Sunday, July 27

Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2014 4th Season Is Back!

Media launch on 23rd July 2014 at Moretune is done and now...

The search for the next golden voice is back in town and this year the champion will walk away with RM 12,000 at the Grand Finale champion.This popular talent search competition in East Malaysia is back for its fourth installment and will be looking to unearth more talented singers from two Borneo states (namely Sabah and Sarawak). The singing competition aimed at discovering new talents and providing these budding young singers a platform to be heard and perform before a panel of internationally renowned professional judges.

Emcee during the launch, Rica.

Launch has been officiated 

This year cash prizes for the competition are valued at more than RM 30,000 including a cash prize of RM 12,000 for the Grand Finale champion. There will be four auditions that will be held in Kota Kinabalu,Sandakan, Miri and Kuching. 

Mark and block the date on your calender :D

Participants are to perform two songs, either in English, Bahasa Melayu or any Chinese dialect. Only 12 selected participant will compete at the respective Area Final. Each Area Final will be offered prizes as following::::

Champion: RM 1,000 + trophy
1st Runner-up: RM 600 + trophy
2nd Runner-up: RM 300 + trophy
3rd & 4th Runner-up: RM 150 + trophy

Judging criteria for Area Final and Grand Final will include:

i. Voice: Quality, Tone (5/25)
ii. Pronunciation: Clarity, Enunciation, Style of Enunciation (5/25)
iii. Timing: Pace, Synchronized with Music (5/25)
iv. Stage Presence: Confidence and Attires (5/25)
v. Overall Impact: Judge's Overall Impression of Contestant's Performance (5/25)

Top 3 of each Area Final will advance to the Grand Finale, which will be held on 2nd November 2014. To prepare for the Grand Finale, participants are require to attend the Diamond Idol Camp at Kota Kinabalu for three days, where they will be involve in team building activities, dance lessons, practice sessions for theme songs as well as video shooting. Purpose of this camp introduced first in CDI 2012 is for grooming and boosting confidence of the grand finalists.

This year Grand Finale judges are:
1. Zchen - Who is a Malaysian singer/ song writer, famous in Asia especially Taiwan & Hong Kong.
2. Marsha Milan Londoh - A Malaysian singer/ actress and 3rd runner up for Akademi Fantasia Season 3
3. Jonathan Tse - Malaysian singer/song writer &Music Producer

There will also be judges during the Area Final which are Gina Mojina, a jazz singer and trust me her singing is good :) and also Stephen Lim.

Judges that attend the media launch on 23rd July
(From left: Stephen Lim, Jonathan Tse and Gina Mojina)

Prizes offered for the Grand Finale:
Champion: RM 12,000 + trophy + certificate
1st Runner-up: RM 5,000 + trophy + certificate
2nd Runner-up: RM 2,000 + trophy + certificate
3rd & 4th Runner-up: RM 1,000 + trophy + certificate
Most popular award: RM 500 + trophy

Together with judges and all partners from Bandwith Magazine, Sparks, 
Visit Sabah Malaysian Borneo, Degree Photographer and 
Hair and Make-up (Audio & Studio). 

The launch invited last year champion and 1st runner up of Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2013 to perform two songs for the guests. 

1st Runner-up of Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2013

Champion of Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2013

Crowd during the launch

It has been an honored to be invited and able to witness this launch on that night. To those who are interested, don't be shy to join, and you can register online at Carlsberg Diamond Idol. Take note that this competition is open to all non-Muslim residents at Malaysia, aged 18-30 only. Most important, read the Terms and Conditions before apply :) Good luck guys!!

Yours truly, 

Thursday, July 24

The Search for Miss Scuba Sabah 2014!! REGISTER NOW!

Hello dear readers :D Miss Scuba Sabah 2014 is searching for new talents to join for this upcoming competition on September 2014. 

Are you interested in joining? Love scuba and underwater? If your answer is yes then try out this pageant :D 

The winner get the chance to represent Sabah in national level! Prizes have not been reveal yet but more updates will be announce later on and for more updates "LIKE" Miss Scuba Sabah Facebook Page to get their latest information. 

