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Ronald & Christina *SECOND PLACE TAR12*
« on: October 24, 2007, 09:37:47 AM »

Ronald & Christina
Father/Daughter
Ronald: Tacoma, WA
58, VP of Sales

Christina, Washington, DC
26, Policy Analyst

Ronald & Christina are a father/daughter Team who are competing in the Race to make up for lost time. Since Ronald was constantly traveling for work throughout much of his daughter's formative years, Christina hopes the Race will allow her father--a self-proclaimed workaholic--to stop and smell the roses and provide them with some meaningful time together.

Ronald, a first-generation immigrant and eldest of five, works as a Vice President of sales for a paper packaging company. His proudest achievements are his thirty-one years of marriage and raising two independent daughters. Christina is Ronald's youngest daughter and holds degrees from both Duke and Princeton. She once served in the State Department and often wishes her Teammate could be as diplomatic as she.

Neither are strangers to the unpredictability of international travel as they have both lived and worked abroad. Ronald describes himself as inquisitive and open-minded, while Christina describes herself as loyal and adventurous. This father/daughter duo is excited to grow closer, make friends across continents and create Race history by being the first father/daughter Team to claim the $1 million prize.
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 10:38:34 AM »
I love this team! Go "Big Daddy!"  :hearts:

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 04:08:14 PM »
 :hearts:


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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 12:57:57 AM »
Wow I even love this team...I LUV SEASON 12!!

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 01:31:49 PM »
THe who's your daddy shirt is killling me.  But they look like they will be one to cheer for.


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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 04:20:48 PM »
I actually like the shirt

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 03:21:18 AM »
I'm liking Season 12 more & more just seeing the photos and  reading about them!  I love this father/daughter team and hope they do really well. :yess:

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 10:44:41 PM »
Exclusive Interview: Ronald and Christina, Contestants on 'The Amazing Race 12'

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 10:53:24 PM »
Nice to see another Asian team. I hope they go far.
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 12:42:57 AM »
I hope this team does well.  We enjoyed watching them race and the kids and I loved the dad's happy dance at the pitstop.  I am also cheering them on as they are from the Pacific Northwest and I am just north of them.   :jumpy:


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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 04:56:30 AM »
Ronald, please settle down!!  :umn: The way you nagged your daughter last nite made me very sad.  :'(  Just relax and be patient so you can help build a good repetoire and relationship after being separated so many years. 
Good luck with all that and with the Race!  :hugs: :hugs:
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 07:53:45 PM »
Help, please. The symbol on the right is "father." I thought the one on the left might be "who," but no. It might, if it's read right►left, be Christina's Chinese name. I'm going blind searching character charts. Any ideas?

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 08:54:03 PM »
We need a Neobie alert  :reading: :hhello:

eta: I have no idea how to do this Slowhatch  :cmas4

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007, 09:21:49 PM »
I asked my dad who can read the characters. He said it literally means, "Tiger Father" so it's probably Christina's name in Chinese. When I typed "Tiger Father" into a translation website, I got the following two characters, so he's right. 虎父
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 09:37:48 PM »
Thanks.  :cmas16

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 10:20:48 PM »
Help, please. The symbol on the right is "father." I thought the one on the left might be "who," but no. It might, if it's read right►left, be Christina's Chinese name. I'm going blind searching character charts. Any ideas?

Hi everyone.... yes Peaches I can read Chinese. Of course I can help.

Okay so the character on the left means 'Tiger' the one on the right is indeed 'Father'....

So when put together it means Tiger Father.... literally....

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 10:35:16 PM »
Good job Ken & Sophie  :jumpy:, thank you so much.

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 11:43:41 PM »
Thanks guys!  :cmas17
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2007, 09:53:48 PM »
What you'd expect: "Tiger daughter." Maybe Tiger is pronounced "Hsu," or maybe Tiger just means...Tiger.  :cmas22

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2007, 07:56:00 PM »
I'm rooting for the Goths, by Goth, but...I was happy Ron & Christina came in first.  Good for them.  :cmas9 
Mostly, I'm happy their relationship seems to be improving and her old man is learning to respect her and not think he must always be B:) B:) B:) -ing all the time!!

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2007, 09:06:29 AM »
What you'd expect: "Tiger daughter." Maybe Tiger is pronounced "Hsu," or maybe Tiger just means...Tiger.  :cmas22

Slowhatch, I can give you some help here.

Actually the meaning of the phrase comes from a Chinese old saying "虎父無犬子", literally means "the offspring of a tiger is not a dog", which means the offspring of a tiger will be as strong as its parent (father).

To apply, it means that a strong father will not have a weak child!

therefore, you can see Ronald wearing the shirt with "虎父" which means "tiger father", while Christina wearing the shirt with "虎女" which means "tiger dauthger". :cmas16

Hope it helps~

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2007, 09:11:22 AM »
Thanks serendipity!  :xmas49 That makes sense!
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2008, 03:02:36 PM »
With the Goths out, I guess I'll have to shift my support to Christina.  I don't recall a female racer ever carrying her worthless male partner this far in a Race.  So far, Ron has just been a 175 pound millstone around Christina's neck.  I know this is not a good reason for liking a team, but what can I do.  :duno:

Of course, this now means that they'll lose.   :groan:

I haven't had a favorite team win since Chip and Kim in Race 5. 

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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2008, 03:15:18 PM »
Rebecca maybe?

Hiya pedaler! :waves:
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Re: Ronald Hsu and Christina Hsu -TAR12
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2008, 03:30:54 PM »
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