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DAVID ARCHULETA

Dear DA From Bluesky

Posted by djafan on Monday, March 5, 2012

“I said he’s kind of like me. No two people are the same, and Josh is not me. He’s Josh Bradley.”

(Caveat: I am using this statement merely as an example on its own, with no reference to or implication concerning the words that may have prompted it.  ^_^)

Dear DA, Welcome to stardom:

You have to deal with people who care about you in varying degrees wondering who you are, discussing your motives, your dreams, your decisions, your future. Now you have cute Josh Bradley to cope with! THAT is a testimony to your talent. When we see you as Josh (or Josh as you?), you know that you have done a good job, that you succeeded in your effort to communicate Josh Bradley to us and bring the story alive. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I agree with Holly: You are amazing. (She got to say it for all of us. ^_^)

About the downside: well….. I guess it is no different from family: I worry, guess, suppose and project with those I love. And it doesn’t change a thing. They just go ahead and live their lives without checking with me first to see how much better my ideas are. How grateful I am for that!

As for you (and Josh… and all the DA’s I may have concocted in my own brain…) I think you were born with and have continued to develop a great sense of self, which only you can define. I am even more grateful for this! It means I will continue to be surprised with you just as I am with my own family. You just have a really big family to contend with. Thank you for loving us and letting us love you – no matter how imperfectly.

And I will say that I am more impressed each day with your efforts and also those of many of the other actors involved. For me, it would seem a bit like doing a movie voice-over (like Lion King) to have to respond and interact with a language not your own. Thank you so much for taking this on and trying your wings. May you find them ever lifted by the strength of the power that holds you up and carries you onward.

Bluesky

145 Responses to “Dear DA From Bluesky”

  1. djafan said

    angelofdja said
    Monday, March 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM e

    Ditto this Bluesky:
    “Thank you so much for taking this on and trying your wings. May you find them ever lifted by the strength of the power that holds you up and carries you onward.”
    I loved your whole post. The end was perfect for how I’ve been feeling about David’s future.
    I wish him everything good as he moves with his heart.

  2. djafan said

    Gladys!!!! jajajajajaja

    David has a twitter party!!!

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Week 3 of Nandito Ako! In the middle of the mini-series already.

    heart echoes ‏ @nareejo
    @DavidArchie why didnt you remove your shoes when you went to bed (in anya’s house)

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    @nareejo Because Josh was somewhere new and didn’t feel entirely comfortable yet relaxing, sleeping at a stranger’s house on a hard surface

    ❥ Tessa Peña 亜錦美 ϟ ‏ @TessariePotter
    @DavidArchie Nandito Ako was trending worldwide (again!) hours ago. :) )

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    @TessariePotter Oh no way! Awesome!

    Jean. ‏ @omyheckjean
    @DavidArchie You’ve been with Anya for a day and you guys are falling in love already? It was so adorable tho haha

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    @omyheckjean There’s a connection from long before that, though haha. It makes them even more drawn to each other.

    Salamahafifi Y ‏ @Salamahafifi
    @DavidArchie Josh said he could sleep anywhere and he didn’t mind. Hmmmmmmm…..right.

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    @Salamahafifi I think he was just trying to be nice, haha. He obviously couldn’t.

    @emmmiley’s tweets are protected so by David’s answer you could get an idea of her tweet. You tell her David!

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    @emmmiley I said he’s kind of like me. No two people are the same, and Josh is not me. He’s Josh Bradley.

  3. Bebereader said

    Bringing today’s show over from last thread.

    [Edit: Today was the best EVER!!! Go watch!]

  4. KH said

    It doesn’t escape my notice that no one makes it past the posted videos. I know how it is. You watch, and then rewatch certain parts, and then rewatch the whole thing. And then rewatch. And …

    LOL. I only made it past them after, oh, about 5 full viewings and a few partials.

  5. djafan said

    KH,

    I can’t seem to stop haha. Never imagined all this epicness in 20 minutes.

  6. KH said

    Bluesky, your post is wonderful and I thank you for it. I agree 100%. And I’m ecstatic that David took on this miniseries before his mission because, to me, it sort of reads like a promise of good things to come.

  7. djafan said

    “As for you (and Josh… and all the DA’s I may have concocted in my own brain…) I think you were born with and have continued to develop a great sense of self, which only you can define. I am even more grateful for this! It means I will continue to be surprised with you just as I am with my own family. You just have a really big family to contend with. Thank you for loving us and letting us love you – no matter how imperfectly.”

    YES!!!!

    “And I will say that I am more impressed each day with your efforts and also those of many of the other actors involved. For me, it would seem a bit like doing a movie voice-over (like Lion King) to have to respond and interact with a language not your own.

    And YES again!!!

    Bluesky, You have a way of putting many of our thoughts into words. I so agree with these statements. And this one makes my heart swell. Yes David, thank you!

    “Thank you so much for taking this on and trying your wings. May you find them ever lifted by the strength of the power that holds you up and carries you onward.”

  8. Thanks dja for posting Bluesky’s wonderful letter to David.
    Bluesky,
    “Thank you so much for taking this on and trying your wings. May you find them ever lifted by the strength of the power that holds you up and carries you onward”
    “ditto” from me too♥

    those 2 sentences are so beautifully written♥ I absolutely love the way you write. and share, on any given day, the poetic thoughts that live in your heart.

  9. HedoubleL, hath no fury, like a protective Momma with a broom !! haha!

    aside from the obvious favorite “romantic dream” we witnessed with Anya&Josh today….( *insert heavy sigh*) ,seems Josh has his hands full just protecting himself, from all these women, and they are just getting started! :)

  10. tawna21 said

    Bluesky… beautiful and ditto to your entire post! I love the way you have with words– they are always so connecting to our hearts. ♥♥

    Sky #9 — :) he certainly does seem to have to be on guard with these women… caught myself laughing out loud at some of these scenes

  11. Bebereader said

    Bluesky,

    Kudos to you!

    It would be silly if I quoted your entire letter to DA but that’s what I’d like to do because it’s that good! Thank you for sharing your unique point of view with us. It’s always a pleasure to read your words.

    http://jascurtissmith.tumblr.com/post/18784806368/causeitsagoodplace-nandito-ako-trailer-week-3

    Aubri ‏ @auburritoarchie
    @jascurtissmith How did you live through him staring at you like that? P.S. you should’ve kissed.

    Jasmine Curtis-Smith ‏ @jascurtissmith
    @auburritoarchie i nearly fainted, honestly. haha

  12. Poof said

    I just loved Anya’s Mom’s reaction when she realized she was beating up Josh Bradley,,,,, that certainly would have been my reaction :)

  13. djafan said

    Poof, me toooo lol.

    Bebe, Jasmine/Anya nearly fainted, honestly… I like that very much :)

  14. djafan said

    I ORDERED MY FOREVERMORE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. bluesky said

    Dear Djafan, KH, Skydancer, Tawna21 and Bebereader,

    You guys are the best. I am glad you resonate with what I wrote. I appreciate all of you so much. Never change.

    bluesky

    Annnnnnnnnnd – Jasmine! Niiiiiiiiiiiice! (that’s all I have to say about that. ^_^)

  16. Bebereader said

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  17. djafan said

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  18. Abrra said

    Bluesky
    I always enjoy reading your ramblings on all things DA :) It’s amazing how the words fall from your brain to the keyboard where you piece them together to share your appreciation for DA.

    “You have to deal with people who care about you in varying degrees wondering who you are, discussing your motives, your dreams, your decisions, your future. ”

    Amen to this statement. I find it interesting that the ones who seem to have it all figured out what DA must do to be “successful” fail to realize that he is as successful as he wants to be. The One who guides him has a plan for him. DA is doing a great job of following His plan. He realized over a year ago that he can’t move forward until he listens to his heart.

    Abrra

  19. bluesky said

    Abrra…

    (((((((super hugs to you!)))))))

    *sigh* – (I still have to correct my spelling of your name each time I type it. *_* Dyslexics FTW! If I miss one of these times and you end up with LOTS of “bs” in your name… you will know why. ^_^

    i do not own an iphone to blame it on.

  20. Spirit said

    Abrra – I totally agree with your statement, ” I find it interesting that the ones who seem to have it all figured out what DA must do to be “successful” fail to realize that he is as successful as he wants to be.

