Thursday, December 24, 2009


RUN NO. 2157
DATE: 22 DEC 2009
HARES: Never Wrong/Trailblazer/Leah/Magic Roundabout (absent on holiday)
FRONT HORN: Ryvita BACK HORN: Eastern Promise

Since I arrived at about the time the sign in board was being put away, the first part of the report relies on quotes from those who did arrive on time. The run took place on a warm, dry afternoon, unlike the last time we had been at the site on Founders Day, which saw many Hens slipping through the mud. The ladies kept on their feet and headed up hill for the start. The route incorporated lovely views and 2 checks. Both checks were found by returning hasher Running Bare who was visiting from Manila. It was great to see her back. The front runners would have enjoyed the company. The last 4 who went in went off paper and did their own thing it seems but all came out safely in the end. A good run. Many thanks.

The On On was at the poolside and started with Christmas cheer in a cup served by Santa at the resuscitation centre – how apt. It was certainly an evening for celebrating. There was a great range of festive food on offer. Thank you Never Wrong for cooking the turkey sponsored by the hash. Thanks to Trailblazer for coordinating that and to everyone for bringing something along. The hares in their Christmas T shirts (sponsored by Mr Wright) were thanked and we thanked Magic roundabout for the lovely cake that she donated as a lucky draw prize. This was won by Bunny Girl (although only because Tango was away or she would have won it!). A down down was given to Ryvita for so willingly taking on the role of front horn week after week and we welcomed Nellie’s daughter who was hashing for the third time. Apparently we are all mad in the nicest possible way. I am not sure anyone would argue with that! It was time to say farewell and good luck to Sarah who returns to Brisbane on Saturday. We wish her many more happy hashing days in the future. The best dressed awards for the evening were given to Bunny Girl, Possum and the highest award to the lady in the Christmas tree, Wina. As we ate and drank the evening away we had a visit from Santa who gave us all gifts from his secret sac or was that secret gifts from the Santa sac? We thank Santa for visiting us during this busy season and for allowing us to sit on his knee. There must be a few good shots there for another calendar. Bring on the New Year and another decade. On On.

NEXT RUN: SALAMBIGAR LINK with ON ON at Jane's House, Jln Muara, Kg Sg Tilong
HARES: Sarong/Jane

Sunday, December 20, 2009


RUN NO. 2156
HARES: Satu Lagi/Peahen/Claudia

4.52pm: I arrived on site, and wondered if I had the wrong place. Only 5 cars and no gaggle of hens catching up on events as usual. Oh, Christmas does take its toll. But by 5pm  the ranks had filled out. Hash baby was kitted up with the bells as this was to be her last run. Very appropriate as she jingled all the way.

The horn sounded and we were off, only to slow to a walk as we tackled the big hill in front of us. Finally at the top, and down we plunged all the way to the bottom moonscape and back into the jungle again. 1st check was called and took a while finding as we were short of  front hares. Finally found by Magic on the side track. Down to the bridge and there was 2nd check tucked in to the side. Ryvita and Claire hared it up the main trail only to return after a long search. As Smarty pants me said it could not be to the right as that was short and out Jessica was sent into a little ferny not well known track. Call Girl went up the right trail and On paper was found simultaneously by Jessica and Call Girl in different locations. Dilemma. Which way to go?, Which was correct.? We took the larger path and found both were correct. Jessica had cut the trail and found On paper too. Up onto the main ridge and another check. Poor Claire ( nice fast long legs) was sent off checking in the wrong direction again . On paper found by Isuzu, and out we went, through the windmill area, only no creaking windmills any more, and out we popped where we started. Down the hill again and we were home.

We had a more than usual number of the halt and lame with Miss Pink and Domestic Goddess taking it easy after their eye ops and Norma crippled with a huge caste. Not done hashing, only a mundane slip on the old bathroom floor.

Peahen asked if we had any encounters in the jungle and told us they had found a little pit viper while laying the run. Lucky we did not know as we plunged around blithely. Any sensible snake would be smart to get out of our way.
To a soft gaslit evening and thunder and lightening in the distance we settled down to the shout up.

One1ist time guest, Sarah from the Gold Coast who promised to come again. Hash baby got her certificate and framed photo to remind her of her hashing adventures in Brunei. She promptly downed her ‘adds’ Aussie style, straight down the hatch. We had 2 birthday girls, Domestic Goddess and Karen. We received our fabulous 2010 hash calendars. Thanks girls, good job.

NEXT RUN: Tasek Lama - Sheraton end
HARES: Never Wrong/Trailblazer/Magic Roundabout

Friday, December 11, 2009

RUN NO. 2155 - RIMBA 8 DEC 09

RUN NO. 2155
HARES: Sarong/Eastern Promise/Speedo
FRONT HORN: Suzi (with assistance from Readymix) BACK HORN: Hash Baby

After the previous week’s more than wetter run, it was a great relief that last Tuesday was dry. Rimba is becoming a favorite location for the hens – not that I am becoming any more familiar with its maze of trails. The instructions from the hares was to follow thin white paper and NOT thick white paper from the men’s 10k run the previous week. That noted, off we went up the road towards the roundabout and up the bank though plenty of long cutting grass…noice…. We crossed the open area and up into the jungle. 1st Check was called and found by Picked Lilli. We carried on for a little bit and came out into the open again and I’m thinking….okay this is going to be a swift run back, hope the greens are cold….but the paper takes us past the old workers hut and we go back into the jungle and get a good run.

