This year has been eventful - A total of six ladyboys I know well have come out of the P4P business and settled into new jobs and new lives.
Gone are the days of working overnight, wondering where their next dollar will come and enduring the ups and downs of their previous jobs.
From Thailand one has met her mate and will settle in Australia, another, a beautiful ladyboy who has a great personality, has gone into the cosmetics line and possibly another will start to rear pedigree dogs.
From Malaysia, one who used to ply her trade at Singapore's Rowell Road and then went on to Dubai and Paris as an escort has started a catering business in Kuala Lumpur.
From Singapore, one who used to ply Orchard Towers has gone into retail whilst another has found a full time job.
I've not named them because they want to start new lives and it may hinder their progress if I do.
As a monger, I do feel sad, as I've been with a few of them and that will mean my choices are now less.
But as a friend, strange as this may sound, I'm extremely happy as I think all deserve a second chance in life. Money will be less but in the long term they will earn more and certainly have better health. Years of the P4P business take a heavy toll - both physically and mentally and I'm sure deep down they realise this.
I wish them all the best in their new lives and I'm sure most of you out there will too!
P4P - Pay for Pleasure