colmar tropicale

Yes, I have hit the big 3-0! It happened on the 5th of April and I went up to Colmar Tropicale to celebrate the start of having to write my age with the numeral 3 in relative peace and quiet (as is appropriate for people in their 30s ;)).

bukit tinggi

Colmar Tropicale is a French medieval themed resort in Bukit Tinggi (also called Berjaya Hills) and I secured a 1 bedroom suite there for about RM 300. I woke up late but we managed to reach there at around 12 pm and checked in. It’s about 3,500 feet above sea level and can be cool when the air is blowing but it’s not as cold as the other highlands.

japanese garden

Anyway, after a bit of exploring – I’ll write about the resort in another post – it was time for dinner. My girlfriend bought me dinner at La Cigogne – the best fine dining French restaurant at Colmar Tropicale. The food was good but I don’t think it’s authentic – more fusion cuisine than French. I had some wine and we also got a slice of cake to await the stroke of midnight.

I celebrated my 30th birthday at the balcony of a French themed resort in the highlands. Heh! We were full from dinner and I had to eat the entire slice of baked cheesecake sourced from a (you, guessed it) French bakery in the resort. It was adorned with three large candles. -_-

My girlfriend sang a birthday song and asked me to search the drawers of the suite for my present.

30th presents

I didn’t know she brought me a present! I realized later that when I switched rooms (preferred one with a balcony) she had to scramble to pack the presents back when I wasn’t looking. She had bought me a Braun Buffel wallet and handmade a birthday card with twists of tiny paper – it took her three whole weeks to do the latter.

Thanks dear! I love you Jeanie. <3

pork mee sua

We got home later the next day and she cooked mee sua for me – longevity noodles is a traditional dish in Chinese birthdays. What isn’t so traditional was that it wasn’t served with chicken soup but stewed pork leg – my favorite. Heh!

30th birthday

I had a great 30th birthday. It was relaxing and to be honest, I still don’t feel a month over 25. smirk

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30 Responses to “My 30th birthday”

  1. Glad you had a great time bro, she seems like a sweet girl.

    We almost have the same wallet..haha.

    • Thanks bro! Yeah, she’s a really nice person. :)

      Heh! Well, it’s pretty useful, has a lot of compartments and all that. Now I don’t need to stuff all the cards into 3-4 slots. :)

  2. Happy belated birthday HB.

    Cheers!

  3. happy belated birthday! that sounds like a perfectly nice birthday celebration :) love the card!

    • Thanks Kim! :)

      Yeah, it was fun to just chill up there. It’s rather quiet at this time of the year so we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

      Yup, I’m loving the card too. :D

  4. u r lucky man, to hav a very mindful gf who cares to cheer up ur day. Happy bday to u

  5. Happy Birthday again…even though I already wished you on Facebook. Sent you an sms but did not get a reply – you changed your number? Any plans to settle down this year…? Wink! Wink!!!

    • Hello Arthur! :)

      I didn’t get your SMS. I was at a place with very poor reception – celebrated my birthday at Colmar Tropical in Bukit Tinggi. My dad told me the same thing too – he sent a text but I didn’t get it. I didn’t get any calls or texts that day but after I got down I received a lot of texts and calls.

      I think it’s a reception problem. :x

      I still have the same number.

      Sorry about that and thanks for the birthday wishes! :D

      Hmm…settling down. I’ll think about it. ;)

  6. Happy Birthday dude!

  7. Bff, you are loved :o) **hugs**

  8. Happy Belated birthday!
    The handmade card is nice..good effort to jeanie

    • Hello! Yeah, I liked it better than the wallet. :D

      It’s handmade, it means much more to me.

      Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

  9. Haven’t you heard. 30 is the new 20 so peace and quiet do not apply. Bappy Hirthday….

    • Heh! Thanks for cheering me up Dor! :D

      I don’t feel bad about being 30 at all.

      I suspect NOT looking 30 has a lot to do with it. ;)

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

      …and I agree, like they say “Youth is wasted on the young”. :)

  10. happy belated 30th! wish you many returns HB :D

    • Thanks bro! :)

      Finally hit the big 30, time to settle down, me thinks. :D

      Cheers for the birthday wishes!

  11. Missed this – belated Happy Birthday! Next stop 40 mwahahaha

  12. So sweet of Jeanie….her artwork is reli good…i reli like the card she made, it is so pretty, like can do commercial selling eh! Braun Buffel’s wallet are gorgeous, urs look kinda same as the one I bought for my bf during his bday hehe! Great taste!

    • Yeah, it was really nice of her to take the time to do that. :D

      Oh ya, I like how Buffel has a lot of compartments for cards and such – it’s always good to have the slots. I had to double stuff my cards in my old wallet, now I don’t. :)

      Have a great weekend Tze Ling! :)

    • Thanks Tze Ling, I could have do it better if I have more equipment.

  13. Happy 30th Birthday, Huai Bin :)

    and I’m loving the card.. <3

  14. aahhh…. braun buffel =D my mom works with the company hope u like the wallet ;)

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