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The Mind Heist: The Ultimate Social Magic Experiment

Happy 2012 everyone!

I trust you’re having a fantastic start to the year, with exciting possibilities and golden opportunities greeting you :) If you missed our NYE performance on Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde (France’s most popular variety show that’s been running for 14 years now and still going very strong), you can watch it here:

60 million viewers around the world tune into it and we’ve been asked to come back this year by the TV producers… Really awesome that we can make Singapore proud again! And speaking of which…

On the days leading up to The Mind Heist, I’ve been extremely strict with myself in all the necessarily preparations for this mind experiment happening this Saturday that sees J C & yours truly attempting to set a world record for reading the minds of 100 different people in 1 sitting.

So that means more healthy food with lots of water, more meditation, more yoga and absolutely no alcohol, no late nights and no sex (I just leave that space blank on application forms).

As I poke on my keyboard, I have to admit that I’m feeling completely whacked out and exhausted. Don’t get me wrong now. This girl is still deeply excited about this never-been-done-before stunt which will take place at Sinema Old School. It’s just the mental and physical fatigue from all the intensive mind training, that’s getting to me.

However, I’ll definitely do my utmost BEST, simply because I want to do my country proud & I don’t believe in making excuses. You know… It’s incredible but us two Singaporeans, received the sincere blessings from Mr Vanni Pule, international president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Sign ups online for The Mind Heist have been encouraging, though plenty of people shared that they were highly afraid of getting their thoughts read by us, but were content to simply witness our mind heisting process. Hmph. Wusses!!! ;)

But seriously, I’m deeply moved and very appreciative of all the sincere support we’ve got from people not just here in Singapore, but from all over the world too… from Taiwan, to France, England, America, Australia, Spain, India, Canada, Israel, Malaysia, Middle East… it’s extremely touching! THANK YOU EVERYONE :) The event as you know, will be streamed live on the internet in real time, so anyone anywhere will be able to join in!

The media (magic and mainstream) has also been nothing but super with event pre-publicity for The Mind Heist. In fact, several have even arranged for their plucky reporters to be part of the 100 in this mind experiment.

Just yesterday, we were on 987FM’s highly popular Muttons on the Move, with radio DJs Justin Ang & Vernon A:

If you missed us on the airwaves yesterday, here’s the video of us mind-heisting both JA & Vernon in the 987FM studio!

We’re also featured in an exclusive interview on the OMY lifestyle news portal:

As well as, on 4-pages of popular online news and entertainment portal, xinMSN:

ShinMin Daily News also published our story on their newspaper:

We were meant to be on 91.3FM this morning but our dear friend radio DJ Rod Monteiro was rushed to the hospital yesterday after getting a mild stroke while on air. Highly unexpected and very worrying, because Rod is such an active sporty guy. It’s shocking for me because I was just texting my friend yesterday. Please pray for his speedy recovery!

Oh yes…

J C & I will be on Channel News Asia‘s AMlive on Friday 8AM, so do tune in. Something very wicked this way comes ;) And prior to that, we’ll be on Class95′s CarTunes with popular radio DJs Jean Danker & Bobby Tonelli at 6:30pm tomorrow (Thursday). Also, look out for our exclusive interview in the TODAY newspaper coming out very shortly.

A shout out of thanks to our friend Nicholas Chee, founder of Sinema Old School, for this picture taken with his smart phone. They’ve completely dressed up the place for us, mucho kudos to the passionate Sinema TV team.

We’re gonna make history this Saturday, Singapore!!!

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Happy birthday JC!

…Actually JC’s birthday is tomorrow, but you can start wishing him Happy Birthday here! I’m certain he’d be both eqully bashful and thankful for all your birthday greetings and wishes *grin*

The bunch of us gave our dear TF fan-boy a surprise “Transformer themed” birthday celebration in the office yesterday, since he’s such a huge Optimus Prime fan.

Here’s some pictures taken yesterday at the Concept:Magic studios…

Ahahaha… Okay, the Optimus Prime birthday cake is pretty darn cool in a happy TF geek kinda way. It tasted yummy too! I had 2 generous slices and really enjoyed it *yums*

(Yes, this girl EATS. I’ve always advocated positive self image because I think it’s important and I’m not one of those who think a girl’s gotta starve and stay skinny. That’s just complete BS. One should just be happy and healthy.)

