Tips to Becoming a Top Magician!

If you ever secretly harboured hopes to becoming a magician… Here are some  excellent tips from top illusionists J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning on how to become a top magician!

http://razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/lifestyle/75840.html

Hahaha! 🙂 This was an interview thing done by RazorTV recently during J C & Ning’s 3 Sides of Magic lecture in Singapore. If you watch part two on RazorTV, i’m actually interviewed in there too!

Anyway, i apologise for the lack of updates. We’ve been crazy busy and had days stretching to end at only 4am for almost a week in a row. I’ve yet to recover! Also… I’ll be in Italy from nxt week all the way up to mid-May! See you guys back then!

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M for Magic FINALE Episode by J C & Ning

Well, remember the street magic online series which i was featured in? The series has come to a conclusion with the episode by J C & Ning. This is the most mind-blowing episode! This episode also features Irene Ang and other FLY Artistes like Bobby Tonelli. 🙂

Let’s save the talking and just watch! (Kids, do not try this at home!)

Free to click on the youtube link here to like and comment on the video!

http://youtu.be/fvrQMwmRjjc

I’ll be posting a review on Kungfu Panda 2 real soon! Stay tuned. 🙂

Never Stop Learning… Going Shoot’s Lecture!

Though i’ve been learning, performing and practicing magic for a few years, I’m still far from knowing everything there is to know. As people say, the sea of knowledge is vast and we should never stop learning. On last Friday, i attended a lecture by Shoot Ogawa. Shoot is a great Japanese magician who is very skilled in his craft and i was really happy to have a chance to attend his lecture. Prior to the lecture i also had the opportunity to see him perform at IBM (no, not the computer. International Brotherhood of Magicians).

One of the earliest magic i learnt was the Linking Rings routine, and Shoot is a great performer of the Ninja Rings routine! 🙂

Starting of the lecture!

I enjoyed myself at the lecture thoroughly! Up to a point in time in the lecture, i simply decided that i’d stop taking notes and instead enjoy the master’s performance in front us.  The lecture is mainly for close-up – and as i love close-up and want to work that too, i really learnt some things there.

Here’s one more pic of me during lecture, being Shoot’s volunteer:

The funniest thing in the picture that is the attention grabber must be my Care Bear keychain! 😛 One of a friend commented that no matter they can see me or not, if they see that Care Bear poking out of my pocket, it must be me!

One last side note: I really loved the lecture, except for the temperature! I was freezing so much so that when Shoot got me up to help him, i was shaking so much that he actually noticed and lent me his coat… It must be a gal thing, because i have to admit: i was thinking what a gentleman Shoot is and i pretty much forgot all about the magic. LOL!

Kinetic Gal’s Guide to Budget Party for Budget Times!

There has been a recent change in the economics and we know that many of us are trying to strap down on our pockets. This however, does not mean that you will have to sacrifice your kid’s birthday party! Afterall, your kid’s birthday party is once a year! How then to plan on a good budget party for your child? Let Kinetic Gal give you some tips on having the best party with a tight budget! 😀

Venue

For the venue of the party, instead of hosting the parties at clubs or restaurants consider hosting the party at your own house! Assuming that you have 25-30 kids for the party, a normal 4 -5 room flat hall area is actually big enough to host the party! Instead of having different activities on-going at the same time at different areas, plan the party to have a good flow, with things happening only at the hall area. Plan some ‘sit-down’ activities and games (like Bingo), as opposed to the ‘run-around’ games like treasure hunt. Entertainment shows can come in after the games, so that the same area is used again. Alternatively, look for function rooms in community clubs as they are mostly cheaper and located conveniently.

Decorations

Instead of hiring decorators, do a DIY of the decorations. The one thing that parties MUST have is balloons, so make sure there are plenty of balloons! With DIY decorations, all you have to do is to let your creativity flow. Make use of bright coloured paper, streamers and multi-coloured stuff! Even the choice of plates and straws can double up as decorations!

Food

For your budget party, instead of the normal full meal for the party, you might want to consider the following:
1. Cooking your own food
2. Catering finger food instead of the full meal
3. Having a ‘junk food party’ instead of the normal meal party
4. Potluck
5. Catering options from your neighbourhood stalls

All of these options ensure that you have still, a good range of food, without needing to spend a bomb on them. Also, you might want to consider baking your own cake while allowing the kids to let their creativity run by decorating the cakes. This not only saves on the cake but can also be something really special and fun for the birthday kid!

Entertainment

For entertainment on a budget, try to plan games like pin the donkey’s tail where the games can be played by the whole group of kids all together. Consider giving out some sweets and chocolates as prizes instead of party treats. For magic shows, choose a package wisely. For example, in Mighty Magic Factory, we have various party adventures, ranging from basic to mighty adventure. In this event, you might want to choose the basic adventure which has a basic show and balloons for all the kids. This would ensure that it does not blow a big hole in your pocket, and yet, the kids will still have a good whole lot of fun!

The above are some tips from Kinetic Gal for the planning of a budget party. Remember you do not have to blow a big hole in your pocket to plan a party if you know how to look and search wisely! 😀 Have fun planning the budget party!