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Topic: Who is Magic Babe Ning?
Message: Posted by: nique (Sep 25, 2015 09:22AM)
Hi guys,

Just thought I’d give a shout out to my fellow Singaporean performer and her book, “Who is Magic Babe Ning?”

I’ve known Ning Cai from way back before she transformed into “Magic Babe”, taking Singapore and the world on a 10 year magic roller coaster ride. In that time, she elevated magic in the minds of Singaporeans, and raised it to a new level of awareness that it hasn’t had before. In fact, in about half of the professional gigs that I worked at, apart from the usual “How long have you been doing magic?” and “Do you do this full time?” questions that I always got, was the question “Do you know Magic Babe Ning?”

In this book, Ning reveals how she went from being an ordinary girl, to gracing the covers of magazines, to performing her brand of sexy magic on the international scene as Asia's top female celebrity magician.

Learn of her challenges of being in an industry that is usually dominated by men, and her struggles as well as her successes on stage and off.

This is the true life story of the real woman behind Magic Babe.


~ Nique
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Sep 25, 2015 10:39AM)
I have the book and I have also read plenty good reviews about it. It's an interesting and easy to read book. Want to know more about Magicbabe Ning, read this book. :bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: Mabas (Sep 25, 2015 10:58AM)
I too have the book and it's pretty cool. I liked it. (Mine is a signed copy. Wheee!)

As the the title suggests, it's a Magical biography of Magic Babe Ning's career. Starts from the beginning till the end.
It talks about her journey, her ups and her downs and more. It gets very personal and does cover some important magical parts of her life.

Grab the book if you want an insight to what's it like to be in her shoes (or straight jacket)! It's an interesting perspective and it's not all about magic.
Message: Posted by: Paul Romhany (Sep 25, 2015 11:07AM)
I have been a fan on Nings for some time and watched her career go from strength to strength over the years- she has pushed the boundaries of magic and achieved a lot of great things in her magical career - to the point of becoming a celebrity in Singapore. The book is such a great insight and particularly from a female's perspective in this male dominated business. Anytime somebody has achieved success and is willing to share their story is a must read for us all. Do yourselves a favour and get this book!
Message: Posted by: MagiciennesUnlimited (Sep 25, 2015 11:11AM)
Ning has been the biggest inspiration to me as a female magician. Not only has she been extremely helpful and within reach to her fellow performers and fans, but she has led her life & career in an exemplary fashion that every performer should aspire to. I just ordered my book today and can't wait to dive in to it.

Whenever people tell me there are no famous/ rolemodel female magicians I say "You don't know NING!!!"

Do yourself a favor and order this book.
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Sep 25, 2015 11:16AM)
It's on my 'to buy' list!
Message: Posted by: DeeChristopherMagic (Sep 25, 2015 11:51AM)
I'll be picking this up for sure. I feel that it's a really useful practice to read about the trials that any performer has endured and overcome. Ning has reached a level of success in her magic that very few of us will; thus no doubt providing inspiration in this autobiography too!

Message: Posted by: R P Wilson (Sep 25, 2015 02:13PM)
Who is Magic babe Ning?

She is wonderful, smart, enthusiastic, artistic, curious, creative, genuine, loyal, humble, loves food, travel and great ideas and has fantastic taste in friends.

She's an ever evolving artist who actively supports and encourages everyone she meets.a renaissance woman with a growing circle of admirers from many fields and disciplines.

Buy her book and get to know someone very special. Yes, I'm biased. You will be too.

Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Sep 25, 2015 02:30PM)
I too am very biased because I know Ning and I know how awesome she is :-)

I also have a trick of my own in the book

Aside from the fact that she is sexy, smart, talented (and great magic tricks in the book), it's just a really good story.

You'll be inspired by her drive, passion and most importantly her ability to be herself.

Highly recommended for anyone!!!
Message: Posted by: AaronishMagic (Sep 25, 2015 04:18PM)
Agree with Dee. Would be interested to pick it up just to learn from a person's journey of trials and errors.
Message: Posted by: ade (Sep 25, 2015 05:32PM)
I maybe a little bias here. Afterall I count Ning as my mentor, worked with her and regard her as my big sister. I have seen her grow from strength to strength and still I learnt many things from her book. As a female magician she is a great inspiration and personally knowing her just made it more amazing.

It goes beyond magic as you grow with her on her journey on being true to herself. It is an inspirational read for sure!!
Message: Posted by: zompetti (Sep 25, 2015 07:05PM)
I have had the great fortune to read Ning's book. It is a treasure trove of wisdom and experience. Her writing is very accessible, genuine, and insightful. I only know Ning from being a huge fan -- I wish I could meet her in person -- but I can say that I feel like I know her much better. But, her book is more than an autobiography or memoir. It is also a highly entertaining and useful read for anyone interested in the magical and performing arts. I really enjoyed this book, and I think you will too!
Message: Posted by: KentCarter (Sep 26, 2015 01:26AM)
If you liked David Blaine's "Mysterious Stranger" you'll enjoy this - it's a great read by one of contemporary magic's most unique personalities. Anyone who has seen one of Ning's dynamic performances will have even more respect for her after knowing the story behind the public image. I wonder what it would take to tempt her back onto the stage?
Message: Posted by: TomasB (Sep 26, 2015 02:44AM)
The demo reels and the reviews above sold me;I'm buying this.

