A Magic Plateau: Taking a Different Step in the Same Direction

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A Magic Plateau: Taking a Different Step in the Same Direction

At some point in time, we all face burn outs in our career. It would feel like we have hit a point where things start to get stagnant; you come in to work, reply emails, send emails, wait for emails, craft proposals and then send more emails. This happens in all jobs, including mine. 

While the cycle for me to feel burnout is substantially longer, the last time I felt a burn out was in 2014, every time that it does hit me, I would take a step back to think, "What can I do differently, that will push me towards the end goal?". This question is important for me as an artist and a self employed entrepreneur. I cannot allow myself to detract too far from my artistic goals. The most common solution to a burnout is to take a long vacation, and that, I do not have the luxury of. 

In order to take a step back from the daily grind, (my routine largely consist of overdosing myself with coffee, replying a ton of emails, crafting a ton of proposals (in which would be ignored or stolen by competition), coding my iPad Magic Apps (most of the time I am just pulling my hair trying to figure out that ONE thing) and the occasional meetings where I do enjoy), I had to make myself fall in love with the craft of magic again. 

I took on small directorial roles in creating a magic show. Last year, I designed a show consisting of 3 Magicians who performs together like a boyband: The Strangers. This show took over 8 months in terms of conceptualization, casting, rehearsing and troubleshooting. We have been very lucky to get the support of a large number of past clients and events partners for our show. 

While it is easier to coach and design a show for a team who sees you as their mentor, there were challenges to be faced. Overcoming these challenges prepared me for a project that I undertook in late 2017 [Cue Suspenseful Music]:

I took on a project to design and direct a magic show that cast the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of a company. 

I knew this was not going to be an easy feat since it will be different coaching the cast who were used to telling others what to do. Also, their interest in magic might not be as strong as the students under my wing. Another thing that hinted me that this not going to be an easy task, was the fact that the main client (one of the director of the company), lamented that many other magicians have turned down this challenge (or opportunity).

The whole process began in November and the performance was to be in February. One of the challenges we faced was to find a suitable timing for rehearsal, since all of them have to allocate time outside of work for this, coming to a common time was tedious. Thankful, we were able to settle on a common regular timing. 

We utilize our studio space for our weekly rehearsals. With the help of my fellow trainers, the learning of the magic was one of the easiest parts of the process. 

meta illusions studio

One of the biggest challenge we faced was to impart theatre techniques to them. Given that they were not in the performance arts, they are not well versed with movement, space and vocal effects. As a director, I have to balance between the drilling of these techniques while bearing in mind the limited time span and their capacity. At the end, everyone did exceptionally well and the show was very well received by their colleagues (If you don't believe me, see the video towards the end).

Magic Show Director Meta Illusions

It is a tremendous joy to see the cast grew from shy individuals to charismatic performers on stage. Such skills are transferable to their careers when they are to do presentations or to meet clients. 

Here is one of the pieces performed that day which incorporates elements of their company's core values and magic:

Taking on this project also given me the patience and the learning experience in crafting meaningful magic. Imparting performance skills to them sharpens my own. They say that the best way to learn, is to teach; and that is definitely true.

Here is one of my favorite pieces of the show as it serves to inspire the audiences, motivate them to overcome adversity:

So to all that are feeling a little bit unmotivated at work, try something new, try something different. It might be harder at face, but at the end of the day, you will enjoy it!

