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The Amazing Race International Versions => TAR Asia => Topic started by: georgiapeach on July 12, 2007, 09:56:18 AM

Title: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 12, 2007, 09:56:18 AM
You know they are coming--so put 'em here! ;D

Well, somebody saw something (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bugtom/753296017/in/photostream/). There's a clue box on the left, and the Fountain of Wealth on the right (didn't TARA already go there?). It was uploaded today, but I've forgotten how to check the exif at Flickr to confirm the dates. TARA2 should still be in the interview process, anyway.
I'm not sure what it is. I've checked TARA1 video and the Suntec sequence for them was at night (also, the cluebox--kmz attached--was in a different location). Could it be US TAR? US racers like to wear matching outfits. Fwiw, here's the blog entry (http://www.thanachart.net/?p=85) (same photos).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kilarney on July 12, 2007, 02:25:16 PM
When does it start?  The last thing I heard was that the application deadline was extended.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 12, 2007, 05:00:24 PM
We  were talking about this  HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12282.msg192703.html#msg192703).

TARA2 applicants had until 7/6 to be notified and that post seems to suggest something is happening!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 14, 2007, 10:43:19 PM
I don't read Tagalog, but here (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/album/15) are some TAR flags, cameramen and soundmen, and tasks that seem to involve bicycle assembly and a pile of shoes. Also, a fellow in one of the photos (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/photo/15/8) bears a resemblance to producer Michael McKay (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 14, 2007, 11:24:51 PM
Good job Slowhatch!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 15, 2007, 12:42:34 AM
A blog (http://jasonarmstrong.blogspot.com/2007/07/finally-another-post.html) mention posted on 08 July:
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Zab's away for a month. She finished producing for "Project Runway Malaysia" 2 weeks ago. She had very few hours of sleep each night and I would see her every second day for a few minutes before she'd head off to sleep. Now she's been gone for a week flying around the world working for " The Amazing Race Asia" as a Producer. I get an email from her every few days to say that she is safe and even more tired than she was when doing Project Runway. 3 more weeks to go and it's going to feel a lot longer than that.
The name sounded familiar. It turns out the blogger, Jason Armstrong, is the husband of...guess who (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutupyourface/52984648/)?  ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 15, 2007, 12:57:03 AM
Another great find Slowhatch!

And that blog mentioned the "Manila" leg too! :happy:

So now we have  two locations, right?

(What city was the first one in?) and the Philippines?

 
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Amazing Race Asia 2 - Manila Leg
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 15, 2007, 01:20:17 AM
I'm guessing it started in Singapore and moved to Manila--and by now it's in the third city.
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kaninang hapon naabutan ko ang isa sa mga tasks (2nd leg) ng ARA2...
I'm not sure how the blogger knew it was the second leg; maybe he overheard something or maybe, like me, he guessed.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 15, 2007, 01:35:31 AM
And that link shows 2 pairs of contestants too! :yess:

Wonder if the person is with production? We need a translator!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on July 15, 2007, 01:47:59 AM
Got it translated! (Thanks go out to Alice, a Filipina friend of mine!) It may not be 100% correct because of the constant jumps between English and Tagalog and kinda imperfect grammar in the original passage...

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I saw a task of ARA2 this afternoon along Rizal Avenue, at the Carreido LRT Station. The tasks: find the shoe amongst 100 pairs that has no matching opposite, and assemble a bicycle.

Marc Nelson, who is the only person who went to the Philippines, says he only saw three matching pairs of shoes. He is the first team.

Good luck to Team Philippines. I hope you win this time!

Is Marc Nelson one of the contestants? And did the post mean he's FROM the Philippines? Argh, headache.

Oh, and Carriedo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriedo_LRT_Station) is a light-rail station not to far from the Manila downtown. Transport to and fro should be absolutely no problem.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 15, 2007, 03:00:16 AM
Thanks Alice and Neobie  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 15, 2007, 06:38:47 AM
Thanks SO much neobie for the quick work!  :happy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on July 15, 2007, 09:48:15 AM
Hmm... Might follow AXN's trend of casting mactors (http://filipinohunks.blogspot.com/2006/09/marc-nelson.html).

And this could also explain the strange wording about "went to the Philippines" instead of "from the Philippines". He was born in Australia, so it could be argued either way...

This article (http://www.healthtoday.net/main_section.CFM?section=PROFILES&ID=5) says he's studied Human Geography and "has lived in Sydney, Tanzania, Kenya, Tasmania, Hong Kong, Canada, the U.S. and the Philippines". Wow!

Or could he be part of the production crew?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 15, 2007, 09:51:53 AM
WOW! Now I KNOW I am watching! :lol:  :luvu:

Izad did say that they were interviewing some celebrity types...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 18, 2007, 03:51:27 PM
The pictures of ARA2 in Manila(referenced in Slowhatch's post of July 14) were taken July 6. That was at least the second stop on ARA2, so ARA2 should be past the halfway point 12 days later. They are doing a good job of staying out of the public view.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Izad on July 19, 2007, 02:14:35 AM
No one I personally know from Malaysia made the cut (and I know a looot of people who did..  :lol:). And after the TAR ASS spoiling stint, I'm pretty sure they're being EXTRA careful about filming it here. Don't think they'll be stopping by here in Malaysia, but we'll continue on the look out. Good job everyone!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 19, 2007, 03:13:31 PM
No one I personally know from Malaysia made the cut (and I know a looot of people who did..  :lol:). And after the TAR ASS spoiling stint, I'm pretty sure they're being EXTRA careful about filming it here. Don't think they'll be stopping by here in Malaysia, but we'll continue on the look out. Good job everyone!

Izad, that's a good reason but I will offer you an alternative one. Here is the list of visits made by Amazing Races to Malaysia already:

AR3 from Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur) to Singapore by train

AR4 from Manukan Island to Sepilok

AR11 around Kuala Lumpur(as nobody knows better than you)

ARA1 leg 1- Kuala Lumpur

ARA1 leg 12 - travel around Kuching, Sarawak

5 visits is probably better than anywhere else except Hawaii.
Title: wow nice
Post by: drichie aj on July 21, 2007, 10:07:37 AM
 :jumpy:
yey ara2 came in2 d philippines!!!kaya ng pinoy!!!GO TEAM PHILIPPINES!!!

im just patriotic in such a way i support my race!

wel i wud lyk 2 hav frends in hir hu r tar and ara fanantic..by d way d u have myspace or friendster account?thnx can i get it? :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 21, 2007, 09:10:42 PM
Welcome  drichie aj!

 :hello2:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 21, 2007, 09:46:01 PM
From the TARA website at AXN-Asia (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/), Michael McKay posted the following a week ago:

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7 days ago, Michael McKay says: 
 
To all of the fans of TARA who missed out on selection, I'm sorry you didn't make it this time around. As I've said before, it is as much about the mix so you should consider trying again for season three.

Right now we are all working very hard on the Race and I can assure you TARA2, when it screens later in the year, will be well worth the wait. It really will be an amazing series and I'm certain the fans will love it.

The Amazing Race (USA) will also be back for a 12th season so there's plenty of racing coming up on AXN. Enjoy!

He didn't say anything about the locales, nor would I expect him to, but it's nice for him to confirm that the show is on!  :piano: :piano: :yess: :yess:
 
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 22, 2007, 12:05:55 PM
Welcome aboard drichie :hithere:

A spoiler via sucks  (http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessage?topicID=8285.topic)
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Ramona Balboa   



  Re: Re: Amazing Race Asia 2 Spoilers
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 Well, I'm shocked to say that I apparently have a spoiler and about a show I don't follow at all--Asian AR....

A person who used to work in my office just e-mailed me from Budapest where she's visiting relatives. She used to endure the weekly discussions of the Amazing Race with a smile that indicated we were totally demented. 

So, from the e-mail dated today, July 22:


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The other day we were at Heroes Square and there were people dressed in graduate garb under each hero statue. Two girls with backpacks were running around trying to pronounce the names of the heroes correctly and the graduates were judging whether they pronounced the names correctly. There was also a camera following the girls around. I was asked by one of the girls how to pronounce a name (Mátyás) and was later asked to sign a waiver in case I got on TV. It turned out to be some sort of Asian Amazing Race. I thought of you guys :) 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 23, 2007, 09:43:18 AM
Two different blogs--one dated the 13th (here (http://hfairchild.blogspot.com/2007/07/hells-gate-rotorua-nz.html)) and one dated the 14th (here (http://roadrunnr.livejournal.com/31510.html))--about teams and crews transiting Rotorua. No mention of which particular TAR, but I'll assume it's TARA.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on July 23, 2007, 09:50:04 AM
Two different blogs--one dated the 13th (here (http://hfairchild.blogspot.com/2007/07/hells-gate-rotorua-nz.html)) and one dated the 14th (here (http://roadrunnr.livejournal.com/31510.html))--about teams and crews transiting Rotorua. No mention of which particular TAR, but I'll assume it's TARA.

tar5 went to hells gate so it has to be tara
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 23, 2007, 11:28:11 AM
Also, what's a logical stop midway in time between Manila on July 6 and Budapest July 20? New Zealand is always a good choice and the Rotorua area is the prime tourist attraction of the North Island. It's only about 11000 miles and 2 additional pitstops from there to Budapest. Where did ARA2 stop between Manila and Rotorua? Beats me, as there are hundreds of possibilities including Guam, every major city in Australia, and BRUNEI. There's where that Brunei rumor would possibly have come true.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 24, 2007, 01:46:26 AM
Hi! All Detective of TAR/TARA ....


Great job ....


About Zab in TARA 2 production - from her husband's blog we knew that ... heard that she got invitation from Mike to be in TARA 2 -- so my guees, then she quitted job...

Then I also know she was in Project Runaway Production . She did told me - like the blog - she was very tired. There was 1 time she ping me on google talk right after she back from PR shooting. She said was too tired.

I've tried to call and sms/text her and no reply. As per Jason's blogs - so confrim TARA2 is in the race now...

let's hunt them...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2007, 08:47:22 AM
 :welcome2: cabioTAR!

Thank you for sharing--please keep us posted!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 24, 2007, 08:50:36 AM
The author of the original Manila album (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/album/15) posted comments which were passed along (in English) in this blog (http://inghinyero.blogspot.com/2007/07/chika-minute.html) (bottom of page), adding a second Manila location: Paco park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_Park).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 24, 2007, 09:42:55 AM
from Zab's husband blog

my guess - TARA2  is almost in final stage

so we are expecting 3 finalist are on the way back to Asia for finish line...

malaysia again?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 24, 2007, 12:35:43 PM
:hithere: Welcome cabio :yaya:


The Amazing Race Asia 2


The Amazing Race 2 was sighted here in Manila last July 5 and 6, wherein the teams went under the Carriedo station for their detour. One which involves shoes and another which involves bike assembling.

There were also sightings in Paco Park and Budapest, Hungary! +)

Marc Nelson, the local TV show host from Sports Unlimited was reportedly in the Race, representing the Philippines, along with an unpopular guy. The leg was said to be the second of the race.

I hope Filipinos represent well this time.


That's it for now.


blog source  (http://inghinyero.blogspot.com/2007/07/chika-minute.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 25, 2007, 09:28:11 AM
confirmed TARA2 on the way back for Finish Line

Asia major city... be ready

If S'pore is Starting line... my guess S'pore also is Finish Line.... but race through M'sia.

 :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on July 25, 2007, 05:16:13 PM
i found this today

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertgarcia/832645844/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 25, 2007, 05:53:10 PM
Thanks.  :jumpy: I'm wondering if the racer is obscured on the left of the photo; the cameraman seems to be aiming down the length of the counter, not at the white-shirts (probably airline types). The blog is no help; the last entry was 13 March.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 25, 2007, 11:01:20 PM
i found this today

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertgarcia/832645844/

looks like in Korea?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 26, 2007, 12:32:40 AM
 :tup: Yes, as best I can match it it's the small nook seen here at the Incheon (Seoul) airport (source (http://www.flickr.com/photos/masselli/810709/)).

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 26, 2007, 01:36:02 AM
Peach gets credit for these, because she suggested I look at Prague. Two blog sightings:
Is it possible both crews went to the same city?  ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2007, 02:53:11 AM
Your good Slowhatch!! The Hradcany Castle time line fits in with flobie33's post (http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=2666383&view=findpost&p=8353746) on July 16th but you already know that  :kuss:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 26, 2007, 05:59:53 AM
Slowhatch, my reading of the July 25 blog indicates that the event cited in Prague was several days earlier, since the writer had gone to Bratislava and Vienna subequently before blogging. That means that the event was probably the same one on July 18 and not a second TAR landing in Prague.

ADDED LATER - A careful rereading of Emma's blog suggested by later postings makes it evident that the Hradcany Castle filming that she observed was on the mornign of July 17.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banredbeans on July 26, 2007, 07:23:09 AM
I used to live in Korea  :dancer: :dancer: :dancer:

I think I will pass on that video to a friend of mine who might be able to figure out what beach that is. 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2007, 10:14:54 AM
Peach gets credit for these, because she suggested I look at Prague. Two blog sightings:
  • Dated 25 July (http://sohmelvin.blogspot.com/2007/07/euro-summer-2007-trip.html), mentions TARA, AXN, and the Philippine couple
  • Dated 18 July (http://emmammemma.vox.com/library/post/july-18---prague.html), mentions Hradcany castle (http://www.virtualtravel.cz/prague-hradcany.html), photos (but no photos  :'( )
Is it possible both crews went to the same city?  ???

Don't you just love it when someone else does all the hard work and then gives you the credit?  No need--but thanks! :kissy:

From further down that July 25 blog:(the TARA one)  italics mine

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Before that, actually is this friday (Fri 13), I am leaving for Munich for 3 days (13, 14, 15 or 14, 15, 16), then head to Prague, Bratislava and Vienna for another 3 days, (16,17,18 or 17,18, 19) 

which does tie in perfectly with the 16th sighting from flobie33 . But the other one says teams seen on  July 18th. Could be Pitstop? and another task? Looks like TARA for sure on the 16th, but what about the 18th?

And I couldn't resist...  :-[ :angel:  :-[  I asked the blog guy for pictures!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2007, 10:23:47 AM
emma writes
A full day of exploring Prague today, we had a walking tour from Hradcany Castle to Wenceslas Square, with many sights in between. The most exciting was seeing The Amazing Race being filmed at Hradcany Castle. We got all excited and fan-boy-and-girly and raced over to take photos. The producer got angry and yelled at us but it didn't stop us gawking and snapping away.
then in the next paragraph writes:
And that brings me up to now. All I did this morning was sleep, I didn't get up until 1pm, the biggest sleep in I've had in a very long time. Well deserved considering I got home about 4.30am


so to me this all did not happen on the same day, it seems to me A full day of exploring Prague today was emmas way of continuing her story.

Good job trying to get those pictures peach!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2007, 08:01:11 PM
From Slowhatch's Prague Blog find (http://emmammemma.vox.com/library/post/july-18---prague.html), the author of the blog, Emma, has been kind enough to share her photos of the Amazing Race that she took in Prague.

From the photos, it is clear that  this is TARA, especially as she was lucky enough to also get what we believe is the TARA producer, Michael Mckay (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/) (thanks again to Slowhatch for the producer link and to puddin for the producer spotting!)

I'm awaiting further confirmation of the exact date, but does seem to probably be 7/17.

thumbnails click click

(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/th_P1020732.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/P1020732.jpg)
(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/th_P1020733.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/P1020733.jpg)
(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/th_P1020734.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/P1020734.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/asia.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 27, 2007, 08:17:48 PM
 :jumpy: Good Stuff peach & Slowhatch!! and peach's please tell Emma that we thank her for sharing her awesome pictures with us :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 27, 2007, 08:18:20 PM
 :yess:  :jumpy:  :wohoo: Thanks. Is that an intersection sign above the cluebox?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 27, 2007, 08:33:02 PM
Yes, Slowhatch, your eyes do not deceive you. We are looking at the back side of an intersection sign with its classic diamond shape above a rectangular box.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: randomnzer on July 27, 2007, 10:14:19 PM
That guy with the orange backpack has a NZ "All Blacks" cap hanging off the bottom of his bag. They're the type commonly given away by the duty-free shops in Auckland airport.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 27, 2007, 10:20:36 PM
Nice catch. The sign for Kalouska galerie puts them somewhere in the vicinity of Hradcany square, but I haven't found the green statue yet (the signposts just point to nearby tourist attractions).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 27, 2007, 11:37:50 PM
Intersection in Prague...

most probably Prague's Leg is Final 6 or Final 4

so far , in the pic - 1 male team

from other blog  - 1 couple team (Philipine team)

so - we still have others 4 or 2 team


Latest update, they are finishing soon....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2007, 09:34:47 AM
More from Emma this morning: :hearts:

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Re: Amazing Race in Prague
I'm happy to help as much as I can, I just hope I can remember something good!

The date we saw them was the 17th of July, the time would have been between 10am and 10.30am. It was at the Hradcany Castle Area, outside the entrance to Prague Castle, right below a big, green, ornamental lamp post.

The two contestants were Asian, as were two others who arrived shortly after we saw them. The other two were both male, tall and one had a brown bandana/headscarf on. So I'm guessing it was TAR Asia.

I assumed the guy with the blue backpack was a producer or something. The same goes for the woman in the red and white striped shirt. She was the one who told us off for taking photos.


She's also checking with her friends to see if there are more pictures! :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on July 28, 2007, 11:28:17 AM
Intersection in Prague...

most probably Prague's Leg is Final 6 or Final 4

so far , in the pic - 1 male team

from other blog  - 1 couple team (Philipine team)

so - we still have others 4 or 2 team


Latest update, they are finishing soon....

cabio TAR, I agree with your line of thinking. At Prague, which was probably about the 7th leg(2nd being Manila July 6), I believe it is more likely that there would be 6 teams left than only 4 teams left. We are now 11 days later than Prague and probably 4 legs later and they should be down to the final 3 and close to finishing.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2007, 12:31:19 PM
:jumpy: Good Stuff peach & Slowhatch!! and peach's please tell Emma that we thank her for sharing her awesome pictures with us :thankyou:

I did puddin! and have invited her to drop in and say hi so we can thank her in person too!  :wohoo:



eta: Kogs! great Korea find!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: emmammemma on July 28, 2007, 03:42:34 PM
Hi Everyone, It's Emma here.

I'm so happy I could help you guys, I just wish I could have done more. I've sent a group email requesting photos from my tourmates so hopefully some of them will send georgiapeach more pics to help your cause.

I'm a fan of the original version of the show, so it was very exciting to see the Asia race being filmed. I don't think our tour manager was very impressed that we interrupted her walking tour to gawk at and take photos of the racers. But it was the highlight of our day, which is saying a lot because Prague is one wonderful city.

I'll be updating my weblog soon if any of your are interested in the rest of my non-TAR-related travels.

-Emma
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2007, 03:52:33 PM
Welcome Emma  :jumpy:! Thank you so much for sharing with us fellow Amazing Race fanatics!! :dancer:
    :hithere: :elvis: :ty3:(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/SKJTtY1Anq.gif)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2007, 07:51:18 PM
 :welcome2:  Emma!  :dancer:

So glad you are here! You have helped us enormously and your excellent photos have given us so much information. What a thrill to just stumble across the race like that--I would think it would be a highlight for sure!  And so wonderful for us that you were willing to share! :happy:

I hope you'll be able to stick around now and join in all the fun as we track the racers!

We are really really pleased you came! And a great big thank you from all of us!   :yourock:


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 28, 2007, 08:30:07 PM
Hi! All Detective of TAR/TARA ....


Great job ....


About Zab in TARA 2 production - from her husband's blog we knew that ... heard that she got invitation from Mike to be in TARA 2 -- so my guees, then she quitted job...

Then I also know she was in Project Runaway Production . She did told me - like the blog - she was very tired. There was 1 time she ping me on google talk right after she back from PR shooting. She said was too tired.
Hi CabioTAR,

Are you in the AXN-Asia MB's? I think I recognize your name from your comments to Michael McKay. I'm there as KenF.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 28, 2007, 09:12:57 PM
 :ty3: Hi Emma. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for setting me straight; I sometimes make dumb assumptions, like thinking "statue" or "monument" when I should be thinking "lamppost."  :-[
(Prague trivia: there used to be oodles of these gaslamps, all designed by Eduard Vesely and all put up in 1867-68. Prague is fixing and relighting them; the Hradcany ceremony was sometime in May. Gallery here (http://www.hrady.cz/index.php?OID=5293&PARAM=2); if you navigate the site you can find good maps and satellite images; you can even find the Hradcany lamp by its shadow  :lol:).

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Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2007, 11:11:01 PM
Slowhatch! You find the most amazing sites! I don't know how you do it! :lol:

Look team--it is a Jolly Green ..................Lamppost!

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Post by: cabioTAR on July 29, 2007, 09:30:49 PM
Hi! All Detective of TAR/TARA ....


Great job ....


About Zab in TARA 2 production - from her husband's blog we knew that ... heard that she got invitation from Mike to be in TARA 2 -- so my guees, then she quitted job...

Then I also know she was in Project Runaway Production . She did told me - like the blog - she was very tired. There was 1 time she ping me on google talk right after she back from PR shooting. She said was too tired.
Hi CabioTAR,

Are you in the AXN-Asia MB's? I think I recognize your name from your comments to Michael McKay. I'm there as KenF.

