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Postby David965 » 04/23/12 12:10 AM

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Postby mrgoat » 04/23/12 09:55 AM

Best. First. Post. Ever.
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Postby Doc Dixon » 04/23/12 11:20 AM

mrgoat wrote:Best. First. Post. Ever.


Best. 2,984th. Post. Ever.
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Postby Anthony Vinson » 04/23/12 03:50 PM

Hi Ho Silver!
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Postby Lambourne » 05/07/12 03:04 AM

mrgoat wrote:Best. First. Post. Ever.


Indeed! :cool:
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Postby AJM » 05/07/12 03:43 AM

This thread just gets better and better - I think, with a bit of work, we could have a rival to the Erdnase thread.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/07/12 10:15 AM

The guy is from the Philippines, and might be a spammer. Or might just be a young magician. We'll wait and see.
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Postby Edward Pungot » 05/07/12 10:54 AM

Considering that the vast majority of the people on this forum are Caucasian middle to late age men, I would like to welcome this timid fellow Filipino (if you are really real).

Although I was born and raised as an American I have looked into the magic scene in my ethnically-based roots. I must say there is quite an interest there and am both happy to hear of this and glad to see that I am not the only skinny-browned-skinned magician out there. It was nice to hear Enrico de la Vega at Magic-Con. It was also nice to know that Homer Liwag is also a Filipino. It's nice to know that I am not the only one.

That being said, I think the internet has really connected all of us magicians. And this is a good thing, because it allows us to sneak a peek at what our fellow magi are doing abroad. Being in the Westernized world where for the most part anyone who lives here is basically 100s of years into the future from the perspective of a third world county, I think any magician who has a cultural background other than or in addition to "American" should seriously consider looking into prospective work and potential fame in your ancestral land (if that is something that interests you). Why? Because I think there is a lot of potential there (wherever that may be for you). What has already been done here in the States, has yet to be done in a second/third world country. They are waiting for YOU, someone that looks like THEM, representing THEM in the world of magic. Likewise magic is waiting for YOU to represent magicians in the other world. As magicians in a modern world, what we have to offer to our homelands is not simply "a magician," but a Filipino-American magician or a [fill-in the blank]-American magician. All of these lesser known countries are waiting for their version of David Blaine and David Copperfield. They want to see someone like themselves making it onto television and gracing the stage and casinos in their homeland.

When I visited the Philippines last summer there were so many venues (i.e. large casinos, catering parties, TV shows, fancy hotels and restaurants) just waiting for a magician to grace the stage. And what's almost guaranteed if you are a American Westernized magician with an ethnicity tied to that country, is you will be way ahead of whatever the magic scene is in that country because of the high standards that are placed here in the states. You will literally become the standard there because of the training you had here in the modern world. You will have something to teach the other magicians there because it will be so new and different and ahead of whatever they are doing there in the homeland. Of course I may be wrong with these statements. Just like in other fields, they could potentially catch-up to us "moderns." And I wouldn't be surprised if it has already happened.

I have already tested the waters here, the water is fine.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/07/12 11:25 AM

The next Asian Magicians Association convention will be held in the Philippines!
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Postby Edward Pungot » 05/07/12 11:32 AM

Nice!
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Postby mrgoat » 05/07/12 11:42 AM

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