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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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David Archuleta New VBlog > On Location of Nandito Ako

Posted by djafan on Saturday, April 28, 2012

@DavidArchie:  Here is a “backstage tour” onset of Nandito Ako. You can check it out here!—–>


162 Responses to “David Archuleta New VBlog > On Location of Nandito Ako”

  1. Abrra said

    Scream caps by Abrra 🙂

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    Haha if you look at :31 when he goes outside and mentions the scriptwriters, one lady turns her face away. Maybe MyDearWriter ? She is a mysterious lady! 😉

    Thank you David for taking the time to send the lov,e one month to the day, you left for your mission.

    Abrra 699 days


  2. Abrra said

    Bringing over the last 2 comments form previous thread:

    Dayzee said
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:08 AM e

    What great fun! Spending time with David backstage. I love the finale, where the rooster crows. Gotta go back and see that again. David is waiting.

    Can’t wait to see the month of April disappear from the side bar.


    MT said
    Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks for posting the video! I know it’s probably just makeup, but David looks like he’s blushing! haha Awww … And I like how he’s so careful not to wake the guy sleeping on the table. Nice screamcaps, too. I like the look on his face in the fist one. Wonder who he’s looking at?

    Hmm … I’m beginning to think there are lots of goodies out there that Kari will be sharing over the coming months. Lucky us! I think David knew we’d miss the vlogs he did, so maybe he did a bunch of these to help get us through the next two years. He’s so thoughtful. Is it any wonder we love this guy? ♥


  3. AKVR20 said

    Hey y’all, it’s been awhile since the last time I commented on here!! It was an unexpected video, now, I think, there may be more videos hidden that will be showed little by little.


  4. Angelica said

    Go ahead David. Make my day. 🙂

    He looked great and what a treat to hear him say again, “Hey guys, it’s David”. I have a feeling one day when he gets a place of his own…. there WILL be chickens. haha.

    Have a great Saturday everyone. I’m off to seize the day! See ya in Unplugged tonight!

    Good to see you again, AKVR20 ^


  5. skydancer1x said

    bringing mine over too..oops

    Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    drive thru:)) I’ll have a strawberry shake, please.
    I LOVE the behind the scenes video! Mighty handsome tour guide! thud___

    78.Dayzee, I love your daily connection♥
    Abrra…finally out of the sevens and into the 6′s. nice to see that today.

    all these beautiful photos…so awesome. they all just leave me staring, and sighing…and smiling.


  6. xaris2014 said

    A new vlog–what a sweet surprise! He’s awfully good to us, but what’s with the chicken fixation? Nothing with a brain the size of a peanut makes a decent pet. Do you suppose he looks at a chicken and thinks, “Hmmm, arroz con pollo!” ?

    Have a good weekend everyone!


  7. Abrra said


    I think its from his childhood. You know how he loves his family? His grandmother had chickens when he lived in Florida. I bet it reminds him of good times. You can hear rooster crowing throughout Nadito Ako when they are in Anya’s neighborhood.

    Arroz con pollo means “Rice with Chicken” in Spanish. It is a classic dish of Spain and Latin America, with many different traditional ways to prepare it, unique to various countries. An arroz con pollo you find in Cuba may be quite different than one you find in Peru.

    From the last thread

    New fan video with a great message for David!

    by VirginiaAndDavid152

    Abrra 699 days


  8. betsy said

    David <3333333333333
    He is the best.
    And beautiful? Yes.
    (I just came home from a birthday party with 20 5 yr olds, 3 newborns and several 2-3 yr olds. I kinda needed this. 🙂
    That serene countenance. You feel it too, right?


  9. MT said

    ROFL @ “there WILL be chickens” And you could be right! haha

    Anyone see this tweet?

    Ana Guillen Feleo ‏ @anagfeleo:
    @kariontour aww kari i just saw your first bts vid! this is so bittersweet!!! i miss u both!

    Notice it says FIRST bts vid. First? haha So there are more to come!!

    Hmmm … a shake? Don’t know if we have any shakes here. Unless you count this. I think this “shook us up” a bit? haha

    credit: RascalsTavu


  10. jans11 said

    Just came home from a funeral and I’m high on prednisone with swollen throat and esophogus, so——-WOW!!!! This is what I needed….what a great surprise to see David backstage! He’s thought of us again, does it really surprise us?? Looks like he has more up his sleeve! goody! goody! I love this guy!!>3 To me the chickens (roosters) are just a metaphor of David’s personality, as in a simple, easy life. That’s probably why he feels comfortable there. Elvis’ mom had chickens at Graceland too.

    The “I Won’t Give Up” tribute…<3<3<3<3

    Always loved the WFM merry-go-round and now the "take two" even more!

    Hope to be on unplugged tonight.


  11. MT said

    haha Had to share. 😀

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  12. jans11 said

    haha I can see why!!♥


  13. Gayle122890 said

    The VBlog! What a treat for this hungry bird. 🙂 Aw…I miss him.


  14. Gayle122890 said

    PS. #11: Chest…and arms. Those arms look like they could crush concrete! The remind me of Mr. Clean. Ha ha!


  15. emmegirl14 said

    A vlog 🙂 A chicken vlog, no less. Feels good. Really good.

    jan, like your chicken hunch (I think so too.)

    bluesky, wanted to thank you for the wonderful article in the last thread – as beautiful and expressive as it’s subject.

    Dayzee, can see how when you remove your daily link it gives you a solitary moment to ponder…can’t think of a better way to end your day.

    Rainbow (one of my favs) had a few versions? Soooo, how about a harmless little leak of another (or all) version.

    Betsy, lol! You definitely came to the right place. And thanks for the video you posted awhile back – YEDL, you’ve been missed.

    MT, you’re a good sharer, lol, thanks. And thanks for the mgr video, love that one. Found this one on the list beside it:

    Finally out of those blasted 700’s, thanks abs!


  16. emmegirl14 said

    Gayle, lol!

    Forgot to mention, love the pics by Arlu Gomez. Wow, the list of his subjects – would say OPM got one of the best of the best for David. They certainly gave him the kind of respect he as earned, as an artist and a person.


  17. xaris2014 said

    Gayle #14–LOL! I just spit out the nice wine I was sipping. Crusher FTW!

    Grammyj found and posted this at SoulDavid. It is the complete recording of A Puro Dolor from Mentor’s Gala. Bless the person who posted this on tumblr and thanks to grammyj for the find, too!

    Hit the play button under the pretty picture….


  18. xaris2014 said

    Forgot to say, the above is worth the listen just for the glory note at the end–holy frijoles!


  19. Abrra said

    I will make an mp3 right now 🙂

    A Puro Dolor from Mentor’s Gala.mp3

    While I was posting this on twitter, ShellyFOD asked me to make her nija videos of that night into mp3’s.

    Contigo En La Distancia and A Puro Dolor~SLC~Mentors Gala.mp3

    Angels SLC Mentor’s Gala.mp3

    Dream Sky High SLC Mentor’s Gala.mp3

    Things Are Gonna Get Better SLC Mentor’s Gala.mp3

    Abrra 699 days


  20. Abrra said


    Abrra 699 days


  21. xaris2014 said

    Thanks for the mp3s Fairy Godmother!