Yes I'am, Ken. I'm also recognized u....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 29, 2007, 09:39:23 PM
Slowhatch! You find the most amazing sites! I don't know how you do it! :lol:

Look team--it is a Jolly Green ..................Lamppost!

wow quite big lamp post
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Post by: Slowhatch on July 29, 2007, 11:20:39 PM
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wow quite big lamp post
Here's a closeup (http://www.virtualtravel.cz/prague-castle/hradcany-square.html) (broadband is best); it's one of the better VR websites I've found. I don't know if it's Emma's lamp--I've found design duplicates--but it's a fun site. This (http://www.flickr.com/photos/irevo/55907100/) is a match, though; compare the building in the background (and check out the dilapidation from just two years ago  :res:). And here's (http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouseye/337851446/) the guy that keeps it going.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 30, 2007, 12:38:38 AM
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wow quite big lamp post
Here's a closeup (http://www.virtualtravel.cz/prague-castle/hradcany-square.html) (broadband is best); it's one of the better VR websites I've found.


wow .. really nice VR site ....

I'm teaching VR too....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on July 31, 2007, 10:13:46 PM
TARA2 race is end.  :dancer:

They are entering to Post Production Stage ...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: michael on July 31, 2007, 10:16:57 PM
that;s awesome, hopefully I can watch this season from the get go.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2007, 09:51:53 PM
Two different blogs--one dated the 13th (here (http://hfairchild.blogspot.com/2007/07/hells-gate-rotorua-nz.html)) and one dated the 14th (here (http://roadrunnr.livejournal.com/31510.html))--about teams and crews transiting Rotorua. No mention of which particular TAR, but I'll assume it's TARA.

New or no?
Blog  (http://fickle-finger.blogspot.com/2007/07/amazing-encounter-with-amazing-race.html)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Amazing Encounter with the Amazing Race

A couple of days ago I found myself in the middle of a TV spectacular, by accident.

There's a TV programme called *The Amazing Race*usually filmed out of the US, where teams of two race each other around the world, following clues, and performing tasks. First home win US$1000000!!

We watch it here because of the interesting places that the teams visit, and the sights they see, and a couple of times they have been through New Zealand very briefly.

On Monday the wife and I with our two homestay students were taking a winter break and driving towards the town of Rotorua, when we took a tea stop in a town called Tirau. This town is famous for its information centre, which is a huge corrugated iron sheepdog, with an equally large sheep next door.

We stopped to fill with petrol next to the dog, and were amazed to see camera crews racing around, filming pairs of people who were also filling up identical Ford Territory cars.

Suddenly the penny dropped!! - there were the famous yellow and black clue envelopes being ripped open, and we were in the middle of the Race.

I paid for my fuel, and as I walked away one of the girls asked me some directions, so I finished up signing a waiver, and may well make a walk-on appearance in the programme - what a buzz!!

A little later we found ourselves at the Blue Lake in Rotorua, where there was a setup for one of their tasks - it'll be interesting to see what it looks like.

Special Asian edition we think - may screen around Christmas
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2007, 10:12:46 PM
Nice puddin!  :happy:

The previous NZ info can be found in Slowhatch's post  HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12553.msg199671.html#msg199671) and both blogs referred to tasks at Hell's Gate  Rotorua. The second blog dated July 14 let's us localize the timeframe to July 8, 9, or 10, so these dates give us new tasks and locations within the same time frame.

The best part? Is this sentence
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Special Asian edition we think
  as that really helps us to be sure that this was TARA 2 and not TAR 12.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2007, 10:20:41 PM
Way too much time on my hands peach  :lol: One of these days, maybe just maybe I'll find our race   :dancer:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 01, 2007, 10:51:00 PM
I've attached the kmz for the Tirau sheepdog. It's about a 50 km. drive from Rotorua. (I guess "the penny dropped"=the light bulb goes on  ;D)

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Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2007, 11:08:19 PM
 :hearts:  Well that has to be about the cutest thing ever! Sure beat's the World's largest Office Chair! :rotf:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 01, 2007, 11:12:28 PM
And it's not just the two animals. The whole town's gotten into the act. Check out this article (http://ray.tomes.biz/b2/index.php/c/2007/07/17/p155).
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2007, 11:21:29 PM
Well, that just made my "TOP Ten Things to See/Do in NZ" list--right up there with zorbing!  :jumpy:

Thanks for the giggle, Slowhatch!
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Post by: Kogs on August 01, 2007, 11:32:32 PM
Well, that just made my "TOP Ten Things to See/Do in NZ" list--right up there with zorbing!  :jumpy:

Thanks for the giggle, Slowhatch!

tar5 memories. too bad the twins sucked that leg
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: randomnzer on August 02, 2007, 03:47:07 AM
Spot on Slowhatch - "The penny dropped" is a NZ phrase for "then it clicked".

If they were in Tirau, they could have possibly stopped by the Waitomo Caves (blackwater rafting, glow-worms etc.) at some point.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: aj_0852 on August 02, 2007, 10:43:41 PM
thnk u georgiapeach..im a Filipino nd im a tar fanatic..
wel my comment on dose spoilers wel,,,d producers are making us wonder if amazing race central europe and tar 12 r currently filming including tara 2.. dey make people whirling and having stars in deir minds... u know dat... im sori if my english is not fluent enuf..

(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)(:;)
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Post by: aj_0852 on August 02, 2007, 10:46:39 PM
guys diz is drichie aj..wel i 4got my password soi i had 2 make 1 agen..

ol of u thank u...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 04, 2007, 11:16:35 AM
:hearts:  Well that has to be about the cutest thing ever! Sure beat's the World's largest Office Chair! :rotf:

agreed .. this is interesting.... and will make TARA2 interesting too
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 07, 2007, 07:43:18 PM
A blog entry here (http://chrisndex.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!7FCEE364E9EA37DA!341.entry) confirming what CabioTAR mentioned earlier about the race being over; Allan Wu was spotted at a clothing-store opening on 03 Aug at Orchard road in Singapore.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 08, 2007, 10:06:28 PM
Good find!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 12, 2007, 06:20:27 AM
Met and had chit-chat with 1 of TARA2 producer - I think you all know who is he/she....

Nothing much I got - Like the composer said " we signed the contract"

he/she said TARA2 will be great ... like Mike said in official TARA web...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 13, 2007, 11:33:16 AM
Cabio,

Great info. Thanks.  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 14, 2007, 03:05:21 AM
Latest update from Mike, the exec producer ...

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/

 3 hours ago, Michael McKay says: 
 
 Hi everyone, thanks for your comments regarding TARA2 and the interest everyone has been showing (yes, I have been following the spoilers).

We'd love to do a promotional event in Jakarta, we had so much fun shooting TARA1 there and we snuck in and out to do some casting recently (all hush hush of course).

There'll be some announcements coming out over the next few weeks about the TARA2 cast, on air times and so on.

We're also in pre-production on a new show called Ultimate Escape so there's plenty happening.

The age for entering TARA is 21 for legal issues, sorry we can't do much about that. 
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Post by: cabioTAR on August 14, 2007, 03:09:05 AM
Latest update from Mike, the exec producer ...

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/

 3 hours ago, Michael McKay says: 
 
 Hi everyone, thanks for your comments regarding TARA2 and the interest everyone has been showing (yes, I have been following the spoilers).

We'd love to do a promotional event in Jakarta, we had so much fun shooting TARA1 there and we snuck in and out to do some casting recently (all hush hush of course).

There'll be some announcements coming out over the next few weeks about the TARA2 cast, on air times and so on.

We're also in pre-production on a new show called Ultimate Escape so there's plenty happening.

The age for entering TARA is 21 for legal issues, sorry we can't do much about that. 

they gonna to reveal the teams soon .... and the premiere time...

quite fast .... TARA1 was taking almost 5++ months on Post Production.... TARA2 may be almost the sama as TAR (3++ months on Post)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2007, 12:02:16 PM
Thanks cabioTAR! :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 14, 2007, 05:53:41 PM
Not sure where this belongs so I'll stick it here

AXN Preps New Travel Reality Show
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, August 14: AXN has announced plans to launch Ultimate Escape, a new travel reality series from the producers behind The Amazing Race Asia.  ..more here (http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=axn081407.htm)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 14, 2007, 08:36:58 PM
Not sure where this belongs so I'll stick it here

AXN Preps New Travel Reality Show
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, August 14: AXN has announced plans to launch Ultimate Escape, a new travel reality series from the producers behind The Amazing Race Asia.  ..more here (http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=axn081407.htm)


yeah... they opened application mid July and was first due on 31/7, then is extended to 17/8.

look interesting but I'm stick to Amazing Race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 24, 2007, 05:30:40 PM
:)

from this album  (http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi210.photobucket.com%2Fplayer.swf%3Ffile%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvid210.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb93%2Fjo2labit%2Fjo2labit%2F100_1595.flv&searchTerm=amazing%20race%20asia&pageOffset=20)
 
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 24, 2007, 08:52:21 PM
WOW! :wohoo: :yess:

Great spoiler find! Congrats puddin!

Cute girls too....anybody recognize where this might have been?

I see water buffalo....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 25, 2007, 12:58:31 PM
Looks like the producers were getting approval to use a local fern's likeness. Excellent find! And don't they make these people sign confidentiality agreements not to post vids like that? Just wondering.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 25, 2007, 04:09:02 PM
Yves Simard's photos  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/), have fun :)

this one mentions Prague  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1028139818/) 7/16. And this one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1029143016/) and so on..

July 10th Korea? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1028139692/)

and this one Manilla Pit stop  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1028139502/) taken on 7/6. And another (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1028139532/).


eta: pictures have since been taken down but you can view them here (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1028139502_c43c915c2e_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1028139532_b0a4e3ae13_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1028139634_6b22a70f2d_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1028139692_9d35022efe_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1028139818_7ab3075b52_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029142484_ad2141558a_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029142548_1a27e7a955_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029142662_d647b1bedd_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029142712_6dbb98adb4_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029143016_06876526a5_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029143162_d59b6d4986_b.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029262340_219e674e07_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 25, 2007, 04:40:26 PM
puddin's on a roll! :hearts: :wtg:

Yves Simard  (http://www.simard.co.nz/)=lighting/cameraman
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 25, 2007, 04:50:32 PM
puddin's on a roll! :hearts: :wtg:

Yves Simard  (http://www.simard.co.nz/)=lighting/cameraman
haha I was searching for TAR camera men to get a match on the Korea picture that Kogs found at Flickr's .. no way to rule them in or out either way, yet.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 25, 2007, 07:00:50 PM
puddin's on a roll! :hearts: :wtg:

Yves Simard  (http://www.simard.co.nz/)=lighting/cameraman

hee Yves Simard (http://www.nzcrews.tv/members/index_dynamic/currentMember=7)
In July I will be away for 6 weeks Asia/Europe (Secret Project, NDA) Tell you about it later. Good Story!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 25, 2007, 07:35:55 PM
heh, a new addiction

Jul 7, '07 7:17 AM They were shooting AR Asia at my Singapore office. (http://samyakuza.multiply.com/video/item/1)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 07:42:13 PM
 :yourock: On a roll, indeed! (don't forget part two, which shows them ziplining between the towers)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 07:49:33 PM
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July 10th Korea?
Japan, Tokyo probably. I can't read the kanji, but the katakana (http://www.tokyowithkids.com/fyi/katakana_chart.html) on the left reads bu-ra-n-do ="brand." No help there; maybe someone might recognize the building or area.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 08:11:52 PM
Compare Yves' shot below with this photo (http://www.budapestsite.com/wp-content/photos/Erzs__bet_bridge.jpg) of the Elisabeth bridge in Budapest; note the pointy building in the background. It shouldn't take long to figure where the pitstop/greeter was.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 25, 2007, 08:38:46 PM
:yourock: On a roll, indeed! (don't forget part two, which shows them ziplining between the towers)

I didn't see that Slowhatch  :yess:

 

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July 10th Korea?
Japan, Tokyo probably. I can't read the kanji, but the katakana (http://www.tokyowithkids.com/fyi/katakana_chart.html) on the left reads bu-ra-n-do ="brand." No help there; maybe someone might recognize the building or area.

I said Japan but my BF said Korea  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 08:48:38 PM
Compare the castle next to her sunglasses (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11097065@N08/1029142548/in/photostream/) with Visegrad castle (http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu/oseas/visegrad.html), north of Budapest.

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Post by: cabioTAR on August 25, 2007, 09:42:02 PM
:)

from this album  (http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi210.photobucket.com%2Fplayer.swf%3Ffile%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvid210.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb93%2Fjo2labit%2Fjo2labit%2F100_1595.flv&searchTerm=amazing%20race%20asia&pageOffset=20)
 


my guess is Philippines Leg...

n All girls Team from Japan ... - 1 of the girl said "Ganbate ne" to another one... may be road block ... task related to Padi Feild or Ox ... like TAR5....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 25, 2007, 09:49:45 PM
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July 10th Korea?
Japan, Tokyo probably. I can't read the kanji, but the katakana (http://www.tokyowithkids.com/fyi/katakana_chart.html) on the left reads bu-ra-n-do ="brand." No help there; maybe someone might recognize the building or area.

I confirmed it's Japanese banner/sign ... but not recognise the building or area...

I think Korea

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 09:50:13 PM
If the dates from the camera and postings are semi-accurate, then we have an approximate timeline:
If the dates are off, at least we have a start at fixing the relative order.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 25, 2007, 10:05:37 PM
:yourock: On a roll, indeed! (don't forget part two, which shows them ziplining between the towers)

nice task this time in S'pore.... compare to Car Washing Task ....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 25, 2007, 10:14:10 PM
July 10 may be Tokyo, but it could also be other large Japanese cities such as Oaska or Nagoya.

I still believe that a stop in Seoul is quite logical for ARA2.

I think the question of where is the building in the picture of Yves Simard filming in front of the sign might be approachable via the logo on either side of the sign. It clearly says 4F on the bottom. What is above that is not distinct. It may be a hat on a person or on an animal. It's hard to tell. If anyone can blow that up and get a close look at it, it might yield better clues as to where that building is. To me it looks like an amusement arcade, of which there would be many in metropolitan areas of multi million population.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 25, 2007, 10:34:26 PM
You're right, there's a couple of things we might be able to shoehorn into that calendar slot: Seoul (http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertgarcia/832645844/) (taken 15 July) and the Rotorua sightings. Are both TARA2? Maybe... ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 25, 2007, 10:46:22 PM
If the dates from the camera and postings are semi-accurate, then we have an approximate timeline:
  • 06 July Manila
  • 07 July Singapore
  • 10 July Tokyo
  • 16-17 July Prague
  • 19 July Budapest
If the dates are off, at least we have a start at fixing the relative order.

Mine ..

Manila
S'pore
NZ - Rotorua
??
??
??
??
Budapest
Prague
??
??
South Korea - Finish Line
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 26, 2007, 02:19:14 AM
OK, got it; they're standing just below the Freedom statue at the Citadel on Gellert hill in Budapest. (VR source here (http://www.360travelguide.com/360VirtualTour.asp?iCode=bud06))

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 26, 2007, 05:50:30 PM
I went back to Slowhatch's post of July 23 about Rotorua, in which he references two blogs about the Amazing Race at Hell's Gate mud baths. The first dated Friday 7/13 is not definitive about which day she actually went to Hell's Gate. You might assume it was the date of the blog, but that is probably not true. The second one on Saturday 7/14 is definitive about having been in Rotorua only on July 8, 9, and 10 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) and seen the Amazing Race at Hell's Gate. To me this makes it clear that the Amazing Race was in Rotorua on July 10. It therefore could not be in Tokyo at the same time! However Tokyo or another Japanese supercity could have been the next stop, as there was time to do so and still get to Prague by the evening of July 16. Or it could have been a stop before Seoul at the end of the race.

Here is the link to the definitive blog:
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http://roadrunnr.livejournal.com/31510.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 26, 2007, 05:58:51 PM
i found this today

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertgarcia/832645844/

looks like in Korea?

Not only does this look like Korea, the caption says Amazing Race Korea. One level down there is a tag that says "Photos are from between 12 Jul 2007 & 16 Jul 2007". I guess that tells us when ARA2 was in Korea, probably in Seoul since there are only a few major cities in Korea and there is a picture of a very complicated rail or subway system that is likely to be for Seoul.
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 26, 2007, 06:02:41 PM
With the information in my two posts above, revision of the projected ARA2 Timeline is in order. Here is my best guess on the first half of it:

July 6 Singapore

July 7-9 Manila

July 10 - 11 Rotorua

July 12 - 15 Korea, probably Seoul

July 16 - 18 Prague

July 19 - 20 Budapest
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 26, 2007, 09:10:32 PM
Well fwiw this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1029143016&size=l) was taken just south of the Palackeho Most (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Praha%2C_Nov%C3%A9_m%C4%9Bsto%2C_Palack%C3%A9ho_most_II.JPG) (bridge) on the west bank of the river just north of the Admiral Botel (http://www.admiral-botel.cz/index.jsp?lang=en&m=photo&s=index). It's about 1 1/2 miles away from the action at Hradcany square. What does it mean? If he was just doing a standup, zip  :lol:.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 26, 2007, 10:01:04 PM
Slowhatch, Admiral Botel looks like a great place to have a pitstop. It has accomodations and food. As you know, regular TAR loves to have them on boats.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Coolios on August 27, 2007, 06:57:50 PM
Hello!

I live in the Czech Republic and today I spoke with a taxi driver who participated at shooting! He told me that a group of Asiatic/Caucasian people and crew were acting 'How people find each other'. That was happening near Prague Castle (photos from Prague posted here were taken there) and after that they gone to Letnany Ice Rink (http://www.oc-letnany.cz/en/sport/zimni-stadion.php). I have few contacts yet, so I hope that I can find out even more info.

If you have some new spoilers or you want to ask me something, write me at petr@petrnovak.cz

[edited to fix your link petr, puddin ]
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2007, 07:33:20 PM
Thank you Petr  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 28, 2007, 07:40:16 PM
Yves' pics have been taken down. I think Michael McKay and/or Sony told him to take them down. Oh well.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2007, 07:44:23 PM
Well, this (http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/you/2bu/view_article.php?article_id=85217) isn't good.
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Last season, the teams were all quite nice people, this season they’re laying their true colors out for everyone to see. Some of the teams even wanted to start fighting with me! They’re very, very angry people!
Also, there's going to be an extra episode:
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We’re going to have a special episode before the actual premiere of the first leg of the race. It’s called Racers Revealed and it gives the audience the chance to get more familiar with the racers before they actually start competing on the show. In that show, there’s a good chance they’re going to show some of these audition tapes so in the future, people will have a better idea of what it takes to be in the show.
(A production/programming mistake, I think)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 28, 2007, 07:53:28 PM
Actually, on the AXN-Asia site, people kept asking Michael McKay what they should put on their audition tapes, so instead of answering the same question, it's probably best to handle it this way.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2007, 08:27:00 PM
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Yves' pics have been taken down.
Drat  (:;). I forgot to copy them all  :lol:. I was going to ask about the Manila pit stop too. Oh well, at least I got one more out of it: Shinjuku (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku) (photo source page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/laniandjames/264749488/))

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 28, 2007, 08:51:13 PM
Oh nice  find Slowhatch! and I have all of Yves' pictures saved but will hang on to them because I don't want either Yves or McKay to be mad at us  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 28, 2007, 09:14:56 PM
Oh nice  find Slowhatch! and I have all of Yves' pictures saved but will hang on to them because I don't want either Yves or McKay to be mad at us  :lol:

this was my concern too....

Mike may be OK ... as below...

1 day ago, Michael McKay says: 
 
 Thanks Kheva78. We'd love to come back to Jakarta and will certainly let you and all the fans know when we are coming.
CabioTAR, I think the spoilers are a fact of life and don't really worry about them unless they are really spoiling the show for fans.

I caught up with my friends from TAR this week and the new series promises to be sensational.


AXN ????
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2007, 09:23:52 PM
OK, got it. He's standing in front of a Don Quixote (http://www.donki.com/c/shop/shop_en.php?lang=en&shopid=29) ("Donki Kingdom"--a 24-hour discount chain) store at the corner of Yasukuni-Dori and Kabuki-cho (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2926356) (red light district (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabukich%C5%8D%2C_Tokyo)?  ???)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 28, 2007, 09:29:03 PM
When I searched penguin with santa hat logo 4f,  (http://www.seekjapan.jp/article/jz/775/24-Hour+Tokyo) I came up with DON QUIJOTE but couldn't match the building so thought it was silly  :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2007, 10:49:58 PM
In the absence of any more info, two early guesses:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 29, 2007, 09:00:25 AM
wow! they went to Japan...

have instinct ...

Japan is Finish Line

Japan Team are in Final 3 - All girl team ....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 30, 2007, 01:37:43 AM
The structure she's standing on was bugging me; it took a while but I finally found it: Fun Extreme Canopy (http://www.canopy.hu/index_en.php), just east of the Visegrad citadel.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on August 30, 2007, 05:57:19 AM
Fabulous find, Slowhatch. Let's have a little more on Visegrad, such as:

Visegrad Castle
 
One of Hungary's foremost tourist attractions and repositories of its cultural heritage, the famous Visegrad Castle. Visegrad Castle is a good half hour's hike uphill from the Danube. Its impressively large walls provide some incredible views of the surrounding river valley. The town of Visegrad is situated in a picturesque and strategic location north of Budapest at the bend of the Danube River. It was used by the Romans as a military fortress in the 4th century and became a Slavic settlement in the 9th century when they named it Visegrad, the Slavic word for "high castle." The citadel was protected by a moat carved from the rock and its Treasury Tower was where the royal insignia were stored.

