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