Day 1: NYE


My last holiday season was packed of joy and indulges as I’ve mentioned in posts before and this all started with the dearest that came out of Hong Kong!
I haven’t seen them for 1,5 year so I was happy to see them again.
We picked them up at 30th December at the arrivals of the airport which was still in lovely festive deco.

On 31st December we celebrated NYE together at my aunts flat and that was rare to celebrate NYE with so many family members in the same spot! And for my Hongkongese family it was even rarer for them to see firework from a close distance since it’s forbidden to fire up your own fireworks in Hong Kong.

My aunt is an amazing cook and she cooked amazing NYE home meals for us. I don’t know about you but homemade food is just the best. Especially among the dearest and the nearest. Well maybe not the nearest in technical speak since they live on exact 9,277 kilometres (5,765 miles) away from me but my families of mum’s side are always very tied.

  This NYE was the best.     

Toen mijn allerliefste familie uit Hong Kong geland waren in Nederland waren mijn feestdagen compleet. Ik heb ze niet meer gezien voor 1,5 jaar, dus ik was natuurlijk heel blij om ze weer te zien.
Dus zo wachtte en ontvingen we hen op 30 december bij de aankomsthal van de luchthaven Schiphol die nog volop in feestelijke versiersels hingen.

Op 31 december vierden we NYE samen bij mijn tantes flat en dat was zeldzaam om NYE te vieren met zoveel familieleden op dezelfde plek! En voor mijn Hongkongse familie was het nog zeldzamer voor hen om vuurwerk te zien van dichtbij, sinds het verboden is om eigen vuurwerk af te steken in Hong Kong.

Mijn tante is een geweldige kokkin en heeft geweldige maaltijden voor ons klaargemaakt. Zelfgemaakte en familie gerechten zijn gewoon de beste. En het eten smaakte nog beter met de naasten dichtbij jou. Ook al wonen zij aan de andere kant van de wereld op exact 9,277 kilometer (5,765 mijl) afstand, de families van mama’s kant zijn altijd al hecht geweest.

Dit NYE was de beste.
I love airports! Honest!

Lets eat!
I've eaten lovely tender squid, suckling prawns in tomatosauce and the best potato pancakes ever!

Seeing fireworks from 8th floor!


  1. Mmmmm homemade Chinees eten vind ik stiekem toch wel het lekkerst :) En het uitzicht vanaf het balkon is heel vet!! Vooral die tweede foto vh vuurwerk is heel tof :D!

  2. I love the luggage! It looks so adorable! :)

  3. Ooh the firework photos are so festive! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time celebrating.

  4. Wow your aunt cooked up a feast! Looks so good!! :)

  5. Perfect way to end the old year and welcome in the new one... noms!

  6. Family, family, family! So amazinggg :) Happy to hear they got to visit and experience fireworks at a closer distance (not to mention the delicious foods you got to eat!). What a wonderful NYE.

  7. New Years Eve is best celebrated with family! Looks like you guys really had good food and of course, good time! Happy new year!!!! :)

  8. Het eten ziet er verrukkelijk uit! En die Rilakkuma koffers... aahhh!! xx

  9. Seems like you had a great time ! I love the fireworks pictures !

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  10. Happy new year! :) Glad you had good holidays

  11. so good to hear that you got to spend it with family who came from far away. what a great way to start the new year. and fireworks from the 8th floor looks pretty amazing!

  12. I had green tea ice cream too! The best flavor for anything :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  13. Je hebt helemaal gelijk zelfgemaakt eten en familie is tha best!

  14. All that food looks sooooo good. I love seafood as well, especially squid! Airports are one of my favorite places to be in. I'm not sure why though!

    becky ♡ star violet

  15. So nice! How I understand when you say about being them your nearest family, it also happens the same with us, my mom's family which is living more far away (not as many kms as yours though) is very tied. Glad that you got to spend some time this New Year's eve with them!!


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