Visegrad Castle is about 25 miles directly north of Budapest, but maybe 30 miles by boat.
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on August 30, 2007, 07:32:24 AM
The structure she's standing on was bugging me; it took a while but I finally found it: Fun Extreme Canopy (http://www.canopy.hu/index_en.php), just east of the Visegrad citadel.

well done  :dancer:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 30, 2007, 11:31:24 PM
OK, I'm reasonably sure of this photo (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/?action=view&current=1029142662_d647b1bedd_b.jpg), so I'll go ahead.
Compare the tiles and battlements with this tourist photo (http://www.visegradtours.hu/content/gallery/lovagi_tornak/normal/Program036.jpg). I think the soundman is standing on top of the Salamon tower, the lower part of the Visegrad castle. I've included the probable viewpoint below (original size source here (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=205115368&size=o)). The red-roofed building in the background can be seen in the photos here (http://www.civertan.hu/legifoto/galery_image.php?id=10257) and here (http://www.visegradmuzeum.hu/stat/pic/alvar/image001.jpg).


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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on August 31, 2007, 08:04:09 PM
Rex84 in the comments of his album (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/album/15) mentioned Paco park; if it wasn't for that, I'd be looking all over Manila  ;D. The pit stop is in front of the St. Pancratius chapel in Paco. (compare the door designs; original size sources here (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/?action=view&current=1028139502_c43c915c2e_b.jpg) and here (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=410060075&size=l).)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on August 31, 2007, 08:20:07 PM
You Rock Slowhatch  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 31, 2007, 08:47:20 PM
I'll say Slowhatch! :wtg:

You have been on a roll and are doing some AMAZING work!

Great finds all!   :congrats:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Izad on September 04, 2007, 08:01:55 PM
Found out that a friend's friends were picked as one of the teams on TARA2 (Malay girls team from Malaysia). Will try to find out more.

edited to add : Damn... wrong show.. they got on a different (similar) show called the Explorace, not TARA. My bad.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Izad on September 26, 2007, 09:17:37 AM
I was actually tipped off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLHMaRlyzXA) on my blog on this racer.. not sure if this is legit or not... I guess we'll see in time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 26, 2007, 09:35:01 AM
Hi Izad!  :waves:

Here is her 2nd tape with the application with the partner who didn't stick around:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on September 28, 2007, 08:46:05 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all your support. TARA 2 team are all very excited being able to say we are in the show. The launch party was at Indochine on Weds 26 Sept.

;-))

realisophie

welcome sophie...

great ... hope can meet you soon ...

and do share some TARA2 info
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2007, 01:02:51 AM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/th_Paula1.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/Paula1.jpg) That's Paula with the white cap in the Philippines. You can hear her name in the video. Her partner is Natasha.
Here's the video:
http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi210.photobucket.com%2Fplayer.swf%3Ffile%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvid210.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb93%2Fjo2labit%2Fjo2labit%2F100_1595.flv&searchTerm=amazing%20race%20asia&pageOffset=20

(http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/th_753296017_bcfb9efe2e_o.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/753296017_bcfb9efe2e_o.jpg) That's her team @ the Suntec fountain in Singapore.

Look like they're wearing the same clothings. 2 different countries in the same leg?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2007, 01:26:14 AM
From Slowhatch's Prague Blog find (http://emmammemma.vox.com/library/post/july-18---prague.html), the author of the blog, Emma, has been kind enough to share her photos of the Amazing Race that she took in Prague.

From the photos, it is clear that  this is TARA, especially as she was lucky enough to also get what we believe is the TARA producer, Michael Mckay (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/) (thanks again to Slowhatch for the producer link and to puddin for the producer spotting!)

I'm awaiting further confirmation of the exact date, but does seem to probably be 7/17.

That's Adrian & Collin. Same T-shirts as on the 1st photo shoot day.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2007, 01:49:52 AM
Thanks banzai!

Any idea where Paula and Natasha might have been in that video? ???

Any hopefully they just have on the same clothes on a different day--Singapore tasks and all the way to the Philippines would be a lot!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2007, 06:39:15 AM
(http://images.rex84.multiply.com/image/8/photos/15/1200x120/5/mUkhA_m0(384).jpg?et=hsZHbI2Lv2RxfY1m9NeTDw) (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/photo/15/5) (http://images.rex84.multiply.com/image/8/photos/15/1200x120/4/mUkhA_m0(383).jpg?et=%2Cyrpqj9ZqHlmGyTz%2Bclz1g) (http://rex84.multiply.com/photos/photo/15/4)

Look like Manila is the first leg. They're wearing the same clothes as in the press release photo.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2007, 12:32:21 PM
Since we have a pitstop in Manila, Singapore should be in leg 2 or 3.

my guess is Philippines Leg...

n All girls Team from Japan ... - 1 of the girl said "Ganbate ne" to another one... may be road block ... task related to Padi Feild or Ox ... like TAR5....

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/daichi2.jpg)
Now in this vidcap, the camera is pointing to a 2nd team (orange or red) and not to Paula/Natashia

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/daichi3.jpg)
Now the guy stands up and he looks like Daichi because cabioTAR said "Ganbate ne". That means good luck or keep up the good work or something like that in Japanese.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 07, 2007, 02:56:24 PM
Just a tiny picture of Chris D filming .. too small for me to make it out  :lol:

(http://i21.[banned image hosting site].com/9kv7n8.jpg)
Me shooting Amazing Race Asia July 2007 (http://www.chrisd.tv/hello/hello.htm)

Jul 2007 - Cameraman - Amazing Race Asia 2007 for AXN/Active TV. I survived! ...Just... A great experience - very demanding - note to self: must get more fit! The whole show is such a logistical nightmare - my hat off to the good people of Active TV, particularly Serena Lau who convinced me to join the gang :o)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 07, 2007, 03:03:09 PM
Pretty bridge...

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on October 07, 2007, 04:17:00 PM
Aah, this one I think I know!

Singapore's Cavenagh Bridge?

(http://www1.moe.edu.sg/learn@/singaporerivertrail/pri/G218_Loyang_Pri/fun%20facts%202.jpg)

The picture shows him pointing westwards from the bridge into Singapore River's Boat Quay (http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/what_to_see/singapore_river/boat_quay.html)... perhaps a bumboat ride (http://www.rivercruise.com.sg/rivercruise.htm)?



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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 07, 2007, 04:23:24 PM
Neobie and peach, nicely done :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 07, 2007, 04:38:21 PM
Neobie gets full credit for this one--I would not have had a clue! :lol:

Thanks Neobie--nice job!  :waves:

specially love the map.... :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2007, 03:46:41 PM
I can't recall if this Singapore blog entry was posted? anyway...

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Saturday, July 07, 2007
Amazing cheap thrill



Last thursday morning, in a state of lethargy and boredom, I went down for a smoke from my office. The few of us gathered outside the building entrance huffing and puffing away when one of my colleagues screamed, "Look! The Amazing Race! The cluebox!"

Girraffe necks started to look around and yes, there it was, the cluebox planted next to the taxi stand. We got really excited and started sweeping the area with our peripheral vision for the camera crews. In less than 3 mins, we started seeing people with cameras running in. We exclaimed in unison, "They are here! They are here!"

Of course the teams found the clue box and went to their challenge - propelling themselves on a wire from the top of Tower 3 to Tower 4. That's a 44 storey dead drop. Luckily, we had a bird's eye view of the proceedings (as you can see in the photo). Yes it was a cheap thrill but how many people can say they saw the amazing race 'live'.

Lalala...

Blog (http://ericswanderlust.blogspot.com/2007/07/amazing-cheap-thrill.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2007, 07:20:59 PM
Nice puddin! that was new to me--love the picture! :happy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2007, 07:25:52 PM
Nice puddin! that was new to me--love the picture! :happy:
At least some :-[  of us have a visual of what a "zipline" setup  looks like now  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2007, 08:14:13 PM
Follow me --maybe something maybe nothing  :lol:

its a job application but I can't read all the text or translate~
amazing race asia 2 accommodation in samutsakorn thailand all ...... in samutsakorn thailand all season gold orchid bangkok hotel. ... AppJob.com : อันดับ 1 หางาน สมัครงาน Job Thai center & Job Application Thailand ...
truehits.net/let/index.php?id=44&pageNum=44 

AppJob.com : อันดับ 1 หางาน สมัครงาน Job Thai center & Job Application Thailand
รวม ตำแหน่งงานว่าง งานราชการ งาน Part Time และ รับสมัครงาน จากบริษัทชั้นนำในไทย รวบรวม งาน ไว้มากกว่า 30,000 อัตรา กรอก ใบสมัครงาน รวดเร็ว สมัคงาน ออนไลน์ได้ทันที ประหยัดเวลา และค่าใช้จ่าย งานดีๆ รอคุณอยู่!

Link  (http://truehits.net/let/index.php?id=44&pageNum=44)


then I saw this~~

Jon's Blog of Stuff
blog posted on:Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The best story from the trip was the airport cab ride in Bangkok. Strangely enough, entry into the hotel is guarded and cars undergo a under-the-car mirror inspection prior to pulling up to the entrance. Ordering a cab from the hotel we managed to get the nuttiest guy in Thailand. Mentioning to us that he was told to "Go, Go, Go" by his last passengers (obviously contestants from the Amazing Race) he informed us that he was only going by the speed limit (which was fine by us

link  (http://jonsblogofstuff.blogspot.com/2007/07/holiday-blog.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2007, 03:08:38 PM
For those who want to follow the official website of ARA2, here is the link to AXN's site, which has the team bios, a forum and downloads and also will have the episode summaries once they are shown on AXN:

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2007, 01:18:43 AM
Look what else from another Croatian Picasa album! (http://picasaweb.google.com/juliaandbrian/Croatia02)  July 15

Labelled "Actual amazing race contestants!" And "we tried to catch up but couldn't!"

And it is all mixed up with pics from Frankfurt and Croatia and Trogir!!  FRANKFURT??

(http://aycu32.webshots.com/image/28991/2002050706391954535_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002050706391954535)

(http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/32661/2002051913900750204_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002051913900750204)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2007, 01:27:39 AM
vgF==Frankfurt subway!!!

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Meanwhile, the Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF), Frankfurt’s municipal transport authority, is in charge of seven subway lines,
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on October 18, 2007, 01:28:30 AM
Nice!  :tup: I thought it was just another Croatia pic. But the sign in the background is "Hauptwache," a plaza in Frankfurt.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2007, 01:32:51 AM
(http://aycu33.webshots.com/image/31112/2005775195391534856_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2005775195391534856)

Look! Could this be our F/F team --the ones in tight warm up pants??  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2007, 03:48:15 AM
This album  (http://picasaweb.google.com/krduncan/EuropeTrip07/photo#5108426505952953650)  (thanks again for the leads Slowhatch).
Europe Trip '07
Jul 20, 2007
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Anybody watch The Amazing Race?


Why can't I figure out what that is ?  Mobile phone? what the hell :lol: ? Anyway whatever.
It does track back to BUDAPEST --
First Mobile Payment Settlement Inc.
24 hour infoline.: (+36) 1 999-6100

http://www.fizessenmobillal.hu/ENindex.php

(http://i22.[banned image hosting site].com/e5i803.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2007, 04:16:08 AM
A parking lot maybe?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 18, 2007, 10:17:54 AM
Close, but I don't think so Peach. All over Europe they have these machines, which sell parking stubs indicating a specific time that you paid paid until. You stick it inside the windshield of your car when you park on the STREET. It is the European equivalent of hundreds of parking meters. In the U.S. such machines are indeed found in many unattended parking lots and the meter maid will get you if you don't have a valid stub inside your windshield when they come.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 19, 2007, 08:33:36 AM
Peach stated
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but we think TARA 2 may have been in NZ around July 14 so Frankfurt is really prob TAR 12?

My timeline of New Zealand indicated July 10 for Rotorua. A photo labeled "Amazing Race Korea" was labeled July 12 - 16. ARA2 was not in New Zealand on July 14. They were either in Korea or leaving there on their way to Europe.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on October 19, 2007, 11:29:04 AM
 :hides Sorry, but I want to throw a monkey wrench into the works. Compare the backpacks with the video (http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi210.photobucket.com%2Fplayer.swf%3Ffile%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvid210.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb93%2Fjo2labit%2Fjo2labit%2F100_1595.flv&searchTerm=amazing%20race%20asia&pageOffset=20) Puddin found. I think the team might be Paula/Natasha.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2007, 11:36:45 AM
Your so smart Slowhatch!! Yes I just watched the video and it sure does look like them. Even the tall ones black leggin's are the same style and then the shorter one has the same color hair. If you all agree I can move this over to the Asia spoilers  :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2007, 11:46:55 AM
moved here, more on this later after I wake up a bit  :lol: ~


Frankfurt, Germany July 15th ?

Picture evidence HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12520.msg234532.html#msg234532) thanks to peach and credits to Slowhatch as well  ;).

(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/th_2002050706391954535_rs.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/2002050706391954535_rs.jpg)
(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/th_2002051913900750204_rs.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR12/misc/2002051913900750204_rs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2007, 12:30:36 PM
I agree darn it all...looks just like them.

But the problem is I thought we had TARA 2 in NZ on those dates? I'm at work --can someone double check this pretty please?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2007, 03:04:35 PM
As I stated --I am at work and unable to read all the threads, which is why I asked someone to check for me, apskip.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2007, 04:22:48 PM
Just a reminder that some of the conversations in this thread might not seem in synch due to the fact that I moved what we thought might beTAR12 spoilers over to this thread after it was pointed out that we were on the wrong track and they were indeed TAR2 sightings.

our detectives rock :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 19, 2007, 08:54:38 PM
FLIGHT INFO

From SEOUL/Inchon Korea to Frankfurt departing the afternoon or evening of Saturday July 14, here are two logical flight possibilities:

LH713 nonstop departs Seoul 1315 arrives Frankfurt 1835. Remember that the plane is moving with the sun.

One of the last ones is KE895 departs Seoul 1905 arrives Shanghai (PVG) 2000, then connects with MU0219 departing PVG 2335 arriving FRA 0505 July15.

There are several combinations in between and a few combinations just after 1905.


From Frankfurt to Prague, there are about 10 flights each day. The last is LH3266 departing at 2005 arriving at 2305 (plus a one hour time change).
The first is LH3258 departing 2010 arriving 2110.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Spoilers
Post by: cabioTAR on October 21, 2007, 10:22:28 AM
vgF==Frankfurt subway!!!

Quote
Meanwhile, the Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF), Frankfurt’s municipal transport authority, is in charge of seven subway lines,

Well done GP ... added  Frankfurt to TARA2's location spoiler...

Nice
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 21, 2007, 01:03:07 PM
Well done,

you guys are much better than MRF lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 21, 2007, 01:18:59 PM
It was Slowhatch  :tup: who sent me in the right direction--I was just lucky! :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 21, 2007, 01:30:44 PM
It was Slowhatch  :tup: who sent me in the right direction--I was just lucky! :-[

Good on both of you then
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 11:09:43 PM
Theres a promo at this site but be warned it is full of pop ups.
http://amazingrace.myweb.hinet.net/

or lets see if this works? when ready--

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 29, 2007, 01:26:16 PM
PEACH, just for you I am going to reconstruct the ARA2 timeline which apparently has disappeared:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

later in the race - Tokyo
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 29, 2007, 04:39:31 PM
It's now crunch time, since there are only 3 days to go until teams are introduced in the special ARA2 Team Introduction show that begins ARA2 on AXN. I want to see if we can push to get some approximation of a complete route in the next 3 days.

This is only SPECULATION, since we have nothing to go on other than Tokyo is in the mix. I think ARA2 after Budapest might go something like this:

July 21 REST DAY

July 22 Budapest to India (choice of Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi)

July 24 India to China (choice of Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hong Kong, Macau)

July 26 REST DAY

July 27 China to Tokyo

July 29 Tokyo to FINAL CITY

My best guess on where the FINAL CITY will be is in THAILAND, although probably not BAGKOK. I am going to guess CHIANG MAI or PHUKET.

What is your best thinking on what is going to happen to the ARA2 route in July after July 20 in Budapest?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 05:00:58 PM
Thanks for resurrecting this apskip! I'll be wishing TARA2 had figured out a way for us all to watch!

We also have this post from puddin: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12553.msg234299.html#msg234299

So I am voting for salt farms in Samutsakorn Thailand (http://www.thai-tour.com/eng/samutsakorn/introduction.html).

But for some reason I was thinking cabio said something about Singapore as end city too? But that was long ago and far away... :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 05:51:20 PM
I hate to admit it but I might just wait TARA2 out until our TAR12 is over. Who would have known that CBS loves us  :hearts:?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 29, 2007, 07:28:53 PM
Peach, you make an excellent point. I had been thinking about the Bangkok reference when I selected Thailand as my choice for FINAL COUNTRY, but i lost sight of it when I selected far north and far south points. that won't do, so I am revising my selections. Here are 8 tourist attractions within 125 miles of Bangkok, each of which comes with a 5 star rating:

Ayatthaya
BangPa In Palace
Chainat
Lopburi
Nonth-buri
Pak Chang
Saraburi
Singburi

I am now substituting these and withdrwing Chiang Mai and Phuket as proposed locations for the Finish Line of ARA2.

I personally am rooting for Ayatthaya. It is the closest to Bangkok of any on this list. Also, I visited there in 1978 as a stopover on the way to Chiang Mai. It was very impressive then and I am sure that it still is.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on October 30, 2007, 10:15:33 AM
There is news from Indonesia reported at SUCKS that Kinar stated the length of ARA2 was 24 days. Let's see how my latest Timeline hold up. July 29 - July 5 = 24 days. Just lucky I guess. Let's summarize it in one place since it is now in 2 segments:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

July 21 REST DAY

July 22 Budapest to India (choice of Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi)

July 24 India to China (choice of Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hong Kong, Macau)

July 26 REST DAY

July 27 China to Tokyo

July 29 Tokyo to FINAL CITY

July 29 Bangkok to one of these relatively close places in central Thailand for the FINISH LINE:
Ayatthaya
BangPa In Palace
Chainat
Lopburi
Nonth-buri
Pak Chang
Saraburi
Singburi

Of the above, the India, China and all of Thailand are speculative. All the earlier legs plus Tokyo are confirmed, although the timing of Tokyo is not.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Dragoondaniel on November 01, 2007, 07:39:45 PM
Hi, people of RFF!  :waves:  Been a lurker for a pretty long time and all I can say is that you guys are awesome. (=

Anyway, with regards to the TARA2, I think I have identified the starting line for TARA2.  :yess:

Haha. Based on a screencap from one of the promo trailers, I've obtained this image:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/danieltan/tara_start.png)

..And I found this image from Flickr,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/danieltan/arts_museum.png)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/460568063_8bcebb39cc.jpg?v=0)

With some aid from Flickr and also Google Earth based on some of my own local knowledge (hehe.), the building has now be identified as the "Asian Civilisation Museum". Based on the promo, "cross-refrenced"  to Google Earth, it should be right and should be at the back of the musuem compound, with the grass patch and the mysterious black column structure thing there, where the view of Boat Quay can be seen. (this was seen in the background as Allan was giving the "intro speech" to the teams at the starting line.

Additionally, I think everyone knows Suntec City will be featured again. (3 times... TAR3, TARA1, TARA2.) This time, however, it seems there's a pretty decent task of pulling yourself from one building to another. Kinda like TAR5's. Well, I hope I've been of help and once again, good job everyone.  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 01, 2007, 07:46:17 PM
Good job, Dragoondaniel. Thanks for coming out of lurkdom and posting. You'll find we have a lot of TARA fans here.  :tup: :tup: :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 08:42:15 PM
I know of you Dragoondaniel! welcome to the forum and good job!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 08:56:15 PM
Oh very nice job Dragoondaniel!! And :welcome2: to the Forum--we are delighted you are here!

That's a great match! We are looking forward to actually seeing the show--one way or another--and will appreciate any other insights you have!

Heee...no more lurking allowed now! :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on November 01, 2007, 09:06:49 PM
:waves: Thanks Daniel! That places it right next to the Cavenagh bridge (http://www.acm.org.sg/img/visitus/acmmap.jpg), where the cameraman was, and only a few blocks away from Suntec City (the first task, probably).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 03, 2007, 07:25:39 PM
http://www.megavideo.com/v/O1G8AKUM261b80793df7af6641b5bd356236ebf5.604481562.0

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3xW076ekJg3PlnPUx

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 09:18:50 PM
oh THANK YOU banzai!  :yourock:

I am dying here waiting to be able to see the whole thing! Big  :hugs: !
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 04, 2007, 12:34:11 AM
The Amazing Race Asia season 2, leg #1

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_02.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_04.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_06.jpg)
The starting line is @ Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore (thanks to Dragoondaniel)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_08.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_10.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_12.jpg)
Teams take taxi to Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth and pick up another clue

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_14.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_16.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_18.jpg)
Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_20.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_22.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_24.jpg)
Clue instructs them to grab a number to do zipline

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_26.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_28.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_30.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_32.jpg)
Zip from one tower to another

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_34.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_36.jpg)  (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_38.jpg)
After the task, clues instruct them to drive to the harbor and pick up another clue

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_40.jpg)  (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_42.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_44.jpg)  (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_46.jpg)
Fly to Manila, Philippines and make their way to the Detour.
------------------------------------------------
Detour: Egg Eating or ?

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_48.jpg) Ann (red tank) & Diana (vomitting)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_50.jpg) The sisters Pam/Vanessa ?

2nd option?
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_52.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep01/th_54.jpg)  
Paula & Natasha are banging something. Maybe another singing and beating the drums task.
------------------------------------------------

Roadblock: ?

------------------------------------------------

Pitstop: ? NEL or EL?

