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Re: [korean-141] New Members ??, Events, Kogi taco truck, English Villages, U2

From: Paul
Sent on: Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:59 PM
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To explain a little... The Korea Daily (www.koreadaily.com) this week did another story on local Korean meetups, the second one this month... I've posted the article here on Annyong! as a part of a short post that I will update later -
 
 
Next up in media news is a cover story on Business Week about how the local economy benefits from meetup events.  After that will be the cover of Psychology today, on how the personalities of meetup attendees evolve faster than everyone else... ;)
 
������ - Welcome to new members who joined today... see you at a meetup event soon...
 
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From: Jesse
Sent: Thursday, February 26,[masked]:53 PM
Subject: RE: [korean-141] New Members ??, Events, Kogi taco truck, English Villages, U2

Hi Guys!
 
I posted the article here:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1496182&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=56719964866&aid=-1&id=697853866&oid=56719964866  I hope you are able to view it.
 
Monday went well and I encouraged the reporter to speak with as many people as time permite.  The general rundown of the article:  it first mentions the size and very short description of Paul's group (the culture-language group/meet up = ? ??)  first...  and then goes into NOVA Korean Language Exchange and how/why it was started (to exchange/understand the culture.. and wanting to study with those w/the same desire,  and that I thought it would be more effective ... b/c there were not many places teaching the Korean language and I found it difficult to study Korean. Then they also quoted Myung Ssi, saying our members are all professionals (=folks w/jobs) but they have quite a determination (or passion) and that she hopes that other Koreans will come teach, and also learn English. (Yeah Myung Ssi!)

Then toward the end it says
??? plans to kickoff a language meetup  "one-on-one" on the 27th (or face-to-face as the literal translation but it can also imply a "serious-level" as if one is taking it by the horn kind of a thing....  said "with the sponsorship by the Washington Korean Central Newspaper    (=Washington ????)"   they plan to kick off a one-on-one English language session for those Koreans who want to learn English.... and toward end of this paragraph it says Nova Korean began this very same practice a few weeks ago conducting "small scale"  English language get-togethers on Sundays.

The article then quotes me, saying I think these type of exchanges serve to help us understand the others' culture.  After that, maybe something to the affect of that I want more Korean natives to attend. 

Overall, it describes Nova Korean quite accurately and it also describes/promotes Paul's group as more 'established'.  The overall tone and general message is celebrating or promoting the "Korean Wave" overall.  It does refer to the size of membership (of Nova Korean) as implying it quickly grew to that size (250) just since 6/07 when started.
 
So...  I hope that helps a bit.
 



 

From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [korean-141] New Members ??, Events, Kogi taco truck, English Villages, U2
Date: Thu, 26 Feb[masked]:55:04 -0500

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 Hello, ??????/Annyong Haseyo?
 
 
Welcome the 8 new members who joined yesterday, and to the many others who joined us this month.  The group was mentioned again in an article about meetups, which I'm trying to read (slow!).  Or, maybe some of you found us after WUSA Channel 9's Angie Goff mentioned us in her blog on Monday (Thanks Angie!).
 
In our group, we have a mixed community of native English speakers, Korean speakers, and many other languages.  Not everyone will get to an event.  Let us know if there is an idea for an event that you'd like, or if you hear about something coming up (such as this Korean Cooking Program at George Mason Regional Library on March 14).
 
Some updates:
Also working on a new side project related to studying Korean that I'll share in a few days... at least to people attending the Saturday Dinner.  It will also be something some of you can help out on, depending on your interest & background.
 
 
Some articles: For a New Generation, Kimchi Goes With Tacos (Kogi taco truck), Work to start today on Seoul?s 3rd English Village, Wonder-Bang Rules on Forbes Korea ?Korea Power Celebrities?       
 
As some members are fans of the band U2, the band is letting people listen to their entire new album for free, at least until March 2nd - www.myspace.com/u2
 
 
Paul




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