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A Really, Really Big House Of Bees

29 April 2014, TV = 746.1 hours

They've got some big-assed beehives in Chonburi! That's the office guy's hand on the left; to give some idea of scale, he's holding up a 5 baht piece – roughly the size of a US quarter.

They’ve got some big-assed beehives in Chonburi! That’s the office guy’s hand on the left; to give some idea of scale, he’s holding up a 5 baht piece – roughly the size of a US quarter.

Some of my mistakes in Thai happen when I hear what I thought I was going to hear instead of what was actually said. In other words, my perceptions sometimes get shaped by my preconceptions.

Yesterday I went to my building’s office to pay the rent. They happen to have a giant beehive on display there, probably about a meter across. I’ve always been curious about it, so to make a little small talk I commented on it and then asked what it was called in Thai. continued…