San Diego Korean Community New Briefing – Week of Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Students and volunteers grow up hand in hand

Link: 학생들과 봉사자가 ‘손에 손잡고-Hand in Hand’ 성장해요.

  • The impetus of consistently doing volunteer comes from an honest heart 
  • Club established since 2009
  • Currently recruiting high school students as volunteers for Hand in Hand students

Hand in Hand is a non-profit school established in 2009 for students with developmental disorders to improve social adaptability and gain various experience by interacting with volunteer high school students. This school offers lots of lectures like music, art, dance, Tae-kwon-do along with learning attitudes for daily life, doing performance and having field trips every Saturday from 9 am till 12 pm at Korean United Methodist Church. This school was founded when Byung-dae Kim, who is Korean American Association’s current president, was a president with human rights research center and keenly felt the need for a school in the Korean community that serves students with developmental disorder. Currently, the group is recruiting high school students to volunteer for the program and activities will start on January 21st. 

(Original news from Korea Daily San Diego)


By Haelee Lee

About the reporter: she studies food and nutrition in college in Seoul, Korea, and is currently doing her study abroad in San Diego.



San Diego Korean Community News Briefing – Week of Fri, Dec 23, 2016

  1. Korean American Association’s end of the year party


According to the Korea Times, there were congratulatory addresses from celebrities including the LA general consul and scholarship presentation ceremony at the Korean American Association’s end of the year party. 12 students received scholarship from 15 donors and there was a service award presentation in which five people received the Presidential Service Award for their good deeds and efforts. Additionally, six people received the LA General Consul award, and nine people received the San Diego Mayor’s award. Celebration ensued with performances by San Diego Korean Folk Dance Association, San Diego Korean Pungmul School, and by various performers who participated in the talent show. 

Picture of the scholarship recipients and donors below.

자세한 내용은 아래 “The Korea Times_Wednesday, December 21, 2016” 원문을 참고해주세요.




By Haelee Lee, San Diego Korean Community News Reporter

San Diego Korean Community News Briefing – Week of Fri, Dec 16, 2016

샌디에고 한인 커뮤니티 뉴스 브리핑

1. Korean traditional percussion band School’s Winter Camp

According to the Korea Times, the San Diego Korean Pungmul School, which is a Korean traditional percussion band, will have a winter camp from the 17th to the 23rd of December. At this camp, Su-whan Choi, the bearer of Korea’s intangible cultural heritage, is going to be the instructor for the camp. 

2. Han-woo club’s end of the year ceremony.

According to the Korea Times, the Han-woo club, which consists of the previous and current San Diego Korean American association’s presidents, held their end of the year event on December 14th at San-tong Palace restaurant.

3. The LA consul general’s meeting

According to the Korea Times, Ki-chul Lee, who is the LA consul general, visited San Diego to have a meeting with the heads of Korean local groups on December 16th at San-tong Palace. 

4. Korean American Senior Association – current president hands fund to build a new recreation center over to the next president 

At the recent Korean American Senior Association’s monthly meeting, it was decided to turn over the issue, which is building a new recreation center or using the North Clairemont recreation center, to the next president. It depends on decision of San Diego city. If the city was going to authorizes to utilize the North Clairemont recreation center after 20 years and to extend more 20 years around next March or April, the Korean senior residents association would give fund to benefactor not to spend fund on operational fund. 

자세한 내용은 아래 “The Korea Times_Wednesday, December 14, 2016” 원문을 참고해주세요.



By Haelee Lee, San Diego Korean Community News Reporter

San Diego Korean Community News Briefing – Week of Fri, Dec 9, 2016

샌디에고 한인 커뮤니티 뉴스 브리핑

Hi everyone!

Haelee Lee, one of the newest of our members, will be providing a weekly summary of various San Diego Korean community news for the next month. Articles will be collected from the Korea Daily and the Korea Times. Here is a few from this past week:

자세한 내용은 아래 링크를 통해 확인 할 수 있습니다.

Link: “칸타모레 겨울 콘서트 – ‘힐링주는 무대’ 호평”

According to the Korea daily, The Cantamore Chorus, which is the group of people who love singing, successfully performed its 19th Winter Concert on December 3rd, 2016 at the Korean United Methodist Church. They have performed for 15 years, having had a lot of support from various audience. 

Link: “KMA 연말행사 성료- 신임 총무에 이용진씨”

According to the Korea daily, Yong-Jin Lee, who is the local president of SSD Plastic, was elected General Affairs President of Korean Maquiladora Association on December 3rd, 2016 at Crossing Carlsbad.

Link: “여성골프회 정기대회 – 메달리스트 최민디씨”

According to the Korea Daily, The San Diego Korean Women’s Golf Association held its 89th tournament on December 1st, 2016 in Rancho Bernardo. The winner was Min-Di Choi.   

Nov 16: Dr. Yim’s Lecture at SDSU – A Part of the International Education Week


A San Diego State University Global Celebration

“Achieving the American Dream” – My Journey from an SDSU International Student to San Diego Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

The International Student Center in Partnership with Alumni Relations cordially invites you to a guest presentation featuring SDSU Alumnus Chun Bin (Charley) Yim.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 4-5pm

International Student Center Lounge

임천빈 박사의 강의가 샌디에고 주립대학에서 11월 16일 수요일 오후 4시부터 5시까지 캠퍼스내의 International Student Center Lounge에서 진행됩니다. 국제 교육의 주의 일부로 진행되는 행사입니다.

Click here to RSVP: RSVP HERE

California API Voter Guide 캘리포니아 아태계 선거 안내 책자

캘리포니아 아태계 선거 안내 책자 한국어 버젼이 아래 링크에 마련되어 있습니다.

CLICK HERE: California API Voter Guide

Click above to download a PDF of the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) California Voter Guide. It was put together by AAPI organizations all over the state, and 2 local San Diego organizations, AAPI Progressive Alliance – San Diego and NAPAWF San Diego Chapter, are proud endorsers of it.

[Korean Movies in SD] At the San Diego Asian Film Festival

2016년 샌디에고 아시안 영화제 – 11월 3일부터 12일까지 – 미션벨리 UltraStar Cinemas 영화관에서!
올해 상영하는 한국/ 한인 관련 영화 중 몇 작품에 대해 소식을 받았습니다:
The San Diego Asian Film Festival is from November 3 to the 12 with the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas as the main venue! (I remember seeing that a few films will play at UCSD and other theaters around San Diego)  Here are a few “Korea” and “Korean” – related films that will showcase at the festival this year:
Our Centerpiece:

Five Korean adoptees raised all around the world, arrive in Seoul, where their complex identities—professional, sexual, cultural—emerge out of their interactions with the culture and terrain of the city. AKA SEOUL rewrites the adoption narrative beyond the tearful reunions and towards bold new ones of self-determination and self-expression.


Four Asian American rappers seek to carve their place on the music map, only to find that self-doubt and a reluctant record industry often get in the way of their passion for spitting fiery lyrics, weaving catchy beats, and flaunting a bold new face for hip-hop.





To support his working-class parents, a young Korean American takes a job at a Koreatown spa where family cultural rituals cross paths with an underground gay scene. Andrew Ahn’s award-winning first feature dramatizes the quietly escalating exhilaration of self-discovery, while honestly and meticulously heeding the careful obligations of family.




A middle-aged, cradle-robbing movie star has a new plan to remake her public image: fill her cradle with an actual baby, so as to flaunt her tender, maternal side. Neither her cheating young boyfriend nor the threat of scandal – hell, not even menopause itself – will keep her from the glamour of familyhood.




Connecting All Things Korean – from a teacher perspective – by Jini Shim