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Did Yau-Man Deserve To Win Survivor Fiji?

May 14, 2007 01:02 AM by Joe Blackmon

Yau_manEarl Cole won Survivor Fiji by a unanimous vote of the jury, but during
the reunion show, Jeff Probst posed the question of how the jury would
have voted if Yau-Man had made the final three.  Six members of the
jury raised their hands that they would have voted for Yau-Man, which
would have been enough to give him the victory.

Yau-Man played a brilliant game with his only mistake being that he trusted Dreamz to keep his word.  By making a deal with Dreamz to trade the truck he won for a promise of individual immunity in the final four, Yau-Man put into motion a series of events that ultimately cost him his chance at a million dollars. 

If Yau-Man had not made that deal with Dreamz, then Earl and Yau-Man would likely have voted off Dreamz before Boo.  In fact, after Yau-Man asked Earl if he thought Dreamz would live up to his deal, Yau-Man added “Cause, otherwise we’ll take him out this round.”  If there had never been a deal, Earl and Yau-Man would likely have kept Boo, who probably wouldn’t have fared as well in the final challenge.

When Boo addressed the final three survivors, he started by saying “First of all, I want to tip my hat off to this man Yau, I think that by far he was the greatest all around player.”  When the question was posed to Earl on why he didn’t want to take Yau-Man to the next level, Earl admitted “The reason why I would not want to go against you, because I would not win, because you played the best game by far.”   

Given that the majority of the jury and even Earl seemed to think Yau-Man played the best game, should he have won Survivor Fiji?  Or did Yau-Man deserve to lose because he made the mistake of trusting Dreamz?  Shouldn’t Yau-Man have known not to trust Dreamz based on how Dreamz betrayed his four horseman alliance?  Post your opinion below on if Yau-Man should have won Survivor Fiji.

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50 Responses to “Did Yau-Man Deserve To Win Survivor Fiji?”

  1. rhode Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Even though I was cheering for Yau-man, he shouldn’t have won.

    Why? Simply because this is a game and you can not make a commitment to ANYONE and expect them to have the same morals as you do.

    What I still do not understand is why Dreamz “THOUGHT” he would even have a chance with the jury vote. Betray the 4 horseman and the man that gives you a truck? And nowall of America knows he is a liar. He should have given the necklace as promised since now is word dosen’t mean crap. (And I hope his employer in REAL life sees this also)

  2. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 1:46 am

    It just confirmed that D man is indeed as stupid as he looked on tv. What a pathetic low life!

  3. Keveri Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 2:44 am

    I totally feel that Yau Man should have won Survivor Fuji because he is a positive role model that deserves recognized as such. Dreamz should and will be crucified for his lack of integrity and his betrayal of Yau Man gave him nothing (except maybe a 3rd place share of the money). I would start a web movement to fund raise for Yau Man because I feel that we need more people like him to inspire the masses. I would send him $1 and rally for $999,999. Yau Man you are the true winner in my book.

  4. Mon Mendoza Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 2:58 am

    It was a strategic move on the part of Yau-Man to strike a deal with Dreamz. I was all for Yau-Man to bring home the prize but unfortunately, his trategy did not pay-off. But going beyond winning the $1 million dollars, I think Yau-Man left a lasting impression not only to the other players but even to the audience that while sometimes even with the correct morals and character, the end is not what we hoped it would be, it is still better to retain that integrity and show that one can still play the “game” and come out as a winner in another form. I have to tip my hats off as well to Yau-Man, because even until the confrontation between the jury and the 3 remaining players, he admitted that HE was the one who made the mistake and did not blame Dreamz. That phrase said everything, and you know what? I am sure that will linger in Dreamz’s thoughts for a very, very long time.

  5. Rocky Paloma Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 3:04 am

    In the final analysis, Yau Man was the winner of Survivor Fiji, even without the million dollars. He showed us what a fine human being he is. Priceless! Earl showed the same integrity throughout. His decision to vote out Yau Man was a slamdunk to win the million. Unless there was some heavy-handed editing, Earl never tried to influence Dreamz to renege on the deal he made with Yau Man. As to Dreamz, I suggest professional wrestling, all brawn and no humanity. Tonya Harding anyone?

