Thirty Year Anniversary

Alrighty, my parents big 30 year anniversary was celebrated this weekend. This was mainly done on March 3, a.k.a. Girls Day in Japan. Which is why we had a special, super delicious, cocktail when we had this super nice lunch in the hotel my parents met so many years ago. We try returning to Hotel Okura in Amsterdam every year. I love (! ! !) the Yamazato restaurant, it’s traditional Japanese and the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re back in Japan again, if only for an evening. — warning: foodporn ahead!

I guess there’s no need for me to tell you how amazing and beautiful everything was. And best of all, how much fun it was for the whole family to be together! My grandfather (who is currently ill) fortunately was able to join too, so it was a great afternoon of celebration.

A meal like this made me yearn to go back to Japan. But even home at my parent’s place sounded amazing when I got home at the flat, to find one of my flatmates had already moved out and made the place look like we were robbed (seriously, a disappearance of a big tv, couch, two tables, with the addition of two stinky bananas lying around and a lot of dirty dishes was not quite the warm welcome I was hoping for).

But oh well, that’s student life like, right… or so they say. Let’s focus on the good stuff: one week left until Paris!



  1. 4 March 2012 / 12:24 PM

    That all looks so perfect and delicious. I the girl’s day display too x

  2. Charlotte
    4 March 2012 / 12:49 PM

    Sweet! I share your feelings: I loved to be there with you guys, and I MUST return to Japan to ease my heartache…I miss my old life there!

    • 4 March 2012 / 12:58 PM

      Same here, it was such a great afternoon! :)

  3. 4 March 2012 / 3:37 PM

    Nice photos…delicious food!!!!

  4. 4 March 2012 / 5:01 PM

    Oh my gosh. That looks so delicious oh my goodness.

    • 7 March 2012 / 12:59 AM

      That was a very constant thought I had throughout the whole meal. :p

  5. 4 March 2012 / 6:08 PM

    Congratulations to your parents! It’s pretty sweet to go back to the place where they met years ago. And the food looks tempting and delicious, I love sushi, especially the salmons <3

    • 5 March 2012 / 12:01 AM

      Aw, same here. Salmon-sushi is the best, although I kind of love all sushi. And thanks for the nice comment! :)

  6. 4 March 2012 / 6:11 PM

    congratulations to your lovely parents, Louise! <3 this is the sweetest thing, really. ah how i crave some Japanese right now. i think my favourite Jap foods are udon noodles, california rolls, soft shell crab and tempura prawns! hehe so delish. i’m glad you had such a wonderful time with your family xxxx

    • 5 March 2012 / 12:03 AM

      Thank you! Yes, how I crave for some udon noodles. But I love california rolls, crab and tempura too! I love dorayaki, or just anything with anko in it too. :)

      Thanks for the nice comment :)

  7. 4 March 2012 / 7:13 PM

    Aw, congratulations to them! I’d love to be in a restaurant like that right now — god knows what I’m having for dinner tonight! And you’re off the Paris next week? Oh, the envy continues.

    • 5 March 2012 / 12:04 AM

      Thanks! I felt blissfully happy at that moment! ;)

  8. 4 March 2012 / 8:57 PM

    what a nice way to celebrate

  9. 5 March 2012 / 6:18 AM

    Congratulations to your mother and father! They’ve been together for so long, it’s quite a feat! And what better way to celebrate than eat at a Japanese restuarant?!

    • 7 March 2012 / 12:58 AM

      I know right! ;)

  10. 5 March 2012 / 7:22 AM

    Looks like a great time! Congratulations to your parents :)

  11. 5 March 2012 / 1:10 PM

    Congrats to your parents! Looks like you had a really nice time, especially with all the pretty food. Too bad about the mess your roomate left, though. Yay for Paris!

    • 7 March 2012 / 12:58 AM

      Thanks Jane! Yes, we don’t have a TV, dining table nor toilet brush now. :’)

  12. 5 March 2012 / 7:54 PM

    nice pictures :)

  13. 5 March 2012 / 9:09 PM

    Looks like a beautiful night! Happy Anniversary to your parents! :)

  14. 7 March 2012 / 2:52 AM

    I love the word food porn :) And I envy youfor going to Paris… I wish I was. Oh and happy anniversary to your parents!


    • 7 March 2012 / 10:10 PM

      Ahaahhahaha, yes! Me too :p Thank you for your kind comment!

  15. 7 March 2012 / 11:46 AM

    oh yummmm, all that food! congratulations to your parents. :) that’s such a shame about your ex-flatmate though. i don’t know how people can be that rude and just not care or be embarrassed. :/

    • 7 March 2012 / 10:11 PM

      Yes, so true! But she doesn’t feel embarrassed at all, she was here monday again to take the toilet brush. But oh well, let it be… right? :)

  16. 8 March 2012 / 1:00 AM

    That look delicious!
    Congrats to your parents ^^

  17. 8 March 2012 / 10:13 AM

    This all looks so incredible!! must have been nice for the family to come together and congrats on your parents, 30 years is defo worth celebrating. These pics are seriously amazing, torture on my stomach!! xx

  18. 10 March 2012 / 1:24 AM

    The first picture is so nice !

  19. 10 March 2012 / 5:15 PM

    those pictures are so goood:) wonderful celebration