Wonderful Wednesday! David Archuleta in the home stretch for Nandito Ako, KrishnaArchie’s Amazing pix, Send us your virtual Josh Bradley posters! Grand Fans Day! Mac Alejandre twitpics, 43 seconds and 100K views, Nandito Ako on Wiki, 730 days ~ 730 ways

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Consider yourself warned.  The first two picture of David Archuleta are from KrishnaArchie

and she cropped.  Oh, thank you.

…and lastly, Zelle13 provided a Crinkly-eyed smiley David Archuleta

Credit:  Zelle13. Crinkly-eyed smiley David Archuleta

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KrishnaArchie’s amazing pictures!

I can’t post them all here, but they are so good. RUN, don’t WALK to watch her slideshow….

I also SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND going to the link  to watch these on your large computer screen.  You’ll understand…  ;)

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Send us your virtual posters

Yesterday the David Archuleta fanbase got a group invitation!

Yesterday, Kalei put out the call to all of you who cannot participate directly, to do it virtually.

Virtual Josh Bradley Concert Posters! Can’t make it to JB’s concert in Manila? Send your support & submit a pic to fodfrontpage@gmail.com 

We’ll post your pics on the FOD Front Page to let Josh know we support him & are attending his concert in spirit!

Unleash your creativity!

 

For inspiration, here’s as a few fan created posters from our media files.  Remember, the poster is for Josh Bradley, not David!  He’s an international star too!  Use technology to help you create!

Please send these to us as soon as you can, no later than 11 pm EST Thursday to fodfrontpage@gmail.com .  Kalei will start posting what she gets Thursday morning!  Have fun!

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MyDearWriter updates us on importance of Josh Bradley concert

Pastel interjecting, on my own post lol. 

Alot of buzz today re: the Josh Bradley concert and requirements for fans regarding attendance, timing, etc.  Rules are rules, and schedules are schedules.  I personally hope as many as possible take this opportunity to be part of what is likely to be a once in a lifetime event (until the inevitable sequel due to popular demand!).  Does it mean rearranging things at the last minute for many?  Yes.  Will everyone be able to do that? No.  It’s very hard and not doable for many.  No one says being a fan of David is always convenient, but it’s so worth it ;)  and I have clocked several hundred miles and airplane tickets just to prove that point.  I know from personal experience that spontenaity and flexibility are two important characteristics for a fan to have.  And patience, in long lines, in general admission venues, etc.  And sometimes priorities will prevail, and that’s understandable too, and expected.  But if there is any way to see David sing, you should.  The answer ALWAYS has been, for me anyway, if given an opportunity, go see David.  I am so thankful and blessed when it all comes together;  I can’t complain ;)  

 The organizers have done so much work to get to this part..it’s up to the fans to play an important part too if you are able!  And what you can do as fans is also represent all of us who can’t be there but are rooting for the success of the project in this very important scene!  And for David’s success!  I know David hopes to see so many faces in the crowd!  We are excited for you!  He gives a rawking concert, as David and as Josh too!

I’m posting some of MyDearWriter’s tweets that speak to the complexity of this task and support for David. 

 

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Grand Fans Day

Wow….what a great opportunity to win M&G passes in the Philippines.  Forty lucky winners based upon video submissions!  Good luck to all!  Click on the pic to go to the TV5 site for more details and to submit your video!

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Nandito Ako Day 8, Behind the Scenes

I only saw two pics of David, and in one he is smiling!  Sort of….

Looks like Kari and David are looking on intently at the latest frames.   Mr-Hands-on-his-hips looks like he is in control haha!

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He ate what???

We got a few tweets from Mac Alejandre…and twitpics!

The next three pic are from @macalejandre:  David Archuleta and Mac:

David Archuleta and Ana.   The expression!  Caught with your hand in the cookie jar?  Or more like the rice cake package?

 David eating ampao. For the record, he ate balut , too (according to Mac).

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What is ampao?

According to “Everything Cebu”:

The ampao is a sweet puffed rice cake that is one of the famous delicacies in Cebu because of its sweet and crispy taste. It is also an inexpensive snack of Cebuanos and a popular gift for tourists and visitors.

Many locals say that the ampao is the Philippine version of the Rice Krispies made famous in America. The ampao is a white, sweet and crunchy delicacy sprinkled with peanuts.  The addition of peanuts brings out the natural ampao flavor. Syrup made with sugar and kalamansi juice is poured into it and mixed thoroughly with the rice-peanut mixture, and then poured into a mold. The mold can take the shapes of squares or rectangles as big as your palm, or in bite-size shapes.

