Sunday, February 20, 2011

RUN NO. 2218 SPG 378 SG AKAR 22 FEB 2011

RUN NO. 2218
DATE: 22 FEB 2011
HARES: Clover/Mani Mouse/GI Jane
BACK HORN: Madmargz

It was a clear afternoon when we arrived at Subok and put on my hash shoes and began first part of the run…. walk up the hill to sign in. A really good turn out of ladies and a first time guest as well.

Horn sounded and off we went. Into the jungle and the beautiful aromas of the old rubbish dump wafting trhough. Not far along and the checking began. It was found on back and off we went down down, slippery slippery, some up up, slippery slippery. Second checking started and I believe one of our returning hashers found the on paper. Away we went again..on up.

After all the rain of recent the jungle was like a muddy waterslide but we eventually made our way out to a large upwards incline cut through the bracken. Beautiful pitcher plants and eventually after getting to the top – via some rope assistance – a beautiful view!!! And once again the lovely aroma of…rubbish.

We carried on along and we finally came out at Markucing…. A to B!!! Bus waiting, drinks waiting, GI Jane waiting.

On to the bus and back to the on on site.

As we settled in to the shout up we thanked the hares for a great run, celebrated Clover’s 100th run, welcomed our new guest and when it came to Hashit we checked the board to discover that Velma and Christine were still in the jungle…. And they were!!! After some confirmation that Linda’s car was parked, and we were unable to contact them, 4 ladies went back in to look for them – Eastern Promise, Marcel, Mad Marg and GI Jane. Meanwhile Dee went down to the B site to check for them but with no luck. Eventually we got the call that they couldn’t locate them so I hopped in the awesome speed monster , my van, with Trailblazer and headed back to B site and on the way we picked them up walking down the road. YAYYY!!! Safe. Tired but safe. And a big thank you to the ladies who went back in the jungle!!!!

So back to the site and a well needed drink for Velma and Christine and some food. Thank you to the hares for the beautiful food provided and the cake from Clover!!!!

HARES: Diva/Trailblazer/Smurf


Hares Peahen & Bini Hutan
View from atop
Some deforestation
Schnapps on a water crossing
Duchess & Glamour
New Members with JM Squeak

Eastern Promise with the hashit

RUN NO. 2217
DATE: 15 FEB 2011
NEW MEMBERS: Elke & Teresa
RETURNING MEMBER: Schnapps from Brisbane
Guests: Two lucky ladies
Hashit: Eastern Promise

It was a fine evening, for a change, and the hens happily headed off up the barren and stony slope into the familiar comfort of the jungle trail.

Despite the recent bouts of tropical rains the trail was relatively dry with occasional stretches of marshy bits. Although there is so much clearing of the trees in this area the hash only traversed one denuded area but now with a large building, roads and street lamps. Then it was back unto a pleasant hilly trail through the jungle.

The several checks delayed the fit at the front and kept the hens together. The front runners did a good job laying the paper through for the slower runners and walkie talkies.

All ended up with wet and muddy feet in the last section before coming out down the stony slope.

Two new members were duly welcomed as were a returning member and two guests. However one guest was so keen to ‘down down’ her drink prematurely that it earned Eastern Promise the Hashit.

The Shout Up ended with food of a German flavour including meat balls, cold chicken, salads and spiced cookies.

Danke! Danke!

Written by Mani Mouse and Clover


Friday, February 11, 2011

RUN NO. 2216 DIPLO - 8 FEB 2011

Tossing the Yee Shang
Hares Readymix/Trailblazer & Sarong
Celebrants Virginie & Never Wrong
Alison, Cheryl & Sue in CNY red
Clover crossing safely...

New member Laura

Jane with hashit

RUN NO: 2216
DATE: 8 FEB 2011 - CNY RUN

Driving to Diplo site in the late afternoon, I was happy to see no dark clouds for a change.

At 5.15pm sharp the horn tooted and on we went following printed-paper. As usual for Diplo, we climbed down one of the steep hills into the jungle.

Soon someone already called ‘ checking from here’. As we just arrived at a crossing, JI Jane decided to go checking out the other trail. Unfortunately for her the ‘on ‘ paper was ahead, but she caught up with the rest of us very fast.

We passed one of the small waterfalls and then climbed up a steep hill, it was still very slippery here and there after all the rain. After that it was down and down and up and up and all the way you could either hear: head, trip, slippery or thorns (oh, did I forget anything).

Don’t ask about the other checks, no clue who actually found them and the whereabouts. The whole run led through fantastic landscape, we enjoyed the meandering streams and the lush vegetation.

Thank you Trailblazer & Sarong, it was a really great run.

During the shout up, it was Ready Mix and Alice in Wonderland who explained the tradition of the Yee Sang Salad. We all were able to toss this special salad, which symbolizes abundance, prosperity and good health and every one of us had a taste of it.

After a down- down for the hares, 3 new guests were introduced and we welcomed one new member (Laura). Sarah, Linda’s daughter sadly is leaving us to go back to University in Oz. Good Luck!!! Never Wrong celebrated her 300th run and Virginie her 50th. The hash shit was awarded to Jane for failing to sign in.

The Oriental Ladies put up a great Chinese New Year feast with duck, chicken, tofu and a variety of Dim Sum. The Mandarin Orange was not missing either. It was really yummy food, thanks so much.

NEXT RUN: Lucky Gardens
HARES: Peahen/Bini Hutan

Saturday, February 05, 2011


RUN NO. 2215
DATE: 1 FEB 2011
HARES: Legally Blond/Jo
SITE: Tanjung Bunut Kanan - Australia Day run

All - well some, of the ladies prayed that the day would be dry so that we could have a good run as the hares would have worked hard to give the coup a good workout before tucking into the Aussie tucker.

Alas, no sign of rain in sight although a bit overcast. I was glad as it was to be my first proper hash after my accident and I was only going to go round if it was not wet. JM Squeak promptly handed me the back horn and I took up the challenge. Off we went on the sound of front horn of Ryvita and up the hill towards the stream and into the usual in-trail. Pretty trails and it was not long before we had to wade through the stream, crossing it more than once - lost count. Up a few or was it lots of steep embankments which could only be accessed with pulling oneself up, and up. Readymix had caught up and wondered how I managed!

Ahead, I could hear the bells and soon caught up with Karin (on her 42nd jaunt through the jungle with the ladies hash before returning to NZ over the weekend), and Aunty Lynn having a good chat as they strolled through the jungle. We passed througth pretty trails with quite a few trips and on we trotted, till we got to the out with the sight of the pylon trail. On the ridge we had spotted some "Singha" and was told that a little Koala was perched there for one of the front runners to find. There was only one check which was found by Satu Lagi and I was too far behind to catch up. All out safely before it got dark.

We were greeted upon signing out with Australia Day jandals, a bookmark and collected some lucky draw tickets.

At the shoutup, we farewelled Karin and one guest - Jo was welcomed. No hashit was given and we were entertained by the Australian motley crew with their funny accent which I am not sure if everyone understood. Great giveaways were drawn with many lucky winners, and the night was not over before a chook raffle was drawn. The prize was actually a bbq pack, with rissoles, chicken pieces, some sausages..... yummy - Melissa being the lucky hasher. The great cocktail now almost a signature drink by possum must not be forgotten as well.

Thanks ladies for the great evening and food.

on on