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This thread is for discussion of Episode 4 and can be posted in immediately when  the show begins airing at AXN, based on Singapore time. That will be Thusday 10/2 at 9 PM Singapore time, or Thursday at 9 AM EST for those of us in the US.

Please read the posting guidelines HERE    BEFORE you post in this thread please.

Those who will have not seen the show yet will need to ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! There will be spoilers about who won, and who was eliminated for sure, and other details about the leg.

And again, huge THANKS to our live updaters, uploaders, and recappers who are making the wait bearable for those of us not able to see the show live!  :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

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Preview info for the NEXT leg should go in the general spoiler thread and NOT be discussed here.  :hugs:  And remember that the eliminated team should ONLY be discussed in the pinned episode thread until Sunday 10AM Singapore time= Sat 10PM EST for those of us in the US.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 01:39:16 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 12:44:07 AM »
Preview: Thanks to banzai!

<a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/kBN32gVt5YZXEEMrup&amp;related=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/kBN32gVt5YZXEEMrup&amp;related=1</a>

From AXN:



From M McKay at AXN:

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The next couple of Legs are going to be tough for the Racers, there is no let up for now and they will be tested yet again. I am not so fussed about big travel Legs in this third series, in fact we deliberately went for short, sharp Legs. We wanted this Race to be relentless and I think we've succeeded. So don't expect the focus to be on long travel sectors (unless it is in a bus or something like that).


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This week on TARA the Race continues to be unrelenting and punishing. And, I'm sorry to say (for the Racers at least) there is no sign of a let up just yet ;)

Okay...speculating now and just tossing this out there...

The one gap we have so far in our Timeline (see page 1) so far is May 26-27--after Hue and before HK.

Based on a little hint I was given  :angel: and based on geographical proximity, puddin and I  have been talking about TAIWAN for the missing location.

Apskip---can we make it fit with flights? Vietnam to Taiwan to HK?

Puddin and I think it might fit in well here...

May 26 teams are released from pitstop in a range of morning times.
As leg 4 begins they fly to Taipei on either

HUI HAN VN240 0820 0955 combined with HAN TPE CI684 1135 1510  OR
HUI HAN VN244 1255 1405 combined with HAN TPE CI9024 1720 2100

There is also a Hue Saigon VN251 0910 1030 connecting with BR392 1255 1730 to get to Taipei. It accomplishes nothing unless a team cannot make 0820 departure but could make 0910 or unless VN240 had no more Amazing Race Asia seats.

I have also looked at flights from DaNang to both Hanoi and Saigon. They do not change much. DAD SGN VN323 1340 1450 could connect with BR396 1555 2025, which provides a 45 minute earlier arrival than the combination through Hanoi.


Some MAPS!

Bsed on license tag analysis of this photo by Neobie, Slowhatch, Boingo, and Anthonyctf--The location was confirmed as TAIWAN.



Eat something nasty Roadblock: (Ida eats, Tania sympathy barfs,lol!)



And there is a key stuck in the ignition, prompting this team to want to quit:


Possible Standard Chartered Bank (sponsor) connection or related task?   (thanks to tequilamoon)



« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 02:37:58 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 08:22:35 AM »
Henry and Bernie leaves at 2.04am

Fly to Tapei,Taiwan and make their way to Xi Men Ting.

Vince and Sam leaves at 2.05am

Ida and Tania leaves at 2.08am

Ad and Fuzzie leaves at 2.10am

Geoff and Tisha leaves at 2.14am

Oliver and Mai leaves at 2.19am

Niroo and Kapil leaves at 3.00am

Airport only opens in the morning.

Detour shoot it or shape it.

In shoot it, they must find a miniature clue in the museum and use a sony cybershot camera to capture it. Once found, they will print the photo and the clue appears on the back on the photo.

In shape it, they must make a way to a night market street and use 7 pieces of an ancient chinese puzzle to create 4 specific shapes.

All teams choose shoot it.

Henry and Bernie gets into trouble with the police for U-turning on a road.

Commercial.

Ad and Fuzzie has to switch Detour because someone told them the museum has closed.

Teams have trouble finding the clues in the museum.

Niroo and Kapli having trouble with the directions and their car.

Ad and Fuzzie completes the detour first.

Make their way to the institute of the blind. Teams must read a clue written in a code. They must communicate this to their partner and they must decipher it using a chart.

Mai and Oliver is the first among the other teams at the museum to find the clue and after all the teams decided to help each other. Mai and Oliver left the museum telling the other teams they "gave up". Vince and Sam becomes the next team to find the clue and he alerts all the other team by accident.

Niroo and Kapli tells the camera they want to go back home.

Commercial
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 08:36:00 AM by jonnal »

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 08:34:17 AM »
whats wrong with niroo and kapil's car? why cant they get the key off the ignition? is there a lock that they don't know or did they broke it? hehehe.

- commercial --

the tofu mustve been real bad. even oliver is having a hard time. it's like torture for ida.

-- commercial --
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 08:41:34 AM by calv_10 »
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 08:40:28 AM »
Mai and Oliver reaches the institute first and completes it first.

Make their way to a small town of Shenkeng in southern Taipei. Find their clue at the town's famous old street.

Ida and Tania second to complete detour.

After commercial..

Ida and Tania first to arrive at destination

Roadblock. Eat a large bowl of stinky tofu.

Ida first to complete roadblock.

Make their way to the next pitstop. City hall square in Taipei

Sam at roadblock, To Vince, "For your reward, you get to use the toilet first at the pitstop. " Laughs.  :lol:

Ida and Tania wins the leg. They win a Nokia phone each.

