THE 12TH NORTHERN QUADRANGULAR (NQ) AT DANOK

HOSTED BY ALOR STAR-22& 23 OCTOBER, 2011

Scribed by Coconut Kernel

When Alor Star (AS) hosted its 33rd Anniversary in December, 2010, the justification on why it should be held at Danok is as follows:

“Why hold a hash run at Danok?”  “Why not?” is my answer.  Danok is one of 4 border crossings between Malaysia and Thailand, the other being  Padang Besar, Betong and Golok.  Danok, one could say is a miniature of Pattaya, renowned amongst sex-tourists as the raunchiest city in the World, beating near competitor Angeles City in the Philippines.  Danok has duty free beers, great cheap food and numerous nightclubs, “manned” by unmentionables from as far as Cambodia and China.  Mandarin is commonly spoken, which goes well with the Chinamen Hashers of Malaysia.  Add on the anything-goes attitude of the Thai authorities, does one need more justification?”

Previously, AS had also hosted NQ4 (2003) and NQ8 (2007) at Danok.  NQ4 was unique in that the run was in Malaysia and the on-on was in Thailand.  Registration was in Danok, the run at Wang Tepus (near Alor Star) and the on-on in Danok again!  This could only be achieved if the event is held close to the border, and there is some clout to minimise immigration formalities for the double border crossings within one day.  AS has both these qualities.

For NQ8 and the current NQ12, all activities were held in Danok.  This cuts down a lot of inconvenience and saves time.  The only disadvantage is that Wang Tepus has great and varied hashing terrain.  Danok’s rubber plantations and orchards are not too bad and acceptable.  The only major snag in terms of setting the run, is that the main highway has to be crossed and re-crossed and at times entails prolonged running on the side of the highway to get home as happened during the run of NQ12.

Registration was in progress at lunch time on Saturday, 22nd of October, 2011, at the KPK Garden.  The arrivals were greeted by GM Sabun and a few AS Hash turds. Cold beers enhanced the warm welcome and renewed fellowships developed over many common “hashpennings.”  So called “light” meals were available, but could easily sustain nutritional needs until after the run, later in the evening.

Participants are estimated to be in the region of 150 to 200, including almost 30 from the Animales.  (The Animales northern “ambassador,” Tiger Lee should get the figures correct to feed the archives.)

The run was to start at 1600 hrs.  Several minutes before that, the old “Cow” (Kow Chin Fa) of AS was already making love to the mic, enticing participants to gather for mug shots.  “Front runners will take less than an hour to complete the run and the back walkers will take about an hour 45 minutes,” announced MC “Cow”.  About 10 minutes later, the run was flagged off.

The runners had to cross the main highway, past the frontage shops and along a lane between mostly residential houses.  A 15 minutes’ walk brought us to the edge of rubber.  Dr “Tits” Ooi, who was hobbling with your Scribe, mentioned that it was going to be a 9 km run.  “Too long,” was my reply.  On hearing this, “Ah-Pau,” a senior hasher of AS, who was nearby offered, “Follow me, I know how to short-cut.”  Believing him, several of us, including Tun See, Tiger, Puduku and Tits followed suit.  Paper generally fringed the tar road to the lake, and was read to be in an anti-clockwise direction.

About 30 minutes into the “run”, Ah-Pau took us off paper to the left, along the high-tension power cables and up and down a mole-hill.  Downhill a motorbike-capable track was followed to the left, leading to a few huts with their residents grinning at us.  The direction was to the west, meaning that we could confidently go towards home.  Then we went out of the rubbers and entered a thick secondary jungle, with a track that was slowly getting overgrown, indicating that it had not been traversed on recently.  “Cannot, cannot,” shouted those in front, as the track disappeared into the bushes.  Then the leaders went in the opposite direction and went seemingly in a circle.  Wisely, we backtracked into rubbers again and followed a better used track, that went northwards, paralleling the highway.  A few minutes later, paper was found coming from the right and leading to left.  It was almost a 2 km walk that took us to the highway and a one km walk along it that brought us to the on on at KPK Hotel.

We reached home in about an hour 45 minutes.  Tits agreed that had we followed paper all the way, we would have completed in the same time and with less anxiety.  Tun See a few hundred metres ahead complained of overstressed tights muscle the next morning.  FROPs completed the run in about an hour.

Before I could satisfy my thirst with cold beers, the “Cow” was already calling the circle to order.  Sardine Singh of AS, seated beside me commented, “When Cow gets the mic, he has difficulty putting in down.”  Acoustics was terrible and the MC could hardly be understood.

The guest GMs were given honour to execute icings.  Animales GM Menses saw the futility of using the mic, and did it on the “Box” (actually a chair) and took audience.  Those used to circles and the English-speakers appreciated the circle.  But non-English-speaking hashers did not and a few were chatting away loudly in their dialects.

Your Scribe was honoured by Sabun with a past-GM t-shirt (GM 1986).  GM Fred of Kampar Jaya also gave honour-icing for my efforts in researching the hastory of the Northern Triangular/Quadrangular.   Ipoh was represented by its senior JM.

The Animales were given opportunity to do the “Animale Haka”, followed by the “NQ Haka”, as follows:

“Animales, Animales, rah, rah, rah.

Ipoh Hash, Ipoh Hash, eat, eat, eat.

Kampar Jaya, Kampar Jaya, wank, wank, wank.

Alor Star, Alor Star, fark, fark, fark.

