Rumpus Over A Flower
Through the dragon fruit farm back yard to the abandoned pig farms in Tit Hang, we arrived at the construction site for Golden Balls and Golden Jelly’s future love nest. White zinc roof, unfinished red brick walls and freshly unveiled soil that had been under the pig house for half a century. In a dark room almost the size of a badminton court, Golden Balls was sitting on the only furniture, an old blue Chesterfield armchair, welcoming the hashers’ arrival: Penile Dementia, Liberace, Gaele Says No, Catch Of The Day, Velcro Lips, Luk Dim Boon, Soul Man, Sauvignon Bomber (?), Mango Groove, Eunuch, One Eyed Jack.
I don’t know what Liberace was expecting, but he said, “Oh my god, this isn’t even a house, it’s just a shank.” Latecomer Mango became speechless and his eyeballs was almost popped out from his face when he entered the room. Soon he got a big image picture of what it will look like in two months. Then he had a big smile on his face. It was nice for us to see the before and after.
Hare Golden Balls gave the briefing. “A big cross made of toilet paper is an open check, as is the usual flour circle. A flour circle with spikes means trail is laid in each spike direction, three blobs of flour and you’re on. Start is out the gate and through the shiggy avenue behind the grave.”
Trail went immediately into shiggy. The FRBs (Luk Dim Boon, Eunuch, Liberace, Mango) crawled up the shiggy hill to the north, delayed by two paper-cross checks. Finally we emerged on to the ridge with spectacular views of Shenzhen. At the first check on the ridge, Catch Of The Day took the left followed by Velcro Lips. But Eunuch took the right and lead the group into a steep descent. Suddenly Golden Jelly standing on her rooftop saw the bunch of lights coming towards her. She stopped the group in its tracks, shouting, “Go back, go back! It’s the old trail from last month. Assholes.” Luk Dim Boon, Gaele Says No, Mango and Eunuch reluctantly climbed back up to the ridge. At the second check on the top of the hill, Eunuch took the right and COTD the left trail. COTD called, “First flour”, and after 20m down the hill called “second flour”, crossed her fingers and searched for the third blob, then heard Eunuch shout “ON ON” from the other trail. “Fuxx! Again?”
From there it was a nice easy run along the ridge and down to Ma Tso Lung, where all the FRBs were clogged at an unsolveable check in an orchard. Lberace said, “I went everywhere but noooooo trail.” Eunuch bravely went into a shiggy jungle but couldn’t see any trail there. Meanwhile Penile Dementia arrived with a walking stick and disappeared in bushes too, as did Soul Man. Smart COTD thought it must be a check back, and found shining white flour next to an abandoned house only 30m from the check. Now all the pack was running together except Velcro, One Eyed Jack and Sauvignon Bomber. The flour took us to a local village area where people were having dinner with their families. Some of the villagers were very friendly and cheered us up with “Diu Diu!”. Eunuch cheerfully sang Chrismas songs for them.
After leaving the village zone, we came to Lo Wu Classification Range (shooting range) entrance. There we had a three-way check. Eunuch went left this time and COTD followed him. One flour, two flours and no more flour. Eunuch turned back followed by Liberace and COTD. Sole Man, being new to N2TH3, didn’t know what was going on and COTD explained to him, “There are only two flours and we didn’t find the third one. That’s why we got to go back to the check and see another direction”. Sole Man asked me, “What does the flower look like?” COTD said, “It’s white, about 10cm in diameter”. Armed with this knowledge, Sole Man finally understood, went off to find the flower and disappeared in the dark.
Meanwhile Gaele Says No, Luk Dim Boon and Sauvignon Bomber got the check right and were running on home. After a 2km flat road run, we finally return to the Golden nestle where cold beers were waiting for us. Half an hour later Sole Man arrived. – Catch Of The Day