Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Let's go fly a kite!

Yesterday Wang laoshi and our Chinese Department led an afternoon outing to the West Lake Kite Museum, where students enjoyed painting their own traditional kites. 

Flying them afterwards was a bit more of a problem.... in a high-walled courtyard full of trees! Getting our creations airborne required some ingenuity, and quite a lot of legwork.

[Special thanks to Jasmine Savage for the line of the afternoon!!!]

Filmed by Mr Murphy

The music here is.... er, well.... I don't know. Can anyone help me? It's a traditional Chinese (western Chinese, Central Asian...) piece, I believe. I've owned it for ages; but, although I bought it in China, the track information is displayed in Japanese (and is strangely insusceptible to Google Translate)!