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

Joined: Apr 20, 2009
Posts: 1
Posted: 2009-04-20 8:38 pm   Permalink

Hi, I'm new to this forum, I'm a tattoo artist in northern Ca. born and raised in San Diego. I'm joining to buy, sell, and trade anything tiki.

 
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GROG
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 7146
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-04-21 10:52 am   Permalink

Welcome to all new members.
Steer clear of Ken Ruzic (Little Lost Tiki)---he's crazy.

Other than that you'll be fine.


 
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Pirate_Skull_n_Bones
Member

Joined: Apr 23, 2009
Posts: 1
Posted: 2009-04-23 6:20 pm   Permalink

Hello new tiki friends. I've been reading this and that from TC for awhile and now I want to try my hand at carving. I live in Southern California and can't wait to get started.

Mahalo


 
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dcman
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 25, 2009
Posts: 116
From: Upstate New York
Posted: 2009-04-25 1:34 pm   Permalink


I've been lurking for a while - finally decided to join - looks like a great place - check out the tiki bar I made last week, I'll post under tiki crafts

dcman


 
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ZeroTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 881
From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2009-04-25 8:26 pm   Permalink

Welcome all! It is so cool that so many of us get smiled on by Tiki!! I see that you're up here in NoCal, tuffluck... planning on dropping in to the Tonga, or Forbidden Island? If you're in the bay area, there's a fw good spots to hit.

Aloha,
~Zero
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JohnTheBastard
Member

Joined: Apr 30, 2009
Posts: 1
From: Eugene, OR
Posted: 2009-04-30 11:14 am   Permalink

John The Bastard, reporting.

 
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AllisonV
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 37
From: Milwaukee/Chicago/San Francisco
Posted: 2009-04-30 1:59 pm   Permalink

Welcome all! A special hello to upper midwest residents who I will hopefully meet at Foundation or in Chicago sometime soon!

 
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Bougainville
Member

Joined: May 03, 2009
Posts: 1
Posted: 2009-05-03 3:34 pm   Permalink

Hello to all! Love Tiki music, Tiki mugs (I even have a Kon Tiki mug I bought at the Kon Tiki museum in Oslo) and Polynesian food and drinks. (Just made Trader Vic's Hawaiian Pork Roast and Sam Choy's Tahitian Shrimp Soup.) And a great admirer of the French discoverer of Tahiti, Bougainville.

 
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CaddyDaddy
Member

Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 8
Posted: 2009-05-06 09:28 am   Permalink

Aloha Tikiphiles,
It took me about 30 seconds from stumbling on this site to become a member. What a sweet resource! I am not going to get a thing done today because I am glued to this site. I have always been inspired by Polynesian cultures and tiki carvings. Large collection of Aloha shirts, carved tikis and various masks from my travels define my laid back attitude. I live in San Diego and I have a few palm trunks that I want to begin learning to carve on. This seems like a great place to start.
Mahalo to all that share skills and resources.


 
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OnlyATikiLad
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 109
From: Bottom of the barrel
Posted: 2009-05-06 7:11 pm   Permalink

Hello to all!
I lurk no longer. This has been such a killer reference site.
Many kudos to the architects. Cheers
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Rainhawk
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 35
From: East Coast Aotearoa
Posted: 2009-05-06 9:44 pm   Permalink

Hello's

I should have introd here 5 yrs ago, well im a lil slow Im here now tho
No more lurking
:wave:


 
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Moai Matt
Member

Joined: May 07, 2009
Posts: 5
From: Laguna Hills
Posted: 2009-05-07 2:00 pm   Permalink

Aloha! My wife Mary and I have always loved all things tropical and we have been cavorting around with the Tiki scene for a few years now (our trips to Hawaii, the many art shows, the Tiki Invasions, the Tiki Crawl ’06 (S.F.), the Hukilau ’07 (Florida.), a few Tiki Festivals (Long Beach), and a few Oasis’). We have also spent time and money renovating our Laguna Hills condo, transforming in into a Polynesian nightmare. It’s actually a work in progress…(Crazy Al knows). Anyway, we realized we should get serious and actually register with this site (duh). So I went first. Although some of you have come to know me as Maui Matt, I saw that a registered member already has that name. Uh –oh. Didn’t want to copy or modify, so I got to sippin’ and thinkin’….. Then came an hour of researching Tiki/Polynesian names; flipping through books, surfing the web, and checking the member list (it was crazy believe me). I felt it should begin with M and/or sound good with Matt preceeding or following. Should it be swank and clever? (Macadamia, Mango, Mr.___, Mai Tai, Mojo, Maraschino) or linguistically profound? (Moana, Mana, Mahi, Maki, Makemake, Mele) Historic? (Moorea, Moai, Molokai, Marquesan, Molokini, Menehune, Mai Kai) or from a drink? (Mai Tai, Midori Sour, Mojito, Martini?). Yes, I thought of Matiki. Yes that one’s taken. There were alot of other obsure ones and I won’t even comment on what the wife wanted…(sigh)

