Friday, January 28, 2011

RUN NO. 2214 DST 25 JAN 2011

RUN NO. 2214
DATE: 25 JAN 2011
HARES: MagicRoundabout/Smurf
New Members: McKat Kyle, Mc Heulwen Byford, & McTamsin Harris
Guests: McTiffany & McPatricia

Awards: Domestic McGoddess celebrated 200 runs

Returning Member: Bini McHutan

The Clan: McCheryl, McKaren, McPee Wee & McPossum

The tartan and Scottish flags were flying high as the Hens arrived for the Burns Birthday Bash Hash Run. The traffic chaos of the Precious Parking Lassies (or the Mc Mad Maids) was a hoot mon! Dancing 4WD’s is such fun to watch. With a further hoot and a toot from McTango, off the clan went into the slippy slidey trail. With a whoop and a holla we sloshed and slipped along the open path. A lovely wee babbling brook was crossed. Then a wee pond was found and a ‘ooo vampires don’t like water’ caused but a ripple. Ye Hairs! Yer fibbed aboot not much water! There were many a brown bum to be seen. Some good hacking had been done to help us find the way, although a possum was found wandering around at the bottom of a hill looking for paper. What a walker and talker checking? But no she was just trying to find the picture of Oor Rabbie Burns to get her reward – typical Scot!

The trail became dry and wandered through bamboo, moon-scape but no more hills to be had, apart from the long lazy climb through “Residential Folly”. A nice walk back to end the run. Checks were found without a worry and all the hens were out in good spirits.

McSqueak held the hoose to attention and the shout up began. Hares wearing very funny coloured clothing, Och! Twas the tartan, were cheered. New members were hailed and our Sassy Classy visitors were welcomed. A call for the Hashit loomed and McTrailblazer was arrested for not signing in but cunningly signing out and in on her return. A kind hearted Mc Magic Roundabout shared the gong. A quiet evening for the jokes but entertainment prevailed in the “Ode to the Haggis” and a frightening sight it twas. McSmurf wielding a parang over a haggis is one scary experience. The rest of the clan in various folds of tartan played the lip bagpipes with a salute to the beloved spirit. Those who thought they would get a wee dram for finding Robbie Burns in the jungle were sorely disappointed when they were offered poetry from The Baird to read. The lilt was just not as it intended but McMagic soon deciphered our birthday boy’s words.

With tasty buns (but alas no neeps) and shortbread washed down with some cheer the night descended with a jig or two from the lassies.

On On

NEXT RUN: TANJUNG BUNUT KANAN (Australia Day celebrations)

HARES: Legally Blonde/Jo

Thursday, January 20, 2011

RUN NO. 2213 - SPG378 SG AKAR 18 JAN 2011

RUN NO. 2213
DATE: 18 JAN 2011

It all happened in the Year of our Hash 2050, when Hash Matriarch Duchess was 1150, Grandma Sue was 500, Miss Pink 200, Velma 150 and Baby Melissa was only 50.

It came to pass that there went out a decree from Readymix that all the hash should be taxed and everyone was to assemble at the Subok Watertower. Hashers gathered from near and far and set off to follow the horn into the jungle hoping to avoid the burning bush or more likely the proverbial flood! Meanwhile, there were in the same country, hashers guarding the tent by day – namely Survivor, Tina, Duchess and Miss Pink. As we followed a well worn trail along the ridge it became increasingly clear that we might indeed have to follow the star as the late afternoon got gloomier. Before first check the trail dipped swiftly down to the river where many were baptized. Squeek and I turned tail and headed back, having met the 3 Wise Hashwomen and their dog Storm at the meeting of the ways. These seasoned ladies had laid 2 trails to separate the sheep from the goats, and as we met the frontrunners of the shorter run, we realized that last shall be first, as Virgin Back Horn Shantal, came out first, and lo, Magic Roundabout, the front horn, came out almost last! This was just after the Alison the Wise checked the board and said “Where is she, who has the horn? For we have seen a light in the bush!”

And so we all took up our chairs and gathered under the closely guarded tent, to pay our taxes and listen to JM Squeek delivering her first solo Sermon on the Mount. Verily I say unto you, she said ,We would like to thank the 3 Wise Hashwomen for a lovely run and we also congratulate the awardees, Duchess who must have been oft times reincarnated to reach this amazing number, Sue, Miss Pink, Velma and Melissa. Readymix and Noerelle told some great jokes, announcements were made and just when we wondered if the night was going to end in famine, it became a feast. The Wisewomen delivered us delicious soup, scones and cake – who needs gold, frankinsence and myrrh? Hopefully we didn’t partake of the last supper!! Once again, thanks Alison Cheryl and Sue.

And as always when drouthy neebors, neebors meet, the meek inherited the beer and as the misty night, reminiscent of a summer night in Scotland, turned dreich with a steady drizzle, the hardcore ,who are definitely aff their heids, got quietly bevvied, and were caught texting the earlybird leavers in the morn, with tales of Ye missed yersel last night, we all got blootered!!!

