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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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Ascphil’s Recap, Asia, The Return of David Archuleta: Part 5

Posted by ascphil on Friday, July 15, 2011

The following is the final of five daily installments leading up to David’s return to Asia.  Written by Ascphil at the conclusion of his last trip to that part of the world, and with exclusive photos by her daughter.

It was time to pack our cameras, take out our cd’s, and form a line. A lady’s voice kept telling us to move fast and make it easy for David to sign by preparing the cd cover. Everyone was hurriedly ripping off the plastic wrapping of their newly purchased cd’s to take out the cover leaf which is actually one big folded poster. She also kept reminding us that only the first 400 cd’s will be signed and no picture-taking with David will be allowed. Naree and JR were lined up in front of me. Naree then turned to me and told me she’ll try to take a photo of me and David when she got out of the stage. She wanted me to be the fifth person behind her so that she had time to position herself to take a shot. I nodded but I was still busy with my bags, trying to put my cell phone in my pocket as I held the cd, the wrapper, the folded poster cover, and getting rid of the plastic pouches which held the cd’s and VIP passes. I was surprised by how quickly the line moved. The guards at the start of the line were pushing people forward to go to the stage after checking our stubs. There were more hands pushing us forward at the base of the stage to go up. I was rushing to get out my gift to David which was in a shoulder bag inside my second bag. I thought I was several persons behind Naree, but I saw that she was only three persons in front of me. Dang! I was barely getting my composure when I realized I was already near the table where David was signing. Many people were hovering around him. Someone motioned to me to open my cd cover to spread it out as a full poster. I could already see David looking down on the table and signing the cd covers so fast. The lady ahead of me handed him a card envelope which was taken by someone to his right and put into a huge clear plastic bag, even bigger than the usual garbage bag. Hmm, so that’s where my gift will go.

When it was my turn, I stood squarely in front of David as I watched him sign my cd cover/poster with his full name as if it was just one of those things he does so well. He has mastered the art of the autograph, and as I watched him do it effortlessly, I was amazed by how he appeared to me up close. Spotlights were focused on the line, but because David was seated, he was shielded from the bright lights by anyone standing in front of him. We all know that he is of small stature, but as he sat there calmly signing the cd covers, he struck me as a larger person than his actual height. He exuded a silent but strong confidence and made me feel he was in control of what was happening around him. I then greeted him, “Hi, David.” As he looked up at me and said, “Oh, hi!” while completing his signature, I could see why people gush so much on how gorgeous he is up close. I was casting my shadow on him, and the diffused light somehow made his features more enhanced. If the word photogenic and telegenic were to be applied to David, I would have to say he is none of them. He is even more handsome and more gorgeous than I had imagined him to be. All the best photographs I have seen of him do not give him justice. In that fleeting moment, he did not appear like a teenager to me. He is a beautiful, beautiful man, in the highest form of the word beautiful. Is he real? Is he really sitting there in front of me? I was almost taken aback when he looked directly at me. His gorgeousness was ultimately defined by the wonderment that was his eyes. I could not distinguish their colors in the soft light, but all I could feel was the beauty of his soul streaming through those enthralling eyes as they gazed at me inquisitively. His eyes sparkled, well-framed by those thick brows gently arched above his eyes which appeared dark under my shadow. I barely had the presence of mind to remember to give him my gift and was able to tell him, “This is for you, David” and knew it would go straight into the plastic bag being held by the large woman behind him. He said “Thanks!”, gave me a grateful smile, handed me my signed cd cover, and seemed like he was waiting for me to say something else. I wanted to speak to him some more but all I could say was, “I love your songs.” He acknowledged me with another “Thank you”, smiled and nodded, then turned to the next cd cover to be signed.

