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  • Alvin Lee
    Hi I m away from the 2nd to 9th of Oct. I ll probably be uncontactable for much of the time although I will have auto roaming. Do leave me a message and I ll
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2007
      Hi

      I'm away from the 2nd to 9th of Oct. I'll probably be uncontactable
      for much of the time although I will have auto roaming. Do leave me a
      message and I'll get back to you when I return.

      cheers

      Alvin

      On 16 Feb 2007, at 5:51 PM, singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com wrote:

      > There are 4 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Re: Diabolos
      > From: Yvonne Tan
      >
      > 2a. Re: Getting Diabolos
      > From: Yvonne Tan
      > 2b. Following the discussion thread on Diabolos and Practice
      > From: Chi Minh
      > 2c. Re: Getting Diabolos
      > From: Loh Koah Fong
      >
      >
      > Messages
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > __
      >
      > 1. Re: Diabolos
      > Posted by: "Yvonne Tan" yvotan@... maggie_mee_goreng
      > Date: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:34 am ((PST))
      >
      > hmm...no i don't really practise that hard.
      >
      > I like to keep juggling fun. can't do those hard core training and
      > drilling stuff, makes me depressed.
      >
      > which means i juggle based on my mood, only when i feel like
      > it..not very efficient.
      >
      > i find that sometimes juggling too much makes the juggling worse,
      > and taking a short break and then getting back to it can give you a
      > progress spurt. and the session is much more enjoyable too.
      >
      > Juggling in the beginning was also a lot more fun because new
      > tricks are easier to learn.
      >
      > I think one way round the sian-ness is to keep the juggling fresh.
      > like trying other props. or watching videos for inspiration.
      >
      > anyway the trick for me is to listen to myself (and my mp3 player).
      > when it's fun, keep going (usually for about 2 hours per session).
      > when i don't feel like it, i stop.
      >
      > --- Loh Koah Fong <kfloh@...> wrote:
      >
      >> Hi SeeBee,
      >>
      >> I have been lacking practise for months and months! Busy with kids
      >> now
      >> -- a good excuse. :)
      >> Before that, for some years, I used to practise daily (1/2 hour to
      >> 1
      >> hour) on and off, at work and home.
      >>
      >> But the tricks I have learnt are all there, just a little rusty. I
      >> think
      >> it is like riding bicycle. Once you learn it, and practise
      >> sometimes, it
      >> is for life. :)
      >>
      >> Chi Minh, Min Jiang, Yvonne, Tze Yeong, Sheng Hau -- I know they
      >> practise very hard. :)
      >>
      >> BTW, SeeBee, you need to do a "reply-all" so that the rest of the
      >> group
      >> will receive the message.
      >>
      >> koah fong
      >>
      >> ________________________________
      >>
      >> From: tan seebee [mailto:jeebeesus@...]
      >> Sent: Tuesday, 13 February, 2007 12:56 PM
      >> To: Loh Koah Fong
      >> Subject: RE: [singaporejugglers] Re: Diabolos
      >>
      >>
      >> amazing Hian Kai, just a curious , how much time u guys spend on
      >> praticing? Koah Fong? Chi minh? Joanne? the rest?
      >>
      >> Loh Koah Fong <kfloh@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hi Hian Kai,
      >> That was a super nice devil stick routine!
      >> Haven't seen you in a while and your skills have rise through
      >> the roof!
      >> Cheers!
      >> koah fong
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com
      >> <mailto:singaporejugglers%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> [mailto:singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com
      >> <mailto:singaporejugglers%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Hian
      >> Kai
      >> Sent: Monday, 12 February, 2007 9:23 PM
      >> To: singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com
      >> <mailto:singaporejugglers%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: [singaporejugglers] Re: Diabolos
      >>
      >> Shameless self plug:
      >>
      >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8qU9OP9j0
      >> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8qU9OP9j0>
      >>
      >> Diabolos in the US are kinda pricy.. Decent sized Dube ones are
      >> in
      >> excess of US$50, Renegade is over $40..