Interested individual may register on this link MISS SCUBA SABAH 2014 REGISTRATION FORM. Please read the rules and regulations before register as you will be bound by these rules for the competition :) Don't miss this opportunity to join such interesting and fun pageant :D 

Yours truly,

Saturday, June 28

Battle Between Yay and Nay


I have finally reach my last semester before practical, now this is my last chance to improve so I better have a good start and end with this one. Thank God and myself for struggling on last semester, I am kind off surprise with the result I get, hahaha, but its all good XD 

Now I have no idea what I'm typing, just wanted to kill time and wait for my eyes to get heavy hahaha (ok, I know its not that funny -_-) 

Dewina Petrus -signing off-

Tuesday, June 10

Officially A Year Older

Wuhuuu! Well I'm not sure if I should be happy that I'm getting older but we all have to go through this phase every year and I'm thankful that I'm still here living my life with family and friends along my side :) I am officially a year older on 5th June which about 5 days ago. I didn't expect that people giving me present and celebrate it but in the end everyone makes a great effort to make me happy :) My cousins, my boyfie and my friends :) A simple birthday wish is enough and I appreciate to everyone who wishes me. 

These are my present that I have received :D We all should know that it's not the present that counts but what came from the heart that counts. 

On 5th June, Deenah and Christini gave me this Doraemon collection :D They wanted to surprise me but we bump into each other near Hotrod and I end up following them. They decided to celebrate it at Hotrod, together with Cheryl and Kevin :D

Since I'm the birthday girl on that day, the band who perform at Hotrod on that day ask me and the rest to sing a song but instead of one song, I sang two song which are Bubbly (Colbie caillat) and Price Tag (Jessie J). Video above is Price Tag song I don't have the other song with me. 

On Saturday, which is two days after my birthday, another celebration made. My cousins Jacynta and Joanne gave me that HUGE Doraemon and the magazine is filled with recipes so that's my present from Kevin and I'm LOVING it!! We celebrate it at Pantai Inn with karaoke time. Cheryl and I even do the Sumazau dance with Doraemon when Kevin sang Tanak Kampung song together with my cousin Jacynta :D It was a blast!!   cheer2 onion head

Next day on Sunday, Cheryl gave me this fragrance from Body Shop as my present XD This is one of my favorite fragrance from Body Shop which is Japanese Cherry Blossom  bye2 onion head

Again, the following day, Monday, my mum came back from her visit to Israel. She visited Jurusalem, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem and some other places that I may forget to mention. This is what my mum gave me :D 

I feel so lucky and blessed to receive such wonderful gifts and thoughts from my family and friends. In the end I will always give thanks to my Mum and Dad for they are the one who brought me into this wonderful world and that till now I am still able to feel the joy :D I think that every time on our birthday we should say thank you to our parents rather than thinking we are the one should be in the spotlight. 

Don't you think so?  cheer1 onion head

And for that, once again THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who wishes me
on my birthday and for my friends and family that celebrate it together with me :D 

Yours truly,

Monday, June 2

The Progress with Acne and a Few Tips

Yup you read it right, my progress with acne, I started to have breakout at the end of 2011 and it got worst in 2012. And this year, one MAJOR thing cause my skin to get infectedsuper sayan onion head . . which is FACIAL. I really don't trust in going for facial and never did until this year on April. Which it will be my FIRST and LAST (name of the shop will not be mention here) . I will only go..again..if my friend have a good review for the service OR I have talk to the beautician about my skin problem and how they can help me with it. 

Truth to be told, I was a bit excited that I got a great deal from Groupon, yes GROUPON. For this affordable acne facial treatment, but I should have known better that its all just for the sake of promotion. Okay, I will stop here for the moment as for now I am treating my acne problem under medication, and to add on, this is also what I do to help myself:

 Drink water (whenever you can, when you woke up, before going out,
when you get home, before bedtime but most importantly DRINK WATER)

Avoid putting any chemicals products on your face. 
(When I start to take medication, doctor advise me not to put any chemical product on my 
face. So I will only wash my face and that's it. I will put mask either its natural such as aloe vera,
 honey or white egg and mask that doesn't contain chemicals substance. And apply moisturizer if I'm
putting on makeup.)   

I just started this one so I can't say the exact outcome. 
(I'm drinking lemon juice now and apply the juice directly to my acne, especially
the scars. Just cut the lemon into half and squeeze the juice out, add either cold
or warm water and enjoy your fresh juice relax2 onion head There must be some of the juice left so don't throw the lemon straight away after squeezing  info onion head

This is as far as I will go for now, when my skin is healthier and better I will update more about it to share to you who have the same problem as me and who are going through this moment. 

