"Fly a kite"
I was brought up in the small kampong. I always squatting aside to see my cousins and friends tied up some thin bamboo twigs with some strings to make the frame of the kite. This is where I started making my own kite but under my dad supervision at first. I once cut my finger while trimming the bamboo twigs. There are bamboos twigs as a spine and a spar are tied on crossways on the spine. Then a piece of thin paper sheet is pasted to the frame. There was a string bridle tie...d to the spine and spar that help to control the kite in the sky. Another flying line was attached to the bridle string for holding the kites from the ground. And the flying line was winded in a reel to keep the kites from getting tangled. The kite was designed with a beautiful tail and it looks marvellous in the air.
This evening, when I arrived home I was surprised to see the loose kite at the front gate of my house. I managed to fly the kite again after more than 30 years. It makes me feel like a kid again!!