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."


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shows to Entertain Teachers and Students

Here are some recent photos taken by people with keen eyesight during my Juggling Shows. I especially like these photos. We can see that Juggling provides wonderful entertainment for both adults and children.

The shows were for different audiences - one comprising mostly of educators and teachers, and the other comprising mostly of schoolchildren.



















Credits: ACS International PSP Facebook Page, and Indian Women's Association Facebook Page.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Juggling at 2017 F1 Singapore Grand Prix night race event

The 2017 F1 Singapore Grand Prix, the 10th edition of the only nighttime race in Formula One, had some significant moments:

This year, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes team) emerged as the winner. Congratulations to him!

F1 race events are big events, so I was thrilled to be inside the Circuit Park to provide Juggling Entertainment on the 3 nights of this year's night race event. I had previously been inside the Circuit Park to entertain 7 years ago.





I managed to catch some action on the Marina Bay Street Circuit:



I also caught some of the big entertainment acts on the main stage in the heart of the Circuit Park, such as Ariana Grande and Duran Duran:



This is what I wore (photo below). As everyone knows, you have to stay cool in tropical Singapore; so, in between my performance sets, I would mostly be in front of an air-cooler:


F1 Singapore Grand Prix | Jimmy Juggler | Juggling in Singapore



On the final night, as the race ended with the announcement of the winner, I saw fireworks!




Thanks for watching!



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Video - Shows at the Singapore Night Festival 2017

I performed at two venues during the Singapore Night Festival 2017 last weekend. This was the 10th edition of the festival, which is "one of the biggest outdoor arts and cultural events" in Singapore. These two venues were in Zone 2 of the festival grounds.

The first venue was the Main Stage on Armenian Street, where I was billed at the LED Juggler. Here's a video with "live" footage. Turn up the speaker volume, and if you're using a smartphone, rotate your phone to watch the video in the landscape view for best results.




LED Juggler | Singapore | Juggling Performer
Source: http://www.cheekiemonkie.net/2017/08/singapore-night-festival-2017-survivor-guide-performances.html


The other venue was the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Inside the museum is a foyer that the museum uses as an event space. I was billed as Jimmy The Juggler for the shows here. On the nights that I was there, I shared the stage with a magician. People of all ages, including both Singaporeans and tourists, came late at night to watch us perform our shows.


Source: http://spm.org.sg/programmes/public-programmes/singapore-night-festival-2017


I feel privileged to have been featured in the festival. Right now, even as I write, I'm still on a post-show high!

Thank you for watching!


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