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Supersweet Superpowers

Everybody wants it no one really has it.

Supernatural powers.

Ever since I saw Uri Geller bending the shit out of a spoon as a kid, I knew deep in my heart, that telekinetic abilities are desirable and useful. The trend of superheroes has got to me. I am under the spell of able characters showing off  impressive metaphysics.

But we all know that it’s just tricks, right? Except the scene in ‘The Illusionist’ where Edward Norton believably demonstrates his psychic powers and starts doing the bring-back-the-loved-one act. And it’s a given that Stark Industries is a well established force in the politics of the United States. Everyone likes Iron Man.

The magic of real superpowers never wears off and I will tell you about these sweet lads in Bangkok and Budapest doing wonderful things.

For starters it’s not going to be romantic. But sweet and sensational nevertheless.

In Thailand’s capital I came across those fascinating CANDY-MEN, who skilfully manipulate a colourful mass of sugar to form tiny candy drops wearing dead serious candy uniform: black t-shirts, special black candy mits and the determined look candy deserves.

Made In Candy Thailand Bangkok

 

Made in Candy (MIC) is a young Singaporean company that ventured to Central Food Hall at Central World Mall in Bangkok.

Made In Candy Thailand Bangkok

 

Candy-men messing with big blobs of sugar and food colouring, sculpting amazing hand-made candy drops at their candy kitchen.

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The lucky ones from the audience get to try some fresh candy on the spot. Yum.

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In Hungary’s capital I was delightfully surprised to see free style PARKOUR, demonstrated by athletic FREERUNNERS, or TRACEURS as they are properly called.

They nimbly move through the city, jumping over obstacles, such as rooftops, stairs, walls and any large objects in their way.

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This kind you only see on You Tube.

Traceurs Parkour Freerunning Budapest

 

Advanced military obstacle training. The kid has just turned and is jumping back to base.

Traceurs Parkour Freerunning Budapest

 

Ups!  (Just kidding. It’s all good. He landed on another level of stairs.)

Traceurs Parkour Freerunning Budapest

 

That is at least 4 meters free fall in case of miscalculation.

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The philosophy behind parkour is to overcome mental obstacles which will allow to conquer any physical barriers. Fascinated by the idea that it is simply a state of mind rather than a set of actions, I watched, took pictures and vowed to take up ballet classes again.

The traceurs’ terrain can be any part of a large city. In Budapest it was Várnegyed, the Castle District, famous for its medieval, baroque and 19th-century houses, the Matthias Church, Buda Castle and the spooky underground Labyrinth.

Traceurs Parkour Freerunning Budapest

 

While we were walking along, there were more of the capable kind. Climbing walls.

Traceurs Parkour Freerunning Freeclimbing Budapest

 

Maybe it’s just a new genetic mutation in the natural course of evolution. As the film ‘Loopers‘ clearly shows, some people will be able to simply spin up a coin into the air, solely by the power of mind. Just a neat genetic feature. Like some of us can roll their tongue sideways while others can’t.

Future generations might consider super-climbing and distance-jumping normality. In the meantime I will stick with my well balanced and sweet hubby showing super relationship powers (most of the time). No need for candy and muscles. I have him and he is always there for me. Or at least I know where to find him…

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