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In this finale, the players competed individually, no more green monkey or yellow penguin. And every challenge was an elimination challenge, the player with the lowest score or longest time would have to say sayonara to $250,000.

So in the first challenge, the final four was set to free out of Toho Studio. For the first time, they had a game outdoor. The had to complete 5 tasks: getting someone to draw moustache on their face, getting a local to kiss them and getting the picture taken, getting someone to dress as liberty statue, getting a business card, and finally finding 3 people to do the wave. With their limited Japanese, they seemed to have trouble asking people for a favor (the locals thought they were selling something).

Donnell got kissed by a grandma, and Justin got kissed by a dude. Donnell was so desperate when asking people. In the end, Meagan was the winner of the first challenge, her good looks made the challenges easier for her. Belinda finished last, so she was the first one to go bye-bye.

After completing the first challenge, the winners: Justin, Donnell, and Meaghan got a treat. Their loved ones came to the studio and they got to spend time with them (for few minutes) before the next challenge started. On the second challenge, they had to wear sumo sponge suit, and they had to transfer as much water as possible with that suit while getting through an obstacle course. This challenge requires a good amount of strength, so Meaghan was in disadvantage. And, the last girl standing lost, good job Meaghan. So the winner was between Donnell and Justin.

On the final showdown between Donnell and Justin, they had all the old challenges combined: spinning chair, tricycle, egg popping, sticky wall, mochi, and the fake doors. If Meaghan had made it to this round, I seriously doubt she would win, the sticky wall part really required strong arms and it wouldn’t be fair for her to compete against Justin or Donnell. Justin and Donnell were almost always neck to neck all the time, but Justin got a little head start, and in the end he won. So Congratulations Justin! 🙂 But don’t spend all that money to buy your girlfiend jewelry (not that it’s wrong) but at least save some of them for future. I feel bad for Donnell, he’s a good competitior and he had a good heart to accept his defeat. Congrats to you both.

I highly doubt they will make 2nd season because it won’t be as huge as this one (but I’m secretly hoping otherwise). But, I would love to watch another show like this in the future. Heh, who am I kidding? I’ll be on it! Until then, sayonara! 8)

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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 😥 I guess I have to buy the book by myself. To see the winners of the contest, visit Tod’s blog here.

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.

This week’s japanese game show’s challenge is so funny! They make adults ride tricycle, and it’s kids size. It’s so outrageous watching Cathy, Belinda, Darcy and Meaghan doing it. They also make the other 2 members to pedal a regular bike to help reducing the speed of the treadmill. Poor guys, they look so exhausted.

This week the Green Monkey team lose again (I kinda like this team more than the other) Boohoo, they lose by only 4 seconds 😦 And poor Darcy gets voted to elimination round, again! Meaghan volunteered to go to elimination game accompanying Darcy, with a promise that the next time the team lose, she’ll be exempted.

The elimination game is also hillarious. Similar to the first week’s elimination game, Darcy and Meaghan, wearing sticky suit, have to jump and stick themselves into a wall with a human shape area (think – Human Tetris). There are 3 rounds with different shapes. Meaghan did a splendid job – almost perfect, right in the middle everytime. So she really deserves to win, but poor Darcy, it’s really her time to go today. Unless, next week one of the Yellow Penguins gets sick and they call Darcy again to replace him/her. 😛

Green Monkey has to work in rice field like a farmer. Poor guys have to plant rice in a muddy square of soil.  On the other hand, Yellow Penguin team gets to go to fish market. The fish market is great; it’s huge, busy and crowded (they even have a fish auction). It might be nice to watch on TV, but for me, going there isn’t a treat. The place must be very fishy, slimy and slippery (at least that’s what I imagine – I never been to a fish market, anywhere). But they get to eat fresh sashimi (by fresh, I mean really fresh cut from huge chunk of tuna – freshly caught).

On the other show, wipeout, I missed the first round because I came home late. This week’s 3rd round is the same as the first week, which is the Dizzy Dummy, which is a killer. If you don’t make it in the first 2 rounds, you’ll be too dizzy to go on. The only hope you have is that the other players are dizzier than you to complete the task. If I was playing and could choose, I would choose Dreadmill over Dizzy Dummy.


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