, 2022-09-03 18:37:00,
by Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Contributor
Growing up with traditional over-achieving Asian attitudes, the Kaye sisters, Charlene and Liann, didn’t dream of being the creatives they currently are.
“I think, like many children of immigrants, we were told, you know, to go to college, get your degree, get a stable job and etcetera, etcetera. And so Charlene was the first one to branch off and say, I want to be a musician,” Liann said in an interview with AsAmNews.
Both sisters started pursuing traditional careers before pivoting to more creative fields. Charlene is a singer-songwriter with several professional records. Liann is a filmmaker and screenwriter.
Apparently, their parents didn’t initially react well to the change of heart. However, they noted that their parents were deeply creative people.
“We’re fortunate because we’ve had the access and the privilege to grow up in America and be surrounded by lots of creative folks. Our mom is a very talented interior decorator and has such an eye for static and color. Our dad is a writer and a very sensitive absorber of movies and music. Both of them grew up poor in Singapore, and so they didn’t really have the resources to live their craft, to push their craft to its fullest. I think Liann and I are kind of making up for lost time in a way.” stated Charlene.
Charlene was the first to stray away from her parents’ wishes and pursue her dream of becoming a pop musician. She…
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