Sweet Marie, please see my answer to your comment as promised. Sorry it took me a little longer to reply than I anticipated. you wrote: Ines, I wish to express my gratitude for sharing this story with us. I would like to ask you a question which has nothing to do with neither yourself or autism. I have been sexually abused by my father and by my elder brother and I have run away from the house. I am now 20 years old. It was so painful that I cannot forget it yet. When I am in a train with a lot of men around, I vomit. I also have nightmares in the middle of the night and I become really scared. Do you know a good treatment? In the psychiatry department in Japan, they only give you medicine and it costs 10,000 yen or more for the counseling in 50 minutes. This because social security is not accepted for this kind of medical consultation. It was impossible to get out of bed for while and I had really strong suicidal thoughts even if I was taking the medicine from my Doctor. Therefore, I have decided to stop taking the medicine prescribed by the Doctor and instead I have started to jog, do yoga and to add supplements such as vitamins and minerals during my meals. I started marine sports because I like the sea very much. I can tell I slowly forget and even if it is not possible to forget, I am happy. I am glad you can reach us what you know. After reading your post about your son, I felt a lot of courage inside of me. I understood that you can overcome anything if you work hard to overcome it. Since I got to know you through this blog and activities, I have feelings of happiness now instead of painful and despaired thoughts. Also I sincerely pray for your activities. love, marie
Miss Universe Japan Emiri Miyasaka and Jonte Moaning, NYC famous choreographer, attend “2010 Miss Universe Japan Kick Off Party” at Omotesando Hills on October 8, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Auditions are happening every weekend in one of the major cities around Japan. Already 800 candidates have been selected. Try now, register quickly!!!! nagoya: 10:25 (sun) hokkaido: 10/31 & 11/1 fukuoka: 11/7 (sun) osaka: 11/8 (sun) tokyo: 11/22 (sun) Photos by Jun Sato for wireimages.com
up: NOA BLEU below: LUCA KEI From sunny and peaceful Saipan, today playing with my 2 boys, all day long in the warm Pacific Ocean, swiming with colorful and fearless fishes. Yesterday we went by boat to a remote island to scuba dive, and we were swimming with sharps, of course we had lifeguards with us, and it was incredible, such beautiful creatures, actually there were tiger sharks, brown and with white dots. We are at the Pacific Islands (Club PIC). It is like a kids-club, most of the guests are Korean or Russian, the food is great, the activities are amazing and the staff is mostly composed of happy Filipinos, also lots of music and laugher on the island. I really recommend it. It is very simple, nothing luxurious at all, but the ambiance is beautiful. Most Japanese people go to more up-scale hotels around, but we like it here for its simplicity. Come visit if you want a quick fix of the sun, only 3 hours from Tokyo by plane and you can be swimming in the blue ocean and drinking margaritas! oh.. amd tonight I will be watching the new movie with Sandra Bullock, The Proposal, I heard that it is a good movie. Goodnight! (Photos taken by Daddy of his little family. My husband Ken flew in to spend the weekend with us. We are a happy family….)
