Watching the sunset with my parents. Simply breathtaking.
It all started on a lazy Saturday. As usual, I wake up at 10 am. By then, my mom had just come back home from the wet market. She came into my room and said, "Okay go get ready.. we're going shopping around Town." So I accompanied her and once we're done, she called up my dad, asking him to pick us up since we were carrying a lot of things.
My dad arrived and I saw the kites in the backseat. "So we're not going home now?" I asked. "Nope, we're going straight to fly kite at Sengkang."
I'm pretty sure no one knew that I loved playing kites A LOT - not even my mom. Maybe my dad would know because there was once when we had our usual getaway in Bintan and I was given the option to choose between Tennis or Kite Flying. I chose the latter obviously. My sister as well as my two cousins chose tennis though. (My sister came back, complaining to me that Tennis was boring. Hah! I told you so!)
Assembling the kite before we get to fly it high up in the air!
So we followed the the instructor along with five other families to the beach. We were each given a kite and a hook for it. There was nothing fanciful about the kite, it was just one of those typical delta kite. Nothing to rave about. The wind was unexceptionally strong.. making it easy for the kite to glide in the air.
That's my dad trying to fly the Doggy kite.
And he finally gets it up in the air! Go doggy!
My dad got the kite flying in the air first before raising it super high. He then passed me the control for the kite itself. "Here, you go try it. Just don't let go" he said. I held onto the kite floating in the air as tightly as I could. It was definitely one of the best memories I had during childhood - especially with my dad. If there was ever a time when he was a perfect dad to me, that was it.
And yes, that was how I fell in love with kites. We finally reached our destination - Sengkang. The sky was filled with hundreds of kites flying in the air. It was a pretty breath taking sight, for me at least. We have a lot of kites in our hand - The Doggy, The Squid, The Ghost, The Penguin etc. I liked playing with the Doggy kite because 1) It is so cute. 2) It wasn't that hard to control. The penguin is quite adorable too though but it's really heavy.
I just love the scenery here. If you view the photo closely, you can see hundreds of kites flying in the air!
Kite Flying was fun - for real. Oh and I bought a new kite just now! Not gonna ruin the surprise for you about what kite it is but I'll definitely blog about it next weekend! I can't wait!
P.s Oh my doggy bit two other kites, causing them to drop back to the ground. It's not my fault that the string was sharp. Don't mess with my dog. Haha!
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