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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Easter Island Elvis
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 98
From: San Diego, Tikifornia
Posted: 2008-09-07 5:25 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone! I guess this is the intro forum, so I'll make with the intro! My name's Matt Rios, I'm from San Diego, and I'm a tikiholic. I got into this crazy world about a year ago when two friends of mine fixed up their own little tiki hut. And after a few pina coladas, I discovered my love for the tiki. I just attended my first Tiki Oasis this year and was totally blown away. Besides tiki stuff, I'm way into monster movies, mexican luchador wrestlers, and comics. Allll right, that's enough from me. See ya around the boards!!

 
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firefighterarcher
Member

Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Pinson, Alabama
Posted: 2008-09-07 6:37 pm   Permalink

Hello to everyone, I am new here and maybe this is the right place to post my introduction. My name is Richard, I live in Pinson, Alabama.I have a love for the beach and anything outdoors. Boating is my passion, I like scuba diving, drawing, anything outdoors. Working in the fire service gives me time to be a little creative. I have always been interested in tikis and decided to try to carve one. The first attempt seemed OK and have since I have tried another one that was quickly claimed by my nephews. Looking to make new friends here and gather a lot of information and ideas to keep the art going.

 
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Neck Down Knucklehead
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 22, 2008
Posts: 19
From: Webster, Tx
Posted: 2008-09-08 3:17 pm   Permalink

I am sort of new, and I am looking to organize a houston chop, anyone who chops in the houston area let me know if you are interested, check out my work on MySpace.com/txtiki Thanks!
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Rock_Girl
Member

Joined: Sep 08, 2008
Posts: 4
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2008-09-08 6:26 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! I'm terribly excited to be here. I found you all through a Myspace (*eek*) of a jade carver that I really like, which led me to Paipo's (amazing by the way, totally amazing) myspace, which led me here. I have always been fascinated by Ploynesian culture, and thus the mighty tiki Some of the threads here are more information that I have ever been able to locate.

I guess a little about me is in order: I live in Las Vegas, NV, have a B.S. in Geology (me like rocks too) and do portraits in my spare time.

Well, its great to be here and nice to meet you all.

-Whitney

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Kālai Waʻa
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 09, 2008
Posts: 64
From: Alameda Estuary
Posted: 2008-09-09 10:09 am   Permalink

Test test test... is this thing on?

Hi

Kalai Wa'a here, first-time poster, long time lurker. My main connection with Tiki is through Forbidden Island, Alameda, where my wahine Pele Nani and I are slowly conquering the Kill-Devil Club rum list. That, and I am builing an Hawai'ian outrigger sailing canoe, which should be pretty tiki-esque when it is done.

Cheers!



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JenTiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 2345
From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2008-09-09 10:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-09 10:09, KÔlai Waʻa wrote:
Test test test... is this thing on?

Hi

Kalai Wa'a here, first-time poster, long time lurker. My main connection with Tiki is through Forbidden Island, Alameda, where my wahine Pele Nani and I are slowly conquering the Kill-Devil Club rum list. That, and I am builing an Hawai'ian outrigger sailing canoe, which should be pretty tiki-esque when it is done.

Cheers!



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Welcome to Tiki Central! I look forward to meeting (if we haven't already) and you joining Princess P, Tikitastic, Iniquitiki, and me on the Kill-Devil Club Shelf of Immortals!


 
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IGNITERS
Member

Joined: Sep 12, 2008
Posts: 10
Posted: 2008-09-12 11:19 am   Permalink

This is my first post here ....it seems this whole culture is bigger than I thought,or is it that this is THE place for its fans? Regardless ,thank you to those that have taken the time to add their art and information so a new on the block ( er head on the block) can learn a thing or two!
I just started to carve my first tiki and soon it will become an obsession ( this is true) ,so I hope to share my work soon .....well , thanks again !


 
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leleliz
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2008-09-15 12:29 pm   Permalink

Instead of lurking I thought it was time I introduced myself.

I lived in Florida for all but the last 2 years of my life where I now reside in Northern California. I have loved and collected tiki/Hawaiian items off and on since my Grandmother gave me a menehune rubber doll from one of her many trips to Hawaii -and that had to be close to 18 years ago!

