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

 

Alexander Y

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

See the video here!

 

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.

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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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CUSTOMIZED IPAD MAGIC LAUNCH FOR FORD HONG KONG

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CUSTOMIZED IPAD MAGIC LAUNCH FOR FORD HONG KONG

On the 7th of April, I was presented a brilliant opportunity to showcase my fresh and innovative brand of iPad magic at Ford’s Kowloon Bay Showroom. The performance was a customised one; I was given the honourable task of unveiling Ford’s showroom at this spectacular opening ceremony. In the performance, I shared about Ford's past, present and future.

iPad Magician Hong Kong

Spirits were high everywhere, and the people involved were charmingly pleasant. Although the preparation process was a complicated and perplexing one, it was an absolute delight to have cooperated with the Ford Team and those that were involved in the event.

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What struck me the most was a compliment given by the CEO of Inchscape – he told me that this launch was the best that he has ever seen - it was interactive, entertaining and very informative!! Compliments like this make my day; it fuels my drive towards becoming a better magician.

Ford Hong Kong iPad Magic

Digitised roving magic was very well received by those who have attended the Ford Opening ceremony. The reactions from the audience were simply amazing. You should have seen the face of awe and fascination when a sponge ball materialised from the iPad’s screen! I am glad that magic allowed me to provide individual’s a sense of hope and wonder in their life.

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Volkswagen meets digital magic! iPad Magic for VW's 10th Anniversary

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Volkswagen meets digital magic! iPad Magic for VW's 10th Anniversary

I was given a fantastic opportunity to perform for Volkswagen’s 10th anniversary! The atmosphere and ambiance was brilliant, the crowd – pleasing and enthusiastic – responded and received my performance with much energy and vigour. Magic allowed me to transcend and surpass age gaps and effectively performing for the diverse audience. The beautiful thing about magic is that it does not require fancy words nor complicated paraphernalia in order to create a profound sense of wonder. A slight wave of the hands; the casting of a shadow, allows me to unlock the most mystical of cabbalistic portals. People enjoy a great time with magic; and so do I.

Incidentally, I was given a special request to perform for the upper management of Volkswagen Company (both international and Singapore). It was exhilarating moment and very memorable. The audience (especially the Germans) possessed a great sense of humour that added tremendous zest and colour to the wonderful evening.

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I also incorporated digital magic into my performance where I made a car appear out of the iPad. A girl even told his Dad in a high-pitched voice trembling with excitement: “He is the real Zach King!!”. That made me laugh!!

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I enjoyed my night thoroughly at the showroom and I hoped that the organisation and the audience felt the same way too!!

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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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Relishing Tech Saturday!

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Relishing Tech Saturday!

Magic has always allowed me to form incredible bonds with others despite the differences in age or language. Last weekend, I was given a fantastic opportunity to do just that at Tech Saturday!

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Tech Saturday is an event where technophiles throughout the island gather to experience the latest and coolest tech-exhibitions. Amongst the VR stations and interactive robots, I was given the spotlight on stage, where members of the audience were able to witness the eye-popping visuals that iPad Magic has to offer. I had a fantastic time interacting with a particular child, of whom, bravely volunteered to come on stage with me. His reactions were unforgettable; all the giggling, laughing and clapping from the crowd made a positive impression upon the both of us. What was truly magical for me as a magician was the experience I had with my audience.

Check out the video above to see the highlights of Tech Saturday!

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Tech Saturday exemplified the dawn of the age of technology. Traditional forms of conjuring – rabbits and top hats – are gradually rendered obsolete. I believe that only by converging the media, the arts and technology onto a single point can we truly discover the finer side of magic while ensuring that the art of magic remains fresh, exciting and innovative.

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Having a jolly good time with my team of extraordinary magicians! Hope all you guys had an awesome week as I have 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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iPad Magic in Vietnam: Intercontinental Saigon

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iPad Magic in Vietnam: Intercontinental Saigon

Xin Chao! (Good Day in Vietnamese!)

My team and I just got back not too long ago from Vietnam. It was an amazing experience performing in Vietnam for the wonderful sales force conference of Experian. The venue of the show was in Intercontinental Saigon, and it was gorgeous. 
 

iPad Magician Vietnam

The guests were really thrilled to see how I combined technology and magic to create wonders. And they were amazed by the presentations brought forth to them.