      >> Have you asked Chee Minh about the Beard Diabolos? Maybe he can
      >> get
      >> them at a good price
      >>
      >> Hian Kai
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> ________________________________
      >>
      >> Access over 1 million songs - Yahoo! Music Unlimited.
      >> <http://pa.yahoo.com/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=36035/*http://
      >> music.yah
      >> oo.com/unlimited/>
      >>
      >
      >
      > Messages in this topic (11)
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > __
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > __
      >
      > 2a. Re: Getting Diabolos
      > Posted by: "Yvonne Tan" yvotan@... maggie_mee_goreng
      > Date: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:51 am ((PST))
      >
      > hey I need to get a diabolo too!
      >
      > i used to have 2 and i left them alone for 15 months. nicely
      > wrapped in plastic bags but on hindsight i think that's what killed
      > them. when i went back to them i found one melted (!!) and one
      > fragile.
      >
      > the melted one looks like a super sweaty diabolo with slimy stuff
      > that won't dry so i threw it away.
      >
      > the fragile one i let a volunteer toss during a gig and he missed
      > and it broke into two. (his reaction was worth the broken diabolo
      > though)
      >
      > ----------------------
      > Weelee used to buy Yoho diabolos for the nus club i think.
      >
      > http://www.diaboloshop.co.uk/diabolos.htm
      >
      > the Standard ones are 11 pounds (S$33) and the superspin is 20
      > pounds (S$60).
      >
      > i had the standard ones cos my diabolo standard is less than normal
      > standard. Weelee had tons of superspins. They spin longer so you
      > can do more tricks.
      >
      > i think the price has increased...used to get my Standards for $20
      > something....hmm.
      >
      > the link is for the UK distributor of yoho. Yoho is based in
      > australia but their website doesn't say anything about selling.
      > http://www.yoho.com.au/distributor.htm
      >
      > i heard Knik is the singapore distributor for Yoho? not sure.
      >
      > maybe you can ask Wee lee how/where he orders diabolos. the nus
      > club used to have so many!
      > (when the..ahem..president of the club is a
      > diabolist..ahem...suddenly the club cupboard is overflowing
      > with..ahem...diabolos....*no finger pointing* :P)
      >
      > -----------------
      >
      > Anyway, let me know when you're getting some. i need to get one (or
      > two) too!
      >
      > -yvo
      > the blog is a cool idea!
      >
      >
      > --- Hian Kai <kwahiankai@...> wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> Shameless self plug:
      >>
      >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8qU9OP9j0
      >>
      >> Diabolos in the US are kinda pricy.. Decent sized Dube ones are in
      >> excess of US$50, Renegade is over $40..
      >> Have you asked Chee Minh about the Beard Diabolos? Maybe he can get
      >> them at a good price
      >>
      >> Hian Kai
      >>
      >> --- In singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com, "DeLaCroix : )"
      >> <delakroix@...> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> Woah, Ryo Yabe's awesome! Great combi of skills, music and crazy
      >> audience.
      >>>
      >>> Anyway, speaking of Diabolos, I have been trying to get diabolos
      >> for
      >> NUS Juggling Club. I have tried JuggleArt, which is from Australia,
      >> hoping that the cheaper currency conversion and shipping might save
      >> the Club from bankruptcy. However, every email to them will earn me
      >> a
      >> reply 2 weeks later, and they do not have paypal or other modes of
      >> secure payment (they can only collect credit card details through
      >> phone; no idea if they'll call SG). I have tried to purchase the
      >> diabolos from late Nov '06 till now, to no avail. Just FYI for
      >> those
      >> who may be considering purchasing from JuggleArt.
      >>>
      >>> So, does anyone has recommendations for purchasing diabolos (be
      >> it
      >> for quality, price...)? I'm setting the budget at S$40 a diabolo,
      >> plus
      >> shipping. And similarly, does anybody wants to order diabolos
      >> together?
