来源：网络小编：环小羊 2020-02-02 08:57:05
This is really a great topic that brings me back to my childhood. I grew up in the north east part of China. A place that is freezing in winter. A place where we have a lot of fun outside on the ice. Except for ice skating and skiing, we also love to play a toy which is a kind of spinning top.
I got my first spinning top as a gift when I was 8. It was a hand-made gift from a relative. It was not extremely big with delicate and colorful paint on the surface. Quite beautiful. I didn’t know what it was and asked my father about it. He laughed and told me to put on my coat and scarf and took me outside.
We went to an icy lake and my father took out a whip. Then he put the top on the ice and started to hit it with the whip. I was astonished when I saw the top spinning. It spun so fast that the colors almost disappeared. Fantastic! I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
However, I waved the whip a few times and couldn’t even touch the top. I was a bit frustrated and wanted to give up. However, seeing my father being so skillful at playing it, I somehow got my fight back. My father taught me some useful skills and I practiced for a few more times. Finally, I made it. The top started to spin and each time it spun for longer time. I was tremendously delighted. Gradually, it became one of my favorite winter activities.