30 March 2008

Lily Tran Loved Her Bad Boys


I saw this on Mancoat some weeks ago, but, due to my computer issues, I couldn't publish my post on this until now. One, I lost the files containing future blog posts, among which was this article. Two, I had to find it again on my own, which took time. Well, better late than never, eh? Here's a story about Lily Tran, an aspiring model who LOVED her bad boys; here's how, in her search for excitement, she got more than she bargained for! You can find the original article here...


Accused killer among 3 victims of drive-by

Suspect awaiting trial injured; girlfriend shot dead

Jim Farrell, The Edmonton Journal

Published: Tuesday, September 12 2006

EDMONTON - A 23-year-old bikini model's recent switch in boyfriends may have led to her death Saturday night when bullets tore into her car, killing her and wounding the man beside her, accused killer Steven Anthony Pillon, the woman's friends say.

Ah, girls just LOVE their bad boys; the hotter the chick, the worse the men she dates. This one was really bad though; he was charged with 2nd degree murder! Furthermore, she switched boyfriends, which according to the above, led to the shooting. Looks to me like Miss Tran had an affinity for bad boys; she was on her second in a row!

Lily Tran was killed when a bullet struck her in the head as she sat behind the steering wheel of a late-model Mercedes Benz sedan while waiting at a stoplight at 76th Avenue and Argyll Road.

See what hanging around with the wrong people can bring your way? Ah, but this ‘gentleman’ (and I use that word VERY loosely!) had a Mercedes. He has money, doesn’t he? Since he’s charged with murder, I’m inclined to believe Mr. Pillon was involved in some other, shall we say, naughty activities? I mean, you don’t attract the attention of assassins unless you do something to EARN it, folks…

Another bullet grazed Pillon's head as he sat beside her in the passenger seat. The man seated behind Tran was shot in the throat.

The killers weren't messing around, were they? Too bad they missed their intended target-what a waste of oxygen! That’s not to say that Miss Tran was much better. What did she do, other than try to look pretty in pictures? BTW, if you look at her pics in this article, you’ll note that she is NOT that good looking. At least I didn’t think she was. To me, she’s just another, twentysomething skank who does nothing to float my boat.

I used to get a motorcycle magazine, Two Wheel Tuner. I saw it at the motorcycle show last year; they offered an awesome subscription rate ($22/yr), so I said why not? There was lots of useful information in the magazine, stuff I haven’t seen anywhere else. It has a similar flavor to the tuner car mags, except it’s targeted at the motorcycle world. The only thing I didn’t care for was the use of girls who were Lily Tran’s age, girls who had a similar ‘look’. Even in the pictures, they look USED UP-yuck! No amount of airbrushing can hide that, either.

The shots were fired from an older-model black van that pulled up beside the Mercedes, then sped away after the shooting. According to police, the shooting was gang-related.

Mr. Pillon was a REAL bad boy, wasn’t he? Some guys just look the part; others are the real deal. Mr. Pillon obviously did much more than look the part. You don’t get assassins’ attention unless you’re a REALLY bad boy…

It’s been said on Mancoat that girls dig bad boys because they’re exciting; they’re not boring like your good or nice guys are. Given Lily Tran’s known penchant for bad boys, it’s obvious that she liked the excitement they brought into her life. This time, she got a little more than she bargained for…

One of Tran's friend's said Monday the young woman recently began dating Pillon, who was charged with second-degree murder last year for the May 15, 2005, stabbing death of 20-year-old Kenyon Joseph Gardiner at a west-end house party.

It took police two months to track down Pillon and Brandon Neil Prevey in Vancouver, arrest them and charge them with second-degree murder in connection with Gardiner's death.

Ah, Mr. Pillon’s such an ‘upstanding’ citizen that he evaded the police for two months; why did he do so, unless he’s engaged in nefarious activities, hmmm? If he'd been at all innocent and legitimate, he would have turned himself in to the police, worked to clear his name, then get on with his life. No, the reason he evaded police for two months is because Mr. Pillon is a bad man who has a LOT to hide...

On April 21, Pillon was released on bail pending his Dec. 4 trial on charges of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

"She was seeing Pillon," said one of Tran's friends, who asked not to be named.

"It was a brand-new thing," said the woman, who once worked with Tran at the downtown Sawmill restaurant on 104th Avenue at 115th Street.

"I don't know how much she knew about him."

I don’t know how much Tran knew about Pillon, either. Perhaps she was attracted to the air of mystery surrounding him? They say that that’s one reason why chicks dig bad boys. Even if she knew nothing about Pillon, she must have figured out that he didn’t earn his money via legitimate channels; how stupid could she be?!

Tran was a waitress in that restaurant's lounge until last year. She supplemented her income with prizes from bikini contests and earnings from modelling jobs, such as car shows. Tran promoted herself extensively on the Internet with photos showing her wearing bikinis or lingerie.

"She had been at it for awhile," said a local photographer who shot one of Tran's online portfolios.

"She seemed like a very sweet young lady, very friendly but quite quiet."

Why is it the sweet, quiet girls go for such assholes? Could it be she wasn’t so sweet? I think so. She had that ‘thousand penis stare’ that all whores have…

Like virtually everyone else who spoke about Tran, the photographer asked that his name not be used.  For the past six months Tran had been employed as a server in the lounge of the west-side Sawmill restaurant at 9504 170 St., working Mondays to Fridays.

