My big sis and my best friend (until her husband and Ian came into the picture, ha ha). Since I was little, I was always following Michelle around, tagging along to her sleepovers and parties. Looking back, I am terribly sorry for being such a nuisance of a baby sister! It was probably because of this that growing up, we went back and forth between loving and hating each other, though I was probably guilty 99% of the time for being the instigator. Only after Michelle moved to New York for college did I begin to appreciate my big sis, missing her so much I made a memorable surprise visit to her. Being sisters, we get to push each other’s buttons and be 100% brutally honest with each other, whether we like it or not. She has always been a role model for me, not only because she is my big sis, but because she is an amazing woman in her own right – smart, beautiful, competitive, artistic, and athletic, and now can add badass supermom to the list. Although we live in different countries now, I hope we one day we live near each other again, as I have fond memories of seeing each other any random day of the week when we both lived in SF.