WIS Magic Show Meta Illusions

After the event, we had a strong commendation letter from our client:

Hi, Alexander and Kim,
Sincerely, and on behalf of my colleagues, I thank Metaillusions team for the relentless coaching throughout the months of preparation.
It was a journey travelled with much challenges & frustrations at times from conceptualising to learning to the final moments, as we have members dropping out, we neglect and only to catch up with the practices at the 11th hour etc, and I witnessed how you and your team bore with us during this period and never stopped giving reminders again and again, only to make sure we succeed.
Thank you, Alexander, for the efforts in studying our personalities and customising the roles for us, I am impressed by this segment of the entire process.
There were a couple of genuine miscommunication and misunderstandings which I so appreciate our resolving them together.
Thank you, Kim, for patient guidance despite our constant forgetting of the lines and theatrical techniques.
There were just so many of us with different gaps during the training sessions, I really don’t know how you did it, but you did it.
Thank you, Anderson, Yuqi & Douglas for accommodating our rehearsal, and seeing to stage preparation.
Not easy, but you all made it work.
I am not sure if you still remember I once shared with you that another company actually gave us up after understanding our performing needs and diversified profiles.  Metaillusions took up this mission (which I thought was almost impossible) and made it a success.  Besides the concrete leadership, Metaillusions has a great team.  The young men are disciplined, humble and embrace accountability; as a HR practitioner it has been a long time since I last encountered such professional young generation from this new era.
Honestly, there were some slips during the actual performance, and I personally wished it could be better.  But well that was the best we ever could be at that very moment and I am 100% sure my team gave it all.
So once again, thank you, gentlemen.  On a personal capacity, you helped me see the other side and real side of magic, just like how the sun rises in the morning which is one magical moment that we all take for granted.  Indeed I appreciate magic is all around us so long we can see it.
Metaillusions, you create magic!
Here's wishing Metaillusions a fabulous 2018 & beyond!

 

Regards

Director, Corporate Services

 

Woohoo, and very touched!

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Signing Off 

Alexander Y 

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. He enjoys watching artsy movies, his favorite directors include, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze, Michael Gondry.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org



 

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Experiential iPad Magic and Storytelling: One Faber Group

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Experiential iPad Magic and Storytelling: One Faber Group

"One Escapade, Countless Experience"

The One Faber Group launch was an extremely fun project with side perks like watching Wings of Time, dining at their latest establishment, Dusk and visiting the Merlion, all in the name of "work".

One Faber Group Launch iPad Magician


This project, though fun, was quite challenging. There were several key objectives I had to achieve in this customized presentation.

  1. To showcase One Faber Group's key attractions in an experiential and magical way
  2. To highlight the various features of these establishments
  3. To create wonderful memory anchors so that the guests would remember what the brand is all about.

This project took me 3 months of research, meetings and programming to come together. I had so much fun designing and incorporating national icons like the Sentosa Merlion and Shabaz (a character in Wings of Time).

The day finally came where we had to do the launch, my segment was the highlight of the event as it sealed in the emotional memories and experiential journey with the guests. This event was hosted by the wonderful Anitia Kapoor, whom I had the pleasure of meeting several times in other events. 

One Faber Group Launch iPad Magician Singapore

The performance ended with a huge bang, the audiences were thoroughly amazed and educated about what One Faber Group has to offer! There were countless moments of "ooo-s" and "ahhh-s"! Watch the video below to see it for yourself!

 

After the event, I was invited to have drinks with the upper management and media at Dusk. This place serves amazing cocktails and the Sunset Spritzer is my favorite.

Dusk Cocktail

Had a really good time talking to the management and the marvelous food!

iPad Magician Alexander Dusk

All in all, what One Faber Group offers is truly One Escapade, Countless Experience. There is just so much to do with your friends and family there.

Signing Off (in a cable car)

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Watch his video and find out why he is the Top iPad Magician in Asia!

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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DHL's 45th Anniversary in Singapore: Digital and Technological Innovation and Magic

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DHL's 45th Anniversary in Singapore: Digital and Technological Innovation and Magic

It was delightful for me to perform for DHL's 45th Anniversary Singapore on the 24th October 2017 because I have always looked up to DHL as an innovative company that is eager to push the boundaries of technology to make processes and lives better.

My first working encounter with DHL was in the December 2015 where I was commissioned to craft and produce a digital magic act to launch their innovation center. Read the article here!

