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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
GeeTar
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Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 1
Posted: 2010-09-20 6:26 pm   Permalink

I've been looking on TikiCentral for a while now. I finally decided to join, after I gave carving tikis a try. Here are my first 2 trys at tiki carving. I used a soldering iron torch for the burnt look. I also used solder for in the eyes and earrings.






 
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parrotheads2
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Joined: Sep 27, 2010
Posts: 5
From: Coastal Mississippi
Posted: 2010-09-27 1:15 pm   Permalink

Been reading TC for years. Just completed some refurbs on our constantly evolving tiki room/sunroom at home. Four weeks ago had our first tiki sad story: someone stole our Florida carved 3' tiki totem in front of our house here in Oklahoma in a garden. Very into exotica music and classic tiki culture. Visited the Caliente Tropics in early August and got the grand tour from the owner. Amazing stuff there. Hoping to attend one of the big tiki events in 2011 for the first time. Love Disney Tiki, Shag, Heather Watts, Thor and have a few signed prints. Avid readers of Tiki Magazine and appreciate all those guys do. Always searching for good tiki stuff in antique and vintage stores. Weiner dog's name: she is Tiki Ali'i, the Island Weiner Dog. Currently planning a 10 day trip to the Big Island next year and can't wait to check out the new tiki bar there: Okolemaluna. Gearing up for our favorite holiday: Halloween.

Glad we finally decided to "join the tiki party".



 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2102
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-09-27 1:22 pm   Permalink

Bienvenidos a la central tiki!

 
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Zeta
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2102
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-09-27 4:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-09 02:17, An-tiki-drea wrote:
Hi there at TC,
Over the weekend I thought about an introductory note but it's as simple as that: My preference for 50s and 60s design and living paired with a yearning for the South Pacific myth inevitably have led to become a tikiphile. With the membership in TC and a recent subscription to Tiki Magazine I openly confess to it!... Also I hope now to gather all current development(s) in Polynesian Pop better - especially those that are taking place in Europe.
After my first trip to Hawaii in 2008 I started to become obsessed with the idea to open up a Hawaiian cultural center (offering hula and ukulele courses, surf band gigs, tiki mugs swap meets etc.) in my hometown of Frankfurt/Main in Germany. But if you knew this city you can imagine it's only a crackpot idea!
Finally, please forgive me if I am not posting a lot and be rather a passionate but passive member of TC (which is by the way the first forum ever I am registered to!).
Aloha and all the best,
Andrea



Cool. Welcome An-tiki-drea! and count with me for your euro tiki projects. I am an expert on the Spanish branch.
And PLEASE post passionately! Tiki needs you!
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MauiRose
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 28, 2009
Posts: 170
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-09-27 9:10 pm   Permalink

Hey tiki folk,

I have less than 100 posts---pretty sure that still makes me a noob---so I guess I'll finally take the opportunity to introduce myself. I discovered Tiki Central while searching for info about Shag's Disneyland Haunted Mansion art/merch last year. I've been a longtime Shag fan, and I think that just naturally segued into a love for tiki.

I have a blog (who doesn't, right?) called
Tiki Chick where I've been chronicling my tiki adventures and trying to help my friends/family understand what I've become obsessed with.

Fun fact: I came up with my TC name on the fly, later discovering (after watching "The Mighty Uke") that Uni & Her Ukelele has a song/video named "Mahalo Maui Rose."


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Kimo Primo
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Joined: Oct 17, 2010
Posts: 1
Posted: 2010-10-17 7:21 pm   Permalink

Hawaiian Beverage Museum

Aloha!

I have been collecting beer, soda, liquor and juice items from Hawaii since the early 1970's, acquiring Primo and Royal beers, Okolehao bottles and other vintage beverage items. My website is
www.beercan.com. I am glad to be a new member here and will take some time in the future to post images from my collection that fellow tiki aficionados may find interesting.

Okole Maluna






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PenTiki
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Joined: Oct 17, 2010
Posts: 6
Posted: 2010-10-17 8:18 pm   Permalink

Hello all. Have stalked here for a while but am ready to make myself known. Name is Rob and I live near Houston Texas. Growing up in Anaheim CA exposed me to a lot of cool things such as the Tiki style and Googie architecture, as well as, all the neat things that too many days at Disneyland can show you. My recent interest started with SHAG, PIZZ and some found tiki mugs at a yard sale. From that point I've been hooked. Unfortunately there is nothing remotely tiki where I live, however, I'm open to travel and recently my girlfriend and I visited Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach. I hope I can meet some other people in the Houston and greater Texas area.

 
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Nifo Oti
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Joined: Oct 20, 2010
Posts: 5
From: Los Angeles Area
Posted: 2010-10-20 10:38 am   Permalink

Hi everyone. I used to collect mugs, but now am mainly interested in older South Pacific artifacts like clubs, spears, shields, arrows, masks, and figures. I'm always open to trade for older carvings, and sometimes I run across vintage Tiki pieces that others may want.



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Ryan Partridge
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Joined: Oct 22, 2010
Posts: 8
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-10-22 7:58 pm   Permalink

Howdy!

Used to be a regular at Tiki Ti back when I lived in the neighborhood.

Lately I've been diggin' Don's. Tasty drinks, snacks and groovy tunes!

Still make it out to Tiki Ti, Tonga Hut and Bahooka here and there.


 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-10-22 11:14 pm   Permalink

Stopping by to wish a warm welcome to all the newbies. Remind me to never make Nifo Oti mad at me or else improve on my dodging skills.
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oni_baba
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Joined: Oct 25, 2010
Posts: 3
From: hawaii
Posted: 2010-10-25 6:26 pm   Permalink



http://saverapanui.org/benefit.html (Easter Island)

I was just introduced to this site by those who attended the Tikifarm 10th anniversary. Billy from La Luz de Jesus gallery was generous to allow me to solicit information about an upcoming benefit that will put some international attention on the current rapanui struggle to re-settle their homeland on rapanui (easter island). The rapanui people are an endangered people and Chile has a reputation for political kidnappings and disappearances. We want to ensure that this struggle is peaceful and without incident.

please go to link for more info.
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mikegolf83
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Joined: Sep 03, 2010
Posts: 5
Posted: 2010-10-25 6:58 pm   Permalink

Hi All
Im Mike, user name Mikegolf83
As you can guess, I like Tiki bars, Drinks and a lot of golf!


 
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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-10-26 03:16 am   Permalink

De plane! De plane!
Good morning Boss.
Good morning Tatoo.
Smiles, everyone, smiles!
Welcome! Welcome to Fantasy Island!


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tikitorchesgal
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Joined: Oct 26, 2010
Posts: 2
From: UK
Posted: 2010-10-26 04:36 am   Permalink

Well, I guess I'm the new girl on the block and I'm delighted to discover this site because tiki has been a big part of my life since my dad fell in love with tiki as a merchant navy engineer in the 60's.

I'm currently based in beautiful North Yorkshire in the UK and my next big tiki purchase is going to be a tiki bar - my husband doesn't know this yet ;o) But, he'll love it.

Great to be on board,

H.
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Pikeys Dog
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 305
From: England
Posted: 2010-10-26 11:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-26 04:36, tikitorchesgal wrote:
Well, I guess I'm the new girl on the block and I'm delighted to discover this site because tiki has been a big part of my life since my dad fell in love with tiki as a merchant navy engineer in the 60's.

I'm currently based in beautiful North Yorkshire in the UK and my next big tiki purchase is going to be a tiki bar - my husband doesn't know this yet ;o) But, he'll love it.

Great to be on board,

H.





Welcome aboard from another UK Tikiphile...


 
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