A Touch of Magic for a Private Party

Just last month, we had a request for a Magician to perform for a private party. Without hesitance, we took it up. One of the best ways to celebrate a party was always with good food and company,but to bump it up another notch, Magic will always be part of it. Arriving early at the venue, I was greeted with a beautiful house well decorated with the theme of white and blue and more.

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The client who is a really good friend to the owners, also happens to be the one who is the coordinator for the party. The house was beautifully decorated with Led lit balloons as well as Running spot lights on the open deck which made the place looked spectacular. There were also buffet food lines, live food stations to photo booths and live bands but to add a little sparkle to everything, there was me :)

 Yes, I do have my matching brooch and pocket square to fit the theme!

Yes, I do have my matching brooch and pocket square to fit the theme!

I was also briefed that it is an Anniversary party as well as the owners very own birthday month. With that special information given, I was prepared to create something special for them. Here below, you will see them holding each other in disbelief of how something impossible has just happened. Look how everyone else stood around puzzled and in laughter. Objective achieved!

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After the owners, it was time for me to go around to everyone as the guests and friends start to stream into the house. I found the table of 5 to be my 2nd group to perform to and I loved their amazing reactions.

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Moving through the people in the house as well as the food tables, Magic left it's impression with not only the people I went to, but it also drew the others to look over their shoulders as if a fragance attracted them to turn.

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Making sure everyone has had a bit of Magic experienced that very day, made my day fulfilled and accomplished. Seeing the joyful smiles on their faces on these photos proves to me that Magic indeed has done it again.

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Signing off,
Kim (8)
1/3 of The Strangers

Kim is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

Magical Journey with Board of Directors

Just earlier this month, we at Meta Illusions have received an opportunity to see to a specific request that other Magicians and companies have turned down. We took it up and it was one of the most fruitful and wonderful journey that our company has had. 

This company had an interesting request, wanting to have the Board of Directors perform a Magic Show for their upcoming Dinner and Dance. We had a short span of less than 3 months to date, and yes they came to us late last year in 2017. Knowing that Alexander Yuen is well experienced in the directorial role due to similar projects of the recent past, we knew this would turn out extremely positive. Both companies have come to agreements shortly as everything was positive as we agreed to take up this project with much promptness.

Without much delay, Alexander Yuen worked quickly to draft the timeline as well as the scripting. Whilst the rest of team worked on getting equipped with the items for training to come, together with the Directors, on a weekly basis.

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Our very first meeting was the get-to-know. As everyone met each other for the first time. We had to learn to schedule training sessions to fit everyone's busy schedule. Alexander Yuen had that very chance to get the Directors introduce and speak a little about themselves on the very day. From there, he could discern and direct the individuals of whom would be good fit for the roles in this upcoming Magic Show.

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Thereafter, next week we began our first lesson and to meet the first set of Directors to begin training them. Prior to every lesson when they are meeting us for the first time, they all had to also recite the Magician's Code and sign it off on paper. We treat Magic with great respect and of course, with everyone of them learning the Magic that they will later show, they had to take it seriously as well. That does not exclude the camera ladies ;)

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Weekly, we ran through and equipped the specific individual Director that would be turning up for training. It was very pleasant and nice have worked with everyone of them as they were all very teachable to learn every single detail to being a good performer.

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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
— ~ Ernest Hemingway
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Having said that, showmanship and courage started to build up and muster within them as our team helped them to work on the subtleties and mistakes week after week.

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Of course, until the day came where we had our last training, which was just one week before the actual show. The dedication and hard practice everyone has put together will be displayed right before their distinguished guests,partners and colleagues.

 Kim managed to catch a selfie with them just right before Showtime!

Kim managed to catch a selfie with them just right before Showtime!

Arriving the venue that very day, everyone was ready and well prepared to give a good show! Thus it was, the Singalicious Dinner and Dance ended on a great high! Congratulations guys :)

 Magic Show brought to you by the Board of Directors! Photo Credits : WIS Holdings Group

Magic Show brought to you by the Board of Directors!
Photo Credits : WIS Holdings Group

Click here to see a short video montage WIS Holdings Group has made!

