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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year with David Archuleta!!!

Posted by djafan on Friday, December 31, 2010

Bring in the New Year with David tonight on Fox’s “New Years Eve Live” at 11pm EST at Mandalay Bay’s Block Party in Las Vegas.   He will be at the Mandalay Beach Stage right here.  How pretty!  I added the fireworks but we know there are always fireworks at any show David performs at, right?  😆

What better way to welcome a brand new year?  Happy 2011 to all!  Hope it’s filled with lots of blessings for David and his wonderful fans everywhere.

While we wait for the show, inquiring minds want to know:

1)  How will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve, (besides watching David, of course).

2)  What traditional fare do you serve on New Years Day?

3)  Have you made any resolutions for the new year you want to share?

Have some more fireworks while we wait too.


OOOOooo!!!!  Ahhhh!!!!  Pretty!!


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♪ On the Third Day of His Birthday… ♫ ♪

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I like this thread.  Let’s keep the party and discussion going while we await what news from the land of Anaheim. 😆

Can you believe we have been following the little man with the big voice for three years now and he is twenty years old today?  Ah..where does the time go?  They grow up so fast. *sniff*  He got the fan Birthday Book with all the well-wishes but feel free to again voice your hopes and happiness for David on this very special day.  And don’t forget the twitter trending party today using the hashtag #HappyBDayArchie in each tweet!

I gave him his gift in Salt Lake City at the autograph signing at Deseret Book.  He tried to sign it at first, of course, though there was a strict rule of no memorabilia signing.  Isn’t that so like him?  But I placed my hand over it and said, “No David, this is for you.  Happy Birthday from all your fans at The Voice.”  He held it saying, “thanks,” all the while glancing down at it with this puzzled expression on his face.  As I turned to go I looked back at him and said, “It’s the Beatles Box Set from itunes.”  His eyes got big and he smiled and said with such warmth and enthusiasm, “Thank you!  Thank you very much!”

So thank you very much to you who lurk and post and support David in his mission to bring the gift of music through his voice and songs to the world.  This is what is written on the certificate for itunes, printed on high gloss photo paper.

Dear David,

Happy Birthday from The Voice!  We refer to you as the “voice” because we truly consider you the voice of this generation.

Thank you for sharing your remarkable talent for music and life with the world.

We hope you enjoy this Beatles Box Set, just recently released  to itunes.  It’s an amazing body of work from some phenomenal songwriters.

Love from all your loving fans at The Voice/David Archuleta.

Peace.  (V)



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The Little Card and Fan That Could

Posted by djafan on Monday, December 27, 2010

Several weeks ago, a group card was started online for David’s birthday.  The response was so incredible, it turned into a book that was published and presented to him at Deseret Books in Salt Lake City.   According to Marciami who was largely responsible for coordinating, collating and getting the book bound in time to give to David….

“I thought all of you might like to see how David’s birthday book turned out.  It was made from the group card that was started on the internet.The cover was designed by Miss Bianca and the first and last pages by Angelica.  There were over 1100 messages when I had it printed (more now) and it was 186 pages double-sided and was heavy!  When I gave it to him and opened it he said “wow” a couple of times in his surprised and delighted way.”   ~   Marciami

 

Cover of Birthday Book by Bianca
First page of book
Last page
Side view photo of book by Shell_eeeyyy

I would like everyone to join me in giving a very warm thank you to Marciami also, for all her hard work in planning by email and tirelessly working with the management of Thaifoon’s in SLC for the luncheon attended by over 100 fans from 23 states and several countries.  She was absolutely tireless and sacrificed so much of her own time to David and his fans to make a memorable weekend even more special.   As David recently tweeted…”There is no love without sacrifice.”

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Joy To Our World – David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, December 19, 2010

There has been an outpouring of love and respect for David in the last few days on all of his fan sites, on you tube, Twitter, blogs, and in reviews of his performances as guest singer at the sold-out Mormon Tabernacle Choir‘s Christmas Show.  Known for their outstanding performances,  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir combined with the stellar vocals of David Archuleta is surely a match made in heaven.

I was unable to attend the performances, but that didn’t stop me from recognizing on comments and recaps that David outdid himself and has grown tremendously as a performer since we discovered him three years ago on a reality show. The strides he has taken since then have been remarkable and we are so honored and blessed to be his fans.