  22. jans11 said

    In the vlog at about 3:40 where Mr David has his arms folded he is kinda pinching in his side. It brought back memories when I was at the SLC VIP last Dec. He had his arm around my waist and when the picture was taken, he kinda pinched in my side! I know it was an involuntary reflex, but what a great souvenir for this old gal!! ♥♥haha


  23. Jan11 That made my day ♥♥haha!! You go girl!!


  24. jans11 said

    Yea, Heidijoy, you was standing right there! Coming to unplugged shortly? If so, “see” ya there!


  25. tawna21 said

    What a perfect gift for this Saturday that’s been full of nothing new from the real world! A mega-super vblog from David (well Kari), videos from yester-year, pictures to take your breath away, AND our fairy godmother has had her wand doing good things…thanks(♥♥) Abrra for the mp3’s.


    almost forgot……we lost the 7’s in the countdown! 🙂


  26. sunny said

    Loved David’s “backstage tour” of Nandito Ako chickens and all!! Miss him so much! Appreciate Kari for posting this & the weekly tweets! She is AMAZING & don’t know what we would have done without her!


  27. annmargaret said

    Abrra~thank you for the mp3s. Wanted to comment about Dream Sky High. That song was never a favorite of mine until David sang it at the Mentor’s Gala. I know he has sung that song for many years but that night he was in full, passionate control. He just rocked it! I was mesmerized! I love to watch him sing it.

    Those new pics by Arlu Gomez are just outstanding. It is obvious he respects David so much. The shot of D on the floor in the blue shirt smiling directly at you is well…….just Gah!!!!!

    I’ve never gone to Unplugged but maybe I will one of these weeks. You all seem to have such a good time.

    Hooray for the 600’s!!


  28. Abrra said

    Name the event !!

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    If you were in Unplugged last night, you might remember the video where I got these scream caps.

    #27 Annmargaret

    Unplugged is a laugh riot. Even for lurkers who come just to watch our crazy chat. We say things we would never say elsewhere! Something about being with other fans that brings out the funny. You can go there anytime 24/7 just to watch the videos. David will sing to you 🙂

    Abrra 698 days


  29. skydancer1x said

    Good Sunday morning all :))
    Nice screamcaps Abrra….eeek! I know, but I’m not tellin!

    27.Annmargaret can’t say it better than Abrra just did. Its a fun,crazy,warm,cozy time,and David puts on a great show:))
    Abrra, thanks for working so hard yesterday, those videos were so awesome!! ‘Contigo’ is back in my head today!

    thanks for the mp3’s too.♥


  30. fenfan said

    #22 Jans11 I went back to look at 3:40 of the vlog – he really did that to you? You lucky duck!! That’s a great souvenir LOL!

    #15 Emmegirl14 I want all those other versions of Rainbow too. It’s my favorite from the album although Tell Me is now a strong contender for the top spot.


  31. jans11 said

    Yep, Fenfen, he did. I felt it was his stamp of approval on what he was doing for his fans, that he was loving it! Even though it is an intangible thing, not like my pictures and posters, that it’s a great remembrance like our little chats are. I can bring them home and keep them all safe in the back of my mind. And when I think of any of them, it puts me in a happy place. To me, David is what is happy and good in my life. It never falters, ever! I don’t know why I was a “chosen one”, like all his fans that “get him”, to get to meet and enjoy this special person’s God given talent, but I’m so blessed! I play his music all the time and this new album blows my mind!♥ It is totally habit forming!! He is not my whole life, I have a wonderful family and job, so keep really busy. But, David is an extension of my life, my happy place, where I can go and just enjoy! Like coming here and talking to others that know what I’m talking about!
    Chat was great last night! Loved all the new videos♥
    April is almost over…23 months to go! Whoohoo Still loving David’s smile under the months…have to see it every time I open up here!♥


  32. djafan said

    Annmargaret or anyone else that hasn’t been to Unplugged you should check it out even though I missed it last night, I fell asleep! grrrrr lol Had a long day at the park with baseball games and lotsa a sun :).

    David Archuleta has a relationship with his fans and loves us for this I know haha. What a guy leaving us so much and who knows how much more is in store for us. I love his love a chickens. I grew up surrounded by red hens and roosters. My son raised a chick to a full grown hen. He carried it around like a baby and it followed him around like dog, even sleeping with him lol That was not a dumb hen haha.

    David sure knows how to hold a chicken as seen here.

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  33. annmargaret said

    Last Friday night I was waiting in traffic when I saw two missionary boys crossing the street. I find I have a whole new attitude about the missionaries. I had the urge to get out of my car and run to give them a hug but, sanity prevailed.

    #28~I am guessing it was the MOTAB rehearsal. I love that grey sweater!


  34. xaris2014 said

    DJA–Aww, I had no idea chickens would bond with people. My grandmother had chickens and so do several of my friends, but they must all be of the species gallus gallus dumb cluckus. David does know how to hold a chicken–it’s always fun to watch a city-boy try to grab a chicken-LOL!


  35. annmargaret said

    Djafan ~ thanks for the invite. I’m going to go soon.
    I was talking with a fellow fan today about missing David. I said I think he will stay in touch with us probably through Kari. What I hope we get is a picture every few months of him. Watching how he has matured the last four years has been fun. If we don’t get to see him for two years it would be sad that we didn’t get to see him change & get even more gorgeous!


  36. Abrra said

    #33 Keep guessing. That is not the event. 😉

    Abrra 698 days


  37. bebereader said

    That event was in Sacramento at a Tree Lighting ceremony, maybe. Oops Am I allowed to guess? LOL

    Tell Me that you’ve succomed to “Tell Me” by now. LOL
    It’s still #1 for me.

    We took a long drive yesterday and I was finally able to play the cd in my car. Windows tightly shut as to keep every heavenly note inside. I heard sounds I’m unable to hear on my living room stereo nor on my ITunes, mostly background vocals but lovely. My husband liked it too! His favorite songs: “Rainbow” and “Reaching Out”. He had good things to say about the production and was surprised to hear it was made in a few days. He also thinks the piano player is very talented.

    Loving all the new mp3s from The Mentors Gala, “A Pulo Dolor” in particular! You can hear the screams when David starts dancing! LOL

    Ann Margaret,
    You must join us one Saturday night in The Voice Unplugged. The same crew is there each week, give or take a few. We let down our guard and just have fun. We sing and sometimes we dance. (Some of us even take naps during chat. I’m not saying any names. *coughcough*)

    Call me greedy but I wonder what other goodies David and Kari have hiding up their sleeves.

    Hi Sky!


  38. emmegirl14 said

    You guys have so much fun, someday when I get my video to stream smoothly I’m grabbing my vino and skipping to chat with a big grin on my face.

    When I got my album I was eager to hear the songs I hadn’t heard and didn’t listen to the song Forevermore. This week, it’s on repeat, so so beautiful. Been trying to get the sound on the itunes download to match that of the album – finally set the equalizer to Vocal Booster…. amazing…..right where it should be.


  39. skydancer1x said

    37. Hi Bebe!
    You are right about Sacramento.ding ding ding!

    ……”Windows tightly shut as to keep every heavenly note inside.” aww,love that!
    Forevermore is so pretty I repeat that one alot too! His voice is so gorgeous on each of these songs,but somehow Tell Me, still has me under its spell.
    34. Xaris ” they must all be of the species gallus gallus dumb cluckus.” HAHAHA! thats hysterical:))


  40. bebereader said

    At 1:31, See David do an imitation of a chicken!


