(Thank you Stephanie for the awesome header design)
We all know how crazy this year has been. What a wild ride we had..and not just us, more so for the person we all admire and cherish so dearly, Mr. David Archuleta.
This year has just been..wow. The auditions..the weekly AI rounds..the Grand Finale..the tour..the 1st single..the album..I mean, seriously. How did we survive going through ALL THAT with all the spazzing and thudding and what not?!
So, what I want to ask you guys is..
What was one of the (many) defining moments in your life this year as an archangel? When did you first turned your eyes upon a guy called David whom you didn’t know yet at that moment, how much he would change your life upside down? At the auditions? On youtube? What was his first performance that made you speechless, took your breath away and said, “He’s the one.” ? The moment you knew that the rest of your year and life ain’t going to be the same anymore? The first symptoms of your ODD?
If there was One Favourite Moment (as impossible as it may be to choose) this year that you had to choose regarding David, what would it be?
For me personally, it would be the time I saw him singing “Imagine” in the Top 20.
I saw him in auditions,he caught my attention. I was interested but not 100% invested yet..It was just “he has a really good voice!” thing.
Heaven was like..the preparation before the Big Bang. The moment I heard Imagine..that was the Big Bang.I was..gone. That was my first spazzing and thudding moment ever. Oh the memories lol. And needless to say, there was no turning back after that. I caught the ODD bug for good. And as we all know, when it comes to ODD.. the longer you have it, the ‘worse’ it gets.
Another (i know i said one moment but.. :P) Great Moment of the year was the:
Z100 Premiere of Crush.
I was blessed to be able to listen to the premiere live and what a moment it was. I was bursting with pride, beaming with joy, shaking all over with excitement..I can only imagine what it must have been like for him. It was the start of something new. The end of AI and the start of David’s career. His own song, from his own album. I’ll never forget that moment.
And another moment (Sorry!I can’t resist!) for me as a fan was the creation of this site, Archuleta Avenue Malaysia. When it was first started, we had no idea how far it would go, how well it would do, how many fans are there in Malaysia who’ll support him all the way. But here we are, and I’m so thankful for you guys. Each and everyone of you – authors, posters, lurkers..lol. Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given to David through this site. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you guys. This year has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Many a times, I have felt discouraged by things that have come my way but thank God for this guy called David who many a times have brought a smile to my face in those dark days and of course, you folks here too. (:
and of course, how can I not include THIS right? (:
Alright, enough from me..what bout you? Share your favourite moments,how you first heard/saw David, etc..as we celebrate his 18th Birthday in 2 days and a brand new year just around the corner.
2008 is a year to remember. But it is just the beginning. Greater things have yet to come.
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** Post brought back up to celebrate an upcoming brand new year!