Let the comments, collectively, and taken from reviews and recaps all over the web, speak for themselves. Names have been removed but if you recognize yours, don’t hesitate to stand up and claim ownership! 😀

Fought traffic, crowds, ice, & snow last night for MoTab & David Archuleta. It was all worth it; now I’m ready for Christmas.

I know David was born for this purpose. He has arrived.

FLAWLESS. PERFECTION. UNREAL

This is beautiful. Thank you. I love the way that David is able to control his voice so well….to compliment other sounds and take power when called for. I can’t believe this is a teen.

Thursday night’s dress rehearsal “was magnificent,” said choir president Mac Christensen, “probably the greatest opening night we’ve ever had.” And it’s just going to get better, he said. “David was out of this world.”

He just did things with his voice I’ve never heard.

CFTH version of Silent Night. No choir just David + full orchestra. Intense & amazing.

Man walking behind me “I had low expectations of Archuleta, but he delivered. He was especially charming on that little spanish number”.

Wow – quite overwhelming just to watch the live streaming – @DavidArchie is out of this world, born to do what he just did 🙂

He touched something in me , I don’t know how to describe it but that’s what I’m feeling now.

That was the most beautiful Silent Night I have ever heard.

He showed off every facet of his voice tonight with such control!

There is no way i can describe what I just experienced,

Glory note x 1000000000 to end the show. His voice commands the choir & orchestra. What an unbelievable experience!

Now the world will know why we love David so much!

20,000 Standing O for @DavidArchie at MOTAB concert.

Totally bawled during Silent Night…he even did a little hunkerdown at “loves puuuure liiight” One word…stunning!!!!!

David Archuleta, you are a genius! That was the most amazing beautiful thing I’ve ever heard in my life!

Seeing all of them together on stage and hearing him reach that note with the choir was something that no words can describe.

I feel like history is being made! What a wonderful moment!!! (sigh) David is all grown up. And he is beautiful. There was an electrical charge throughout the building whenever David was on stage. His glow was extreme. He looked and sounded so much more mature than I have ever seen him. He made me smile, he made me cry. He gave me chills.

He was beyond anyone’s expectations.

SilentNight by @DavidArchie is the best SilentNight sung by any artist ever!! In the History of Christmas Music!!

Walking in a crowd of 1000′s! @DavidArchie’s name is heard everywhere!

Holy smokes! He’s amazing! That last note. WOO. -dies-

WooHoo David, you sound glorious. So this is the start of some incredible joys to come. Those notes are spectacular. Bravo David. You are a STARRR!!!


He is most definitely incomparable! What a genuine talent and what an honor to perform with the Choir! He shines like a star!

What a linguistic ear, is there anything he can’t sing!

Is this spanish song? or opera?

He looks so humbled and amazed being in the stage and with those people watching him. His VOICE soars high like the angels in heaven above. You can feel that this is what he wants, to share his talent in a more meaningful way…

Absolutely out of this world performance.

What a dream come true this must be for David!!! Only 19 years old and already headlining holiday event with a world-renowned choir!!!

 I seriously felt like I needed oxygen after Silent Night.

So. Worth. The. Trip.<3

He certainly deserved it. I would’ve stood there all night if it would’ve brought him back out again!

MoTabChoir Great show with @DavidArchie last night. Another one tonight. And don’t worry, it will be on CD and DVD next year.

…an unexpected (by me) side benefit to all this is that this invitation and his performance at such a well known, world-class level will open even more national and international doors for him and give him greater recognition for his musicianship among the musicians of the world..

1/4 through Silent Night, me and an old man next to me started sobbing.

All indications are that David has stepped into a new realm.  To those fans who are traveling home today and tomorrow, have a safe journey.  And to David, thank you for all the joy you bring to our world.  We are bursting with pride.

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“If the Fates Allow” ~ David Archuleta and the MOTAB

Posted by SandyBeaches on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death

