Survivor Insights 36: Double Screw-up for Foa Foa

Who Stands Out?

Jeff Probst fired back. He kicked out a castaway during an immunity  challenge for the first time and this castaway was not Russel H. but…

Personal chef, Mike, was sent home after the immunity challenge due to low blood pressure. This event is quite expected. He’s old and he needs rest. At his age (62), it’s better to be safe than feel sorry.

Taking Candy From A Baby ???

Yasmin of Galu talks a lot.

What she said when she’s in the Foa Foa camp was already out the line and honestly, those words might cost her BIGTIME.

“I’m here to help you guys strategize because, to me, I don’t like a not fair fight.  It’s almost like why be matched up with people that’s not matched up with the right people cause then it’s like taking candy from a baby,”

I don’t know with Yasmin. She’s already digging a grave for herself. In the game of survivor, talking a lot is not a sign of overconfidence. It only does mean you are on a chopping board really soon. Coach, back in SURVIVOR TOCANTINS, was just lucky to escape the boot and won an immunity necklace once.

Ben VS Yasmin

Thank God, Yasmin didn’t speak a world during the Tribal Council and just allowed Ben to talk proudly about himself.

and again,

Ben or Yasmin? My heart goes Galu. There are numerous interesting people there (Monica, Erik, Brett, Kelly, John) but I am afraid for Yasmin. The way she behaved in this episode was way out the standards and that’s not good.

KUDOS for Russel H, though! He’s the very first castaway to find the hidden immunity necklace without a clue.

How did he do it?

I do not know the answers but one thing for sure:

This man might be a real genius and a real threat, as well.

…Even more dangerous than those alpha males who can dominate the physical side of the game.

The “BRUTAL” Immunity Challenge

All praise for Galu. The big ten were still on the run, winning the immunity for the second time in a row. It’s difficult to shoot balls into opposing tribe’s basket while others maimed each other on a pit but thanks to John, Erik and Laura.

and… Galu Wins Immunity!

Watching this game made me realize: It pays to play basketball, folks!


Where’s Monica during this time?

Foa Foa Falls one more time!

For Foa Foa, Russel H. made another plan and get rid of his enemies. This week, Betsy, the policewoman who said that “Nice people can be Snakes,” took the fall.

Betsy’s RNO Interview


While the series of events get hotter at Samoa, MERGE is coming in Palau. The New and Stronger Korror won immunity three times in a row and this time, the season’s chickboy who also claimed to be the snake was sent home.

Louie was one of those castaways who was in good condition while the Survivor Philippines Season 2 premiered last August. He was originally in Korror Tribe but was transferred to Airai. Louie was competitive in challenges, quite an asset for his group but his aggressive approach on the game brought him down.

His group voted him out but Louie got another chance in Isla Purgatoryo. Yet, Louie blew his chances. He complains and he couldn’t control his thoughts. Justine overpowered Louie. The “snake” was sent home and Justine guaranteed herself another shot in the merge.

Congrats Justine!

One immunity challenge to go for Korror and Airai. Six members in Korror were strong compared to Airai’s four (Cris, Tara, Mika, Charles). But anything can happen. Let’s see and let’s wait.

Survivor Insights 35: Frustrated!

It’s confirmed! Survivor Samoa will not be aired in the Philippine Local Channels. Studio 23 no longer has the rights, so is CS. Now, QTV will not air it and I’m not sure what’s the big reason behind. GMA 7 has already brought Survivor Gabon and Survivor Tocantins and now, they will just ax the nineteenth  season without formal notice to the loyal televiewers.

I visited YouTube and I found this unofficial SURVIVOR SAMOA INTRO. Geez, I already have my early picks. I just don’t have the energy to blog.

Here are the two tribes,

Survivor: Samoa – Meet The Cast

The firsts of the first in SURVIVOR SAMOA.

First Reward Challenge

First Immunity Challenge

Then I’m screwed. I visited just now and I found Marisa Calihan from Foa Foa was voted out.

Marisa was one of my first-impression-picks before this season premieres and it’s hard to believe Marissa received seven votes against her during the Tribal Council (Ashley, Ben, Jaison, Liz, Mike, Natalie, and Russel H.) Marisa, Mick ans Betsy voted for Ashley.  –First Tribal Council

RUSSELL H played the role of a puppet master of the season. Just like Randy in SURVIVOR GABON, he claimed to be the the smartass castway of all time. INTERESTING!