  41. cq said

    bebereader,thank for the PBS interview video, so good. I forget sometimes how charming David is… pure love.


  42. djafan said

    New Pics!David!!!

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    credit Elder Andrew Lovell


  43. jans11 said

    Good Picures David!


  44. Angelica said

    Looks like a fun bunch! So good to see him! Love the bottom photo in sepia especially. I think I’ve picked out the guys in the top pic who are with him there and nice to see that he’s getting some fun exercise! Pardon the weird circle around one guy. My hand slipped 😉



  45. Abrra said

    #37 Bebe


    That was from a video taken in Sacramento at the tree lighting ceremony. It was about a week before he sang at MOTAB in 2010.

    Love the NEW collage that Djafan posted at the top of the article!

    Abrra 697 days


  46. betsy said

    He’s still glowing. <333


  47. marlie7 said

    Popped in to say hello and I see new screencaps of David…. um, didn’t we talk about this in chat, Saturday night? LOL Chat was so much fun, I had tears streaming down my face from laughing – everyone should join if you can. Good times, good thereapy (Abrra!)


  48. funfee said

    Hi everyone! Just back from a weekend spent scrapbooking! Great fun but missed the chat on Saturday night! Love “talking” to you guys!


  49. skydancer1x said

    Bebe,I do love that PBS interview! haha so cute.

    44.Angelica♥lol think its an automatic response♥

    I get so excited to see any new picture of him that once again it took me “a second” to find him,even though he is on the end, right there! I think it’s because I go right to the middle. Habit, as David has usually been smack-dab in the middle of any group picture, for the past 4 years!

    the young man sitting front and center and making the ‘face’….something tells me he is the one in the background of the second pic jumping up, with a flashlight? :)) ya think?


  50. Angelica said

    Sky, yes, that’s why I circled him. 🙂


  51. SandyBeaches said

    Really nice screen cap collage Djafan, quite the handsome subject!

    The one of David and the “pet rooster” comes in a close second of course.

    It’s hard not to draw a heart!



  52. emmegirl14 said

    bebe, thanks for the interview/chicken impression. Watched Silent Night (beautiful) and that killer PataPan. He was so good that night.

    Grateful for the pics on this last day of April (♥ the heart)


  53. bebereader said

    You’re very welcome, Emmegirl! One thing leads to another on youtube and we’re entertained for hours!

    So excited about the month of “April” coming off the right sidebar. It doesn’t take much to make this fanbase happy!


  54. Kris said

    I just want to say I had really respected your decision to respect David’s privacy while he is on his mission. I know there was a policy to not post missionary blogs but lately I have been noticing a ton of pictures posted of David from missionary blogs. What happened to the previous policy?


  55. MT said

    Ok, in a rush, but had to comment on Dja’s collage. Very nice job. 🙂 (and the nape, haha, we know who that’s for. LOL) Marlie, Yes, we did have that discussion in chat. 😉

    “Windows tightly shut as to keep every heavenly note inside.” What a lovely way to put it. ♥ and I agree. We don’t want a single beautiful note to get away.


  56. Abrra said

    #54 Kris

    This is a statement from the site owner, Angelica from her comment made April2,2012

    “I want to ask something of all of you as we go forward. Blogs from other missionaries at the MTC are written for their family and friends. They are not celebrities who are writing with the expectation that what they say will be posted on fansites for the world to read. These are young people who are not perfect but they are
    trying to be. They are someone’s child, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, or nephew and it’s not nice to be critical of them. I think it also falls into not respecting David’s right to a private experience at the MTC to post these private (for family/friends only) blogs publically. For this reason I will delete them if I see them on this site.”

    As you can see, it was about protecting the privacy of the bloggers. Links to family blogs meant as a form of personal communication, do not belong on fan sites. As far as pictures of David, he poses with groups in public places. It would be the same as when he sang in the MTC choir and it was broadcast over the internet. We did not allow any pictures taken by his family on the day he left. There were some that originated from a family Facebook owned by his aunt. Those pictures are what we did not think belonged on a fan site. They made it to twitter and to some fan sites.Subsequently, there was an article in a Latino blog that interviewed David’s grandfather who allowed the Facebook pictures to be used for that article.

    I do not believe that any of the pictures we have posted have invaded his privacy or his service in South America.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.

    Abrra 697 days


  57. Kris said

    True, David is posing in pictures but he is taking pictures with other missionaries while he is on his mission. He is also aware the pictures are being taken but that does not mean that he is aware that they are being spread around the internet on fan sites. I take pictures with family members and friends but that does not mean that I want them to be spread around on the internet. I take pictures to remember a special occassion not share it with people I don’t know. And it is not as if he is taking these pictures with fans and so therefore he expects that they might be spread around. These pictures are being taken while David is on a personal journey. A journey that he told us that he would be taking alone. He asked us to respect this.

    Also, Kari just thanked someone on twitter for tweeting this: By RTing or posting anything abt David’s Mission that was not sent by him or @kariontour you are going against what David has asked of us!

    Kari is a representative of David and I would think she knows David’s wishes.

    I can’t change what anyone will do. I just wanted to ask what had changed. Thank you for your reply.


  58. Abrra said

    Thank you Kris for your follow up comment. I respect your concerns about what is posted. I had not seen the tweet from Kari. That she is David’s “voice” regarding his career while he is away, gives what she says some validity.

    Abrra 697 days


  59. loulou said

    Ido not think we are invading Davids privacy ! Im sure David knows if he posses for pitchers they will be on the fan sites !If people were sneaking around taking pictures or trying to find out what he is doing then that is invading his privacy! other than that i dont see any thing wrong !!!


  60. djafan said

    Hello, quiet night tonight. Is it because of the the comment by Kris? Abrra answered what we the adms with Angelica’s leadership decided to respectfully do on The Voice, thank you Abrra.

    I have a lot of opinions on this subject but I’m more curious to know what the readers of The Voice think. Thank you Kris and Loulou for your comments.

    David Archuleta has a pretty crazy wish list. Swimming with sharks? Skydiving? Is he nuts?!

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  61. MT said

    Since you asked …

    I guess I’ll be the first to comment. LIke you I have lots of opinions, but I think it boils down to this. I think Angelica’s balance is just right. Respecting by not linking blog posts here or copying their content, but I don’t see how the occaasional photo hurts as long as they are innocuous photos and do not showing him actually performing missionary duties and are not photos taken without his knowledge.

    I think it would be kind of odd to have two years pass without a current photo.

    JMO But I am perfectly happy with whatever way the admins here work it out. I trust their judgement. If they post, I will look. If they don’t, then I won’t. Simple as that.

    As for that scan, WOW, David sure has some pretty wild activities on that bucket list of his. He’s more daring than I am. Those things would have me shaking in my shoes. lol


  62. tawna21 said

    I’m with MT. I feel if David is posing with his companion or a group of people, we are not invading. If he is caught in candid shots, we are invading, regardless of what he is doing. He understands where we all are in needing/wanting to see photos of him. I don’t want to go against what Kari has said, and I don’t think we have. But, like has been stated, it’s a fine line and I appreciate how the Admins. are walking that line.

    If every picture is required to go thru approval of the admins before being posted, I think we can all rest easy. If something ever needs to be taken down, you can bet your bottom bippy that they will do it.



  63. joujou579 said

    I appreciate and respect your guys’ position on the whole blog issue. I don’t think it’s the content of them (letters and pictures) so much that matters, as I do the links to personal info about the individual missionaries. Just gotta say………I may not comment here often, but I LOVE this site!


