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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.

#244- Do you write letters?

I wrote 10 pages letter to my mother on last Friday.

And this morning, I wrote a letter to a stranger…



June 8, 2014

Who were at the swimming pool at 2:30am-4:15am today???

Dear people who had a party at the pool,

Please respect your neighbors, please!!!

You guys woke me up at 2:30am midnight. I asked you guys nicely to be quiet, but you guys ignored me.

Around 2:40am, I reported to Quality Security Service Inc. about you guys, but security guards didn’t show up… So I needed to yell at you guys. I am so sorry about that, but please understand that I needed to sleep. I couldn’t sleep back until 5:30am today!!!

Thank you.

Have a nice day!!



P.S. Dear neighbors, if you woke up with my voice this morning…I am so sorry… I couldn’t help it and I really needed to people out from the pool.



I posted this letter at four locations (inside of four elevators at my apartment building).

Of course, I have sent an email to our apartment manager  and informed this situation (Our apartment office is not open anymore on Sundays).



Oh… about letter…

I wrote 10 pages letter to my mother on last Friday.

Even though I talk with her on the phone every week, I write a letter to her every month.

Since my father had passed away in 1994, I don’t want to miss anything about my mother (I wish I had more time with my late father), so I call and talk with my mother (who lives in Tokyo, Japan) every week.



I think any kind of letter is good to connect with people in the world.

Even I write a message to strangers on my twitter page, and I am enjoying it very much.

Do you write letters on a regular basis?

Next week, I am going to write a letter to my late father in heaven.


Happy Father’s Day to you.


By Yoko Fujimoto

Los Angeles June 8, 2014

Copyright © 2014 Yoko Fujimoto 

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Here is my translation of my column into English from Japanese.
Enjoy :)

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