’s the deal. I just broke my boyfriend's dead grandmother's ********. It's a ********, with gold filigree. The ******** color is light ******** on a white background.... I need someone to find it ASAP.......I will pay you a finder's fee to do research to find this ******** anywhere in L.A. or on the Web.......please do not email me with company names of where I MIGHT find it.....I need it replaced NOW, or a specific link to the ******** to buy it........a used ******** is fine in good condition with no visible cracks, as I am replacing something very old and treasured.....so it can't look brand spanking new anyway.....used, but in good condition..........I am not having luck finding it on the Web, nor do I have time to find it........... Use eBay, or whatever resources at your disposal to find this ASAP. Here are some examples of the style...I believe it's called ********: http://www.******** http://******** HELP!! I am freaking out! This item has a lot of sentimental value...........”

If you see this ad, what do you think or what would you do?

I felt bad for her boyfriend, not because of loss of his sentimental value item, because of unfaithful his girlfriend. And I couldn’t ignore this ad…because I didn’t want to happen to him to lose the whole sentimental value item without knowing (if she finds the same product as his sentimental value item, she might throw away his item and she will pretend that nothing happened to his item), so I wrote an email to the girl who posted this ad.

Here is my email:

“Hello, This is not my business, but I just want to tell you... you should tell your boyfriend about what happened to the ********. Replacement is terrible idea for the sentimental value item. I am sure that your boyfriend will understand about it. Good luck to you. Have a wonderful evening. Best, Yoko”

Some people says, sometimes we need to lie or not telling the truth to people, because sometimes the truth makes someone upset (or hurt)…I don’t think so.

I think we should tell the truth with love to people, then people will understand about the truth (or the fact) and people will appreciate to hear the truth.

Sometimes I feel like…I might become a meddlesome person, but…I can’t help it…! Because I love people and want to help people as much as I possible.

Have a wonderful weekend to you all.

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 25, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Yoko Fujimoto

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

#124- Talk on the phone with my mom

When my father passed away in 1994, I made my decision that I call my mom in Tokyo, Japan twice a week (or once a week at least) to say hi to make sure she is ok (I know she is ok, because my younger brother is taking care of mom well).

Last night, my mom and I had a great conversation for two hours on the phone.

She always gives me a lot of love and sweet words.

Last night, I told her that “I really appreciate that you taught me creativeness and kindness very well since I was so small. I remember your drawing of a Christmas Tree on the wall and your kind words at anytime.”

I remember when I was five on the Christmas day, we didn’t have a Christmas tree at home (we just moved to a new house and our house was not complete ready to live that day), but my mom drew a big Christmas tree on the large white paper on the wall and bought us a large Christmas cake (Japanese cake shops sell special Christmas decoration cake for Christmas day).

My mom was a kindergarten teacher before I was born, so she knows how to entertain kids and she is good at drawing, playing piano & singing and writing (she is a great writer!). And she also made our cute creative & original clothes.

Oh…her Christmas tree picture made my day and made my creativeness sense that day. I was so amazed at her creativeness and sweetness.

I was around 13 years old, when a burglar made mess our house (at the time, my mom, my younger brother and I just came home from our piano lesson), before my mom called the police, my mom told me and my brother, “You guys must be hungry, I am so sorry. Why don’t you eat these breads (yummy “anpan” / is a Japanese sweet bun filled with red bean paste).”

Oh…even though, she had to call police & her husband(my father) and have to find out what we lost from our house, she was really care for us (our stomach!). My mom has such a sweet heart. I really appreciate her sweetness and kindness.

I learned so much about life from her (of course, my father taught me many things about life as well).

Last night, I told my mom that I always appreciate her.

Life is about love. I hope you have a lot of love and feel love too!

P.S. My funny brother asked me last night on the phone, “So, what do you remember how I am nice for you? ” ha ha ha! Yes, my younger brother also gave me a lot of money / gifts and love as well. :)

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 14, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Yoko Fujimoto

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#123- Lovely day at the Class Trade Show

MORNING:

At 6:00am this morning, I meditated and woke up with happy feeling.

With Enigma CD (The Screen Behind the Mirror), I had two slices of toast with butter and coffee with milk & sugar (a lot of sugar!). I always take half an hour for breakfast to get a great energy, especially for my work day.

In my car, with LADY GAGA CD (The Fame Monster), I got more energy for my day. Thanks to LADY GAGA!

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At 9:40am, I attended the Class Trade Show for Senken-newspaper (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News). I interviewed a lot of people who exhibited at this show.

I always have great interview with Jason (who is a CEO of this show) and Karen (who is Jason’s girl friend, a consultant of this show and a vice president at Fred Segal/Ron Robinson). They are the great fashion business people in town.

Today, I was impressed by the gift for everyone at the entrance! I usually get a press pass / name tag or wrist band at the entrance, but I got a EQUALIBRYUM(this is wearable sports technology designed to increase the body’s equilibrioception or sense of balance giving users greater confidence when they compete) as a wrist band / press pass.

Oh…this one is PINK! Yeah! My favorite color! So funny that I was wearing the Dirtee Hollywood pink T-shirts (which I got it from Kimberly who is my friend and a PR person for this brand / this T-shirts is available at the Fred Segal / Ron Robinson). This summer, I wore this pink T-shirts a lot, because I love this one and I also wanted to PR for this T-shirts for Dirtee Hollywood/Kimberly and Karen/Ron of Fred Segal / Ron Robinson.

This T-shirts says, “Love is in Fashion”. Really cute and I feel cute!

Anyway, I was also carrying the PINK bag (which is my best friend, Suzie's gift on my last year birthday), wearing the PINK gold watch (which is from my brother), wearing PINK lipstick(which is from Suzie's mom) & PINK pedicure and using the PINK pen (which is from my friend / a Japanese TV producer). Everything was PINK! (makes me sooo happy!) ha ha :)

(I actually…I am wearing the other pink T-shirts from my mom and pink flower hot pants at home right now during writing this blog…ha ha ha!)

With the pink EQUALIBRYUM, I felt more balanced as well.

TALK, WALK, TALK, WALK…more TALK… (Oh I love my job! It’s fun to meet so many nice people and talk with many nice people at the show!)

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NOON:

Around 12:30pm, I had Ahi tuna salad and strawberry lemonade (oh yes! even drink was PINK!) from TIARA CAFÉ with Jason & Karen and two special buyers. It was fun lunch!

After lunch, more TALK and WALK.

Around 3:00pm, I had a great coffee break with complementally coffee at the GROUND SWELL COFFEE. It was nice refreshment.

And I met a nice artist! David from JUSTICE BODAN. (I can’t write detail about our conversation in my today’s blog, because I am going to write an article about him and his products for Senken-newspaper.)

It was a lovely interview with David! He has such a fabulous energy and his artworks / products are fabulous as well.

He told me that he learned “respect” and “pride” from Japan during his visit to Japan. I can see that his sprits & love in his work. It’s really nice to see someone like that. It was really nice treat of my work day.

Oh…he gave me the special spiritual gift…miniature bronze sculpture “SELF CHARM” with his spirits (he made me a wish too!) Oh…I love this “lucky charm”! (Now, I am displaying this artwork on my writing desk next to my laptop computer.)

I got a lot of joy and luck at the Class Trade Show again. This show always has a great power, because Jason and Karen pick the best selections = great energy for this show.

Around 5:00pm, I had a complementally big slice of apple pie! (My favorite!!!) from SUNDEK ITALIAN COFFEE.

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NIGHT:

During on the way back to my home with LADY GAGA CD (I drove side street /without freeway to see view / town), it was nice relaxation time in my car.


Did you have a lovely day? I hope you did.


P.S. Sorry Jason and Karen, I didn’t attend the parties tonight…I wanted to EAT dinner before 7:00pm(for my diet! ha ha…) I wish I was there tonight…next time, when I reach 85 lbs (which is my original weight), I will attend the party and stay until the end of the party! ha ha ha…!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
September 1, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Yoko Fujimoto