I think it began back when I was a kid.... we'd visit my grandfather and go to the Kowloon in Saugus MA. It has been years since I've been there, but apparently it left an impression.... I've only been collecting a few years but really enjoy it and love seeing all the variety in everyone's collections. Other than a couple restaurants I've never been anywhere Polynesian but hope to one day. Hope to get to the Kowloon again too!