Attitude of gratitude: salamat sa Pilipinas & @DavidArchie

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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, log in, and type in Forevermore – David Archuleta in the MYX Online Voting Box at the upper right hand corner of the home page.

Help make “Forevermore” the #1 music video in the Philippines!

Let’s also trend “Forevermore” on Twitter by using the Twitter hashtag:

More voting info here.

p.p.s. If my translation in the headline is wrong, please tell me! 🙂

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23 Responses to Attitude of gratitude: salamat sa Pilipinas & @DavidArchie

  1. frio says:

    correct headline translation 🙂 I echo the same thoughts.

  2. I want to Chime in with a Big Thank You to the Phillipines, TV5,Ivory, JR, Lorms, Nareejo,Kricket, Jay Durias, Percy, My Dear Writer and I know I’m forgetting some plus all the fans, interviewers, Bench, Fix etc etc.

    Who would have ever thought that a Mini Series was just what David and all of us would need before he went on a Mission but it is definitely just what the Dr. ordered. I’d like to give JR and extra big HUG for all she does to keep every single thing of David and fans journey both here and abroad and Archives it so we can go back and take a trip down memory Lane. Please support also. (Thanks too to Marlie for her behind the scenes Help)

    Thanks to to Snowanglez for always being postive, funny and loving for David and his worldwide fans.

  3. abanana77 says:

    I would also like to say a GIANT THANK YOU to the Philippino fans!!! They have been soooo good to both David and us fans over here. <333

  4. Filipino Archie says:

    I am sure that the whole Archie-pelago of the Philippines would agree if I say…WE ARE SO GLAD THAT WE WERE ABLE TO SOMEHOW SHARE WITH YOU THe JOY WE HAD WHILE DAVID IS WITH OUR LAND. You guys have been very supportive and from the Philippines SALAMAT at Mahal namin kayo! 🙂

  5. Filipino fans ROCK and I LOVE them!!!

  6. Darchiefan10 says:

    You don’t need to thank the Filipino fans b’coz it’s our own way to give back to you guys. Since David started his way to stardom, you gave us every details that a fan needs. From the juiciest news,album details,guestings etc. etc. And I guess, it’s our duty as a fan to help one another or KAPATIRAN in tagalog. Frnm the bnttom of our HEARTS, MARAMING SALAMAT :))

  7. Anonymous says:

    Walang anuman!! ( You are welcome )

    Thank you also Tofan for keeping up this site. This is one of my fave David places!!! Canadian fans RAWK too!!!

  8. lani says:

    That’s me again.. sorry. My details are always fillled in whenever I comment but for the last few times, I don’t know why not. I always click post before checking them, next time i’ll remember to check

  9. awestruck says:

    DITTO what TOfan said…

  10. sunny says:

    I agree, the Philippine fans have been amazing to all of us!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done!

  11. tawna21 says:

    I completely agree, TOfan!! What would we have done without our Filipino friends thru all of this?! Thanking them so much and more for all they have done. 🙂 And, I also hope, like you, that my country (the USA) will somehow catch the Archiefever like the Asian countries have.

  12. Josie says:

    Perfectly said TOfan. I love this fan family sooo much. Our support stretches across many miles! Hugs to all!

  13. emmegirl14 says:

    Love the shout out to our more-than-deserving Filipino friends. You guys are amazing. Watching from afar the warmth and love he received during his time there made my heart swell, as I know it did his. And all the work that went into keeping us up-to-date, making sure we didn’t miss a thing. I have to say it too, you guys rock! Salamat sa Pilipinas.

  14. peppertara says:

    Yes, very well said TOfan. Love the Filipino fans and have an abundance of gratitude towards them! They have been amazing for all they have done for the rest of David’s fans around the world and all the love they give David. A hug for each of them (and for everyone else). David has an incredibly wonderful fan base and so glad to be a part of it all.
    Thank you Filipino Archies! ,<3

  15. peppertara says:

    Have to give some love and gratitude for the Forevermore video too, stunning and simply beautiful!
    Thank you David. Oh how I love this video and the way David lets his gorgeous voice flow in the song. Will vote every day for this, can still support D while he’s away. 🙂

  16. louvilla says:

    We love you, TOfan! =) And do keep voting guys. Just for a day on the chart at MYX Daily Top 10 and FOREVERMORE is now #4! Let’s make it to the top!

  17. lorms says:

    Thank you for this wonderful post, Deb! As JR puts it, it’s our way of paying forward all the great things everyone has shared with us 🙂 We had fun sharing everything with everyone!

    (And I hope you get something in the mail from me soon 🙂 )

  18. ray says:

    david fans world wide are the best fans ever

  19. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!


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  21. LUV this…it says everything and more…that I want to say. LUVed being part of David’s NA experience and beyond. THX!

  22. Bee Laugan says:

    Thank you all for the heart warming comments. Love it. Wish TV5 will have a sequel not on TV but a full pledge movie w/ of course Jonya team. Theirs is perfect chemistry. Maybe Derek Mac will gather his ultimate writers and be ready w/ a story to be translated in a movie. In 2 yrs time that story will be ready for DA’s return. And this movie will be shown worldwide. Kari’s job now is to contact a movie studio in california to take DA’s movie in for worldwide promo. Dream big its free, isn’t it? Am feeling good right now even its just a dream. Paging Derek and his writers. Paging TV5.

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