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About Thu

I was born in Vietnam, which my family escaped when I was 1 1/2 years old. I grew up in Southern California.

For college, I chose one that was far away enough to move out yet close enough for visits: Stanford University. Being around confident people helped this shy insecure girl become a confident strong woman. My friends after college gave me my education on life.

I graduated with a degree in Human Biology, with a concentration on the neurobiological basis of behavior. I loved Stanford so much I ended up working there after graduation for four years doing sleep research. After my contract ended, I had trouble finding a job, and ended up on unemployment. I eventually got a job offer from my webhost, where I had been providing free support on their forums.

Now, I work at another company, one that I had longed to work for for years. I’m fortunate to be one of those few people who love their job and where they work.

I live in a nice apartment complex in a great city in an awesome location, where a wide variety of restaurants and stores are really close by.

I have two sweet, adorable, intelligent cats who keep me company and warm.

I’ve been very fortunate despite some trials and tribulations, but hey, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

And to think, if it weren’t for Communism (in Vietnam), I wouldn’t be enjoying this. I know Communism is bad, but it’s this bad thing that ultimately led me to have this great life. Ironic, isn’t it? Of course, I sympathize for the people who suffered and continue to do so under Communism.

Knowing where I came from, my goal in life is to make a difference, to repay my good fortune.

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