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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Kraken007
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Nov 18, 2015
Posts: 56
Posted: 2015-12-17 07:01 am   Permalink

Hello all!

(Sorry Realized I did not do this sooner)

I live in Vegas with frequent trips to Washington DC. I was introduced to Tiki a few months ago, and now have re-decorated my bedroom accordingly (Much more to do)

Thank you all for such inspiration and knowledge. I keep learning everyday!


 
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MangoManMike
Member

Joined: Apr 03, 2015
Posts: 2
From: Portland Oregon
Posted: 2015-12-27 5:55 pm   Permalink

Hi!

Newby here been lurking around awhile so I figure best go with the Introduction.

As a Teen I got hooked on all things Tropical & while in the Military for 20 years (6 Air Force & 14 Coast Guard).
I tried my hardest to get station somewhere Overseas on an Island but the closest I got was while stationed in Alaska they sent us to Hawaii (Sand Point Oahu) for 6 months one year & 4 months a couple of years later.
A couple of my Cousins live in Kauai so I went over for a visit...about due for another fix.
I also have a Cousin in the Philippines...I just might have to renew my passport!


 
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RevBambooBen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7759
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2015-12-30 08:47 am   Permalink

Aloha New Tiki Freaks!

Enjoy this place.

There's a TON of info here!


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Bamboo Ben
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. Hale Tiki, Kona Club, Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson,
Don the Beachcomber, Tiki No, Tong Lei Room, Tiki Iniki, Longitude, Pacific Seas, etc


 
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Aloha pinball
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 26
Posted: 2016-01-11 10:28 pm   Permalink

Hi all -

I should have done this three years ago when I joined (and I should have joined long before that), but since I paid the dues I felt like it was time to post a few items and introduce myself. Im not selling anything, and I dont really care what anything is "worth" (Im an enthusiast of capitalism but Tiki is about escapism and this is a hobby). I adopted the name when I signed up because I also collect pinball machines and had recently scored an Aloha pinball machine by Gottleieb (circa 1963). I am from Florida, where "Tiki" is often misused to refer to anything outdoor bar, thatched roof or not. But there is still a lot of "real" and local Tiki culture in the sunshine state! But my real interest in Tiki came about when I lived in New Mexico. If somebody asks I might relate how Los Alamos came to have Aloha Shirt Fridays and a Tapa room.


 
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thePorpoise
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1513
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2016-01-12 8:17 pm   Permalink

cool- where do you live in Florida?

 
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Aloha pinball
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 26
Posted: 2016-01-12 8:34 pm   Permalink

Hello again-
Sorry, I wasnt totally clear, Im from Gainesville, and still have a little house there, but these days I live in Maryland.


 
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aquarj
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1095
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2016-01-13 1:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2016-01-11 22:28, Aloha pinball wrote:
If somebody asks I might relate how Los Alamos came to have Aloha Shirt Fridays and a Tapa room.


Los Alamos Nat'l Labs? I'm interested - is there a story to that?

-Randy


 
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2n
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jan 13, 2016
Posts: 11
Posted: 2016-01-17 5:42 pm   Permalink

Hello all,
I've been a lurker for a while, but only recently signed up. Been interested in all things Tiki for a while. Hanging out at buddy's Tiki party would certainly do it. I finally decided to try my hands at creating some stuff of my own, mainly tiki mugs. This forum has been a super informative place for me.

Aloha to all of you!


 
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VanIsleVibes
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 05, 2016
Posts: 34
Posted: 2016-02-16 6:02 pm   Permalink

Just got back from North Shore Oahu the other week and was bit by the Tiki bug. I've always had a love for Tiki thanks in part to Disney's parks but now I'm obsessed with Polynesian culture in general. So what does one do when they're excited after emptying out a suitcase of Tiki mugs and souvenirs? Builds a Tiki bar of course! Haha!
Anyway, hope to chat a fair bit here and thanks in advance for all the help I'll be getting (and already have had).

Mahalo!


 
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Tiki Roa
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 12, 2016
Posts: 27
From: Hawaiki
Posted: 2016-03-20 3:59 pm   Permalink

Aloha to all-i'm Tiki Roa

I have Tiki related interests in pre-Gidget era longboard surfing; retro music-surf, exotica, rockabilly, reggae/ska/dub ; fashion-straw hats, aloha shirts, baggies vintage and modern; rum drinks-mai tais, fog cutters, zombies; Coastal inspired architecture-surf shacks, rum shacks, little grass shacks, etc.

Historic related interests include origins and settlement of Polynesia and the 'Americas,' origins of monolithic structures, ancient civilizations etc.

Tiki Central seems really cool and i hope to provide constructive discussion-Cheers!


 
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