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"I'm very dirty, my life is over"

The story of a young woman who was dumped by her boyfriend in China, only to end up being a streetwalker in Singapore sounds like the plot of "Pretty Woman", starring Julia Roberts, gone wrong was highlighted recently in the Chinese evening papers.

Whilst the character played by Julia Roberts got to walk off into the sunset with her handsome, moneyed Prince Charming, this young woman found herself returning to China regretting her stint as a prostitute.

The 20-year-old woman blogged about her experience as a streetwalker in Geylang after returning to China and titled her blog, "Midnight, my days in Geylang - a part of Singapore that you never knew".

In her entry, she described how she was jilted by her first boyfriend, who was from Hong Kong, at the age of 18. In the midst of her despair, she received a call from her girlfriend, identified as Wen Wen in her blog, who advised her to come to Singapore and make a quick buck out of men, instead of being played by the guys.

That led to her life as a prostitute in Geylang. She was brought by her friend to a cheap motel in Geylang, where she was introduced to a pimp. In her blog, she wrote how she was wined and dined by her first customer, who paid $500 to have her company for the entire night and brought her to East Coast for a seafood dinner and to take in the scenery. But after that pleasant encounter, she never got the same treatment from subsequent male customers. She noted that all of them "treated her like a tool".

However, she was shaken out of her life of prostitution by her last customer, a man who paid $100 to interview and talk to her about her experiences in Geylang. With no sex involved in the transaction, he asked her to relate her experiences to him for a book he was writing. But as she related her experiences to him, she lamented: "I'm already very dirty, my life is over!"

Her customer then told her to give up her life of prostitution.

As her social visit pass, which entitled her to stay in Singapore for one month, had also expired, she decided to heed his advice and leave home for China.

The blog also captured her remorse as she made her way to the airport - she was nervous with worries of contracting sexually transmitted diseases from her stint. It also affected her psychologically, as she felt morally degenerated.

Standing together with transvestites in the back lanes of Geylang

The story of this female Chinese national was picked up by the Chinese evening dailies. One account in Lianhe Wanbao told of how the girl had stood with transvestites in a back lane in Geylang as they waited for customers.

She said that the streetwalkers would earn $100 for each customer, and she had to offer a 'commission' of $10 to her pimp, in addition to another huge sum of money for her friend, Wen Wen, to hand over to the person in charge of the area. 

In the article, she described how the girls lined up like soldiers as night fell and they waited for customers to approach. She was told by the pimp that the further a girl stood inside the lane, the lesser she would command.


To see the entry, click here.

readers' comments
My god, you are now talking about God ?!
Posted by Songshus on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 at 19:56 PM
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. So let the one who has not sinned be the first to cast a stone at her.

Having been jilted, she was obviously not in a right frame of mind; her decision to become a prostitute was not rational and being young also did not help.

It will take a long time for her to redeem her self-respect, if ever, and to put the past behind her. I hope God will be merciful. Her body may be "dirty" but more precious is her soul and in God's eyes, her life is as precious as any other.

My prayer to God, please speak to her and let her know the truth so that she may be set free from the bondage of guilt. As men, we are unable to heal .....
Posted by smickno on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 at 11:08 AM

I know from other similar stories, that these chix who have been used to a life of carefree unprotected sex with their B/F often do not even think of condoms in their early days as a street-hooker; until there is a need to go to the culvert clinic to have any blockage with detritus removed.
Posted by Trouser Press on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 at 08:03 AM
OMG! You are so effing stupid! The normal revenge plot goes like this; you better yourself and make he feel like a LOSER who had walked away from something great! There are plenty of men in the world!!
Posted by PrairieDawg76 on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 at 07:37 AM
No use crying over spilt milk. Sweet revenge means letting her admirers fall in love with her, spending money and lavishing gifts on her before dumping them. Selling her body means the lure of money. So, stupid and naive as she was in the past, she should learn a lesson and be a better person, and be strong to face her future. It is not the end of the world as some prostitutes do marry.
Posted by malinablu on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 at 02:05 AM
My dear girl, you are only 20 years young. Yes some jerk broke your heart, it shouldn't be the end of the world. No girl in their right mind would choose to be a street walker! You did and it was most unfortunate, you must now looked ahead and not back. Your knight in shining armour is just round the corner, someday your paths will definitely crossed!!Stay positive !
Posted by heavenlyangel on Thu, 17 Jun 2010 at 23:47 PM

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