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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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Updates, updates!

Our official website has been updated for the new year!

Check it out by clicking on the link above 🙂

We’ve also been busy with gigs, rehearsals and prepping for our “Ultimate Magic Workshop Experience” LIVE in Penang 🙂 As you recall, our “Urban Underground” DVD will be sold at the event – you can order yours now from Magic Boutique, to reserve your pre-sale copy (S$35 now, S$45 later) 😉

Here’s the official DVD trailer that came out last week:

Also, here’s one of the many goodies you’ll find in the DVD. Presenting, Silver Teleportation 2.0:

If you’re in the region, do come by for our ‘live’ magic event in Penang next month! There’s really so much happening. For more info, see J C’s blog here.

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If you missed it, read it online here 🙂

You may remember me blogging a little while back on our recent ClubMed gig in town where J C & I magically appeared ski-ambassador Adrian Pang on stage, at the event hosted by Daniel Ong.


I know it’s only been just a few days since we uploaded our official video of our 8th mega illusion The Aerial Exit, where J C & I successfully vanish 5 people 24 feet up in the air, but we’ve been busy of late putting the finishing touches of this “top-secret project” since last week…

Stay tuned for more info about Urban Underground… The close-up magic show’s video trailer’s coming up pretty soon!

But meanwhile, if you’re a magician or magic enthusiast in the area, do join us in the upcoming “Ultimate Magic Workshop Experience” LIVE in Penang, Malaysia happening on the 8th next month!

Personally, I’m really excited because J C  & I will be sharing lots of tried-and-tested gems of wisdom that have truly worked for us with other magicians so they can all improve – and that makes me happy – being able to help other people become better.

And also, for a slightly more selfish reason, the foodie in me also enjoys Penang cuisine. So I’m really looking forward to the good Penang hawker fare, the sweet and yummy duck noodle soup being my absolute favorite. Haha… See you there!

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J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning on 98.7FM with The Muttons!

J C & I had a blast with The Muttons (DJs Justin Ang & Vernon A) this afternoon at the 98.7FM radio station. Besides our ‘live’ radio interview, we also did some magic over the airwaves!

We had a chat after, taking pictures and talking about our upcoming 8th mega illusion The Aerial Exit, and more. We also got The Muttons’ latest CD “What the Bleah!”, which is really cool. Get it in stores today, it makes a great Christmas present for music lovers 😉

Our latest J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning: Illusions of the Mind signed poster is now at the 98.7FM radio station studio located at SCAPE. It was a little something we decided to give our dear radio jock buddies, to decorate their new radio station… haha!

For more pictures and updates, join us on Facebook!

PS: Many thanks to the folks who came down to say HI to us after our interview… you’re really wonderful and J C & I truly appreciate your support!

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Thank you for the AWESOME support! :)

Our series of shows at the Mint Museum of Toys went SWELL yesterday, with 4 sold out shows. Thank you for the AWESOME support! 🙂

It was a full-house and J C & I really had fun… Mucho kudos to all the fantastic people who came down, I really love the flowers! *grin*

If you missed our shows for Explore Singapore 2010, check out the official show review here at Yesterday.sg. The folks from NHB have also uploaded some pictures!

If you aren’t aware, we’re having a current Facebook contest – see Backstage Business for full details. Join us on our Facebook page if you aren’t already on it, you’d get the latest news and buzz!

This time around, you get to win that funky cool blue retro robot which you’ve seen us with in all the latest press and media, courtesy of the nice people at Mint Museum of Toys!

See the link above on how – but hurry, contest ends on Tuesday night 🙂

Now as you can see, the vintage reproduction toy isn’t the only prize… there’s a few more fun things thrown in so join in the fun, it’s easy!


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Sneak peak: J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning 2011 poster

Tadaaaah… what do you think of it? 🙂 Yes… it’s a whole new look all right, no more red corset and leather pants. Magic Babe’s traded them for a sleek LBD and sexier boots.

Mucho kudos to all the responses on Facebook, I really love hearing from you guys and gals! Most people this new promo picture looks vastly different from the usual images of most magic entertainers. And then someone commented to me that J C looks like Wolverine from the last X-Men movie.

Hahahaha! I’ll probably see my stage partner very differently now. But in real life, I’m really the one with the claws… which I use only when necessary 😉

If you’ve not yet joined us on the J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning Facebook page, do so now… we ALWAYS have plenty of fun contests and things, besides providing you with the latest updates and happenings of course *grin*

From next week, there’s gonna be online contests every week and the prizes are really FABULOUS. Thus far, if you remember, we’ve given away nifty brand new iPods, over a thousand dollars worth of DVDs, and much more. So,  join us on Facebook now 😉

All comments on our latest 2011 poster welcomed… For more info about the pre-production planning and such, feel free to read J C’s blog here.

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Free! WIN Coke Zero!

Heya peeps… today’s our last day of the on-going Facebook contest, so do act fast 😉

As mentioned in my previous blog entry, Coke Zero is organizing a dance competition here, aptly called “Wild at Heart. Fit for Life”! All you have to do is get a dance team of 2 – 6 people and submit a video to qualify. See entry details at http://www.facebook.com/cokezero.sg

To celebrate this competition, the kind folks at Coke Zero are sponsoring cartons of Coke Zero as the prizes for our current Facebook contest. All you have to do is the following:

1) Share this webpage link http://www.facebook.com/cokezero.sg on your Facebook page

2) Share our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/jcsum.magicbabening on your Facebook page

3) Post on our Facebookpage (http://www.facebook.com/jcsum.magicbabening): “I want Coke Zero from J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning

On lucky winner will be randomnly picked out of all the entries. The winner will win 3 cartons (24 cans each) of Coke Zero + three J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning autographed posters INCLUSIVE of free local delivery.

Contest ends today at midnight, good luck y’all!

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