My team and I did a fantastic job entertaining the guests and that the response from the client were very positive! It is always a nice pat on the back when the reviews are good.

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As this was our first time in Vietnam, we took a couple more days to explore the area and immense in their culture. Saigon is an amazing place with wonderful people and food.

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Can't wait to be back!
 

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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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Asia's Top iPad Magician in India

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Asia's Top iPad Magician in India

On 9th of April, Asia's Top iPad Magician, Alexander Y flew to India, Jaipur to entertain distinguish guest of Willis Carrier Club dealer’s event and Toshiba Dealers Meet. He was invited to perform for a cocktail reception to showcase his amazing iPad Magic.

Check out this quick video to see the sights and sound of Fairmont India!

When we first arrived at Fairmont hotel, Jaipur, we were graciously greeted by the hotel staff. The hotel staff were so hospitable they even toured us around the grounds of the hotel and explained why the hotel was built in the shape of a palace! We were in awe when we saw how beautiful the hotel was.

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On the first night, Alexander performed for Willis Carrier Club. He started his opening act and left his audiences speechless, even the client told him “You have really pursued the right path in life as a magician!”

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Alexander then moved on to the next group of audiences. He started pulling objects out of his IPad such as his sharpie, sponge balls, and even transferred an X from his iPad to his spectator’s hands!

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He soon established his presence there as a magician and people were crowding around him to watch him work his magic! It ended off with a thunderous applause and the events manager looked forward to seeing him again the next day to perform for Toshiba Dealers meet!

On the second night, Alexander arrived at the event location an hour earlier. He walked around the dining area, preparing for the guests to arrive, and striking conversations with the waiters and waitresses. A few minutes later, Alex was greeted by a guest who excitedly requested for a magic trick after getting great feedback about his magic! He was astonished when Alexander was able to predict the card he was thinking of.

 

After the guests started streaming in the ballroom, Alexander approached a group of Indians and performed his full repertoire of iPad Magic. One of the Indians shrieked when Alexander made a coin appear underneath his watch! He carried on wowing the crowd with his professionally designed iPad magic and ended the night with a round of applause from the spectators and smiles on their faces! Throughout his night of performing, people genuinely were genuinely impressed with his performance and a lot of them even requested to take selfies knowing he is the celebrity of the event!

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It was an amazing event and experience for Alexander and his team! It was truly a blessing to be flown around to perform magic!

 

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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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Fostering Memories With IPad Magic At Malaysian Food Street

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Fostering Memories With IPad Magic At Malaysian Food Street

On the 29th of March, I was given the pleasure to perform for Commscope Solutions, one of Singapore’s communication networking companies, at Malaysian Food Street, Resort World Sentosa! I figured, what better way to engage the employees of the company, than the use of digital magic.

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Pictures courtesy of McCorkell

Malaysian Food Street is a wonderfully adorned and embellished area undisturbed by pop culture; it is furnished with traditional coffee-shop benches and nostalgic signboards where authentic dishes of the past embraces this modern generation of ours.

Close-up digital magic transcends both cultures and ethnicity.  Despite the differences in cultural practices and beliefs, magic allows me to bridge a psychological and emotional connection with my audience. Unlike conventional stage magic, where magic is but an expression of the performer’s artistry, close up magic allows the magician to interact and engage with the spectators on an intimate level – something that the magician is unable to accomplish thoroughly on stage.

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Magic has always been something special to me. The flip of a card, the click of the fingers creates amazing memories both for me and my audience. These moments are the ones that I especially cherish and enjoy.

Regardless of the toil and effort that precedes the performance, the opportunity to witness a smile of wonder and curiosity is the best reward for me as a magician!

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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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Gotham City Building: Atlas Bar Gala Opening

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Gotham City Building: Atlas Bar Gala Opening

I would think that if Bruce Wayne is real, and in Singapore, he would probably own a building like this:

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Who knows, maybe he does exist.

There is a really swell bar inside this building called Atlas Bar and I was invited to perform my magic that evening. Upon entering the building, you immediately get a sense of luxury and posh. They serve great gins and the vibe is very much like the Great Gatsby. 

Picture Credits: Directions Group

Picture Credits: Directions Group

Well dressed gentlemen and ladies, excellent vibes and brilliant drinks, what more can one ask?

