The Amazing Race Philippines: DryedMangoez Edition

What a 2-hour wi-fi enabled plane ride can produce.

I’ve been a fan of The Amazing Race since that very first episode in 2001 and while i’ve had my own route wishlists over the years, I’ve never sat down and put together a whole entire Amazing Race course before. Until now!

A simple wishlist for the upcoming (hopefully) Asia-filled 2nd season of The Amazing Race Philippines while stuck on a plane to Utah at the beginning of the month turned into a (surprisingly) fun little project for me.

Drawing inspiration from my own personal (limited) travel and hometown experience with a mix of classic TAR and some generally tourist-y internets-insight, here is the very special DryedMangoez Edition of The Amazing Race Philippines!

Hope you enjoy it! =D Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers (Super) Megaforce, Episode (9) 29 – “I’m gonna take a nap.”

For some reason, Orion is dancing around the high school in his boxers while popping into a classroom to solve a long math equation.

Meanwhile up in the ship, Vekar introduces Skeltox to everyone. He sucks human energy.

Anyway, it turns out Orion lives at the high school, unbeknownst to anyone, even the other Rangers. Orion decides to cut class and the girls think that is hilarious. Jake is jealous.

Orion heads to Ernie’s to get an early start at work, but ends up leaving before they even open when the girls come to get him. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Gaim, Episode 42 – Mitsuzane’s Last Transformation!

Gaim 42

Kota hurries to where Minato and Zack have evacuated the people who had been held inside Yggdrasill. He rushes to his sister and is also happy to see Rat and Rica are fine as well.

Gaim 42

Kota thanks Minato, Zack, Oren and Jonouchi for all they’ve done. But Oren says it is not over yet. They need to get these people out of Zawame. Akira, however, wants to stay and help her brother.

A group of Inves appear and Oren and Jonouchi quickly usher the evacuees away. Kota and Kaito henshin and take on the swarm. Continue reading

Recap: Ressha Sentai ToQger, Station (Episode) 25 – Right Out of a Fairy Tale

ToQger 25

While the ladies are cleaning the Resshas, the guys have been out training and have just returned, now exhausted. Mio sees Tokacchi has fallen asleep and Right explains that he was working extra hard for what turned out to be “secret” training. Hikari says they need the extra training since they had a lot of trouble in the Shadow Town.

ToQger 25

Kagura wants to grow stronger as well. The ToQgers’ determination excites Wagon. She says gaining more experience will help them take intense strides toward becoming adults.

Mio notices Tokacchi has a cut on his cheek, so she puts a bandage on it. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 2, Episode 8 – “Freakin’ right!”

Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 2, Episode 8 – I Said Yes!


The 8th Leg of the Canadian Race begins with teams needing to sign up at the Bayeux train station for one of two trains departing for Paris arriving 58 minutes apart. Once there, teams must search the area around the Arc de Triomphe for their next clue. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand, Episode 5 – “Right now I don’t care if he pees in his pants.”


The 5th Leg begins immediately (TV time) as teams learn they will be flying to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Teams are given plane tickets, but are under no obligation to use them. Carla & Hereni find a better flight through Johannesburg and Zurich and tell John & Murray about it to repay them for the Express Pass and in the hopes they can work together. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Australia vs New Zealand, Episode 4 – “We have a lot of experience with poo.”


Teams are off on the 4th Leg of the Race as they must now fly to Windhoek, Namibia. At the Windhoek Airport, they’ll find a marked four-wheel drive with their next clue.

At the Krabi Airport, Emily & Jon and Sally & Tyson express their mutual dislike of John & Murray. Carla & Hereni, meanwhile, are thankful to them for the Express Pass. Continue reading