Monday, October 18, 2010

#127- POWERHOUSE = ME :)

During this L.A. Fashion Market Week, I had fun, as always.


On the 15th at the fashion show at California Market Center (CMC), I had a chance to chat with my friends (Kimberly and Erika). Most of my work time, I am always alone, so it was fun for an hour with my friends.

Kimberly and Erika’s client exhibited at the Focus show at CMC. I can’t write details about it in this blog, because my article is not on the paper (Senken-newspaper) yet, but I can say, they ( always have wonderful clients.

By the way, when Barbara (who is a co-owner of D&A show at New Mart) introduced me to her clients at D&A, she said to them, “Yoko is a POWERHOUSE!”. ha ha ha…! Thanks to Barbara!

A couple of years ago, Barbara invited me to D&A Tokyo show and we flew to Tokyo, Japan from Los Angeles together and she saw my power in Japan (differences between quiet & humble Japanese women and me)…since then, she thinks, I am a powerhouse (and Senken-newspaper has big influence for Japanese fashion market).


About 10 years ago, PR person of ASR Trade Show introduced me to her clients, she said to them, “Yoko is a FIREBALL !”… oh…ha ha ha!


In my 20’s-30 something, I had many friends and parties, so many friends called me, “You are a PARTY ANIMAL!”

And I love helping people (still now!). At the time, I helped my boyfriend to get a job, helped many friends to get jobs, apartments, boyfriends and girlfriends.

Do you remember? “Hollywood Madam (Heidi Fleiss)”? Sounds like her? NO…I didn’t charge anything to my friends :)

My friends called me, “You are MADAM YOKO”, because I introduced jobs,apartments and girlfriends & boyfriends to my friends.

I loved this nickname, so I used “MADAM YOKO” as my pen name for my work (15 years ago, I wrote some funny stories in some famous Japanese comic magazines.)

Sometimes, I miss this nickname, “MADAM YOKO”…nobody call me “MADAM YOKO” now…(I am still helping friends once in a while though…)


Long long long time ago, when I was 11 years old, my classroom teacher at the Elementary school nicknamed me in front of classmates, “You are a BABYGANG!”, then my classmates called me “BABYGANG” until I moved to the other school.


Do you have a nickname?

I love “POWERHOUSE”, “FIREBALL”, “PARTY ANIMAL”, “BABYGANG”, and I miss “MADAM YOKO”…oh, I am single, so “MADAM” doesn’t fit me anyway…huh!

OK…POWERHOUSE is great for now… :)

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
October 18, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Yoko Fujimoto

Saturday, October 9, 2010

#126- Write with love

Recently I have been writing a novel and avoiding socialize (sorry, my friends!), so I have been spending time with myself a lot.

But, the other day, I had a lovely lunch with a Japanese married couple (the husband is a former TV Asahi chief of Los Angeles bureau / I used to work for him as a journalist) from Japan.

I usually have meals with them while they are here on their vacation in Los Angeles since they left Los Angeles 10 years ago.

When I see them and have conversation, I always feel beautiful love between husband and wife from them and feel happy.

They told me that they don’t fight each other. I can see why…because they respect each other and enjoy each other’s difference. What a nice couple. I am very happy to see and feel this beautiful love.

There are also a lot of love, love, and love in my novel. I can’t wait to open my book to people and give my love to readers.

Have a wonderful everyday to you all!

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
October 9, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Yoko Fujimoto