Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Run 841 Nov 25 is an In Run - RLC - dress smart

  • Run 841 is by Lee Bulchand and Jai Belani
  • November 25, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
RLC Harriers Run 841, 25 November 2014 
Hares : Lee Buchan & Jai
Runsite : Lake Gardens & its vicinity
Weather : Intermitten drizzle

At around 5pm, rain started coming down. Then it stopped and the sun
came out, producing a glorious rainbow. But this did not last long and
the slow but steady drizzle accompanied us all through the run which
started off in the direction of the Panggung Anniversari before
meandering out of Lake Gardens, past Tun Razak Memorial and then to
the multi-junction that led to the Polis Museum, Planetarium and the
National Museum. There was a check.

After some ten minutes, a shout of On! On! was heard at the back of
Tun Razak Memorial and we descended into Lake Gardens again. Another
round of walking/running and soon we were within visual contact of the
Club; here many could not resist getting out of the miserable rain and
made a beeline for home.

The other more robust hashers ran off into the green yonder and
towards the final bit, had to traverse another bit of jungle in the
dimming light of the day ... didn't they learn to keep the last bit of
a run on the road? As all the trail was more or less skirting the
Club, a few at a time found their own way home ; the weather was
really not conducive for staying out and running in the cold when a
hot shower beckoned.

The Circle at the Gazebo was enlivened by certain hashers who have
submitted their forms to stand as candidates in the upcoming AGM. But,
as usual, legs were pulled and ridiculous charges were made to ensure
the beer barrel was emptied. The shirkers who did not venture out were
identified when our Bomoh made a check around the Club and caught them
exercising in the gym, texting near the barbershop, swimming in the
main pool like Johnny Weissmuller (only those over 60 will recognise
the Olympic swimming champion who gained fame as the best Tarzan of
the silver screen) or generally lepakking.

The dinner was bryani rice made from the best basmati rice and
accompanied by either chicken curry or mutton curry or both. Quite
delicious but a tad tame (next time, put in more chilli) ... and we
continued wining and dining and having a jolly good time.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Run 840 Nov 18 is an In Run - RLC - dress smart

  • Run 840 is by Bala Pillai and Guru Johal
  • November 18, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
Thanks Uncle Yap for the Boracay update.Envy u guys.Back home only 13 hashers took off when I sounded the horn at 6 pm. 8 other harriets started late but caught up with the pack as Veloo who carried the horn was given strict instructions not to leave the pack behind. Also they took 15 minutes to break Bala's first check.

All in all it was a good run with newbie Steven coming in at 7.15 followed by Veloo n the rest.
There were several charges including the late comers but Bala's guest (soon to be son in law) provided much laughter as he was grilled and made to confess hid love and devotion.

As expected we could not finish the barrel and 7 gugs had to be consumed at the Bunga Raya. When I left Bala's Glenlivet was hardly touched as the 7 gugs kept going around.
The food was sumptuous and surplus as Burns, Siti, Shyam and Alka failed to turn up.
Pity hare Guru missed a most enjoyable evening. On on.


On Sunday morning, we all met at the RLC where a bus was waiting to
take us to KLIA2. Our AirAsia flight took off at 10.50am and we landed
at Kalibo International Airport at 2.30. The airport is about the size
of Ipoh Airport. Then a bus took us for slightly over a hour's journey
to the Paraw  Ferry port.

On the way, we stopped at the Ibajay Rest Area to buy beer. Then the
party started with KFChai getting everyone to finish a litre bottle of
GlenLivet Special Brew. By the time we got to Paraw, we were feeling
merry and juiced up. The ferry took a few minutes to bring us to the
Island of Boracay where we were transported to Boracay Beach Club.

Since we would be around the sea, Tai Kar Cheh Vivian gave us each a
water-proof bag to protect money, phones from moisture. Most
thoughtful. That night we enjoyed a buffet dinner and roast pork was
the attraction; crispy skin and all that. We finished a whole bottle
of GlenMorangie. What a night.

Monday dawned bright and clear and we had breakfast across the road.
Then it was a short wait for the banana boat ride. Thirty of us loaded
into two long sausages and we had the time of our life, splashing
water and behaving like small children.