    When I first starting following David (since American Idol), I had the hope that he would someday gain Superstar status. As I became more familiar with David, his personality, and goals, I changed my mind. I feel that David’s goal has always been to connect with and uplift people through his musical gift. When an artist reaches superstar status, they actually are less able to connect one on one and often become more isolated. I would be heartbroken to see David in that type of situation. On a selfish basis, I would prefer seeing David perform in a small or mid-size venue rather than a huge place where he is visible only on the mega screen. David seems to enjoy the smaller, more intimate venues, too. I agree with you, Abrra, that David is doing a great job in following the plan of the One who guides him.

  21. cq said

    Spirit, I too wanted him to reach superstardum. I’m understanding that he might never reach that, (maybe because of his own choosing) just hope that he will have a healthy enough career that he doesn’t have to be a struggling artist. By the way, David is such a unique soul, that if he did reached super star status, he would finded a way to always connect with this fans, IMO. David is THAT SPECIAL and UNIQUE in my eyes.

  22. cq said

    Sorry, should be : find a way.

  23. PattiNC said

    Bluesky I love what you said…I’ve never second guessed any decision David has made…I am no expert on anything when it comes to his career. I think we’ve all seen how smart David is. I never wanted David to reach the JB superstardom, because that doesn’t last. I want him to be well respected by people as the true artist that he is. I don’t believe he’ll ever be a “struggling artist”. You just can’t deny his talent. I think he’ll come back in two years ready to wow whoever will listen!

  24. emmegirl said

    bluesky, such a beautiful letter.

    David – “Thank you so much for taking this on and trying your wings. May you find them ever lifted by the strength of the power that holds you up and carries you onward.”

    Abrra, yes!

    Today’s episode, so much good stuff! The scene where he can’t sleep, lol, the beating with the broom (love the look on his face when Anya’s mom drinks the water he just poured), the hurt on his face when he overhears Anya and her brother, the water scene. Oh, and I almost forgot ;), the dream scene….holy cow David! Dja said it best, “foksjdfio3eqnfcowinvoewinrfoawenfowehro;iwNFEO;NFo;whoifdnoi3ere0ow;inv oWEU;RHOE”…..phew! I don’t know how Anya OR Jasmine stayed on their feet, aye yie yie, yie yie!

    And he just keeps getting better and better. Just imagining with more experience how good he really could be!

    Cq, “David is such a unique soul, that if he did reached super star status, he would finded a way to always connect with this fans, IMO. David is THAT SPECIAL and UNIQUE in my eyes.”….totally agree!

    Just for the heck of it, think I’ll go watch today’s episode again.

  25. PattiNC said

    I am behind about 4 episodes…sounds like I’m missing out on some goodies! Btw I love that picture at the top!

  26. Spirit said

    Cq – I agree with the wish to see David have a healthy (and lifelong) career. He is indeed unique – so well grounded and always true to his convictions, and don’t think that superstardom would affect him in the negative way it has for some. He does an amazing job of staying in touch with his fans, and this does seem to be a priority for him. As many have pointed out, he really spoils us!! I guess my wish for him is to find fullfillment in whatever path he chooses. I want him to always have that glow! My wish for all of us is to always be able to have his music and beautiful spirit in our lives.

  27. cq said

    Spirit, well said: “I want him to always have that glow! My wish for all of us is to always be able to have his music and beautiful spirit in our lives”
    What I kinda feel is if he had that superstar status, as a fan, that agony of alway worrying about music making enough money to keep his career going, would never come to mind. I am a diehard fan and I will take David at any level of success, but it would be less gut rinching if he was a superstar, lol.

  28. Heidijoy said

    I appreciated your wonderful letter to David Bluesky and the comments of others that followed. It warms my heart when I can gather with those that accept David and only wish the best for him. He has given us so much and I only want him to follow his heart,his journey. I am here for the long run to support him in this journey.
    I’ve been reading the Chords of Strength again this weekend have made it through the Idol journey and through the making of Crush. David is so wise and has so much strength to have accomplished all that he has. I’m quite proud of him.Y
    He is always surprising me with the depth and stamina he has in whatever he takes on.
    I’m enjoying the Mini Series and think David has grown so much through this experience.
    Some of the funniest scenes to me have been Yaya’s and Teresa’s reaction to Josh!! I love it.
    I’m loving Anya and Josh’s backstory and “relationship”. Nice to have all this activity for now. Loving it!!
    Thanks again for a supportive environment! #TeamDavid #TeamJosh

  29. betsy said

    Bluesky, I just love what you wrote.

    And about what we wish for David? I just heard a song on the radio (no kidding, 10 minutes ago), that is so dead on. I’ve always loved it.
    My Wish – Rascal Flatts.
    Also, this would be an amazing cover choice for him.

    I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
    and each road leads you where you want to go
    and if you’re faced with the choice and you have to choose
    I hope you choose the one that means the most to you
    and if one door opens to another door closed
    I hope you keep on going walking till you find the window
    If it’s cold outside show the world the warmth of your smile
    but more than anything, more than anything

    my wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to
    your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
    you never need to carry more than you hold
    and while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to
    I hope you know that somebody loves you

    I won’t write down the whole song, but it’s beautiful. :)

    betsy, who was computerless for a couple days and is making up for it

  30. bluesky said

    Dear Heidijoy, Emmegirl, PattiNC –

    I am in a great crowd when I am here. I appreciate just the people you all are and that I can have a place at the table. (Can I please be the March Hair?)

    On the NA: Epic.

  31. bluesky said

    Betsy!!! I LOVE Rascal Flats! ^_^

  32. Djafan said

    Heidijoy
    ” It warms my heart when I can gather with those that accept David and only wish the best for him. He has given us so much and I only want him to follow his heart,his journey. I am here for the long run to support him in this journey.”

    I’m here with you and everyone else wanting to be part of David’s incredible ride.

    Betsy, I’ve never heard that song. Those lyrics are perfect and brought tears to my eyes.

    Bluesky, never stop sharing your heart and soul with us :)

    Are you all ready for #11????? Twitter party !!!!!

  33. kaycee said

    Bluesky–beautiful post…with a beautiful picture to accompany it. “Thank you for loving us and letting us love you.” Such true words. And, thanks to all those who comment for such uplifting and inspiring words. Like I’ve said before, this site is often a bit of healing therapy after a hard day…like a warm fire on a cold day.

    And speaking of fire…what about today’s episode?! Sparks were definitely a-flyin’!

    Betsy, I’ve always loved that song…but I never thought about it in relation to David and his journey. Like you said, dead on!

  34. Bebereader said

    Betsy,

    Glad you and your computer are back!
    You are always spot on with songs and lyrics.
    I’ve had the mp3 of My Wish by Rascall Flatts for a long time but haven’t played it in awhile. It’s uplifting lyrics and beautiful melody are perfect for how we feel about David. Thank you!!

    By the way, Rascal Flatts also sing “Bless The Broken Road” which David has covered.

    Bluesky, HeidiJoy, Kaycee,
    Thank you for your kind comments about this site. If we can provide a welcoming community here for fans then we are succeeding. :)

    I’m here for the long haul with you. ♥

  35. Abrra said

    Ep 12 trailer

    Can you say “Smoldering looks”?

    Abrra

  36. PattiNC said

    Love the song My Wish….used it on my daughter’s graduation slide show a few years ago…even made her cry!

  37. Loving this show so much! Thanks to David for going for it! I know this time would be so much harder without Nandito Ako to look forward to every day! All we would be thinking about is him leaving so soon. Of course, that is still weighing heavily on our minds but glad to have a distraction.
    Thank you also to the mods for this great site. What would we do without you?

  38. djafan said

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    Nandito Ako Keeps Getting Better. This scene was the 6th day of filming for @DavidArchie. pic.twitter.com/XfQYgBVl

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    kariontour Kari Sellards
    @CanadianArchie most of the time. large crew & when u film somewhere a few days people figure out & show up. see pic pic.twitter.com/jANigQLC

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  39. djafan said

    Today’s episode is not on youtube yet but can be watched here! I love David in Nandito Ako!

