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I am a freelance writer for newspapers,magazines as well as a journalist for TV.
I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#170- A love letter from my mom

These days, I have many projects and I don’t have time to chat or get together with my friends.

Today, I went to the entrance hall at my apartment to get my mails (since Monday, I didn’t have a chance to pick them up).

Ms. R (an apartment community manager) is always friendly & nice, and she said to me, “Don’t work hard Yoko!”

Me: Yes, I know. I was up all night today for my deadline, so I look terrible.

Then, three of them (Ms. R, an assistant manager Ms.N and a leasing consultant Mr.A) said to me, “You look great!”

Oh… I am so happy to live here. They made my day!

Even though, tenants are nice. Mr. P said, “I haven’t seen you for a while at the fitness Center. How are you?”

Even though, a mailman is nice. Today, he (I forgot his name…!) said to me, “Yoko, you have a package from Japan!” Amazing, he remembers my name and my apartment room number! (We have 263 unites at our complex!)

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Yes, I got a package and a letter from my mom in Tokyo, Japan. She sends me a letter onc…

#169- “Am I a BITCH?” … during L.A. Fashion Market Week

Last week, during L.A. Fashion Market Week in downtown L.A., I really thought about myself, a “BITCH”…


*** Episode #1: Are you still a bitch?

My friend, Ms.L (She is a fashion expert in L.A.) asked me at her showroom, “do you know the guy, J***?”

Me: J***? No. I don’t know him.

Ms.L: But, he told me, he knows you! Last month, he has sent you a message on facebook.

Me: What? Really? I haven’t received the message…

Ms.L: He has sent a message to you in front of me, so I am sure that you have his message on facebook.

Me: No, I haven’t seen the message.

Ms.L: You probably ignored the message then.

Me: Do I know this guy?

Ms.L: Yes, he told me, he lived with you as a roommate in a house in Hollywood.

Me: What???? OMG!!! Yes, I know him! OMG… He remembers me? I am sure that he still thinks of me as a “BITCH”!

J*** was a nice & sweet guy, but the other female roommate (A***) was not nice with me. Three of us lived together in a house in Hollywood, and we (A*** and I) had a trouble with …

#168- Day & Night with Fred Segal family

Mr. Ron Robinson (who is a president of Fred Segal / RON ROBINSON & APOTHIA & / RON ROBINSON Inc.) is an amazing person for many ways.

I always enjoy his company. He is so kind, smart and funny. He has a wonderful business & stylish life style, nice friends and nice family (if you want to know more about him, please read my old posts on June 6, 2010 or July 22, 2010 or Oct 15, 2011 or Oct 23, 2011).

The other day, Ron called me and said, ‘Hey, Yoko! Do you wanna have a dinner with us?” Of course, I said, “yes!”.

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Day at Fred Segal:

Today, I went to see Ron & Karen (who is a vice president of Fred Segal) and their new friends at his store at Melrose location. Ron introduced me to them.

They are from Japan & N.Y.

Kiho Watanabe-CEO / designer of Uka (www.uka.co.jp) / spouse of Hiroyuki (They have five stylish beauty salons in Tokyo, Japan and they produced products for nail. Kiho is also a celebrity manicurist).

Hiroyuki Watanabe-President of Uka / spouse o…