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Title: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: georgiapeach on May 17, 2012, 08:38:08 PM
if needed!
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 18, 2012, 08:13:57 AM
It's on :D
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 18, 2012, 08:48:23 AM
1 team still struggle to find the first clue. Next Misa & Maiya?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on May 18, 2012, 11:35:28 PM
I watched this and am a little lost. Could someone explain the detour?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 18, 2012, 11:43:51 PM
Kinda short - a roadblock, a detour & a pitstop...  :duno:

Maybe NOT travelling overseas made it look short...
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 19, 2012, 10:25:08 AM
Ep 1 Recap
Here are the teams again: http://amazingrace.wikia.com/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Vietnam:_Cu%E1%BB%99c_%C4%90ua_K%E1%BB%B3_Th%C3%BA_2012_Teams
I'm gonna call them like this:
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn: the cousins
Minh Châu & Trần Châu: the Châus
Richie & Mimi: the V-A couple
Baggio & Thanh Phúc: the actors
Thanh Thủy & Minh Thoa: the best friends
Chí B́nh & Hồng Long: the professional travelers
Thanh Tuấn & Mỹ Trâm: the married couple
Phương Thảo & Minh Hoàng: the athletic couple
Gia B́nh & Bảo Châu: the co-workers
Thành Trung & Thanh Bằng: the brothers

Starting Line: My Dinh National Stadium

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Kh%C3%A1n_%C4%91%C3%A0i_A_-_S%C3%A2n_v%E1%BA%ADn_%C4%91%E1%BB%99ng_Qu%E1%BB%91c_gia_M%E1%BB%B9_%C4%90%C3%ACnh.jpg/800px-Kh%C3%A1n_%C4%91%C3%A0i_A_-_S%C3%A2n_v%E1%BA%ADn_%C4%91%E1%BB%99ng_Qu%E1%BB%91c_gia_M%E1%BB%B9_%C4%90%C3%ACnh.jpg)

Starting Line Task: Teams had to search for their first clues, hidden under 10000 seats on B stand of the stadium. The co-workers & the brothers struggled to find the clues. The brothers was the last team to find the clue, about 30 minutes after the co-workers.

Roadblock: Who wants to conquer the height?

(http://media.tinmoi.vn//2012/05/18/66_43_1337315726_61_Cuoc%20Dua%20Ky%20Thu%20-%20Tap%201%20-%20Thu%20thach%20du%20day%20o%20SVD%20My%20Dinh%20_9_.jpg)

In this Roadblock, one team member had to climb to the roof of the stadium and abseil  down to receive their next clues. Tuấn Anh, Minh Châu, Richie, Thành Phúc, Thanh Thủy, Hồng Long, Mỹ Trâm, Minh Hoàng, Gia B́nh and Thành Trung performed this Roadblock.

Route Info: Take a taxi or bus to Thanh Niên Street and search for your next clue. You have 500,000 VND for this leg of the race.
All teams took taxies to Thanh Niên Street and found the clue box placed on a lake shore.

Detour: Crowded Street or Beautiful Words

In Crowded Street, teams had to travel to Đồng Xuân Market, pick up a list of goods including 2 reed mats, 2 masks, 1 pipe and 1 feather duster, then find 3 marked shops located in Hàng Mă Street, Hàng Chiếu Street and Hàng Vải Street to collect the goods listed. After that, they had to carry them back to Đồng Xuân Market to receive their next clues. The best friends, the professional travelers, the married couple, the V-A couple and the brothers chose this detour. The V-A couple was lost because Mimi didn't know anything about Hanoian streets. She thought Hàng Vải was a clothes shop, so they searched in Đồng Xuân Market instead (In Hanoi Old Quarter, a street name is the thing that street sells). It was also shown that Mimi was the weakest person in the race.

(http://tourdulichhanoi.dulichvietnam.com.vn/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ch%E1%BB%A3-%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng-Xu%C3%A2n1.jpg)

In Beautiful Words, teams had to travel to Temple of Literature, the very first university of Vietnam, build 942 years ago. Here, one member had to listen to a four-sentence poem for only 1 time, then tell their partner to write it down and bring it to an old calligraphist to check. If it's correct, they would receive their next clues. If not, they had to wait for one incense to burn out (about 15 minutes?), then they'd be able to listen again. The cousins, the Châus, the actors, the athletic couple, the co-workers chose this detour. The co-workers wasted so much time doing this Detour.

(http://www.vietravel-vn.com/Gallery/images/1-4-2010/Van%20mieu%20Quoc%20Tu%20Giam.jpg)

Route Info: Travel by taxi or bus to the pit stop, National Museum of Vietnamese History. The last team to check in may be eliminated.

(http://tourdulichhanoi.dulichvietnam.com.vn/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/B%E1%BA%A3o-t%C3%A0ng-L%E1%BB%8Bch-s%E1%BB%AD-Vi%E1%BB%87t-Nam.jpg)

Placing:
#1: The best friends - won the Express Pass (thẻ ưu tiên) :o
#2: The professional travelers
#3: The married couple
#4: The cousins
#5: The Châus
#6: The actors
#7: The athletic couple
#8: The V-A couple
#9: The brothers
#10: The co-workers (saved by NEL, marked for elimination)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 19, 2012, 11:13:33 AM

(In Hanoi, a street name is the thing that street sells.) It was also shown that Mimi was the weakest person in the race.

Yes, what a cry baby (shades of rachel of brachel???) - just a fall can caused such cry-babiness (if there's such a word!).

And yes, her partner got to carry her to the pitstop - either she bucks up OR out they'll go in the next round!  )-**
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2012, 07:52:29 AM
I don't believe anyone will have any difficulty finding a way to watch, but if you do, please let me know.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on May 23, 2012, 07:42:07 PM
I don't believe anyone will have any difficulty finding a way to watch, but if you do, please let me know.
Do you have links for TARVietnam thanks   :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Ray! on May 23, 2012, 11:36:03 PM
Richie & Mimi are amazing, jus' sayin' <333 Mimi being a total spaz at the mat is my favorite part <3
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2012, 08:32:46 AM
I don't believe anyone will have any difficulty finding a way to watch, but if you do, please let me know.
Do you have links for TARVietnam thanks   :luvya:

done
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: hakushu8 on May 25, 2012, 01:21:52 PM
Richie posted in sucks! :ascared
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 25, 2012, 01:24:45 PM
Mimi <3
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 25, 2012, 09:31:12 PM
Richie posted in sucks! :ascared

You left out that he posted a link to a news story he wrote about how the first leg unfolded for Richie and Mimi. It's in English and it's really interesting stuff!

http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-vietnam-episode-1-super-s-1.73473 (http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-vietnam-episode-1-super-s-1.73473)

Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 25, 2012, 09:59:59 PM
Richie posted in sucks! :ascared

You left out that he posted a link to a news story he wrote about how the first leg unfolded for Richie and Mimi. It's in English and it's really interesting stuff!

http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-vietnam-episode-1-super-s-1.73473 (http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-vietnam-episode-1-super-s-1.73473)

TQ for the link. I'm surprised that Richie, after watching all TAR eps, didn't realise that it is indeed a tough race!

And not drinking enough water in such a hot place as Vietnam? Really, no sweat?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 26, 2012, 09:51:55 AM
Ep 2 Recap

Teams left the pit start in the following order:
#1: The best friends - 5:55
#2: The professional travelers - 5:57
#3: The married couple - 5:59
#4: The cousins -  6:15
#5: The Châus - 6:25
#6: The actors - 6:30
#7: The athletic couple - 7:00
#8: The V-A couple (BB Rachel Wannabe & Boyfriend) - 7:17
#9: The brothers - 7:18
#10: The co-workers - 7:28

Route Info: Go to My Dinh Bus Station, find marked buses and go to Kim Boi, Hoa Binh City. When you arrive, find Dong Thech Ancient Cemetery for your next clue.

There were 3 marked buses:
Bus #1 carried the best friends, the professional travelers & the married couple.
Bus #2 carried the cousins, the actors & the Châus. As teams on #1 bus arrived at the cemetery, this bus arrived at Hoa Binh.
Bus #3 carried the other 4 teams. Here, other teams blew air pillows for the co-workers to earn some money :lol3:

At Hoa Binh, all teams took taxis to Dong Thech Ancient Cemetery, except the best friends who took scooter taxis. Teams arrived at the cemetery in the following order:
#1: Professional travelers
#2: Best Friends
#3: Married couple
#4: Cousins
#5: Châus
#6: Actors
#7: Athletic couple
#8: Brothers
#9: Co-workers
#10: V-A couple

(http://dulich.tuoitre.vn/ImageView.aspx?ThumbnailID=467565)

Roadblock: Who has eyes for details?
In this roadblock, one team member had to search the ground of the cemetery for 4 numbers: 8, 5, 1, 2. Then use these numbers to open a 4-number combination lock which locked a box contained their next clue. Long, Trâm, Thoa, Sơn, Châu T., Phúc, Thảo, Bằng, Châu B. & Mimi performed this roadblock. They quickly found the numbers, but spent a lot of time to unlock. Teams completed the roadblock in the following order:
#1: Best Friends
#2: Actors
#3: Married couple
#4: Pro travelers
#5: Cousins
#6: Brothers
#7: Athletic couple
#8: Co-workers
#9: Châus
#10: V-A couple

Route Info: Travel to Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Dam, carry a bucket and obtain water from Da River. When teams had filled up 10 liters (338.14 oz) of water, they would receive their next clues. The task sounded simple but carrying the water up the dam was hard for some teams.

(http://www.skydoor.net/Download?mode=photo&id=4913)

Detour: Farm Play or Farm Work
Both detour required team to travel to Giang Mo Village. In farm play, teams had to walk in stilts on a marked road to receive the next clue. Married couple, athletic couple & brothers chose this detour. In farm work, each team member had to plough, fertilize and plant one furrow of sugarcane to receive the next clue. Teams completed the detour in the following order:
#1: Actors
#2: Cousins
#3: Best Friends
#4: Pro travelers
#5: Married couple
#6: Châus
#7: Brothers
#8: Athletic couple
#9: Co-workers
#10: V-A couple

Route Info: Travel on foot to the pit stop at the end of the village. The last team to check in may be eliminated. Female villagers, who stood behind Dustin at the pit stop, played gongs to greet the teams.
Placing:
#1: Cousins
#2: Actors
#3: Married couple
#4: Pro travelers
#5: Best friends (came in 3rd but was penalized a 15-minute penalty for taking scooter taxis)
#6: Châus
#7: Brothers
#8: Athletic couple
#9: Co-workers (30-minute for not coming in first, still 9th)
#10: Richie & Mimi (saved by another NEL, no money for leg 4 if not come first in leg 3) (I'd rather choose no money for 1 leg than being cursed)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 28, 2012, 06:42:08 AM
Ep 2 Recap

Dong Thech Ancient Cemetery


From [Link removed by request of webmaster ~Rob] :-
"There are many ghost stories about the ancient cemetery, which prevent locals from visiting the site."

Since TAR contestants are NOT locals, it's all right then...  Wonder if they'll have nightmares...




Route Info: Travel to Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Dam, carry a bucket and obtain water from Da River. When teams had filled up 10 liters (338.14 oz) of water, they would receive their next clues. The task sounded simple but carrying the water up the dam was hard for some teams.


I think it was hard for ALL teams but Richie & Mimi used the stairs all the way to the top unlike the leading teams who climbed up the slope.




Detour: Farm Play or Farm Work

In farm work, each team member had to plough, fertilize and plant one furrow of sugarcane to receive the next clue.


I like the male of Athletic couple - even though I didn't understand his jokes, his actions were good enough to make me laugh. Way to go bro!  )-**




Route Info: Travel on foot to the pit stop at the end of the village. The last team to check in may be eliminated.