My adorable son, Luca Kei The first time Luca said I love you Mommy to me….. a big step for any little boy who overcame autism due to mercury poisoning from the vaccines he received when he was 18 months old. After his second shot of DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio) followed by the flu vaccine (the worst with MMR), he went until a shock and he has never been the same afterward. He would spend his days looking at one object close by his eyes and spinning it around, he would scream and cry, bite us and hit us like a wild animal. We would be covered with bruises on our body and had to protect his brother from him 24 hours a day. Luca was in so much pain because of the poisoning that he became furious and restless. We found out later that he had holes in his intestines also food was making him sick, and that the mercury had attached to all his essential organs and most scarily into his little brain. He would stare out by the window for hours rocking his body with the same pattern, aligning his little toys and become mad if we ever moved one around. He never looked into our eyes anymore, he was deeply absent. He never heard us calling him anymore, we thought he became deaf, but the tests denied it. He was like possessed and living in a different word from us. It was heartbreaking, devastating. Our entire family was grieving. After countless testings, doctors in Japan told us he would have to live in a special home in the future and that there was nothing we could do. Until he was 4 years old, Luca did not say any word, zero, he was not mute but could only make noises or scream in a high pitch voice. I refused this diagnostic and swear to Luca at night when he finally had felt asleep, that I would do anything I could possibly do to have him back. I wrote a poem one night, I know it is saved somewhere in one of my computers, office or home. I will try to find it, it was beautiful what I wrote… I was not even sure Luca would ever been able to read it someday. I must find it because now he surely can! Luca did not know until he was 4 years old, that I was his mother, and used to address me as “Noa’s Mom”. (Noa is his middle brother, Ben his oldest). This was after he could talk a little when he passed his 4th birthday….. Noa’s Mom, how painful…. it used to break my heart, but I kept believing that one day he will know that I am his mother, that I love him so much and that everything will be fine, that Luca will live a normal life. It was hard because I had to work during the day and study some more at night time, hours on my computer, trying to find help or a miraculous cure for Luca. Looking back I can say that we did everything we could. We traveled to Europe, USA, Asia to meet with doctors and non-doctors, therapists and parents with a child in the same condition as ours. I felt I would not sleep until Luca would be ok. And yes, in the meantime, I had to train the finalists, my winners, sell sponsorship, run the office, attend TV and magazines shoots, implement events…. I do not know now how I could survive with the all thing. Well… I had no choice, if I stopped working I had to lay off people working for me. I was worried if I was to stop working, I has become insane and also we spent so much money with treatments of all sorts that we would have been bankrupted by now and end up homeless in a country where everything is so expensive! I always say that I graduated from Google University of Medicine, because honestly I learned everything throughout the internet, searching constantly for new therapies or treatments that I could try on Luca. Without internet, it would not have been possible. I would never have learn from doctors, or people living on the other side of the world from us. I came back home, after the doctor in Tokyo told me, that there was nothing HE or WE could do, that we had to accept Luca’s condition and that he would be handicapped for the rest of HIS, OUR lives. I cried and even vomit. I remember passing out in the kitchen late at night, and waking up later in agony, crying still on our kitchen floor because I was bleeding inside. My baby had been taken away from me, he was screaming for help but i did not know yet what to do…… And then everything started in my journey to recover my son. I felt this immense rage inside of me growing like volcano ready to erupt, I felt invincible , some kind of bionic-mom, a warrior ready to fight against injustice and fatality. From the kitchen. I walked to our computer, it must have been midnight, I took a deep breath and then I typed the word AUTISM on the Google search engines. So many links came up, about the condition, the treatments that were available, about parents’ testimonies. Most interestingly, the majority was saying that there child was not born like this, but that they had found out that he/she had been mercury or heavy metal poisoned!? And this gave me hope. Because I knew that Luca was born like any other regular child, he was “normal”, he blew his candles for his 1st birthday and then something terribly wrong had happened later on, suddenly. Also it gave me hope that I could do something to recover him. My mission had started, one day at a time, a week, then months, then years,,,, it took us 5 years! When Luca became sick, early February of 2003. Miyako Miyazaki had just won and was preparing to compete at Miss Universe in Panama. She can tell you how it was at home with Luca, she