EEGAD! I was silently slapping myself, realizing what lame words I said to him as I was being guided off the stage. Someone stamped my right hand with a wet red logo of Sony and I was shown out of the Sky Dome doors. Why didn’t I even think of shaking his hand? It’s the Archugaze’s fault. I had been forewarned, but did I come prepared? Noooo. I had been so preoccupied with sticking to plans and arrangements and cell phones and cameras, etcetera, etcetera, all in the name of David. Yet I did not even think of a single memorable line to say to him. Double slapping, ugh! Oh well. I comforted myself with the hope that he reads my letter. Even if he won’t remember me as the one who wrote it, it’s enough that he knows how much a mom-fan in the Philippines regards him with great respect. I then realized I was outside the Sky Dome by the VIP entrance and didn’t see anyone I knew. I started walking towards the left to see how to get back in because I had left my daughter inside. The first set of glass doors were closed off with metal railings, so I went to the next set of doors where some people were milling around. There was a guard manning the doors, so I told him I needed to get in to look for someone inside. I motioned to show my hand which had the red stamp, so he allowed me inside. As I went back in, there were hardly any people left at the area beyond the VIP section. There were just a few people left on the bleachers, but there were still a lot of people lining up for the cd signing within the VIP area. I saw a group of young Archies watching the cd signing in the emptied area. They apparently did not get to be the first 400 VIP’s. I then proceeded to walk around searching for my daughter. I could not see her anywhere, so I called her cell phone instead. She answered me immediately, replied that she was already outside the Sky Dome and was waiting for me. I had wanted to give her the extra cd I still had which was really meant for her, seeing how quickly David was giving autographs. She didn’t want to go back in because she had already taken photos of me as I got my cd signed. I sighed and then just told her to look for her father instead. I’ll look for someone else to give the cd for signing. I walked around again looking for a familiar face that was not yet in the line.  I remembered the young Archies watching the signing and went back to them. I had met most of them the first time just yesterday, but one of them I recall meeting more than a year ago when we welcomed David at the airport as he arrived for the concert with Cook. I kept seeing her in the few get-togethers of ArchuletaPhilippines which I attended irregularly during the past year. I saw her again last night and even asked her name because her sweet face is very memorable. She hardly speaks in the meetings, is quite shy, but she somehow always manages to be at the get-togethers or anything planned by the group. I called out her name, she turned to me, and I asked her if she was able to get her cd signed. When her faced dropped and she started to say that she didn’t make it, I pulled out the spare cd with all the necessary documents. She shrieked with such glee and was jumping up and down. Those around her cheered her on and told her to run to the line. She was thanking me so much and was almost tearful that it warmed my heart to share that incomparable happiness. As she ran she was shrieking some more and holding up the cd until she got to the entry to the VIP section manned by guards. I was happy to see her allowed inside and she was excitedly looking for the end of the line.

Then I looked up at the stage. The giant video wall was playing the real-time video of the cd signing itself, focused on the table where David sat signing away. As I watched, I noticed a white-haired old lady slowly being escorted to the table. When she reached the table, she bent down so low in front of David that she seemed to be giving him a kiss. Then, I saw David’s bright smiling face slowly emerging above her right shoulder. He was standing up and was giving her a hug! Lucky old lady!!! Everyone was clapping and cheering as it was happening. I was laughing and kidding with the young Archies that it pays to be an old fan! But it didn’t take away the significance of the moment which showed how much David values his fans, and that he has a special place in his heart for old people. I was so glad to find out later on that this special moment was captured in a video and put up in YouTube, even if the quality wasn’t that good, and that this particular old fan’s granddaughter had previously released YT videos of her grandmother reading her letters to David as far back as a year ago. It was really a sight to see.


I felt that I had just seen a feel-good movie and that I had done what I needed to do: A grandma who got her long-awaited moment with David, plus a hug!, and a young Archie who will get her personal moment with David through a gifted VIP cd. David still had to sign more cd’s, and even if I wanted to watch some more, I had to go to my husband and daughter who were patiently waiting for me outside. I then told the young Archies I had to leave and we bade each other good bye.

