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Made with Love is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race Asia 5.

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Retrieved from AXN.com[1]

Leg six of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 kicks off with a piece of good news for Eric & Rona and Parul & Maggie – the teams are going to their home city: Manila, Philippines! In Manila, the teams need to head to Quiapo Market with a shopping list of essential items that will help the Red Cross Pasay Chapter.

"We are still here, second last is better than last. We can be first today….from the back!" JK muses.

The teams navigate through the busy streets of Quiapo Market, buying items including rice, sugar, first aid kit and an umbrella. The Philippines teams are right at home at Quiapo Market, they speak Tagalog and easily get help and directions from the locals. Not surprising, Eric & Rona and Parul & Maggie are the first two teams to complete this task.

"She's the shopping queen, she does all our shopping…basically I'm just her butler," says Eric describing his retail experience with Rona.

"I just see this list of things. I don't cook and I never do grocery shopping," Chloe tells Yvonne. "Dried fish? I don't even know what a whole dried fish is supposed to look like!"

After getting the essential items, they must head to the Red Cross Pasay Chapter where disaster-affected families cheer at their arrival. The racers reflect on helping the less fortunate and how good it feels to give back.

"The family that we donated to, one of them had no higher limbs. We wished we could have spent more time with them," Maggie reflects. "We did however have extra money, so it was nice to give back to people who are less fortunate."

Once they complete this task, they must take an overnight bus to Vigan City where their next clue awaits. Eric & Rona, Parul & Maggie, Yvonne & Chloe, JK & Mike and Treasuri & Louisa manage to get on the 7pm bus leaving only Anita & Tom on the 8pm bus.

At Vigan City, they must make their way by tricycle to Ilocos Sur Adventure Zone to discover their Roadblock task. Fortunately for Anita & Tom, the Race resets as the Adventure Zone only opens at 7am. In this Roadblock - 'who's on target?' – One member of the team must zipline across the Vigan river to hit a floating target. Maggie, Mike, Rona, Anita, Treasuri and Chloe represent their teams and find this task frustratingly difficult.

"Parul if you did this, your boobs would hurt," Maggie yells to Parul. "Luckily you did it!" Parul quips.

Treasuri & Louisa come up with a strategy after their first failed attempt and manage to hit the target on their second attempt, making them the first team to finish this Roadblock challenge. Maggie hit the target on her third attempt, Mike and Chloe on their fifth attempt, Rona on her 11th attempt and Anita on her 12th attempt.

Once teams complete their Roadblock challenge, they must head to Crisologo Street to get their Detour information. In this Detour, teams must choose between "Longganisa Kalesa" and "Carabao Karaoke". In "Longganisa Kalesa", teams must stuff 15 traditional sausages while riding a horse and buggy through the ancient cobblestone streets. In "Carabao Karaoke", teams must practice a Filipino folk song while traveling on a water buffalo cart until they reach the main square. At the main square, they must perform in front of the crowd to the judge's satisfaction.

In a side twist, teams have the option of using a U-Turn on another team in this leg. Teams that have chosen to be U-Turned must complete the other Detour task that they didn't choose. Each team can only use their U-Turn once in the entire Race, so they must decide wisely and strategically.

"We actually chose Carabao Karaoke because hey, it's the Philippines! How can you not choose Karaoke?" said Rona, when they are deciding which Roadblock to go for.

Eric & Rona, Yvonne & Chloe, JK & Mike decide to show their singing prowess and choose "Carabao Karaoke" while Treasuri & Louisa, Anita & Tom and Parul & Maggie choose "Longganisa Kalesa". Once teams complete their Detour, they must head to Bantay Belfry to find Allan Wu at the Pit Stop.

"I think we had no rhythm and we weren't really focused. We feel so sorry for the crowd that was watching us," said JK & Mike, after failing their Karaoke task.

"The judge just wants to hear and hear us over and over again!" said Chloe after their second attempt at Karaoke.

None of these tasks are easy as the team make repeated attempts to get them right. JK & Mike's showmanship score a huge thumbs-up from the judge, making them the first team at the Pit Stop. Yvonne & Chloe and Parul & Maggie are the second and third team to arrive. Eric & Rona, after multiple tries at karaoke, got to the Pit Stop at fourth place. Treasuri & Louisa dropped to fifth place.

After lagging behind at the Roadblock challenge, Anita & Tom just couldn't catch up with the other teams and they are the last team to reach the Pit Stop and ultimately eliminated from the race.

"What we've learned from being in The Amazing Race Asia is to keep going, even if we think we are down," said Anita & Tom.

Route Markers

The order of departure from Quách Thị Trang are as follows:

  1. Treasuri & Louisa
  2. Yvonne & Chloe
  3. Eric & Rona
  4. Parul & Maggie
  5. JK & Mike
  6. Anita & Tom

Teams must fly to Metro Manila, Philippines. Once there, teams must locate the Grab booth at Ninoy Aquino International Airport to receive their next clue.

Teams must take a GrabCar to Quaipo Market in Manila and buy a list of items needed for a disaster preparedness kit, then make their way to the Philippine Red Cross Pasay Chapter in Pasay and exchange the disaster preparedness kit for their next clue.

Teams must take a bus to Vigan, Ilocos Sur, then make their way to Ilocos Sur Adventure Zone in Santa to find their next clue.

"Who's on target?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must ride a face-first zipline over the Abra River and use a flour bomb to hit a target floating in the water to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to M.A. Parel Antique Shop at Calle Crisologo in Vigan to find their next clue.

Choice A: Longganisa Kalesa
Teams must make 15 Vigan longganisa links while riding a kalesa to Plaza Burgos. Once all longganisas have been made to the satisfaction of the judges, teams would receive their next clue.

Anita & Tom, Parul & Maggie, and Treasuri & Louisa chose this task.

Choice B: Carabao Karaoke
Teams must learn the Ilocano version of the children's song "Five Little Ducks" while riding a carabao cart to Plaza Burgos, then perform the song in front of a crowd to the satisfaction of a judge to receive their next clue.

Eric & Rona, JK & Mike, and Yvonne & Chloe chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to Plaza Salcedo to find their next clue.

At Plaza Salcedo, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. None of the teams opted to use the U-Turn.

Teams must make their way to Bantay Bell Tower in Bantay and check in.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
ASS5 JKMike
 1st place 
JK & Mike
Radio DJs
ASS5 YvonneChloe
 2nd place 
Yvonne & Chloe
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie
 3rd place 
Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 EricRona
 4th place 
Eric & Rona
Married
ASS5 TreasuriLouisa
 5th place 
Treasuri & Louisa
Childhood Friends
ASS5 AnitaTom
 6th place 
Anita & Tom
Dating

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