Thursday, March 02, 2006

Darebin & Kites Festival

For the first time the Darebin Festival and the Annual Festival of Kites have come together at All Nations Park in Northcote.
This festival reflects the diversity of the people living in Darebin. There are community cultural celebrations involving people from all backgrounds in the areas.

This is the first time the Kites Festival is held here, I've never seen so many colourful pretty kites in one place before! It brought back childhood memories of kite-flying in Sibu where we always 'kite fight' each other by putting powdered glass glued to the string to make it 'sharp' so it can cut the string off the opponent's kite!

There was a lion dance on when we got there but these 2 lions were very lame. They look like they haven't eaten for days coz they were not very acrobatic like the ones we've seen during the CNY.

Oh..I just love looking at the different types of kites they have flying in the sky! Aren't they pretty?

Check out the hot grannies! I don't know what their performance was coz we got there late but I'm sure they were a hit with the older men!

Oo..more kites, did I tell you that I love kites?

Here's a colourful figure at the festival, he just walks around trying to be funny but failing miserably. Well, maybe the kids love him and thought him funny.

Check out this round kite, bit like a 'Stargate". I wouldn't mind one of those..nah! No time to play with kites anymore.

There were community stalls all over the park like the Yarra Valley Water stall, Commonwealth Games Information stall and Preston Photography Club stall to name just a few.


And did I mentioned there's a kite festival on too? I did? Sorry but I just can't get enough of them!

23 comments:

Helen said...

i can imagine the sensation of standing right there amidst those colourful kites and the wind wrecking havoc to my hair!! lol

Judging by your massive pics collection, you do go around when you're not working, huh?

Amelia said...

Sometime last year, my lawnman had a freak accident when his throat was cut by the string of a kite... 'cos of the "kaca" as you had described. :(

Btw, thanks for sharing. :)

Amelia said...

p/s
... my lawnman had 16 stitches :(

robin said...

wow !!!
I love kites, but had never played one.. sad sad....
dude.. it seems like there are so many things happening there from time to time !!! Gosh.. maybe I should consider Melbourne instead...
I am missing so much fun !!!

Cocka Doodle said...

Wuching, you go fly kite ah? LOL

Wuching said...

helen: u know lah, i'm the type that can't stand still one, have to go somewhere, do something one! somethimes i drive my wife crazy! lol!

amelia: lucky he was ok, right? i didn't like flying kites in sibu because of that, everytime i put one up there, someone comes along & cut me down! :(

robin: poor robin, missed out on ur childhood wor, not too old to try again!

cocka doodle: nolah, just stand aside & watch only lah, they wouldn't let me play.. :(

Amelia said...

Wuching: Yes, thank God he's fine. :)

To everyone else who enjoys "Sisuahlai"'s blog... please log on & show your support to him in his comment box.
Someone said to him that Sisuahai has nothin better to do...hence he blogs. Sisualai is now angry... :(

Continue your good work, Wuching & Sisuahlai & other bloggers!

Che-Cheh said...

I've tried flying kite once on a hill(good for flying kite) and the other time just running up and down in front of my house which I failed miserably...no wind :(.

Wuching said...

amelia: sisuahlai's a big boy now so don't worry too much. i left some encouraging words too but somehow it wouldn't show up?

che-cheh: were u running in the direction of the wind blowing or against it? :)

amelia said...

Thanks, mate. :)

Jeremy C said...

nice kites :)

kinda reminds me of my childhood days of making my own kites... *sigh* nowadays, kids just seem contended with PSPs...

Wuching said...

amelia: you're welcome

jeremy: nowadays kids don't know how to have real fun..

suituapui said...

Go fly a kite! Isn't there an English expressions like that? Think it means' "Get lost!" My...my...thank God for the kites! At least that'e more interesting than the "lau cha boh"!!!

Che-Cheh said...

My house area is not windy enough or because that kite was hand made by me that's why cannot fly. LOL

Wuching said...

STP: c'mon, i know u heart the lau cha boh!

che-cheh: ask jeremy for help on making kites, he's good at it.

fooDcrazEE said...

kites - nice....isnt it nice to remember how to make one ourselves and then fly them

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Hahahaha, Wuching flies kite.

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

BTW, Helen ah, if you are reading this, you dem blur ler. Wuching WAS on my blog and you still wondering where his pic is. Isk, how to be detective?

Wuching said...

foodcrazee: but i can't remember how to make them anymore..:(

5xmom: nolah, just watching only lah, they wouldn't let me play..:(
now that u told helen, does that mean i don't have to camwhore anymore?

Helen said...
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Helen said...

Lilian & Wuching - I just made the discovery of the century.....now only I know Wuching is a 'he'!!

MUAHARHARHAR ** looking for hole to crawl inside **

Niamah, in all fairness, Wuching go write something on your bloggers profile lar!! Wuching reminded me of Wu Kam... (the ex-sexpot) lol

SO sorry.... ** very embarassed.. want to die liao!! **

....and I thought you had the hots for Jeremy!!

Wuching said...

helen: i don't blame u for mistaken me for a 'she' coz ur not the first one & certainly not the last to make that mistake! there r still lots of bloggers out there who thinks i'm a ja boh, i don't mind, gimme more anonymity! question is, r u dissapointed that i'm a 'he'? hehe!

i don't know who 'wu kam' is but i've certainly no relation to him/her. & i don't have the hots for jeremy! u have very good imagination, wanna write my movie scripts?

Amelia said...

Oh no! Wuching...now that you have said it... Jem's going to be "hampa" (Malay word: devastated). hehehe ;)