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Aloha Tiki Central,
As some of you already know, I’m working on a master’s degree at the University of Westminster here in London.
The dissertation that I’m writing for my degree is partially tiki-related.
Anecdotal evidence from folks that earn (or plan to earn) all or a substantial amount of their income through something/anything tiki-related (or Hawaiiana-related) would really help me write a thorough piece.
Are you a carver? Do you sell a lot of tiki &/or Hawaiiana stuff on eBay? Are you in an exotica band? Write books or magazine articles about tiki? Work in a tiki bar? Make/sell tiki mugs? Anything I’m leaving out?
I PROMISE THAT NO QUESTIONAIRES OR SURVEYS WILL BE USED – just me asking you some questions (via email correspondence) that you can choose to answer or not at your own discretion.
PLEASE EMAIL ME, if tiki (or Hawaiiana) plays a significant role in your livelihood (or you plan for it too) & you would like to discuss it w/ me (via email correspondence) for potential use in my dissertation.
& please feel free to email me (or post on this thread) if you have any questions or comments.
Thanks in advance for your help.
[ Edited by: tiki chris on 2003-03-11 05:11 ]
[ Edited by: Tiki Chris on 2003-11-13 13:21 ]
just want to say thanks to the few people who've responded to my request & add that if there's anyone else out there that wouldn't mind me asking a few simple questions (via email to be answered at your convenience/discretion), your help would be most appreciated & i would be much obliged!
i won't ask anything personal or delve into your financials - & you don't have to answer any question if you don't want to.
& again, i repeat, there are no surveys or questionaires involved.
to those of you who have responded: i'll probably be shooting you an email in the next week or so. feel free to email or post on this thread any questions or comments that you may have.
[ Edited by: Tiki Chris on 2003-03-19 04:23 ]
a big THANKS! to the second wave of responses! if i don't get back to all of you immediately, don't worry i will!
if there's anybody else out there that's interested in helping out, your emails are still very much welcome.
& rest assured that i will be discrete w/ any info you provide & that i will keep it w/in the confines of my dissertation.
[ Edited by: Tiki Chris on 2003-03-22 08:10 ]
just wanted to say that i'm done w/ my mba & that i did pretty well - got a "w/ merit" on my dissertation!
to those that helped - THANK YOU SO MUCH!
:) MAHALO :)
Felicidades, Tiki Chris!! How cool that tiki is becoming more and more appreciated by Academia.
Wait....is that a good thing?
Whatever, biggest congratulations! Will it be available to read online anywhere? Truly, we are the most likely candidates for the nerdy type who would actually sit and read a master's thesis online withOUT having to do so as research for our own theses!
thanks for the good cheer!
but believe me, you're better of not reading that damn thing - it's so dry & boring. but if you really want to know more about it, feel free to pm or email me.
honestly, i don't feel 100% comfortable talking about it yet b/c some of my research is going toward ...
something that i'm not quite ready to talk about yet.
for me, tying tiki into my studies was just a way to have fun & write about something that i love.
i don't think academia is any more appreciative of tiki than it was before i started my project. but i can tell you one thing: i appreciate academia a lot less after spending 2 years in grad school!
thanks again to the folks who participated in the e-interviews.
mu ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...
(that's supposed to be me, maniacally laughing, as i sit in my secret headquarters/lair just off the garden state parkway & devise an evil strategy for taking over & then destroying the world...)
Well done Tiki Chris!!!
can't wait to see and experience the fruition of your reasearch!
Congratulations Tiki Master Chris!
Now on to the PhD program! :wink:
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