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(Too Much) Frustration At TARA 3

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on October 10, 2008 at 5:50 am

Yeah yeah so I missed posting on last week’s race, so what.  I watched it and I could understand why the Indian dad got so frustrated with the car and the Malaysian girl cried like crazy when she had to eat all those stinky tofu.

Maybe I would quit if I were them.  There and then.

But as much frustrating tasks as there were, this week started interesting with the Malaysian friends, Ida and Tania, who went first to the Sony Store and was frustrated like hell in search of the correct blu-ray CDs (nice product embedding here, producers!) for their clue.  And I love how Sam & Vince got all bold in the fast forward.  Nice tattoos dudes.  I am against sticking myself with needles except when I’m sick and the doctor tells me to get an injection, but if I could get a free tattoo AND the first place at an Amazing Race Asia round, I would say: ‘Stick a needle in me, I’m done’.  At least I got a good souvenir from the race.

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The Queens Are Out!

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on September 25, 2008 at 9:53 pm

The thing about The Amazing Race Asia is, they always have a mix between those who really want to win the race and those who are just looking for their 5 minutes of fame.  Oops, sorry.  I meant the thing about TARA 3.  Why?  Because I have never ever heard a team that complains as much as the beauty queens. Especially Natalie, who clearly isn’t TARA material.  First she complained about not being able to change a tyre, and she complained about finding the clues, resulting in a request for a 4 hour penalty. She’s supposed to be a really really annoying pretty-faced brat who always gets her way.

But I thought of something different.

Is there a possibility that Pailin and Natalie are just planted there by the producers to add beauty for the cameras and have all their lines scripted?

I let my mind wander the possibility because this particular team is really over the top in terms of ‘character’.  Come on, checking your make up in burning heat?  Changing oils without a single footage of actually going under the jeep?  Being extra whiny while you can be just whiny and hated by most viewers? I call that amateur acting.  And not a very good one, I must say.

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In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on September 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I’ve done 2 sinful things to be done by a true TARA fan.

1.  Not paying enough attention when they air the racer’s profile.
2.  Missing episode 1 of the race.

There I said it.  And I blame it all on my sick dedication to work.

But then, I promised myself that I will continue watching episode 3 tonight and THEN write about the show from there on.  I have to admit that it’s kind of a downer to see no teams from Indonesia this year, because as much as I made fun of Kinaryosih and her partner last year, the feeling of the race being close to home was there.

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Dedicated To My Brothers And Sisters

In Giggle To This!, Me Likey, My Amazing Race Asia Addiction, Video Post on February 21, 2008 at 1:34 pm

I never believed in ‘Wild Cards’ when it comes to American Idol.  To me, once you’re out, you’re out.  But I think we can all predict who will be returning to perform in the finals.  He’s my favorite contestant, brothers and sisters everywhere, I am proud to present before you… the today version of William Hung, the suave gentleman, the charismatic Renaldo Lapuz!

And should you want to sing along, here’s the lyric.

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A Series of Congratulations!

In Me Likey, My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on February 15, 2008 at 1:46 am

Although it started quite bumpy, I have a series of congratulations to deliver to the following:

1.  Adrian & Collin of Singapore.  You guys rock.  I knew I picked the right team to root for!  Once again, it’s proven that so-called ‘disabilities’ won’t stop anyone who has determination.  Best team ever on TARA.  Quiet, determined and focused.  Loved how you played the game right to the end.  I wonder what you guys will do with the $100,000.  Whatever it will be, I am sure it will be good 😀

2.  Pam & Van.  Great job on the radio assembling, and great race in the sand dunes.  Pretty girls don’t have to be dumbos, and you both have shown that.  No dumb blonde moments and coming in second ain’t that shabby!

3.  Marc & Rovilson.  Loving you both.  Coming in third is okay, I think, since you guys have all those goodies from coming in first in all the other legs.  I’m still envious of that Africa trip prize!

4.  Allan Wu.  Thank you for being so cute and adorable all through season 2.  Can’t wait to see ya again on season 3.  Keep the haircut!

