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2nd Annual Picnic, Sports and Games Today. . in the San Gabriel Valley!

The countdown has begun .       .         .

 

Picnic, Sports and Games Today!


What: Join LA Asian Professionals for the 2nd 2013 fun sports and picnic in the park!

Where: Almansor Park, Alhambra

(800 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801)

When: Sunday, April 7th @ 11:00 A.M. ~  Sunset (whatever makes you happy)

Hang out with some of the coolest, smartest and friendliest people in LA!


It should be Spring like temperature @ the park, don't sleep in and come on out to eat & play!  Come out and dress like you are ready to dive right in and get a little dirty to play one of the fun sports, NO EXCUSES

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YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS . . ? It's not Tax Day so chill out or is it the time of the year when your parents ask if you already set a wedding date :-)

 

It's better than that . . it's the 2nd Picnic, Sports and Games Day of 2013 you've been waiting for since . . .Chinese New Year. With the Asian New Year Festivity somewhat behind us, I trust you have the time, and extra $ you received from family to put to good use and come out to meet everyone, eat, play, and share your Asian New Year stories with us.  So don't be shy and come out and mingle with us! You may come early or after church/temple service or even straight out of bed but "please indicate what you will bring and bring your favorite dish with you".  So let's get pumped up and excited on this Spring and show your new self in the new year!


We'll play volleyball, ultimate frisbee, tennis, football, maybe softball (pls RSVP separately on "that event meetup" to let us know and other games that members may choose to bring to share on this day.  In between the activities, we'll break and enjoy a delicious potluck picnic with old and new buddies! Come by as early as you can as we'll go from 11:00 A.M. to  Sunset on a perfect sunny California Spring day before you head back to being a corporate slave the very next day :-)

WHAT TO BRING

Besides yourself and friend(s), please bring your favorite dish that you’d like to share that's worth at least USD$8 (bring enough for yourself and a few others) and indicate HERE.  If you choose not to bring a dish, the Organizer will be more than happy to collect a donation of $8 to support administrative needs.

Foods to bring:  appetizers, meat entree, noodles/fried rice, vegetables, fruits, desserts, water/juice/ice, plates/utensils/napkins/cups/plastic forks/plastic spoons/plastic plates. NO chips, sodas or too many desserts, please. Please post the dishes on volunteer SS (below link) and try not to duplicate what others already has commit to bringing. Thx for your cooperation in advance. We will be co-hosting the event with other meetup groups like one big extended family. ***If anyone has tennis rackets / football / any eye-catching toys they'd like to play, please let us know or just bring them o.k.! This event is co-promoted with Asian Groupting, OCAP, and the San Fernando Valley Asian Connection

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Frisbee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball!

Tennis, Flag Football + more!

FREE PARKING: Almansor Park, south side of tennis courts (where to find us)
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We are looking forward to seeing you there! Warmer weather is already here, ready or not  =)

If you have not done so already please click on below link and indicate what potluck item(s) you will be bringing:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApnFkty5iV_GdGRmWHY4NWNzUzNFdUdDSzlVS3RKRkE&usp=sharing


 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
Safety is a priority for everyone in the group.  The function of the event organizer is only to organize the event and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you/your guests.  All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any LAAPGSM  Meetup event, you are releasing the LAAPGSM Meetup Group and it's organizers from all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.  Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

 

 

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  • Steven

    That was really fun! My thanks goes out to the organizers for putting this all together! It was great meeting all of you and I hope you enjoyed my music and meatballs. :D

    3 · April 7, 2013

    • Sean

      Thanks again Alan! Just don't use the other photos as blackmail.

      April 11, 2013

    • Alan

      Hello Sean, I don't follow you but the "b" is a scary word right? :) Nevertheless, you got the wrong person and I'm confident whoever you suspect has a good heart and intention behind it. Take care.

      April 11, 2013

  • Danny

    Also big thanks to Alan (photographer) for all the great photos

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Ryan O.

      He is a.k.a. King Alan II and also has two peons that I know of

      2 · April 9, 2013

    • Alan

      Thanks much Ryan for your many contributions at the picnic. We couldn't have made it happen w/o your 2 tables. Appreciated.

      1 · April 11, 2013

  • Alan

    What a memorable picnic . . what a weekend. Do we have the best Picnic, Games, and Sports with a large turnout in all of Socal or what? Thank U to you all who participated and contributed in it as you all made this very memorable and possible! Some of us made it to softball on Saturday and Picnic, Sports, Games on Sunday to play & make new friends. Can the weekend in Southern California get any better than this? :-) Maybe we should do this every 2 weeks? (I'm just kidding).

