Friday, April 23, 2010
An Ha Lim
It is April. In celebration of this blogs one year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.
Today: An Ha Lim!
I have seen many, many manipulators and almost all of them had one thing going on: They were not having fun. At least not as they were doing all the manipulations. You could can see their faces, you could see that they are hoping that the next load won't flash or that the pull doesn't get caught on the way to the secret place.
An Ha Lim, a Korean manipulator seems to have a lot of fun. A small little man with loads of energy.
I am not sure if this happiness is fake. I heard quite a lot about Asian and how they are drilled to be friendly, happy and good. (in the arts that is) But whatever the case might be, I like his performance, I like his demeanour and the fact that he seems to explode with energy. Too much to be contained in that little man.
He is a winner! On more than just one level. Just another note on card manipulation. Lot's of manipulators seem to think that once the cards are in proper palm they are invisible. No they are not it is quite easy to figure what is going on and from where the cards are coming from. The only way to get around that issue is to do it fast and to produce a lot of cards. That way the hide and seek aspect of the routine becomes trivial and focus is directed towards the sheer amount of cards being produced. I think An Ha Lim understood this as his routine really is not about hiding the cards that much as it is about producing them gracefully.