#13 The man of passion.

Alan

‘When I was young, I always wanted to create something new, make something that I have never tired before. Once I get the image of it, I just do it.’

Alan is a 23 year old man who handles multiple businesses in Taiwan. He was 16 years old when he started his first business. Since then, he has always been hungry for starting something new.

「小さい頃から、新しい物を作ることが好きだったし、自分が今までしたことのなかったことに挑戦することが好きだった。」

23歳のアランは、現在台湾で幾つかの個人事業を行っている。彼が初めて個人のビジネスを始めたのはまだ16歳の時だった。以降、常に何かに挑戦することを念頭に、様々な事業をやってきた。

Alan Talk

Right now, he is running both a photo studio and a cafe in Taipei with his long time partner, Alie.

‘Everyday is busy, I need to learn tons of new things and it makes me really tired,’ Alan continues, ‘but you know, every moment an opportunity is created, and we have a chance to achieve something. I know, it is always scary to make a big decision in life, and I still feel scared when it comes to me, but you won’t get anything done unless you try to step forward.’

At the end of the interview, I asked him what his final goal was. He showed me a smile and said,

‘Probably to get my own farm, and to have some relaxing time everyday.’

今は、写真撮影のスタジオとカフェを6年以上付き合っている彼女のアリーと経営している。しかし、もちろん彼らが取り組んできたすべての事業が成功したわけではない。

「毎日が失敗の繰り返しで、常に学んでいるよ。ただ学ぶことが多すぎて常に疲れている気がする。」

「だけど、僕たちには機会を自分たちで作れる力があり、それを掴むチャンスがある。人生で常に大きな決断することは不安で非常に怖いことではあるし、僕も常に不安を感じている。でもまずその決断をする勇気をもって前に進むことが何よりも大事なんだよ。」

一歩前に出る勇気、それはとりあえず進んでみないと味わえないのかもしれない。

Alan talk 2

For more information about Alan and Alie’s businesses, check the links below: 

The Common (cafe): https://www.facebook.com/thecommontw

Selfio (photo-studio): https://www.facebook.com/selfiotw?fref=ts

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3 thoughts on “#13 The man of passion.

  1. Reblogged this on ミカエラの Asia Travel Diaries and commented:
    Had the pleasure of meeting this man in Taiwan during my recent trip. Inspiring to see people younger than me, who are striving to achieve new things and push themeslves to their limits, no matter how unpredictable the outcome may be.

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