Survivors that were spotted in other legs:
1. Paula & Natasha (Thailand)  
2. Rovilson & Marc (Philippines)  
3. Aurelia & Sophie (Hong Kong )  
4. Adrian & Collin (Singapore)  
5. Daichi & Sawaka ( Japan )  
6. Kinar & Brett (Indonesia)  

Unknown status:
7. Henry & Terri (Philippines)  = Marc said they're controversy; might go far
8. Ann & Diane ( Malaysia ) = arrived @ the Detour in the daytime so they have better chance to survive
9. Vanessa & Pamela ( Malaysia )  = arrived @ the Detour @ night
10. Monica & Edwin (Hong Kong) ?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2007, 01:14:34 AM
Good Job banzai! Thanks! :hfive:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: elizabeth on November 09, 2007, 03:01:12 PM
Ahhhh, I really hope that Ann/Diane survive!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 16, 2007, 01:06:33 PM
Hi, Im new here but I been around the forum for quite sometime...

Just to share something about TARA2(if its not new yet):

As I've read, Kinar(and Brett) of Team Indonesia metioned in an news article that she was in the shooting for 24 days, which is excatly how long the race lasted. So, they probably lasted quite a while and possibly in the final 3.

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season2/forum/76969/topic/84454/page/2/index.html#comments

They had a translation back then but im not sure where its gone to, but im pretty sure she metioned about being in shooting for 24 days.

And to confirm the race lasted 24 days long,

"And this new race will see teams cover over 50,000km across 4 continents in just 24 days, as compared to 36,000km in 2 continents last season."

http://www.axn-asia.com/press/2007/10/22/tara2-begin.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 16, 2007, 06:17:15 PM
:welcome2: jonnal! Glad you have joined in the fun and thanks so much for pointing that out! They seem like a great team to root for so wonderful if they do end up in the final three!

Keep us posted if you see more--thanks again!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 16, 2007, 07:59:50 PM
Welcome to the forum jonnal  :welcome3: :ty4posting
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on November 16, 2007, 08:45:56 PM
Thanks, jonnal. The original you mentioned (here (http://www.kompas.com/kompas-cetak/0710/05/Sosok/3893742.htm)) and a crude translation out of Toggletext:
Quote
Kinaryosih
Around the world

The couple's participation started from their hobby watched the agenda reeking of the adventure and the tour. "We always commented, definitely OK really, was paid to travel around the world," said the woman born in this March 3 1979.

"Three weeks shooting stressfull, but fun." That most had difficulty, to the bathroom must mikir 1,000 times because that was other could nyusul. I must keep urine and drank until wanted unconscious, he said, on Tuesday (2/10) in Jakarta.

Apart from physical preparations, they tried to maintain the solidarity. "He yelled, we did not know the further route and the challenge that were dealt with," said this Sudden Dangdut film player.

For the sake of the practicability, he only carried three socks, two long trousers, and some underwear. The finalist the Femina Face 1997 deliberate brought thin clothes so that fast dry after being washed.

The other hindrance that was dealt with by Kinar was painful knees as a result of being tired. The "profit had Brett that mijit my knees," he said spoilt.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 16, 2007, 10:50:36 PM
Thanks for the articles, jonnal. And welcome.  :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on November 17, 2007, 01:12:31 AM
The Frankfurt sequence was on Kalbacher Gasse, with Paula/Natasha running east towards Hauptwache. You can examine the full-size pics here (http://picasaweb.google.com/juliaandbrian/Croatia02), at the bottom of the page; the photog is standing near the fountain when the racers are spotted and followed as they go past a cafe,  down the rabbit hole and into the subway (probably the arrow entrance). What's on Kalbacher? Not much, some cafes; they're running from the direction of the Opera House, but that platz has its own subway stop, so I don't know what the story is. Map Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=frankfurt,+germany&ie=UTF8&ll=50.114307,8.675561&spn=0.000473,0.001427&t=h&z=20&om=1)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 18, 2007, 09:11:31 AM
:welcome2: jonnal! Glad you have joined in the fun and thanks so much for pointing that out! They seem like a great team to root for so wonderful if they do end up in the final three!

Keep us posted if you see more--thanks again!

Hehe, no problem and thanks everyone!  :lol:

I would root for them too and of course Team Singapore.

Oh anyway, so it was three weeks not 24 days as stated in the article, hmm mabye I was reading something else that time, but they probably did made it far and late into the race.

And it seems strange that Kinar has came out with another article in the same newspaper and she confirmed teams went from Singapore to the Phillipines in the 1st leg and were asked to eat a balut...probably a roadblock?

I mean...Is she allowed to say these things even before the race has even begun?   B:)

Haha...mabye all these things is to put us off? :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on November 18, 2007, 04:11:46 PM
jonnal, the difference between 3 weeks and 24 days has a potential explanation. Racers tend to count the pre-race lockdown as part of their racing time because from their point of view it is. This typically takes about 3 days. However, producers typically do not count it in their statements about the length of a race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 19, 2007, 03:28:15 AM
jonnal, the difference between 3 weeks and 24 days has a potential explanation. Racers tend to count the pre-race lockdown as part of their racing time because from their point of view it is. This typically takes about 3 days. However, producers typically do not count it in their statements about the length of a race.

Hmm, mabye, thanks for the insight...

But it is still strange that the contestants are allowed to give out "gifts" before the race started.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 20, 2007, 10:09:22 AM
Episode 1 "SNEAK PEAK" (http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/you/vidvibe/view_article.php?article_id=102129)  Almost a recap!!

In “The Amazing Race Asia” Season 2 pilot tomorrow night, host Allan Wu assembles all the 10 teams by the Singapore River for the adventure of a lifetime. They are shown the highs of Singapore when they are brought to one of the Republic’s famous hills and then to the top of the nation’s wealthiest buildings.

This is good news for the Singapore team composed of gym buddies Collin and Adrian. However, conflict ensues early on when the Singaporeans do something that makes Rovilson say, “Those guys are monsters. Just because he has a hearing impairment means nothing!”For the teams’ first task, they have to scramble for taxis―a special one assigned for each team―which makes hailing a cab in Singapore extra difficult, especially for two teams who get stuck searching for their cabs while the others zip to the next location.

Next, the teams are thrown a curveball and made to choose between climbing up and down 45 stories of stairs or crossing over one tall building to another, dangling 181 meters off the ground. In a race where every second counts, picking the crossover challenge is the better time-saving idea, and it expectedly induces some panic attacks from some contestants.

After a detour, the teams leave Singapore and travel over 2,000 kilometers across the seas to the next destination: a city in the Philippines. The two Philippine teams are naturally ecstatic; one even breaks out into a dance!

At the next city, teams have the luxury of digging into one of the nation’s most infamous delicacies: the balut. While several racers are famished enough to eat anything, not too many of the racers are able to consume the balut, after being told what it is. One takes a bite but spits it all out, while another courageously finishes it but regurgitates it before long.

And then there’s the mad race to the pitstop, which is always thrilling to watch. Witness how one team gets out of their vehicle to push it when the slope turns out too steep, while the others decide to ditch their rides and just rely on their feet. Find out what it takes to finish first: lightning speed, great strength or a combination of good looks and a little brain power.

Catch “The Amazing Race” Asia 2 on AXN tomorrow at 9 p.m.






Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 20, 2007, 10:44:49 AM
Sounds interesting. I hope I can get access to this as the normal "satellite coordinates" are currently down.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 22, 2007, 08:08:47 AM
What an anti-climax it turned out to be in episode 1, with it being a non-elimination leg and "Romber" Ed and Monica is last but not eliminated...Oh...Did we mention the word Karma again...

Pam and Van 1st place is quite a surprise really... but will being in 1st place in the 1st leg curse strike again?

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2007, 11:59:23 AM
Thought I saw this one in the opening sequence!

http://www.japan-guide.com/a/video.html?0 (http://www.japan-guide.com/a/video.html?0)

Hiroshima, here we come?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 22, 2007, 11:15:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/-oabnU7wims&rel=1
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 23, 2007, 01:11:06 AM
Oh what fun! Thanks banzai!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2007, 01:27:33 AM
OH THANK YOU Banzai! I am dying here waiting to see it!

Darn--need some separate shots...

Wonder what does this mean?
(http://aycu18.webshots.com/image/36057/2006089412833931154_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006089412833931154)

And Neobie was right! :kissy:
(http://aycu03.webshots.com/image/33362/2006059393624902078_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2006059393624902078)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on November 23, 2007, 09:00:22 AM
Peach, it means the same that it did for Amazing Race Asia 1 - nothing special. Several of the cities on the half-globe are ones where actual racing is taking place in ARA2, such as Tokyo, Auckland as the airport to get to/from Rotorua and probably Bangkok as the airport to get to the Finish Line. But with all the European locations, I do not see ARA2 getting to Los Angeles, Sydney again, Jakarta, or Istanbul. You know that you can't take the screencaps for any Amazing Race TV show too seriously.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 23, 2007, 10:27:39 AM
Peach, it means the same that it did for Amazing Race Asia 1 - nothing special. Several of the cities on the half-globe are ones where actual racing is taking place in ARA2, such as Tokyo, Auckland as the airport to get to/from Rotorua and probably Bangkok as the airport to get to the Finish Line. But with all the European locations, I do not see ARA2 getting to Los Angeles, Sydney again, Jakarta, or Istanbul. You know that you can't take the screencaps for any Amazing Race TV show too seriously.

Yeah, I agree.

It seems like it was plucked somewhere from previous amazing race intros and mabye just randomly changed the locations on that map...

It seems pretty obvious to most and I dont think axn would just easily give away the race like that.

Anyway, based on the intros, I liked Sawaka(and Daichi) & Paula and Natasha...Very Smiley... ;D

Terri and Henry also did good hehe...Hopefully they can be themselves on the actualy race or mabye its just the edit...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 23, 2007, 10:58:29 AM
Yeah, some of those opening shots were in TARA1 as well, so you have to take the open with a grain of salt.

And we do like the intro for Sophie/Aurelia.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 23, 2007, 11:33:05 AM
I'll do screencaps if you want but was waiting to see and sure enough I knew banzai would so heres the link (http://www.forumsnet.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=tar_asia;action=display;num=1184720843;start=45#45) to metforums.
thanks again banzai!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 23, 2007, 12:14:26 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3xIn3IOBRNaHVp4Np

1. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash02.jpg) 2. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash08.jpg)
3. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash12.jpg) 4. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash14.jpg) 5. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash10.jpg)

6. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash04.jpg) 7. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash16.jpg)
8. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash18.jpg) 9. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash20.jpg)
10. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash22.jpg) 11. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash06.jpg)

The rest are recycled clips.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 23, 2007, 12:48:12 PM
:thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 23, 2007, 01:57:25 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3xW076ekJg3PlnPUx

12. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash24.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash26.jpg)
13. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash28.jpg) 14. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash30.jpg)
15. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash32.jpg) 16. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash34.jpg)
17. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash36.jpg) 18. (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/th_flash38.jpg)

From the "Racer Revealed" intro.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on November 23, 2007, 07:35:56 PM
Banzai:

Your From Racers Revealed .jpg s are all small boxes with red Xs and the numbers 12. through 18. There is a vast white space above them. Perhaps this is not how you intended your post to be received.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2007, 07:58:51 PM
I am seeing them all just fine!   And very glad to see them too!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on November 23, 2007, 08:13:12 PM
I see them too apskips, what you probably need to do is refresh the page, that happens sometimes for whatever pc reason I have no idea  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 23, 2007, 08:28:05 PM
Romber Fate

video preview:
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/6rkMWUvgVYSlkp8qn
http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season2/race/episode1/videos/97/index.html

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/102.jpg)

Play the preview video again and you can see Marc & Rovil are the 1st team at the bike task. There are 10 teams so there are 10 tables. Table #9 is a demo. Marc & Rovil are working @ table #10.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/16b.jpg)
The shoe task is right next to the bike task. You can see the red divider in both photos. Brett & Kinar are working on the shoes. I see bike #5 is unassembled but bike #6 is assembled. Bike #6 has both wheels clearly visible to the naked eyes. But we don't see any wheel on bike #5.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/74b.jpg)
Now in this photo #74, bike #6 is assembled. The man with the bread is standing next to bike #6 of table #6.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/72b.jpg)
In this photo #72, Romber is working in table #5.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/16b.jpg)
Therefore, Romber arrived later than Brett/Kinar with a 30-minute penalty on their shoulder. Somehow Romber didn't grab the Fast Forward and have to go back to the Detour. Brett & Kinar almost finish their task here and we still see Romber's bike unassemble.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep02b/th_68.jpg)
Most likely, Henry/Terri grabbed the Fast Forward or Adrian/Collin. Adrian/Collin were last seen in a Jeepney.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on November 23, 2007, 08:54:41 PM
(http://www.tokyoessentials.com/images/Chris-Jongkind-neon1.jpg)
Koshu Kaido, Tokyo!

(http://www.jal.com/world/en/guidetojapan/world_heritage/himeji/description/img/img_castle.jpg)
And Himeiji Castle, Kyoto?

12 to 18 look pretty much recycled: Jakarta, Auckland, Rotorua, Dubai, Bali... 16's a jeepney from the Philippines though.

Looks like we have our Paco Park Pit Stop!

(Man, TAR:A is reproducing EVERYTHING from the original! Mount Faber? Suntec City? "My ox is broken"?)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2007, 08:57:02 PM
LINKS!! :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts:  Thank YOU! You know who you are! :kissy:

EP 1 intro   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HrijAC_JWM

EP 1 part 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Xm6tLeld4

EP 1 part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VRupBf8oM

EP 1 part 3   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3lQfDrVZM

Ep 1 part 4    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDI3r8jI5UA

Ep 1 part 5   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFAmBT12ae8
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2007, 09:02:32 PM
Exciting neobie and banzai!!

But most of us haven't been able to see it--so I am SO excited for the links and am heading off to watch it now!  :waves:

 :wohoo: :jumpy: :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 23, 2007, 09:54:22 PM
LINKS!! :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts:  Thank YOU! You know who you are! :kissy:

EP 1 intro   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HrijAC_JWM

EP 1 part 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Xm6tLeld4

EP 1 part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VRupBf8oM

EP 1 part 3   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3lQfDrVZM

Ep 1 part 4    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDI3r8jI5UA

Ep 1 part 5   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFAmBT12ae8

Awesome!!!! Thank you!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2007, 10:30:18 PM
OH I LOVE IT!!!

Great make your way kind of tasks! Heights! Ewwwy embryos! Bad taxis! I love it all!  It is so good!

Going to watch it again!  :yess:

:cheer:  :happy:  :cheer:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on November 23, 2007, 10:50:15 PM
OH I LOVE IT!!!

Great make your way kind of tasks! Heights! Ewwwy embryos! Bad taxis! I love it all!  It is so good!

Going to watch it again!  :yess:

:cheer:  :happy:  :cheer:



enjoy guys....

I'm gonna watch the rerun 2nite ....

love so much 1st eps ...

thumbs up to Mike ...

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on November 23, 2007, 10:52:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/-oabnU7wims&rel=1


most intro/flash - I guess hv taken in Bintan Resorts
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: qing_her on November 23, 2007, 11:52:45 PM
Green Star buses go south to CALABARZON Area.
Are we seeing Victoria, Laguna again? As in the SAME field?

Paco Park Pit Stop
OMG it's so near to my house :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Cute_BoA on November 24, 2007, 07:59:52 AM
hey... do u guys know when is the replay date and time.. because im unable to catch it.. thanks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on November 24, 2007, 10:27:14 AM
banzai or neobie....

let capture Sony HD ads that show some TARA2 clips.

I saw like

1. Pam in hotspring - Rotorua
2. Paula
3. En in jipney

etc
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 25, 2007, 11:30:55 PM
I have recapped the first episode. You can go to my blog (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/11/amazing-race-asia-2-ep-1-recap_26.html).

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 26, 2007, 01:15:31 AM
Here's the promo without the audio problems in banzai's video.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2007, 01:17:48 AM
SOOO much better! Thank you! :kissy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 27, 2007, 07:39:39 AM
Wow! Nice new chirstmas icons to test out...Happy X'Mas in advance!!!

 :cmaslol :cmas22 :cmas7 :cmas4 :cmas27 :cmas18 :cmas15 :kisses :cmas11 :cmas19 :cmas3 :cmas16 :cmas5 :cmas17 :cmas10 :cmas20 :cmas26 :cmas28 :cmas50 :cmas9 :cmas51

Good job puddin or whoever!  :cmas16 :cmas16 :cmas16

Anyway, the official Amazing Race Asia website is holding some contests to give away prizes and I'll be trying my luck...

There is one on predicting who comes in first at this weeks pitstop and I'll be going for my locals Colin & Adrian...Hopefully they grab the F/F and beat Marc & Rovilson to the pitstop.

Thanks to banzai in particular for spoiling and everyone else and I may have an early Xmas present!  :cmaslol :cmaslol :cmas22 :cmas50
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 29, 2007, 08:10:28 AM
Spoiler! (ok sorry guys especially peach!)

Haha who cares if I didn't get it correct...Marc and Rovilson did get 1st place so good job on that...  :cmas16

The jeepney was probably a put-off...

And the main THING is....Edwin and Monica got allaniminated!!! HAHA Asian Romber...What a joke!!!  :cmas50  :cmas19 :cmas27

Chirstmas came early!!!  :jumpy: :cmaslol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 11:37:37 AM
Well, that does it for me. :waves:

Since I won't be able to see the episodes (like most of us here) for some time after they air, guess I have to remember to stay out of this thread till I have seen it if I don't want to know what happens!  I was thinking it didn't air till tonight--but forgot that would be now for y'all.  :groan:

Shoot. My own dumb fault. :lol:

Hopefully we will get a link soon!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 01:16:34 PM
Okay guys--heads up! New rule!

We have an unusual situation here in that some of you are able to see the episode before the ones of us here in the US have any way to grab it. So we are going to ask your cooperation in not spoiling the episode for those of us who can't see it immediately. And yes, I spoiled a lot of the episodes and yes this is a spoiler thread but still I like a little surprise! :lol:

So after talking it over with puddin, we are going to try a 48 hour rule to protect the innocent.  :angel:

So until 9PM EST on the Saturday following the Thursday episodes--please use spoiler bars for any "spoilery" info from the latest show--especially who comes in first and who is eliminated.

To do that here --highlight the text that needs spoiler bars-- choose CHANGE COLOR from the drop down box above--and when you get this[ color=black][ /color]  delete black and type in white which essentially makes the post invisible--so say spoilers or something so we don't think it is empty!

After that it will be up to us to stay out of the thread if we haven't seen it--but hopefully that will give us time to find a way to watch each week--so if you have a link--any link--please PM me and I'll distribute it around, okay?

Thanks everybody!! :kissy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 29, 2007, 01:53:32 PM
That's fair. Especially since I can't see the episodes off the "satellite" until Thursday night, US Time/Friday morning, SIN Time at the earliest.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 01:58:43 PM
Yeah... and some of us can't see that satellite at all! :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 29, 2007, 09:06:58 PM
Here's the latest promo I culled from the AXN website. Looks like a very emotional episode. Henry crying at an airport (perhaps he and Terri missed a flight), Pam & Vanessa crying, Kinar crying, Sawaka crying, and Pam & Vanessa getting into a pretty serious crash (unlike Shana & Alexander appearing to escape in US TAR this week).

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Dragoondaniel on November 30, 2007, 01:48:27 AM
Hey everyone again!  :cmas9 :hearts: :cmas51
Haha. Anyway, I have some more stuff to contribute now.  :cmaslol

It looks like next week's location is gonna be NEW ZEALAND!

Yeah... Here's the evidence:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/danieltan/tarasia_leg3.png)

The left one is the preview for the next episode (after Pamela & Vanessa get into a car accident) while the right one is a picture from Yahoo when I searched "New Zealand Police Car". So there, we have it. New Zealand! Next week we should be seeing lots of drama!!

 :cmas20
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on November 30, 2007, 02:07:09 AM
Yup, it's definitely a NZ Police car :happy:

and they get to bungee jump too :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on November 30, 2007, 10:19:19 AM
Okay guys--heads up! New rule!

We have an unusual situation here in that some of you are able to see the episode before the ones of us here in the US have any way to grab it. So we are going to ask your cooperation in not spoiling the episode for those of us who can't see it immediately. And yes, I spoiled a lot of the episodes and yes this is a spoiler thread but still I like a little surprise! :lol:

So after talking it over with puddin, we are going to try a 48 hour rule to protect the innocent.  :angel:

So until 9PM EST on the Saturday following the Thursday episodes--please use spoiler bars for any "spoilery" info from the latest show--especially who comes in first and who is eliminated.

To do that here --highlight the text that needs spoiler bars-- choose CHANGE COLOR from the drop down box above--and when you get this[ color=black][ /color]  delete black and type in white which essentially makes the post invisible--so say spoilers or something so we don't think it is empty!

After that it will be up to us to stay out of the thread if we haven't seen it--but hopefully that will give us time to find a way to watch each week--so if you have a link--any link--please PM me and I'll distribute it around, okay?

Thanks everybody!! :kissy:

Ok its probably my fault...Im sorry..Should have posted in invisible text if anything...  :groan:

Hmm...about uploading the show...the only way is to upload through you tube right?

