Manila madness: David Archuleta returns to the Philippines!

How awesome are the Filipino fans????? I watched the uStream of the hero’s welcome Team Airport gave David this afternoon and couldn’t stopped smiling. (If you missed it, the amazing Abrra captured all 16 min. of it on youTube HERE.)

And at 4 a.m. (4 a.m.!!!!), David’s two lovely costars were also there to fight over him meet him for the very first time. Forget Downton Abbey, their fangirling (and David’s flustered adorkableness) could’ve been a miniseries all on its own, lol.

Here are some highlights:

Here’s a cute vid of David’s two TV5 costars talking about how excited they are to work with him:

And LOOOOVE this one with some of the fans, ohmyheck *sniff*

Team Airport in full force:

Team Airport ROCKS!!!! (Photo: Philippine TV FB)

Our flowerchild (and Kari snapping pics behind him, lol):

Twitpic: @chuckieboii (aka Chuck Allie, TV5 PR dude): "Btw, the Archuleta fans are amazing! They wer at d airport earlier than TV5 peeps! They have a coverage of their own! Ha!"


“So, how YOU doin’?”

Thought bubble: "They DID get the Modest is Hottest memo...nice!"


He’s mine!” “NO! He’s MINE!” …aaaaand Scene!

David with his two lovely TV5 costars. (Source: Tumblr/mjmarfori)

Greetings to all Pinoy fans!

WOW!!!! Check this out... a dedicated TV5 Follow Archuleta website! *cartwheels*

Meeting TV5 execs:

Twitpic: @mykapalaran

David carefully reading his contract … or is it a menu? ๐Ÿ™‚

Twitpic: @luigene

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11 Responses to Manila madness: David Archuleta returns to the Philippines!

  1. peppertara says:

    OMG…the welcome is amazing! Love, love, love the Filipino fans! Is it any wonder he loves to go back there. Love the greeting with his two co-stars, sweet. The videos, photos are wonderful, many thanks to Abrra for getting the Ustream on youtube, awesome. The fans and their loving dedication is just an incredible thing to see. โค
    David will no doubt have an amazing time over there and I love that TV5 has a Follow Archuleta Website!
    LOLing at this: "David carefully reading his contract โ€ฆ or is it a menu?" ๐Ÿ™‚
    I'm sure both would be scrutinized just as closely, lol.
    Thanks for all the great updates TOfan. Should be a fun couple of weeks up ahead!

  2. refnaf says:

    EEEEp love this press con….. He def has music plans for the future,,,, so many good goodies in his answers!!!

    • TOfan says:

      {{{{{{{{Abrra}}}}}} Thanks so much for putting the press conf. on youTube!!!!

      Fave parts:
      => The host, when asked “Why did you choose David?” answering: “You couldn’t ask for a better leading man that that.Yes!!!!

      => David recording songs before mission to be released while he’s away. Yes!!!! David: “I didn’t just want to leave my fans (waves) ‘OK, see ya! I’m leaving everything!’ –I want to make sure I have something to still give to my fans… I already have certain projects I’m trying to plan for when I get back.Yes!!!

      => Talking about what type of mission he’ll be doing:
      โ€œI’ll be doing what you see of those guys that you see on the bikes with the little ties… itโ€™s very focused on service, serving the people, loving your community, and being able to teach and itโ€™s very much about sacrifice as well. Because you know for me it was very hard, because it was a lot to have to sacrifice, but for me thatโ€™s my personal reason why I wanted to go, is because of what you sacrifice and what you learn from sacrifice… so I feel like even though this will definitely not be the easiest thing, Iโ€™m leaving a lot of things I love, not having my family around, not having the career in music, those secure things in my life, I know that I’ll grow a lot in a way that I havenโ€™t been able to yet, which Iโ€™m really looking forward to.โ€ โ™ฅ

      => Concerts when he gets back? “OF COURSE!!!Yes!!! to the enthusiastic answer. “It’s who I am.” *sniff*

      => Where are you going? “Haven’t announced that yet… there are projects I’ll be more prepared for when I get back.” Hmm… and Yes!!!

      And a special ***glomp*** to the person who asked about Elevator, “Reflective of my life at that time” ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      What awesome questions! Can David please go overseas whenever we need info! ๐Ÿ˜†

      • Heidijoy says:

        Ah!! yes Go overseas whenever we need info!! Thanks for the highlights Tofan!!

      • abanana77 says:

        Thanks for transcribing that! Great questions! Great answers!

        But seriously why the heck does he have to go halfway around the world to open up and answer questions he must’ve known we were all dying to know?!

      • TOfan says:

        ikr, clueless… all I can say is, he’s such a guy sometimes ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. abanana77 says:

    LOL also love the photo caption: Thought bubble: “They DID get the Modest is Hottest memo…nice!”

  4. TOfan says:

    wow, JR, awesome, thank youuu!!!!!

    More info:
    After the general press conference, a very special session was held, involving fans who participated in the online TV5 interviews plus the movers of Team Airport and international bloggers. This impromptu forum was made on the specific request of David Archuleta, who was once again overwhelmed with the show of support of his Archies. The session was short and sweet but a mighty nice touch. Niiice move Mr. Archuleta. Thanks TV5 for making the fans important.

  5. peppertara says:

    So much goodness in the last couple of days! I think David’s fans are all smiling…..a lot these days. Press conference was awesome, lots of great questions and wonderful answers. I think I always knew that David would never, ever give up music and he would be back with more but it is so good to hear David talk about his plans, his music, his fans. Sounds like things were pretty well thought out….by a very thoughtful David. Geesh, when he talked about his mission and sacrifice….pretty much had me in tears over that. Gosh David, you are so endearing.
    He probably didn’t talk about all this before because he tends to think we are all just not dying to hear this stuff, lol. He did say he’s not the best at keeping his fans updated with details!
    Hope ‘Josh’ has a fantastic time in his new actor role. The song he will record for the series sounds really lovely, listened to it in Tagalog by another singer. Wonder if David will sing it in English, a sweet love song. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!


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