Friday, March 22, 2013

#206- Facebook spring cleaning…

Do you know these words?

Faceboogle, Facebook-ADD, Facebook Bitch, Facebook Chicken, Facebook Depression, Facebook Effect, Facebook Facelift, Facebook Ghost, Facebook Honeymoon, Facebookism, Facebook Jesus, Facebook Karma, Facebook Living, Facebook Mondays, Facebook Ninja, Facebook OCD, Facebook Philosopher, Facebook Quality, Facebook Refreshment, Facebook Spring Cleaning, Facebook Therapy, Facebook Unofficial, Facebook Vacation, Facebook Weatherman, Facebook Yes, Facebook Zombie…

There are so many new words on Urban Dictionary regarding the Facebook.

By the way, do you use Facebook?

I have two pages (English page / since September 2008 & Japanese page / since December 2012).

Since three months ago, I started using both pages often.

And…the other day (during the dinner conversation, face to face), my Japanese acquaintance (I met her three times through my other acquaintance) told me, your “have a nice day” messages on facebook are so annoying.

I was very surprised by her words… Really?

Even though I am trying to be nice to everyone, I will not be able to be super nice to everyone. Of course, I needed to delete her name from my list on Japanese facebook page right away…

I wanted the “facebook spring cleaning”.


Same reason for a regular spring cleaning at home. To bring good energy, I need to clean everything around me.

Life is short, I just want to be around good energy people and things.

I hope you feel the same way.

Have a nice day :)

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles March 22, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Yoko Fujimoto

Saturday, March 9, 2013

#205- Thinking of Japan on March 11…

March 11, 2011… I never forget what happened in Japan.

Since two years ago, I wrote 5 posts about my thoughts regarding the Japan earthquake & Tsunami on March 11, 2011.

If you want, please read my 5 posts below.

#1- My heart goes out to Japan, my country / 9.0-magnitude Japan earthquake & Tsunami  On March 12, 2011

#2- Don’t cry…smile please

On March 15, 2011

#3- To my people, Japanese people    

米国より東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)被災者および日本の皆様へメッセージ / 海外セレブからのお見舞い&応援メッセージ -Pray for Japan(日本に祈りを捧げます)-

On March 18, 2011

#4- Thank you for your support for Japan disaster

On March 31, 2011

#5- What I Learned from the Japan Disaster

On February 22, 2012


I believe that Japan is still beautiful country.

3.11 didn’t change Japanese people’s beautiful spirit. We (Japanese people) always appreciate Mother of nature, and we believe that Mother of nature is a GOD to us, even though we had a hard time in the past (March 11, 2011).


This weekend, I am thinking of Japan strongly.

Tomorrow is March 11th in Japan (17 hours ahead of U.S.).

And, tomorrow night I am going to get together with some Japanese friends in Los Angeles. We are going out to dinner.

Life is beautiful.

Japan is beautiful. Every country is beautiful.

Life is good.

Japan is good. Every country is good.

I am wishing you good health and happiness.

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles March 9, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Yoko Fujimoto

Sunday, March 3, 2013

#204- Food, Clothing and Housing

The other day, during the brunch with my friend M, we talked about the “priority of our lives”.

Food, clothing and housing are the basis of life.

In Japan, we (Japanese people) call “E - Shoku - Ju” about the basis of life.

E = Clothing

Shoku = Food

Ju = Housing

I guess, many Japanese people care about clothing more than housing. As you know, many Japanese people are very stylish, but they live in the small places in Japan.

And we (Japanese people) really care about the quality of things, especially for food.

That’s why we are very sensitive & polite people in the world. (Oops, I forgot about that I was going to talk about the humble Japanese people & culture… maybe next time…ha ha…)


Anyway, what is your priority of your life?

My friend M: I care about Housing first, then Clothing. I don’t care about Food not much.

Of course, she has great taste in things. Her home is very stylish and she has a fabulous taste in fashion. (And she is skinny!)

Me: I really care about food!!!  Food gives me energy and brain power. Food makes me happy. When I am happy, I am able to make people happy! So…for me, #1- Food, #2- Housing and #3- Clothing.

How about you? What is your priority of your life?

Food is first? or Clothing is first? or Housing is first?


So, I love grocery shopping.

I feel like…I am deciding what food makes my energy this week… kind of like…I am planning how to make my body & my mind happy & healthy.

Today, I shopped at the Gelson’s (I only shop at Gelson’s, because they have great energy & high quality energy).

Took two hours to put flowers, vegetables, fruits, meats, fishes, cookies, toilet papers, soaps, water bottles etc... into my shopping cart.

Pink roses & Yellow daisies make beautiful my home & my mind. (I could feel beautiful inside and out!)

Filet Mignon gives strong energy for my brain. (I am able to think well!)

Lemons make my skin smooth. (I could feel healthy!)

Lettuce & Kale make my healthy body & my calm mind. (Yes, I am healthy!)

South of France lavender soap makes my skin better. (I could feel clean & beautiful!)

Chocolate cookies & Potato chips make me happy and I am able to make people happy. (When I am happy, I am able to make people happy!)

Bananas make creative energy for my writing… Yes, I will write more stories and I will make people happy!

How about you? What do you have in your fruits basket and your refrigerator today?


Tonight, I am going to make Spaghetti Neapolitan (Japanese & Italian style spaghetti) and Caesar Salad. And I am going to have Banana Juice (Banana & Milk & Sugar give me happy energy! it’s a popular juice in Japan).

What are you going to eat for your next meal?

Have a very delicious day to you :)

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles March 3, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Yoko Fujimoto