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Annyong! Meetup tonight in DC, news articles (Rain, Lee Hyo-lee, Boa, Old Boy), group activities, courses

From: Paul
Sent on: Saturday, November 8, 2008 2:09 PM
Hello,

Welcome to all of the new members! We'll soon be over 300 in the group.

The meetup tonight is at 6:30, at a Korean BBQ restaurant in DC. The nearest metro is Foggy Bottom (also near Farrugut West & Farrugut North stations). Parking is usually available on the street in the area.

When: November 8,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Yee Hwa Korean Restaurant
[masked]st Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)[masked]

Details/RSVP here -> http://www.meetup.com/koreans/calendar/8983393/

Courses

If you're interested in continuing Korean lessons, there is space in an ongoing weekend class that is lower-intermediate, and in another class that is higher-intermediate (2 years of study).

If you are interested in details, or know of other courses, you can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/koreans/suggestion/

Articles

The visa waiver program kicks in for South Korea and articles say it (1) will boost Hawaii tourism and (2) surge tourism in California, and probably DC/VA/MD too.

Kimchi Rising (Boston Globe) "Korean food seems poised to become the next emerging cuisine." ... "We are the culture of the fermented foods"

Korea has remedy for economic slowdown - "Korean Film Council, the main government support organization for the film industry, announced Sunday that it will start a film fund worth 80 billion won ($56 million) by early next year in a bid to boost the number of films produced here."

K-POP:
Rain Tests His Boundaries
Lee Hyo-lee's First Solo Gig Sells Out in 5 Minutes (has video) (Chosun)
SM Entertainment Searching for 'Next BoA' in U.S. (KBS)
Steven Spielberg and Will Smith want to remake 'Oldboy'? (Entertainment Weekly)

If you hear about upcoming activities that the group might be interested in, reply to this email or let me know.

Have a great weekend!

Paul

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