We (2 sisters, ages 27 and 28 as of this writing) were born in San Francisco, CA, grew up in Japan, Taiwan and Hawaii where we lived for 16 years until after graduating from college. One of us has a B.A. in Vocal Music Performance and the other a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Linguistics & Languages. We currently live in California with our 2 Border Collie dogs who are also brothers, Ludwig and Wolfgang (named after the composers Beethoven and Mozart).
Our “bohemian life” as we sometimes like to call it, being of somewhat artistic inclinations and temperaments, began in the spring of 2003 when we packed up our pets and most treasured belongings and spent all of our savings on a move from Hawaii to California. With a small monthly income just enough to cover the rent on modest apartments not quite large enough for us and our “heirlooms” which included a piano, a 9’3″ longboard surfboard, our childhood bunk beds, a dining table of our late mother’s, and other memorabilia and remnants of our childhood, we set out to establish ourselves in as economic a manner as possible.
In the succeeding years, we tried various types of employment until we found that working for ourselves was what we preferred best, upgraded our living spaces first from tiny, to small to medium, and finally purchased a house in late 2005. A few months prior to purchasing our house, we started an online business designing and making costumes. It was partly due to this business that we decided to purchase a home as our 1-bedroom apartment was not large enough for the efficient running of our business. In December of 2007, we also decided to start a CafePress Store, Mozartini, with products featuring original artwork by us.
We enjoy working at home as it allows us to be with our dogs, who are our only close family, instead of leaving them alone all day. Our goal is to earn and save enough money so as to be able to someday pursue further studies in music and languages.
As for hobbies, our 2 main indulgences are books and period films. A few of our favorite books are the Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers, the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun, and we also enjoy the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and novels by Dan Brown. Some of our favorites films are Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, North & South, The History of Tom Jones: a Founding, Master and Commander: Far Side of the World, A Beautiful Mind, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.
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We also enjoy playing the piano and singing, and are currently learning to play the violin (with questionable success), and studying foreign languages, of which German is our favorite.
In former times when location permitted, we enjoyed surfing, skateboarding, horsebackriding, and ice skating.