leaved every moments with us because she used to be with us at home a lot. Now we are in 2009 and the great news is that Luca is officially a regular little boy, with an incredible memory, sense of humor, social skills, sports skills, leadership and extremely independent. If I wrote this topic today it is because I would like my story to be an inspiration for parents out there. Also, if you have someone with a little one, boy or girl with the same problem, or if you know a family with an angel like Luca, please ask me any questions, feel free to connect with me. Leave your email address with questions in a comment on my blog and I promise I will reply to you personally. I also speak at seminars for parents with a child with Autism related symptom in Japan, and I can invite you to attend. I will share with you everything we did to turn Luca’s destiny around. He now lives a completely normal life and people would never tell that one day this little boy could not relate at all with the world that we live in. Oh… and I have a big favor to ask one of you…. I would love to have someone translating this post in Japanese for me. I of course wish to help Japanese families. Thank you so much in advance. You can write the translation as a comment below and I will copy and past it in this post with your full name. Love, ines see this…
What do you do if school is off for a week and you have 2 little monters who want to have fun and to jump around all day long???? Well, I booked ouselves in a resort in Saipan for the week, I packed a suicase full of summer clothes, mostly swimwear, t-shirts and short-pants, and got on the plane direction … the sun! We are in Saipan, a remote island between the Philippines and Hawaii with white sand beaches and wall of wild coral. Tomorrow we are boarding a boat quite early and we are going to dive and explore the beautiful scenery under the sea. we basically are at least 7 hours non-stop in the water. I believe I was a fish in a past life! The resort is nice, very simple and basic but with good food, and everyone is Filipino here also i feel home (miss you Juls and Rems!) I remember Lauren Hutton here, when I had arranged for her to come and scuba-dive for a week when she came to HKG for the pass over back in 1999. She was a fan of deep diving, same as me, and she came back after a week with incredible photos to show me, among them one with a shark! She is a scorpion like me, nothing stops her…. It is good to relax as well because the past week has been really busy. I will post some pictures very soon. A demain!
TOMORROW AT THE CONRAD HOTEL FROM 10:30 AM TO 2:00 PM I WILL BE DOING A TALK SHOW ABOUT BEAUTY AND HOW I HAVE WORKED WITH PROACTIV AND THE FINALISTS SINCE THE PAST 5 YEARS. These pictures were taken at the grand entrance of the Proactiv headquarters in Tokyo. Cheers to all of you and if you have acne and have not yet tried Proativ, sincerely start now, it really works for the majority of people who tries it. I can give you countless testimonies from my friends as well as among the past finalists. The beautiful Naomi Obata’s CM for Proactiv will start airing next week on television. Check it out!
We had fun last night at the studio Mouri in Roppongi where Beyonce came to meet some people invited for the event. We danced a lot on the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga together with Emiri. Moet & Chandon always helps girls to feel happy… It was the first time we were going out together in so long! I love Emiri’s energy and she always laugh and I like to hear her contagious laugh…. We had an interview together for MUJ mobile site about cosmetics at my home, and then we drove together to the party to meet Beyonce. Hiriko called us that she was still shooting for her TV program and could not make it on time to join us. Too bad… We met also some past finalists, Lena and Ai Tsuchiya. Beyonce looked great and was nice to everybody sharing her fashion tips and talking about her trip to Japan this time and of her 2 concerts at the Saitama Arena. I saw her at the Grand Hyatt this afternoon when she was leaving for her concert at around 2 pm after having lunch with my 2 boys at Salvatore. Scarlett Johanson is also walking the red carpet tonight for the premiere of her last movie. We saw the rehearsals with my boys. Tokyo is so Hollywood these days… this is what I love about this town, so much is happening always, you can never get bored. Will post some pictures when I get them from Ai chan, we did not have our cameras with Emiri also we did not take any pictures… Emiri is at the concert tonight, standing between the stage and the proction in front of the front rows seats, yes… with the bodyguards! I deceided to stay home with my 2 boys and watch a movie in our theater at home eating pop corn. Saitama is too far away tonight as tomorrow I will start working very early for a big event of Proactiv at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo. Emiri has a Gold tournement tomorrow but hey… she has the energy of her twenties!
So funny! This is filmed near my village, called Sommieres, located in the South of France. A 30 mn drive from Montpellier. Some random guy on his bicycle exercising, and then suddenly he is greeted by lots of people pretending that he has just won an etape of LE TOUR DE FRANCE. (It actually passes by my village each year… CLICK HERE! (THEN SCROLL TO FIND THE ABOVE PICTURE. ) many very funny videos on this site.