Riz is a young Christian from UP. A praise and worship leader. I’m a frequent visitor of her blog. Actually, I admire her writing. Whenever I get tired of hours of work in the office, or theology in discussion forums, I jump into her blog to see if there are new posts that would somehow refresh my thoughts. It is sad though, that she announced recently that she’s closing it down. I admire her faith. That’s the term — refreshing.
I saw her personally once during the lauching of LiveTHELife Magazine. She’s a sweet lady. Too bad we had no chance to chat.
Mikks is a young composer, singer and web designer all in one. I don’t know much about Mikks aside from Riz’ frequent mention of him on her blog. But if you are her regular visitor, you’ll notice that she implicitely admits of having a special relationship with him. Yes boys, I think she’s taken. :D Anyway, going back. I admire Mikks. At his age, he seemed to be very good at his craft. His compositions are, well, at par, I think, with the quality of compositions we are hearing these days. And I believe he also arranges his own compositions. I can imagine he has his own home based studio. Actually, nowadays, if you have the talent and the necessary technological know-how, it’s easy to operate your own home based studio. And he’s good at it! I mean, visit his site. Go on, click the “mikks” link. I assume that all the recordings and the “commercial” you’ll hear were all done by Mikks. Correct me if I’m wrong, though. Nonetheless, you’ll find his “balladeer” type voice appealing.
Now this is sweet, nakakakilig and touching at the same time. You see, Riz wanted to go to Australia for the annual Hillsongs Conference. For some reasons, probably financial among others, she can’t make it this June. Or can she?
There’s a chance, though. Mikks is selling his CDs to raise P80,000 to sponsor Riz. Now you know why it’s sweet, nakakakilig and touching at the same time? Do I still need to explain?
Now, I think we can help them raise funds. You see, bloggers are great news spreaders (is there such a term?). I myself receives about 2 hits a day — 1 from myself and 1 from my brother. Hahaha. (Seriously, I think I do better than that. Since you’re reading this post, you must be the 3rd :D ). Anyway, if you are a blogger, you have an option to feature this story in your blog. If you believe you’re a Christian blogger, you are required to feature them in your blog. :D
Another thing, buy Mikks CD. I’m sending him an email today to buy one. I just don’t know how to receive it. Anyway, if you’ll get one, you’ll help them raise funds. If Riz can’t make it this June, next year isn’t bad at all.
I myself have a dream to attend the Hillsong Conference. But since I’m no longer single, I’m now tripple (my wife, my baby and myself), it would be financially impossible to do it at this time. I’ll will be very happy to see this dream of mine happen thru Riz. Hey Riz, if you’re reading this, I have some online friends from Hillsong Australia. They were willing to sponsor me before — that is accomodation and conference tickets. I just don’t have the other ticket — airlines ticket :D — that’s why I can’t accept their generousity. In anycase, I can probably introduce you to them. Maybe they can help.