AFO LIVE WITH MAG

Real, Live and Relatable pretty much sums up AFO LIVE. From lifestyle to fashion, health and nutrition as well as humour and laughter, AFO LIVE will leave you entertained as you hit the grinds at work.

MAG is focused on keeping the show light hearted, fun and full of good music; she keeps topics current, relatable and enjoyable for one and all. Playing you only the best music from yesterday, today and everyday of our lives, brunch time with MAG will leave you looking for more.

So what are you waiting for? Mondays to Fridays, 11AM to 2PM, join MAG, as she keeps you entertained in the afternoons.


Mary Anne Gomes

A versatile talent, MAG is always on the ball in delivering only the best, on-air and in-person. From on-air music based shows, to serious talk interviews and live coverage, there was no stone unturned and no path undone in the life of this radio presenter.

In fact, one can also say that MAG’s life completely revolved around radio. Having chosen this medium as her career path, MAG also found her true love in the form of her once upon a time “on-air husband”. MAG took a break from radio in 2009, however her passion lived on and when the opportunity came around to go digital, she couldn’t hesitate. So here she is, live and real, ready to woo the likes of the new and loyal listeners at a go.

So come and experience for yourself a truly down to earth, relatable and fun show with MAG on AFO LIVE, Mondays to Fridays from 11AM to 2PM.



16th Latin American Film Festival on AFO LIVE

The 16th Latin American Film Festival kicked off on November 1st and will go on to November 8th. It is organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) comprising of Embassies from Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela in Malaysia. The Festival will take place exclusively in GSC Pavilion KL, in one of the biggest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, and the public can watch these movies for FREE! The Festival offers a perfect opportunity for Malaysians to see the world through the eyes of other cultures. Each film will be shown with English subtitles every day from Wednesday 1st November to Wednesday 8th November at 9 pm, with the exception of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November where three films will be shown on those days at 3 pm, 6 pm and 9 pm.The show times are as follows:NOVEMBER 2015DateTimeCountryFilmWednesday1 November9pmPeruMargarita, the sweet chaosThursday2 November9pmColombiaGente de BienFriday3 November9pmEcuadorModern NatureSaturday4 November3pm6pm9pmUruguayVenezuelaSouth Africa (Guest)Anina -a mysterious round trip-The House at the End of TimeU-Carmen eKhayelitshaSunday5 November3pm6pm9pmCubaBrasilChileCuba LibreThe man from the futureAlmaMonday6 November9pmCosta RicaA ojos cerradosTuesday7 November9pmMexicoIlusiones S.A.Wednesday8 November9pmArgentinaInseparablesOn Friday, MAG speaks more to the Ambassador of Mexico to Malaysia, H.E Carlos Felix Corona about the Mexican movie Ilusiones S.A which will be shown on the 7th Nov and also shares with us a lil more on the 16th Latin American Film Festival. 

1st Southeast Asia Hot Wheels Epic Challenge on AFO LIVE

The very first time in Hot Wheels® history they'll be bringing together Hot Wheels® challengers from six (6) countries across Southeast Asia for an exciting championship to compete for the first Hot Wheels Champion title and Hot Wheels prizes up to USD 2,000.Happening at LG2, Blue Concourse at Sunway Pyramid on the 21st October 2017, 12 little Hot Wheels challengers aged 5-12 years old together with their moms are finalists representing their home countries and will compete for the 2017 HOT WHEELS® epic CHAMPIONSHIP title.Every little Hot Wheels challenger and his mom will have to embrace 3 different challenge zones –Challenger Zone, Track Builder Zone and Epic Loop Zone during the finale which is designed to test skills, precision and teamwork.The first challenge zone - the Challenger zone, is designed to test skills.The second challenge zone - the Track Builder Zone, is designed to test teamwork.The third challenge zone, the outrageously cool giant Epic Loop, is designed to test precision.On Tuesday, Hot Wheels had a friendly match between celebrity influencers, Dr Jezamine Lim Iskander and her son Zander, and Shaine Wong and son Jacob. Special token of appreciation was given to Team Dr. Jezamine Lim Iskander.Special token of appreciation was given to Team Shaine Wong.On Friday, MAG speaks to Dr Jezamine Lim Iskander, Shaine Wong, and Country Manager for Mattel Southeast Asia, Mr. Ivan Franco. To find out more information about the Hot Wheels’ first Southeast Asia Championship 2017, please visit http://edm.brandthink.my/t/r-l-jlutuux-kthuhutyli-j/.

