Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sometimes, People Ask Me...

.:Why Did You Choose Magic?:.

There are a million and one different hobbies one can choose, but why magic? Well, for the first time ever, I will tell you the secret why I decided to become a magician/mentalist, and of course, one-half of Kel and Jay.

You see, when I was a kid, I really liked to sing and dance. My parents would always ask me to perform for their friends when they drop in to visit, and at six years old, you thought you were the best singer on Earth. Ever. You get the adulation of your parents' friends, your mom and dad make you feel like you have a future career in singing and dancing, and nobody, and I mean nobody would dare tell you that you have no business singing and dancing. That's just being cruel to a six-year old, after all.

So I kept going in this little world of mine, mangling songs like "Somewhere Out There" and "If We Hold On Together" with no regard for other people's eardrums, even going so far as volunteering to "sing" in school. Yeah, I thought *that* highly of my singing prowess that I wanted to subject my schoolmates to the misery of my singing, and you know what? The school didn't have the heart to tell me I was wrong.

But my classmates? Boy, they were ruthless! They made it a point to tell me how bad my voice sounds, that they'd rather drink Ajax dishwashing mixed with tap water than to have to hear me "sing", much less "rap", since I believe Andrew E was all the rage when I was in early grade school.

My classmates were mean. And they made me cry. Let's not even get into what they had to say about my dancing. That's not fit for public consumption here.

So I took it all in stride, broadened my horizons, opened up my mind, tried new things...

... and that's how I became one half of Kel and Jay! =P

3 comments:

Edelweiza said...

hello, i thought you were magician since you were a kid. lol. seriously, sometimes people can be mean but it's still up to us to get affected or not. you have other talents aside from singing and dancing and i think that's a great thing. :)

Marcelle said...

This was a tongue-firmly-in-cheek story, actually...

Edelweiza said...

oh, really? haha. i used to have a friend with the same story.i thought it was real. anyway, very well written...