Message: Posted by: natmagic (Sep 26, 2015 02:54AM)
Maybe you are all blinded by an Association, image, PR, cleavage or the hyped up marketing.
Confusing image over actual talent?

Ning is just a sexy girl doing ok magic. Certainly nothing ground breaking.

I'm sure she is a nice sweet person but I haven't seen any video of her and Jc that made me go wow. Unless someone can share something here that will change my mind!

I am open to be change if anyone can convince me.
Message: Posted by: matthewjohnson (Sep 26, 2015 07:21AM)
A good friend, a great person and a beautiful woman who I am proud to call my friend :)

I highly recommend her book and her insights. It's a journey you will love from the 1st moment to the closing of the last page.

Congrats Ning on a great career and on sharing a great story. Your friend...

Matt Johnson
Message: Posted by: Vincent Hedan (Sep 27, 2015 04:02AM)
How did Ning became a successful performer, a world traveler and a writer? She's curious, positive, and motivated. These qualities will make you want to know more about her journey, so follow her real-life adventures in her books and discover who's behind the famous magician that she is.
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Sep 27, 2015 05:14AM)
She sounds like a lovely person however I do hope young girls who want to perform magic realise that it can be done in ways other then
using all the 'sexy babe' clichés.
Message: Posted by: Tim Ellis (Sep 27, 2015 08:08AM)
Markymark is correct - magic is a vast artscape ready to be populated by many different characters and personas. The fascinating part about Ning's book is not the character she assumed, but the reasoning behind the choices. This is a rare book where the artist truly opens their life in a way that most magicians would never dare to. It's not about a performer immersed in the world of magic, but one who is open to other disciplines and incorporated those into her art as well.

What is most interesting to me is the fact that the book ends as she retires, but her retirement signals the launch of her career as a more rounded personality.. a "celebrity" if you like... who is now courted by the the media and called on to attend A list events as... Ning.

The "sexy babe" role served it's purpose and now she has moved on to a new phase. She has done what most in our industry fail to do and that is evolve with the times.

Reading her story is very eye opening and truly worthwhile.
Message: Posted by: TomasB (Sep 28, 2015 12:23AM)
I had no idea Penguin filmed orders being packed; made me laugh out loud: http://www.penguinmagic.com/thank-you?v=eiqtHOU049

Thank you guys for the tip about this book. As you can see I'm also a Mickael Chatelain fan: he's amazing.

Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (Sep 28, 2015 03:50AM)
I met her when she visited us for lecturing. She is great magician with great personality. And yes with great body shape.
Message: Posted by: Sal Amangka (Sep 28, 2015 09:13AM)
A very nice person and a very wonderful book with lots of insights...
Message: Posted by: natmagic (Sep 28, 2015 01:45PM)
Can anyone share some video of her doing something amazing?
Great body but I wanna see something that amazes me performed by her...anyone help?
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Sep 29, 2015 08:22AM)
I just finished reading, "Who is Magic Babe Ning", by Ning Cai a/k/a Magic Babe Ning. IF you do not know, "Magic Babe Ning" became the top female magician/illusionist/escapologists in Singapore and Asia and was sought after to be on TV shows, movies, and magazines. She traveled the world in a whirlwind of glamour and celebrity.
However, this book is not so much about magic and is not meant strictly for magicians, it is a book about her life's journey of creating a stage persona to being lost in that persona and in finally finding peace and happiness when she disgarded that persona. It is a book about self-discovery and inner strength.
It is a book about having the courage to throw away what you thought would bring you happiness to actually doing what you need to do to have happiness, both personally and professionally. It is about finding inner peace, joy, and love.
We all have a story to tell. We all have a life's journey to undertake. Ning tells us her story in an honest, open and beautifully written way. She unveils the seemingly glamourous lifetsyle of a world famous magician and shows us how it nearly and literally killed her, emotionally and physically. It is a story of her journey. A journey that we can all relate to and learn from. IT is finally a story of triumph, self-discovery, inner strenght, inner courage, and inner peace and love.

Highly recommended to magicians and non-magicians.
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Sep 30, 2015 03:35AM)
I'll chip in...

I personally seen Ning starting her career and it's really amazing how she has transformed to one of the top female illusionist in Asia.

The book would definitely give you some insights to her struggles, her journey and her views as Magic Babe Ning.