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This is Kuya Joe the 23rdangel and I'm a Game Cosplayer. I also enjoy doing digital painting, photography and traditional arts but Above all, I love games.

Personal Quote: "100% Opacity is Never Enough."
Nearly 1/4 into the new year and I can say things are going pretty smoothly. I have made some new year's resolution and stick to them and it has been a self-rewarding experience. Here are some of them I'd like to share;

1. Take Swimming
Actually this slot is meant to say take on a sport. A sport that you enjoy and challenges the body. I've always loved swimming I thought. So I choose that. I thought I knew how to swim but the first session have taught me what I've been doing it all wrong ><; My instructor taught me the right form on how to do it. He is a policeman by the way.

After over 15 sessions and swimming for at least 2 times a week, I've learned 4 different strokes; Freestyle, Backstroke, Breatstroke and the Butterfly. I hate Backstroke the most, Breast is the easiest and struggling with the Butterfly (want to master). The instructor told me I'm doing fine its just that the body needs getting use to and told me we'll be doing more advance strokes in the next session, Sidestroke he mentions. From the looks of it, it looks like those stroke usually used by lifeguards o.o

2. Do weights, focus on abs. Do shoulders then chest afterwards
Its hard to start up a habit especially one that involves with working out and I no kid. I'm sure many had a similar experience. So I turn my daily routine into a game. I work at home as a freelancer so there are times that I have to leave my desk, new rule: "you are not allowed to leave desk unless you do crunches (3sets)". Lunch breaks included.

So yeah I just made my life even harder on myself ^^; However, I lost everything I gained during last years holidays and some more. In my humble opinion, my stomach looks even better compared to when I cosplayed Dante (DMC3). It is a work in progress. I'm not sure where I'm going with this, maybe cosplay Nudist Beach I don't know.

3. Eat 80% Plants and 20% Meat
After much research I am now convinced that the best foods are foods that are fresh and organic. The least processed they are the better and plant's (fruits and vegetables) benefits outweight many times over if you compared it to meat (anything that was an animal or animal in origin). There are days I found myself having no meat. This led me to be able to shop in our local market where farmers come and sell their stuffs during the weekends which is good for the community and more reason for them to continue their livelihood.

Dude your working out and not having meat?! You will have problems with Protein man.
Protein problems?There are beans. Plants provide a lot more that meat can't.

4. Learn to become a better person
While working I tend to play music as my background music like many of you. But most of the time, I listen to TED-Talk. Their mission? To spread ideas worth spreading. Its really cool and I highly recommend it. Speakers from many walks of life and most are at the peak of their success comes up on stage and share their experiences or better yet ideas that can make the world a better place. The topics can range from; health, social issues, economics, philosophy, psychology, technology, trends and world problems.

5. Cosplay Talon and his Skins
I'm at my best when working things one at a time. I may have other cosplay plans and would still do cosplay tutorials as I go along but I want to be able to focus on Talon. We are yet to do an outdoor shoot with Talon and get a "dream photo". The Search for Vergil was also a dream photo, the title too kept ringing in my head day and night until it is done. The feeling of getting a dream photo was awesome, a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. It was like: (talks to photographer) "Let me have this shot. After that you can do anything with me all day". I want that with my Talon as well.

I'm not happy with just doing his Classic skin though, no no. I would also like to do his Crimson Elite (must light-up and join in a competition), Dragonblade (must beef up em shoulders) and Battle-Bunny (still looking for a bar in the red-light district with a dancing pole). Battle Bunny is a fan skin idea by markou000 and I support and love it very much. RIOT PLS

Those are my mission this year. As you can see most of the resolutions involved on physical development. It is much rare for me to find time and play Magic or even League of Legends which is sad D=. My long term goal here is "when I'm 90, I can still kick some ass". So yeah, that is my motivation. Thank you for your time reading my note and as always, stay awesome.
  • Mood: Noble
  • Reading:
  • Watching: Kill la Kill
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Link Between Two Worlds
  • Eating: Melons,Oranges and Girlfriend
  • Drinking: Honey

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23rdAngel Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem man :)
Khymichi Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
23rdAngel Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Of course, its a no brainer :ahoy:
Happy birthday!! :)
23rdAngel Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :ahoy:
You're welcome :)
Seieihime Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Happy Birthday my lovey~!:icongawwplz:


I hope you have a glorious day~!:iconba-kyunplz:

23rdAngel Feb 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks and yes. It was Glorious~
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