I probably could help with this...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2007, 07:23:16 PM
Thanks jonnal!! and no worries! :hugs: We may need to take you up on that one of these days--but for now--

I have LINKS! :hearts:

TARA2 Ep 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MgJ1dRArw    part 1 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IS8LOlZJEI       part 2 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYYWNRXJOm4   part 3 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8_X8O_y-1Y      part 4 of 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q2yqwFG6_4     part 5 of 5

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on November 30, 2007, 10:50:55 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_06.jpg) Brett & Kinar
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_12.jpg) Henry
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/10.jpg)
Brett, Terri, someone, Kinar (white t-shirt)

Who's the unidentified person?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 01, 2007, 12:17:46 AM
NZ sightings --

Two different blogs--one dated the 13th (here (http://hfairchild.blogspot.com/2007/07/hells-gate-rotorua-nz.html)) and one dated the 14th (here (http://roadrunnr.livejournal.com/31510.html))--about teams and crews transiting Rotorua. No mention of which particular TAR, but I'll assume it's TARA.

New or no?
Blog  (http://fickle-finger.blogspot.com/2007/07/amazing-encounter-with-amazing-race.html)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Amazing Encounter with the Amazing Race

A couple of days ago I found myself in the middle of a TV spectacular, by accident.

There's a TV programme called *The Amazing Race*usually filmed out of the US, where teams of two race each other around the world, following clues, and performing tasks. First home win US$1000000!!

We watch it here because of the interesting places that the teams visit, and the sights they see, and a couple of times they have been through New Zealand very briefly.

On Monday the wife and I with our two homestay students were taking a winter break and driving towards the town of Rotorua, when we took a tea stop in a town called Tirau. This town is famous for its information centre, which is a huge corrugated iron sheepdog, with an equally large sheep next door.

We stopped to fill with petrol next to the dog, and were amazed to see camera crews racing around, filming pairs of people who were also filling up identical Ford Territory cars.

Suddenly the penny dropped!! - there were the famous yellow and black clue envelopes being ripped open, and we were in the middle of the Race.

I paid for my fuel, and as I walked away one of the girls asked me some directions, so I finished up signing a waiver, and may well make a walk-on appearance in the programme - what a buzz!!

A little later we found ourselves at the Blue Lake in Rotorua, where there was a setup for one of their tasks - it'll be interesting to see what it looks like.

Special Asian edition we think - may screen around Christmas
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 02, 2007, 09:57:55 PM
I've got your Episode 2 recap right here (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-race-asia-2-ep-2-recap.html).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 03:11:51 PM
Auckland

Clip 'N Climb Dominion Road
610 Dominion Road
Balmoral, Auckland
(09) 630 6040
www.clipnclimb.co.nz

Extreme Edge
40c Morrin Road
Panmure, Auckland
http://www.extremeedge.co.nz
> 60 top ropes, huge wall

The University of Auckland Recreation Centre - Climbing Wall
17 Symonds Street, Auckland
(09) 373 7599 Ext 87888
www.auckland.ac.nz/recreation
-----------------------------------
Rotorua
The Wall
1140 Hinemoa St, Rotorua
(07) 350 1400
http://www.climb.co.nz/Commercial/TheWall/The-Wall-Climbing-Wall.htm
> 20 m. height with top ropes, lead, and a bouldering cave
-------------------------

In Rotorua, there is an indoor rock climbing arena. But it doesn't look like the one in the preview.

In Auckland, there are 3 indoor rock climbing arena. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 03:13:06 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/112.jpg)

Check out the clue envelopes. They're near the keyboard. Hehe.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/04.jpg) Sophie & Aurelia
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/08.jpg) Paula & Natasha
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/02.jpg) Adrian & Collin

There's only a few envelopes left when Adrian & Collin do the puzzle. So they should be the last team at the airport.

Check out the security guard. He's Asian. Therefore, this task is in Manila. Kewl !

9 teams remain.
1. Marc & Rovilson (Philippines)
2. Paula & Natasha (Thailand)
3. Ann & Diane ( Malaysia )
4. Pamela & Vanessa ( Malaysia )
5. Adrian & Collin (Singapore)
6. Brett & Kinar (Indonesia)
7. Sophie & Aurelia (Hong Kong )
8. Sawaka & Daichi ( Japan )
9. Henry & Terri (Philippines)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 03:20:20 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/38.jpg)

There are 2 yellow clue envelopes near Henry's hand. One near the left hand and one near the right hand. Do you see them? The racers have to climb up and grab a clue.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 04, 2007, 03:24:44 PM
Great job, Banzai!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 03:40:55 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/114.jpg)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_14.jpg)

Check out the black flags, I see at least 8. Somehow HenTer is in the lead. Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 04:10:04 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/116.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 04, 2007, 04:28:51 PM
They alternate. Hmm.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_24.jpg) Terri does bungy jumping
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_38.jpg) So Henry does the climbing

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_26.jpg) Collin jumps
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_36.jpg) so Adrian climbs

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_34.jpg) Natasha jumps
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_116.jpg) So maybe the person with white long sleeve is Paula

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_103.jpg)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep03/th_104.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: gbursine on December 05, 2007, 09:32:46 PM
a'llo,  i've been keeping up with the show, since my cousin's in it.

I live in new jersey, and have been able to watch the episodes out thus far every thursday night EST.  :P,  if youtube is legit, ya'll should torrent the eps just as well.

edit:  cousin is diane
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 05, 2007, 09:36:52 PM
Hi and welcome!  :xmas49 :xmas49

Who is your cousin?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 05, 2007, 11:03:15 PM
Thanks banzai and welcome gbursine  :xmas49


I'm not following the spoilers too much but heres this article~


Emotion runs high

 

IN today's episode of The Amazing Race Asia (TARA) on AXN (Astro channel 701), nine teams remain. 

At the airport, one team member breaks down and starts complaining about her team's poor placement in the last leg. This sudden outburst causes her partner to start crying as well.

One other participant gets so upset about agreeing to perform a specific task that she too breaks down in tears. 

The race even brings the teams to a reputedly haunted psychiatric hospital. 

Why are the racers at a psychiatric hospital? Find out tonight.

Catch Collin Lou of the Singapore team performing his challenge on tonight’s show.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 06, 2007, 09:57:00 AM
Sadly...Spoiler for ep 3 which has just aired here in asia...

Brett and Kinar are out...This was a great episode...they somehow managed to fit 3 countries into the end..

More drama, action and memorable quotes..and Marc and Rovilson finishing first again.

Brett and Kinar got lost pretty badly and did not complete the detour choice + a route info...and were eliminated by default.



Episode 4

Its probably a tbc/superleg based on the previews and its going to Japan and probably some other place in the same leg?

Anyway, I'll try to get it out on the dvd..hopefully its ok and peach can distribute if needed...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 06, 2007, 03:09:17 PM
Grrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 06, 2007, 03:16:55 PM
Not looking not looking not looking....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 06, 2007, 06:03:21 PM
Not looking not looking not looking....
I know peachs but its SO tempting!!  :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 06, 2007, 08:54:16 PM
Well, I'll have a recap up on this episode sometime during the weekend. I just watched the episode. Good ep.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 06, 2007, 10:43:50 PM
Here's the promo for the next episode. I think AXN spoils the winners of the leg, not that it's too difficult to figure out. But, I do like the music in this promo.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on December 06, 2007, 11:57:08 PM
So Rotorua is the pitstop. :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 07, 2007, 12:27:59 AM
There's several companies offering jetboat rides in the Rotorua area; the only one I could find matching the shape and color scheme is Agrojet (http://www.agrojet.co.nz/).

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 08, 2007, 04:33:20 PM
My episode 3 recap (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-asia-2-episode-3-recap.html) is up.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Neobie on December 08, 2007, 08:30:52 PM
WTH? I just saw another promo - of them in Tokyo! AXN screwed up big time...

Kinda gives away who'd be eliminated in New Zealand (if any), so I'm not gonna say anything... :cmas5
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 08, 2007, 09:12:58 PM
Hi Neobie!!

Thanks for keeping mum--I JUST got these links so the rest of us can watch in the nic of time!  Heading off to watch now....

LINKS!!   :yess: :happy:

EP 3 Part 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSLHpyd-iLQ

EP 3 Part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvhaRugYxY

EP 3 Part 3   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpuhiQXmTDo

EP 3 Part 4   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QgYQVrLDi0

EP 3 Part 5   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDDfc84SKTQ

EP 3 Part 6   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tJnaS90fM



Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 09, 2007, 05:31:00 AM
Ken, another excellent recap. I have 2 comments that you might find worth incorporating by making minor changes:

1. The comment at the Hong Kong Airport was I believe "they(Marc and Rovilson) smell pretty" not "I smell pretty". You can doublecheck this and see who has it right.

2. Sophie and Aurelie stated that the correct Matakana with Spooky Mansion was 100 km north of Auckland while the one they went to first was Matakana Island 100 km south(and east) of Auckland. That means they drove 200 km (120 miles) or at least 2 hours out of their way.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 09, 2007, 05:43:06 AM
Here's a new ARA2 TIMELINE since we haven't had one in over 3 months:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Tokyo

July 24 Bangkok area

Total time = 20 days for 10 legs

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 09, 2007, 05:33:42 PM
Ken, another excellent recap. I have 2 comments that you might find worth incorporating by making minor changes:

1. The comment at the Hong Kong Airport was I believe "they(Marc and Rovilson) smell pretty" not "I smell pretty". You can doublecheck this and see who has it right.

2. Sophie and Aurelie stated that the correct Matakana with Spooky Mansion was 100 km north of Auckland while the one they went to first was Matakana Island 100 miles south(and east) of Auckland. That means they drove 200 km (120 miles) or at least 2 hours out of their way.
Thanks, apskip. I thought I heard Paula say, "I smell pretty," but I will check that.

And for space purposes, I omitted the driving to Matakana Island part.

As usual, your suggestions are duly noted. I will check the Paula comment.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 08:44:32 AM
Here's a new ARA2 TIMELINE since we haven't had one in over 3 months:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Tokyo

July 24 Bangkok area

Total time = 20 days for 10 legs



Hmm, I dont think this is quite right.

Based on the wrong axn preview they intially showed, I saw at least 6 teams in Japan.

Im 100% sure its Japan.

I saw Colin/Adrian, Ann/Diane, Paula/Natasha, Marc/Rovilson, Henry/Terri and Pamela/Vanessa...

And at the end of it, it was showed to be a superleg(to be continued) when Allan said: "Keep racing!".

So the next few legs it would make sense that Sophie/Aurelia and Sawaka/Daichi are in trouble.

How sad man.  :groan:

It'll be good if theres screencaps or the actual footage of it...I still got the video of it in my recorder but dont really know how to upload it into here...Any idea? I had the same problem with getting the Ep 3 here...

edit: exact words of Allan of that preview: "The race is still on! " and gives a funny look.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: bobeep on December 10, 2007, 09:40:55 AM
Here's a new ARA2 TIMELINE since we haven't had one in over 3 months:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Tokyo

July 24 Bangkok area

Total time = 20 days for 10 legs



Hmm, I dont think this is quite right.

Based on the wrong axn preview they intially showed, I saw at least 6 teams in Japan.

Im 100% sure its Japan.

I saw Colin/Adrian, Ann/Diane, Paula/Natasha, Marc/Rovilson, Henry/Terri and Pamela/Vanessa...

And at the end of it, it was showed to be a superleg(to be continued) when Allan said: "Keep racing!".

So the next few legs it would make sense that Sophie/Aurelia and Sawaka/Daichi are in trouble.

How sad man.  :groan:

It'll be good if theres screencaps or the actual footage of it...I still got the video of it in my recorder but dont really know how to upload it into here...Any idea? I had the same problem with getting the Ep 3 here...

What? Wrong preview? Where did you see that? I don't think AXN will make any mistakes with spoilers...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 09:56:44 AM
Here's a new ARA2 TIMELINE since we haven't had one in over 3 months:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 12 - Korea

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Tokyo

July 24 Bangkok area

Total time = 20 days for 10 legs



Hmm, I dont think this is quite right.

Based on the wrong axn preview they intially showed, I saw at least 6 teams in Japan.

Im 100% sure its Japan.

I saw Colin/Adrian, Ann/Diane, Paula/Natasha, Marc/Rovilson, Henry/Terri and Pamela/Vanessa...

And at the end of it, it was showed to be a superleg(to be continued) when Allan said: "Keep racing!".

So the next few legs it would make sense that Sophie/Aurelia and Sawaka/Daichi are in trouble.

How sad man.  :groan:

It'll be good if theres screencaps or the actual footage of it...I still got the video of it in my recorder but dont really know how to upload it into here...Any idea? I had the same problem with getting the Ep 3 here...

What? Wrong preview? Where did you see that? I don't think AXN will make any mistakes with spoilers...

Yes I think it was wrongly shown in asia and has been edited since to show the correct one.

Until then if theres no video or screencaps of it, you might not believe it but I'll try to get it into my computer...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 11:50:22 AM
Testing for that wrong axn preview...screencaps...

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8876/vlcsnap59952ez8.th.png) (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap59952ez8.png)

(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/3921/vlcsnap57995hd8.th.png) (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap57995hd8.png)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7818/vlcsnap60858zq1.th.png) (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap60858zq1.png)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2995/vlcsnap62354vk3.th.png) (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap62354vk3.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8261/vlcsnap61032kn7.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap61032kn7.png)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8000/vlcsnap62643zo4.th.png) (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap62643zo4.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2807/vlcsnap62730jj8.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap62730jj8.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/54/vlcsnap61203up7.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap61203up7.png)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9015/vlcsnap63561ux8.th.png) (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap63561ux8.png)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8153/vlcsnap64013yy6.th.png) (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64013yy6.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9703/vlcsnap63662jv0.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap63662jv0.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6183/vlcsnap64102kq1.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64102kq1.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4149/vlcsnap65050sl3.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap65050sl3.png)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7448/vlcsnap65160my1.th.png) (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap65160my1.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1237/vlcsnap64620je8.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64620je8.png)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6892/vlcsnap65230te2.th.png) (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap65230te2.png)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8132/vlcsnap64682gg0.th.png) (http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64682gg0.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6214/vlcsnap64811ch4.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64811ch4.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/754/vlcsnap64980hb1.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64980hb1.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8047/vlcsnap64760wk6.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap64760wk6.png)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3766/vlcsnap65395it5.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap65395it5.png)

And I've got the actual video uploaded on you tube but somehow I have no idea how I divided this 30 secs video into 5 parts in the first place.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2007, 12:19:38 PM
Great grabs, jonnal! Thanks.  :yess: :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 12:33:53 PM
Oops wrong move, just go to you tube page if possible...

http://www.youtube.com/user/daamazingrace

Im really sorry about dividing them, this is indeed my first time and I'll see what went wrong.

Thanks!  :cmaslol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 10, 2007, 12:39:26 PM
So much for staying out of the Asia spoilers  :cmaslol ! Good job jonnal  :yess:
Anyway you can upload it here? http://www.mediafire.com/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2007, 12:46:08 PM
Well that's a spoiler for sure! TBC!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 12:51:20 PM
So much for staying out of the Asia spoilers  :cmaslol ! Good job jonnal  :yess:
Anyway you can upload it here? http://www.mediafire.com/

Hmm thats easier to load photos...

Thanks.

The videos...I think its got to do with my recorder...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2007, 12:54:10 PM
Do you want to send the file to me and I can try to upload it?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 10, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
Do you want to send the file to me and I can try to upload it?

Hmm the files are already divided...

You've got a way to combine them together?

It'll be cool thanks.  :cmas16

I think I gotta catch some sleep first...another time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2007, 01:04:40 PM
That I can't do. I thought you might still have the file you uploaded to YouTube.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 11, 2007, 09:21:13 AM
Hey, ok I posted a new one on you tube which combines them altogether but is not so clear...  :xmas49

Anyways how do you embed into here the video?

Full preview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4tYI91CNF0)

If anyone has better file converters, from DVD(.ifo ) to video(.avi, .mpeg, .wmv), please let me know. Thanks.

I may be able to do future TARA2 videos...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 11, 2007, 02:12:27 PM
jonnal, this time your YouTube video is crystal clear. It is Japan and we know it will be the Tokyo area from previous information. I can't believe they are going to shoehorn it in, but obviously they do between Rotorua and Seoul by making it a TBC. See the revised TIMELINE coming next for the changes.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 11, 2007, 02:15:48 PM
My last ARA2 TIMELINE was good for 2 days. Here's the latest:

Here's a new ARA2 TIMELINE since we haven't had one in over 3 months:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - Tokyo TBC

July 12/13 - Seoul/Korea 

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Bangkok area



Total time = 17 days for 10 legs

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 11, 2007, 03:12:55 PM
Jonnal's Preview! Thank you! :xmas49 (sending you the how to do it!)


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 11, 2007, 04:41:41 PM
Good job jonnal! haha what a screw up by AXN! I bet they were like WTF!? Your fired! This happened once with Survivor, they showed us the final 3  :cmaslol, I think it was ASS1?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 11, 2007, 09:07:12 PM
From the video, indeed it is a TBC. Also, judging from the video cameras, this looks like another dreaded product placement from Sony Handicams. I did see Ann & Diane, Marc from the Philippine alpha males, Terri & Henry, Adrian & Collin, Paula & Natasha among others.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 11, 2007, 09:35:37 PM
That doesn't tell us much since Tokyo will be the leg after Rotorua or 5th leg of the race. Assuming(with good reason since with one NEL and one TBC and 10 episodes there can't be any other legs but elimination) there was an elimination in Rotorua, by subtraction we can deduce that it had to be Vanessa and Pamela, Sawaka and Daichi or Sophie and Aurelia. I know who I would like to see gone? What about you?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 11, 2007, 09:41:13 PM
I don't see Sophie or Aurelia so I'm assuming they're out. I believe I see Vanessa & Pam, but I'm not sure. The quality of the video is not clear enough for me to determine. It's either the sisters or Paula & Natasha.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 11, 2007, 09:58:25 PM
Ken, another excellent recap. I have 2 comments that you might find worth incorporating by making minor changes:

1. The comment at the Hong Kong Airport was I believe "they(Marc and Rovilson) smell pretty" not "I smell pretty". You can doublecheck this and see who has it right.

2. Sophie and Aurelie stated that the correct Matakana with Spooky Mansion was 100 km north of Auckland while the one they went to first was Matakana Island 100 miles south(and east) of Auckland. That means they drove 200 km (120 miles) or at least 2 hours out of their way.
Thanks, apskip. I thought I heard Paula say, "I smell pretty," but I will check that.

And for space purposes, I omitted the driving to Matakana Island part.

As usual, your suggestions are duly noted. I will check the Paula comment.
Having re-checked the video, Paula says, "I smell pretty."
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on December 12, 2007, 12:53:51 AM
Yes Pamela/Vanessa is seen in the video...See thumbnails posted earlier...

That should mean Daichi/Sawaka is in big trouble because it doesnt make sense not to show them in their home leg unless their out...

Sophie/Aurelia is also not seen and this could also mean trouble for them but maybe they were just not included in the video.

Meanwhile, I definitely try to achieve better quality videos...

Thanks to peach on teaching me how to embed a video here and funny enough I still see that Japanese leg preview on my TV but on other channels other than AXN.

Mabye its my local provider here? haha  :cmaslol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 12, 2007, 03:38:01 PM
That's a big mistake by AXN if they're still running it. I know when CBS mistakenly ran a Survivor promo that puddin referred to earlier, it wasn't run again, even though message boards all over the Internet reviewed it with a fine tooth comb for clues.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 12, 2007, 04:51:26 PM
I thought the videocam sequence might be outside the Sony Ginza store (http://www.communitywalk.com/location_info/75545/1273492). The street signs roughly sync, but I haven't made any matches yet.
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2807/vlcsnap62730jj8.th.png) (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap62730jj8.png)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 13, 2007, 02:44:51 AM
Banzaiz at SUCKS has developed this information about episode 4:


http://star-ecentral.com/news/story.asp?file=/2007/12/13/tvnradio/19743708&sec=tvnradio

Getting wet

Fans of The Amazing Race Asia 2 can tune in to some exciting highlights of the race today at 9pm on AXN (Astro channel 701).

After a hazardous last leg of the race, where Sophie and Aurelia argued their way to the bottom of the rung, the two Hong Kong residents had better buck up if they want to remain in the race.

The pair actually arrived at the previous pit stop in Auckland, New Zealand, seven hours after the last team, which means everyone else has a strong head start.

Also, this time, the teams get to experience the watery wonders of New Zealand, in more ways than one. First off, the teams get to wade in one of the rivers with nothing except a float. The teams will also face a watery ride that will leave their hearts pounding.

While hunks Marc and Rovilson prove that brawn serves them better when faced with an art and craft challenge, Henry has to deal with a very tense Terri for the entire day.

Time and time again, Terri simply refuses to help Henry and constantly berates him for the choices he makes. Is this what allows the Hong Kong team to spring ahead, or can Henry convince his wife that all is not lost?

