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Aloha and Goodbye for now...Personal announcement
kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-03-28 10:48 am   Permalink

Aloha TC ohana, all the bruddah's and sistah's out there and all the kind admirers of my work,
First I must say what a pleasure and pure joy it has been to participate in these forums and all the aloha Ive recieved about my carvings. I must say all of you people here on TC are pono fo'shua and filled with love and respect for the ancient art & traditions...

Well da story is, it appears my beloved wife and I are divorcing which means Ill have to shut down my gallery, temporarily relocate and then head back to Hawaii full time by myself. It was tragic, sudden and my heart is broken. Having to close the business and losing the wahine of my dreams has been completely devastating But I do have hope and faith in myself that Ill get through this absolutely horrible time and start my new life and carve once again soon...There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I can see it from where Im at so all hope is not lost...From an old saying reworked by Bob Marley used in the song "coming in from the cold"..."when one door is closed, another is open"...So Im going to keep fighting for my sanity and find a way to make myself whole and happy once again...

Id like to personally thank all of you that have showed me so much aloha here on TC...Ben,BK,JohhnyP,Marcus,Spermy,Mooney,Pablus,congatiki,rodeotiki,hewey,raffertiki,alldo,foamy,tikijosh,loki,surfntiki,chongolio,harro,polynesiac,tiki-bot,aikiman44,midnitetiki,gman,hellotiki and everyone else I may have forgot to mention. Youve all helped "spark" a fire under my okole, touched my heart and have made me feel proud about my work! Any words or comments of support will be greatly appreciated!

So, BIG MAHALOZ to all of you! I will be back again someday soon, mo bettah than before!

Malama Pono!




















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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:21 am   Permalink

My friend, stay strong, keep your faith, and remember, we are all here for you anytime.
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 836
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:24 am   Permalink

Wow! That's such a bummer man. Sorry to see you go for a while - good luck with the hassles and tribulations... that's gotta really hurt. I hope to see you back here someday real soon.
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:24 am   Permalink

Oh bradduh....I am truly sorry to hear the news, its the biggest fear I have, I'm sorry.
I know you have made a big impact on the board here and will be truly missed.
You have a quality and professionalism that you present in your work that also is a reflection of your life. Just this note you sent to everybody shows your integrity.
I don't know you except through your words and art, but I hope the beautiful place you are from and the people there and here, will bring you peace.
Good luck. Mr. Dale



 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:37 am   Permalink

Loki,Tikigap and Mr.Dale,
Im truly touched by all your kind words and support...Youve brought a smile to this broken face and I deeply appreciate your Aloha...I do feel like part of a real ohana when Im here and Im proud to have corresponded with all of you and grateful at all the love Ive felt from all of you here on TC...

Mahalo again my bruddah's and sistah's...
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:39 am   Permalink

Kaha, heres hoping your pain will not last long and your time asway from TC will be short.
Sometimes things happen for reasons that are not clear at the time. Something good will come. Please keep in touch and Thanks for allof the Aloha You brought to us. We'll miss you
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-28 10:48, kaha ki'i wrote:
I will be back again someday soon, mo bettah than before!

Malama Pono!




We will be eagerly awaiting your return, but we understand the challenges ahead of you.

I'm sorry for the loss. You've been an inspiration. Check in once in a while to let us know you are ok.
JP


 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-03-28 12:04 pm   Permalink

Ben & JohhnyP,
Your words will help me bear this heavy burden and I really appreciate your aloha and love...YOU bruddah's have been an inspiration to me too and Im truly & deeply honored at the love and respect you have for me & my work!

I will keep in touch when I can as the road ahead of me will be rocky as I start out on my new journey to find Happiness...

I will miss all of you and Ill do my best to make my absence as temporary as I can!

True love and respect to all of you!

Malama Pono!
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2006-03-28 12:26 pm   Permalink

aw man. I gotta say, i've never had the honor of taking a look at some of your art-work, but from what i hear it's a killer. I hope you get through all of this un-hurt and lead a happy life back in Hawaii! I think i'm right when i say, We'll all miss you here on TC. Aloha, bradduh.
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1764
From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-03-28 12:34 pm   Permalink

i have to say i'm very sorry to hear that. i hope things move along well for you.

'til then i'll be saving my nickels and dime to buy da kine makau.

aloha


 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-03-28 1:01 pm   Permalink

Pocky & Pdrake,
Mahalo for your kindness and words of encouragement...When I say I really appreciate all the love & aloha here on TC, I mean ALL OF YOU...
Your words will help me through this horrible experience and I will not forget the wonderful support ive recieved and continue to recieve from my TC ohana...

Mahalo Nui Loa...
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-03-28 1:11 pm   Permalink

That sucks brother, I hope u have a new improved love life and financial life that eclipses all this BS someday. I'll be saying a prayer to the Great Spirit for u. I have greatly appreciated your work and can see the deep spiritual nature u possess come thru in your carvings.

iorana for now,

ST



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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 589
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-03-28 1:35 pm   Permalink

Bummer. I've gone through that myself. It makes you feel hollow inside. Good friends will help a lot. So will family. Idleness will not. Stay busy, get positive (it don't come overnight, but it will come) and spread yourself around.

Looking forward to reading your incredibly positive posts and checking out your great work in the future. Keep it going in drive.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3589
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-03-28 1:48 pm   Permalink

Whooooaaa...I've been there, Braddah. It will be the hardest thing you ever go through in your life, believe me, harder than death. If you had told me back then that I would have made it to this 36th year I would have laughed. But once you have it conquered (and you will) you can damned near take anything with a grain of salt. Getting over divorce is like slaying a dragon. Doubt is your biggest enemy right now. Doubt and cynicism and sentimentality augmented with too much emotion. Keep it real all the time.

 
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aikiman44
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Joined: Nov 08, 2004
Posts: 281
From: NY
Posted: 2006-03-28 1:54 pm   Permalink

Been through it. They say that sometimes it hits men worse than women. You will rise again. Keep busy, talk to friends, work out, get out, keep carving. (After all, I'd like to get my son a makau for his birthday this summer, so you better be back by then).
And the cliche stands: as one door closes, another one opens. Lots of doors out there.
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