    Nandito Ako 12.1 (3/6)
    http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/maddiejogirl/?action=view&current=121.mp4

    Nandito Ako 12.2 (3/6)
    http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/maddiejogirl/?action=view&current=122.mp4

    Nandito Ako 12.3 (3/6)
    http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/maddiejogirl/?action=view&current=123.mp4

    Nandito Ako 12.4 (3/6)
    http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/maddiejogirl/?action=view&current=124.mp4

  40. skydancer1x said

    35.Abrra, I can, and I will!…… “smoldering looks”

    Betsy, love that song.and RF.. so many of their songs have great lyrics. (♥glad you are no longer computerless! this is no time for that!)

    Bebe, GBTBR…love when David sang that song. Like so many songs David has chosen to sing to us, that is a special one we could sing right back, to him.. God Bless the Broken Road, that led “us” straight to you, David♥

    I am so hooked on this show.almost missed the first part this morning…Will finished early! haha

  41. tawna21 said

    Okay, so here’s my story of the day ….and I’m stickin’ to it!

    My daughter called this morning. “Mom, guess who I ran into in the post office this morning?” I don’t play that guessing game so I said “I don’t have a clue. Who?” She calmly states, “David”. I could feel her smile coming thru the wireless towers between me and her little tiny town in the southeast corner of Utah. I’m not kidding tiny–less than 2000 population, one stop light, and one speed limit sign. She said he was in church clothes and told someone there he had been to the temple. She said, “Hi, how are you?” and he smiled his big ol’ smile and said “Hey”! We all know the ‘smile and hey’ drill. Anyway, she didn’t get to talk to him anymore coz someone else was, but she was pretty excited. Me? Jealous!!!!

    Back to watching NA, which is getting very interesting. The plot is thickening!

    Tawna

  42. Heidijoy said

    41 Aw Tawna, Nice to hear!! How nice for your daughter. David is preparing for his mission by visiting the Temples in the area. I’m so glad he has had this month at home with family and friends . It seems he has been spotted quite a bit having visited Temples and nearby restaurants. Nice he can get the support from the various communities that understand him. …and of course those of us around the world who are feeling close even though we are far away. These little spottings are so nice to hear about as he is invariably smiling and visiting with those that approach him.

  43. sunny said

    David is on Bench’s homepage slideshow!! It’s interesting how provocative some of the poses are from some of the endorsers & then there is gorgeous, modest is hottest David!
    http://www.benchtm.com/home/

    Like Bench’s homepage on facebook. Four of David’s pics from his photoshoot are at the top:
    https://www.facebook.com/benchtmofficial?sk=wall

  44. emmegirl said

    Thanks for the episode today dja, the plot thickens.

    As we are all intently watching the escapades of Josh Bradley, David quietly prepares for his departure.

  45. djafan said

    Thank you Sunny for those links! Yes, David still stands out by an easy mile amongst those models :)

    Tawna, Love hearing about David sightings…sigh. There must be lots of temples in Utah’s little towns.

    Heidijoy, “and of course those of us around the world who are feeling close even though we are far away.” Strange that I do feel him close even though I’m not. I hope that feeling stays once he’s away.

    Emmegirl, It’s so surreal watching David who now has added actor/model to his repertoire every morning on a miniseries doing things I’d never imagined and then to hear he’s out visiting temples. Makes me heart hurt to think that the day is getting closer.

  46. betsy said

    #44 Emmegirl, that last sentence. *cries*

  47. kaycee said

    Tawna, I think it’s time for David to check out the temple in the southwestern corner of Utah next…my stomping ground!

    Yes, so bittersweet…”As we are all intently watching the escapades of Josh Bradley, David quietly prepares for his departure.”

  48. 44.well Emmegirl, you got me with that one sentence.
    Betsy, will you pass the tissue please. *sniff*

  49. tawna21 said

    Kaycee #47, who knows, he just might be headed that way. I-70 turns into I-15 and heads to your part of the state. I just hope with tonight’s weather warning that he’s holed up somewhere snug and warm. BTW, your temple down there is awesome. :)

    Emmegirl, I think you’ve undone us with your sentence in #44. It’s kind of hit us square in the heart. *tears*

    Tawna

  50. Heidijoy said

    I think what is making me feel close to David out here in Iowa in addition to keeping track of every step, is that I’m reading Chords of Strength again. Now reading it through a different lense in a way is impressing me more than ever, how special David is and how much I can still learn and relearn from him and so many of his fans. wow that was a long sentence.
    I’m so glad David wrote this book!! He’s been telling us all along who he is and what’s important to him.
    He says these little trips are refreshing!!

  51. Bebereader said

    HeidiJoy,

    Looks like someone else is reading COS too!

    Eula Caballero ‏ @oheulacaballero
    Now ready for boarding. And yes everyone, I’m reading COS :) see you in an hour Cebu! :) Gimingaw naku nimo!

    David tweets:

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    Small road trips are refreshing to me. Visited 3 towns in Utah that I’ve never been to during my time back home. Nice getting to see more.

    And a new Behind The Scenes pic from NA from Pinoy Archies

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  52. kaycee said

    Cute picture!

    I’m loving Nandito Ako. David is really workin’ “the smolder”! I love the fiesty, sparks-a-flyin chemistry between David and Anya, but I have to admit…if she doesn’t stop yelling at him soon, I’m going to go let Holly out of her room!! The poor guy can’t catch a break, or even say sorry without being told off and ridiculed. I really like her spunk and her I-could-care-less approach to his celebrity status, and I know she’s probably covering up her own feelings to protect Holly…but please, I’m ready for Anya to show a bit of her softer more compassionate side!

  53. MT said

    51. Bebe, that pic is cute! It looks like he had a little fun doing that scene.

    Kaycee,
    “if she doesn’t stop yelling at him soon, I’m going to go let Holly out of her room!!” LOL Too funny.

    And I agree. It’s time for Anya to cut the guy some slack. But I think we may just see that softer side coming out more and more, especially after Josh told her a little bit about his life today, and then she apoligized. I think (hope) maybe she’s beginning to see him as a “person” now rather than just a “celebrity”.

    I am so caught up in this show and I am loving it.

  54. djafan said

    Trending topic for Nandito Ako is >> Josh Bradley Is David Archuleta

    Love the picture Bebe!

    Heidi, It’s true about COS. I’m on my ___ read lol embarrassed to say but I’ve gotten so much more out of it. David is one amazing wise young man.

    Kaycee, I’ll help you get Holly out!!!!

    MT, I’m loosing sleep over Nandito Ako lol I try to stay in bed but I can’t haha I’m so enjoying this!

  55. Abrra said

    Ep 13 Trailer Who took Josh?

    Abrra

  56. djafan said

    Josh Bradley Is David Archuleta trended worldwide and made it to #1!

    David tweets!

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    Starting early today working on some music!

    Abrra, It was Volta trying to hide David!!!! haha The ending of today’s episode..killer.

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    BTS pic from Nandito Ako. Tweeter-less RS Francisco as Volta trying to “save” Josh Bradley Is David Archuleta pic.twitter.com/X9GjicJA
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  57. fenfan said

    I love how David uses his eyes in Nandito Ako. They say so much without his uttering a word. I love all the bits with him on camera.

    But I am getting tired of all the yelling, slapping and other physical abuse. I really wish that could stop. But I guess not, since we have yet to see David hit by an oar and a car! LOL.

  58. MT said

    Dja,
    Another great episode! And don’t you just love Volta’s character?

    ♫ Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match ♫

    haha He is such a matchmaker!! He’s all for Anya & Josh. I love it. He’s so funny.

    Loved Anya’s shy smile when she tells Josh goodbye. And that gaze at the end where Josh pulls off the sunglasses, and Anya smiles? Seriously …

    Ahhh … she is falling in love. ♥ haha

    * One complaint, they should have had David stay 6 weeks and made these shows an hour long. They end too soon!

  59. MT said

    Fenfan,
    “They say so much without his uttering a word.’

    They do. It’s like you can see his heart through his eyes. So expressive.

    And I agree about the yelling and slapping. I have a hard time watching the Holly/Mom scenes. I tend to skip those parts on re-watching.

  60. djafan said

    Today’s episode! credit bolittle.