Second check is in another open area, one I didn’t recognize. We all spread in various corners and Pickled Lilli found the on paper again pretty swiftly so off we all went to her and carried on only to find that the paper ran out….doooohhhh…it the wrong paper. So we are all back to checking and I found the on paper further up the open area on a rocky slope. We’re back in the jungle and I still don’t know where we’re heading. I’m with Alison and Sue and we come across third check on the trail. Most obvious thing to do….run ahead and that’s what Alison did and found the on paper just a little ahead. Or so we thought it was. The paper was the same colour, new but shorter, if a little damp. There was plenty laid and we guessed the hares just ran out of the longer paper. So on we went for another 5 minutes until the paper ran out again. By this stage it was close on to 6 and getting a little dark – time to call for real directions! Wrong paper yet again and it was actually a back check. So like the family on The Bear Hunt, Back through the forest! Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble Trip And by this time it was becoming a big dark forest. Sue and Alison find the on paper and after following the trail for about ten minutes we find our way out to the back of the abandoned houses. Apart from the minor confusion with the papers it was a very enjoyable run and a good workout for everyone! And well done to Suzie as virgin front horn!

Back to the tent for a quick wash and the OnOn. With our two JMs away on their hols, the evening proceedings was handled by Bunny Girl. Firstly thanks to the hares followed by a welcome to our first time guest Aria – we hope to see you again – and a welcome back to returning member Jessica. Congratulations to Naj who officially celebrated her 500th run this evening. And we had a good poem and jokes about boobs and bits from Bunny Girl, Speedo and Wina. We were reminded of Secret Santa for the Christmas run – don’t forget if you are staying for the OnOn, please bring a wrapped gift of no less than B$10 in value.

We ended the evening with delicious briyani from what is becoming the favorite H3 Indian The Maharani - thank you Sarong! On…On!!!

HARES: Satu Lagi/Peahen/Claudia

Thursday, December 03, 2009

RUN NO. 2154 - SPG791 JLN MUARA - 1 DEC 09

An array of head gear to keep the rain out at the signing in board keeping dry at the back of JM Diva's car.
Umbrellas galore

RUN NO. 2154
HARES: Sid/Fiona & Beluga
FRONT HORN: Ruthless Pursuit
BACK HORN: Jane Woolley
NO CHECKS due to torrential rain all day

And the rain came down!! in buckets all day long!! was on the golf course and got rained off so knew that the Hash would be similar tonight.

Arrived at Morley Movers with Eastern Promise and no tent to huddle under!! Just lots of big black plastic bags of rubbish to look at!!! About 25 brave hens turned up standing under umbrellas, wearing wet weather ponchos and me with my shower cap over my headlight! waiting to sign on.

Too soon, it was 5-15pm and off ran Ryvita, her guest, Miss Tango and Ruthless Pursuit (front horn) up the hill past the water tower. We had been advised to go only to the top of the ridge as it was too wet and parts of the river was in full flow - go in for 30 mins and then turn around but if you you were by the waterfall before the 30 mins, take a look, admire it's churning and thunderous beauty and come back. (was this said? ed? That was not the message I passed on!)

The tracks were wet and slippery - it is the monsoon season in Brunei now!. we slithered our way down and Diva performed a few acrobatic stunts for us as she slid down the hill. I remember Diva doing exactly the same party trick at Tasek Lama on Founder's Day!

The few brave souls who ventured on to the waterfall had a good run through. Miss Tango and Ruthless Pursuit decided to forge their way through after the waterfall but eventually came back to where Diva, Ryvita, Ryvita's guest and myself were. We crawled over a long wet log and got to the other side of the waterfall.

Phone calls were made and rescuers came to our aid - Fiona and Sid came down and met us at the waterfall and guided us out. Thank goodness for our torches and mobile phones.

Miss Tango fell into the river just as we made out way out so she was soaked through right up to her neck.

I thought it was a superb run, pretty views and the little rivers of water to stamp our way through were refreshing and washed off the kilos of mud we had picked up sliding down like slalom skiers going from tree to tree - the noise at the waterfall was worth the run!!! - too bad about the weather though, what to do lah!!

For a change, the front runners came out last which really tickled my sense of humour!!! Still no tent had turned up so off everyone went to JM Diva's garage for the shout up.

Congratulations to Eastern Promise on her 500th run last night and next week the honour goes to Not Yet also celebrating her 500th run.

As the tent had not appeared by the time everyone was out, Trailblazer (jeopardising her friendship with Paul!) made a call to Diva's hubby seeking permission to adjourn to their garage.

After a concensus from the hares & Diva as to where we would have the shout up/meal - with food to be picked up enroute, directions taken as to how to get to Diva's place, most of the hens trooped off in convoy but which time a H3 sign had been placed by the roadside. We settled ourselves around the garage as Wina set up shop with xmas goodies she had prepared with Rozi to raise funds for the Animal Shelter. Certainly a flurry of activities as everyone tried to get dry, shopped and then the hares arrived with the food and shout-up began. We were all quite happy as Hash Baby had brought a bottle as she was clearing her cabinet before her final exit from the Abode of Peace.

Proceedings started with Never Wrong celebrating her 250th run. One guest was introduced, and Jane Woolley given a down down for following instructions about the run and came out on schedule. Hashit was given to the JMs for not practising what they asked the hens not to do, i.e. only go in for 30 mins due to the rain and the waterfall was too high to cross! Dizzy was quick in giving them a dousing with the nearby handy hose but the hashit was well taken.

Yummy dosai with sauces of varying degree of heat was served - thanks hares. It was quite an early night for all as the usual latenight stoppers had either gone on holiday or too busy to be around!