Yours truly, 

Sunday, June 1

Dreams Don't Turn to Dust

I think it has been about two or three weeks since I came back from KL for Miss Malaysia Borneo Tourism 2014 competition which is organized by Persatuan Kebudayaan & Warisan Sabah (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor & Putrajaya. Also under the management of BConnect whereby BConnect gives the meaning: Connecting Borneo to The West and to The Rest of The World. 

Miss and Mister Malaysia Borneo Tourism 2014 is a joint competition with female and male category, where 16 girls and 15 guys from Sabah & Sarawak compete for the grand title. I only managed to get two subsidiary titles (which is for me is kind of unexpected), so here it is:

1st picture: 3rd runner up for Miss Best Catwalk
2nd picture: Miss Friendship (though I even wonder why 
and how did I manage to get this title)

On the first day I arrived, BAM, went for a shooting straight away and my heels got separate from its base 
-_-" first photo is wearing the official t-shirt from BConnect and then second is clothing by the local designer. when I wear the second attire, I feel like.....

HAHA! seriously...check out the second picture

well  not 100% same la

Along our journey from 3rd May - 11th May, the committee member organize a few events which are Talent Night, Fashion Design event (where finalist is dressed with the local design clothing) and the pre-judging, where our knowledge about our own traditional wear according to our tribes, will be put to the test. On the talent night, since I have no more talent so I'm just okay with singing (that is all I have). I sang No One by Alicia Keys. I am confident but once I got up on the stage, DANG, nervous filled me up -_-" Thankfully my movement makes it less noticeable, hahaha.

On the following event, which is Fashion event, I must say that I am the only "exotic" person on stage, people were mesmerized, not by my beauty la, haha, but my painted face. Check this out...

When I'm wearing a designer clothing, I will always ask the design what facial expression 
they want me to portray and this is what they want and BAM I nailed it. 

Our designer: Maswira Majid (middle)

Got my first subsidiary title for 3rd Runner up in Best Catwalk

Top 5 Best catwalk (start from left to right):
Jane (4th runner up), Dewina (3rd runner up), Siti Shaqila (2nd runner up),
Kimmy (1st runner up), Rieta (winner).

Maswira Majid design (all black dresss)

The following event is PRE-JUDGING! Yerp where our knowledge about our own traditional wear is put to the test. Of course I am wearing my traditional attire from Tambunan which is known as Tinombunan. There is also a Molohingon Tinombunan which mainly wore by the elderly. 

The instrument on my hand is known as Sompoton, one of Sabah's 
local music instrument, during the years before it was played mainly by 
Kadazan's tribe. And I didn't hold it just for the purpose of holding, I can 
play it too :D but still need lots practice and learning. 

To know more about Tinombunan, traditional attire that include the meaning of tangkong, himpogot, and the other accessories that I wear, feel free to give a comment :D

AND THE MOST CLIMAX EVENT IS......THE FINAL that was held at Bangunan Abdul Samad.

First round is the simplify traditional attire, since the pre-judging has been done, no more marks will be taking for this round and we need to simplify the attire since we are gonna change to other clothing in second and third round. 

FIRST ROUND (Simplify traditional attire)

Introduction session

I'm really pissed by my fringe here -_-*

 SECOND ROUND (casual wear by Pua Heritage)

backstage picture

excuse my silliness XD 

We don't have an individual catwalk here to parade the clothes :(

THIRD ROUND (Designer clothing, mine is from Maswira)


 I am seriously, IN LOVE with this dress and I secretly hope that the designer
let me keep this dress XD but :(

Some of the journey moment, we traveled to some places in Putrajaya and even visited the most awesome and biggest mosque in that area which is the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque. We have to cover our whole body including our head, this is as a sign of respect for the sacred place.

With all the finalist (male and female) in front of the Mizan Mosque.

Visiting Kiwanis child care :D

 Candid picture at Putrajaya Kementerian Kebudayaan and Pelancongan 
(IF I'm not mistaken that is)

In the end of the journey, I have learn many things not only in friendship but most importantly on how we are going to keep our culture, heritage, tourism, tradition and nature alive especially in Sabah and Sarawak. As the theme for 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year, it is an opportunity for us to show what Sabah and Sarawak has to offer to the rest of the world and let them be exposed with all the amazing experience that no other place have except in Borneo.


 Yours truly,