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#186- Dear Anne Frank

Opening sentence:

What is your favorite book?

How did you find your favorite book?

Today, I read a newspaper (Asahi Shimbun) column about the special book fair at Books Kinokuniya in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (this book store is my favorite book store in Tokyo).

Books Kinokuniya lets customers choosing the book which customers like the opening sentence from 100 novels. The books are wrapped by the paper and the opening sentence is on the paper.

How wonderful idea is that we can choose a book by romantic and mysterious way.

The opening sentence is like an invitation message to me to a wonderful world from the author. If I feel good energy, passion and destiny from the opening sentence, I always enjoy it until the end.

A book is like a person. If I feel good energy, passion and destiny from the book, the book will be my great friend and I always enjoy with it. Meeting a person = Opening a book. Exciting & fun :)

My inspiration is always right, and I always enjoy with my inspiration as…

#185- Peace vs. War?

After four hours lunch with my friend yesterday, I found out about the news that Ms. Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist, killed in Aleppo, Syria (Regime forces kill dozens of rebels).

Yesterday morning, my tweets were “Yes! My weight is 85lbs :) My original weight is back! Eat what I want + My breasts in good shape. Wanna lose weight? YES YOU CAN DO IT too!” and “Today, I am 200% happy :) Oh... and Happy Monday to you :) ”.

Then, my friend wrote me an email, “Yoko!! Happy Monday to you too! I laughed soooo hard when i read what you wrote on twitter today (through fb) about your breasts!! Hahahahahaahaa! Awesome! xxx”.

And I had a great lunch time with the other friend at The Americana at Brand yesterday afternoon.

At first, when I found out about the sad news, I felt so sad & stupid because I was having fun on Monday (working day for regular people) , but the other journalist died for the serious Syria Crisis & her serious career on Monday (same day)…

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I have been think…

#184- SEX AND THE CITY is forever

I am in New York, and I feel like… I am Carrie, or I am Samantha, or I am Miranda or I am Charlotte …do you know what I am talking about?

Between London Olympics and L.A. Fashion Market Week (Holiday & Resort 2012 Fashion Market Week starts tomorrow!), I started a marathon of HBO TV drama “SEX AND THE CITY”.

Three words for SEX AND THE CITY… I LOVE YOU.

Each 30 minutes episode (By the way, the movies are not good enough for me / there is my review of “SEX AND THE CITY 2” in my blog on June 8, 2010) is like jewelry to me. A diamond is forever and A “SEX AND THE CITY” is forever as well.

I feel like I am reading all my old diaries or I am having fun with my old good friends. My past life, my present life and my future life (really?) are in SEX AND THE CITY.

Anyway, I will go back to my SEX AND THE CITY time.

By the way, I will go back to L.A. tomorrow for L.A. Fashion Market Week. I am not sure that I will be a Carrie or a Samantha tomorrow. I will keep you posted :)

Have a wonde…

#183- KINGPINS SHOW = HAPPY PEOPLE’S SHOW

This Tuesday & Wednesday, I was at the KINGPINS SHOW (www.kingpinsshow.com  / I wrote about this show in July 26, 2011 in my blog “At the Kingpins Show” / the KINGPINS SHOW is a boutique global denim and jeans supply chain show).

I love KINGPINS SHOW, because the owner of this show Mr. Andrew Olah is the best = this show is the best!

Like attracts like…This word is for this show.

At this KINGPINS SHOW, I always meet great people, find great products & stories and eat great food :)  Yes, great food is the key word for happiness = great life style + good luck.

Attendees are the owners & designers of the major denim companies, and exhibiters are the major denim fabric companies, denim factories etc.

I interviewed with Mr. Andrew Olah (Owner of KINGPINS SHOW), Mr. Toyoo Tashiro (CEO of HOWA), Mr. Shinzo Suzuki (President of Howa Denim-Tech), Mr. Kenshi Kawano (President of Kurabo China), Mr. Yukihisa Ono (TSS CO., LTD.), Ms.Sarina Matsumi (Color de kips), Mr. Ikuma Izutsu (NI…