This last Saturday, May 12, in Point Loma, fellow “KKonnectors” and myself shook some hands and had some fun at San Diego’s 3rd annual Asian Cultural festival. Hopefully, my fellow readers, you had a chance to experience the fun for yourselves. Jini, Vong, and myself were sporting the mut-jin-sa-ram shirts (멋진사람) and some of you cool kids were able to get your hands on them as well. (If you didn’t get a chance to buy a shirt, we should be selling them online pretty soon). KKonnect shared a tent with KOWIN and The Korea Daily.
If you were able to stop by and say hi, or get a free sticker, you may have been lucky enough to play Korean Trivia with Jini and I. Questions included “What Korean food is this” or “How many members are in this K-Pop group” – pretty easy questions for lovers of K-culture. Winners of the game would get a free $10 gift certificate to “Fuze,” a new Mira Mesa based Korean fusion restaraunt (with a full bar, I might add). Losers, well there weren’t any losers really, we made sure that everyone got to have a good time playing trivia or just hanging out with us.
Even though I was hanging out at our tent most of the day, I was able to catch a glimpse of some great performances of various asian cultures. Unforunately, I can’t name them all. I really enjoyed the Japanese Taiko drumming, and the Tae-Kwon-Do (and other martial arts) demonstrations the most. I even got a chance to have some Lao noodles at one of the many food trucks that bordered the event.
If you didn’t have a chance to go this year, definitely get your butt out there next year. You will be rewarded with a lot of food, music, and cool performances that you don’t get to see in one place. It was free after all, so there is no excuse not to go (unless you don’t have gas money).