Why is it so hard to eliminate a team in the 1st & 2nd leg? Looks like V-A couple's going home soon...

anhgau2007, thanks a lot for the guide - it a real help in understanding this episode.  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 30, 2012, 03:04:32 AM
Well, I think it's the first time Vietnam have a show like this, so they want the contestants to experience how tough the race is. Since the cast is pretty good (except Mimi), I think people will sad to see any team eliminated, they want to know about the teams. Now I want Richie & Mimi eliminated and Richie go back to the states, find someone else with him and go for TAR. He's a good guy :tup:
http://youtu.be/kIY7NE714yM
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 30, 2012, 09:56:11 AM
...Richie go back to the states, find someone else with him and go for TAR. He's a good guy :tup:
http://youtu.be/kIY7NE714yM

It'll be nice to get all the winners of TAR, TARA, Norge, Vietnam, Brazil, Israel, etc in an international edition to see who's the best...  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on May 31, 2012, 12:36:49 PM
It'll be nice to get all the winners of TAR, TARA, Norge, Vietnam, Brazil, Israel, etc in an international edition to see who's the best...  :conf:
An international all-star edition? Sounds great. I'd love to see that XD
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on May 31, 2012, 09:42:47 PM
An international all-star edition? Sounds great. I'd love to see that XD

Maybe we should email the TAR producers about this idea...  )-**
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 01, 2012, 05:07:29 AM
Anyway, here's the piece Richie wrote for Tuoi Tre News about ep 2 of TARV. The title means Fun with shit :lol: :lol:
http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-ep-2-fun-with-phan-1.74366
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on June 01, 2012, 06:50:29 AM
Anyway, here's the piece Richie wrote for Tuoi Tre News about ep 2 of TARV. The title means Fun with shit :lol: :lol:
http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-ep-2-fun-with-phan-1.74366
phân is manure :groan:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 01, 2012, 08:34:13 AM
phân is manure :groan:
Actually, Phân bón is manure, phân is just shit. In that case they can understand that phân is manure.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 01, 2012, 09:14:17 AM
What a crazy leg, recap coming soon :groan:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: SoYoung on June 01, 2012, 11:17:42 AM
OMG! I saw the result and I was shocked! This episode made a history! anyway I'm hoping for the recap soon and hopefully I can see links soon.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 01, 2012, 08:38:37 PM
OMG! I saw the result and I was shocked! This episode made a history!

Yes it was a shocker indeed & a TAR historical event!

Grant Bowler of TAR Au said that you need 3 things to be successful in TAR:-

1. Get Fit
2. Think, think, think!
3. Teamwork

Now this "historical" team didn't do No. 2... What a waste!  (:;)

The editing/camera work is not as good as TAR US as the camera man/assistant can be seen in the taxi & at the eating challenge. The only camera man I saw in the TAR US eps was just a shadow - that's how good they are!  :tup:

I liked the way the racers greet each other, and saying "TQ" to the boat women. Maybe it's the Asian value. Way to go, racers!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 02, 2012, 02:27:51 AM
Ep 3 Recap - One false step leads to another
Starting time:
#1: Cousins 6:21
#2: Actor 6:22
#3: Married couple 6:24
#4: Pro travelers 6:26
#5: Young girls (best friends) 6:28
#6: Châus 7:15
#7: Brothers 7:45
#8: Athletic couple 7:57
#9: Co-workers 9:08
#10: RiMi: 9:09

Route Info: Travel to Mount Ky Lan at Ninh Binh province. Here find the next clue in the marked area. You have 680,000 VND for this leg of the race. They didn't show how teams traveled to Ninh Binh, probably by taxis. They had to climb to the ... (don't know the word in English :duno:) on top of the mountain as in the picture to pick up their next clue.

(http://cinnamonhotel.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/non-nc6b0e1bb9bc-ninh-binh-1.jpg)

Teams found their next clue in the following order:
#1: Actor (+1)
#2: Cousins (-1)
#3: Married couple (=)
#4: Pro travelers (=)
#5: Young girls (=)
#6: Châus (=)
#7: Brothers (=)
#8: Athletic couple (=)
#9: Co-workers (=)
#10: RiMi (=)

Detour: Eat of Play
In eat, teams make their way to a restaurant and eat 40 plates of cơm cháy (crispy rice?). They were excited about this detour (some hadn't eaten yet) but shocked when they saw what they had to eat. Actors, pro travelers, RiMi changed detour immediately (Richie thought it was cơm chay - vegetarian food). Brothers and athletic couple left halfway. Only cousins and young girls stayed. BIG MISTAKE (:;)

(http://vnexpress.net/Files/Subject/3b/bd/7a/33/1.jpg)

In play, teams make their way to a goat farm and play bịt mắt bắt dê (translation: blindfolded catch goat, blind man's buff in English) literally. One team member is blindfolded with a colored silk, directed by their teammate, have to catch a goat with the exact color and bring it to cage to receive the next clue. Teams had to work together to complete the task. Married couple, Châus, Co-workers This is by far the funniest detour in the race, especially when Richie grabbed others people :lol3:

Teams finished the detour in the following order:
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Married couple (+1)
#3: Pro travelers (+1)
#4: Châus (+2)
#5: RiMi (+5)
#6: Co-workers (+3)
#7: Brothers (=)
#8: Athletic couple (=)
#9: Cousins (-7) (when it was dark)
#10: Young girls (-5)

Route Info: Find the old dock at Trang An Ecotourism, pick a boat and paddle to Tropical Almond Dock to pick up your next clue. You must put on the life vest.
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Married couple (=)
#3: Pro travelers (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: RiMi (=)
#6: Co-workers (=)
#7: Brothers (=)
#8: Athletic couple (=)
#9: Cousins (=)
#10: Young girls (=)

Roadblock: Who wants to test their patience?
One team member must climb the steps to the top of the mountain, where a young monk will tell them the task. The task was count the steps (trolling? :lol3:). There were 214 steps to count, someone spoke to the speaker to distract the teams. Baggio, Trâm, Long, Châu M., Mimi, B́nh, Chung, Hoàng, Anh & Thủy performed this roadblock. Finish order:
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Married couple (=)
#3: Pro travelers (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: RiMi (=)
#6: Co-workers (=)
#7: Brothers (=)
#8: Athletic couple (=)
#9: Cousins (=)
#10: Young girls (=) (used Express Pass)

Route Info: Go back to the old dock and take a taxi to the next pit stop, Thai Vi Temple. On the way back the docker will paddle for you. Follow the safety rules. The last team to check in may be eliminated.
Placing:
#1: Actors (=) (CURSED)
#2: Married couple (=)
#3: Pro travelers (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: Brothers (+2)
#6: Athletic couple (+2)
#7: Co-workers (-2)
#8: RiMi (-3) (came in 5th but received a 30-minute penalty because Mimi took off her life vest when they were still on the boat)
#9: Cousins (=)
#10: Young girls (=) (Eliminated) :groan:
Well, like they say in Vietnam: Never Give Up = NGU  :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 02, 2012, 03:47:57 AM
#10: Young girls (=) (used Express Pass)

Why didn't they used the express pass at the eat or play challenge?  :duno: :duno: :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 02, 2012, 08:41:36 AM
Why didn't they used the express pass at the eat or play challenge?  :duno: :duno: :duno:
Well, it was some kind of agreement between the cousins and the girls. They said they wouldn't use the express pass at the detour :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 02, 2012, 10:22:04 AM
Well, it was some kind of agreement between the cousins and the girls. They said they wouldn't use the express pass at the detour :duno:

What a ridiculous agreement - no usage at detour but can be used at a roadblock?

If they are in trouble, as they were at the eating challenge, they should just used the pass to skip it. Well they violated Grant's 2nd advice...  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 02, 2012, 11:30:14 AM
What a ridiculous agreement - no usage at detour but can be used at a roadblock?

If they are in trouble, as they were at the eating challenge, they should just used the pass to skip it. Well they violated Grant's 2nd advice...  :lol:
They used it at the roadblock cuz they knew they were in last already. If they'd use it at the detour, one possibly strong team would've been eliminated. It reminded me of TAR20's second ff. I'll have a look at this ep again.

New section on Tuoi Tre News, Richie ♥ Vietnam. LOL he's popular now. http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/richie-vn/
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 02, 2012, 07:12:14 PM
They used it at the roadblock cuz they knew they were in last already. If they'd use it at the detour, one possibly strong team would've been eliminated.

That "possibly strong team" would've been the cousins! Well common sense tells me that if a detour is not going well, racers must then try the other challenge, which was the case in TAR 17 Leg 6 where the detour was between Classical Music and Classic Cinema. There were a few teams going from one detour to another and back again.

The other thing is a detour shouldn't take that long - from 6.21am till what - 6.21pm? If actors, pro travelers & RiMi changed detour immediately, & didn't return to the eating detour, then common sense, again, says that the other task's easier (Now I know what Grant's "Think, think, think" advice meant!  :) )
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on June 02, 2012, 11:38:39 PM
i still dont understand why it took them so long to eat the com chay, can someone explain it to me!!
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 03, 2012, 03:24:18 AM
Watched the episode again. There was no agreement between 2 teams, they just didn't want to give up. Pretty silly, huh?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Declive on June 03, 2012, 05:18:16 PM
Craziest elimination so far  :crazy:

A team wins the freacking express pass and is eliminated in Leg3?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 05, 2012, 07:27:51 AM
The cousins spent almost 5 hours eating the cơm cháy :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo_A_XhuPEY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 05, 2012, 09:56:17 AM
The cousins spent almost 5 hours eating the cơm cháy :o

If they opted to take the penalty, how long would that be?

4 hours, as per TAR07 when Rob, Meredith and Deana were unable to complete the roadblock task at leg 3 & their teams were all issued 4-hour penalties at the Roadblock site.

What a waste of time!  (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 05, 2012, 10:14:58 AM
If they opted to take the penalty, how long would that be?

4 hours, as per TAR07 when Rob, Meredith and Deana were unable to complete the roadblock task at leg 3 & their teams were all issued 4-hour penalties at the Roadblock site.

What a waste of time!  (:;)
Yes, pretty dump to stick with that detour.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Declive on June 05, 2012, 11:09:14 AM
Actually a Roadblock penalty is 4 hours , but a detour penalty is 6.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: roninmedia on June 05, 2012, 12:32:50 PM
Those 40 plates of com cháy that each team had to eat was ridiculous. I can't eat that in a manageable time and I've had that much of it at once. for me to eat. I am Vietnamese so that can explain why I've had that much available to me.   :wohoo:

The 4 lbs of meat in Argentina, I can do. If I remember right, Uchenna, Rob, some female teams, and Alex all did it. I've been to steakhouses where they had steaks bigger than 4 lbs.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 05, 2012, 02:39:30 PM
Those 40 plates of com cháy that each team had to eat was ridiculous. I can't eat that in a manageable time and I've had that much of it at once. for me to eat. I am Vietnamese so that can explain why I've had that much available to me.   :wohoo:

The 4 lbs of meat in Argentina, I can do. If I remember right, Uchenna, Rob, some female teams, and Alex all did it. I've been to steakhouses where they had steaks bigger than 4 lbs.
Yes. Unlike meat, cơm cháy is rice, and it's very dry so teams had to eat it with Sting :lol: Rice + lots of water makes you full easily.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on June 05, 2012, 06:40:02 PM
So is that stuff actually good?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 05, 2012, 07:24:41 PM
Actually a Roadblock penalty is 4 hours , but a detour penalty is 6.

TQ Declive. Yes, it's 6 hours ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race#Detour ), my mistake.  :-[ 
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: SoYoung on June 06, 2012, 09:47:06 AM
Those 40 plates of com cháy that each team had to eat was ridiculous. I can't eat that in a manageable time and I've had that much of it at once. for me to eat. I am Vietnamese so that can explain why I've had that much available to me.   :wohoo:

The 4 lbs of meat in Argentina, I can do. If I remember right, Uchenna, Rob, some female teams, and Alex all did it. I've been to steakhouses where they had steaks bigger than 4 lbs.


Still a very dumb move.. why stay for 5 hours? And not to use express pass or even switch detour. they are physically fit but they are dumb.. sorry for the word.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 07, 2012, 01:47:25 AM
Still a very dumb move.. why stay for 5 hours? And not to use express pass or even switch detour. they are physically fit but they are dumb.. sorry for the word.