Monday, November 30, 2009

RUN NO. 2153 - RIMBA - 24 NOV 09

Watch out, JM has her hands on her hips!
The two JMs contemplating what to do next or are they scheming something.
The hares: Velma/Eastern Promise and Speedo

RUN NO. 2153

It is difficult to recall all the twists and turns of the Tuesday’s hash after sampling the punch but as diligent hares we will do our best to provide an account of the evenings happenings.

We set off from Rimba along the road for a short way and then it was time for a quick right turn and the hash began properly. There was plenty of time for latecomers to catch up as first check took quite some time to find. Hens were walking and calling in all directions until the “On paper” call came.
Then it was all hashers going onwards and upwards not to mention downwards through the jungle. Rimba is always such an interesting site and no run there would be complete without meandering through the local Ghost Town. Just be sure to avoid all the big holes.

Quote of the week for the words came from Magic Roundabout who claimed, “There were so many rentis trails it was like New York city out there.”

A really good run. Thanks Speedo, Eastern Promise and Velma.

Diva and Ruthless Pursuit conducted their first shout up to an appreciative audience. Ruthless Pursuit showed her hashing prowess when she modestly explained that she had found all the checks. Maybe her name could be amended by removal of the “ruthless” as she was clearly in the lead and not pursuing anyone, in fact we were all pursuing her.

Front horn for the evening was Ryvita and Trailblazer brought up the rear with back horn. It was a special night for Sue and she celebrated in style. Many thanks for her punch which allowed us all to view the evening though a rosey glow. Sue was celebrating her 450th run and has used some of the money for shoes (high heels or crocs?) and was going to use the rest for a print for her boat.

Alas Monique was not present to be farewelled but rumor has it that a certificate will be passed to her. The shout up mentioned the animal shelter a lot and it is obviously an interest dear to many Hens’ hearts. Basically bring ,money and there will be opportunities to improve the life of the local Brunei animal population.
The Hens hash wouldn’t be the hens hash without a hashit and this week the lucky recipient was Melissa D who had failed to sign in. We’ve heard of not signing out but this is taking things to a whole new level.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Your new JM "Diva" Other JM 'Ruthless Pursuit' was in Manila "working" so she tells us!

Guess who? Winners of the best dressed

RUN NO. 2152
DATE: 17 NOV 2009
HARES: Mismanagement

Tuesday 5-15pm again already!!! Tuesday seems to come around too quickly!!
The front horn blasted off at great speed up the hill and the rest of us tried to keep up - some of us just staggered up slowly up and up and up along with a lot of locals out for their daily exercise.

Their blank looks said it all - what were these crazy orangs doing????
We followed the white paper up the hill and then along a well used track - some of the hens collected the pretty pink and purple feathers hanging in the trees which had been threaded through the hash paper.

At the first oxygen break, we had a lovely view from the top of Bandar when we reached the ridge and had a breather, before heading down thinking this was an easy stroll until we hit a few high steps - just to make your calf muscles scream and prepare them for all the dancing to come later on.

After awhile, the walkie talkies realised they had gone off paper!! No checks on this run either my kind of run!!

Luckily for us, other hens coming from behind called us all back up the hill - retraced our steps and down we went with help from the ropes, slipping and sliding down. Whoops! Diva fell over on her arse leading us down so we all very carefully followed her down after that!.

Eventually,we were led onto the road and through the carpark and along the main road back to our starting point. All the hens quickly drank their 100 plus and bottle of water before dashing off to have a cool shower and dress up for the Founder's Day dinner.

Oh what a night!! The room had been decorated beautifully and the airconditioning was so lovely and cold!

JM Bunny Girl started off the evening's proceedings.

First time guests were introduced - Eleanor, Linda and Irene's Mum were all given a delicious cocktail for their down down. Thanks to Never Wrong for the delightful concoction!!! Very moorish but oh so potent!!

The November Birthday Babes were called up also for a down down.

Jenni was to be christened and known as Jenni From The Block but she wasn't there when Bunny Girl was calling her - still getting glammed up I think. Maybe it will happen next week!!

Hash Awards were given out: Best Entertainment Of the Year - Speedo's September joke, Miss Pink for telling lots of jokes, and Mad Marg for her entertainment during the year.

The Wettest Run Of The Year went to: Trailblazer, Readymix and Jenni From The Block.
Prickliest Run and Wet and Smelliest Run Of the Year was awarded to Pee Wee and Ruthless Pursuit for their August run.
The Best Celebration Run was awarded to the St George's Day run in April represented by Madam Sin and Miss Tango on behalf of all the Poms.
The Navigationally Challenged Hares Award went to Fertile Myrtle and Nicole for their June run.
The Muddiest Run went to Tiga and Magic Roundabout for their run at MDF in April.
The Best Hash Stunt Of The Year went to Pickled Lilli -dancing with the wasps/hornets at DST.
The Best Run Of The Year was a joint winner with Mad Marg, Dizzy and Legally Blond in March and sharing it with Alison, Cheryl and Sue for their October run.
The Hashit Award for the Year went to Callgirl - 5 times!!!
The Award for the most committed Hashers went to those Hens who ran in the 7 in 7 - Mad Marg, Miss Tango, Speedo and Eastern Promise.

The Best Fancy Dress was awarded jointly to The Cha Cha Girls and also to Alison, Cheryl and Sue.

The 2008/2009 Committee was called up - they were all given a down down for all their dedication and hard work and later on the 2009/2010 Committee was introduced.

Lots of singing like in a karoke bar also happened during the evening - a lucky prize draw for members and guests was held and lots of lucky winners won some beautiful donated gifts. Thanks to all the generous sponsors this year.
All members received a beautiful purple drinks bag along with a bum bag and a gorgeous sarong.

Thanks to Miss Tango for the music last night also.

