JOINT EVENT and the first time ever!! Hello Everyone! As we welcome the last quarter of 2018, we feel so exciting. And we decided to do a joint event with two other Asian groups - Bay Area Asian Professionals and Bay Area Cantonese and Mandarin Speakers. This meet and greet will be a joint mixer at the Opal Night Club at Mountain View. Admission is free. Special drinks are under happy hour discount. So what are you waiting for? Bring a friend, positive attitude, and open arms. Expand our network, make new friends and have some fun. Act now and RSVP!! Can't wait to meet you guys there.
We are coming to San Francisco!!!
This will be a super fun bike ride from fisherman's wharf to Sausalito. We will pick up bikes at the rental place at 9am (425 Jefferson street). It takes about 30 minutes to setup and get everyone ready for the ride. So please BE ON TIME, so we don't delay the whole trip.
We will ride together from fisherman's wharf to our destination, Sausalito. It will be a total of 8 miles ride. Along the way we will stop at a couple of places to take pictures and rest. So the entire ride should take about 2.5 hours, and we should get to Sausalito around 12 noon. Since it is San Francisco, it will be chilly in the morning, please dress accordingly. We recommend dress comfortably and in layers.
After we arrive at our destination, we will get delicious lunch together in Sausalito, and then take the ferry back to fisherman's wharf (ferry ride is about 30 minutes back), and then drop off our bikes.
If you want to rent the bike yourself on the day, price and availability may not be guaranteed. Also depending on what type of bike you want to rent, price will be different. You can take a look below at the links for different types of bike you can rent.
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Bike route on Google Map (8 miles)
====== Ferry ======
Blue & Gold Fleet from Sausalito to Fisherman's Wharf ($12.5)
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Bike rental is $22 (this is a group discount price we get). So please secure your RSVP with deposit as spots are limited for this event. Rental will include bike, helmet, and bike lock.
Please send $22 to "[masked]" using Paypal within 48 hours after you RSVP'd. Enter your name and height in the Paypal note field. (We need to know your height to reserve the right size bike for you)
You don’t have to pay $22 for bike rental if you are going to bring your own bike, just tell us when you RSVP
We can do full refund before 12pm on Oct 3, Wednesday.
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We highly encourage carpooling or Uber/Lyft, so parking and gas can be shared among members. As we all know SF is known for lack of parking spaces. If you have any questions, please feel free to message us.
After you RSVP’d, please send your wechat ID to “[masked]”. We will add you to a wechat group so that we can arrange carpool between the drivers and riders.
If you are a rider, you will need to share the cost of gas and parking with the driver.
“三人行，必有我师焉。择其善者而从之，其不善者而改之” -- 孔子
"When you walk among friends, there's bound to be at least one that can teach you things. Their strengths we shall learn, their short-comings we shall reflect. -- Confucius"
On September 28th a great Chinese philosopher, politician and teacher, Confucius was born. His wisdom is still relevant to this day. This day also happens to land on our September Happy Hour event! So come and make friends with your fellow peers, you can surely learn a thing or two. Who knows you might make a life-long friend!
Our event starts at 7pm, but don’t worry if you will run a little bit late, as most nights we stay past 9pm.
Not a native Chinese speaker? You are welcome too! Come learn something new and have fun with us! See you soon!
I’m honored to bring all of you this rare opportunity, a possible career path for some of you!
First of all, I would like to ask…
Do languages intrigue you? Do you love to share your knowledge and compassion with children in another country? Are you passionate about teaching and learning? Does pioneering in an untapped market excite you?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, YOU ARE THE ONE that our team has been looking for!
Join us with these hosts for an eye-opening conversation:
A little bit about what our team is trying to achieve:
As the country of China quickly grows, so does their young generation's need to be more “Globally versatile” for work and for leisure. In order to do that, they need to know the international language of English. Not just to say basic greetings with a funny accent, but now more important than ever, to speak accurately with culturally correct vocabularies. This is where we come in, to provide English education to this large group of young people.