MY Writers Fest 2017 on AFO LIVE

#MYWritersFest (previously known as #MYWritersBookFest) is a month-long festival in October that celebrates local writers and their writings, where writers meet readers in intimate settings, and writers are given the opportunity to showcase their creative works. A series of Meet & Greet sessions, a mass book launch, book sales, readings and signings are held at various locations in Malaysia. The public is invited to meet and mingle with local writers, find out about their writings and publications, buy their books or bring your own copies, take wefies and get autographs!Organised by the Malaysian Writers Society, the whole month of Oct is packed with activities for readers and writers alike! So here are some of the programmes lined-up for the fest this year:FESTIVAL KICK–OFF & MASS BOOK LAUNCH1 Oct (Sun, 2pm) – Main Stage, Wiken KL, Level 2, Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala LumpurMEET & GREET SABAH7 Oct (Sat, 2pm) – Jesselton Artisan Market, The Walk, Riverson, Kota KinabaluNUTMAG LAUNCH + MEET & GREET PENANG 15 Oct (Sun, 2pm) – The Art Assembly, George TownMEET & GREET PERAK 21 Oct (Sat, 2pm) – Sharpened Word, Old Andersonian Club & Café, Jalan Hospital, IpohMEET & GREET SARAWAK 21 Oct (Sat, 8pm) – Word Of Mouth KCH, Le Café Rouge, KuchingMEET & GREET PAHANG 28 Oct (Sat, 2pm) – BACA – The Reading Room & Cafe, TemerlohFESTIVAL FINALE – MASS MEET & GREET 31 Oct (Tues, 7:30pm) – Commune @ Sunway Velocity, Kuala LumpurBesides that, a series of professional and practical workshops/trainings are also held to equip and enrich the journey of a Malaysian writer. On Friday, MAG speaks to the President of the Malaysian Writers Society, Gina Yap Lai Yoong about the MY Writers Fest 2017! 

Team Green Light, Winner of Tune Protect SOS Challenge on AFO LIVE

GREEN LIGHT FOR THE SOS CHALLENGETrio team from HELP University awarded best idea to help make Malaysian roads saferTune Protect, a leading digital insurer, announced Team Green Light as the winner in its Safety on Streets (SOS) Challenge. The team from HELP University proposed Walk Tune as a simple yet effective navigation service aimed at guiding pedestrians from point A to point B through the safest routes on foot. The team won the grand prize of RM5,000 cash and each team member received a 1-year personal accident insurance and 3-month internship with Tune Protect.With prevention as the best form of protection, Team Green Light’s idea is targeted at reducing the high rates of road fatalities in Malaysia which affect not only motorists but pedestrians as well.“We are so excited and also surprised that we won as we initially started the team just to have fun,” said James Lau, 18, representing Team Green Light with his two teammates Nicole Kiew, 18 and Max Yong, 18. “Being frequent pedestrians ourselves, we felt this was an app that was very important and relatable to people, including tourists. We will definitely go on to join more competitions like this as it gives us the opportunity to learn new things and meet people we would not have met before.” Coming in at second place was Team Hoff from KDU University College whose app idea limits a driver’s phone usage while driving, which is a key factor in many road accidents. In third place, Team Carma from Multimedia University presented a concept that combined three elements - a game, rewards and guardianship through parental notification - into a single app. Their creativity won each team RM3,000 and RM2,000 respectively, while each team member also received a 1-year personal accident insurance and 3-month internship with Tune Protect.The SOS Challenge, launched in June, was developed in partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the Road Safety Department Malaysia (JKJR), and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The Challenge, open to tertiary students in Malaysia, called for unique app concepts targeted at improving road safety in Malaysia.For more information about Tune Protect SOS Challenge, please visit http://cr.tuneprotect.com/In the meantime, on Wednesday, join MAG as she speaks to Team Green Light about their victory and inspiration in creating the winning app! 