  6. K Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 3:25 am

    Yau Man absolutely should have won. He was, by far, the best Survivor of any seasons. He brought class to Survivor. He never lied, cheated or manipulated to get ahead in the game. He played honestly. Although he may have been seen as being weak, he won immunities and challenges over and over again. He absolutely deserved it.

    Dreamz had no chance of winning the million dollars against anyone so I don’t know why he would have put himself in that position. He is just plain stupid. If he was smart at all, he would have given Yau Man immunity and given him a chance to win the money since Dreamz was never going to anyway. He pissed too many people off. I would hate to be his child right now, especially since he kept saying that he wanted to do right by his child and show that he is a man of honor and integrity. He is a worthless greedy fool.

    He accomplished nothing. He has no honor and he has no money. All he has is a truck which I hope gets stolen from him or something.

    DREAMZ..YOU ARE A NIGHTMARE AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST VILLAINS AND MOST HATED PEOPLE IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW. You’re worse than the man who lied about the passing of his grandmother on national television. Like Yau Man said at tribal council..you have to live with yourself. You are pathetic.

    I think CBS should give Yau Man a million dollars anyway!

  7. K2 Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 3:27 am

    I’m all for raising money for Yau Man.

    He is a true man.

  8. carole pratt Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 4:55 am

    i feel yau-man should of won the million.he was the most honest and trust worthy person i’ve seen.yau-man to your own self be true.and i know everybody agrees, we are sorry for what dreamz did to you, the world loves you, yau-man, god bless take care.

  9. Jimmy McAnnis Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Dreamz – you are a worthless piece
    of CRAP! Sure it was a game – but
    you WILL burn in HELL! Yau-Man -
    brought integrity to man-kind -
    except for that worthless piece of

  10. Sandy Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 8:35 am

    I knew Dreamz was lying when he promised. I would have never trusted that pathetic moron.

  11. jen Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Lets face it. Dreamz made the right decision. He was not stupid and or a piece of crap as almost everyone here is saying. Many Survivor contestants have not been truthful. Why single out Dreamz? Many Survivor contestants have broken alliances. Again, why single out Dreamz?

    Its because of race. Richard Hatch won a million dollars and is one of the most popular Survivors of all time. He is also regarded as one of the most strategic & smartest Survivor contestants. Dreamz played a game very similar to Hatch but everyone considers him to be stupid & shameful. This double standard is quite obvious and this is what is really shameful about what happened.

  12. Bouclainville Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 9:38 am

    I agree, let’s start the Yau-Man Trust…Even if it’s a game of lies & betrayal, CBS should have rules concerning deal( between participants) which are agreed in front of the audiance & Jeff…Yau-Man is the True Survivor Winner.

  13. CC Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I was wondering when someone would bring race into it! It has nothing to do with race, you give Dreamz too much credit if you believe for one minute that he was “playing the game” when he went back on his word and that he never meant to keep his word, there were plenty of moments when he talked to the camera where it was obvious he wasn’t playing the game. The guy is just plain dishonest. He couldn’t even be honest after it was all over and admit that he backed out at the end. Wasn’t even man enough to apologize to Yau-man. Comparing him to Richard Hatch is like comparing apples & oranges!

  14. Bugman Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I am so thankful the majority of our society still esteems honor, integrity, & chacracter over greed, lying & back-stabbing …
    Dreamz is the epitome of a reprobate society that is decaying our country today!!
    He is a disgrace to his race and his faith … This goes well beyond the premiss of a game, it depicts his carnal character completly void of moral decency !!
    God help you …

  15. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Oh my gosh! Race has nothing to do with the opinions surrounding Dreamz! Dreamz is a dirt bag, whether you are black, white, Asian, etc… you would agree! He promised to God he would give the idol to Yau, he wanted to show his son that he was a man of his word, bla, bla… he just has no integrity. The last three should have been Yau-Man, Earl, and Boo.

  16. CC Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Hope the guy enjoys a truck he probably won’t be able to keep because of the taxes and if he does probably won’t be able to afford to insure or fill up with gas….Karma baby! Oh but then again is he smart enough to pass the driving test….hmmmm

  17. cari Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:12 am

    As a black female watching the show, I feel comfortable in the fact that the animosity surround Dreamz right now has NOTHING to do with race! As they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. YauMan said it best, Dreamz had flashes of genius and insight, but ultimately he cost YauMan AND HIMSELF a true shot at the money because he couldn’t think through his analysis of the situation thoroughly.

