My love if all things Hawaiian (and the South Pacific for that matter) stems from my early exposure to the culture when I lived in Hawaii when I was a wee lad. Visited several times over my life and feel like I have left a piece of me there. So I am living vicariously through my collection until I can get back and soak up more.
I have been collecting Mugs since the mid 90's. Lost a bunch in a divorce and am rebuilding slowly and picking carefully. Love traditional TIKI style design, Monsters (Big Daddy style), and anything Cannibal and headhunter- ish. It matches my home bar theme - the Headhunter Hollow!
Pic of me to the left is from the now defunct Jasmine Tree (smokey tapa cloth anyone) taken @ the 2006 Tiki Kon.