Yes, can't think of another word/s unless it's dumb and dumber???  (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 08, 2012, 09:16:20 AM
Was looking for ep. 4 and stumbled upon Richie's "Muddy Goat Hot Pot" here = http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/the-amazing-race-ep-3-muddy-goat-hot-pot-1.75208   :) :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on June 08, 2012, 01:45:08 PM
I  :hrt: the transportation of bikes in episode 4, favorite episode so far  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 08, 2012, 10:45:01 PM
The 50km bike ride was a tiring one indeed!  :iok

Question - why was RiMi penalised with all their money taken away at the start? they didn't finished last at the last leg.  :duno:

I liked the joker of the Athletic couple kissing one python & "man"-handling another... it's such a stress reliever in this stressful race...  :tup:  :keeta:

& it's sad that the last team, a fav of mine, got eliminated!  :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 09, 2012, 11:10:27 AM
Sorry guys, been busy all day. Here's
Ep 4 Recap
Teams continued to race in Ninh Binh on this leg of the race.
#1: Actors 7:42am
#2: Married couple 8:34am
#3: Pro travelers 8:49am
#4: Châus 9:49am
#5: Brothers 10:32am
#6: Athletic couple 10:38am
#7: Co-workers (not shown)
#8: RiMi 11:17am
#9: Cousins 12:00pm

Route Info: Travel by taxi to Bai Dinh Temple. Within the entrance area, find a photographer to receive your next clue. You have 100.000 VND for this leg of the race. Actors couldn't find the photographer at first so they told the married couple and to find in another entrance. Both teams climbed a mountain for a long time and found themselves terribly lost. Because RiMi weren't come in first last leg, they were told to hand over all their money as a penalty for coming last on a non-elimination leg. They had to massage for some money. All teams wanted RiMi to continue racing, so they gave some money to the cousins, and cousins gave it to RiMi. How nice :luvya:

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/Bai-dinh_chua-lon.jpg)

Teams found the photographer in the following order:
#1: Pro travelers (+2)
#2: Actor (-1)
#3: Châus (+1)
#4: Married couple (-2)
#5: Brothers (=)
#6: Athletic couple (=)
#7: Co-workers (=)
#8: Cousins (+1)
#9: RiMi (-1)

Route Info: Within Tam Quan Gate area, find and travel by bike to Cave Of Prehistoric Man, Cuc Phuong National Park and search for your next clue. The trip was approximately 57 km (35.4 miles) in length :o Tension raised while some teams had trouble and felt tired on the long-distance cycling. Even Mỹ Trâm of the married couple wanted to quit. Teams reached the clue box in the following order:
#1: Châus (+2)
#2: Actors (=)
#3: Pro travelers (-2)
#4: Married couple (=)
#5: Brothers (=)
#6: Athletic couple (=)
#7: Cousins (+1)
#8: Co-worker (-1)
#9: RiMi (=)

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/cucphuong01.jpg)

Detour: Thick Jungle or Thin Jungle
In Thick Jungle, teams had to cycle to A Central Area and find their clue hidden among leaves, branches and vines.
In Thin Jungle, one leg of each team members would be tied together. They had to crawl through a rope system without ringing any bells hanging on these strings. Only Châus and co-workers chose this detour. Actors first chose thick jungle then switch cuz they couldn't find anytihng.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/z.jpg)

Teams completed the detour in the following order:
#1: Châus (=)
#2: Pro travelers (+1)
#3: Brothers (+2)
#4: Athletic couple (+2)
#5: Cousins (+2)
#6: Married couple (-2)
#7: Actors (-5)
#8: Co-workers (=)
#9: RiMi (=)

Roadblock: Who loves animals?
In this roadblock, one team member had to crawl into a snake cage and retrieve a clue put under a python. The python was harmless but they had to be brave enough to pick up the clue inside the box. Minh Hoàng & Richie even kissed the python :lol:

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/3.jpg)

Teams completed the roadblock in the following order:
#1: Châus (=)
#2: Cousins (+3)
#3: Brothers (=)
#4: Married couple (+2)
#5: Athletic couple (-1)
#6: Pro travelers (-4)
#7: Actors (=)
#8: Co-workers (=)
#9: RiMi (=)

Route Info: Travel on foot to the pit stop, resting stilt house at B Central Area. The last team to check in may be eliminated.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/q.jpg)

Placing:
#1: Châus (=)
#2: Pro travelers (+4)
#3: Actors (+4)
#4: Married couple (=)
#5: Brothers (=)
#6: Athletic couple (-1(
#7: Cousins (-5)
#8: Co-workers (=)
#9: RiMi (=) (Eliminated)
It's kinda sad to see them go. At least they're not boring like some dating couples :(

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/anhgau2007/w.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 09, 2012, 07:53:59 PM
Because RiMi weren't come in first last leg, they were told to hand over all their money as a penalty for coming last on a non-elimination leg. They had to massage for some money. All teams wanted RiMi to continue racing, so they gave some money to the cousins, and cousins gave it to RiMi. How nice :luvya:

TQ anhgau. Now I know why RiMi's monies were forfeited! Also thot that the cousins were the only ones 2 donate money to RiMi...  :)



Even Mỹ Trâm of the married couple wanted to quit.

Good for the drama but just a reminder that TAR's one tough of a reality show, maybe just behind Survivors, physically...  :ascared


 
Detour: Thick Jungle or Thin Jungle
In Thick Jungle, teams had to cycle to A Central Area and find their clue hidden among leaves, branches and vines. Only Châus and co-workers chose this detour. Actors first chose thick jungle then switch cuz they couldn't find anytihng.

Shouldn't it be "Only Châus and co-workers DID NOT chose this detour."?  :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 10, 2012, 12:52:39 AM
Shouldn't it be "Only Châus and co-workers DID NOT chose this detour."?  :)
Yes, my bad. Fixed :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 14, 2012, 07:45:39 AM
The athletic couple got married :hrt:

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8885/25275510150963508507173.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 14, 2012, 08:48:10 AM
The athletic couple got married :hrt:

congrats 2 the groom who's my fav racer - he's such a joker...  :yess: :yess:

Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on June 14, 2012, 02:07:42 PM
How tall is Richie!?!?!
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 15, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
E-RiMi-nated!

Read more about RiMi - maybe the last one???  :duno:

Here = http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/richie-vn/the-amazing-race-ep-4-cuc-ph-ng-or-bust-1.76181#commentsForm-102604
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 15, 2012, 10:47:49 AM
Ep 5 Recap
Starting time:
#1: Châus 5:51pm
#2: Pro travelers 6pm
#3: Actor 6:23pm
#4: Married couple 6:45pm
#5: Brothers 6:50pm
#6: Athletic couple 7:05pm
#7: Cousins 7:38pm
#8: Co-workers (CWs) 8:40pm

Route Info: Travel by train from Ninh Binh Train Station to Da Nang Train Station, Da Nang. Here, find your next clue at the front area. You have 1,500,000 VND for this leg of the race.
The ticket counter wouldn't open till 8:30pm so all teams left on the same train at 9pm. The ticket prize was 705,000 VND, so each team paid 1,410,000 VND for tickets. They only had a little money for this leg, so no one bought food. They were so hungry and had to eat imaginary chicken rice on the train :lol3: Teams found their clue in a locomotive in front of Da Nang Railway Station.

Fast Forward: To claim this fast forward, one team had to travel to My Khe Beach and convince a person to let them shave that person's head. No one went for the ff at first, but then the actors decided to go for it. They arrived at the beach at about 2pm and convinced a boy to let them shave his head (smart, guys). The pit stop for this leg was Fusion Maia Resort.

Route Info: Travel by taxi to Ba Na Hills. You have 1,100,000 VND for this leg of the race. Great, more money :yess: Teams reached the clue box in the following order:
#2: Pro travelers (=)
#3: Brothers (+2)
#4: Cousins (+3)
#5: CWs (+3)
#6: Châus (-5)
#7: Married couple (-3)
#8: Athletic couple (-2)

Detour: Finger or Palm
In Finger, teams traveled to a sculpture shop and attempted at making a living statue. One team member had to take off his/her clothes and pretend to be a stone figure while the other team member painted his/her partner's body with white paint. They could only use one finger to paint. Châus, athletic couple chose this detour.
In Palm, teams traveled to Sandy Beach Resort. They had to dig a marked sand area in a beach for a clue buried somewhere 1 meter below the sand here. Teams were required to use nothing but their bare hands. Cousins, pro travelers, CWs, brothers, married couple chose this detour.
Teams completed the detour in the following order:
#2: Brothers (+1) (They dug in the area where the sand was softer, very smart :tup:)
#3: Athletic couple (+5)
#4: Châus (+2)
#5: Pro travelers (-3)
#6: Cousins (-2)
#7: CWs (-2)
#8: Married couple (-1)

Route Info: Travel to Da Nang Golf Club. Each team members picked a golf ball to randomly determine their roles as a golfer and a caddy. They could not change their roles during this challenge. The golfer had to successfully hit a ball into hole no. 16 within two strokes to receive the next clue. While this golfer was playing, the caddy had to always carry a heavy golf bag. If, by any reasons, the golf bag was put onto the ground, the golfer had to pause from playing until the caddy pick it up again.
Teams completed this task in the following order:
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Athletic couple (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: Pro travelers (=)
#6: Cousins (=)
#7: CWs (=)
#8: Married couple (=)

Roadblock: Who likes to party?
In this roadblock, one team member had to carry a tray of Sting bottles to a nearby restaurant. Upon reaching this place, they needed to serve random customers with this soft drink in order to exchange for the Race's sticker. Then, they could trade it for their clues. If any teams ran out of Sting, they had to get back to the starting point and refill. Teams completed the roadblock in the following order:
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Athletic couple (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: Pro travelers (=)
#6: Cousins (=)
#7: CWs (=)
#8: Married couple (=)

Route Info: Travel to the next pit stop, Fusion Maia Resort. The last team to check in may be eliminated.
Placing:
#1: Actors (Fast Forward, won 2 nights at the resort)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Athletic couple (=)
#4: Châus (=)
#5: Pro travelers (=)
#6: CWs (+1)
#7: Cousins (-1) (came in 6th but received a 30-minute penalty because they didn't pay the taxi fare)
#8: Married couple (=) (Eliminated :duno:)

It's getting harder to predict the top 3 now. On the next ep, teams travel to Hoi An, and SINGLE U-TURN!
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 15, 2012, 11:48:42 AM
Ep 5 Recap
to be continued...

I can't view ep.5 yet (normal channels yet to be uploaded)... better continue slowly...

TQ  :) :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 16, 2012, 04:06:58 AM
BEEP-BEEP-BEEP!... Không sao... Richie's First Vietnamese Wedding...

here = http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/richie-vn/saigon-rush-hour-1.76190

 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 16, 2012, 11:36:18 AM
Recap completed. Sorry guys, as I said before, I'm very busy on Saturday :iok
How tall is Richie!?!?!
I think he's 6'1.

TQ  :) :)
:hrt: :hrt: :hrt: :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 17, 2012, 01:55:00 AM
Ep 5 Recap

Route Info: Travel by train from Ninh Binh Train Station to Da Nang Train Station, Da Nang. Here, find your next clue at the front area. You have 1,500,000 VND for this leg of the race.
The ticket counter wouldn't open till 8:30pm so all teams left on the same train at 9pm. The ticket prize was 705,000 VND, so each team paid 1,410,000 VND for tickets. They only had a little money for this leg, so no one bought food. They were so hungry and had to eat imaginary chicken rice on the train :lol3:

It's nice to see other teams cheering the CW's after the CW's managed to get their tickets - the US racers ought to learn from this!  :-[

The imaginary chicken rice was good BUT won't this add to their hungriness?  :groan:




Route Info: Travel by taxi to Ba Na Hills...

Detour: Finger or Palm
In Palm, teams traveled to Sandy Beach Resort. They had to dig a marked sand area in a beach for a clue buried somewhere 1 meter below the sand here. Teams were required to use nothing but their bare hands.

How deep was the clue buried?




Roadblock: Who likes to party?
In this roadblock, one team member had to carry a tray of Sting bottles to a nearby restaurant.

What's this "Sting" drink - a local version of coca-cola?  :)

Also, what happened to the Châus' army uniforms? They looked different now...   :) :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 17, 2012, 02:16:53 AM
How deep was the clue buried?

