Sada Borneo – The Sound of Borneo

Mar:

Here’s a perfectly written post about Sada Borneo. (Y)

Originally posted on THE HORNBILLS:

By PJ

I was a photographer for one event in USM when I first saw Hallan performed with his Sape’. Being the only Kenyah in USM that time (I think), I was over the moon, hearing the beautiful tune he played that reminds me of my long house, my origin. After Jerry Kamit’s performance the year before, his performance was one of many that I remember well. Years gone by, I graduated and then I heard he’s got a band – Sada Borneo.

Photo by Sada Borneo

photo by Sada Borneo

When I first saw this band, they remind me of a K-pop band, because of their numbers – 11 members. It got me thinking, what musical instrument will each member play? But the similarity stops at the members number. Their music concept are totally different. Even different from other musicians or artists we have here in Malaysia. For me, this is something interesting…

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Whatsapp check marks: Good or Bad?

I love whatsapp.

My mobile communication life has greatly improved since I had it a few years ago:

I no longer need to make expensive calls (was never really a talker anyway) unless it’s an emergency.

I no longer need to send short messages (SMS) via the mobile network operator. Those were expensive, and oh-so-limited to just text *gasps* while smileys were restricted to colons and brackets like this -> : ) …unless you send a multimedia message (MMS) which is even more expensive! Gosh.

I was among the first of my group of friends to have whatsapp and proudly introduced it to some of them – “we can message for free* now!” *Free in comparison to the expensive & limited SMS/MMS options then.

So yes I love whatsapp!

The check marks however, is a different story.

In case you’re not familiar with whatsapp, here’s how the check marks work:

When you send a message and it is delivered to the server: 1 check mark (tick) appears beside your message.

When it reaches the receiver’s device: Another tick appears, totalling 2 ticks. However, just because it has reached the receiver’s device it doesn’t necessarily mean that it has been read (you can receive a message and not open in for hours..days..etc). This has led to many a confusion about messages thought to have been read and ignored (when they were probably only delivered but yet to be read).

Well, I have good news for you! Or maybe not so good news?!

Whatsapp now has coloured ticks to show that a message has been read!

Read about how it works here:

http://www.androidpit.com/whatsapp-check-marks-explained

Basically, if the 2 ticks mentioned above change from grey to blue – the message has been “read”.

Pros:
Now you will know for sure if your message was read (and if it was ignored).

Cons:
Now you will know for sure if you message was read (and if it was ignored).

Yeah…why do I forsee a problem with this? Sometimes it’s good to NOT know “for sure” about something…

Similar to the “last seen” status, I think this “read” ticks really just promotes stalking. There I said it! Honestly, I’ve had less to worry about when I can’t see when people were “last seen” and vice versa. If only I could not see when they were “online” or “typing..” either but I don’t think that’s an option. :/

I hope there’s an option to disable this “read” ticks. If you find out how, let me know.

Until then, enjoy stalking! I mean whatsapping! ;)

Happy Malaysia Day! – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Wishes 'Happy Malaysia Day' Message

Mariah Carey, wishes Malaysia “‘Happy Malaysia Day! Stay strong! See you in Kuala Lumpur on 22 October ‘ XoXo Mariah Carey”.

The best selling female singer of all time will hit our shores next month, bringing her tour entitled Mariah Carey ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ Tour In Malaysia 2014 on 22nd October at Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur at 8pm. Apparently Mariah’s Malaysian fans told her about our National Day and the thoughtful Diva took the opportunity to wish her much missed fans in Malaysia where she performed to a 20,000 crowd in 2004 which Mariah said was one of the best shows as the heat of the night unexpectedly gave her better vocal performance on stage.

Mariah Carey “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” Tour In Malaysia 2014 is organized by IME Productions and supported by Malaysia Major Events, an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. “We are excited to have Mariah Carey to perform here in Malaysia in October. Mariah’s live concert in Malaysia 2014 is a wonderful way to bring people together and we are very proud to be able to support it. Such event will further complement arrivals for Visit Malaysia Year, especially from the fans from the region and it also complements Malaysia’s position as a favourite destination for live entertainment in South East Asia. This event is expected to bring in approximately 3,000 fans from across the region with an estimated tourist spend of over RM15 million. Malaysia Major Events is glad to reward fans with this priceless opportunity to meet their favourite idol and hear to her sing their favourite songs.” said Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager, Malaysia Major Events.

