Our first stop of the day was the Blue Zoo, which is an aquarium in Beijing. The aquarium was mostly like the ones in the US, with the exception of the live mermaids! The family that went with us to the aquarium adopted Zach. We are almost sure he and Ren know each other. They are from the same orphanage and they have the same special needs, (cleft lip/cleft palate). When Ren sees Zach she immediately smiles and laughs. Plans for an arranged marriage are in the works! HA!
Later that evening we went to an unbelievable outdoor mall. It was so creatively named, "The Place". Little Miss Ren went wild. She laughed and danced. She walked everywhere. She even made silly faces! She was also the center of attention. Lots of Chinese people came up and asked, "Take picture?" They all wanted a picture of her. They also kept saying, "She so beautiful!" I asked our tour guide about all that and apparently Ren has the most desired skin tone by the Chinese, the fairer the skin, the more beautiful. So not only is she a wild woman, she is also a little princess.
Before we came to China we were told that we may be approached by Chinese young adults who were just wanting to practice their english. Well, we met a guy at the mall, who wanted to practice his english. He told Tyson over and over again, "You are handsome!" Hilarious! He also wanted to know if Tyson liked beer! Too funny.
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