As said by Director Derrick : " Without effort, we will not succeed.''

The show was an absolute success and kudos to the Board of Directors, Alexander Yuen and Team Meta Illusions! We wish everyone a fruitful and blessed Lunar New Year ahead! 

Signing off,
Team Meta Illusions :)

Meta Illusions consists of professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com


Testimonial from WIS Holdings Group

Hi, Alexander and Kim,

Sincerely, and on behalf of my colleagues, I thank Metaillusions team for the relentless coaching throughout the months of preparation.

It was a journey travelled with much challenges & frustrations at times from conceptualising to learning to the final moments, as we have members dropping out, we neglect and only to catch up with the practices at the 11th hour etc, and I witnessed how you and your team bore with us during this period and never stopped giving reminders again and again, only to make sure we succeed.

Thank you, Alexander, for the efforts in studying our personalities and customising the roles for us, I am impressed by this segment of the entire process.

There were a couple of genuine miscommunication and misunderstandings which I so appreciate our resolving them together.

Thank you, Kim, for patient guidance despite our constant forgetting of the lines and theatrical techniques.

There were just so many of us with different gaps during the training sessions, I really don’t know how you did it, but you did it.

Thank you, Anderson, Yuqi & Douglas for accommodating our rehearsal, and seeing to stage preparation.

Not easy, but you all made it work.

I am not sure if you still remember I once shared with you that another company actually gave us up after understanding our performing needs and diversified profiles.  Metaillusions took up this mission (which I thought was almost impossible) and made it a success.  Besides the concrete leadership, Metaillusions has a great team.  The young men are disciplined, humble and embrace accountability; as a HR practitioner it has been a long time since I last encountered such professional young generation from this new era.

Honestly, there were some slips during the actual performance, and I personally wished it could be better.  But well that was the best we ever could be at that very moment and I am 100% sure my team gave it all.

So once again, thank you, gentlemen.  On a personal capacity, you helped me see the other side and real side of magic, just like how the sun rises in the morning which is one magical moment that we all take for granted.  Indeed I appreciate magic is all around us so long we can see it.

Metaillusions, you create magic!

Here's wishing Metaillusions a fabulous 2018 & beyond!

Regards
Jenny Ang
Director, Corporate Services

Magically Singalicious

Just last week, our Magicians Kim and Douglas had the chance to perform for a company's Dinner and Dance. The very joyous event was themed Singalicious. The company had a cool idea to incorporate the good old times of Singapore with much memories of their childhood into the reception programmes. There were Kacang Puteh and Bird's Nest stalls to Singapore Airlines stewardesses dressed up to take photos with, by a photo booth and much more. Like always, Magic was chosen to be part of this event. The organizers definitely have experienced some Magic during their childhood I must say.

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As soon as the event kicked off, our Magicians Kim and Douglas were already in the midst the sea of people. Many people arrived early and mingled amongst themselves as well as the photo booth to the various food stalls but little did they know, Magic was coming their way.

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Our Magicians slowly found themselves surrounded by different groups wherever they had placed their attention on.

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Approaching different groups having them mesmerized up close in person is something we always do. Causing the crowd to gasp and get surprised unknowingly leaves them in wonder at how something that seems impossible becoming possible.

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Often the most simple Magic displayed with suspense, brings the people on a journey like a roller coaster ride climbing up the first drop. Before they could see anything coming, they are already on the 360° loop.

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We definitely left the crowds of people hyped up for the line of events coming up. Little did the people know that their Board of Directors too, have prepared a Magic Show for them as well. Enough said and we will leave it to the next post to come, to tell your more on how it went.

Signing off,
Kim 8
1/3 of The Strangers

Kim and Douglas are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

A Magical Birthday Surprise

Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to use my skills and talents as a magician to bring joy and wonder to a very special group of people. A client contacted Meta Illusions to provide world class magic for her husband, of whom, will be celebrating his 60th birthday down at Mount Faber’s very own ballroom. She has decided that magic will be a wonderful addition to the birthday party; one that will surely bring about wonderful and unforgettable memories both to the couple, as well as the honored guests at the party.

