Saturday, September 22, 2012

Outing to Los Angeles Korean Festival

Saturday, October 6, 2012
10 AM ~ 4 PM
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Seoul International Park, on the corner of Irolo and San Marino
RSVP appreciated.
Free admission

To avoid the confusion, please read the instruction thoroughly. Thanks!

We are going to the K-fest! Yay!

WANTED: Assistant Organizer for this event.
Based on our past experience, we know it becomes quite hectic to meet at the event, and the organizer gets tied up with phone calls, texts, etc. because we cannot find each other. So if you can please volunteer to be an assistant organizer, share your phone numbers with those who RSVP'ed and take their calls and/or texts, please let me know. Thank you very much!

We are meeting near the park's sign on the corner of Irolo Street and San Marino Street at 10ish. If you're arriving after then, please call or text our main line: (626) Learn-01 (532-7601).

Click "Read Full Details" below for entire announcement. :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Full-Day Beginners Intensive in September

Saturday, September 8, 2012
11 AM ~ 7 PM
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Exact address will e-mailed individually by Friday afternoon
RSVP strongly recommended.
See below for details.
Free for classes
$8~10 for the venue

Before providing you with details about this special intensive classes, we'd like to remind you that the Summer Study Group for the Intermediate Korean Learners is having its last day on September 8. So please join the study group and meet each other! Please click here for details.

To avoid the confusion, please read the instruction thoroughly. Thanks!

UPDATE (Sept 7 2012): Please note the change of schedule.
To minimize the cost, I had to change the venue. Since most venues do not open at 10 am, I also had to change the time. It affects only the first class, which starts later than originally scheduled. Thank you for your understanding my effort to keep the classes free of charge.

Kindly update your RSVP if this affects your schedule. Thank you.

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Usually our workshop days are designed to accommodate multiple levels of Korean learners. This time, we will have a different kind of workshop: a Full-Day Intensive Classes dedicated to Beginners (and Novice).

Classes will be intensive, but you will be in a casual and laid-back setting. Let's laugh and have fun while learning too.

Click "more" and/or see below for the event details.

*한국어 원어민이세요? 도와주세요! 여기를 누르고 읽어주세요. 감사합니다.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Calling Bungae - BYO Cocktail Party

Thursday, August 30, 2012
7:00 PM ~
Canvas LA (Downtown Los Angeles), CA, USA
RSVP for the exact address.
RSVP strongly recommended
No charge. Just a weekday-party.

Calling "Bungae" BYO Cocktail Party – Today at 7 pm in DTLA

That's right, we’re having a Bungae today!


Bungae is an Internet jargon to mean "a meet-up with last-minute notice." Bungae (번개, [bunn-gay]) means thunder, which appears in many Korean colloquial expressions to mean something extremely quick. So you can guess how this word came to mean a last-minute meetups in Korea.

Although 번개 is the eponym, it is often spelled as 번게, 벙개, or 번게. There's a reason for it, but I would not want to bore with you it. I hope we see you at the future Bungaes!

See below for details about tonight's event:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Night Cocktail Party

Thursday, August 24, 2012
7:00 PM ~ 10:00 PM

Rooftop Bar at the Standard
Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA | map

RSVP required.
Please read RSVP/No-Show Policy.

Bring Cash for Your Drinks
See below for details.

It's summer time.
Let's enjoy it together

You are invited
to join us for a

Summer Night Cocktail Party
 ~ Mix & Mingle ~


Monday, June 25, 2012

2012 Summer Saturday Study Group (Intermediate)

Saturdays: July 7 ~ September 8, 2012
11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
See below for details.

RSVP Highly Recommended
See below for details.

During summer while schools are out, students of Korean language in Los Angeles area meet on Saturdays to practice and study Korean. If you are an intermediate level, you're invited!

* 한국어 원어민이세요? 한국어 스터디 그룹 도우미 해 주실분을 찾습니다. 먼저 특별히 부탁의 말씀이 있으니 꼭 읽어주세요. 그리고 디렉터에게 이메일로 자원 신청을 해 주시면 감사드리겠습니다. 저희 학생들을 도와주셔서 감사합니다!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Word Play: Vocabulary Workshop

Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:00 PM ~
See below for the schedule.
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Exact address will mailed by Friday evening.
RSVP appreciated.
See below for details.
$7.50 for the venue.
Free for Workshops.

Please read the instruction below thoroughly. Thank you!

This event was moved from Second Saturday to Third Saturday for May only. We apologize for this change.

Let's meet for an easy-going and relaxed workshop - but on a serious topic: Korean Vocabulary.

