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Coffee Hour: Dreams Come True

Author:Author unknown, Issue: January 2001, Topic: Coffee Hour

To make your dreams come true, you need no miracle. Just be focused on them and get busy! So says Ali Tavakoli, the owner of the restaurant & bar, Ali's Kebab. It took him only three years of hard work to realize one of his dreams. With 100,000 yen in borrowed funds, Ali head for Nagoya to set up his first "yellow truck" with the motto, "Failure is the biggest fear and block that you have to get rid of before taking the first step towards your dreams." "Possibility thinking" is the term given to this mindset in certain circles, and it means if you really have a mind to do something, you can do it. He realizes his indebtedness to others and says, "Without the help of my friend and co-worker, Alirza Jokar, my business wouldn't have been so successful."

This is Ali's 9th year in Tsukuba, and to him, Tsukuba is now "home." Ali is intent on repaying the people of Tsukuba for their kindness, and he'd like to do something good for the city to help it become a better place for both Japanese and foreigners. So, it is not as a foreigner from Iran, but simply as a fellow "Tsukuban" (or is it "Tsukubaite"?), his dream is to see people becoming good friends to each other regarless of sex, age, nationality, religion, language, etc. Because he is a man of his word, sooner or later he will also make this dream come true!

Come and join the crowd at the monthly Coffee Hour at the Tsukuba Information Center on Wed., Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and hear Ali reveal his "secret recipe for success". Refreshments will be provided.

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