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The Amazing Race – China Celebrity Edition with Spoilers (極速前進) : Greece – Athens

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Hey everyone! Himmy is very excited today~ Because it’s our Wallace’s birthday!! 😀

He’s officially 40th years old now lol. We’ll keep loving you Wallace~ No matter what age you are 😉

Happy birthday Wallace! ❤ I wish you happy everyday! Keep looking young! Most importantly, stay healthy and keep making good drama! 😀 There’s more I want to write but I can’t express in words how much I love him. 😮 I love his smile, his attitude, his determination, his kindness, his talent, his optimistic, and much much more! lol this is becoming a love letter to Wallace. 😛

He doesn’t need to be perfect, he’s already perfect just the way he is. This is the Wallace that I love.

Still looks young as always. 🙂

To celebrate it, here’s a nice fanmade video dedicated to Wallace.

Everyone is welcome to leave a comment or greeting for our ‘little wa’ (including you, silent readers 😉 )

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Peanuts: Happy Birthday Wallace Chung ! 40 Amazing Years & More for the Cute & Charming Chung ! LOL Thanks to Won for doing the banners for me.

Ok back to TAR now, haha…..Athens was the next stop!

In this episode they went to Athens, Greece. But before they started their challenges, they needed to vote for a team to U-turn. The night before, the couple and the two guys came to Wallace’s room to discuss and collaborate so that they won’t get the U-turn. The couple think Ekin’s team is strong and suggested to give the U-turn to them but the two guys worked with Ekin’s team before, so they were reluctant to give them the U-turn. Instead, they suggested Calvin’s team. Wallace has to make the decision but he avoided it, saying that he’ll follow the majority since he has given U-turn before. In the end, they decided it by sortition, and that unlucky team with 3-0 votes was Calvin’s team…

Peanuts:  I don’t like how they bullied poor Calvin. Each of the team should just vote according to their wishes and not enter into an agreement. I think that 2 model guys are the instigators and WC was just following the crowd. The Olympic couple should get the U-turn since they are so strong.

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Look at this cutie pie, trying to pull an innocent face? lol

When they voted on the next day, Calvin voted Wallace and thought they won’t be voted since they’re not as strong as other teams… oopsie~

Peanuts: Cunning Chung ! lol

The first task was to go to an antique market to make a pottery as per the sample provided and must be approved by the judge. They were given 6 slabs of clay and if they used them up without passing, they’ll be given 15 minutes penalty.

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Can I have that water bottle please? >.<

The couple was the first to finish the task, since Angel learned this before. They were really kind to tell Wallace their technique, thus Wallace completed the task right after that. The other teams were all unable to do it and got 15 minutes penalty.

Peanuts: WC is being impatient again and I think Jackie will be able to do it better & faster 😛 Oh, look at the heart warming moment between the 2 siblings, feeding WC water lol.

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Next, they needed to match the equipment for four gods and goddess correctly and say ‘please come to life’ in Greek in order to get the next clue. Wallace tried many rounds without success, they almost tried every equipment there. They really needed to calm down and think carefully. Luckily, the other teams haven’t reached yet but the time wasted here made them unable to catch up with the couple.

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Lol so cute (Yes, I think he looks cute no matter what he does.)

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Everyone thought God of Wisdom should hold the olive branch. Ekin was really smart because he’ll look at her eyes to see her reactions, every time he gave her something. Hence, he was successful in one try!

Peanuts: Knowing that they are going to Greece, shouldn’t WC or Jackie does some preparatory work like looking at the pictures of the Greek mythlogy Gods? They did pretty bad here, the scatter gun approach 😦

Wallace finally placed everything correctly, and the next task they need to choose between:

1) Use a big slingshot to hit the target with watermelons from 15 feet away. Each round can sling 10 times. After each round, they can choose to switch challenger. They need to complete it in 5 rounds, if not they have to do the other task or get time penalty.

2) They need to go to a library and memorize an Archimedes principle that has been written on the board. It’ll only show for 20 seconds in every 30 seconds. After they’ve memorized it, they needed to find the so-called ‘Archimedes’ and one person has to recite it to him to get the next clue. (Calvin was the only team who had chosen this task)

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Wallace chosen the first task. He used the slingshot that the couple team used before but he failed in the first round since he didn’t notice that the leather that held the watermelon can be adjusted which would made it easier to sling. After they noticed that, they succeeded immediately.

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Wallace said it needed a lot of strength to sling, so he didn’t even let Jackie try even though she’s a firefighter. Such a sweet brother. 🙂

Peanuts: Oh, another memorable moment of the 2 siblings working well together. WC could have done better but as usual, he was impatient and didn’t look plus think properly.

After finishing this task, they proceeded to find out the result of the voting. Of course Calvin’s team has the highest vote. Thus, they needed to do the slingshot too. Jordan was hoping the couple was the one to be given the U-turn since they’re very strong.

Next, they reached ‘Archeon Gefseis’ an ancient Greece restaurant. In there, one person will time travel to ancient Greece, whereas the other one will pick one question about something seen or experienced in the time travelling. After the question was answered correctly they can get the next clue, but if the answer was wrong, they needed to do the time travel again and another question will be chosen.