When we got home at past 10 pm, my daughter immediately changed her clothes and prepared to go to sleep. She was out cold as soon as she lay on her bed. On the other hand, I no longer felt like sleeping even if my back was so sore. I did my usual rituals before going to bed, and one of them was turning on my laptop to check what happened in Archuland via Twitter. It was there that I learned that David signed more than just the first 400 cd’s. The timeline showed that he was signing all the cd’s that were brought to him. I knew it! That was just like David! He wouldn’t leave until he could accommodate all the fans who wanted autographs in the Sky Dome. The last tweet about the cd signing said that 600 cd’s have so far been signed and still counting. Oh, David, please don’t wonder anymore why your fans love you so much!

50 Responses to “Ascphil’s Recap, Asia, The Return of David Archuleta: Part 5”

  1. bebereader said

    I wouldn’t stay up this late for anyone other than David. And surprisingly there were others up too, and we were all on Twitter. David did a photoshoot for GadisMagz and it got mixed opinions. I don’t like the shirt but I like who’s in it. He outshines any outfit. What do you think?

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    Some tweets about the pics:

    David, you’re awesome. but not your outfit that you wear right now. oh well, you’re too nice to refuse it.

    outfit ewww to the max.

    yeah magazine’s people picked that outfit for sure 🙂

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    Your gorgeousness saved the hideous outfit. Don’t worry, you’re carrying it. BUT SRSLY WHAT AN OUTFIT.


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    *yawns* I’m off to bed to dream of cotton candy and limeade. 😉

    Ascphil, Will be back manana to comment more fully on the conclusion to your AWESOME recap!

    Lights off!


  2. archiesfan4life said

    Bebe – cotton candy and limeade – LOL.

    Acsphil – your recap has me laughing one minute and brought tears to my eyes the next – it is just beautiful. As one who has been the recipient of that Archugaze at a book signing I know just what you mean!


  3. FG said

    Twitter from Sony Indonesia just said that David is going to sing 19 songs tomorrow. *faints*


  4. emmegirl said

    Popping in, ascphil, looking forward to reading part 5 tonight.

    Cotton candy and limeade, lol bebe!

    Hope he dresses himself for the concert. 🙂


  5. stenocruiser said

    ascphil — oh, thank you again for your so beautifully-written articles. Right now I am trying to hold back tears as I must leave to go to the hairdresser (there’s a wedding this afternoon). As a great-grandmother I am so impressed by David’s kindness and respect toward his elders and others. Such a beautiful soul — as are you by sharing so generously not only the CD but your fascinating David experience.


  6. Abrra said

    Bravo on your series Ascphil! You made this week bearable while we wait for the Asian concerts to begin. Thank you so much!

    Ok, the shirt?

    If he had a big “D” stitched on the left side, he would be ready to bowl with Lavern & Shirley!
    “And tonight the part of the Big Ragou is being played by David Archuleta.”

    What a sport David is?

    I found 2 short videos from the airport



    David with a fan in the hotel lobby.

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    Media day pics

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    Our boy @DavidArchie and his new love, Indonesian Lemper! haha

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    @DavidArchie attacked by media flashes during press conference

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    @DavidArchie being interviewed

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    The @PONDSTeens Concert team, @DavidArchie ‘s performance here tomorrow is impossible w/o them
    Yudha Budhisurya

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    Lunch with The Archuletas and the band



  7. betsy said

    Ascphil, just beautiful.
    Btw, it’s rare that any of us can get out a thoughtful, normal sentence when speaking to him. I like what you said. It’s a true statement, lol.

    Bahahahahaha Abs. The Big Ragoo. Carmine Ragusa. Best pop culture reference ever.

    Dear magazine people, please let David pick out his own outfits. I’ll say no more.


  8. xaris said

    David is such a trooper; I would have to drug my son to get that horrible shirt on him.

