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  1. 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 ...

  2. Prepare to soar

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As winter approaches, why not try a new sport, writes Zoe Mak People love to fly kites because it gives them a sense of what it must feel like to fly. But one sport goes further than mere imagination and lets you fly with the kite. Kite flying has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the early 1980s French brothers Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux considered using ...

  3. Happenings

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make kites that can fly'. We were given two weeks to prepare for the project. Each group had to decide what sort of kites they wanted to make. First, we went to the Visual Arts Room to make rough drafts of what our kites should look like. Finally we came up with a variety of designs. Our kites were beautiful and some of them were shaped like elephants, dragons, dragonflies, ...

  4. Not just songs are banned

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Persons 'in a verminous or filthy condition' Behaviour other than 'orderly and decent' Obscene language and inappropriate dress Flying of kites, model aircraft, balloons or other devices- to be indicated 'by notice conspicuously displayed' Spitting, littering, putting of feet on seats, lying on seats or buildings, sorting of rags, bones, refuse ...

  5. The Exhibition

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Exhibition Christie's Spring Auctions 2006 Exhibition Showcasing classical and modern Asian, western impressionist and post-war art, including Pablo Picasso's oil painting Femme assise dans un fauteuil estimated to fetch up to $72 million and Cai Guo Qiang's Drawing for Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky: Eagles Watching Man-Kite (gunpowder drawing on paper, ...

  6. It was a home for many species

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to recruit student volunteers this summer to do a survey of birds, butterflies and dragonflies in the valleys around Sha Kok Mei. The black baza, or cuckoo falcon, is a small to medium-sized kite ...

  7. Walkathon to promote arts

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADA) is organising a walkathon and wheelchair decorating competition on the Peak this Sunday. ADA adopts a broad definition of art. It organises activities such as floral arrangement, kite design and flying, cookery and waste recycling. The group also runs training classes and workshops. With the theme 'Arts ...

  8. Language point

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Subject-verb Agreement Other top golfers who have upgraded their vision include England's Lee Westood, Fiji's Vijay Singh, Ireland's Padraig Harrington and America's Tom Kite. At first glance, it might be tempting to use 'includes' instead of 'include', because the word immediately before the verb ('include') is a singular ...

  9. Hong Kong tourists injured in Shandong bus crash expected to arrive home on flight

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was heading to its first stop in the city of Weifang, known as the 'kite capital of the world', on a five-day tour, had just left Qingdao airport terminal when it crashed into a road divider ...

  10. Toy story II

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shows compete in some common categories such as dolls and kites, but that's where the similarity ends. One attracted thousands of businesspeople from all over the world while the other ... eggs and a kite made from material that looks remarkably like human skin are just two mild examples. The dolls either have a broken belly, a bloody face or two heads. The bunnies and teddy ...




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