Thursday, July 19, 2012

#182- A pop singer and I are…

The other day, I was in Pacific Palisades for shooting for TV project (at this time, I can’t talk about the details).

At the beautiful mansion with a five star ocean view, I had a fabulous day with a new pop singer Mr.T, an owner of the house Mr.H, a director Mr.L, a cameraman Mr.A, and a business associate Mr.W.


NEW WORDS:

“Speak easy” and “Fuck you money” are new words for me.

Mr.H and Mr.W asked me, “You don’t know about these words?”

Me: No...I have been living in U.S. since 24 years ago, but I have never heard these words…!

So, I wrote down these words in my note book.

Then, Mr.L was laughing at me…

Me: I am a writer, I write everything. I want to learn everything what I don’t know.

Yes, everywhere is my school and every moment is also my school.


NEW DAY DREAM:

I was sitting on the deck chair under the tree and I was reading a book with a glass of cosmopolitan. Every 10 minutes, I looked over the ocean and said to myself, “Oh…what a nice day! Thank you for everything! I am very happy to live here. Oh…sunshine and ocean are so beautiful, I love my life!”

Then lunch time, I was sitting at the dining table near by the large window. Again, I looked over the ocean and said, “Oh…what a nice day! Beautiful ocean makes me so happy. I am so happy!”

The Filet mignon and salad were so delicious. Having a red wine and watching the ocean… so peaceful.

After lunch, I was taking a nap in the bed room that has a large window to see a five star view.

Oh…I don’t want to wake up…

This is my day dream at the mansion when we were shooting.


NEW MEDIA:

These days, we are able to get everything on online…amazing technology world!

After this shooting (within 24 hours), I am on the internet TV and You Tube with a new pop singer Mr.T. He is so cute and talented… I am going to write about him from now on for many magazines etc...

When I am ready to talk about him in my blog, I will let you know.

By the way, my day dream is still continuing…


By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles July 19, 2012
Copyright © 2012 Yoko Fujimoto

Sunday, July 8, 2012

#181- Breakfast at Figaro Bistrot

This morning, my stylish friend Marie and I had a nice breakfast at Figaro Bistrot in Los Feliz.

Figaro Bistrot is our breakfast place since I have moved to Los Feliz six years ago. (Our regular breakfast place is Le Clafoutis at Sunset Plaza since 20 years ago.)

Marie is so sweet that she doesn’t want me to drive far (to West Hollywood), and she drives to Los Feliz for me. (She is a great driver, and I am not… especially I am not good at parallel parking…ha ha…)

Great food and friend make me sooo happy :)


I KNOW WHAT I WANT:

I always know what I want, and I always get what I want .( Oh… one thing I always don’t get what I want…“A quiet neighbor”...I just don’t know why I always get a noisy neighbor…! / If you know how to remove my noisy neighbor, please make contact with me!!!)

Anyway, it comes to food, I always get what I really want :)

My favorite menu from Figaro Bistrot is Poached Eggs with Asparagus (with Salad and Potato) & Cappuccino (with a lot of sugar! I always get great energy from sugar!) & some Bread with their homemade Strawberry Jam & Butter, and I ate everything these today again.


SHE ALWAYS MAKES ME HAPPY:

Marie is a stylish, smart, funny, beautiful and sweet woman. She is from Sweden, so we are a great match (Swedish people and Japanese people are similar for many ways)!

She always gives me nice compliments.

Today, she liked my outfit (I was wearing the cream yellow capri pants with a light blue tank top & a dark blue top, and a blue flower necklace & a red stone necklace) and my gold toe nails (She asked me “How did you do your nails perfectly by yourself?”, Me: “I love to do it by myself and save some money as well!”).

Especially she liked my today’s outfit, because I was wearing the Swedish color! (Do you know the Swedish flag color?)

After this breakfast, she has sent me a nice email, “THANK YOU for today i had a blast as always you always make me smile yoko see you soon”.

What a nice friend :)

I am so happy to have her in my life :)


SHE KNOWS SO MANY THINGS:

I like a smart person. Marie is so smart, she always knows the answer!

When I was talking about the guy who collapsed at the party on the 4th of July, she explained about how we should do with people who collapsed. She told me, “I learned about it at school (in Sweden).”