  64. jans11 said

    I agree with Abrra, “I do not believe that any of the pictures we have posted have invaded his privacy or his service in South America”. I have the utmost respect for David’s privacy and I don’t think looking at an occasional picture that David posed for, taken by another Elder is being unrespectful. I always thought his fans have been very respectful towards David, that is what I loved about going to concerts and meeting his fans. Everyone has been so nice. So far, I haven’t seen any any unposed photos that he didn’t know he was in, that would be invading his privacy and being disrespectful. I also do not see anything wrong with the countdown or countup or marking off the days on the calendar, or wearing bracelets until he gets home, either. To me it is showing David respect that we are “holding down the fort” until he returns.

    On the lighter side, when at work today. I was playing my Evermore cd(of course) it was playing one of the last “minus one” song, when a little gal hobbled in with her walker and sat down. She says “well are you playing that enchilada music”? I laughed and said “it’s Archuleta, and yes, that’s what’s on now”. She said, “well, whatever his name, I like it”!


  65. Angelica said

    Been surfing the other sites and one David FB site this evening and 4 long-time, dedicated, respectful fans have said they are leaving David for good. One beautiful soul I have known for years and met at concerts. Not because of his mission, but because they feel they are being judged as disrespectful. Sad.

    I made the decision to not post blogs of missionaries because I feel these are unguarded letters that leave them open to criticism by David’s very protective fan base. I don’t blame anyone for reading them, just don’t want them posted and discussed on this site. I am not anyone’s judge, nor is David. He wants respect on his mission. He doesn’t want to be stalked; he doesn’t want to be hounded by fans. In short, he doesn’t want anything done by his fans that could get in the way of his completing his mission. Taking photos of him in the act of performing his duties as an ambassador of Jesus Christ, in the execution of that mission would fall into that category.

    Group photos he poses for with other missionaries in his down time are another thing. I can not see the harm in it.

    I have been LDS for over thirty years and missionaries are just a natural part of my existence. I see them each Sunday and shake their hands. I have sat down to many a meal with them and fed them. One time I’ll never forget inviting them over for dinner when I was just learning to cook. I baked a pumpkin pie with the paper still on the frozen pie shell. I wanted to cry but they just laughed and scraped it into a bowl and we ate pumpkin pudding! There were times when I was discouraged and lonely and prayed for help and before I could say amen, there was a knock on my door. “Hi, we were driving somewhere else but had the strong feeling we needed to come see you instead.” I have laughed and cried with them, made icicles on frosty nights with the water hose, caught catfish with them, and watched them chop wood, play ball, and sweat bullets in an attempt to crack a bullwhip (not that easy!) I’ve listened to them sing and tell of their hopes and plans after their mission is over. The two missionary sisters that sang at my baptism, shared an apartment with me in Utah after their mission was over. What I am trying to say is that I know them as just ordinary people, like you and me, only with an extraordinary purpose. Respect them? I can not even express how much I look up to them for what they go through to serve. They never left my home without a prayer and a feeling of peace and joy just for having been there and I often felt I had “entertained angels unawares.”

    These photos of David posing as one of this group are important memorabilia that should be treasured.


  66. SandyBeaches said

    Everything that you have written Angelica should be easily understood.

    To stop the pictures of groups of guys and girls who have gathered together to help people would be as difficult and unreal as stopping the water from flowing over Niagara Falls. You would have to close down Google Images and also YouTube which are wide open to viewers.

    I am honest in saying that surviving total separation from someone who shared life’s daily occurrences and dreams will be more difficult than we know yet. But, forget the scolding from outside because we are doing the best we can and we deserve some of that respect that is going around. I know that there are limits to everything..

    Dang the little rascal morning birds are telling me it is too late to sleep. I was awakened by a dream about David and no one was laughing.



  67. Abrra said

    Ah! Such a beautiful morning here in Massachusetts. Nature’s rain has cleansed the earth as I slept! SB’s chirping birds flew south to awaken me as well.

    Thank you to all who have shown support for David through all the years. We have shared many times of “David-drought”. It’s times like now that we need each other more than ever. One of the reasons for Unplugged is to have a place for fans to meet up in real time, but never have to leave the house. 🙂 I am always thrilled when we have a new face come in and share the fun.

    I will be holding a “Special edition” chat tonight at 9PM edt in Unplugged for all fans to drop in for a visit. You don’t need a password.The first time you come to the site, just start typing in the chat box and when you hit enter a box will pop up asking for a name. Type any name you wish and hit enter. You are chatting! Below the chat line is a B. Click that once to bold your text so we can read it easily. You can even dress up your name with a color! The small black square below the chat box is a color picker. Click to choose your “dress”. We have some handsome wallpaper too!

    In case you have never seen the site, here is a screen cap.
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    One of the “new” videos I recently added to Unplugged. It’s getting back to the good times!


    See you there tonight!!

    Abrra 696 days


  68. Abrra said

    It’s Besty’s birthday!!

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    Abrra 696 days


  69. betsy said

    Thanks. <333333


  70. SandyBeaches said

    “Best Wishes” Betsy on your very own day!



  71. skydancer1x said

    what a be-uuuuu-tiful cake! (sure looks yummy) Hope your day is just as sweet!

    Abrra, love the “Crush Montage video” I like all those Davids singing to me at once:)) ,closest thing we have to cloning him, which would be my preference.

    65.Angelica…have I told you lately, that I love you? Cause I do♥
    Thank you for your insightful comment, and for sharing your heartwarming experiences with us. LOL about the apple pie!
    was the paper crispy?haha
    My sisters first cake,made from scratch,ended up in our backyard alley.. we used it as 1st base for our little baseball games. (Don’t EVEN know what she put in that batter)


  72. Happy birthday Betsy!!


  73. kris said

    I know that I can’t control what other fans do. I can only control myself. I do like to give my opinion though. I personally think goggling to find any mention of David and posting info and pics of David on his mission is going against his wishes. I have thought that ever since David ‘s vlog when he told us that this was a journey we would not be taking together. This was not something that he would be sharing with us. I feel that even more now that kari has agreed that posting things from his mission that did not come from him or kari is going against what he asked of us. David through kari will share what he wants us to know. I also want to say that i disagree that just because someone poses for a picture that means it is a picture that they want everyone to see. I realize my opinion doesn’t change anything. I just wanted to give it.


  74. kris said

    Oh, and it is not about whether or not posting pics is harming him. It is about doing what he is asked of us. Since AI David has had his life in a microscope. He has been expected to share his life with the public. I know that is the price celebrities pay but i don’t think this one thing being strictly David’s is too much to ask. Thank you for your respectful responses to my thoughts


  75. betsy said

    Thanks Sandy, Sky and Heidi. ❤ Today I am eating what I want (cranberry scones and french vanilla coffee), listening to what I want (David, Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, James Taylor), reading what I want (Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap) ) and maybe rewatching Dear John, if I want. 🙂
    My boys can do the laundry.

    Angelica – EVERYONE should read your comment. Nothing but respect there. I am in total agreement.


  76. cq said

    Happy birthday Betsy, enjoy your special day.


  77. betsy said

    Thanks Cq. 🙂 I totally am.


  78. xaris2014 said

    Angelica, I really hope to meet you one day so I can tell you in person how much I admire your great, good sense. Plus, I would love to know if you look anything like the mental image I have of you-ha! It’s a beautiful one, don’t worry!

