Monday, July 17, 2017

RUN NO. 2551 LUCKY GARDENS 11JUL2017

RUN NO. 2551
DATE: 11 JUL 2017
SITE: LUCKY GARDENS
HARES: TRACY/KATIE W/NEVER WRONG/IN TWO DEEP

.. As the sun weakly glinted through the surrounding clouds, a dedicated band of hashers gathered together at the mud flats at the entrance into Lucky Gardens. The afternoon’s rain had left puddles all over the road and turned one side of the street into a quagmire, as Sophia found out to her dismay. The hash tried valiantly to push her car out of the mud, muttering about fulcrums and gear ratios, but in the end it was no use, so it was decided to leave the car where it was and start the hash.

We started in on the trail about 10 minutes late, Bunny Girl jingle jangling with the leaver’s bells (best of luck for the future!), scrambling up the bank to where an old workers’ hut used to be.


The trail went into the loop, then left up the hill onto the ridge line. From there, we headed straight down to the anti-terrorist building and followed the long fence round to the next ridgeline. After another traipse along the top of the ridge, we descended into valley and across the first bridge (thank you hares for not putting us across the alternative fallen tree log route!). Now the trail turned hard left and wandered along the lakeside, offering delightful views of the surroundings. I’ve long suspected that those gorgeous travel shots you see in National Geographic and the like are taken just like this – the view outward looks gorgeous, but if you looked down at your feet (which you really had to do here!) all you could see was puddles, mud and tree roots waiting to catch you and hurl you to your knees. By this time the paper was growing sparse, but luckily we were back near the loop so it was not long before the ‘out’ sign appeared and we made it back safely to the sign out sheet.

After standing around chatting for a while, I picked up the signs and got in the car to drive to the shout up, and this is where the real trouble began. You see, I thought I knew where I was going and this was my first mistake. It was raining again by this time so I had my headlights on and my wind wipers going as I crept up along Jalan Muara in a stream of traffic. After driving fruitlessly around and around in circles, forlornly looking for an H3 sign to put me out of my misery, and with a now impatient and hungry teenager beside me, I decided to go to a little Thai restaurant I know and get some dinner. The Thai restaurant had changed owners since last time I had been there, and now doesn’t make the Thai green chicken curry I had promised myself, but they said that they are trying to hire the previous cook back and I should tell all my friends about the place (done).

I’m sure the shout up was delightful and I have seen from the video that Bunny Girl sung a delightful rendition of ‘Thank you for the hashing’ which was very well received. Thank you hares for a lovely run, I hope the shout up went well too! See you all next week at Diplo. (p.s I know where Tracey lives now)

Squeak

NEXT RUN: DIPLO
HARES: SQUEAK/TWINKLE TOES/NEVER WRONG




Monday, July 10, 2017

RUN NO. 2550 SPG 420 JLN MUARA, KG SG TILONG 4JUL2017 - CANADA DAY RUN

RUN NO. 2550
DATE: 4 JUL 2017
SITE: SPG 420 JLN MUARA, KG SG TILONG
HARES: Darlene/Edna/Footloose/Artful Dogger/Tiger Moth/Brittany
FRONT HORN: YOGI BEER    BACK HORN: SAM I AM

After waiting in the scorching heat for the horn to blow, I think everyone was happy to enter the jungle this week to try hide from the sun. The run was a distance of 5km with 3 checks, a variety of jungle, some never ending hills and a nice trail. Yogi beer led the way in as front horn and Sam I am had back horn.




Back at the On -On in Darlene's house hashers were proudly wearing red and white for the Canadian themed hash.

We had a very special guest just for the occasion, the high commissioner for Canada: Marina Laker. Marina generously brought along  t-shirts which were given out in a prize giving. She also got a group photo of everyone to publish on the Canadian high commissioner website.


Our own Canadian hashers were requested to all stand up with open mouths for some champers to be thrown down their throats (or tops).

Hash numbers are growing as we had 2 new members join, Tanya and Carol. Welcome, welcome!!


We also had a first timer from the UK, only here in Brunei for the summer to work at the summer camp in JIS. She was invited along by yogi beer. Yogi then got hash shit as her guest didn't down her drink on the hash song command. Hash shit was took very well though, Darlene even volunteered to have some to wash away the smell of champers from her top.

A returning Hasher from New Zealand also came along this week, she is returning to Brunei after 15 years away. She worked here when JIS first opened and now she is back for the 20 year Reunion there.

For some extra entertainment, Our host Darlene said some good jokes whilst looking the part in a jokers hat.

NEXT RUN: Lucky Gardens
HARES: Tracy/Katie W/Never Wrong/In Too Deep
On on will be further along at Jln Muara. Please bring a chair.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

RUN NO. 2549 SPG 370 JLN MUARA 27JUN17

RUN REPORT NO. 2549
DATE: 27JUN2017
SITE: SPG 370 JLN MUARA, KG SG TILONG
HARES: Ryvita, Lykke, Patsy, Speedy Gonzalez
Front Horn: Gin Trap    Back Horn: Alice in Wonderland



The Bruneian sun seemed especially hot as we all mingled before the run, some ladies finding a bit of
shade as they perused the boxes of kids’ books. As soon as the horn sounded we made a dash for the
relative cool of the jungle, but in our excitement we started off by turning the wrong direction to follow
the paper that would ultimately bring us back to the Onon. We righted ourselves in short order
though and made our way along a river through tall grass….that is until we passed a plant covered in
red biting ants that sent many of us ladies yelling and flapping wildly as we tried to shake the aggressors
off our arms and shirts before being eaten alive. Next we had our agility tested climbing over a
couple of metal fences spanning a large storm drain. But perhaps the most memorable part of the run
was the beautiful ‘moonscape’ we crossed before heading in to climb some hills in a proper bit of jungle.


Alice in Wonderland found the only check and our front and back horns, Gin Trip and Alice in
Wonderland, poetically finished off the 3.3km run side by side. All in all it was a varied and fun hash
laid by our hares, Patsy, Lykke, and Ryvita!


The Onon was rather quiet again this time, being both Hari Raya and school holidays. There were no
guests, new members, or hashit. However, we enjoyed some excellent entertainment from Bunny Girl
and Mrs Pingu, who serenaded us with their lively rendition of The Hashing Queen!

The Canada Day Maple Run will be held
on July 4th at the top of 420-79-4 Jalan Muara the site previously used for the Gawai Run. Park further
up the hill on one side by the entrance to the jungle. Please wear Red & White to celebrate the colours
of Canada for the 150 Anniversary for Canada 1867-2017.


The On-on will be held at Darlene's house at Jln Sg Tilong.
 The High Commissioner of Canada, will be attending  and  would like to take a group photo so bring your
smiles! :)  Please bring a CHAIR! If you wish bring a swim suit and towel for a dip in the pool. There is a shower and toilet to change your clothes.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Alice in Wonderland Footloose, Artful Dodger, Itchyfeet, Tiger Moth, Edna, Brittany, Darlene, Liz
and Tanya!

NEXT RUN: SPG 420 JLN MUARA, KG SG TILONG
HARES: NEVER WRONG/TRACY/KATIE/SAM I AM/IN TOO DEEP