Category Archives: VAYA Upcoming Events

VAYA Co-Presenting ‘Sweet 20′ (Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh)

The Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance is proud to co-present the Vietnamese hit film, Sweet 20 (Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh) at the sixth annual Pacific Arts Movement Spring show.

The film will be showing at the UltraStar Mission Valley at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, a 9:30 p.m. showing as been added.

As a co-presenter, VAYA has 10 free tickets to the 6:45 p.m. showing for members. Please reserve the tickets by emailing info@vayasd.org. Members may also buy discounted prices from VAYA. (Reg. price $12, VAYA price $10).

ABOUT THE FILM

Sweet 20 (Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh)
Sweet 20 (Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh)

Sweet 20 was first known simply as the Vietnamese remake of the Korean film Miss Granny. But millions of fans and countless accolades later, it’s earned a spot of its own as a bonafide sensation and the biggest hit of Vietnam in 2015. The story, also remade in China in 2015, has become the perfect fantasy-comedy of contemporary Confucianism: a grandmother neglected by her family becomes magically reborn as her 20-year-old self and wins back the hearts of her bratty descendants, a senior center suitor, and indeed an entire nation.

Beyond simply transplanting the story to Vietnam, director Phan Gia Nhat Linh gives it new soul, tapping emotionally into pre-1975 nostalgia for pop songs and a version of pre-socialist commercialism that seems unrecognizable today. Indeed, the film gestures with hilarity and a giddy spirit to the healing power of remembering as a way to reconcile family.

And even as it nods to the past, Sweet 20 looks forward to the bubbly possibilities of Vietnamese pop cinema to come. The USC-trained Linh directs the film with a nice balance of hijinks and feeling, and with a keen sense of how international stories can find meaning locally. But we should all brace ourselves for singer-turned-actress Miu Le in a tour-de-force physical performance, conveying granny sass through any number of squats and facial contortions.

— Brian Hu/PacArts

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VAYA Sponsored By California Coast Credit Union at Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair

VAYA is proud to announce that we will be participating in the 31st Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair this Saturday, April 23th! Make sure to come out and learn more about the Vietnamese culture and many more!

Special thanks to our virtuous sponsor, California Coast Credit Union, for funding VAYA’s entry in this amazing event and their continual support in helping us and other non-profit organizations make the community a better place!

Make sure to go check out the California Coast Credit website to learn more about everything they do, to not only help you with your spending and finances but also how they give back to the community!

https://www.calcoastcu.org

So come out and learn something! We hope to see YOU this Saturday!

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VAYA joins California Coast Credit Union in Financial Literacy Education for Students!

VAYA is partnering up with our amazing Tet sponsor this year and we have more to offer for the students and the community. California Coast Credit Union is offering a FREE financial literacy informational workshop for students! Everyone is welcome to come. In this short 1 hour seminar this upcoming Saturday January 30th, at the Mira Mesa Recreation Center “Crafts Room” starting at 1:30 p.m. – students will learn:

How to establish and manage credit, and improve credit

· What is a credit report and why it’s important

· Who’s in control of your money ( you or your money)?

· Ways to build your cash flow

And Much More! – Everyone is welcome, and will also a chance to ask questions to the professionals.

This is a great opportunity for students to come by and learn to be smarter about your personal finance and investing strategies. We appreciate our sponsor for dedicating their time and providing absolutely free knowledge that can go a long way for the student’s future.

Free food (Pizza)/drinks will be provided for your attendance, so it will be very fun event and we do not want you to miss out! Please check out our official Facebook invite and confirm so that we know how much food and drinks to accommodate.

https://www.facebook.com/events/464259617099890/

 

 

 

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Halloween Warehouse Party!

Wishing that the Halloween Party never end? Then come on out to continue the party the day after Halloween! 

There will be awesome EDM and Hip Hop music, Costume Contest and Raffle!
It is an 18+ party and 21+ to drink

Current ticket price: $10*. Purchase your tickets now before the price increases!!!*There is $1.00 transaction fee for using Paypal.


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VAYA Camping Trip

DATE: June 20th, we will leave in the morning, stay at the campsite for 2 nights and come back Sunday morning of the 22nd.

WHERE: Cuyamaca Ranch State Park, Paso Picacho Campground

COST: $30

ACTIVITIES:
– Team Bonding
– The Hunger Games
– Ice Breaker
– Hiking
– Bonfire
– Fishing (maybe)
– Scavenger Hunt

WHAT TO BRING:
– Sleeping Bags
– Blanket
– Bug Spray if you have
– Sun Screen
– Personal care stuff
-Tent(if you have one)
-Hiking shoes



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