501st Legion Malaysia Garrison on AFO LIVE

The 501st Legion are, first and foremost, Star Wars fans. But combining their love for the movie and the characters, together with the need to do good in society, these fans channel their passion towards helping those in need through the use of their costumes.The Legion is an all-volunteer organization. Costume enthusiasts from near and far come together under one collective identity to carry out their mission which is to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as through costumed charity and volunteer work.The Malaysian chapter of the 501st Legion, known as the Malaysia Garrison comprises of members from Malaysia. All gathered into one group with the interest of promoting charity, goodwill and fun with the use of Screen Accurate costumes from the 6 Star Wars movies and other media's of Star Wars including its games, animated series and even comic books.They currently have 27 confirmed members in Malaysia with a few from the nearby states, Perak and Malacca. They seek to expand towards Borneo as well as further north to Penang and further south towards Johor.On Wednesday, MAG speaks to Kirby, Kal and David about their love for the movie and what they do through the 501st Malaysia Garrison. In the meantime, if you are a Star Wars fan and see yourself being part of this Legion, check them out here for more details on joining the 501st Legion http://www.my501st.com/about-us/joining-the-501st 

Federal Hotel Celebrates Its 60th Diamond Jubilee on AFO LIVE

The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur marks another milestone this year as it celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee years in the Malaysian Hospitality industry, coinciding with the nation's 60th Merdeka Celebrations. As part of the Federal Hotel’s Merdeka celebrations, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Bintang Event Spaces together with Modern Nanyang jointly launch the Modern Grand Hotel, a Storytelling Live Concert on Monday, 7 August 2017 at The Verandah lobby lounge at The Federal Kuala Lumpur. The Federal Kuala Lumpur is more than just a Hotel. It’s a piece of Malaysian History & Heritage, and it’s the Hotel for Merdeka. The Federal Hotel proved to be an icon and inspired others to venture into the Malaysian tourism and hospitality industry. Throughout its 60 years, The Federal Kuala Lumpur have always been at the forefront in the hospitality industry as they were constantly on the lookout for the creation and evolution of the hotel products and services in order to meet the wants and needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. Throughout the 6 decades, the Federal Hotels International (FHI) and The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur maintained their belief and commitment to providing their guests with excellent quality hotel accommodation and consistent services, as well as continuous commitment to meet all the challenges locally and globally. In conjunction with the hotel's 60th anniversary, combining the historical elements and its nostalgic value, the team decided to coin the theme of the storytelling concert to "Modern Grand Hotel". Modern Grand Hotel is a storytelling musical concert with cast of local established musicians and actors. As the title goes, narration and storytelling will be a major element of this concert. The lineup includes Nanyang Songstress - Yudi Yap, renowned Chinese dialect conservator Chong Keat Aun, actor Goh Wee Ping, from NTV 7’s Age of Glory II, award-winning acclaimed theatre director Loh Kok Man with multitalented music director Tay Cher Siang leading WVC Jazz Ensemble collaborating for this event. This extraordinary concert will be presented in multi lingual environmental theatre by Modern Nanyang. Based on the entertainment scene surrounding the Federal Hotel in the era of 1950’s to 1960’s. Yudi will sing and act in a story told in classic songs of Nanyang heritage. Chong Keat Aun in narration will speak of the long-forgotten stories of the entertainment scene at that time. Goh Wee Ping will play multiple characters, telling the retracting the stories of Kuala Lumpur of the past till present time. These elements will be consolidating by Director Loh Kok Man to present them theatrically. The songs will be rearranged in Nanyang flavor by Musical Director Tay Cher Siang, performing live with Jazz ensemble WVC. On Monday, join MAG as she speaks to Ms. Nancy Huang, the Room Divisions Manager for The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Ms Yudi Yap who will be part of the Modern Grand Hotel performance. 

