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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
beachgirl
Member

Joined: Jul 28, 2007
Posts: 2
From: Toms River,NJ
Posted: 2007-07-29 1:13 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone, This is my first time to tiki central. I can't believe how much tiki info there is. I live in NJ and there is not much in tikis. There is this one restaurant that just opened in Seaside Heights NJ called Tiki Island Cafe. The add has all tikis in the restaurant. I am going to check it out next week. I'll keep you posted.

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sushiman
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 28, 2007
Posts: 313
From: Kumamoto , Japan
Posted: 2007-07-29 4:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-25 20:31, culturevirus wrote:
Greetings All,

After lurking off and on for a couple years I've decided to wade into the fray. I'm male, I'm 42 yo, recently divorced (after 21 years of marriage) and in a place where for the first time I'm on my own. Since I am on my own I've decided to freshen up my surroundings and redecorate in a style that suits me. So guess my theme, LOL. Anyway I'll be spending some serious time reviewing the board looking for ideas and asking the occasional question. My screen name is not very Polynesian but I've used for years and it helps maintain a sense of continuity in my online life. Ciao for now.




Culturevirus ,

Your screen name sounds like a combo word William Burrroughs might have come up with . No disrespect intended whatsoever mind you ...Welcome !


 
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Tiki Keith
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Joined: Jul 29, 2007
Posts: 1
Posted: 2007-07-29 6:34 pm   Permalink

Hi,

I've been lurking here for a couple years. I've taken a lot of ideas from here and have used Tiki Central for several of our locating tiki trips. I started building our own tiki bar a couple of months ago.

Keith


 
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The Big Kenhuna
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Joined: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 1
From: Tacoma, WA
Posted: 2007-07-30 1:01 pm   Permalink

Hey everybody! My name is Ken. My partner Tim and I have been into tikis for quite a while. We have gone to the Seattle home bar tours the last two years and met a lot of great people. We love tiki art and tiki mugs and tiki drinks, etc. I don't know why it has taken so long for me to join tiki central, but I am glad to finally be here.

 
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martinicat
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Joined: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 5
Posted: 2007-07-30 1:15 pm   Permalink

Hello All, I've been checking this site for sometime now, and wanted to know if anyone out there has any suggestions for things to do in Kailua, Oahu. We'll be heading over in a couple weeks and can't wait! Thanks to all!!

 
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PeleeTiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 01, 2007
Posts: 19
From: Tropicanada
Posted: 2007-08-01 11:54 am   Permalink

Aloha from the Tropicanada!!!
About to embark on a vacation and begin my tiki-quest as I set up the erie tiki bar which will be located on the sandy shores of lake erie (of course)in Souther Ontario. (hence tropicanada)
Been compulsively attracted to this topic/site for about two months now and once I acquired "The Book of Tiki" I went overboard.
Started with a warehouse sale which was liquidating a ton of genuine palappa thatch and tropical stuff. Soon I will have a Witco tiki fountain that found me last week.
So much fun... can't wait until I start drinking these frozen concoctions that help me hang on.

BTW Midwest tiki is not dead!! Was in Chicago 2 weeks ago for Jimmy Buffett and the tiki vibes were toxic. Visited the Hal Kahiki on the outskirts and give it 5 stars.

Thanks to all of you for sharing my affliction and giving me the courage to publicly display it.

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bhcf
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 7
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2007-08-02 3:27 pm   Permalink

Hi there, BHCF here. Just found this site through a recommendation of a friend. I love Hawaii and all things that remind me of it. Looking forward to contributing to the community!

 
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Tiki Baï
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 209
From: Paris France
Posted: 2007-08-03 10:43 am   Permalink

Aloha from the French tiki girl! I'm so happy to join all your group. And guess what ! I've been introduced by the marvellous and kindest guy I ever met in my all life : Squid! He makes my dream come true so if U want to see THE MOST HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WOOOOOOOORLD I'll be to Sam's sea food on saturday and tiki Farm om sunday with the Tiki Angel (Squid)! Tiki Baï

 
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RockyJr
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Joined: Aug 03, 2007
Posts: 2
Posted: 2007-08-03 11:47 am   Permalink

Greetings everybody, My name is Rocky Jr, I've been aware of this site for a while but never took the time to come over and check things out. Looks like this is a hopin joint. Looking forward to cruisin around and checking things out.

