WE DID IT!!!
Many thanks to Jason for the photo, taken just after the end of the entire event!
That’s me in my new Magic Babe costume for the night… something a tad different from my usual bare back halter. Surprise, surprise!
Okay, to be honest, the black leather bustier top isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world seriously, but the corset push-up affect did look good. Yes, yes, the price of vanity. *wry grin* Just like deadly high heels, they are yummy looking but not too fabulous for comfort.
Ade would know. She kept asking me if I could still BREATHE as she tightly laced up the back straps of the tiny outfit for me as I grabbed a pillar (okay, it was really J C) for support as she yanked. Owww.
ANYWAYS! You saw it on the TV news yesterday. It was also on the newspapers today… and well, the much anticipated day has finally arrived. *AHEM*
SINGAPORE MADE HISTORY TONIGHT BY SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHING THE BIGGEST MAGIC EVENT EVER IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD!!!
Woohoo……. This evening was truly incredible! THOUSANDS of people flocked to witness our mega illusion… The Impossible Journey @ Central …with news cameras & reporters at the media stand as well! Best of all, I saw several familiar faces and my wonderful family came to show their support as well. I am so blessed! Check out the screen captures from the video currently at xin.sg!
A little disclaimer first: This blog entry may sound a tad whiny cos I’m honestly feeling a tad fatigued. Honestly, besides having painful cramps (girls, you know how SUCKY that can be!), achey feet from all that walking back and forth, backaches and a stress headache, I’m also suffering from a lack of sleep because we all left very late last night. Well, this morning really, because I only went to bed around 5AM.
And then! The crazy whipping rain pelting against my windows woke me up a few short hours later & to my chagrin, a phone call came in soon after in the morning. The strong winds and rain damaged some important parts of the destination platform over at Read Bridge!!!! Oh, the horrors of horrors. To make matters worse, my HTC Touch started acting up too and people couldn’t hear me plus its touch screen went all awry, which was a huge cheese-off especially on such an important day. Oh man. I am so getting a new phone *growl*
So! Though still groggy from the lack of sleep, the Concept:Magic team headed down for damage control because there was STILL so much to do in so little time *chews on nails* There was some technical issues with the cabling so there wouldn’t be any problems with the audio/ video signals since this evening’s mega illusion practically spans from Central, across the Singapore River, to Read Bridge. All 250 meters away!!!
Can you believe it… Because of tricky logistical issues, the cameras were only linked LIVE to the screens on location, just mere minutes from when the event started. Geez… talk about close! There was still signal interferance to grapple with and all that. Heh.
Truly… If you just watched the show (which is part of STB’s Singapore River Festival during this F1 GP season) earlier LIVE, you’d only seen the glamourous bits but there was really SO MUCH work put into this to make everything a big success.
On a personal level, I’m honestly thrilled that us homegrown illusionists were able to present this huge magic event on a national level. *grin* Yes, while there are international new generation magicians who can truly blow people away… Singapore also has good local talent!
I received several text messages from friends and family who caught the one-off spectacular on the news (Channel 8, Channel 5, Channel News Asia, online, etc) & hey, if you missed it, check it out here right now on Xin.SG! The two of us were interviewed in both Mandarin & English accordingly, but it was all spliced together so you see J C speaking in Chinese and yours truly in English. Hahahaha…
In essence, the 3 selected shoppers from Central – Gerard, Crystal & Jocelyn, were vanished off the teleportation chambers at Central by J C & in just 2.5 seconds flat, appeared on the destination platform on Read Bridge by yours truly before we sent them on an Impossible Journey *wink* Please be patient as J C & I find time to put something together! Stay tuned to www.jcsum.com for updates.
Once the event was over, J C& I found ourselves swamped by hundreds of patient and polite fans who wanted photos, autographs and more but we had to break for awhile because we had media interviews to do and VIPs to meet! I met so many wonderful people, I felt overwhelmed really. People brought our postcards, posters, illusion cards, flyers and even magazines to sign. I remember autographing my picture in FHM’s100 sexiest women list where I’m #16.
what made my day really, was a specially handwritten card from someone *melts* Thanks so much!!!
It was close to midnight when we were all ready to leave and finally call it a night. Shawn & Sherman were fantastic in handling the AV aspects of the show but couldn’t stay for dinner/ supper because they had performances early the next morning for Mighty Magic Factory, our kids edutainment company. Matthew and Mark had prior engagements (well okay, it was really Matthew because he had to meet his girlfriend… er, fiance… and he was Mark’s ride home) so Larry, Ade, J C & I found ourselves eatting together again!
Far away from the maddening crowd, I suddenly realised that I only had one meal of the day this far until our food was served! Where did we go? Well, to our usual hang out of course because it’s one of the few places in town we know that opens till late *grin*
We’ll be celebrating tonight’s success sometime next week when we have a Concept:Magic night out during Oktoberfest, but tonight… we were relieved/ triumphant/ happy/ joyous/ etc/ etc that everything went smoothly and that we did our country proud! I guess our candid faces all reflect that…
YOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, I know… I just had to get it all out of my system *grin* I suppose if you don’t know me, you’d think I’m mighty aloof or cold because Magic Babe is one super cool cat who is always so confident and self-assured. But actually, I always like to play wan.
Being a woman rocks. I’m not afriad to use the 2 X-chromosomes I’ve got and I can swing on both ends… sexy glamor-puss OR corny girl next door!
Oh yeah. Coincidentally, I was also in today’s The New Paper. Had a few people texting me about it this morning when they saw my picture which took up like 3/4 of the page! Remember the Chantelle lingerie launch I blogged about @ St Regis? Well… TADAH!!!
Oh gawd… do I look cheeky. Truth was, I was totally enjoying myself and having fun *wink* I honestly do like their sexy French lingerie and I think I’ll probably head down to their boutique this weekend for some ‘me’ shopping Oops, I’m sorry… please don’t hold your breath waiting for pictures…