 Magician: Anderson Chua

Magician: Anderson Chua

I glad accepted this challenge and prepped myself for the joyous evening. The guests were all wonderful. You can literally see their eyes sparkle with excitement and anticipation when they hear that a magician will be performing for the evening. I pulled out my bag of tricks and brought much visual, stunning entertainment for all of them. Their reactions were amazing. Many of them appreciated what I did and even requested for selfies during and after the show.

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Towards the end of the evening, I was also asked to do something special for the birthday boy on stage. What better way of ending the show by making him the star of the show. The magic was designed in such a way where the birthday boy was the magician and I was the spectator. The unique and surprising reversal of roles, coupled with comedic punch lines made the moment of stage truly magical for him and everyone else!!!

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I realized that the real magic is the bond one has with another person. An intimate connection on a spiritual level. Only through magic can we attain such a wonderful connection; and only then can we really create unforgettable memories!

Anderson is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

Welcoming 2018 with a Magical Countdown

It has come to the time of the year where new beginnings happen for everyone. Yes, I am talking about The New Year. I had the great opportunity to return back to the Michelin starred restaurant; FOO’D by Davide Oldani and be part of a great celebration of joy and happiness to end off the countdown for the New Year, 2018.

The restaurant, with its high ceilings and Corinthian columns, located within the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall was no stranger to me at all. Arriving to the fully booked 150 capacity restaurant, I couldn’t wait to bring what I had installed for the people so I actually arrived earlier than my usual early of 30 minutes before. I was greeted by the sweetest smiles and cheerful faces of the familiar staff despite being busy. The ambience is classy,exquisite and vibrant and what a better way to accompany good tasty food than with good Magic.

 Lovely group of people that I absolutely enjoyed performing to!

Lovely group of people that I absolutely enjoyed performing to!

I made my way into the restaurant and I found a table of 3 in the middle to be my first to begin with. With their amazing laughter and applause upon my first trick where I made a solid billiard ball appear before their eyes, I knew they definitely enjoyed themselves although one claimed that they probably had too much wine but still, looking at each other wide-eyed wondering at how the solid billiard ball appeared from thin air. To no surprise, slowly the other tables knew that there were more than just a few drinks going on at this table as I proceeded to display my effects one after the other.

 A shot of the amazing staff with their friends!

A shot of the amazing staff with their friends!

Once I was done, I could see different tables looking at me with a burning desire in their eyes for me to go to their tables and of course, I eventually did so. The last few hours to the New Year sped by like a freight train into minutes as soon as my last table got to experience the Magic I had shown to them, everyone slowly got up to walk out to see the fireworks on the very last minute.

 Lovely family visit :)

Lovely family visit :)

Although there was a drizzle of rain, right outside the restaurant porch, we had a nice view of where the fireworks would happen. The guests gathered together outside with people who came over to take shelter from the rain and within seconds there were screams and shouts of congratulations as soon as the first firework shot off in the dark sky. It was truly mesmerizing and a delightful moment.

 A lil magic with the wonderful staff.

A lil magic with the wonderful staff.

The fireworks display was indeed a wonderful way to end off the last day of the year but it was way better when I had the different guests to be coming up to me, thanking and appreciating what they have experienced that very night. I truly, am thankful to know that I have created more than a positive experience within their hearts which could have been any other normal night of celebration, but it indeed turned out to be an extremely memorable night for everyone.

 Here we have our Asia's very own top Sommelier!

Here we have our Asia's very own top Sommelier!

As most people took pictures, gave hugs and thanks with some slowly leaving the venue. I too, had the chance to take some photos with the guests and wonderful staff. I stayed on longer than usual to show some more to the staff including Asia's ranked no.2 Sommelier in the house, so if you guys want to find good wine, find him! Extremely humble and knowledgeable man :) I too, also went to the people at the bar for a little more before I left. Here is a snippet to see what happened at the bar.

The last night of 2017 has been more than Magical and I hope everyone out there who reads this had a good one as well.

