Sunday night was the finale for the 12th season of The Amazing Race. I had blogged about the Chinese-American father-daughter team of Ronald and Christina at the beginning of the season. Unfortunately, Ronald and Christina came in second place, although throughout the many legs of the competition, they did come in first. At the end of the day, The Amazing Race is a combination of luck and skill, and unfortunately Ronald and Christina came up short. You can read the recap of the finale here.
However, out of all the teams, one could really see that Ronald and Christina over the period of the season really grow closer. Ronald, the father, was a stereotypical overbearing Chinese father who would always be telling Christina what she was doing wrong and being impatient, as well as Christina being a little deferential to her father, even though at times, she needed to be more assertive because she was right. Ronald, to his credit, became quite self aware and began to change, becoming more patient and encouraging while Christina also took a little more initiative.