Hello! Mike. Already back? What did you buy at the market?
A lot of stuffs. Chinese mountain-water paintings， clay figurines， seals， Weifang New Year pictures， and many papercuts!
You seem to have bought the whole market!
Yeah. I really wanted to do so. I love those handicrafts， especially the papercut.
Papercuts are all hand-made. Let me see the papercuts you bought. Fish， dog， tiger all animals?
I love animals! Besides， aren\"t animals the main content of Chinese papercuts?
All right. Animals， especially Chinese zodiac， are the most common theme in papercuts. But there are other themes， like plants， babies， legendary figures， etc.
Then I will buy some tomorrow. Hey， Tao， can you make papercuts?
Are you kidding? Papercuts are for women to make!
Don`t be ridiculeous. The on-the-spot demonstration I saw yesterday at the market was done by a man.
This is gorgeous! What is it? Why do you paste it on the window?
This is a paper-cut. According to Chinese traditional custom， we like decorating home with paper-cuts on Spring Festival.
Oh.I see. Where did you buy it?I want one too.
An old lady living in the neighborhood gave me. She is said to be a master of paper cutting. I can ask for some more for you if you like.
Thank you! That is great. But， would it be too much trouble? I mean， it must cost much time and energy.
It depends. Some kinds of paper-cuts do cost much time and energy: while some are easy to make. Papercut like this one is easy. With paper and scissors， the lady can make one in five minutes.
It\"s amazing! How about those difficult ones?
Sometimes you have to draw the picture first and sometimes an engraving knife is needed. Sorry I`m not that clear about all these processions.
That`s OK. Actually what I care about is when you can give me the papercut you have promised.
You cannot wait? But I can! Oh， of course I`m kidding!