Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "Mr. Tomatohead," the silent sentinel who stands guard over Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Tommy -- as his friends call him -- is the first thing most visitors see when they clear customs in Taipei and, take it from me, you could hardly ask for a more Enigmatic Welcoming Committee. He sits in the arrivals area, quietly vegetating while passersby stare in disbelief. "Why a tomato?," I wondered as I rushed by to catch a cab, "Who in their right mind would disguise himself as a Beefsteak Tomato?!?" I would have stopped to ask a few questions but -- how can I put this delicately? -- Tommy was a bit ripe ...!