With that all of us here in Meta Illusions, wish everyone a very Happy New Year and a blessed 2018 to come! :)

Signing off,
Kim (8)

Kim is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

It’s all done with Smoke and Mirrors

On the very last day of 2017, our close-up magician, Anderson, got the incredible opportunity to share his love, passion in the Art of Magic to audience down at Smoke and Mirrors Bar – located right at the very of top of Singapore’s very own National Gallery.

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The weather was gloomy, hazy and wet; amidst wet tuxedoes and pompadours, an evening of wonder and magic awaits! Warm lights and jazz flooded the bar as Anderson waltzed in between tables with his arsenal of miracles. Despite being strangers, the magic instantly brought huge bouts of joy and laughter to the tables. Within an instant, strangers from separate corners of the world became friends over wine and champagne. Transcending sleight of hand and trickery, the real magic conjures itself, reifies itself in between individuals with a single smile.

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What better way to end of a fantastic year with close-up magic.

Here we see how effective close-up magic is as an ice-breaker and entertainment for all age groups and races.

There was also a request by a member of the audience to demonstrate something amazing with the bar’s own cutlery. Without a moment’s hesitation, Anderson led the group down the rabbit hole and into a dimension of wizardry by altering the molecules of a metal spoon, thus causing it to bend at the will of the spectator. The ad lib request of doing magic with ordinary objects is what makes it fun, entertaining and memorable. The reactions from the audience was incredible and well-worth a shot. It is our mission to provide impactful and visual magic for everyone according to their needs and desire.

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2017 has been a magical year for all of us here at Meta Illusions. We hope that you have had a great year as well! May the forth coming be as magical as the past.

Team Meta Illusions.

Anderson is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

The Boyband of Magic performs at Henderson CC

Last week, The Strangers, Meta Illusions’ very own boyband of magic had the pleasure of presenting their cool and energetic style of magic for the people at Henderson CC. The event, Christmas themed, was aimed to provide not only entertainment for the residents around the vicinity of Henderson CC, but it was above all a grassroots community event to reach out to the under-privileged children.

Upon arrival, our team of magicians – Kim, Yuji and Anderson – were surrounded by a massive crowd of teenage volunteers as well as a bustling pack of kids. There were a variety of food and game booths, coupled with ice creams and balloons. What better way to complement the festive spirit with good magic on stage with The Strangers!

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Our team of magicians started off with a round of close-up roving magic, showing feats of tiny miracles just inches away from the kids. Knowing that magicians are on the ground, you can see the feeling of anticipation and excitement in the eyes of the children; fully aware that something unexpected and magical is about to happen. On one instant our magician Kim literally caused made the kids jumped and react with much joy when he caused a handful of baby bunnies to burst forth from the hands of a youngling. Interestingly, many of the kids, thereafter, came up to the magicians and requested for more performances – and indication that they love magic and that they wanted to see more.

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The stage magic segment thereafter was extremely well-received by the crowd as the magicians attempt to produce globes of ivory from mid-air as well as attempting to apparently pierce a sword right through a spectator’s neck. The wonderful show and reaction made a day extremely enjoyable for the children and the adults alike.

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Magic has shown the kids, amidst the various obstacles in life, that hope and dreams do exist. It tells them, metaphorically, that we are able to achieve whatever we want as long as we put our minds to it. We at Meta Illusions are happy to bring joy to the people and children at Henderson CC.

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Signing off , The Strangers!

The Strangers are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

Magical Evening with the Residents of Bedok

On the 9th of December, The Strangers had to chance to be performing for Bedok Cares Carnival with Bedok Cares initiative which focuses on caring for the residents of Bedok division. Amidst wellness programmes,fringe booths and stage activities to the community, The Strangers were chosen as the Magic element to the residence in this carnival.

We arrived with most people settled down very much eager to watch the magic show to be displayed before them. The residents sitting around watched us with our setup with much eagerness and anticipation in their eyes. After the short setup and we were ready to go before our scheduled time so we decided to break into the crowd to show them some Close-up Magic to let them have a taste of what was going to come up next.

