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Bali Hai, San Diego, CA (Restaurant)
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2363
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-06-02 5:44 pm   Permalink

This is not the national geographic society nor is it a fine dining club. Some of us enjoy the drinking, some like the pop culture, and some know exactly what to call artifacts and designs from a host of oceanic cultures. Our social gatherings are not "college" as you call them but a group of adults who enjoy each others company and need a release after endless hours of work and family obligations which most of us have.


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Tiki_Bong
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2004-06-02 6:10 pm   Permalink

I second that thought Monkeyman(but in an extrememly respectful way).

    
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-02 6:15 pm   Permalink

This person, with such Aloha Sprit, talks like he speaks for the Bali Hai. Does he/she? Not a good way to get business either!

 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3171
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-06-02 6:24 pm   Permalink

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Tiki Bars Yes, tiki bars, new and old, are discussed all the time
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As one may notice, drinking and bars weigh heavily here. Discussing REAL Polynesian culture is not often done--this site leads more towards the concept of Polynesian Pop which is a loose (and not always accurate)interpretation of the Polymesian lifestyle. I enjoy learning some REAL facts about real Polynesian Culture when they do pop up here-but ,K'eli, to generally call (most of) us idiots is not going to warm us up to receiving the benefits of you knowledge. Correcting someone, I feel, is most welcome as long as one doesn't insult or attack them. All I can think of when reading the quote of yours that Monkeyman posted is YIKES!!!

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k'eli
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Joined: Feb 24, 2004
Posts: 25
From: laguna
Posted: 2004-06-02 6:37 pm   Permalink

Okay - my sincere apoligies to all - I/we was treated rather rudely at an event by those who were quite drunk -



 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-06-02 6:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-06-02 18:37, k'eli wrote:
Okay - my sincere apoligies to all - I/we was treated rather rudely at an event by those who were quite drunk -




Sorry to hear about that bad treatment. Assuming you are of Hawaiian/Polynesian heritage it must be annoying at times when you see your culture diluted by misrepresentation. We at Tiki Central are (as a whole) into the Pop aspect--some of us are ALSO into the serious aspects of the culture and are quite knowledgeable about them. There are jerks in any group though. When we find them-we ATTACK!!!! I look forward to your contributions.
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2363
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-06-02 6:48 pm   Permalink

Thats unfortunate that you were not treated well by others in the group at a recent event. I can understand why you would be upset. On the whole Tiki Central folk are nice people who go out of their way to treat others with kindness. At some point in time, we were all new to the group and would hope that others treated us politely.

Give us another shot and see if things turn out differently. There are plenty of Tiki Central social functions in SoCal during this time of year.
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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-02 7:14 pm   Permalink



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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-02 7:21 pm   Permalink

Bong's sorry!

Really, I think the group as a whole is very un-frat-like. As someone who has worked in bars for way too long, it suprises me how great this group behaves with the amount of alcohol consumption involved. Everyone was so nice at Oasis (of course we probably sweat out the booze) I've even had many TC members over at my house for a party that I had only met here on-line. Everyone was super polite and respectful.

I know it's hard but, you shouldn't let drunken behavior bother you so much. I can guarantee the person who offended you isn't even thinking about it, now. Invest more time getting to know people before you burn the whole lot of us.


 
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 490
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2004-06-02 7:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-06-02 18:37, k'eli wrote:
Okay - my sincere apoligies to all - I/we was treated rather rudely at an event by those who were quite drunk -



mai ho'okaumaha. a'ole pilikia.

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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1869
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2004-06-02 11:49 pm   Permalink

I don't want to lock this topic, so please no-more off-topic posts here, I think the brouhaha is over with.

~Hanford


 
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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
Posts: 247
From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2004-08-16 09:34 am   Permalink

we LOVED this place. the dining area itslef could use some tikis, but the food makes up for it. i had the chicken of the gods-AWESOME!!! my wife had the portuguese sausage stuffed chiecken which she loved. of course we had to get the mr bali hai drink in the mug. i also finally got the book of tiki from the gift shop. definately going to go back next time we go to san diego.

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 820
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-08-16 5:47 pm   Permalink

Hey tiki5-0, did you happen to notice if they had any shirts, caps, postcards, etc. in the gift shop that actually had the image of Mr. Bali Hai on them? When I was last there in May, the gift shop manager told me they were considering offers from several venders for such.


 
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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
Posts: 247
From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2004-08-17 09:54 am   Permalink

no, all i saw were the mug and the mini-mugs(shot glasses). i was kinda bummed. i was looking foward to a t-shirt or some other type of memorablilia, but the mug will do.

 
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-08-18 9:03 pm   Permalink

Nice eye on the carved tiki outside of Mort's Liquor there on Shelter Island. Most people don't know this but that particular tiki was originally carved by Eli Hadley and used to stand outside of the old Island Trade Store in Midway City, CA. Neat, eh?

 
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