Saturday, September 27, 2014

RUN NO. 2405 KAPOK KANAN 23 SEP 2014

RUN NO. 2405
DATE: 23 SEP 2014

Well here we are again, another Tuesday, another hash! But there’s a slight difference coming my way …

Hares TT/Rosalind/Squeak
Oh bliss, as of this Tuesday no more mad rush from RIPAS Hospital to a hash site, no more horrendous traffic queues just trying to leave the staff car park, no more changing at the side of a road, no more worry about getting up on a Wednesday morning!!! The life of leisure awaits and I can’t wait, but before this I have to report for you my last hash as a working lady and of course this follows an all too familiar pattern – woops not hydrated as no time to drink at work, caught up in traffic, late to site (although this week at least I wasn’t late as it was school holidays), changing at the side of the road but as my other half keeps saying to me “not for much longer!!”……. Hurrah

Just before we all set off we were advised that the hares had communicated with the JM with a cryptic message about the out trail not being the out trail and first check yellow paper and second check pink paper and maybe even something else was said but it was lost in translation! 5.15pm saw the few hashers, 29 I believe setting off from the usual car park of Kapok Kanan, led by Ryvitta on front horn and Peahen on back horn.

It’s school hols and our numbers have reduced but the determined and none holidaying hashers have turned up for this last minute stand in hash very kindly organized by Squeak and Twinkle Toes again. Well done ladies and anybody else who hasn’t laid a run yet this year get yourselves sorted and sign up to lay a hash!!!!! See Trailblazer

It’s up and up we all know it is, but which way up and which way down today?

But no the hares have added a twist to the usual Serasa hill run after the tarmac hill we head straight on into the grasses, missing the cement steps and pondok, is it first check but no sound of calling is heard by myself and my co-hare, so it’s on into the MUD!!!! Serasa Hill runs are usually reasonable free from mud as little water can collect on it’s slopes!! But today those Hares have found some very suspiciously smelling pools of it just for us. Floating weeds/grass and more muddy pools as we continue on the flat trail but it has to go up at some stage. Walking along I’m reminded of the men’s hash spotting crocodiles along here somewhere so we kept our eyes scanning the vegetation but spotted no more than a lizard…. Thank goodness.

First check was at the end of the flat part of the run and was found by Aladdin’s Dream

From first check to the out I am reliable informed that it was up and up although one hen said that this route up was more gradual than the usual route??!! Any other opinions? Unfortunately as myself and Cheryl started up the hill I got spasm/cramps in my upper thigh … it’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it so we encouraged those that passed us to continue on as we turned back to re-negotiate the MUD!!

From the top of the ridge the hash was tempted by the hares to go looking for the on-trail over the other side but I believe Mrs Pingu promptly found the on-on at second check and lead the hens safely back down off the ridge from the view of the bay, back to the cement steps and bridges that lead down to the car park again. Everyone safely out or were they?

Miss Goody two shoes and her guest (Maggie) were last out using torch and phone light to negotiate the steps and final down stretch of the run- well done ladies and it didn’t put the guest off either!!

Guest Maggie
The shout-up was casually controlled by our hard working JM Hash Hound with a burning chilli induced mouth (thanks to Ready Mix), and followed the usual format …… Thank you hares, guests, announcements – remember if you want homemade pasta or pizza go to the new stall at Times Square, entertainment and hashit. REMEMBER sign up early to be a member of the best mismanagement team in Brunei.

Guests: Maggie – from Tutong originally welcome, welcome, welcome

Entertainment: None

Hashit: someone was left in the jungle as she forgot to sign out!!! (INGRID... I believe) but I’m sorry I can’t remember your name maybe Hash words can help me out? Well taken and superbly given by our JM

Thank you ladies for Serasa hill, lovely delicious On-On and a great night’s hashing

So this weeks run as advertised is an OAP- retirement run, sorry I have to keep repeating it…. I’m a lady of leisure!!!! as I just can’t believe it has actually happened. Well at least I’m retiring from active employment although I don’t feel like an OAP just yet. Back to our favourite hash site Upper Diplo and the run will have all the usual components of a Diplo hash ….. trails, jungle, rivers, ups and downs, follow the instructions if you’re feeling your age and look out for some of the useful aids for the ageing hasher on the way – please if you find one bring it out with you but leave the rest for others to find.

On-On and enjoy

Friday, September 19, 2014

RUN NO. 2404 DIPLO 16SEP2014

RUN NO. 2404
DATE: 16 SEP 2014

Twas the night before Wednesday, 
And all through the trees,
Ladies dashed as they hashed,
All praying for ease.

A bark rang out in the night,
And, brown, stout and squeamish,
Along came a short wee fellow,
Affectionately known as Beamish.

He’d escaped the tender clutches
Of his owner hare,
And had hotfooted it into the night,
Who knows where?

But the show must go on,
So shout-up begun,
With the typical slurs,
Joviality and fun.

A new member we gained,
A triathlete, no jest, 
She’ll make a good front-runner
And give Speedy Gonzales a rest!

The calls for hashit
Were for rule-breakers 3.
A bucket of ice-water thrown
With relish by Pee Wee.

And to top it all off,
Four were then named,
By the ladies in black.
(The JM’s are to be blamed!)

‘Hounds Mate’ and ‘Aladdins Dream’
For Wendy and Jeannie.
‘Nippon San’ and ‘Iron Woman”
Were given to Chi and Zoe.

Some prizes were given,
(I got a nice purple cup),
“On-on” was called,
Shout-up was wrapped up.

But the night wasn’t over,
There was food to be had,
And blue and green tins,
To help us feel glad …

That we are all part of 
The Brunei Ladies Hash,
A place for some exercise 
And one heck of a bash!

