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My favorite Magic Wand, ever!!!

As some of you may know, a quirky hobby of mine is collecting magic wands. Like the old-school top hat, distinguished wands represent a legacy of magic. My humble collection consists of wooden wands, plastic wands, Harry Potter wands… and even stylized wands that could “magically” blast light out from it’s tip, that I created and soldiered myself!

All that said, some wands don’t last. I’ve bought locally crafted wooden wands that start to warp and bend after some time, because the makers didn’t treat the wood properly… plus the high humidity and heat here in sunny Singapore really doesn’t help.

That’s why I was particularly impressed with the supremely well-made magic wands Michael Myatt of USA personally handcrafts. For his popular 2-part wands, Michael usually works with high-quality wood and metal but the special wand he made for me is a wildly gorgeous hot pink acrylic with beautiful white swirls, complete with elegant black tips.

It was love at first sight :) I really love my exotic looking wand… Thank you Michael!

Magicians and wand collectors really ought to check out his website, Moonlight Magic Productions. Michael and his team of other talented artisans also make matching coin boxes and other interesting accessories. IMHO, the pictures don’t do the actual products justice. IT’s obvious to me that the folks at Moonlight Magic are a passionate bunch who do their work with pride.

I recently used my brand new wand as a magic prop in the recent cover photoshoot for Guardian magazine (due out in Jan 2012) and even the photographer & stylist were commenting on how stylish it looked! They fitted me into a gorgeous pink dress from a UK designer, and here’s me playing Tinkerbell. Hee hee.

I’ll blog more about the magazine cover photo shoot in a bit… It hits all Guardian outlets nationwide in Jan 2012, and there’s apparently going to be a lifesize cut-out of me too! Now if I can only make my “clones” multi-task so I can chillax! Haha… Click here for pictures J C took while at the cover photo shoot.

Ta for now, more later!

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Celebrate Life! Join me at the POCC Bazaar & Pink Party

Last week the BFF interviewed 2 fellow Power Over Cervical Cancer (POCC) ambassadors on her ‘live’ radio talkshow, where they advocated what I’ve been trying to educate women about – protecting themselves from the only preventable woman’s cancer.

I met Wen Ning and her mom May (a cervical cancer survivor) at the previous POCC event and they’re truly 2 very wonderful women. People cried when they shared their story!

Do read my BFF’s well-written show blog here for all about the interview on 938LIVE’s The Living Room. Local thespian and fellow POCC celebrity ambassador Karen Tan’s husband was also interviewed on air for his medical insights, as he’s a oncologist and expert in his field.

To raise funds and increase awareness, POCC is having a smashing event this coming Saturday. POCC’s Celebrate Life! Bazaar & Pink Party happens this 24 July @ 12noon – 6pm (Bazaar) & 8.30pm – 10.30pm (Pink Party) at ZOUK  :) Admission is FREE. You just need to register online here.

I was requested to make a contribution and POCC has approached other celebrities. I couldn’t think of anything “pre-loved” to contribute as they asked, so instead, I made stuff.

You remember my golden dragon & his egg… besides my handcrafted magical wizard’s wand ;) Well, they need a new home.

They were made with love and they also took me days to create, but I’m contributing it all to POCC for them to raise funds. All proceeds go to the charity and when you support them, you’re really championing a good cause!

Here’s a couple of mobile phone snap snots of the lot nicely packed in a pretty wicker basket… And later with a clear bag over it, awaiting for pick-up/ transportation at our magic studio.

A slightly better close-up of the stuff I made (sorry, again snapped using my iPhone)…

"See you this Saturday! We need a new home!" ~ The Dragon, The Golden Egg & The Magical Wizard Wand

Please visit the new POCC.SG website today if you haven’t already – there’s so much informative details and it’s wonderful how other  Singaporean women have jumped on to the bandwagon as well, in helping raise awareness.

See you at the POCC Bazaar & Pink Party this Saturday! ;)

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Support POCC’s cause – help spread awareness about cervical cancer protection!

A little while back I was sharing with everyone about how cervical cancer can be prevented. I take great pride in being an advocate of women being equip with knowledge because that translates into empowerment. But of course, action has to be taken.

Power Over Cervical Cancer (POCC) had a very successful launch, where celebrity ambassadors like theatre thespian Karen Tan and myself played our roles in driving awareness, as well as, a host of passionate bloggers who helped spread the word – mucho kudos as well to our dear MP Halimah Yacob for gracing the media event as our Guest of Honour!

There’s a big event coming up that POCC is organizing that I’d like to help publicise about here on my personal blog… since this important cause is after all, very dear to me… and as you know, this girl practically writes about anything and everything that really means something to her.

As some of you read on a prior blog entry, I lost a very close friend to cancer some years ago, and I still miss her to bits even today… Also, when I was in MGS, my Chemistry teacher was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Mrs MK Wei unfortunately lost the battle against the illness and passed away shortly after. Some losses you really don’t quite get over.

So, back to POCC’s upcoming public event. It’s called the Biggest Pink Party and it takes place from 8:30 to 10:30pm on 24 July (Sat).

Besides a slew of happenings like performances, special appearances (J C & yours truly will be doing something special), a modeling contest, etc… There’s going to be a bazaar as well, where myself and other celebrities have made some personal contributions for the sale – All proceeds go towards the funding of this cause, so I sincerely hope that you’ll tell your friends about it and come on down to this free event that’s open to all as long as you register on POCC.sg

Here’s a little something I personally made just a couple of nights ago for the upcoming POCC fund-raising event. It’s a unique one-of-a-kind handmade wand (it took a  lot of time and heart from me), and it’s looking for a brand new home …Feel free to tell me what you think of it!

I published these pictures first on my Facebook page and almost immediately, a ton of comments and ‘likes’ sprung up *grin* 

Some people even commented on how this wizard wand I made looked like something pretty much from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books and movies. Expecto Patronum anyone? ;)

Well, sorry to disappoint, this isn’t an Elder wand with a Phoenix core feather… there’s no magic in it, but the magic is really in you… If you buy it… at POCC’s charity event next month… Because you’d be helping champion a worthy cause and that gives you big brownie karma points… Have I convinced you enough? :) :) :)

I’m leaving it to POCC’s very professional event organizers to handle the bits regarding if it’s for sale/ auction so please don’t ask me how much it’d cost and stuff like that. I’m simply making a personal contribution of this magic wand I completely made all by myself, which I’m quite proud of. It will always have the legacy of being the very first wizard wand that I’ve actually created *beams*

To find out more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the only preventable women’s cancer, do visit the highly informative Power Over Cervical Cancer website today! The new site takes awhile to load on some internet connections but trust me, it’s worth it. I look forward to see y’all at the next event ;)

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