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It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« on: September 29, 2007, 07:52:32 PM »
We are delighted that Sophie, one of the TARA 2 racers, will be joining us for this upcoming season!





She will be sharing some video diaries and comments with us about her experiences and hopes for the future!

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Taking up cinema studies, filmmaking, screenwriting, Sophie studied and worked in Melbourne and Sydney for several years. Life was jam packed with film screenings, parties, or a good book. Life out of the city, she worked with kids, aboriginal communities, trained in rope courses, bush survival and even extreme sports such as rock-climbing. Travel explorations have also taken her on documentary shoots around the world in 2005 for the Discovery International Network, both as talent and filmmaker. Now living in Hong Kong, Sophie continues to write, host and explore new ideas from new inspirations.


She is from Singapore but will be representing Hong Kong in TARA 2.

Sophie was  originally scheduled to race with her friend Allan.  But when he was unable to be in the race, Sophie paired up with her former roommate Aurelia.

How did they do? Stay tuned!   


Sophie's webpage:   http://www.sophieteng.com/


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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 07:53:04 PM »
Here is the first of Sophie's video diaries:

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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 07:53:29 PM »
And here is her second video diary, which features her audition tape with her planned original partner Allan.


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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 08:09:40 PM »
Please join us in welcoming Sophie to the forum!

                     :welcome2:

Please understand however, that she will be unable to answer questions regarding the race itself or its outcome until TARA 2 has finished airing.
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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 10:05:00 PM »
Hi everyone

Haahhaah....  I have this idea about doing video diaries of my journey after the show. Someone has even given me the challenge of making my dream come true in 100 days.....hahhahahha.....

Well I don't know about that.....

So I want to ask for all your help to get hits on my video diaries and share them with your friends around the world.
The more hits I can get, perhaps the more chances I'll get to make my dream of becoming a tv presenter come true. 

So hopefully you'll all keep up with my diary entries over time!!!

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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 12:08:40 AM »
We are delighted that Sophie, one of the TARA 2 racers, will be joining us for this upcoming season!

Sophie is on our right:


She will be sharing some video diaries and comments with us about her experiences and hopes for the future!

From her webpage:

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Taking up cinema studies, filmmaking, screenwriting, Sophie studied and worked in Melbourne and Sydney for several years. Life was jam packed with film screenings, parties, or a good book. Life out of the city, she worked with kids, aboriginal communities, trained in rope courses, bush survival and even extreme sports such as rock-climbing. Travel explorations have also taken her on documentary shoots around the world in 2005 for the Discovery International Network, both as talent and filmmaker. Now living in Hong Kong, Sophie continues to write, host and explore new ideas from new inspirations.


She is from Singapore but will be representing Hong Kong in TARA 2.

Sophie was  originally scheduled to race with her friend Allan.  Please watch the second video diary..... Sophie: This is my acknowledgement and tribute to Allan because he went through a lot for me, for the race.... until he really had no choice but to pull out.

Sophie's webpage:   http://www.sophieteng.com/




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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 12:22:18 AM »
I wanted to post my audition clip with allan here because I really, really miss him and I want to acknowledge the things he did for me, for the race.... until the very end when he really had to pull out.....

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This is my tribute to him..... to our friendship.....

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 10:23:15 AM »
It's so strange how people can cross paths ... ... I've met one of my best friends from my first show. If not for that, I would have never met her........
She's a really good filmmaker/ editor, I hope to work with her one day!

This is Olga and her cutiest little boy.... Kenric.... he's 7 months old.....half Russian, half Aussie!!!
They live on the Gold Coast, Australia now. I can't wait to see them when I visit for Christmas... or New Year's.....