  61. djafan said

    MT/Fenfan, The mom/eula scenes are rough, I don’t replay those either. Anya was starting to get on my nerves with her meanness to Josh and no one else lol she’s just trying to fight the inevitable :) See below

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  62. bluesky said

    33 Kaycee …

    Ah… good things in life are healing. DA has a talent for that. I like that so many of you posters here focus on the good that is being done. DA does that. And it can be a struggle. There are so many things to look for that are far from perfect (not that DA is!) – but people are capable of so much that is good. You all inspire me.

    Yeah!! I also am ready for the slapping to stop. Reminds me of old Little Rascals shows or the Laurel and Hardy or Abbot and Costello. It was a different view on all that then. The Phils must be at a place where that is more accepted. No worries… Josh and Anya and Holly will straighten them out… And I will bet Volta will have a few good ideas as well.

    The series seems to focus on the futility of blaming others for a ruined life. ^_^

  63. betsy said

    Have a little J & A romance. :)

    credit to ohnopurple

  64. I agree about all the slapping,yelling and physical abuse.
    Poor Holly seems to be the biggest recipient of all of it.

    must confess however, I would like to see someone to give “Mommie Dearest”, a few good slaps,or maybe push her off a cliff before its all over with.

    have I mentioned?… I love Volta!!♥ :))

  65. oh wow! Betsy! love that video at 63. thanks♥

  66. djafan said

    “Ah… good things in life are healing. DA has a talent for that. I like that so many of you posters here focus on the good that is being done. DA does that. And it can be a struggle. There are so many things to look for that are far from perfect (not that DA is!) – but people are capable of so much that is good. You all inspire me.”

    Bluesky, David calls it the bright side :) And “you” inspire us. Thank you for sharing yourself with us

    Betsy Betsy, very well done…thanks for the link.

    This is a better representation of the “look” on the bus :)

    @violet4ever
    David Archuleta Fan

    I made my 1st gif – the look :)

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  67. Heidijoy said

    Loving #63 video and #66 the Look on the Bus!

    David is working on Music today WooHoo!!

  68. Bebereader said

    Dear Namdito Ako,
    No more hitting and screaming please. We have had enough. :)

    Bluesky, You are a huge inspiration.

    Yikes! That gif is very thudworthy.
    One should be forewarned before seeing that gaze.
    Imagine being the recipient?
    Amazing that Jasmine was ever heard from again. LOL
    And speaking of Jasmine, Anya seems to be wearing a little makeup in some scenes. Finally.

    #63 Betsy, The video is so well-done and done so well. Am I repeating myself? Well that’s because I have been reduced to a pile of mush.

  69. djafan said

    We have a task! And look who replied with a tear :(

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie

    All right, here’s a task for the week: Visit a town you haven’t been to and check out a local shop or restaurant. It doesn’t have to be far.

    Holly Posadas ‏ @HollyPosadasTV5
    @DavidArchie hmm can we go somewhere together Josh Bradley? ;)

  70. marlie7 said

    Just popped in to say how much I love your letter, Bluesky! You echo many of us with “Thank you for loving us and letting us love you – no matter how imperfectly.” Lovely words!

    Okay, and the photo at the top of the page was also pretty inspiring ;-) Can he get any better looking? And boy, oh boy, does he look nice in turquoise!

    I am loving Nandito Ako – I wait for it every day! The hitting, slapping, shouting stuff doesn’t bother me all that much – it is high drama – and likely overdone for effect.

    Anyway – I like Josh and Anya together. Can’t wait until they can smile at one another LOL

  71. Dayzee said

    Djafan, that gif is beautiful! Nice touch.

    I think we would all like to go somewhere with Josh Bradley.

  72. Can’t stop staring at number 66! Over … and over … and over …

  73. jans11 said

    Enjoyed your letter, Bluesky! I’m so proud to be part of his fan family for the last 4 yrs!♥

    Loved the Just A Dream video!♥ Sure hope he ends up with Anja. She’s so pretty even w/o makeup and with it…a knock out! I also noticed she’s wearing a little now. Look forward to the series every day and for some reason it’s penetrating my subconsious!! I’ve been having all kinds of dreams about dating and weddings!! lol So far, David isn’t in them but I’m sure he’s the one causing all these mixed emotions: enjoying Josh and at the same time knowing that David’s mission is coming up! Like my mother in law going over the cliff in my new car!

    And…..the look…..GAH!!!!! There’s something about David in a hoodie…framing that beautiful face!!

  74. Lynnella said

    I loved the article, and have been enjoying all of the comments. I love this site. As for the slapping and yelling, I want to see Holly’s mother beat the stuffing out of Uncle Stevil. Thought she would the other day when he threatened Holly. That would be exciting and entertaining (lol). I don’t think Uncle Steve is a match for Sumo Mama. That woman is scary. Hate to see Holly abused though. Other than that, I’m loving this series. I still think it should end with a kiss. Just dreaming, I guess.

    Lynnella

  75. fenfan said

    #66 Dja that gif is priceless. Like FunfeeFiona I can’t stop staring at it and that brings me to the subject of his eyelid.

    Anyone notice it? He has a droopy right eyelid. In some pix it looks like his right eye is smaller than his left. I think that’s the effect of a mild case of droopy eyelid or ptosis (according to wiki, haha). I ain’t no doc, just someone who has been obsessively looking at pictures and video. LOL.

    And yes Dayzee everyone wants to go somewhere with Josh Bradley. I would like Holly to do it on our behalf.

  76. MT said

    Sky & Lynella,
    I kind of like your ideas for Mean Momma and Uncle Steve. haha Or maybe we could just lock them in a room together and let them duke it out. Any bets on who would win?

    Dja, Congrats on your first gif! NIce job. :)

    Eula’s tweet … think someone is missing him?

  77. bluesky said

    Kaycee, Marlie7, Jans11, Lynnella – thanks! I am really glad you all dropped by and I love this, “I think we would all like to go somewhere with Josh Bradley.” ha, ha, Dayzee!

    I think I could totally deal with re-watching these for about a month or so. And look at them again next spring when we think we are having a dry year. ^_^ Mull things over a bit and review till the cows come home. Or DA does or something. *_*
    It is really fun to have so much to look forward to every morning. And now he is beginning to record. I hope he does some covers that he just LOVES. Songs he has been wanting to do for a long time.

    Belt it out, DA. We can take it.

  78. djafan said

    MT, I’d love to take credit for it but it wasn’t me :) credit violet4ever.

    Fenfan, yes I’ve noticed his lazy eyelid. I think it brings great character to face and stare.

    Bluesky, “Belt it out, DA. We can take it.” YES PLEASE DAVID!!!!

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  79. djafan said

    The thud worthy picture above came from this collage :)

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  80. Abrra said

    David’s new single Forevermore has been released. It is not available for purchase via download for US fans, yet.

    You can listen here:
    http://davidarchuletaspain.tumblr.com/post/18945884871/forevermore-david-archuleta-awesome-d

    Abrra

  81. Dayzee said

    OH MY!! All those soulful looks and talks about love. We are getting to the nitty gritty now. Looks like a little sumpthin sumpthin to me.

  82. kaycee said

    “OH MY” is so right!…today’s killer episode AND the beautiful new single!!!

  83. Dayzee said

    OMG Abrra! Thanks for leading me to Forevermore. Listening to that took me far away from this world. It truly took my breath away. Beyond beautiful.

  84. bluesky said

    Forevermore:

    DA… really? A whole album like this? When we have been trying to eek out a few slow, romantic songs from you for the last 4+ years?

    I think it just may take two years for us to recover. (as JD says: “Genius”)

  85. djafan said

    I normally go back to bed after watching Nandito Ako….I can’t fall asleeeeeeeep!
    This was such a dang good episode! Those eyes, new song, the previews, the trending keep swirling in my brain!

    And David’s voice in Forevermore sounds like the best red velvet, dark chocolate, all that is good in this world.

    Bluesky,
    “I think it just may take two years for us to recover. (as JD says: “Genius”)” YEP!

  86. djafan said

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    BTS pic of the day. Enjoying a break from the Road Trip With Josh Bradley Nandito Ako Goes To Batangas :) pic.twitter.com/Ex171Wp3

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  87. djafan said

    David Archuleta Drops His 1st All-OPM Album!