    Ascphil, I have so enjoyed your entire recap! Thank you for sharing!


  9. Abrra said

    Betsy Haha!

    Fan pic
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    I do not look like myself at all, but @davidarchie looked fit

    The description on these are not in English. I left them out. Make up your own 🙂

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    (David’s new fav food lemper)

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    Some of the meet and greet winners, looked very happy 🙂

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    She came from Bali to meet up with @DavidArchie 🙂

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    First look at the stage!

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    The Band is Rehearsing

    This looks like VIP swag. ( gender wristbands? /wink)

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    @Nastasha Abigail

    David with the girl who shot the airport video
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    “With Mr. Archuleta.”



  10. Abrra said

    I did a Google translate of this article. Click the link at the end to see some different pictures.

    David Archuleta : Doyan Lemper

    Madly in love with David Archuleta? Melody. These young Americans arrived in Indonesia on Thursday. American Idol runner-up finish to the season-7, David Archuleta closed evening peak POND’S Teens Concert (PTC) 2011 with a 1.5 hour live show. Satisfied, tuh, you see that cute face of David Archuleta singing.

    When found on the PTC 2011 event press conference on Friday (15 / 7) and at Hotel The Sultan, David greeted the reporters, waving his hand. He was so excited and looked happy to meet fans in Indonesia. David said he was proud to take part in this annual event. He would like to dedicate songs best because it hopes to evoke the spirit of the youth to always fight and go through the music. According to him, with music, we can find something amazing. The singer is idolized Michael Jackson has said the spirit, here, for you, “Follow your passion.” He did not want people confusing comment. In essence, David told, if you have talent, develop aja.
    David expressed his happiness could set foot in Indonesia. “This is the first time and I’m glad to be in Indonesia,” she said happy. Unfortunately, he only briefly in Indonesia. Not sempet the streets of Jakarta. One thing David likes fit into Indonesia: lemper. “Lemper is so good,” he added as he continued to smile.
    He hopes to return to Indonesia for a single concert. Kirain want to taste the snacks other than lemper. Hehe.–doyan-lemper.html



  11. Abrra said

    A dinner with fans?
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    @davidarchie just gave an impromptu singing session – “Stand By Me”. We are honored bisa di ngamenin..

    Diva hand!
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    Monique Natalia

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    @Arief Sundjaja

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    Love this! This fan gets some DAVID hugs!

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    “May I hug you David?” “Sure!” @nindyoa

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    More fan pics from the M&G



  12. betsy said

    We are honored. ♥


  13. betsy said

    According to someone who was at rehearsal, D rehearsed Love don’t hate and Everything and more.


  14. skydancer1x said

    Abrra…”If he had a big “D” stitched on the left side, he would be ready to bowl with Lavern & Shirley!”
    all I’ve got to say is shameel,, shamaazel , hagen daas incorporated!!

    hmmm that shirt kinda does make me want the Good Humor ice cream truck to come by today. HA!

    Ascphil♥ love your story so much. another great chapter!!
    David and the gray haired lady…David is especially gentle and sweet, to young children and the elderly isn’t he. Cute story. But don’t think about it lady,there’s no kissing David!

    staying on standby for any news and tidbits!
    hope you are getting some sleep sweet night owls♥


  15. Abrra said

    I am on duty as the official picture spammer !

    I am combing twitter constantly. 🙂

    Found a new video from the airport. It’s kinda wild but her description below it says it all.

    “I’m too speechless to describe. He is too perfect to be a human.”
    Uploaded by dienaarchie on Jul 15, 2011

    Another short one as he gets on the bus.

    I was chasing after David… that was sooo fun.. I’m FREAKING EXCITED
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    @DavidArchie loves my artwork
    a few more on her page

    More Teen Pond’s M&G pics. Click the link to see them. Click any picture to see them all larger.
    Samantha Pangkey



  16. skydancer1x said

    cute pic of David and @scpancake! she’s adorable.
    looks like our David is getting the royal treatment. I love these people!♥♥♥


  17. Heidijoy said

    What a FEAST! Thank you Ascophil for Part 5. You described what many of us feel when we see and meet David. Never enough time but still so worth the effort.

