1: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ELDEST
Thailand, the elders are respected." This was
the underlying theme of the first episode of Survivor:
Thailand. The 16 new castaways had no idea whatsoever
about the twist that was about to happen. Thinking
that they will be separated by gender, they were
advised by host Jeff Probst that it wasn't so. Finally,
Probst called on the oldest male and female castaway
and they were assigned to form the tribes. They
chose the tribal locations and picked their members.
The two tribes were then formed: Chuay Gahn (red)
and Sook-Jai (purple).
they were formed, the two tribes immediately
headed for their beaches to set up camp.
Upon arriving at their respective beaches,
they realized the pros and cons of the locations
they chose. The Chuay Gahn tribe's location
had a cave, making shelter the least of
their problems. Their main concern was the
location of their water source, which was
quite far from their camp. On the other
hand, the Sook Jai tribe did not have any
problem wit their water source because it
was just a few meters off their camp. But
unlike Chuay Gahn, they do not have a cave
for shelter so they had to build their own
Day 3, the castaways received a tree mail informing
them of their first challenge. As they arrived at
challenge beach they were briefed by Jeff Probst
about the immunity challenge. It was a challenge
involving brains and brawn. The two tribes had to
race around the island, stopping at three stations
where one team member has to do a certain task.
The three tasks can either be mental or physical.
After a task is finished, they get a flag of their
tribe's color. The first team to come back with
all their three flags wins immunity.
the race kicked off, the Chuay Gahn tribe was able
to gain an early lead because of their outstanding
control of their boat. They kept that lead until
the third station where Ghandia was assigned to
solve the traditional Thai puzzle. Because it took
her a long time to figure out the puzzle, Sook Jai
was able to catch up. Jed was assigned to do the
job for their tribe, finishing the puzzle ahead
of Ghandia. While Ghandia kept on figuring out the
puzzle, the Sook Jai tribe paddled their way to
the finish line. Ghandia finished at last and Chuay
Gahn tried to catch up, but it was too late. Sook
Jai had won immunity.
back to camp after the immunity challenge, Ghandia
broke into tears feeling responsible for their loss.
She couldn't help but feel vulnerable having thrown
their huge lead that made them lost the challenge.
Aside from her, Tanya also felt vulnerable because
she hasn't been feeling well the past couple of
days. It was a very difficult tribal council for
Chuay Gahn. Tears came falling from their eyes as
they watched fellow tribemate John Raymond go after
being voted off the island, 6-1-1.