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  1. Flying high in the sky

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Before the era of video and computer games, Twitter and Facebook, kite-flying used to be popular. That's how Haiven Woo Ka-hei and his younger brother Jimmy Woo Chin-kay remember it. 'I still remember how everybody liked to fly kites in our primary school years,' says Jimmy, now 32 years old. 'Now, most children don't do that. They only like ...

  2. For one craftsman, it's not just a matter of flying a kite

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some of Liu Bin's kites may never reach the sky but that is because his creations are more works of art than whimsical playthings. The artisan, 28, talks to Zhuang Pinghui about why his kites, which sell for up to 100,000 yuan, are flying out his sho. How did you get involved in kites? Making kites is a family thing. It started with my great-grandfather who was a cook ...

  3. Kites

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Aircraft on a string You can think of a kite as a kind of aircraft on the end of a string. They were probably invented in China a very long time ago. We don't have very good evidence for it. But people who have studied the history of kites think that China had kites made of silk and bamboo nearly 3,000 years ago. Kites in ancient China were probably ...

  4. Kite festival woos children- but please, no flying

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung As reminiscences about the good old days go, there's hardly a more idyllic picture than youngsters going out to the countryside in groups to fly kites. CitySeen's not sure if it's really true that the young generation back then would actually put on picnic clothes, spend hours driving to the countryside and just fly a kite to spend the weekend. But we ...

  5. Kite lovers go under cover

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Kite enthusiast Eric Chan strings up a 60-metre dragon kite for the city's first indoor kite festival, which opens today in Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill. The event showcases more than 30 'designer' kites, including a 9-metre inflatable 'bladder' kite and winning entries of local and international kite-making contests. Hobbyists had to use ...

  6. Silk lords of the sky

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Joyee Chan

    ... They were all crafted by local masters, like Yang Hongwei. Yang comes from a prominent local kite-making family. Her grandfather, Yang Tongke, who began crafting kites at age nine, has earned the title of Weifang's First Kite Master. Weifang, known as the 'Capital of Kites', is home to generations of kite-makers. The city has the largest kite museum in the world and hosts ...

  7. The witch in the woods

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Deep in the dark forest lived the most hideous witch you could ever imagine, and her name was Baba Yaga. This evil old hag inhabited a wooden hut that stood on chicken legs, and whenever Baba Yaga was in the mood for a change of scenery, she s ...




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