    Thank you Abrra and Bebe for the pictures etc. David looks like he is soaking up all the love just fine! He is a good sport too!! Glad to hear they are getting practice time in.


  18. djafan said

    David tweets!

    DavidArchie David Archuleta
    It’s been a long but good day. Time to get some rest. Performing tomorrow for the Pond’s Teens Concert!


  19. Abrra said

    Spam will cease for awhile. Haha!



  20. betsy said

    That is some serious GORGEOUS going on.


  21. betsy said

    She wrote and sang this song for David today. Beautiful. ♥


    Written by: Samantha Pangkey

    Here’s the thing..
    I’ve been running round in circles
    With no clue of time and space
    How many times have I tripped down and fall from the hands of time?
    Reminiscing the past, so I grief, I broke down
    But you came..
    You’re my hero this time

    You saved me from this oh, cruel world
    You’ve changed it all
    You’ve changed it all
    You came you’re my hero

    I raised my hand, all eyes on me
    Let them see what I can do
    They pulled my hand, dragged me down
    Broke some bones for you
    When what’s good is not good enough to speak the truth
    You came,
    You’re my hero this time

    You saved me from this oh, cruel world
    You’ve changed it all
    You’ve changed it all
    You came you’re my hero

    Day and night
    Time and time
    Thousands of words in the air
    But I can never repay

    You’re my hero this time again
    You’ve changed it all
    You’ve changed it all
    You came, you’re my hero this time again
    You saved me from this, oh cruel world
    You’re my hero this time
    You’re my hero forever

    I wrote this song for David Archuleta.


  22. djafan said

    Ascphil, I have so much enjoyed reading all your chapters, all your details, your love comes shining through. We live in opposite sides of the world but I understood every emotion, all the excitement, it’s all perfectly normal lol And now you’ll have another story to tell and I for one can’t wait 🙂

    Betsy that was just so dang beautiful and for David, David, David.

    I should not be crying at work. dang.

    She will be livestreaming the concert tomorrow, David will be on the last hour and half. Read on twitter 19 songs!

    If you’re not following scpancake on twitter do so.

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    Oh, David told me that Ben’s family was watching the livestream too. LOL

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    @lovefrommich there’s no seats it’s all GA. Mania tix (front of stage) is sold out, not sure for the other one

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    @DavidArchie You came, you’re my hero forever.

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    Saying “You’re my hero” to David was probably the hardest part at the M&G today. *cries*

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    @RachaElll_11 I can’t really remember he said thanks and something else. He was probbaly worried cause I kept crying

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    I apologized to David that I can’t finish singing the song and told him that I put it up on YT. He asked me to write down my page but..

    scpancake Samantha Pangkey
    @lizmag3 I didn’t really sing it I can’t even explain it. Cried on every word. just can’t..!/scpancake


  23. MT said


    This last installment is as wonderful as the others and I have enjoyed every single word. I love this …

    “His gorgeousness was ultimately defined by the wonderment that was his eyes. I could not distinguish their colors in the soft light, but all I could feel was the beauty of his soul streaming through those enthralling eyes as they gazed at me inquisitively. ”

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us and helping to add to the excitement of this Asian tour. I sincerely hope you get the chance to speak with him again. ♥

    Your entire story was wonderful! And your generosity to another fan is so heart warming. Be sure to tell your daughter thank you also for the beautiful photos. She really has quite a good eye for photography!


  24. MunkFOD said

    What a wonderful article and comments! wow! Thanks so much everyone! Can we be any more excited and pleased for David? This is wonderful! yay!


  25. MT said

    Now for the pics in this post.

