The boys were talking about the Nuruul Aliyyah Malay Prostitute and how she was so desperate for money. Nuruul Aliyyah and her mat rep gang work like a syndicate. While their girl is doing the fucking service, they will loiter around and wait for the girl to finish. Pick her up machiam chauffeur but they don't drive cars. They can only afford motorbikes. I bet she stays somewhere in ghetto Marsiling, Bedok or Tanglin Halt. Talking about Nuruul Aliyyah reminds me of a someone. There was this schoolmate that I knew in school because we were in the same netball team. She was a sweet looking minah, big eyes, nice lips almost like a barbie doll. Yes, by my standard when I say someone pretty means she is REALLY pretty and she is a rare find. But she has an unglam name Hamidah.
Soon after she kinda dropped out of school but no one knows why. I met her a few years later at Forum and oh boy she looked different. She was sexy, beautiful with fake lashes, smoky eyes and lacey dress. What a remarkable transformation. I was shocked. We talked as usual. She told me she dropped out from school because she got pregnant and now she has a kiddo. They were not married then because he got thrown into jail for gang fight. She stayed at Circuit Road. So we agreed to keep in touch. She asked me to call her by her new nickname Sonia.
Sonia was a 16 year old single mom who had
difficulty holding down a steady job. Her kid is constantly sick and nobody was available to take care of her kiddo. Sonia could never afford her own
place so she stayed with her step sister. Sonia decided to join modeling after she heard from friends. She registered as a freelance model on a website called ModelMayhem.com and posted ads on Craigslist. Instantly,
she received tons of e-mails from so called
'modeling agencies'. Soon she realised these dodgy websites turned out to sleazy nude
modeling and social escort. She was surprised how easy it was to earn such big money. She needed the money big and fast. She didn't care about the sleaze.
Within a few months, Sonia was earning about $1,000 a
day on trips to Malaysia, Brunei and other countries. These were big shots and VVIPs. After so many years of depending on
others, she finally could earn enough money to feed her child and give them shelter. Online, she could be her own boss and not share
what she made with anyone — not a pimp, not an escort service, not a
boyfriend. When her boyfriend finally got out of prison, she already had her own condo courtesy of a rich bugger who wanted to save her from her misery. She dumped her stupid criminal-good-for-nothing boyfriend. Sonia is now happily married to the rich man and moved to California. They have two more beautiful kids.
What startled me is the great transforming feature of the Internet is its anonymity. We
all have learned that a person can almost anything online
without even their closest loved ones knowing. It's like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Works for both escorts and clients. No need to go down to sleaze town and get it down and dirty. It is evident that Internet sex workers would never dare to work on the streets. It all takes a little financial pressure such as loss of income or increase of expenses as a catalytic factor push them into this arena.
And of course, that little bit of hope that one day a Richard Gere-like man would save you from misery. Just like what happened to my dear friend Sonia.
Let's continue to hope.