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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:58 am 
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Hello my loves!

My name is Hilary (SquidBacon) I am a hapa bartender/manager, artist, as well as a lover of the odd and unusual.

I would like to properly declare my intent to become a fellow Moai!
Suzanne has agreed to be my sponsor =]

Some of you may know me from the Bay Area or from doing Comic Conventions, I've been a bar back, bartender, server, bar manager, and tiki artist! My whole life I've loved tiki. It's just different; it's alluring, flirty, whimsical, exotic, and above all else, it feels like magic. I grew up watching my dad work on The Conga Lounge in Oakland, by the time it was finished i was in high school, and i couldn't wait till i was old enough to bartend. It wasn't just that i wanted to bartend, it was that I wanted to make a perfect potent potable. When I was finally old enough to work in a bar, Forbidden Island was open. It was there I'd end up meeting the lovely Suzanne, who'd go on to open Longitude, and teach me what to look for in a proper libation. An adventurous cocktail isn't the only reason i'm here though, it's the undeniable Aloha Spirit that comes along with it, the new family you make, the stories you tell, and the giggles and goodness that go along with it... and after such an intense year, I think world can use some more of it!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:05 am 
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Hurray! Welcome Hilary!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:34 pm 
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Love it, Hilary!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:27 pm 
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I'm so excited to be here, I can't wait to see/meet everyone!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:36 am 
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Aloooooha! and welcome Hilary!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:22 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:42 am 
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Aloha and good luck on your journey!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:35 pm 
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Aloha everyone thank you for making me feel so welcome

=]

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:02 pm 
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Aloha and welcome!


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 12:13 am 
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Mahalo Richie Ace

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:49 pm 
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Aloha SquidBacon! Welcome to the Port, I'm an initiate over in Indiana. My husband and I would love to come out west again to imbibe in all the wonderful tiki bars along the California coast. Maybe some day! Until then. Enjoy the Port! See you around. -Tikiadjacent

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:32 pm 
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Welcome to our shores, SquidBacon!


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:45 am 
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tikiadjacent wrote:
Aloha SquidBacon! Welcome to the Port, I'm an initiate over in Indiana. My husband and I would love to come out west again to imbibe in all the wonderful tiki bars along the California coast. Maybe some day! Until then. Enjoy the Port! See you around. -Tikiadjacent


Aloha and Mahalo Tikiadjacent! How wonderful to meet an Indiana initiate! I hope you an adventurous journey on your path to be a fellow moai, and a very safe journey on a possible future trip back to the west coast. =]

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:47 am 
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Mahalo kai ahe =]

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 2:58 pm 
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Aloooooha everyone stopping by! Tell me about how you became enamored with tiki...

I was hooked from the moment i went into the enchanted tiki room as a wee lass, i wasn't even sure what it was, or that it was even real, but it was MAGICAL. After having gone to the enchanted tiki room, i demanded i get a talking parrot toy. I took it everywhere for years until i loved off its face from dropping it so much.
The whimsy that comes with tiki, the brand new, the old and invented.... i love it all! As i got older i felt a resonance for tiki more than id ever realize. I was given Sippin Safari to read, and I found out about Dons Boys in the Back, who were Filipino. I'm a Hapa, a Filipino hapa. Whats does that even mean!?!? For me personally it means, I'm proud "Dons Boys" could have been my family, my uncles, even my grandpa... its just nice to feel that way, as someone who always felt like an outsider. I love tiki for millions of reasons; it feels like it's always been there waiting for me with open arms.

That feeling of ohana that whispers on the trade winds...

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:11 pm 
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Welcome to port Squid Bacon! Is your artwork online somewhere? Would love to see some tiki inspired works!

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 2:15 pm 
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Aloha and welcome! Looking forward to meeting you someday in the not so far future.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 10:22 pm 
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Aloha!! So glad you're here!

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:11 pm 
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The Captain wrote:
Welcome to port Squid Bacon! Is your artwork online somewhere? Would love to see some tiki inspired works!

--The Captain



Aloha Captain! You can find my work at https://squidbacon.com/, I am currently working on a new tiki line for this year... HOWEVER there are still tiki things up. =] Please go look, its a bit different but... i think its really fun!

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:14 pm 
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Aloha and welcome! Looking forward to meeting you someday in the not so far future.


Mahalo for the very warm welcome RocketBetty, I look forward to meeting you someday too!

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 7:18 pm 
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ALOHA TikiLoco! I'm glad you're here too =]

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:58 pm 
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Your work is awesome, very creative and the detail in them is fantastic! I am a lover of food as well :)


Aloha Captain! You can find my work at https://squidbacon.com/, I am currently working on a new tiki line for this year... HOWEVER there are still tiki things up. =] Please go look, its a bit different but... i think its really fun![/quote]


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:08 pm 
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Thank you Captain =] it takes me a while, but i do love to make them...

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