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SOMETIMES I FEEL like a turtle that is being
grilled over hot charcoal. I am slowly dying. No
matter what I do, no matter how much I try to
escape, I cannot. I am powerless to change my
I wonder was I born to be unfortunate; is
this life my destiny? I pray to Buddha that this
not be the case. My life seems to be that of a
country girl who has spent her days escaping
from a tiger, only to be eaten by a crocodile.
Mine is an ever-worsening tale with no end in
You see, I am a prostitute, though farangs
prefer to call women like me `bar girls'. I believe
the term is more acceptable to westerners' ears.
But to a girl like me, it is all the same.
My job means nothing to me anymore. I
have long since given up any hope of happiness.
I exist for the pleasure of others. You might say
the only certainty in my life is uncertainty.
I couldn't tell you how many men have
bought me, not that it matters. I prefer not to
In Thailand, we do not talk about such
private matters. It is not customary to talk of
things that should be forgotten. It is also of little
concern to a girl of my standing. The only thing
that matters is the baht that I am paid.
Though I suspect that mine is not the worst
existence in the world, I must confess I wouldn't
know if it was. I know of little else.
You can buy me for 2,000 baht. In return, I
will do almost anything that is asked of me, but
I won't kiss customers--some things are just too
intimate to do with a stranger. Kissing is for a
wife or girlfriend; sex is for Thai girls like me.
I felt this book was written in a rush. It doesn't go in depth with anything be it people or scenery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Book Addict :)
Loved this book. Fascinating and as someone who has experience of rural Thialand particularly Isaan, it all rang true to me.Published 1 month ago by Art
Couldn't put the book down, finished it in 2 days, well worth a read.
It's amazing what a smile can hide!
I love thailand. So this book is a must read for most guys. Gives a good insight into a real thai girls life. Respect them. Its not an easy lifePublished 15 months ago by john hewitt
This book tell the true story of life as it is for many Thai girls facing poverty and their plight as they slide into prostitution. Read morePublished 18 months ago by MR J D PEACH
Read about half of this book but found it quite repedative and in a style which didn't hold my attentionPublished 23 months ago by Andy Bee
Its not about her life as a prostitute. Its how she became one. The writing style is fast paced, lacks detail, not very grabbing. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alene