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From the April 2012 issue of Chalk Magazine. Thanks Jas!

Chalk Mag, April 2012

NANDITO AKO Viewing Party and Raffle

To celebrate the much loved Nandito Ako mini-series, Archuleta Philippines organized a Viewing Party for the final episode last Friday, March 23, and it was such a blast!

The party was held at the Go Hotel in Pioneer, Mandaluyong. It was attended by at least 20 very excited fans :)

archuletaphils peeps

Just before the show started :)

Wearing our NA/bench shirts

Different ‘TEAM’s were represented.

Team Holly! Well, I was the only person in the room when I took this pic. But my Team Holly girls – Kricket, Annie, Naree, Ree, etc – joined me in spirit LOL

Team Holly corner...because I can put that poster up where I want to LOL

Team Chillosh!

Team Chillosh

Team Onya I mean Jonya!

Team JONYA

Once the show started, the group settled down. LOOK AT THOSE FACES!

During the show

During commercial, the group turned into a rowdy bunch! Crying, laughing, jumping, clapping,  spazzing, squeeling… NAME IT!

During commercials

At the end of the show, when WAKAS came on, everyone cheered, clapped and gave the show – the cast and crew – a STANDING O! I hope somebody captured that moment, it was so awesome!

To THANK THE FANS for their love, support and endless promotion for Nandito Ako, TV5 donated the shirts David wore on Nandito Ako – cemetery scene, ‘lampa’ scene, stay at Anya’s house, visit to Anya, mall scene, beach scene, kite scene, etc -,  Nandito Ako shirts and Nandito Ako pillows.

Shirts worn by David as Josh on Nandito Ako

10 NA pillows, 2 NA shirts and 1 JB shirt (from lampa scene) were raffled off to the 20 attendees of the Viewing Party.

Raffle Prizes

Lucky raffle winners

The GRAND WINNER was TIN! Uh oh, someone’s not happy in this pic. Ha ha! Congratulations, girl!

Grand winner!

Winners for the #napromo via Twitter will be picked soon by Archuleta Philippines in coordination with TV5 .

THANK YOU TV5, Mr. Perci Intalan, Ms JoAnn Banaga, Ms Ana Feleo, Ms Risa Guilas, Direk Mac Alejandre and everyone who made Nandito Ako possible! WHAT AN AWESOME RIDE IT WAS

lorms:

Great commentary on Nandito Ako :)

Originally posted on jules explains it all:

I may be a hardcore Kapamilya, but for the past week or so I’ve been watching Nandito Ako, the TV5 miniserye starring American Idol season seven runner-up David Archuleta (aka Archie) who plays singer Josh Bradley. I’ve been a fan since I watched a video of him singing the Jennifer Holliday hit “And I Am Telling You” on YouTube months before he first auditioned for the show. So when I learned he would be doing Nandito Ako for TV5, I knew I had to watch the pilot episode. Somehow, despite my packed schedule, I managed to watch not just the pilot, but the four episodes that followed it. Here’s a recap of what happened in Josh Bradley’s world during the show’s first week.

Looking for love

Josh is a wildly popular Filipino-American singer, and the pilot begins with a scene from his Manila concert. In that scene, Josh tells…

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Mega Promo Weekend for Nandito Ako

It is the first weekend since David left the Philippines. It has also been a week since Nandito Ako aired. What abetter way to spend the weekend than to go out and promote David’s show!

A week ago, I dropped by TV5’s office to pick up hundreds of posters and flyers for Archuleta Philippines to use to help promote the show.  As early as Sunday last week, Naree started distributing them to members of Archuleta Philippines to distribute to potential viewers.

Nandito Ako posters

Nandito Ako flyers

Archuleta Philippines also embarked on a Promotional Power Campaign for Nandito Ako and created materials in addition to the posters and flyers that others can download and print themselves for the promotion (design c/o Kricket and Ferj).

Archuleta Philippines promo materials

And Archuleta Philippines even made the campaign more exciting by releasing this announcement to die-hard, hard core promoters of Nandito Ako:

If you feel like you’ve already been doing your best to promote Nandito Ako, then this is probably good news for you. A reward may be on its way!

AP, in coordination w TV5, is giving away special archustuffs, and A SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE for winners to our “NANDITO AKO TODO PROMOTE!” contest. Watch out for our post on this later today, and you may just win something from JOSH BRADLEY himself. *Wink*. (Hint: When you do all of the above suggestions for promotions, make sure you document it – take a video or picture. Who knows, you may be our lucky winner!) Be sure to follow us @archuletaphils @kricket_rc234!

If you haven’t done your part yet, then better get your fangirl mode on and power campaign for David!

So, here I am documenting my weekend of non-stop, shameless promotion of Nandito Ako. It was so much fun seeing the reaction of the people I’ve talked and how many of them wanted more copies once they saw who was on the show ;)

1) Posters outside tricycles (a motorcyle with a sidecar, often used as mode of transportation in the Philippines for short distances) – I got these tricycle drivers to help me put up the posters at the back of their tricycles. They even asked me for more posters that they can share with their buddies.

