Newborn CD and Sara Hickman

A few years ago, Adi kept watching Barney (yep, that purple dinosaur) videos and took a fancy to this one particular kid named Sara Hickman. I searched the web and instead found another Sara Hickman. That chance email exchange lead to this...

newborn (4k image)

Subj: Re: Thank you for the CD
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 1:56:12 AM
From: (Manuel Viloria)

Dearest Sara,

Something wonderful came in the mail today -- your CD, Newborn, arrived here in Manila.

A few weeks ago, I emailed you because I thought you might be the 'Sara Hickman' who starred in the Barney and Friends video my son, Adi, frequently watches.

But you know what? Barney pales in comparison. My son Adi wondered what new CD I was popping into the computer. Another movie, he wondered. Then when your sweet voice came on, my little three year old sat there. And listened.
His teachers say that it's hard to get Adi's attention. Who'd have thought all it takes is Sara Hickman's singing voice. :)

Sadly, the music stores here in the Philippines do not carry your CDs...yet. I say 'yet' because I've just phoned my friend at Odyssey Records and Tapes and asked her to import some of your CDs. I'll also drop by Powerbooks, a bookstore/music store that has a tie-up with Tower Records. I'll suggest that they carry your CDs.

And then there's also Young Minds, a children's bookstore that carries imported books, games and CDs. I'll show them your CD so that they'll understand why someone like me, a typical Filipino dad, can gush over a family-oriented CD.

I love your song, "It's Alright" and wish I had your CD when our son was suffering from colic until his fourth month. Then again, after a long day at the office, it becomes evident that "It's Alright" isn't just for colic. :)

You and your child are beautiful. Thank you for this gift. Thank you also for helping me become a better dad by opening my eyes (and my voice) to the new ways of spending time with our son -- through the magical healing power
of song.

Take care always, Sara...

Warmest regards,

P.S. "Eye booger" in Tagalog (language spoken here in Manila, Philippines) is "Muta" [pron. MOO - tah]

"A Filipino Family on the Web"

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[ First posted on 05/28/2002 by Manuel Viloria ]

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