JM Bunny Girl made her final announcements - 24th November is the start date for the new committee handover. A 2010 Calendar is on its way to all members also within the next couple of weeks - some finetuning still being done.

Pee Wee got up on behalf of all members and guests to thank Bunny Girl for being the solo JM (ably aided by Mad Marg) after Mrs Pingu had to step down and she was given a BIG down down and she sang her way out with a very funny video clip.

We also bid a fond farewell to Monique who is leaving to return to Oz on November 30th and wish her all the very best. Don't forget us Monique!!! Think of us hashing in the jungle every Tuesday!!!.

HARES: Speedo/Eastern Promise/Velma

Monday, November 16, 2009


Total dousing for Dizzy (one of the hares) as did not put any signs out for where the run was starting from.
Sparklers after some display of firework.

RUN NO. 2151
DATE: 10 November 2009
SITE: Bukit Serdang, Kota Batu
HARES: Dizzy/Mani

It was with trepidation that we gathered at the site that Tuesday. We knew that there would be a big hill to climb added to the fact that it was going to be a long one – with very few hashers with torches... does anyone listen to the JM… and of course we knew that Dizzy had laid the run!

Then off we went up… up... up… up… I think you get the picture! When we eventually got to the top we saw Glamour on her way back, who was surprised to see paper laid down the hill – apparently Dizzy had forgot to lay the paper up the hill and had laid it just before we arrived!

It was at this point the run became interesting! I turned right at the top of the hill with a brood of other hens and followed paper for 15 min or so until we reached a check. We could hear other hashers way down in the jungle in front of us checking but there was no-one on the check we were on. We were confused and went checking but could not find any paper. I decided to call the GM to see if she could shed some light on the situation. The front runners and front horn MadMargz had turned left at the top of the hill apparently on paper as well and they had found another check!

Then the front runners minus Madmargz turned up. We all looked for paper again and Virginie nearly disappeared into the jungle never to be seen again! Then MadMargz appeared from her checking and as we still couldn’t find any paper we decided to go out on a trail the GM knew would take us out. Then wouldn’t you know it we came on paper again! So it all worked out! I like a happy ending!

We all enjoyed the great views and had a good workout up the hill with very little cursing! Moral of the tale – always expect the unexpected when Dizzy has laid the run!!

The shout up was at Dizzy’s house which has become like a second home to the hashers – thanks to Dizzy’s hospitality.

It was a relaxed affair with Jane from the UK introducing herself as a first time guest and Wina entertaining us with a good joke.

The last couple of positions in the new committee were filled and final info given on our Founders Day run.

Dizzy took the Hash Shit well from Pee Wee for breaking a couple of Hash Rules – not putting the signs up and not being at the site at the end of the run – and for just being dizzy and actually here in Brunei!

We had yummy pasta – when Dizzy had sorted the gas out, and fireworks! What a treat! The hashers looked so good with their sparklers! We didn’t even have to use the First Aid Kit!

A great evening – thank you hares.
On – On

NEXT RUN: Tasek Lama, starting from Sheraton (FOUNDERS DAY)
DONT FORGET THEME, MARDI GRAS...... Purple, Green & Gold!

Monday, November 09, 2009


The hares Magic & Trailblazer
Tungku Beach

A scarey face - who is it?

Speedo with Tango in in Kg gear!

Dizzy telling her joke looking most serious!

The dress up girls .....

Pumpkins to add to the atmosphere

Waiting for the on call on first check

The moon even came to the party making it an eerie atmostphere

The serene sea

RUN NO. 2150
DATE: 3 November 2009
SITE: Tungku Beach - Halloween run - start 6pm
HARES: Magic & Trailblazer
HENS: 55

This weeks run was scheduled at 6pm, a little later than our usual run because it was the H-A-L-LO-W-E-E-N run. Both of us arrived late- long after the start of the run. Basically, I scrambled after signing in across the beach and tried real hard to catch up with my fellow hashers in vain. Well, as you would have predicted, this write up is therefore going to be very short. Heard that the first check took a long time to unravel but that was easily resolved and the trail continued. Was not there for any other checks either so really I cannot comment on any of the checks or even on how many were lain.
The trail led away from the beach but on very much a trodden track so though dark it was not perilous. Along the way we were greeted with tea-lights and sometimes a pumpkin lantern- warm and friendly. It was basically a flat terrain and many chose to stroll confident that they would be able to make it back to the base before it got too dark. The run was a trifle longer than anticipated for a Halloween run but because it was not too arduous no one really felt too fearful of being left behind. For the parts of the trail that I participated in, it was quite a different hash from all the ones I have been to before and so the beach experience was welcome. In some parts, the atmosphere was laden with some kind of mist adding to the spirit of the season but the night did not envelope the trail as it sometimes can what with the small window of twilight common in the tropics. I must say that despite all that I was quite happy to have company for most of my trek. After about 70% of the trail had been completed we were led back to the beach and I was completely mesmerized by the breathtaking view of the setting sun hanging low in the horizon. Add to that a very pleasant breeze and it was just picture perfect.
I had to tear myself away and continue on the trail - walking ankle deep in the sand competing with the waves for beach space. Those of us ahead wondered aloud if the ones at the back would have to wade through the water and later some said the water did come up to most of the beach. We finally reached the tent and were greeted with a punch- mildly flavoured with something that one cannot readily get in dry weather conditions. It was so refreshing and I thoroughly enjoyed my cold, invigorating drink.

Shout Up
Many hashers took the trouble to dress-up for the event and it looked like a happy group of miss fits. Some very original in their creativity and others made good their lack of creativity by just adorning a mask- yours truly is guilty of that. Four prizes were presented by the hares to the selected four- thank you ladies for taking the trouble to think of gifts for us. We were then treated to a generous amount of food and a special birthday cake to mark TrailBlazer’s birthday. We thank you for the effort and time with this Halloween hash.RUN REPORT WIll be posted as soon as received.

