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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Wedding [and] Singer

About a month ago, I had to attend two weddings. And luckily both couples thought it nice to have me sing at their wedding. And thus my wedding singer career jump-started.

Here’s a sample cover song in my wedding rep. It’s a song from the movie The Wedding Singer, Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler. I got the instrumental from Youtube. (You gotta admit, a lot of free stuff floating about in the internet these days.) Lead and Backup Vocals all done by me though. 😉

Feel free to leave a comment! I love it when you do that. Haha! Enjoy! 🙂

Going back to the actual weddings. The first wedding’s bride was my friend from the office. The wedding was in Baguio. The second wedding’s groom was actually my cousin and he was wise enough to get me as his best man as well! Wedding singer plus best man, that should be a great deal already. I had to look classy and elegant.

I’m wearing: Everything from People Are People

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The Wedding’s Mythical Four: Couple with the Best Man and the Maid-of-Honor
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At the reception…
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Oh, that’s Monica Sacay. I met her at the wedding reception. She really sings beautifully as well.

Thanks for dropping by. Leave me a message below too… ‘coz you’ve just been FU-ed by CK!