    I have little to no interest in the missionary blogs, and I don’t see how posting a posed picture, which is already in the public domain, is disrespectful. I do not visit all of David’s fansites, but it seems that at this point in time, most have formulated and clearly stated their policies as to what they will or will not be posting, just as the admins here have done. The sites I visit seem to be adhering to those policies. Truthfully, I think this whole situation has been blown out of proportion, because I have only noticed references to a handful of blogs and 3-4(?) pictures. Mercifully, I do not do twitter, so I am out of the loop as to what info is passed around there, but the fansites have been very restrained in what they post. What is posted is done so in the comments, which further restricts dissemination of the information. I do believe it is time for the self-appointed fan police to recognize that they are now probably doing more harm than good by continuing to stir the pot, and are only succeeding in weakening the fan base.

    “Been surfing the other sites and one David FB site this evening and 4 long-time, dedicated, respectful fans have said they are leaving David for good. One beautiful soul I have known for years and met at concerts. Not because of his mission, but because they feel they are being judged as disrespectful. Sad. ”

    Very sad, indeed. I hope these fans decide they will not be chased away from something as worthwhile as supporting David and his music.

    Good day to all!


  79. stenocruiser said

    65. Angelica — thank you, thank you — your words are so comforting after reading on other sites the accusations to David’s fans of being disrespectful. Also, love this:
    “These photos of David posing as one of this group are important memorabilia that should be treasured.” — Indeed! Hope we continue to see such treasures over the next several months. Love to see a well and happy David.

    Abrra — perfect timing for a ‘special’ Unplugged tonight. Love to share chat and laughs, and more laughs, with David’s fans — maybe new chatters will show up — therapy, therapy! Love David, miss David.

    Betsy — have a wonderful day and a great year to come!


  80. Abrra said

    #78 Xaris
    “I would love to know if you look anything like the mental image I have of you-ha! It’s a beautiful one, don’t worry!”

    I waved my wand and your wish is my command! I was given permission to share this photo sent to me by Angelica.

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    Angellica as she traveled to AZ for the Constitution Fair concert ( you know? the not a David Archuleta concert) Ha! 😉

    Abrra 696 days


  81. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Thank you all for giving us your thoughts on the “respect” issue.

    Thank you Angelica for your words ♥ I’m in complete agreement with the stand we’ve taken on The Voice.

    Since I asked lol here are mine 🙂

    I’m an input junkie. Books, TV, movies, news, history, current events, religion (and not just since David), politics, economy, technology, music and as of 4 years ago music by David Archuleta which evolved to anything David Archuleta. I’ve read COS 5 times and will ready it several more I’m sure. So for me it’s natural to read the blogs by the Elders and welcome the smile and joy I feel when I seen David in the pictures they post. Some say that David doesn’t want us to because of his It’s Not Goodbye vlog and that’s fine, I understand and respect them but I don’t agree, it’s not my interpretation. But I don’t believe it’s my place to change anyone’s mind and tell them they’re wrong, that they should read the blogs and look at the pictures. I’ve read many comments of people saying they’re done being a David fan because of those telling the fans what they should and shouldn’t do. I hope they reconsider because the one thing I’m sure of is that David, his team, his church and us didn’t and don’t know how his mission experience is all going to play out. Having said that I think David is going to be fine and will make the necessary adjustments as things happen. I’m sure he didn’t expect to be such a celebrity at the MTC 🙂 His church has made adjustments as they go and will continue to do so. I think we as fans should do the same. This is unknown territory with a lot of gray area and room for all of us IMO.

    I also want to give out a shout out to the Chile fans. There was a twitter freakout by the Bieber, Jobros and Demi fans in South America when they found out Sunday that David is in Chile, it was interesting to watch. Complete spazzing to the point where some started rallying up a group to go find him. The Chile fans intervened and were able to bring calm. They’re doing a great job!

    In the midst of all this David buzz continues on the net media and twitter followers keep increasing.

    #8,849 away from a million!!! Don’t have a twitter account yet? What you waiting for?! haha

    And please vote here!

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  82. Abrra said

    Even if you don’t use Twitter, you can sign up and follow @DavidArchie. No one checks up on you to see if you use it. 🙂

    Abrra 696 days


  83. Poof said

    A passing thought,,,, they seemed to pass quickly lately.
    I love David. He is all that I want to be when I grow up, and yet he has helped me figure out, I am grown up and I am okay just the way I am. Hi acceptance of others and himself have helped me “let go” of trying to make myself someone I am not or expecting others to be someone they are not.
    I hope everyone feels they can speak up about how they feel on the mission “pictures” issue, and then let it go. Do what you think is best for yourself, because that is all you can know,, what feels right for you.


  84. djafan said

    Happy Birthday Betsy!!! A song for you ♥


  85. xaris2014 said

    #80 Wooot!! I was right. Blond, beautiful, and a big smile. I didn’t envision the red hat though-ha! I love it! Thanks, Abrra! Oh, and I do have a twitter account with which I follow precisely one person, but I have never tweeted.


  86. bebereader said

    Kudos to Angelica!

    Not seeing pics of David for two years is too much to bear.

    The Voice is a fansite for David Archuleta and his fans. People visit here each day to catch up on what he’s doing and that includes newsworthy items and photos. Fans, by their very nature need to see photos of and catch up on their ‘celebrity of choice’. As long as the photos that cross our computer desks are respectful of David, there will be no problem posting them here. That’s always been our policy and it’s not changing.

    We’re all missing him so much already. I’ve never heard of a celebrity who is more loved by his fans than David.


    “I do have a twitter account with which I follow precisely one person…”

    I wonder who that one person could be? LOL


  87. emmegirl14 said

    B-e-t-s-y, Haaaappy Birthday! Glad to hear you are gifting yourself with a well-deserved glooooriouuus day!


  88. bebereader said

    Dear Betsy,

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    Wishing you all that you love on your special day!


  89. emmegirl14 said


    Thank you to all the admins for their care in the management of this site.


  90. betsy said

    AWWWWWW <332333 Thanks Steno, Dja, Emme, Bebe
    Dang that was a craaazy good bluesy version, Dja! Muchas gracias!

    I am knee deep in a cheesecake sampler at the moment. My son gave me two cakes, one of them is a giant platter of cheesecake samples. Currently trying the turtle one. Omg.
    (he told me this is the birthday of no rules, no waiting for everyone to get home and sing Happy Birthday, just dig right in and eat it now, lol)


  91. archiesfan4life said

    Betsy, wishing you a very Happy Birthday!


  92. annmargaret said

    Betsy ~ Happy Birthday and may all your dreams come true!

    djafan ~ so glad you put the best ever happy birthday song up. I tried but my “smart” phone wouldn’t let me.


  93. ray said

    abrra.ples destory all the stories i sent to you,do not publish,as for kari,s tweet it tell me david does not want us to know anything about him,now and there will be no pic.for 23 months.after the releas of the us album in the fall ther will be nothing new from david,reliveing the past will not work for me for 23 months,therefore iam calling it quits for now, love to all .creepy ex hardcore fan


  94. SandyBeaches said

    There are still matters to be cleared up for the fans. My husband said hurry and get the bracelets out because some may not want them anymore!!! I think he was half serious.

