Tuesday, January 29, 2013


RUN NO. 2318
DATE: 22 JAN 2013
HARES: Legally Blonde/Madmarg/Bunny Girl
FRONT HORN: Ryvita   BACK HORN: Squeak

So we set off on our annual Austrailian Day run, laid by Mad Marg, Bunny Girl and Legally Blond.  It was an all inclusive Hash. We had a little hills, a little water and a little mud. Front horn was carried by Ryvita and back horn by Squeak, thanks ladies. The luck was with Jo Newton tonight she who found all the checks.

At the On On we were all surprised by little gifts, an Austrailian coaster, pencil and magnet or key chain thank you ladies. We had two new guests; Tamsin and Izzy both from the UK. Mad Marg received a lovely gift, a photo of herself surrounded by a number of her fellow hashers. We had some entertainment, from Smurf, Madame Sin, Pee Wee, Legally Blond and Bunny Girl.

We had the following announcements;  X-pat Ball at the Tiara Hotel on March 2, 2013 in Labuan. St Andrew's hosting the Robbie Burn's day dinner, there is Haggis to be had. It was January 26, 2013 at the RBYC. The 50th anniversary of the men's Hash, if you want tickets for the kid's hash and and adult function at RBYC there are some available but please see them ASAP so that t-shirts can be ordered. Subs are also due, you can pay for the full year or half year, please see Satu Lagi.

Hash-shit went to Dizzy for not signing out and to Mad Marg for her phone ring. Both took over by the Pool.

Next weeks Hash is at Lower Diplo, please remember your torch. It is a typical hash, with some beautiful scenery.

NEXT RUN: Lower Diplo
HARES: Satu Lagi/Kim/Annabel

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RUN NO. 2317 SPG 527 SUBOK - 15 JAN 2013

RUN NO. 2317

                          There was movement at the henhouse
                        As the word had got around
                        That Hashwit and Domestic Goddess had laid a run
                        And had entered the wild jungle compound
                        So all the hens had gathered to the fray

                        All the tried and noted hashers
                        From the simpangs near and far
                        Had mustered at the hashsite overnight
                        For the hashers love hard hashing
                        Where the wild jungle animals are
                       And the horns snuff the battle with delight

                     o mad margz ran to lead them
                    She was racing on the wing
                   Where the best and boldest hashers take their place
                    And she raced her hash shoes past them
                   And she made the ranges ring
                   With the bells on as she met them face to face
                   Then they saw they well loved mountain full in view
                   And they charged beneath the palm fronds with a sharp and sudden dash
                   And off they flew into the jungle they flew
                   Then fast the hashers followed where the gorges deep and black
                   Resounded to the thunder of their tread
                   And the hashers woke the echoes and they fiercely answered back
                   From the cliffs and crags that beetled overhead
                   And upward ever upward the ladies held their way
                   Where bamboo and jungle grew wide
                  And Ikea muttered fiercely we may bid the mod goodday
                  No man can hold them down the other side
At the shout up we welcomed first time guests Vanji and Doris and new member Ika.     Yvette celebrated 50 runs and we sadly farewelled Madmargz who will be sadly missed. Hopefully we will see her again.  

Thank you Domestic Goddess and hashwit for the delicious chilli.

Words in honour of Australia day. My apologies to Banjo Paterson
     Never Wrong

Monday, January 14, 2013

RUN NO. 2316 SPG 370 JLN MUARA 8 JAN 2013

RUN NO. 2316
DATE: 8 JAN 2013

Warned at the outset we could avoid some nasty bees by sticking close to the road, it was as though we had never left these shores for a holiday. Funny how that works isn’t it?

This week we were spoiled for choice between two different routes, a classic short route (30 minutes return) or following a longer track on an undulating and rather lush hash trail. The start of the longer trail had us on tiptoes across a wide drainage ditch alongside a metal fence and up a steep slick hill to start and then there were more hills to climb and a few down bits and a few further hilly bits for good measure. Mud was the order of the day for this hash. Loads of it and plenty of water crossings and tree roots too. Bring it on!

I must admit I did not hear the calls for the checks as I was nowhere near the front of the pack, but I did hear a few horns blaring at some stage (thankfully not in my ear as can happen at times). Anyhow, thanks for finding those checks whoever you are, grovel, grovel, much obliged. I must have been somewhere in the middle of the pack the entire time since I only saw the same few lovely faces (and backsides while struggling uphill) the entire time once I crossed that massive drainage ditch.

Just returned from holiday and trying to get my fitness back after ingesting all that yummy seasonal food there was no particular hurry or effort on my part to breathe any harder than I was doing (let’s face it, I couldn’t have moved any faster even if I wanted to). It’s amazing how fast one can lose one’s fitness. After all, I was only gone four weeks. It’s not like I never moved at all while on holiday, though it sort of felt like it on that last hill I tell you. I promise I did get up for seconds and sometimes even thirds at all those buffet meals at that resort. That’s considered a valid form of exercise isn’t it? To salve my conscience, not everyone passed me on that hash trail, I swear. There were still at least some gals in the jungle after I had changed out of my muddy shoes; they came in after sunset, still smiling too. The gems.

Relative newcomer Ika completed the hash successfully and may now join, at least she said she plans to do so that is great news. Everyone seemed to fully enjoy the trail. It was lurvely. Terrifically varied vegetation throughout and no biting insects, at least they did not find me this week. Yay!