    He kept saying that he was destined to be voted out and that he had no choice but to keep the idol AND to vote of YauMan. I counter that the ONLY SHOT Dreamz had at the money would be for him to keep the idol but make a side deal with YauMan to pick off either Earl of Cassandra.

    I think the jury would have understood why he would keep the idol since there would now be three in the finals instead of two and that keeping his word would have meant giving up a true shot at the money and they would have at least respected him a little bit for watching out for YauMan in a different way.

    Him saying he was playing a game the whole time was the Richard Hatch defense… and unfortunately for him, it backfired big time. It was clear as day to everyone that Dreamz was making it up as he went along and that he wasn’t the shiniest apple in the bunch. He should have just been honest about changing his mind and worked something out with YauMan. That was his ONLY shot! Think Yauman would have won but at least Dreamz would come off as less of a loser and maybe would win second prize money — if that was still in play this season.

  18. Disgusted Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Earl & especially Dreamz are total sleezes.

  19. Craig Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Disliking Dreamz is not about racism. While duplicity and backstabbing is all part of the game, Dreamz should have been smart enough to realize that by screwing over Yau to make the final three that he stood no real chance of winning.
    He already had badly screwed over the 3 other Horsemen alliance. Yau obviously would have voted for Earl. Stacy didnt like him. Rocky was part of Ravu and would most likely have voted a fellow Ravu like Earl. Michelle was close to Yau and Earl. Lisi was just inept and a moron. and Mr christian man, Boo obviously thought Dreamz lacked good christian morals (as if non christian’s cannot have good morals!?!).

    Dreamz is no comparison to Richard Hatch. Hatch barely ever backstabbed in his season. He relied on his alliance (the first ever in Survivor) to vote out all the other lone voters in his season. It was smart… but it takes more strategy to win in every season since the first one… as alliances are just common place now.

    I was hoping either Yau or Earl would have won since about the 3rd or 4th episode. They seemed to play intelligently and also seemed like pretty decent people.

    But ultimately Earl deserved to win over Yau because of Yau’s decision to ask for immunity from Dreamz and expecting him to follow through. Although Dreamz would have gained far more by actually giving up immunity… even if it meant getting voted out in 4th place.

  20. Craig Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    I completely agree Cari.
    Dreamz would have been much better off if he just gave immunity to Yau and try and convince Yau and Earl to vote Cassandra. I really dont think Yau would have went against Earl… but after Cassandra voted against Yau at the previous tribal council, I think Yau and Earl may have been slightly more inclined to go vote out Cassandra.

  21. lisa Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Yau-Man deserves that truck and more! A website will be available soon to campaign for him. He is by far my favorite contestant on Survivor ever. He is honrable, has a good soul – just an amazing human being.


  22. KC Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Like the millions of viewers out there, I feel that the classy Yau Man should win the million bucks, so I’m ALL FOR fundraising for him too!! He is the epitome of integrity and integrity should be worth a million bucks or more!!!
    So, how do we get this fundraising thing going? It shouldn’t be that tough to raise a million dollars if one million of us chips in $1 each.

  23. Lisa Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Spread the word about http://www.truckforyau.com. The website is under construction as we speak.

  24. jen Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    To say that racism played no part in the finale is laughable. Dreamz and his game play has been done before. Furthermore, there is always at least one contestant who does this every single season. Richard Hatch & Chris Daugherty both have used this “strategy” to win the million dollars and were praised for outwitting & outplaying everybody. But, never have they received the same backlash as Dreamz for using the same strategy. The issue of character was never brought up. The issue of integrity was never brought up. The issue of being a good Christian was never brought up. Is that fair? Is that acceptable? Absolutely not.

    I think everybody is just feeling sympathy for Yauman. But it was Yauman that made the foolish decision to trust another player that late in the game and leave his fate up in the air. When its down to the final 5 or 6, its every contestant for themselves. This was especially evident after the breakup of the four horsemen. Dreamz should not be blamed Yauman’s mistake.

