Sunday, October 25, 2009

Survivor Insights 42: Someone Nearly Died!

Episode 6 of Survivor Samoa was certainly one of those gripping moments you could not forget. Russel S. nearly died because of too much exhaustion (dehydration to be specific) and I kept wondering why he still chose to participate in the challenge when he was already feeling ill.

As I see it, Russel S was too hard of himself that moment. He’s the leader and he’s probably too concern what his other tribematess thought when he chose not to play. I don’t know how this episode turned out if Russel S chose to sat out and gave the responsibility to Dave instead.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Survivor Insights 41: Rain, Rain, Rain

Who Stood Out?

This episode was quite predictable. Galu was dominating again. All nine members were powerful. Each one of them was doing their own thing to win a challenge.

During the Reward “Gross Food” Challenge, Galu was in fire. They were clearly winning.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Survivor Insights 40: First for Foa Foa

Before coming to Samoa, let me visit the events in Palau.

Marvin Kiefer was already ousted in SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES Season 2 and became the first member of the jury.

This strategic move was expected but I kept wondering why Marvin didn’t do anything to advanced further. No doubt, Marvin was a physical threat but it does not mean he couldn’t play a social game.

Back in SURVIVOR AFRICA, Ethan Zohn did not dominate the challenges but he did not receive any votes against him. He was a threat, yes but his techniques to escape the cut was working well and that’s the reason why he won it all.

That’s the biggest mistake in Marvin. His emotions devoured him. He chose to be alone than get back inside the camp, ask questions and let the numbers rescued his fate.


Galu ended their winning streak in the Immunity Challenge but that’s okay,

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Survivor Insights 39: Survivor Philippines Season 2- Shaun Wins Immunity!

It all started with these;

“Ang tubig at lupa ay pinagtagpo.
Ang hangin at apoy, pinaghalo.
Matatalo mo kaya si Nardong Putik?
O si Dyesebel ba ang iyong tinik?”


Shaun, a public relations staff at Manila City Council Office and the only remaining castaway with a better-half, aced the very first individual “Fire, Land and Water” Immunity Challenge.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Survivor Insights 38: Survivor Philippines Season 2- Sonsorol in Blue

This is unbelievable, folks. Usually, two or three castaways on my list are already out the competition before the merge but now, it’s totally a different story. Last night, Survivor Philippines Season 2 opens its second chapter and yes, all four of my pre-show bets and two out of four early wildcards round up the Sonsorol, their new tribe’s name.


* Shaun
* Marvin
* Suzuki
* Charles


* Amanda
* Jef
* Echo
* Tara
* Mika
* Justine (returnee)


Monday, October 5, 2009

Survivor Insights 37: Oust Ben!

“I have no intention of quitting whatsoever, but I’m willing to do just about anything to get rid of that guy right now”

Those are words from Jaison. He wanted to oust Ben, even calling him “calling the cause of their tribe’s dysfunction.” Jaison was not swayed by Mick and Russell’s advice to gun for Ashley instead.

That’s it, Ben’s arrogance during the Tribal Council stunned his tribemates and KO him (6-1).


Saturday, October 3, 2009


While there are numerous unexpected upsets in Womens Tennis in Tokyo, the top four seeds are having a great time in Kuala Lumpur.

In the photo: Nikolay DavyDenko, Fernando Verdasco, Fernando Gonzales and Robin Soderling

Thanks VerdascoNews

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kohli: The German to Watch Out!

Philipp Kohlschreiber did well in Open de Moselle in France. (Sorry if the picture is not related to his win, that photo was taken from ATP TENNIS BLOG during the US Open Series)

Kohli received a bye during the first round but it took him three sets to defeat Bjorn Phau of Germany in the second round (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). An easy win in the quarterfinals against Russian's Evgeny Korolev but Kohli struggled in the last four against Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRANCE), facing a tiebreaker in the first and need to advanced two consecutive games to sealed a win in the second. He won the second set during the finals with Gael Monfils (6-3) but couldn't make a repeat in the deciding.

But that's fine. Kohli was the runner up and probably earned the title as the next German to watch out.

As you remember, this 5′10″/ 70 kg star turned pro in 2001 and currently the 22th in the world as of the writing of this content. He never made on the last eight of a Grand Slam but already defeated a number of big names. During the third round of Australian Open 2008, he ousted Andy Roddick in five sets (6–4, 3–6, 7–6, 6–7, 8–6) producing 32 aces and 104 winners under his watch.

Personally, Kohli became a household name when he knocked out Sam Querrey and Novak Djokovic in straights sets at different grand slam surfaces, both in 2009 (AO Hard and RG Clay, respectively). Even the hard-hitter Fernando Verdasco (6-4, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, 8-6) was left in frustration during the quarterfinals of Davis Cup (Spain VS Germany).

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