Innovation Center 2015

Moving forward to 2 years on, it brought me great pleasure to be back at their 45th Anniversary celebration, at JW Marriott Singapore.

I started the night with my iPad Roving Magic where I engage the audiences with my visually captivating iPad Magic. The audiences were enthralled as, for most of them, this is the first time they have experienced digital iPad Magic.

iPad Roving Magic Alexander Yuen
iPad Roving Magic

After the cocktail reception, I had to get ready for the iPad Illusion Show on stage. This show was tremendously well received as it embraced the company's vision of being technologically driven. 

iPad Illusion Show

Apart from my segment, the night was laced with technological artifacts like an interactive robot and a presentation on Drones.

Happy 45th Birthday DHL Singapore!

 

Signing off,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician) 

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Classy iPad Magic Performance for Yuli Fine Jewelry x The Peak

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Classy iPad Magic Performance for Yuli Fine Jewelry x The Peak

When it comes to class and style, there is little to be said about it. The jewellery by Yuli personifies style and class into a precious jewlery piece.

http://thepeakmagazine.com.sg/events/peak-premier-dinner-maybank-private-wealth-vlv/

http://thepeakmagazine.com.sg/events/peak-premier-dinner-maybank-private-wealth-vlv/

Combining the elegance, style and magic, I was commissioned to craft an act for Yuli to showcase their jewelry. 

Enjoy this piece of specially crafted magic:

Signing off,

Alexander Yuen (A Finer Side of Magic)

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment. The top brands trust him, so why shouldn't you?

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Yes Bank: India Conference for 1000 Guest in Singapore

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Yes Bank: India Conference for 1000 Guest in Singapore

After my bouts of iPad Magic stints around India, I was specially requested to perform for an international India event in Singapore. This was an event organized by Yes Bank of India. The event itself hosted more than 1000 guests, held in the lovely Grand Ball Room of Mandarin Orchard.

It was a terrific crowd, and I was commissioned to create a customized segment where I would make their logo appear. 

Here is it:

Want more impact with branding and customization?

Enquire here!

Signing off,

Alexander Yuen

iPad Magician 

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iPad Magic in India: Suzuki International Distributors Conference

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iPad Magic in India: Suzuki International Distributors Conference

I was booked in September to present my brand of unique magic to the Suzuki International Distributors. The conference housed top management personnel from all around the world. It was a marvelous event held in the gorgeous JW Marriott Aerocity, Delhi. 

Asia iPad Magician in India

The hotel was beautiful with amazing facilities, but what was more captivating was the ballroom itself. There was an LED wall which was used as a backdrop against my performance. 

LED Wall iPad Magician

Watch this showreel for a taste of the iPad Digital Magic in India:

After the stage show, I then went and mingle among the crowd, presenting my iPad Magic close up. The crowd responded very well to the visual iPad Magic. A large part of the captivation from the iPad Magic stems from the fact that it incorporates technology and magic to create a visual magical experience that is different from other forms of magic.

Also, I made use of the Suzuki branding and logos as part of the magic routines. This was wildly popular with the audience.

Amazing special guests from France

Amazing special guests from France

Interactive and Captivating iPad Magic

It was a tremendously enjoyable event. It is always a pleasure to perform in India, lovely place with great hospitality.

Keen to have me at your international event?

Signing off,

Alexander Yuen

Asia's Top iPad Magician

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F1 Night Race: Asia's Top iPad Magician at the Prestigious Paddock Club Suites

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F1 Night Race: Asia's Top iPad Magician at the Prestigious Paddock Club Suites

F1 Singapore iPad Magician

Last weekend was an insane weekend for me as I performed at F1's Paddock Suites. I jumped from suite to suite keeping the guests entertained in between the races.