    Ivory Music & Video is proud to release David Archuleta’s last album before his intended 2-year break from the business to embark on an important spiritual mission.

    By: MYX Philippines
    0 david archuleta forevermore.jpg

    David Archuleta’s “Forevermore” is a collection of all original Filipino classic love songs written in English and composed by some of the Philippines’ renowned songwriters like Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda, Cecil Azarcon, among others. The collection showcases some of the best love songs, the country has produced. The songs will definitely invoke feelings of love and hope in every listener.

    “Forevermore” and “Hold On” (both by Side A), “You Are My Song” (Martin Nievera), “I’ll Never Go” (Nexxus), “Tell Me” (Joey Albert), “Reaching Out” (Gary Valenciano), and “Rainbow” (South Border) are some of the songs included in the album. The album pays tribute to not only OPM (Original Pilipinio Music) but also to his countless fans who have been loyal throughout his career. The album is a gift and labor of love to his devoted fans. David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.

    “I wouldn’t say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album,” David said at the press conference for the album.

    To show gratitude for David’s contribution to OPM, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit president Ogie Alcasid handed David a plaque of appreciation for recording an OPM album.

    As an added treat to David’s fans, the album will also include “Nandito Ako,” from the TV5 mini-series of the same
    name.

    The David Archuleta story began on Dec. 28, 1990, the day David was born to Jeff and Lupe Archuleta in North Miami, Florida. His father was a jazz musician who was always playing the trumpet around the house. His mother was a singer who performed locally with her three sisters in a group known as the Mayorga Sisters. David always enjoyed music, but wasn’t particularly fond of his dad’s jazz trumpet playing, covering his ears “because it was so loud.”

    But then came one of those pivotal moments, when David was six years old and watched a videotape with his younger brother as his family was relocating from Florida to Utah. It was the 10th anniversary concert of the stage musical “Les Miserables” and David became captivated with the music, playing the tape over and over, memorizing each song, complete with cockney accents. Then he discovered and fell in love with other musicals like “Evita” and “Into the Woods.” He also listened to his mother’s Selena and Gloria Estefan albums, but he didn’t pay attention to radio much and wasn’t really aware of pop music, until he watched the first season of “American Idol.”

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    AstroPlus is offering local and international shipping. You can pre-order “Forevermore” online now – sign up for a free Multiply.com account, and order your copy of “Forevermore” at AstroVision.Multiply.com!

    Forevermore will be available in music stores nationwide March 2012. You can get David Archuleta’s songs online via mymusicstore.com.ph under Ivory Music & Video. To download David Archuleta’s music on your mobile phones, text ARCHULETA to 3456.

    For more updates, check out Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ivorymusicandvideophilippines or visit http://davidarchuleta.com.

    http://myxph.com/features/2662/david-archuleta-drops-his-1st-all-opm-album/

  88. djafan said

    “The album is a gift and labor of love to his devoted fans. David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.”
    ~David Archuleta

    Gasping for air…..

  89. betsy said

    dja “All that is good in this world”
    Beautiful. ♥

  90. Oh what can I say? Forevermore is just David at his ABSOLUTE best. That voice!!!! There is nothing like it and I cried throughout the entire song! So beautiful!

  91. djafan said

    LionhearTV Your Total Entertainment Guide!

    TV5 achieves international goal for “Nandito Ako”
    11:55 PM Mangyan Adventurer No comments

    What seems to be a simple move for TV5 to boost its popularity in the Philippines turns out to have a bigger objective. By bringing over American Idol sensation David Archuleta to star in its primetime series “Nandito Ako,” TV5 has been successful in its aim to tap a global market as proven by the tremendous popularity the show has gained in different countries since it premiered last February 20.

    “Nandito Ako” and other Nandito Ako-related phrases and hashtags (i.e., “Oh My Josh Bradley,” “Watch Nandito Ako Marathon,” “David Archuleta in Bunny Suit,” “Run Josh Bradley Run,” “Nandito Ako Week 2,” “David Archuleta is Josh Bradley,” among others) have been consistently figuring every night in Twitter trending topics not only in the Philippines but also worldwide. The show has also ranked high in Twitter trending topics in different countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam as well as in various states in the US. Further, David Archuleta’s first drama venture via “Nandito Ako” landed on the pages of international newspapers, magazines and online sites.

    With TV5’s international expansion through Pilipinas Global Network (PGN), Nandito Ako has proven to be an effective vehicle in attracting potential viewers and supporters worldwide. Due to Nandito Ako’s international popularity, TV5 now has a following of Filipinos overseas as well as non-Filipinos who were initially David Archuleta fans but have learned to love the show and its cast.

    The move also paved the way for Filipino artists, particularly home-grown TV5 talents Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero, to be recognized in the international scene.

    Now on its third week, Nandito Ako keeps viewers hooked with its relatable and compelling story. In his attempt to find his long lost mother, Josh Bradley (David Archuleta) and Anya (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) end up in a coastal province far from Manila. Here, they are forced to be together all the time despite their mutual dislike. For Josh, it’s the only way for him to find his mother; and for Anya, a fulfilment of the promise she made to her best friend Holly (Eula Caballero). Will the two stand each other’s presence? Or will their mutual dislike brew something sweeter?

    http://lionheartv.blogspot.com/2012/03/tv5-achieves-international-goal-for.html

  92. djafan said

    David tweets!!!

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    Haha! You guys are trending machines! RT @MeganArchie17 #4 and #5 on the WORLDWIDE TRENDS!! \:D/ @kariontour http://pic.twitter.com/59prX0N6

    DailyGood ‏ @Daily_Good
    “If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.” ~Kabir
    Retweeted by David Archuleta

  93. Abrra♥ thank you for bringing the song to us.

    Bluesky,Dayzee,Kaycee and Dja. yes yes yes and yes to all your comments!

    Todays episode was awesome! full of Josh and Anya and I loved it! And all along we thought from the trailer that Josh was really sleeping on the bus! ….
    when he says “you’re looking at me” to Anya, haha so cute.. great scenes and tomorrow sounds epic!

    75. Fen,I noticed that lazy eyelid too, alot actually, in the show… thanks for the information. ( I had never noticed it, before this series, but I guess it has always been there.)The camera really catches it though.wonder if it’s worse when you are really tired, or have been straining your eyes alot?Or getting very little, to no sleep?

    Dja, I’m on that chocolate train too this morning! was just thinking after hearing him sing Forevermore.. his voice is so velvety soft and smooth…like the delicious creamy center, of an exquisite piece of chocolate.

    Love the collage.
    oh and 78. killer…….thud

  94. 88. Dja!! *gasping for air*
    you aren’t kidding…that means so much.that made me cry/

  95. kaycee said

    Wow, Flirty David…who knew?? He wears it well, haha! Lots of great Josh moments today!

    FINALLY!…we’re starting to see the softer side of Anya! She was starting to annoy me with all the yelling at Josh! Definitely great chemistry there.

    And, I hope that the choice for Josh between the girls is for obvious reasons….I couldn’t bear POOR Holly to have any more disappointments in her life!

    Worth repeating! “David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.”

  96. Dayzee said

    So I was sitting in the David corner of my room listening to Forevermore and realized it was way past time for me to leave for work. The bed was unmade, the hair uncombed, the feet naked. Dang it David.

    Cannot get Forevermore to play on my work computer. Boohoo. Evidently not a work related site.

  97. skydancer1x said

    The trailer for tomorrow……that last look.I am gonna die.
    “or are you just pushing me away, because you’re falling in love with me?” fhsl;knvrutyoi;zksvbbauehl;qquq8qfh!
    tomorrow I just may react like Volta.

  98. fenfan said

    Ok so I am officially in love with Forevermore! I must have listened to it a hundred times already. That album is going to be the death of me.
    The song has reminded me that David is first and foremost a singer – an amazing singer with the most gorgeous voice in the world.
    Yes I would love to see him on the big screen in a blockbuster Hollywood movie. But above all, I want to listen to him sing, always and forevermore.

  99. djafan said

    David tweets…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    Final teeth cleaning at the dentist’s before I leave on my mission.

  100. MT said

    Nandito Ako was so good today! Love the scenes on the bus. And the previews of his scene on the beach where he says “or are you pushing me away cuz you’re falling in love with me?” Oh man, can’t wait for tommorow!