Maybe magic, the really sleek kind.

Picture Credits: Directions Group

Picture Credits: Directions Group

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And of course, the crescendo of the night, the unveiling of the gin tower. 

Really enjoyed the nigh!

Go check this place out on their facebook and then in person if you haven't done so!

 

Signing off,

Alexander Y (iPad Magician)

 

 

 

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iPad Magic on Stage For Gala Dinner in Hong Kong

In January, Alexander and his team were specially flew to Hong Kong for a Gala dinner. This gala dinner was to celebrate the company's high growth in 2016. Which that in mind, they wanted a show that is never seen before as well as showcase their company.

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The crowd was immensely engaged by Alexander's sleek style of iPad Magic. They went wild when he "painted" the name of their company on his iPads.

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After it was painted, Alexander changed it to their official logo and pulled it out. 

iPad Magic Logo Launch

This sequence was particularly enjoyable for the crowd because it fostered a strong sense of identity for them. Alexander was commended by the board of directors after the performance!

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Alexander Yuen is Asia's Top iPad Magician. He is frequently booked internationally to design customized magic for his clients. His skills in programming the iPad sets him apart from peers in the industry. 

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iPad Illusionist at an Multi National Corporation (MNCs) Event

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iPad Illusionist at an Multi National Corporation (MNCs) Event

Performing MNCs tend to be challenging for a lower tier magician because the crowd comes from a diverse background. 

This means 2 things:

  1. The material you perform for one group might not be suitable for the next group
  2. You might have to perform in a different language in the same event
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Typically MNCs consider not only the experience of the magician and type of magic they present, they also prefer performers who have international experience. This is important especially for a roving performer who mingles and engages his audiences in a non-passive way (in contrast to a musician). 

Thus far, I have been booked to perform in USA, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Egypt, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Every culture has their own social rules; through reading up and interacting with a diverse audience, one can be equipped with cultural norms that allows the performer to ease into conversations better. 

In this event, I was performing for ED & F Man. The crowd consisted of Singaporeans, Filipinos, Mainland Chinese and Caucasians. You can notice some subtle differences in the pictures when I perform for these groups of people. For some groups, I tend to be a bit more subdue, and for some I tend to be more expressive. I give them space to react according to their cultural rules. 

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Case in point, here is a short video of me performing in Mandarin:

Enjoy the rest of the pictures below!

For more enquiry, drop me an email here:

alexander@ipadmagician.org

Signing out,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Who Doesn't Like Mickey Mouse? (iPad Magic at Disney South East Asia)

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Who Doesn't Like Mickey Mouse? (iPad Magic at Disney South East Asia)

"When you wish upon a star...."
Disney's "Pinocchio" 
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I think it will be hard to find a person who does not like Disney. The whole idea of a world that is fueled by imagination and that nothing is impossible enthralls the kid in everyone of us.

Cartoons and animations have always fascinated me. In their world, nothing is impossible. Some of my magic is inspired by the cartoon world. Inspired by Coyote and Road Runner (Warner Brothers), one of the effects that I do involves drawing a black hole in the iPad and making coins disappear into them.

So when I was requested to do something for Disney's Service Award, I was psyched. I was creating a customized iPad Magic app to make The Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey appear out of a Fantasia poster.
 

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Apart from that, I also did the other apps that I created over the past 2 years. The general appeal of the iPad Magic for the animators and creators working in Disney, is that they literally see the animation inside my iPad transcend digital boundaries and appearing in the physical world.

You can see that they enjoyed themselves very much!

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So, who was your favorite Disney Character?

 

Wanna guess mine? Its actually a Duck :P

 

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Do you believe in magic like Disney did? I would love to bring out magical moments in your event:
 

For more enquiry, drop me an email here:

alexander@ipadmagician.org

Signing out,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

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Shipping 2030: Pushing the Edge of Technology

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Shipping 2030: Pushing the Edge of Technology

On the November 30th 2016, Alexander Y. was invited to perform at the Singapore’s Shipping 2030 Conference, held at Suntec City’s Convention Centre. It was a large event, with many guests, managers and bosses, discussing about the topic of innovation and technology in the shipping and international purchasing industry. As such, Alexander was to perform his signature iPad magic, to compliment the event’s theme of technology and innovation.