"She was an excellent woman, good-hearted, absolutely beautiful and a hard worker," said a supervisor from the west-end restaurant.

What can I say, other than spoken like a true mangina?! Dude, give it up; such obsequious pandering to chicks will NOT get you their hearts, nor will it get you in their pants. If anything, girls like Miss Tran will view you as the pathetic, spineless fool that you are...

Last spring, Tran's co-workers became concerned when she was late getting back from a Caribbean cruise.

"Her sister phoned here because she was getting worried," said another worker at the west-end restaurant. "She was four days late getting back."

Why was that, hmmm? Why don’t I remember any cruise ships having any problems while underway during the last year or so? Perhaps because none of them did? Seems to me that if any cruise ship had been in trouble on the high seas, that it would have been a newsworthy event; it would have been all over CNN, CNBC, Fox News, etc. Methinks that Miss Tran did some HEARTY partying while on board, and she had one HELL of a hangover in its wake-wow! Or, or she got involved in some, er, 'meaningful sex' with someone who got her panties wet before she headed for home. Perhaps she found someone so exciting, so bad that he kept her captive while having his way with her! Though it would have been rape for any other guy to have had rough sex with her, it was 'different' because a bad boy forcefully took her and had his way with her; hell, she probably liked & enjoyed it! One thing's for sure: she was so kind & considerate of her friends that she did NOT bother to call them, so she could tell them that she'd be late getting back...

By most accounts, Tran led a good life. A few months ago, when she came in for another photo shoot with another local photographer, she proudly showed him a car she had just bought -- a late-model white Mercedes convertible.

According to the article, Miss Tran was working as a waitress and free lance model. That said, how did she manage to buy a late model Mercedes convertible, hmmm? I wonder if she were running drugs for her bad boy boyfriend? Trafficking illicit drugs does provide, shall we say, a lucrative income stream? I mean, even if she brought a USED Mercedes convertible, it would STILL cost a pretty penny-more than she should have been able to earn via her declared, legitimate income channels...

Tran grew up in Edmonton. One Asian employee at the downtown Sawmill knew her as Lily Duong when the two girls met in kindergarten. Duong was Tran's mother's name, and it was the name Lily used at the west-end Sawmill restaurant, one of that restaurant's supervisors said. At some point, Tran's parents divorced and her father moved to Vancouver.

Ah, now the picture comes more into focus! Miss Tran, regrettably, was from a broken home. That explains a lot. One thing I’ve noticed is that chicks who dig bad boys beyond reason had little or no relationship with their fathers growing up. They never learn what real, proper male strength is; they never learn how to distinguish between bad boys' false bravado (which is weakness concealed) vs. the real thing. Girls growing up in broken homes, i.e. without their fathers, never really learn how to relate to men in a proper, healthy manner. Furthermore, these girls are more promiscuous, and they make poor choices in boyfriends.

Within hours of the Saturday night shooting, news of Tran's death reached many of the people who worked with her.

"The news got around really fast," said a senior employee from the downtown Sawmill restaurant. "I was at a big outdoor event Saturday night," said the woman, who competed in the Playboy Girls of Golf competition alongside Tran in 2005.

Birds of a feather flock together, don’t they? Miss Tran was friends with an old (senior employee), used up slut-what a surprise…

"When I got back home at 2 a.m. I learned about it," the woman said. "I was with a bunch of friends at the time and we had a big cryfest about it."

Friends and colleagues created a memorial of flowers, cards, placards and a teddy bear at the intersection where Tran died.

Aw, how sweet of them. If she'd been shot in her own car as an innocent bystander, that would be one thing; that would be tragic, because she would not have been at fault for being victim of events beyond her control. However, at the time of her death, she was with a BAD MAN, folks; moreover, she CHOSE to be with that bad man. Ergo, her death was not a tragedy, but rather the culmination of poor choices that put her in the crossfire meant for her new, 'exciting' boyfriend.. Her new boyfriend was CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER, folks! Miss Tran's death was many things; indeed, it was the result of many things, poor decisions and choices among them. But, don't tell me it was tragic...

She made a CHOICE to date bad boys. She made a CHOICE to continue going out with them once she knew more about them. She made a CHOICE to remain with them, rather than dump them when their sinister personalities became apparent. Are you going to tell me that no good guys wanted to date her? Don't, because I'll call you a bloody liar! No, Miss Tran CHOSE to blow off any good guys who may have been interested in her, and instead she CHOSE to take up with bad boys instead-bad boys with murder charges...

Circumstances related to the shooting may see Pillon return to jail.

"The Crown will be making application for bail review, on the ground the accused is in breach of his bail conditions," said Bart Johnson, spokesman for Alberta Justice.  Johnson declined to elaborate.

There you have it, folks. Lily Tran, sad as her situation may be, is all too typical in America, Canada, and the rest of the Western World. I and too many other good guys I've known have been blown off by girls like this, simply because we weren't 'exciting' enough. May I puke now? I do like drama, but only in a good book or movie; as for real life, boring is a good way to go. I don't know about anyone else, but I have better things to do than to cavort with persons who have outstanding MURDER CHARGES against them...