    92. Dja, I love that article and I’m glad that David’s participation in this project helped TV5 to accomplish it’s goals.

    Abrra, thank you so much! Forevermore, David’s voice on a love song. *sighs* Beautiful. ♥

  101. MT said

    99. Fenfan, I’m with you on that whole comment. First, music! But the acting (anything that show’s that gorgeous face) is a nice bonus.

    Sky,
    “tomorrow I just may react like Volta.” Hahaha yeah, forget the bibs, break out the smeilling salts!

  102. Bebereader said

    I didn’t watch NA yet. I don’t know if I’ll be able to, after listening to “Forevermore”.

    David has done it again, reduced me to a pile of mush. For the last few days, he has been leaving me breathless, literally. I feel my heart skipping a beat. How does he do this? I was sitting at my desk, quietly doing my work and then WHAMMO, new song. How much can a girl take? (Bring it on, all of it, David! LOL)

    Absolute LOVE at first listen!

    I’m sure the song will be used as a first dance song at weddings.

    Bluesky got it right (of course):
    “DA… really? A whole album like this? When we have been trying to eek out a few slow, romantic songs from you for the last 4+ years?”

    And this:

    “The album pays tribute to not only OPM (Original Pilipinio Music) but also to his countless fans who have been loyal throughout his career. The album is a gift and labor of love to his devoted fans. David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.”

    Oh, David. Thank you!

    My husband just walked by…”Is that David?”

    YES (I said), new song!

    He said “It’s great; I love it.”

    Yowsa!!!

    Now, to watch today’s NA.
    Kill me again, David!

  103. dayzee#97 – Google Chromeon work computer? Couldn”t access it with Windows Internet explorer.

  104. Feeling so emotional today, can’t stop crying. Forevermore and the thought of David leaving so soon is killing me! :(

  105. I am feeling the same way today. The way that David sings that song is just unbelievable to me.
    Who creates an album in a weeks time, and creates that beautiful sound? No one but David.

    David…and Forevermore are a match made for each other!!

    David’s heart never stops giving. This comment:

    “David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.”

    Comes from a person who loves us as much as we love him. His fans will not go away. We will always be here.

    I came here to ask fans to “give back ” to David by supporting a scholarship in his name. However, I just got distracted with all the comments and David’s song Forevermore. I hope all of you can join with other fans to give back to David for all he has done for his fans.
    There just is no one who treats their fans with as much love and nurturing as David does. We are blessed to be his fan.

    I think we all feel like we want to “give back” to David. Please consider joining with other fans to help support The David Archuleta Music Scholarship. This is our third year. Fans have been able to give 4 scholarships during the past two campaigns.

    We have a goal of getting 300 fans to support these scholarships before David leaves on his mission. Currently, we have 49. No amount is too small!! Every little bit makes a difference!!! We are hoping that David will see many fans supporting this scholarship in his name….before he leaves.

    Can you help us help others pursue their dreams in music? It is a great way to honor David as well.

    Let’s “Crush” last years donors # and help some music students at Murray High!!

    “Gifting others is gifting David”. :)

    Please check out our website:
    http://www.thedavidarchuletamusicscholarship.org/index.html

  106. THANK YOU ALL !!!! :)

  107. sweetonDA said

    Just have to come in and say, WHAT IS HE TRYING TO DO TO US! #$^%^@#^()(^%^(*_(*_&)^##@^#^%#&^$%#^$@)*!

    Forevermore is just….aaawwwwww! Now I can’t wait to get my whole album full of love songs.

    Loving everything about Nandito Ako. He is going to make me crazy with all those looks and now “or are you just pushing me away, because you’re falling in love with me?” Gaaahhhhhhh! I knew he was a romantic at heart!

    Carry on…

  108. Annie318 said

    Forevermore is tipping me over the edge. Then David tweets us he is having his teeth cleaned for the last time before he leaves on his mission. Waahhhh!! Reality is setting in and I don’t like it one bit.

  109. Annie318 said

    Just want to mention the Fans of David site have a “Reader’s Digest Version” of a recap of today’s episode. Done with humor!

  110. tawna21 said

    I’m toast! Done! Forevermore has me stuck in my chair while it repeats,repeats…… *sigh*

    I agree with you Fenfan #99
    “The song has reminded me that David is first and foremost a singer – an amazing singer with the most gorgeous voice in the world.
    Yes I would love to see him on the big screen in a blockbuster Hollywood movie. But above all, I want to listen to him sing, always and forevermore.”

    ♥♪♥♫♥♪♥ Forevermore

    Tawna

  111. Spirit said

    Skydancer1x – I totally agree with your comment!

    The trailer for tomorrow……that last look.I am gonna die.
    “or are you just pushing me away, because you’re falling in love with me?” fhsl;knvrutyoi;zksvbbauehl;qquq8qfh!
    tomorrow I just may react like Volta.

    I never in a million years would have thought that I would hear those words coming out of David’s mouth……and quite convincingly, I might add!!

  112. PattiNC said

    OMG…Forevermore is GORGEOUS!!! That last little bit of Davidism at the end…gah!!!! Really hopes CdWow is going to sell it..can’t pay the pricy cost of shipping for one. If anyone is ordering bulk I’d be interested and will pay my portion and will cover shipping from your location. :)

  113. djafan said

  114. jans11 said

    #96 Dayzee, In your David corner of your room, surrounded by David’s pictures and listening to David sing, why would anyone be thinking of work???? haha♥♥♥♥

    Forevermore…ummmm…..OMJ♥! OMYHECK♥! Dang it David, you just done it again!!! Love the end♥♥♥♥♥…OH MY………..

    Bus scene was so cute!!!♥♥♥ Just so full of ♥ today!!!

  115. Angelica said

    Bluesky,

    “I think you were born with and have continued to develop a great sense of self, which only you can define. I am even more grateful for this! It means I will continue to be surprised with you just as I am with my own family. You just have a really big family to contend with. Thank you for loving us and letting us love you – no matter how imperfectly.”

    Love this and all of your post and from the article djafan posted at #87…

    “David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.”

    I guess the feeling is kinda mutual. :)

    Sorry to be MIA so much lately. Really busy at work the last couple months and have very little time for getting online. I just want to thank all the admins for doing such a great job in my absence and all of you for the feelings you’ve shared. Nandito Ako is so great to come home to every evening. Why, Mr. Bradley, you are such a flirt!

    sigh….Forevermore just leaves you wanting MORE. So I ordered my CD this evening! :razz:

  116. http://archuletafanscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/forevermore-album-art.jpg
    The Forevermore album art ( thanks Archuleta fanscene)

    1. FOREVERMORE
    2. RAINBOW
    3. I’LL NEVER GO
    4. YOU ARE MY SONG
    5. HOLD ON
    6. WHEREVER YOU ARE
    7. MAYBE
    8. TELL ME
    9. REACHING OUT
    10. NANDITO AKO
    11. FOREVERMORE (MINUS-ONE)
    12. I’LL NEVER GO (MINUS-ONE)
    13. RAINBOW (MINUS-ONE)

    Source: Odysseylive.Net

    Update: According to naree, “minus-one” means “no vocals, only the background music — so it can be used for Karaoke singing“. Thanks, naree, for the info!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=9365377&l=f83266e0fc&id=273812647142
    FOREVERMORE.. A collection of classic and contemporary OPM songs recorded by American Idol sensation, David Archuleta.

    Go to your favorite Odyssey Music & Video stores now and reserve your copy for minimal amount of P50.00!

    You can also reserve online. Check out this link and pre-order now! http://shop.odysseylive.net/music-product/5856/Forevermore/

  117. Abrra said

    A preview of today’s episode?

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    Josh reunites with his mom? :)
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    @CandiceRose13

    Is it me, or do they change clothes as often as Holly’s Yaya changes her bed sheets? Josh must have a bottomless backpack to hold all his outfits! ;)

    Abrra

  118. Abrra said

    A ninja visit while David was in Philippines!

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    David Archuleta visited a Mormon facility in Bicol (which is, almost 6-8 hours away from Manila if traveled by land) last month! For obvious reasons, this activity was not reported in the media.
    Found on tumblr http://davidarchulettuce.tumblr.com

    David’s mission was never far from his thoughts, regardless of what demands his career placed on him.