Here are the suites that had me on their entertainment schedule:

  1. Marina Club
  2. Raffles Club
  3. Singapore Suites
  4. Ferrari
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. McLaren Honda
  7. Heineken
  8. Rolex
  9. Cuscaden Suite
  10. Paterson Suite
  11. Mercedes Honda
  12. Red Bull
  13. Cheniere
  14. Temasek
Alexander Yuen iPad Magician

 

Signing off,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment. The top brands trust him, so why shouldn't you?

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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iPad Magic at Heineken F1 Fashion Party!

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iPad Magic at Heineken F1 Fashion Party!

The moonlit open area was bustling with noise. Many were eating, drinking and chattering amidst the sea of people. I was at Lau Pa Sat, performing for Heineken’s Formula One Fashion Party!

Heineken iPad Magician

The iconic heritage site, Lau Par Sat, was remarkably transformed into a fashion runway with a unique twist! Famous models Sheila Sim, Angie Watkins, Hanli Hoefer and Jason Godfrey wore clothes by Singapore's leading design talents, Sabrina Goh and Amos Ananda. The show was even curated by fashion show producer Jeremy Tan! I began my performance with a group of friends, showing them my interactive iPad Magic!

iPad Magician Hong Kong

The crowd was amazing! Everyone was hyped about the upcoming Formula One events that were to happen that weekend. Since it was a Heineken event, I also added something extra into my iPad magic routine!

The audience went crazy when I took out the Heineken bottle from my iPad. Some girls even screamed! The night was filled with laughter and looks of amazement!

iPad Magic Beer Bottle

Overall, I had a great time performing at Lau Par Sat. The people there were very welcoming and it was wonderful performing at somewhere I love to eat!

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Signing off,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment. 

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

 

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iPad Magician: Mercedes Benz The New GLA Launch

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iPad Magician: Mercedes Benz The New GLA Launch

The all New Mercedes Benz GLA is a charming, sleek and family friendly car. I was invited to entertain the guests at the launch of the car. 

the new GLA mercedes benz

I specially designed an app on the iPad to make a car model appear. The guests reacted with much delight after seeing the iPad magic. This also gave me a chance to nudge them to check out the real car on display.

iPad Magician Car Launch

Aside from that app, I also designed an iPad Magic app that displays the hashtags of the event and they appear magically in the cards that the guests were holding.

iPad Magician customized magic

Check out this short video to see the magic and the all New GLA!

And at the end of the event, I got a positive feedback from the organizer and that was a good pat on my shoulder!

Hi Alexander,

I would like to thank you for the services at the MB GLA launch. The client enjoyed it very much.

Thanks

Great honour to share my iPad Magic at the car launch!
 

Signing off,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Luxury Time Piece: Roger Dubuis x Pirelli Watch Launch

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Luxury Time Piece: Roger Dubuis x Pirelli Watch Launch

Imagine the heat of the F1 race combined with the timeless charm of a luxurious time piece, what do you get?

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Roger Dubuis x Pirelli gives you a hint of that. Using the Pirelli tyres of the winning F1 car, Roger Dubuis crafted the finest combination of adventure and elegance.

iPad Magician Luxury Watch


I was invited on both occasions to showcase the watch in a novel way that would intrigue the guests and tempt them to have a hands on experience with it. Telling the story of how the winning tyres were used in the crafting of the watch, I made the watch appear out of the IPad.

iPad Magic Story telling

Alongside with this customized magic, I performed my other magic on the iPad as well as the night progressed.

Luxury Entertainment Posh Magic

The best part of this launch was that I was able to use my magic to effectively tell and curate the brand's story through the iPad. Doing that allows the guests to remember the brand and giving it a personality.

How would you tell a brand story?

Signing off,

Alexander Y

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Directorial Debut: A Theatre Production With Science and Magic

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Directorial Debut: A Theatre Production With Science and Magic

In the last 3 months, I was involved in a small theatre production with NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 



I was engaged as a consultant and director for the play. The concept was "to make the freshmen feel inspired by science" and it should involve a wizard learning magic fueled by science.

