Sup­port net­work

Jason and Jamie lee

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

Like most sib­lings, Jason and Jamie Lee have their fair share of dis­agree­ments and chose dif­fer­ent ca­reer paths—jamie is the co-founder of Crossfit 852, while Jason is the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for the fam­ily-run Dah hwa In­ter­na­tional hold­ings, which fo­cuses on leather trad­ing. also like most sib­lings, they have a stead­fast need to watch out for one another.

the broth­ers cite the time when their fam­ily left hong Kong and moved to Los an­ge­les, when they were in pri­mary school. “I was only eight years old and had no idea how to blend into the amer­i­can cul­ture. It was a mile­stone be­cause it was such a cul­ture shock for both of us,” says Jamie.

the move com­pelled Jason to step into the older brother role. “We had to adapt to a new way of life, down to things as sim­ple as eat­ing sand­wiches in school in­stead of Chi­nese food,” says Jason. “I felt I had to be more of a big brother and look af­ter Jamie.” the ex­pe­ri­ence was made even more dif­fi­cult as their fa­ther stayed in hong Kong for work. “Back then, we’d let each other know when­ever we were miss­ing our dad. talk­ing to Jamie made it eas­ier,” says Jason.

they even­tu­ally re­turned to hong Kong, which meant the broth­ers had to leave be­hind the cir­cle of friends they made in the US. “We had to make a whole new set of friends when we re­turned,” says Jason. “Much like when we moved to La, Jamie and I al­ways knew we had each other for friend­ship and sup­port while we were try­ing to meet new peo­ple.” Jamie agrees: “We look out for each other—whether it is to keep one out of trou­ble or to sup­port each other in times of need.”

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