Sada Borneo (AGT19) brings Malaysia into the Semis!

Sada Borneo‘s performance at the Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) Judges Audition earned them 4 YESes from all 4 judges –

Sada Borneo @ Judges Audition (AGT)

And now, Sada Borneo made it into the Semi-Finals – the only act from Malaysia shortlisted along with 23 other acts from other countries out of the thousands that auditioned!

Woohoo!!! Malaysia and Borneo represent!

Will they make it to the Finals and be that much closer to being the winners??? YOU can make it happen!

VOTE FOR THEM right after that Semi-Finals episode airs on 30th April 2015. (Voting ends on 4th May 2015.)

There are 3 ways to vote for Sada Borneo (visit http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote/ for full instructions)

Method 1 – via SMS (unlimited)

SMS “AGT19” and send it to your country’s designated short code (For Malaysia it’s 33200)

SMS charges apply.

Method 2 – via Facebook (one vote per user per episode)

Just go to this link and vote:

On computer: https://www.facebook.com/asiasgottalent/app_1598372720404428

On mobile: https://fbvotenow.asiasgottalent.tv/

Voting on Facebook is free for one vote per user per episode.

IMPORTANT: Each user is entitled to one vote per episode (so VOTE WISELY!)

Method 3 – via the official Asia’s Got Talent app (unlimited)

Just download the app (available on the App Store and Google Play) and start voting.

You can purchase 1, 3, 25 or 100 votes at a click of a button. (WOW!) Read the Terms&Conditions for more information on purchasing votes and voting.

IMPORTANT: You can vote as many times as you want via SMS and the Asia’s Got Talent app but the producers reserve the right (at their sole discretion) to exclude any votes which they feel have been placed to unfairly manipulate the results.

Check out the Voting FAQ section if you have any other doubts: http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote/faq/

We already know Gao Lin & Liu Xin (China), Triqstar (Japan), Gwyneth Dorado (Philippines) & Junior New System (Philippines) have been shortlisted to be part of the Final 9 Acts competing for the coveted title of being the first Asia’s Got Talent winner.

So come on Malaysia (and Borneo!) vote SADA BORNEO to represent us in the FINALS!

Asia’s Got Talent – How To Vote?

Although we had no national representative in Asia’s Got Talent (AGT), that did not stop us in Brunei from enjoying the Judges’ Auditions round, did it? Together with the rest of Asia, we laughed, cried, grimaced and fell in love with the many different acts we had seen thus far.

And now, with the Judges’ Auditions over, the Semis are about to begin!

24 acts. 3 epsisodes.

How many will make it to the Finals?

More importantly, who are they?

Here is where we fans have a say in the results: To advance to the Finals, the Semi-finalists need our votes!

Yup! And eventhough Brunei is not represented in AGT, we can still vote too! (Via Methods 2 & 3 below if Method 1 is not an option.)

Vote for your favourite acts!

Basically, there are 3 ways to vote (visit http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote/ for full instructions)

Method 1 – via SMS (unlimited)

Step 1: Visit the Semifinalists page to see the list of contestants and their corresponding short codes aka ‘Contestant number’

Step 2: SMS “AGT19” (for Sada Borneo) and send it to your country’s designated short code (For Malaysia it’s 33200)

SMS charges apply.

IMPORTANT: You can vote as many times as you want via SMS but the producers reserve the right (at their sole discretion) to exclude any votes which they feel have been placed to unfairly manipulate the results.

Method 2 – via Facebook (one vote per user per episode)

On computer: https://www.facebook.com/asiasgottalent/app_1598372720404428

On mobile: https://fbvotenow.asiasgottalent.tv/

Voting on Facebook is free for one vote per user per episode.

IMPORTANT: Each user is entitled to one vote per episode (so VOTE WISELY!)

Method 3 – via the official Asia’s Got Talent app (unlimited)

Just download the app (available on the App Store and Google Play) and start voting.

You can purchase 1, 3, 25 or 100 votes at a click of a button. (WOW!) Read the Terms&Conditions for more information on purchasing votes and voting.

IMPORTANT: You can vote as many times as you want via the Asia’s Got Talent app but the producers reserve the right (at their sole discretion) to exclude any votes which they feel have been placed to unfairly manipulate the results.

Check out the Voting FAQ section if you have any other doubts: http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote/faq/

THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:

You can only vote during the voting windows (just a little more than 4 days) after each episode so don’t miss it!

Please take note of the voting windows:

Show Air Date Voting Window Opens Voting Window Closes
Semi Final 1 16 April 16 April, End of Show 20 April, 23:59
Semi Final 2 23 April 23 April, End of Show 27 April, 23:59
Semi Final 3 30 April 30 April, End of Show 4 May, 23:59
Final 7 May 7 May, End of Show 11 May, 23:59

*Please note that show timings are reflective of Singapore local time (GMT + 8). Voting will begin at the end of the Asia’s Got Talent broadcast on AXN every Thursday.

So, what are you waiting for?

Vote for your favourite acts and get them that much closer to the Finals!

The REAL Sada Borneo

Having taken Asia by storm the past week, I’d like you to meet some awesome guys I personally adore who need no further introduction.

image

With Sada Borneo in Brunei Darussalam (2014)

That’s definitely the case in Malaysia and to some extent, here in Brunei.

With over 11,000 followers on their official-and-verified Facebook page, more than 1.2K on their Instagram and even surpassing One Direction in Malaysia’s Top 100 on iTunes at #23…

…and #81 on Brunei’s Top 100, topping Coldplay!

Here’s 2 words that have been on everyone’s lips:

SADA BORNEO

Their audition video at AXN’s “Asia’s Got Talent” (AGT) went viral after it was aired last week.

Their story has been published in some of Malaysia’s mainstream media in English, Bahasa and Chinese.

Astro Awani also ran a story on them. While Caltex is following their “Journey To Stardom”.

…and social media is abuzz with anything and everything they can find about this band.

Which is why this post is not about what everyone already knows (or think they do) about Sada Borneo (SB), but it is about debunking some SB “facts” which are not exactly correct. Why? Because it’s doing an injustice to them to not be properly written about.

Let’s start with the obvious:

SB Myth#1:

They are a 5-member band.

There were only 5 members at the AGT audition but that’s not the whole gang. There are actually 11 members! Trust me. Otherwise, check it out yourself:

Have you not seen their music video? The whole group is in it – and then some.

Read their Facebook page/website. It is clearly stated there.

And if you’re observant enough, you would have noticed that there’s even another member of theirs in the Caltex advertisement!

SB Myth#2:

They are from Sarawak.

At the audition they clearly said “We’re from Malaysia.”

Everybody keeps asking them where they’re from. If they’d just listen to what they’ve already told us from the start.

SB Myth#3: 

They are new.

Again, they may be new to most but they have been around for a few years now.

And as I was typing this, look what was published on their Facebook page!:

Many people wanted to know more about us… so here it is!

Sada Borneo consist of 11 members, with 5 of us representing the band in Asia’s Got Talent Judges Audition.

We are good friends in university even before this band started. With the same passion for music, we ended up becoming Sada Borneo few years ago.

Our origin? We are from all corners of Malaysia.

We would like to thank all of you guys for the amazing support and encouragement ever since the episode aired in AXN. It is truly heartwarming!

We are proud to represent Malaysia!

For more info, you can refer to our official website by clicking on the link below:
sadaborneo.wix.com/official

Great minds think alike? Hahaha…

Well said Sada Borneo. Keep it up guys! :D

Be great! But remain humble. Always.

Love,

Mar

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 Borneophoto 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 and…

View original 427 more words

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