The Journey Continues

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Norbert Ferre, Katalin and Eric Eswin

What a wonderful surprise when you see your friends the other side of the world! That’s exactly what happened in China at the shooting of the 3rd episode of the Great Magician TV show, when I was surprised by World Champion Magician, Norbert Ferré from France and FISM President, Eric Eswin from the Netherlands! Sometimes I feel like Pitbull.. I’m so International nowadays… 😛

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Eric Eswin and Katalin

The beginning of my lighting rehearsal. not knowing I will spend 4 1/2 hours of lighting and torturing the crew how to do it right… (with no luck..)

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Lighting rehearsal

I believe I was checking on the Chinese Translator… “I quit” 😛

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Here is a moment on stage where I actually prove that the table is completely empty before we raise the white cloth than make my partner appear! However, this part was completely cut from the show..

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A fun, bonus info of this episode is that I wasn’t sleeping for days, only maybe 3-4 hours… So the day of the shooting, I completely slept in, and woke up when we started shooting.. I just pulled myself together and did my hair, makeup and get dressed in a record breaking speed! (Notice my over-blushed cheeks) 😀 So funny, how hard we worked for this four minutes.. yet I almost missed it… 😛 Oops!

Watch our performance:

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Watch the full episode:

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Improv Magic Backstage at The Great Magician TV Show

Lot’s of fun and improv magic with my dear friend, Eun Gyeol Lee.

He and I go way back… FISM 2003 at the Netherlands! We both were performing and we became friends there right away! Of course he is now a super-celebrity in Korea and I live in the USA, so it was great fun finally seeing him and working with him at this Chinese TV show, 大魔术师!

We had a little time, so we created a simple, improv magic video, just for fun! Enjoy!! 😛

 

And drumroll! Four of my random favorites, made in Korea:

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Teacher and Student Take the Stage for the First Time

If you watched the first episode of 大魔术师 aka The Great Magician, you know by now, that I choose Mr Yang as my partner to teach, and perform magic with for the competition!

The most challenging part was the language, because I don’t speak Chinese, just some basic words, but Mr Yang doesn’t speak English.. AT ALL! 🙂 Whew!

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My partner is a very famous opera singer in China, so as I’m teaching him the art of magic, in return he was helping me with singing lessons, which was really fun!

However, we were able to do a talking, comedy routine and I’m very pleased with him, because he completely ruled the stage, and I was only there to help him.. Make the actual magic happen. 😉

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All the performers were really kind to me, and the support was tremendous! I was proudly representing the American (and Hungarian) magic art as the only Caucasian performer in the show! 🙂

Here is the video of our performance:

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The full, second episode of The Great Magician:

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My Debut on CCTV – 大魔术师 Episode One

Challenging and exciting to be in this amazing project, especially this size, in China, the 大魔术师 aka the Great Magician. Magic and Variety are still very popular in Asian countries and I’m very grateful to be a part of this reality-based magic show. Especially that all the performers were treated with respect and professionalism! You can read more about the show here!

Watch my intro video on 大魔术师:

Watch my performance on the first episode:

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Watch the full first episode:

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Check out the official page of the show: 

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大魔术师 The Magic Show from Beijing to Times Square, NY

大魔术师 aka “The Great Magician” is China’s First Stars’ Magic Reality Show, which features 6 magicians and their chosen celebrity students!

The show’s lead judge is the very hot Jay Chou who draw many eyes to the show, especially for the opening ceremony! Jay not only participates as the lead judge, but also performs some magic on his own!

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Jay Chou and Katalin

The premiere of our show was also aired on Times Square, NY!

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The first episode is the most exciting, as the magicians are choosing their students, but only can choose the one, who chosen them first! Because I am closing the show, most celebrities are already taken.. But I still have 2 talents to choose from! Aniu, who is an adorable, talented singer, song writer, actor, director and Mr Yang, who is a well respected opera singer and celebrity in China!

Our long shooting day ended with an exciting press conference, where we introduced our show, ideas and personality to the media.

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Our show is available to watch exclusively on iQiyi and also can find many articles online:

Also, view more image of the actual press conference by clicking this image bellow:

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More updates are coming soon! xo

One Bag, Three Nights

Hope you are having a wonderful week! I’m doing some traveling lately and been so confused with dates and time differences! Especially now when I’m traveling Internationally. Luckily I always have a Samsonite carry-on ready to go when I have to leave town (or the country) for a few days.

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I usually go from Vegas to LA but this little bag also fantastic for further trips, as long as it’s not more than for a week or so. I love to keep double of my most important things, so I don’t exactly pack before I travel. Everything is ready to go! Waterproof mascara, eyeliner, lipstick.. That is why I adore travel size goodies from Sephora! I usually never finish the full size products before their expiration date, and I’m always on the go anyway! So let’s hear a hip hip hooray for travel size goods! 😉

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My trick is to always travel really comfortable on the go and bring clothes and dresses that doesn’t wrinkle! Also, I don’t bring my “life junk” with me! There are things I must bring for business of course, but I need nothing else! I can always purchase something if I need it (batteries, sunglasses, socks..) but I usually have everything I need in my bag.

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“How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things. The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff. Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. You go bigger. Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now try to walk.”

Jason Reitman, Up in the air

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My biggest bless in my life was loosing everything a year and a half ago. It made me realize, that I don’t need nothing. 🙂