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: gbursine on December 13, 2007, 05:41:35 PM
ep 4 torrent is out.  get on dat shit american pples
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 13, 2007, 06:56:08 PM
ep 4 torrent is out.  get on dat shit american pples
  :cmaslol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 13, 2007, 11:26:57 PM
Got it and watched it. Recap will be up Saturday.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 13, 2007, 11:31:39 PM
 :cmas4
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 13, 2007, 11:33:49 PM
I can't write it now! Plus, I've been covering at jobsites for one of my crybaby employees. Jerk!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 14, 2007, 07:18:37 PM
LINKS!! :hearts:

TARA 2 EP 4:

part 1  http://youtube.com/watch?v=GNEfdJ3VK9g

part 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o__5BoWSIe4

part 3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hOi6XRs0Ks

part 4  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9lG-h8nAUY

part 5  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf490EfrE7Q
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: patlini on December 14, 2007, 08:50:15 PM
thanks Peach  :cmas51


there goes my weekend...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on December 14, 2007, 09:02:42 PM
Thanks for the video! I like this episode very much!!!  :xmas146
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 14, 2007, 11:56:31 PM
All of that funky Tirau architecture (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12553.msg204728.html#msg204728) gone to waste; as it turns out, the blogger Kiwi_John saw all of the Tirau action, because production stopped there only for a cheesy Caltex plug.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: gbursine on December 15, 2007, 01:18:10 AM
philipino couple made episode 4... its true.  we can't lose them.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 15, 2007, 08:28:17 AM
I don't agree at all. We can and now should lose them. The actions by Terri in leg 4 were atrocious, a petulant 4 year old doing her thing. She opted out almost every opportunity she had and left the total burden of the tasks on Henry. He has broad shoulders but not enough to carry them both every leg. Terri had better wake up of they will be eliminated soon!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 15, 2007, 02:50:05 PM
My Ep. 4 recap is now up (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-race-asia-2-ep-4-recap.html).  :mas25 :mas25 :mas25 :mas25
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: summer78 on December 21, 2007, 08:05:04 AM
I would like to share the episode 5 video

 :cmas9

PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNs-VGjvrwo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNs-VGjvrwo)
PART 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKe62gKZAg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKe62gKZAg)
PART 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2nZMmvQk8w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2nZMmvQk8w)
PART 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DbkjW0PCus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DbkjW0PCus)
PART 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSq7H_fPgdY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSq7H_fPgdY)
PART 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcs7TbNHn3I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcs7TbNHn3I)



IN THE NEXT EPISODE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkU_o6P6SVA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkU_o6P6SVA)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2007, 10:58:34 AM
Thank you summer and  :welcome2: :welcome:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 21, 2007, 11:14:11 AM
I loved episode 5. It's just like The Amazing Race being in India. Except for Daichi and Sawaka, all other teams were in complete chaos. I am not going to get ahead of the Saturday limit on serious comments, but I will say that the random city geography roadblock was a very fine one indeed. Again, Daichi and Sawaka had to have an edge with one Japanese city being the end result sought.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 21, 2007, 12:35:43 PM
Since what is involved here is the Shinkansen, or famous bullet train, the distance of 934 km is covered in 3 hours 40 to 3 hours 49 minutes:

Route Departure time/Platform Arrival time/Total sum/Required time/Distance/Number of transfers
The first TOKYO(05:18) HAKATA(08:59) ¥36670 3hours 41min 934.9 km 3times
The second TOKYO(05:28) HAKATA(09:14) ¥24670 3hours 46min 934.0 km 3times
The third TOKYO(06:20) HAKATA(10:08) ¥36670 3hours 48min 934.0 km 3times
The fourth TOKYO(06:20) HAKATA(10:08) ¥36670 3hours 48min 934.9 km 3times
The fifth TOKYO(06:46) HAKATA(10:26) ¥24670 3hours 40min

When converted from metric into U.S, units,  it becomes 158 miles per hour averaged throughout this trip, which goes along the entire lower coast of Honshu and then onto Kyushu. Since there are several stops, you can imagine how fast this train is really travelling.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 21, 2007, 04:20:16 PM
I had to read the recap last night as the episode was not available "on satellite", but I have found it now and am about ready to watch it. Expect a full recap this weekend.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 21, 2007, 11:25:17 PM
Since it's now officially Saturday on the East Coast of the US, I will say what I really think of Rovilson & Marc. I want them out. I want them to touch the third rail and get electrocuted. Their constant mugging especially those stupid fake mustaches in the taxi was one of the dumbest scenes I have ever seen in the Amazing Race.

I am thoroughly disgusted whenever I see them on camera. One of them is mugging while the other makes seemingly scripted one-liners. They are not funny. They are not talented. They are not true reality TV participants. If they got run over by a concrete truck, I would not be unhappy at all.

When I do my recap sometime this weekend, I will figure a way to slander them. No, that's not right, but I will blast them for their behavior in this episode.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 22, 2007, 10:29:22 AM
Ken, I agree with you. However, the Amazing Race has this funny way of bringing the mighty down. Look at Colin and Christie in AR5, final episode or Rob and Amber in AR11, episode 4 for examples. I am expecting that Marc and Rovilson are going to do something stupid or get Yielded when there is virtually no opportunity to recover. Then, suddenly they will be out. Let's pray for this.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 10:52:36 AM
Since it's now officially Saturday on the East Coast of the US, I will say what I really think of Rovilson & Marc. I want them out. I want them to touch the third rail and get electrocuted. Their constant mugging especially those stupid fake mustaches in the taxi was one of the dumbest scenes I have ever seen in the Amazing Race.

I am thoroughly disgusted whenever I see them on camera. One of them is mugging while the other makes seemingly scripted one-liners. They are not funny. They are not talented. They are not true reality TV participants. If they got run over by a concrete truck, I would not be unhappy at all.

When I do my recap sometime this weekend, I will figure a way to slander them. No, that's not right, but I will blast them for their behavior in this episode.

me too
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 10:53:51 AM
nxt I think they r going to Busan .... ferry ride from Fukuoka to Busan
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 22, 2007, 02:33:32 PM
Ken, I agree with you. However, the Amazing Race has this funny way of bringing the mighty down. Look at Colin and Christie in AR5, final episode or Rob and Amber in AR11, episode 4 for examples. I am expecting that Marc and Rovilson are going to do something stupid or get Yielded when there is virtually no opportunity to recover. Then, suddenly they will be out. Let's pray for this.
We can only hope this happens. Yes, seemingly dominant teams find a way to get their comeuppance. This has happened this season to Azaria & Hendekea of TAR12. I do hope Rovilson & Marc will either get Yielded or do an Intersection with Terry & Henry who will argue and cost the alpha males the race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on December 22, 2007, 02:47:35 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/intro/flash08.jpg)

Fukuoka castle?  :cmas16
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 22, 2007, 02:48:50 PM
nxt I think they r going to Busan .... ferry ride from Fukuoka to Busan

cabioTAR, I could not believe what I found out about this:

Section First Departure  Last Departure  Time Required  Fare(won)
 
 
Busan ¡æ Fukuoka Sun.~Fri. 22:30 7hrs.30mins. 80,000
 
 
Kobee (http://www.kobee.co.kr)  (051)441-8200
 
Section First Departure  Last Departure  Time Required  Fare(won)
 
 
Busan ¡æ Fukuoka Summer:3times a day  09:05
12:35
16:00
2hrs. 55mins 95,000
 
I was expecting the 7.5 hour crossing. The 3 hour hydrofoil option is very attractive and probably what they did if released from the last task before 4pm. Since my Shinkansen schedule indicates they would have arrived by about 9am, they might even make the 1235 hydrofoil.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 22, 2007, 03:16:01 PM
Once AR12 teams have landed in Busan, they will probably be headed for Seoul ASAP. There are 72 daily trains from Pusan to Seoul, with the quickest taking just under 3 hours. Since my guess is that the ferry will be arriving at about 1530 and individuals will need to clear customs, trains from 1600 on have my focus. The first 7 fastest trains in that time period are:

1615 1904

1630 1934

1700 1945

1725 2014

1750 2048

1800 2056

1820 2123

The distance of this trip is 412 km or about 255 miles.










Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 22, 2007, 03:18:03 PM
Here's an updated ARA2 TIMELINE:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - Tokyo TBC

July 12 - Fukuoka ferry to Busan, Korea, then train to Seoul

July 13 - Seoul

July 14 - fly Inchon airport to Frankfurt  

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Bangkok area



Total time = 17 days for 10 legs

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 22, 2007, 03:34:08 PM
Good stuff, apskip. :xmas146 :xmas146 :cmas51 :cmas51
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 22, 2007, 03:46:56 PM
Very good stuff!  :cmas16 :cmas26 :cmas16

Wasn't there a rumor about Singapore as final city? Cabio??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 22, 2007, 05:28:49 PM
While You're waiting for the recap.... (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/while-youre-waiting.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 22, 2007, 07:19:28 PM
In addition to the octopus grab and the tae kwan do, some more evidence for Busan: this cap would seem to be the Gwangan bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangan_Bridge). If you squint, you can match the curved supports seen in this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=444794341&size=l). Even better, the traffic flow is divided between upper and lower levels, so the cab's direction might be determined (they're probably just going from the ferry terminal into the city, but you never know).

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 09:21:38 PM
Very good stuff!  :cmas16 :cmas26 :cmas16

Wasn't there a rumor about Singapore as final city? Cabio??

like season 1 ... start and end was Malaysia...

season 2 ... most probably .... but I dont think so ...

according to my source hint ..... may be not S'pore .....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 09:25:21 PM
In addition to the octopus grab and the tae kwan do, some more evidence for Busan: this cap would seem to be the Gwangan bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangan_Bridge). If you squint, you can match the curved supports seen in this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=444794341&size=l). Even better, the traffic flow is divided between upper and lower levels, so the cab's direction might be determined (they're probably just going from the ferry terminal into the city, but you never know).

good slowhatch ...

Im not so good to find these photo stuffs ...

we can look also.... the taxi driver background (look like above bridge's photo too) , the taekwondo club - the shirt and the park....

some confessions in leg 5 also seem like the pitstop for leg 6...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 09:35:58 PM
nxt I think they r going to Busan .... ferry ride from Fukuoka to Busan

cabioTAR, I could not believe what I found out about this:

Section First Departure  Last Departure  Time Required  Fare(won)
 
 
Busan ¡æ Fukuoka Sun.~Fri. 22:30 7hrs.30mins. 80,000
 
 
Kobee (http://www.kobee.co.kr)  (051)441-8200
 
Section First Departure  Last Departure  Time Required  Fare(won)
 
 
Busan ¡æ Fukuoka Summer:3times a day  09:05
12:35
16:00
2hrs. 55mins 95,000
 
I was expecting the 7.5 hour crossing. The 3 hour hydrofoil option is very attractive and probably what they did if released from the last task before 4pm. Since my Shinkansen schedule indicates they would have arrived by about 9am, they might even make the 1235 hydrofoil.


we saw hydrofoil clip in leg 5 ... when Allan intro about Fukuoka ....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 22, 2007, 09:37:26 PM
Here are the caps, but I can't read Korean or Chinese.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 22, 2007, 09:42:20 PM
Here are the caps, but I can't read Korean or Chinese.


see the club name .... tail part of the shirt (butt)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 24, 2007, 11:14:59 AM
Recap should be up later tonight.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 24, 2007, 11:52:46 PM
I'm so far behind. The Episode 5 recap is now up (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-race-asia-2-ep-5-recap.html).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 26, 2007, 05:51:07 PM
Thanks Ken! Not like the holidays were here or anything... :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 27, 2007, 10:06:35 PM
Still, I would have liked to have finished by Sunday.

Looks like I won't be able to do the recap for TAR 12, Ep. 7 right now. :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 27, 2007, 10:41:12 PM
For those of you who haven't seen Episode 6 as of yet, don't hit play on the promo. This is for next week.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 29, 2007, 02:00:11 AM

Just when I was about to despair...

LINKS! We have LINKS! :hearts:

TARA 2 EP 6:

part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqCjWa5Cz-c

part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgJBFffI7pY

part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqxCVQZo2ps

part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKMRS24Ij1U

part 5 of 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEteYLVQ_SM
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on December 29, 2007, 03:27:51 AM

Just when I was about to despair...

LINKS! We have LINKS! :hearts:

Yay! Thank you! I had been looking without any success. Only just tracked down the last TAR 12 episode finally today too.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 29, 2007, 09:49:42 AM
Previews for leg 7(episode 6) do not look like Frankfurt. They look like Seoul! I now believe that the next episode takes the train (72 per day) from Busan to Seoul and has tasks in Seoul. Timing goes something like this:

July 12 Episode 5 continued
Departure from Fukuoka to Busan 1215

Arrival in Busan                            1510

Tasks, ending in pitstop ranging    2100 to 2200

Episode 6 should start JUly 13 with a late morning train trip to Seoul, then afternoon tasks in that area, ending with a pitstop in Seoul that evening.

Release from that pitstop will be the morning of July 14 and teams will find afternoon  nonstop flights from Seoul to Frankfurt:

OZ541 1300 1635
KE905 1315 1705
LH713 1435 1825
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on December 29, 2007, 09:51:25 AM
Here's the latest update of the ARA2 TIMELINE:

Here's an updated ARA2 TIMELINE:

July 5 - ARA2 begins in Singapore

July 6 - Manila

July 8 - Auckland

July 10 - Rotorua

July 11 - Tokyo TBC

July 12 - Fukuoka ferry to Busan, Korea, with tasks and pitstop in Busan

July 13 - Seoul

July 14 - fly Inchon airport to Frankfurt 

July 15 - Frankfurt

July 17 - Prague

July 19 - Budapest

I am going to speculate that it ends with this:

July 22 - Bangkok area
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on December 29, 2007, 05:33:58 PM


Episode 6 should start JUly 13 with a late morning train trip to Seoul, then afternoon tasks in that area, ending with a pitstop in Seoul that evening.



from preview ... seem they have to drive ...

Paula & Nat - stopped by Police and kind of accident or tyre puncture ....
Pam & Van - fighting in the car
Ann & Diane - talking about Paula & Nat stopped by police
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on December 29, 2007, 08:00:34 PM
 :stirtp: The jars look like the jars used to ferment kimchi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimchi) (very pungent stuff); a lot of jars can be seen, so maybe it's a find-the-right-container type of task. You can see what looks like kunettwigi (http://www.marimari.com/content/korea/best_of/games/games.html) (Korean swing) in the background, but I can't find any reference to Korean games involving throwing sticks at a stump.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 05, 2008, 01:02:59 AM
Promo for next week.  :waves: :waves: :waves:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on January 05, 2008, 01:30:29 AM
Thanks.  :tup: The airport of course is Incheon (source page (http://www.unlawyer.net/photos/?a=incheon-international-airport&i=232)); the rest of it looks like Prague, but there's not much to go on.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on January 05, 2008, 05:13:34 AM
They're most likely going to Prague. But I found this "spoiler" on the TARA Forums:

I live in the Czech Republic and actually I've discovered the following:
- the scene shooted near Hradcanske Square was partially pretended - I mean reading the clues, running for cluebox...

- after that (?) team headed to Ice Arena in Letnany, Prague, where team had to score a goal. That remings the victory of the Czech Republic during Olympics 1998 in Nagano, Japan

- the Pitstop was located along the river Vltava, with a beautiful castle panorama

- as i know, people slept in Admiral Botel - that's a accomodation located aboard a ship

That's all I discovered... if any questions, write'm down.


I'm not sure if it's true though.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 05, 2008, 07:32:18 AM
Let's get this clear:

The Amazing Race Asia 2 IS going to Prague, but it's going to Frankfurt first! Who hasn't been reading this thread carefully? I went back in ARA2 Spoilers and discovered that we knew Prague on or before July 28 and Frankfurt on or before Dec. 9. ARA2 is also going to budapest after Prague.

Jetgabriel, it's important that you learn what the entire past history of the ARA2 Spoiler and ARA2 Commentary is from July 5, 2007 forward.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 05, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
Ok, I'll do this for you this week because I love you guys.  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Episode 7 is now up in the usual place. The only edition available is a version with Malay subtitles.

Part 1 - Intro and new destination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK08BziKr1c)
Part 2 - Another car accident and plenty of driving issues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymdhgnkDd0k)
Part 3 - Could Adrian & Collin finish 1st? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jRl0UUsvfQ)
Part 4 - Vanessa & Pam argue and Terri yells at Henry ... again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_PcbdWcZlE)
Part 5 - The conclusion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0og8TMfTj7Y)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on January 05, 2008, 06:19:58 PM
Ok, I'll do this for you this week because I love you guys.  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Episode 7 is now up in the usual place. The only edition available is a version with Malay subtitles.


Thank you :kuss: :hearts: :luvu: :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Coolios on January 05, 2008, 06:32:30 PM
Actually, I live in the Czech Republic and I have some info about next episode. Some new facts I always post on AXN-ASIA.com forums , so check'em out.

I investigated the followings:

If you have some questions, post them down. :-)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 05, 2008, 09:41:49 PM
Petr, welcome to RFF. However, you as a new person are not reading this thread anymore than others who have been requested to read it carefully. Prague is NOT the next leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: michael on January 05, 2008, 09:44:13 PM
Welcome to RFF Petr!
Thanks for contributing!  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 09:59:03 PM
Hello!

I live in the Czech Republic and today I spoke with a taxi driver who participated at shooting! He told me that a group of Asiatic/Caucasian people and crew were acting 'How people find each other'. That was happening near Prague Castle (photos from Prague posted here were taken there) and after that they gone to Letnany Ice Rink (http://www.oc-letnany.cz/en/sport/zimni-stadion.php). I have few contacts yet, so I hope that I can find out even more info.

If you have some new spoilers or you want to ask me something, write me at petr@petrnovak.cz

[edited to fix your link petr, puddin ]
Petr has posted before but for some reason was ignored :yaya:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 10:37:18 PM


  • I'm sorry for misinformation that pitstop will be at Vltava's riverside - according to photo from pitstop (that with lady in "traditional" costume) - the pitstop is located in Petrin Observatory. You can find a mirror maze there and with the rest of Prague it's connected via cableway

If you have some questions, post them down. :-)

This picture Petr?

ETA: Budapest  ;), thanks to Slowhatch!

Compare Yves' shot below with this photo (http://www.budapestsite.com/wp-content/photos/Erzs__bet_bridge.jpg) of the Elisabeth bridge in Budapest; note the pointy building in the background. It shouldn't take long to figure where the pitstop/greeter was.



(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR%20Asia/tara2/1029262340_219e674e07_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 10:50:40 PM
:bump pictures dated July 15th~

Look what else from another Croatian Picasa album! (http://picasaweb.google.com/juliaandbrian/Croatia02)  July 15

Labelled "Actual amazing race contestants!" And "we tried to catch up but couldn't!"

And it is all mixed up with pics from Frankfurt and Croatia and Trogir!!  FRANKFURT??

(http://aycu32.webshots.com/image/28991/2002050706391954535_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002050706391954535)

(http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/32661/2002051913900750204_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002051913900750204)


Compare the backpacks with the video (http://photobucket.com/mediadetail/?media=http%3A%2F%2Fi210.photobucket.com%2Fplayer.swf%3Ffile%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvid210.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb93%2Fjo2labit%2Fjo2labit%2F100_1595.flv&searchTerm=amazing%20race%20asia&pageOffset=20) Puddin found. I think the team might be Paula/Natasha.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12553.0;attach=44272;image)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 01:52:16 AM
yeah I'm bored, sort of reminds me of Austria or Amsterdam, maybe even Kiev :duno:

eta: but they do have onion domes in Germany around Munich but I can't find one, lol

Looks like the boys hit hours of operation ..

just for an example~

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 02:32:51 AM
I tried to read it and get something like

_hevri Ho Dehne  :lol:

eta: Dehne comes up as a German name.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 03:59:10 PM
I haven't spent a lot of time on this but damn it looks like Prague
Prague Main Square with Baroque Church (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17154642@N00/204232280/)
Svatovitska Street ?
(http://i14.[banned image hosting site].com/86smo1x.jpg)
(http://i15.[banned image hosting site].com/8bofzt2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 04:14:57 PM
Heres a door although it doesn't say where in Prague its from just "door" , sort of kind of  :lol:

Door   (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonneestuff/1185260764/)
(http://i17.[banned image hosting site].com/6kqxfme.jpg)
(http://i15.[banned image hosting site].com/85c606e.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 05:54:09 PM
More examples of Hradcany/Prague~
(http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/37841/2004547576465835459_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004547576465835459)
(http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/41127/2004518767728170884_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004518767728170884)(http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/37841/2004576029893089163_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004576029893089163)

(http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/39393/2004552973209343768_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004552973209343768)
(http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/37836/2004539508842785863_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2004539508842785863)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 06:01:35 PM
:bump

Peach gets credit for these, because she suggested I look at Prague. Two blog sightings:
  • Dated 25 July (http://sohmelvin.blogspot.com/2007/07/euro-summer-2007-trip.html), mentions TARA, AXN, and the Philippine couple
  • Dated 18 July (http://emmammemma.vox.com/library/post/july-18---prague.html), mentions Hradcany castle (http://www.virtualtravel.cz/prague-hradcany.html), photos (but no photos  :'( )
Is it possible both crews went to the same city?  ???

From Slowhatch's Prague Blog find (http://emmammemma.vox.com/library/post/july-18---prague.html), the author of the blog, Emma, has been kind enough to share her photos of the Amazing Race that she took in Prague.

From the photos, it is clear that  this is TARA, especially as she was lucky enough to also get what we believe is the TARA producer, Michael Mckay (http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/about/producer/) (thanks again to Slowhatch for the producer link and to puddin for the producer spotting!)

I'm awaiting further confirmation of the exact date, but does seem to probably be 7/17.

thumbnails click click

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 07:38:35 PM
Just killing some time~
Karlstejn Castle? its outside of Prague.
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on January 06, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
Yay!  :yess: You've got it.  :wohoo: It's in the Prague suburbs (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.939201355,14.1879997253(Karl%C5%A1tejn)&t=h&ie=UTF8&z=14&iwloc=addr&om=1).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 10:18:58 PM
So Slowhatch, would you hurt me if I told you I'm enjoying the TARA2 more so than our version  :-[ :angel:?
So how does Frankfurt come in to the picture? Thats why I love their route, they could send you to another country just tp pick up a clue.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on January 06, 2008, 11:07:30 PM
 :noway: I would never hurt you.
I'm enjoying it myself. I don't even mind the camera hogs. I guess I had low expectations going in and...well, it's not so bad.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 06, 2008, 11:10:52 PM
lol, I actually cried last episode, like a baby  :-[ , how silly is that?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 07, 2008, 08:00:57 AM
Thats why I love their route, they could send you to another country just to pick up a clue.

