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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Magic Auction ・マジック道具のオークション

4 big bags of stuff up for auction!
Since Friday last week, the university magic club has returned to evening sessions. During the summer the meetings are in the afternoon, when I have to work, so I cannot attend. Fridays are impossible for me even when the meetings are in the evening, but today I went to the club for the first time in months. And today there was an auction of old magic stuff!

先週金曜日から大学のサークル(奇術研究会)がまた夜例会になっているからやっとまた参加出来る。金曜日には普段行けないけど。今日久し振りにサークルに行って、手品道具のオークションがあった!

Since the others are all students, they apparently have no money at all. This meant that most things went for really really low prices. I bought lots of interesting stuff! So much so that it was a bit difficult to lug everything home. And still there were lots of things I wanted to buy but we ran out of time so the auction will continue "next time". Which seems to be a Friday, sadly. Maybe I can still go? I hope so.

学生達は基本的にお金ないみたいで、激安い感じだった。面白い物を沢山買って、帰りは結構大変だった。持てないくらい。まだまだ欲しいもの沢山あったが時間が遅すぎて、また今度に続くって…また今度ってことは金曜日だそうだけど。行けないのかなぁ…行けたら、また沢山買おう!笑

Today's shopping result
Today I bought: a compressible silk hat (which I already own, but it was super cheap), a vanishing beer bottle, a really weird looking color-changing-necktie (that nobody wanted so I said I would buy it for 100 yen (about 1 dollar), and which was apparently 8300 yen originally), some form of mental trick with for jumbo sized kings, some jumbo card trick with Japanese words, a sponge ball that felt weird to the touch, a huge handkerchief or small table cloth that you can "make a plate vanish" with, a dove book, a yellow box where you put in a dove and then disassemble the whole box and the dove is gone, a purse with a tiny purse to go with it (and with tiny 500 yen coins that are super cute). And all of this for only 10550 yen (105 dollars)! If you buy them new, just the purse set and the silk hat would cost that much.

My favorite buy today: a purse and a tiny purse set, with tiny 500 yen coins inside!
今日買ったものは:折りたたみ式シルクハット(持っているが激安かった)・消える瓶ビール・訳分からない柄のカラーチェンジネクタイ(誰も欲しくないもので、100円で一応買った。原価が8300円らしい)・メンタルネタの4枚のキングのジャンボカード・よく分からない「松」「竹」「梅」のカード・手触りが変なスポンジ・皿も消せるそうなデカイハンカチというかテーブルクロスというか・鳩出てくる本・鳩が消える(黄色い)箱・普通サイズとちっちゃいがま口、ちっちゃくて可愛い500円付き。全部で10550円しか出していない。普通な値段だったら、シルクハットとがま口だけでその値段だ。

Apart from the things I bought, I also wanted some gimmick coins, jumbo cards with naked women, sponge eggs, and some other stuff.

他に欲しいのは仕掛けのあるコイン・シモネタ系ジャンボカード・スポンジのたまご、色々。

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