Friday, November 20, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood & The Wolf juggle together

In the world of Retail and Food & Beverage, you know it's approaching Christmas season when you come across all kinds of things designed to encourage consumer spending.

Here's one that caught my eye. I saw this in a supermarket brochure over the weekend. The familiar fairy tale has taken on a most unusual twist.


Source: Fairprice supermarket brochure


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Health matters - For event & party planners

The Ministry of Health is especially concerned about outbreaks of the highly contagious 2009 Influenza A (H1N1).

On 12 November 2009, I received my dose of the H1N1 vaccine from my doctor. This ought to be reassuring to my clients, especially event and party planners who are concerned about the health and well-being of their guests, visitors, patrons, and audience.


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

New video - Practice in the park

I posted this video clip into my Facebook profile just a few days ago. Thanks to everyone who had a look! I had fun putting this sequence together in early November 2009.
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Or watch the video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2x7_ADO7Rk


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get

I read an interesting article this week. It explains much about why jugglers do not need to look at their hands at all while juggling. The following is an extract:
"Do you need great peripheral vision to juggle? Not really. As long as you see the object that you want to catch as it starts to fall, your brain will send your arm and hand out to the right place to catch it without your having to watch the catch. There have been several experiments done which severely limit the juggler's field of vision. As long as the top of the pattern is visible, even beginning jugglers can learn to catch and throw reliably."
~ Lewis, Don. "Proprioception, What is it," in IJA eNewsletter, October 2009 issue, p. 3.

Juggling activity is controlled by the brain at both conscious and unconscious levels.

Last month I posted a blog about how scientists have discovered more about how the brain functions as we get older. The location of that blog post is:
http://jimmyjuggler.blogspot.com/2009/10/science-provides-good-reason-to-juggle.html

Happy juggling!


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Juggling at the Festival of Lights

This weekend, one of the shows I did was at a belated Deepavali celebration. The celebration was colourful and full of music with good beats and rhythms.

I always enjoy watching the Bhangra dancers at such events. The dancers are decked out in colourful costumes and dance happily to the unique Bhangra music. Very catchy rhythms and full of verve.


Bhangra dancers.


"Hey! Hey!"


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Running to juggle

I met an interesting customer yesterday. My customer ran all the way from Kent Ridge to Simei where we had our meeting.

Yes, that's right...she ran. She informed me that the distance was about 20 km. For a moment I was stunned. Then I came to my senses and asked her, "Are you training for the marathon?" She said, "Yes." Indeed, there's a marathon in December.

Her timing was good. She reached Simei at about the starting time for our appointment. I'm sure she'll do well on race day!

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