Actually,puddin, that's essentially what happened with the ARA1 Singapore Caltex visit, the most infamous task in Amazing Race history. I would NOT want to see a second one of those one task/one country events anytime, ever because it is the height of the ridiculous. That doesn't mean that World Race Productions as overseer doesn't do it; they approved it the first time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 07, 2008, 01:24:50 PM
Oh, they did that again this year, going to HK to count money to stroke the Standard Chartered Bank, then leave for another country. Funny stuff.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 10, 2008, 01:24:50 AM
The Episode 7 recap (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2008/01/amazing-race-asia-2-ep-7-recap.html) is up.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 10, 2008, 07:26:24 AM
Ken, your statement "It's quite dark, but for some reason, they get into boat #13. I guess they're not superstitious." was probably for effect because I believe that you know better(but are probably not being facetious). The reason they are in boat #13 is that their clue forced them to be in boat #13, just as each other team got an assigned number.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Red Devils on January 10, 2008, 09:03:37 AM
Hmm.... just watched Episode 8 as I am living in Asia..... if anyone wants me to tell them the result.. then I will.. if not then I will discuss it after all you guys watched it..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 10, 2008, 09:28:43 AM
ahhh first post too!

I also live in Asia and I have spoilers. I won't tell who won since Red Devils will do that. But I will tell where they went.


SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER





First off, from Korea, they flew to Franburg, Germany (please correct me on my spelling)and went to this theatre (I guess... sorry short term memory). The clue leads them to Prague, Czech Republic where they have to find the clue in a Holey Statue (no, this is not a typo), which leads them to a puppet shop, and leads them to this place I forgot, but they have to do a Roadblock where in they have to wear a Knight's Armor and find a Damsel in Distress (in a balcony near Prince Hotel), and reach to her the key so that they can get their clue (and it isn't in one of those yellow things, they used a scroll for that), and the clue leads them to Brouen (again, correct me for my spelling), where they have to go to this Town Square and find the person holding a Nokia Phone which has their picture as a wallpaper (and they have to find this with many people as decoys) (this guy who wasn't part of the race thought Paula and Natasha was actually going to steal his phone... LOL!). Once they do, they have to view the video on the phone to receive their next clue.

The next clue tells them of a Detour, a choice of Crossbow and Glass Decoration (Don't tell me what the names were for the detour, I'm just using terms based on what they did on the detour. In Bow, teams must use a Crossbow and aim the arrow inside a colored circle. In Glass Decoration, teams must decorate a glass by making a star pattern at the bottom of the glass. I do not know what the material is made from, but I guess it's crystals.

Anyway, after the detour, they receive their next clue, which leads them to the next pitstop in Karlstejn



SPOILER ENDS HERE
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Red Devils on January 10, 2008, 09:49:16 AM

I think this should add more spices to the recap but I haven't gotten everything down as I too have short memories.....BUT great job ichihara_yuuko :thankyou: :partie:and :welcome2:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on January 10, 2008, 10:05:38 AM


Yeah, actually it has to be in white ink so that those who want to read it can highlight over it.

Hopefully they stay out of this thread at the moment or we create another thread to discuss about the episode.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 10, 2008, 10:35:33 AM
I think I know what Holy statue you mean but was there an intersection? no ice rink? Was the puppet store the place in the photo, the Denhe place? I'm looking forward to watching this :yaya:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on January 10, 2008, 10:42:44 AM


Yup, holey statue on the charles bridge.

No intersection, probably next leg...

No ice rink.

Yup same place, old town of Prague, the one where the famous clock tower is.

Finally, I was so pumped to see Prague because I went there a few weeks ago and it was excatly opposite to the race conditions of being hot...Very chilly!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Red Devils on January 10, 2008, 10:45:39 AM
 

Hey puddin, I wish I can show you what that HOLEY statue(it's really HOLEY... once you saw this episode.. this way in finding a clue gave me thoughts of what we usually do when we were kids.. trying to hide something where no one can see.. LOL.. this is rather stupid.. seeing how most teams struggled to find it...).... :pull

There's no intersection in this leg but you would understand why this is so once you saw the episode.

There's also no ice-rink and I don't think there's anything coming close to COLDNESS in this episode... haha except for that COLD shoulder given to Paula and Nat by the tourist... hahaa... that was hiliarious :lolmao:

Was the puppet store the place in the photo, the Denhe place? YES and YES..... you guys got them all...... :wtg:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 10, 2008, 10:53:31 AM
 Petr had mentioned "Letnany Ice Arena" so not exactly an ice rink (my words,  :angel:)  , so I assume with no intersection there maybe another leg or more time spent in Prague the next episode? or no?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on January 10, 2008, 10:55:15 AM
Nevermind   :angel:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on January 10, 2008, 11:53:03 AM
The frankfurt one is old opera house...

Hmm the statue is St.Vitus and they hid the clue in between the holes.

Hmm about next leg, Im not sure because they dont show the preview immediately after the show.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 10, 2008, 12:52:27 PM
Since I have been inadvertently spoiled, I will say that the compressing of two locations into one leg does not surprise me. With the addition of one leg in Korea (Busan, since I had originally expected Seoul), the leg count went to that shown below:

1 Singapore
2 Manila
3 Auckland
4 Rotorua
5 Tokyo
6 Busan
7 Seoul
8 Frankfurt
9 Prague
10 Budapest
11 ?, my guess Bangkok suburbs

Since there are only supposed to be 10 legs, this has been a concern to me once Busan plus Seoul happened. With the compression there will be only the 10 legs that I think were planned for ARA2.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 10, 2008, 01:33:18 PM
I know its hard not to happen upon episode spoilers and using the white ink (in place of black for example) is one way to avoid it but when a thread is labeled **Spoiler Thread**, then shit happens.
Perhaps in the future those that have the advantage of viewing the episode before we, here in the states do, we could follow Jonnal's example and post a new subject thread as Jonnal did here  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,14284.0.html).
If anyone has a better suggestion, I'm all ears :D.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 11, 2008, 01:34:50 AM
EP8
part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3CRcLPsQtM
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQwEvRQICWM
part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM5BKidW0yY
part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoxTb25xw-I
part5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBLLuRcxtWI
part6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9mlcdImlzQ
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 11, 2008, 09:45:07 AM

I think this should add more spices to the recap but I haven't gotten everything down as I too have short memories.....BUT great job ichihara_yuuko :thankyou: :partie:and :welcome2:

hahah... yeah definately. But I was on a rush when typing that (still had to study for Math Test, I'm so addicted to TARA2 I couldn't study well) , but I just recently registered at that time so I decided to make one short recap or just an overview of what happened. I will do something more spicey next week.  (I just recently discovered this site just wanting to know where they are going next)

Thanks for the welcome! Hahaha!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Coolios on January 12, 2008, 05:20:41 AM
Episode 8 Comments:

Episode 9 Spoiler
We didn't see Prague Castle and Ice Rink, because there will be one more episode in Czech Republic (Prague).

Letnany Ice Arena (it's something like stadium with ice rink) and Petrinska Observatory (you can see it in episode 9 Preview) is waiting for us.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ralwynjames on January 13, 2008, 01:02:00 PM
Heres the preview for ep 9

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GtWZQfMnRyM
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 13, 2008, 01:25:53 PM
I have already posted this preview upthread.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 13, 2008, 02:38:55 PM
I have already posted this preview upthread.
You did Ken but there were complaints that we were getting spoilers before Saturday when we agreed not to spill the beans until then so it was moved here. Honestly there has to be a better way to keep everyone happy, lol.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,14284.0.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 13, 2008, 05:08:52 PM
Sorry about that, puddin. I thought I had posted it on Saturday, but if I didn't then I apologize.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 16, 2008, 02:30:50 AM
Is it tomorrow night or the following night that you all get to watch TARA2 EP9? No matter, can you all just do us a favor and start a new topic, EP9 Show Spoilers and discussion, or something like that, thank you in advance  :yaya:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on January 16, 2008, 02:39:11 AM
Yes, we could watch TARA 2 tomorrow and sure, I could start a topic with EP9 spoilers.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on January 16, 2008, 07:59:23 AM
Is it tomorrow night or the following night that you all get to watch TARA2 EP9? No matter, can you all just do us a favor and start a new topic, EP9 Show Spoilers and discussion, or something like that, thank you in advance  :yaya:

No problem!  :js:

Yes, it on 9pm local time here, which means its about 8am your time there? 13 hours difference, its the same with watching TAR12 here on satellite.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 16, 2008, 09:36:39 AM
You're right, 13 hours difference from where you are and the US East Coast.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: SingularStars on January 16, 2008, 10:37:10 PM
I thought this season has been great until about episode 3/4 (when Sophie/Aurelia got eliminated, I liked them!) but it has gone downhill. Any spoiler regarding the downfall of Marc/Rovilson would be awesome! But yeah, their domination is just too much, y'know?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 17, 2008, 07:13:59 AM
SPOILER

I am here... It's currently airing. They are back in Prague and A/C is leading. Terri and Henry are so far out.

Okay, so the famous intersection scene has appeared. Oh damn, the plot twist... So P/V decided to team with A/D, forgetting about P/N. Now, P/N are waiting for Terri and Henry. Oh damn... And I liked that team.

Terri and Henry departed 8 hours later... I don't know how much time will there be until both teams meet up.

Yeah, and A/C teamed with M/R. And it's back!!!

**Edit: Back from a commercial**
So the intersection came to an Ice Skate Rink and to a detour. M/R is again in the lead, while P/N are waaaay behind, and T/H near. P/V and A/D have a hard time with their chosen detour.


Spoiler
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 02:54:27 PM
TARA1:
episode 1: NEL
2: Fast Forward
3: elimination
4: NEL
5: elimination
6: elimination
7: NEL
8: Fast Forward
9: superleg #9a (TBC)
10 Yield, superleg #9b, elimination
11: Yield, NEL
12: elimination
13: finale
-----------------------------------------------------------------
TARA2:
episode 1: NEL
2: elimination
3: elimination
4: elimination
5: Yield, superleg #5a (TBC)
6: superleg #5b, elimination
7: leg 6, NEL
8: leg 7, NEL
9: leg 8, elimination
------------
hmm?? 1 Yield? 2 Fast Forward? hmm??
10: ?
11: NEL?
12:?
13: finale?
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Their averages at the end of leg #8:

Marc & Rovilson (Philippines)  2+1+1+1+1+1+1+1/8=1.125
Adrian & Collin (Singapore)  7+5+2+2+2+2+2+2/8=3.0
Ann & Diane ( Malaysia )  3+3+3+4+6+4+3+3/8=3.625
Paula & Natasha (Thailand)  6+2+4+3+5+5+4+5/8=4.25
Pamela & Vanessa ( Malaysia )  1+4+7+6+4+3+5+4/8=4.25

(eliminated)
Brett & Kinar (Indonesia)  4+6+9/3=6.3
Henry & Terri (Philippines)  9+9+5+7+3+6+6+6/8=6.375
Sawaka & Daichi ( Japan ) 8+8+6+5+7/5=6.8
Sophie & Aurelia (Hong Kong )  5+7+8+8/4=7
Edwin & Monica (Hong Kong) 10+10/2=10
-------------------------------------------------
TARA1 & TARA2 Average Combo
at the end of leg #8 in TARA2:

Marc & Rovilson (Philippines)  1.125

Adrian & Collin (Singapore)  3.0
Andrew & Syeon ( Malaysia ) 3.58
Ann & Diane ( Malaysia )  3.625
Mardy & Marsio (Indonesia) 3.63
Sandy & Francesca (Hong Kong ) 3.67
Zabrina & Joe Jer ( Malaysia ) 3.75

Paula & Natasha (Thailand)  4.25
Pamela & Vanessa ( Malaysia )  4.25
Andy & Laura (Thailand) 4.3

Howard & Sahran (Sri Lanka) 5
Sharon & Melody (Singapore) 5
Sahil & Prashant (India) 5.2

Jeena & Ernie (Philippines) 6
Brett & Kinar (Indonesia)  6.3
Aubrey & Jacqueline (Philippines) 6.33
Henry & Terri (Philippines)  6.375
Sawaka & Daichi ( Japan ) 6.8

Sophie & Aurelia (Hong Kong )  7
Edwin & Monica (Hong Kong) 10
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 03:33:50 PM
Quote
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12553.25.html

Re: Amazing Race in Prague
I'm happy to help as much as I can, I just hope I can remember something good!

The date we saw them was the 17th of July, the time would have been between 10am and 10.30am. It was at the Hradcany Castle Area, outside the entrance to Prague Castle, right below a big, green, ornamental lamp post.

The two contestants were Asian, as were two others who arrived shortly after we saw them. The other two were both male, tall and one had a brown bandana/headscarf on. So I'm guessing it was TAR Asia.

I assumed the guy with the blue backpack was a producer or something. The same goes for the woman in the red and white striped shirt. She was the one who told us off for taking photos.

Quote
http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessage?topicID=8285.topic
  Re: Re: Amazing Race Asia 2 Spoilers
 Well, I'm shocked to say that I apparently have a spoiler and about a show I don't follow at all--Asian AR....

A person who used to work in my office just e-mailed me from Budapest where she's visiting relatives. She used to endure the weekly discussions of the Amazing Race with a smile that indicated we were totally demented. 

So, from the e-mail dated today, July 22:
The other day we were at Heroes Square and there were people dressed in graduate garb under each hero statue. Two girls with backpacks were running around trying to pronounce the names of the heroes correctly and the graduates were judging whether they pronounced the names correctly. There was also a camera following the girls around. I was asked by one of the girls how to pronounce a name (Mátyás) and was later asked to sign a waiver in case I got on TV. It turned out to be some sort of Asian Amazing Race. I thought of you guys 



Now the Prague spoiler said they were in Czech on July 17th. That's episode #9.
The Hungarian spoiler said they were in Budapest, Hungary on July 21st.

Therefore, there are 2 legs in Hungary. Usually, the 2nd leg in the same country is an elimination leg.

For example,
TARA2, 2 legs in the PI. 2nd leg in the Philippines is an elimination leg. Edwin & Monica got eliminated.
TARA2, 2 legs in New Zealand. 2nd leg in NZ is an elimination leg. Sophie & Aurelia got eliminated.
TARA2, 2 legs in Czech. 2nd leg in Czech is an elimination leg. HenTer got eliminated.

But in TARA2, 1st leg in Korea is an elimination leg. Sawaki & Daichi got eliminated. 2nd leg in Korea is a NEL. HenTer was saved. There's no rule now. Any leg in any country can be an elimination leg.

If I design this game, I'll make
episode 10: 5 teams start, Yield, NEL = 5 teams left, Hungary
11: 5 teams start, Fast Forward, elimination = 4 teams left, Budapest, Hungary
12: 4 teams start, elimination = 3 teams left
13: 3 teams start, race to the Finish line. Game over.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 19, 2008, 04:54:28 PM
banzai, I am having a tought time making the translation from
Quote
from the e-mail dated today, July 22:
The other day we were at Heroes Square

to "July 21". That does not compute in my mathematics. It could be July 19, 20, or 21. The implications of this are that 2 legs in Hungary are not guaranteed.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 05:22:22 PM
This album  (http://picasaweb.google.com/krduncan/EuropeTrip07/photo#5108426505952953650)  (thanks again for the leads Slowhatch).
Europe Trip '07
Jul 20, 2007
(http://i24.[banned image hosting site].com/10gg3r6.jpg)
Anybody watch The Amazing Race?


OK, apskip, It's July 20th. Oops.  :tup: Thanks puddin.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 06:18:22 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/th_02.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/th_04.jpg) (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/th_08.jpg)
Those are screencaps from the AXN preview.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/20.jpg)

Now this is a map of Europe. If they take a train from Czech Republic to Hungary, then they have to go through Wien/Vienna of Austria, onto Bratislava of Slovakia, and then Visegrad of Hungary.

Are we sure that the next leg is in Hungary? Hmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 08:06:29 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/22.jpg)

This is a railroad map. The brown lines with dashes are railroads. As you can see, the railroad goes from Czech Republic, to Vienna of Austria, onto Bratislava of Slovakia, and then Visegrad of Hungary. Budapest is the capital of Hungary.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on January 19, 2008, 08:25:00 PM
cool they pass the location from the movie, the living daylights
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 19, 2008, 08:26:12 PM
The structure she's standing on was bugging me; it took a while but I finally found it: Fun Extreme Canopy (http://www.canopy.hu/index_en.php), just east of the Visegrad citadel.

Looks like the canopy to me banzai? Visegrad to Budapest 1 hour ride so?

(http://i28.[banned image hosting site].com/esrgrd.jpg)
(http://i26.[banned image hosting site].com/2n9zx4o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 19, 2008, 09:35:32 PM
banzai, yes we are sure based on photographic evidence from many months ago. I have July 20/21 in my head for the Budapest area, which included some photos in Budapest(puddin can dredge them up if she wants to).

I have to say that for ARA2 producers to give Natasha and Paula the kiss of death by having them on at the best the 05:00 train arriving 12:32, keeping them about the same behind the other 4 teams who will leave at 00:30 and arrive 08:32, is the kiss of death for them. There should have been bunching by use of the 0715 flight in the morning. Michael Mckay either royally screwed up or finally wants to get rid of superfluous teams.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 09:48:02 PM
The structure she's standing on was bugging me; it took a while but I finally found it: Fun Extreme Canopy (http://www.canopy.hu/index_en.php), just east of the Visegrad citadel.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e390/freelancer2k/TARA2/ep10/28.jpg)

I think it's a match. That's Paula.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 09:49:29 PM
Oops. you beat me to it, puddin.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 19, 2008, 09:59:19 PM
Oops. you beat me to it, puddin.
Ha, its called boredom banzai --

Prague train --

(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/15z1k5l.jpg)

(http://i28.[banned image hosting site].com/muhdue.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: banzai on January 19, 2008, 10:10:52 PM
Yeah, you guys are done with TAR12.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 19, 2008, 10:32:14 PM
Yeah, you guys are done with TAR12.
For reals, lol

not quite but something like this -- (thats an old engine)


(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/vy1doi.jpg)(http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/2cyjojm.jpg)
Budapest-Keleti, Hungary
http://www.trainnet.org/Libraries/Lib019/350013.JPG
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on January 19, 2008, 10:43:19 PM
Yeah, you guys are done with TAR12.
For reals, lol

not quite but something like this -- (thats an old engine)


(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/vy1doi.jpg)(http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/2cyjojm.jpg)
Budapest-Keleti, Hungary
http://www.trainnet.org/Libraries/Lib019/350013.JPG

train musiam again?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 19, 2008, 11:36:52 PM
It's more like metro, I love trains!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: SingularStars on January 20, 2008, 10:22:27 PM
This is exciting!! They're going to my home country, too bad I wasn't there when this was shooting. I was SUPPOSED to go last summer, but I'm going this summer. Budapest is amazing! I've never been to Visegrad though...  :-[ :-[ I still remember the Hungarian legs from TAR6, those were some great times. :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: crafty_bunny on January 22, 2008, 09:24:42 AM
Hi guys,

I have been following your forum with great interest, and wanted to say congratulations on your predictions on where the racers have been travelling to. 
From the forums I have read, I have found this one to be the best as your information (particularly from Slowhatch and Puddin) has been fantastic.