NEXT RUN: Bukit Serdang, Kota Batu with on on at Dizzy's
NOTE: Remember not to park at the Yacht Club and discretion to be used for changing.

Monday, November 02, 2009


Pee Wee getting the hashit from Pickled Lilli

Thelma showing the coasters celebrating her 100th run

Soon to be named: Domestic Goddess/Squeak & Rambling Rose

The hares Monique and Pee Wee

On the out trail

Down the narrow ledge at the start where the slip was

Pretty blossoms

RUN NO. 2149
DATE: 27 October 2009
SITE: Kapok Kanan
HARES: Pee Wee & Virgin hare Monique
FRONT HORN: Ryvita with understudy Claire

All through the week on FB there had been comments about how the ladies were dreading the run as it was the other side of Serasa Hill and it could only mean hills, but little did they realise that with one hill and no valleys, the only work was to get up, and then it was down again.

Front Horn went off in earnest thru the orchard with many aroma of local fruit ready for harvest or not harvested and was strewn all over the ground as we gingerly treaded through. A landslide had meant we had to go around a narrow ledge and lots of protruding branches got in the way. Lots of prickly bramble were around and one had to be careful not to get stuck and usually needed help from following hens to free you as the thorns all went the other way! Nasty.

Although it was up, it was quite gentle3 and once the caves were in sight, I knew we were near the top. The view was great and by then first check had been called, and the on - back was found by understandy front horn claire. The yacht club could be seen from a distance, and one sailor as well as hasher, made a quick survey and concluced that the distance from the yacht club up the river to Pulau Chermin and Beducan looked close, but with the current and lack of wind made the race the week previous such a long one! Thankfully a breeze came thru while we were at the top and soon another back on for 2nd check wasd found by Tango. We then weaved our way down and all out in good time without the hour.

The shout up continued with three new members, and Bunny girl enjoyed her few weeks left of reign and proceeded to name Tania as Squeak, Diana P as Domestic Goddess and Julia as Rambling Rose. A guest from Bali was welcomed. Thelma celebrated her 100th run and gave all present, coasters with different Australian animals inscribed on them. Everyone was reminded to sign up for the Founders Day which would be held at the ?Sheraton Ball room on 17th November with the theme Mardi Gras.

Hashit was debated, as Satu Lagi could not stop talking, but the hares' offence of forgetting to collect two signs from the previous week's run was considered to be most serious. Pee Wee took the hashit as she was responsible for the signs and Pickled Lilli could not wait to douse her thoroughly.

Great pasta and salads were dished up - thanks hares, and the usual small group stayed under the stars till it started to rain and Trailblazer made sure no signs were left behind! on on.

NEXT RUN: Halloween starting at 6pm - Tungku Beach
HARES: Magic & Trailblazer

Thursday, October 22, 2009


In 2008 Founders Day T shirts
Sunset as we left Pulau Muara Besar
Arrival at the start of the run with front horn Trailblazer in the distance.....

Some beautiful Pitcher Plants along the way.

The island as we approached/departed?

RUN NO. 2148
SITE: Serasa Yacht Club - Pulau Muara Besar
HARES: Alison/Sue/Cheryl
FRONT HORN: Trailblazer

Last week’s run was a delightfully different one. Upon arrival at the Serasa Yacht Club the hens were greeted with shouts from Bunny Girl to hurry up and get ourselves on to the jetty. A little confused we all made our way down the jetty and were herded onto the boat. Boats? Now this was interesting.

Soon we headed off with a lung full of petrol and an earful of the guttural noise of the new engines churning in the water. The trip over was very pleasant and when the water intermittently flowed into the back of the boat all the hens obligingly lifted their feet up so as not to get them wet. We shouldn’t have bothered as when we arrived at Pulau Muara Besar (the island opposite the yacht club) we all had to wade through the knee high water (or thigh high depending on how height challenged you were) to get to the island. And so our adventure began.

Although at the start we had to wade through a bit of swampy water we soon broke through into some nice dry undergrowth. The trail was a very windy one making many twists and turns, so much so that some of the hens missed a few of the bends and caught up the paper trail a bit further on as the crow flies (not mentioning any names). In carefully following the paper I was intrigued by the crisscrossing of orangy tendrils across the ground. At first I thought they were plastic or fishing lines caught across the undergrowth (Cheryl apparently thought the same) but on closer inspection realized that they were indeed the runners of plants – how intriguing.

As we headed further along the trail I started to notice an amazing array of pitcher plants. There were big ones, red ones, fat ones, hourglass shaped ones and the cutest tiny little ones with a variety of green and pink lids. Although I was trying to keep up a decent pace I wanted to slow down to take a closer look (or even some pictures if I’d had a camera) and I was careful not to tread on these beautiful little treasures and tried to warn others behind me as well. As if this wasn’t surprising enough we then headed into some ground with the strangest dried mud that looked like cow pats and crackled underfoot. But there was no time to delay as Trailblazer was furiously honking the horn up ahead waiting for some others to catch up, so into the long grass we went eventually coming out on a lovely sandy waterway where you could get up a bit of a run, this finally emerged back onto our starting beach. Once we had waded back onto the boat the waiting hens were treated to a lovely pinky orange sunset. Now that was hashing in style.