1 meter ~> 3'3''

What's this "Sting" drink - a local version of coca-cola?  :)

No, it's a kind of energy drink from PepsiCo. It has 3 flavors and all very sweet :keeta:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 22, 2012, 09:09:37 AM
Great ep, lots of drama and suprise. Result updated :D
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on June 22, 2012, 11:50:52 PM
Yes, this season is starting to pick up. Those last two tasks just completely shuffled up the teams.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 23, 2012, 02:04:33 AM
The toughest episode to date!  :yess: :yess:

Will the 1st U Turn turn one team against another?  :duno:

How come the 6th team to arrive at the pit stop was not penalized for not bringing their lantern??  (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 23, 2012, 11:04:18 AM
Ep 6 Recap
Starting time:
#1: Actors 11.04am
#2: Brother 1.04pm
#3: Athletic couple (last couple standing) 1:27pm
#4: Châus 1:44pm
#5: Pro travelers 1:45pm
#6: CWs 2:50pm
#7: Cousins 3:02pm

Route Info: Make your way to Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Hoi An. Here, shape a medium-sized clay bowl by using a potter's kick wheel to receive your next clue. The actors arrived at 11.45pm but had to wait till 2pm to do the task. HoO sure is a great equalizer :yess: Pro travelers even thought their product had the export quality :lol3: Teams completed the task in the following order:
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Couple (=)
#4: Pro travelers (+1)
#5: Châus (-1)
#6: CWs (=)
#7: Cousins (=)

Route Info: Make your way to Thanh Ha Park, pick up and transfer a bicycle and a coracle to Hoi An's Heritage Preserving Center. You are not allowed to ask for assistance from any bystanders or use any sorts of transportation excluded the bicycle provided. The distance was 5 km (3.1 miles) and the coracle's weight was nearly 70kg (154.3 lbs).
Choice quote:
"Let's take a rest. My ass hurts." -- Minh Châu
"I can't catch goats but good with turtles." -- Phương Thảo (turtle is Minh Hoàng with the coracle on him.)
"You don't have hands?" -- Tuấn Anh when he was carrying the bike but Xuân Sơn just stood there and stared.
Teams reached the clue box in the following order:
#1: Couple (+2)
#2: Pro travelers(+2)
#3: Actors (-2)
#4: Brothers (-2)
#5: Châus (=)
#6: Cousins (+1)
#7: CWs (-1) (5.05pm)

Roadblock: Who goods at connecting?
One team member had to successfully sew a cushion's cover to a chief tailor's satisfaction. The judge was very hard on the details.
#1: Brothers (+4)
#2: Couple (-1)
#3: Pro travelers (-1)
#4: CWs (+3)
#5: Châus (=) (3 hours for this roadblock)
#6: Actors (-3)
#7: Cousins (-1)

Detour:
Awe-inspiring: create the symbol of Hoi An: a cloth lantern. If teams could impress a lantern-maker with their products, they would receive the next clue. All teams chose this detour.
Make-a-living: use a movable bánh chiên (a local snack food) vendor to sell these and earn 400,000 VND (approximately 19US$) to receive their next clue. The judge here was even harder.
Teams completed the detour in the following order:
#1: Brothers (=)
#2: CWs (+2)
#3: Pro travelers (=)
#4: Cousins (+3)
#5: Couple (-3)
#6: Châus (-1)
#7: Actors (-1)
Choice quote:
"If we had chose to sell bánh chiên today, it would've been faster because I believe all people on the street know me. But we hadn't sober enough." -- Baggio

Route Info: Make your way to Hoi An's Museum of Cultural History Museum. Caution, U-turn ahead.
#1: Brothers (=) (u-turned cousins)
#2: CWs (=)
#3: Cousins (+1)
#4: Pro travelers (-1)
#5: Couple (=)
#6: Châus (=)
#7: Actors (=)

Route Info: Travel on foot to the old wooden boat on Hoai River, the pit stop of this leg of the race. The last team to check in may be eliminated.
Placing:
#1: Brothers (=)
#2: CWs (=) :hearts:
#3: Pro travelers (+1)
#4: Couple (+1)
#5: Châus (+1)
#6: Actors (+1)
#7: Cousins (-1) (saved by NEL)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 28, 2012, 06:45:54 AM
Ep 7 promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg19f23Oyes
Who do you think will be eliminated next?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on June 29, 2012, 12:21:23 AM
Ep 7 promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg19f23Oyes
Who do you think will be eliminated next?
I think Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn will get eliminated.they haven't done really well.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 29, 2012, 12:13:44 PM
My fav team was eliminated :(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on June 29, 2012, 04:11:05 PM
What was up with the clue they got from solving the puzzle? It had a special little graphic and teams were just wandering around.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on June 30, 2012, 09:33:12 AM
Ep 7 Recap
Starting time:
#1: Brothers 6:02am
#2: CWs 6:12am
#3: Pro travelers 6:37am
#4: Couple 7:04am
#5: Châus 7:07am
#6: Actors 7:50am
#7: Cousins 7:53am

Route Info: Make your way to Thanh Toan Tiled Bridge, Thanh Thuy Chang Village, Hue and find Mrs. Tran Thi Diu, who will give you your next clue.

Detour: Weak or Strong (that's not the real name but the same meaning)
Weak: Travel to Da Le Thuong Communal Temple and make 400 stick incenses.
Strong: Successfully pass 6 professional wrestler in the muddy area without hurting them. All male teams chose this detour but only the brothers and cousins completed. The others switched to weak.
Detour complete order:
#1: Brothers (=) (strong)
#2: Cousins (+5) (strong)
#3: CWs (-1) (weak) (5 hours at this detour)
#4: Pro travelers (-1) (weak)
#5: Actors (+1) (weak)
#6: Couple (-2) (weak) (Minh Hoàng made just 1 intense in the first hour)
#7: Châus (-3) (weak)

Route Info: Make your way to Tomb of Khai Dinh. Here, teams had to solve a sliding puzzle to receive their next clue.

Route Info: The result is the way.
Teams had to figure out that "the result" was the place in the sliding puzzle they just solved, Tomb of Minh Mang, which was their next destination.

#1: Brothers (=)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: CWs (=)
#4: Pro travelers (=)
#5: Châus (+2)
#6: Couple (=)
#7: Actors (-2)

Roadblock: Who lives with the past?
In this roadblock, one team member had to memorize the faces and regnal years of 7 kings of Nguyen Dynasty. Then pick up 20 cards with the specific year (1, 2, 5, 10) and match the right regnal years of each kings.

#1: Cousins (+1)
#2: Brothers (-1)
#3: Châus (+2)
#4: Pro travelers (=)
#5: Actors (+2)
#6: Couple (=)
#7: CWs (-5)

Route Info: Travel to Quoc Hoc Stone Tablet.

#1: Cousins (=)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Châus (=)
#4: Pro travelers (=)
#5: Actors (=)
#6: Couple (=)
#7: CWs (=)

Route Info: Travel by cyclo to The Mieu at Imperial City, Hue, the pit stop of this leg of the race. The last team to check in may be eliminated.

#1: Cousins (=) :yess: :jam:
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Châus (=)
#4: Pro travelers (=)
#5: Actors (=)
#6: Couple (=)
#7: CWs (=) (Eliminated) :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on June 30, 2012, 11:55:00 PM
This is Richie's take on Vietnamese V American weddings = http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/lifestyle/richie-vn/not-my-first-vietnamese-wedding-1.77921

Looks like no more "insider" news on TARV from Richie...  :'(

But back to Ep. 7...

Congrats to the cousins - from last in ep. 6 to 1st in ep. 7! They sure did wrestle their way to the top!   :tup:

Did the brothers pay the unlucky motorcyclist who was knocked down by them? Seems the rickshaws were very hard to maneuver with lots of racers being in one accident after another...  :iok
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 02, 2012, 02:12:47 AM
So far who's your favorite? Now I'm rooting for the cousins to win :jam:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 04, 2012, 04:58:24 PM
So far who's your favorite? Now I'm rooting for the cousins to win :jam:

I'm sorry to say that the cousins will get eliminated next episode. Hope it doesn't make you disappointed
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: selfeviction on July 04, 2012, 06:09:19 PM
So far who's your favorite? Now I'm rooting for the cousins to win :jam:

I'm sorry to say that the cousins will get eliminated next episode. Hope it doesn't make you disappointed
How do you know. is their any episode already up?.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 05, 2012, 09:17:22 AM
I'm sorry to say that the cousins will get eliminated next episode. Hope it doesn't make you disappointed
I don't know where you get that because according to my spoiler, it's different.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 05, 2012, 10:58:20 AM
How do you know. is their any episode already up?.  :duno:

Of course it isn't on air yet. But my friend told me the teams' rank. And the cousin is the next team leaving TAR (I hope not cuz I love them)

I don't know where you get that because according to my spoiler, it's different.

Yeah, it seems your spoiler is different from mine :| So we just wait and see. I'll cross my fingers for them

to zeeyyy: if you understand VNese, you'll get more "insider" news on TARV from its fanpage or the other VNese forums. Teams also join and chat with us. They're so friendly and funny
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 06, 2012, 08:34:02 AM
Yeah, it seems your spoiler is different from mine :| So we just wait and see. I'll cross my fingers for them
to zeeyyy: if you understand VNese, you'll get more "insider" news on TARV from its fanpage or the other VNese forums. Teams also join and chat with us. They're so friendly and funny
OK, but you better not spoil here.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 06, 2012, 09:11:27 AM
So my spoiler is right, at least for now :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 06, 2012, 09:41:47 AM
to zeeyyy: if you understand VNese, you'll get more "insider" news on TARV from its fanpage or the other VNese forums. Teams also join and chat with us. They're so friendly and funny

Thanks for the heads up but sorry I don't understand Vietnamese...  :)

I find the TARV teams much more friendlier than the US teams - no "BIG" fight, no sabotage, no hard feelings after being U-turned... and much more funnier...  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 06, 2012, 04:11:05 PM
OK, but you better not spoil here.
So, what we need to do here? ;)

The leg yesterday was boring. The editor just focused on the Detour instead of the other interesting tasks, like kayaking, diving to find the clue or crossing footbridge to take the clue. I just begin love the two Chaus, and then they’ve gone  :gaah:

Nha Trang Bay is so beautiful but I can't see it on the film too. The camera crews were really bad  (:;)

My fav team is the athletic couple. Hope they could win :)


So my spoiler is right, at least for now :lol:
Yup. you're right. How embarrassing!  :-[


Thanks for the heads up but sorry I don't understand Vietnamese...  :)

I find the TARV teams much more friendlier than the US teams - no "BIG" fight, no sabotage, no hard feelings after being U-turned... and much more funnier...  :tup:
If you don’t understand Vietnamese, how can you know TARV teams are funny? :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on July 06, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
So for what and how long were the travelers penalized?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 06, 2012, 07:37:23 PM
So for what and how long were the travelers penalized?

Because they pulled the fishing nets up to catch fish easier, so they were penalized 45 minutes
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 06, 2012, 10:40:13 PM
If you don’t understand Vietnamese, how can you know TARV teams are funny? :)

From their body language - the smiles, the laughter - I don't see much of these in the US version...  :lol:

My fav team's the couple as I like to watch them, especially the hubby-to-be who's so funny in his actions and he has that "smiling face" look.   )-**
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 07, 2012, 12:43:04 AM
From their body language - the smiles, the laughter - I don't see much of these in the US version...  :lol:

My fav team's the couple as I like to watch them, especially the hubby-to-be who's so funny in his actions and he has that "smiling face" look.   )-**

You mean the athletic couple, right? I love them too. The hubby-to-be (he’s real hubby now) surprised me a lot. When he said he had won the gold medal in a cyclo racing (leg 7), I thought he’s joking. But one of the professional travelers (the guy with glasses) has confirmed it is true and added that he’s also a rock star (cool guy)  :jam:

The editor said that this leg was boring because the tasks seem too easy for all teams to perform, except the cousins in kayaking ...
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 07, 2012, 02:10:43 AM
So, what we need to do here? ;)

The leg yesterday was boring. The editor just focused on the Detour instead of the other interesting tasks, like kayaking, diving to find the clue or crossing footbridge to take the clue. I just begin love the two Chaus, and then they’ve gone  :gaah:

Nha Trang Bay is so beautiful but I can't see it on the film too. The camera crews were really bad  (:;)

My fav team is the athletic couple. Hope they could win :)

At least put them
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I agree that leg 8 was boring. The editors and crews sure were bad (especially Dustin :groan:). And seems like they don't have much background music. The one at the roadblock was very weird. Also the 45-minute penalty was too much. TARV has some very weird rules like no showing tattoos and this. I wonder if any gay teams will make it to the show. I just hope they'll improve next season )-**
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 07, 2012, 10:54:16 AM
At least put them
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I agree that leg 8 was boring. The editors and crews sure were bad (especially Dustin :groan:). And seems like they don't have much background music. The one at the roadblock was very weird. Also the 45-minute penalty was too much. TARV has some very weird rules like no showing tattoos and this. I wonder if any gay teams will make it to the show. I just hope they'll improve next season )-**

Oops, I’m sorry. I’m new here. I’ll be more careful from now on. Thnks!

Haha, I think we have a gay team (or even more) this season already. Haven’t you heard Richie always said about the actors that “Baggio and his boyfriend …” On leg 8, I swear I had some dark thoughts when I saw them being very intimate with each other.

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Or maybe my feeling was suck and Richie’s just joking
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 07, 2012, 12:58:53 PM
Oops, I’m sorry. I’m new here. I’ll be more careful from now on. Thnks!