In a few hours, J C & yours truly will be on 987FM with the Muttons. Do tune in at 3pm for our ‘live’ radio interview with the wackiest DJs on popular English radio station!

Say HI if you happen to be in town near or at SCAPE, where the 987 radio station’s located! Don’t be a stranger ;)

Us with our friends, 987 DJs Vernon & Justin (aka The Muttons) last October :)

By the way, don’t forget to take part in the on-going Facebook contest here, where you get to win some pretty fabulous prizes from yours truly… a LG Optimus One android smartphone, an official I ♥ MUSEUMS tee, and a mystery prize! GOOD LUCK!

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Win ‘Magic Babe’ Ning’s LG Optimus One smartphone + her “I ♥ MUSEUMS” tee-shirt + a mystery prize!

Hey peeps! How’s it going? :)

Happy TGIF! It’s been a fabulous week thus far and last evening saw us perform our brand of magic for an illusion gig at Singapore’s new Integrated Resort, Marina Bay Sands!

I  really enjoyed myself and most importantly, so did our audience *grin* Check out J C’s blog Backstage Business, he may be blogging about it soon!

My onstage partner recently did a blog post with pictures, a teaser of what to expect for our 8th mega illusion, THE AERIAL EXIT happening real soon this 12 Dec 2010 @ the Asian Civilisation Museum, 5pm. Admission is free so come on down!

The National Heritage Board is choosing the five folks who will be experiencing this up-close-and-personal… Did you submit your entry to them online already? ;) It’s going to be something special, an experience of a lifetime!

Anyway, I’m blogging early this Friday AM because I wanted to share some really exciting good news with y’all that starts right now… today!

For our latest J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning Facebook contest, we’ll be giving away the following:

My official “I ♥ MUSEUMS” tee-shirt (sorry, people not included)…


…a MYSTERY PRIZE that’s pretty darn cool, and…

…the latest android smartphone from LG, the Optimus One!

This is to THANK the super-duper awesome folks who have been so incredibly supportive (thank you, thank you, thank you… I LOVE YOU GUYS!) of me in the on-going LG Mobile Asia online event, where folks vote for their favorite LG ambassadors every day!

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Vote for yours truly, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning, as your favorite LG ambassador here by hitting the VOTE button for all my 3 “Life’s Good” entries daily! We’re currently in the second last week, with week 7 (next week) the last stretch before the results are announced!

Oh yeah… You have to be logged into Facebook first and “Like” the LGMobileAsia page to take part but I promise, it will only take you just 2 minutes! I know some folks gave feedback that the process is a bit confusing and tedious, but thanks so much for all your time and effort. I truly appreciate it ;)

2. Write a comment after you vote for each entry every day, so we know that you have voted. Basically you can vote 3x a day! Check the box that allows you to post what you comment on your Facebook wall too, so your friends know about it and hopefully they’d help spread da word too!

One funky bonus is that every week, the powers that be at LG pick one person who votes daily, and awards him/her with a mobile phone. So keep at it, you may just be in for an even sweeter surprise ;)

3. Hurry, voting ends midnight on 15 Dec 2010 (Singapore time) - so please spread the word, yours truly needs your votes because EVERY VOTE COUNTS! The winner for this JC Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning Facebook contest will be selected on 23 Dec and will be contacted via Facebook to collect his/her sweeeeeeeeeeet prizes!

Here’s how we pick that one lucky winner for the prizes, consisting of the super cool mystery prize, my official museums tee and of course… the awesome LG Optimus One smartphone!:

This contest is open to everyone and anyone worldwide. One supporter who gives the most votes from 3 Dec 2010 till midnight of 15 Dec 2010 (as always, Singapore time) wins the three prizes as mentioned above. Should there be a tie of votes, a lucky draw will be done to pick the winner.

Easy peasy.

Click here for full info. Good luck!!! :) VOTE now for yours truly @ http://tinyurl.com/LGmagicbabening

Mucho kudos!

PS: Do tune in to Mediacorp Radio Station 987FM tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm for our ‘live’ radio interview with The Muttons (our beloved friends, DJs Vernon & Justin)! If you happen to be around the area, pop by SCAPE (where 987′s studio is located) and say HI too! See ya then…

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