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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #150 on: June 11, 2008, 01:17:55 PM »
puddin, I have gone back to the ARA Commentary thread, post #178, for this:

July 6 - Manila

July 7 Hong Kong; Auckland

July 8 Auckland

July 9 drive to Rotorua

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - fly Rotorua to Tokyo; train to Fukuoka; TBC

July 12 - hydrofoil Fukuoka to Busan,Korea

July 13 - drive Busan, Korea to Seoul

July 14 - fly Seoul to Frankfurt

       15 Frankfurt; Frankfurt to Prague by train

July 17 - Prague

July 18 - Prague to Budapest by train
              Budapest  

July 20 - fly Budapest to CapeTown
       21 CapeTown area

July 22 - CapeTown area;
       23  fly to Singapore
       24 Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore for Flag ROADBLOCK; FINISH LINE at nearby Chinese Gardens

TOTAL DURATION of AMAZING RACE ASIA 2 - 20 Days

Michael McKay was taking lessons from Bertram van Munster's AR12 length, which was 11 episodes in 21 days. Races that are compact on time have become the standard, replacing the old 2 days per episode.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #151 on: June 11, 2008, 01:38:40 PM »
Well crap apskips that sucks for them  :lol:, thanks  :waves:


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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #152 on: June 11, 2008, 06:18:39 PM »
That does help, thank you apskip.

I was puzzling on this this morning too...

IF the race began on the 19th in Beijing and finished on Sun the 8th...that is 21 days exactly.

Too short guys! :'(

And do they leave Asia at all? If so, it pretty much has to be after our HK sighting--guess they can still do 4 legs somewhere outside Asia.

If the race actually ended before 6/8, then we would have to be wrong on the start date in Beijing.

Would be nice to get some reassurance on this... :angel:
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #153 on: June 11, 2008, 08:53:05 PM »
Thanks cabio :waves:. So it started sooner than we had thought? I'm confused :D

No, I don't think so. From my source, they raced faster in 3 weeks compare to TARA2 - 1 month.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #154 on: June 11, 2008, 08:57:44 PM »
Thanks cabio :waves:. So it started sooner than we had thought? I'm confused :D

No, I don't think so. From my source, they raced faster in 3 weeks compare to TARA2 - 1 month.
Thanks cabio  :hearts: .. I only hope they went to more exciting places than we have so far, like peach said  :lol:


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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #155 on: June 15, 2008, 11:47:54 PM »
Far out finished so soon!!!
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #156 on: June 16, 2008, 01:19:40 AM »
puddin, I have gone back to the ARA Commentary thread, post #178, for this:

July 6 - Manila

July 7 Hong Kong; Auckland

July 8 Auckland

July 9 drive to Rotorua

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - fly Rotorua to Tokyo; train to Fukuoka; TBC

July 12 - hydrofoil Fukuoka to Busan,Korea

July 13 - drive Busan, Korea to Seoul

July 14 - fly Seoul to Frankfurt

       15 Frankfurt; Frankfurt to Prague by train

July 17 - Prague

July 18 - Prague to Budapest by train
              Budapest  

July 20 - fly Budapest to CapeTown
       21 CapeTown area

July 22 - CapeTown area;
       23  fly to Singapore
       24 Tanjong Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore for Flag ROADBLOCK; FINISH LINE at nearby Chinese Gardens

TOTAL DURATION of AMAZING RACE ASIA 2 - 20 Days

Michael McKay was taking lessons from Bertram van Munster's AR12 length, which was 11 episodes in 21 days. Races that are compact on time have become the standard, replacing the old 2 days per episode.



There were 3 rest days, if not mistaken shown in TARA2 memories Episode.

1) In NZ - celebrate Henry's Birthday
2) In South Korea
3) In Europe (Top 5)

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #157 on: June 16, 2008, 09:37:31 AM »
cabiotar:

We know by blog evidence that teams did tasks in Rotorua on July 10. Photos confirm that they arrivedv in Frankfurt on July 15. That leaves no days for rest stops in either New Zealand or South Korea, so I have to question your information. The schedule leaves time for a REST DAY in Prague on July 16, so your European one looks good to me. I don't remember right now whether there could have been one in CapeTown or Singapore, but the Finale is typically run straight from the plane to the tasks.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #158 on: June 16, 2008, 10:34:31 AM »
I am posting here exactly what I have posted at www.entermyworld.heavenforum.com

Hold on guys. I got a present from our wonderful Hue blogger, Shirley. She's sweet.

