Iris and I are 7 and a half years apart, halfway across the world from each other, and speak a little less than I'd like…basically further apart than I’d like to be in a few aspects. I was so happy to be able to make it back home for this memorable day with the family. My baby sister who is turning into a lovely lady graduated last week from Bellevue High School, a top 100 ranking school in the US with Washington State's Honor, Honor Role, 6 AP courses, and a 3.9 GPA. Aside from these noteworthy items, some of the most remarkable things about Iris is her good heart, consideration (which may be a bit skewed towards her friends…but what teenager’s isn’t?), ability to learn from where others have made mistakes, and the desire to constantly improve. It's quite remarkable seeing my younger sister pick up the same mannerisms as myself even though we’re apart, and going through stages of life as I did, but one of the best parts is seeing her grow into herself and make decisions to protect herself from the ones that her sister made. If there's something I could give you, it's to realize that frustration is temporary—and difficulties in life make things interesting. I know these things come with time through life, but I just want the best for you ASAP!!! #nagging. Someone during your graduation speech said Life can suck, but it's up to you to make it better, and I want to tell you that that's not true. Life is good, and people like you will make it better naturally with your mindset and hard work. So much pride, respect, and love for you Iris. LASTLY, KEEPIN' IT IN THE FAMILY--GO HUSKIES.