Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hacken is tricked into tasting a roasted sock!

August 23, 2007

Harlem Yu and Patrick Tang are hosts for TVB’s variety programme, A Battle of Tastes (not the actual title in English, I just translated it!) and during recording yesterday, they invited Hacken Lee, Charlene Choi, Bernice Liu and Cheung Tat Ming as guests. They had to use their sense of hearing, touch, smell, taste, and so on to guess certain foods. At the end, Hacken forcefully tasted the roasted sock.

In the past, when Hacken ate prawns and crabs, he had difficulty in breathing and his lips swelled up. However, he has recovered and there is nothing he cannot eat.

During the game where they were blindfolded and had to use their sense of smell to differentiate foods, Harlem Yu changed the foods. Poor Hacken had to force himself to taste the roasted sock and he licked it. Harlem said “This sock has been worn by athletes, there’s good DNA in it, very good for the body!” After Hacken had tasted the sock, Harlem then told him the bitter truth (Hacken didn't really have to taste the sock, because he had guessed right). Hacken requested to add HK$2000 to the HK$5000 he had won (because he had to taste the sock!).

Harlem later apologized to Hacken and told him that the producer had told him to do so.

In the last round, they had to open a bag of chips in order to beat their opponents. At the end, Hacken and Bernice won HK$42,000 of prize money and HK$10,000 worth of prizes. They won’t have the feeling of “being wronged” after all.

After the incident, Hacken revealed “It doesn’t matter! Just a game! The producer earlier announced that everything is clean. The money will be used to treat friends.” Charlene exposed the news that they had all earlier agreed on dividing the money among themselves.

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[translated by Hianez, edited by Kate]

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