My story starts with a seemingly simple request.
My girlfriend, who I’ll call Mary, I asked her if I could borrow $200 of her money to purchase “school materials”. I had just started uni and didn’t have enough money to cover my tuition or books.
I thought that this was a reasonable request so I accepted the money without thinking twice.
Little did I know, this decision would ruin my relationship and possibly cost me my future. You see, I had no intention of using the money for school materials. Instead, I decided to use it for something much more destructive – paying for “fish tanks” at Geylang
At the time, I was young and had just started uni. I was living at home with my parents and had a part-time job. But I was still poor and desperate for a way to make ends meet. I thought that taking the money from Mary was a good idea, as she seemed to have an endless supply of it.
Unfortunately, Mary soon realized what I had done with her money. She confronted me and I had no choice but to admit what I had done. Mary was understandably hurt and angry.
She ended our relationship and threatened to report me to the police.
I was scared and embarrassed by what I had done. I had put my future in jeopardy by taking money from my girlfriend and using it for something as illegal as visiting prostitutes. I was ashamed of my behavior and was afraid of the consequences I would face if I were caught.
In the weeks that followed, I was filled with guilt and regret. I felt like I had let myself down and had let Mary down as well. I was also afraid of what might happen if I was caught.
As time went on, I started to realize the true consequences of my actions. Not only had I ruined my relationship with Mary, but I had also risked my future. I had put myself in a very dangerous situation and could have been arrested for soliciting prostitution.
I had taken a huge risk and it had cost me the trust of my girlfriend and possibly my future.
Looking back, I realize how foolish I was for taking the money from Mary. I should have known that it was wrong and that I was putting myself in a dangerous situation.