Haha, I think we have a gay team (or even more) this season already. Haven’t you heard Richie always said about the actors that “Baggio and his boyfriend …” On leg 8, I swear I had some dark thoughts when I saw them being very intimate with each other.

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Or maybe my feeling was suck and Richie’s just joking
Of course Richie's just joking. He has nicknames for all teams and actors' my favorite :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 08, 2012, 01:19:46 AM
Of course Richie's just joking. He has nicknames for all teams and actors' my favorite :lol:
Yeah, I love the way Richie names each team. Racers and editor also say Baggio is a real man   :yess:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 08, 2012, 03:01:34 AM
Ep 8 Recap
Starting time:
#1 Cousins 7:25am
#2 Brothers 7:32am
#3 Châus 7:34am
#4 Travelers 7:36am
#5 Actors 9:55am
#6 Couple 10:04am

Route Info: Travel to Nha Trang City Cultural House, Nha Trang.

Detour: Soft or Tough
Soft: Make a 5-star hotel bed. All teams chose this detour.
Tough: Make 16 bowls of noodle from dough.
Both detours directed teams to the highest bar in Nha Trang, which was in 28th floor of Sheraton Hotel.
Choice quotes:
"In this race, we ate lots of noddle so when I heard the word "noodle", I felt scared while "bed" was more comfortable." -- Minh Châu explained why they chose the detour.
"This is 15th floor so it's OK to jump right? No need to go to the hospital." -- Tuấn Anh felt frustrated when they couldn't find the wrong detail.
"Can I keep the room key? I want to sleep here tonight." -- Minh Hoàng
#1 Travelers (+3)
#2 Couple (+4)
#3 Cousins (-2)
#4 Châus (-1)
#5 Brothers (-3)
#6 Actors (-1)

Route Info: Make your way to Bao Dai Dock and take a speed boat to Anh Tín Fish Raft. Here, catch 3 fishes using only the net. Then swim back with the fishes to receive your next clue.
#1 Travelers (=)
#2 Cousins (+1)
#3 Couple (-1)
#4 Actors (+2)
#5 Brothers (=)
#6 Châus (=)

Route Info: Ride a kayak to a marked sea area, dive into the water, find and untie your next clue.
#1 Travelers (=)
#2 Couple (+1)
#3 Cousins (-1)
#4 Actors (=)
#5 Brothers (=)
#6 Châus (=)

Roadblock: Who's not easy to be shaky?
One team member had to walk on a cầu khỉ (monkey bridge) and reach the clue hanging at the end.
#1 Travelers (=)
#2 Couple (=)
#3 Actors (+1)
#4 Cousins (-1)
#5 Brothers (=)
#6 Châus (=)

Route Info: Travel to Po Nagar Towers, the pit stop for this leg of the race.
#1 Couple (+1) (won 2 nights at Vinpearl Hotel, Nha Trang)
#2 Travelers (-1) (arrived 1st but received a 45-minute penalty for pulling the fishing nets up to catch fish easier)
#3 Actors (=)
#4 Cousins (=)
#5 Brothers (=)
#6 Châus (Eliminated)
Choice quotes:
"When you see me, I want a big smile on your face. You look so dangerous." -- Phương Thảo to Dustin :lol:
"I'll leave the 1st place for the finale." -- Chí B́nh
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 13, 2012, 10:18:14 AM
This week's episode was awesome and funny  :jam: The U-Turn will return next week. Can't wait to see! Hope my fav couple still alive  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 14, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
Ep 9 Recap
Starting time:
#1: Couple 5:15am
#2: Travelers 5:35am
#3: Actors 5:36am
#4: Cousins 5:37am
#5: Brothers 6am

Route Info: Travel by bus to Da Lat City and find Bao Dai Summer Palace. You have 870,000 VND for this leg of the race. The first bus left at 7am so everyone was in the same bus. Teams found the clue box at 3rd Palace, also known as Bao Dai Summer Palace.
#1: Cousins (+3)
#2: Travelers (=)
#3: Actors (=)
#4: Couple (-3)
#5: Brothers (=)

Route Info: arrange a flower vase as close to the sample. Teams had to memorize and then collect the exact number of flowers to arrange the flower vase.
#1: Travelers (+1)
#2: Cousins (-1)
#3: Couple (+1)
#4: Brothers (+1)
#5: Actors (-2)

Roadblock: Who’s feeling hot?
One team member had to walk down to Prenn Fall, cross the streams to reach the 2nd Fall. Then they had to abseil down to pick up the clue and go back to their partner.
#1: Travelers (=)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Couple (=)
#4: Brothers (=)
#5: Actors (=)

Route Info: Travel to Xuan Huong Lake and find your next clue.

Roadblock: Bullseye!
The other member of the team had to perform this roadblock. They had to dress as K’Ho people, ride a horse to pick up the arrows and use the crossbow to shoot them into the bullseye.
#1: Actors (+4)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Travelers (-2)
#4: Brothers (=)
#5: Couple (-2)

Route Info: Travel to Da Lat Market.

Route Info: Leave all your backpacks and money at the market. You are given 500,000 VND to buy 1 sweater, 12 eggs, 1kg of rice, a box of noodle, 8 milk cans, 1kg of avocado, a pomelo and a watermelon. Then transfer them by tandem bicycle to Lam Dong Sponsoring Center.

Route Info: Go back to the market, take your stuffs and travel to Da Lat Cable Car Station, the pit stop for this leg of the race.
#1: Actors (=) (won 2 nights at Saigon Dalat Hotel)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Brothers (+1)
#4: Travelers (-1)
#5: Couple (=) (NEL)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 14, 2012, 11:38:17 AM
What's the penalty levied on the couple for coming in last in the NEL?  :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 14, 2012, 09:28:58 PM
What's the penalty levied on the couple for coming in last in the NEL?  :'(
They were marked for elimination. Hopefully they won't be eliminated. I'd love to see the actors get U-Turned next week :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 15, 2012, 01:58:19 AM
I don't think the couple will be eliminated next week, I'm worried for the purple team
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I heard some rumors say that the couple is the winner :conf: But rumors cannot be trusted, but who knows  :)


So next week, maybe they will travel to Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan province. In teaser, I see they will row coracles, travel on a bullock cart, race motorcycles on the sand dunes, ...

Here is insider news that one of the professional travelers, “grand-aunt” Long (the guy with glasses), told us

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This episode (Ep 09) has a very interesting detail, that is

When we’re traveling from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus at 8.00am, each of us just eat a Vietnamese pork sandwich which is sold in front of bus station at Nha Trang to appease our hunger. As a result, we totally feel belly- pinched at noon. However, because we are on the race, we all must evince that we are tough and strong to avoid the contempt of the other teams. Each team superciliously stares at the other teams and says something like “What? Hungry? Piece of cake!” The scene in which some guys spontaneously sing as you see on TV, it’s not because they enjoy life or the trip, but because they’re too hungry to sleep, so they sing to forget their hungers, and they all sing sad songs …

When the bus was nearly at Dalat, the driver is very understanding when he stops at a rest area for us, including the passengers to go pee pee … What? We are hungry, and now, have to pass water? Alright, whatever! A piss shot and we have nothing to store now. After “picking flowers,” (= having a piss) passengers’ faces are suffused with delight, but our faces become paler and paler. Becgie (he means Baggio) is naturally strong as an ox, “meaty” and “fatty”, but now, just because of starvation, he has to leave his pride to declare “I suggest when arriving to Da Lat, our teams take a break for having lunch and then race whatever race you want.” “Clap! Clap!” A ripple of applause runs through the racers.

Arriving to bus station at Dalat, I slowly get off the bus. Remembering my brother’s oath, the first thing I do is having a glance at any restaurants nearby. Suddenly, my old man, Mr Binh, pulls my arms. “Run! Run! They all run away!” I’m frightened looking around. Hmm … over there! The guys who enthusiastically voted for stopping the race to eat just a few minutes ago; now they’re leading all teams in skipping lunch to race. They’re running towards the cab as if they are chased by dogs. I also have to break my butt to run after them. So we run, run and run until night without having meals. From Nha Trang to Dalat with a loaf of bread …

I completely lose my trust in people!!!
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 15, 2012, 07:14:02 AM

Route Info: Go back to the market, take your stuffs and travel to Da Lat Cable Car Station, the pit stop for this leg of the race.
#1: Actors (=) (won 2 nights at Saigon Dalat Hotel)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Travelers (=)
#4: Brothers (=)
#5: Couple (=) (NEL)

It should be:-

#3: Brothers
#4: Travelers

 :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 15, 2012, 07:21:46 AM
I don't think the couple will be eliminated next week, I'm worried for the purple team
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I heard some rumors say that the couple is the winner :conf: But rumors cannot be trusted, but who knows  :)

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If this is true then congrats to the couple as they had their wedding recently!  :tup:


Here is insider news that one of the professional travelers, “grand-aunt” Long (the guy with glasses), told us

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This episode (Ep 09) has a very interesting detail, that is

When we’re traveling from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus at 8.00am, each of us just eat a Vietnamese pork sandwich...

Why didn't they buy 2 or more sandwiches???  :duno: :duno: unless they don't have enough money...  :duno:


Here is insider news that one of the professional travelers, “grand-aunt” Long (the guy with glasses), told us

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This episode (Ep 09) has a very interesting detail, that is
...I completely lose my trust in people!!!

Ah ha! Could this be the start of the rivalry as seen on the US edition???  :ascared :ascared
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 15, 2012, 07:29:34 PM
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If this is true then congrats to the couple as they had their wedding recently!  :tup:

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I hope so but it seems that the other teams are stronger  :'(


Why didn't they buy 2 or more sandwiches???  :duno: :duno: unless they don't have enough money...  :duno:

They had some milk boxes and sausages in their backpacks but they didn’t eat either cuz they just concentrated to race. “Grand-aunt” Long said he also snatched a drink of milk when waiting Sugar Beet (Mr Binh) played his roadblock. The teams often ate after finishing their races  :)


Ah ha! Could this be the start of the rivalry as seen on the US edition???  :ascared :ascared

I don’t know. I think he’s just joking here. I’m afraid that we won’t have much dramas or fierce rivalries in this season because most racers are too cute and nice with each others  :ghug:

Last Friday, the racers had a reunion party  :keeta: at Baggio’s restaurant and watched episode 9 together. Some were absent. The newlywed went to Phan Thiet for paragliding, Mrs Chau traveled to Dalat with her family, Mr Binh has a new love, the purple team was still in Hanoi cuz they worked at night (I’m not sure) …
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Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 16, 2012, 01:15:17 AM
TQ lepnit304 for the pic and info.  :tup:

Yes, they're too ASIAN to fight over this race...

Didn't know Baggio has a restaurant. He's also an actor, per the credits...  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 16, 2012, 01:46:35 AM
Yes, they're too ASIAN to fight over this race...
Trust me they are friendly and nice, but when it comes to U-Turn, I don't think anyone will waste it :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 16, 2012, 02:59:27 AM
My bad!!! The reunion occurred a month ago. Sorry for that  :-[ But the info that the newlywed went to Phan Thiet for paragliding, Mrs Chau, Sugar Beet, … last week are true …  :)

Well, Baggio has a small shellfish restaurant and I heard he’s also the chef  :lol: The girls love him and his boyfriend so much, but they all have girlfriends  :'( So the girls are suggested loving the others like two guys of purple team, sugar beet, or one of the two brothers … So funny  :lol3: Vietnamese audience love this show a lot  :yess:
Do you wonder why the brothers used the U-Turn for the purple team on the sixth leg? Racers refused to answer it, and said we will know in the next episodes but till now it’s a secret. I say most racers are nice but not all. There are also some bad rumors like frauds in some games but I think it’s rubbish  (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 17, 2012, 08:49:31 AM
Here are some wedding photos of the athletic couple http://onewedding.vn/index.php/2012/06/hoang-thao/

Their nickname is "Pig & Vermicelli"  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 17, 2012, 10:11:22 AM
They're just so cute :hrt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsE0Oq3mOyQ&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 18, 2012, 02:58:11 AM
Here are some wedding photos of the athletic couple http://onewedding.vn/index.php/2012/06/hoang-thao/

Their nickname is "Pig & Vermicelli"  :lol:

didn't know that Huynh Minh Hoang is a stud... the left ear, the lower lip... & tattoo on his right arm...  :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 18, 2012, 07:51:20 AM
didn't know that Huynh Minh Hoang is a stud... the left ear, the lower lip... & tattoo on his right arm...  :)
Ye, like I said before, TARV doesn't allow them to show tattoos or pierces so he had to hide them. Richie also did.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 18, 2012, 11:22:27 PM
How about Baggio? Does he have any tattoos or piercings?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 19, 2012, 10:44:13 PM
Ah ha! Could this be the start of the rivalry as seen on the US edition???  :ascared :ascared

OMG, zeeyyy, do you know that I heard some rumors saying that the professional travelers used their U-Turn ability to force Baggio's team to backtrack  :'( Even "grant aunt" Long also implied that in his recent comments ... If it was true, I think the reason would be because Baggio's team was strong. The professional travelers are super nice and funny
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 20, 2012, 09:35:49 AM
The cousins got the second U-Turn and was eliminated  :'( The professional travelers used their U-Turn because they thought Tuan Anh (the guy with glasses) was smart, thus, dangerous for them. When they tagged the purple team's picture on the board, they said "Kill them!!!"
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 20, 2012, 09:39:11 AM
At least, the couple's still saved :yess:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on July 20, 2012, 09:46:43 AM
What were they talking about when they all got to the Hours of Operation sign? And what were all the penalties for?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 20, 2012, 11:09:41 AM
After the brothers, the travelers are receiving hate now. Many people think that U-Turn is dirty playing (or am I the only one thinks not?) I love the cousins but it's good that the couple's still in.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 20, 2012, 08:59:53 PM
The cousins got the second U-Turn and was eliminated  :'( The professional travelers used their U-Turn because they thought Tuan Anh (the guy with glasses) was smart, thus, dangerous for them. When they tagged the purple team's picture on the board, they said "Kill them!!!"

