||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: May 30, 2009
|Posted: 2009-05-30 8:34 pm  Permalink|
I'm new to the forum currently living in Toronto, Ontario and would love to find some other tikiophyles to go have a drink with.
Joined: May 31, 2009
From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Posted: 2009-05-31 5:03 pm  Permalink|
New here on Tiki Central but have enjoyed living in the past for many years, love the 30's, 40's, 50's and everything to do with them from jazz to Tiki bars. I've found some very interesting things here and hope to meet some interesting people. If anyone wants to know more about me and the kookie things I like, visit me at http://tikiloungetalk.com or http://53chevyhotrod.com. I promise I won't try to sell you anything!
-Chris P, AKA Mack
Joined: May 31, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-01 12:00 am  Permalink|
Aloha from Spain!
Long time looking at TC, joined yesterday at last. Glad to be here!!
I hope I can make some contributions to this great forums.
Hasta la vista!
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2009-06-01 09:10 am  Permalink|
Just joined the site.
Basically I'm a surfer / hot-rodder, and I'm also into tropical flowers (plumerias, hisbiscus, etc.). Now I'm ready to cut a few tikis and see where it goes from there.
Glad this resource is available!
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-01 09:37 am  Permalink|
Hi there everyone!
I'm James from London and i work for Beefeater! Saw your great forum and thought id join to discuss all things relating to cocktails and Gin in particular. Really looking to learn a few new recipes you guys may have and also help educate some newer Gin drinkers on what our wonderful Spirit is like.
Let me take the opportunity to thank everyone for having me and i look forward to chatting with those who are interested in Cocktail making!
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Redondo Beach
|Posted: 2009-06-01 6:04 pm  Permalink|
Welcome Man from Beefeater. I will happily discuss gin with you, but this thread is not the right place for that. So start a gin thread over in the "Tiki Drinks and Food" forum. See you there.
Joined: Jun 03, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-03 07:19 am  Permalink|
My name sums it up well. I'm in the Navy, so I've traveled all over and currently live on a tropical island, in other words I finally live in a place that matches my shirts. Imagine Hawaii sans the tourists, city lights and sometimes the mai tai mixes. That's partially why I'm here, I'm going to try to learn to make my own Mai Tai's and find other tropical drinks I can make so I'm not at the mercy of the bars around here.
I started out heavily into WWII aviation which lead to art/deco & streamline moderne which lead to Googie and 1950's design in general which lead back to the WWII stuff with a like of the south seas. That was heavily reinforced after having visited Hawaii a few time on a deployment.
At home (stateside)I have a handcarved tiki cane and a small tiki I picked up at the International Market in Waikiki. I collect WWII odds and ends and before shipping out here had a 1940's south seas aviation lounge thing going on. Someday I hope to have a permanent place that I can finally a proper tiki room.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-06-05 08:27 am  Permalink|
Greetings Manu Rainhawk, Welcome to TC, Happy Happy Happy to have you here.
I should have posted this some 30 days ago, not as bad as 5 years, but close.
Really, I am happy you finally decided to say Hello, when will we get to see some of your works?
Joined: Jun 09, 2009
From: Smogville, SoCal
|Posted: 2009-06-09 09:19 am  Permalink|
6 month lurker here...met someone who is really into Tiki, so I'm here to learn. LOVE the Ohana feel of these forums! Look forward to learning from you all...
Joined: Feb 16, 2003
|Posted: 2009-06-09 6:47 pm  Permalink|
Aloha and welcome to the newbies!
KoaTiki, koa is my favorite wood to work with, IF, I can find any, great pier shot, where is that at?
Joined: Jun 09, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-09 8:44 pm  Permalink|
Looking for Hang Ten shirts and ran into your sweet site.
Originally from the west coast, been living on the East Coast a few years now.
Nice to find people with same interests. You got a nice place here.
I'm old school growing up in the 60's and 70's as a teen. Lots of memories of Maui, San Diego, and San Fran.
Joined: Jun 10, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-10 05:08 am  Permalink|
My name is Steve and I am from Switzerland (french part). I am passionate about Tikis and after reading a bunch of thousands of posts on this forum I went to a shop this morning, bought a Drumel (did not want to invest too much to start and see if I have the Tiki Carver in me)
As I could not find any decent wood in the area to test my tool ... I started to carve something I found near the chicken place... a common wood to ignite the BBQ... anyway here are my 2 first kids ...
tooks me about an hour to carve and now my hands are full of ants and my ears are buzzing... anyway I am quite happy with this 1st shoot...
Now I am going to the butcher to get a bone ...
Any advice on how to clean the carving brushes welcome as well as comments on my "work"
Happy to be with you all !
in fact number 2 got older and changed face now....
[ This Message was edited by: steveraf 2009-06-10 07:52 ]
Joined: Jun 16, 2006
|Posted: 2009-06-10 09:53 am  Permalink|
On 2009-05-28 14:13, KoaTiki wrote:
Aloha to Everyone,
I would like to say thank you for letting me join Tiki Central, and I pay much respect for all involved keeping up the Tiki Central Network, especially the members that share knowledge which otherwise would have to be learned the hard way. My interest in Tiki’s has come from growing up in St.Pete/Clearwater, Florida and being exposed to the tropical cultures that exist here. We do have a mix of styles and expressions. I really enjoyed watching the carvers in Oahu when I was stationed there in the Navy back in the 80’s. As they created these works of art I would wonder what they were thinking about for ideas and motivation. I always wanted to learn how to carve Tiki’s but time permitting and the Navy absorbed most of my attention. The Polynesian culture has a deep interesting history and once you get involved into researching and brain picking, your senses and feel for the culture really start to flourish. I was surfing thru Crazy Al’s webpage and got a Monster Rush of motivation, I emailed Crazy Al (Great Guy!) and He directed me to Tiki Central for a knowledge base and questions, so I said to myself… SELF! (Sorry no pun) Its time I learn how to carve Tiki’s, growing up in a tropical state, where we have the “HukiLau” in Ft. Lauderdale at the Mai Kai every year, as many Tiki lounges of relaxation as we do, I must try to take part in this “ Most Excellent Dude! art form of expression". I am a humble beginner and will listen to anything that the members would like to share, please let me thank you all again for allowing me to be a student in your classroom of knowledge and discovery.
Aloha Koa. When I happen to see someone from Clearwater I try to say hi. I spent considerable time in Clearwater Beach in my early twenties. I still have good friends there and fond memories of the area plus hanging out at Frenchy's, Rockaway's and Skipper's in Tampa, etc. Not Tiki but fun. Anyway, best wishes and Aloha.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2009-06-10 2:08 pm  Permalink|
Aloha all new members, and welcome to Tiki Central. One of the most important things to do when joining Tiki Central is to go to this thread and be sure to vote for GROG' niece:
GROG miss Tiki-Kate
Joined: Jun 11, 2009
|Posted: 2009-06-11 11:18 pm  Permalink|
Returned to lurk on Tiki Central again and again for years. Finally joined up. Lifelong Tikiphile and love exotica, and most any Hawaiian music. I love the way it takes one away. I was born in the wrong time as I also live in the past it seems. Good to be here and hope to grow and add some culture and tiki mojo to the community.