About Me

Okang Ashiwel Ochui

 

Hi. My name is Ashiwel and this blog is just a collection of my many random thoughts and a few of the things I like.

Music, songwriting, design, custom t-shirts, poetry, the quest for knowledge and learning; those are my lifeblood.

I suppose I write poetry because I like the beauty of words and how even the simplest ones can move the most complex of beings. Or maybe it’s because I am very good with words and it’d be a shame to waste all that talent.

I like music, for the pleasure it gives the soul, but especially for it’s capacity to transcend demographic divides and speak to people in a universal language. I like the fact that I can exploit this tool and get my message across whenever I want, wherever I want.

I like to meet people, to interact, to build relationships, to exchange ideas and sharpen them with intellectual intercourse and productive conversation,  because when I sharpen them, they sharpen me and grow me. Or maybe I just like to talk to people because they find me interesting.

I like beauty and creativity, the thrill of being an innovative maverick, the pleasure of knowing that my brainchild is the fixation of my audience. I like being different; the interesting kind of different. I am not a fan of the crowd.

I like reading and I love to study people. It teaches me how to live, or  how not to live.

I like to push the envelope, to solve problems, and to laugh at myself. I like challenges because they bring out the best in me, and I am always looking for new ones, big ones, tougher ones.  Maybe it’s  the incurable optimist in me that drives me. Or maybe it’s my undying faith that the force behind me will prevail when a challenge confronts me.

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