I’ve always liked Moai’s, so I finally settled on Moai Matt. (Wikipedia describes it as: “A monolithic human figure carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 CE”… and…”the 'living faces' (aringa ora) of deified ancestors”. Umm…yeah. Anyway, it sounded catchy and cool, authentic enough, similar to my last moniker, and easy to remember - even when in a drunken haze. On that note, I raise my mug to the 21 other Tiki Centralites who have embraced Moai as part of their sobriquet.

So now it’s official. Moai Matt. My new name. Not to be confused, mind you, with MAOI’s. (I know, I know. I have too much time on my hands).

My wife promises to register very soon here with her own new name, so stay tuned. All we need to do then is give them a test drive at the next Tiki event…Speaking of events, a big shout-out to Bamboo Ben for his “nooner” last Sunday. My wife and I both went and we had bunches of fun. Food was great and the bands rocked! Most especially, a big thank you to our T.C. friends out there for making us part of the ohana all this time. We look forward to many more festive frolics in the future (?)

See ya’ all next time. Oh, be sure and look for me. I’ll be one of many with a Moai pendant around my neck. But I’ll be the only Moai Matt.

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islandmamma
Member

Joined: May 05, 2009
Posts: 1
From: eastern canada
Posted: 2009-05-07 3:20 pm   Permalink

I am very excited to me making my first post! As a long time lover of all things vintage and all things Hawaiian/Polynesian( ie; food,drinks,dress,music,decor,...did I say drinks??)it was inevitable that i end up here.I actually found out about this forum from another forum that i have been on for about 4 years, where there is a tiny section on Tiki, but ...WOW. After sneaking Hawaiian decor into my home for years and dragging home "Tacky old stuff", and insisting on hosting a Luau instead of elegant, grown up dinner parties..i am surrendering to the consuming power of tiki.I have loved seeing all your collections and Tiki bars and have much to learn, but look forward to spending some time here and eventually posting some pics of my own Tikified abode.

 
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The Lounge Tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 10, 2009
Posts: 91
From: Chiwai'i (Chicago)
Posted: 2009-05-10 11:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha all!

I've been an avid tiki fan for years. I heard about this forum and I signed up as soon as I found the page. Also, I'm making Chicago and during the school year, Ames, just a bit more tiki. And pending my degree (Interior Design), I hope to bring tiki back!


 
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Bewitched By Tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 03, 2009
Posts: 65
From: San Fernando Valley-Near the Safari Room
Posted: 2009-05-11 8:59 pm   Permalink

After seeing the Tikiyaki Orchestra on New Years Eve I was blown away! I was led to Tiki Central and it has been a whirlwind of adventure ever since. We have attended several events, been to Oceanic Arts, Purple Orchid, Frankie's Tiki Bar in Vegas, Tiki-Ti, the new Trader Vics and it goes on. My husband and I are excited to be attending our first Tiki Oasis this year and look forward to meeting more of the faces behind the screen names. I truly am "bewitched" by all things tiki, thus my screen name. We are finally turning our patio into a Tiki Terrace now that we have found so many wonderful artists and resources for Tiki!

My attraction to Tiki, Exotica etc began as a toddler in the Enchanted Tiki Room. I have fond although vague memories of Kelbos, Don the Beachcomber and the Original Trader Vics. I had long thought that type of lifestyle was gone. I once told a friend I was following the Tiki and he asked me to explain. I said "Well.... I mean in the figurative sense rather than the literal..But if a Tiki sprouted legs and started walking yes, I would follow. My concept of Tiki the... Island style escapism is what I follow. It is an attitude. The music, the vibe, the hypnotic rhythms, the spirit of Ohana" ....It is so funny that all of what I was talking about was going on right under my nose all the time!

This website has been such an awesome resource and I am so excited to have a place to share and learn, I have been blown away by the awesome talent that I have seen and overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge that so many of you have. I have read both Modern Tiki and Book of Tiki. I am also working on Kon Tiki and Aku Aku. I have a lot to catch up on!! There were so many things out there that I was unaware of I am almost embarrassed to admit I am a native southern Californian! Oh well at least I know now! Better late than never. Mahalo Tiki Central.
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