“Ah Hua thiau puay kee ti Engkok.”
(translation : Ah Hua (ficticious name) has jumped aeroplane in UK.)
My part-time housekeeper, M, who is also an in-law told me. Ah Hua is 21 years old errmm…girl. (go read about her birthday la).
I have never heard of this term. And I am shocked that M and other people I know found this to be very lucrative. M told me that someone has asked her if she also wanted to do this before. That is go to UK to work illegal, over-staying their visa.
M said that in UK, the jail is very comfortable, like a hotel. Two persons to a room. They provide a menu for their meals. And if they are hardworking, they can even earn money labouring in jail. M’s in-law had done it twice. Get caught, come back. Then, go again. Phew…….I am speechless! These are women I had met occasionally during those dreaded in-laws gatherings. They don’t speak much English and yet, they have to courage to fly all the way across the globe, work illegally, risking getting caught and etc.
Technically, I am older than M (family) rank wise but younger in age. So of course, I scare the wits out of her. I told her that girls like Ah Hua can easily get part-time income prostituting. What for work 16 hours waitressing in a Chinese restaurant when she can open legs and get triple (or maybe more) that amount in less than an hour servicing some angmohs? Ah Hua’s mom is going to stuff my mouth with sambal-belacan (hot stuff that burns) if she hears this. But that’s a fact.
I added fuel. What if some craze angmoh hankering for some exotic Ah Hua (ah hua means flower) make Ah Hua his captive, raped, killed and parts of bodies appear on the highway? Or Ah Hua met with some nasty authorities who did not throw her into a plush, hotel-like jail but ended up abused as an illegal immigrant, which she is. And I am sure over in UK, there must be some triad who arrange such ’employment’. Ah Hua is at their mercies too.
If Ah Hua is 40 and above like M, then probably the risk is lower. But she is only 21 years old. Ripe for picking. sigh The things people do for money.
I have the dreaded, dreaded in-law gatherings this coming weekend and if I get stuffed with sambal-belacan, I deserve it.
Is there any bloggers who are from overseas who know about this? The lucrative business of working as illegal immigrants?