SINGAPORE - While others are happy with a desk job, Mr S. Chandran prefers one where he gets to eat fire, skewer his wife and have birds as co-workers.
And as a professional magician, Mr Chandran, 33, gets to do just that.
While he can make things disappear with just a wave of his hand, he explains that doing magic full-time is one of the hardest tricks.
Mr Chandran explained that being a magician is not just about rehearsing magic tricks. Sourcing for a variety of props and costumes and designing themed shows well is important too.
The magician revealed he has spent "more than $100,000" on props alone.
When The New Paper visited his office-cum-warehouse, it was filled with a variety of props, puppets and balloons.
It is here that he does most of the planning and rehearsals for shows.
Mr Chandran took a rather long path to his current career - he worked in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and then as an IT instructor for four years before he quit in 2008 to pursue his dream of being a magician.