Olga is worried about me because I had to quit my job for the race..... so she wants me to get a good job as a Christmas present to her!!! hehehhehehehe
I told her I'm working on it..... but finally I can tell her about the show and she thinks I'm CRAZY to do another reality show... because she won't do it again, I don't think hhahahhhaaa

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 10:55:09 AM »
But here it is first..... it's a couple of my conservation campaigns that I've published in Hong Kong. The SPCA one is a 'reminder' campaign about responsibilities of having a pet because animals are not toys, they are cute when they are small, but they grow up. So the concept uses real animals but retouched with toy parts to look like a toy. It was published almost every week in HK magazine for more than a year from 2005, and sometimes still used even today. It's a real problem especially in HK because the houses are so small, so pets are often abandoned or abused when they get bigger. Then they are caught and sent to the SPCA, who can only do so much to help these animals get adoptedThe one for WWF is an ongoing campaign for marine conservation around the waters of Hong Kong. It was published as poster ads in the MTR stations all around the islands. I love to dive so this campaign is also very close to my heart. And I also got to be the illustrator on this one. I miss drawing..... so I drew the turtle... took me hours. But it was 10 posters in total, so we had to get other illustrators onboard and they did it all for a good cause.

I used to work as an outdoor instructor when I was living in Oz..... I love being with kids. I took groups of kids hiking, canoeing, abseiling and learnt some aboriginal dances, it was one of the best, carefree times of my life!!! Sometimes I'm more patient with kids than I am with adults because they just bring me so much joy!!!  They are truthful, they tell you how they feel and they show it when they really like you..... I also loved living in the bush!!! No mobiles, no TV, no internet..... takes you back to the bare basics in life and reminds me of what is most important and precious. The outdoors make me the happiest and most free!!!! And I LOVE extreme sports!!! The more crazy the better!!! Heights, sky-diving.... whatever!!!

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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2007, 11:08:24 AM »
Hi Sophie! :dancer:

Cutest baby ever!

What can you tell us about your first reality show? Was that the Discovery Channel Reel Race 2? Docu-dramas?

And do you want to tell us about your monkey?  ;D

And wow--a woman of many talents! Love the turtle too!

Sounds like the race would hold no fears for you--diving, sky-diving. rock-climbing...

What took you to Hong Kong from Singapore?
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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 10:55:36 PM »
Sophie Diaries next.....

Ep 3: A bizarre cab ride in Singapore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-20MXLjrxU

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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 12:14:00 AM »
Its no longer there Sophie  :'(

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Re: It is Realisophie! TARA 2 Racer
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2007, 10:28:21 PM »
This is Sophie's third video. Strange cab ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLQAgRQ1II

And nice to meet you, Sophie. Best of luck to you.   :waves: :waves: :waves: :waves:

Nice website, too. :tup: :tup: :tup:
Just here to visit.

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2007, 10:46:52 PM »
Hi everyone,

Oh thanks TARasia fan..... I was just about to send the link hahhahaha.....

You beat me to it.... *wink wink

I hope the video quality is better with this compression.....so hard to work within 100MB to upload

;-))

I just came back to Hong Kong late last night ....my mailbox was stuffed and I finally received my official PETA package. 

Yyyyyyiiiiiippppppppeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to start working with them on upcoming projects being their PETA Asian spokesperson ...........
And I have a t-shirt from them. I've actually fallen very, very ill with fever and cough now from the Singapore heat and eating too much chilli-based local food. So I'll get my act together and take a picture with my lovely PETA t-shirt very soon!!!!

If you don't already know their website, it's  www.peta.org

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2007, 10:55:25 PM »
I'm fast. And I'm good. Hmmmm. That can be taken many ways...

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of you down the road.
Just here to visit.

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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2007, 11:01:29 PM »
Sophie! How funny!

Did the meeting go well? Don't tell me we have to wait for #4 to find out!

And poor baby--take care of yourself!

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2007, 12:04:17 AM »
Hi everyone,

So so so so sorry for being MIA. I've been very, very sick and coughing like crazy. I've been through 2 bottles of cough syrup and now finally a third one! So funny, this third bottle is a brand of CHinese cough syrup that an Austrian friend of mine recommended to me when I went over to his place for pasta Tuesday night. It wouldn't have been my first choice to take it but it really works!!! Hmmm, maybe I should have "gone back to my roots" before the third bottle. hahahhaahha....