Amen

Ever peaceful, ever beautiful, Ave Maria the song “prayer” is one of the most spiritual and uplifting songs known to mankind. The history of the beginnings of the hymn starts with two biblical passages which were joined together as far back as the fourth or fifth centuries. The hymn is admired by twelve religions and sung in several different languages. Ave Maria was composed in about 1825 by Franz Schubert when he was twenty-eight years old. The words used with Schubert’s music are not the words that the composer originally set to music. Franz Schubert actually wrote the music for an excerpt from the poem “The Lady of the Lake” by Sir Walter Scott. In this particular excerpt from the poem, the heroine is in hiding in a mountain cave with her father, while she prays to the Virgin Mary. A letter from Schubert to his father refers to his music Ave Maria: “My newest song from Scott’s Lady of the Lake especially had much success. They also wondered greatly at my piety, which I expressed in a hymn to the Holy Virgin and which it appears, grips every soul and turns it to devotion”. The original words by Sir Walter Scott include references to the Latin “Ave Maria” prayer. The Latin words of Ave Maria prayer (Hail Mary) is most commonly performed with the music of Schubert.
The well known, Emmy award winning composer Kurt Bestor from Utah, arranged and produced Ave Maria for David. David was demanding of himself and spent several hours working on the piece, striving for perfection. As Mr. Bestor stated about David, “He’s not happy unless it’s right”. The city of Prague Philharmonic orchestra recorded the strings, conducted by Mr. Bestor for Ave Maria.
One of my favourite videos of David singing Ave Maria took place in Salt Lake City on the second evening of the concert tour. The most profound moments of devotion that captured my heart, takes place within the song at the 3:47 to 4:12 mark. These are the moments in his song that show us the depth of his musicality and then the magnificence of his voice.


When we saw David on his Christmas tour in Providence in 2009, my VIP ticket number was drawn, giving me the chance to ask David a question. I talked it over with friends and we thought that I should ask him to sing a little of Ave Maria. I wondered if it was asking a lot but I went ahead and presented my request. After thinking for a moment David said to me, “Sure, ok”.  After preparing it in his mind he started to sing my most favorite Christmas hymn, but then he was told that perhaps he should not continue and understandably so. But he did sing these two symbolic words, “Ave Maria (Hail Mary)”.

 

Admin. addendum:  This video was posted on YouTube December 2, 2010 of a recent performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  It is the glorious Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  Imagine the “Voice” in the video above backed up by this magnificent choir.

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“Spreading Christmas Joy Around” with David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Monday, December 13, 2010

¶There was no mistaking that velvety rich voice singing, “Riu Riu Chiu” when I entered the Brewster Hill Deli yesterday to get a sandwich.  The store was crowded and I almost couldn’t hold back.  I wanted to shout:

“EXCUSE ME!
DO YOU KNOW WHO IS SINGING THIS SONG?”

But that’s what I would have done about two years ago, when I couldn’t contain myself and had to talk about David to everyone I met.  This time I played dumb.

Me: Is this the radio or piped in music?

Deli worker: No, it’s my boss’ cd.  Can I help you?

(completely forgetting where I was, why I was there, my name…)

Me:  Do you know who is singing this song?

Deli worker:  No. What can I get you?

Me:  Oh! #8, the Balboa sandwich, mustard on the side. Please.

 

She was just doing her job but her attitude bothered me. She almost didn’t get the ‘please.’  As I waited for my lunch, strains of David singing “Ave Maria” filled the entire store…

Me:  This is David Archuleta.  Do you know him?

Deli worker:  (handing me my lunch) The kid from American Idol?  I didn’t know he sang Christmas songs.

(duh)

Me:  (shameless promotion)  He sings Christmas songs and a whole lot more.  He put out a Christmas album last year.  That’s what your boss is playing.  He has a new pop album out now called “The Other Side Of Down”….blah blah blah….” 😀

Last year I gifted several copies of  Christmas From The Heart to local stores in my neighborhood including United Parcel Service, a manicure shop, a dentist’s office, a small clothing shop and two sandwich shops, including The Brewster Hill Deli.  You can imagine how delighted I was to hear David’s voice when I came into the store.

Gifting CFTH has it’s advantages.  It spreads David’s music, it boosts sales, and it also makes you feel good.  It’s time to start gifting again.  Most places will gladly welcome a cd donation, unless they only play pre-packaged music.  But you can also donate the cd to libraries, schools, hospitals and other institutions in your area.

David sings Christmas like nobody else.  

(humming mashup by omygoshashley)

Click here to buy at Target
Click here to buy at Walmart
Click here to buy at Amazon
Click here to buy on itunes

 

Spread the Joy.


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David Archuleta Packs His Bag

Posted by Abrra on Thursday, December 9, 2010

An interesting book title crossed my email the other day, “Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life .”

One review by Peter Senge, author of “The Fifth Discipline” on Amazon said “Repacking Your Bags will help you figure out where you want to go in your life and what you really need for the journey.”  I didn’t need to read the book to find the idea fascinating .