    News on FOD…I have always felt that Justin B watches David and I would guess admires him in some way. Worth bringing over…



  95. Abrra said

    Anyone is free to go read it on FOD 😉

    Abrra 696 days


  96. MT said

    BETSY!! … It’s your birthday. 🙂
    Hope you have a Happy Happy Birthday with lots of cake & ice cream and family & friends! May it be all that you want it to be. Sounds like it’s off to a good start.

    And Yayyyyy, April is gone from the sidebar!!

    Awww Angelica, What a doll! Nice to see your bright, shining smile here on The Voice! Love the red hat, too. 🙂


  97. lani said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY!!! All the best 4 u on this special day!

    Too much drama in David fandom…lol.
    Me.. I just wanna look at whatever David pics are posted to see his gorgeous, happy face and listen to his amazing voice everyday for the next 696 days..then I’m good.


  98. betsy said

    Thanks archiesfan4life, annmargaret and MT!
    You all are so sweet. ❤


  99. Abrra said

    Dr. Abrra’s prescription for what ails ya !

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    Dr. Abrra 696 days


  100. Dayzee said

    Happy Birthday to Betsy! Hope you are planning to share that cake at chat tonight.


  101. betsy said

    Thanks Lani, and I agree wholeheartedly with your sentence #2!
    Also, I loved your comment, Dja.

    Here is something really fun that I’ve been doing lately:

    I have been reading the old back threads over at idolforum. I never really read them back then – I started way late.
    There are almost 170 pages of just David, with over 40 threads on each page. With tons of stories and comments on many of those threads.
    What a joy most of it is to read!
    (ok, some of it is crap, tbh, but the larger part isn’t)
    Stories of meeting David during the idol tour are amazing, there are so many! Hundreds of recaps, pictures, videos, polls, funny and beautiful stories about David interacting with fans (afterparties, busses) on a large scale for the first time. About the songs he sang, about some of the antics the idols were up to, David’s random singing while signing autographs, the recaps of a few people who actually tried out for David’s Crush video – this is a goldmine.

    Right now I’m reading a story about how, after a show in DC, David and his dad were driving to the hotel and saw a fan walking alone at night and David recognized her as a fan from Hong Kong who he had met earlier. She was walking 4 blocks alone to her hotel. David had the driver stop, pick her up, and they gave her a ride to her hotel. ♥


  102. lani said

    Thank you Dr. Abrra! You’re the coolest doctor in town 😎

    Can I say gorgeous again? And mesmerizing?


  103. Abrra said

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    I will be holding a “Special edition” chat tonight at 9PM edt in Unplugged for all fans to drop in for a visit.

    You don’t need a password.

    The first time you come to the site, just start typing in the chat box and when you hit enter a box will pop up asking for a name. Type any name you wish and hit enter. You are chatting! Below the chat line is a B. Click that once to bold your text so we can read it easily. You can even dress up your name with a color! The small black square below the chat box is a color picker. Click to choose your “dress”. We have some handsome wallpaper too!

    Abrra 696 days


  104. funfee said

    Happy Birthday Betsy!


  105. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra, everything that is posted on this site has been usually posted somewhere else first. The reason all of you post from all other sites to here is simply for convenience for those who frequent this site.

    We all contribute to the site freely.



  106. Abrra said

    I was teasing you. You can bring over what you like.

    Abra 696 days


  107. betsy said

    Thanks Dayzee, Fe. 🙂
    Can I just say one more thing?
    Ken Jennings also wished me a Happy Birthday on Twitter.
    In case you didn’t know, I really, really like him. 🙂
    Sorry, just basking in the glow of his tweet. 🙂



  108. stenocruiser said

    107. Betsy — again, congrats on your b-day and super congrats on the Ken Jennings tweet. Did anyone give you a copy of ‘Brainiac’?


  109. skydancer1x said

    Betsy! that was so nice. I am sure you will always think of Jessica’s baby every birthday. haha! Ken is funny!
    Nice story about David recognizing the fan and giving her a lift. Bet she about fainted when he stopped and poked his head out the window! eek. David is so caring. What a prince♥


  110. Angelica said


    Ray, don’t go. You are stronger than that. I know because I’ve read your story. ♥ It’s only been one month and everyone is going through a period of adjustment, including David. It will all work out. Have faith!


  111. jans11 said

    Happy Birthday, Betsy!!!♥


  112. emmegirl14 said


    Angelica, think you hit the nail on the head. One down, 23 mos to go, the reality is setting in. For me, the folks at the couple of sites in which I dwell are what I am counting on to get me through.

    A couple of quick vids for those like me who can’t attend the special chat tonight:

    watch them both, the footage is not all the same 🙂


  113. emmegirl14 said

    Happy Birthday Betsy


  114. betsy said

    Thanks guys, it was one of the best birthdays ever. ❤


  115. Blueberry Ice said

    Betsy! What a special day for you! May you have many more fabulous birthdays!

    Just thankful to David for the joy that he brings to our lives. He is worth waiting for.

    Voting & twittering as possible … every little bit helps.


  116. tawna21 said

    Very late to get on here today…busy day…but I still want to wish Betsy a Very Happy Birthday!! It sounds like it was a good one (that’s the best kind to have). 🙂

    Thanks, Angelica for the clarification, and the re-release of your red-hat photo (I love it!).

    Ray, hang in there, it will get easier, and the time will start to fly by. There are a couple of missionaries in my ward (parish) here in Utah that are due home in a couple of months, and it seems like they just left. We’re all stumbling all over ourselves with wondering what to do and how to do it, but the wrinkles are going to smooth out for us.

    Thanks to all of you for just hangin’ out here… it’s lot’s of fun. 🙂



  117. Gayle122890 said

    Wild Horses couldn’t drag me away!!!


  118. sweetonda said

    Finally have a chance to get on and read today’s comments.

    First, Happy Birthday Betsy! It may be late getting to you but wishing you the best. Sounds like you had fun with that cheescake 😉

    Angelica, thank you for your words. I agree with everything you have said. Being LDS and also a returned missionary, I can’t see anything wrong in posting the group pictures.

    Last, ray, please reconsider. You will be missed if you stay away, and Angelica is right. This is a time of adjustment for all of us, including David.

    I dropped in to chat for just a minute, but it’s been a long day and I really need to get some sleep. Sometimes I wish I could just stop time for a while and enjoy a bit more David time. Maybe things will slow down soon in my world.

    Abrra, could you wave your wand and make that happen? 🙂

    I love all the videos and pictures being posted. Thanks to all who bring them here. Good times!!!

    Yeah…good to see April gone!


  119. PattiNC said

    Happy belated Birthday to Betsy..hope it was happy.
    Angelica loved your stories of the missionaries! To hear that long time fans are leaving David for good is so sad….first, how do you stop being a fan of David??? I don’t know, but it sounds like they’re more a fan of being a fan. There is so much drama in the fandom, but one thing will never change for me no matter what..I will always be a fan of David, the person! That’s what we need to focus on…especially for the next two years!
    99….look at that face…how do you walk away from THAT??? Lol
    Wordpress may make me stop commenting…Greer


  120. PattiNC said

    That last word should be…grrrrrrr! 🙂


  121. xaris2014 said

    Thanks for chat last night, Abrra. I had not watched the Idol performances for a long time–nice to be reminded how amazing David was on the show. I enjoyed chatting with everyone!

    Have a good day everyone!


  122. Abrra said

    Video of the day inspired by Gayle’s comment!