5.  And finally, my favorite guy:  Michael McKay.  I’m not sorry that I bitched a lot about the contestants selection because most of them sucked anyway.  But thank you for the great finalists and the awesome finale.  And thank God I gave the show a chance after all those annoying contestants.  I have to say, the final 3 teams were the best racers ever!  Surely, I can’t wait for the next season to air.  Oh, and nice Vaio built-in on the museum task, although my favorite moment of this season’s race was the charity house-painting by Standard Chartered.  That was very touching and yes that was great TV as it brought tears to my eyes.  Hope you do these sort of things again on the next season.  I loved it.  Seriously.

Aahhh… and now I’ll have to check whether I won the SMS contest because I predicted that the Singaporeans will win.  So fingers crossed, I might… just might win one of those fine Sony goodies! HAHAHA!

Cheers to TARA 2.  I didn’t think I’ll ever say that after watching the first 3 episodes, but I knew I’d say that after watching the last 3 episodes.

Funny how the show, like the race itself, turns the table sometimes. Ah, reality shows.  As unreal as they are, I still love them.  Yeah.  They’re way way better than some Indian guy talking about Bollywood to non-Bollywood audience and bore us to our bones.

Yes Karan, I am talking about your Krappy Koffee show.  EUGH!

To The Finals, Teams!

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on February 8, 2008 at 1:19 am

Again, I know I bitched a lot about this season’s Amazing Race Asia.  But when it’s good, I should say it’s good.  So after whiny teams, annoyingly bickering couples and a disappointment from our Indonesian team who got eliminated pretty early, I summed up the whole race into a list of thoughts as follows:

1.   I am quite surprised on the country selections.  The race has taken off beyond Asia, and I have to admit the countries are indeed amazing places.  Congratulations!

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Sweet… Mother of God!

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on January 11, 2008 at 1:14 am

Okay, not gonna write much about this episode.  Just gathering up some thoughts on it.

1.  Loved the stress level put on Marc and Rovilson as the teams kept pooling up together.  Although these guys made it first (yet again), it was a wicked fun to see Rovilson’s stressed out face.  Yet he still managed to flirt with one of the Thailand girls.  HAHAHA!

2.  Loved the Nokia built-in.  Those messages from the teams’ closest people were very heartwarming.  Good job on this one, producers.

3.  Loved the damsel in distress task.  Very silly, but really it was fun to watch.

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Korea Race? Rocks.

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on January 4, 2008 at 1:21 am

I strangely don’t feel like writing about this episode.  Not that it’s not good or anything. In fact, the race quality is improving. I just don’t feel like it.  But then I am keeping my promise to write after I watch every single episode of TARA 2.

I guess driving is the key theme for this episode.  The tasks weren’t boring, in fact they were interesting and very… Korea-ish.  First task… a road block: they had to look for clues inside hundreds of soybean pots.  Had to be very frustrating.   Second, a choice between carrying woods -Korean style- or throwing sticks.  Very challenging, physically, as both test one’s strength and accuracy.  Third, paddling a  swan boat.  Must be very tiring, but lucky for those who spends hours on spinning classes.  Dumb blonde moment as admitted by Paula and Natasha weren’t as dumb as trying to hump a kerbau (HAHAHAHA! Forgetting to untie a boat could happen to anybody, but hump-a-rump attempt on the paddy field is another story).  And then off to the pit stop. And yeah, Allan Wu was really cute.  I was ready to claw the somewhat flirty Korean girl who stood beside him to greet the contestants.  Yeah.  Envious me.


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Finally, A Good Race.

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on December 28, 2007 at 1:15 am

I know I haven’t said the best things about the second season of The Amazing Race Asia, but tonight after watching the Japan-Korea episode since last week, I am very glad to finally smile and say…


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A Season Of Quitters

In My Amazing Race Asia Addiction on December 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm

‘Tis the season to be moody… fa la la la la la la la laaaa!

I watched the newest episode of The Amazing Race Asia last night while having dinner.  It was a scrumptious and delicious one indeed.

The dinner, I mean.

The competition itself… not so much.

You can read about the whole episode here.  I am just going to jot down some of my opinions.

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