    Abrra, that photo in the pink shirt. Hahaha He looks like cotton candy. I can’t imagine what he thought of that outfit! How he managed to look so adorable in that outfit I just don’t’ know.

    8. Xaris: “David is such a trooper; I would have to drug my son to get that horrible shirt on him.”

    LOL I know what you mean. I’d have to tie my son down to get him in that outfit.

    Luckily, there are so many other great pics. That first pic at #9 is gorgeous. ♥ And the “Mr. Arthuleta” shirt, I like. ♥

    Read that there should be video of his impromptu singing. Yayyy!!

    13. Betsy, He’s rehearsing Wait and Love Don’t Hate? Gahhhh

    Abrra, it looks like you’re going to get your wish! We all are! Can’t wait to hear them live! Tomorrow!!!!!!

    PS Abrra, thanks for the SpamFest! Haha Love it all!


  26. Abrra said

    It’s a labor of LOVE!

    Everyone concentrate on the universe that will send us a good UStream feed please!



  27. barbs said

    MT- He was practicing Everything and More, not Wait. I wish it were Wait. I really, really want to hear Wait performed live.


  28. skydancer1x said

    hello Barbs 🙂 its gonna be amazing

    Abrra, thanks for all the goodies you have gathered for us♥
    I have to go to work now. boo hoo. So have we figured out what time we will be watching the u stream here? I can’t even think straight anymore.This is just all so wonderful. Wonder who it is that took Brians place and if he has been practicing with the band since after SOF? anyone know?


  29. MT said

    Abrra: sending out good vibes. 🙂

    But there’s gonna be a fight in this household tomorrow morning. haha Usually, 3am to 10am is hubby’s time for the computer. lol NOT tomorrow!

    Sky, gonna have to borrow your strategy. Plan A, B, & C. haha Plan A, ask nicely, Plan B, pouting and making a good argument. Plan C, tears, cuz I will cry if I can’t be in on that UStream. Hoping plan A works. 🙂


  30. MT said

    Barbs, Oh, oops …TY, and … those are fine too. 🙂 I am in love with all the new ones. ♥ I’ll take anything I can get.

    But, David, “Wait” would be lovely to hear, too, just sayin’. 😉


  31. Abrra said

    I read that he is going to be on stage about 11pm ish Jakarta time. I am going to be ready at 10am edt 🙂 We will give warning here. We are watching twitter.

    I have not seen any official reason for Brian not being on the tour. He may have had an obligation in the states, made before he was hired.



  32. bebereader said

    Dear Ascphil,

    Part 5 brought me back to my VIP, my last concert and all those feelings. They never really disappear; they get tucked away until you read about someone else’s experience.

    I loved the part when the white haired lady came on stage to have her autograph signed. David was so humble that he stood up to hug the woman. What a gentleman!

    Ascphil, Thank you again for your generosity of spirit and detail. I look forward to reading more recaps from you whenever you choose to gift us with them.


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  33. Abrra said

    Jonerz took a screen cap of the CD WOW site’s main page. Look who is #1?

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    WTG fans!



  34. Abrra said

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  35. kaycee said

    Ascphil, I’m truly enjoying reading your recaps! “I felt that I had just seen a feel-good movie”. I have sooo felt that way after seeing him in concert, or even just listening to his music.

    And, wow, Samantha Pangkey! What a beautiful song and she sung it with such feeling! That’s so awesome that she got to perform it for him…even if she got emotional. I’m sure it meant a lot to David. I hope David gets to read the words. He has such amazing devoted fans.

    Bebe, 32–I love that picture. Is it new? I’ve never seen it before. Where is it from?


  36. cb said

    Brian called Jeff and David the day of the book fair book signing to say he couldn’t go because of other commitments. Jeff told us, but didn’t say which band member. Now we know.


  37. Abrra said


    Some things never change 😉



  38. MT said

    ♫ ♪ It’s getting closer now, closer now …♪ ♫

    Approx. 12 hours to go!


