For some odd reason, AXN decided to hold the Amazing Race Asia 4 Auditions in Kuching. They skipped other major towns, and actually decided to come down to Kuching, which was some what considered by many as ‘the city with a soul’.
Now, don’t go asking me about the term ‘City with a soul’ because as a pure Kuchinginite, I have no idea why outsiders get that idea to name it that way. The name goes beyond other cities, with many saying Kota Kinabalu as not even close to the ‘soul’ part of Kuching. To me, its weird, but what the heck. It’s a compliment, so as a proud Kuchinginite, I’ll accept it.
Anyway, The Amazing Race Asia (TARA) auditions was suppose to start at 11am at tHe Spring, but I didn’t see anything going on at 1130 when I arrived. In fact, the whole audition seemed dull, or should I say well below my expectations, and maybe TARA crew’s expectation.
I’m a huge TARA participant wannabe, but I can’t even fill in the forms because my full time job doesn’t allow me to get holidays up to 3 months. I’m sure the my boss will not be happy to even sign for my 3 months unpaid leave. Even a day of sick leave sometimes would hardly get approved without so many questions being raised, what more a 3 month stint, but I was expecting others to grab TARA’s presence in Kuching with delight, and I was expecting long queues. But at 1230pm, it seemed that will not happen in Kuching.
Contestants of TARA Season 1 were also hanging around with Pamela and Vanessa both looking gorgeous, and Allan Wu making the ‘boroi’ guys like myself look pathetic and ugly.
Maybe realizing the lack of participation, the emcees and the coordinators for the whole event decided to bring the crowd closer to the stage, and upon the announcement that there will be a prize give away after the TARA video clip, I brimmed with confidence that I could win. Reason is simply because there was very little people whom had the guts to sit in front, and second was because I was a huge follower of TARA Season 1. I was already hoping I’d get at least a free CELCOM USB Modem since Sony and CELCOM are both co-sponsors of TARA, but I received a magnetic writing pad instead. (Told you I was confident with winning something from the Q&A).
Well, although it wasn’t the initial prize I wanted to get, but at least Fahriee knew how to use it well. I couldn’t blame him for being GaGa over them because they were in fact very gorgeous.
I left tHe Spring at 4pm, after spending 2 hours at Starbucks, with TARA celebrities sitting behind me (I dont think they realized we were even there). Don’t know how the rest of TARA Auditions went by, but I do hope that it improved because I wouldn’t want them to skip Kuching next year. That would be bad.