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OMG, this week’s Japanese Game Show is sooooooooo funny! They had to cross dress. Meaghan wearing a tux was okay. But Donnell (I’ve spelled his name wrong all along) and Andrew had to wear a gown! And in the middle of the game, Andrew’s gown fell down showing his hairy chest. The game was pretty simple, but the spinning chair was so fast. Anyways, Meaghan screwed up by putting the heart lock on her back (maybe she was too dizzy), and after that she took the key and dropped it causing Green Monkey team to lose a good amount of time. BUT, in the end Green Monkey team won! I’m so happy for them. 😛

This week’s reward is better than previous ones. Meaghan and Donnell got to stay in the most luxurious and modern hotel (priced at $12k a night). They got to ride in a limo, get a room w/ private chef and waiters, private swimming pool and get to order whatever they want – gourmet of course. And Meaghan ordered Pizza (yes, you read it right) and got it! 🙂 I don’t blame Meaghan for ordering a Pizza. As much as I like eating any type of cuisine, eating the same style of food for weeks will bore anyone. I so want to trade place with any of them.

On the other hand, Yellow Penguin finally lost after winning 4x in a row. They had to spend a night at a capsule hotel, where everything is tiny. Bento box was small and cold. And the capsule room was tight and confined, and it’s more like corpse’s chamber at morgues. They were also given nurse-like pjs.

Of course, Justin and Andrew were pretty smart. They made their own decision, because they didn’t want to face each other. So against Belinda’s will, Andrew volunteered himself and dragged Belinda down to elimination game. The game was changing clothes, and there was a special guest who played the game with them. They were told that that guy was the champion of fast clothes changing. But he actually got a twin 😆 so he always won. Belinda had better experince in changing clothes, so she won. Time for Andrew to go.

So next week 2 people on each team, one guy and one girl. Apparently next week is the final episode, so out of those 4 people one will win $250,000.

Today’s wipeout players didn’t do so good on the wipeout zone. 3 of them took more than 16 minutes to complete, compared to the average 8 minutes from the previous weeks’ players. Well, this week, the wipeout zone was made more challenging. The pool was filled with foams, so when the players fell down, they had to swim through the foam pool.

On other news, the winners of the Burn Notice book, The Fix, had been announced on Tod Goldberg’s blog. No, I wasn’t one of the lucky winners đŸ˜„ I guess I have to buy the book by myself. To see the winners of the contest, visit Tod’s blog here.

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Quake

Posted on: July 29, 2008

So I was minding my own business, when suddenly my desk and everything else started to shake. It took me a good 10 seconds to absorb what’s going on (I was at home at that time). It was an earthquake! But just like my past experiences, I didn’t do anything, I didn’t run out of my house. Because all the quakes that I’ve experienced weren’t that big. My rule of thumb on when to escape from building is when things start breaking and ceiling starts crumbling. Okay, I might have to revise my rule of thumb, it could get me killed one day…

Anyways, the quake happened about 45 minutes ago, and occured for about 1 full minutes (at least at my place that’s what happened). The epicenter is quite far from my place, it was at Chino Hills where San Andreas Fault is (I took Geology 100 for GE 😉). To read more about the quake, read at Yahoo! News here.

The 2nd mission was very challenging, it involves brain power (they were playing dublet) and physical strength (they were playing paintball). Mark solved the dublet first so he got to be a snipper, so the rest of the players have to run through the obstacle trying not to get shot. Paul, who said he was good in paintball and dublet, was the last one to solve dublet. But Mark never shot anything before, so he missed alot, but in the end, Paul’s the only one who managed to finish the obstacle without getting shot. Luckily, Craig had the exemption card on him, so Mark earned the exemption for tonight.

On the first challenge, the final 4 are paired up. Mark and Paul, Nicole and Craig. Paul and Mark had a better partnership than Nicole and Craig. Both Mark and Paul did some tiny mistakes, but I think they were innocent mistakes. Nicole kept on doing unneeded angling and zooming, and it didn’t do any good for Craig. Well, Craig messed up too by asking Nicole question, and Nicole “accidently” answered. Even though Mark’s main suspect is Nicole, and Paul’s is Craig, the mistakes occured on the first challenges gave them little suspicion towards each other. That didn’t stop them to highly suspect Craig who failed the last part of the mission.

With Mark having the final exemption in the game, the rest of 2 or 3 players (if Mark was the mole) were in chopping block. During the execution, Paul was called first, and he was executed (he was aiming Craig and Nicole during the quiz). So from this point on, I would say that Craig is the mole. Nicole is still a possible mole, but I’m gearing towards Craig. Mark has the least of my suspicion, and if he turns out to be the mole, he’s a really good actor.

Well, not actually breaking away (I still love watching tv). But I’m thinking that if my TV is broken beyond repair, maybe it’s time to throw it out and cut my cable bill. Thinking about calling my cable company and say I want out makes me grin so wide my cheek hurts. 😆 I’m thinking to just watch TV online, since I’m on broadband anyway (why waste the bandwith I pay, right?)

I’ve been watching online TV a couple of times, usually on the official network websites like abc.com and usanetwork.com. They have full episodes of the shows and the latest ones too – and thankfully my favorite shows are in both networks. But some of the tv websites just don’t even provide online videos, let alone a full episode. So what a man to do if he doesn’t have a tv and cable connection? Find another alternative 😛 Last night, I found one or two great websites that provide links to some shows (some new and some old), which is nice. If anyone interested, just let me know, I’ll be glad to share the links with you. 🙂

Well, as for now, I’m gonna watch yesterday’s Monk and Psych on usanetwork.com 😉

So…my TV broke. This morning my aparment had an electrical issue, causing my pc, alarm clock, and microwave to reboot. But they are ok, but not my TV! 😡 I had to work almost all day, so I couldn’t get anyone to take a look at it. Now I’m stuck on Friday night without all new Monk and Psych. đŸ˜„ I think I have to get through this weekend without TV, or maybe longer. I might have to buy a new TV, bah.