  39. Tawna21 said

    Ascphil, thank you again for your marvelous recap.Your writing skills have brought on all kinds of feelings and emotions. Please, favor us again with another one! ♥

    And this “Oh, David, please don’t wonder anymore why your fans love you so much!” sums it up perfectly! 🙂

    is tonight when it’s tomorrow in Jakarta and the PTC will be streamed? I’m on the confused side of figuring it out. :/ abrra, what world clock is the bestest?


    the happiness that David creates is incredible (just thought ya’ll might like to be reminded of that)


  40. MT said

    Tawna, I think Jakarta is exactly 12 hrs ahead of the time stamps on this website. So, your comment at 9:40pm tonight, it’s 9:40am Saturday in Jakarta. I think I heard that David should start around 9:00pm?? If so, it’s 9:00 am on the time on this site. (Central Daylight Time)

    But, 9:00 is a rough estimate. We’ll have a better idea in the morning once some of the other acts are done. Things could run early or late. (and of course I’m just judging by what I’ve seen and heard around the sites so I’m not sure how accurate it is)

    Hope this helps. 🙂

    (someone please correct me if I’m wrong)


  41. Angelica said


    I’d like to add my heartfelt thanks for gracing us with your awesome recap from the last time he was in your country. It was such a good read and so full of loving detail. I am so happy and excited for you and all the others going to see him soon in concert, m&g, etc..please tell us all about it when you are able to form a coherent thought afterwards. 😆

    Thanks for the info cb. I heard the replacement was named Beau? Not sure if that’s true but it’s all good.

    Kara, thanks for all the delicious spam! I am so pumped for tomorrow morning! Made my list:

    1. Bookmarked the ustream site.

    2. Checked to make sure my login works.

    3. Set alarm for 8 am to be in my seat for the show by 9 am which will probably start at 11 am. (because that’s the way we do it in Archuworld.) haha

    4. Get Bebe to call me in case I oversleep. Photobucket

    5. Get Djafan to call me in case Bebe oversleeps.

    5. Have assorted pastries and beverages handy.

    6. Have oxygen and defibrillator handy. (jk) I might need it but I don’t have it. 😉

    I think that about covers it. Now if I can just stop doing this. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

    I might actually get some sleep before the concert. 19 songs????!!! Photobucket


  42. Squeeeeeeee! 19 songs? I’m so happy for the lucky folks who are attending this sure to be epic event!
    Ascphil, Your recaps have been so much fun! I can’t wait to hear all about this concert through your words. You have me living each moment as if I was right there with you! Thanks so much for sharing all 5 loving stories!
    Angelica, My name is on at least one of those bouncin’, smilin’, cheerin’, runnin’-for-joy little guys! The morning can’t get here quick enough… 😉


  43. bebereader said

    New Interview!

    credit booradleigh


  44. mollie4da said


    Just wanted to add my compliments and gratitude for your recap of David’s last visit. I got so impatient waiting for the continuing parts of the story. This (from part 1): “I was uncommunicative and clearly saddened that I cannot openly be a fan of David who totally deserves anyone’s admiration, no matter what age or gender…” really struck a chord (and a couple of tears) with me. No one around me understands ODD. And so, rather than squabbling with people who may never understand, I’ve become more of a closet fan. Thankfully, there are others and sites such as this one where camaraderie is extended. It sounds, though, like your husband is coming around—I’m so happy for you, and thanks again for the entertainment. 🙂


    “the happiness that David creates is incredible” <==== soooo agree!




  45. bluesky said

    Dear Buds…

    This is according to my computer:

    Time of day in Jakarta:
    10.30 a.m. Sat. =

    11.30 pm Friday eastern time =
    10.30 pm Friday central time =
    9.30 pm Friday mountain time =
    8.30 pm Friday pacific time.


    9 pm Sat Jakarta =

    10 am Sat eastern
    9 am Sat central
    8 am Sat mountain
    7 am Sat pacific.

