I have learned a lot from interviewing Master Lai. Even though he faced many obstacles preventing him from opening his kite museum, Master Lai persevered to make his dream come true. After many years of planning and collecting kites, he finally opened the kite museum in his hometown, Jiu-fen in 1996. From the Master’s introduction about kites, I learned a lot about the complexity of kite making and saw many different types of kites. The sheer variety was truly dazzling to behold. No matter from the United States, China or Malaysia, kites of all kinds where in his museum. From his introduction, I could feel Master Lai’s passion for kites. Flying kites in the sky is an activity which does not require too much money, but people can really enjoy and have fun with them. If a person has a chance to visit Jiu-Fen, please remember to visit Master Lai’s kite museum. It will certainly leave a good impression.


The chance to interview Master Lai was a very special experience. What I admire most about Master Lai, the founder of Kite museum, is his kite collections from all over the world and how he was able to integrate it with his bed and breakfast. His kite’s museum has become one of the local 'sites to see'. It is obvious to anyone, Master Lai truly loves the kites as works of art, and has an admirable stamina to persevere in the creation of kites and opening the kite museum.
The work of 「Eight Diagrams Sword Lion」is an important piece of work at Master Lai’s kite museum. It was made by Master Lai himself and won the Hong Kong kite competition. The work was created in the Taiwan kite making tradition, but Master Lai has to continually improve and rework the design before it was flyable.
Due to the lack of financial support, Master Lai integrates the kite museum with a bed and breakfast. He used the idea of "using a B&B to open the museum" to demonstrate to us that no matter how hard the reality is, he will always overcome and fight to make his dreams come true.


We visited Master Lai at his kite museum in Jiu-Fen to learn more about kites. This trip let me realize the difficulties involved in making kites. We saw many different types of kites and it was amazing me that only using one piece of paper could make an entire kite. When we had a chance to make our own kite, we all ran into a great many obstacles. Even coloring the kite in a creative way was difficult. We erased our work over and over, and kept trying different techniques and ideas. However, it was worth when the final result came out. We all enjoyed making the kites and being able to fly them in the sky. From the beginning we had a little knowledge about the kites, but from this lesson we all learned a lot. I think, Master Lai also really enjoys what he is doing. His passion for kites has become a part of his life. Although the economic atmosphere is not so good, we can learn from his spirit and passion. Never give up on our dreams and keep working.


I had fun visiting the kite museum. We were impressed by many different kinds of kites, and it was my first time visiting the kite museum and my first time to learn so much information about kites. This visit gave us a chance to make our own kit, and through this activity, I realized although it seemed easy to make such a little thing, it was really difficult when we tried ourselves. We even needed the teachers’ help to complete a kite. Over the past few days, we collected a lot of information about kites, and found that kites are not something which only fly on the sky, but also demonstrate many creative ideas and blend many cultures. I admired Master Lai's numerous creative ideas for making kites. Even more, the fact he could take those creations to international competitions, win awards and represent our country, is really impressive. I can understand why Master Lai has so much passion for kites, because when a person sees their own kite, their own creation, flying in the sky, all his/her fatigue vanishes, and is replaced with a wonderous moving emotion that fills his/her heart. My final comments on this visit are that I feel grateful and satisfied. This visit made my winter break more colorful.


After interviewing Master Lai, we learned how to make kites, and learned about many different types of kites from other countries, as well as the wide variety materials used to make kites. During our interview we realized the difficulties which Master Lai faced when he first built the museum and about his youth making kites. We appreciate the time he took to answer our many questions and thank him for giving so much knowledge on kites.


This interview made me completely rethink how I look at kites. No matter kite types, their appearance, and the methods and principles of making kites, all aspects are really much more detailed than I ever imagined. Inside the museum, I was impressed by kites which have strange appearance, and those which were made by unusual materials.
Before our interview, Master Lai introduced the kites in his museum and I learned a lot about kites. Kites have many designs and each can be considered a piece of fine art. Although we had studied before our visit, we still found the kites really interesting. The kites touched us. Although kites seem a simple activity, it is actually quite in depth.
Master Lai spent much time studying on kites, and they have become a major part of his life. In other regions, many other people are also working as hard as Master Lai to make their dreams become reality. For these people, I believe the day will come when they can also share their hard work and passion, and find a way, like Master Lai, to leave their mark on the world.


I feel visiting the kite museum, aside from being able to view different types of kites, can be good way to learn an appreciation of the arts. For instance, the Eight Diagrams Sword Lion made by Master Lai is full of Taiwan’s art culture. The leaf kite it is also full of creativity. It uses completely natural material which is easily obtainable. However, my favorite kite in Master Lai’s museum is the dragon carrying one hundred children. This unique kite depicts one hundred children on a dragon, and took a lot of time to finish. After our interview, I am really thankful for the chance to visit Master Lai’s museum and his time showing us this this unique place. We were even able to make our own kites, which gave us a great feeling of accomplishment once they were completed. When we were finished colored it, we were extremely happy to see our work flying in the sky. When it flew, we were so excited.


This visit was definitely an unforgettable memory. Master Lai was nicer than what I expected, and he introduced many different types of kites on their names, types and characteristics. My favorite piece of kite is the Eight Diagrams Sword Lion. Not only did it have unique appearance, but its paintings were so lifelike, colored perfectly. We tried hard to make our own kites, instructed by Master Lai himself. Through a lot of hard work, we finally were able to produce our own, real kites. We even tried to make more kites when we returned our school. Senior classmates responsible for writing words on kites, and we filled in the colors.
On a nice day, we tried to fly our kites at school, though we failed at first due to lack of practice. After our teacher’s further instruction, we succeeded in flying them. That was great fun. After this interview, I received a lot of knowledge about kites.


During this activity, my favorite part was visiting the kite museum. There were different types of kites, and my favorite kite is 「Angels and Flowers」.When we were prepared to make our own kites, and I was listening to the assembly instructions, I was so excited! It was fun using the glue on the kite, but, to our dismay, our lack of skill left our hands full of glue. We even decorated the kite with Chinese characters and our team was the first team to finish the kite. Unfortunately, it rained and we were unable to fly the kites in the sky.
Prior to coming, we had the chance to join a cyber fair, were we learned how to make a webpage. We thought it would be simple to make a website abut kites. However, the result took a lot time; we searched and collected lots of information conducted an interview and even rolled up our sleeves and learned how to make our own kites. It ended up being a lot of hard work, but I am happy with the result.