I have a rather large (for me anyways) collection and have had great succes hunting down tiki since moving here. I frequent the Forbidden Island quite often (let's say I am a zombie drinks best friend!) and love the people who I have crossed paths with since I have relocated to the West Coast.


I will be sure to start posting many of my tiki finds on the forum because I love to share my scores as much as I love checking out what others have found. You all provide a heap of knowledge and I have learned a lot from just reading what everyone writes/discusses.

Seems like a great group of interesting people and I look forward to getting to know you all!


Mahalo!


 
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31hotrodsedanman
Member

Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 9
From: pasadena, ca
Posted: 2008-09-15 6:48 pm   Permalink

hey guys,

though its not my first post i never really introduced myself. im glad to be here to indulge my tiki side of life.


 
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Malia Mai-Tai
Member

Joined: Sep 21, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Montclair, CA
Posted: 2008-09-21 3:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha---

Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! My name is Mary and I have been to two events through Tiki Central(1st Annual Tiki Crawl & Squid: A Retrospective/Tikiyaki Orchestra) and have enjoyed myself immensely!

It was nice to see some people I met at the Tiki Crawl(Hi Eric O. & Jeff--the nice man who saved my place in line at the buffet/Kona) at the Squid event, and speaking of Squid, it was nice to finally meet you! My husband and I enjoyed talking with you!

Hope to see more of you at the Crazy Al event @ the Bahooka/Rosemead on October 18th.

Mahalo,
Mary


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TIKIVILLE
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 637
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2008-09-22 1:31 pm   Permalink

first post here,
gotta say thank you to everyone that makes this forum possible,and I hope to be able to contribute in some way in the future ....
did a search and the name TIKIVILLE was opened so I figured it should be me !
I just started to throw my straw hat in the carving and creating pile so as soon as I get a computer that I can save photos to post I will share my work....
Like ...Thanks!


 
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Deke Kahala
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 66
From: Anaheim, California
Posted: 2008-10-01 4:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Central,

I've been lurking on this site for a few months. Finally joined. I've been a California beach boy my whole life.

Polynesia is in my blood, so to speak with my grandfather and his twin brother were Polynesian entertainers "back then". I followed, somewhat, in their foot steps as an entertainer, too.

Moving from a condo to a ranch, last May, I finally have room for my dream tiki bar, et al. Looking foward to learning more from this site.

Aloha,

Deke Kahala

Grandfather and Uncle Ken


Me, Deke, in the middle, with then-short hair








 
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BeezleBug
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 01, 2008
Posts: 213
From: Boulder City, Nevada
Posted: 2008-10-01 7:19 pm   Permalink

Hi all,

I'm a brand new member. I currently live in Boulder City, Nevada (just outside Las Vegas). I work as a freelance computer animator and author.

I've always had an appreciation for all things Tiki, but never really pursued a deeper interest until recently. It all changed this summer when I decided to redo my home office in a Tiki theme. As I was doing research, I came across Tiki Central and was hooked. I had no idea that so many people had such a deep fondness, and vast knowledge of, all things Tiki.

Tiki Central is full of such great creativity, both past and present, that I've been inpsired to take up slip casting to make my own mugs. I'll post photos of my first attempt very shortly in the Other Crafts forum.

Happy to be here!


 
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Tangaroa*Tiki
Member

Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 4
From: North Jersey
Posted: 2008-10-03 06:20 am   Permalink

I'm glad to have found a place online to hang with fellow tikiphiles. I don't personally know any and being from New Jersey - there's not a whole lotta tiki fun going on here either. I have a nice collection which my husband tolerates with amusement. Nice to meet you all & I'm happy to be here!

 
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Keith
Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2008
Posts: 4
From: North Carolina
Posted: 2008-10-08 11:49 am   Permalink

Hello. My name is Keith. I'm 37 and live in NC. I'll be honest in that I don't know as much about Tiki as I would like. I'm here to learn about all things Tiki. I've posted here in the past. Lately I've just been lurking when I have time. The daily grind keeps me busy and stressed out. Plus if I'm online, I'm usually over at MySpace or blogging. I look forward to being here. Cheers!



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