Daylight Mash-up

(This post has a cover song embedded in the middle.)

As mentioned in my previous post (see here), I’m sharing a few of the things I did at the resort. It’s not much as I’ve lately come to realize how I’ve outgrown the “gigil” / excitement when it comes to swimming. I think at this stage in my life, I’m already contented with the fact of being in a resort and having thoughts of swimming rather than the actual act of doing it. Now, I’m more into people watching, watching them and judging them. It’s not really that I despise swimming anymore, I just feel there are more important things to consider when going out on a summer break.

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Sunblock – which I totally forgot to bring. A very basic mistake, and yet could have unimaginable consequences. Luckily, we were able to find a few shades that helped protect us from the sun as we took some shots.

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But honestly, you still can’t deny the fact that basking under the sun gives us such a wonderful feeling.

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Freedom and leisure – at least for a time you get to forget all the worries you have. Work and other stressors in life get to be put aside as you enjoy the summer breeze and the heat of the sun (on your unprotected skin). Always bring sunblock!

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So while the rest of them are taking a dip in the pool, I lingered on the side, pondering how beautiful life is… (see above) and taking pictures of them having fun (see below). Don’t get me wrong, I am having fun doing what I’m doing. So all is fair. Later, as the sun sets and slowly descends I will go and take my share of dips in the water too. And they’ll be the ones taking pictures! 😉

20130409-084619.jpgAt the resort, you can do whatever you want. Swim, read a book, sleep, people watch, relax, etc. All you gotta do is find the things that best go together and mash it up!

Just as I mash-ed up a few songs below with Maroon 5’s Daylight. The first time I heard this song, I was so ecstatic. The feel was just so uplifting and very catchy. It took me a couple of weeks to come up with the right blend for this piece. I hope you enjoy listening to it.


The instrumental I used was from YouTube. I do not own the accompaniment. All I did was sing to it, layered a few backup vocals here and there and added a wee bit of effects. Katy Perry’s songs seemed like a perfect fit to some of the parts so they made their way to the final mix. It was originally just Imagine Dragons and Adam’s songs, but it ended up with a few more.

This summer I’m really hoping to come up with a few more covers. I’m starting to feel the groove on making mash-ups.

Wish me luck! And if do have any ideas on songs that could be mashed together, do send me a message and I’ll see how I can add a CK twist to it! 😉

Oh, before I end this post, I’d like to show you some proof that I did take a dip in the pool! Say hello to my ever awesome jump shots!

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And my personal best so far! I think it’s more of a fly shot than just a jump shot.

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Happy summer y’all! You’ve just been FU-ed by CK.

Photos by Bjorn A.

You may check out some of my other covers on the soundcloud widget on the sidebar to your right. Or you can also visit my page at www.soundcloud.com/CKEspanol and follow me on soundcloud.

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Pale Sunshine

Yesterday, I went on my first summer outing for the year. It was a lovely resort in Cavite, Philippines but it was more apparently intended for kids. If you’re looking for a place for your kids to enjoy at a very low price, this is the place to go. Qubo Qabana Resort and Hotel has a main pool with slides. The pool has a water level set at 4 feet max, good for those (above 4 feet) who don’t really know how to swim in deep waters (obviously). The resort also has another kiddie pool with mushroom falls, a few qubo cabana huts, a mini bar and grilling station. They also have hotel rooms and a private pool for their guests staying in. For more info, you may visit their site.

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(Photos grabbed from the main site. I do not own the photos of the resort.)

Anyhow, as the sun’s rays have been intense as ever, I opted to wear something light (so I don’t get too hot under the sun) and something easy (and ready for swimming).

I’m wearing: Buttoned shirt (Folded & Hung), Black tank (SM Department Store), Board shorts (D Mall, Boracay), Aviator shades (Bench), Carryall Bag (Refill Men), Sportswatch (Timex), Flipflops (Havaianas)

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I’ve always been drawn to these shades of white, kind of a bit lighter flesh tones. The red floral print in the board shorts grabs my attention. I got these pair of shorts a few months back when I went to Boracay for a late mid-year vacation.

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And as you may see me often in, I took out my ever trusted black tank top and covered it with my (unbuttoned) buttoned shirt. I just adore the red lining on this shirt from Folded & Hung. It’s made of 100% light cotton so the fabric is so easy and comfy to wear on hot days like these.

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I brought my another trusted piece of apparel, more like accessory, my aviator shades from Bench. We’ve been through a lot of trips together and they never fail me! 😉

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Come back soon for more. I’ll be posting some of the other stuff we did at the resort soon. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the latest FU by CK.

Photos by Bjorn A.

No Gray Areas

Not everything in life is often black and white. It’s sometimes just too difficult to identify which we should choose, given the many philosophical and moral nature (big words) of things. A lot of fine lines are tread, and most often than not, we cross over if not just sit on the fence. But this blog post is nothing anywhere near life’s dilemma! Haha, sorry to disappoint. It’s about what style I aimed to hit. For my look, I opted to go for either black or white (with a touch of color) and in no way adding any shades of gray! I’m gunning for a light feel on a black and white template.

I’m wearing: White 3/4 sleeves buttoned shirt (Le Froge), Black tank (SM Department Store), White mid-length shorts (Mental), Black mid-cut chucks (Pony), Aviator shades (Bench)

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To start my look, I pulled out my white Mental shorts and built my way around that piece. I love the red cross print on it so much, simply and precisely because it’s red. Red just appeals to me, it just does! And red on white makes it pop all the more.

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Then I took out my all-around plain black tank from SM Department Store. And layered it with my old white buttoned shirt from Le Froge to match my shorts.

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To finish the look, I wore a black mid-cut chucks from Pony which completes the black ‘n white style.

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I tried to take off the buttoned shirt to show off some muscles but I think I failed on that area. But worry not, I’m working on it, knowing that Summer is shoving its heat and waves right in our faces, the gym is my new favorite hangout spot lately. (Will probably put up some gym wear look soon.)

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And my shoot would not be complete without the floor shots! Booya!

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And finally, to cap off a relaxing weekend shoot, won’t you lie down with me?

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Thanks for stopping by! Do like and comment on this post. I would love to hear your thoughts (nothing evil I hope… haha) ‘coz you’ve just been FU-ed by CK!

Photos by Bjorn A.