Tricycle in Agoo

Tricycle in Aringay

2) Flyers inside Tricycles

Flyer in Trike1

Flyer inside Trike2

Had Mr Trike Driver distribute the flyers

3) Posters in Shops

At a computer shop

At Ice Cream Haus

3) At bus stops

Bus stop

4) In buses

On our way to Sand Fernando, La Union and Baguio, JackRyan and I had the bus conductor put up posters inside the bus near the entrance/exit.

In provincial buses

5) In events – Panagbenga Festival (Flower Festival) in Baguio

Knowing how hundreds of thousands of people, local and international visitors, flock Baguio during its annual Flower Festival (also known as Panagbenga) , JackRyan and I went up to Baguio to share in the festivities and spread the word about Nandito Ako. We targeted those who were taking pictures with TV5’s float and they were excited about the show when they found out David Archuleta is on it. Some even asked for multiple bookmarks as keepsakes.

Gave away AP's Nandito Ako bookmarks by TV5's float

Explaining Nandito Ako to potential viewers

"I wanna watch Nandito Ako!"

Getting friendly with Panagbenga visitors

We also targeted the ice cream vendors since they move around a lot and people can easily spot the posters when they buy from them.

Nestle Ice Cream vendor

Selecta Ice Cream Vendor

6) And even at home

My welcome to our visitors LOL

It was a tiring yet productive weekend. Hopefully, everyone we talked to will start tuning in to Nandito Ako this Monday. They’re in for a treat – David Archuleta in bunny suit!

More to come… Peace!

Thanks TV5!

Jasmine, proud of David Archuleta (English Translation)

Read the original post here Abante Tonite.

Jasmine David Eula

Anne Curtis is so sweet to her younger sister, Jasmine Curtis Smith.

Even if Anne is with another network (Kapamilya), she is fully supportive of Jas especially with her new mini-series at TV5  with David Archuleta.

Every night before Nandito Ako starts, Anne would tweet her Twitter followers to remind them to watch the show.

“Nandito Ako to support you no matter what J I love you forever and forever!!!!” was Anne’s tweet to Jas before Nandito Ako premiered on Monday night.

She happily said on Twitter, “Yahoo! Nandito Ako is trending. It hasn’t even aired yet!! Go, baby go!! Please excuse me, I’m a proud Ate (older sister)!”

Apart from the Philippines and worldwide, Nandito Ako also trended on its pilot episode in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and US.

Anne congratulated the cast and crew of the show especially Direk Mac Alejandre for the [success of the show as indicated by the] many advertisements placed during the show.

Last Tuesday, Anne tweeted her younger sister saying “Anya, you’re so pretty in your ponytail!! Your Tagalog is very good!!!”

Anya is the name of Jas’ character in Nandito Ako. David is Josh. Anne can’t wait for Anya and Josh to meet.

Ogie Alcasid who originally sang the hit OPM ballad was happy that [the song] trended [on Twitter].

He tweeted on Monday. “Thank you, Mr. David Archuleta and to his legions of followers for making Nandito Ako trend after 23 years. Aaron Paul del Rosario, congrats!”

David responded, “So cool it trended! Thank you and Mr. Aaron Paul for letting me sing a great classic OPM song, and for your kindness.”

David (who is now back in the States) was happy that a lot of people enjoyed watching his first mini-series.

“Glad to see that you guys enjoyed the pilot episode of Nandito Ako! Thanks for all of your support!” Archuleta said in his tweet.

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Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero felt lucky and honored to be working with David Archuleta in Nandito Ako.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work as one of the leading ladies for David Archuleta in the show. I am overwhelmed.”

“Until now, I wake up each day wondering, ‘Is this true? Am I in a dream?’”

“I never imagined that this will happen to me. Especially since I am quite new in the industry.”

“Working with David is such a pleasure. He’s so light and easy to work with. And he’s really willing to listen and to grow and to adjust to whatever needs to be done.

“He is willing to do anything. He won’t stop shooting a scene until he has given it his best.”

“We are all proud of him. We saw his progress in the 3 weeks that we worked with him,” shared by 17-year old Jas, who went back to Melbourne, Australia to continue with her studies.

What would you remember most in working with the American Idol alumnus?

“Everything. All of us enjoyed working with him, his singing on the set, his jolly mood.”

“He is so much fun to be with. As a person, as a friend, as a co-actor, we really won’t forget him,” shared smilingly by the pretty lass.

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1st Star Factor winner Eula Caballero is thankful that she was chosen to star [the show] with David Archuleta, especially since a lot of people have been asking when TV5 will give her a break. Ritz Azul, the runner up of the reality show, already had her break.

“I’m very happy that TV5 allowed me to grow first before they gave me this [opportunity]. They have been so good to me. They allowed me to go through other things first before giving this to me.”

“And now, Jas and I were given this chance to work with David Archuleta. I am very happy. And David was such a good actor.”

“This is his first time to act in a mini-series. I must say he is a natural.”

“When we do a scene and he felt that he was not able to give it his all, he would request for another take.”

“He wants to give his best in every scene. I am so impressed with him,” shared the 16-year old Kapatid star.

