Friday, November 10, 2006

#237 - The Amazing Race Asia

ENGLISH

Hi all, as you can read here last week, I had been waiting for a brand new reality show The Amazing Race Asia for this week, which was premierred at AXN last night. Finally, last night my long waiting was over.

The race began at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 10 teams from 7 different countries (2 from Malaysia, 2 from Phillipines, 1 from Indonesia, 1 from Hong Kong, 1 from Singapore, 1 from Thailand (they are English actually), 1 from India, and 1 from Sri Lanka). Well, the Indonesian team were physically unfit, overweight flabby, not so agile, and didn't look like a tough team. That's why I think most of other teams at first underestimated them. BUT you know what?? Yesterday they were the winner of the first race, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the hometown of 2 other Malaysian teams. Wow, they were so smart...... :) Actually, they arrived at the pitstop at the same time (almost the same, just 5 seconds different) with one other Malaysian Team (Andrew and Syeon) >> the Malaysian Team arrived first, 5 seconds before them. But unluckily, that Malaysian Team didn't read the hints carefully. They took shortcut to go to the KL Tower (the pitstop was on the top of KL Tower, and to reach there, they should go in the jungle trek first, but they (Malaysian team) didn't). Therefore, that Malaysian team had to go down again and finished that trek first before checking in the pitstop (and finally they arrived at the fifth place). The last team to arrive was Sandy and Fransesca, from Hong Kong. Luckily, it was just a pre-race, not an elimination race, therefore they were still in the race.

Watching the trailer next week, I'm almost sure the race was gonnabe in JAKARTA, Indonesia. Probably the task had something to do with Padang's (West Sumatra) culture since I saw the Gadang House and "Tari Piring" (Piring Dance). At first I thought it was in Padang, but then I saw the highway and Silver Bird Taxis, which are only in Jakarta. That Gadang House was probably inside TMII. Hmmm, Jakarta, I don't wanna miss the next episode...... :D

Who do I root for?? I'm still not pretty sure since it's still the beginning, but so far I like 5 teams (Wow, 5 teams means half of all...... :D), Indonesian team (Mardy and Marsio), both Malaysian teams (Andrew and Syeon; Zabrina and Joe Jer), Singaporean Teams (Melody and Sharon), and one Phillipines Team (Aubrey and Jaq) >> they are model and actress, they're so funny during the race. Well, we can't underestimate female models, Dustin and Kandice, beauty queens who joined The Amazing Race 10, were so tough and tactical, now they're in the final five......

Lesson of the first episode: Mind beats Muscle...... :)

BAHASA INDONESIA

Hallo semua, seperti yang bisa dibaca disini minggu lalu, aku sudah menunggu sebuah reality show yang baru, yaitu The Amazing Race Asia untuk minggu ini, yang mulai ditayangkan di AXN semalam. Akhirnya, kemarin malam penantian panjangku berakhir sudah.

Pertandingan dimulai di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, dengan 10 tim dari 7 negara (2 dari Malaysia, 2 dari Filipina, 1 dari Indonesia, 1 dari Hong Kong, 1 dari Singapura, 1 dari Thailand (mereka orang Inggris sebenernya), 1 dari India, dan 1 dari Sri Lanka). Hmm, tim Indonesia tuh secara fisik kayak nggak begitu fit, kelebihan berat badan gemuk, nggak begitu lincah, dan nggak keliatan kayak tim yang tangguh. Itulah kenapa kebanyakan tim yang lain pada awalnya meremehkan mereka. TETAPI tebak bagaimana?? Kemarin mereka adalah pemenang dari pertandingan pertama loh, di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, rumah bagi 2 tim dari Malaysia yang lain. Wow, ternyata mereka pintar...... :) Sebenernya sih mereka sampai di pitstopnya bersamaan (hampir sama, cuma beda 5 detik doank log) dari salah satu tim dari Malaysia (Andrew dan Syeon) >> Tim Malaysia sampai duluan, 5 detik sebelum mereka. Tetapi malangnya, mereka nggak membaca petunjuk dengan hati-hati. Mereka mengambil jalan pintas menuju KL Tower (pitstopnya ada di puncak KL Tower, dan untuk kesana, mereka harus melalui Jalan Hutan dulu, tapi mereka (tim Malaysia) engga), makanya mereka harus turun lagi dan menyelesaikan tuh perjalanan dulu sebelum masuk di pitstop (dan akhirnya mereka sampai di urutan kelima). Tim terakhir yang sampai adalah Sandy dan Fransesca, dari Hong Kong. Untungnya, kemarin adalah pertandingan permulaan, bukan babak eliminasi, makanya mereka masih ada di dalam kompetisi.

Nonton cuplikannya minggu depan, aku hampir yakin kalo pertandingannya bakalan di JAKARTA, Indonesia loh. Mungkin tugas selanjutnya ada hubungannya dengan kebudayaan Padang (Sumatra Barat) soalnya aku ngeliat Rumah Gadang dan tari Piring tuh. Pertamanya aku kira itu bakalan ada di Padang, tapi kemudian aku ngelihat jalan tol dan Taksi Silver Bird, yang adanya ya di Jakarta. Trus mungkin tuh Rumah Gadang ada di TMII. Hmmm, Jakarta, aku nggak mau melewatkan episode selanjutnya...... :D

Siapakah yang aku dukung?? Masih blom yakin sih, kan masih awal-awal acara, tapi sejauh ini aku suka 5 team (Wow, 5 team berarti kan setengahnya tuh...... :D), 1 team dari Indonesia (Mardy dan Marsio), semua tim dari Malaysia (Andrew dan Syeon; Zabrina dan Joe Jer), Tim dari Singapura (Melody dan Sharon), dan satu Tim dari Filipina (Aubrey dan Jaq) >> mereka model, dan sangat lucu loh selama pertandingan. Hmm, kita nggak bisa meremehkan wanita model loh, Dustin dan Kandice, kontestan kontes Ratu Kecantikan, yang ikut The Amazing Race 10, hebat dan taktis juga, sekarang mereka masuk 5 besar loh......

Pelajaran dari episode pertama: Pikiran mengalahkan Otot...... :)

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  1. Hi everyone I was just checking out the blogs here, and I think they are very interesting. I will check back later to see what is going on.

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