Daytime is boring to me

No matter where I go or who I meet, I constantly get asked the same questions over and over again to explain about who I am and my history as it fascinates people.

Let's start right from the beginning, I come from one of the oldest families, Alimov's are known in the area of northern part of Khujand. My grandparents moved to build Dushanbe in the early of 1900s and built their names occupying most of the positions across various industries and were the original brain power during the Soviet Era.

That takes me to the point that I was born in the country that does not exist today but has so many good and bad memories for all regardless of where they come from, the country is of course the Soviet Union. In the early 1990s, after the collapse of the country, the newly established, the Republic of Tajikistan, ended up in a civil unrest which took away majority of my childhood and the family that was known across all industries have disappeared as fast as the former country did.

Luckily, I was provided an opportunity by my Mother, to move to New Zealand in the early 2000s at the age of 17 and create my own future, the financial constraint meant that I had to be looked after the local people which took me under their wing and looked after me for the first year while I tried to find myself in the new country.

I have graduated from the Japanese University with the degree and a Japanese girlfriend and we have started our life journey together. 20 years later we have created a number of investments including 2 kids, we have travelled together in over 15% of the countries so far and are looking at exploring the world further.

To summarize it, I was born in Soviet Union, raised in the Republic of Tajikistan, grew up in New Zealand and married to a Japanese lady. We have been in the financial industry for the past 2 decades and I have personally been on all sides, working in the governmental agencies, working in a large private and public multinational companies and have set up businesses and exited them successfully which has allowed me to have the lifestyle that I enjoy today.

I work as a management consultant where I can help you strategize your business, grow it or make it lean, whichever way you want to do it, I will help you with that as I have not seen a business yet that is not fixable.

Below I have put a little brief about each of the places:

  1. Khujand the city of my ancestors
  2. Dushanbe is the birthplace
  3. Wanganui the second home


If you live in a city, look around as you walk about at night. Look at the shadows cast by street lamps, headlights and every other light that shines out in the darkness.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

  • Margaret Mead

A bit about each city

  • Khujand the city of my ancestors

People would need to know about their roots before they grow their own roots, for me it was easy, as every single summer we have spent months in the city of Khudjand (Khujand) going from relative to relative, listening to all of the shenanigans that the parents used to be up to when they were our age. The most impressive and humbling experience is to walk for a KM to bring the water out of the well back to the grand aunties house under the scorching hot sun. It was all of the boys that have to carry 10 liters of water in each hand in order to provide us with the simplistic supply of drinking water, to wash our face and have a warm and deserving tea or soup.

  • Dushanbe is the birthplace

The second photo is the modern (maidan) square in the center of Dushanbe. Maidan is the actual word meaning the square, center for public gatherings which has lost its meaning to Westerners these days. When I grew up in the city of Dushanbe it looked completely different with the Soviet built buildings and Lenin statue being in the middle which was then replaced with the modern glass led buildings and a statue of Ismail Somoni. Our president 2 decades ago has declared that our roots are traced back to Samanids and the current statue and the banknotes is the representation of the presidential decree. Although, fellow countrymen are aware of the book, the Tajiks, which has traced our nations roots to over 10k B.C. it is also fair to say that some of the evidence that may have been used is the critical thinking of the author and therefore we should just stick with the official information.

  • Wanganui the second home

The third photo is of Whanganui (Wanganui) which is in the early 2000s have become my temporary second home. The interesting stories from the Whanganui comes alongside its river and the Maori tribes that have lived there for centuries. Incredible cultural significance of the statues and monuments and most importantly how the people loved and respected each other. It was fairly easy for a newcomer to settle in fairly easy and attend to all of the local points of interests. This is the place where I have learnt not only English language but also the traditions of the Maori's and other Polynesian cultures by being friendly with all.

This blog is aimed at myself, my memories, my knowledge, experience and entertainment, however, if you do like what you see and would like to get involved or get me involved at some point of time during your life journey, I am always open to talk.

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