      >>>
      >>> Oh, and the NUS juggling club has set up a juggling blog.
      >> http://nusjugglingclub.blogspot.com
      >>> We don't have any videos yet, so the first entry is a video of
      >> Yvonne, MJ and Darren's Uniquely SG video (hope you dun mind me
      >> putting it up?)
      >>> I guess it could be more of a SG Jugglers blog too, so if there
      >> are
      >> any suggestions for materials, feel free to drop me an email : )
      >> Thanks!
      >>>
      >>> Cheers,
      >>> Yihao,
      >>> who has been hiding in a cave trying to get his 5B Cascade right.
      >>> _________________________________________________________________
      >>> Search from any Web page with powerful protection. Get the FREE
      >> Windows Live Toolbar Today!
      >>> http://toolbar.live.com/?mkt=en-sg
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      > Messages in this topic (11)
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > __
      >
      > 2b. Following the discussion thread on Diabolos and Practice
      > Posted by: "Chi Minh" jimmyjuggler@... jimmyjuggler
      > Date: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:04 pm ((PST))
      >
      > Hi
      >
      > On practice:
      >
      > Currently, practice frequency is once a week to once a
      > fortnight. 2 hours maximum each time.
      >
      > I like to juggle outdoors (no ceiling = no restriction to
      > vertical space, and one learns to stay focussed and block out
      > surrounding distractions.)
      >
      > My problem is that I sometimes try too hard to learn a particular
      > difficult move. So I have to learn to relax and "go with the flow"
      > of the movement or "see the big picture" of the whole trick. This
      > is admittedly easier said than done.
      >
      > So recently I began to focus on practising in each session the
      > key tricks I really want to master. E.g. 3-ball flash
      > pirouette....my success rate for this relatively demanding trick
      > has improved considerably and I am able to now do this in between
      > other tricks (making transitions!) instead of merely doing the
      > trick in isolation.
      >
      >
      > About Diabolos:
      > I actually own a personal set of the Mr Babache Finesse 2 diabolo
      > (bright orange) and it comes with a pair of fabulous handsticks.
      > It is virtually new and barely used at all. This is one of the
      > most advanced diabolos on the planet and should anyone wish to buy
      > it from me, make me an offer. It is currently valued at AUS$ 77.00
      > (excluding sales tax and other charges) at JuggleArt.
      >
      >
      > Happy Lunar New Year!
      >
      > Chi Minh
      >
      >
      > ---------------------------------
      > Have a burning question? Go to Yahoo! Answers and get answers from
      > real people who know.
      > Messages in this topic (11)
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > __
      >
      > 2c. Re: Getting Diabolos
      > Posted by: "Loh Koah Fong" kfloh@...
      > Date: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:37 pm ((PST))
      >
      > Hi Yvonne,
      >
      > Same here. I lent my Yoho Jumbo diabolo to a friend. And after some
      > time
      > of play he put it in a plastic bag in the storeroom for months. When I
      > asked for it recently, I got back an oily-looking, brittle diabolo.
      > Bend
      > it a little and it broke off.
      >
      > Luckily did not lent him my superspin. I kept it in the office with
      > another Jumbo diabolo and they are still OK.
      >
      > So the advice is not to put them in a bag for extended periods.
      >
      > BTW - I google and found the order page from Yoho but it is not
      > available from the main menu. The email contact form doesn't work
      > also.
      > The diabolos are "out of stock".
      >
      > https://yoho.com.au/store.php
      >
      > Cheers!
      >
      > koah fong
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Yvonne Tan
      > Sent: Thursday, 15 February, 2007 9:46 PM
      > To: singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [singaporejugglers] Re: Getting Diabolos
      >
      > hey I need to get a diabolo too!
      >
      > i used to have 2 and i left them alone for 15 months. nicely
      > wrapped in
      > plastic bags but on hindsight i think that's what killed them. when i
      > went back to them i found one melted (!!) and one fragile.
