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#273- My last email to an upstairs neighbor


After I watched abc TV 20/20 CATFISH episode (Hooking a Catfish) “How this Canadian woman catfished an NBA star and an aspiring model, almost ruining their lives” (http://abcnews.go.com/US/canadian-woman-catfished-nba-star-aspiring-model-ruining/story?id=46778331) , I totally understood about how my upstairs neighbor (woman) is thinking…
 

These sick women are boring about their lives and they want to make other people miserable like them.

 
 
As I wrote my blog post on April 19, 2017, I’m having a trouble with an upstairs neighbor… I was very angry but lately I feel sorry for her… she is a lonely woman (she only goes out two hours per week for grocery shopping, she doesn’t have any visitors, she is similar to that Canadian woman) and she wants someone’s attention to make her life excite and fun (in this case “evil fun”)…
 


For me no matter what, I’m always happy… I appreciate my life…

 

















Today after I saw this upstairs woman was walking around my home and peeking my home (where I sit or what am I doing) again… I thought I needed to write this post and save it for later if something happens to me, police can read this post.
 
 
First of all, I love my apartment building owner (husband & wife), they are very kind people. They know how I’m suffering with an upstairs neighbor, and I understand that they are not able to tell what to do to her.




 















This neighbor has been harassing me with her loud squeezing footsteps noise and some other noise all day since Feb 2016, especially in the midnight to wake me up every night (three times per night).
 


She said, “the noises coming from the building (not me)”, but she is making squeezing noise on purpose. She keeps stepping insist on the spots where make noise every 10-15 minutes everywhere (especially where I sit or sleep, above my bed, my couch, my desk, dining table, my toilet etc.)

 
I’m a freelance writer and I work at home, so this issue is making big trouble for my work (I wear earplugs and play low volume of classic music to reduce her harassment noise and make my peace feeling).  When I go to bed around 10:00-11:00pm, she comes to the bedroom and stepping on the floor loud for 10 minutes above my head at 11:15pm, 12:15am and 1:15am every night. I wake up each time even though I have earplugs on…

 
Could you imagine, someone wakes you up every night three times? Sometimes I'm not able to go back to sleep until 4:00am… this is not good for my health…
 
 
When I watch TV (with very low volume) , she knows where I sit, so she is stepping on the floor and makes squeezing noise for every 5-10 minutes for whole my TV time… When I sit at my desk for work during the day, she keeps coming back above me (I have a desk in my living room) and stepping on the floor all day… Very crazy woman…
 

I recorded those noises into video (by iPhone) [which police gave me this advice] and I have sent it to the apartment building owner last year.
 

Last year twice I called police to help but her harassment got worse, I’m wondering if she has a mental illness and I’m worry about my safety… if she does something bad to me… because I smell strange chemical smell above my dining table or in my living room sometimes from upstairs … (I hope she is not pouring some poison to me…) … Very scary woman…
 

By the way, this noise issue is not only for the harassment issue, she is making damage to the floor (she keeps stepping on the weak spots of floor)… I feel sorry for this building…

 
 
So I wrote a last email to this neighbor the other day.
 
 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: YOKO FUJIMOTO <***>
To: ROSE ALBANO <***>
Bcc: My best friend
Sent:
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:42 PM
Subject: Dear Rose from Yoko

 
Dear Rose,
 
 
This is my last email to you.
 
 
Please remember, happiness is coming from yourself (your good attitude for yourself and other people around you, including neighbors). 

 
Nobody will make you happy until you make happiness by yourself.
 
 

If you want to feel happy, you need to stop your footsteps harassment for me (if you stop your loud footsteps harassment, I don't need to play music all the time to avoid your noise).
 
You told me you are miserable...Do you know why? Your action will go back to yourself... you are hurting yourself and making miserable life by yourself. Please be kind to yourself.
 
I am very sad to see you... you are hurting yourself... not to me...
 
 
For me, I am always happy no matter what, because I am making my happiness with clean home & flowers, with lovely music, with my work (writing), with friends and family, with delicious food etc...

 
I hope you can find your happiness soon.
 
 
I am wishing your happiness.
 
Again, good luck to you : )

 
 
Best,
Yoko
 
 
***
 




I’m still wishing her happiness… I still believe that all human beings have a good heart in deep in their heart.
 

Life is always beautiful no matter what.
 
 




Yoko Fujimoto
Writer
Los Angeles
May 19, 2017









Copyright © 2017 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?



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People are trying to change others…

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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

******** My Japanese blog :

From LA by 藤本庸子      
(http://fromla.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2011/03/pray-for-japan-.html)


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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