JANUARY 15 2023
Hares: Mr. T, Bull Ant, Johnny
Hash Flashers: Chippy, Have-A-Chat
Report: Faulty Brakes
The sunset from our vantage point in Tran Phu was spectacular last Sunday to say the least.The last Hash prior to the Vietnamese New Year saw us visit a popular Down-Down spot which we frequented many times in the past. The day began when Bull Ant rode shotgun on our charabang laden with Saigon chill, banh mi and soft drinks to our beach Down-Down location at Tran Phu. A cavalcade of scooters and bikes ensued to this location, 33 lucky Hashers in total including those awfully nice guys known to one and all as "hash-lighters”.
Let the games begin, a walk to the beginning of the Hash at the school named after a former Vietnamese Prime Minister (a special prize for those who can name him) over the small wall scaling up those rocks to the left and on to the remains of the French military gun battery, a spectacular walk on a hot summers day and down to the return leg to the steps on the Maria mountain in the Catholic enclave in this religious tolerant South East Asian country.
Return of the "Jedi " we welcomed back Have-A-Chat after his sojourn in the Emerald Isle and his reacquaintance with JJ (his son) for his graduation and for hash scribes the producer of this week's YouTube video (no animals were hurt in this week’s production of the you tube report). It is the bane of run reporters to describe the ascent and descent of our weekly trail in detail without the men in the "white coats" being called into action..This time of year is special to Vietnamese and those who are privileged non Vietnamese to live and enjoy VTH3 unique social placebo.
The Down-Down was masterly conducted by Have-A-Chat despite Chommers absence and the latest "word on the street" is that there will be a return to the "Valhalla" in the near future or, what we refer to Coco Beach the "Thinking Man's" ultimate Hashers weekend. The large orange ball (Sun) was inevitably consumed by Poseidon when darkness arrived and it seemed like it was only nanoseconds since we were arriving for registration earlier. Those of a particular ilk continued to enjoy pizza and ribs at “Mr C’s” The other reprobates later resorted to continue enjoying themselves in various “fleshpots”, the one for the road is an expression that laboured terminally on what was another Super Sunday in Vung Tau Hash.
What do I owe you Mr T.. ? Will you be drinking beer.? Does a bear defecate in the forest? The day began as many a Sunday before and continued in the rich tradition of VTH3. The latest on Secs back injury is a slow but steady recovery. The Monday quiz in the office bar was held on a Tuesday as a result of the Thailand and Vietnam football final (no oxymoron intended), the inevitable occurred, yes Secs won again for the 99th time.
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới or Happy New Year to all our Hashers in this special time for Vietnamese folk. Next Sunday’s Run will take place on Small Mountain.
Again Chúc Mừng Năm Mới !
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