As the CY draws to a close, it also represents another year together for the team since Dec 2010. The team made it to 3 festivals this year in Berck-sur-Mer in France, a local fun flying event at the Marina Barrage in Singapore and the Miaoli Country International Kite Festival inTaiwan.
Although the team had not attended that many festivals this year, it would have to be said that 2013 is the most memorable of the short years we had as a team so far. We made it to one of the biggest kite festivals that you can find in the world, Berck-sur-Mer 🙂 . Meeting and flying with new friends in a totally different environment with the biggest crowds we have performed to will always be in our memories to savor.
From a routine perspective, we strive to have a new one every year to keep things fresh for ourselves (and our friends!) as well as to have a range of options for the different conditions that we may encounter. The “New World Symphony” routine was conceived in our 1st year together, with “Ip Man” being the next. It has become one of our most familiar and performed routines. “Sway” was the flavor of 2013 and represents a slightly different take and rhythm on our normal flying style. It is still something that we need to put more time and practice together for. Music for the new 2014 routine has been selected so it’s time to put down some paper work during the off-season 😉
Looking ahead, we’d put up a list of the usual suspects of festivals which we might be attending (Vietnam, Uiseong, Thailand, Bintulu, Singapore). As usual, finances, work and personal commitments would ultimately determine which of the ones we’d be able to make it. Deep within our hearts, there is always an evil urge to be back in Europe one day…and we do hope to hear from the Dieppe organizers in France! *wink*
To all friends around the world, wishing you a happy holiday season!