    (Betsy do not click on the video, it has strobe effect.)


    Abrra 695 days


  123. Abrra said

    Last night in Unplugged was balm for the soul! Thank you to everyone who came by to visit. We had some new faces which was wonderful. Xaris , it was so special that you came and chatted with us! Also, I want to mention that Ray came by and reaffirmed his commitment to David as a diehard fan! Haha. Ray how was it to be the Rooster in a house of hens? You fit right in there with us. I am thrilled that you came by!

    I am paying for the late night today. But it was worth it to have the chance to connect with everyone. Many said its the best therapy to get through this drought. I am doing what I can to make it fresh and interesting!

    Abrra 695 days
    I blame all errors on my iPhone


  124. emmegirl14 said

    pattinc, wordpress, I sometimes still have issues too, greer, but don’t give up, we’d miss your smile.

    Have a great day everyone!


  125. emmegirl14 said

    abrra, can I just say, y.o.u.r.o.c.k.


  126. marlie7 said

    Abrra and all at the unplugged session – what a great time! Thank you!

    And all this fan drama will die down. It is hard on everyone knowing how to keep linked to David while still respecting his privacy. Each has to do what works for them. Even the missionaries can’t quite keep from commenting – who can blame them?


  127. ray said

    proud rooster here LOL


  128. marlie7 said

    So, I have talked about David’s green eyes a number of times. And others have seen his eyes look amber. I found a picture that shows exactly what I saw when i met himin Atlantic City and thought I’d landed in The Emerald City.
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    Take a gander at those gorgeous eyes!


  129. gladys1961 said

    I had so many ideas to go to Chile, but last night promised to all people in the chat, do not cross the Andes.
    I hired a helicopter and take a quick course in skydiving. I wanted to fall on the roofs of the temple. Very dangerous, I have fear of breaking something. Then I will not be able to climb up to escanario in 2014. (Canceled).
    Crossing the Andes in paragliding, but I have fear that the wind takes me to China or the middle of Africa. (canceled).
    Or directly, knocking on doors of the temple:
    – Toc toc
    -who is it?
    -cleaning service, called one of his missionaries who found a mouse in the drawer, I can go?
    But I think that they will not believe me, when they see my face, (besides being a pretty face Latin) is going to realize my intentions. (canceled).
    But all these plans were in the past, I made a promise and I will fulfill.
    (Chile does not exist, Chile does not exist, Chile does not exist, Chile does not exist).


  130. xaris2014 said

    Gladys– “Chile does not exist”–LOL! Our new mantra!

    And Marlie, those eyes in 128. Bee-yoo-ti-ful! What a gorgeous picture. My son has intensely blue eyes, and random strangers frequently compliment him which makes him blush beet red. David always handles the attention so well. He should give lessons on how to field compliments gracefully.


  131. cq said

    Marlie, I did take a gander at those gorgeous eyes………..MESMERIZING!!!!!!! No denying David, you’re a hunk!


  132. djafan said

    Thank you all for making chat such a great time. It really does help.

    Pattinc, noooo don’t ever give up! You can conquer wordpress 🙂

    Angelica, every time I watch one of your videos I remember how much I’d love a new one from you ♥

    Marlie, Those eyes and the focus behind them are lethal.

    Xaris! You made it to chat!

    Cq, David is a hunk, I concur 🙂

    Blueberry!!! So nice to see your name in the thread. Miss you.

    Sweetonda, Awww hope things slow down for you ♥

    Tawna, I keep telling myself that before we know it we’ll be preparing to go see the Welcome Home #DA2014 concert. I actually had a dream that hubby and I were packing with airline tickets in hand (sidenote: I’ve never flown) leaving to the epic reunion of David and fans around the world. Just the thought of it sends chills down my spine 🙂

    Gladys, you are to funny jajaja.

    David is back at #1!!! Those pesky One Directioner’s are relentless but not more than David’s go getters!!! Funny thing that some of 1 Directioners fans ask when did David Archuleta join them hahaha. The iphone app for 1 Direction has never been changed. David is still there as one of them lol

    So Vote please!!! (once a day, mulitiple emails) and (every hour, alternate between Nandito Ako, Wait and Forevermore)

    Hugs to all ♥

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  133. stenocruiser said

    129. Dear, dear Gladys — very wise decisions by you to cancel those Andes-crossing plans (aww, you remembered the paper-eating mouse, jajaja). Of course, we know that you, by your own admission, are continuing to train at the gym in order to be ready for your anticipated stage-climbing in 2014. We understand and we’re right behind you ….. well, at my age, maybe not literally. Such fun to have you in chat to share the David love.


  134. tawna21 said

    dja #132, now.that’s.a.hug *sigh*
    Where does it say that you can only vote once a day on the myxph site? I just refresh and it lets me vote again. Is that wrong to do? Also, there are 3 categories there, does 1 vote count for all 3? I’ve been doing each one. What do I know? Not much apparently! 🙂

    Sad I couldn’t be in chat last night. It was one of those days–a good one but busy and long. Hopefully, I’ll be there the next time.



  135. skydancer1x said

    132.Dja, that hug!! I must be losing it, because watching it, I can “feel” it.Great hug David. Thanks.:)

    Now can we discuss those peepers please? I mean really.they have been ,amber,brown,black green,hazel depending on light, sunshine,darkness.what?so mysterious, and beautiful.

    128.Marlie, Emerald city!LOL no doubt, and no wonder…see,what is it about his eyes changing color.( and that picture is killer!!)

    Abrra, still thinking about what a great time was had in chat last night!! Thanks for the get together. what fun it was!


  136. Abrra said

    Kari commented on twitter tonight:

    In no way did I think what I RTed would bring such an uproar r put fans against other fans. That was not my intent & I agree with
    someone that said it has been blown way out of proportions. I have not and I believe no one should call anyone a “bad fan” if u go searching for the missionary sites to find David. I am sure everyone is curious of what & how he is doing. These sites r done by a family member r someone close to the missionary & r meant for family & friends but most r public so gives u the right to view. What u choose to do with them well that is it up to u.
    A Tweet by @kariontour

    PT2 I am doing my best to try to update u when I can & David spent a lot of time doing things for his fans knowing he would not be there for u all for the next 2 years when he could have been spending it with his family & friends. He had hoped that would make everyone
    happy and not to search him out while on his mission.
    A Tweet by @kariontour


    I am so glad you all enjoyed watching the Idol performances and the Ford commercials too! Looks like Ray is proud of his new status 😉

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    @MyDearWriter So here’s a little bit of NA memory [from the farewell party]. Good times! Thinking Of You David Archuleta..

    Abrra 695 days


  137. jans11 said

    Last night’s chat was very therapeudic, lot’s of fun and good vids.
    Gladys…”there is no Chile”…I’m with you there…it’s so hard!
    Sky, I must be losing it too, that’s the way I feel watching that hug!♥ Goes right thru me!!
    Feel proud of that status Ray!!! lol
    Thought Kari’s comment was a very good explanation that shouldn’t offend anyone. She is such a great person, trying and doing everything she can for David and us fans.♥


  138. Abrra said

    /le sigh
    I have been in the vortex of this tumbler page for 2 hours. It’s addictive,

    Abrra 695 days


  139. gladys1961 said

    I know this video has no relation to David, but I laughed a lot with one comment. Is a band that pays tribute to Queen, they are called Queenextravaganza, and lead singer Marc Martel is, they are Canadian.

