Monday, November 28, 2016

RUN NO. 2518 MENTERI WATERFALLS 22NOV2016

RUN NO. 2518
DATE: 22 NOVEMBER
SITE: MENTERI WATERFALLS
HARES: Alice in Wonderland/JOTB/Hornbill
FRONT HORN: Hash Hound   BACK HORN: Tracy
A lovely turn out for hash last Tuesday at one of the favourite hash sites!

Started up the bit*h of a hill that just kept going up and soon it became quite apparent that a number of (cheating!) ladies took the short cut instead of going up another hill. I was too far back to know who found the checks, probably peachi keen whose slender legs can glide ahead like a gazelle.

The run was laid through really well with a good road run at the end. No one was led astray and everyone got out safely in good time.

On on commenced at Jenny on the block's. 'Holy f**k, that's a beautiful home!' Especially with all the handmade furniture! The few who were given a house tour were mesmerised with the wide stairs. We're a weird bunch!
Sorry to have digressed!

First shout out by our wonderful new JMs who brought back birthday cupcakes (Trailblazer and Hot lips)! Yum! Thank you to the hares JOTB, AIW, and hornbill. No FTG, no celebrations. We we very well entertained by a joke by Yogi Beer and hash shit to our veteran peachi keen (forgot to sign in) and psycho (for accusing the hares for not doing their jobs).

Announcements - sunday (27th nov) crafts fayre at serasa clubhouse and book binding workshop at mabohai.
Thank you to hares for amazing food! What a treat we had with the wrap station.

NEXT RUN: DIPLO
HARES: PSYCHO/RIPPER

Monday, November 21, 2016

RUN NO. 2517 TJ BUNUT KANAN 15 NOV 16 - FOUNDERS DAY

RUN NO. 2517
DATE: 15 NOV 2016
SITE: TJ BUNUT KANAN




JMs


JMs and GMs in action

Mrs Pingu & Wonder Woman



Licker & Lickety Quick

Dizzy and Pee Wee



The highlight of  hashing in the  H3 Hashing calendar which is eagerly anticipated by all members and this year it is extra special for we are celebrating 2 special occasions, i.e. Founder’s Day and 50th years of  hashing in Brunei.

Some hardworking members must have come early to OnOn site to decorate and to prepare audio / visual equipment, for when we arrived, all those things were in place.

As we signed in we were given our Founders Day pack consisting of a bag and a t-shirt. Bag would be handy for putting all our hash gears when coming to hash every Tuesday!

Just before the run, JM Peewee announced that it will be a short, lollipop run with no checks. We were advised to follow paper and not go on up to top of hill as some of us did at last run here in Sleazy Garden! Front horn  Ryvita  was not present at start of run  and back horn was Janine. As usual, at 5.15 pm, the front runners sprinted out of gate. Don't know if Janine ever had the opportunity to sound the horn in the jungle  but she  did toot it accidentally whilst still on the road!

This time all hashers did as instructed; up and down tarred road; turned left onto dirt road , a little climb and then right onto dirt road gone muddy before slipping into jungly bit; crossed 2 streams or was it the same stream crossed at different point; then onto dirt road again then left down hill on way out. Nothing spectacular but we did get our shoes wet and muddy. Some front runners decided to do another round by going in the Out trail.

Back at OnOn site some members were already in the pool, imbibing on their favourites colours thanks to 2 free tokens. At some point in time, the hens drifted off to change into  their 60s costume and when they emerged.. Oh My... I have never seen so many hippies in one place and costumes in myraid of  colours and glitters; some were transformed and needed second and third look to ascertained  as to who they were!! It was like going back in time!


The shout out proceeding got under way with the usual thanking of hares and down-down. 2 returning hens [Gina-Senior avid hasher] and Dizzy (both had served as JMs of H3 before) coming here for the 50th anniversary celebration were also down-downed and welcomed. Jms announced there will be a part 2 to the proceeding after makan which was delicious curry.