    We are aware there were many members that the organizer/event hosts weren’t able to reach out and introduce ourselves but it is a 2-way street and I encourage everyone to take the initiative next time to connect with us too. Let’s work together to break the shyness next time, cool?

    April 11, 2013

    • Alan

      We had hoped everyone could have made it by 12 P.M. so we could all enjoy the fresh/warm food together like one happy extended-family. This time around, we had a lot more sporting events going on – 2 volleyball courts, ultimate frisbee, tennis, flag-football, and kick-ball. We also had a few people playing badminton and hitting/catching balls with a bat in the open field. Since the summer days are getting longer, perhaps we can squeeze in basketball and softball (if the field permit us to do so) next time. I trust everyone had lots of fun playing on a very pleasant day.

      Believe it or not, we are ready to start planning for the next Picnic, Games, and Sports. Since the picnic day/festivity is still fresh in your mind, the organizer/event hosts are eager to sought your inputs from the memorable event:

      -Likes
      -Dislikes
      -What we can do better @ the next Picnic, Games, and Sports event

      We thank U for the warm comments and we look forward to your suggestions. Take good care.

      2 · April 11, 2013

  • Steven

    Cream or COOKIE?!?

    April 7, 2013

    • LA

      ??

      April 9, 2013

  • Ricky

    Had a great time, thanks for putting it together. Lia, Nam, Alan, and Kenny, please contact me offline at [masked] or[masked] when you are ready to plan the next one. If the date works out for me, I will be happy to organize the picnic games for the next event. We will make it fun for everyone.

    2 · April 9, 2013

    • LA

      Thank you for volunteering, Richard! Yes, we'll contact you and Kenny when we begin planning the next one. Next picnic will most likely be in 7-8 weeks on a Sun... stay tuned! :)

      April 9, 2013

  • kevin

    Thank u to Lia,Alan ,Joo and Nam for organizing the picnic.

    2 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was well organized and the food was abundant & delicious.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Great job organizers! 5 stars :) I got the exercise I needed from basketball, volleyball, and frisbee. And it was great to see long-time acquaintances again as well as meeting new ones. See you again soon.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Danny

    excellent event...looking forward for round 3!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Van

    A big thanks to all the organizers, I had lots of fun. :-)

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Craig

    Well organized, well executed, and loads of fun! I did not plan to play due to a hurt arm and a healing meniscus joint, but went ahead and had a great time. Chilling with new friends and old on a beautiful day with perfect weather, I only wish there would be more days like this. I was fortunate to find myself surrounded by wonderful people all day long.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • David W.

    Great picnic!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Sabrina

    I had a great time! it's good to be back :)

    3 · April 7, 2013

  • Julie W.

    It was a great picnic and my first time. Look forward for many more.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Julie W.

    I have so much fun. Thank you Alan for organized and our photo guy.

    April 7, 2013

  • field

    will bring extra plates and cups in case we need more.

    April 7, 2013

  • Nam

    Anyone have a badminton set?? If I was a gambling man I'd say out of 150+ Asians someone's GOTTA have a set!?!?

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Nam

      Hi Jeremy, thank you very much for your input. This is a friendly picnic to meet other people and have loads of fun and enjoy the day...no serious sports played here. Badminton set...just as volleyball, football, softball, tennis, frisbee, and all other 'sports' that we'd be doing is just to have FUN. If you are a "professional"­ and don't want to lower your standards then you do have the option to sit on the sidelines and watch us have fun. Look forward to meeting you and hope you'd join us to enjoy the day and have a little fun with us!

      April 7, 2013

    • Jeremy

      Oh, that totally came across wrong. I was just pointing out a reason Asians may not be as likely to own a badminton set as you'd initially think. Definitely not trying to say we have no interest in screwing around.

      April 7, 2013

  • Gabe

    Hey APs, I'll bring my wave of plates, utensils, cups, napkins, blah blah blah at probably close to high noon, if not sooner. For those needing the meetup location, looks like it is still spelled out in italics above: "look for us @ east side of tennis courts for a large Asian gathering". (I am just another member). Look forward to meeting some new faces, and also seeing some familiar ones! AP = Asian Professionals

    April 7, 2013

  • Sabrina

    I will try to make it....

    April 6, 2013

    • Alan

      The LAAPGSM family missed you Sabrina, welcome back.

      April 7, 2013

  • Fangfang

    maybe

    April 6, 2013

    • Alan

      The next one won't be in another 6-8 weeks, are you sure you want to miss it? Come and play sports/games in the afternoon - make new friends.

