Five minutes with Howard

Howard lets us know who he was in a previous life, shares his love of Thai curry and festivals – but not his love for slow walkers 👎. Plus why you might find him doing strange dragon things with his hands 🧐.

Where do you want to go to the most in the world that you haven’t been to before? I really want to go to America at some point 🇺🇸. I’d go to California its a really nice country from what I’ve seen. I’ve got some friends over there who are doing teaching at the moment.

If you were reincarnated what would you have been in a previous life?A sloth I feel like they have a pretty easy life.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the summer? Be on the beach with some friends🌞. I try to make the most of the weather whilst it’s nice because during the winter there’s not a lot to do. I like going to festivals I’m going to Boomtown this year and hopefully Glastonbury but not very likely as it’s so hard to get tickets. I went to boomtown last year and worked as a postman delivering letters to people. It could be quite hard to find people as they would literally just say “to the man in the green and white trousers” but it was fun.

What are the top five things on your bucket list? To do a lot of travelling, I’d like to go everywhere so I can’t really list them all ✈️. I would like to make an app of my own at some point. I got a synthesiser a month ago so I’d quite like to have a go at making my own music. (Howard hasn’t thought of his DJ name yet, so throw any suggestions his way 🎧).

Tell us a weird fact about yourself? I can make different dragon shapes out of my hands 🐲. My mum showed me how to do the first dragon, my little brother showed me how to do the second one. Then I met someone who knew how to do them too and he showed me how to do a third dragon variation.

Are there any mantras you live by? I don’t think you should let people tell you what you can do. If you put your mind to something you can do anything except the impossible like flying 🦅. If you are in a limiting mindset you will limit yourself. If you think you can do what you want and are prepared to put in more work then you can do it.

What really annoys you? Slow walkers, that’s all really. I’m always trying to get to places and never walk slowly I find it really annoying.

Which actor would you like to play the story of your life? Zac Efron, he’s done some pretty good films recently like the Ted Bundy film which is coming out on Netflix soon. Of course his dashing good looks 😆

Do you have any habits that you are proud of ? I drink a lot of water. I don’t snack. I recently started trying to read more as I feel like it’s something I should do 📖. I’m currently reading The Dead Zone by Stephen King.

Do you have any habits which you are not so proud of? My organisation skills aren’t that great. Sometimes I’m almost late into work because I wake up late😴. I struggle to go to sleep early, I usually fall asleep at around midnight or 1am.

What is the best thing about working at Ocasta? The best thing is the flexi-time I usually finish late so that I can leave at about one ‘o’ clock on a Friday 🕺. The people are great too (I didn’t tell him to add that one in).

If you had to eat one food and drink one drink for the rest of your life what would they be? The drink would be orange juice with the bits in. The food would be Thai curry because it’s so tasty and I could have the green and the red kind 🍛.