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Allan Wu
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From the Amazing to the Unbelievable

Well, the second season of T he Amazing Race Asia is officially over.  I hope you enjoyed watching the race from start to finish and were also able to catch the special TARA Memories episode this week.  I'd like to thank all the fans and supporters of the show with all their positive and encouraging comments, and I can't wait to get Season Three started later this year.  I'll keep you updated once I receive more information.  In the meantime, have you submitted your application cuz the deadline is coming up soon?

Before I part ways with TARA2, I've enclosed some final shots of a charity carwash we participated in with Caltex.  All the proceeds from the cars washed last weekend were donated to the Foundation for Underprivileged Children, and all the team members present were really excited about contributing for a good and worthy cause.

We all rolled outta bed pretty early on that Saturday morning and made our way to the designated Caltex station in Singapore, and we were all ready to have some wet and wild fun!

Of course, we had to send the lovely ladies to ask for donations for this Caltex Charity Carwash, and the likes of Pamela and Aurelia did quite a convincing job keeping the boys busy wetting and washing down the automobiles.

Alas, all good things must come to an end so we all huddled up one last time for a group shot before everyone returned back home to various parts of Asia.  Everyone had a great time dousing each other with water hoses and pails.  I wish I could've taken more pictures of those, but I was too soaked to be able to handle a digital camera at that time.

Now, a lot of people ask me what do I do as we gear up for the third season of TARA?  Actually, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to host the local Singapore version of the iconic U.S. show, Ripley's Believe It or Not.  I've been really busy getting the filming and voiceover work completed, especially since the first episode already premiered this past Tuesday.  Here is a shot of me preparing for my lines in Mediacorp Studios.

Once I get my lines memorized, then it's time to turn on the smoke machine and fire (or film) away...

Of course, I don't get to hold the scrīpt in my hand when I do the real "take," and it's a challenging process because we shoot six to seven to possibly eight episodes in one "Go!"  I think next time, I'm going to try out an Autocue (or teleprompter) similar to the ones utilized by newsreaders.  If you do happen to see the show, let me know if you can tell whether I'm reading something or not!  Ripley's Believe It or Notairs every Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM on Channel 5 here in Singapore...and the stories are truly unbelievable!

In the meantime before I start racing around the world again, I'll enjoy the dark, air-conditioned confines of shooting in a studio setting.

On another note, this year happens to be a Leap Year, and there's a great local Singaporean movie coming out next week on February 29.  More on that and the beautiful lead actress who holds it all together next time! 

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hey! when you were hosting Ripley's did you really come into contact with the weird ones on the show? So much hype about The Leap Year better be good... how many times did Li Lin had to run on the bridge over at the esplanade to get a good shoot in hte "rain"? ;o)
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Nice to see the TAR guys still having fun.Anyway back to Ripleys BION...I thought the show is going to show unbelievable stories of ppl from Asia since u are the host,but I guess not.Wonder why they never choose to take the original video with the original host..But u still did a good job however,unbelievale? Believe it!
over 12 years ago
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oh yeah, i was so suprised when it was you. I thought that the voice of the commentory was so familiar. It came to my mind that it might be you, but i was still taken aback when your name appeared. And of course, delighted too. =P
over 12 years ago
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i gotta get the dvds when they come out...
over 12 years ago
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wow, getting more show nowadays, such a great blessing from God. hope you have lots of fun working and have a wonderful with ur family. :)
over 12 years ago
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Hi, Allan Good to seeing u in Amazing Race Asia Season 2, it's fantastic Too bad we can't see the Ripley's Believe it or not in HK (of course, the version with you) Well, look forward to having update news of the TARA 3 thru AXN........ Wish u all the best! A fan from HK
over 12 years ago
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Hi Allan, Glad to read more of your blogs. Anyway, it's so nice of you and the TARA2 teams to do the charity carwash. It must have been an enjoyable day for all of you and knowing that many children will benefit from this, its all worth it! Thanks to the sponsors of TARA and the production team too. Hope (wish) to see more of TARA2 teams and you all together in one show. = ) Oh, by the way Congratulations to you Allan for your new show. Sad to say I won't be able to watch you hosting the Ripley's Believe it or not, coz' believe it or not I'm from Manila. Same thing , I won't be able to see Li Lin's movie. Well I just wish you both all the best andsuccess in your shows and movies. God bless!!! = )
over 12 years ago
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ps - thats cool about Ripley's... I still watch Dean Cain's version on tv once in a while...
over 12 years ago
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Keep posting your blogs! I love to read it =) Your life sounds like amazing. You have many good opportunities to venture many places! I'm a bit jealous !
over 12 years ago
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A little bit sad I cannot see you with Ripley's Believe It or Not coz I am in Thailand. So, just thinking of your dimple! Always waiting for TARA3...
over 12 years ago
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haha, saw u in 8 Days, damn, u were so naughty with ur wifey haha.
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