Alexander Yuen Magic Director

Though conceptually simply, the process was not that simple. 

My role involved understanding what the various majors had to offer. For example, the physics department had an intriguing experiment where a barrel would roll up slope against gravity and the math department had a mind reading card trick based on math principles. I had to spend substantial periods of time conceptualizing a plot and resolution involving these experiments. 

NTU SPMS Theatre

Once I had the general concept in mind, I had to devise a larger plot that would string the whole show together. The plot was refined to : "Disdained Wizard from Hogwarts meets Wizards of SPMS" or simply "Sorcery versus Science".

Theatre Production with Magic

After crafting the script, my team and I did performance workshops and vocal training for the professors. 

At the end of the grueling 3 months, we finally made it and created a one of a kind production for the freshmen!

While the official video is not out yet, check out the rehearsal footage below!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life.

Want to create and tell your corporate story in a fun way? Alexander will currate and direct the show for you! 

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Restaurant Andre: Gastronomic Circus De La Vida (Curating Food with Magic)

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Restaurant Andre: Gastronomic Circus De La Vida (Curating Food with Magic)

It was truly a great privilege to work with Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre. This is a 2 Michelin Star Establishment. This man is a master at what he does, and his cool temperament is a huge contrast to say... Gordon Ramsey. 

When you walk into the restaurant, there is an air of poshness but yet unpretentious. I met Andre personally to talk about a collaboration where I would design magic to introduce each dish. This could be in the form of making the dish appear, or a crucial ingredient appear. This was a one day only presentation for Gastronomic Circus De La Vida.

Restaurant Andre

Apart from designing the magic, I was also involved in teaching the waiting staff how to execute the easier magic so that they can do it as well. The magic we created was focused and to the point. Every magic sequence is specific to the dish, there was no need for generic magic in this settle.

On the day itself, I disguised myself as a waiter and greeted the guests. Amongst many things, I made a bottle of wine appear as well as make coffee beans appear out of my phone. Check out this video from a guest from Thailand!

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Truly a wonderful and enriching experience working and learning from a master from a different discipline.

After the event, I got the feedback, even though the magic was the most expensive part of the event, Pam and Andre(the chefs) said that it was the most impressive and the one that is most worth it. They were really happy with Alex's performance

That brought a smile to my face :)

Signing off,

Alexander Y

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

 

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What does it mean to be called a "Magician"?

(Taken from my letter to my team at Meta Illusions)

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"I offer you no quick answer to this question. But after 15 years of magic, I think I am moving closer to figuring it out.

This is something I would like you to think about from now on and for the rest of your magic journey. While the term "Magician" is loosely thrown around and has become synonymous to "prankster", "trickster" and "con-man"; the true essence of a magician is beyond that. 

One can be a person who does tricks, specializing in difficult manoeuvres with his/her hands but unfortunately, can never rise up to the ranks of magician. 

One can simply bring attention to the marvels of the world without difficult sleight of hand, and inch closer to the ranks of magician. But not just yet. 

To be called a magician, in its purest form, one needs to create and curate these acts of marvels, and bring them forth to their audience. On its own, it is not enough to just create or curate. 

Many of us fall short of being a "Magician" in its purest form. Perhaps the concept is too idealistic to be humanly achieved. However, the reality is that most do not even try. Gratified by the admiration of industrial peers, we reduce magic into moves and techniques. Magic is no longer about transporting audiences into a world where fantasy blends into reality, it loses its essence of inspiring and creating the sense of wonder. It becomes about self gratification and the (sad) comfort in knowing something that your audiences do not.

The diversion path is long and arduous, and more often than not, you would be mocked by amateur "magicians", with the "I am better than you" attitude. After exhausting their pool of disdained lay audiences with their obsession with moves and manoeuvres, they sadly graduate to a magic audience. The good news is, as long as we keep striving towards this ideal, to bring our audiences to the edge of reality, we can make the world a better place, inch by inch, moments by moments, we can pat ourselves on the back and call ourselves "Magician".