  25. Chris Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Although this gives me two in a row for guessing the first night who the winner was going to be(my wife can testify- I should have been right 3x in a row[Terry Dietz]), by the end even though I had been pulling for Earl the whole time because he was my chosen horse early, I badly wanted Yau Mann to take it home because he probably deserved it more than any other castaway in history deserved it. He would have made the friendliest, wisest, oldest and most honest winner ever. Probably the most favorite winner ever. It’s too bad that CBS couldn’t even put together some kind of situation last night where the viewers could vote for a survivor(yau, obviously) to win some extra money, or even a car, or hell, do what they’ve done at least a few times in the past and let Earl give away a car or truck to whoever he wanted.

    It’s ridiculous for one reason above all others in my opinion: CBS decided the winner. Even though Yau got screwed over by Earl, Dreamz, Cassandra, other people he had grouped with earlier, and to begin with, being flat out unfairly inhibited in the game by those two scumbags cheating and searching through his personal property to find the idol, he still found a way to continue to dominate strategically while playing honorably when he could have wavered in that at any time and double-crossed or went back on his word or whatever. But what makes me mad about this is that the producers encourage these things to happen. Everyone knows that they are watching tapes and manipulating the game by changing things and pulling twists and doing set-ups to make things play out how they want throughout the season to make for what they see as better TV, and they seem to have no shame even when it comes down to flat out destroying someone’s chance just so they can make a few compelling moments happen for the cameras.

    Don’t let any of the producers, or CBS or Jeff fool you; they move the show along, planning twists, rewards, challenges, shake-ups etc..to help fit things how they think will have the most dramatic effect for the presentation of the show. A lot of these challenges and turns in the game are reactionary to something happening in the show. The first major time they obviously set something up to 100% affect exactly who was going to win the game and take the money(which wasn’t the first time they messed with it; just the first to be so directly effective and obvious) was when Terry had dominated every challenge until the final one when the producers felt they needed to ensure that the freaking moron Danielle won the final challenge, just so it wouldn’t be so “boring” and cut and dry from Terry winning another one and deciding to take her.

    Instead of doing the normal “who wants it more” stamina challenge, they for some reason did a completely unfair water balance challenge that overwhelmingly suited her 5’1” 105 pound frame while Terry and Aras of course struggled to keep their tall, heavy bodies balanced. She floated through, and then was given the check for 100K by CBS just so they could have an at least somewhat compelling final episode by leaving it up in the air to who she was going to choose(when it was always obvious that she would choose Aras), completely screwing Terry over, which would have been an awesome story—the Navy pilot with the American flag as his luxury item who was cheered by fans the whole season; a guy who was up against and entire tribe of scumbags and rightfully stood up against them and “took them to the bank” until the end in an unprecedented finish. Instead these idiotic producers gave us a stooge winner that nobody wanted or liked with a spoiled 24 year old preppy punk that rode on the coattails of his alliance the whole time and was beaten every single time by Terry in the challenges.

    They did the same exact thing to Yau last night. I usually sit there and nail every single prediction after another through each season of this show, but it was never more obvious than last night how it was going to play out. I knew for a fact, and kept telling my wife that the final challenge was going to be purposely set up by the producers to vastly favor Dreamz. I specifically predicted that the it would be the second challenge ever to not be directly centered around will power or stamina, but would in fact be set up to directly favor Dreamz’ strength(particularly upper body) and would pretty much make it obvious that anyone watching that a skinny little guy like Yau Man, a women in her 40’s or Earl, who showed no physical strength through the whole season would simply NOT have a snowballs chance in hell to win over Dreamz. The producers originally had a stamina challenge in mind, I’m sure, but changed it to this challenge towards the end so that they could make sure that Dreamz won and they would have the big dramatic showdown that they had. I’m pretty sure that the producers, like everyone else knew that Dreamz was too stupid and immoral to keep his word, and would screw Yau over. They knew it would make for great TV and a lot of talk and hype. But what they didn’t realize is again, how diehard fans would hate it and how it probably would screw the deserving winner out of the money(and any decent prize money for that matter) and how it would make the show lose another notch of credibility. Seriously. That’s what it is about at this point. It’s not “reality” in any way shape or form anymore; probably never was anyways, but they still pulled off the illusion. Not it’s all planned set-ups by the producers, where they try to steer the season how they think it should play out, and it is coming off as more and more fake and contrived, and just has a nasty, hateful vibe going.