 Then it was Shout Up part 2 starting with giving out of special  “prizes” to hares where an event / incidents occurred in their runs; the shiggiest, wettest, longest,shortest, most hashits, haring the most runs and so on. Then it was time to thank  2016 Hash Committee and introducing 2017 Hash Committee and no doubt the one that garnered the most interest was: who are the new JMs and  GM?!. … When JM Smurf  asked “ Will the new JMs please stand up” …. up jumped Psycho and Ripper! And the  new GM, Hash Hound  swaggered her way up to join the gathered  2017 Hash Committee!

We were entertained by 4 moustachiod ladies dancing and singing tributes to 2 dispensers of drinks in the hash --- Mrs. Barman (H3) and Mr. Moonshine (H4)

The merry making continued with more music and dancing: the hardcores danced on way past their bedtime!!

This is not the end to the merry- making though for on  Saturday, November 19, we will be at Serasa Yacht Club where hashers from other Brunei Hash Chapters and guests will join us to help  celebrate 50th Anniversary.  Can’t wait to get our feet over there!

Next  run is at Salambigar Waterfall on Mentiri Highway. OnOn will be at JennyOnTheBlock's 

P/S Please bring your chair and park sensibly; follow direction (by JOTB).

OnOn
AIW, JOTB, Hornbill.


Monday, November 14, 2016

RUN NO. 2516 DIPLO 8 NOV 2016

RUN NO. 2516
DATE: 8 NOV 2016
SITE: DIPLO - BARKATS RUN
HARES: ALISON/SMURF/CHERYL/BLACK BEAUTY



So, the penultimate run of the hashing year. And one that definitely didn't disappoint.

We gathered at Diplo, as we often do, in anticipation of the BarKats run. Not a long run we were told, if it's too short, do it twice. We headed down the road and into the jungle just near the Malaysian High Com, not a spot we usually go in so good for a change. Down we went, not long before first check, which was a little bit fiendish, as we had been warned it may be. 

As is usually the case with Diplo runs, we had plenty of water crossings, and a few canny hills in there to stretch our legs. Second check also proved to be rather fiendish, Mrs Pingu and myself checked right up the opposite ridge for the paper to be found back across the water. It took us a while to actually get back on paper, but we managed.

Eventually we could hear the laughter and conviviality synonymous with H3, our BarKats had set up a bar in the jungle! So we all stopped for a little rest and a drink and a chat before heading back out to the tent, a mere 5 minutes away. The shout up followed and it was a pretty lively one. The hares were downdowned, sadly the last run Cheryl and Smurf will lay for H3. 

But instead of it being a sad occasion, we decided to party! We welcomed three FTGs and one new member - Sharon. The hares provided great food for us, and we even had music to wile away the hours to! We Hens didn't disappoint, some of us dancing late into the night at what was a great warm-up for Founders' Day on Tuesday. Thank you BarKats! On on 

NEXT RUN: TANJUNG BUNUT KANAN ---------FOUNDERS DAY --- 50 YEARS OF HASHING ---- GOLDEN 60s IS THE THEME
HARES: MISMANAGEMENT
PARK SENSIBLY AND BRING A CHAIR, SWIMMERS TOO IF YOU FANCY A DIP.

Monday, November 07, 2016

RUN NO. 2515 MENTERI WATERFALLS 1 NOV 2016

RUN NO. 2515
DATE: 1 NOV 2016
SITE: MENTERI WATERFALLS (BRREAST CANCER AWARENESS)
HARES: TRAILBLAZER/YOGI BEER/WHERES WALLY/GOODNIGHT KIWI/LARA