 Watch how Anderson charms the residents with just a piece of rope!

Watch how Anderson charms the residents with just a piece of rope!

Magicians Yu Ji and Anderson engaged half the crowd each and received much applause accompanied with “oos and ahs’’ Here are some pictures.

 A picture of our Magician Yu Ji in action!

A picture of our Magician Yu Ji in action!

Our Magician Anderson had the chance to perform for one of very own MP, Mr Lim Swee Say. He loved the trick Anderson did so much that he posted it on his facebook page with the following caption :

This is one the amazing magic performed at Bedok this afternoon, by Anderson, a student who has done magic for 10 years.

He is good 👏

Click here to see what was displayed before his eyes!

 The Strangers in action!

The Strangers in action!

Through the Close up Magic where we let them have a glimpse of Magic had them excited and pumped up for the Show. Shortly after, we took the stage and showcased The Strangers Show. The show took the crowd into another dimension as they stay seated tight, where there were moments of loud gasps as well as thunderous laughter throughout. 

 Lots of happy people at the end of the show!

Lots of happy people at the end of the show!

To keep ourselves in line with Bedok Cares initiative, we also left the crowd in huge satisfaction. With Care incorporated in our acts, we definitely showed that we do Magic because we Care for every individual that experiences Magic through us.
Till the next time!


Signing off,
The Strangers

The Strangers are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

Discovering Magic in Discovery Centre

A bright and sunny Saturday afternoon on the 18th of November, once again, Magic was chosen to be part of an Family day event at our very own Singapore Discovery Center. Amidst the games from bouncy castles to classic outdoor arcade games and cotton candy, Magic was selected to be part of the entertainment that very afternoon. 

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Singapore Discovery Center had a few different venues of entertainment and I believe that is where Magic comes in and gets all places covered. With interactive roving Magic, I can approach small or big groups to pairs standing around while they have food or await for their children to finish their games.

 Here's my first group!

Here's my first group!

Magic is something for all ages and it never fails to bring people wonder and surprise. Soon after my first group that i approached, the crowd grew to see what was going on and of course, slowly Magic took its' course.

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Of the many emotions that come forth,one of which is joy and laughter!

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As I moved from venue to venue, there and then Magic follows to leave it's mark in close proximity.

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Just as I was about done, I noticed a family that slowly came close hoping to see something. I definitely did not hesitate to do what I do and proceeded to find that they were going to be my favourite group to have performed to. Check out their amazing reactions as well as a group photo which they kindly requested :)

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Shows done and upon leaving I had one last group that requested for another photo together. This often lets me know that Magic has indeed made someone's day leaving them with an absolute positive experience. Till next time!

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Signing off,
Kim

Kim is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com.

Magical Morning at MWS Nursing Home

On the 12 November 2017, Sunday, we, “The Strangers” had the chance to be performing for the wonderful people at MWS Nursing Home. The event organized by Yew Mei Green NC together with nearby residences, had us in mind to be part of this event. Of course, what a better way to brighten a morning than a great time of Trio boy-band magic show!

 The Strangers - Kim , Yu Ji, Anderson

The Strangers - Kim , Yu Ji, Anderson

Everyone that was involved in this event came in shortly and filled up the room. A short exercise, followed by a few speeches given by the organizers, it was the time for “The Strangers” to take the stage.

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Take a look at the some of the pictures during the different segments of our show!

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Ending the show with great satisfaction and applause from the audience, we broke off into the different parts of the crowd to bring them more of magic in close proximity. That’s right, by the words of our Magician Anderson:” The more you look, the less you see, but in this case, the more you look, the stranger it gets “

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 Magician - Kim

Magician - Kim

 Magician - Yu Ji

Magician - Yu Ji

 Magician - Anderson

Magician - Anderson

The day ended with everyone’s mood lifted and many smiles upon their faces. The strange need not necessarily be something negative but they can often come in different forms of surprises and unexplainable miracles. We, the Strangers of Meta Illusions strive to always bring the best experience for people that we have the opportunity to encounter.  Till the next time!

Signing off,
The Strangers