As you can see from this graphic, much of what David shared were practical items he carried with him when he traveled.  Note the dozen Sharpies?  Like any good Eagle Scout, he wanted to be prepared for any fan encounter that would require an autograph.  I have wondered about what we can’t see, but must surely be inside his “backpack for living,” not in the physical sense but metaphorically.

At the beginning of Idol his canvas backpack was relatively empty.  A few sentimental reminders of home and of a friend who gave him a flattened milk carton.  Typical of a teenager who wants to hold tight to memories of high school, no matter how strange it may seem.  He packs a personal journal to ensure he keeps track of daily events to measure his progress.  Little did he know how important this journal would mean to his future.  It was just the right inspiration for his best-selling book, “Chords of Strength.”  Perhaps he also took along a few unfinished melodies to comfort him and work on whenever the spirit or muse moved him.

With long stretches away from home and his family and friends, the bag became a bit lighter in some ways.  His metaphorical backpack began to evolve; the meaning of its contents becoming more precious than the tangibles.  Some high school chums had gone away for two years but not forgotten.  He will see them when he can, when they return from their mission or perhaps in photographs they send from college or when they come to his concerts.  Another reduction came as he had to put education on hold.  That can be achieved over time and when the time is right.  In fact, just recently a radio DJ reported that David said he was doing studies again.

As time progressed his backpack took on new weight.  He was now the boss.  Hiring a new management team was a solid move forward into his future.  I can only imagine the weight on a young man’s shoulders who is responsible for the livelihood of band mates and a host of others involved with a national concert tour.

Looking ahead to more appearances and touring to promote his new CD, The Other Side of Down, the responsibilities and commitments he carries around on a daily basis will become greater in scope and number.  David may need to pack a few extra items to guide him along this journey.  I envisioned a few new items that he may find useful to help him move forward in his career.

What might be in David’s metaphorical backpack?  I gave it some thought!

Last Summer in Greenville, South Carolina, a fan gave him a ring engraved with the letters CTR.  The initials stand for Choose The Right.  It’s a Mormon tradition to give this ring so that youth will always think before they act in any situation.  Maintaining the courage of his personal convictions will be tested in a business where young talent can be lead down the wrong path.  David understands that being in the limelight places him in the position of a role model.  He is more than worthy of this honor.  His recipe for happiness is, “What can I do to make others happy?”  Will he be packing a few extra rings to give guidance to those who are in need of support to always Choose The Right?


A dream catcher is always handy.  David says the lyrics to his new song, “Elevator,” came to him in a dream.  But a dream catcher may be useful for more than songwriting.  He once said that his ultimate dream is to sing at the Olympics.  A dream of a lifetime!  Oh to witness him in a stadium with the world watching and hearing the power of  the Voice!  In the process of promoting, touring and participating in charity events, David has gained valuable exposure.  His hard work does get him noticed.  I am confident that one day he WILL sing at the Olympics!


Having a spiritual anchor tucked away inside the bag keeps David grounded.  He can access the warmth of his family no matter where he is.  Knowing that collectively and individually they are a soft place to fall when he has concerns, eases the loneliness of traveling.  Being on the road so much can blow David in so many directions as he crisscrosses the country.  Family love and his strong faith in God keeps him firm and anchors him from a possible shipwreck.  At a time when many young people are “all sail and no anchor,” David stays the steady course, with a strong sense of duty and a confident eye on the future.

The invisible contents in David’s “backpack for living” are just as noteworthy as the more tangible items inside.  If David were to actually share the contents of his real backpack for living, it would reveal how far he’s come in a very short time.  It would also make known some life lessons about loyalty, responsibility, commitment and courage.  Lessons we would all do well to pack in our own bags as we navigate through life.

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At the Majestic ~ David Archuleta 2.0

Posted by djafan on Monday, December 6, 2010

Skydancer’s Recap

Random thoughts (from a rambling mind)..row 2, seat 2….PIT

At the Majestic Theater Dallas.
Lovely venue…these old historic theaters are too few.
More comfortable now, out of the crowded warm lobby and into the cooler space of this  grand old theater.  I can’t wait to see David!!!!
Now looking for row 2, seat 2, PIT.  I have to say it over again.  PIT, PIT, PITPITPIT!! …I have never been this close for David’s performances.  I have only seen him LIVE on two occasions and had to look at the big screens to see him.
I am so happy.  Squeeeeeeeee!  Smiling down the same row to the left at my beautiful new David friends, we agree…these seats are awesome!.