When Alison asked me to write the words for the Breast Cancer Awareness run it suddenly dawned on me that this would be last time!
I just want to take the opportunity to thank the Ladies Hash members past and present for such a fun run! What a great time I have had with H3! I have many memories and mementos of my time with you including –great friends, tears, chat, gossip, cuts, bruises, stings, rashes, a fear of logs, great food, dressing up, and loads of fun! I will miss you all and hope I can still read the words on line to see what you are up to!
Back to last week’s run!
It was very lucky the rain kept off!  I didn’t actually go in for this run, but by all accounts, it was long, hard, slippy and ended in darkness. Could be the title of a porn film! Well done ladies for testing our elite athletes, including those from Rimba.
The on-on was held at Yogi Beer’s palatial mansion.
Smurf and I had hash t-shirts looking for good homes. Every t-shirt with its own story of blood sweat and tears spent in the jungles of Borneo! Ah! If only t-shirts could talk!
Back to the on-on …. The intrepid hares, Goodnight Kiwi, Where’s Wally, Trailblazer, Yogi Beer and virgin hare Lara were duly down-downed. Trailblazer gave a short spiel about breast cancer awareness, pointing out that all of us know someone who has suffered from this scourge. She added that in Brunei there is a high percentage of young victims. (So sad)
Before I forget, Pedigree Pup and Mrs. Pingu were the horns.
Peachy Keen was down-downed for 100 runs and her amazing achievement of running for 50kms in KK. Smurf said that her snotty nose had also run 50kms! No beer for her however!
Miss Rachael Tan was named Miss Gobby by the elegantly hatted and plastic sworded Smurf.
Goodnight Kiwi celebrated 650 runs. Congratulations!
Announcements – Founders Day info.
Beach Bunch run on the 23rd Feb
Committee handover      -  Next week – run at Diplo.       

Usual stuff, up and down, streams, jungle and cunning checks!

NEXT RUN: DIPLO - BARKATS RUN
HARES: Alison/Black Beauty/Cheryl/Smurf


Saturday, October 29, 2016

RUN NO. 2514 SUBOK 309 25 OCT 2016

RUN NO. 2514
DATE: 25 OCT 2016 - HALLOWEN
SITE: SPG 309 SUBOK
 
PsYcHo'S DeAd 'n BrEaKfAsT RuN... an AwEsOmE NiGhT!!





 

Warned of wetting pants and heart attacks, we sturdy hens arrived undeterred in our droves. A welcoming grave yard and a tasty green halloween punch; with trembling hands we signed in and headed out... torches at the ready, peering at the ominous dark clouds above.  Steep, steep steps to the peaks of Brunei, a little flat to catch our weary breath, then deep, deep down into the darkness; no going back now for us fearful hens, as spooky witches crouching behind trees eagerly give us a fright.



As OnOn approaches, appearing from nowhere... all creatures of the night - witches 'n devils, ghosts 'n ghouls, dancing ballerinas and dead boys 'n girls: pumpkins 'n pirates, skeletons galore all drinking merrily together on this deadly turf... but no sign of our JM - where the hell is Smurf! Buried alive or burnt at the stake? Death by budweiser and dumped in a barrow? If we asked her double act Pee Wee, would we be any the wiser?








Lots of parades and loads of prizes for creative costumes and pumpkin carvings; Yogi Beer hearing the call to win them all was promptly put in the corner by the spider's wall.  

Double, Double.. Toil and Trouble... Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble... in the cauldron boil and cook spicy curry "n pumpkin soup... in the poison'd entrails throw spider cookies and snacky bones. We brave hens having had our fill, retired before day light... looking forward to next year's more dreaded night!!!  Thanks to all who came to the run, especially to PsYcHo & Co. for the efforts put in to the evening, food, decorations etc.  




 
NEXT RUN: MENTERI LINK (BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RUN)
HARES: TRAILBLAZER/YOGI BEER/GOODNIGHT KIWI/WHERES WALLY/LARA
Please bring a chair if you have one, and park sensibly at Yogi Beer's for the onon. Wear pink to support BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.....

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

RUN NO. 2513 TUNGKU 355 18 OCT 2016

RUN NO. 2513
SITE: TUNGKU 355
DATE: 18 OCT 2016
HARES: SATU LAGI/RUSHHOUR/RIPPER
FRONT HORN: HASHHOUND   BACK HORN: TRAILBLAZER

Hares


It was a wet and dismal day. The days grew shorter and the dark comes sooner. Hens flocked to the hash site ready to attack the jungle. Wearing longs they braced themselves for Edward scissors hands or razor grass that grows in abundance in this part of the world. Up and down they walked looking for checks and the trail of paper that marks the way. Lest someone gets Led Astray.
Trailblazer finding first two checks






Somewhere off the beaten path, two silhouettes were working hard. Digging. Digging. Digging. They were digging another hole. Nearby a mound of earth shows someone is buried there already. And they were digging another. There's always time for a Satu Lagi.
Good checks keeping both front and back together


Hens walked check after check....until they hit a third. Was it coincidence? Was it meant to be tricky?

