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    Posted February 12, 2012 by
    Chicago, Illinois
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Remembering Whitney Houston

    My American Dream


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     shaunjrajah grew up listening to Houston's music in Malaysia. For several years, he performed on a weekly children's television program and often sang 'Greatest Love of All.' He says, 'All she has to do is single a couple of words and it gives you goose bumps. It just makes your day.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    One of my main reasons of moving to the US was to meet Whitney Houston. Coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I grew up listening to Whitney. She was an idol, and such . great inspiration. In 2008, I had news that she was checking in at the Four Seasons . I did go there the first day all alone and waited but she was a no show. I went again on the 2nd day there she was. I did approach her as she was incognito and she did not reply. she was seated by the lobby and than i called her again with her middle name "Elizabeth. It was than when she looked in surprise . It happened so quick ad her security guard came and i had to leave. My best friend did go up to her and told her how much I loved her and she called me back but i was on my way down, she wrote my name down with an autograph! That did not stop me. I write to oprah and in 2009, me and 9 of my close friend were invited to attend the show, the first few to see the screening and it was that big surprise to see her perform life! .
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