What we are looking for:
We are in the process of building a strong team in the US. We need team players in 2 main categories:
1. Joining us as business partners, you could be in the following professions: teacher, language tutors, professors, psychologists/mental health counselors/child development specialists, software engineers, journalists/media specialists, animators/designers/illustrators.
2. English teachers who are willing to travel and teach in China, for short-term or long-term.
If you or someone you know is suitable, do not miss this opportunity!
On Friday 9/21, we will host a intimate get together with a small group of people who are interested. SPACE IS LIMITED, please RSVP to get on the attendance list!
It's time for our monthly Happy Hour gathering! August is the golden month of summer, we are well into the season and have had a lot of fun already, as we rekindle old friendship and reconnect with new ones, we are also getting in the mood for 中秋節 (the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival)!
FOR THIS EVENT ONLY: if you attend wearing any apparel or accessories in the gold color, you will receive one delicious Moon-cake 一顆月餅! (complimentary from the Organizers.)
If you have never had a Chinese moon-cake, this is your chance to have a taste of this sweet, rich, delicious treat! Or you can share it with your loved one and celebrate with them this special Chinese Festival~
We will meet at the WXYZ bar in Aloft hotel lobby (Cupertino Location). Gathering starts at 7pm, if you can't be there at 7, no problem, we will chat and hang out until 9pm and later, so just show up whenever you can.
Looking forward to seeing you all~!
Good news to all you song birds and music lovers!
KARAOKE DAY is back by popular demand~!!!
A wise man once said "music is the language that crosses all barriers." Join us on 8/25 (saturday), and make friends with songs and music! We will meet at Music Tunnel in Cupertino. They have both Chinese AND English songs to choose from. You don't need to be a great singer, just come and have fun~
Room reservation will be under one of our organizers' name: Danni Luo, just give front desk the reservation name and they can lead you to our room.
Beverage and snacks are available at the KTV cafe.
You will not go hungry :)
We will play simple games like Jenga while you wait for your songs.
You will not be bored :)
Room Booking Fee will be evenly SHARED among ALL attendees.
We are so excited to see you guys there!
Space is definitely limited for this event, don't miss the fun, RSVP now~
As parking spaces are limited at the park, we highly encourage carpooling. If you have any troubles finding us tomorrow, please text or call us.
IMPORTANT UPDATES #2 PLEASE READ:
**Due to the number of friends joining us, we are STARTING THE PARTY EARLIER AT 2PM! Organizers and some volunteers will be there at 1pm, so you're welcome to show up early if you like.
**We are moving to a different location in the park to accommodate everyone in our group.
- NEW LOCATION WILL BE NEAR THE BOAT RENTAL CENTER NEAR THE LAKE AND TREES. WE WILL HAVE RED BALLOONS TIED TO THE TABLES WHERE WE ARE MEETING. PLEASE SEE PICTURES BELOW FOR LOCATION DETAILS.
TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SOME FOOD FOR EVERYONE, YOU MUST BRING A DISH OR RAW INGREDIENTS TO SHARE. PLEASE RESPECT EACH OTHER'S EFFORT IN MAKING THIS WORK.
- ITEMS WE STILL NEED:
- Cooler and Ice
- various meat for grilling
- various veggies for grilling
- some cooked dishes
- Picnic blankets, sun shades, and folding chairs, as bench seating is limited.
- Any games you like to play, (cards, boards games, volleyball...etc)
Do you love playing games outdoor and seeing some grilling action? Rally up and head over to our Annual Summer BBQ Bash!
This will be our biggest event of the year. SO BIG, that we are taking a break from our usual monthly happy hour, so everyone can prepare for this awesome day ;)
Gathering starts at 2pm. This is a POT-LUCK style BBQ. Everyone is welcome to bring either a cooked dish, appetizer or raw ingredients to grill. (please see pot-luck food list below.) We will need a couple of people to do the grilling.
Aside from delicious sizzling food, we will also have fun activities like Frisbee, football, volleyball, cards, water balloon, party games and board games. There will be plenty of fun choices.
When you RSVP, please remember to put down what you are bringing to the party, and/or if you're volunteering to grill.
This will be a lot of fun. Looking forward to hanging out with everyone!