The original ampao is white and wrapped in a clear plastic when sold. However, there is a smaller bite-size square ampao and comes in different colors ranging from pink, green and yellow. The smaller-size ampao has its own distinctive sweet taste compared to the original bigger ampao. Many locals eat ampao together with other native desserts and with cool refreshing beverages.

Sounds like a great snack to me!

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Forty three seconds and 100,000 views

The  Nandito Ako snippet is now over 100,000 views!  And that’s just the sneak peak.  Can you imagine when the final full version comes out?

Just for comparison, the Special Announcement video is now at over 400,000 views.

AND, just recently, Something Bout Love reached over 12 million views!  I love that feel good video.  Watch and help to get it to 13 million!

 

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So, what is Josh going to sing?

At the Josh concert this Friday, Josh won’t be singing David Archuleta songs on the show.   So, what what’s left lol?

Rumour has it that we will hear David’s recording of Wherever You Are in the Nandito Ako series!  Rumour from Jay Durias, that is.  I can’t wait to hear it!


Here is Regine Velasquez ‘s version, with Jay on the piano!

And MunkFOD generously posted the lyrics in our comments:

Lyrics to Wherever You Are

I LOVE TO SEE THE OCEAN’S BEAUTY
AND THE MOON THAT SHINES ABOVE
ALONE IN THE SAND LOOKING AT THE STARS
WISHING SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND TRUE LOVE
WOULD IT BE NICE TO SEE THE MORNING
WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE THE MOST
WOULD IT BE NICE TO SAY GOODNIGHT
TO THE ONE YOU HOLD SO CLOSE TO YOUR HEART
TO YOUR HEART.

Chorus:
THE WIND THAT BLOWS THE DOVE
IS THE WIND THAT BLOWS MY LOVE
HOPE IT’LL FIND ITS WAY TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE.

I LOVE TO SIT IN FIELDS OF GREEN
LOOKING DEEPLY THROUGH THE SKY
WATCHING BIRDS AS THEY FLY BY
HOPING SOMEDAY FATE WILL BRING ME TRUE LOVE.
WOULD IT BE NICE TO HOLD SOMEONE
SO DEAR, NEAR YO UR HEART
WOULD IT BE NICE TO HEAR THOSE WORDS
I LOVE YOU FROM THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE,
THAT YOU LOVE.

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
I’D LOVE TO SEE MYSELF ONE DAY
IN THE ARMS OF SOMEONE
WHO WILL SHARE HER LIFE WITH ME
SELFLESSLY…SOMEDAY…
YOU WILL FIND YOUR WAY…TO ME…
(Repeat Chorus)

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Nandiko Ako on Wiki

I know we have shown this before, but Holly reminded us that this mini-series has its own presence on Wiki.  Everything, well, almost everything you want to know about this series!

Here’s an excerpt:

Nadito Ako (English: Here I Am) is an upcoming mini television series in the Philippines. It will be aired on TV5 starting February 20, 2012. This is the second Mini Serye offering of TV5 and like its first offering Sa Ngalan ng Ina (In the Name of the Mother), it is also set to air only for a month.

Synopsis

Josh, a Filipino-American, was born and raised in the Philippines until he was 5 years old when he got separated from his mother, Cara, during a hotel fire. After the incident, he moved and lived in the U.S.A. then became an international singer. Years later, Josh returns to the Philippines to find out what really happened to his mother and also search for the little girl he encountered and befriended during the hotel fire.

Main Cast

  • David Archuleta as Josh Bradley
  • Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Anya
  • Eula Caballero as Holly

Extended Cast

  • Gelli de Belen as Teresa
  • Aiko Melendez as Margaret
  • G. Toengi as Cara
  • Joseph Bitangcol as Mando
  • Michael de Mesa
  • Alwyn Uytingco as Billy
  • Ana Capri as Mylene
  • Byron Ortile as Aladdin
  • Mon Confiado as Pablito
  • Aria Felco as Chit
  • David Bianco as Steve
  • RS Francisco as Volta
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Our Dear Writer shares her excitement!

A sampling of TV5′s Nandito Ako writer’s (aka @MyDearWriter’s) tweets.  You can NEVER say the TV5Manila team has not done their best to share what they can, sharing their excitement with the entire fanbase!

She (I am assuming MDW is a she!) said she’d continue to tweet past the actually film shoot, and then mentioned the number of days in 2 calendar years ~ 730 :(    Given what we have seen so far from MDW, I suspect there may be even more details to fill each of those 730 days!

 

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Another late night post *yawn* but you can rest assured I’ll be back during the day on Wednesday to update with everything happening on Manila Wednesday time!  I know I will sleep, one day!

 

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