Tune Protect SOS Challenge

SOS FOR SAFETY ON STREETS  In partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the Road Safety Department Malaysia (JKJR), and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the Tune Protect SOS Challenge takes a stand for improved safety for all road users – including pedestrians.  The Challenge is open to tertiary level students of all backgrounds, calling for unique concepts of road safety applications that resonate with the younger generation, with the intention to develop the idea into applications in the future.  Participating teams must be able to articulate how their ideas would: elevate awareness of road safety issues or cultivate behavioural changes; stand out among existing offerings; and be user-friendly.  Students who are interested to do their part can sign up for the SOS Challenge online at cr.tuneprotect.com. To assist students with idea conceptualisation, Tune Protect organised an INSPIRE Session on 15 July, an exclusive kick-off workshop with two distinguished speakers: Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk, and Captain K Bala, Director of Code Red Survival Academy. Their combined expertise will give participants valuable insights on how to think like an innovator, as well as practical tips on survival skills for all road users, which will aid them in ideating their road safety applications.  Seats at the INSPIRE Session are FREE. However, they are limited and registration at cr.tuneprotect.com is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.“Being a leader in digital insurance, with youth empowerment as a key focus of our corporate mission, we chose to champion a digital innovation initiative that reaches out to young people in a meaningful way, inviting students to channel their creativity to saving lives on the road,” said Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim, Group Chief Executive Officer, Tune Protect Group Bhd. “The SOS Challenge is aimed at providing a platform to enrich the learning experience for students, who will be exposed to the foundations of creative processes like ideation and innovation in the digital space, and guided in ways to apply this knowledge for the betterment of society. We hope these skills and the knowledge gained will also help them in their future endeavours.”“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and any effort to spread awareness is greatly welcomed. We are happy to see that companies like Tune Protect are getting involved in this area, which is the reason why we are supporting this effort,” said YBhg Dato’ Rosli bin Isa, Director General of JKJR. “This Challenge is a good way to engage with young people, as they represent the highest number amongst road fatalities.”Similarly, the spirit of the Challenge is also aligned with the aims of MaGIC, which is to foster a supportive environment in Malaysia for tech-driven startups.“Through entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, countless opportunities are opened up for future generations. Hand-in-hand with education, this enables individuals, as well as the nation, to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world,” explained Ashran Dato Ghazi, CEO of MaGIC. “This Challenge is a worthy initiative that encourages students to direct their efforts towards a serious issue like road safety.”On Wednesday, MAG speaks to Yap Hsu Yi, Head of People & Culture, from Tune Protect Group Bhd about the challenge and its hopes for the future of road safety! 

