It's 7am and I have been up already for 3 hours. In some ways it is nice to be up so early. I go outside at 4: 20am and my Los Angles is another planet or the moon. There are no people and almost no sounds. Only cats. I am like an astronaut floating through my neighborhood.

I am 4 days back in Los Angeles and it is a funny feeling. You can be with your friends and family eating Niku-Jaga and looking out at Japan Sea. And then a few hours later walking alone on the Santa Monica pier and watching someone fish for saba before the sun has its chance to rise.