Run and Drink


The Wikipedia defines “The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH or H3) as an international group of social, non-competitive running and drinking clubs. Hashing has frequently been described as ‘a drinking club with a running problem’, and the social element of hashing is of equal importance to the running.

The organization of the Hash House Harriers is completely decentralized, with chapters (also commonly called kennels) having no formal regional or national offices or leadership structure. There are more than 1700 kennels with at least one Hash in most major cities in the world.”

I have heard so much about this HHH thingy though I have never participated in one. I am not into groupies stuffs especially not when it comes to running in a large group. I would rather prefer to join an army if I want to run with a large group of people. And I don’t drink.

But I do condone the HHH for promoting health through running. Can’t agree with the after-run drinking though.

And the thing that peeved me about HHH is the ‘unenvironmental friendly’ way in which they leave a paper trail. I don’t know about the biodegradability of papers but laying a 1 x 1 inch of paper all over the place isn’t the most civic conscious thing to do. In some countries, laying paper around is called ‘littering’.

Perhaps Hashers could organize around a system whereby the last runner has to pick up all the papers. On one hand, it gives incentive for the group members not to be the last runner and on the other, it promotes HHH as a civic conscious social group that cares for the environment.

As for me, I have a running buddy and we know where we are heading without having to rely on a paper trail to guide us.

That’s all for now. Gotta run.


Important Announcement!

Dear potential daters/secret admirers,

I’m very proud to announce that I am in the process of transforming myself into a Demi-Vegetarian.

For those of you who are scratching your heads and wondering: what the heck is a “Demi-Vegetarian,” this is what I’m turning myself into…

“A person who eats fish (and other things in the world) but not meat.”

If you ever plan to take me out on a date, kindly and thoughtfully take this into consideration before you make any restaurant reservations. (Yup, no steak, no KFC, no hamburger…)

A BONUS TIP for you: Ask me why I have decided to become a Demi-Vegetarian on our date to score points – That is of course, if I promise to go out with you.

(You might want to practice saying “Demi-Vegetarian” a few times before the date, just to make sure you don’t mess up…)

Thank you for your kind attention. If you have any further questions or thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment.



P.S.: I DO take lobsters. 🙂