We will use whatever tools necessary to expand our vocabulary. We will start with basics and move to practical then to higher level. We will be guided throughout the workshop to pick up new vocabs, play silly games, and sing silly songs. We will divide into groups - or be paired up - and help each other memorize new words and encourage each other to move forward and up.

Our focus is not on grammar, but you will be shown a quick-and-dirty grammar points that will help you double your vocabulary. We will also discuss what we do to help ourselves in this area.

As always, your RSVP is strongly recommended. Your RSVP helps us minimize the cost of the event - so that we can keep on organizing events like this at very low cost.

The workshop is free, and we ask one thing only: please buy a drink or two at the venue. Please support the venue so that they can support us.

* 한국어 원어민이세요? 특별히 부탁의 말씀이 있으니 꼭 읽어주세요. 감사합니다.

Friday, April 27, 2012

About Events Tomorrow - Your Replies, please!

(1) Last minute sales: 2 Tickets available!
(2) Your RSVP to the Pre-Concert Picnic, please!

(3) Savings
(4) Thank you to the staff

Dear Polyglots and Hallyu Fans,

We are going to Korean Music Festival tomorrow. Yay!

2 Tickets for Sale

$24 per ticket.

(1) Email us. (2) Receive confirmation that we have tickets for you. (3) Pay. (4) You’re all set!

Please email both Theresa Tong and Zean Yoon for faster reply.

Oh, and, you will sit with the group - so you won't be alone! :D

FIRST COME, FIRST GO! The tickets must be paid in advance.

Event Details:

You're Invited to the Pre-Picnic - RSVP requested.

Have you RSVPed for the Pre-Concert Picnic yet? Please email Sharon Allerson and let us know how many people and what you can bring to help! Your RSVP helps us know how much snacks and drinks we need to bring. Thank you very much!

Even if you didn't buy our group tickets, you are still invited. We don't care where you bought the ticket. We want you to have fun with us! :D

Picnic Details:

Passing Savings to You

We saved a little bit of money on tickets. So as promised, I am returning the difference back to your account. You will see the money either in your PayPal account or cash, depending on the method of the payment. It may take a few days, so please allow several days before you see them.

Thank you to all the staff

Thank you, Theresa, for coordinating tickets! And thank you, Aryf, for being so resourceful and of your help!

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Official blog:
Official meetup: LINK
On Facebook: LINK
On Twitter: LINK

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Join us at the Pre-Korean Music Festival Picnic!

If you are going to the Bowl for the Korean Music Festival on April 28, please join us at the Pre-Concert Picnic!

Shron Allerson, a member of the KLCX/KoreanLA once again graciously offered to organize pre-concert picnic. Thank you again, Sharon!

Please read the following CAREFULLY so as not to miss any details.

Join us for a POTLUCK PICNIC!
Pick up your tickets, meet up with friends,
and let’s get the party started!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Join us at the 2012 Korean Music Festival at Hollywood Bowl

It's that time again for the Korean concert at the Hollywood Bowl. So grab your picnic basket and let's go!

Meet the Hostess and Ticket Coordinator of this event, Theresa Tong. The awesome Theresa has been in charge of ticket coordination since our 2009 KMF outing (thank you, Theresa!)

Please read the following CAREFULLY so as not to miss any details.

Tickets sell out FAST, and I say this with extreme urgency! Please RSVP yesterday.

LAST-MINUTE SALES: We have 2 tickets available in our group! Please click here to see if the tickets are available. We will get back to you ASAP!

RSVP for Pre-Concert Picnic! Your RSVP helps us know how much food and drinks we need to bring! Details here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

March Mixer: Korean Theme Taco & Movie

Galbi & Namul Sandwich,
"I feel too lazy to cook" Sandwich. So yummy.
Announcing March Second Saturday Event - a Food & Movie Day!

Were you with us for our fun food-and-mixer meetups like Making of Bulgogi Sandwich, Gimbab Rolling contests, Mandu Fest, Korean Tea Ceremony and Namul Experiments? (If you attended the February Workshop, believe it or not, you had a sandwich with Korean flare!)

A couple of years ago Jamie hosted Mandu Fest, and everyone had a wonderful time! She's hosting another fun event in March - Korean Taco and Movie Day. And you're invited!

Please RSVP in advance so that we can have ingredients and the kitchen ready. Seating is limited. So the confirmation will be first-pay-first-serve basis.

UPDATE: March 7, 2012
The event is full, we are no longer taking RSVPs.
Sorry that if we cannot add you to the event this time, or you missed this event. Thanks for showing your interest; we will do this again!

