Random thoughts….

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And am I the only one who’s kind of surprised every time David mentions driving or we see him behind the wheel?

I don’t know why.

Maybe because it seems like such a grown up thing to be doing… or a normal, every day thing to be doing.

Or because I think he should beam instantly places like they do on Star Trek. idek

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Was thinking last night how awesome it is that technology allows us all to share in the wonderful performances of David’s from all corners of the Earth (a def. step up from the crappy cell cast days)… but even more than technology, the generosity of the peeps who take the time and effort to record and share these gems with us. I really can’t say thanks enough for that.

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(thanks, in particular, to Donna Higby and @muldur for these!)

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#funfact @DavidArchie is the funnest of them all

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How cute is Kari, flinching at the camera? That was David not too long ago. *sigh*

And wow, healthy appetite, dude, that looked like quite the spread. I guess it takes a lot of energy being amazing.

Excuse me while I grab my sunglasses… that smile is BLINDING! Is it not??
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Bless the Periscoperrrrrssss!!!!!!

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LIVE on #Periscope: tofwDavid https://t.co/4WQBDLxo4v

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LIVE on #Periscope: @davidarchie Angel https://t.co/Q1kliPvtHO

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LIVE on #Periscope: @Davidarchie singing BOTW https://t.co/FN2lSGmweW

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(although I’m on my dad’s basement computer that’s circa 1982 and they’re coming through all choppy… I’LL TAKE IT! … actually, he’s probably wondering what I’m doing down here. Toodles!)

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Basically me in HMV when @DavidArchie’s TOSOD came out….

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And probably every one of us when his new music drops.🙂

(sent to me by the lovely & amazing Taterzen!)

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HOW EXCITED ARE YOU GUYS GETTING FOR THE NEW MUSIC???!!!!!!!

Me?

My ears need this like my lungs need oxygen. Ears? pfffffft My entire being!!!!!

Bring it ON, Archuleta!

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Meet the costar of David’s new video!!!!!!😉

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He’s pointing. At the cat. Who is taller than he is. #deathbydavid

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GUYYYSSS! WE GOT A KINDA SORTA ALMOST @DAVIDARCHIE VLOG!!!!!

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AND HE’S DOING A PHOTOSHOOT TODAY FOR HIS NEW SONGS… NEW SONGS… NEW … SONGS … LET THAT JUST SINK IN FOR A NANOSEC, Y’ALL … SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS, I MAY BE A TAD EXCIIIIIIIIIIITEDDDDDD!!!!!!!

Yo, anyone else??🙂

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Can I just say that I love the way he was going to end the clip then thought about all the other people in the world in different time zones and added an extra section just for them. This is the person we are cheering on / supporting / benevolently stalking, my friends. I feel pretty happy about that right about now.🙂

 

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aww, Kari’s there too!

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I like to think David is the bouncing guy back aways on the right.🙂

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ANOTHER ONE!!!!! *breathes into paper bag*

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brb, going to find this person to give them a big hug:

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Looks like he’s as excited as we are!!! :)🙂🙂

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Top 10 ways to spot a fake @DavidArchie page

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It looks as though this post was removed from David’s FB. (Probably because it sparked a whole thread of comments from peeps who thought it meant that David’s official FB was fake… what the heck is WRONG with people??)

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So, as a public service, here are some helpful tips on how to spot a fake Archie page.

Tip #1

They spell Archuleta with two “T”s … Prefaced by “Mrs.”

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Tip #2

The timeline includes ZERO posts about food.

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Tip #3

His wings are missing.

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Tip # 4

The bandsintown.com notice is for Toronto.

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Tip #5

He’s, um, tanned all over.

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Tip #6

He’s wearing a man bun.

 

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Tip #7

He asks for your number so he can text you.

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Tip #8

You suspect he’s actually Ryan Lochte.

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Tip #9

His version of Crush sounds a little different.

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Tip #10 — and the surest sign of all.

He says his album’s coming out tomorrow.

 

How about you guys? What do you think the signs would be?
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Beautiful!

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Interesting interview with Shawn Mendes (who grew up just east of my old neighbourhood) … “You have to be careful not to make music something you don’t want to do,” he says.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7486993/shawn-mendes-illuminate-billboard-cover-story?utm_source=twitter

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I stumbled *cough*creeped*cough* on this convo… is it not the cutest thing ever? (And don’t worry, I didn’t bud in with my own tweet and weird them out, I’m sure this will soon be happening A LOT!🙂 )

 

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And this is the video that started their convo:

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TWEET OF THE CENTURY GOES TO! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Every @DavidArchie picture tells a story, Part 2

Aerial shot of the Gengen hug captured by her own personal David drone.

