Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the magic"
My wife has recently developed an interest in magic. Not just any old magic, but the street magic of a certain Cyril Takayama.
The dashing illusionist of Ryukyuan and French descent has been seen on cable TV doing his street magic in cities like Taipei.
The man would cook instant noodles with just cold water in front of young people at Xi Men Ding shopping district, or do some coin thing in a fancy club with some sexy woman as his ooh-ahh target.
The wife was so fascinated with his brand of magic that she went online to hunt down his YouTube videos, most of which were from his programs in Japan.
"No, lah, I like him for his magic only," my wife said to me when I came home one evening and caught her transfixed on the television. (cont'd)