A wish ful­filled

> Wish­list sea­son two winner Amir Asyraf’s hike up to An­na­purna Base Camp will be shown on Astro Su­perS­port this Sun­day

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at the last check­point be­fore reach­ing ABC that Amir felt the fa­mil­iar ache in the head, be­sides feel­ing dizzy and weak at the knees – and this time, vom­it­ing in front of every­one.

Amir re­calls: “One of the NEX mem­bers had an oxime­ter, so he checked my oxy­gen lev­els. It was low at 60%.”

The man told Amir that his oxy­gen lev­els needed to reach at least 75% if he wanted to make it to ABC. To his re­lief, it in­creased to 80% af­ter a 30-minute nap.

The doc­tor even­tu­ally gave Amir the clear­ance to con­tinue the hike, but he had to do so at a much slower pace. When the de­ter­mined young man fi­nally reached ABC, he was greeted with cheer­ing and clap­ping.

“I cried, think­ing of the strug­gle I had gone through the past few days,” says Amir.

What hap­pened next, Amir re­mem­bers very lit­tle of.

Ashvin ex­plains: “At din­ner, we all re­alised there was some­thing wrong with him.

“That was the time when his AMS really kicked in, es­pe­cially with the thin air and all. He started hal­lu­ci­nat­ing. He started feel­ing like he wanted to vomit.

“He also has a bad case of hy­pother­mia, so he was shiv­er­ing and ba­si­cally suf­fered that night.”

The doc­tor then or­dered that Amir be air­lifted by he­li­copter to a hospi­tal while the rest of the Wish­list team took the three-day hike to come down.

Amir was first taken to Pokhara be­fore another he­li­copter took him to Kath­mandu, where he was hos­pi­talised for a day.

Catch all the drama and pain BRAND’S, the maker of Brand’s Essence of Chicken, is wel­com­ing the Year of the Dog with a new range of fes­tive gift sets.

The Brand’s Chi­nese New Year fes­tive range in­cludes gift packs, ham­pers, and the ul­ti­mate Trea­sure Box, fea­tur­ing pack­ag­ing filled with aus­pi­cious sym­bols from Chi­nese cul­ture, such as the carp, pe­ony, peach, or­ange, lantern, and fire­works.

There are nine gift sets that Amir un­der­went in ful­fill­ing his long-held wish on Astro Su­perS­port (chan­nels 810/ 831 HD) or Astro Go in the sea­son two fi­nale of Wish­list this Sun­day.

Astro Su­perS­port is also air­ing two brand­new pro­grammes – Spor­tify and Small World.

Spor­tify, hosted by Swarna Naidu, Amanda Chaang and Michelle Lee, will show­case quirky sport like Quid­ditch, fris­bee, and floor­ball on Astro Su­perS­port3 (chan­nels 816/ 834 HD) on Jan 2.

Small World, which will air on on Astro Su­perS­port on Jan 3, will fea­ture three chil­dren who as­pire to be TV hosts and in the sports me­dia in­dus­try. They will be men­tored by in­dus­try ex­perts Aishah Sin­clair, Roshan Narayan, and Lez Ann Chong. to choose from, with the sets con­tain­ing Brand’s sig­na­ture Essence of Chicken, Brand’s Essence of Chicken with Cordy­ceps, Brand’s Mas­ter Sig­na­ture Bird’s Nest (sugar-free or with rock sugar), Brand’s Ca’ya which con­tains gin­seng and black seed, or a com­bi­na­tion of these prod­ucts. The sets are priced from RM38 to RM268, in­clud­ing GST.

Brand’s re­cently brought along the god of pros­per­ity ( left) for a visit to theSun of­fice bear­ing gifts of some of its prod­ucts, in­clud­ing the Brand’s Oc­tagon gift pack (RM130) and the Trea­sure Box (RM228).

The Brand’s Chi­nese New Year fes­tive range is avail­able at se­lected Chi­nese med­i­cal halls and lead­ing phar­ma­cies, su­per­mar­kets, and hy­per­mar­kets na­tion­wide.

For more, check out Brand’s Smart Liv­ing on its Face­book page.



(above) Dream re­alised … Amir (cen­tre) with hosts Reem and O’Dea at ABC.

(left) Amir’s tri­umph ended with him hav­ing to be air­lifted (right) by he­li­copter down the moun­tain.

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