Xposure: Sucking heads in
Kimsua Chay, staff reporter
July 9, 2007
Photo by Kimsua Chay
Houston Water Wall, one of my friend's
favorite spot in Houston. The Water
Wall stands about 64 feet tall and pumps
out approximately 11,000 gallons of
water over both sides of the wall every
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“So do you suck heads?” a hotel van driver
“Naw … I tried it once but it just wasn't
my thing,” I said. “What about you Powers,
do you suck heads?”
“Me?” Mr. Powers asked. “Uhhh …
Yes that was a strange conversation indeed. But that's
how it went when our van driver found out that Mr. Powers
and I were about to embark on a day trip to Houston just
for some crawfish.
We flew to Houston for a day just for some crawfish.
But not just any crawfish mind you, we were in search
of a good ole Cajun crawfish boil. Oh, and in case you
were wondering, Mr. Powers had no idea of what we were
talking about during the "sucking heads" conversation
until we got to Houston. So you can only imagine how clueless
he was until I told him to try sucking on one of the little
bugger's head once we were down there.
Welcome to the second edition of Xposure. This time my
adventures have led me down south toward the hot and muggy
town of Houston. Some of you might be wondering if I really
did fly to Houston just for some crawfish. Well the answer
is yes. But that's only because I've got this great perk
that allows me to fly for free – that's a tease
so don't ask because I won't tell.
Anyway, the planning for this trip was a lot easier compared
to my New York trip due to the kind efforts of my friend
Vany. I say this because Vany was nice enough to pick
us up at the airport, show us around town and even gave
me a couch to sleep on when I decided to stay the night
in order to sample more of what Houston had to offer.
All of it on short notice. Thanks, Vany.
Oh, and before I go, you want to know what caught my
attention most about my short trip to Houston? It was
this bakery called Chez Beignets. Why you ask? It's because
I found myself standing in a Cajun bakery, owned and operated
by a nice European couple, staring at an out-of-place
Vietnamese pop singer's poster while I was waiting to
order. And to top it off, there was even some Vietnamese
music playing to boot.
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Kimsua Chay is a staff reporter for AsiaXpress.com.
Kimsua can be reached at Kimsua.Chay@asiaxpress.com.