Monday, July 27, 2009

RUN NO. 2135 - DIPLO

The hashit chicken family
The Hares

Tania celebration 50 runs

RUN NO 2135
DATE: 21 JULY 2009
FRONT HORN: Tango BACK HORN: Eastern Promise

Once again there were not many hens joining the run on a lovely Tuesday evening in Diplo. With our JM having a rest on holiday and our GM as a hare there was a bit of milling around waiting to be organised. At last Dizzy, Eastern Promise and Tango sorted out the horns and then we were off.

As we started out I always seem to forget about the hills in Diplo because it starts so flat. The words spoke of nice trails and a few hills so I took heart in that as we continued up and along the ridge.

As I’m one of the walkie talkies(or just a bit slow) I never saw the checks but I assume our fast front runners found it because we stayed on paper. I did notice a lot of going over and under logs and after a while I was trying to think of a word to describe this sort of running(steeplechase came to mind but I don’t think that was it.) At about the half way point there was a break in the jungle and Tania and I stopped to notice the view – of the development of the Sungai Akar tip. A bit brown still, unfortunately.

Anyway we continued on through the jungle eventually beginning to notice that the logs had changed into vines. I started thinking about Tarzan then, but didn’t see him. We made our way through the jungle back to Diplo coming out exactly the way we went in. A good, challenging but not too hard, run.

With the call of the chook summoning for Hashquiet the shoutup was short and sweet. Must be that new chook! The hares were thanked – well done to Suzie, our virgin hare, as well as Tango and Eastern Promise for being front and back horns. It was very quiet with no first time guests and no new members. Congratulations to Tania for completing 50 runs. She needed a double down down because the head in the wine goblet was too big (although she said she likes it that way).

Smurf told us a joke about a man and his devotion to a sheep ( or was it to his personal needs?) which was very funny and then we came to the hashit. The hashit chook has obviously been a bit lonely because it now has another chook and a baby chook to keep it company during the week. The hashit was given to Christine this week for not signing out. Kelly, who got it last week, was unable to deliver it due to injury so her guest who got her in trouble last week, Mel, did an excellent job of delivering the hashit to a stripped down for action Christine. Well taken!

We then sat down and got stuck in to a lovely meal of chilli(?)and rice which was delicious, followed by some watermelon which was very cleverly cut into tree shapes so we didn’t get our fingers messy. And then enjoyed some great conversation and drinks into the night...... On On


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

RUN NO. 2134 - DST

RUN NO. 2134
HARES: Trailblazer/Smurf/Satu-Lagi
FRONT HORN: Ruthless Pursuit BACK HORN: Eastern Promise

I was fortunately given a lift to the hash with MagMargz – we noted the location of the signs, and arrived in plenty of time to have a chat with everyone – not difficult as there were so few of us left after the mass exodus away on school holidays. Front and back horns were dually handed out and beep beep off we ran/ walked into a familiar maze of ferns zig zagging this way and that with the sound of front and back horn keeping us marching onwards…

First challenge to cross a small swampy area where the hares had kindly laid some logs to prevent our feet from getting wet..ha ha …one little wobble and I was straight in up to my calves …well what’s hashing all about other than to get wet and muddy? First check on on back, also the second if I remember the third, I am too far behind to hear.

We dipped down into the jungle and then took a loop to the right…by this time Sonia and Eastern Promise were comparing notes as to which part of the trail was familiar and had been used before. Soon we were sauntering down a familiar stretch of unused road chatting away but also enjoying the beautiful jungle each side of us.

All in all a nice gentle run and a good shout up by the GM… One guest almost unnoticed as a). She hadn't been introduced at the start of the run …Hashit!!! And b) she was wearing a hash T. Shirt Hmmm! Also for the hashit! ! Was Monique For not signing out … a gentle watering of the feet by Eastern Promise and then when they thought it was too good to be true – a big splash over their heads…brrrrrrr!

Two good jokes – loved the one about Johnny’s letters to God then we all enjoyed a wonderful vegetable curry and halleluiah there were so few of us there, there was enough for second helpings….

On On

HARES: Madmarg/Diana P/Suzie

Monday, July 13, 2009


The hares On-Up and Diva

From a distance

In the jungle

The Duchess

Boomerang and On-Up with their farewell gifts

Our new chook that talks to you with JM Bunny Girl

DATE: 7 JULY 2009
SITE: Mata-Mata
HARES: Diva/On-Up
FRONT HORN: Magic Roundabout
BACK HORN: Boomerang

Some of us might have been ‘Hashed out’ and ‘beered out’ after the 7in7, but, true to form, it was Tuesday night, therefore LADIES NIGHT, so Mata Mata it was. Possum and I meandered up towards the ridge, checking the pitcher plants on the way. FROPs don’t worry if you didn’t see them as you sped past – they are all fine and healthy!! We stopped and talked to the Duchess. Congratulations to you on a very fine performance on the Limbang stage, dancing with her MJ hat, and looking grand. A true hasher indeed!

The horn sounded as we headed towards the jungle and we soon found The Duchess sitting on a ledge having a rest as we all trotted past her. Soon found Glamour who ha found 1st check before deciding to turn around.

We trudged up, up and up and wondered if the hares were trying to compete wih the hills we have had to contend with all week on the 7 in 7's., and was glad when we eventually went in the jungle as the heat was just getting unbearable.

