Here’s one dude we haven’t seen in a long time. But we’ve heard that he has gone on to make waves, huge waves, since the launch of Capital FM. Radio waves, to be precise.
What, you didn’t know?
Liang is now a radio DJ alongside Deborah Raj for Capital FM’s “The Jam Break” from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays. For four whole hours, Liang and sidekick Deborah would ramble on about anything and everything that revolves around relationships. Keeping it real, with no holds barred and strictly no taboos. No doubt about it though, the zany duo certainly do keep things fun, fresh, and quirky on the airwaves.
Luckily for us, Liang wasn’t too busy making candid jokes yesterday so we met up with him and kicked back for a little bit on a sunny Tuesday afternoon.
It’s been a long while since we last met, Liang. Since Capital FM’s launch, to be exact! How have you been and what have you been up to?
“Radio. That’s pretty much the bulk of it. There’s also being ambassador for StART Society. I also still teach music. There’s also a TV show that’s in the works! It’s for the urban market I’d say it’s a work in progress. But everything has to fit into my schedule because my timing is havoc. It’s just working it out because schedule-wise, that’s the biggest obstacle. I stay here and I work here (in the Damansara neighbourhood) so everything has been just right for me..”
Right! You live near the office! We remember now. What are the perks of staying to close to work? Do you get to wake up just a bit later?
“Well, it’s a lot like ‘Oh I forgot my tag!’ then I run home to get it or ‘Oh my laptop is..’, you know? But you see, the funny things is, the closer you stay to work it becomes an inversed relationship. The further you stay, you wake up earlier to beat the jam. The closer you stay, you take it for granted.”
Oh! Which reminds us, you have a career as a recording artiste. What’s in the works for that?
“Once a music man, always a music man, I’d say. I have so much going on that I have to focus on just one thing and that is radio DJing at Capital FM. The passion is still there, it doesn’t really go away but this season of my life, this period (being a radio DJ), I quite like it so..yeah. I still sing though occasionally. On air (laughs).”
That’s exciting! And on top of that, you’re one of StART Society’s ambassadors. What did you decide to be a part of that?
“I only became an ambassador recently. Since end March this year, to be exact. They spoke to me some time then and I’ve always wanted to say yes but I held back initially (last year) because I’ve been involved with shady charities. Like, some charities are charities by front but nothing went into the betterment of the children’s lives. StART Society, on the other hand, is different because they’re very transparent and it helps to know that they’re doing something great with like-minded people for a common cause.”
Did that become the source of your inspiration?
“None of us are getting paid as ambassadors but we wouldn’t have it any other way. With this ambassadorial role, it’s good to think that there is a lot more than you can give apart from doing things for yourself only. It’s good to be able to think about the betterment of others as opposed to just, ‘Oh, I feel like spending RM10,000 on a holiday’, you know? It’s a very full life. If ever you want a purpose in a wholesome, rich life, this would be it.”
We totally agree with the wholesome, rich life part. Tell us though, how would you change the world and make it a better place?
“Yeah! No doubt, it’s a crazy ride. I wish I could do more but I can’t. But if I could do that, change the world and make it a better place, I’d like for people to be able to see the situation and not be in denial.”
Aww. We want to grow up to be just like you. Thanks for speaking to us!
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For more information on StART Society please visit their website or contact Joshua Lee at 03-7954 7423 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Liang, check out his DJ profile here.