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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#262- Zen Cleaning again




“Simple is best” and “I do my best” are my concept of my life.

 

When I was doing acting in Hollywood (around 1990), I had enjoyed so much with a lot of friends in party and club (disco), but after I moved to Newport Beach, Orange county (in 1998) due to my work/green card (I had worked at Entrepreneur Media Inc. as a staff writer for 6 and a half years, and I also worked as a freelance journalist with many other Japanese media) I realized that calm life style “simple is best” is good.

 

At that time I had lived in Newport Beach (right now I live in near Hollywood), I woke up at 5:00am and worked at Entrepreneur Media Inc. from 7:00am to 4:00pm every day, and if I don’t have a freelance project I always exercised at the gym or walked near by the beach…I had a healthy lifestyle in Newport Beach.

 

Since then I focus on “quality, not quantity” for everything such as friends, furniture, clothing etc. I am trying to enjoy my life with less people, less goods and less things.

 

Life is short. So I would like to have good (for me) people, goods, and things for my fulfilling life.

 

I don’t have religion, but I believe in spiritual power.

 

These days, “ZEN” is one of the famous word from Japan in the world, and Zen with “MEDITATION”, these two things in one lifestyle (calm and relax, maintain the mind with meditation) are very popular in U.S.

 

I do Zen (try to calm and do meditation), and I have been cleaning my home with “Zen Cleaning” (I named my cleaning style, “Zen Cleaning”).

 

By the way, I do spring cleaning in March because my birthday is in March and I need to start a fresh year after spring cleaning.

 

But we (Japanese) do big cleaning (spring cleaning) in winter (close to the end of the year) for a fresh new year.

 

Since November 14th, I have been cleaning little by little like Zen. Yesterday was the 11th “Zen Cleaning” day, I counted number of things (furniture, clothing, plates etc.) in my home and wipe/polish & organize/cleaning with appreciation, yes I have been enjoying “Zen Cleaning” again.

 

So far the number is 2456… I still need to do “Zen Cleaning” in my living room and bath room.

 

When I see shining light balls and glasses… I feel New Year and feel happy…

 As I said, I don’t have religion, so I say, “Happy Holidays” to you.

 

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
December 7, 2015
Copyright © 2015 Yoko Fujimoto 

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Why do human beings keep fighting with each other or fighting wars?

About profit?

About territory?

About religion?

About ethnicity?

About statism?

About collectivism?



Why can’t we talk instead of fight (war)?

People are trying to change others…

People don’t want to change for others…

People think “I am right, you are wrong”…



I was thinking about “how can we resolve issues of terrorism and war in this world, can we talk instead of fighting?”



And then I realized “I need to think about my issue first” (since I moved into my apartment in Montrose one year ago)… yes, I have an issue about my living situation… my upstairs neighbor (64 years old woman who is not working) has been waking me up every night (around 11:15pm, 12:15am and 1:15am) with loud squeezing footsteps (it sounds not normal & regular footsteps) for one year… I had to call police twice, and I fought with this neighbor twice…



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#144- 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)-

Sorry folks, Today, I am going to write a message in Japanese, in my native language to Japanese people. If you read Japanese, please do.

I am going to write my thoughts for Japan &Japanese people and sending prayers to Japan & people in Japan.

Love,
Yoko

P.S. I am going to write in English next time. xoxo Y

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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

このたびの東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)により被災されたすべての方々に心からお見舞い申し上げます。そして、犠牲になられた方々とご遺族の皆様に、深くお悔やみを申し上げます。

日本にいらっしゃる皆様、どうかご無事で、早く、安心出来る暮らし、笑顔が戻ってきますように、心からお祈り申し上げます。


*** 米国でも多くの人が心を痛めており、皆様のご無事を願っています

東北・関東地方で起った大震災に心を痛めながら、私は、「米国在住のライターの私に、日本の皆様のために出来ることをしたい」と、こちらで流れるテレビニュースの画面を見つめながら、ずっと考えていました。

そうしていましたら、本日(ロサンゼルス:3月18日/日本:3月19日)、仕事でお付き合いのある茨城県在住の女性(実際にお会いしたことはありません)から、「テレビでも、世界各国からの応援メッセージをもっと放送して欲しい」とメールをいただきました。

早速、私が報道の仕事で関わっている日本のテレビ局、ラジオ局の幹部、報道記者の方々へ、この女性のメッセージを届け、放送に関してのお願いメールを送信致しました。


*** 米国在住の私に出来ることを考えてみました

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I really think that the founder of Kitson, Mr. Fraser Kitson Ross is genius for marketing & business. He knows how to entertain customer, and he knows what L.A. is and how to enjoy L.A.




About Kitson and Fraser, I have written a lot on Senken-Shimbun and LA Celeb (their business closed, but it was a popular Japanese online shopping site), and I also made a story about Kitson on Japanese TV program (TBS TV).



At this time, I interviewed Fraser and wrote an article about Kitson, him and his new store KITROSS on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper).



If you want to know about Kitson, Fraser and KITROSS, read below.

My translation (into English) is not perfect, but my Japanese article is more than perfect, ha ha…; )



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Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper)

Article about Kitson and KITROSS by Yoko Fujimoto

Published on paper on June 27, 2016



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