Animales, Animales, rah, rah, rah.  Huuurrrrrah!!! “

Batang Nash Hash Joint OC, Hardwhore was given opportunity to promote the coming event.  The unanimous show of hands, encouraged the OC.  Sabun promised at least 35 registration!   With circle formalities ended, food became free for all.  The crowd slowly, but surely dissipated.  But the diehards gathered and with Past Animale GM, Wank-Wank in the lead, the hash choir went into action.  Your Scribe accompanied Peter “Guitar” Tan of AS to meet his unmentionable and thus missed out the main singing session.  On returning at about 2200 hrs, I managed to join in the tail end of this session.

As the time passed 2300 hrs, Scribe called it a day.  Sabun, KK and Tits and the AS boys were still around hosting and those desiring cold beers were not denied.  I do not know when the party ended.  As my head hit the pillow, the loud disco music penetrating the walls of my bedroom reminded me that life was just beginning in this raunchy town that was built for one purpose, sexatainment.  Needless to say, the hundred-odd NQ Hashers partying around, continued contributing to the economic growth of Danok.

Before 0800 hr on Sunday morning, Danok was quiet and slowly coming to life, a great contrast to flashing neon lights and booming music from discos and bars of the previous night.  Hashers, slowly shedding their hangovers, crawled into the hotel dining room, greeted with half closed eyes, and indulged in hefty breakfasts.

At 0900 hr, the Animales bade farewell to the hosts and was shuttled to the Thai Immigration.   Many thanks to AS for another great hash weekend!

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Quadrangular Run

昨晚在黑幕山举办第12届野兔联谊会,亚罗士打作为主办单位顺着恢复野兔原貌来处理,获得了野兔们热烈反应,因为恢复原有状态能让野兔群聚集,大家歌唱深夜,欢乐今宵,你我他谈天聊地也。

最然,昨晚没有什么节目,但是我们也相聚至深夜12时才结束野兔会。

on! on! PJ Animales, Ipoh, Kampar Jaya Brother~

see you all next run, drink with U next meet, chat together next Do.

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车队

车队,请打开大灯,四角灯,以及注意驾驶方向。

车队, 大卡车,面包车,摩多车,托拉车,有小孩在路边,有行人在路中间。。。

车队,上车了 ,准备出发!

车队,叉路向左转,尾车请报备了!

尾车已向左转~

蛮熟悉的声音已成为脑海里的记忆,

您还要参与下一次的旅程吗?

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油价

马来西亚政府津贴了那么多钱在燃油上,人民会珍惜吗?

相信没有失去和损失,人类不会感受失掉的感觉。

在参与多次自驾游后,感觉到邻国子民没有政府的资助,又要面对世界残酷自由价格竞争,我国人民在拐杖制度下或成为了四肢不齐人士了。

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头号车 尾车

不用解释,大家都晓得白车就是头号车,而黑车这是尾车。

感谢这5位朋友的协调,车队的运营行程方能安然度过重重的考验和风尘。

没有他们的适当调查路线,以及用心良苦的安排,您能顺利驾完旅程吗?

不要以小人之心来看待,更不要自以为是来参与,只有真正要体验和加入者才能感恩领头团队的用心~

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蛇口

这是辛亥百年 光华情之旅车队最后一站《蛇口》,也即是车子入仓的港口。

不知不觉中,笑纹的战车在此回去马来西亚3次,而我也参与自驾游中国4次了。

能多次参与车队自驾游,相信这是人与人之间的缘分和考验。

因为同车同室十多天,又要24小时面对面,这可不是一件容易渡过的日子。

尤其,心情暴躁,忍耐力有限,看不开,又放不下的人到底能不能顺利完成远征之旅,这可是人生的一个温馨又难忘的回忆!

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12th Quadrangular Run

参与野兔组织那么多年,第一次以主席身份领导《Q》跑步联谊会。

要说不紧张,不怕,不觉得,那肯定心脏以没跳动吧!

无论如何,sabun感谢野兔不分彼此群体合作,第12届野兔兄弟联谊会才能“顺利”举办,ON! ON!

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带回来

老婆适才说了:“去了中国那么多天,什么也没带回来,就把咳嗽给带回来,却让全家都感染了!”

哎呀!在那儿18天,真的没有时间购物,更没有空闲溜街,因为整个行程被旅途和11景点给塞满。

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头昏脑胀

从中国归来至今也3天了,身子却好像忘记回来似,成天迷迷糊糊,脑袋空荡,鼻涕一流。。。

不晓得在中国得罪了什么病魔,还是患上时下流行的口蹄症,哈哈!

很多多水,睡多多觉,还是休不了息,更觉得回来的节目太多了。

不是什么行,什么会议,什么跑步,什么周年纪念宴,什么长月会议,甚至投诉既是啊。

怪不得头昏脑胀,睡觉也不得已~

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旧了

昨日,乘摩多到30余公里的本同县处理事务,回到亚罗士打觉得手脚麻痹了。

看来人旧了经不起日晒雨淋,更热不起炎热的天气!

友人说:乘搭摩多是求学时代的荣幸,因为那时候有辆摩多让你骑已经是不得已的大事。

而今的现代父母,除了让子女有个舒适的环境,更让她们拥有车子去上学。

哎!时代不饶人,没有进步,则是退步~

只不过,现代的孩童还真的需要环境的考验,他们真的很脆弱,根本经不起什么社会的打击和磨练。

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