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Yau-Man's CBS S16 site bio
January 5 , 2008: CBS eventually gets around to putting up their Survivor: Micronesia site, which includes Yau-Man's marginally updated bio (below):

"Yau-Man SURVIVOR: FIJI
Age: 55
Home Town: Martinez, CA
Occupation: Computer Engineer

    Originally from Malaysian Borneo, Yau-Man Chan attended All Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu. He moved to the U.S. where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to receive his Master of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Yau-Man Chan is the Chief Technology Officer for the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. In this position, he manages and runs the information systems infrastructure for administrative, research and teaching units of the college. This includes setting up networks, computers and managing business database systems. He previously worked designing electronic circuits for scientific instruments to collect data. He's also been a housepainter, cook and dishwasher.
    Chan enjoys playing table tennis, bicycling, woodworking and reading. He is a member of the USA Table Tennis Association. He describes himself as intellectual and contemplative. He considers himself a natural leader, a good organizer, very skilled with his hands, very resourceful and feels he possesses a keen intellect.
    Chan currently resides in Martinez, California with his wife of 24 years, Jennifer. They have two children, Penelope and Ione. They also have a dog, Tucker, and two rabbits, Ruby and Cupid. His birth date is August 26, 1952."

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Entertainment Weekly
January 3, 2008: Entertainment Weekly (mostly Dalton Ross) handles the cast-release chores for Survivor: Micronesia. Included is Yau-Man's pre-show interview and Probst's comments:

"THE RETURNING FAVORITES: YAU-MAN CHAN
AGE: 55
SEASON: Survivor: Fiji

YAU-MAN SAYS: ''Last time, I was able to play the weak old man under the radar before the merge. I definitely cannot do that [this time].''

JEFF PROBST SAYS: ''You can't do a favorites season without Yau-Man. He's sort of the Rudy of this season. He'll be the oldest guy and the most frail and probably be one of the most popular. Yau-Man's problem is going to be those things. He's so popular, everyone there knows that he's popular and well liked, and everybody knows what happened to him in Fiji. But I think Yau-Man's going to have to come out and play aggressive. I don't think he can play that same game of just chopping coconuts and being everyone's friend."
January 25, 2007: Exciting, CBS-penned TV ad text:

"Yau-Man Chan is from the jungles of Borneo. He may be small, but his impact is huge."

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Full castJanuary 12, 2007: Yau-Man's official bio, from the CBS S14 site...

   "Originally from Malaysian Borneo, Yau-Man Chan attended All Saints Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu. He moved to the United States where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to receive his Master of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
   Chan is the Director of Information Systems for the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. In this position, he manages and runs the information systems infrastructure for administrative, research and teaching units of the college. This includes setting up networks, computers and managing business database systems. He previously worked designing electronic circuits for scientific instruments to collect data. He's also been a housepainter, cook and dishwasher.
   Chan enjoys playing table tennis, bicycling, woodworking and reading. He is a member of the USA Table Tennis Association. He describes himself as intellectual and contemplative. He considers himself a natural leader, a good organizer, very skilled with his hands, very resourceful and feels he possesses a keen intellect.
   Chan has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 23 years. They have two children, Penelope and Ione. They also have a dog, Tucker and two rabbits, Ruby and Cupid. Chan's birth date is August 26, 1952."
January 12, 2007: Officially revealed as a Survivor: Fiji contestant on CBS's The Early Show.

Hannah Storm: "Yau-Man Chan, a computer engineer, is the self-described geek of the group. He hopes not to stand so much that he's voted off the island."
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survivorsurvivor at Sucks
January 9, 2007: Sucks poster survivorsurvivor corroborates Yau-Man's alleged participation in Survivor: Fiji:

"hmm.. definitely Yau-Man - definitely.. and no he's no Cao Boi !!"

And later, perhaps in reference to Yau-Man (or the other older male contestant), another Sucks poster, Budda and his Homies, peers into the future:
"Best ever??....Just wait until the geezer wins over America and takes over the title of "Best Castaway Ever"...probably a guy who spews nothing but common sense...something that not many castaways have shown since the show's inception."

December 17, 2006: Jeff Probst's voiceover from the Survivor: Fiji preview (replete with actual contestant photos, as far as we know) that aired during the Survivor: Cook Islands reunion show:

"Coming in the new year... Survivor turns the tables on two tribes, as one lives the life of luxury, while the other is left with virtually nothing. For the first time, there will be 19 new Survivors. This diverse cast, with lifestyles ranging from a Harvard-educated lawyer to a once-homeless street performer, will be forced to battle each other more fiercely than ever before. Crawling with thousands of deadly sea snakes, Exile Island will be more treacherous than ever. This time, two immunity idols and a twist will drastically complicate the game. And one of the most controversial decisions ever made by a Survivor will have America talking. Who will outwit, outplay and outlast all the others? Join us next time, for the premiere of Survivor: Fiji."

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Yau Man in hat?    
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newbie02 at Sucks
December 9, 2006: Newbie02 gives some post-game updates on Yau-Man:

"Yau-Man is actually a very nice guy. He's back to work on Monday (which coincides with the end of taping)."

And on December 16th (nine days after filming ended): "I saw Yau-Man on Friday and he is visibly thinner and also shaved his head."

And on December 22nd: "The picture posted ealier with the group who has been blacked out are contestants not stand-ins. Yau-man is one of` them (in the hat)."
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newbie02 at Sucks
December 4, 2006: Apparently new Sucks poster newbie02 brings the following info to light:

"A director of IT at UC Berkeley is on this season's show. Yau-Man Chan, 50's. He did not apply. They approached him because is a N. CA division director of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association."
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