- Run 847 is by Jim Poh and Steven Yong
- Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
- In Run - RLC
Scribe report: views expressed are that of Uncle Yap.
RLC Harriers Run 847, 6 January 2015 Hares : Jim Poh & Steven Yong Runsite : Vicinity of Lake Garden Weather : Dry but always threatening to rain The run started on time, this time horned off by no less than the Grand Master himself, absent for the last two runs. The trail bordered Panggung Anniversari and then out of Lake Garden, skirting Taman Bunga Raya / Bunga Orkid, past the Bird Park and on to the Tun Razak Memorial. At the Planetarium complex, there was a check which was broken by Wendy Lum, running down and back into Lake Garden. At that corner, the paper led us out into the tunnel to the Museum. Then it was a merry city run past all the usual landmarks such as the railway station, Majestic Hotel, DBKL and after a long meandering course, back towards the Club. But, wait a minute, the trail did not go straight but forced the front-runners to go up to the National Monument before coming home. By then, the smart runners went directly to the Club for their well-deserved Isomax The Circle started with the birthday cake for the January children and then GM Colonel Johan said this was one of his last chances to speak and be heard. He paid tribute to all the Hashers who have made his term as GM so memorable and successful. Summing up, he said the various special events for the year went so well that RLC Harriers have earned a well-deserved reputation for organising excellent events and giving guests value for money. He was also pleased to announce that preliminary reports would indicate that we will end the year with a slight surplus (after the fiasco last year when we lost RM5,000, apparently deliberately, according to Ah Lum Koh). Colonel then started politiking early by endorsing Mr Woon Then Yew for the next GM as the he is unable to carry on for another term due to health concerns. There was a discussion on the Hash Bar. So much hot air. This issue was initiated during Veloo's time and we have been faithfully promised, year after year, with the same story "RMXXX,000 have been allocated" All these empty promises must end some day. Then the Circle started in earnest, with one and all punished left, right and centre for no apparent reasons. But all the hashers brought up took the whole thing in stride and drank their beer sportingly. Then we started on our food, an array of dishes collectively called nasi lemak. When the food ran out, we started questioning and the Hares said they paid RM15 per head for 50 persons. What a rip-off. I think it is time, we RLC Harriers make our voice heard. A few weeks ago, Burns had nasi lemak in his house with the same ingredients plus some fruit and this was what I reported - "Then we were invited to tuck in Hassan Zakariah's nasi lemak, a food which we haven't had for years. ... and his charges still pretty reasonable. Last night the cost for the delicious nasi lemak with chicken and brown sotong plus local fruit was RM8.00 per head for 60 pax. Uncle Yap tar-pow the remnant sambal." Burns had fruit plus sambal sotong on top of what we got tonight and he paid RM8 per head with so much left over. Tonight, everything was walloped and some went home hungry. So have we been cheated or have we been short-changed? Somehow, the caterers in RLC know about our RM350 per hare minimum contribution and they adjust their prices accordingly. How stupid must we be to continue to pay such outrageous prices for simple fare. We get cheated once, shame on the caterer. We get cheated twice, shame on us. We get cheated thrice, shame on we stupid people with IQ below 40. I think the President, the Vice President and the GC Member with the highest number of votes should cause an investigation into tonight's scandal of over-charging. You were all there, eating the RM15 nasi lemak and should know what I am talking about. Until then, I propose that in future, if we do have an IN-RUN, we OUT-EAT. There are so many eateries around us with reasonable food for the RM700 minimum. Kesuma, Keng Heong, Hoi Kee, etc anything but RM12 chicken rice and RM15 nasi lemak from RLC. Next week is the RLC Harriers AGM Run. Make sure you are there.