Irene has been my best friend since we were little.
We have shared our ups and downs and have the same dreams for the future.
She is outgoing, optimistic and agreeable.
She always looks on the bright side of things and likes to laugh all the time.
In the teachers' eyes, she is not a good student.
She seldom pays attention to what the teachers say, doesn't like to read textbooks and, therefore, does poorly on the exams.
However, she is well-read and talented.
She spends a lot of time reading novels and poems.
When it comes to music, she excels in singing and playing many musical instruments.
I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful friend that I will cherish our friendship forever.