    ^_^ Happy dreams!


  46. skydancer1x said

    haha! I love your smiley faces Angelica! Your plan sounds good.So do pastries.You wouldn’t happen to have a glazed donut
    would ya?
    ok everyone syncronize your alarm clocks. See you in the morning♥

    oh, and one more thing…..SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :))


  47. skydancer1x said

    43.ok … I’ve seen that look in Davids eyes before, …that subtle flirty smile, while dispensing the ”bore a hole through you” glance!
    yep, shes getting “the look”


  48. djafan said

    Goodnight all! We must get up early!


  49. Annie 318 said

    Ascphil ~ I want to say thank you for your 5 part story. Like others have said it is just wonderful. You really do have a gift. I look forward to reading about your next adventure in Archuworld. I hope you have a blast!

    skydancer ~ I just want you to know that you make me laugh every day!


  50. ascphil said

    Hi, everyone! So excited for the Indonesian concert which will happen in less than 8 hours! Eeeep!

    Archiesfan4life, I clearly underestimated the power of the Archugaze. I know better next time and will arm myself. I just don’t know how yet, lol!

    Emmegirl, hope you enjoyed Part 5 as well. =D

    Stenocruiser, I am so happy to know you are a great-grandmother. That’s the wide range of fans David does attract. I was really touched by what I had witnessed between him and the elderly lady, and it solidified my admiration for him even more. He brings tears to my eyes very often by just being his wonderful gifted self.

    Abrra, I’m so glad the series made your week bearable. It is such an exciting time for all of us!

    Betsy, It is mind-boggling how he can make even mature, sensible adults lose their capacity for normal conversation. I just couldn’t think of anything more than a few words to say after being Archustruck. He is such a stun-ner.

    Xaris, I enjoyed writing the whole thing as well. You’re very welcome!

    Skydancer1x, David is such a gentleman to every one and a gentler person to the young and old. His demeanor in any situation is very admirable for a person of his age. I keep learning from just watching him interact with any creature on earth. And to think I’m old enough to be his mother.

    Heidijoy, There is never enough time when it comes to David. Which is why we keep wanting to see him, listen to him or watch him perform. I have never felt like this about any celebrity in my whole life. No one does this to me but David.

    Djafan, Archangel48, Annie318, It gives me so much pleasure to know of your enjoyment in reading thru the details. There will surely be stories to tell after DALIM3. He’ll be in Manila for 4 days!

    MT, Yes, I wish I would be able to speak to him again and have a decent exchange of words, lol! My favorite part of writing the recap was about my face-to-face encounter with him because I lingered on finding the words to describe it. I’m glad you singled out the part about his eyes. Up to now, the memory of it seems like a dream. And I will surely thank my daughter for you. I think I’ve psyched her enough that she’s looking forward to taking photos during the M&G tomorrow…. Eeeek! It’s tomorrow!!!

    MunkFOD, Thanks again for the compliment!

    Kaycee, I agree with everything you wrote. Whenever I watch or listen to David, he IS a feel-good movie!

    Tawna21, You’re very welcome. David is so humble that he continues to be amazed at how much support his fans give him. He’s the best example I know of an all-around wonderful human being and beautiful soul.

    Mollie4da, I’m glad that we all find kindred spirits in Archuland who suffer thru the highs and lows of having ODD. The fan sites are my refuge for nursing my ODD everyday. I am so happy to report that my husband IS coming around. He allowed me to join Team Airport to welcome David tomorrow! Wheeee!!!!

    Angelica & Bebereader, It was my honor and great pleasure that you presented my recap as such an awesome series. This was truly unexpected and such a gift to me as well. I will do my best to tell you guys all about DALIM3 soonafter I am able to stabilize all my hyped-up senses and write to my heart’s delight. My sincerest gratitude to The Voice admins and the wonderful people who visit here!


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