We had lunch at a seafood place where we bought fresh seafood and gave
them to a restaurant across the road to have them cooked. Lobsters,
giant prawns and other cholesterol-rich seafood washed down with
whisky and local beer.

After such a rich meal, I decided to take a walk with David Wee and
soon we came to a tattoo parlour where we enquired and got us both a
tattoo for our beloved. Mine was "I love Alice" whereas David chose a
cat design with Lilian written below.

We came back and most people saw my tattoo ... at teatime, Julie Fong
asked me in front of Alice to show my tattoo. I had no  choice but to
show and after that, a cold war broke out ... my wife, whom I had
declared my love for publicly treated me like a persona non grata ...
she even cried that I had mutilated myself ...

We went for the catamaran ride to watch the sunset and she
cold-shouldered me. All kinds of entreaties from friends failed to
move her. Die loh!!!

A lovely birthday party was being planned for Steven Oon so in order
to prevent untowards incidents, I decided to tell her "Ma, why so
angry over something that will disappear in a week's time?" Then she
smiled that she had been fooled into thinking that I would have a
permanent tattoo instead of a henna tattoo. That night, she was seen
smiling from ear to ear as we joined the party (sponsored by Boon Kee)
to celebrate Steven's 51th birthday. 

We had one of the staff dancing like a pro (only Wendy with her belly
dancing experience could match her). The party went on deep into the
night and we finished four bottles of Scotland's best. People like
Jeffrey Low and Thomas Fong could be heard singing 'Delilah', 'It's
Now Or Never' late into the night.

Tuesday morning dawned moist and wet; so it was a dismal party that
made its way to the boat for a round island trip. Quite interesting
and we saw the exclusive resorts like Shangri-la and Friday in
Paradise and other hotels with private beaches. The rain stopped BUT
the seawaves still found its way into our boat and many were drenched.
As usual, the Boss had made provision to have on board liquid
refreshment; so nobody went thirsty.

We came back and quickly made our way to Crown Regency Convention
Centre where we tucked in hungrily into a lovely buffet lunch,
courtesy of Hare Woon & Jenny. At four we started the highlight of the
trip, a special run around the beach and the surrounding hills. It was
quite novel to run through a resort and thanks to the kindness of the
hares, Woon and Mike Kuan, everybody came back well within 45 minutes.
Shit Stirrer Arthur Hoi found it too short and decided to have second

But here in Boracay, it got dark pretty early and we conducted our
circle while the RLC Harriers were just starting off the run round
Lake Garden. Today, their number would be severely depleted.
Walking Tall started the Circle and soon charges came fast and
furious, people carrying umbrella, couples holding hands, people
getting tattoos, people who lost their voice, etc etc

Dinner tonight was special, each hasher was wearing the special shirt
made for this occasion ... red shirt with a tropical holiday motif.
The buffet laid out was most generous  and we all tucked in with

Tomorrow we leave for home. How time flew when you are having a good
time. Wish you were here.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Run 839 Nov 11 is in Taman Bukit Hatamas Cheras

RLC Harriers Run 839, 11 November 2014 
Hares : KFChai & Wong Fook Loy
Runsite : Bukit Hatamas, Cheras
Weather : Beautiful dry weather in this period of rain

It was a glorious day ... in this season of rain rain rain, the whole
run and the circle was drenched with sunshine and dryness

As we left for the starting trail, we passed another chapter CHHHHH,
must be the Cheras Hash House Harriers & Harriettes. We went straight
into the jungle and the route led to an uphill climb ... there was a
check which Mike Kuan broke easily. 