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Alexander arrived at the location early, and obtained the further details of the event from the event organizer. He then proceeded to attend a VIP’s talk on Innovation and Technology, and immediately began performing once the talk was over.

He began performing with his signature iPad magic, and left a few Europeans speechless with his opening act. They demanded him to do it again, and, at their request, he blew them away for a second time. At the end of his first small group’s performance, the spectators left him a round of applause, establishing his presence and letting everyone know that a magician is in the event.

iPad Illusionist SIngapore

After so, Alexander then went on to numerous tables, using his iPad to perform out of the ordinary stunts, leaving the attendees of the convention with smiles, cheers and lots of applause. There was even a waiter who stopped by to watch his performance, and he too, couldn’t help but gasp.

As Alexander was performing, a few VIPs were so entranced, that they even followed Alexander around as he performed from table to table! However, even after watching him dazzle the spectators over and over again, they too ended up clapping and smiling at the end of his performances!

Singapore iPad Magician

 At the end of Alexander’s timeslot, he approached the event manager and thanked her for inviting him for the evening. In addition, he also performed an amazing effect with his business card, leaving her jaw wide open.

Alexander Y. is a full-time professional magician, he does close up magic, stage shows and custom shows for events. For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Dark Skies, Tall Buildings, Al Fresco Wine And Magic

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Dark Skies, Tall Buildings, Al Fresco Wine And Magic

On the November 23rd of 2016, Alexander was invited to entertain the guests for Expat Living Magazine’s event at Mont. The event consisted of roughly 80 people and there was great food and drinks for the guests. He performed his specialized iPad magic, and did not fail to amaze the crowd.

iPad Magician Singapore

Alexander arrived at the location early, and spoke to the event manager before proceeding to the rooftop alfresco area. The view was beautiful, and the majestic Marina Bay Sands could be seen overlooking the Singapore River. It was a sight to behold, as the sky was promenade pink, with the sun crawling out of the sky. Alexander walked around the dining area, preparing for the guests to arrive, and striking small conversations with the waiters and waitresses.

Asia iPad Magician

Soon after, the sun had set, and the lights from the financial district lit up in the distance showering the Singapore River with many bright lights. The river was covered with fairy lights and ripples from the movement of its waves, setting the tone of the night along the Singapore River. It, was show time.

Alexander began his show by approaching a group of Caucasians, and performed his full repertoire with them. His iPad, his partner in crime, stunned and amazed them, leaving them mind-blown and applauding to announce the magician’s presence. The show went on and Alexander continued doing what he does best, entertaining the guests with finely crafted iPad magic.

iPad Magician Expat

After covering numerous tables, the sky had turned fully dark, and it was night already. Surrounded by tall buildings and bright lights, Alexander continued on the rooftop of Monti to bring smiles and amazement to Expat Living Magazine’s guests. Everyone was happy and the event was going extremely smoothly.

To end off the night, Alexander ended his last performance with a kicker ending! The spectators were shocked and delighted at the same time, giving him a warm round of applause before Alexander moved on to talk to the event organizer. After thanking the event organizer, Alexander then made his move and began his journey to his next show that evening…

Expat iPad Magician

Alexander Y. is a full-time professional magician, he does close up magic, stage shows and custom shows for events. For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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iPad Magic at KL's Mandarin Oriental: HSBC Top Client's Appreciation Night

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iPad Magic at KL's Mandarin Oriental: HSBC Top Client's Appreciation Night

So I flew from SG --> KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, to entertain the top clients of HSBC Malaysia!

Alexander Yuen iPad Magician

I landed at KL, and took a transfer limousine to the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental KL. I wish I had taken some pictures of the interior because it is simply amazing. 

iPad Magician Malaysia

I had such a good time performing for the guests for the event. I understood from the client that because they were the top clients of HSBC, they wanted them to be treated to something spectacular, even if that meant flying me from Singapore.

The guests thoroughly enjoyed the iPad Magic that I presented. The guest profile is largely C-level executives and had seen their fair share of entertainment but they were nonetheless in awe of my iPad Magic.

Asia iPad Magician
iPad Magician International

See the rest of the pictures below!

Yes! I travel internationally for performances. For more enquiry, drop me an email here:

alexander@ipadmagician.org

Signing out,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

 

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