Yes they did the right thing as the cousins were a strong team - they got 1st twice and also got u-turned twice - a sign of their strength?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 20, 2012, 09:02:38 PM
At least, the couple's still saved :yess:

 :yess: my fav team's still around but they're still at the back!  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 20, 2012, 09:07:32 PM
And what were all the penalties for?

I think they drove their ATV's outside the designated course... well, not knowing Vietnamese, I may be wrong...  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 20, 2012, 09:54:41 PM
Arr I don't know what went wrong with the post that night (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 21, 2012, 11:10:04 AM
Yes they did the right thing as the cousins were a strong team - they got 1st twice and also got u-turned twice - a sign of their strength?  :duno:

They’re strong, but not enough cuz I think they’d pretty been lucky in some tasks. One reason that the professional travelers used their U-Turn power against the cousins was the same as the brothers’ reason. As I said, most racers are nice but not all. Tuan Anh’s attitude was unpopular with most racers and some audiences. I think he’s weird. Xuan Son, vice versa, is very very naive, gentle and obedient  :lol: But anw, the cousins are the good guys  :)

It seems the next episode is a double-length leg

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I think Baggio’s team can be eliminated. They are very often to quarrel and young, so their experiences will be limited. However, some rumors said Baggio’s team was in top 2. I’m so so disappointed with it though I like them because they’re handsome


I think they drove their ATV's outside the designated course... well, not knowing Vietnamese, I may be wrong...  :duno:

Yup, it’s exactly what you guess


What were they talking about when they all got to the Hours of Operation sign?

They talk a lot. When purple team met the other teams

Tuan Anh (cousins) said: “Have you seen the sign?”
Chung (brothers) “Yup, I see it”
Tuan Anh: “All are leveled”
Chung “I know. But now where will we go?”
Tuan Anh “We have to wait …”
Chung “Wait till tomorrow? Sure we won’t”
Binh (pro travelers): “No. We wait for the production crews to set up sleeping places for us”
Chung: “Maybe it’s the night's leg of the race …”
...

Binh: “Tomorrow com chay’s team (meaning the cousins cuz they ate com chay in detour at Ninh Binh) will have another interesting food game to play: drink fishing sauce!”
Binh: “Hey, camera men. There is a good restaurant over there. Shall we chip in for beer!”  :keeta:
Chung: “It’s cheaper if we come together. The more, the merrier!”
...

Check this video to see what racers did in the restaurant. While Tuan Anh was cleaning the floor, the others were playing cards. While Chung was singing “winter girl,” Long gave him 500VND (~ 2.5 U.S. cents)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqDWjvsW20c&feature=plcp
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on July 21, 2012, 01:31:46 PM
Judging by the route, I'm guessing the finish line is in Ho Chi Minh City?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 21, 2012, 04:52:52 PM
Judging by the route, I'm guessing the finish line is in Ho Chi Minh City?

Agree. But I still don't know where the next leg is  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 22, 2012, 12:50:19 AM
Judging by the route, I'm guessing the finish line is in Ho Chi Minh City?
There'll be a Ho Chi Minh City leg, but not the finale (rumors). My guess is leg 11 is a TBC AND finale since Dustin said 13 eps but only 11 legs.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 22, 2012, 02:41:50 AM
Ep 10 Recap

Starting time:
#1: Actors 1:16pm
#2: Cousins 1:17pm
#3: Brothers 1:46pm
#4: Travelers 1:51pm
#5: Couple 1:58pm

Route Info: Travel to Da Lat Bus Station and pick a taxi to Yen Gia Restaurant, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan. You have 2,300,000 VND for this leg of the race.
The trip from Da Lat to Phan Thiet cost them 1,690,000 VND. Actors’ cab driver got lost and drove them to Phan Rang, which was 80km (50 miles) away from Phan Thiet.
#1: Cousins (+1)
#2: Brothers (+1)
#3: Travelers (+1)
#4: Couple (+1)
#5: Actors (-4)

Route Info: Travel to Phan Thiet Fish Sauce Company.
#1: Cousins (=)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Travelers (=)
#4: Couple (=)
#5: Actors (=)
Teams reached there and saw the HoO sign “Opening: 8am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 5:30pm”. They decided to go to a nearby restaurant and asked to sleep there.

Teams received their clues next morning and were immediately confused because they were all written in Russian. They had to get help and figure out their next destination was a tour company, Vidotour.
#1: Travelers (+2)
#2: Cousins (-1)
#3: Actors (+2)
#4: Brothers (-2)
#5: Couple (-1)

Route Info: Teams had to remove 4 wheels of a jeep, pump and put it back in.
#1: Travelers (=)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Brothers (+1)
#4: Couple (+1)
#5: Actors (-2)

Route Info: Make your way on the jeep to Mui Ne fishing village. Teams had to find the clue hidden amongs boats there.

Detour: Red streams or Blue sea
Red river: Teams had to travel to Fairy Streams and deliver 100 coconuts across the 2km streams road. They weren’t allow to use anything but themselves to keep the coconuts from dropping.
Blue sea: Teams had to row the traditional Vietnamese boat called “thuyen thung” and find a Sting bottle with a key inside amongs 500 bottles. Only travelers chose this detour.
#1: Travelers (=)
#2: Cousins (=)
#3: Brothers (=)
#4: Actors (+1)
#5: Couple (-1)

Route Info: Travel to Bau Trang Lake. Caution: U-Turn ahead.
#1: Travelers (=) (U-Turned cousins)
#2: Cousins (=) (got back to the other detour)
#3: Brothers (=)
#4: Actors (=)
#5: Couple (=)

Roadblock: Who loves sunshine and blue sea?
One team member had to drive a ATV on a marked road and find the clue hidden inside 20 vases on the sand dune.
#1: Travelers (=)
#2: Brothers (+1)
#3: Actors (+1)
#4: Couple (+1)
#5: Cousins (-4)

Route Info: Travel to Khe Suoi Lo, the pit stop for this leg of the race.
#1: Travelers (=)
#2: Brothers (=) (30-minute penalty for not going in the right direction at the roadblock)
#3: Actors (=) (30-minute penalty, same reason)
#4: Couple (=) (30-minute penalty, same reason + 30-minute penalty for not coming in first)
#5: Cousins (=) (Eliminated) :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 22, 2012, 02:42:33 AM
There'll be a Ho Chi Minh City leg, but not the finale (rumors). My guess is leg 11 is a TBC AND finale since Dustin said 13 eps but only 11 legs.

I’m confused. Do you mean we’ll have 3 episodes for leg 11? That’s weird :|
Next leg must have been in a beach or a certain island like Vung Tau or Phu Quoc, Con Dao because teaser showed racers would perform their tasks in such places like this
I still think the finale will be in Ho Chi Minh city, and route may look like this: Binh Thuan -> ? (a beach or an island) -> Ho Chi Minh city. One team will be eliminated in episode 12, and one team will win in episode 13
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 22, 2012, 06:57:24 PM
Check this video to see what racers did in the restaurant. While Tuan Anh was cleaning the floor, the others were playing cards. While Chung was singing “winter girl,” Long gave him 500VND (~ 2.5 U.S. cents)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqDWjvsW20c&feature=plcp

1. What were Tuan Anh & Long saying to the owner (if I'm correct) of the restaurant?

2. Why was Tuan Anh cleaning the floor?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 23, 2012, 12:03:03 AM
1. What were Tuan Anh & Long saying to the owner (if I'm correct) of the restaurant?

1. He was asking to sleep there. They boasted about an actor (Baggio) on the way to the restaurant :lol:

2. Why was Tuan Anh cleaning the floor?  :lol:

2. Based on what I saw I think he lost gambling because everyone was playing cards :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 23, 2012, 01:07:13 AM
1. They was trying to beg the restaurateur for sleeping places
Tuan Anh: “We only stay overnight. If you don’t mind, please allow us to sleep here for reducing unsafety outside”  :'(
Aunt Long: “First, when we come here, everything is ready to …” (you know what I mean  ;))

Aunt Long (with a grim smile on his face): “There is a very famous actor …”
Chung (excited): “Two actors”
Aunt Long: “He acted some films like “Rescue the Death”, “Third, student”, “The third-level trap”,  blahblah”

While the restaurateur was still wondering, aunt Long shaked his hands and said “Thank you!”
Done  :yess: They were allowed to stay without spending a penny. Tuan Anh seemed to be shocked because the restaurateur was more easily led than he thought :lol:
(Poor the restaurateur! He had no choice. Aunt Long was quickly finished the bargain :lol: I think the restaurateur even didn’t know Baggio!  :lol3:)

Hoang said at the end of this video: “If Baggio’s team comes now, we very welcome because we are lack of somebody here to entertain”  :knuckles:

2. I don’t know why he did that. Aunt Long refused to tell us about it. He just said “Poor camera crews! They were eating but had to stop for filming him”  :lol:



Aunt Long said that the cousins weren’t the first team to be U-Turned, but they were. You can watch the trailer of episode 4 at 47:50 here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT53Qutm6lg

The professional travelers also did the thin jungle because they were U-Turned by the brothers  :o

It’s a setup error and was cut. But they also did this task for about 30 to 45 minutes. It’s a long story, but everything was solved  :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 23, 2012, 02:11:36 AM
2. Based on what I saw I think he lost gambling because everyone was playing cards :lol:

I also think so, for fun  :lol: But Tuan Anh is more complicated than that. He’s a closed book that you can’t figure him out
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on July 23, 2012, 09:28:16 AM
So how well known are Baggio and Thành Phúc? All I know is that they're actors.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 23, 2012, 09:44:12 AM
So how well known are Baggio and Thành Phúc? All I know is that they're actors.
I've known about Baggio before the race (he's former basketball player), but not Phúc. I've only watched 1 movie with Baggio in it and it was... terrible (or I just don't like that type of movies for teenagers :lol:)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: nandn on July 24, 2012, 07:45:26 AM
 :luvya:I love this couple.They r best couple gay. Im Tarfan fr. Thailand. :luvya:             
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 24, 2012, 08:56:58 AM
So how well known are Baggio and Thành Phúc? All I know is that they're actors.

