More New Year Countdown pictures!

Mucho kudos to Joseph Goh who contacted me… the very talented Singaporean photographer was at the Labrador Park event that J C & I performed at (our  last of four back-to-back gigs in different venues in town) and kindly shared his truly beautiful pictures!

Check it out… this is us at 2:45AM in the morning!

I was tired, having performed at three earlier stage gigs, but it’s always about having fun with the audience. Honestly. I don’t care about so-called “magic purists” and their self-indulgent ways, it’s always about the audience and never about your ego for professional commercial entertainers like ourselves.

A dexterous magician can pride himself with a good set of technical skills, which can always be learnt. But if he fails to truly connect with the audience and entertain the crowd, he’s completely missed the point.

J C is a fabulous magic producer. I’ve learnt so many things from him through the years, but sometimes the seemingly simply things are truly the most significant.

Sincerity is important. Connection is essential. Don’t care what other people say or think. Depending on who they are, their thoughts may not aid  professional improvement, as they may merely be biased personal opinion.

I say… Do exactly what your heart whispers to you that’s right.

One thing I personally learnt about showbiz, it’s a tough business. There’s lots of jealous bitchy backstabbing, uncalled for rubbish that get slagged on you, the works. The best thing to do is to simply ignore the rubbish and focus on what you need to do.

Keep focused, stay ahead of the game. Never go down to their level… afterall, these people can never take away your milestones and track record. Now that I’m a year older, I realize a harsh fact of life is that though you may treat everyone nicely with respect, people are people… capable of turning on you because of jealous pride or whatever reasons. Just. Simply. Move on.

Apologies if I sound so reflective in this post, but looking at these pictuures just jolt a mental recap of 2009. I know 2010 will be a much better year for all of us, and work aside, I think I’ve also matured a little more to understand that some things in life are simply beyond one’s control. And you should then pray for the wisdom to simply accept, or let go.

Ta for now, more later…

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