Monday, December 17, 2007

An angel in China.

A beautiful woman of 25 whose name is Bibo Ren.
Chinese for “the beauty of the ripple in the water”.
For the convenience of foreigners not able to understand Chinese, Bibo Ren changed her name into Angela Ren.
Expressing desire to meet foreigners and making it as easy for them as possible.
Just say “ Hi Angela” and forget about the ripple in the water.

But this serious photographer doesn’t want to be a foreigner to nobody.
If someone’s Chinese name is Bibo Ren we will call her Bibo Ren while in China.
Who has to adapt to whom, for Confucius sake?

In fact, Bibo Ren became his sister and the photographer became her brother.
A good way to avoid becoming lovers.

Pictures by © Zhang Xiaobei

The remarkable event today, meeting Bibo Ren who had written an e-mail claiming she is the most beautiful person in the world, was that she was the first in China to justifiably glorify also her physical beauty.

“Because I was born and grew up in Beijing, a city with an ancient flavour and a grand beauty makes me a unique oriental beauty with a grand heart and a beautiful spirit”.

Bibo Ren is a most remarkable woman with a lot of potential.
Fluently in Chinese, English and French and with an impressive elegance and high dignity making her a candidate to dine at tables of top leaders and exclusive echelon.
Besides, she runs for one hour and a half every morning, doesn’t smoke nor drink and reads National Geographic and Paris Match every month.
Bibo Ren would like to go and live and work in Europe and make an impressive career over there.
That can happen if only she insists and persists which she might actually do.

Bibo Ren’s mother invited the “Most beautiful people in the world”-team to a fancy restaurant where they were serving the most favourite dishes of Mao Tse Tung.
The menu therefore was decorated with his portrait.
The huge fish to be cooked was first presented to the diners while still alive struggling hopelessly to survive in a metal bucket.
Within half an hour the fish appeared again.
But now cooked in a Mao Tse Tung sauce.
Was delicious but the Chinese beer had to help to overcome the psychological burden.

It was another remarkable day of “The most beautiful people in the world” in China.
Thank you Bibo Ren.
You are an angel, Angela.



skee said...

I am enjoying your accounts of your work in China. You are blessed to have such an experience in that country. We do have alot to be thankful for in the "free" world.
Enjoy your stay in China, make beautiful pictures, come back home safely and without too much hassle.
Merry Christmas!!!

Ken Norton - Image 66 Media said...

Sometimes, it's better to not know what you are eating.