About Humuhumu

Hello, my name is Humuhumu.
No connection to the fish.

I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.

I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.

I write news articles about the happenings in the world of Tiki, especially tiki establishments and the tiki lifestyle, at Critiki News. I do my part to keep immersive Polynesian Pop alive by throwing regular parties at my own home tiki bar, Balhi Ha'i.

I call San Francisco home, Los Angeles will always feel like a second home, and I'm originally from Seattle.

Questions, information, comments?
Contact me at humuhumu@critiki.com.
I love to hear from fellow lovers of Polynesian Pop!
Frances Langford's Outrigger, Jensen Beach
location added 3/17/17
Kokomo Tikibar & Room, Helsinki
location added 3/16/17
Malia Polynesian Room, Asbury Park
location added 3/6/17
Little Buddy Hideaway, Asbury Park
location added 3/5/17
The Reef Bar, Palm Springs
location added 3/4/17
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Tiki Bar, Mexico City
9/18/18 3:59PM
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The Polynesian, New York
9/18/18 12:09PM
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Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Orlando
9/17/18 8:02PM
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Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim
9/17/18 7:46PM
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Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim
9/17/18 7:46PM