Then we ran downhill and we came upon a resting point, complete with
cover, table and water-dispenser. Then I remembered ... this was the
exact spot that I spent a couple of hours when I got lost during a
kaki Hash run a year ago when Alice was in London, looking after the
grand-children. I waited and found a table top ... I was completely
wet but I did not feel cold because there was no wind blowing. I
decided to settle in for the night. Then some kind souls decided to
mount a hunt for me and tiba2 I heard Peter Pan's voice. I started
banging on something ta ta ta ta Ta Ta. That night, we rejoiced for my
deliverance and I sang " I once was lost but now I'm found, Was blind
but now I see"

We ran uphill again and soon we came upon Stage 3 and there was a
sign, Left, short run; Right, long run.  Of course, I turned left. It
was a very good trail downhill (anything down is, by definition, good)

From talking to the people who went for the long run, their trail led
upwards to Stage 5 and 6 before coming down to join the short run

I was at the forefront until a group of runners led by Lim Boon Hiong,
Ann Choo and KFChin overtook me at a long stretch of uphill trail.
Then a dark horse by the name of Allen Tan overtook all of us. A group
of CHHHH runners came by and soon we could see the downhill roue to
base camp.

At daredevil speed, we ran downhill but I overtook everyone. Then, in
sight of base camp, someone overtook me ... sheesh, Mike Kuan again

He became the FROP for the long run at 60.1 minutes, followed closely
by Wendy Lum and the shit-stirrer, Arthur Hoi. Uncle Yap led the
short-runners with an FROP time of 60.2 minutes, followed very closely
by Ann Choo, Allen Tan and Lim Boon Hiong.

It was a fantastic run with all kinds of variations of jungle trails.

Then we settled down for the circle and the On-On-On! ... all in the
same spot ... another excellent POP Run (park Once Policy)

The chicken/duck rice that followed soon was great ... then the bottle
of 12 year-old single malt was brought out and we tucked into the good
food and the excellent drink

Another excellent outing!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Run 838 Nov 4 is an in run - RLC - dress smart

  • Run 838 Serena & Thomas Tan
  • Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • 1st Tuesday In Run RLC - Nov Birthdays
  • Dress RLC Smart casual

RLC Harriers Run 838, 4 November 2014
Hares : Thomas & Serena Tan
Runsite : Vicinity of Lake Gardens
Weather : Beautiful weather that held on until 6.55pm

It was the first run of the month and as convention has it, it must be
an in-run.

The whole day had been a very threatening one, anytime the sky would
open up and buckets would pour down. But hashers are also conscious
that God is also a hasher and will safeguard our Tuesday ritual. The
resulting dry and sultry weather made for ideal running conditions
when JM Jim Poh pressed the rotiman horn.

We ran off and Alka (for a rare occasion, on time) led the pack across
the road and down Jalan Parliament. At Padang Merbok, the trail turned
left and there was a minor hitch at the teh-tarik stall where a check
was being cracked. Soon, the sound of On! On! was heard and we climbed
up a stair almost hidden by creeping vegetation. Hey, this looks like
a longkang run which Wendy Lum is famous for ... rotting meat and
probably liquid body discharge.

Soon, we were out in the open with the first opportunity for people to
short-cut back. Die-hards turned right and soon there was another
trail leading down into another bit of jungle before coming out into
the open and across the ring road. This check took a while and some
like me went into the dragon trail. When the On! On! was sounded, the
pack went into another patch of jungle and circled the other side of
the fence for Parliament House and then back home. I went on to
Parliament House, met up with Lim Kit Siang and then headed for home.

It was an easy run, quite suitable for the kind of weather and light
condition at this time of the year. FROP was shared between newbie,
Steven Yong and old cock, Mike Kuan at 6.50 on the dot, followed by
Feel Good Veloo. The front runners were all back by 6.55 when the rain
started ... see what I mean about God being a hasher?

When we gathered at the Gazebo, we were inundated with Deepavali
goodies. The Circle, as usual, turned out to be a hilarious affair
with ridiculous charges following one after another. Hash Chairman,
Kumar fried another plate of fried rice, telling us that the GC has
approved RM350,000 for the renovation of the Gazebo. Old stale news
... we were told the same old story four years ago when Veloo was GM
and Ng Boon Puey was Hash Chairman ... all we got was a new cold box
worth RM300 while the Tennis courts were given a make-over costing
about half a million. Talk about poor cousins!

The November babies were all feted with a birthday cake (later served
at the dinner). Tarzan was the flavour of the night, going up to get
free drinks all of six time (not running, a sore third leg, etc etc)

The dinner at Bunga Raya was washed down with three bottles of
GlenFiddich and all had a wonderful time.