Sunday, August 19, 2018

National Day 2018 Celebration - Juggling Show

Singapore, the "little red dot", celebrated her 53rd National Day on the 9th August 2018. There were celebrations by various groups and organisations all over the country.

Here is a video clip of part of my Juggling Show at one such celebration. Turn up the speaker volume to hear the music, and the children's cheers!


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JimmyJuggler juggles the boxes! There are no magnets. It's done with movements that are quick and synchronised.


Thank you for watching!



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Family Day Fun Juggling Show

One of my Juggling Shows this month was held inside Toll City, the new high-tech supply chain distribution centre in Singapore. The event was a Family Day carnival for company employees and their families. Here are some photos.

The carnival was in full swing when I arrived at the venue.

Jimmy Juggler | Family Day | Juggling Show
I'm happy to be here!


Here's a shot of me in action.

Image credit: Jay Dawny


Here's a shot of me with some young members of the audience. I had invited them onstage for a juggling game. Lots of fun!

Image credit: James Teo


At the end of my show, I was glad that the stage had been built inside an air-conditioned hall. It was significantly cooler indoors; the weather has been very warm on most days of this month.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I took on the Incredible Feat Challenge

The animated movie, Incredibles 2 is now playing in cinemas. It's the long-awaited sequel to the original The Incredibles movie that was released in 2004. That's an incredible 14 years of waiting to watch the popular superhero family on the big screen again.

I enjoyed watching both movies, as did many other people. The ratings for both movies are - wait for it - incredible! Many audiences and movie reviewers have positive reviews about both movies.

Having watched Incredibles 2 just a couple of days ago, I cast my mind back to the year 2004, the year that I had watched The Incredibles.

In 2004, I had taken part in the Incredible Feat Challenge, a contest that was linked to the first movie, The Incredibles. The contest event had been made possible by The New Paper, McDonald's Singapore, and Streats. It was held at the Junction 8 shopping mall in Singapore. My "incredible feat" for the contest was my Knives Juggling act. Yes, I did that because I'm a Juggler.

I only started this blog in 2009, which means this is a fresh post about an event that remains significant in my life.

The Incredible Feat Challenge is important to me because my girlfriend had encouraged me to take part in it. We were dating then; sometime later, she became my wife (and still is!).

Here are some photos of that day in December 2004:

The stage and backdrop in Junction 8 mall in Bishan, Singapore.

Many spectators waiting for the Incredible Feat Challenge to begin.


Singapore Juggler who is known as JimmyJuggler
It's my turn! "I am JimmyJuggler."

Jimmy Juggler does the incredible knife balance
My head-balance of a knife, while reciting the alphabet backwards, "Z,Y,X,W....A"

Prizes! We won The Incredibles plush toys and other nice things.


So how did I do at the contest? I won second prize! The prize comprised several items. I was very happy to win The Incredibles plush toys and I gave them to my girlfriend. The prize also included $1,000.00. I happily shared some of that with my girlfriend by buying her a diamond ring from a jewellery store in Junction 8 immediately after the event ended.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Thanos Snaps His Fingers

In the latest Avengers blockbuster movie, "Avengers: Infinity War", the supervillain, Thanos, snaps his fingers to devastating effect. It is a life-changing move, to say the least.

Certainly, I'm not a supervillain. I also don't have such superpowers. However, I have the ability to snap my fingers to make a coin flip over, without having to touch that coin with my fingers and thumbs.

This might be an unusual little stunt. As a juggler, I personally find this stunt to be amusing and strangely satisfying to do. Watch my video to make a coin flip with finger snap:




This surprising stunt with a coin is best done with a 10-cent coin. See the screenshot below:




Thank you for watching!


Friday, April 27, 2018

Harry Styles has a hidden talent - Juggling!

Harry Styles will be in Singapore (again) on 3 May 2018. The former One Direction member will perform his solo concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of his international tour, "Harry Styles Live On Tour".  Harry had performed his first solo show at Singapore's Star Theatre previously in November 2017.

