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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#265- Happy Spring, Happy Birthday and Happy every day : )

I love spring, because I was born in spring.
Today in Japan (March 26) is my 52nd birthday.

I love my life, because I love what I do and have.
Today is an appreciation day to my mother and late father who gave me a life.

I love being me, because I am happy every day.
Today, especially I appreciate my family, friends, people and things around me.
Thank you for everything in my life.

To everyone in the world, Happy Spring and Happy every day : )

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
March 25, 2016
Copyright © 2016 Yoko Fujimoto

#264- Market Price at eaves Los Feliz???

Mr. Donald Trump said, “Location, Location and Location”, I agree with him.

But eaves Los Feliz apartment (I just left this apartment after I lived in this apartment for 10 years) said, “Market, Market and Market”, I don’t agree with them.

And I said in my negotiation time, "Condition, Condition and Condition" ; )

I had lived at eaves Los Feliz by AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (Former Archstone Los Feliz) for 10 years, and I had negotiated my rent with an apartment manager or a higher position person at eaves Los Feliz or Archstone Los Feliz each year, because I had so many condition problems (sewage leaking from the ceiling in the kitchen and living room, water leaking from the bathroom ceiling and wall, rain leaking in the bedroom, ants problem, car break-in etc.).

So my rent price was ok (I still think that they charge us more than the value of the apartment) until this year (new lease) negotiation.

Anyway they raised my rent $226 (15.5%) per month in my new lease (expire date w…