Antoni Garcia

Gravity A Capella

I take myself back to the days spent as a twelve-year-old lad catching Wolf’s Rain and being whisked away into the haunting melody of this ending song. Now, it is my turn to give a spin on my rendition of Gravity, which was originally sung by the great Maaya Sakamoto. I hope you enjoy it.

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Lithium Flower A Capella

Here is an anime ending theme tune that I thoroughly enjoyed when I was a twelve-year-old sixth grader from one of my most favorite anime series of all time, Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Enjoy my cover of Lithium Flower.

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New Year New Me

New Year New Me does not even begin to describe how joyous I felt. This is also a chance for me to remind myself how far I have come in my weight loss progress. Six years ago, I was spending my Christmas and Boxing Day in Toronto where I met my flat mate’s sister, brother-in-law, and their two grown-up children. When I visited their place, I received this collared shirt as a Christmas gift. Due to me still being on the fatter side, this shirt used to be tight on me. Now that I weigh 12 stone 8 lbs (176 lbs or 80 kg) and I am over a stone and a half (21 lbs or 9.525 kg) near my ideal weight, there is no stopping me from being the slimmer, happier, more confident me that I have always dreamed of being. This collared shirt serves as my personal reminder.

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My September to December Weight Loss Progress

Happy New Year, everybody, Antoni here and I am really ecstatic to show you all how far I have come when I did this -ber month weight loss project. In September, I began at 14 stone 1.76 lbs (197.76 lbs or 89.7 kg). Now, I am down to 12 stone 8.38 lbs (176.38 lbs or 80 kg), thus achieving my one-and-a-half-stone (21-pound or 9.525-kilogram) weight loss. Sure, I weighed lesser than that a few days ago, and I did go through moments of weakness. However, I have always reminded myself that any weight lost is much better than any weight regained, which is progress in of itself. I am glad that I am opening the new year with a new me, as the fringe benefits have been on show. The collared shirt that I have at the fourth picture fits me so much better than when I first wore it five to six years ago. That was given to me by my flatmate’s sister in Toronto when I visited their place on Christmas Eve six years ago. It was initially a challenge to get that shirt on because the bulges were still conspicuous. Now that I am on my way to a healthier weight, i.e. 11 stone 3 lbs (157 lbs or 71.4 kg), the shirt fits me really well to the point where there is still some space left and I am so proud of myself for being below the obesity mark. Sure, I am still clinically overweight, but I am not going to stop until all the weight melts off me for good. I also have to keep reminding myself that my weight loss is not just about looking and feeling better about myself. It is also about my personal health and how much I need to be fit for myself and for my friends and family. I need to continue to set an example for my nieces and nephews that they do not have to end up looking as big as I was, but they need to eat healthily and lead an actively productive lifestyle. Gluing the health and appearance aspects of my weight loss is the confidence aspect. Losing all this excess weight has also given me the greatest boosts in confidence I have ever had and I feel better about myself knowing that I do not need to overeat to feel better about myself. I have kicked my comfort eating habits to the curb. I have bade farewell to my mindless snacking. I have even told all fears and insecurities to vamoose and never come back. Therefore, I am never going back to my old ways and I can see a healthier, brighter, and greater future with more independence and mobility thanks to the stones and pounds or kilos being all shed away for good and for all. The old adage of being a new year and a new me does keep repeating. Nonetheless, it continues to ring true, as I continue to make sure that all of the excess pounds melt right off from me and say hello to a brand new me. Losing weight has made me feel better about myself, gain a whole lot more vitality to boost my health, and made me blessed to know that self love and self care should be my greatest priorities in every aspect of my life. I hope you all enjoyed this, I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and Happy New Year, everybody.

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A Lookback on The Crystal Eye

The countdown to the New Year begins with a grizzly tale from The Squeam Screen centering around twin boys who are vastly different in character, a magic mirror, and a clairvoyant gypsy woman with her prosthetic eye of crystal. Enjoy my lookback and let me know your opinions as well.

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A Tribute to The Animax Christmas Rap

My most esteemed Animax. A channel I have been loving ever since I was a 12-year-old sixth-grader and whose catchy and fun Christmas commercial has been ingrained in my mind, heart, and soul when I was a 15-year-old high school freshman. Enjoy my tribute and let me know your opinions as well.  

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