JANUARY 17 2021
LONG SON ISLAND
Hares: Bull Ant, Chippy, Chom Chom, Secs
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs
Ringmaster: Chom Chom
Report: Faulty Brakes
This week’s run was literally a “ home run” with a pleasant 30 minutes drive to Long Son Island. This island is connected to the mainland by the Go Gang bridges and is synonymous with organic mountain chicken despite the efforts of Colonel Sanders and Nandos to globalize chicken. The much sought after delicacy is still appreciated by locals and foreigners alike. Long Son Island in the long history of VTH3 has thrown up some unusual situations like the attack of the killer bees and another scenario when trail setters were nearly stuck on the mountain overnight.
Thankfully this week’s contribution to the phenomenon was not so dramatic, this is where youngsters had removed tapes and replaced them in a different position not dissimilar to childhood days when knocking on doors and fleeing was part of daily fun. The cool weather was ideal for Hashing and this week’s trail was set by Secs, Chom Chom, Bullant (and please don’t enquire about the genesis of that name) along with the ubiquitous picture taking Chippy.
This week’s Down Down was opened by Docker who generously contributed a birthday cake in honour of his family who recently celebrated the occasion in Australia. Then Ringmaster Chom Chom took the reins.
The highlight of the Down Down was the initiating of Ben and Kevin and not to be confused with Ben And Jerry the American Ice Cream Giant. Ben was attributed the handle “Mr Vui “ (happy in Vietnamese) while Kevin had the misfortune to receive “Alice“ for his suffering with the inevitable WTFIA as a consequence from now on.
53 people enjoyed the gourmet fest in Long Son, roast chicken, chilled beers, soft drinks and birthday cake. Sure where would get it? But there was yet one more trick left up our sleeve. Enter “Balloon Man” this now ever present performer when we visit Long Son, himself and his assistant conjuring all shapes of characters with balloons and selling them, much to the delight of our junior hashers.
Bullant who had set the trail on Friday was deemed a sinner after following the tampered tapes, Virgins were introduced and welcomed and as we try to vary trails from easy to difficult today’s was considered easy. There will be an innovative trail trail shortly, this will be a first for VTH3, Watch This Space?.
The time moved on quickly as everyone sat around the restaurant eating chatting and sipping beers, the younger amongst them managed to find a ball and continued to entertain themselves and onlookers. It was time to depart, loading the eskies and the preparation for the Business class journey returning to Vung Tau with the inflight drinks service.
Everyone enjoyed another Sunday in Vung Tau Hash’s long history and soon we were rolling into Tommy’s at Le Ngoc Hanh with the usual scurry for the restrooms. Eskies were removed and stored, further libations were consumed long into the Sunday night and with the live entertainment at Tommy’s. Perfect Jive Duo the Philippine band, Fresh Pizza, cold beer and good company sure it was better than enjoying yourself .
Sunday, Sunny Sunday, let’s repeat it all again next week. On On.
RUN 968 GALLERY