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    Quote Originally Posted by NYGiants10989;2384890;
    Yau-Man has to be considered the best player in Survivor history. He's extremely intelligent and dominates in challenges. That fake immunity idol was ingenious. GO YAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yau-Man, are you reading here? Your performance was spectacular, and your sense of decency and fairplay a model for all. I only regret your fake idol was never played. Best to you!

    PS, you are only a year older than I am, so I know you are just a spring chicken, heh. But you still did great!

    Here's hope that Burnett picks more contestants with a brain.

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    This is an article found by CAdreamin from her local newspaper, but as a new member she wasn't able to post a link, so I'm doing it for her.

    He lost a million, won our hearts on 'Survivor'

    By Susan Young, STAFF WRITER
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    YAU-MAN CHAN will go down in "Survivor" history as the man who gave away a $65,000 truck to a guy who reneged on his promise to give Chan immunity.

    Chan, 54, a Martinez resident who works as the Director of Information Systems for the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, says as soon as the curtain dropped on the huge Ford truck, he knew he could never take it home.

    "When they dropped the curtain, I knew that's not my lifestyle. I own two hybrids. If I took it home, my wife would leave me and the children would have disowned me, but it was nice of Ford to donate the truck," Chan says the morning after Sunday's "Survivor: Fiji" finale. "Now, if they would have donated a hybrid Escape, I wouldn't be so quick to trade it off."

    Of course, that was also before he knew how much the truck was worth, joking that he would never have made it on "The Price is Right."

    So, does he have to pay taxes on the truck anyway?

    "I didn't touch it. The title never touched me," Chan says. "I'm in the clear."

    He says that he knew how much Andria "Dreamz" Herd wanted the truck, so he decided almost immediately to use it as a bargaining chip because he knew when it came down to the final four, either he or Dreamz would win the immunity challenge.

    "Looking back, I may have overplayed (Dreamz honoring his promise)," Chan says. "I can't read people like Cassandra (Franklin) did. I found out I don't have a talent for that."

    The final four included Chan, ad executive Earl Cole, college administrator Franklin and cheerleading coach Dreamz.

    Cole says the shocked look on his face when Dreamz backed out of the agreement with Chan was genuine: Cole realized he'd just won a million dollars. He knew up against Chan, he probably would have lost.

    That was borne out Sunday when host Jeff Probst asked the jurors if they would have voted for Chan to win the million. In a show of hands, it was revealed that Chan would have won the game.

    "So Dreamz, who was never going to win the million because of what he had done during the course of the show, decided the outcome by not giving me the immunity he had promised," Chan says. "Earl won the million dollars, and because neither Dreamz nor Cassandra got a single vote, they tied for second and will get $100,000. Since I came in third, I will get $60,000."

    Herd, who has lived most of his life as a homeless young man, was all over the map, making him very difficult to read at the best of times. He mentioned on the reunion show that he hoped to meet Oprah Winfrey. Perhaps if he had honored his bargain, that might have happened.

    As it is, Chan says he doubts Oprah would "even allow him close to her building."

    Chan says Herd feels guilty over his decision.

    "Being nice to him was worse than being angry. He really wants me to be all over him about this, but I'm not going to give him the pleasure," Chan says. "Look, life is short. I don't want to hold that anger or a grudge against him. He will have to deal with this for the rest of his life. He's in bad shape because he will have to do a lot of good deeds to offset that image. He committed a major moral infraction in front of millions of people."

    The funny thing is, Chan says, is that Herd is telling everyone he's going to donate the truck to the charity that helped him when he was homeless.

    "We all rolled our eyes and said please have a lot of television and newspaper coverage or else we won't believe it," Chan says.

    Chan admits he was a little disappointed that his pal Cole sided with Franklin and Herd to vote him out.

    "I was hoping he would vote for Cassandra so we could have a tie vote, but I understand that he felt he had a better chance at the final tribal council with Dreamz and Cassandra," Chan says. "I still think that if Dreamz hadn't won the immunity, Earl would have voted him out instead."

    Chan says that when he thought he might have a shot at winning the million, he thought about retiring. But now that's not an option. He says people are seeking him out for endorsements, but he says he thinks he'll steer clear of commercial endorsements while doing what he can for charities.

    "There's a move on the Internet to get a million people to send in a dollar each so I can win the million," Chan says with a laugh. "I'm getting a lot more recognition on the street. I'm basically a shy person, so I'm trying to be more outgoing. It's a new experience for me."
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    Guess what?! I saw Yau-Man yesterday! I was at the Starbucks on 55th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan around 5pm yesterday. It was so strange, I just knew it was him from the back of his head. It was relatively slow in there, no one was paying any attention to him, he was alone and when he turned around after he mixed in his sugar in his iced coffee (or something iced) he turned around and walked out the door as he was sipping his drink. It took me so off guard that I was frozen and speechless. LOL Of course I thought of all the things I wanted to tell him afterwards, like how much I love him and I was rooting for him the whole way and that as far as I'm concerned, he may have not won the million dollars but in my eyes he is a winner. But he's probably heard that a million times by now. hehe Any ways, he was so cute - I called my fiancee immediately and was like "You're not going to f$#@$ believe who I just saw!!" When I told him he said that CBS usually puts up guests in the hotel a block away from there (right next to where I work). Needless to say, I was very excited.

    You already know where I'll be at 5pm this evening. Just in case. LOL

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    That's cool Serpintina!

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    I loved that article, SV. I'm glad to know he won't be liable for the taxes on the truck (and that he at least gets 60K for third place).

    See, Dreamz? You could have had people knocking on your door with opportunities, too, but you screwed up. Dumbass.
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    "When they dropped the curtain, I knew that's not my lifestyle. I own two hybrids. If I took it home, my wife would leave me and the children would have disowned me, but it was nice of Ford to donate the truck," Chan says the morning after Sunday's "Survivor: Fiji" finale. "Now, if they would have donated a hybrid Escape, I wouldn't be so quick to trade it off."
    Good for him! (I own a hybrid myself.)

    Great comments by YM about Dre. Somehow YM maintains his integrity yet describes Dre as such a moral reprobate, LOL. I'm a little surprised he isn't going for any endorsements, but he might yet change his mind. I hope his wife has a say about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks;2395309;
    Good for him! (I own a hybrid myself.)

    Great comments by YM about Dre. Somehow YM maintains his integrity yet describes Dre as such a moral reprobate, LOL. I'm a little surprised he isn't going for any endorsements, but he might yet change his mind. I hope his wife has a say about it!
    After that article he could shill for hybrid Escapes...the car he WOULD have taken! And feel he's doing good.

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    Well, when I saw that truck, I thought "Jeez, if you aren't in the Construction Industry, why would you want such an monstrous machine?"

    Was Ford trying to push itself as the Dinosaur of Car Companies?

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    Re: Yau-Man - Fiji

    Quote Originally Posted by emjoi;2397246;
    Well, when I saw that truck, I thought "Jeez, if you aren't in the Construction Industry, why would you want such an monstrous machine?"

    Was Ford trying to push itself as the Dinosaur of Car Companies?
    Survivor and Ford had a contest on the Fiji site called the "Built Ford Tough Sweepstakes." So I guess the show wanted to use a big and strong truck for their prize. And it's a shame because it really doesn't suit everyone. It's perfect for guys like Boo or Earl, but Stacy or Cassandra in a car like that? I don't think we'll be seeing that soon.

    As for Ford trying to push itself as the Dinosaur of Car Companies... I don't know an answer to that.

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    That monster will cost a fortune at the gas pumps every week

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