Because as long as we keep in mind that magic is about what the audiences experience, you have earned the right to call yourself a Magician. And I hope you continuously inspire and make the world a better place, in your own magical ways."

 

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Current thoughts: 

As long as I can, I want to be able to call myself a Magician.

 

Alexander Y

Magician

 

 

 

 

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iPad Magic Special: Indian Wedding in the Heart of Bangkok

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iPad Magic Special: Indian Wedding in the Heart of Bangkok

This month I was cordially invited to perform for an exquisite Wedding Banquet for an Indian family all the way in the Land of Smiles – Thailand. I was extremely pleased that I was invited to grace this joyous occasion of theirs. I packed my bags, booked my flight, and buckled my seat-belts together with my wonderful crew member, Elijah.

The Wedding Banquet, unlike a traditional Chinese wedding, spans across the length of two days, of which, was held in two different locations. These banquet or parties thrown by the family, are highly exquisite, prestigious and above all, out of this world. You should have seen the quality of the food, furnishing and ambiance provided by the management. No expenses were spared from the client; they were highly serious about getting the best there is for this event! They even had all their relatives in India flown in to Bangkok so that they could all commemorate this wonderful and magical event!

iPad Magician Bangkok

Our first party was located abroad a cruise. It was so big that it even had an escalator on it. The drinks were plenty; the people were many! I had a great opportunity to show this group of fantastic people the miracles iPad magic can produce! A particular Indian lady was so astonished by my magic that she proposed for a photo to be taken with me.

iPad Magician India

Magic transcends cultural boundaries. I am extremely grateful that I am blessed with the skill sets that I possess to bring about happiness and satisfaction to my clients around the world.

India iPad Magician

Curiosity has always been intrinsic in us human beings. Magic then allows me to engage with the spectator’s curiosity by showing them a spectacle that they will never forgot for the rest of their life. I am thus able to mould and shape the way they think about reality. Oh, I forgot to mention how well dressed the audience was for this event!

Top iPad Magician Asia

The second part of the banquet was held at the extremely luxurious and gorgeous Kempinski Hotel. It was such a marvel! There were a great many number of chandelier lights over head while the distinguished guests were all seated upon chairs that look like frosted glass! The furnishing of the Hotel’s ballroom was such a great complement to my digital magic; it was highly elegant and classy.

iPad Magician Asia

My crewman and I had a fantastic time and Bangkok and I hope that you too had a fantastic week as well. Cheers!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. He also loves Bangkok and the food there. And thinks that Indian hospitality is the best! Want something luxurious? You know who to call :)

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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iPad Magic in Digital Security Conference

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iPad Magic in Digital Security Conference

This month, I was able to showcase my brand of classy and innovative digital iPad magic to the management and employees and NTT Communications’ corporate lunch event! This event was focused upon embracing disruptive technologies (especially in the security aspect). The company adamantly believed that their image and perception of technology is best represented by my brand of iPad magic!

International iPad Magician in Hong Kong

 

What a great honour it is for me to be regarded by them as one of the best iPad magicians both within Asia and around the world. In fact, the client wanted to book me on the month of December back in 2016, however, I was unfortunately unavailable.

Yet despite the odds, they still insisted on acquiring my service as an iPad magician because they said that they only want to hire the best. I was extremely touched by their gesture.

So I packed my bags and booked a flight together with my crew Elijah, as well as our newest member on our team, Anderson. It is truly a privilege to be able to fly abroad with them!

The crowd during the event was highly pleasant and enthusiastic. Their reactions during the performance were good and they definitely enjoyed the moment when I "hacked" into their minds with the iPad app I created.

iPad Magician Cyber Security

Moreover, the service and hospitality provided by our clients were first-class. We treated each other with great respect and at that moment during the event, we were not bonded simply by a business transaction, but rather, by something more. They even had a green room prepared for us before the show. It was a great pleasure performing for NTT Communications and I hope that they enjoyed by performance. In fact, the clients, of whom hired my services for this event told me that the show was worth the wait!