Me: Wow, I didn’t know how to do it, so I asked about it to my mom on the phone the other day.

Then, she told me how website shopping is great!

Me: OMG! I just wrote about it on Senken-newspaper the other day. There are so many fashion shopping sites in U.S. and many younger people are shopping a lot on website these days, so buyers of website are making a great business lately! I found out this when I interviewed with owners of fashion companies!

She bought a nice top of IRO (She was wearing it today) on website in French. She explained about the euro money (is useful now) and how to shop in French.

How fancy is that she shopped the clothing (price is three times less than U.S. store) in French on French company’s website :)

Ok…I have to stop writing about her secret (she gave me a permission to write about this today) now…

Anyway, she knows so many things and I always enjoy with her stories.


MY SECRET FOR HAPPINESS:

My secret of happiness is flowers :)

I always have flowers in my home. On the coffee table in the living room, on the dining table, on the kitchen counter, on the bedside table, on the bathroom sink… flowers make me so happy!

Today, at the farmer’s market in the post office in Los Feliz, Marie got yellow roses and I got red daisies.

Red daisies match with my pink & white carnations from Gelson’s :) (I always get foods & goods & flowers from Gelson’s, because they have great energy! )

I got beautiful & fresh energy from red daisy flowers for a new week! (The girl who was selling flowers, she seems like she has sweet energy, so I got it from her store…!)


I AM A LUCKY PERSON:

I always appreciate Marie, because she leaves her husband at home, and she meets me for breakfast on Sunday.

Did you have a nice Sunday? I hope you did.

Have a wonderful new week for you!


By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles July 8, 2012
Copyright © 2012 Yoko Fujimoto

Thursday, July 5, 2012

#180- I love U.S.A. and American people!

Ms.R. R, the owner of SquaresVille (Vintage Store at 1800 N, Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA / in Los Feliz) had invited me to her house BBQ party on 4th of July yesterday.

Two hours of cooking (My signature sandwiches are Tuna salad sandwiches & Egg salad sandwiches / Thanks to Japanese mayonnaise!) later, I was at her party.


I LOVE AMERICAN PEOPLE:

It was wonderful party, because Ms. R.R has many nice friends and family.

Mr.N & Ms.E told me that they have been to Japan and they love Japan. It was so nice to hear that people love Japan (my country!). Mr.N is Ms.R.R’s childhood friend since 4 years old.

I can trust people who have long time great friends.

I really like Ms.R.R, she has such a warm & kind personality. It really makes sense why her store is so popular (especially for celebrities!). Great energy attracts great energy :)

Ms.R is a nice friend of Ms.R.R. She is also sweet & funny like Ms.R.R. She gave me some great life messages today.


I LOVE FOOD:

Foods and drinks were great too.

I had White Wine, Shangri-La, Chips & Salsa, a lot of BBQ Chicken, Salad and Cucumber Rice.

Mr.J’s BBQ Chicken was soooooo gooooood! and Ms.S (who is his girlfriend)’s salad was soooooo gooooood! too. They are nice couple (= great cooking team = great love energy).

Mr.R & his wife are so in love. I enjoyed watching them. They have been married 12 years, but they look like “they just got married”.


I LOVE 4TH OF JULY:

One of my favorite holidays is 4th of July, because I love U.S.A. and I love American people.

Cool music and Fireworks made me feel like “I love U.S.A. and I appreciate to live here”.


ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIFE:

At the party, one man collapsed and LAFD came and they took him to the hospital. (I hope he is ok…)

I really think that life is very short, we better to enjoy every moment of our life.

Ms.R.R was so sweet that she went to the hospital… I really like her very much. She is the best hostess at the party.


P.S. Ms. R is promoting the event, ESPY 20 on July 11th, noon – 6pm at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. She said, “Free admission!” If you are interested in this event, enjoy!

P.S.2 Mr.M had to leave the party earlier, because he had to work last night. Let’s make him happy! He is a manager at the bar, TRUNKS BAR (8809 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069). If you feel like to drink in West Hollywood, go to see him and drink & enjoy!


By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles July 5, 2012
Copyright © 2012 Yoko Fujimoto