 
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YankeeAirPirate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 50
From: Worldwide
Posted: 2007-08-03 11:50 am   Permalink

I guess I introduced myself in the wrong place. I have been looking at this site since I first started to want to carve. Still took me a while to sign up after my first. Here's the link to the pics:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=25089&forum=15&7


I'm just happy to be able to share with you guys. I need to take some pics of the stuffs around my house. You might be interested in some of the items.


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Aloha,

Yankee Air Pirate


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Swooziki
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Joined: Aug 05, 2007
Posts: 4
Posted: 2007-08-05 08:34 am   Permalink

Hi Everyone! Wow, am I ever so glad to find tikicentral! Been a closet tiki-phile for a few years but now letting it all hang out. Went to TO last year and had a blast, will be returning this year. Looking forward to seeing other tiki lovers in sunny SD.

 
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ohanarts
Member

Joined: Aug 05, 2007
Posts: 1
From: oregon
Posted: 2007-08-05 3:42 pm   Permalink

Hi, My name is Mike. I lived in Hawaii, on Oahu, for almost 50 years. For economic reasons I have moved to the Mainland. I stumbled upon this site while looking for info on Marquesan artifacts. In 1960 my parents and I ( and several other people) sailed through the South Seas. We sailed to Tahiti, Bora Bora, the Tuamotus and the Marquesas. This was before Tahiti had an airport, so the only way to get there was by boat. The life expectancy for the people there at that time was about 35. Most died from TB. Needless to say it was much more primative then than now. While on our trip we picked up many interesting objects. My fathers wife has most of the really good stuff, like adzes and poi pounders and such, but I got a few pieces which I will share. For now I only have photos of two pieces. A stone tiki and a wooden tray from the Marquesas. These were supposedly carved by Manu on Nuku Hiva. He claimed to be the chief of the village. He may well been, but I don't think he carved htese while we were there. Manu was in the advanced stages of leprosy and was missing most of his fingers down to the middle knuckles. The tray is beautifully carved out of, I belive, native rosewood. The stone tiki has the appearance of being much older. There's really no way of knowing. Anyway, thought I would share. If anyone else has been there or knows more about these objects, lets hear from you. Mahalo Mike


 
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Joe Banks
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 555
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2007-08-06 5:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Scott from Magick Films


 
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Tiki-Atari
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 06, 2007
Posts: 137
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2007-08-06 7:12 pm   Permalink

Howdy! Been reading for awhile, searching for all the swank and retro horror in Atlanta and beyond.
Finally decided to try and become a little more of a team player and join the forums.

I am a graphic designer and a big fan of Shag, Ryden, Coop, Williams, and all the lowbrow guys. I'm also a huge fan of cheesecake and retro pinups (but then, who isn't). I currently have an apartment tiki bar and a tiki-Polynesian wedding reception in production, so I would expect a lot of questions and comments relating to that.

Thanks cats and kittens! Be getting to know you soon.

Jonathan Chaffin

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Tiki Lion
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 05, 2007
Posts: 152
From: Marina del Rey
Posted: 2007-08-10 12:41 am   Permalink

OK, I'm doing this all backwards (nothing new there):
Allow me to introduce myself: Tiki Lion.

From a very early age I remember parents' humored take on Pacific Island and nautical themes, mixed with a bit of embarrassment at being "caught" in fondly remembering and longing for something that never was "legitimately" a part of their lives (a flavor of nostalgia?).

Me, I simply loved the stuff!

One treasured set of memories are of a trip to Hawaii with grandparents the summer of my 8th birthday.

One of the happiest times of my life!

Many decades followed, filled with the usual other life stuff, but I kept searching for something lost, a style, an attitude, a perspective, occasionally seeing bits of art, or architecture, or kitch, but never having a framework for understanding my hunger or perceptions...

Then a couple of months ago, the word Tiki popped up in an article, and I realized I couldn't really define the term all that precisely, but thought I knew what it meant.
Sort of.

So I did what I often do these days with such words, and looked first at Wikipedia, which clarified a few things for me, and then more broadly at Google, which returned more that sixteen million citations of "tiki," one of which was this delightful Answers.com page:

http://www.answers.com/tiki

I never knew there was a name for this thing, yet suddenly, now I am home, and finally it all makes sense.

My birthday's next Friday folks, see you at the Oasis!


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