GH5 FAMILY DAY 22ND – 24TH NOVEMBER 2013
Swiss garden hotel – damai laut
1st day 22/11/13
This was how it begins, it started off with a responsible OC having sleepless night a night before the convoy for our Family Day outing to Damai Laut – Lumut. Everyone left house at around the same time early that Friday morning, but for OCLeft Ball his plan was to reach Teluk Intan for his sumptuous lunch. Whereas the rest of us would rather stopped over for some kampong durians along the way, and with the smart technology in hand, even Goldfinger and Bonsai whom were few thousand miles away from home and from us, got the sight of the durians and seafood too.
Oc and his partner were one of the earliest to arrive at Swiss Garden Hotel by noon, to sort out our room keys! The drive into this hotel is very scenic, lush greenery with lake view. We wouldn’t miss passing by the Swiss Garden Damai Laut Golf Resort, 18 holes golf course, which is also one of the well-known golf courses in the Peninsula. The lure of the green got our Warlord and James Bonk into golf frenzy, they have got themselves prepared for the golf game, not once but twice!
The recce team, Prince charming and Thongs went in at around 3pm and came out at around 5:15pm, with the horrors at heart, we doubt Prince charming would set a killer run for the young horrors, as mentioned by him later it was an easy trail of 4km ONLY! Sap sap sui!!
That afternoon, the Oc alongside with a few lady companions, lady’s finger, chikatichik & myself, drove out to the small town (15 mins away) to source for finger food for the next day, to our surprise it was not difficult at all to spot a stall with lots of customers scouting from varieties of kuih , apparently we were told this is a famous stall around. Oc being himself, started spreading out his 10 fingers, food tasting time of course!! No kidding, the kuih tasted good, and once our order was done, we headed back to the Hotel to wait for more members to arrive. There were about 20 children to grace the occasion, children will normally make the occasion merrier!! Toddlers to teenagers this is what a Family Day is all about!!
At the hotel lobby, family day’s goodies were given out to all participants, which include an ocean blue T-shirt (by GH5) and a head bandana sponsored by V-power (Jakes & Chez Rose) we thanked her for her continuous generosity.
After a short rest, at 7pm we were all gathered at the Gayam Restaurant, where Oc & GM gave us a briefing of next day’s programme. This open air restaurant which is facing the beautiful sea view, where we could enjoyed our delicious barbecue dinner and the sea breeze at the same time, what more could you ask for? After a heavy load in the stomach, hashers crunch for beer just outside the restaurant (beer not allowed inside), all of them seemed to be enjoying the fellowship, young & old the same, mingled amongst ourselves untill midnight ! But the night was still fresh for the heavy weights , of Rolex, Bang kok , sonny, prince charming & a few more, on on !
2nd DaY 23/11/13
A very sunny morning to start the day, breakfast at the Hotel. The breakfast spread was good enough for all, having said that , most of us spent at least 2-3 hours inside the restaurant after eating, then chit chatting away in order to try to digest before the run which will start at 2pm, most of us could noticed, Popeye and Olive taking countless shots for each other. But GM & family were no where to be found, except in the town at the (One Ton Mee) stall.
The weather was hot that day, prince charming lead a group of three, Tan Sri, Puan Sri and Thong went in to set the run at 1:45pm, and the hashers got themselves ready for GM & OC to flag off at 2pm, you could see all attentive horrors waiting for instructions! Once On On was called, in trail started from the front of the hotel.
Right now, it’s the OC’s job to collect the finger food from the town outside the hotel, they probably left at around 2:15pm, as some of us who were taking charge of beer and setting up the circle venue. They were volunteers, and they are none other than Bang kok, Rolex, Stumpy , who also helped themselves with the cold beer. Thank you guys.
At about 3:30, the front runners and the rest were seen running out one by one, but OC and gang were not back with the finger food, everybody was hungry, at about ut an hour later , he was back with a smile, mentioned to us that he has gone for his lunch first! The finger food were snapped up within minutes! That was fast, no wastage, great!!
It was time for a circle, GM was on box and had put a few sinners on ice, even some kids get the feel of ice too, they enjoyed it! And they couldn’t wait for the game to start, after eyeing on so many colourful boxes with goodies, being laid out on the table! I have prepared 6 interesting games, having the kids & parents bonding at heart, with the objective for children get to play alongside with their parents! Most of the parents, hashers & children enjoyed their games very much, they were fooling around with face paints on their faces, GM was the culprit! children & adults were seen targeting and chasing and throwing at each other with the water balloons!
Later in the evening, after more than an hour of rest. We were all ready for a group photo session, before we adjourned to Pantai Remis restaurant for our dinner, the 7 course dinner was so delicious, and well planned by our OC, all of us were well fed!
Before we could call it a night, drinking session had been planned ahead at the hotel pool side, whereby our normal Kuaci session was in session too, some wished to retire to bed earlier, but most of the hard-core drinkers, will then crawled back to their rooms much later.
3rd DAY 24/11/13
After hotel breakfast, most of us started to head home, some families leaving later, everybody reached home safe & sound!
To summarise it, it was a fun filled outing, having said that, the objective to organize the Family Day is none other than to get together with family and friends, to share and to enjoy the fellowship through this outing!
This Is what we can contribute to the hashers and their family members, making it an event to remember , to cherish , having the thought of love and care and friendship between us! On On
On behalf of Oc and committee members, A big thank you to all the participated members, this event will not be successful, without your support!
Quotes of the day
***LIVE LIFE HAPPY, IF YOU NEVER HAD FRIENDS ………………..
YOU NEVER LIVED LIFE*****
Quotes from OC – left ball
*** LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL****
Scribed by - Songbird