Hong Kong Food

Apart from the show, I had a great time exploring the streets of Hong Kong with my team! We visited quite a number of cool and quirky cafes that sold some pretty delicious local food.

Hong Kong Victoria Peak

My team and I also scaled Hong Kong’s very own Victoria Peak! The scene was breath-taking and the trip was definitely a memorable one!

I would love to go back to Hong Kong once more and maybe spread my love for magic abroad other international boundaries as well, like Australia ;) ! 

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by technological companies to do their launches due to his skill in combining technology with magic. He also loves Hong Kong food, as you can see.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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International iPad Magician Wows Crowd at Hong Kong Fintech Challenge

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International iPad Magician Wows Crowd at Hong Kong Fintech Challenge

This week, I was invited to showcase my brand of interactive and creative iPad magic for the people of Hong Kong during Fintech Challenge. This event was organised by Citi and PWC, both companies of which are highly renowned throughout the international business community. The event is aimed at exploring possible disruptive Fintech apps. I was very pleased to be invited to this event; the magic that I was about to perform is not your run-of-the-mill close-up magic. I intend to show them what a brilliant piece of entertainment customised iPad magic is

iPad Magician Hong Kong

iPad magic is different from traditional magic in many ways! Digital magic has a slant towards innovation and creativity. These concepts align themselves very much to the themes and mottoes of top companies around the world. Thus, iPad magic, when presented with great flair and dexterity, would appeal greatly to this group of intellectual business intelligentsia.

International iPad Magician

 

The magic that I showcased was customised to suit the theme of Fintech Challenge – Instant online shopping. I wanted to bring out and accentuate the possibilities and convenience on how online shopping can benefit the general population. iPad magic is able to do just that. Imagine being able to produce anything that you desire on the screen of your digital tablet and pull it right out with just your fingertips, would not that be convenient?!

I had a great time performing for the crowd at Fintech Challenge in Hong Kong and so did they. Hopefully, I will have another opportunity of providing luxurious and sleek digital magic for their events in the future!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by technological companies to do their launches due to his skill in combining technology with magic.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Wedding Proposal Surprise with Magic

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Wedding Proposal Surprise with Magic

Last week has been a really an amazing week for me! On Thursday evening, I received a call from a guy named Alfred. Over the phone, he told me that he wanted to use my skills as a magician to propose to his girlfriend by the waters of Clarke Quay. How sweet is that! Alfred wanted it to be covert, clandestine even, because he wanted the element of surprise on that sacred day itself. Never in my life have I done such an incredible thing. Imagine, using magic to alter the destinies of two distinct and separate individuals. I felt as if I was given the sacred task of joining the two meanders of the river. I gladly accepted his proposal and whipped out my tools and weapons for the conquest for a man’s true love.

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On Saturday, I met up with Alfred within Central Mall at Clarke Quay during which he passed me the thing that is the most precious for the evening – his proposal ring. I was pretty shocked yet happy at the same time; to think that a man would entrust something of that great a value and significance to me! It then came to me that the man had placed his trust in me and that I have earned it through years and years of good service and branding; it is something that cannot be achieve without effort and good business ethics. I held on tight to the ring for I fear that its being loss might mean the end of the world, for me, and for the both of them.

Wedding Ring Magic

What a beautiful ring!

Then came the great scheme! I armed with the ring, pretended to be a street magician on the streets. I showed the crowd a couple of amazing miracles. I was stalling for time. Even though I might not look like it, I was pretty nervous for the proposal. I slowly inched my way towards Alfred and his girlfriend, of whom have just arrived, where the both of them were leaning by the rails of the river, admiring the night lights of Singapore Clarke Quay. I clenched my fist and approached them and asked them if they wanted to see something amazing. Alfred, with his brilliant Oscar-worthy acting, said yes and pretended that we were strangers, both of whom, on surface, have just met each other for the first time!