Tonight is Burn’s Night, an event celebrated on 25th January around the world, to pay homage to Scotland’s famous bard, Robert (Rabbie) Burns. He is famous for his love poems ‘My luv is like a red, red rose’, Tam O’Shanter’ ghostly tale, To a Mouse, Address to a Haggis and countless others. You might find some Scottish connections later in the night.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

RUN NO. 2212 DIPLO - 11 JAN 2011

RUN NO. 2212
DATE: 11 JAN 2011
HARE: Sarong

Yet another week of hashing with thunder and rain to dampen underfoot, but judging by the array of raincoat clad hens, not enough to dampen our spirits. The in trail led us to the right and down until we got to a log bridge, past some little wild orchids and pitcher plants (which I totally missed seeing, but Alison and Cheryl spotted). Auntie Lynn and Hot Lips were just ahead of me doing a good deed to those behind us by picking up most of the paper and laying it in the branches. Even right at the start the paper was pretty soggy and easily trampled in.

After a long trudge uphill and then heading to the right through trails of bracken we came across first check. It was a good 15 to 20 minutes before the on paper was found by Alice in Wonderland. It was a back check quite a long way back and somehow, the horns didn’t seem to have picked up the paper as they went back from the check, which I did until we got to the correct on trail off to the right.

Luckily, the rain had started to ease so we could enjoy the lovely trail down. Dizzy and Mad Marg were so busy chatting, they managed to go off paper, with myself and some others blindly following. We all soon realised and back tracked and it wasn’t long before the calls of ‘on paper’ for 2nd check were heard from Magic Roundabout. After a very muddy patch at the bottom of the hill, we again went uphill and then down a small ridge. Very pretty trails.

Third check was quickly found by Mrs Pingu. After crossing a deep stream and trudging up the next hill, I decided I was ready to come out – enough for one night. At the top of this hill we thankfully turned left onto the main ridge trail out. My spirits rose and it was an easy walk out. A good length run, with the last hens out by about 6.30 pm. Thank you Sarong for yet another lovely hash – it would have been perfect if the rain had held off.

The shout up began with the usual down down for our hare. There was one first time guest, Emily from JIS. She was Marcella’s guest and wasn’t very well trained, with a bit of coaching necessary from the JM’s, but she said she really enjoyed it. Alice in Wonderland was given a lovely bouquet of flowers as thanks for her hard work as hash cash over the last 3 years. Dizzy related a sticky tale from ‘most embarrassing moments’ on the Jay Leno show on TV. Legally blonde read out an ‘Ode to Christmas’. There were lots of announcements this week. Eastern Promise had found Velma’s glasses that had been lost at Diplo last year! Mrs Pingu advertised Chinese New Year cards on sale – proceeds to RIPAS Occupational Therapy. Dizzy announced a Brunei Music Society event at the Orchid Hotel next Saturday. Smurf gave notice of the upcoming Burns Supper at Serasa on the 27th. Our JM, Squeak, asked if anyone knew the whereabouts of the hash bowls and cutlery. Kids hash and Hetero hash sites were verified. And to end the shout up, Dizzy was rewarded with a dousing of cold water for forgetting to sign out last week – dobbed in by Alice and Wonderland and well taken by Dizzy. Thank you Sarong for the delicious Indian food and a great run, despite the weather.

NEXT RUN: SPG 378 Subok - water tower opp rubbish dump

HARES: Alison/Cheryl/Sue

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

RUN NO. 2211 DIPLO - 4 JAN 2011

RUN NO. 2211
DATE: 4 JAN 2011
HARES: Mad Marg/Domestic Goddess/Karin

It was raining. It was wet.

Wearing raincoats. Wearing hats.

Horn a blowing.

Hash starts a walking.

Up the hill. In the rain.

Nice ridge track. In my tummy a pain.

Up ahead GI Jane in sight

Tummy rumbling. What’s for dinner tonight?

Heard the check. Still far away.

Up another hill. Wind blows. Trees sway.

Slippery slopes Sliding Slipping

Falling down I am screaming

Oh Crap and a half

R we almost out? I asked

“I think so” Jane says

“I see the water tower” I say

Where are we I wonder

Why it’s the Subok water tower

It’s an A to B run

Im glad I went in for the fun

On the bus we all go

Steamy bus off to diplo

Raining still clouds are dark

Twas like a walk in the park

Shoutout time hurray

Down down for the hares

Please tell those still at home

That the hash needs another horn

Hash-shit given to MadMarge

For a sign lost in the dark

On On but before you go

Next week’s run is again at diplo

Tomato Soup and fresh made bread

The perfect rainy day spread

It’s great to see people from far and near

Back from the holidays. Happy New Year


HARE: Sarong