“If I can control how they feel, I can control how they think.  I’m really a multi-millionaire.  I own an oil company in Houston.  I’m not here for the money.  I’m only here to show people how easy it is to win this game.  I’m the worst one to trust out here.  I should be the first one to go, but I’m going to do everything it takes to win this game”

But there’s still the Galu Tribe and there’s still interesting characters there. While reading their profiles, Monica and Erik stood out from the rest. Dave has same birthdate like me and John, just like in SURVIVOR AMAZON, is a rocket scientist.


Alicia Keys is Back!

Open my Yahoo Mail a while ago and I found out Alicia Keys is back. The single is entitled “Doesn’t Mean Anything” and I am sure this will be another explosive hit by my R&B babe.

This post should be posted in my MusicDive but nevermind, just listen to the single. IT’S FRESH and IT’S HOT.

Reading the lyrics makes this song HOTTER!

Used to dream of being a millionaire, without a care
but if I’m seeing my dreams and you aren’t there
’cause it’s over
that just wont be fair, darling.

I’d rather be a poor woman living on the street,
no food to eat
’cause I don’t want no pie if I have to cry
’cause it’s over
when you said goodbye

All at once
I had it all
but it doesn’t mean anything
now that you’re gone 
from above, seems I had it all
 but it doesn’t mean anything
 since you’re gone

Now I see myself through different eyes
it’s no surprise
but being alone would make you realize, when it’s over
all in love is fair
I shoulda been there, I shoulda been there, I shoulda shoulda

All at once
I had it all
but it doesn’t mean anything
 now that you’re gone

from above, seems I had it all
but it doesn’t mean anything
 since you’re gone

I know I pushed you away
what can I do that would save our love
take these material things
they don’t mean nothing
its you that I want

All at once
I had it all

but it doesn’t mean anything
now that you’re gone

from above, seems I had it all
but it doesn’t mean anything 
since you’re gone

Thanks DubTunes for the lyrics!

Survivor Insights 34: Survivor Philippines Season 2- The New “Stronger” Korror

As of this writing, expect that Carol (former Korror) and Maya (former Airai) were no longer in the competition and Justine was still with Jumbo in Isla Purgatoryo. Last Monday, a tribe switch occurred and a new “stronger” Korror was formed, consisting of the six charismatic and competitive castaways to date (Shaun, Marvin, Suzuki, Echo, Jef and Amanda). This is like a dream team, lol.

New Korror’s Strength and Weaknesses

Shaun somewhat played the father role of the tribe, just like Tom Westman in Season 10 (US edition). Playing the father role to Marvin, who deserved to be called as the “Rafael Nadal” of this season. Just like the King of Clay, Marvin was playing 100% in every step of the game. He’s not losing a single moment. Yes, Shaun and Marvin are big threats but do you still remember what Ozzy Lusth and Colby Donaldson did in SURVIVOR COOK ISLANDS and AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK? If Shaun and Marvin can copy those techniques to success, they can advance.

Suzuki was consistently doing good in the game. Just there, making grounds and he’s not a threat. Yet, if he remains to be overconfident about his position in the game, Suzuki might be vulnerable. Suzuki probably needs someone to ensure his stay in game like JT-Stephen in SURVIVOR TOCANTINS. Jef is oozing with appeal (almost the Sierra Reed of this season) but her physical weakness troubles the tribe. If the New Korror loss an immunity challenge and Jef couldn’t level up her strategic game, she could easily be in the chopping board.

The one castaway that stands out the most this season is Echo. Echo was not included in my first-impression-bets but the way she speaks and behaves in front of the camera, she’s getting my attention. Of course, there’s Amanda. The first time I read Amanda’s profile, she immediately reminded me of Stephenie LaGrossa. And I was not wrong, Amanda showed great confidence in challenges. She’s an all-around competitor with a beautiful face.

1-1 for the New Koror

The New Airai outplayed the New Korror in their swimming reward challenge but Korror stayed positive and won the immunity challenge.

“Six castaways are to be confined inside a steel cage as they search for the six rai stones inside the forest. Rai stones are giant limestones with holes in the center which served as money in ancient Palau. The castaways must get the six rai stones located or hidden near six bai posts. Bais are the meeting houses of elders. There are hooks on the cage where the castaways could attach the rai stones. Once they have found all the stones, they must go to their respective tribe mats where they should place all the stones on a weighing scale. From the contraption, they will be able to secure the key to be used to unlock the four padlocks on their cage. Once the castaways are set free, they must run back to the starting base.  Whoever gets there first wins the immunity idol and a little token of love (Survivor Philippines GMA Blog).”

Team work, mental power, precision in playing the game, the New Korror still got it but do they have the consistency to win? That’s the question to be answered in the next episodes.