Next week, Kg Kapok Kanan,
The great hill of Serasa.
So “On-on” my friends,
Aren’t you glad you’re a hasher!



Monday, September 15, 2014


RUN NO. 2403
DATE: 9 SEP 2014

Days come and go and this time another hash has came and gone…

Hash ladies looked more rev up than ever and this time in Lower Diplo. Before the action starts hashers gather up to chat and certainly it go on forever. What is more blood pumping than climbing tapped mountains, chatting and being with lovely ladies at Tuesday night? Actually hashing answers that question. Wink!

As the clock stroked 5:15 ladies began to determine their speed some along with front-runners dashed while some had their pace while walking. No matter the speed is the crucial element is the enjoyment.

So it began the steps to jungle. We passed a series of house enclosed with fence and a side of deep and green forest. Along the chitchat a drain was mistaken to be a hole. Haha! I thought it was funny realising that I shouted it too. We focus on what we can see while talking with one another and warning the next lady to watch out for a “hole” or something. That is some multitasking ability no doubt about it. An open trail revealed in our eyes with white paper laid in it. It was flat with leaves as usual then little ups and downs. The jungle was filled with robust trees and the soil looks full of life. I simply love the wind and the way it brushed my face with sweet and refreshing feeling. We overcame hills and rivers that made me leap with joy because I’ve made it! Hashers seem fast as the next thing I knew Jances found the first check. Afterwards Jances and Kristin found the second check. The third check as off to another route and I was conquering hills at the time so it just passed me. The run was fascinating that I did not thought it was 4 km long.

There were 2 guests who came and we feasted with Laksa. It was perfect for hungry hashers and daring ladies with spicy appetite.

Everybody had a great time being with one another and did not mind the mosquitoes biting as well. I hope for another run like this or maybe even better.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

RUN NO. 2402 SPG462 2SEP14

RUN NO. 2402
DATE: 2 SEP 2014

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear JM, Happy Birthday to you! “ Yes last week was all about celebrating the September birthdays and as a special gift to us all, our JM Hash Hound for her birthday gave us a run.

We had run at this site recently, but still the jungle was gorgeous, there were plenty of hills and some interesting river crossings . As you would was a good length run, with front runners taking an hour and others taking a bit longer. It was a lollipop i.e. the in is the out “Lolly Pop Lolly Pop …ooh lolly lolly pop! ” and a sneaky back check meant that some of us late comers were soon with the front runners for the second check. Mmm could the 2nd check be another back check..50-50 chance of being I checked ahead, to be that 50% of wrong.

By now there were a handful of front runners on the trail, coming out at one of the new buildings . Little did the hare know that the third check was in exactly the same spot as last time; because on the last run at this site, the front horn had taken them out on old paper and so only a handful of us had done the full run. Chuckling to myself, I found 3rd check pretty quickly and we were soon to be on the out trail, back on the road and up the hill to the On On site. At this point I had to dash (sorry it was Daniella’s 10th birthday) so now the story I have to tell is one that has been told to me.

It seems like one of our new hashers missed the turning back into the jungle from the new building..trampled on paper seemed to have disappeared and off they went (who knows where off paper) “We’re on the road to nowhere”. Hares and hashers went in to find her and she was out safely in the end.

The shout up was eventful, with some new guests, lovely food was catered from Maha Osai Restaurant in Berakas (673 233876). Hash-it was awarded for hashers not looking after their guests properly and a fun evening was had by all.

Three tips from tonights run:
Always stay on paper..if you realise you are not on anymore, back track until you find the paper.
  1. When laying a hash – lay paper both on the floor and in the trees
  2. When signing in a guest – make sure that they stay with you.


Monday, September 01, 2014


RUN NO. 2401
All decked out at Black Beauty's parlour

As expected, the British run at Mentiri on Tuesday was delightful. At 5:15 the hashers gathered by the roadside, awaiting the call to venture into the depths of the jungle along the trail of white paper. I was a bit late joining the ladies as I sorted out the water but it wasn’t long before I caught up to the back walkers on the first hill.

The walk/jog through the jungle was beautiful and peaceful, complete with the sounds of the hash: “On on!” and “Checking!” First check was found by Hash Hound who led the ladies in what appeared to be a lollipop trail. Then, not far from the in-paper, a second check was laid, causing confusion amongst the hashers. Some ladies decided to follow the in-paper out whereas others, such as Speedy Gonzales, didn’t want to give up and she found the second check. Back at the on-on, it was discovered that Pee-Wee had heard the front runners then panicked and dropped the second check a mere 10 metres from the in-paper. Despite the confusion, it was a quick but enjoyable run.

After the run, the ladies all gathered at Black Beauty’s house for the celebrations which were . There were prizes to be won through all sorts of games and raffles such as tombola, pin the tail on the elephant, and guess the weight of the cake, the number of lollies in the jar or the name of the panda (which turned out to be Flame…strange name for a panda!) Then it was Irish Bingo, where you had to sit down if any number on your bingo ticket was called (I’m sure it was rigged!)

The official opening

Many thanks to the Brits for being wonderful hares and also to the horns – front horn, Chi and back horn, Bionic Bunny. We were happy to welcome some first time guests, not all of whom I remember names but we hope they will be back for future runs.

Hash-shit was given out to Zoe for leaving her keys at the run last week and so Mrs Pingu and I joined her as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness. Hash Hound so kindly explained to everyone how the challenge started and what ALS is.

We also had a lengthy “next week’s run” announcement from Hash Hound. The run is at Lucky Gardens, starting and ending at the abode of myself and the Duchess of Cambridge. It also happens to be Hash Hound’s birthday on the day so don’t forget to wish her a happy birthday!

The evening ended with some lovely British food and special tea. Another big thank you to the Brits for a wonderful evening!

On-On! Buttercup