Lai, water color on paper, 5x7 inch
Lai came to Bangkok from Ubon near the border with Cambodia when she was eighteen. She was recruited to work at a Soi Cowboy bar after she won a local beauty contest. Her monthly salary is eight thousand Baht but so many men want her, she sometimes makes as much as forty thousand Baht a month. In two years, she’s had hundreds of men, a few of them more than once. So many men, she’s lost track of who they are and how they look. Already, she has built a new house for her family back in Ubon and bought a pickup truck for her father and brother.