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Sleek Mind-Blowing Magic at Sinfonia Ristorante

Just last week, I had the good fortune to perform for Sinfonia Ristorante at the Victoria Concert Hall for their Launch Party. Upon entering the establishment, the posh yet vibrant atmosphere caught my eyes.  We arrived at the venue early, and the party was already in full swing. There was a buffet spread of the finest Italian cuisines, cooked up by the amazing Chef Simone Depalmas.

As this is a fine dining restaurant, you could see guests salivating over each dish. Little did they know that they will be jaw dropped by something else coming up next.

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I performed to many tables that night, but the most unforgettable performance in the night was to a group with an unconvinced spectator. As I performed for their table, the skeptical looks on the guest slowly turned into amazement and surprise, leading to a great round of applause.

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I also managed to perform to the esteemed chef of the night, Chef Simone Depalmas. He could not stop raving about the magic happening in his hands after my performance to people all around.

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The family going crazy after my final revelation.

The family going crazy after my final revelation.

Performing for the guests of the Sinfonia Ristorante was an eye-opening experience. The etiquette in which they conduct themselves and the way they inadvertently gave in to the laughter and the surprise brought about my magic reminds me why I love to do what I do.

Till next time!
Joel the Magician

Joel 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 kim@metaillusions.com

Finalists in a competition: The Strangers

Last weekend, our trio of magicians at Meta Illusions, The Strangers, competed in a talent competition hosted by both Bukit Timah Plaza and Noon Talk Media – they have emerged victorious among numerous other competitors having acquired third in the overall contest.

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The Strangers – Yu Ji, Kim and Anderson – put in blood, sweat and tears to create a new, never before seen illusions specially designed for this competition. The illusion – to vanish a judge’s phone and allow it to reappear inside a box, a box that has been hung up on stage and secured under lock and key. The road to the illusion’s inception was not an easy one; weeks were spent conceptualising and perfecting the illusion under the guidance of Singapore’s top iPad illusionist, Alexander Yuen. Yet despite the gruelling practice as well as the audience’s scrutiny and scepticism, not only has The Strangers managed to complete and perform their illusion, they have managed to deliver their top class performance with class, swag and humour, much to the delight and amazement of the audience and the judges.

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The most interesting part of it all is that The Strangers is the ONLY contestant performing magic within the competition to have emerged victorious. Numerous other magicians were either eliminated through the constant bouts of attrition amongst contestants. This is a true testament to The Stranger’s performance; they are ranked as the best magic act within this competition.

Although The Strangers did not rank first, their charisma and magic have won the hearts of the judges and the audience. One particular lady was so impressed with their performance that she took the initiative to commend them for their magic! What a heart-warming sight!

We hope that you had had a great weekend as well! Till 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 kim@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!

Jenny Ang
Director, Corporate Services