January 10, 2008
happy new year! events for january
Hello and Happy New Year (or 새해 복 많이 받으세요, although I suppose it's about a month early for that yet)!
We are back and aiming high for 2008. What this translates to for you is a full round of AKA goodness almost every week! Let's see...
First and foremost is next week's Noraebang Night - Friday the 18th, 7p @ Seoul Garden for dinner, then 9p @ Blue Karaoke. You are welcome to attend both, or either one, but please send me (justin) an RSVP by next Tuesday, notifying me if you're going to one or both and if you will need a ride. I will make reservations next Wednesday and work out transportation.
For those who haven't yet attended an AKA event, this is a great time to start! Asian Karaoke is always fun and I hear there is going to be some juicy Rick Astley action...
Then Winterfest will be on Thursday, the 24th in the Union. Come support our table!
And to cap off the month, our Mass Meeting for winter 2008 will be on Wednesday, the 30th in the School of Social Work, room 3816.
November 11, 2007
cooking class #1
I will now be accepting RSVP's for Friday's cooking class until Wednesday. I will ask for people to chip in a portion of the cost, or dessert. Once i get all the rsvp's, I will figure out roughly how much it should cost and then send out another email with the price and place (both dependent on number of people).
For those who are willing to bring desserts, please let me know in your RSVP's. Homemade desserts only please. Also, I hate to do this, but if I get too many people offering desserts, I'm going to have to cut it off at the first two or three people offering.
Hope everyone's looking forward to it!
November 07, 2007
full plate for november
Sorry to be so long in updating the blog. October was a slow month for AKA, and some board issues needed to be ironed out before we could coordinate any more events. But now we're back and packing more action than ever before!
A quick recap of October - an impromptu adoption free-discussion around the middle of the month inspired us to make themed-discussion Coffee Nights a regular feature of the AKA event smorgasbord. So we had our first such Night at Amer's on the last Monday in October, paying tribute (accidentally? not so accidentally?) to the very first AKA get-together, which was at Amer's long before AKA was official or even an actual group. The topic was identity and we had a good turnout with seven people, including some enthusiastic new members.
Entering into November, which, incidentally, is National Adoption Month, we had our second Mass Meeting on November 5. We discussed fundraising opportunities, board positions, and brainstormed future events. Among these is a "big" event that will become the target of our fundraising. Stay tuned, we might be flying someone in from the other side of the ocean...
On Saturday we will be having our first Noraebang Night of the semester. It has been far too long since I've been to karoake, myself... don't know about everyone else but I imagine it's been about the same. We'll be meeting at 7 at Seoul Garden and then 9 at Friends Karaoke.
Then on November 16, I'll be hosting the first of a series of Korean cooking classes. Dish #1: Kimchi jjigae. I'll be sending out an email soon regarding RSVPs, but if you are interested, please email the board.
September 03, 2007
new semester news: festifall, mass meeting
I hope everyone's had a good summer! AKA has been keeping a low profile over the summer, scattered here and there throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Korea, but we will be back in full effect starting this Thursday, September 6 for Festifall! Come support us - we will be out on the Diag from 10AM to 4PM!
Also, we will be having our first Mass Meeting at Trotter House on Friday the 28th to open up the new semester. We are planning games and a party, so come out and join us for a good time!
FESTIFALL - Thursday, September 6, 10a-4p @ the Diag
MASS MEETING - Friday, September 28, 9:30p-1:30a @ basement, Trotter House
February 12, 2007
coffee night / first noraebang night 2007
Apologies for the lack of updates recently. The blog has been gathering cobwebs since Winterfest! Thanks to all who came out to the first meeting (though it was hardly a "mass" meeting - as some of the board members pointed out, for a group of our size, it's kind of silly to use the word "mass," but anyway)...
I meant to post this week's events last week along with the e-mail I sent out:
1. Tuesday, 2/13 7-9p - Coffee Night @ Amer's on State (directions)
For those who didn't get a chance to come to the meeting, come drop in any time between 7 and 9 and say hi! This is a chance for us to get to know each other in a less formal atmosphere than that office-like classroom in the School of Social Work. And there's food, too!
2. Saturday, 2/17 7p~ - Noraebang Night (that is, karaoke) (directions below)
We'll meet for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Sabor Latino (directions) at 7PM. Then after we're done (probably 9-9:30) we'll head to Blue Noraebang (directions to sing the night away! Bring your own beverages, but if it's alcoholic make sure to hide it, since Blue is not licensed for that. Even if you can't make dinner, at least come to sing with us!
and for anyone who missed the e-mail -- please e-mail us and RSVP for Saturday so we can estimate numbers for dinner and karaoke. Also, let us know if you need a ride or can supply one, so we can work out transportation. Sabor Latino is downtown, but Blue is too far for walking, especially in this weather.
Hope to see you there!
January 16, 2007
winterfest / first mass meeting
Hope everyone's semester is off to a great start. It looks like AKA has finally achieved officialdom as a student group, and our next move is to steal the show at Winterfest (4-8p @ the Union, Tues. Jan. 23)! We'll be handing these out:
November 15, 2006
Noraebang Night! 노래방에 가자!
This Friday (11/17), we are going to have our first of many (I hope) Noraebang Nights! For the uninitiated, noraebang (노래방), literally "song-room" in Korean, is basically a place to go and rent out a private room to sing karaoke with your friends. And in Ann Arbor, there just so happens to be a great Korean-owned noraebang! And before we go there, we'll be having dinner at Seoul Garden, a local Korean restaurant. The invitation is open - bring your friends, too!
We will meet at Seoul Garden (map) around 8PM. I will make a reservation at Blue Karaoke (map) for 10PM (for 8 to 10 people - please let me know if you're inviting more than a couple people so I can adjust the reservation). They're open until 4AM on weekends, so we'll have plenty of time to sing our hearts out!
Hope to see you there!