It's still the 26th here in San Francisco, but it's the afternoon of the 27th in Japan, where you are right now, thousands of miles away from my heart.
You're the best, you know that? I probably don't tell you often enough, but Bu, you are the Real Deal. You are a voracious reader, you love to learn, you are even coding! But best of all, you still have a wide-open heart. You are good company, you make good jokes, you see the good in everyone, and you never hold a grudge.
This summer, I had the thrill of taking you on your first roller coaster ride, and back in January we saw Stanford win at our first Rose Bowl. I can't wait to take you to your first concert, your first Comic-Con and Gallifrey One, your first date, your freshman year of college.
You love Minecraft, Adventure Time, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. You proudly call yourself a Brony, and that makes me so proud of you. You still love fuzzy things and you still allow me to snuggle you. Thank you for that.
You are an exceptionally good traveller. You eat anything and everything placed in front of you. You have good manners. You are so brave because you are never afraid to say you're sorry. You are the evidence that there is still good in the world, and that good wins in the end.
PS: Here's a baby kiwi bird. ISN'T IT SO CUTE???