OMG, I am so close to the stage!
Oooh.  Nice seat.  Soft and cushy and red.
On stage is a big chair and a fireplace that works.
OK, I was prepared to be in front of speakers.
I am so thrilled to be here, this close to David and I sit back to wait and relax.  The show is running a bit late but it finally begins.  The DJ’s reading from a rather quirky entertainer I had not seen before of “The  Night  Before Christmas.”
Gee, hope the speakers aren’t too loud.  Gee,there are a lot of them.  They are stacked up like pancakes.

The DJ’s finally announce David,to applause and screams.  All ages here tonight!  I love people screaming for David! YEA!  A moment passes and still the curtain remains closed.   A few more moments…. A radio song is played to fill in the time and then the chants begin DAVID DAVID DAVID!
My pulse is racing now.  I am so excited!!!!    AHHHH!
The real music begins, loud drumbeat coming from the speakers, curtains open and band is playing the intro to SBL!!!  They are almost to the back of the stage. That’s new.
I swear I can hear and feel my own heartbeat now coming through the speakers only 6 feet away.  But I recognize SBL!  It’s gonna be alright!
And then, he appears to be coming from back of stage to my right.  The volume on the scream factor up!

David is now right in front of me, a little left.
I thought I was prepared.
I wasn’t…
It all felt new again,
He is so beautiful.  GAHHHH I feel flushed.
He’s full of energy and all over the stage.

I could not take my eyes off of him.  The whole concert I took 4 pictures.  He was so close that when he was standing right in front of me, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him long enough.  I wanted to savor the moment I knew was going to go by so quickly.

Note: the camera police happened to be sitting to the immediate right of my speakers.
The setlist, I know that you know by now.
My Kind of Perfect was right in front of me.  I could see enough of David over the speakers.  The audience went nuts over each song.  After Melodies of Christmas, the last song…everyone was on their feet with another standing O for David.  We remained standing and chanting until he reappeared and belted out CRUSH.  It was fabulous.
He performed to perfection for his first concert back with band.
His voice was incredibly strong and gorgeous.
The new band was awesome and each member was introduced by David and played for us.
From his head to his toes he looked amazing.
There was a whole new vibe goin on.
All I can say is…
Tour is going to be amazing!

Video credit Hazeleyd71

Driving back home__
I  had a few tears in the car…over the absolute joy I feel inside my heart at finally seeing David last night again.  And the touch of sadness that comes when he departs.
Can’t listen to TOSOD cd right now.

Tomorrow maybe, but not right now.
I want to savor the moments in my head of listening to that magnificent voice from row 2 seat 2…..PIT.



 

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The Epistles of VLM

Posted by djafan on Thursday, December 2, 2010

Admin note ~ For a year I have kept this letter in a folder on my desktop, waiting until the time felt right to publish it.  With David’s recent visit to the Philippines came a series of emails from VLM, excerpts of which I have attached, with her permission, at the conclusion of this post.

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Hello everyone,

I have been a lurker here for a long time now and I enjoy reading all your wonderful articles and comments – it is the first thing I do each morning when I wake up and check in again before I go to sleep at night.  Thank you for the immense pleasure you have given me.
I want to share this with you – I have let some people read it but it has never been published in a well-known site.  It is over a year old but nevertheless, I want to share it with you.  I’m an older fan and this is my story.

It is hard losing a child.  Doubly so if he was your only child.  That is not how nature works.  It is the child who puts a Dad or a Mom to rest not vice versa.

And so began my journey to darkness.  It was the final goodbye that left an empty place in me.  The pain was overwhelming: no medicine, diversion, luxury, no words would help cease the breaking of my heart.  It was so hard to go on believing and trying to live and forget my son was gone forever.  I went to the cemetery daily, rain or shine and I cried myself to sleep each night.  My husband became desperate and sent me to a well-known head doctor but she couldn’t help either.

I remember the day so well.  I was idly surf-channeling and came upon American Idol.  This guy was just starting to sing “Imagine” – and now still, I reflect on that particular song – and it was that first step, or the beginning of being healed. The way he sang it was very profound and touching – it felt like the opening of a window and airing out a stuffy room.  It was like finding the key to the door that had been long shut.  I let the words flow through my heart and soul and as his voice dipped and soared, it was like finally discovering the right medication for a lengthy ailment.

