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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.

#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” ( , 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 -----
Bcc: My best friend
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 : )


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
Los Angeles
May 19, 2017

Copyright © 2017 Yoko Fujimoto 

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