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L.A. Kollaboration 9 [2.21.09] Vidz….and POTENTIAL OUTTING-NESS~

Hello everybodies~

Long time no see! Miss you all dearly in these times of economic turmoil (whatever happened to the 800 billion dollars…I don’t see it!).


First line of business. L.A. Kollaboration took place a week ago today (Saturday, Feb. 21st) at the Shrine Auditorium (6300 seater, which was sold out!) in Cali. Judging from the line-up of performers (contestants and guest performers, which you can youtube at your own discretion for further videos), the show must have been off the hooks. Here’s a glimpse:

Competing performers:

  • Jane Lui – award-winning songwriter and performer with her rich and soulful voice
  • Paul Dateh – hip hop violinist
  • David Choi – Warner Chappell songwriter and David Bowie award-winning songwriter and performer
  • Kenichi Ebina – the only two-time Grand Champion of Showtime at the Apollo, actor and choreographer of the Jap. drama Manhattan Diaries
  • Jazmin – the four sister pop-group finalists of MTV’s Top Pop Group and NBC’s America’s Got Talent
  • Kina Grannis – Interscope Record’s singer and songwriter
  • Lilybeth Evardome – Concerto protege of Andrew Robinson of the L.A. Philharmonic

Guest performers:

  • Kaba Modern – MTV ABDC Season 1 3rd place (way more popular than 2nd placers)
  • Fanny Pak – MTV ABDC Season 2 3rd place (…seems to be a pattern here…and no I am not biased)
  • Team Millenia – opened the show (they closed with a dance to kpop stars Wondergirls – Tell Me. This is specifically for Matt XD)
  • BoA (…and I don’t mean the snake!)


  • Moon Bloodgood – Actress of Terminator: Salvation, Eight Below, Street Fighter 4: Legend of Chun Li
  • James Kyson Lee – Actor of Heroes
  • James Ryu – Editor-in-Chief of KoreaAm Journal and Audrey magazine
  • Welly Yang – director of Asian Excellence Awards
  • Teddy Zee – Producer of The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch

So without further ado, here are some videos I’ve scraped together (all fancam, so quality isn’t too great).



TM ( segment)



BoA (two different angles)

KENICHI EBINA (the winner of Kollaboration 9 and $3000. The video isn’t from Kollaboration, but he did a shorter version of the routine in this video)

AUDIENCE FREESTYLE BATTLE ($500 prize…now I’m wondering the situation – winner of the freestyle competition vs. Travis. hrmmm)


Alrighty, so I got to thinking it’s around time everyone’s getting hungry again. The Woori Village trip last quarter was epic, but since we didn’t get the freakishly awesome/cool reservation room, I’d like to suggest another trip, reservation room included (and possibly the karaoke next door for a fuller package!).  With reading week in about a week’s time, I think it’s time we paid Woori another visit. I don’t know what time is best for the majority, but seeing as DM is this coming Friday-Sunday…I’m thinking either Thursday or Friday dinner of reading week. If not, I’ll have to push it back to the first week of Spring quarter (wtfreak…it’s already spring??).  Ok, start replying!  =)



February 28, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Off-Campus Events


  1. My vote goes for Thursday night of Reading Week. I already have plans on Monday night.

    Comment by limitbreaker | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. I pref Thursday night but am flexible, so long as it’s not Saturday or Sunday cuz i won’t be around

    Comment by Vpants | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. Just let me know when. I figure I have the least plans of ppl, so I’ll just see if I can make it.

    Comment by yooney | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thursday pls

    Comment by bboycloudix | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. KENICHI EBINA, such splendid style!
    *youtube fav*

    Comment by qingniq | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  6. I prefer Friday, as I have a final project due and would rather celebrate after finishing than assume that I’ll finish before Thursday night festivities. One can hope, though.

    Comment by sleepyshih | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. It seems like a lot of people are leaning towards Thursday, which should be fine for me too.

    Comment by joefasho | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  8. umm wondergirls ftw
    and jun finally performs his “mad” piece

    Comment by mmmfro | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  9. anyday is =)

    Comment by madod | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  10. thursday and friday both work

    Comment by jeffoo | March 1, 2009 | Reply

  11. FOOD!!! Just pick a day and I’ll go =).

    Comment by acyan | March 3, 2009 | Reply

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