The luxury continued back at the yacht club with the on on where we celebrated Alison’s 50th Birthday in style with cocktails, delicious food, cake and fireworks! Presentations were also made to Ms Merlot for completing 100 runs and for Diana for completing 150 runs and a new member Misuzu was welcomed to the ranks. After the shout up we all gathered for a group photo. All in all it was a fabulous night for the ladies hash. Thank-you to the hares for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

NEXT RUN: Kapok Kanan - NOT HALLOWEEN this week.
HARES: Pee Wee/Monique

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RUN NO. 2147 - RIMBA

Pink Food
A pink audience under a pink tent

The pink hares Speedo/Jane & Tango

RUN NO. 2147
DATE: 13 OCT 2009
SITE: Rimba - Breast Cancer run
HARES: Speedo/Tango & Jane
BACK HORN: Diana Price

Many pink-breasted hens were spotted at the roadside at Rimba this week! Or maybe that should be the ‘spotted pink breasted hens’ for those amongst you who are twitchers!
You could not miss our site this week; the tent was festooned with pink ribbons and pink bunting. A lot of work had obviously gone into decorating the tent. Thank you hares.
Just before the horn sounded to send us off into the jungle, we were told to get together for a group photo, which we did as well -behaved hashers. Then as the horn sounded for the off we ran/walked through a pink starting tape and up the path to start our hash, led by Mad Marg , the front horn.

This was my kind of hash, no significant mountains to climb, no muddy slippy downs or raging streams to cross, just a gentle walk. Before we knew it we were back at the tent. Mad Marg said she was out in 29 minutes! I’m sorry but I have no idea who found the checks.

The hares, dressed to the nines in wigs and things, were there to greet us with heart shaped marshmallows and sucky sweeties. Where did they get the tutus? I have always wanted a tutu!
We caused quite a stir at the side of the road, Brunei has not witnessed such a sight in many a long day. Cars were slowing down to have a good look and a few came back for a second peek.
The shout up then commenced. The hares were called up and thanked for all their efforts.
Then it was time to meet the first time guests. We had Diane, Liz and Ann from U.K. and Jessica from Sweden.
Trish was given an award for 200 run s. When the JM asked what she had spent the money on, she replied it had probably been spent in SupaSave!

Next came Joke Time and Speedo regaled us with a boob joke.
Prizes were handed out to those lucky enough to find ‘pink ladies’ in the jungle. Then the prize for best dressed hasher went to Mad Marg, whose knickers seemingly were of the pink persuasion! We didn’t have any evidence of this however.
Speedo gave us a little talk about taking care of our boobs and announced she had passed her five year clearance. We had a minute’s silence to remember all our friends and loved ones who have succumbed to this terrible cancer and also reflect on the survivors who have beaten the disease. We toasted the survivors with Pink Baileys!

More presents were distributed to all the hens; my goodness, thank you again hares. Then it was announcement time; first a lovely letter from Mrs Pingu, followed by info about the Kid’s Hash and our Hash party!:

The Hash Shit was tossed over Diana, for not signing out (too busy being a back horn) and Mamasan for a mobile phone violation.
If all that wasn’t enough excitement, more gifts in the form of vouchers for Fitness Zone, were distributed to some lucky hens.

Our lovely hares fed us with curry puffs, open sandwiches and cute wee cup cakes.
What a night!
NEXT RUN: Serasa Yacht Club
HARES: Alison/Cheryl & Sue

Friday, October 09, 2009

RUN NO. 2146 - SPG 378 SUBOK

The Hares Fertile Myrtle/Virgin Rachel/Mrs Merlot
New Member Rachel with her rules and gift from JM Bunny Girl

RUN NO. 2146
DATE: 6 OCT 2009
HARES: Fertile Myrtle/Mrs Merlot
HENS: 50

Arrived early and parked down the hill rather than up to leave space for the committee as they have a lot of things to carry. Hint! Hint!

The hens gathered catching up on the latest gossip. 5.15 pm already and time to sound the horn and off we went. Up and down the hills puffing and panting (doesn't get any easier). First check was found by Suzie - it was a back check. Off we trudged up the hills gaspiing and the yippee! time to go down. 2nd check was found by (sorry can't remember) but do know Madmarg found 3rd check.

Last time we were here (with the same hares - ed) we only made it to 2nd check as the hares were unable to get us out and we returned to base. So well done for a great run!

Bunny Girl gave the hares a Down! Down! A new guest was welcomed frm the UK (her mom's Sally). We were told there was a hash social night on Saturday 24th Octoer for fully paid up members and that you could bring a guest and food would be provided and that Founder's Day was on the 17th November. (The theme is Mardi Gras---- start getting your costumes together --- remember, purple, green and gold is the way to go -- beads, feathers, whatever tickles your fancy!! ed)

Ms Pink told some very good jokes.

The hashit went to Bunny Girl because her phone went off, Legally Blonde and Beluga for talking and Call Girl for forgetting the hash basket.

A lovely veggie curry was served - thank you hares.

NEXT RUN: RIMBA - Breast Cancer Run - Wear Pink ........

Thursday, October 01, 2009


The hares
New member being shown the ropes by JM

RUN NO. 2145
HARES: Juergen/Peahen with assistance from Satu Lagu/Eastern Promise
BACK HORN: Trailblazer

As commonly happens I arrived fashionably late with my guest, just in time to allow everyone a head start and to see you all clambering up a clay hill.

When I reached the top of the hill I was surprised to observe how thick the smoke haze was when I looked back down (these fires are totally not the one!). On into the jungle we went – going through a plantation – like Peter Rabbit going through Mr McGregor’s carrot patch. We past a couple of windmills and a friendly looking scarecrow.

