Saturday, December 28, 2013

RUN NO. 2366 SPG 420 JLN MUARA 24 DEC 2013

RUN NO. 2366
DATE: 24 DEC 2013
HARES: Trailblazer/Tina

Twas the afternoon before Christmas and all through Brunei

Some hashers were stirring, getting ready to try.

The trail had been laid through the simpangs with care,

In hopes that the checks would stump the hashers there.

Tina and Trailblazer were nestled all snug in their lair,

Ready to duck down should some hashers appear.

With visions of Christmas dinner dancing in their heads,

They were hoping that the hens wouldn’t stay in their beds.


When out in Tina’s compound there arouse such a clatter,

The neighbours peered over to see what was the matter.

Away to the windows they flew in a flash,

Peeped through the curtains or edged up the sash.

The sun shone on the compound ready to show,

Gave the lustre of mid day to the objects below.

When what to their wondering eyes should appear,

But hens congregating at the site, 5.15, be there!


When a little hasher came carrying in the JM’s bin,

I knew in that moment it must have been Madam Sin!

More rapid than eagles, the hashers they came,

As she whistled, then shouted and called them by name.


Now Zur! Now Maisayo! Now Alice in Wonderland!

On Readymix! On Hash hound! On Jenny on the Block!

To the sound of the horn! To the noise of us all,

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

The hashers they started, but were ready to stop,

Whenever someone called out for a photo op.

Along the trail, the hashers they flew,

With backpacks full of water, and camera’s too!


And then in a twinkling, I heard from quite near,

More chattering and talking as the hares did appear.

As they had a quick drink and were wandering around,

Down the simpang the hens, they came with a bound.

The run it was over, but do not despair,

Much fun and laughter was to be had there.

There was food to be eaten and jokes to share,

Plus presents chosen and wrapped up with care.

The heavens they opened and down the rain fell,

But the hashers weren’t deterred and soon all was well.

At the end of the night it was time for all to go,

Some left quite fast, and some left quite slow.

But as they left I heard them exclaim,

As they shouted greetings to each other by name,

And then just before they drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Monday, December 23, 2013

RUN N. 2365 DIPLO 17 DEC 2013

RUN NO. 2365
DATE: 17 DEC 2013

The tent from Friday's H4 run was still in place and those hens that were present hoped it would not rain as did not want a repeat of sitting with feet  in six inches of water. Thankfully the rain stayed off.

There we only a handful of hens - around 20 as most were still on holiday. We started off away from the usual in down towards the highway across some watery paths - luckily the hens were not put off and carried on. Checking was called at the bottom by the stream and Glamour was spotted towards the right. Trailblazer had a hunch and carried on left. Onon was soon called up the usual track...with orange paper connecting the on.

A steep rambling scramble proceeded till we got on to good running trails. We got to a stream where 2nd check was called. Trailblazer thought it was ahead but as the others had not arrived decided to explore along the stream to the right. Got a bit carried away and could not hear the horn or on called. It was a while before I found paper and carried on out.

Familiar out trail and Bills Ridge soon reached but found Glamour and two new hens going the wrong direction. They were soon on their way out after a few photos taken by Alice in Wonderland - note for Jenni from the block - I was not hallucinating! Alice in Wonderland was at the out trail!

Great run followed by the usual healthy vegetarian chilli with salad, two types of rice followed by yummy cake. Thank you hares n friends. After shout up conducted by GM Squeak as both JMs still away, half the hens went home while the others chatted under the stars saying good bye to Vanessa as her family will be leaving for a new adventure in their home country- all the best!

Onon Trailblazer

Next week's run Spg 420 JLN MUARA. Kg Sg Tilong. Pls park sensibly as narrow access.
SECRET SANTA will be visiting - Please bring a wrapped gift of no less than $10 for the SACK.

Monday, December 16, 2013

RUN NO. 2364 KOTA BATU 10DEC2013

RUN NO. 2364
DATE: 10 DEC 2013

December is always the month where the committee is in shambles and the hens are going away on holiday. Those staying in weird weather Brunei helps out where its needed. And I always find myself doing a few other hash jobs. That’s December for you. For the newbies, this happens every year. Well almost.

The run was set by PeaHen and Dizzy which starts at Dizzy’s house. Melissa is back to visit!!!! A trickling of hens as the time progresses on. I was sorting out the hash beer, the hash flash and the little charity box for Nikkis village. So I didn’t do the run. However, I got a nice update from Jessie that the hill went on and on and on and onnnnnnnnnnnnnn. But everytime she looks back and beyond, the view just gets better and more breath taking. 

All hens were out on time and Ika kindly offered traditional Indonesian kueh. Pims were offered around. It was a very short shout up. We thanked the hares for the run and the food. We welcomed back Melissa. There were no first timers and no hash shit too. It turned into a relaxing evening with hens enjoying the (before it started pissing down later in the evening) breeze and sharing stories with friends.

Are we to expect less hens as it gets closer to Christmas and new years??