    The funniest comment was:

    Canadian??? Repairing the error made sending us Justin Bieber?


  140. Angelica said

    New update from Patti! Go leave some love.

    Abrra, I clicked on that tumbler page an hour ago. Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun. 🙂 Thanks! That keeper is bookmarked!

    Speaking of fun and time flying, chat with you guys was like chicken soup for the soul last night. I so enjoyed watching those old performances from AI with everyone, remembering where it all began and why.


  141. betsy said

    Abrra that is the largest tumblr page I’ve ever seen.
    It’s gotta be a full time job keeping that up.
    Full of goodies.


  142. bebereader said

    I can see why you’re lost in that tumblir vortex. When you want to get out, just scream and I’ll throw you a rope. That is if you ever want to
    come out. LOL

    Had a really enjoyable time last night in The Voice Unplugged! We had a full house! I probably stayed up too late (even for me!) but it was just the place I wanted to be. JR joined us later on in the night/morning. It was good to see her in real time to thank her for all she does for the fanbase.
    Tawna, We missed you last night! Next time!

    Sky, idk what it is about David’s eyes that make them so unusual. Is it just because they are hazel and change color natually or is it all about the way way the light hits them or more about the expression in them? Maybe all of the above. LOL

    Regarding the hug gif in comment #132! I actually felt the hug, like a transfer of energy. Yowsa!


  143. ray said

    i am confused here ,about kari,s tweetis she saying that we are disrespectful to david by looking at anythinh about his mission,,and to feel guilty,because he spent all that time in the phils.for us,and not for his benifit to ???.if you read the respecxt vblog,and then the interviews,from the phils. he contracted him self,if you belive kari.tweet,i guess i shouldn,t be here cause you have a pic. of him on his mission.dam it all anyway


  144. ray said

    is god testing us?????


  145. cq said

    Ray, I agree that tweet to me, also, came off as a bit like we as fans should be ashame to want to see a picture of David during the two year hiatus….and yes,he did do a lot before he left, but it was for his benefit as well…..I will always be here to support David’s career, inspite of what is going on in his personal life.


  146. ram said

    Hey All. Loving all the DA goings on.

    #132 Gif thingy – David is a very good hugger actor. It looks very real to me. ;O

    I don’t get too excited or bent out of shape with either of the positions on the David mission stuff because in my world there are too many other very serious issues that require my attention. Have to see about getting my own life in order so will be lurking for the most part.



  147. ray said

    i guess what it all comes down to is david spoiled us the last four years,and in turn we also spoiled him too


  148. djafan said

    Hi Ram!!!

    Love seeing you pop in. Do miss your lovely comments. Real life can be a challenge for sure but David is my calgon take me away commercial lol. When you need a break stop on by ♥


    I decided a long while back that I will live my life doing what’s best for me. There is so much out there that is open for interpretation. I won’t depend on others to tell me how to feel, what’s right or wrong, or guilt me, never going to happen. I’m going to use my own judgement on how I show my love and respect for David. As an adm here we discuss and agree on what’s best for this site and what we’re all comfortable with. By the response so far I think we’re doing ok 🙂 Thank you guys♥

    Forevermore is back at #1 but look at this tweet! We need to vote vote vote today to keep it and #1!!!! Beat David Archuleta’s Forevermore?? Thems are fighting words lol

    【★】∂σηαтєℓα ѕу【★】 ‏ @DonatLoves1D

    The Filipino fans say today is crucial for the weekly rank because 1D and David both were at #1 twice this week. You can create more email accounts if you’d like. Please vote!


  149. Abrra said

    Ahhh! The face of joy!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra 694 days


  150. djafan said

    It soon may time to prepare for Nandito Ako viewing parties and to buy the DVD!! This from TDC via JR.

    the Nandito Ako DVD w/ English subtitle will only come AFTER the series had its run in the US. The series should start anytime in the next 2 months I think.

    My hope is that the DVD sells well.


  151. Abrra said


    Awhile back, I announced in Unplugged chat that I have set up a channel for viewing all episodes with subtitles of Nadito Ako. This was at a time when videos posted with TV5 content was being removed from Youtube, so I was not sure if I wanted to risk having my channel on Livestream shut down by announcing it here on the site. Things have seemed to calm down some so I am ok in saying it here that all are welcomed to go watch it anytime 24/7 here:

    I was able to make a “library” copy of the entire series which is below the main screen and labeled “Latest Videos”.. The advantage of this that you can skip thru, back and forth to any spot you wish. You can control what you choose to see. The main screen will show all the episodes in a loop. So you have 2 choices On demand or just watch what is playing 🙂

    I hope there is more interest in this since I have added the on demand feature.

    Abrra 694 days


  152. djafan said

    Thank you Abrra! Will need to try the function tonight 🙂

    A tweet..awww David ♥

    Truman ‏ @trumanbrothers
    With David Archuleta in 2009 #throwbackthursday #godspeedelder

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  153. cq said

    Djafan, you are doing way more than ok, you are doing a fantastic job. Thank you, thank you for all adm. hard work.


  154. skydancer1x said

    149. Abrra, love that picture. Who looks that good after flying for so many hours? ♥

    152.Dja ,ove when other musicians show David some love.So was this a David performance, or did he go see them perform? Nice tweet.

    153. Cq, .what you said♥ditto


  155. bebereader said


    I hear you about Kari’s latest tweet. Her choice of words was awkward. But I’m letting it go because she’s doing a terrific job supporting David and maintaining his Twitter
    account. Her commitment to David is never in question and she’s our link to his tweets and that is so appreciated. Nothing has changed. As a fan I will continue to appreciate David for how his music makes me feel. I know that my intentions are pure and that wanting to see pictures of him isn’t a show of disrespect. My heart is in the right place as is your’s ; it’s all good.

    David is almost at one million followers! Can you believe it? He’s picking up more followers now that ever before and he’s not even here!


  156. Abrra said

    Congrats to David and his fans for reaching 1,000,000 twitter followers!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Taken after the NA Press Launch. And now it’s official- 1M Followers Are Waiting For David Archuleta. Yehey.

    Abrra 693 days


  157. MT said

    155. Well said, Bebe.

    Yay for 1M followers! and it was WWTT this morning. Also, did David/Kari change David’s Avi?

    Oh, and …
    Happy Birthday to Kari!


  158. marlie7 said

    Regarding Kari’s tweet. At first I wanted to be a little taken aback. What David does for us is amazing…and what the fans do for David is ALSO amazing. But, then, I realized that like all written communication, you can put a spin on it in your own head and viola! It is negative. Either way, regardless of what she meant, I’m sure she feels a bit stressed about all of this stuff, too. She’s trying to do the best she can for David while he is away and she isn’t perfect. We, the fans, are trying to do the best we can for David while he is away and we aren’t perfect, either. We’ll probably still sneak peeks at missionary blogs, hope for a photo glimpse of our sweet David, and get in trouble again, maybe more than once, in the next two years. Can’t help it. 🙂


  159. marlie7 said

    Oh, and PS – YEAH!!!!! for one million followers!


  160. cq said

    marlie, well said in regards to Kari’s tweet. Lol, “We’ll probably still sneak peeks at missionary blogs, hope for a photo glimpse of our sweet David, and get in trouble again”.


  161. djafan said

    Hey all! New thread!!!!


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