I decided to have the meetup at this spacious cafe in Santa Monica, instead of renting a conference room with fee. I've attended a meetup for another group that was held at this location a few years ago and it was good for a large group.
I just made a reservation and they said it wouldn't be crowded on a Sunday afternoon. They also have ample free parking spaces. I'll email the attendees my phone number later tonight or tomorrow.
See you soon!
I need to re-schedule this event to the following week as I just got a business trip to Las Vegas this Sunday. I am very sorry for the last minute cancellation. I'll email the members who RSVPed separately about the location next time as it's a private office. Gomeiwakuwo okakeshite doumo sumimasen!
Some members who are taking Japanese lessons have asked me about their accent, so I know there's interest on this topic. And since we Japanese members can also use tips and help on reducing our heavy Japanese accent when we speak English, why not do it both ways together? I always want to improve my English, and we can work as a team. And one good thing about accent reduction class is that it doesn't really matter what students' language levels are, so any level are welcome. I myself have benefited a lot from some accent reduction classes I've taken before, so I do hope we can bring good results together.
Venue's not chosen yet, but hopefully it will be a quiet classroom-type place. If you like to attend, please RSVP for now to show your interest, which helps me to figure out the classroom size. Thank you.