Way of the (would-be) wizard | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Lifestyle >

Way of the (would-be) wizard

- +

Thirawat Kongnugul waves his hands and a single ball replicates and becomes four. Next, with another dramatic flourish, he makes one thimble multiply into five, then quickly reverses the effect. 

Thirawat Kongnugul won a second prize in the US.

What started out as a mother's concern for her irredeemably impish seven-year-old morphed into a passion that enables the boy to dazzle with stunning sleights of hand. A child who could never sit still, Thirawat was sent by his mother to study magic _ not the kind practised by Merlin, but close. Now 13, he can make difficult tricks look effortless _ as if anybody could do them. But, of course, few of us could, for Thirawat is one of the most promising young magicians at work in the country today, with a long list of awards won after years of taking part in international competitions.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments