The 17-year-old who completed her O-level examination last year, told her mother that she wanted to take a break from her studies to concentrate on pursuing her favourite celebrities such as Korean boy band SHINee and K-pop icon Super Junior.
The girl’s 50-year-old mother, who only wants to be known as Chen, said that her daughter works multiple jobs to support her K-pop passion. She works as a sales girl, administrative assistant and had also distributed brochures on the streets.
Chen said that her daughter has spent about S$3,000 (RM9,177) to follow her favourite pop stars. She buys their merchandise and collectables.
“She would spend hundreds of dollars on specially-made posters of her idols,” she said.
Chen said that she has tried to advise her daughter into thinking of her future, but it all fell on deaf ears.
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