28/365 My performance at the STEAM Festival

There were was a time back in the summer of 2019 when I performed at the STEAM Festival. STEAM stands for, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It all started when my dad found out about the STEAM Festival, and decided to take me and my mom there. It was actually really amazing and really cool. We go to see a bunch of antiques and lots of ornaments. We even got to see someone using dry ice to make bubbles. It was really amazing and we even decided to get some shirts from the store. But one thing that happened, was that right next to the shop, was a little stage. There was a sign that said that there will be a ventriloquist act, and of course, I wanted to watch it. However, it was playing the next day, so we decided to come on that day. We then saw the host of the talent show walking around and talking to people. My dad, out of nowhere, just went up to the guy and told him that I do ventriloquism and even showed some of my YouTube videos. I was a little confused, until the host walked up to me and asked if I would like to perform for the talent show for the next day. I was surprised because, I never thought that someone, who I didn’t even know, would actually propose me to perform at their talent show. So of course I said yes, and I was so happy and excited.

The next day rolls around, and I brought my puppet Sam along so he can charm the audience. But let me you something, I didn’t get any sort of script ready. I didn’t practice anything or planned any sort of script or act, this was completely on the spot. I have this habit where I don’t write any sort of script or practice my act, I would just do it on the spot and hope for the best. Many people might say it’s dumb, but I disagree, this is actually a really funny and much more fun way of entertaining the guests. Something that I always do is that I look around the room or the place that I am performing at, and I would make jokes and entertain people using what is around me for jokes and entertainment. It’s more fun for the audience and for yourself. But back to the story, we arrived to the stage and we even got to see other acts. One performer played a song with their guitar and harmonica, and it was really amazing. After that performance, I was ready to do my act, however, this was the first time I came unprepared for a performance. I know, great job past Rahi, great job, but I didn’t know better at that time. Anyway I was doing my performance and I saw my dad signaling me to stop, it was then that I realized…I might’ve gone for too long. I ended the performance awkwardly and just ran off the stage. Even though my performance was so long, I was still happy that I did my first ever performance at a public event! People gave me compliments and said that I was amazing. I was happy that they all liked my act so that’s why kids, teens, adults, and everyone else, you all should strive for your goals and dreams.

2/365 How I got into Ventriloquism

If you have seen my YouTube videos, you would know that I am a ventriloquist and that I like to sing. In this blog post, I want to talk about how I discovered Ventriloquism and just overall my journey. During the year of 2018, I was scrolling through YouTube when I found a video about this girl named Darci Lynne and she won America’s Got Talent back in 2017 and I was amazed by the ventriloquism and how she can sing and talk with her mouth closed, so I decided to try it out. I saw some tutorial videos on YouTube on how to say certain letters and I practiced using my hands since I didn’t have a puppet.

Soon on Jan 3 2019 I got my very first puppet! Sam was my first puppet and I already had his voice down and I was using him. I showed him at school and at my school’s talent show. I was having a lot of fun and many people enjoyed and were pretty impressed seeing a 12 year-old kid running around with a puppet and being able to talk without moving his mouth. After sometime though, I decided it was time to get another puppet to be part of the “Rahi Dream Team”, and my dad thought that I should get a smaller puppet if we were ever traveling, and that was how I got my second puppet, “King Jack”. King Jack was a small puppet but I had fun making his voice and personality.

My singing teacher actually loved my puppets and would even make me sing with my puppets and it was lots of fun. Soon I started thinking of getting another rod in order to control the puppet with two rods. But I was already having trouble with one rod so I decided to practice on that more. Then my singing teacher decided to get me another puppet named Cindy. Now Cindy was a harder puppet to perform with because she needed a higher voice and my voice can only go so high. Singing with her was also a challenge but I was able to get a grip of it and now we are ready to perform.

When I got Sam, I always wanted to make it on America’s Got Talent, but I didn’t go…which is probably the best option since I am super intimidated by the judges. I mean, you can’t blame me, they look serious. For now, I want to share my ventriloquism talent with all of you on my YouTube Channel and it seems that a lot of you love it! I am still going to work hard on my singing and on ventriloquism and I am going to have fun! That is what you should do with your passion. If you have a passion and you really like it then you should keep on working on it take risk!