UPDATE: March 1, 2012
The event is full, and we are now taking Waitlist only. IMPORTANT: Please do not, I repeat, do NOT pay unless you hear from us confirming that you are in. We won't be able to issue full refund. Thank you!

To be added to the waitlist, please email us (see below). If you're a member of our meetup site, RSVP on the site to be added to the wait list.

See you soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sogaeting(소개팅)? What does it mean exactly?

We are having a Valentine-themed Workshop and "Ask a Korean" meetup today. In observance of this workshop, I thought you may be interested in one of many aspects of Korean dating culture: Sogaeting (소개팅).

Question today comes from Cris who asked about "소개팅."
I have the understanding that 소개팅 means something like introducing something in the form of "matchmaking". I heard my korean cousin saying it in a joking manner, but i wasn't sure what it meant.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rate your event - and how to rate it

I am quite certain most of us are clear about event rating system. Still, may I ask for 2 minutes of your time and read about it?

As you know, a few sites of KLCX has an event rating system. Your volunteers are always excited to be able to put together something you can come and enjoy; and all members long to hear how much you enjoyed the event as an attendee. Rating system is a quick way to leave your feedback. Your 15 seconds make a big difference for everyone, including yourself in the long run.

Please rate the meetup you attended. When you do, please consider following:
  1. When others see that the event was a 5-star worthy, they will be encouraged to come next time. You see, in order for us to continue no- and low-cost events, we need mass attendance. You can help us by rating the event you attended.
  2. You can encourage and motivate your volunteer staff to continue to make things happen for you. The only compensation they get is your words of encouragement. So just by rating, you motivate them!

Please rate based on the effort and content of the meetup.
Please do not rate based on the food you had, service by the venue, parking situation, people you liked or didn't like. None of your volunteers have any control over them.

If you have to rate any less than the perfect score, let us know why.
We know that even if you give the event a perfect score, there is always a room for improvements. So help us improve. You can leave a note along with your rating, email event hosts, use message boards, or leave a comments on our official blog. Email Director Yoon and you can keep your identity anonymous too!

Please let us know what you liked (so that we can keep it) and what you didn't like (so that we can make it better for you.). This is very important to both you and me, so I appreciate it. The group cannot go on without you and your feedback.

Thank you, and see you at the next meetup!

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Official blog:
Official meetup:
On Facebook:
On Twitter:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Workshop and Q&A

Here comes the February Second Saturday Series!

Celebrating Valentine's Day, the theme of the month is "Dating and Relationship" and possibly other taboo-topics that we generally avoid. Naturally, to attend this meetup, you may need to keep your minds and views open. You must be over 21 years old.

This meetup will also get you ready for the Language Exchange later this month (pending). So please come join us!

We will have informal workshops and Q & A session in which you get to ask pretty much any question you've been wanting to ask a Korean, from pronunciation to culture to something you weren't quite sure whom to ask. As always, we will have a mixer to get to know each other during and/or after the workshop.

As always, your RSVP is strongly recommended. So please read the instruction below thoroughly. Thank you!

* 한국어 원어민이세요? 특별히 부탁의 말씀이 있으니 꼭 읽어주세요. 감사합니다.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Orange County KoreanLA Kickoff Event!

Last year, we began hosting events in Orange County in order to meet the needs of our members who lived in that area. We will be officially kicking off KoreanLA Orange County with a social event on February 4th. We will be meeting for Korean BBQ and then moving on to more fun events. If you live in the OC area (or not), we encourage you to come and join us. Your presence will allow our OC host (me) and the rest of the KoreanLA staff, to get a better idea of the type of events to host in this area. If you are interested in attending, please join our meetup or facebook groups. Links will be posted at the end of the post. I hope to have the opportunity to meet everyone soon!

KoreanLA Events Organizer (Orange County)

Meetup Group:


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Seollal!

Happy Seollal, everyone!

One of many fun things about being (or being around) a Korean is that we get to celebrate New Year twice a year. The second New Year is known as Lunar New Year for the rest of the world. Koreans call it Seollal(설날).

Seollal(설날) is the day that Koreans celebrate good days in the past, let go of bad spirits, and welcome all the good things to come. To celebrate this season, Koreans have many fun games they play, many blessings they say to each other, and many beautiful traditions that they observe.

For most of Koreans, Seollal(설날) is the "real" New Year. So there happens the world-renowned phenomenon called "Korean Exodus," caused by people who are heading out to their hometowns to visit their parents, relatives and ancestral memorial park. Seollal is such an important day that the whole country pretty much go on a vacation for 3-5 days.

You can learn more about it here:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Please welcome our newest Event Organizer, George

You already know George, one of the most resourceful members when it comes to places-to-go in Koreatown (and beyond). George has a been a member of KoreanLA since 2008 - in fact, January 13, yesterday was his anniversary! Yay! Thanks for being with us, George!

I'm delighted that George accepted my request to step up as an Event Organizer for KLCX/KoreanLA. He has already organized a few events, so chances are, you've probably attended some of his events in the past. Please continue to join his events; they're sure to be fun and interesting!

George, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Thanks for joining us at the January Meetup

Thanks for coming to the meetup yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the workshop and Q&A as much as I did.

I know the workshops were slow for some, fast for others, and just about right for the rest. Beginners did very well keeping up with intermediate - kudos to you! We had wide range of intermediate attendees in terms of proficiency level, and you were so patient with each other. Thank you!

As we have more attendees, we will be able to provide more levels appropriate for specific proficiency. So please spread the word and let others know about our group.

Don't forget to practice what you learned; and if you forgot what yo learned, no worries; we will have more classes and workshops.

Please let me know what you liked (so that we can keep it) and what you didn't like (so that we can make it better for you.). This is very important to both you and me, so I appreciate it.

And don't forget to rate the meetup - so that when others see that this was a 5-star meet-up, they will be encouraged to come next time.

When you rate, please rate based on the content of the meetup (for this meetup, it's the workshop and Q&A). Please do not rate based on the venue, food that you had, parking situation or people you liked or didn't like. Ha ha! We had no control over that. ;) Also, please understand that we cannot offer exactly what you want, for each individual, but only for everyone in general. So the level of workshop may have been too difficult or too easy for a small number of you. Thanks for considering this factor.

Gamsa hamnida and Sehae Bok Mani Baduseyo!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Workshop and Q&A in Los Angeles, CA

Big thank-you to everyone for RSVP'ing to attend the meet-up on this date even though you had no idea what the event was going to be about. That means a lot to us!

Also, I deeply appreciate your suggestions. You helped me make a final decision on what we will be doing on this date - and what we will be doing for the rest of the year!

Since our first meet-up of the year was for the daring palates, the second one will be for the seekers of learning experience: we will have informal workshops and Q & A session in which you get to ask pretty much any question you've been wanting to ask a Korean, from pronunciation to culture to something you weren't quite sure whom to ask. And oh yeah, we will have a mixer to get to know each other too.

Even if you are not interested in workshops, please come to the mixer! It will be short and sweet.

We will have informal workshops and Q & A session in which you get to ask pretty much any question you've been wanting to ask a Korean, from pronunciation to culture to something you weren't quite sure whom to ask. As always, we will have a mixer to get to know each other during and/or after the workshop.

Please read the instruction below thoroughly. Thank you!

* 한국어 원어민이세요? 특별히 부탁의 말씀이 있으니 꼭 읽어주세요. 감사합니다.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mark Your Calendars: 2012 Second Saturday

Mark your calendar for the 2012 "Second Saturday."

This year, we will plan an event or two on Second Saturdays every month. So mark your calendar!

Being a Korean instructor myself, unless you give us event suggestions or ideas, we plan to offer something language-related in a little more serious nature, such as classes, workshops, study halls and Q&A sessions. We also have staff and Event Hosts who are full of fun and adventurous ideas! We may go out for dinner, picnic or, even to amusement parks!

Language Exchange may happen on Second Saturday, but for now, it may be hosted on the 4th or last weekend of the month. This scheduling is by popular request that you want to attend classes before you attend language exchange session.

My personal goal is to turn every experience that we have into something Korean - so that you can get to know subtle culture that lies underneath the language and behaviors, have a chance to practice your Korean, and just get to know others who share the same interest with you.

If you have an event idea or something to do with fellow polyglots and Hallyu fans, please make a suggestion. Let's make it fun for everyone!

If there's scheduling conflict or holidays, the date may be changed. So please do not pay or RSVP until the details are announced.

Thank you, and see you in the year 2012!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Dear friends and members of KLCX/KoreanLA,

I want to thank you for being a part of KLCX and KoreanLA. I know you have many groups and instructors to choose from. I thank you for choosing KLCX/KoreanLA and make it your "Korean Home."

I also want to thank all the volunteer staff for your hard work. Hosting events and classes is a lot of work. Your leadership is deeply appreciated. I hope you feel as proud as I am of KCLX/KoreanLA and how far we've come.

We pledge that we will continue to support you in exploring and having fun with Korean language and culture. Please let us know of your suggestions; we will do our best to make them happen. Please remember, all members are eligible to host your own events upon meeting a couple of qualifications.

Thank you sincerely. And Happy New Year!

Zeanie Yoon, friends & staff
at KLCX and KoreanLA