I mentioned that I would update Khuyens status in another post and here it is. For those of you who do not know this story, here are the links to pages
I met Khuyen in a hotel in Saigon and was impressed by her work ethics. Over a period of time, I realized that she was what I wanted for my hotel and I pursued her. I was able to convince her to come with me to Nha Trang and work with us. We were a big happy family. Everything was going great and Khuyen and I fell in love.
It was like a father daughter relationship, and nothing that would go any further. We discussed it and agreed that that was all it could ever be, and so it was. Others saw how close we had become and rumors and speculation became involved. Khuyen had a boyfriend, but it was relayed to his family that Khuyen and I were a couple. That caused many problems. At the same time, these same loudmouths caused friction on my end by spreading all kinds of false tales. It was easy to see and I/we never tried to hide it. Why should we….. We were like father and daughter. I have never had children and the joy the relationship was bringing me gave me an insight to what others had. Others did not understand, and Khuyen’s boyfriend caused major issues that forced an end to heremployment with us. I was and still am devastated.
It has been a few months since Khuyen left, but I have been in contact and we have met a few times, all in secret because of the situation. I have to admit that I dislike her boyfriend very much. He still to this day is very suspicious that her and I are lovers and takes her cell away to read her personal messages. This guy is controlling, demanding, and insecure. I honestly believe that Khuyen will not be happy with him in the long run. How can you have a relationship without trust? She tried to break it off a few times but always went back until 3 days ago……
My day receptionist Tram received a message that Khuyen wanted desperately to meet. Tram and Khuyen met and after a very tearful meeting, and after, I was asked if Khuyen could come back and work for us. My heart leapt with joy!! I assumed that her boyfriend was no more. I spent time talking with those around me explaining and being very open about how I felt about her and how now that everybody understood, there should be no fear that Khuyen and I would become lovers. Mai and the others accepted everything and would take her back. Yipee!!! We called another person who we had coming in to be hired and told her that she could not have the job. (A very mean thing, but necessary at the time) I had planned to pick Khuyen up on the motorcycle and bring her to us, but the next day something was wrong…… Khuyen said that her boyfriend (I thought him out of the picture) had threatened violence and would not allow her to come back to us. I drove over to her work and had her meet me in the street for a talk. She really wants to be with us but it looks like her boyfriend is now using the marriage card to keep her. Our conversation was a tearful one and now the relationship with my “Daughter” may be coming to an end. I cannot bear to see her with this guy. He has destroyed her life in my opinion, and in a small way mine also. I cannot continue to see Khuyen as long as she is involved with him….. It breaks my heart. Even typing this brings tears. Yesterday, with her and I crying, I told her that as long as she is with him, I am a danger and cannot be part of her life. She wants to explain to me what is going on but our language barrier prevents that. She wants to see me again with Tram as a translator, but I do not know….. I said goodbye…. Perhaps for the final time.
I was expecting this post to introduce you to my new housekeeper Khuyen, but in the end it has become a tale of tragedy. Sob.