Saturday, May 26, 2007

Here's Lookin' at You, Kid

I know it's a bit silly, or perhaps just very "American" of me to be "shocked and awed" by things with eyes and heads that I am supposed to eat... the small fish that Taiwanese (and perhaps all Asian countries) like to put in their soup or with rice freak me out... too many eyes looking at me while I prepare to eat them... daring me to take a bite... maybe it's a sort of performance pressure!?

"Come on, eat me, eat me, kid"

Anyway, I had the chance to confront and conquer this silly fear of mine when I ordered chicken with my room mate. As soon as the box was opened, a cute little roasted chicken head popped out, to the surprise and delight of us both.

Being manly men, we attempted to shrug off our initial surprise and do the cool "Chinese Chef Chop", with the big knife they use in Chinese restaurants. When the first large, arc of the knife missed the chicken neck and instead split open the head, I lost my cool. What followed was a flurry of frantic chops from my roommate that ended with the head flying through the air and landing in the kitchen sink...

And so my head-o-phobia remains~


  1. Gee, thanks... my own head-o-phobia just went up like ten points! ;-)

    btw, This is eNiGMa from CW. I plan on coming back to the forums soon (I'm nearly finished with Jellybean Chapter 4), but in the meantime, I'll hang around here. I'm actually going into marketing for my career, so I really appreciate these Taiwanese marketing posts you've been doing. So hilarious! :-D

    Mind if I add your blog to my blog's "friends" list?

  2. Hey eNiGMa - welcome welcome - yea add my blog, I'll add sly piggery too.. I have to start adding my friends blogs.

    I actually didn't mean to post so much about marketing in Taiwan, but I also like marketing quite a bit, so I must have done it by accident. Plus, it's just so easy here - too much material on hand. :)

    Can't wait for Jellybean!

  3. Thanks for adding mine. :-D Yours is now on my list, too.

  4. Well hello!

    Remember me? ;-D

  5. Ahh... I forgot! ;)

    I shall add yours as well~ :)