Victor and Tammy Jih won the Amazing Race Season 14, I only got to watch it early this yr on youtube..thank goodness for youtube. I was sooo happy! It's seriously one of the best seasons of TAR..there were a diversity of contestants which i really like, i liked the fact that the final few teams comprised of black sisters, a mute and deaf son and mother team, and an Asian-American sibling lawyer team. I am so glad Chinese-Americans won!! And they were smart too..both are Harvard educated lawyers..yes, BOTH...both lawyers now...and both pretty good-looking too..the season also had alot of gay contestants, another plus point for me....besides the openly gay ones which were 3 or 4 i think, Victor Jih is seriously under my 'gaydar' suspicion..just by his voice, his sensitivity, his love for crying (he cried and got emotional on so many occasions..too many for ur average straight male)..and yea, just his voice..and i really like him (or rather his voice) hahaha..and he's smart too...
btw, another reason i love the winners (besides being Chinese-American, prob wealthy, Harvard-educated solicitors,etc) is the fact that they're also Taiwanese-Americans! I knew it from the beginning, i just had this gut feeling they could be Taiwanese-American given that almost all the wealthy, well-educated, famous Chinese-Americans are inevitably from Taiwan originally (this is due to the history and politics of Taiwan/China and America. Until 1979, America only had diplomatic relations with Taiwan and not China and thus mainlanders couldn't immigrate to America until January 1979. On the other hand, Taiwan had 20,000 quotas allocated for it which is actually the quota allocated to China every yr and only wealthy and Taiwanese pursuing higher education like their masters/phd were moving to America 1950-1979 reflecting the status and education level of many Taiwanese-Americans in American society. Mainland Chinese came later on and were invariably poorer and thus had less resources and time to climb up the social ladder. You often hear stories of Taiwanese-Americans with parents whom came as computer engineers and lab scientists working in low-paid jobs,etc whereas mainlanders tended to come on relative reunion visas or less prestigious study purposes.) .
Bck to Victor and Tammy, so i had this gut feeling given that most well-educated well-to-do Chinese-Americans inevitably have roots from Taiwan and given the fact that they were speaking Mandarin most of the time (as opposed to Cantonese which would suggest roots from Hong Kong or immigration pre-1949) i googled, and i was right! They ARE Taiwanese-Americans!! Yeahh..another reason to celebrate their victory.
Just love The Amazing Race Season 14..hehe..
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