Eula will not forget David’s singing on the set of Nandito Ako. It is among the things she will miss now that David is back in the States.

Nandito Ako is shown every night after Wil Time Bigtime.

Eula Caballero sheds tears as David Archuleta says goodbye – English translation

Read original post on PEP.Ph

Eula Caballero sheds tears as David Archuleta says goodbye

 

It was a touching goodbye for Eula Caballero and David Archuleta at the set of TV5 mini-series Nandito Ako.

Eula relayed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “What I appreciate most was the depth of his character.”

“It started with light conversations. ‘How are you, have you slept well?’

“‘Then we started talking about family… then you find out the kind of person he is.

“I also asked him about his mission.”

Eula was referring to David’s two-year mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The young Kapatid actress continued, “He said, ‘I’m happy to do this for my religion.’ [He said] It makes him whole.”

“He also said, ‘It’s just making me sad because I’m afraid that everyone might move on with their lives without me.’

“And that we should get used to not having him around since two years is a long time.”

“Especially for his sisters, one of his sister is turning sixteen, the other one will join junior high, he said, ‘I wish I could be there with them when that happens.’

“I said, ‘Oh, my God!'”

“I was in tears when he said that coz he, too, got teary-eyed.”

Eula added, “He has such a deep personality, he has so much on his mind… his family.”

“‘He said he has one more month before he goes on his mission and he wanted to spend it in Philippines since he has come to love the country.

“I said, ‘Yeah, of course! We would be happy.'”

“I also told him, ‘TV5 would love that you can do guestings in other shows.’

“‘He said, ‘I’d love to but I just want to spend it with my family in Utah.'”

Eula said she will miss David.

“So much!” she added.

“Then on our first night in Batangas, he again got teary eyed and said, ‘I’m gonna miss this, guys.’”

“‘We’ve been like taping every day, we’re filming every day and we’re together every day, we’ve been together lunch break and dinner break and all that.’

 “‘He said, ‘I’m gonna miss this because I know you guys have other projects to do after this…’ and  he said eventually our attention will be diverted to other things.

 “He continued, ‘But me, I’m just gonna miss this and I hope I can see you guys again.’

 “I said, ‘Oh David, you’ll be very missed by us.”

BTS: The Dream Sequence

January 26 – Naree and I went to meet JR for a trip to the Nandito Ako set. We went with @Amee_and_Sam and her daughter who came all the way from Bicol to see David (LOL, I think she was sent for work).

We couldn’t decide what to buy for the staff and crew, so we bought:

  • Mamon from Pan de Manila for the crew
  • Mango Bravo cake from Contis for David
  • Cupcakes by Sonja for David, Eula, Direk and Kari

JR also brought special siopao for the group. It was the BEST SIOPAO I ever tasted. (And I heard MyDearWriter liked it a lot!)

What the cupcakes looked like (cr google images)

 

The cake that we ended up eating instead (cr google images)

 

Not your usual siopao

 
Found out that in the set the previous day, a lot of fans brought Mango Bravo for David. So we decided to eat the cake instead! LOL Yes, we ate the cake in the car on the way to the set somewhere in a village in Marikina.
 
When we got to the location, they were shooting a scene of Josh and Holly’s date. They were walking, talking. We heard the part where Josh asked Holly if she sings, then she laughed saying ‘hwag baka umulan’.
 
Then, in preparation for the next scene, Direk Mac showed David how to eat balut. There are no words to describe the look on David’s face when Direk showed him what’s inside the shell. Thanks Kari for this pic right before Direk actually opened the balut
 

How to eat balut

 
While waiting to shoot their next scene, Eula and David sat talking on the set. At one point, David looked our way and smiled recognizing us.
 
While shooting the next scene, we got to stand behind Direk Mac and watch the scene from the monitors. Gosh, Josh and Holly looked so good together! I was late in going back to where Naree and JR were since I had to wait for someone in the crew who helped get me a cup of water. Dang, David briefly talked to Naree and JR while I was away asking them how they got to the set.
 
On one side of the location, we noticed that the swing was decorated with flowers. Someone in the set told us that it was for the dream sequence. What?! We  got excited. It would be Holly’s dream, they said.
 

Preparing for the dream sequence

David and Eula left the set to change. Yes, for the dream sequence.
 
Unfortunately, we were not able to watch the scene up close since David requested to have everyone leave the scene except the cast and crew. LOL David didn’t want us to see them shoot the next scene. Someone in the crew told us that David did not want to do the scene originally. So some negotiations were done – they will let David have the scene he requested (my guess – inviting the fans to the concert scene) if he did the dream sequence. We all know David got what he wanted :)
 
We had to move far back. But we still had a good view of the set :)
 

Discussing the dream sequence

They shot the scene several times from different angles. And everytime the scene is cut, David would burst into laughter.  Ha ha! It was as if he was caught doing something naughty LOL
 
 After the dream sequence, we decided to call it a night. We briefly talked to Eula and had some pictures taken. I’m still waiting for Naree to share me a copy of our picture with Eula :)
 
And here’s Eula having late dinner from that night :)
 

Late dinner for Eula