Vince and Sam second.
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 08:45:44 AM »
I have to give credit to those who thought it was stinky tofu. The things they put in there to make it. My mother says it's not good.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 08:51:41 AM »
Mai and Oliver 3rd.

Ad and Fuzzie 5th.

Henry and Bernie 4th.

They both arrive at the mat at the same time.

Geoff and Tisha 6th.

Niroo and Kapli  last and eliminated.

Pitstop greeter is gorgeous! :lol:

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 08:57:37 AM »
I have to give credit to those who thought it was stinky tofu. The things they put in there to make it. My mother says it's not good.

it kinda looked ordinary though. so what's in it?

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 08:58:38 AM »
I believe it's practically rotten when it's served. That's why it's stinky. My mother would not tell me what they do to make it because she says, "It not decent." :lol:
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 4 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 09:01:44 AM »
Thank you guys!! :luvu:  Great job!!

I'm at work so can't play, :'( but please come tell us about the preview in the spoiler thread if you can? :hugs:
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 09:02:34 AM »
Yes, make you don't put previews of the upcoming episode in this thread. Thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 09:14:07 AM »
I can't believe this still wasn't a NEL! There are only 6 teams left; I certainly hope the producers haven't scheduled 3 successive NELs.

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2008, 10:12:45 AM »
Thanks for the updates!! :jumpy:  :jam:
Niroo and Kapli eliminated .. not surprised at all!

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2008, 10:54:46 AM »
recap is up.

http://calvinshub.com/2008/10/02/the-amazing-race-asia-3-episode-4/

episodes 2 and 3 are down at the moment. problem with my site that i hope will get fixed soon.
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008, 11:12:04 AM »
Good recap as always, Calvin. I can't wait to see it eventually.
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2008, 11:30:47 AM »
Wide regional and individual variations exist in manufacture and preparation. Most typically, it consists of tofu, which has been marinated in a brine made from fermented milk, vegetables, and meat for as long as several months. The brine can also include dried shrimp, amaranth greens, mustard greens, bamboo shoots, and Chinese herbs.

Stinky tofu can be eaten cold, steamed, stewed, or most commonly, fried. It is often accompanied by chili sauce. The color varies from the golden fried Zhejiang-style to the black typical of Hunan-style stinky tofu.

From a distance, the odor of stinky tofu is said to resemble that of rotten garbage or manure, even by its enthusiasts. In spite of stinky tofu's smell, most say the flavor is surprisingly mild. However there are some that think otherwise. In fact, some have been so appauled by the taste that they couldn't so much as swallow it without bringing it all back up at once. Some few people have compared it to the taste of blue cheese. It has also been compared to foie gras. In some instances the taste has even been compared to rotten meat. It is said the more it smells, the 'better' its flavor.

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Stinky tofu is the unofficial national snack food of Taiwan and is universally loved. It is very commonly served on roadside stands and in night markets. It is primarily served dry (deep fried) or, less commonly, wet (with goose blood and Sichuan mala soup).

Addendum - Schuān ml, more commonly referred to as mala sauce, is a very popular Chinese oily and spicy sauce that was originated in the Sichuan Province of central China and used extensively in their cuisine. It has become one of the most common seasonings in Chinese cuisine, gaining popularity anywhere where there are large populations of Chinese. The term ml is a combination of two Chinese characters: "numbing" (麻) and "hot (piquant)" (辣), referring to the feeling in the mouth after eating the sauce. The sauce is used in a wide variety of cooking methods from stir-fry, stews, and soup, to being used in hot pot or as a dipping sauce. In the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces mala powder (麻辣粉; pinyin: mlfĕn) is used liberally on snacks and street foods, such as stinky tofu, fried potatoes, and barbecued meats and vegetables.


My guess is that the eaters have problems with not just stinnky tofu, but also Sichuan Mala soup if it was included in their "banquet".
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2008, 12:19:19 PM »
Turns out Shenkeng is the Tofu Capital of Taiwan; lots of restaurants to choose from on Old Street.

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2008, 12:30:05 PM »
Most funny quote was Sam to Vince when he was eating his tofu, :"For your reward, you can use the toilet first tonight." :lol: :funny:

Sam and Vince are getting likeable now. :tup:
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2008, 12:52:03 PM »
So do we know what tunnel they used? :lol:

Stinky tofu doesn't sound that bad...but bet they doctored it up to make it really bad! :barf
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2008, 10:15:50 PM »
The episode synopsis with lots of photos is up at AXn!

Not sure, but you may have to register to see:

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/race/
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2008, 10:28:58 PM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2008, 10:59:02 PM »
Thanks to Alan for the live updates!!

And Calvin, I have no idea how you mange to get such a nice recap done so quickly!! Thank you again for sharing!!
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2008, 08:32:27 AM »
The episode synopsis with lots of photos is up at AXn!

Not sure, but you may have to register to see:

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/race/

Peach, I registered through the AXN website and receive the AXN newsletter by Email weekly. You do not need to register to see the STORY or ROUTE, but you do to see the highlights of the next episode.

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2008, 08:42:25 AM »
The episode synopsis with lots of photos is up at AXn!

Not sure, but you may have to register to see:

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/race/

Peach, I registered through the AXN website and receive the AXN newsletter by Email weekly. You do not need to register to see the STORY or ROUTE, but you do to see the highlights of the next episode.

Thanks..I wasn't sure if the photos were visible if you aren't registered...
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2008, 08:49:10 AM »
Peach, I think that photos are accessible(there are 43 for episode 4) after clicking on the more button. However, I can't be sure since I am already signed in to AXN. Try it and you'll know.


 

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