there is something simply amazing about how people are raised and how they come out to be. my cousins are some of the smartest, talentest, sharpest, most down-to-earth, friendly people. i am proud to be their family. my only hope for my family is that they always continually seek their passions in life, no matter the insecure financial stability, or drama. i hope that our drives are strong enough to spur on future generations to be conscious and wary of the world that is around them and shaping them to be who they are. congratulations to traci matsushima, and to all the rest of her endeavors.