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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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#198- See you next Tuesday… what?

The other night, I was catching up with my friend on the phone.

We talked for three hours… about the Connecticut elementary school massacre, holiday plans, her life, my life, etc…
When I mentioned how difficult to write in English and I told her that “I didn’t understand what my friends said on Facebook… I really need to study hard…” , she told me that “your English is fine. I might don’t understand what your friends said on Facebook either.” She is always sweet and kind.
Me: Really?
She: Really!
Me: But, the other day, I couldn’t translate the conversation on Seinfeld into Japanese…
She: No worries. The show is hard to understand sometimes, because they talk fast.
Me: Yeah? But the translation was on the paper… they don’t talk fast on the paper… I totally didn’t get what they are talking about…
She: You are fine, don’t worry.
Me: Yeah? How about “See you Tuesday” on Sex and the City episode. Even though simple words, “see” “you” “Tuesday”… I didn’t get it…
She: What? Which episode?
Me: Do you r…

#197- Thank you 2012

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Thank you for reading my blog. People in United States, Japan, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Ukraine, Israel, Russia, Canada, Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippine, Iraq and Saudi Arabia are reading my blog. I wish I could see you all to say THANK YOU.

[H] Happiness…What do you think about it? “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” by Albert Schweitzer… I like his quote. I love what I am doing and I am so glad that you are reading my writings. THANK YOU to all of you.

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Andy Warhol said, “People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.” 2012 is almost over… How was your 2012? My 2012 was wonderful, even though I had many ups and downs. THANK YOU 2012.

[N] Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” I agree with him.…