I haven’t known Phuc before. He’s just begun his career. Baggio is not a famous actor in Vietnam. He’s played some movies for teenager, and often known as a hot boy  :)

:luvya:I love this couple.They r best couple gay. Im Tarfan fr. Thailand. :luvya:           

Which couple, Tarfan?  :o
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 24, 2012, 09:01:27 AM
:luvya:I love this couple.They r best couple gay. Im Tarfan fr. Thailand. :luvya:           
:bigwelcome to RFF nandn! And they're not gay (anyway who knows?)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 24, 2012, 09:25:22 AM
@nandn: If you mean Baggio & Phuc, they have girlfriends. But it doesn't mean they're not gay  :lol:

Racers will catch wild boars in the next episode. Here's a link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1A-7GjiGjE&feature=plcp




Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 25, 2012, 06:48:05 AM
One of the tasks on next episode at Con Dao Phu Quoc Islands is smashing the ice blocks by a spoon  :lol: (to get the clues?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlE5KV17wwo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 25, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
One of the tasks on next episode at Con Dao Islands is smashing the ice blocks by a spoon  :lol: (to get the clues?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlE5KV17wwo&feature=youtu.be
That's way harder than some ice breaking tasks on TAR, truly Vietnamese style :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 27, 2012, 08:55:20 AM
So far the toughest leg imo :iok
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on July 27, 2012, 02:18:07 PM
Yeah, the tasks were all pretty good this leg; I really like the Roadblock. What were the 10 questions? Also is the next leg starting immediately, or is the leg double-length? Silly question, but the difference matters to me.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 28, 2012, 12:14:09 AM
So far the toughest leg imo :iok

Thankfully the couple choose the beans separation task instead of the ice breaking one which is really hard, what with the actors switching task midstream...  :'(

It's a TBC episode with actors & brothers trailing...  blahblah blahblah which should put the couple & travellers into the top 3...  blahblah

Are they allowed to empty the baskets of coconuts if the baskets are full, like what brothers & travellers did?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: nandn on July 28, 2012, 09:15:10 AM
Hello every one.Very difficult to watch by youtube fr.Thailand. :conf:But i did my best.My answer about actor team.They look like gay team maybe it not mind think.My favorite team  tar vietnam.
      1.Dating couple. )-** (i love  her boyfriend.She very lucky&her longlife happyness.)Possitive thinking.
      2.Brother team. :stare Both look like twin brother.Face not diffirent.Try to work hard /good team work.
      3.Cousin team.  :nopoints Good team.No luck.Every team want to kill them. :like: :'(
      4.Professional Traveller team. :yourock: Strong team look seriously race& sometime a little bit :fun
      5.Actor team.More hi speed active&sometime  :bags :colors :kuss:
But almost Vietnam beatiful country&nice people.And now i try to load by youtube.So difficult.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 28, 2012, 11:53:14 AM
Here are 10 questions, except question no 3. I can’t read it because it’s too blurry.

1. Which team does your teammate love most?
A. The Châus / The kendo players
B. The married couple / The acrobats (The professional travelers chose them)
C. The dating couple / The paragliding couple
D. The best friends
E. The professional travelers
F. The brothers (The actors chose them)
G. Richie-Mimi
H. The actors (The brothers chose them)
I. The co-workers (The dating couple chose them)
J. The cousins

2. Which team does your teammate love least?
A. The Châus / The kendo players
B. The married couple / The acrobats
C. The dating couple / The paragliding couple (The brothers chose them)
D. The best friends
E. The professional travelers (The dating couple & the actors chose them)
F. The brothers
G. Richie-Mimi
H. The actors
I. The co-workers
J. The cousins  (The professional travelers chose them)

3. ???

4. Which tasks did your teammate dislike most?
A. Find the clues at My Dinh National Stadium (The brother & the professional travelers chose)
B. Making a cloth lantern (The dating couple & the actors chose)
C. Making a perfect bed at Sheraton Hotel
D. Installing jeep’s wheels

5. Which legs did your teammate impress most?
A. Hoa Binh -> Ninh Binh (The dating couple chose)
B. Ninh Binh (Cuc Phuong National Park)
C. Da Nang -> Hoi An (The actors, the brothers & the professional travelers chose)
D. Dalat

6. Your teammate has the advantage of
A. Strength (The actors, the brothers & the professional travelers chose)
B. Knowledge
C. Cleverness (The dating couple chose)
D. Communication skills

7. Your teammate is having a problem on
A. Family
B. Job (The dating couple & the professional travelers chose)
C. Love (The actors & the brothers chose)
D. Health

8. Which point does your teammate displeased with you?
A. Solidarity (The brothers chose)
B. Skill differentials
C. Opposite personalities (The dating couple, the actors & the professional travelers chose)
D. Determination



9. Which color does your teammate like most?

The dating couple (Hoang in this case) likes black but he always jokes with his gf he loves pink, so Thao wrote ‘pink’ 2 or 3 times.

The actors (Phuc) likes blue. Baggio chose this color because he saw Phuc was wearing blue T-shirt and cap.

The brothers (Chung) likes yellow.

The professional travelers (Binh) likes red.



10. Which food does your teammate most like to eat?

The dating couple (Hoang) likes to eat Bittet (beefsteak).

The actors (Phuc) likes cake. Baggio guessed Phuc would write ‘cake’ because Phuc often went through the brothers’ backpacks for finding cakes to eat after racing.

The brothers (Chung) likes Nem. I don’t know what exactly ‘Nem’ in this case because we have two different kinds of Nem in Vietnam due to dialectal differences. One food is ‘Nem chua’ (Vietnamese fermented pork) and one is ‘Nem rán’ (Spring rolls), but our Southern people call ‘Spring rolls’ is ‘Cha gio’. So I’m asking them.

The professional travelers (Binh) likes seafood.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 28, 2012, 11:56:24 AM
Also is the next leg starting immediately, or is the leg double-length? Silly question, but the difference matters to me.

I understand what you mean but I don't know the answer. The trailer didn't spoil anything, but I guess it's a double-length leg.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 28, 2012, 12:04:03 PM
Are they allowed to empty the baskets of coconuts if the baskets are full, like what brothers & travellers did?

I don't think so. The brothers & travelers was penalized for 2 hours because the baskets are too heavy for them to carry, and they are allowed to empty them after the penalty, not because they are full.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 28, 2012, 12:30:33 PM
Hello every one.Very difficult to watch by youtube fr.Thailand. :conf:But i did my best.My answer about actor team.They look like gay team maybe it not mind think.My favorite team  tar vietnam.
      1.Dating couple. )-** (i love  her boyfriend.She very lucky&her longlife happyness.)Possitive thinking.
      2.Brother team. :stare Both look like twin brother.Face not diffirent.Try to work hard /good team work.
      3.Cousin team.  :nopoints Good team.No luck.Every team want to kill them. :like: :'(
      4.Professional Traveller team. :yourock: Strong team look seriously race& sometime a little bit :fun
      5.Actor team.More hi speed active&sometime  :bags :colors :kuss:
But almost Vietnam beatiful country&nice people.And now i try to load by youtube.So difficult.

 :o I thought Youtube is the best video-sharing website in the world

Hoàng of the dating couple in the yesterday episode said that he's also a weight-lifter, so I think two basket of coconuts were not difficult for him to carry. He's a very very cool guy

The brothers are so much alike that many Vietnamese audience can't distinguish the one from the other too. It seems that their team and Baggio's team are close

Moms love the travelers a lot because aunt Long often chats with them and he's very humorous. Some moms love them so much that they are looking up the nude pictures of Binh at facebook to watch  :lol3: (I ask a mom to send them to me too :lol:)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on July 28, 2012, 08:26:14 PM
Hoàng of the dating couple in the yesterday episode said that he's also a weight-lifter, so I think two basket of coconuts were not difficult for him to carry. He's a very very cool guy

Was Hoàng penalised the 2 hours?

Also, by answering the 10 questions correctly, the 1st time, may indicate that the actors MAY BE gays after all!  :duno: Even the couple couldn't do it the 1st time around...  :)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on July 28, 2012, 11:55:24 PM
Ep 11 Recap
This episode was aired in 27 July, which was Vietnamese Martyrs’ Day.
Starting time:
#1: Travelers 2pm
#2: Brothers 2:56pm
#3: Actors 3:25pm
#4: Couple 4:02pm

Route Info: Make your way to Lien Au Restaurant, Phu Quoc. You have 4,200,000 VND for this leg of the race.
Teams had to make connection via Ho Chi Minh City by bus and then fly to the beautiful Phu Quoc Island. TAR 15’s Elimination Station was also there.
While on taxi to the restaurant, actors though about which team they would Yield if any. Also they wished for a U-Turn in ep 10, which turned out to be true.
#1: Actors (+2)
#2: Couple (+2)
#3: Travelers (-2)
#4: Brothers (-2) (arrived 2nd but couldn’t find the clue and waste their time)

Route Info: Catch a wild boar with a bow on it.
#1: Travelers (+2)
#2: Actors (-1)
#3: Couple (-1)
#4: Brothers (=)

Route Info: Travel to Pearl Oyster Farm and insert glass beads to 10 pearl oysters to form pearls. For each failed or killed pearl oysters, teams received a 5-minute penalty.
#1: Travelers
#2: Brothers (finished 1st but received a 20-minute penalty)
#3: Couple (finished 4th but received a 10-minute penalty)
#4: Actors (finished 2nd but received a 20-minute penalty)

Detour: Hot or Cold
In hot, teams traveled to a pepper farm and separate black and green peppers. They called this detour “Tam Cam Detour” because it related to the story of Tam and Cam, a Vietnamese version of Cinderella when the stepmother  forced Tam to separate green and black beans before she can go to the festival. The couple chose this detour.
In cold, teams traveled to Phu Quoc Ice Factory. Using only a spoon, they had to break the ice and find their clue inside. They weren’t allowed to move the blocks of ice. The rest 3 teams chose this detour but actors switched haft way.
#1: Couple (+2)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Travelers (-2)
#4: Actors (=)

Route Info: Travel to Phu Quoc Prison, formerly Coconut Prison to receive your next clue.

Route Info: How well do you know your partner?
In this challenge, teams had to answer a quiz with 10 questions individually. The person outside answer with “What’s your…?” questions while the person inside the prison answer with “What’s your partner’s…?” questions. For each wrong answer of the person inside, their teammate had to carry 1 coconut through a path surrounded with barbed wire. The person inside answer the quiz again till matches their teammate’s answer. If the person outside drop the baskets, they would received a 2-hour penalty and then allowed to empty the baskets to start again.
The 10 questions (add these with 2 phrases above):
1.   favorite team?
2.   least favorite team?
3.   favorite task?
4.   least favorite task?
5.   most impressive leg?
6.   advantage?
7.   problem?
8.   Which point do you (does your teammate) displeased with you (them)?
9.   favorite color?
10.  favorite food?
#1: Couple (=) (4 attempts, 11 coconuts)
#2: Actors (+2) (1 attempt) :iok
#3: Brothers (-1) (10 attempts, 43 coconuts, 2-hour penalty)
#4: Travelers (-1) (8 attempts, 26 coconuts, 2-hour penalty)

Roadblock: Who likes the ocean wind?
Teams travel to Sao Beach. Here, one team member had to guide a key through a rope maze. After extracting the key, they had to pull on a rope with a heavy wooden crate out of the sea and use the key to unlock it. Inside, they would find three photographs. They would finally have to search the beach for three parts of a map, which identified the location of the next destination, Chez Carole Resort.
#1: Couple (=)
#2: Travelers (+2)
#3: ?
#4: ?

Route Info: Travel to the pit stop marked at the map you’ve just found.
#1: Couple (=)
#2: ?
#3: ?
#4: ?

TBC…
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 31, 2012, 12:07:36 AM
One of the tasks on the next episode is singing ‘cai luong’ (aka ‘reformed theatre’, a form of Vietnamese modern folk opera). Check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iphn6LN25LQ&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 31, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
I love Long's face expression in this game  :lol3:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-74s7nzpjAPw/UBQ9EuVfO2I/AAAAAAAABuE/flHt1WChmOQ/s300/tlnm.gif)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on July 31, 2012, 12:26:14 AM

Was Hoàng penalised the 2 hours?

Also, by answering the 10 questions correctly, the 1st time, may indicate that the actors MAY BE gays after all!  :duno: Even the couple couldn't do it the 1st time around...  :)

1. No, Hoàng wasn't

2. Baggio's team answered 10 questions correctly in the first time because Phuc didn't answer exactly what he really liked or disliked. His answers, in fact, were based on what Baggio liked, disliked, saw or knew about him, like his favorite color, he chose blue because it was also his T-shirt's color, and it's easy for Baggio to guess the answer ...
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 01, 2012, 12:28:29 AM
One of the tasks on the next episode is singing ‘cai luong’ (aka ‘reformed theatre’, a form of Vietnamese modern folk opera). Check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iphn6LN25LQ&feature=player_embedded
I LOLed :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on August 03, 2012, 12:48:51 PM
That leg sure was something. The actors are clearly the most-likely winners, but I'd rather the dating couple or the brothers win. Also, is the final leg going to be in Ho Chi Minh City as well?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 03, 2012, 08:48:23 PM
That leg sure was something. The actors are clearly the most-likely winners, but I'd rather the dating couple or the brothers win. Also, is the final leg going to be in Ho Chi Minh City as well?
What do you mean "something"?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 03, 2012, 11:16:14 PM
Why didn't Phương Thảo do the roadblock at the circus task when a woman's natural ability will overcome the 3 tasks with relative ease?

