Author Archives: Phuc

The Night We Escaped My Friends’ Dad Violence

These are different friends who also lived through domestic violence, but sadly these friends were also there when I Witnessed My [other] Friend’s Mom Get Beaten for “Disrespecting” Husband. With a lot of discussion on the Stanford rape case, and … Continue reading

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I Witnessed My Friend’s Mom Get Beaten for “Disrespecting” Husband

As a kid, it was “normal” to see wives get beaten for disrespecting their husbands, even in front of a crowd.  With a lot of discussion on the Stanford rape case, and sexual violence, I continue to share some things … Continue reading

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His Retaliation When I Rejected His Advances

With a lot of discussion on the Stanford rape case, and of sexual violence, I thought it’s time to share some things most of you don’t know about my life, in a series of blog posts on assault, domestic violence … Continue reading

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Life Being “Ugly” & the Day I Could’ve Died Because of It

Most of us have felt ugly at some point of our lives, and sadly many of us still do.  TV, media, models digitally enhanced in magazines add pressures to individuals, to meet the criteria of standards defined and accepted in … Continue reading

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New Health Care Reform – Affordable Care Act

I have had my own private health insurance for years and even have declined employer health insurances in the past, due to high premiums for the mediocre coverage.  This past year, however, I was on a employer’s plan for over … Continue reading

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Unintentional Relationship/Friendship Sabotage

One of the worse habits one can do is unintentionally sabotaging a relationship or friendship before it really begins, and I am guilty of that.  After being hurt many times or even once, it is easy for one to fall … Continue reading

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Loneliness II

Loneliness is when you want to love someone but they refuse to love you back. Loneliness is thinking of others first, but chosen last, thought of last, or not being thought of at all.  Loneliness is losing important people permanently, … Continue reading

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Girls Expectations and Demands – (Part 2 – “Good Behavior”)

…Continued from: Part 1 – Career Aspirations As the saying goes: “Well-Behaved women seldom make history.”  I did grow up in a strict Asian cultural setting.  Luckily, my particular culture does NOT promote killing their own daughters for dishonoring.   … Continue reading

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Girls Expectations and Demands – (Part 1 – Career Aspirations)

Women have not been created equal. Some cultures, girls are still not allowed to hang out or interact with boys, but even if you haven’t grown up in such culture, there are still demands in behavioral, career, weight, etc, expectations … Continue reading

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Honor Death – Father Kills His Daughter

This Honor Death episode was about a Noor Almaleki who converted from Muslim to Christianity and became “too Americanized” which disappointed her family.  She ran away, knowing they would kill her, but was ultimately hunted down and murdered by her … Continue reading

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