2nd check was found by Satu Lagi and all the checks were excellent as it cerainly kept the coop together as the front runners were soon behind but not for long as they were soon passing the walkie talkies.

The trails were dry and even the streams were not running too fast, and a bit dry compared to the other side of Mata-Mata.

And so to the on on. Hares Diva and On Up were thanked for a fine run, along with horns. First time guests and new member welcomed and 50th potty to Diva.

Then Bunny Girl, Mad Marg and Tango led our thanks to the organising committee for the success of last weeks 7in7, a sterling effort – well done to everyone, and then we were subjected to a final rendition of “Ladies Night”

The evening then became sad!! Farewells were offered to On Up and Boomerang who had run their last run with us – thanks too must be given to them for their kind words about us!! The library girls gave Boomerang a lovely goblet and both were given a delicious cake. On Up entertained us with a funny joke and Possum told one I didn’t understand!! We wish you well ladies, and in Boomerang’s case, you’ll come back!!! After yummy curry was served the evening settled into a pleasant gossip under the stars, with amber nectar flowing.

And soon there were seven, staying for a ‘satu lagi’ in lieu of Satu Lagi who had to leave early! Oh what a shame! A while later, the stars went in and the rain began to fall, a ‘dua lagi’ had to be taken as we couldn’t possibly drive in the rain!! Then Possum decided it was time to go back to her nest. The only problem was, her car didn’t want to leave its mud bed. The Magnificent Seven leapt into action. Magic jumped into her truck, Madam Sin got a tow rope out of Trev and we all got into action. Pee Wee, Trailblazer, Hash Baby, Madam Sin and I pushed the car, Magic pulled, Possum revved, the rope snapped! We tried again, this time, while tying the rope Madam Sin had to multi-task as all H3 hashers do regularly, and perform an Indiana Jones roll away in the mud to avoid the reversing Magic – all very dramatic. Again, no luck. We sat in the back of the car to add weight, but Possum’s car refused to move. At this point, she decided to abandon the car and go home with Magic. Meanwhile, in the torrential rain, covered in mud, we settled for a ‘tiga lagi’ (purely for medicinal purposes by now – we needed to get warm!!) Eventually, wrapped in towels we cleared the site, and wended our muddy, weary way home in the rain!!
On On

HARES: Smurf/Trailblazer/Satu Lagi - STAY on fresh paper!

Saturday, July 04, 2009


The Hares with JM
Visitors for the day

Front Horn all ready to go

All enthusiastic hens with their song BH3

Another section of the enthusiastic Hens

DATE: 30 June 2009
SITE: Spg 791 Jln Muara, Kg Tanah Jambu (Morley Movers) - 3rd of 7 in 7 RUNS
HARES: Mad Marg/Eastern Promise
FRONT HORN: Anna BACK HORN: Trailblazer
HENS: 53 CHICKS: 10 7in7 GUESTS: 60

As I drove up Jalan Muara the gathering black clouds looked ominous - it looked like we were in for a wet run! Sure enough as I pulled up at the hash site raindrops began to hit my windscreen. It was quite amusing to see fellow hashers arriving to the shelter of the tent using their umbrellas. We were about going to go into the jungle in a few minutes and get wet anyway! As this run was run number three for the 7 in 7ers the hens were joined by a few more chicks and strutting cocks! Our illustrious JM welcomed all 7 in 7ers and the horn was sounded. We went in the jungle up near the water tower when I mentioned to Diva I had ‘spots before my eyes’ she replied with concern if I had headache and did I need a rest and drink. I turned to her and laughed ‘no, we’ve only gone up a small incline, its my glasses I can hardly see!’ So off we continued on what turned out to be a very wet, muddy, slippery but enjoyable hash.

The jungle was very beautiful and refreshingly cool. Some fellow hashers including Trailblazer decided that the rain wasn’t enough and had a little swim near the waterfall just before the out trail. I’ve no idea who found what check but I’m led to believe Andy Scott and other cocks could be given the credit.

Once we’d all dried off and got changed into our ‘pink’ attire – wigs, crocs, t-shirts and snazzy leggings! The hens treated the 7 in 7 hashers to a live performance of ‘Ladies Night’ to show how welcome everyone was to the H3 chapter. Bunny Girl proceeded to thank the hares and introduced a first time guest Lisa Cunningham – better late then not at all! (She leaves Brunei next week!) Annette was welcomed as a new member and Tina celebrated achieving 50 runs. By this time Bunny Girl had to shout loudly to be heard above the crowing cocks. They go their just deserts and Stuart was given the Hashit for the BH3.

Happy birthday were sung to Thelma and Never Wrong and we all had a good laugh at the hermaphrodite hash joke.

On a sadder not Bunny Girl explained why our other JM Mrs. Pingu will not be at the hash for the next few months as her daughter is ill and a request was made for anyone with A+ve blood to make themselves known. Our love and thoughts go with Mrs. Pingu and her Family.

This week’s hash is my last hash I return to England next week after 5+ years in Brunei. I’ve really enjoyed being in Brunei and the hash has been one of the highlights –I’ll miss my Tuesday nights! On On On-Up

NEXT RUN: Mata-Mata - On-Up & Boomerang's last run

HARES: On-Up/Diva