Wedding Proposal Magic

This is a photo of me performing for the both of them!

Magic Wedding Surprise

Then came the big reveal!  I pulled out a wooden box, of which comprises the ring, and handed it to Alfred. He immediately showed it to the crowd and without any hesitation, went down on his knees and proposed in front of a huge crowd – will you marry me?

The crowd, having understood that this was a planned situation, started going wild, many of them clapping and cheering, hoping that Alfred and his girlfriend would come to a happy ending! The girlfriend was so appalled by the sudden proposal that she started tearing and smiling at Alfred in disbelief!

Wedding Proposal

This was the moment of magic!

Alfred’s girlfriend, tiptoed her way in front of Alfred, and caressed his hands with great joy and tenderness. She had said yes!!! Everyone was elated to see Alfred’s plan had worked and everyone cheered for them as they held each other in their arms before us!

I am glad that magic has brought happiness to the both of them! It has brought me tremendous pleasure partaking in this great and fantastic proposal! Moments like this pushes me forward in my journey as a magician! I hope that this story was a pleasant read! Cheers!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top IPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! Occasionally, he does special projects like this for the "aww-s"

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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A Night of Wonder with China Unicom!

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A Night of Wonder with China Unicom!

Last Friday, I was given a fantastic chance to perform for one of the world’s most well established networking companies – China Unicom! Yet, what better way to connect and interact with the clients than the use of marvellous close-up magic! Yet this was not your run of the mill corporate show. The diners, a pleasant and enthusiastic bunch of people, flew all the way from China just so that they could attend this wonderful evening filled with exquisite food and wonderful Magic!

close up corporate magician china

The ability to perform magic has always been a well cherished attribute of mine. Interactive magic has a way with people – it allows me to break cultural and language barriers. China Unicom has given me a huge honour, to not only perform magic for these wonderful people but also to display my bilingual language prowesses!

bilingual magician asia

Apart from the magic, the diners that I have interacted with during the event were extremely cordial, and polite. I had as much fun performing as they did experiencing it!

China magician singapore

Yet, interestingly, the highlight of the event was my performing for China Unicom’s General Manager. You should have seen his reactions when I vanished the entire deck of cards! He enjoyed my show so much that he requested a selfie with me on the spot! This made my day. I hope everyone had an enjoyable week as I had had!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top IPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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It’s all done with Smoke & Mirrors, how else?

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It’s all done with Smoke & Mirrors, how else?

Smoke and Mirrors Singapore

Magic has always given me numerous opportunities in making new friends while at the same time, relish the vigour and pleasure of life! Last week, I was honoured with a wonderful chance to perform for a pleasant bunch of nice and beautiful people at Singapore’s very own Smoke and Mirrors rooftop bar. The scene at the bar was gorgeous and short of a word – breath-taking! The music was cool - one had the tendency to order a drink too many at this fantastic place - the ambiance was terrific; this was further accentuated with the fine furnishing and lights that the bar has meticulously embellished. Brilliant! Overlooking the skyline of Singapore; this has got to be one of my favourite places to perform!

Check out this video summary of the event:

This event was a networking session for Visa Group. I had a fantastic evening interacting with the crowd, of whom exhibited great enthusiasm and energy when I showed them some of the digital wonders on my iPad. These guys could not believe their eyes when I caused a solid object to materialised from a virtual space!

iPad Magician Singapore

Magic at a networking session is always a good idea. The magic helps create a conversation topic for the guests and allows them to ease into natural conversation. 

iPad Magic Singapore

It has been a memorable and truly unforgettable experience performing at Smoke & Mirrors. I highly recommend a visit or two to this rooftop bar. Hopefully, I would be able to perform here once more in the near future!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top IPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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