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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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Magic show



Sunday two weeks ago, I went to Futomi, a place close to Sweden Hills outside Sapporo. Some people I know were organizing an even for kids, and they wanted me to do a magic show at the event. It was around 15 kids, very young, and slightly more grown ups (parents, people organizing other things at the event).

2週間前の日曜日に太美というところにマジックショーをしに行った。札幌の近くにあるスウェーデンヒルズの丘の下なんだ。知り合いがそこで子供のイベントをしていたので、イベントでマジックショーもして欲しかった。子供15人くらいが来た。大人はもうちょっと多かった(親・他のイベント的なことの担当者)。

I did around 25 minutes of magic. Producing lots of weird big boxes from and empty paper bag is always popular, as is multiplying Pikachu-sponges. I also did a bingo game magic trick on request. They were supposed to give all the kids a bag of snacks after the event, so they told me to do it in a bingo game. Everyone had a different bingo tray, and despite this all kids got bingo at the same time. Next time I will bring bingo trays for the parents too, and have only the kids get bingo.

25分くらいのマジックショーをした。空の紙袋から変なものを出すのが毎回人気のマジックだ。ピカチュのスポンジを馬鹿ほど増やすマジックも。今回、イベントの後、子供におやつの袋をあげる予定があったので、ビンゴゲームのマジックも頼まれた。子供が皆ばらばらなビンゴカードがあったのに、皆同時にビンゴになった(縦・横・斜め、色々)。次回、両親にもカードを渡して、子供だけビンゴになるようにしようと思っている。


After the magic show, I went with my friends to their house since they were scheduled to have a guest from Sweden later during that day. While waiting around, I found a deck of Tally Ho cards (popular with people doing card magic), but in mini size. Why would normal people have that lying around?

マジックショーの後、知り合いの家にも行った。その日の夕方に別のスウェーデン人も来る予定があった。待っていた時に、Tally Hoというメーカーのトランプ(マジシャンの人気ブランド)を見つけた。ミニのサイズだったけど。一般人が持っていると、何で?って思う(笑)

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