It has been a while a while since I put any photos on my blog. Still no camera. :-( Will hopefully be getting a 2nd hand one in May! :-)
These were taken by my son's GF. :-) Thanks my dear!
Photos are not in chronological order. Not sure why when I upload them this happens.
|Some of the ladies (those who can read |
Mandarin - or at least the romanized version) preparing to sing a couple of traditional Chinese New Year songs.
Also not been blogging much as I have been feeling rather listless the whole week and been having bouts of headaches and I have tiring dreams every night! . But the good part is that my IBS has only acted up once in 2 weeks! :-) Bit of an energy "downer". I suppose too may late nights and early mornings as well ? :-) ...
But also just too much on my mind?
|People playing one of the games I prepared|
for this meeting . In small groups making tangram rabbit designs.
|Strategy is actually needed for my version. |
So it was cool to see the
leaders organizing their various teams.
|Another game: The chopsticks game |
and one of the judges keeping score
|I can always count on these two to present an item |
(usually they come in threes but their "triplet"
had a sudden case of the jitters).
Very talented and fun girls!
|I thought his was a wonderful photo. |
Catches the mood of the meeting well.
My wife organized the decorations
this year - simple and nice
The meeting was top me wonderful as we had so many guests that I was overwhelmed. Great to see regular guests as well as many new ones, and having the chance to get to know new people.
|Every year I give our "red packets" with |
something special related to money to
This year it was "silver coins"
I was wiser too this year - I only took out my balloons and pump after most had left so I had a more leisurely time doing less than a dozen balloons for a small group of children. And I used a trick taught to me by "master clown" Hoby Tyler. "Sorry, but today we are celebrating Chinese New Year and it is the year of the rabbit. So today, I only make rabbits!" Less stress! :-)
|Eating Yee Sang is always a must for some. |
Not sure why :-)
|First part of my gospel magic presentation. |
I like this effect which I adapted to tell a story
as it has lots of audience participation.
They have to come up, wear special gloves
and join hands in a special way
|This is me telling the story and putting on my special gloves as well as explaining what they need to do.|
|The children enjoying the lollipops while the show continues|
|This is my appearing lollipops trick - |
where a clearly shown empty bag
magically fills up with lollipops.
|I saw this trick performed back in 2005. |
I liked it very much and so I bought it 2
years ago when I saw it but only now
Very visual and plays big when done
|I like this too. Learned the concept at a |
magic workshop 2 years ago. And modified it
to suit my style and added some stuff
to make it into a longer more interactive routine
|My opener - an Aldo Colombini effect (modified |
again of course)
and I would like to modify it even more! :-)
4 part mentalism effect that I thought is hilarious
... and thankfully so did the crowd. :-)