I have just skimmed over episodes and summarise as follows:

(Elimination Leg = Red) (Non Elimination Leg = Green) (Superleg = Teal) (Yield = Orange) (Intersection = Purple) (Fast Forward)

To Date:

Leg 1 NEL: Singapore to Fort Santiago (Philippines) - 1st - Vanessa/Pamela; Last - Edwin/Monica

Leg 2 EL: Fort Santiago (Philippines) to Paco Park & Cemetery (Manila, Philippines) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Edwin/Monica

Leg 3 EL: Paco Park & Cemetery (Manila, Philippines) to (Hong Kong) to Forest of Fear (Auckland, New Zealand) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Brett/Kinaryosih

Leg 4 EL: Forest of Fear (Auckland, New Zealand) to Pohutu Geyser (Rotorua, New Zealand) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Aurelia/Sophie

Leg 5 SL: Pohutu Geyser (Rotorua, New Zealand) to Congress Centre (Fukuoka, Japan) - 1st to arrive - Diane/Ann; Last to arrive - Vanessa/Pamela

Leg 6 EL: Congress Centre (Fukuoka, Japan) to Beomeosa Temple (Busan, Korea) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Sawaka & Daichi
Yield: Henry/Terri yield Marc/Rovilson to no avail as Marc/Rovilson were ahead of them

Leg 7 NEL: Beomeosa Temple (Busan, Korea) to Olympic Park (Seoul, Korea) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Henry/Terri

Leg 8 NEL: Olympic Park (Seoul, Korea) to Frankfurt (Germany) to Karlstejn Castle (Czech Republic) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Henry/Terri

Leg 9 EL: Karlstejn Castle (Czech Republic) to Vrtbovska Garden (Prague, Czech Republic) - 1st - Marc/Rovilson; Last - Henry/Terri
Intersection: Adrian/Colin team with Marc/Rovilson; Diane/Ann team with Vanessa/Pamela; Paula/Natasha team with Henry/Terri

Leg 10 NEL: Vrtbovska Garden (Prague, Czech Republic) to Salamon Tower (Hungary) - 1st - Adrian/Colin; Last - Paula/Natasha

Leg 11 EL: Salamon Tower (Hungary) to - Citadel (Budapest, Hungary) - 1st - Adrian/Colin; Last - Paula/Natasha
Fast Forward: Won Adrian/Colin
Yield: Marc/Rovilson yield Ann/Diane, hoping to assist Paula/Natasha in gaining ground and prevent them from being eliminated

Alan Wu announced at the beginning of the race that there were 7 Elimination Legs

Therefore as we have already had 6 Elimination Legs, then:
Leg 12 EL: 4 Teams reduced to 3 Teams - Last team Eliminated
Leg 13: Final 3 Teams race to Finish Line

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 22, 2008, 04:57:41 PM
Welcome crafty_bunny and thanks for the kind words :yaya:. Banzai rocks too  :jam:
I hope the rumor for the next elimination that I read isn't true  :'( >>  Ann & Diane
.....and those that get to view the show on schedule are lucky, I need a TAR fix like right now :P!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on January 22, 2008, 06:02:49 PM
Welcome crafty_bunny and thanks for the kind words :yaya:. Banzai rocks too  :jam:
I hope the rumor for the next elimination that I read isn't true  :'( >>  Ann & Diane
.....and those that get to view the show on schedule are lucky, I need a TAR fix like right now :P!!


sunday nights 8pm on youtube then  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 22, 2008, 06:14:16 PM
No I can't wait that long, lol. I have faith in the members to update us asap  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 22, 2008, 10:22:40 PM
Spoiler rumors posted at from sucks  (http://survivorsucks.yuku.com/sreply/2395984/t/Amazing-Race-Asia-2-Spoilers.html), it could be fake so take it for what its worth  --- mouse over and highlight below, please don't quote this post here because the ink will show up in your post.
 Roast Chicken wrote:
 



Episode 10:


1st: Marc & Rovilson

Last: Ann & Diane (GONE)

Episode 11:

1st: Pam & Van

Last: Paula & Natasha (SAVED)

Episode 12:

1st: Marc & Rovilson

Last: Adrian & Colin (GONE)

Top three (in no order):
Marc & Rovilson (duh)
Pam & Van
Paula & "we have an alliance alliance allianceeeee!" Natasha

About the winner...I'm not so sure. I'm not sure if this spoiler is from the same source, but everyone's favourite, Marc & Rovilson arrived 3rd at the final pitstop.

*dreams*



 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on January 22, 2008, 10:25:41 PM
Spoiler rumors posted at from sucks  (http://survivorsucks.yuku.com/sreply/2395984/t/Amazing-Race-Asia-2-Spoilers.html), it could be fake so take it for what its worth  --- mouse over and highlight below, please don't quote this post here because the ink will show up in your post.

dream come true if thats the case
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 23, 2008, 12:27:54 AM
That would make my year.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on January 23, 2008, 02:23:14 AM
Welcome crafty_bunny!  :jam: I would be glad if that is true. BTW, on Leg 5 Marc and Rovi was first.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: crafty_bunny on January 23, 2008, 04:38:40 AM
Hi Guys,

Thank you for the welcomes.
Sorry Puddin...Banzai does rock too!  It was late last night when I made the post and knew I would forget someone.

You guys who can watch it live are lucky...I am in Oz and have to wait for a torrent which is usually up on a Sunday.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 23, 2008, 06:59:35 AM
crafty_bunny, if you watch our ARA2 threads, one of them typically has links on Friday or latest Saturday to video of the latest episode. Very hepful RFF members are responsible for assisting the rest of us.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: crafty_bunny on January 23, 2008, 07:51:59 AM
Thanks apskip,

I did see the link for episode 9 late on Saturday. The person was having trouble uploading Part 1 and 4 onto Youtube due to 10 minute time restrictions, but they got there in the end.  I will watch for the link again if torrent is late again.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: crafty_bunny on January 23, 2008, 08:55:55 AM
Hey Puddin,

Thanks for the spoiler.  I use to go to sucks and read their thread, but found this one more accurate and reliable.  And as a consequence I havent been back there much of late, so I did miss that spoiler by Roast Chicken.

I have no idea on who will be first or eliminated in upcoming episodes, but I picked the same Final 3 as posted in the spoiler found by Roast Chicken.

SPOILER

My guess is:

I think the Final 3 teams arrive in the following order:
1.  Paula/Natasha
2.  Marc/Rovilson
3.  Vanessa/Pamela

Reason: Because the 3 teams appear in the Racers Revealed Episode in that order.

END OF SPOILER

I know, stupid reason!!  But it was a good excuse to test this hiding of spoilers thingy!!

Cheers
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 24, 2008, 06:09:15 AM
Okay, show starts in an hour... I'll be here to update on what happens.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on January 24, 2008, 06:40:31 AM
Show starts in about 20 minutes. Can't wait!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 24, 2008, 06:58:08 AM
Haha it's starting... I'll put spoilers here.
SPOILERS... Hover over spoilers...



Okay so it has started, and the race stars at the last pitstop. First to leave is M/R is to depart at 11:44PM

Teams must travel to Budapest... and have to go down the trainstation to get their next clue. M/R talk about everybody wanting to win and there is no excuse to that. a few minutes later, A/C depart. at 12:33, A/D depart to the train station. 4 minutes later, P/V depart.

There seems to be some bunching in the Train Station. A/C and M/R talk about their destinations. M/R talk about being tired already. A/C is first to depart on the train first. They used the internet to get tickets.

P/N depart at 5:05 PM.

More bunching!!!! 
P/N has caught up in the trainstation! Yes!

By 7:30, teams depart, hours behind A/C.

A/C is first in Budapest by that time.

A/D singing the waltz in the train.

A/C gets their first clue. Now, they have to go to Batthany Square to find their next clue.

M/R is frightened about A/C.

A/C arrive at the Square. Now teams must drive to Magyar Fram to find their next clue.

Train 2 arrives. Everyone rushes.Everyone seesthe clue. Everyone takes a taxi. P/N are first to get a cab. Next is A/D and M/R. Last to get a cab is P/V.

P/N seem to be second now. Third is M/R. Another manual car for Paula!!! HAHAHAHA!

A/D hasn't found the clue yet and are last since P/V has found the clue.

But they eventually do and are last. Paula is pressured by the manual car.

A/C lost! You can do it guys!

M/R and A/D asking for direction. P/V has persuaded a guy to lead a way to Magyar Farm.

A/C arrive at the farm and get the clue. Detour! Pitch or Pull.

Pitch- must stack hay and deliver it to the far
Pull- Milk goat!!!!

something is wrong with P/V's car, so is P/N's car. BTW, Vanessa seems find.

P/N has fixed their car problem, P/V doesn't seem to.

After the commercial break

P/V seems to have some issues with the car.
P/N has arrived on the far. And they decide Pitch, same as A/C. A/C has done it. Roadblock! To Fun Extreme Canopy Flying Fox! The math equation here!!

A/D is next to the Magyar detour. They do the Pull.
P/V has persuaded another guy to do persuade.
M/R catching up.
A/C lost... again! Go for first this time guys!
A/D switch!
A/C arrive at the Fun Extreme Canopy!
P/N done with their detour!!
But A/D is about to be finished!
M/R arrive!
P/N get their clue. Hug the daughter of the ranch owner.
A/C doing the roadblock now.
P/N and M/R meet! Hahaha!
M/R to do Pitch.
P/V arrive at the farm, decide on Pitch, but switch to Pull, but seem to have problems.
A/D are about to finish.
M/R dashes.
A/D done! A/C having problems! A/C has an incorrect answer (1039, the answer must be 1000)
M/R done! P/V done too!
P/V must put the milk in the holding Pen. They ask, what the hell is it?

commercial break! Back!
M/R now have gotten their clue!!!
A/C still doing the Roadblock. (2nd attempt)
P/V have gotten their clue.
More montages of the team doing. M.R not comfortable in being fourth. They overtake A/D, Car chase scene! P/V having problems with the car!!!! Don't die on me now P/V!!!

M/R seem to be near. Where is P/N? A/C seem to be done with the roadblock. They have to go to Hercules Fountain to find the next clue.
P/N seems to be lost too, but are quite close. They are now to do the roadblock. A/C arrive at the next clue. M/R is tring to lose A/D. P/N doing the roadblock! P/V lost?
P/N answers 988. NO!!! A/D third to do the roadblock! M/R thinks 4th is pathetic. OMG! Big hit for M/R. M/R meet with P/N again.
A/C get to the hercules fountain and are to go to the pitstop. Where is Anne?  She seems to be behind? A/D fight! Hahahaha! A/C nearing the pitstop! I'm sure they are first!!!

M/R done with the roadblock!!!!
A/C first, but they do something wrong? They have to park at the marked area!

Back!
P/N do the second attempt. Hopefully they do it this time! A/D seem to be okay now and are doing the roadblock.
P/V arrive at the roadblock.
A/C lost! Go do it guys! You are so close!!!!

P/N vs A/D! Cool roadblock!
A/C still lost, so is M/R to the Hercules Fountain.
A/D answers wrongly.

P/N do it correctly!!!!! WOOHOO!
A/C lost? Guys, go for first!!!! Do it!!!
P/V answers 970!!!! NO!!!!

M/R arrive at Hercules Fountain!
They are to drive to the pitstop! Now it's getting exciting!!
A/D do the roadblock! What about P/V? No!
P/N lost! Please do it right!

P/V finish! Now everyone is on their way to the Hercules Fountan.
A/C arrive at the marked area. They seem to be first!M/R parks at the right area...
And the winner of the leg is A/C!!! Finally!!! Congrats guys!!! They win a Nokia phone

BTW, I loled at what M/R do.

M/R are second! I'm still lolling! They are second but they are happy.

Now, who is third? P/V argue! A/D lost!

Where is P/N? No montages so far. P/V arrive at the Hercules Fountain. So does A/D!

WHERE IS P/N?

P/V arrive third at the pitstop, but haven't parked at the right area. P/V pressured!

commercial break!
back!!!

P/V can't seem to run the car! yes, now P/N are on their way to Hercles Fountain!!! They arrive!

OMG! P/V still having a problem, but they fix it. P/N arrive at the wrong area so they have to find the marked area. Please, P/N arrive! P/V, don't pressure yourselves! They arrive at the marked area... Where is P/N?

It's P/N vs A/D!


A/D arrive at the pitstop. They are the fourth team!

P/N is at the fifth...  No!

NEL!!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!! NEL!!!!


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Kogs on January 24, 2008, 09:37:28 AM
Spoiler rumors posted at from sucks  (http://survivorsucks.yuku.com/sreply/2395984/t/Amazing-Race-Asia-2-Spoilers.html), it could be fake so take it for what its worth  --- mouse over and highlight below, please don't quote this post here because the ink will show up in your post.

dream come true if thats the case

well not the case  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 24, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
Thanks for the update ichihara  :yess: , so I can safely say the spoilers were wrong, I'm glad in away.
Oh and  :yess: for team #1!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 24, 2008, 10:52:35 AM
Now I know where this train was and I saw it there but never connected it --
 Vienna, right? :waves:
 <<< 


(http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/2cyjojm.jpg) 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on January 24, 2008, 11:56:56 AM
We can connect the hay in the background now (from Yves' shots. I could never connect the "filmlab" in the photo to anything, maybe it's a portable setup. And Donkey Kingdom never panned out; a missing task, perhaps?).

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 24, 2008, 01:24:38 PM
ichihara_yuuko,

I was confused by your statement starting "and the winner is". I am certain that you meant another team.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: gbursine on January 24, 2008, 06:57:02 PM
I really don't get why theres so much ann/diane hate.  and this is from an unbiased perspective.  everyones rooting for them to go out, but if you base performance/placing of the 5 current teams, the tiers look like this imo:


-pinoy team
-spore team
-a/d
-p/v, p/n

I think paula/natasha have a scrubby mindset compared to pam/nessa, yet it seems pple think good looks=automatic win...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: DarkAvatar on January 25, 2008, 03:20:28 AM
What do you guys think of the Sony Commercial theory?


The final three are the people who have sony commercials.
Pamela and Vanessa
Colin and Adrian
and the couch potato Mark and Rovilson?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on January 25, 2008, 07:54:21 AM
That sounds really good to me. I can live without Paula and Natasha and also Ann and Diane. The 3 way finale you suggest would be a good one, probably the best that can happen if Pamela and Vanessa can get their act together.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on January 25, 2008, 09:24:41 AM
ichihara_yuuko,

I was confused by your statement starting "and the winner is". I am certain that you meant another team.

Yep I did. Thanks for the correction! I posted confusing spoilers since I was typing that during the race.

As for the top 3, I think we got a clue. After the show, some teams spoke their mind about their strategies in TARA. I remember Rovilson, Adrian, and Ann. I think I recall seeing Pamela, but I'm not sure. If not, could they be the final 3?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: tarflyonthewall on January 25, 2008, 08:24:04 PM
Does anyone know what the next country is? According to the press release pre-season, there are going to be 4 continents.

I'm thinking Egypt for some reason.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on January 26, 2008, 12:10:06 AM
Does anyone know what the next country is? According to the press release pre-season, there are going to be 4 continents.

I'm thinking Egypt for some reason.
I don't know what country is next but were discussing next weeks leg here, I hope that helps?
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,14371.0.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 31, 2008, 07:08:38 PM
I went to the AXN site to see if the video was up yet, and got this message:

Quote
Special Message from AXN and Season 2 Racers!

Dear Forum-ers and Fans of The Amazing Race Asia,

With The Amazing Race Asia Season 2 drawing to a thrilling conclusion, the Racers have been asked not to participate in the Forum henceforth so as to prevent any accidental disclosures that may affect the excitement of the final episodes.

Please continue to participate actively in this Forum and we hope you will have a blast watching the rest of the Season as we count down to the Finale.

In a show of appreciation for all your support, the Racers have penned one last message for all you fans out there, check it out!

The AXN Team
 
Quote
"Hello from Hong Kong! Thanks to everyone for ALL your kind support and encouragements about our bizarre ride on the race. It's been awesome fun! Cheers ;-))"
- Sophie Teng

"Thanks to those of you who kept in touch and for the nice comments, I loved chatting with some of you, enjoyed the rest of the show!"
- Aurelia Chenat

"Dear Tara Fans and Chong Sisters Supporters, I just want to say thank you so much for your support not just for us but the entire program. Thank you for taking this exciting journey with us. Hope you have a blast watching the last few episodes :)"
- Pamela & Vanessa

"Thank you so much for being a fan of the show and cheering for us. We will keep trying hard in our future endeavours. Best wishes for everyone!!!"
- Sawaka & Daichi

Apparently the posting in the forums by the Racers has gotten a bit out of hand for AXN's tastes. Oh well. :groan:
 
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 01, 2008, 01:48:30 AM
Episode 11 has been uploaded. :jumpy: :wohoo:

Ep11 Part 1/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHekbB11ZY
Ep11 Part 2/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKNnmb6NcEw
Ep11 Part 3/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPxEcm3uqY
Ep11 Part 4/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul_SH4teRjs
Ep11 Part 5/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCb8zDCoAAU
Ep11 Part 6/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T87XxyWXA7Y
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on February 01, 2008, 08:52:58 AM
THANK YOU MRS. SHREK. Having the links this early was terrific. I have to say that the selfless action of Marc and Rovilson in Yielding Ann and Diane to help one of their alliance partners was a small positive mark on their slate.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2008, 11:32:34 AM
Thank you Mrs Shrek, I know what I'm watching tonight  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 01, 2008, 02:04:20 PM
THANK YOU MRS. SHREK. Having the links this early was terrific.

You are very welcome.
It's hard to stay unspoiled, the longer you have to wait to watch...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: ants on February 03, 2008, 09:21:59 PM
They can yield all they want.. Mark and Rovilson is out in Final 3.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on February 04, 2008, 12:22:41 AM
I think there will be another Fast Forward next leg. I have big feeling.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: nikita on February 04, 2008, 03:46:15 AM
I think there will be another Fast Forward next leg. I have big feeling.

Allan Wu did say "First Fast Forward," and I'm going to scream if Marc and Rovilson get the next one .  :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on February 04, 2008, 04:31:23 AM
I think there will be another Fast Forward next leg. I have big feeling.

Allan Wu did say "First Fast Forward," and I'm going to scream if Marc and Rovilson get the next one .  :pull

You'll scream because you don't want them to get the FF or you'll scream with joy?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: nikita on February 05, 2008, 05:38:38 AM
I think there will be another Fast Forward next leg. I have big feeling.

Allan Wu did say "First Fast Forward," and I'm going to scream if Marc and Rovilson get the next one .  :pull

You'll scream because you don't want them to get the FF or you'll scream with joy?


 :lol: :lol: :lol: The former  :js: I'm not a fan of the Mactor Boys.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: cabioTAR on February 06, 2008, 02:23:02 AM
yes... I think there is FF in eps 12 and taken by Ann & Diane ....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: snap-on on February 06, 2008, 09:20:39 AM
yes... I think there is FF in eps 12 and taken by Ann & Diane ....

That's good  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: exelsius on February 06, 2008, 08:59:31 PM
i hope marc and rovilson get the next FF. go team phil! :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: nikita on February 07, 2008, 04:14:49 AM
I read on AXN board that the penultimate leg is an emotional one.  :'( Well, that's what was said.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on February 07, 2008, 05:00:58 AM
I also heard about it. It also said that Sophie cried on this episode. Maybe she loves nature?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: apskip on February 07, 2008, 06:28:54 PM
The 12th leg of ARA2 goes to the southern coast of South Africa. After tasks in the  Cape Town area it goes to the West Cape Province and Little Karoo town of Touwsriver for the Aquila Game Reserve. A map of that province is West Cape Province and Little Karoo Map (http://www.uyaphi.com/WCmap.htm)

The interesting question now is where will the finish line be, in South Africa or back in Asia? It's a long way(6300 air miles direct and 17 hours 40 minutes on the quickest flight routing connecting through Kuala Lumpur) from Cape Town to Bangkok, one example of a likely Asia metropolitan area where the finish could be.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: DarkAvatar on February 08, 2008, 12:01:35 AM
 :yess:
theory was proven right!

New Theory.

Winner will be Mark/Rovilson.
They are the only one left of the Final Three who don't have a speaking role in a Sony Commercial.
Final Sony Commercial will be Mark and Pamela.
 :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Jetgabriel on February 08, 2008, 02:26:31 AM
I think you mean Marc and Paula?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: nikita on February 08, 2008, 05:07:16 AM
:yess:
theory was proven right!

New Theory.

Winner will be Mark/Rovilson.
They are the only one left of the Final Three who don't have a speaking role in a Sony Commercial.
Final Sony Commercial will be Mark and Pamela.
 :jumpy:



And if your theory is wrong? What then?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 08, 2008, 09:34:10 AM
I think people are reading too much into the commercials.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 09, 2008, 05:33:21 PM
Episode 12 is on YouTube, :jumpy:

but the account I watched the videos from last week has now been suspended  :( (:;)

so instead of publishing it on here, if anyone wants the link, just send me a message
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: georgiapeach on February 09, 2008, 07:47:31 PM
Good idea! And I have it now too so one of us should be able to help! Thanks so very much Mrs Shrek!!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: flipadfoot on February 13, 2008, 12:21:31 AM
guys, have you seen the blog of tara at wikipedia? it has the final placings already.. the placings there that van and pam won, then mark and rovi and adrian and collin are 3rd placers. Is this true???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on February 13, 2008, 01:15:10 AM
guys, have you seen the blog of tara at wikipedia? it has the final placings already.. the placings there that van and pam won, then mark and rovi and adrian and collin are 3rd placers. Is this true???

The thing is anyone can update wikipedia so this people are playing a fool on us?  :duno:

Unless theres any photographic evidence of this final leg, I think we should not believe anything.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2008, 01:54:43 AM
guys, have you seen the blog of tara at wikipedia? it has the final placings already.. the placings there that van and pam won, then mark and rovi and adrian and collin are 3rd placers. Is this true???
Don't trust Wiki, anyone can edit it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 13, 2008, 07:33:08 PM
Consider that Wikipedia is not the most reliable source.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: bumbl3b33 on February 14, 2008, 08:24:09 AM
winner spoiler highlight below

Congratulations to Adrian and Collin for winning The Amazing Race Asia 2!
So happy for Pam & Vanessa for taking 2nd spot :)
Well, Rovilson and Mark... you should have learned your flags, but I still love you guys :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 14, 2008, 09:34:21 AM
Thanks for spoiling the ending for those of us in the US.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Slowhatch on February 14, 2008, 11:35:29 AM
A bit more info for those interested in the "commercial" theory: the crew was spotted in December  filming A/C at Jurong bird park (two photos in the album here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11284664@N08/2251369241/in/set-72157603873985010/)). I don't have any info on the other commercial, but it's probably something similar.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: exelsius on February 14, 2008, 08:23:32 PM
Congrats Adrian and Collin! You deserved the win though I was rooting for our very own, Marc and Rovilson. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: Alan on February 15, 2008, 12:36:35 AM
Its ok! The videos are up! Its in the other thread.  ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Asia 2 **Spoiler Thread**
Post by: tarflyonthewall on October 27, 2010, 02:46:06 AM
Okay, stupid question: Is anyone able to reconcile the spoiler dates with the extended Pit Stops shown in the Memories episode? I seem to keep winding up a day out when trying to timeline this season.