Harry Styles has a hidden talent. In the video below, Harry presents an amusing show-and-tell segment about "secretly being great at juggling"! Check out the funny video segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden.




When Harry Styles debuted his self-titled solo album in May 2017, the album topped the charts around the world, including the UK Albums chart and the US Billboard 200 chart (source: Wikipedia). He also had an acting role in the 2017 epic wartime movie, "Dunkirk", which was directed by Christopher Nolan.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Creative Problem-solving for Everyone

"Juggling" is often used as a metaphor (a figure of speech). For instance, we might say that we are always having to "juggle" our work commitments and our personal priorities, due to a hectic schedule. Or we might say we need to "juggle" with the use of different resources to accomplish various tasks.

So let's just say that "juggling" is akin to problem-solving.

Well, the actual activity of Juggling is essentially the outcome of solving the following problems: where and when to throw and catch the objects being juggled.

Watch the video. I juggle the "Chops" pattern. It is an advanced juggling pattern. Learning to do it requires that the entire pattern be broken down to smaller movements.


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This is just like breaking down a complex problem into smaller problems to solve. Solve each small problem and work towards the entire solution.

Using one Club as an illustration:

1. Using one hand, toss the Club upwards and at the opposite side of the body.

2. Catch that Club at shoulder height with the other hand, and "chop" the Club down across the front of the body.

3. Toss that Club upwards.

4. Repeat steps 2 to 4.

Then, these basic movements are applied step-by-step to the situation of juggling all three Clubs. The final result is the complete "Chops" pattern.

Therefore, breaking down a big or complex problem into smaller parts to solve is a good way to get closer to the primary goal of a full solution. We can try to deal with real-life situations using this approach. First, we can identify the various aspects of the whole situation and try to deal with each aspect one by one. There might be a solution or countermeasure that works for each aspect. Then, try to integrate each solution back into the whole situation. See the diagram below at http://www.teach-ict.com/2016/images/diagrams/problem_task1.jpg.


An example of breaking down a Main Task into smaller tasks


What other creative and practical ways to solve problems do you know of? Share your ideas below as a comment on this post.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Official Opening of Heartbeat@Bedok

This Sunday, I'll be Juggling to entertain guests and visitors at the official opening of Heartbeat@Bedok. Heartbeat@Bedok is one of the largest community and lifestyle complexes in Singapore. It is located in Bedok town, in the eastern part of Singapore.





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Having visited the complex prior to its official opening, I'm certainly looking forward to be providing entertainment at this event.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Highlights of December 2017

We're now in the first week of 2018. I'll start off with this:

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The rest of 2018 is before us, and for us to discover.

Meanwhile, let's take a quick look back at some highlights of my JimmyJuggler shows that took place last December. Parties and Fun Events are held throughout this final month of the year; I'm glad to have been able to perform my juggling shows at some of them.

There are events in public spaces, such as the Endless Wonder Christmas Village on Orchard Road in Singapore. I'm thankful to have performed on this beautiful stage in the heart of the city:



There are parties like this:



Even regional conferences have some fun injected into the proceedings:



I get more requests for my Fire Juggling Act during December:



It's always fun during a JimmyJuggler show:




And I'm always delighted to receive compliments; it is my pleasure to perform for you:



Thank you for being my audience! And have a wonderful year ahead!



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Focus on the Audience

Here are some photos taken by the photographer at a recent event in Singapore. One of my acts is to balance a knife on my forehead and turn around while balancing that knife. I can't see the audience while keeping my eyes on the knife, so I'm glad to see the faces of the audience in the photos.

JimmyJuggler balances Knife on Head
"Look, no hands!"

 
They are astonished!


Thanks to everyone for watching!


Source of photos: Pioneer Zone 12 RC Facebook Page.




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Juggling at Family Carnival

JimmyJuggler was at the "I'm Proud Of You" family carnival to entertain the visitors. Here are some photos taken at the carnival, which took place earlier this month.

Inside Max Atria of the Singapore Expo


One of the signs that showed the way


JimmyJuggler gets ready backstage


And here's an imaginary tale about the real event:




"Everyone played happily ever after."


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