Huddled off the beaten path... the two waited. Waiting for one to come near to check where the trail may go. But what is this? Or who is this? An old friend... could it be... Mad Marg... Perhaps there is time for a reunion of the mad, the psycho and the ripper.
Mad Marg on a flying visit.

Slowly hens move at the sound of on on paper...

They still wait... there will be one that is behind... always one

It gets dark in the jungle quite quickly.. lights get turned on to show the way.

Their patience wavering... their madness spiraling... parangs ready and thirsty for blood. Sure enough a lonely light flickering in the shadows.  hello little lady... all on your own...

..................
Somewhere off the beaten path, two silhouettes were working hard. Digging. Digging. Digging. They were covering another hole.

Against a log, parangs dripping with blood.

In the hole, a terrified face looks on, barely breating, unable to scream, bleeding out slowly, bones cracked and broken so she could be fitted into the hole.

Watching in hysterical fear as she is being buried alive.

The two silhouettes smile.
Run report will be updated once received.
Next mismagement....

Yummy curries

The ghoul appeared to announce next weeks run.


NEXT RUN: SUBOK 309
HARES: PSYCHO & FRIENDS ---- DEAD AND BFAST RUN ----HALLOWEEN
Please bring chairs if you have one, and park sensibly...

RUN NO. 2512 DIPLO 11 OCT 2016

RUN NO. 2512
DATE: 11 OCT 2016
SITE: DIPLO
HARES: ALISON/BLACK BEAUTY/CHERYL (and back up crew) for the MCMILLAN FUNDRAISER
FRONT HORN:   YOGI BEER         BACK HORN: TRAILBLAZER

The day all the hens were excitedly looking forward to had arrived. A nice jungle walk and "refreshments" is usually a good enough incentive but when you throw cake in the mix there is a surge in the usual attendance! All proceeds go to the Macmillan charity which the hens were more than happy to contribute to. As Kat and I approached the site, I saw a few hens making their way down the road already as I was running a little late. Few minutes were added on as we signed in and registered our cakes and gasped at the number of entries!

Knowing that the run was laid by veteran hashers to Diplo we knew we were in for a nice one. I was spurred ahead by Kat as we were already late but the slippy ground made me hesitant to go too fast. We bumped into Alison who told us to take a right at the sign if we wanted to do the whole trail as it was a lollipop so we did and saw the sign to take a short cut out but chose to do the whole trail as thought it would be short. We caught up with Rachel F, Tiger Moth and Where's Wally when they were across the stream at first check and there was a small confusion about the paper as one bit looked like an arrow but managed to go ahead.  Lots of mud, stream crossings, hills, obstacles of fallen trees, some scary cliff like paths, trippy roots, triangles/pink dipped paper (good idea) later, we passed second check and then third as darkness descended (its that time of the year!). I am informed that back horn found on on paper before front horn at the second check but not sure who else found the others. Heard they were sneaky though! We all got out safe and sound in the end. Thank you to front horn Yogi Beer and back horn Trailblazer.

Hens got changed and settled, gathering excitedly for the shout up (to be over) and dessert! They also got a chance to play and win (I won 6 prizes!!!) at the tombola and guess the number of spots on the cake. We welcomed 3 first time guests brought by Tracy, Rush Hour and Sarah/Sally/Sue/Samantha/Susan, welcomed back Downward Dog and celebrated Rachael Tan's 50 runs! Psycho announced upcoming Halloween run in 2 weeks at her crib, someone left their hash shoes at Survivor Run last Sunday (great turn out by H3), Lickity Quick needs some help for a project she's doing which requires her to write a report about a business and includes financial records (which can be changed). Ladies were reminded that Founders Day is coming up next month and 50 years of hashing the Saturday night following. As H3 is currently at about 75 members, it is encouraged that members who wish to bring guests do book their spots early as they are limited. Forms will be released next week. You have until then to check if your husbands, boyfriends, scandals, girlfriends, etc are available and children (if any) are taken care of for the night!

