Yangon (and Myanmar) is going through a period of rapid change – “nascent” democratic, economic, social, political, financial, technological, governance and infrastructure (?) change (Note: Webmistress has been editing too many research papers).
During this period of nascent & rapid change, YH3 has not been immune, regardless of Bobo’s insistence that things are not allowed to evolve for the YH3.
Despite Bobo’s attempts to limit change, YH3’s Run Reports, a YH3 feature/highlight until April 2015, have disappeared (unless you get to pick up a monthly HARD COPY version at a Full Moon Hash). This means that the popular feature of “Letters to Mum” (in previous Run Reports) has been lost 😦
That was until the dearly beloved F*** All shared his departing words with a “Letter to Mom” (American spelling). It symbolizes his many years with YH3, his love for the golden (olden) days, and his respect for Hash tradition (NB: This is Webmistresses interpretation of an email received from F*** Al & not a reflection on F*** All’s state of mind).
F*** All (previously known as Eben Forbes, member of the popular Ayeyarwaddy Delta Daredevils, Hash-christened 20 August 2016) departed YH3 in early September 2016. He departed with this Letter to Mom (Mum):
I hope I have typed your email address correctly. I just have a quick update for you from Burma.
My Hash friends gave me a proper Hash farewell last night (see photos, attached). Iron Maiden was in top form, cracking jokes in Burmese that had all the bar girls in stitches! I guess he’s a lot funnier in Burmese than he is in English, so that’s a big relief. Another highlight was when Comatose decided we all needed another round of drinks, even after everyone was clearly inebriated and already in the process of saying “good night” (I realized what a great idea that was this morning when I awoke with a splitting headache). Then they asked me to give a farewell speech, but by that point I was so tired and drunk that I pulled out my laptop instead and played reruns of the 2005 TV series in which I played a British consular officer. Good thing that all the Brits had already buggered off by that point. Bobo would have plugged his ears and collapsed in despair! Instead, the Dutchies, Aussies, et. al., naively thought my British accent was spot on brilliant! So I just smiled, laughed, and rolled with it. What a gas!
Last but not least, they gave me a new name. I’m not sure what it means, but it sure has a lovely ring to it.
Anyway, wish you could be here to see what fine, upstanding friends I have had here in Burma.
Fondly, your ever-loving son,
So, F*** All’s departing gift also included information that he played the role of a BRITISH consular official in a 2005 Indian TV series, “Kohinoor” (you can find it on YouTube). Witnesses to the screening were not British & they all thought his British accent was superb (others might disagree).
A beloved actor, researcher, musician & hasher has departed Yangon & we wish him well.