The last thing I watched last night was Burn Notice. It was cool as usual, but I couldn’t help noticing there’s a big FLAW on the story. This week, Michael was trying to find out Carla’s past (other than handling another side job) by blackmailing Pakistani Consulate’s head of security. He went to the consulate’s office and met the guy a couple of times. My question is, why didn’t Carla stop him? I thought Carla spied on him all the time?! Yes, I know that Michael didn’t get any job to do from Carla, but I don’t think she’s gonna cut him some slack. If I were Carla, I would make sure Michael’s always on my watch. What do you think? Maybe I’m a little bit too critical because I watch too many detective/police-type of shows. 😕

Another thing that I got to watch last night was Extreme Living, my new favorite show on HGTV. It’s a show about houses that’s built to stand extreme condition or built at extreme location. It’s kinda similar to the World’s Extreme Homes, but so far the houses on Extreme Living are in US. They also show how the master pieces were built and the owner, architects, and engineers behind the houses were interviewed. Some of the dwellings featured float, spin, perch precariously or defy gravity with high-concept and boldly designed meet the interesting and adventurous folks who live there. Intrigued? Extreme Living airs every Thursday at 9:30 pm EST.

The Fix

Posted on: July 23, 2008

For those of you who didn’t know, Tod Golderg wrote a Burn Notice book called the The Fix. And he’s giving away a copy in a contest. Interested? All you have to do is just leave a comment on his page for a chance to win. The winner will be randomly picked. Good luck! Oh, and if you win, you’ll be the first one to lay hand on the book! 8)

Betrayal

Posted on: July 22, 2008

As I thought, it’s not possible for Green Monkey team to compete with only 2 people. Yellow Penguin team had to let go one of their member to Green Monkey. Donell automatically wanted Justin because they were buddies. Justin wanted to move over too, but he knew that Yellow Penguin team was stronger so it was better to stick to the winning team. In the end, Cathy volunteered to move to Green Monkey team because she knew she had been performing badly in the past few weeks.

Tonight’s japanese game show was so funny! Poor Cathy and Belinda, they’re suspended in the air with their teammates throwing balls at them, and their opponents pulling them from side to side. 

Belinda had the upper hand, her weight played important role because Meaghan wasn’t strong enough to pull her around. Also, as Justin pointed out, Donell and Meaghan swing Belinda from left to right in almost perfect rhythm. It’s so predictable that Andrew and Justin didn’t have too much of a hard time aiming her. Moreover, Belinda was smart, she helped her team by catching the balls that missed and stick it to herself.

Since Yellow Penguin team was first, Justin and Andrew had the advantage of making a strategy by watching Green Monkey. They only pulled Cathy quickly after Donell threw the ball so Green Monkey team didn’t get as many balls as they could. Meaghan didn’t do a good job either because she was having a hard time aiming. 😩 Boohoo, Green Monkey team lost by huge number: 24 to 7. They had to learn how to make Mochi and then they had to make 100 of them. But they got to vent their frustrations by hammering the mochi rice. On the other side, Yellow Penguin team got to go to an ancient shrine to received blessing and learn archery.

Donell and Cathy wanted Meaghan to go to elimination round because she did the worst, but Meaghan tried to work around it. But both Donell and Cathy didn’t want to go to elimination round. Cathy thought Donell did a bad job because as a football player he should’ve performed much better, and Cathy defended herself that there was nothing that she could do if there were no balls around her to catch. According to the game rules, if Green Monkey team couldn’t decide who to go to elimination round, Yellow Penguin team got to choose the 2 people. Donell was confident that he’s not going down because he was sure that he Andrew and Justin were in ‘silent’ alliance. Meanwhile Meaghan lobbied Andrew of Yellow Penguin to put Donell into elimination round, and Andrew agreed.

Since Green Monkey was undecided (like Meaghan wanted), Yellow Penguin choose Donell and Cathy. Poor Donell, he believed so much in Justin and Andrew, but he was betrayed because afterall he’s the biggest competition. Once Donell’s gone, no more guys in Green Monkey team, and it’s good news for Yellow Penguin. Andrew clearly said he didn’t care Meaghan or Cathy as long as Donell was on chopping block. I couldn’t help but think that it’s Donell’s karma. He betrayed Olga, who trusted him, eliminated few weeks ago (read here for story). Now he was betrayed by Justin and Andrew, who he thought would save his ass. I’m not a believer in Karma, but this is mind blowingly obvious.

The elimination game was simple but still funny. The players had to find 3 solid doors out of 7 to bump into. Poor Cathy, the first 3 doors she chose was a fake one so she wasted a lot of time getting smacked by crazy gorilla and panda. Pissed Donnell was so focused he finished the game very quickly. So it’s time for Cathy to say Sayonara.

Well, next week won’t be a good week for Green Monkey team. I don’t know if Donell would find out that Meaghan betrayed him too, but he’d be pissed at Justin and Andrew for sure. Anyways, on the preview of next week’s episode, looks like a funny game is in store. Can’t wait to watch it. 🙂

Tonight’s wipeout is great; more balls than ever before. Also tonight’s wipeout zone was made tougher because the spinner is wrapped in plastic allowing only 2 sides to jump into and the players had to crawl to the other end and use the other opening to exit. In today’s wipeout, the only girl left is the runner up. She did a wonderful job, and only lost for less than 1 minute.


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