Great trail all in all and rather a good turn-out too given how well traveled this lot of intrepid women is and the fact we were only one week into the New Year. Nice work ladies! I think everyone was missing each other; even many of those stalwarts who were hashing on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day were there. A great big thank you goes to all you selfless gals who turned up to complete the hash runs on those holidays to keep Brunei’s record longest-running ladies hash tradition safe, well and intact. Top marks for the lot of you.

This week we were commemorating (not quite celebrating as we shall miss her dearly) Mad Margz’s last setting of the hash with co-hares Bunny Girl and Alice in Wonderland. Nicely done too, thank you very much. We were all asked to sign the photo book Mad Margz has put together for herself. Fabulous effort that. What talented gals we have here on the hash indeed.

At the shout up we were introduced to one new hasher, Leanna, Heather’s daughter, who reported that she will return for more (don’t gluttons for punishment run in families?). We were also treated to a live skit from Mad Margz, Bunny Girl and Alice in Wonderland with their thoroughly polished rendition of Abba’s “Thank you for the hash” (and thank you for singing in key for at least some of the tune ladies ;-)) complete with bright pink tutus and a few synchronized twirls even. Move over Vegas showgirls, there’s a new act in town. They had the crowd begging for more. Then Amanda’s phone went off and all h-e-double toothpicks broke loose with laughter, general chaos and what not. The hash doo doo was shared by the resoundingly heard world class belcher Psycho (which reminds me, you must share with us the name of that finishing school you attended darling), who was acting as a sort of human jumping bean to avoid the splash, and the fabulous trio who moments before had us mesmerized with their dulcet tones. (All for one and one for all huh gals? Let not a mere one of us take the icy water when we can all get soaked, for united we stand… our tutus can protect us!).

What came next, oh yeah, a few New Year’s one liners went out to the punters from yours truly, some announcements were made e.g. if anyone wants to join Carol in taking a Beginner’s Malay class see Mrs. Pingu, see Possum if you need tickets for the upcoming St. Andrew’s Club dinner and see Sticky Rice if you know of anyone who wants or needs some health/fitness type coaching after having given birth of late (at least this is how I heard these announcements, advance apologies if any of this is not quite right). We were also reminded to pay our subs as soon as possible to avoid any late penalty at the end of the month and equally importantly to complete the relevant forms for the “50 Years of Hashing in Brunei” celebrations we want to attend (with BH3 organising) as the deadline for payment is 16 January 2013.

By then it was time for some lovely food. Thank you gals for setting a terrific trail for us and spoiling us with such delectable offerings (spicy chicken with rice for the carnies and a tasty oriental vegetable with rice option for the veggies, samosas, salad with scrumptious dressing and even a chocolate whipped cream cake for dessert). Yum!

As this was Mad Margz’s penultimate hash we shall all have one more chance to say our fond farewell to her next week at Markucing. So onward and upward it is into this New Year ladies as we look forward to what promises to be another terrific hash in Subok this coming week, the last one to be set by long time hasher Diana a.k.a. Domestic Goddess. On on!

Hash Wit

P.S. How are you all doing with those New Year’s resolutions you have made and broken and then perhaps made again? Hang in there. You are not alone. I came across this list and thought I’d share it with you. It’s not mine, but it could be.
Dieting - New Year’s Resolutions
2009: I will get my weight down below 160 pounds.
2010: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 180 pounds.
2011: I will develop a realistic attitude about my weight.
2012: I will work out three times a week.
2013: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week. [So far so good!]


Monday, January 07, 2013

RUN NO. 2315 DIPLO 1JAN2013

RUN NO. 2315
DATE: 1 JAN 2013
HARES: Alison/Cheryl/Zur

The sky was looking like rain, not to far away, with thunder and rumbling going on, but it stayed away long enough for us to have a dry hash tonight . I was front horn tonight......lucky me!
At 5.15 we headed off to the right and up the ridge onto a well used trail, good for running. Then we went right down the hill into the valley, once again following a good running trail, we crossed a small stream tand we were at the first check. It took a while to find it as I thought it would be on back or up the hill, so I sent the checkers out looking, but it was on ahead...which Trailblazer found. A sneaky check!
We continued around fallen trees up a few more hills then we were at second check...I handed the front over to Hashhound while i went up the hill checking the wrong direction only to hear the call on back by Ryvita. It was then back onto another nice trail down to the hill and along by the river were i heard checking from here! I was sure it would be on back and I soon heard Mrs Pingu calling on paper which was on back, I got that one right!.
We all headed up the last hill and out to the sandy area and back to the tent. On the signing board was a Scottish quiz sheet to test your knowlege of Scotland. Smurf had brought back some blue & white sweets from Scotland that we enjoyed before the shout up.
We celebrated the birthday girls for January,  Ready Mix had made a cake.  Eastern Promise was celebrating her 50th Birthday and 652 runs, Well Done!
As I am now departing Brunei very soon, I take this opportunity to say a Big Thank you to the Ladies Hash in Brunei.
It has been a wonderful way of meeting people from all walks of life, I have made lots of great friends over the years. Thank you for your kindness, love, support and friendship over the 11 years of hashing. I will take away lots of postive memories. I have enjoyed setting many runs, been part of the hash committee several time plus horable hashit holder of the year 4 times!
My last, I am setting tonight with my co hares, is Spg 370...known as Nappy Valley! It was the first jungle I advertured into with the Monday Morning Walking Group, hence many hash runs have been set here over the years. Sadly the jungle has slowly been cut down!
Tonights run is a trip down memory lane, what's left of it. May you all continue to enjoy hashing in Brunei.
HARES: Madmarg/Alice in Wonderland + one other