My friends and a few of my family think I have really lost my marbles.  How in the world could a song (now songs) or a person (an 18 yr-old man/child) who doesn’t even know me be the force behind my reorientation to life?  They do not understand how his voice could do that.  They have no understanding that his voice is the “new kindling” that burns within me.  I am slowly learning how to use the internet and I surf and YouTube David early in the morning, noontime and late at night.  I now have this desire to continue forward on the road of life.

David has indeed made a difference.  His quiet demeanor reminds me so much of the son I lost.  He had no prior symptoms and when he had his first seizures, his cancer was terminal.  He was in and out of the hospital, underwent so many treatments (many of them painful) but through them all, he didn’t complain.  How I wish he had known David!  In fact, on my weary days, I sit and listen to Angels and I feel he is close to me, his love reaching out through the song.

I also wish that people would understand that the power of a person through a song is infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.  So I end this with a quotation:

” What is this melody and song

This tiny whisper that I hear?

It weaves a voice of hope

Through the emptiness of my heart.,

To call forth its cry: You are well-loved,

Fear not, you will always be in my heart.”

Sifting, sorting, reaching,

Always finding many things.

Thank you David!  Thank you everyone, fans of David, the Voice!

Life will never be the same but I am slowly moving forward.  God bless you all!

VLM

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hi there Angelica,

We just had a long holiday last week – with all Soul’s Day and all Saint’s Day – our custom is practically staying in the memorial park – it is really like a fiesta on those days over here – people put up tents, bring in music and food and many sleep there. We spent the 2 days near my son’s grave – it was a hard time for me – so I listened to David on my ipod to keep me sane and comforted.

I am so thrilled that David is coming to our country. I want to go to Manila but with our situation, I doubt it. However, I will still TRY and will ask (beg) my husband – JR will surely keep you and the rest posted.

This is too long now. I feel I have to tell you why I have been silent for such a long time. The “Voice’ helps me keep my sanity – More power to you and the group.
God bless,

VLM

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello Angelica,

I asked my husband if I could see David – he didn’t say a word – so it will be “so near, yet so far” scenario for poor me – I still believe I will be able to see him in the future – the internet and the papers will keep me posted. Since the 16th will be a holiday, I will be able to sit down and watch his arrival on the news station (it airs at 6:30pm daily).
It is so nice to hear from you again.
God bless.

Hugs,

VLM

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dear Angelica,

Finally, JR was able to give my little gift to David. My heart is so full (even now) – I have been on the computer since he arrived – switching channels just to be able to catch him on the news. He was everywhere and I am so proud our press gave him the spotlight for the 2 days he was here.

I cried and cried when my husband said NO – I spent the entire afternoon in the memorial park talking to my son – just telling him of my disappointment and frustration. I brought along my ipod – I listened to “Imagine” maybe a hundred times – David was here in the Philippines and poor me was so far away.

I read Glady’s beautiful article.  How I wish you could also put my story there for everyone to read how this young man has changed my life – he is so precious to me – I think of him as my son replacing the one I lost.  I thank you and all the staff for “The Voice.”  I hope to live to a hundred so I can see him get his Grammy.  More power!
It is so nice to hear from you again.
God bless.

Hugs,

VLM

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dear Angelica,

Thank you for your reply – your letter warms my heart. My favorite grocery is constantly playing CFTH – I linger there just taking my time until the final track –
You are the best person to edit my article – I just want to share my story – do you know that by constantly repeating “Imagine” in my car, our driver already knows the lyrics by heart? He is also familiar with David’s voice because when we switch to the radio, he says to me “Ma’am that’s your favorite singer”. 🙂

I sent him all kinds of mango products, plus a few of other dried fruits as well (jackfruit, santol and pineapple).  I know he got a ton of goodies as well.

Take care.  God bless.

Love,

VLM

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dear Angelica,

I got my TOSOD last night…and although I have been hearing the songs…there is nothing like the physical cd.  Sometimes I think I am going crazy for caring so much about a young man I haven’t even met.  When he came and I missed the opportunity, it was as if the sky fell on me.  My husband is slowly, slowly learning to accept my passion for David’s voice, his songs and just everything about him.

Thank you again.  What a wonderful Christmas present you are giving me!

Hugs,

VLM

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