Los Angeles, CA – HalfKorean.com held its annual meet on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Dodam Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. This was the second consecutive and third overall meet. The turnout included attendees from the Los Angeles area, all over California as well as out of state including Minnesota and Arizona. Once again, a wide age range was in attendance from the mixed Korean community which allowed for multiple generations to be represented.
The purpose of the meeting was to be able to allow people to meet face to face and create friendships and networking opportunities and is for anyone who is mixed Korean, no matter what the percentage, the mix, age, where born or raised.
The meet began with an icebreaker activity that allowed individuals to meet someone new and learn about them through a short series of questions. HalfKorean.com strives to continue to facilitate a community for people of mixed Korean descent and the ice breaker activity helped to facilitate the networking between strangers. The purpose of this activity was to allow everyone who attended this year’s meet to walk away knowing at least one new person and it was a great success! By the end of the activity, people who arrived as strangers were exchanging information as friends.
Tia Legoski presented a look at Amerasian Unity Foundation and the “Journey to Motherland” cultural trip to Korea that they took in May/June 2010. She shared experiences about the trip along with future plans about the organization and trip.
HalfKorean.com presented a discussion panel that featured four notable mixed Koreans. The panel featured actress/model Jennifer Field (K-Town Reality Show/2006 Miss Asian America), recording artist Carlos Galvan (former member of Korean Hip Hop group Uptown), animation producer/director Victor Cook (Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated/The Spectacular Spider-Man) and Phillip Spearman (world renown tattoo artist/InkWorks Tattoo). Flip Cuddy concluded the discussion panel by speaking about his family history and his experiences being mixed Korean.
The meet concluded with dinner at the same location featuring Korean BBQ and soju. Dinner was followed with singing at a local noraebong (karaoke).
Thank you to all that attended and helped support the event. Special thank you to the following: co-organizers Frankie and Tia Legoski, assistants Jay Soto-Kim and Andy Grossman, the discussion panel Jennifer Field, Carlos Galvan, Victor Cook and Phillip Spearman, Flip Cuddy, Rakaa “Iriscience” Taylor, Dodam Restaruant for providing us the location for the meet, and Arirang for filming part of the event.