Monday, November 7, 2016

College Correspondent

Dear Familia,

It's been a pretty uneventful couple of weeks. Classes are rolling along, I just registered for next semester. The schedule is pretty easy but knocks out the remainder of my General Education requirements.

Also, Halloween was last week which meant costumes. This year I went as Ochulo Kelchukwu Onyebueze Ochulo, Prince of Nigeria. My roommate, Ochulo Kelchukwu Onyebueze Ochulo, Prince of Nigeria also went as Ochulo Kelchukwu Onyebueze Ochulo, Prince of Nigeria.

Needless to say, the ladies of BYU went crazy.

The Princes of Nigeria became the Princes of Utah.

Also this week, we played the first game of our intramural Frisbee tournament. Da squad was able to pull out the win partly thanks to an overtime catch by yours truly. The team we played contained two members of BYU's Intercollegiate Ultimate team, two guys and a girl, so in a single elimination tournament, a pretty big win. I was also asked if I wanted to play on the club team.


I managed to catch three touchdowns and throw three more in a game that ended up 9-7.

Other than that, my week has been pretty basic. I had a couple of dates and a couple of parties but not much else. I went to quiz bowl again. And won.

Image result for the slave ship turner

I really enjoyed this painting by JMW Turner. The Slave Ship was painted just before the beginning of the civil war. It looks really aesthetically pleasing, regardless of the title, until you see the discreet hands, legs, sharks and fishes in the foregrounds. The slave traders would drop sick or dead slaves over the side of the boat so that they could claim insurance money on their "property." 

This first made me think of the quote from Jamaican Civil leader, Marcus Garvey. "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds." This is really true and I can witness of that here at BYU. 

For Tanner, enjoy the experience that you are having now in Europe. Leave no stone unturned or any righteous desire unfulfilled. 

For Hunter, don't let the trials of your mission deter you from your purpose in being there. 

For Cooper, stop surviving High School and start living it. Make it your school. 

For Sawyer, Miller and Breyer, enjoy these early learning days and nap time and recess and set lunch periods and cherish these memories. 

For Mom and Dad, love these times that you have with your lillin childrens.

Lots of love,

Ochulo Kelchukwu Onyebueze Ochulo, Prince of Nigeria


Aaron H. said...

Princes of Nigeria? CLASSIC!

shirlgirl said...

Loved this letter and the pictures of the Princes--such ingenuity!

Bachland :) said...

Who was who, I couldn't tell the difference, they looked just like twins! The quote from Marcus Garvey are the words to a Bob Marely song. Porter, your a Bob Marley fan now!