    Abrra

  119. PattiNC said

    Abrra…and mommy dearest only has one outfit! Lol

  120. Blueberry Ice said

    Hi Abrra & PattiNC … see that you guys are up early too! :)

    Dear Bluesky! Loved so much what you said as it reflects what I feel too! Some days I ask myself why David means so much to me and you hit it on the nail … “I guess it is no different from family: I worry, guess, suppose and project with those I love”. Thank you David for expanding your worldwide circle of family to include all us fans … it truly makes him that much more special and beloved by everyone.

    I’ve been enjoying everyone’s comments with the biggest of smiles on my face and a grateful heart for David who brings such joy and blessings to us all!

    Well, already been up and ready an hour early for an epic NA day! Guess the upcoming daylight savings time won’t deter me any, haha! Teasing & flirty Josh caused me to reminisce about that “bell’s ringing” moment back eons ago when I was dating my hubby & finally realizing that I was falling in love. Yes, that Mr. Archuleta can certainly act but gosh can you imagine when he truly falls in love! ;)

  121. kaycee said

    Great episode today! Alas, “yelling, chip-on-my-shoulder Anya” is back…but I do love angry, chivalrous Josh! You can’t deny their great chemistry…I just wish she’d spend a little less time judging and yelling at Josh. I imagine that after “the save”, she is going to tone things way down. I have to admit that I feel really sorry for poor Holly who is willing to do anything, risk anything for Josh, is so sweet to him, and believes in him so much… will probably end up empty handed in the end, while Anya who has been condescending, judgmental, resentful and only begrudgingly helpful will win him over. I realize she’s acting that way because she has feelings for him (and doesn’t want to betray Holly), and because of her difficult life…and I know it makes great drama, but I’m all for civility! But hey, it’s a soap opera for crying out loud, right?…oh, maybe that’s why I found myself up here on my soapbox!! Haha, when it comes to David (even if he’s playing Josh), it’s hard to see anyone mistreating him! And speaking of civility, can we please just lock Margaret up!

  122. Bebereader said

    Bouncing off the walls because I just ordered my copy of “Forevermore”!

    Hey Vee,
    Thanks for the list of songs from the new cd!

    BlueberryIce,
    I thought that was you with the big smile on your face while watching NA. I can’t seem to wipe the grin off my face either, especially when David’s on the screen.

    Kaycee,
    I agree with you about Anya winding up with Josh but isn’t it all about the chase anyway? I feel sorry for Holly with a mother like her’s.

    Here’s yesterday’s “Bus Trip” in it’s own 7 minutes and 23 second video. Can you handle it? LOL

    credit NaditoAkolover

    I’m off to lurk around for today’s NA.

    See ya later.

  123. kaycee said

    So, what is the best way to order Forevermore at his point? Is it still Astroplus? Is it still sooo expensive? Do we know of any less expensive options?

    Abrra…”Is it me, or do they change clothes as often as Holly’s Yaya changes her bed sheets?” Haha!

    Angelica, “sigh….Forevermore just leaves you wanting MORE!” So agree! Nice to hear from you, you have been missed!

  124. omgdja said

    Good morning, I finally found my 30th wedding anniversary song…. two and half more years to go. Just told my hubby last night. Thanks to David, I am loving them again. I just realized the last time a listened to OPM was thirty years ago.

  125. Abrra said

    Album art released for Forevermore! He looks so good :)

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    FOREVERMORE.. A collection of classic and contemporary OPM songs recorded by American Idol sensation, David Archuleta.

    Go to your favorite Odyssey Music & Video stores now and reserve your copy for minimal amount of P50.00!

    You can also reserve online. Check out this link and pre-order now! http://shop.odysseylive.net/music-product/5856/Forevermore/

    TRACKLIST

    1. FOREVERMORE
    2. RAINBOW
    3. I’LL NEVER GO
    4. YOU ARE MY SONG
    5. HOLD ON
    6. WHEREVER YOU ARE
    7. MAYBE
    8. TELL ME
    9. REACHING OUT
    10. NANDITO AKO
    11. FOREVERMORE (MINUS-ONE)
    12. I’LL NEVER GO (MINUS-ONE)
    13. RAINBOW (MINUS-ONE)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=9365377&l=f83266e0fc&id=273812647142

    From AFS
    Update: According to naree, “minus-one” means “no vocals, only the background music — so it can be used for Karaoke singing“. Thanks, naree, for the info!

    Abrra

  126. cq said

    Those pictures of David in his mission clothes made me kinda sad, but only for myself, happy for David because that is what he wants to do. Just don’t want him to be completely away from us fans. I know I’m selfish.

    Still have not been able to order the OPM album, bummer!!!!

  127. Angelica said

    Kaycee,

    I totally understand your feelings about the way Anya treats Josh but I am still hoping the two children end up together. He said to her when she was holding onto him during the fire, “Don’t let go!” In the beginning episode they showed Josh talking at the concert about when you find someone you love, never let go.

    Also, remember that Anya missed her dad so much as a child and suddenly she got him back only to lose him the same day. Then her mom told her there was no point in ever believing in “happy endings” because they don’t exist. She has basically grown up without hope and with a wall around her heart. Josh probably scares her to death because he is a threat to her belief in never letting herself be hurt and never believing that things are gonna get better. All she knows is a constant struggle to survive. Happiness is for others, not her. Her expression around him is deadpan and detached and when he approaches she lashes out. It’s out of fear though, which is a very powerful emotion.

    I love both girls, btw. I think poor Holly needs a mother’s love more than anything else and Josh is a crush for her on a celebrity she has idolized.

    JMHO and all are very welcome to their own. Anyway, am truly enjoying this romantic/comedy/drama.

  128. Heidijoy said

    That’s the way I see it too Angelica!! We’ve missed you here but appreciate all who have kept things going.

    Love Forevermore and can’t wait to get the Album!!

    Loving David’s quote today. Such depth to that young man. Just finished COS again and have read TheAlchemist. David’s journey is wonderful to experience and so proud of him for following his heart and including us as much as possible. He said he sang those songs for us. Such a sweetheart.

  129. kaycee said

    Angelica, I am actually totally with you and still cheering Anya and Josh on 100% and hoping they will be together in the end. I just get tired of the daily verbal beating he receives …even though I understand it. (I guess it stems from a bit of personal history in that area) I think they are truly meant to be together and I can’t wait for them to finally be on the same page (that will be a glorious moment)!…but we still have two weeks to fill, so I’m not holding my breath just yet! And even though I’m not pulling for Holly and Josh to end up together, I really feel for the poor girl and all that she has been through, and worry about the pain she will feel in addition to all the pain she bears if she loses the boy she loves and her best friend. I’m hoping for a happy ending for all! Haha…I make myself laugh even as I am writing this…I’m sitting here analyzing a foreign language soap opera?! Who would’ve “thunk”?! A day off of work gives this old brain a bit too much time to think!

  130. Bebereader said

    Today’s NA in two parts:

    http://pinoy-ako.info/tv-show-replay/488-nandito-ako/60825-nandito-ako-tv5-09-march-2012.html

  131. betsy said

    Just because I re-realized how fanfrickentastic this was. OMG.

    credit to np1107
    His voice *sob*

  132. Heidijoy said

    Genius Betsy!! Who can sing on the spot like that!! Thanks for the You tube

  133. djafan said

    David in today’s episode and the preview of the confrontation with evil uncle are beyond what I imagined his acting abilities would be.

    I’m can’t wait to have Forevermore in my hands. I’ve listened to the majority of the originals, David and his voice are going to make you forget the original singers.

    Betsy, one of my favorite songs and not an easy one to sing. David does it on the fly. He was heard singing Billy Jean during soundcheck through doors no recordings to date :(.

    The man tweets.

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie
    “Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.”

  134. jans11 said

    I’ve noticed David wearing a sleeveless undershirt under his shirts in different pictures I’ve seen, has anyone else? It’s real noticeable in the pics on posts # 117 and #118.. It’s not a big deal, just unusual in a hot climate…but that’s a David thing I guess. Under his dress shirt is normal, but not out on the beach. Just being “picky” I guess…:-)

  135. MT said

    Wow Wow Wow Todays’ episode he did so good!!! and the trailer for tomorrow looks to be another epic episode. He really has passed all my expectations by far. And he just keeps getting better.