    And what the hell is up with casting people like Rocky, Lisi and Dreamz? Are you kidding me? Alex the douchebag? It’s cool to have a loose canon like Shi-ann or someone like that, but why stock it full of them? Lisi? Are you serious? It shows how goofy the show has become.

  26. Craig Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Jen, you are forgetting the fact that Richard Hatch and Chris D both WON the game. If Dreamz would have WON using that strategy, then he would not get the same ridicule. But then again, Dreamz would NEVER have won using the strategy of not following through with the immunity promised to Yau. Because he already screwed over way too many people, when going up against a person like Earl that played smart AND kept the backstabbing to a minimum.

    You also keep comparing Richard Hatch to other backstabbing winners… but to be honest you have to look at the fact that Hatch had an alliance when most others did not… he simply picked off people that were too stupid to ally with other people. His strategy was effective because at the time people didnt understand how to play the game that well in the first season, and he was rewarded for playing the game the best. He set the trend for Survivor alliances.

    Besides… it isint racism when the same people that ridicule Dreamz also wanted Earl or Yau to win?!? Last time I checked Earl was an African american, and Yau was Asian american!

    Dreamz was just stupid. He played smart getting into the right alliances… but was just stupid to take the truck and not follow through with the immunity to Yau. Even if he came in 4th place he could have played up the whole “former homeless kid that honorably gives up his chance for a million dollars” and made all sorts of positive media attention. Instead he now just comes across as the dishonorable, greedy idiot who obviously was too stupid to realize he had no realistic chance to win after what he had just done.

  27. Chris Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Also, why the hell did Yau not try to make a deal with Dreamz during that final council? Yau might have been able to do one of two things:

    A. Tell Dreamz he can keep the idol and ask if he could just not vote for him, to make up for him not following through, and for giving him the truck. Seriously, why was this never even brought up? Why was Cassandra allowed to sit there minding her P’s and Q’s when it should have been brought up that a good solution would have been to vote her off and then Dreamz and Yau could both go to the final three with Earl? I think that a strategy like this might have seriously showed at least a little humanity in Dreamz, and he may even have gotten the reward based on doing the right thing. Hell, at least he may have had a decent chance at a sympathy vote for the 100K.

    B. Or Yau could have made a deal with Dreamz right there to promise not to vote Dreamz out, instead voting Cassandra out.

    This doesn’t make sense to me. I almost wonder if the producers didn’t approach Yau with a backdoor deal if he just completely rolled over and let Dreamz play it out how the producers wanted. That would explain why Yau just sat on his thumbs when he could easily have bartered for something that would have been mutually beneficial for both as far as the game goes, and Dreamz could have shown some moral character to the world and his son, while still taking home the 50K truck and 25K at least for third, with at least a shot at the million.

  28. kirk Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    i cannot believe such an intelligent and witty man like yau man did such a stupid mistake in trusting dreamz with giving him the immunity. i think yau would have been better off giving that truck to boo who is in construction and trusting a white christian man’s word over a young backstabbing black man. when dreamz swore to god he was going to give that immunity to yau he had EVERY INTENTION in the world to give it to yau; it was no part of of any strategy whatsoever, he lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yau played the game perfectly, beautifully, deserved to win it, but he made a fatal mistake, and he paid for his mistake. by eliminating yau, the obvious winner was then earl. cassandra just slipped through the cracks, and dreamz was just an uncontrollable lucky pile of doodoo that backstabbed and lied to get to the final; and everyone knew at that point, it didnt matter what he said, he was getting NOBODY’s vote. how DUMB.

  29. K Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    First of all..disliking Dreamz has nothing to do with race so I’m not even going to waste my time talking about that.

    He is a scum bag regardless. Plain and simple.

    He was NOT “playing the game” when he made his promise. He let greed pollute his mind. To use some of Boo’s words, the devil dangled money in front of him and he sold his soul.

    Dreamz would not have won this game regardless so he should have given Yau the idol besides the fact that he promised it to him, but because Yau stood a real shot.

    He was definitely not playing the game when he made the promise because all throughout camp he talked to the cameras about how he is honorable and a man of his word and then he sat with his head in his hands and began to cry when he didn’t give the idol up. He let greed take over.

    He said himself during the episode something about that this is a game, but that it doesn’t change who he is. Like “I am who I am. I am…Dreamz”. That’s right. You are who you are Dreamz, a worthless pathetic dishonorable moron..especially since you thought you had any chance of winning up against Earl.