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Everyone looked happy when they went in for the first time. 😀

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I think Wallace should be the one to do this task since he has good visual memory. The questions that Wallace picked were ‘What is the name of the lady in white who sat on the table?’ ‘How many candles are there on the dining table?’ ‘What color is the clothes wore by the first person who held your hand?’ Jackie answered pink which is correct.

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The couple was very lucky, Angel guessed the correct answer on her second try and left very quickly.

Peanuts: I agree with Himmy that WC should have done this task, so that I can watch more of his feet while they were being washed, lol.

The next stop was the Panathenaic Stadium, where they needed to complete a 3,000 meters marathon (8 laps) together, before proceeding to the final destination.

Initially, they thought only one person was needed to do this task and Jackie volunteered, saying 3,000 meters is a piece of cake. lol Since she’s a firefighter, I think this is just like normal training for her.

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Thanks to this task I get to see Wallace’s sexy legs. 😛

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Haha, the two guys said Jackie looked more relaxed compared to Wallace. Wallace initially thought he’ll control their speed and taking care of Jackie but it turned out to be the opposite. 😀 Wallace heard the bell and thought they’ve completed, but it actually meant they still have one lap left. Obviously, Wallace seldom jogs because after the 5th laps, he already started to push himself. He asked Jackie if she still can run faster. When Jackie said ‘Can run a little bit faster’, poor Wallace, looked annoyed 😀

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Peanuts: Found this gif especially for Himmy, showing WC taking off his clothes as well as showing his shapely legs, lol. Did you notice the 2 siblings have been wearing leggings and pants until this race? This is pretty boring except looking at WC’s sexy legs, lol.

Thank you, Peanut! So hot! I love looking at Wallace taking off his clothes the most! 😀 Yes! I always complaint that Wallace was showing too little skin! He always wore long sleeves and long pants. Although I think he looks good with three quarter sleeves, he doesn’t need to wear them all the time!

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Lastly, they needed to walk to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Wallace arrived second since they failed to catch up with the couple.

The couple will be given a GPS in the next leg since they were first. How come last time Wallace didn’t get any prize but the couple always got good prizes? 😦

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Peanuts: Yes, so unfair to WC. He doesn’t need useless prize like the free 1 year supply of milk, lol. But some help in the race is always welcome. Honestly, this episode feels a bit dull after the high of the last 2 episodes. WC didn’t seem to be in his tiptop condition but nonetheless still managed to come second, so congrats!

The team who wins the next leg will be given a revive card to revive any eliminated team of their choosing. Many people wanted to revive the youngest team since they’ve eliminated too early.

This was a non-elimination leg which means Calvin’s team was saved but they’ll have to do an extra task in the next leg. I actually hope they got eliminated because I’m so done with his partner. Every time, she appears I just wanted to press fast  forward.  All she did was   complained and cried.

Peanuts: I don’t like the youngest team because that girl is useless and pampered, everything also dare not do 😦 Thus, what is the point of taking part in the race?

Next week there’ll be diving and viking in Santorini! 😮


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Peanuts:  Oppa, you’ve finally arrived in South Korea, add oil 🙂

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Peanuts: Oppa, you look good in your hanbok, better looking than a Korean 😛 I’ll support WC all the way back to HK, go go go WC…heehee…..

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Peanuts: In appreciation of Himmy and my effort in writing this special feature on TAR, WC is giving the rose to us, lol.

I happily accept it! But there’s only one 😮

BTW Can you recognize who is this guy?…  lol

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Peanuts: After racing around the world, WC is back to HK, his home turf 🙂

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Peanuts: Final in Shenzhen, who is the winner? If you are eager to know, leave a comment and I’ll email you personally 😛

Himmy is very jealous of those lucky fans. > <

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Author: himmy

I'm a sunflower & Wallace Chung is my sunshine. I'm here mainly to fangirl Wallace Chung & maybe others things in the future. :-D

14 thoughts on “The Amazing Race – China Celebrity Edition with Spoilers (極速前進) : Greece – Athens

  1. Establishing secret alliances with the other teams is just part of the game, especially halfway through the race. Angel is the only participant who can match WC’s high IQ and EQ. She knows her team and WC’s team are the strongest ones in the race. Thus, it’s either they work for or against each other to reach the final leg of the race. That’s why she teamed up with the other two teams to U-turn either Calvin’s or Ekin’s team. Note how she and her hubby passed the final decision to WC who was smart enough NOT to fall for it and made the decision to go along with THEIR decision instead. [Clap! Clap! Clap!]
    This is also the reason why Angel was kind enough to help out WC with the pottery task and not the others. Other than perseverance, strength and endurance, STRATEGY is now of the utmost importance to staying ahead in the race at this juncture. I’m glad we FINALLY see some strategic moves being used by the teams other than the WC team. However, I’m stumped by the REVIVAL CARD; never heard of it until this edition. What’s the point of reviving a losing team at the expense of the current top three teams? It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in the next episode which is going to be another ‘adrenaline rush roller-coaster ride’ like the one in Abu Dhabi.
    And “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”, Wallace Chung. Stay healthy and young forever until we celebrate your 70th birthday. LOL!