6th Annual Art of Speed on AFO LIVE

To be held on the 29-30 July 2017 at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) will be open from 10:00am-7:00pm. Cars and bikes enthusiasts can expect some exciting international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom cars and Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, "Copperdave" Freston from USA,Shige Suganuma and Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry's Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Jeffery Chang from Air Runner from Taiwan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima from Singapore, Irvine Jasta and Donny Ariyanto from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Mokoto, Mr.G, Jetwrench and Cynar.The event will also reward the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build off 2017, which will see 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 Cash prize( Jury Selection) & RM5,000 Cash Prize (Public Choice).The Invitational aside, will also witness a special collaboration of an iconic brand in Malaysia which is Boon Siew Honda and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section also promises to be among the main highlights, where four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors will be showcasing their creations.If extreme sports is your thing, the HOUSE OF VANS Skateboard and BMX Competition and art workshop is definitely worth checking out.Hot Wheels' lead designer Jun Imai from USA will also grace AOS 2017 with his presence. So, if you're and avid Hot Wheels collector, this is the best time to meet the man behind your favourite scale models.While visitors are busy feasting their eyes on all the machinery, entertaining them will be Oh Chentaku who will be opening  on Saturday, and popular band Hujan who will be closing the event on Sunday.Last but not least, there will also be daily lucky draws, where a CMC XY400 will be given away on Saturday, and a fully custom Yamaha RX-Z twin engine by FNG Works and Beautiful Machines will be given on Sunday.Keeping up with its traditions, Art of Speed 2017 will also be organizing its third Mega Club Gathering that will inject new excitement to all classic, retro and olskool vehicle owners. The organizer will be hosting these cars at the provided huge exclusive parking lot, which measures up to 3 acres and can fit more than 1,000 vehicles.The winner of Best of Show motorcycle and automobile categories will win package trips to the MOONEYES Yokohama Hotrod an Custom Show this coming December as Guest of Honour.On Tuesday, MAG speaks to Asep Ahmad Iskandar, the founder of Art Of SPeed Malaysia!For more information about this event, visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

Bald, Bold & Beautiful on AFO LIVE

The Bald, Bold & Beautiful is organized annually by a fully voluntary group who call themselves Tribute To Kindness also known as TTK.  TTK is a community of like minded friends, getting together to make a difference for those in crucial need of medical aid. A more focused objective was adopted in 2012 to support Childhood Cancer (the Gold Ribbon). The maiden Bald & Beautiful took place in Feb 2013. For the first 2 years, funds were disbursed directly to 30 families who needed help for their childrens’ cancer treatment. Later in 2014, UMMC fully sanctioned TTK’s efforts which led to a formal collaboration between the two parties. The Heston Siew Tribute fund was established and parked at UMMC under the purview of a working committee. The committee comprises TTK’s founder Tony Siew, retired hotelier Judy Pow and artist Joy Victor, UMMC’s Paediatric Oncology and Social Services departments.  The committee review cases of patients & families who are in dire need of financial help and by consensus, allocate funds to purchase chemo drugs and subsidize related treatment for the children undergoing treatment at the medical facility.The annual fund raiser has since been renamed Bald, Bold & Beautiful to allow more flexibility for participation. Besides going bald, participants can opt to go bold i.e. change their hair color to go blond, pink or whatever color they fancy. Since coloring consumes time, participants are encouraged to do so prior to the event.  Funds are raised through each participant who reaches out to their family & circle of friends for a minimum donation of RM1,000 for their participation.2017's edition of the Bald, Bold & Beautiful is coming up this weekend, so on Wednesday MAG speaks to Tony Siew and Joy Victor about the event this weekend.In the meantime, here's what happened last year! https://www.facebook.com/aforadio/videos/1110720602313471/

The Flamenco Show on AFO LIVE

The timeless traditions of the Flamenco art are the very foundations of Origen, the new Flamenco show by Alberto Marin. The pure elements of a concert of Flamenco music are combined here with a dance structure on stage, creating an audacious and innovative atmosphere, full of sentiment. Origen takes the public into a trip, a journey in life, the life of the artist, which is, at the same time, the living history of Flamenco. Deep roots that feed from the vast heritage of the Spanish Culture, and will transport you to the colourful nights of Andalusia.The old and dry sound of the Flamenco guitar is united in stage to the tradition of the cajon, a perfect complement for its percussive and bright voice. From the stunning Flamenco cry of the singers, to the fineness of the flute, in Origen the music does not only sound, the music speaks, it lives. And this life explodes thanks to the massive impact on the scene of the dancers, culminating with strenght, passion, and sweat. Eight spanish artists will be will be performing in Kuala Lumpur on their ASEAN tour, providing Malaysia with the rare opportunity to experience the true flavour of the Flamenco “Tablao”, directly from the born place of this fine art. We bring Spain to you, and it is an honour and a pleasure to do so and to be allowed to present this pure form of art to the public in a country as rich and diverse as Malaysia.On Friday, MAG lets you feel the magic of Flamencoas she speak to the great people behind Origen. Pure Flamenco, pure passion! 