We then hit an original main trail, by now hot on the heels of back horn. We chopped down a gear and arrived at first check just in time to hear the call “on back” – first check found by Pee Wee. Perfect timing we thought so we cut to the chase and followed everyone. We then went off the main trail and down into thicker jungle, which seemed so much cooler, this was welcomed as this day was particularly hot and all the hens were dripping wet. We crossed a wee creek and proceeded up a big hill where we came across Dizzy leaning up against a tree, muttering words to the effect of “mild heart attack” (having a dizzy spell).

Second check was found at the top of the hill by Ruthless Pursuit. Back onto the main track we went, noting a few big fallen trees lying across the paths that weren’t there on my last visit to Lucky Gardens. We crossed a couple of good sturdy log bridges, over the lake/pond, then popped out onto sand/mud flats thinking “yippee we are out” but alas no, we saw hens climbing up yet another challenging hill which then lead us back to the finish.

I thought it was a great run, covering a bit of everything –good trails jungle, creeks and hills – so well done to the hares and special thanks to Juergen for helping to lay it/

I was unable to stay for the shout up but heard that the hares put on yummy food – so thank you hares.

On on Ms Merlot

NEXT RUN: SPG 378 SUBOK (Water tower opp Rubbish Dump)
HARES: Ms Merlot/Fertile Myrtle

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Hares: Sue/Alison & Cheryl
Attentive well-behaved listener.

Catching up with Hari Raya stories before the run at George's workshop

RUN NO. 2144
DATE: 22 SEP 2009
SITE: Lucky Gardens
HARES: Alison/Cheryl/Sue

Its Hari Raya, open house after open house!! I just came back from one of those, thoroughly stuffed with Rendang, Lemang and other Malay delicacies. The Brunei hospitality was absolutely great again.

Had to rush home to get changed and as usual was a bit late for the run.
We started off at the back of George Henson’s warehouse along the road and then to the right getting on an empty patch. That must have been 1st check, as I could see a bunch of paper at the entrance of the jungle. Soon I caught up with the others and was told that there was a short run on yellow paper and a long run on pink paper. They all wondered where the yellow paper might be. Overtaking the tail of the runners, I found the paper after climbing a quite steep hill.
Still contemplating whether to go for the long run, I thought I needed to do a bit more to get rid of the extra few pounds I put on. So along I went on the ridge for quite a while until there was a left turn going down to the swamp area. I assumed that must have been 2nd check, as I met Alice in Wonderland and a few other hens coming from the other side.

Crossing the swamp, I thought it will be the out trail, but we turned right and “ OH NO” they made us climb that damn hill!!!! Finally after huffing and puffing I made it to the top, thinking “YES” we will turn left for the out trail, but was wrong again!! So along it went, following another ridge for quite a while until at some point the paper went to the right (it looked like another check). So down it went into the more dense jungle, a really beautiful trail with lush greens. Along the way we were crossing some streams and finally reaching the main trail.

“Oh No” not another hill to climb, but at least it wasn’t as steep as the previous one. Up on the ridge we turned right and were basically on the out trail. It took us another 10 to 15 minutes until we were out.

Thank you hares for this great run.

The shout-up was quite short; there were not many hens around.
After a down down for the hares and a few announcements and jokes, some key chains were handed out by the hares to the lucky finder of the green packets during the run.
Then it was down to the serious business of eating. All the hashers had brought a plate. We had dips and dippers, salads, Indian delights, quiche and a whole range of different desserts. It was all in all a very sumptuous buffet.
On On

Peahen (and in absence the honorary hash member Juergen)

Next Run: Lucky Gardens: We will try some different routes, but you will see some pink and yellow paper from last weeks run, which could not be avoided. Please stay on white paper!!!
A big “Thank You” to Satu Lagi and Eastern Promise for helping out!!!
HARES: Peahen/Juergen

