|Saranggola, photo courtesy reichelbee|
I want to share my thoughts and experiences when I was a kid. Back in our early years, my eldest brother and I used to make “Saranggola” using materials which are highly available in our backyard. With just having, walis ting-ting sticks, a page taken from a newspaper, glue, a thin nylon, and a scissors you can already build one for you.
It’s fun making a Kite because you could understand the concept of the design. You are not only having fun but you are also using your brains to calculate and to become innovative. Most of our designs were successful and from making many kinds of saranggola we had created bigger designs and using colorful paper covering. I remember the famous tagalog song with these words “matayog ang lipad ng saranggola ni Pepe” which makes me think of our childhood activities hehehe..
Do you also have some experiences in making saranggola, please don’t hesitate to share them here, please leave your comments below.