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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.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Magic at the Fruits Cake Factory



Yesterday I did some magic at the Fruits Cake Factory near Odori in Sapporo. It was some anniversary for the shop, if I understood correctly, so they had a party for their regular customers. There were around 30 or 40 guests at 5 different tables, and me and another magician went around to each table and did magic for about 10 minutes per table (so everyone got to see 20 minutes of magic).

昨日札幌の大通の近くにあるフルーツケーキファクトリーでテーブルホッピングのマジックをした。店の周年パーティーだったと思う。常連さんがいっぱい来ていて、ケーキを食べながら僕ともう1人のマジシャン(うちのマジックバーの店長)のマジックを見ることだった。30~40人くらいが来てて、5テーブルがあった。回って、1テーブルに10分くらいのマジックを見せたので皆20分くらいのマジック見れた(僕の10分と店長の10分)。

My coffee cup was decorated with pears, which is funny since my name is a homonym with the  word for pears in Japanese.
There were all kinds of people there, some young people (around 20 years old), families with small children, retired people, the boss of the Fruits Cake Factory, etc. Everyone seemed happy with the magic, and they had some sort of cake meal plan too.

色々な人が来ていた。20代の人も、子供連れの家族も、年配の方も、フルーツケーキファクトリーの社長っぽい人もいた。皆マジックを見て喜んでくれた。ケーキも美味しそうに食べた。

There was also a bingo game after our magic finished.
When we were introduced, the manager of the place said: "Welcome everyone. Today we have two magicians from a magic bar in Sapporo who will perform magic for you!" and there was a polite silence (people looked happy but said nothing). Then she went on to say: "After the magic, we will also have a bingo game!", and one kid sitting right in front of her screamed "Yeay!!!" very loudly. Apparently we were much less impressive than the chance of a bingo game, haha. Everyone else thought that was funny and laughed a lot. That kid did seem to enjoy the magic later, though.

紹介されたときに、店の店長が「今日札幌のマジックバーからのマジシャン2人がマジックを見せてくれます」って言って、お客さん皆静かだった。そして、「マジックの後、ビンゴ大会もあります」って言ったら、真ん中に座っていた男の子が大喜びで「いえ~い!」って叫びだした。ビンゴゲームに完全に負けたなぁ、笑。他のお客さんもそれが面白いと思って、爆笑。後でその男の子にマジックを見せたら、結構喜んで貰ったけど。


After we were finished we got some cake too, and then we even got a present bag that contained even more sweets! A very nice afternoon.


終わってから、ケーキも貰った!そして、お土産のスイーツ袋も貰った!良かった。





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