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My favorite Magic Wand, ever!!!

As some of you may know, a quirky hobby of mine is collecting magic wands. Like the old-school top hat, distinguished wands represent a legacy of magic. My humble collection consists of wooden wands, plastic wands, Harry Potter wands… and even stylized wands that could “magically” blast light out from it’s tip, that I created and soldiered myself!

All that said, some wands don’t last. I’ve bought locally crafted wooden wands that start to warp and bend after some time, because the makers didn’t treat the wood properly… plus the high humidity and heat here in sunny Singapore really doesn’t help.

That’s why I was particularly impressed with the supremely well-made magic wands Michael Myatt of USA personally handcrafts. For his popular 2-part wands, Michael usually works with high-quality wood and metal but the special wand he made for me is a wildly gorgeous hot pink acrylic with beautiful white swirls, complete with elegant black tips.

It was love at first sight 🙂 I really love my exotic looking wand… Thank you Michael!

Magicians and wand collectors really ought to check out his website, Moonlight Magic Productions. Michael and his team of other talented artisans also make matching coin boxes and other interesting accessories. IMHO, the pictures don’t do the actual products justice. IT’s obvious to me that the folks at Moonlight Magic are a passionate bunch who do their work with pride.

I recently used my brand new wand as a magic prop in the recent cover photoshoot for Guardian magazine (due out in Jan 2012) and even the photographer & stylist were commenting on how stylish it looked! They fitted me into a gorgeous pink dress from a UK designer, and here’s me playing Tinkerbell. Hee hee.

I’ll blog more about the magazine cover photo shoot in a bit… It hits all Guardian outlets nationwide in Jan 2012, and there’s apparently going to be a lifesize cut-out of me too! Now if I can only make my “clones” multi-task so I can chillax! Haha… Click here for pictures J C took while at the cover photo shoot.

Ta for now, more later!


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Old school chocolate makes me happy…

I remember when I was very young, Dad would travel around a lot because of work. Something that I always looked forward to when he came back from his business trips, was when he’d bring back boxes of Hawaiian Host chocolates 🙂

Initially when I saw them for the very first time, they actually scared me because the chocolate pieces looked very much like baby hamsters smothered in chocolate. But I was just 6 years old then… with a hyper-active imagination 😉

But as you can guess, once the adults gave me a piece… there was no turning back. Later, Mom had to strictly ration out these yummy chocolate  bits per day, because after the first time, everything (save one miserable piece) went missing from the box tray after an unexplainable vanishing event that very mysteriously happened one quiet night, when everybody was sleeping.

*shifty eyes*

Anyway! This morning, I took a break from my violin practise and opened a tray of the yummy treats… and found myself relishing this simple pleasure like the gleeful 6 year old I was again. I was actually feeling a bit down at first but miraculously felt alot better after scoffing down three pieces of HH chocolate *grin*

I really REALLY love the whole crunchy macadamian nuts in each chocolate… and the rich chocolate melting in your mouth… Mmm. And they still taste the same – as good as I remember! These chocoliaters seem very serious about their craft, there’s no cutting corners in terms of quality.

Oh and interestingly, the “retro” packaging still remains the same despite how many years have rolled by. It’s still the same warm “vintage” look… But I realized the original founders (Mamoru and his wife Aiko Takitani) have since passed on but it’s still a passionate family run business, which also gives out scholarships to Hawaii students so they can go to college, which is truly great.

Now, if you’ve yet to try HH chocolates, please do yourself a favor and get some today. Afterall, chocolate is good for you 🙂 I love “old school”!!!

*nom nom nom nom nom nom nom*

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