Shirley, if you are reading this, you just don't know how happy I am for the gift you have given us. Merci.

Here is the e-mail from Shirley.

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Bonjour!

I am still clueless about TARA even after reading some webpages.

It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace.

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers.

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other.

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so.

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

I've attached the photo I took. Hope it's of some interest.

Shirley

Wait for the picture. I'll post it soon.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #159 on: June 16, 2008, 10:59:21 AM »
As promised, here is the picture taken by Shirley. Thanks Shirley.





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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #160 on: June 16, 2008, 11:28:42 AM »
Yippee JonLover  :jumpy:, thank you for sharing  :jam:

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #161 on: June 16, 2008, 04:10:21 PM »
jonlover, a sighting of some ARA3 teams in Hue on May 25 is possible, but my Timeline would have to be moved up one day so it could happen. That places the Bangkok-or-Beijing location beginning of the race there(but not necessarily the beginning of ARA3) on April 18. I will fix the timeline the next time I have something else for it.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #162 on: June 16, 2008, 06:13:36 PM »
 :yess:

If I'm reading the Hue bloggers dates right she may have seen the teams on the 25th? as she had some time to kill before her bus departed.

On the 24th says shes going to try to get a ticket to her Auntsin Hanoi tomorrow (the 25th)

On June 1st she writes that she is at the Aunts

then After the first day on the tour with Café on Thu Wheel, I decided I wanted to get to Hanoi
quickly. 24th and 25th


I had wanted to take the first train the next morning to get to Hanoi 25th

There was no ticket left for any of the trains the next day, so I settled for a bus ticket 25th?

I went to the Citadel that afternoon since I have time. Went into the Imperial City 25th?

It was so-so, perhaps because I have no guide, perhaps I should have studied harder when we were studying Chinese influence in Vietnam then, anyhow, I saw Allan Wu. Then I realized that they were filming a leg of the Amazing Race Asia there. Haha. I walked past him nonchalantly.  . 25th?

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #163 on: June 16, 2008, 07:53:25 PM »
Thanks JonLover for sharing!

Shirley also sent me an  email, but JonLover has covered the bases so far.  I have asked a few more questions, so we'll see!

Good job on date matching, puddin! :hugs:

Do y'all think that this could be this team that we saw in Bangkok: ???

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #164 on: June 16, 2008, 08:33:00 PM »
ummm No peach :D , the guy maybe a little but not the girl imo.

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #165 on: June 17, 2008, 04:06:35 AM »
okay, apskip.

Peach, i don't think so. :hearts:

My buddy from the other site experimented on the picture. I don't know if this helps us.



OMG! What have we done?

Just observed, they used a route marker in yellow and white.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #166 on: June 17, 2008, 06:32:16 AM »
Okay...I don't think so either any more! :lol3:
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #167 on: June 17, 2008, 07:17:31 AM »


Name : Wisa Saansaat
Nickname : Mai
Filmography :
Khon hew hua (2007) .... Hong
Khoht-rak-eng-loei (2006) .... Daeng
... aka Loveaholic (Thailand: English title)
From : Thailand

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #168 on: June 17, 2008, 07:28:50 AM »
Wow!! Thanks PeeT_Pm52.  :hello2: and  :bigwelcome to RFF. Finally, I am welcoming forummers here. lol.

Thanks for the info.

Is this a Celebrity edition? :lol:

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #169 on: June 17, 2008, 07:34:24 AM »
:welcome2: to RFF PeeT!!  :hithere:

And thank you so much for sharing this!  :hearts: What a great find!

Any idea who her partner might be? ???
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #170 on: June 17, 2008, 08:17:15 AM »
Jonlover asks
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Is this a Celebrity edition?

No, it's not. Unfortunately, Micheal McKay has demonstrated a preference for using celebrities and mactors whenever possible. Witness Marc and Rovilson in ARA2. Witness the Russian-Thai beauty queen, I believe Natalie Glebova, who raced in ARA3. Until McKay decides to cast real people exclusively, Amazing Race Asia will remain less that the success it could be.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #171 on: June 17, 2008, 11:21:09 AM »
Shirley, our delightful blogger from Hue, has responded to JonLover's and my questions in a joint email  :lol:--we both seem to have asked her lots of questions about the teams she saw...so hope it's okay if I share this reply!

From JonLover's previous post:
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It was 25 May. It was about late 2pm to 3pm. I remember I was starving then.

I saw Allan Wu and his crew in the imperial palace. After I left the imperial palace, right outside the gate, I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace.