  30. calilian, CA Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Just want to show my support for Yau-Man. What you did was unbelievable. By showing great hamanity to Dreamz, I hope he will learn a thing or two from you. Otherwise, it will be a total waste. To me, you are the real WINNER!

  31. L Shea Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Honor lost….. but that is not surprising in our Culture today…which supports the immoral, dishonest and corrupt.
    Yau won no matter the end game……He is the hero of all who believe in a man’s word and generosity for those who have experienced adversity. It’s sad that the downtrodden will often not only take your shirt but everything else.

  32. Tina Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Yes race has nothing to do with this.Im a black female and I also feel that Yau-man should have won. I truly believe that Dreamz was lying. He meant what he said about giving him the necklace, however I believe he change his mind when Yau man said he will get the sympathy vote. Im also glad that Cassander did win. I didnt really like her to much …SO That Means GGGGOOOOOOOOOO Earl and Congrats.

  33. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    I guess things played out correctly in that Yau Man made a mistake and paid for it. However, if you look at who was the best strategist and what not, it’s easily Yau Man. When All Stars 2 comes around, Yau Man will be picked, Earl might not be.

  34. Denia Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Yau should have bargained with Dreamz to let go and drop off during the final challenge. “Dreamz, let go, you promised me immunity! It is time for you to pay for the truck!” It is Yau’s fault for not pressing Dreamz and for not hanging on as if the million dollars depended upon it, because it did!

  35. David Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    Yes, Yau was a great player, however he wouldn’t have gotten as far as he did if it weren’t for Earl. Earl deserved to win! Earl said when it got down to the final 5 every man for himself. He kept his integerty throughtout the game. Congratulations Earl!

  36. K Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    I kept thinking it too. If Dreamz were a man of his word he would have just let go once Earl dropped off because whether it was Dreamz or Yau that had the immunity necklace, Yau supposedly had it then. I was hoping Yau would turn to Dreamz and say something like “If I let go, you’re still giving me immunity, right?”

    Still hate Dreamz though.

  37. FL Says:
    May 14th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    If Dreamz really grew up as a homeless street child, then he’s spent his life doing what is necessary to survive. On a daily basis, he probably had to do things that were wrong and distasteful, and then justify his actions to himself. This became second nature for him, and I think that is what happened in Survivor. I think up to the last minute, he had every intention of giving Yau the idol, but in the end, his “do anything to survive” street kid mentality kicked in. I don’t in any way think it was the right thing to do, but I understand where it came from. Unfortunately, it is going to have adverse ramifications for him here in the real world. On the other hand, it may help prevent others from being fooled by his insincere charm and hollow promises.

    I also think Yau didn’t want to push the idea of a different deal with Dreamz because he really wanted to believe in Dreamz, and like all of us, wanted Dreamz to have the chance to show what he was really made of by giving Yao the idol at tribal council. I think Yau may have even just left go (or at least, didn’t try as hard as he could have) during the challenge so that Dreamz would have that chance. Sadly, Dreamz did indeed prove exactly what he is made of.

  38. buckr Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 12:08 am

    I just couldn’t get worked up over Dreamz betraying Yau-man. Yau-man took such delight and glee when Dreamz betrayed Mookie and Edgardo that it was a fitting finale that it turned around and Dreamz did the same to him. I wasn’t thrilled with Yau-man saying how he was changing Dreamz’s life for the better either. Making a deal where you expect someone to give up their one in three chance at a million dollars isn’t changing their life for the better.

  39. kiwicat Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 1:02 am

    This show should not be called Survivor….better names would be “Best Liar Wins” or “Stab in the Back” or “Stupid Useless Women”! OR “Men use and dump stupid Women”. The last two seasons have had 3 finalists. Neither woman got one vote and was barely even mentioned. I’m still confused as to why Cassandra didn’t get voted out. I couldn’t stand Richard Hatch who started the alliance system and pretty ruined the show forever. A REAL survivor show would be about surviving adverse conditions and the one that could make fire, provide food and win challenges should win. Doubt if I will watch in future. As a woman I just hate watching women getting used and being TOO dumb to realize it.

  40. Cari Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Good point Denia!!!! You are soooo right. If Dreamz owed him immunity anyway…. Yau totally should have told him to let go and “give” him the idol!!!! Putting him on the spot like that, he would have had no choice.

