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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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New World Record: Reading 100 minds in 1 sitting

Hey folks, what’s new? My newly layered short hair with shades of electric purple aside, this is the hottest magic news in this part of the world 😉

The Mind Heist – our 9th mega illusion and the latest one to date, will be the most challenging psychological illusion that J C & I have attempted yet, for obvious reasons…

In this ultimate social magic experiment, J C & I will attempt to read the minds of 100 different people in 1 sitting. The International Brotherhood of Magicians & Singapore Book of Records will be present at the venue to officially adjudicate this never-been-done-before event.

Here’s the official trailer we filmed at Sinema Old School, just 2 days after I touched down in Singapore after traveling the world for 9 months.

This exciting new world record stunt happens on 7 Jan 2012 at Sinema Old School located at11B Mt Sophia. Interestingly, this exact venue was where my old school (no pun intended) used to be. Methodist Girls School originally occupied the very same grounds, so this will be pretty nostalgic 😉

Oh, did I mention about the ‘live’ streaming of The Mind Heist yet? That’s right, people from all over the world can witness the groundbreaking event being broadcast free online.  For the various timing at different time zones, as well as, full event details, click here.

And! If YOU want YOUR MIND to be read by us in this historic event, click here now to participate. Fill in the online form and we may just contact you 😉 Spread the word about it!

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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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My little Mongolian boy…

Gosh. Time really flies! 🙂

I just got my kiddo’s progress report and I’m thrilled that he’s the best pupil in his school and that his health is well. He looks a lot happier and healthier… Gunbileg has certainly grown a lot taller too!

My monthly contributions have helped provided him with warm winter jackets, clothes, nutritious food, regular health check-ups and supplements… besides proper sanitation, clean water and electricity… things that most people take for granted these days.

I’m sending him some items, amongst them a stack of stickers and temporary tattoos (apparently my little Mongolian tyke is big on Tom & Jerry cartoons), as well as, a tee-shirt that I thought looked pretty darn dashing. Haha. It’s like a tux of sorts, with bling bling all over!

Actually I’d love to send him more but World Vision has a policy that gifts can’t be bigger than a flat A4 envelope because they don’t want other kids (some don’t have sponsors) to get jealous. I’ve given him lots of stickers and things, so I hope he gets into the Christmas spirit and shares 😛

Righty, in a few short hours I’ll be heading over to the Mint Museum of Toys to commence set-up for our 4 shows with the team. J C & myself will be performing our 20min sets at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and the last one at 5pm. Tix will be available 45min before showtime.

Our shows today are specially designed for families and kids, and they’re free to the public. However the museum charges an entrance fee but saying I LOVE MUSEUMS at the ticketing counter gets you 40% off the regular prices ($15 for adults/ $7.50 for kids).

This is a special discount from the National Heritage Board during this Explore Singapore 2010 campaign! For full details, see the official website at http://museums.com.sg/es10/

I’m really looking forward to our gigs later today… it’s all brand new material and you can bet that it’s going to be a truly untypical kid’s show *grin* After our shows, we’ll be having meet & greets with fans and friends, so do say HI!

When all that’s over, I’ll be chilling out with the BFF since she’s scored us tix for WildRice’s latest play, Cinderellah! Should be fun. Tonight’s the gala premiere of the play and I’m looking forward to it. I love supporting good local talent. More on that later 😉

Wishing you guys an awesome weekend, folks!!! See ya in a bit!!!

PS: Don’t forget to vote for me as your favorite LG “Life’s Good” Ambassador today… LG picks one lucky voter every week to win a LG smartphone!

Vote for yours truly’s latest entries of the week at http://tinyurl.com/LGmagicbabening 🙂


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Vote for ‘Magic Babe’ Ning as your Favorite LG Ambassador!

Hey y’all!

I just finished my radio interview with 938LIVE and even performed magic over the airwaves, with the DJs of The Living Room, Pamela Ho & Joel Chua 🙂 Marcom director of the National Heritage Board, Cheryl Koh, was there as well!

If you missed our 11AM – 12noon radio interview, tune in again tonight at 11PM – 12midnight on 938LIVE for the repeat telecast! Here’s some pictures we took after, stay tuned for the video shot during our ‘live’ interview where I was doing some magic with toys from the Mint Museum!

Essentially I had a printed prediction, sealed in an envelope that was placed on their DJ console the whole time – and everything in the prediction came true. Everyone was stunned and completely entertained *grin*

Do swing by for our shows this Saturday @ the Mint Museum of Toys, specially designed for families and kids (a first for J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning) – the shows are free but the museum charges an entrance fee, $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids.

However, saying the magic words I LOVE MUSEUMS gets you a generous 40% off the ticket price! For full info, see www.museums.com.sg/es10

PS: I just uploaded new videos & pix – so please do continue voting for me, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning, as your favorite LG ambassador here!

LG is giving away phones weekly to voters, so you may just score yourself a brand new smartphone from the powers that be at LG, like my supportive fan Luis…

Check out the video below of me, Luis and his brand new LG Optimus One smartphone 🙂 This was filmed during the meet & greet session after our last show at the Pernankan Museum!

Thanks again for your wonderful support y’all!

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Magic at the Museum!

Heya folks!

Last night at the Peranakan Museum was AWESOME!

Thank you so much for the fantastic support… I’m sorry that because of the overwhelming response, the museum management had to turn people away.

I had many people share their disappointments, that they couldn’t get tickets because it was all snapped up… but thank you guys for staying for the meet and greet session at the very end! I truly do appreciate the warm wishes, the flowers, the gifts and all your kind words!

To watch our all-new Illusions of the Mind interactive illusion shows, folks patiently lined up in long queues, snaking up the stairs of the Peranakan Museum’s upper floors!

And getting off the stage after our first show at 8:30pm, I was informed that even our last show of the evening (slated at 10pm) was full. It was an incredible full-house for all our shows and it was pumping!!!

For details and pictures, check out J C’s blog Backstage Business!

Ta for now, more later… I’m now off to catch the latest Harry Potter movie with the BFF *grin*  See you soon at our Intimate Illusions show @ the Mint Museum of Toys next Saturday 😉

PS: The new show is specially designed for families and kids, so come on down! Full info @ www.museums.com.sg/es10

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Our 987FM interview with DJ Desiree…

Yours truly, J C Sum & radio DJ Desiree at the 987 studio!

Heya peeps!

We just did our 11 – 12noon ‘live’ interview with DJ Des of 987 at *SCAPE and it was FUN!

Magic was performed over the airwaves with a listener and fan who happened to be near the 987 radio station.

It was wicked cool because everyone was pretty freaked how J C & I could read everyone’s minds… Hahahaha…

In a couple of weeks, J C & myself will also be on Class 95 with Jean Danker & Bobby Tonelli, 938LIVE on The Living Room and 987 again with The Muttons!

Stay tuned for all that, more info coming up soon 😉

Meanwhile, here’s some more media that came up on J C & yours truly and our latest illusion shows. Mucho kudos to the wonderful press for supporting us and what we passionately do!

Channel News Asia - read news report here.

Popular Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao does a one page exclusive

International support from renown info site - About.Magic!

Righty, gotta run… we need to prep for our interactive illusion shows this evening at the Peranakan Museum! For full info, see www.museums.com.sg/es10

Come on down, it’s going to be FUN! This brand new show ILLUSIONS OF THE MIND kickstarts this year’s Explore Singapore campaign. See you there!

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