Xtreme Team Malaysia on AFO LIVE

It is not everyday that we hear about the triumphs and achievements of our very young local talents especially when that talent is being showcased at an international platform.On 26th April 2017 Malaysians were fortunate enough to hear about Xtreme, Team Malaysia who represented the nation at the 2017 International Cheer Union - Junior World Cheer Championship at The Walt Disney World All-Star Sports Resort, Florida USA. The championship which ran from the 26th April to the 28th April 2017 saw approximately 70 participating countries, including host country USA, Canada, Mexico, European countries such as Germany, France, Ukraine and Asian countries such as Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines. The estimated crowd numbers were at least 100,000 excluding officials, tourists, local and travelling fans.It was indeed a very proud moment for all Malaysians as this was the first time the International Cheer World Championship had organised a world cheer competition for a junior category (age 12-16) and our extremely excited junior team were able to compete at an international level. Xtreme Team Malaysia is a cheer team consisting of 16 young and talented Malaysian high school students aged between 14 to 16. These students come from various schools namely Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong, Sri KL International School and Sri KDU International School. A whole year of vigorous training coupled with consistency, perseverance and unrelenting efforts, these amazing individuals came in 3rd in their category, bringing home the bronze medal. This afternoon MAG speaks to Lim Chin Hao, the Head Coach of Xtreme Team and finds out how he feels about his outstanding cheerstudents. 

Misconceptions of Aesthetic Treatments on AFO LIVE

Misconceptions of Aesthetic TreatmentsAlthough aesthetic medicine is becoming more mainstream in Malaysia, there are still several misconceptions surrounding these procedures. The top three misconceptions or myths of aesthetic treatments are:Myth #1: Aesthetic treatments will make you look “fake” and “done”To the uninitiated, aesthetic treatments are often associated with over-filled bee-stung pouts or frozen foreheads and faces. In reality, aesthetic treatments and technologies have improved by leaps and bounds over the years. These days, minimally-invasive treatments are used to correct a host of problems in a subtle and refined manner, achieving a look that is not too “done”, without having to go under the knife.Myth #2: Aesthetic treatments are unsafeAesthetic treatments are manufactured using the highest safety standards and have to be approved by national medical authorities before being made available to the public. Because these treatments require a good understanding of facial tissues and muscles, only licensed medical doctors who are trained in facial anatomy are allowed to practice aesthetic medicine. If you have ever seen or heard of horror stories of botched aesthetic treatments, it is highly likely that these were performed by unlicensed beauticians or using counterfeit products.Myth #3: Aesthetic treatments are only for women or metrosexual menMore and more men of all ages are seeking aesthetic treatments for various reasons, such as to gain an edge in their careers, to slow down signs of ageing, to look refreshed or simply to present their best faces to the world as they embark on a new phase in their lives. From removing facial scars and acne, to diminishing crow’s feet and frown lines, aesthetic treatments can also give patients a much-needed boost of confidence.On Tuesday, Dr Hew Yin Keat, the Medical Director of M.A.C. Clinic and Founding Member of Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (MSAM) speaks to MAG on some of the above issues and more, surrounding the practice of aesthetic medicine in Malaysia. Recognised as among a handful of pioneering doctors in aesthetic medicine in Malaysia, Dr Hew seeks to promote the safety and advancement of the field through his work.

