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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Help Fund a PhD

In recent years, I have seen many people trying to raise money via the Internet. One of the earliest cases that I recall happening was when a boy asked for strangers to mail him 50 cent coins to him so that he could reach his dreams: buying an iPod. Somehow, he managed to pull it off. Since then, other cases include boob jobs and an effort to pull out of debts. One of the most recent ones happen to be an appeal for help with a PhD.

Jikon Lai's pedigree include alumni to some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning around. And on scholarship, which make it all the more commendable. Unfortunately, he is unable to secure funding beyond the first year of his PhD at the Australian National University, and he is appealing to the public for help.

Come on people, please help to bless the man if you are able to. Help invest a small fraction of your private equity to Jikon, if you can spare any. If people can help a teenager buy something like an iPod, I do not see why people cannot help with this. His contribution to knowledge and society in return are worth far more than insecure women wanting you dough for their boob jobs.

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