Amazing Race China Season 4: Singapore

Sadly, it seems to with the full leg course being revealed, the teams are now travelling the remainder of the season in Asia, a far cry from the Olympic destinations in Season 3 and the 4 continent race in season 2. It’s no use crying over spilled milk after all

Video link here.

Warning: Vote U-Turn ahead, and everybody (Note: Team Mrs Robinson) in the hotel is trying to ally with everyone in order to avoid doing 2 tasks, cumulating in all the teams meeting each other after a round of negotiations.

Thanks to Reality Fan Forum for the description of the tasks.

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I’m Bored: Discussion About Days by Yasuda Tsuyoshi (2013)

(Serialized by Weekly Shonen Magazine. Currently scantalated by Matanuki Scans)

Being a 2010s manga reader (reading manga digitally and not having the guts to read One Piece) is not even a factor at why this becomes one of the manga that I prioritize reading in manga sites every week. Despite the fact that.

i. For a sports manga, it is utterly overshadowed by everything else (by Hinomaru Zumou, Welcome to the Ballroom and Shokugeki no Soma before the writer squandered it after Azami came).

ii. By scantalation standards, it is very late for a 2010s manga. Right now, it is at least 2 years behind the current chapter (which is as of this writing, around Chapter 210), and for the Chinese scans (which I read ACMA Game & Real Account with), it somehow stopped at 11 chapters.

iii. I don’t even like soccer.

Still, this is one of the manga that I am willing to read again, and I think that it is something that I would like to share.

P.S: Speaking of Ballroom, I am not impressed with the anime adaptation of Ballroom especially after Episode 9 come out, I want to see an uninterrupted choreograph for a minute, not a monologue fest that spans for 20 minutes (I could just read it from the manga) and a changing ED that people could hardly care about on YouTube.

Spoilers Abound as I mention things that interest me on the fly.

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Hefei, China

Another recap for the Amazing Race, and this time the celebrities raced back in China when the season is ongoing. What do they have to collect? The 4 Chinese writing utensils: brush, ink, inkstone and paper. Let’s go.

P.S: Looking at how the team departure works makes me feel bad for everybody else in another season, since aside from first place there is literally nothing to gain from getting high placements.

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Stockholm, Swedem

The visit of Scandanavia continues, viking style. Where teams are giving a pieces of map to assemble in order to finish their leg, and finally, someone is getting eliminated.

So, have a chill drink in an ice-bar, pick out the clue from the slab of ice, and off to a restaurant they go…

Team Varsity: F-, we didn’t take the money.

Team Table Tennis: Oh, we have yours….In order to get the money, do push ups, let the girls place ahead of you in taking the taxi…good, here’s a dollar of the effort.

P.S: A minute apart between the teams according to placement?! That’s utterly inconsequential for the bottom & far behind teams.

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Copenhagen, Denmark.

First leg, a veteran had to replace a member to run their race.

Second leg, a contestant has visa issues, therefore one of the teams has to race alone for the entire leg (is it the first time this has happened in the Amazing Race history?)

What would happen in the 3rd leg, some team has to quit the race because they’ve got a film to star in?

Well I’m getting way ahead of myself, first things first. In this race an Intruder team has arrived, Team Table Tennis, and their performance made me think that the producers didn’t care about how does this twist work anymore.

Let’s recap the race, in the Scandanavia region, where teams attempt to be environmentally friendly in their transportation (most of the time anyway)

 

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Hong Kong

I’m sorry for the late review where I didn’t realize that the show has already aired a week ago, had some problems with my laptop where the YouTube search results came across glitchy until now.

But let’s get to it shall we, the premiere of the 4th season of Amazing Race China, starting from Hong Kong and the Express pass twist, sponsored by Hei Hei Ru.

Oh, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong.

By the way, the video I watched doesn’t have the team introductions about themselves.

FanBingBing: So… why am I paired up with someone that I shouldn’t know in a normal basis instead of another movie star who has performed better than you in the last Amazing Race knockoff? And why is she getting all the attention?

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