It is KOREAN thanksgiving day this weekend- happy Chu Seok! It is tradition to make rice cake called “song-pyun” on this day and our local rice cake shop “Manna Rice Cake House” convoy st is doing just that!
즐거운 추석 되세요!
Have a good chu-seok!
An Open Casting Call
CSA Casting Director Samuel Warren is casting
Adults, Teenagers & Kids (10-12) On-Camera Acting talent or Dancers & or Singers or Musicians who are available for work.
Please note regarding those who are minors; (legally 10 to 17) can apply or audition but they must be accompanied by one of their parents or with a legal guardian, there are no exceptions to this. 18 or older do not need a parent or legal guardian present. Mr. Warren is casting all ethnic types and people who speak in any language from any country.
Auditioning on Saturday; Oct. 6 & Sunday: Oct. 7th from Noon until 6:00 PM. Auditioning at casting offices: Samuel Warren & Associates Casting Services
5205 Kearny Villa Way, San Diego, California, 92123/ 619–264-4135
Requirements for those who wish to be considered for projects at the audition; Please bring a current photo or snap shot, performance resume and if available, a demo; CD or DVD of the talent’s previous work.
All talent will be asked to audition on the spot, so please come prepared. If you’re an on-camera talent, have a 2 minute memorized monologue, a singer a brief song- no longer then 3 ½ minutes, a musician should have a short piece that reveals their instrumental skills and a dancer should do a short one minute and a half dance number. Further details for those auditioning are as follows for Singers or Dancers;
Singers must come with a song, ready to perform it in an acapella style or with their own accompaniment (an instrument or their own musician or bring there own CD music player ) & if the talent is a Dancer they too must have their own accompaniment CD Music Player to play their own music while doing their dance number.
There is no charge to the talent to audition. There is pay for their entertainment services should they be booked from this casting session being held on 10/6 & 7/12!
All information regarding this project will be explained at the auditions.
If you wish to know any additional details regarding Mr. Warren casting company’s services, please feel free to go to the website: HYPERLINK “http://www.samuelwarren.com” http://www.samuelwarren.com
Voter Registration Drive on 9/29/12 and 9/30/12
This is an important election year as Americans vote to elect the next President of the United States of America on November 6, 2012. KAC-SD will hold a voter registration drive with bilingual Korean/English registration cards on 9/29/12 and 9/30/12 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Zion Market, 4611 Mercury St, San Diego, CA 92111. Come out and register! Bilingual Korean/American voter registration cards are available. If you would like to volunteer, KAC-SD is looking for volunteers for registration drive in 2 hour shifts. Please volunteer and meet other like-minded KAC-SD members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org date and time you would like to volunteer.
KAC-SD board meets every month. Interested in learning more about KAC-SD? Or want to be more active? Come to our next board meeting on October 10th, 2012! Everyone is welcome to participate.
Place: BUGA RESTAURANT 5580 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, SD, CA
Fancy yourself a very quintessentially cultural experience? Growing weary of the same Top 40 “music”? (Adam Levine singing about being on a payphone again and again*barf*)
San Diego’s 2nd Annual Harmony and Motion International Music and Dance Festival will be held at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park on Saturday September 29th, 2012. The festival will showcase the top international performers in the San Diego Area, including performances by:
Show 1 (1:00 PM)
Ballet Folklorico Aztlan (Regional Mexican Folk Dance)
Sol E Mar (Afro-Cuban Percussion)
Kembang Sunda (Indonesian Gamelan)
Patrick Berrogain and the Hot Club Combo (Gypsy Guitar Swing/Jazz)
Naruwan Taiko (Japanese Drumming)
Show 2 (5:00 PM)
Samahan Philippine Dance Company (Filipino tribal music and dance)
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi (Klezmer)
Dornob (Persian Dastgah)
Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda
Gloria Lanuza, and friends (Spanish Flamenco)
San Diego Civic Dance Arts (Bollywood, Fado & More)!
Harmony and Motion is co-produced by The Worldview Project and San Diego Civic Dance Arts .
Admission/Cost: Festival Pass: $30.00 Individual Show: $16.00
Casa del Prado Theatre
1650 El Prado, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92101
So guys, FT (Five Treasure) Island is back with their latest album “Five Treasure Box” and the title song of this album is called “I Wish.” FT Island is more often referred to as a rock band but I still include them in the kpop category because they’re one of the better known korean bands out there. I honestly don’t know too much about FT Island as a whole (only having three of their songs) but I’ll tell you that I DO know a lot about Lee Hongki (the leader of this group) and I’m in love with him and his voice is amazing. That alone can keep me going. This song “I Wish” has a great rock sound and they’ve also added a little Mexican Salsa vibe in as well! This has appealed to many fans and I’m loving it. This song’s been on repeat for a long time. Hongki’s voice is so powerful and this song is super catchy. Please check it out if you haven’t already!
You know what song I heard recently? I went to Zion Market (a Korean market here in San Diego) and I went to the kpop section to see if they had a specific album I was looking for and you know what song they were playing on the loud speakers? None other than “Hands Up” by 2pm. I was so excited. I wanted to dance in the store. I remember when this song first came out (June 20th, 2011), I loved it like no other. Then I stopped listening to it for awhile and now I’m back into it. To be honest, this was the first time I ever listened to 2pm. I didn’t know much about them. I fell in love with this song and it was very hard to pick a bias. Anyways, it’s a great song, you should listen to it. Also, the music video is awesome to watch in 1080p.
How I love the Asian Music Scene. Half the fun of visiting an ethnic super market is grooving to the upbeat catchy tunes while pushing your cart through the aisles with a melodic strut (not a Gangnam Style Strut but a humbler strut). Below are a few of the songs I’ve heard on my recent trips to San Diego Asian Markets. Adult Contemporary and Top 40 can take a backseat to these artists.
Girls Generation- Into the New World Remix (K-Pop)
Perfume- Spring of Life (J-Pop/Electropop)
Oh my! A Korean Food restaurant south of Convoy?
I heard about this place a few weeks back from Jini, who suggested Francis, Rolando, and I check it out since it’s much closer to home. Feeling starved after waiting around the doctor’s office for 2 hours, my mom and I decided to check this place out. I would’ve taken more photos inside but I was a bit distracted by watching the PSY concert on the TV (To be honest, it was really empty and I felt weird busting out my camera…) Anyway, the location itself is pretty spacious and super clean. There’s a chalkboard with the daily deals a-midst the 3 flat screens, which played a variety of things to keep you entertained (but you could only hear the K-POP playing faintly in the background).
The menu has the your standard assortment of Korean dishes in addition to alcohol. My mom opted for the 돌솥 비빔밥, while I grabbed myself a 갈비 lunch box. We also ended up sharing an order of 계란찜. I was surprised by how much food we got for the price… ‘Twas quite delicious, I must say. The waitress was really nice too!
I hope that with time they’ll add more to the menu~ I’ll definitely bring my friends with me next time we’re craving some Korean food and looking to stay in the neighborhood. Until Next time, I’m headed off to my first driving lesson! Wish me luck? ;~;
This happened a few days ago but for those of you who don’t know, Jay Leno made a reference to Psy’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” on his show on the night of August 31st. It’s pretty hilarious, he uses the song to show Romney (presidential candidate) trying to appeal to the younger generation, and Romney dances to Gangnam Style. It’s great, hilarious, and this is a huge step for kpop. Gangnam Style is making history left and right, and it also became the most viewed kpop video ever, passing Girls Generation’s “Gee”. Gangnam Style currently has about 95 million views and it’s said to be gaining about 5 million views a day. But, without further ado, check out Gangnam Style on the Jay Leno show!