Yesterday was our 14th Wedding Anniversary. I took out my Wedding Album and look at our wedding photos. Precious memories flood my soul!
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart. Lord, I do fear
Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year.
—Edna St. Vincent Millay
We took the day easy. We went for a nice massage and had Hokkien noodles for lunch and then dropped by our regular video shop to buy some movies.
To celebrate our 14 years together, we opened a bottle of DOM and used a set of champagne glasses with my favorite icon on it "Betty Boop". This was a Christmas gift from our dear friends, Andrea and Brad who brought them all the way back from Australia. While toasting to our anniversay, we also toasted a salute to my 106 readers who follow the blog and all the old and new blogger friends who frequently visit. A big toast to you all for reading my blog and taking time to leave your comments. I am grateful to you and grateful to have the chance to share some of my passions for good food, friends, sharing, and the small moments that all too quickly add up to a lifetime.
|My Anniversary gift was a bouquet of lovely pink roses and a card that reads "Darling, pick a cruise, any cruise, and lets go!"|
So now I am busy shopping the cruise catalogues and trying to decide where we might explore. It will be our first cruise and I am excited. For the evening, we had made an earlier plan to go downtown to a very fancy continental restaurant for fine dining but we later changed our mind. Somehow, going to a more familiar and relaxed environment sounded much better to us so we went to a friendly Japanese restaurant near our home instead. One of the plusses, (aside from the wonderful and genuine Tokyo food served there), is the large collection of sakes they keep in stock. It isn't unlike a wine cellar in a good California restaurant. We nearly always have a bottle with our name on it in their chiller. The restaurant, Yamada, is owned and managed by a friendly Japanese gentleman, Yamada San, who oversees the kitchen and makes the sushi himself. It is located in a stretch of shop houses near the Sime Darby Medical Center which includes six Japanese restaurants. We have tried most of them and decided Yamada was the best of the bunch. Look at all the wonderful food Yamada san made for us!
|A toast with sake to our 14 years together!|
|Yamada San preparing the sushi himself|
|Yamada san and I flanked by pics of a couple of my favorite desserts. Green tea ice cream with red bean sauce on the left and green tea cake in bamboo|
|The celebration ended with a satisfied tummy and a big grin on our faces.|