  2. Actually I thought it was very unfair for them to come together to protect themselves, namely Wallace and Li Xiao Peng couple since they always come in first or second. And although Angel is very nice to share the secret, I thought that they were trying to “help” each other because… they are always the top few. So I didn’t really like this episode 😦 Really like Ekin Cheng and Xiaochun team. They are so brotherly and honest LOL.

    I liked the part where the two guys were joking sarcastically that they played with slingshot when they were young and Ekin Cheng and Xiaochun played with knives HAHA. But I seriously think Ekin Cheng and Xiaochun team should use more of their brain lol. They are always so rash and use force only lol.

    But ya, from Li Xiaopeng’s attitude, you can know why he got gold for Olympics. Gotta respect him but really hated how they cheated in deciding to sacrifice Calvin.

    • Well, I think it’s part of the game to use strategy against each other. Of course if they’re against WC then I would have something to say lol. But what’s bothering me is why some teams would known they have to vote for U-turn the night before but other teams have no idea until they received the clue card… like WC when they go to his room, he initially thought they came for money and seemed to have no idea of the U-turn.

      • Hi! I hate to rain on your parade but 99% of the so-called reality tv series out there are actually scripted and manipulated by the production teams, especially the Korean ones. I honestly don’t think this TAR edition is any different. How else do you explain why they have already leaked out the eventual winners of this race when we’re only halfway through it? I honestly think they should keep a lid on it until the very last episode just like the USA TAR edition. It won’t be fun watching this show anymore if we already know who the eventual winners are before the race is even over.

        • Yeah, I actually kinda sensed that… just being confirmed by others me feel more disappointed 😦
          I try keep myself away from those information, so pls don’t give me spoiler. But I can 80% confirm who the winner was, lol.

  3. I’d say Angel is the most dangerous and cunning of everyone in the race. She’s the brain of her team, but she always appear weak and crying (notice she cried in front of the 2 models when they ran around the track) so the other teams mistakenly think their success all along is because of her gymnast husband. After this ep, it’s clear Angel has decided to make an alliance with Jackie and Wallace since she helped them with the pottery but not the 2 models, and I can see why. First, Wallace/Jackie aren’t as physically strong as the 2 models. When the time comes, Angel/LXP and Jackie/Wallace can team up to get rid of the 2 models and go through to the final. Angel deems the 2 models a bigger threat than Wallace/Jackie so getting rid of the 2 models gives her a better chance to win. Secondly, the 2 models showed that they have a conscience when they refused to block Ekin/Jordan even though Ekin/Jordan are stronger than Calvin’s team. From a competitive view pt, it’s hard to make an alliance with this type of people because in the end, they might back out of the plan to hurt another team based on their conscience.

    She’s def no Angel, lol. But I don’t blame her smart tactics since I’d do the same too if I want to win, lol.

    Wallace/Jackie prob decided it’s to their interest to ally with Angel/LXP and get rid of the 2 models later, but I’d be very wary of Angel.

    I feel bad for Calvin, not only stuck with a whiny teammate but also having the 3 strongest teams ganging up on him. I think Calvin is quite smart, he figured out how to knock down the pins in Dubai, he memorized the formula, in the weapons game he asked a native abt which weapon the gods hold since native Greek would likely know this.

    Ekin and Jordan are def the nicest team and a huge threat. However, their saving grace is they were nice to the 2 models so one less strong team trying to take them down. Maybe this is their tactic, be nice to other teams so hopefully some teams have a conscience and won’t block them, who knows. At first, Angel and her husband wanted to gang up on Ekin/Jordan but the 2 models saved them. For the last couple eps, Ekin/Jordan have been slipping in the standing and I wonder if they’re doing this on purpose. It’s obvious they’re smart (for ex, in New York they asked the police for direction instead of asking random people on the streets; in Greece, Ekin correctly guessed the weapons game just by looking at the woman playing Athena and none of the other teams thought of doing this). The strange thing is they’ve been slipping in the standing. I wonder if they’re doing this on purpose to reduce the other teams being wary of them, and then make a big dash to the final. Or it can be that Ekin/Jordan stopped caring because Jordan’s attitude has been deteriorating and looks like he’s ready to blow up any moment, lol.

    The two models are strong physically but they’re the most honest (ie dumbest) so I don’t see them that big of a threat compared to the other teams.

    • Wow, thanks for your analysis. I was bothered by Angel’s action to help WC too but couldn’t figure anything out, I’m so dumb lol. But I think WC is definitely smarter than me, so he’ll be able to figured it out since I noticed when Jackie was saying that Angel was so nice to help them WC didn’t gave any response only add ‘we’re helping each other’.

  4. Please tell me.

  5. I love WC, i wanna know the winner. Please tell me.

  6. Please email me 😊

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