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David pointing out that he’s excellent at pointing.

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David, patiently waiting for the translation of “Shawty” that he asked for 20 minutes ago.

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And his enthusiastic response when Gengen suggests doing a show in Toronto.

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“You expect me to go to northern North America??”

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And finally, I think this lovely woman is each and every one of us, is she not?

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So, on a scale of 1 to “RELEASE IT ALREADY!”,  how impatient are you guys to hear David’s new music?

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sheesh, I’m away one weekend and he turns into an IG machine! LOL
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OH SWEET PEACHES, I AM DYINGGGGGG!!!!

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Another kind of temple I got to visit in Taiwan was the LDS temple in Taipei. Another beautiful place! It is neat how both the Buddhist temples and LDS temples have a common denominator of turning back to ancestors and connecting with them. There's definitely a strength found in that connection. I loved going here. It reminds me of what matters most, and who I want to be/become. It reminds me of how important my family is to me and makes me look forward to the future family I'll create someday. I spoke to a group of expats (foreign passport holders) today in Shanghai for a spiritual devotional. It was a great way to wrap up this Asia trip. I haven't quite left yet and I'm already missing it! I hope to come back again soon! #temples #Taiwan #Taipei #family #Sunday #reflective

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One more stop before heading back to the USA… #Shanghai #China

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Our Taiwan trip is coming to an end. It has been an amazing last week and a half! Losing my voice and still getting through events in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, ChiaYi, Hualien, Kaohsiung, the 2016 Community Awards, and the LDS Taiwan Youth Conference… this has been an unforgettable experience! I'm sad to be leaving Taiwan and the wonderful people who helped us get through it all. Thank you for all of your help and to everyone who came to the shows! This won't be the last time we come! 謝謝! This was a Buddhist temple in Hualien that we visited. It was a beautiful place. I love the emphasis put on connecting with ancestors in this culture. It's so important to keep connected with family even when they've passed on. I have a strong belief that family ties last forever even beyond this life. #Taiwan #Temple #Hualien #buddhisttemple

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I don’t know about David, but this kid’s MY kind of perfect! hahahaha #love

 

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I think it's finally time to share this on social media. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to meet David Archuleta these past 2 weeks! He is such a spiritual, kind, faithful, positive, and talented person! Words can't even fully describe how much I'm thankful for his testimony and music. His music is powerful and can also spread God's love to all of His children! It has become one of the most precious memories of mine, and I want to keep it with me forever! I still feel unreal but it's real that I got to meet this amazing child of God while being in my beautiful country, Taiwan! I also want to express my gratitude to @yhmatthuang and @ztteresa for all of your help along the way! I have learned so much from you both! 這兩個禮拜真的是令我永生難忘 #davidarchuleta #taiwan #music #hosting #grateful

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FILE THESE UNDER: “DAVID ARCHULETA IS OFFICIALLY TRYING TO KILL US BEFORE HIS NEW MUSIC GETS HERE!!!!”
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One of the highlights of our time in Shanghai was getting to visit the Shanghai Baby's Home. It was started to help kids in orphanages who need lifesaving treatment. It was touching. These littlest ones are people who can't help themselves. I'm amazed by Daisy and the Shanghai Baby's Home crew who constantly are fighting to help these kids' lives. So glad that the Cook Family brought us here! It reminds me that I need to be grateful that I've had a home and a family who has taken care of me. It's hard to believe the kids in this facility don't have that same support that most kids deserve. Y'all should look into this some more and their cause. We played in the play room and made forts. The kids saw my phone though and seemed to know that there may be some games on there. 😳😅. They immediately found a Disney game that I whip out from time to time. Glad we could all share a love for Disney. Link to their Facebook will be in my bio. Photo Credit: Daisy at Shanghai Baby's Home #Shanghai #shanghaibabyshome #China #orphans

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“We played in the play room and made forts”???? “They immediately found a Disney game that I whip out from time to time”??????? NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NOT FAIR, ARCHULETA!

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Balloon-popper extraordinaire, @DavidArchie

You were all thinking this, amiright??🙂

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Imagine, courtesy of Gengen *sniff*… amazes me how well he knows his voice so he can work around limitations while he’s sick and change things up so he makes it work in a brand new way. Guess I’m a fan.🙂

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The Moon Represents My Heart Pt I (Gengen, again🙂 who says “his pronunciation of Mandarin is perfect”!)
lyrics:
You ask me how deep my love for you is, how much I love you. Look at the moon and think. The moon represents my heart.

A small kiss has touched my heart. A deep love has made me think of you until now.

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Pt 2 (love the singing along!)

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Every picture tells a story….

