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There are a lot of new people starting posting is this forum and the forum has started to get more alive than it been for a long time.

I am interested in meeting new people and I think other might be interested too.

Waiting for the moderators to organize a so called TV-piss-up might take long time.

So here is my suggestion:

Saturday 17th of April, that is tomorrow, there will be the monthly hash.

For these not familiar what a hash is, Hash House Harriers in CR is a social event and it is for singles and for families. It is NOT a sporting or exercise event.

Most of us is just walking a trail that is 6 - 8 km long, normally in a beautiful place not too far from CR city. Some are more adventourous, the FRB or Front Running Bastards. they are in the front and make the walking for the rest of us so more comfortable.

You will get a bottle of water before the run/walk and after there will be cold drinks and some small snacks. If you drink beer you pay 150 baht and others pay 50 baht. Children up to 16 are free.

Some people have so much fun that they go together to a restaurant after and other go home for dinner in front of TV.

If you are interested, here are the directions!

DIRECTIONS TO THE SONGCRAN HASH ON 17TH APRIL START 4-00PM

The trail is about 5.5 to 6 kms and we aim to start at 4 pm.

Go south down the Old Chiang Mai Road , Highway number 1211 until you reach Kilometre Stone 19. The kilo stones on the Old Chiang Mai Road have three numbers on them. KS 19 has the number 19 facing the road. Please bear this in mind.

At this point, slow down. On the left hand side of the road, you will see a new building under construction; after another couple of hundred metres or so, you will then see a rubbish dump on the same side. Continue on for a further hundred metres and then turn right on to a dirt road. There will be a Hash sign positioned here.

Continue down the dirt road for 1.5 kms until you reach a reservoir complete with car park and salak. This is our meeting point for the April Hash. Drivers of saloon cars should take the dirt road at a sensible pace since there are a few ruts along the way.

The more observant might notice that this is the same starting point as the February hash. The trail will cover different ground!!

on on

Oddjob

Everyone is welcome and please be there in time! Being there 15 minutes before will not hurt you!

:D:):D

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A few of us had a meet up with moderator Mcgriffith not long ago at the Chiang Rai Deli that was very successful, it was on short notice and we never got a general invite out.

The Hash meeting is quite close to me and I had already considered going for a look and taking the dog for a walk.

Unfortunately I have a surprise visitor today who will probably want to see more tourist type attractions tomorrow.

I'm quite acceptable to a casual meeting though, providing, of course, I'm in the country.

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A few of us had a meet up with moderator Mcgriffith not long ago at the Chiang Rai Deli that was very successful, it was on short notice and we never got a general invite out.

The Hash meeting is quite close to me and I had already considered going for a look and taking the dog for a walk.

Unfortunately I have a surprise visitor today who will probably want to see more tourist type attractions tomorrow.

I'm quite acceptable to a casual meeting though, providing, of course, I'm in the country.

Its a good Idea Sven. Its only an hour or so Scea so why not bring he/she along. Don't even have to do the walk, just guard the Drinks for us :) . Hopefully more of the 'Usual Suspects' will be there :D

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If jubby brings the in-laws, I'll be there, because this, I gotta see.

I don't take the Inlaws anywhere if I can Help it. If you want to see them you'd better be quick because they do have a habit of killings themselves albeit slowly.

I suppose I could; under duress ofcourse ; fondle your balls for a few soconds to give you an insight :)

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The general timing of the Hash is bad for me, 4pm is a time to be planning dinner and the evening's events at baan sceadugenga.

If these people were serious about exercise they'd get out of bed and have it about 7am. (Followed by a beer and champagne breakfast?) :)

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The general timing of the Hash is bad for me, 4pm is a time to be planning dinner and the evening's events at baan sceadugenga.

If these people were serious about exercise they'd get out of bed and have it about 7am. (Followed by a beer and champagne breakfast?) :)

Being serious about excercise is not a requirement for the Chiang Rai hash. I think there moto , something like 'Start Slowly and Taper off' should give you a clue. I like the Idea of a champagne breakfast though, not had one for a decade or so.

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If jubby brings the in-laws, I'll be there, because this, I gotta see.

I don't take the Inlaws anywhere if I can Help it. If you want to see them you'd better be quick because they do have a habit of killings themselves albeit slowly.

I suppose I could; under duress ofcourse ; fondle your balls for a few soconds to give you an insight :)

Well now, that is one heck of an offer. And I appreciate your generosity. Only on the CR forum do we go out of way to such a degree just to help a fellow understand something. I'm sure the CM forum folks are wistful.

Fortunately for me, my interest in the whole thing concerning your in-laws is that of an observer. For a guy that is a "true" observer, the rules prohibit participation. The exclusion of participation allows the observer to more freely observe those participants who refer to themselves as "people watchers", which seems to be a little more eventful than watching the people that people watchers are watching. It seems the people watchers often end up being a part of the story instead of the witness to the story. Alas, as I previously said in another post, I'll be the guy off to the side, by himself, unobtrusively taking notice.

I'll be there tomorrow, as will my perfect half. I attended six in a row of those events last year and the wife accompanied me on most of those. Then I became too busy to attend. Now, here I am, at the hottest time of the year, promising my return. I had better start pushing water today.

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Looks like the wife may not attend after all. A coordinated visit to an incapacitated friend is going to trump the Hash for her. That doesn't change my plan.

Be nice to see you kandahar.

lets hope this mad heat doesn't put too many off attending.

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Looks like the wife may not attend after all. A coordinated visit to an incapacitated friend is going to trump the Hash for her. That doesn't change my plan.

Be nice to see you kandahar.

lets hope this mad heat doesn't put too many off attending.

Same here, man. I'm looking forward to meeting you. And others.

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Looks like the wife may not attend after all. A coordinated visit to an incapacitated friend is going to trump the Hash for her. That doesn't change my plan.

Be nice to see you kandahar.

lets hope this mad heat doesn't put too many off attending.

If I can handle the heat and I can talk my Thai partner into coming, I will be there. What is a SALAK?
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Looks like the wife may not attend after all. A coordinated visit to an incapacitated friend is going to trump the Hash for her. That doesn't change my plan.

Be nice to see you kandahar.

lets hope this mad heat doesn't put too many off attending.

If I can handle the heat and I can talk my Thai partner into coming, I will be there. What is a SALAK?

I think a salak is a kind of pavilion thingy. A few uprights, a roof, open sides and probably containing some picnic tables, benches or something along those lines. If I'm wrong, we'll hear about it shortly.

Concerning the heat, if you choose to just stay back with the snacks and beverages, nobody is going to give you a hard time. Truly, some of those people go just for the socializing and to get out of the house for a bit. So, to limit the heat damage to yourself, just pulling security in the shade at the starting point is acceptable. And, as much as they might not wish for me to disclose this secret, the soda-pop drinkers often out-number the beer drinkers in a BIG way. Whatever it is, it isn't a drunk-fest. As Sven said, it is a family thing as much as anything else.

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I've only attended twice but found the secret for me is to hang at the back with my wife and a few of the more interesting wives. Enjoy a stimulating Thai conversation on the trail and leave before the circle begins. :)

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Like you say quite a family thing really. A couple of months ago we got some Visitors from the Chiang Mai HHH. Actually outnumbered us. Rowdy Lot too. :) Most of us where quite shocked when they brought along a large block of Ice which some of us where expected to sit on. No way where sitting on Ice. I expect if they were to turn up tomorrow with the block of Ice it would be quite welcome :D

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