This time, there is more who joined us. Ah Lian was very proud to bring his 2 controlled kite ... which he did not really fly it till the end ... there was about 14 (Kim Chau, Ann, Susanto, Sau Ching, Lian were some of the new ones that joined us) of us .... and many more kites!
The interesting thing was there was this huge kite - a black shark (which we at first mistake it for batman cos its black and white ... until Cep corrected us ....hehhe ) .. This kite was huge and heavy but could soar high .... the string was also very long ... and wound around a paper roller that looks like a toilet paper roll (dono where Tu got it from - his toilet??) Anyway ... the interesting thing is ... when the kite soars high and the wind blows, you can actually hear the sound of the wind from the paper roller! Fascinating and amazing to be able to behold the sight and sound of this simple toy! I was one of the blessed one to experience it.
It was getting dark and almost time for us to go back when Rudy who was hold on to the string of the kite accidentally let the string go. And the boys ran after the kite .... Rudy, Cep and Susanto ... off course the girls just stood to watch and cheered our brothers (eerr ... screamed actually). Hero Cep eventually manage to grab the string when he jumped to reach it!! Hehehe ... thank God, else it'll be another casualty for our kites cos I tore one when the kite (a fish) tangled in the air with Pei Yi's kite and Rudy (again??) accidentally (again??) flew the kite high but cos the the change of wind, it got caught in the branches. So, our favorite bird kite had to be left behind.
As the guys was chasing after the kite, 2 thoughts came to mind :
a) In my previous blog on kite flying .. I mentioned that our life is like kites soaring free in the sky but the key is to ensure that we connected to God through the string and the string must be controlled by God. (http://ing-xpressionsherenthere.blogspot.com/2010/01/fly-kite-fly.html) Then again, sometimes, in our lives, we get disconnected from God and want to be free from the control of God ....we think that we can enjoy life even more and live better but we fail to see the dangers ahead and around us because our sight is limited ..... God in His great love and mercy for us will always call us and draw us back to Him - by send us His angels or people to help us to bring us back to Him (like the 3 guys). Lamentations 3:21-26 :
"Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD"For those of us who have freed ourselves from God or lost our way and do not know how to come back, let's wait quietly for His salvation again, hope in Him ... for His mercies and compassion is new every morning .... great is Thy faithfulness o Lord to us .....
b) The song : Bagaikan Layang2 Putus Tali-Nya sung by Alleycats came to my mind. Yes, I do listen and enjoy Malay songs especially in the 80s and Alleycats is one of my favorite group that I listen to.
p/s : the photos are on "loan" from Andreas ... :0