From the lovely & amazing Gengen on FB:

Most grateful to the generous Mr Chewea Hu again! Enjoy David’s photos at Taipei concert! Poor baby showed what a trooper he truly was that day. The last two pics are us waving to his last song. He sang “the moon represents my heart”, IN CHINESE!

Thanks, Gengen, and Mr. Chewea Hu!

No captions needed for these, am I right? *sniff*

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TISSUE ALERT!... clutched my chest the entire time watching this, just want to jump through the screen and give him a hug… and then have security politely escort him offstage and force him to get the rest he needs to get well. Oh, dear David.

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Bringing this over from The Voice, thanks, dja & fenfan!

Translation from Fenfan:
“The MC said she was surprised and touched to see fans who had come from Britain, America, Canada and the Philippines to attend the press conference and asked them to say a few words to David.

“GenGen talked about her experience as a fan of David from Idol days till now. David came to her attention when he sang Angels and Imagine. She was in Canada at that time and set up a David news site. There were many Chinese fans at that time who were around the same age as David i.e high school age. They were all influenced and inspired by David. Gengen herself had never followed any idol before David. She is very inspired and moved by his singing and his spirit. While she was in Canada she attended nearly 20 of his concerts in America. Then David went on his mission and activities died down. During the time when David was away, Gengen herself was in China where she was involved in a project (I didn’t understand what this project was about). Now David is in Taiwan and she is back in Taiwan. She believes she and the fans and David have yuanfen, having been on this fan journey for almost 10 years. She hopes the other fans can say a few words. She and the fans want to sincerely thank David.

“A note on yuanfen: this is a Chinese concept that has no equivalent in English. It roughly translates to a kind of fated or predestined affinity, connection or relationship. Please google for further explanation of this concept as I am in no position to expound on Chinese philosophy here. LOL”

I love that concept of “yuanfen”! Sounds about right!🙂 And pretty cool to hear Gengen mention Toronto to David!🙂
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How many times have I heard him sing Imagine? And it STILL makes me cry. Dang.

And HOWLING that David’s “Shawty, why’d you leave me” intro to MKOP is being simultaneous translated… how that guy did not start cracking up is beyond me, what a true professional! LOL

Thanks, Gregorie!!!!

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@DavidArchie in Taiwan

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Calgary’s lovely Gengen (who has been doing humanitarian work in Asia for the past few years) is at the press conference! (Who knew she’d have better luck seeing David sing there, than I have here in Toronto?🙂 )

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“Almost fainted! David looked at me and smiled!”

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So is Gregory Ranin!

One of the guy said I can sit in this 12 pcs chair. This going to be very intimate.🙂

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Apparently, Gregory live-streamed David’s “Glorious” on FB… fingers crossed we get to see/hear it!

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more from Gengen….

LOVE; THIS SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!

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Me: David! You haven’t changed a bit! (not being flattering, 100% true)
David: You haven’t changed either, still as energetic.
Ah! The good old Fangirling mode is on, again!

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IS THERE ANY SMILE SMILIER THAN THAT OF A PERSON MEETING DAVID ARCHULETA?!?

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Motion-sickness warning!🙂

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22-second vlog… I’ll take it!🙂 thanks so much, Joanie, my IG is too old for the stories feature and I can’t update #grrrrr

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#DavidArchuleta #MyKindOfPerfect

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OMIGOSH, KEIKO GOT THE SETLIST!!!!

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Shared by Gengen: Professional photos of David at Taipei Press Conference from Mr. Chewea Hu. Thanks, G.!!!!

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MOAR PICS!!!! GET WELL SOON, DAVID!!!! NO POKEMON GO FOR YOU!!!!!😉

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This picture reminds me of the tagline on the lovely @rhiminee’s Tumblr: “David Archuleta is a precious porkchop who must be protected at all times.” #word

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*busted*🙂

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Earworm alert! #Workin w/ @DavidArchie & @jamesthemormon

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Buy (or gift🙂 ) it now:

Stream on Spotify

Quick survey:

Has David ever sounded better??

Sorry, that was not a survey, but a rhetorical question.

Cannot WAIT for his new music… no seriously, finding it physically impossible to maintain patient composure. This teaser is awesome and all but it’s like being given two crumbs of a giant dark chocolate bar when you KNOW all those other magnificent squares are out there somewhere.

Okay, now I need chocolate. And more David music.

What do you guys think???

p.s. DYING to caption this but I’ll behave🙂

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GIF ALERT!!!!!!

The lovely & amazing Tina gif’d my favourite part!!!!

. And Sam is back with her gifs, Praise Be!!!!!

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I’m sorry, but this cracked me up… yes, I’m 12.

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