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David Archuleta arrives in the Philippines for ‘Nandito Ako’

American Idol runner-up David Archuleta is now the Philippines to star in the mini-series ‘Nandito Ako’ for TV5. He met co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero at the airport.

‘Nandito Ako’ is a popular Filipino song which I assume David will sing. It means “I’m here.”

During the press interview David talked about the Filipino food he has tasted and liked so far:

Tokwa at baboy

Tokwa’t Baboy (Tofu and Pork) – A dish with includes pork ears, pork belly and deep-fried tofu. It is dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, pork broth, vinegar, chopped white onions, scallions, and red chili peppers.

Sisig

Sisig – Chopped pig’s head served on a sizzling plate.

From Wikipedia:

Preparing sisig comes in three phases: boiling, broiling and finally frying. A pig’s head is first boiled to remove hairs and to tenderize it. Portions of it are then chopped and grilled or broiled. Finally, it is fried with onions and served on a sizzling plate.

David Archuleta arrives in the Philippines to shoot  Nandito Ako

Thalia sings ‘Nandito Ako’

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imaRainbow
imaRainbow

hoping david oops i meanJosh Lol, kisses Eula(holly) and Jasmine(anya)!!!! :) why not? he's there

imaRainbow
imaRainbow

so sorry but that food looks really disgusting! wonder if david will really eat it??? :(

IdleTime
IdleTime

The first dish looks like tofu and pig's ear. I doubt David would like that.

violet4ever
violet4ever

Oh I should have added - he said a lot of things about his mission and his plans for after his mission between the press conference and the VIP meeting, both of which were streamed and captured. There are also Youtube videos of those. He definitely plans to record and perform after his mission and actually has already laid plans for some post-mission projects. He also plans to record some songs (pop and hymns) before he leaves and I think he said those would be released while he is away on his mission.

violet4ever
violet4ever

Haha. He doesn't usually eat pork. I wonder if he knows what those are. He ate durian too (a stinky fruit).

Rickey
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Bensonandhedges
Bensonandhedges

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Rickey
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