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 Post subject: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:44 pm 
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My name is Freda Gordon. At Ohana, Luau at the Lake, some of you may recognize me by my handle, Polly Nesia. I reside in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My introduction to Tiki came from my partner, Pete Weinzettl (Tarana-Pete) back in 2007 when we met. He said, “Freda, check out this Jimmy Buffet song!” WAIT!! DON’T LEAVE THE PAGE JUST YET. IT DOES GET BETTER. Further research ensued until - Aha! We pulled back the curtain revealing true exoticism and ultimate escapism.

It was a natural fit given our love of all the retro elements. We found out about the Toronto Vintage Society and became members, assisting with the annual Tiki Lani Lanai and Kitschmas events. At the events I also undertake to partner with Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank, coordinating the donations and ensuring they make their way back to the Food Bank for distribution. Tarana-Pete and I have also started a monthly event at our local Tiki bar, Shore Leave where we schmooze, booze and entertain through music, dance and audience participation.

In 2012, we attended Ohana, Luau at the Lake for the first time. We were the only Torontonians that year, that I know of. We arrived tentatively. Well that lasted for about 5 minutes! Into our 6th minute, we were whisked away into the Ohana embrace. Aloooooha! The event has been an exhilarating ride for the past 6 years. I come home gushing about experiencing fun, zaniness, family, love and acceptance in its purist form and yet I can’t put it in a nutshell. So, we made Ohana: Luau at the Lake, The Movie, to try and capture it all.

I am an individual with a social conscience. However, I have much more to accomplish through charity work and giving back to community. Therefore, it is with great zeal that I declare my intent to become part of the FOM family.

I would be greatly honoured to be a part of the formation of the first Canadian FOM chapter and am looking for a sponsor. Fingers crossed that a fun loving FOM friend will assist.

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Aloha and welcome, Freda! It's a regular northern invasion up in here today. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

SO AWESOME to have you as part of the Canadian Invasion 2017 ;)

8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:58 pm 
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kristiki wrote:
Aloha and welcome, Freda! It's a regular northern invasion up in here today. 8)

JINX!
You typed 'invasion' as I was typing the same! :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Princess Pupule wrote:
kristiki wrote:
Aloha and welcome, Freda! It's a regular northern invasion up in here today. 8)

JINX!
You typed 'invasion' as I was typing the same! :lol: :lol:

Great minds! :fez:

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Another one from the land of Loonies and Twonies..... Aloha and Welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Aloha !!

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:20 pm 
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Aloha.
....look, I'm gonna be straight up with you.
You're going to hear a lot of talk about goats.
"Look out for the goats"..."Beware of the goats"..."Have you seen the goats?"...goat this - goat that - on and on and on with the goats.
Now to be fair, there will be goats.
No doubt.
But they are mostly spiritual goats.
There will be some metaphorical goats and a handful of symbolic goats.
But mainly, they will be internal and existential.
And it's up to you to herd them as best you can.

There's also going to be some real goats.
DO NOT FEED THEM.

Fordecape has been using them for his own personal....um...."experiments"...and lets just say they developed a ravenous taste for human skin. He was supposed to be training them to play backgammon...but well, things happen.

Seriously...don't feed them.

Aside from that, come in and have a drink.
But take your shoes off. We just had the carpets cleaned.

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:32 pm 
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SO AWESOME!!!
the Canucks are taking over.... (including me, of course!)

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Aloha--give us a wave from Echo Beach!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Aloha and welcome Polly!

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:21 pm 
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THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!

As I've said: IF the Tiki Gods are with us AND we survive the Trials, there WILL be a Canadian chapter of the FOM.

Woooooooo-hoooooooo! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Warning acknowledged.

A taste for human skin? Unherd and absurd. Having said that... goat skin? Perhaps with a wasabi marinade?

Shame about the backgammon. Give them time.

Tiki Vee wrote:
Aloha.
....look, I'm gonna be straight up with you.
You're going to hear a lot of talk about goats.
"Look out for the goats"..."Beware of the goats"..."Have you seen the goats?"...goat this - goat that - on and on and on with the goats.
Now to be fair, there will be goats.
No doubt.
But they are mostly spiritual goats.
There will be some metaphorical goats and a handful of symbolic goats.
But mainly, they will be internal and existential.
And it's up to you to herd them as best you can.

There's also going to be some real goats.
DO NOT FEED THEM.

Fordecape has been using them for his own personal....um...."experiments"...and lets just say they developed a ravenous taste for human skin. He was supposed to be training them to play backgammon...but well, things happen.

Seriously...don't feed them.

Aside from that, come in and have a drink.
But take your shoes off. We just had the carpets cleaned.

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Man, Canada Day is getting better and better!!
It's even better than the 4th of July...except there aren't any firecrackers in my laptop.
Which is probably a good thing, come to think of it.
Still trying to get the Mai Tai out of the keyboards from when the "spiritual goat" kicked over my drink on National Mai Tai Day yesterday.
Did you celebrate it?

Oh, wait -

Welcome, Freda!!! So happy to have you here! : :D

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Aloha Formikahini! Still celebrating National Mai Tai Day as we speak!

Formikahini wrote:
Man, Canada Day is getting better and better!!
It's even better than the 4th of July...except there aren't any firecrackers in my laptop.
Which is probably a good thing, come to think of it.
Still trying to get the Mai Tai out of the keyboards from when the "spiritual goat" kicked over my drink on National Mai Tai Day yesterday.
Did you celebrate it?

Oh, wait -

Welcome, Freda!!! So happy to have you here! : :D

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Tiki Vee wrote:
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Fordecape has been using them for his own personal....um...."experiments"...and lets just say they developed a ravenous taste for human skin. He was supposed to be training them to play backgammon...but well, things happen



That's a damned shame. Not enough backgammon players in the world, human or otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Aloha Freda, my friend from Canada!!

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Aloha, Polly Nesia!!! I is time you two made yourselves an official part of the FOM fabric!

Who is going to be your sponsor???

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 Post subject: Re: Where Have I Landed?
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Vince Martini wrote:
Aloha, Polly Nesia!!! I is time you two made yourselves an official part of the FOM fabric!

Who is going to be your sponsor???


Aloha! Vince...darling!

Your timing though :wowza: I have JUST secured a sponsor but a-lass, I am unable to divulge who for now. My mystery sponsor must remain in the shadows and Polly don't peep :lol:

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