I don’t know if it’s because it’s Holy Week, or just emotions bubbling up after David’s “not goodbye” vlog, but I’ve been feeling incredibly grateful lately. Which beats sadness, any day, believe me, so I’m also grateful for that. 🙂
And it hit me that since all the Nandito Ako fun lasted pretty much right up until David leaving and the release of the Forevermore CD, that I never posted the huge, huge thank you message that I meant to send out to, well, everyone in the Philippines.
Not just for these amazing past few months on an NA-high but for the four solid years of David support that have kept him on the charts –and in fans’ hearts — there. For being the warm, music-loving people they are. For making David feel so welcome and inspired that he stayed extra-long to film Vangie vids, music vids, do the Bench shoot and event, and record a whole flippin’ album that we never expected to get!!!!!
From the moment the Nandito Ako project was announced, TV5 referred to David as their newest “kapatid” — sibling, brother. Not just talk, either. He was welcomed like family. So were we all. Cast and crew tweeted with fans around the world. And local fans went above and beyond, not just to give David the hero’s welcome he deserves but to include all of us every step of the way.
From ustreaming Team Airport the moment he arrived (with even Eula and Jasmine there at the crack of dawn!) and giving us up-to-the-minute reports (and livestreams whenever possible) on every event to the Archuleta Philippines crew doing a translation simulcast for every. single. episode. And JackRyan4DA furiously subtitling eps into English so we didn’t miss a thing. And don’t even get me started on nareejo’s photos….
But most of all, I want to send a big salamat to all those countries that play David’s amazing songs on radio, air his music videos, buy his records, sell out his concerts, and, well, “get” David. My dream is that my own country will be on that list some day.
I’m not usually a voter but I am making an exception for this one! Posted on the OS:
Fans, you can support David by voting for the “Forevermore” video on MYX, the top local music channel in the Philippines!
All you need to do is register on MYXph.com, log in, and type in Forevermore – David Archuleta in the MYX Online Voting Box at the upper right hand corner of the MYXph.com home page.
Help make “Forevermore” the #1 music video in the Philippines!
Let’s also trend “Forevermore” on Twitter by using the Twitter hashtag:
p.p.s. If my translation in the headline is wrong, please tell me! 🙂