Anyway, I still have to show everyone the PETA t-shirt I got.

And more video diaries to come.....

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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2007, 12:15:43 AM »
When I was back in Singapore (for TARA 2 Press conference) and clearing up my old room and all my boxes. I found my folder of poems given to me from kids I've met at summer and facilitation camps. We always had one night called "Poetry Night" where the kids express themselves and write poems on the spot.

This is one of my favourite ones.... I'll write the words here in-case you can't read the picture. It was written by a 7 or 8-year-old in 1999. Amazing!


DAYS OF OUR LIFE

A candle is a good example of our life.

Life is short, learn as much as you can before you go.

There are millions of things in life, we must be content with what we have.
Having things are better than not having thing. Time will go forward and will never come back to that ONE and only moment.
Time fly and time & tide waits for no men.
Doing something bad, must be owned up and take ownership of it.
Great people have done good for mankind.

Peace is better than war, with everyone united, we will be strong and difficult to be defeated.
The biggest problem is that some people are not content with what they have.
Like a President of Iraq, he is a president but still wants to take over the earth.
Nobody is perfect to take over the world, only the great one stands tall and watch over all of us.
In this life if you do evil,
someone will do evil to you.

By: Victor Teo Wei Hong
Camp Tomorrow
23/6/99

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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2007, 12:26:05 AM »
Here is another incredible poem by a kid we loved - Freddy. He has autism.

This was written in 1996. Freddy can't write so this was written out by his team-leader as he receted it out.


I AM

I am a good boy
I wonder that I understand.

I hear your voice
I see the TV
I want to do homework
I am a clever boy
I pretend to do something else
I feel very tired
I touch the window
I worry myself to go and see the doctor
I cry myself I am very angry

I am sick
I understand myself and I think
I say that I take a rest
I dream to do it immediately

I try to eat
I hope that I am very thirsty
I am a crazy boy.

Freddy
Malaysia 1996

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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2007, 12:44:10 AM »
I miss OZ and driving along the coast ........

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I miss my friends and especially my BIG Monkey!!!

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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2007, 12:53:45 AM »
Okay this funny, silly poem is dedicated to Monica & Ed, Brett & Kinar ......... I'm SO glad I met them!!!

Who have all renewed my belief in finding true love........ * wink wink
It's kind of cheessy but I love it!!! hahhahhahah



A CHEM LOVE POEM!

I am attracted to you
Like an electron to a proton
Together we form an ionic bond
Though we are opposite charged ions
I am drawn towards you

Our love is unique as an orbital
For only two electrons can fill this space
As my love for you increases
My energy level rises
I am in this excited state

Increasing the tendency to form a chemical bond
I was an element
It took you to make me a compound substance
Falling in love with you is a chemical reaction
Which cause my love for you to grow
Ours is an exothermic love
Each for giving off love not just absorbing it

Sometimes you do something especially nice
Which speeds up the chemical process
Like a catalyst in my increasing love for you

I realise we have our inhibition periods
And sometimes I am selfish enough
To be an endothermic reaction
Only absorbing your love

The feeling I have for you is so intense
It cannot be measured in kilojoules
Often I have to make a qualitative elementary analysis
To understand and love you more

But I don't expect to know your empirical formula
You are too complex a person for that
When you are gone
I am a noble gas
An inert substance
When I am without you
The world seems still
And I am at equilibrium

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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2007, 12:55:39 AM »
Sophie Diary Ep 5: Making a movie Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSQRBo6WuoI


p.s. posting Ep 4 very soon.... I didn't forget *wink wink

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2007, 12:00:43 PM »
Thanks for waiting......

Here is Ep 4: The Outcome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDoxiBXEI90


I'm going to start posting more action-type videos soon......it's getting boring just talking away....it's time I get the most out of the hot, sunny days left before Winter comes......
Just going to finish talking about the movies first......

Cheers,
Sophie

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2007, 08:58:41 AM »
Some photos I took at the after-party in Attica, Singapore....... Oh what a night!!!



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