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The most important reason I am now writing this post all the way from Melbourne is to attend Mellissa’s 21st birthday. She has one of the easiest to remember birthday of anyone I know, on 8.8.88, you can’t get any more auspicious than that.

Just a night after I arrived, on the eve of her birthday, we had dinner at Vialetto, a little restaurant at Hardware Lane serving Italian food. The food was very pedestrian and nothing to shout about, so despite taking a tonnes of photos from the restaurant, I shall refrain from writing about a place that I wouldn’t return.

Mellissa's 21st Birthday
Charlie’s bar is located at the quaint Hardware Lane

Right after dinner, we adjourned to Charlie’s bar a couple doors down the lane. The bar itself is located at the basement level with some tables outdoor (not exactly very awesome to be outdoor in winter, though heater is provided). The service was really good, our server made sure the reserved area is vacated as soon as we arrived and took orders in very efficient and professional manner.

The guys arrived soon enough and by 11pm the group grew to some 30 people, including all of Mellissa’s housemates, university friends, and other friends from KL including Zehan, Pinky and her bf Kah Kit too.

Mell's birthday at Charlie's bar
Zehan, KY, Mell, Kah Kit, Sam, Pinky, Mell,
JW, Harvey, Singz, Graeme, Mark, Ian, Mrina, and more!

At the end of the night Mellissa got quite tipsy, though luckily still quite manageable. The guys love the drinks at Charlie’s bar, the cocktails were made just right with enough amount of proper alcohol. The place was quaint and comfortable, even the music too was good. Everyone had a great time, and of course, the no indoor smoking policy in the city always help.

Minor set back of the whole evening was the lack of a cake but oh well, Mell did bake a chocolate cake 2 days later, heehee. Happy Birthday darling!

p/s: Going skiing at Mt. Buller in less than 12 hours, I’m very anxious for my first ski trip in 8 years, gonna be Mell’s first heehee.

Discuss : Mellissa’s 21st Birthday

  1. eh. my friends just came back from Mt Buller and they said it was awesome!! hope you enjoy the trip! (pun optional. hehe)

  2. Omg that is such a MasterChef thing to say – food is very pedestrian 😛
    Hahaha watching too much MasterChef is it? 😛

  3. Aiyo forgot to subscribe to comments, ignore this please!

  4. Oh, Mell is so pretty! i love to see her…and we r of the same age,but yet of so much difference! *sob sob*

  5. i’m just glad you dress up properly there. if u wore the same clothes u usually wear here imma kill u

  6. that’s a really easy date to remember, and i bet she’s one lucky gal throughout her life (for eg: meeting you ^__^). happy belated birthday to mellissa

  7. wahh..ski! miss it a lot too, hav fun there, especially the last slop just before reaching on the chair lifts.

  8. wah enjoying yourself to the max! Have a great time skiing.

  9. Yes, that is indeed a VERY auspicious birthday. Heh!

    Happy birthday Mellissa! 🙂

  10. Lyrical Lemongrass

    Sounds like a lovely evening. Happy birthday to the birthday girl. 🙂

  11. looks fun Mel. great birthday u had.

  12. was she born through a planned cesarean?
    she’s a blessing!
    get married now…then you can plan a 10.10.10 little baby.

  13. Nice birthday! I couldn’t get 8/8/88… Was 7 days earlier… 1/8/88 lolz…

    Enjoy your trip at Mt. Buller! I’ll be going there next winter 🙂

  14. dy,
    Hahha yah it was awesome! 😀

    Mellissa,
    All your fault 😛

    Cecilia,
    Thanks thanks 😀

    christock,
    Hahahha shut up 😛

    cindy khor,
    Thank youu

    taufulou,
    Yahh, but the green slops aren’t too bad 😉

    eiling,
    Thanks 😀

    Huai Bin,
    Very auspicious!

    Lyrical Lemongrass,
    Thank you. 😉

    Myhorng,
    And at least you weren’t here so she wasn’t that drunk. LOL

    lb,
    Hahhaha so funny lah you

    Jeremy,
    Hahha quite close also hah

  15. Hi KY,

    I’ve awarded you a “kreativ blogger” award because I really enjoy your blog! The link is below if you’d like to participate. 🙂

    http://sarah-cooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    xox Sarah

  16. Sarah,
    Thanks thanks, interesting meme you have there. 😉

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