Tuesday, December 10, 2013


RUN NO. 2363
HARES: Pee Wee/Madam Sin/Nancy

The Rapier Range out along the coast road, past Jerudong Park, is not a run we do very often. By coincidence it is where I laid my virgin run 9 years ago with the help of Karen Hedderman, who many of you will remember as Legolass.
One or two people took a wrong turn before finding the site, but the effort was well worth it.  It was a calm and clear evening for a run/walk in the jungle.  We went in to the right, up a hill and then had an open walk through scrub before reaching first check, which then led us into the jungle. A few ups and downs before reaching second check, at which point I heard back horn call for us to stop and turn around. It was 5.45 and starting to get dark, and the hares had phoned to say they were not yet out. On the reverse, there was plenty of light as we retraced our steps through the jungle, and as the sun set we left the trees behind us, and the open landscape gave us more light.
I believe that the Tutong Hash were at The Rapier Range the night before us, and this may be the reason why three Hashers were left in the jungle, going around in circles. One of these was our visiting hasher who had flown in from Kuala Lumpur. I hope she has not been put off joining us another time.  Pee Wee and Satu Lagi with the assistance of Psycho and Alice in Wonderland went to the rescue and no harm was done. 
As the food was going cold it was decided that the masses should eat before the appearance of the lost three.  We then had the shout up on their return. Numbers were down as many people have already left
for the holidays.
Thanks go to the Hares for a yummy curry, front and back horn, and well done to Nancy on laying her first hash.
NEXT RUN: Kota Batu ---- pls bring a chair.
HARES: Dizzy/Pea Hen

Monday, December 02, 2013


RUN NO. 2362
DATE:26 NOV 2013
Mrs Pingu first one home

Virgin Front and back horns

Terrible traffic along Jalan Kota Batu AND Jalan Muara meant quite a few hashers arrived just in time, for the much debated front horn to sound! We appeared to be a bit thin on the ground - not of runners, but of experienced hashers who actually know what to do with the horn once they have it…..Kirsten gallantly offered and I offered to take her as a trainee. It’s not a difficult job, but you do need to get the hang of it. A couple of the main points are to keep calling ‘checking from here’ whilst stood on the checks, and not to pip the horn or call on paper until you actually are on the new paper. By all means shout ‘on back’ or ‘on ahead’, but the sacred horn shouldn’t be sounded until you spy the hallowed paper. Other than that, fairly straightforward really! 

 We headed off down the track, and the paper took us into the right, not long after we came upon first check. The on was back, found by the stalwart Trailblazer! Back onto the main trail we had run in on. we ended up heading right again, down a clear trail this time, down and back up and right again, to another check, found AGAIN by the ever clever Trailblazer! The on paper was down a gentle incline to a trail under canopy. A bit muddy and thorny, as Pimping is, we wound or way through the jungle - pausing for a moment where our JM broke her shoulder last year, to contemplate how not to repeat this feat! Third check took us across a swamp - beautiful, thank you dear hares ;-D This one stumped us, we checked all over, for quite a while, until Mrs Pingu spied our cars and led us out back to the on site. 

 Huddled under the tent, due to rather inclement weather, our spangly new JMs very able conducted their first shout-up. WELL DONE LADIES! We’re in for a good year I can tell. Last years JMs were the hares, Ikea was celebrating quite a lot of runs! As was demon check finder Trailblazer, and another hasher also had a celebration run (I’m not even going to attempt to spell her name). Our horns were thanked - Kirsten is now a fully fledged horn who can do this all by herself I have no doubt! We welcomed 2 new members, sisters if I recall correctly - welcome ladies, enjoy your time as part of the best group of women in Brunei. Our makan was wonderful - provided by the hares, Mrs Pingu’s laksa (see hash recipe book for details). As the first run under a new committee, this was more than commendable - WELL DONE LADIES yet again.
Flowers from hash to past JMs

This week’s run sees bit of change for H3, we’re treating you to the delights of Rapier Range! As you head down the coastal highway towards Tutong, at km86, or slightly before, make sure you’re in the right hand lane, go past the u-turn, and very quickly after that you turn right - there will be a sign in the central reservation, the road heads up a hill - just follow signs. We look forward to seeing you there, on on!   

NEXT RUN: RAPIER RANGE - COASTAL HIGHWAY --- bring lots of spray


RUN NO. 2361
DATE: 19 NOV 2013

What a way to finish off another great year of hashing last week!
What a fabulous night at the Circus!

A short and easy run for all to do, with some circus act challenges thrown in on the way - led us to Bamboo Gardens and tonights celebrations, under the Big Top! Thank you to Never Wrong for laying house to this years Founders Day.

All the hens had made a great effort on their costumes, and we had wild animals, numerous clowns, bearded ladies, fireflies, strong men, fortune tellers and many other fantastic circus characters present!
Best Dressed - Rachel
A lovely evening with entertainment in the shape of a magician and some very talented fire jugglers - and not to forget the many awards that were handed out, to this years special hashers:
Most Hashits of the year: Dizzy
Most laid runs: Trailblazer:
Most Front Horn: Mrs Pingu
Most Back Horn: Never Wrong
Fastest feet: Speedy Gonzales & Hash Hound
Longest hash: Duchess of Cambridge & Le Anna
Most dedicated hasher: Psycho
Biggest member recruiter: The Recruiter
Best dressed: Satu Lagi, Rachel & Mew Sum
Trailblazer - Most runs laid.
The hashers all got to enjoy a carnival themed buffet and received a little goodie bag each in the shape of a personalised coolbag-chair, a personalised t-shirt (Thank you to Serene, for creating the print on this years t-shirts!), personalised hash socks, and a disc with a Hash E-book on it, with the best of the year that has gone by. (Thank you Miss Goody-Two Shoes and Psycho for compiling it!)
Personally Ryvita and I would like to thank the 2012-2013 Committee for a great teamwork this year - and to everybody who helped out to make this Founders Day a great night!
Thank you all again for all your hard work! Good luck and go hard to the new Committee and the new JMs, Hash Hound & Wonder Woman! 
Here's to another fantastic year of hashing, looking forward to much more fun in the jungle!