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Good opportunity to exercise & get back into shape

    April 4, 2013

    • Ryan O.

      Ok, I can also bring some extra spoons, forks, plates, cups, napkins, and garbage bags in addition to the folding tables. That should take care of the "$8 donation." :) I have to leave by 5 pm though, so hopefully the tables are cleared out by then.

      April 5, 2013

    • Nam

      Ryan, thank you! We'll start eating all the food on your table first... :)

      April 6, 2013

  • Nam

    EVERYONE: it is going to be a warm day and we need more water, ice, and ice chest. Please add to the volunteer sheet if you can bring. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApnFkty5iV_GdGRmWHY4NWNzUzNFdUdDSzlVS3RKRkE&usp=sharing#gid=0

    April 5, 2013

  • Alan

    IMPORTANT reminder - pls be so kind & mindful to FILL UP the google spreadsheet (link) ASAP and inform us what dish you will bring or a $8 donation is advisable. No pizza pls as that will be provided by the organizer/hosts. A few cases of water anyone?

    April 5, 2013

    • Alan

      We will need another person and/or two to step up and provide additional tableware for 50+ each. Pls look and FILL up the list, thx.

      April 5, 2013

  • Alan

    2nd Annual Picnic, Sports and Games Day Forecast . .

    Sunday Apr 7
    Partly Cloudy

    80°
    Partly Cloudy

    Chance of rain:
    10%

    This is as good as it gets here in Socal, it's not triple digit and you may want to leave your jacket @ home. So pls dress for the occasion and prepare to dive right in and get a little dirty to play sports & games too.

    April 5, 2013

  • Alan

    Happy Friday Everyone, Hope all is well. We obviously have over 158+ RSVPs with the 3-4 groups in attendance, can it get any better? :-) It be a milestone to get 100 LAAPGSM RSVPs, spread the word ok?

    Also, as an IMPORTANT reminder - pls be so kind & mindful to FILL UP the google spreadsheet (link) asap and inform us what dish you will bring or a $8 donation is advisable. No pizza pls as that will be provided by the organizer/hosts. Pls allow us to borrow from you on that day whether it be a table(s) or picnic blanket(s) in an event we need to place the food on it. It's a group event everybody, we're just as excited as you are and the weather is cooperating. Pls bring your cheers, awsome attitude, and energy to the event to make this a very joyful Picnic, Sports, and Games Day! Please come on time as we plan to enjoy the dishes by 12:00 P.M. and would not want anyone who choose to donate $8 to miss out on the food. Take good care and see you there in 48 hours.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Jon P

    Tennis player

    April 4, 2013

    • Nam

      Jon, welcome to Asian Pros!! Bring your rackets and tennis balls (if you don't have you can borrow mine)...they have tennis courts at the park. Look forward to meeting you there!

      April 5, 2013

  • Nam

    Does anyone have a foldable table (to put all the food) that you can bring?? If you have one but need transportation let me know and I can arrange. Thank you! Otherwise look forward to seeing everyone at the park and having lot of fun!!!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to meet new friends.

    March 31, 2013

    • Nam

      Hi Kate, bring your friendly smile and warm heart...you will meet a LOT of them (new friends) here and will have lot of fun! Looking forward to meeting you there!!!

      April 3, 2013

  • Alan

    Very cool, we already have 8 RSVPs seconds the event was posted. What a lucky #, I sense we can push it to 118 in no time. So don't plan to do your taxes on this day, let someone do it for your for free (search for the org. - VITA) the next 8 days leading up to the 15th :-)

    February 28, 2013

    • LA

      You performing Nam?

      April 2, 2013

    • Nam

      Bring your dollar bills and leave your tomatoes at home...:)

      April 3, 2013

  • Ethel

    +2 Angela & Coco

    March 15, 2013

    • Nam

      Your RSVP updated. See you all there!

      April 2, 2013

  • Steven

    Hey where's the pic of me with a boombox! :)~

    March 31, 2013

    • Nam

      Didn't make the cut...:)

      April 2, 2013

  • Craig

    Yes

    April 1, 2013

  • Gabe

    Glad you didn't schedule this for Saturday!

    March 4, 2013

    • Alan

      Why is that dude? Weather looks to be very pleasant on this day, while Sunday may interfere with religious holidays and/or inability to get out of bed after a long "secretive" Saturday night out, imo.

      March 6, 2013

    • Gabe

      I'll have to answer that question, offline...or at least not on this page. :)

      March 6, 2013

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