The winner of the "guess the number of spots on the cake" went to Squeak with a consolation prize for Sarah/Sally/Sue/Samantha/Susan (we need to give her a proper hash name soon). Then cake winners were announced starting from 2nd runner up Rachael Tan, 1st runner up Readymix and the winner Yogi Beer! Special mention needs to be given to Smurf's "sponge cake" with the hard sell reviews attached. Priority to buying cake went to those who had brought a cake as they got a free slice...I forgot about the special coffee but someone kindly gave me theirs. A cake feast indeed as we staggered home with happy bellies. Most of us  left by 8:30pm leaving the hard cores to their usual fun.

Next week's run is a site we haven't been to for a while, Spg 355-86 off Jalan Tungku. For those who have been before, you need to go through a funny triangle roundabout (ironic) to get in. Look out for the signs at the "roundabout" and the simpang to lead you to the site. Word Bird assures me she has the right map! On on

And here is the tiramisu recipe....(don't say its from me)

Separate 2 eggs and beat egg whites until stiff. Add 4 tablespoons of caster sugar to the egg yolks and beat until thick and fluffy. Add 250g of marscarpone to egg yolk mixture and beat until smooth. Fold egg whites into the yolk mixture until well incorporated.

Prepare coffee of choice (I wing it with my nespresso and just keep making black coffee and using it. Add alcohol if you wish) and dip sponge fingers into the coffee before arranging them in container of choice. Top with some of the custard mix then put on another layer of sponge fingers. Do 2 or 3 layers to your preference or container height making sure the custard mix is on top. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and leave to set in fridge for at least 3 hours.

NEXT RUN: TUNGKU 355
HARES: SATU LAGI/RIPPER/RUSH HOUR

Saturday, October 08, 2016

RUN NO. 2511 TANJ BUNUT KANAN 4 OCT 2016


RUN NO. 2511
DATE: 4 OCT 2016
SITE: TANJ BUNUT KANAN
HARES: DREAMLINER GIRLS
FRONT HORN: LARA    BACK HORN: TIGER MOTH

Well, it started in the usual fashion with a punctual "meep, meep" at 5:15pm from the front horn, Lara. Off we went, with gusto because the inviting pool keenly awaited our return!

Up the hill, over the hill, down the other side and the usual left turn in off the main road. Mrs Pingu, Yogi Beer and Lara leading the way. Then, the usual right turn up the hill, but, today, only a little way up before we had to turn right in towards the jungle. Sadly, faaaaar too many walkie-talkies missed this and carried on up the hill! Definitely the biggest fail I have ever seen on the hash by hens not following paper!




Anyway, on we went on the usual trail, but in reverse, a lovely trail which led us to a waterfall. A good check kept the few front runners busy looking for sometime, but eventually, Mrs Pingu's roar could be heard.

Up we went the steep hill which carried on forever, until we met the troop heading the wrong way at about 3km in. Front runners discussed the confusion for sometime as they ran, but we were 100% confident we had led the pack the correct way.

Eventually, we popped out onto the fire trail after a good 45mins trek in the jungle. A long, beautiful run, as the sun set, to take us back home, with a very clear OUT spelt in paper and an arrow pointing down the hill to show us the way.  A great lollipop run for all (no matter which direction you did it in) and a whopping 6,7km by my tracker.

Alison and Smurf led the shout up. Where was Pee Wee? She had miraculously disappeared. We had two guests from the army, we had Rosie sworn in as a new member with her unforgettable mobile phone down her leggings, vibrating scenario! No prizes for guessing her hash handles in a few months time!

We had a hashit for not signing out (idiot!) and, followed by Siaw Yen's tasty birthday cake. In fact, it was a busy birthday week as Rush Hour and Lara were celebrating too!
That was it for another week! Until next time. On on.
So, being the delightful ladies that we are, we sang them a happy birthday!



 best if all, we had gold dresses, wigs and a dance routine from the hostesses with the mostest. Food was truly scrumptious and disappeared quickly,


Love
Yogi Beer (Volunteer writer of words due to hare crisis for next week's run!)

NEXT RUN: DIPLO - MCMILLAN CAKE & COFFEE FUNDRAISER $$$$$$
HARES: ALISON & FRIENDS