The bees! The killer bees!!! They’re out to get me.
In Chibu, we have these bees called suzume-bachi, or sparrow bees.
I don’t know why they’re called “sparrow bees,” but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s because they are as big as a sparrow! Well…as big as a baby sparrow, but still, that’s a huge bee! If you get stung by a suzume-bachi once, you must immediately go to the hospital. If you get stung twice, you’re in trouble.
And lucky me, these mutant bees seem to follow me wherever I go.
Taking a walk with Khoa; sparrow bee to the face. Minding my own business enjoying Chibu’s beautiful scenery; dive bombed by a sparrow bee. Biking to work; side swiped by a huge bee – It literally caught up with me from behind and rammed my leg. You gotta be kidding me!
Usually Khoa is standing right next to me when I get whacked by a massive bee. I scream, he laughs; this comedy act has been going on for a while now. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m always the one these bees crash in to. Some kind of bee conspiracy is in play when bees always make a B-line for your head.
I haven’t been stung yet, but I feel like it’s only a matter of time. These crazy bees are out to get me, I tell ya!