MasterChef Australia Season 9 on AFO LIVE

Returning for its ninth exceptional season in 2017, MasterChef Australia Season 9 is set to make things bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before, combining more big name international guests with bright new talent and exciting challenges to create a truly remarkable series. After scouring the country for the best amateur cooks, the confident and the humble will cook side by side, putting themselves in the spotlight during a rigorous judges’ audition process that sees only the most deserving and talented cooks prevail.Gary Mehigan, Matt Presto and George Calombaris are back to share their own unique talents and insights with the newest bunch of contestants. Encouraging and challenging, they will push the contestants to cook smarter, extend their creativity and overcome obstacles in ways they never dreamt possible.On Monday, MAG speaks to Sarah Tiong, a risk consultant. Inspired by chefs and cooks including Ben Shewry, Brent Savage, Clayton Wells, Shannon Bennet and Sam Miller, there is no question that this fiercely competitive cook will put her nose to the grindstone to get the most from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Born and raised in Sydney, Sarah has always been involved in the kitchen and her mother would routinely teach her the recipes and techniques from her own childhood in Malaysia. She remembers fondly her cooking an array of cuisines growing up and recalls the unique aroma of fermented beans, wine and ginger as a marinated pork belly was prepared for family dinners. Cooking for friends and family since she was 15, Sarah began taking her passion seriously and developing her own recipes from when she was 17.Join MAG and Sarah on AFO LIVE at 12noon, Monday, the 19th June. 

The 1st LAKSA JAM on AFO LIVE

Since the next Olympics (at Tokyo 2020), will feature skateboarding as a competitive medal sport - The 1st LAKSA JAM by Laksamana Skateboards is a local Malaysian tournament with one mission: To find Malaysia's potential Olympic skateboard medalist starting first with sending Laksa Jam's 'Gold' medalist to Grandprix Beroun, a World Cup Skateboarding sanctioned event in Czech Republic.This event, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Laksamana Skateboards, will be held at Mont Kiara Skate Park on the 1st of April.A jaw-dropping crowd-cheering demonstration from Street League's newest Pro Dave Bachinsky, 3 times X Games medalist and 2 times WCS overall rankings winner Tomas Vintr, plus one of the most iconic U.S Professional skateboarders out there, Sierra Fellers will showcase the best that skateboarding has to offer! Also in the Pro mix are Japan's Daisuke Nakaura, Koya Miyasaka and Malaysia's own MOhd Fikri Bin Zulkifly.If that isn't enough cause for excitement, double dare the person next to you to get a bird’s eye view from the zip-line across the roof of the skatepark to see which of you has the toughest nerves.While most will be at Laksa Jam for the excitement of extreme sports, some may also enjoy a stroll through our 'local street wear bazaar’ or perhaps snacks and refreshment from the wide variety of food trucks made available only meters away!Though we too are including the standard ambient music of every event, at Laksa Jam prepare yourself for performances from entertainment's rising stars in the local band and hip hop scene.

The Musical Journey of Zainal Abidin on AFO LIVE

The Musical Journey of Zainal Abidin Concert is to celebrate Zainal’s involvement of over 3 decades in the music industry. The much awaited concert will be a showcase of Zainal’s musical journey which began as a musician at 15 years old, his breakthrough in the mainstream music industry with Headwind, followed by his solo career which has left a lasting footprint in the local music industry.The two and a half hour concert will be backed by some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Mac Chew, Jenny Chin, Andy Peterson, Aji, Steve Thornton among others. The show promises a combination of his soulful voice backed by top notch musicians.Musically directed by Zainal himself, the concert is Zainal’s way of celebrating the immense support he has received from his loyal and devoted fans in Malaysia. Aptly titled The Musical Journey of Zainal Abidin, each song has been carefully selected to express and spread his message of love and caring for mother nature to all his fans. Fans of Zainal will get to hear some of his classic tunes that are close to his heart such as Hijau, Orak Arek, Puteri, Bongkar, Kau Di Hatiku, Debu Liar, Damai and many more.The concert will also showcase the band that gave Zainal a breakthrough in the music industry, Headwind. Fans have been waiting for the reunion and watch Zainal perform with Headwind at a major concert. They are waiting to see Zainal Abidin, Zulkif, Nicky Ooi, Kudin, and Razak share the same stage and relive their golden days.The wait will finally come to an end with the concert set to take stage at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur convention Centre on 25 February 2016.