Following behind them were two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks. I was carrying a bottle of water, and she asked if that was hers.

The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo (a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam). They had to ride the cyclo to the destination I think. I saw them hold a TARA slip, possibly the clue. These teams were quite close to each other.

Then as I was walking across the Perfume River, I saw another team. I was quite tickled so I stopped to take a picture. That's the only picture I took. It was actually the guy cycling/riding the cyclo, but he stopped where I was to change with the girl. That's the team who asked me for direction. I pointed them to the flag of the Citadel (which was the general direction they were headed for). There was a cyclo driver/rider behind them. He looked at me and we laughed together, tickled by the fact that 'tourists' were riding the cyclo. This team is quite a distance from the rest. Say, about 1km or so.

It's quite easy to spot the teams. There's always a slow-moving jeep/4WD following and filming behind them.
As I was walking away from their destination, I saw another jeep/4WD. But I didn't see any participants with them.

Shirley
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I tried to put a number for reference to the teams she saw--and this is what she replied about each team:

Team 1: "I saw a Caucasian pair, (they are quite big) running towards the imperial palace."
     
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The first pair I saw, I vaguely remember a bald/clean-shaven Caucasian man. I can't remember his companion.
     
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Though I can't remember much of the first team,

Team 2: "two ladies, they are quite big, carrying their backpacks"
     
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The second pair I saw was 2 ladies. One of them has curly short hair
   
Team 3: "The third team I saw (I think, I can't remember with the time lapse) was cycling/riding a cyclo" "had a slip"
     
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The slip, if I don't remember wrongly is yellow.
     
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the third team or rather the team I saw with the slip and riding the cyclo was made up of two women. I don't remember seeing many Asians that day, possibly the 2nd team of 2 women carrying their backpacks, had an Asian. I remember the lady asking me for water is quite big-sized, I am not quite sure of her companion right now.


Team 4: The ones in the photo that she gave directions to...

And more answers about where the teams were and re Allen Wu and where/what he was doing:

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The first three teams I saw was rather close to each other. The first and second teams were on foot already when I saw them, possibly about 200-300m away only. The one that I saw third on the cyclo was further away. Possibly 500m away from the second.

The team that asked me for direction, the lady in the team asked, "do you know where is the imperial palace?" The imperial palace is just across a small road from the citadel where there is a Vietnam flag. So I pointed to the flag and told them to head that way.

Allan Wu was talking to some of his crew while others were setting up the equipment. They had lotsa packed food there. And they travelled in pretty nice vehicles for a country like Vietnam. Can't remember the make of the cars but they looked pretty big.

There was no mat there when I was there. It could be because they were still setting up. But I didn't see anything that looked like it's a mat.
And:
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No, I didn't see any pit stop mat, or any mats on the floor for that matter.


I sent her this photo
and  a few others but none of mine looked familiar to her  :'(

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I am sorry I can't quite recognize any of the people in the picture.


But she did say:
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The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw. I cannot confirm, so sorry about that.


Perhaps JonLover knows which photo this might be?? :duno:


Many thanks to Shirley for her time and generosity in sharing!  :thankyou:
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #172 on: June 17, 2008, 08:17:11 PM »
Thank you Shirley, JonLover, & peach.
Welcome to the forum PeeT_Pm52, nice to meet you :hithere:

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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #173 on: June 17, 2008, 09:42:11 PM »
okay, apskip.

Peach, i don't think so. :hearts:

My buddy from the other site experimented on the picture. I don't know if this helps us.



OMG! What have we done?


Like TAR3's task ...

As usual, In Vietnam the routemaker is Yellow-White.......

Just observed, they used a route marker in yellow and white.
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Re: The Amazing Race Asia 3 Spoilers/Speculation (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #174 on: June 18, 2008, 01:50:47 AM »

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I am sorry I can't quite recognize any of the people in the picture.


But she did say:
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The one in the yellow box could be the 2nd team I saw. I cannot confirm, so sorry about that.


Perhaps JonLover knows which photo this might be?? :duno:

Peach, this is the picture I sent to Shirley. She's referring to the girl in green scarf or bandana.



I also sent her pictures of rumoured racers like Natalie Glebova and Miss India Sindhura Gadde; and the lady in a flickr picture taken in Hong Kong (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.125.html) but she could not recognize them as well.

Going back to the lady in green bandana, my friends from the other world  :lol: found a Korean soap actress who looks like her.



Her name is Lee Hee Jung. Are they the same person?


 

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