Saturday, September 19, 2009


The Site
Wina happy she has given away the hashit

The Hares - Call Girl/Pickled Lilli and Ryvita

RUN NO. 2143
DATE: 15 SEP 2009
HARES: Call Girl/Pickled Lilli/Ryvita

It’s Tuesday again, can you believe it ? I’m sure the weeks go quicker near the equator or is it just because it’s Puasa the fasting month and I can finish work at 2pm what bliss this month is and I can only wish it was all year round. This month I don’t care how far away the hash is there’s lots of time spare for me not to be arriving late or with only 2 mins spare to get boots on and sign in….. or my friendly co-hares sign me in but don’t tell anyone who matters!!! AND far more important there’s time for a gossip before the hash. Well this week we had it all, lots of time to drive over, pick up Cheryl and Survivor for a leisurely drive to Crocodile Beach, time to catch up on the gossip and news from them both on the way and time for me to four wheel drive the sandy track to deliver Survivor as close as possible to the site before even thinking of getting boots laced up and signing in!! What more could a Tuesday ladies hasher want? A tent and chairs?… we had that too, a lovely sea breeze?… we had that too, drinks on ice? … we had that too thanks to some determined members of the mismanagement and helpers carrying everything along the beach track, well done ladies, it was even suggested we just sit down and stay there on site who needed a hash with such a lovely setting and drinks to boot!!! What sort of hashers are we breeding now fancy suggesting such a ridiculous idea….. Would have been rather pleasant though!!
To the hash oh yes that’s what I’m suppose to be writing about! Well before 5.15 the JM was waving those horny things around requesting as only she can that someone would love to take them off her and carry them round the jungle? But who would be brave today? Mad Marg stepped rather quickly into the role of front horn and then my co-hare Cheryl bravely accepted back horn, that’s what happens when you give CFBT teachers a holiday!! The JM then told us to expect a shortish run but very thorny, which seemed to galvanize some hens into activity showing rather eager movement towards the in trail, until it was explained to them that she’d said thorny not horny good job Dizzy wasn’t about this week we could have been flattened in the rush!!
5.15 pm came, well on someone’s watch anyway as mine was saying 5.20 by the time we headed off under the tent and into the scrubby jungle at the edge of the beach. Up we scrambled and twisted through the vines, roots and grasses, in fact we twisted so much that one of the horns was seen to twist completely out and fall back down the trail but I’ve promised not to mention which horn!!
The trail wandered around and through rough ground and then took a bit of a dive down a bank when we heard 1st check being called, almost instantly the on was called, so who found it I have no idea where it was exactly I have no idea? Well done to whoever it was. We then found ourselves going up hill which was a surprise considering we were just off the beach, climbing and treading very carefully over the many thorns we had been warned about we climbed to the top. We later found out Miss Pink had had a very close encounter with them but luckily managed to survive with only a couple embedded in the flesh. In fact we all survived miraculously considering the number of thorns we had all clambered over or under on this hash. The trail then started heading towards the coast road which could be heard very distinctly and seemed to be causing some confusion. First we heard the call for checking as we approached the road, followed quite quickly by the On-On call to the right and then to be followed by a second lot of checking from here!! Were the front runners lost, confused or what? The noise of the road was causing the soft spoken tones of the Ladies Hash to be completely lost to the further a field hashers. Melissa was there to refind the On trail which I must say wasn’t particularly well laid through by the front hens and back horn was there honking for all she was worth to bring up those still on the check luckily the sound of the horn could be heard over the incessant noise of the coast road.
The trail lead us out and on to the edge of the coast road to hop, skip and jump along towards the fisheries buildings, where we took a sharp right back into the jungle and headed towards the sounds of the sea. So much better than the road!! Down the trail lead us along the fencing of the fisheries buildings and with a graceful and completely controlled slide down the last slope, hardly dirtying the seat of the faithful hash pants we dropped on to the beach again. Was there only 2 checks forgot to check in the splendour of the scene that greeted us as we stumbled out of the jungle back on to the beach, the hares had even laid on a spectacular sunset!
Tearing ourselves away from the beauty we jogged down thook out te beach to catch Wina collecting sea shells before being back on site to prepare for the shout up.
There was one guest a visitor from Auz called Cheryl who was warmly welcomed and then a down down for Call Girl for her 50th hash, well done. We had a great joke from Never Wrong and we listened to the pros and cons of taking on a job for next years mis-management (committee), you can do it volunteer and keep YOUR hash going!!
While the Hash-it was soundly delivered by Wina to Legally Blond and Fertile Myrtle for rabbiting in the ranks during the shout-up.We were then treated to a sumptuous spread of delights from the hares, thank you ladies for the run, the food and the setting of a very enjoyable Tuesday hash.

NEXT RUN: LUCKY GARDENS - Please bring a plate to share.
HARES: Alison/Cheryl/Sue

Monday, September 07, 2009


Welcome back Jane - and looking good
Wina enjoying the hashit with Beluga trying to dodge it

The Hares: Never Wrong and Madmarg

RUN NO. 2142
DATE: 8 SEP 2009
HARES: MadMarg/Never Wrong
FRONT HORN: Pee Wee BACK HORN: Eastern Promise
Que Rain again at approximately 3.30 pm, is this a regular order of rain, I wonder, so as deter fairweather hashers from attending.. ?? if it was... it failed well tonight.

Having never been to the Mentiri site before, I arrived in good time (early!) as it was easy to find (for most). I did hear that a few hens had driven past the site, and some had ended up close to Bandar, but we all found it eventually.

The run itself was in the words as ‘ A good running trail and some great VIEWS..’(no mention of HILLS, but in hindsight maybe the word VIEW was a clue?)

Hill; noun
1.a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.
2. an incline, esp. in a road: This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.
3. an artificial heap, pile, or mound: a hill made by ants.
So at least it wasn’t a mountain that we climbed, or a hill made by ants!

Although I did feel the description below was more akin to us walkie talkies at the back:
over the hill,
a. relatively advanced in age.
b. past one's prime.

Anyway.. where was I? The trail was very well marked, and that’s always a great help, for someone like me, whose glasses steam up thus rendering me half blind...
It was a well trodden path that we followed. But not one I was familiar with, although I did vaguely recognize the reservoir from a previous hash. The hills were certainly hilly, and I think we were grateful for the fact there were ropes there to help haul ourselves up, and the downs were definitely down !

The views from the top of these Bukits ~ hills were stunning.. sadly I didn’t have the camera with me, due to the chances of precipitation! But it makes you realize how small Brunei is when you are up high, looking down. Also there were some beautiful plants on the way round, a few wild white orchids, and some pitcher plants.

The shout up was at Madmargz small abode (myself, Bet & Kellie all had serious house envy!) We were entertained by Madmargz & Bunnygirl’s rendition of Marilyn Monroe’s (or was it Betty Boops?) “I wanna be loved by you”. I think Peter Peckers will to inflate was restored as the ladies gave him a peck on the cheek!

First time guests; Sally who has taken a long time to think about coming to the hash, and will return, and Suzanna from Hamburg, who when asked if she will return to the hash said a defiant: NO!

Special awards went to Boel (Call Girl), Anna (Ryvita), Diana (Beluga) and myself (Pickled Lilli) as we all received our hash names. Hashit was shared between Call girl, Beluga and Wina for various crimes!

AND - a special welcome back to Jane Woolley - for one night only...
And Peahens ‘F word’ birthday last week! (50)
Thanks to the hares for a great run and fab food too!
ON ON /Pickled Lilli

NEXT RUN: Crocodile Beach - Wear longs
HARES: Pickled Lilli/Ryvita/Call Girl