The ticket prices are categorised into VVIP RM680 (number seat), RM580 (number seat), RM480 (number seat), RM380 (number seat), RM280 (free seating) and RM120 (free seating). Online tickets purchase are through official ticketing agency website http://www.ticketcharge.com.my or call for TicketCharge hotline +603 92228811 or IME Productions hotline +603 21666166 for ticket and concert information.

For more information, please log on to IME Facebook http://www.facebook.com/imepmy or TicketCharge website http://www.ticketcharge.com.my

Mariah Carey – LIVE in Malaysia!!!

Now here’s an iconic artiste that needs no introduction.

‘Always Be My Baby’ is my personal all-time favourite song of hers – and now she is coming to Malaysia!!!

Mariah Carey The Elusive Chanteuse Show Tour In Malaysia 2014 Picture

After 10 years, Mariah Carey is back for “The Elusive Chanteuse” Tour In Malaysia 2014 organized by IME Productions and supported by Malaysia Major Events, an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture. Malaysia will be kicking it off on 22nd October 2014 at 8pm at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. Just a flight away for Brunei fans!

It is no small feat to bring this diva all the way here and Mariah’s concert in Kuala Lumpur is expected to draw a huge international attention. With tickets ranging from BND40 to BND280, it’s very much possible to catch her in Kuala Lumpur and grab an opportunity visiting attractions of Malaysia while staying in the country! The ticket prices are categorised into VVIP RM680 (number seat), RM580 (number seat), RM480 (number seat), RM380 (number seat), RM280 (free seating) and RM120 (free seating). Online tickets purchase are through official ticketing agency website www.ticketcharge.com.my or call for TicketCharge hotline +603 92228811 or IME Productions hotline +603 21666166 for ticket and concert information.

Some highlights on the best-selling female artiste (singer, songwriter and producer) of all time:

  • more than 250 million albums sold to date
  • eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen self-penned) including ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Hero’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘One Sweet Day’, ‘Without You’, ‘We Belong Together’ and the global smash hit Christmas single ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’
  • five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artiste of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” to name a few.

With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song writing, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance and fans can anticipate some mesmerising great time as the unparalleled American songstress showers her love, greatest hits and remarkable new singles to millions of people who have adored her widely acclaimed songs.

For more information, please log on to IME Facebook http://www.facebook.com/imepmy or TicketCharge website www.ticketcharge.com.my

Time to watch Malaysia

So I have a wedding to attend just around the corner…

Was thrilled for the happy couple when I heard the news – until it soon dawned on me the complicated bit :  what to wear???

You may find this as being stereotypical:

But it’s TRUE!!!

The countless times I’ve told my guy friends how I envied the fact that they could just wear decent trousers and a button-down shirt and are good to go in 2 minutes. Whereas for me, every function (wedding, dinners, parties etc) I’ve ever had to attend, this is the part that gives me the angst – a 3-part angst at that: 1) the dress, 2) the accessories (including bag and shoes) & 3) the make-up (and hair-do).

So it’s about a month to go and I’ve kinda got my dress sorted (not really), but what about the accessories?

Here’s one idea: A watch!

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, a bag and a pair of shoes are pretty standard, but perhaps I’ll try something a bit different this time. (Pun intended.)

Apparently, there are 3 types of watch that are suitable for parties, depending on the type of party one is attending:

1

For a fancy dinner party, a classic stainless steel watches (gold/silver/rose gold plated) will definitely secure the look and one embellished with Swarovski crystals would be glamorous with an evening gown.

2

For dinner parties which are more casual, the pattern watch could easily match a blouse-and-shorts combo or floral sundress and it feels more out-going. Tasty design and feminine, it not only tells time but also doubles as an accessory.

3

A safe option would be to get a simple leather strap watch as one can mix and match it with any outfit and the simple and sleek design will go well with a tank top or maxi dress. Instead of the typical brown and black leather strap watch, there are also bright tone coloured straps too! Elegant and humble at the same time.

So, what do you think? If you’re getting one for yourself, check out watch Malaysia online at Zalora website now. They even deliver for FREE!