But it was fantastic to watch Minh Hoàng do the hula hoops with his knees/thighs!!!   :yess: :yess:

Sad to see the travellers go - they were a strong team but it's Chí B́nh's "mathability" that got them a 90mins penalty - why didn't they take the penalty earlier? & why was it just a 90mins penalty instead of the usual 4 hours???  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 03, 2012, 11:52:11 PM
Why didn't Phương Thảo do the roadblock at the circus task when a woman's natural ability will overcome the 3 tasks with relative ease?

But it was fantastic to watch Minh Hoàng do the hula hoops with his knees/thighs!!!   :yess: :yess:

Sad to see the travellers go - they were a strong team but it's Chí B́nh's "mathability" that got them a 90mins penalty - why didn't they take the penalty earlier? & why was it just a 90mins penalty instead of the usual 4 hours???  :duno:
They didn't plan to quit at first cuz they said it'd be a shame to quit. Also that task wasn't detour or roadblock so they weren't penalized 4 or 6 hours.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 04, 2012, 02:32:53 AM
Guess who's pregnant? :hearts: :hearts:
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4880/55789610151073171597173.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 05, 2012, 05:39:26 AM
Ep 12 Recap

Roadblock:
#1: Couple (=)
#2: Travelers (+2)
#3: Brothers (=)
#4: Actors (=)

Pit stop (keep racing):
#1: Couple (=)
#2: Travelers (=)
#3: Actors (+1)
#4: Brothers (-1)

Route Info: Travel to District 4 Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City to receive your next clue (I drive past it everyday, how come I didn't see the flag :duno:).
Teams took a boat to Kien Giang and traveled to HCMC by bus.
#1: Travelers (+1)
#2: Brothers (+2)
#3: Couple (-2)
#4: Actors (-1)

Route Info: Teams had to go to the swimming pool at the sports center. Here, one team member entered an underwater cage with little breathing space. The other team member then had to solve five extremely complex math problems without using paper or a calculator. They would then have to swim 50m across the pool and use the five answers they came up with to unlock the cage's padlock. Finally, both team members then had to place 11 flags on a large map of Vietnam, representing the 11 locations they visited.
#1: Actors (+3)
#2: Couple (+1)
#3: Brothers (-1)
#4: Travelers (-3) (spent almost 5 hours here, quit)

Detour: Ears or Eyes
In Ears, teams traveled to Ho Chi Minh University of Film and Theater (I also drive past it everyday :lol:) and had to learn and perform a scene from the cải lương play called “Lan and Diep”.
In Eyes, teams traveled to the Martial Arts Training Center and had to learn and perform a series of Martial Arts moves.
#1: Actors (Ears) (=)
#2: Couple (Ears) (=)
#3: Brothers (Eyes) (=)
#4: Travelers (Eyes) (=)

Route Info: Travel to the 23/9 Park Circus to receive your next clue.

Roadblock: Who likes thrills?
One team member had to perform three circus acts including balancing on a balancing board for three minutes, spinning three hula hoops without dropping any for another three minutes and successfully performing a flying trapeze to receive their next clue. These tasks could be completed in any order.
#1: Actors (Thành Phúc) (=)
#2: Brothers (Thanh Bằng) (+1)
#3: Travelers (Hồng Long) (+1)
#4: Couple (Minh Hoàng) (-2)

Route Info: Travel to Anh Sao Bridge, the pit stop for this leg of the race.
#1: Actors (=) (won 2 nights @ Vinpearl Resort)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Couple (+1)
#4: Travelers (-1) (arrived 3rd but received a 90-minute penalty for quitting a task; Eliminated)

So ep 13 is the finale already, so fast :wohoo:
Here's my prediction for the finale:
Winners: Brothers
Runner-ups: Actors
Third place: Couple
What's yours?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on August 05, 2012, 07:57:59 PM
The trend of the overall finishing order has been strong, weak, strong, weak, etc. and if it continues, the actors finish second. But then again, they've been alternating between 3rd and 1st for a few legs now. The actors also won the third leg, and we all know what that means.

The dating couple has finished in every placement between 1st and 8th except for 2nd, so perhaps they'll get it this leg.


I don't dislike any of the teams, so I'm ok with any of them winning. I at least hope for an exciting final leg.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on August 05, 2012, 11:55:45 PM

So ep 13 is the finale already, so fast :wohoo:
Here's my prediction for the finale:
Winners: Brothers
Runner-ups: Actors
Third place: Couple
What's yours?

Agree. But I want the couple wins  :'(

I smell the brothers will win because they have a fanpage on Facebook, while the other strong, super cute teams like the couple, Baggio's team, or the travelers don't  :o
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 06, 2012, 06:31:23 AM
Here're the 5 math problems teams had to solve in leg 11.
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7376/57609226993518977296655.jpg)

Also, is the final leg going to be in Ho Chi Minh City as well?
I don't think so cuz it'll be an advantage for the couple and actors since they live there.
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on August 06, 2012, 09:33:17 AM
Each team has different math problems to solve. Here is the math board of Baggio's team
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/576092_269935189772966_554006805_n.jpg)

The result he solve for the first math problem is 1. I don't know why he can get this number  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 07, 2012, 09:57:57 AM
Here's my prediction for the finale:
Winners: Brothers
Runner-ups: Actors
Third place: Couple
What's yours?

I'll take a CAB, as follows:-

Winners: Couple
Runner-ups: Actors
Third place: Brothers
 :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 07, 2012, 10:02:21 AM
Guess who's pregnant? :hearts: :hearts:
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4880/55789610151073171597173.jpg)

Phương Thảo???  :duno:

If they got married in June 2012, & now it's July/August... shotgun???  :iok :iok
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 10, 2012, 09:11:04 AM
So disappointed now :gaah: :gaah: :gaah: :groan: :groan: (:;) (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: lepnit304 on August 10, 2012, 09:12:10 AM
Me too  :'( Don't ask  (:;) (:;) (:;)
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 10, 2012, 10:50:22 AM
Congrats to the winners!  :waves:

A tough last leg indeed!  :gaah: :gaah:

Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on August 10, 2012, 11:29:37 AM
If the married couple would have just won leg 3...  :'(
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 10, 2012, 07:21:56 PM
If the married couple would have just won leg 3...  :'(

The time difference at the start may be the decider but we'll never know as:-

1. Actors started at 8:00
2. Brothers started at  9:00
3. Couple's start time not shown  :duno: :duno:
4. Time of reaching the mat for each team were also not shown...  (:;)

Oh well... but to me any of this team deserve to win as they are generally nicer than the US ones...  :keeta: although I supported the Couple...  :conf:

BTW anhgau2007, who is/was pregnant?  :duno: 

Now on to China Rush 3 = http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25998.50.html  )-**
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 11, 2012, 01:04:39 AM
BTW anhgau2007, who is/was pregnant?  :duno: 
Teams at the press last night. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271235569642928.46991.218466874919798&type=1
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 11, 2012, 01:11:26 AM
Fun fact: Minh Hoàng and Chí B́nh (of the travelers) have known each other before the race. They did a nude photo shoot together. :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 11, 2012, 11:26:01 AM
Finale Recap

#1: Actors 8am
#2: Brothers 9am
#3: Couple (not shown :duno:)

Route Info: Travel on foot to Canh Doi Park. Here, teams had to learn and perform a dance to receive the next clue.
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Couple (=)

Route Info: Travel by taxi to PepsiCo at Amata Industrial Park, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai to receive your next clue.
#1: Brothers (+1)
#2: Actors (-1)
#3: Couple (=)

Route Info: Teams had to use 286 boxes of Sting to build a pyramid with 6 layers. They had to figure out that the number of Sting boxes for each layer is 1, 9, 25, 49, 81 and 121.
#1: Actors (+1)
#2: Brothers (-1)
#3: Couple (=)

Route Info
: Travel to Hung Dao Container Area to receive your next clue.
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Brothers (=)
#3: Couple (=)

Roadblock
: One team member had to successfully walk through a 10cm width iron to receive the next clue.
#1: Brothers (Thanh Bằng, 1 attempt) (+1) :yess:
#2: Actors (Baggio, 5 attempts) (-1)
#3: Couple (Phương Thảo, 2 attempts) (=)

Roadblock: wants to be a action hero?
In this second roadblock, the other team member had 2 minutes to learn some martial art moves. Then they had to run away from 2 motorbikes while keeping the flag on their backpacks, jump up and down a container, climb up a rope ladder, fight an enemy using the martial art moves learnt and finally break the wall to escape. All racers perform this roadblock had cramp. Thành Chung’s injured arm from last leg also made him stop racing for almost 2 hours.
#1: Actors (Thành Phúc, 6 attempts) (+1)
#2: Couple (Minh Hoàng, 5 attempts) (+1)
#3: Brothers (Thành Chung, 5 attempts) (-2)

Route Info: Make your way to the finish line at Ong Cay Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City. The first team in will win VND 300,000,000!
#1: Actors (=)
#2: Couple (=)
#3: Brothers (=)

Well, maybe the finale is not the best leg, the result is not what I wanted, but the racers in this episode really inspired me a lot. This is the first time Vietnam has a reality show like this, so I can’t really blame on them. I just hope for better seasons in the future so we can enjoy this great reality show :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: zeeyyy on August 12, 2012, 09:02:45 PM
Thanks anhgau2007 for the detailed recaps (better than the wiki one = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Vietnam !) and the little nuggets of information here & there (this is indeed news - Minh Hoàng and Chí B́nh did a nude photo shoot!).   :tup: :tup:

For a 1st timer, this franchise did rather well, IMHO...  :)

This race has shown me that there are more to Vietnam than HCM City!  )-**

Well, now on to season 2!  :hearts:

Thanks again!  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Best Loser on August 12, 2012, 09:17:59 PM
Thanks anhgau2007 for the detailed recaps (better than the wiki one = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Vietnam !) and the little nuggets of information here & there (this is indeed news - Minh Hoàng and Chí B́nh did a nude photo shoot!).   :tup: :tup:

For a 1st timer, this franchise did rather well, IMHO...  :)

This race has shown me that there are more to Vietnam than HCM City!  )-**

Well, now on to season 2!  :hearts:

Thanks again!  :tup: :tup:
(I wouldn't be surprised if anhgau2007 was the one updating wikipedia), but thank you anhgau2007 and lepnit304 for your added stuff to this discussion thread.


I'm also impressed at what all has been shown of Vietnam. I had no idea that some of this existed, such as the sand dunes.



One other question: Do any of you know which team was being rooted for by people who actually know Vietnamese?
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 13, 2012, 02:46:13 AM
(I wouldn't be surprised if anhgau2007 was the one updating wikipedia), but thank you anhgau2007 and lepnit304 for your added stuff to this discussion thread.


I'm also impressed at what all has been shown of Vietnam. I had no idea that some of this existed, such as the sand dunes.



One other question: Do any of you know which team was being rooted for by people who actually know Vietnamese?
I only updated The Amazing Race Wiki. I don't know who updated Wikipedia, the details there are wrong sometimes.
Based on what I see, young girls and moms like the actors cuz they're... handsome (always that reason lol) while other people either dont like them or like Thành Phúc but hate Baggio. A lot of people like the couple and the travelers while the brothers don't have many fans (maybe cuz they're not... so fun to watch, but I like them). Also people like the cousins (purple team, cơm cháy team, supermen,...) so they turn to hate teams that U-Turned them lol. The co-workers have lots of fans too. RiMi have fans, but seems like they only like Richie. The others...
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: SuperTux on August 15, 2012, 06:15:40 AM
EP3 Curse was broken. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: Air on August 15, 2012, 06:23:36 AM
EP3 Curse was broken. :lol:

WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?  :noway: :noway:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: anhgau2007 on August 15, 2012, 11:26:40 AM
EP3 Curse was broken. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR VietNam--SHOW Discussion threads!
Post by: nandn on August 17, 2012, 10:54:44 AM
Hi everybody all Tar fan vietnam :hello2:So sorry to post late.Im very very very feeling bad :gaah:All task and rooting finale.Not completly just only power no brain.Very very suck Feeling.And hopefully next season better this.Im tar fan fr. thailand. :ghug: