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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
SurfMonkey
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Joined: Oct 03, 2002
Posts: 1
Posted: 2002-10-03 09:46 am   Permalink

Just Joined.....diggin it the MOST! I went to the tiki farm party and got some good picts....somebody tell me how to post em.

adios,
surfmonkey


 
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Rock-A-Tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 03, 2002
Posts: 41
From: Los Angeles,CA
Posted: 2002-10-03 1:33 pm   Permalink

Just joined in, hope to be here awhile.

Aloha,
Rock-A-Tiki


 
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Turbogod
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 1219
Posted: 2002-10-03 2:01 pm   Permalink

Check out the San Onofre tiki post. Shelly put up great pic posting instructions
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divychic
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 198
From: Bradenton, Florida
Posted: 2002-10-05 6:52 pm   Permalink

Hi-Just got tiki-zed afew months back. Can't recall how the gods got thru to me. But I woke up. Talk about hard to find tiki themed anything in Bradenton, Florida or anyone who knows what the hell I'm talking about(when I first mention tiki). Which have found out is a good thing. Now my house is being transformed...Glad to have found the site!!!

 
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Tiki Rider
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2002-10-05 11:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha,and Greetings...from a new guy to Tiki Central one and all.
I attended the Big OL Tiki Bash with wide eyed amazement...It was an awesome event for this Tiki Bash "virgin". Thank you to Tiki Farm for making this event possible. After viewing the posted photos and postings, I can now put some names to the people I met and faces I saw...later for now. I'm ghost!
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hama
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Joined: Oct 06, 2002
Posts: 1
Posted: 2002-10-06 11:07 pm   Permalink

Tikifish reffered me to this site. My brother-in-law sent me a link to an ebay auction of a mug from Chin Tiki (in Detroit). Thought I'd be interested since I worked there, met my husband there...one thing led to another to this site. I never realized there was such an interest in all things tiki. Tikifish wanted to hear some anecdotes about Chin Tiki. So, thank you Tikifish, for that article on Chin's in Livonia and bringing back memories of a simpler time.
Anecdotes? Chin Tiki was billed as a Polynesian restaurant that had 4 people who were really Polynesian (my husband, his mom and brother plus one of the bartenders). The rest of us were from all over. Fun place to work and I stayed there even after I got my "real" job as a drafter. The floor shows were great and were pretty authentic (my mother-in-law and the bartender-who was one of the dancers) helped, the manager of the group made sure to supply the girls with the coolest costumes (I stayed out of the way when my mom-in-law was making them!), the latest shirts from Hawaii and anything Tahitian that my mother-in-law could bring back from visits home. Chin Tiki had all the requisite tiki bar decor but the most stunning thing was the mural behind the bar of undersea life. Done in neon colors that glowed with the blacklites, it was painted by a regular at the restaurant, Blaine Perrigo (and I may have his name and/or spelling totally wrong-this was a while ago!). I hope the Chin's were able to save some of that mural.
As employees, we were able to eat there for free. This was great since I was so poor! Lunch was from the buffet, sitting at the tables in the bar after the lunch rush hour. Dinner was made for us by the cooks but we also had access to the appetizer drawers! A few of the other hostesses and I would order pizza from one of the best pizza places on Cass ,close to Wayne State. We'd tell the person taking the order to stop by Chung's on the way and have Phil pay for the pizza and then bring it to us at Chin Tiki. (Phil was Marvin Chin's cousin and often stopped by to visit). We'd have the pizza sitting behind the hostess desk on one of the bus stands, got lots of comments from customers about smelling pizza, for gawd's sake!
Ronnie Linn (sp?) and his wife, Chris ran a tight ship. The place was classy and they kept it that way, in spite of a couple of us hostesses who were barely out of our teen years!
Don't know if any of you are interested in any of this. These are memories from a long-ago youth of a restaurant that was supposed to evoke a polynesian atmosphere. It was about as real as any tiki bar and in the ensuing years, I've come to know that culture a little better. Somebody on this site had recommended going to the Pacific Islander festival here in San Diego. That and any other heivas around the west will get you closer to the polynesian spirit. Tiki bars are fun, though!


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-10-07 05:29 am   Permalink

Thank you so much for posting that! I think it deserves it's own topic, I almost missed it in the ;new members' thread!

Thanks Hama!

So, when the Chin Tiki re-opens, will you \go back to work there again? : )


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2370
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-10-07 07:43 am   Permalink

Hama,
Interesting info on the Chin Tiki. Would definitely love to hear more!

Tikifish, is the Chin Tiki really going to re-open? I thought that was just speculation. Would be cool if it did!

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Chongolio
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2002-10-07 1:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha TC,
I am a new member to this forum and wanted to introduce myself. I have been friki about the tiki and everything exotic since I was wee little monkey. My other passions include: surfing, reverb, guitars and art. I look forward to meeting some of the T.C locals and talking some story.
Mahalo,
Chongolio


 
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tastysp
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 07, 2002
Posts: 192
Posted: 2002-10-07 2:18 pm   Permalink

hey there NY area Tiki fans
I'm opening a Tiki bar on 538 14th st. between Ave. A & B in Manhattan in the space that was Barmacy for those who are familiar with that area/bar. It's going to be called Otto's Shrunken Head. We're open right now while we're transforming from old bar to new bar and you guys are invited to come take a look at the process. We're having a grand opening party on the 19th of October and hope to have evrtything done by then. It'll be a kind of rock-n-roll Tiki Bar w/ live music and DJs. Hope to see you guys at the grand opening if not beforehand. if you come down ask for me I'll give you the 3 cent tour
steve
Otto's Shrunken Head


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2370
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-10-07 3:00 pm   Permalink



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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3187
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2002-10-07 3:31 pm   Permalink

"Posted by PolynesianPop on 2002-10-07 15:00
Rock-n-Roll is NOT tiki
Live Music is NOT tiki
DJ's are NOT tiki"
Live music not Tiki?Listening to Arthur Lyman or Martin Denny in Hawaii in the late Fities and early sixties must be pretty darn close. And Otto spinning Exotica tunes these days must also be...pretty darn close.
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2370
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-10-07 3:43 pm   Permalink




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[ This Message was edited by: PolynesianPop on 2002-10-07 15:45 ]

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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3187
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2002-10-07 7:01 pm   Permalink

"Posted by PolynesianPop on 2002-10-07 15:43
------------------------------------------------------------------------mrsmiley,
I was just trying to be humorous, ala bigbro's comment"
Sorry Mr. Pop, I didn't catch the joke-you may call me Mr. Frowny (but only until midnight)
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TikiScott
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Joined: Oct 07, 2002
Posts: 5
From: San Diego
Posted: 2002-10-07 9:08 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone, my name is Scott, and I'm new to tiki central. I live here in San Diego, CA. Im 19, and have been into tiki for about a year now but only recently have I started to collect stuff. Ive even started to carve. See ya around.

 
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