    Some highlights for me:

    1.) Scooping up Anya like she’s light as a feather.

    2.) Attitude, “Admit it, you’r falling for me.” HUH!

    3.) Spitting out that Tagaolg sentence like he speaks it every day. (OMG I was so impressed!)

    4.) Running back and decking that guy.

    5. Defending mom in the trailer!

    Betsy, Thanks for that video. He really is somehting else. Singing that song in the fly, while admitting he’s messing up the words, yet ends up doing a beautiful job and charming the pants off everyone in the room. Talent and charm that just doesn’t quit!

    Angelica, I agree with your summation. And he’s breaking down those barriers a little at a time. But you just know she will eventually surrender to love. ♥

    haha I am having such a good time with this show!! :)

  136. bluesky said

    “Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.”

    Yeah. That about sums it up, DA.

    (Now, DA… I might be tempted to think that having realized that, you, I, we, have nothing else to learn and we may find you beamed to another sphere where you will be unreachable to mere mortals. But… since this life has decreed that we are all imperfect and still have much to learn, I expect you to stick around for QUITE a while longer. No nonsense now. Or I will sic Anya on you. She knows how to nail your feet down for sure.)

    (Just sayin’)

    (PS: Wonderful isn’t it how we find what we look for? DA loves to look for wisdom. That is a kind of wisdom in itself, I think.)

  137. xaris said

    Djafan-”David in today’s episode and the preview of the confrontation with evil uncle are beyond what I imagined his acting abilities would be. ”

    I wholeheartedly agree! His scenes with Jasmine are so good, probably partly because she is quite a good actress. She is intense when angry with Josh, which probably makes it easier for him to reflect back some of that intensity. I think he’s done an outstanding job for his first effort. I’m still hanging on to my hope that he clocks Steve a good one.

    #78- Can I just say that I really like the gunslinger walk? Really.

  138. skydancer1x said

    Jan, I have noticed that also.Think it is related to his faith, maybe someone else can answer that with more certainty. If it isn’t, I don’t know why he would chose to overdress on the beach, it had to be extremely warm!

    Todays episode was so good!
    is it just me, or did Josh look especially handsome and older today on the beach *ahem* hair off his forehead.
    and beastly in blue?
    He can really portray his emotions well, as when he ‘lost it’ with Anya.Josh was a bit snarky today. haha I wouldn’t have slapped him,
    but would have been embarrassed with the ‘its because you are falling in love with me’ thing and walked away from him.
    haha, hes finding out how to get under her skin and rile her feathers..bwaak! Guess he had had enough! Great scene.
    Then the fight…ooooh! He is even good at laying there bleeding! I just cannot get enough of this story.I almost missed it because WTBT was not extended over this morning.

    133. Dja, David’s twitter account? will it be totally closed/shut down during the time he is away? Just a question that popped into my idle little brain.
    Sure am gonna miss his beautiful fun tweets.

  139. Heidijoy said

    I’m hoping David keeps his twitter acct open with a new password and Karin monitoring it . Lots of fans tweet each other and joined because of David and news. Definitely needs to be kept professional though so we are not dealing with hackers and rumors.
    Am sure they’ll keep the Official Site open and wish people would comment so they know we appreciate any updates!!

  140. djafan said

    Xaris #78 me to hence the blurry picture lol

    Sky, I’d heard, read, not sure where that’d he be keeping his twitter and OS up. Praying it’s true and I’m leaning to believe that it is. What he will be allowed to do doesn’t sound like what was initially thought. Most missionaries I’ve researched (nutty I know) do maintain blogs or have their families maintain them. So he actually may be able to tweet on occasion and blog to stay connected without taking away from his mission experience.

  141. skydancer1x said

    139. Heidi. Makes sense. and yes, don’t need anyone goofing around giving us a heart attack, while we are looking forward to any kind of fan contact about his well being!

    I have been watching the replays of today’s episode again. I marvel, at how quickly David has gotten into his role, but IMO today, he reached new heights in his scenes.
    The trailer for next week looks so exciting!
    I can definitely see the difference in this upcoming confrontation with Uncle Steve, and their confrontations, at the beginning of the series.I am so proud of what he accomplished with this… his first role ever! He is just awesome and I can’t wait till next week!

  142. skydancer1x said

    Dja, thanks♥ hope so.I look at his close to a million “followers” and I just wondered about it.

  143. stidwell53 said

    Bluesky, you never cease to amaze me. I just love the way your brain works. You truly are an inspiration.

    Jans, remember David has gone through the temple and we as Mormons,after we go to the temple for the first time, wear what we call temple garments under our clothes instead of regular tshirts and underwear. We are to wear them at all times except of course when we are swimming or bathing. I hope that answers your question, and yes, they are very hot to wear, especially in humid climates like the Phillipines. My husband served his mission there in the early 70′s and he said when he would get back to his apartment after a long day going door to door, he would be drenched clear through. But it is an act of obedience for us, and we do it because of that and other things. So it is definitely not a sleeveless t-shirt. Hope I haven’t offended anyone by telling this, but I just felt I should enlighten those who wondered.

    Loving Nandito Ako, and I am in Angelica’s camp and totally agree and hope for it.

    This album of David’s is going to be beyond glorious. I have listened to Forevermore almost nonstop since yesterday, with a few listens here and there to Nandito Ako and Wherever You Are in between. David’s voice is just so beautiful and soothing, it makes everything else in the world not matter sometimes. All the family drama tends to disappear for me when I listen, like today my son telling me his wife thinks I don’t like her cause I don’t make her feel like I want to tend her kids every Friday while she “chooses” to work, and then my 17 month old granddaughter knocking down my huge tri-fold picture frame with my pictures of all the family in, thankfully not hurting herself, but breaking something that I worked hard to make special for our family. All these things just take a back seat to listening to David sing. All of it. So glad he has left us with so much to look back on while he is gone.

    And I was just thinking today that it seems like yesterday that David was flying to the Phillipines to start this adventure, and now it’s almost two months later, we are watching his acting career take bloom, listening to new songs and more to come. See how time flies. He will be home before we know it.

    I must say though, the day he leaves will be a hard one for us all, but I learned that after sending two missionaries out, I didn’t want to do it again, so I need some old woman surgery and I scheduled it for March 28th, cause that is the most logical day for him to enter an MTC, wherever that may be, cause they always go in on a Wednesday for some reason, and hopefully when he tweets the last tweet before he leaves I will be knocked out and won’t wake up till the day is over. Otherwise I would be a blubbering idiot that day and I don’t want to deal with that. I have been there and done that and don’t want to again. I am such a boob!!!!!

  144. djafan said

    Thank you Shawna for the information :)

    Time does seem to fly by and you are sure taking drastic measures to be out on the day. I’m planning on taking the day off. If you’re a boob then you have much company :)

    NEW THREAD>>>>>>

  145. bluesky said

    “I scheduled it for March 28th, cause that is the most logical day for him to enter an MTC, wherever that may be, cause they always go in on a Wednesday for some reason, and hopefully when he tweets the last tweet before he leaves I will be knocked out and won’t wake up till the day is over.”

    Shawna… (Stidwell53) you made me laugh out loud. Good thing I don’t drink much at my computer! On the outside you sometimes sound like “Eeyore” but to me you are really a “Poo Bear” inside.

    About the “undershirt”: The short answer is “Yes”, it has to do with his faith. Many religious faiths wear a certain type of clothing or something like that to remind them of promises they have made or precepts they believe in. For the LDS, this just means they wear it under their regular clothing rather than wearing a special type of clothing on top. And like most clothing, (especially since the 70′s) there are different textiles, etc. that one can choose from.

    One of my sons served a mission in that area of the world and another in the Dominican Republic (where the humidity would reach 100% for extended times). So I made bold to call them up just now and ask them…. ^_^ ! They reassured me that they experienced no discomfort and were certain that DA would get good advice on what type of textiles would be good for the area he was going to.

    I answer this to put peoples mind at rest as I know the concern is for DA and not meant as a critique on his beliefs.

    I love you guys so much. Thanks for just being who you are.

    ^_^
    bluesky

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