  41. jen Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 9:46 am


    5 out of the last 6 Survivor seasons have been won by men: the lone female winner was Danni from Survivor: Guatemala. For the most part, any women who have made it to the FTC hardly get any votes at all. In the last two seasons, the women who made FTC got a total of zero votes – and this is with a 9 person jury! Just like Cassandra, these women don’t get voted out because they make for easy opponents during the FTC. Survivor is now locked into a mode where women don’t get to outperform or outclass the men.

    I would not blame the alliance system since it provides good tv watching & entertainment. I would blame CBS for the mess. You hardly get to see strong female contestants like Danni anymore. You only see two types of female contestants now: the useless types like Cassandra and about half of the girls from this season. Or the flirty attractive types like Parvati & Candice from last season.

  42. Jeremy Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Why is YAU so NICE!!!

    Yes offering the car to Dreamz was partly strategy but being a good hearted man that Yau is, most of it was to give it to somebody in dire need.

    Even when Yau got screwed over, he was still forthcoming on giving the car to Dreamz. All Dreamz could say was “thanks” and not the honrable thing, “No Yau, I’m giving your car back”. Dreamz doesn’t deserve the car, but knowing Yau, he probably would not taken it back. Yau deserves the car back, that’s only FAIR!!!

    That really pisses me off!!!

    I hope DREAMZ continues to be the street rat that he really his.

  43. Kadym Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Cassandra was totally RUBBISH! What a loser!

    Dreamz a total sleezebag!

    Earl a lesser sleezebag!

    The only reason Earl got all the votes was because he was the lesser of 3 evils.

    Yau Man will have his day…I hope that the Yau Man will get to endorse all sorts of products…let the commercials rolls…The Yau Man will have the la$$$t laugh!

  44. Libby Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    No doubt, Yau was the best player. He proved physically capable when he needed to, but it was his mind that got him as far as he did. I personally would have liked to have seen him win. Like someone said, I don’t know how Dreamz even entertained the thought that he would have a chance at the million. Or Cassandra either for that fact. It kinda defaulted to Earl I think, although he did play a good game.

  45. Rob Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Yau-man in my book is the winner by far. I don’t care who the final 3 were, in my mind Yau-man is the winner. He played a great game. He was physically better than most men half his age, including Earl. Yau-man won many challenges and was 2nd in many. This man is a true man and an amazing human being.

    Dreamz – All I got to say is everyone in the country knows who you are and you have to live with yourself. You used god’s name in vain and you lied like there is no tomorrow. You don’t swear to god and on your child’s name on national TV and then back stabbed Yau-man in the end. At minimal you could have voted for someone else like Cassandra who did not even deserve to be there. Yet, not only you went back on your words and you screwed over Yau-man in the end by voted for him. Do you honestly thought you had a chance at final tribal council with the jury? Like I said, everyone knows who you are and no one in their right mind would trust you for anything. That is the eternal punishment you will have to live with for rest of your life.

  46. Doug Smith Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Even thought I hoped he would win, in the end Yau-man didn’t deserve to. He made a rash decision giving Dreamz the truck without making it contingent on receiving the immunity nacklace first.

  47. DUDE Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    wooooooooooooooooooo yau man!!!!!

  48. Lisa Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    I must admit, from episode one I never expected Yau to do so well in challenges… but he really surprised me! I was definitely rooting for the little guy.

    It’s a shame Dreamz didn’t come through. It was not just a promise, but a deal with an item worth real-world value. Dreamz didn’t fulfill his end of it so he should have given the truck back, but thankfully for him Yau-man is a generous and forgiving man.

    There is a website that is trying to raise $1mil for Yau. If every fan gives one dollar, that should hopefully be enough. If you would like to donate, go to http://www.giveyauamillion.com This is not my website, but its a generous thing to do for a man who’s heart is worth more than million. Spread the word!

  49. lenn dawn Says:
    October 26th, 2007 at 2:43 am

    i think yau-man realy deserves to win.. it’s just dreamz who didnt keep his promise. he still did not win so fair enough..

  50. Anonymous Says:
    October 26th, 2007 at 2:45 am

    i think yau-man really deserves to win.. it’s just dreamz who did’nt keep his promise….still, he did not win si its fair enough.


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