      >
      > the melted one looks like a super sweaty diabolo with slimy stuff that
      > won't dry so i threw it away.
      >
      > the fragile one i let a volunteer toss during a gig and he missed
      > and it
      > broke into two. (his reaction was worth the broken diabolo though)
      >
      > ----------------------
      > Weelee used to buy Yoho diabolos for the nus club i think.
      >
      > http://www.diaboloshop.co.uk/diabolos.htm
      >
      > the Standard ones are 11 pounds (S$33) and the superspin is 20 pounds
      > (S$60).
      >
      > i had the standard ones cos my diabolo standard is less than normal
      > standard. Weelee had tons of superspins. They spin longer so you
      > can do
      > more tricks.
      >
      > i think the price has increased...used to get my Standards for $20
      > something....hmm.
      >
      > the link is for the UK distributor of yoho. Yoho is based in australia
      > but their website doesn't say anything about selling.
      > http://www.yoho.com.au/distributor.htm
      >
      > i heard Knik is the singapore distributor for Yoho? not sure.
      >
      > maybe you can ask Wee lee how/where he orders diabolos. the nus club
      > used to have so many!
      > (when the..ahem..president of the club is a diabolist..ahem...suddenly
      > the club cupboard is overflowing with..ahem...diabolos....*no finger
      > pointing* :P)
      >
      > -----------------
      >
      > Anyway, let me know when you're getting some. i need to get one (or
      > two)
      > too!
      >
      > -yvo
      > the blog is a cool idea!
      >
      >
      > --- Hian Kai <kwahiankai@...> wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> Shameless self plug:
      >>
      >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8qU9OP9j0
      >>
      >> Diabolos in the US are kinda pricy.. Decent sized Dube ones are in
      >> excess of US$50, Renegade is over $40..
      >> Have you asked Chee Minh about the Beard Diabolos? Maybe he can get
      >> them at a good price
      >>
      >> Hian Kai
      >>
      >> --- In singaporejugglers@yahoogroups.com, "DeLaCroix : )"
      >> <delakroix@...> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> Woah, Ryo Yabe's awesome! Great combi of skills, music and crazy
      >> audience.
      >>>
      >>> Anyway, speaking of Diabolos, I have been trying to get diabolos
      >> for
      >> NUS Juggling Club. I have tried JuggleArt, which is from Australia,
      >> hoping that the cheaper currency conversion and shipping might save
      >> the Club from bankruptcy. However, every email to them will earn me
      >> a
      >> reply 2 weeks later, and they do not have paypal or other modes of
      >> secure payment (they can only collect credit card details through
      >> phone; no idea if they'll call SG). I have tried to purchase the
      >> diabolos from late Nov '06 till now, to no avail. Just FYI for
      >> those
      >> who may be considering purchasing from JuggleArt.
      >>>
      >>> So, does anyone has recommendations for purchasing diabolos (be
      >> it
      >> for quality, price...)? I'm setting the budget at S$40 a diabolo,
      >> plus
      >> shipping. And similarly, does anybody wants to order diabolos
      >> together?
      >>>
      >>> Oh, and the NUS juggling club has set up a juggling blog.
      >> http://nusjugglingclub.blogspot.com
      >>> We don't have any videos yet, so the first entry is a video of
      >> Yvonne, MJ and Darren's Uniquely SG video (hope you dun mind me
      >> putting it up?)
      >>> I guess it could be more of a SG Jugglers blog too, so if there
      >> are
      >> any suggestions for materials, feel free to drop me an email : )
      >> Thanks!
      >>>
      >>> Cheers,
      >>> Yihao,
      >>> who has been hiding in a cave trying to get his 5B Cascade right.
      >>> _________________________________________________________________
      >>> Search from any Web page with powerful protection. Get the FREE
      >> Windows Live Toolbar Today!
      >>> http://toolbar.live.com/?mkt=en-sg
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
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