Birthday Dinner At 1881 | Bar & Restaurant

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Your girl turned 20 a few days ago (on July 15th) ^^ I celebrated my birthday eating dinner and watching Minions with my family. Yes, MINIONS. I'll forever be a kid at heart haha.

Here's how my birthday went in photos :) They're a mix of photos I took on my Canon camera
and my mom's iPhone 6 Plus.
Before we went out, I "wai" / paid respect to my mother. This is what many Thai people do on their birthdays. They go thank their parents for giving them this precious gift called life and let them know how much you appreciate them :')

My OOTD for the night :3 minus the heels~

Look at my parents - they hold hands like teenagers, it's so cute tho haha.
Pretty place! | At The Groove in Central World
1881 | Bar & Restaurant
At first we sat at this table boxes and sofa because the tables were full, but then one got free so we moved there afterwards ^^
The restaurant was inspired by the Industrial Revolution. Their lights were made of water taps, so creative and original!
Chicken Ravioli for my sister
Spanish Sausage Cappellini with Feta Cheese for me

Crispy "Coq an Vin" (Chicken legs) for my brother
Me taking the photo above hahah
BIRTHDAY CAKE TIME ^___^
ALL THE WAITERS AND WAITRESSES SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.
I was so embarrassed omigosh but it was really sweet of them.
My dad wrote the letters frosting on the cake himself ^^
Waiting to eat this delish cake!

It's a crepe cake with blueberries sauce from Greyhound Cafe. SO. DELICIOUS.
Family photo :3 I love them so much.
MINIONS! Although the movie is not as good as Despicable Me 1 & 2,  it's still very fun.
We had some good laughs! I love those little yellow creatures hahaha XD
Still derpy even when I'm 20. My boyfriend says I look like a 7-year-old XD


Ended my birthday skyping with my boyfriend. He made my day :') I love you, bae.

It was one of the best birthdays of my life. I spent it with the people I love and to be honest, that's all I need ♥

For more information on 1881 by Water Library | Bar & Restaurant:
Website: www.waterlibrary.com
Address:
Central Groove
Central World Complex
Radjaprasong Junction
Bangkok, Thailand

My rating: ●●●●◌ (4/5)
It's such a great restaurant. The waiters and waitresses were super nice and attentive. Even the chef came and said hi to us when we arrived! However, I wouldn't recommend having a family dinner at night time because the music is quite loud (it is a bar and restaurant after all). It's fine during the day though. OH, THE FOOD IS SO GOOD. Amazing quality and taste.

At night, 1881 is perfect for a place to chill, drink, and enjoy delicious food with your friends :)

With love,

Nicole

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50 comments

  1. omgggg!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nicole/Nana!

    omg your name is soooo pretty! I don't really know which one is your real name but I remember watching this anime called NANA and I was like it's such a pretty name <3
    BBE you're only 11 days older than me OMG haha we're summer babies ;)

    <3 hope you had an amazing birthdaaaay! So sorry my message was late!

    I really want to follow you on instagram or something, but I can't find it :3

    Lauren <3 xx | laurlauu.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank youu Lauren <3 Hehe they're both my nicknames, you can call whichever one you like more. AYY SUMMER BABIES *HIGH FIVE*

      My instagram is "arrada.jpg" Sorry, I changed the username recently and forgot to update my ig icon link on the top of my blog XD

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  2. oh and btw you look gorgeous! as always :*

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  3. I love your outfit and hope you had an incredible bday!! Thanks for your kind words on my love/hate tag post really appreciate it alot!! ^__^

    Linxnee-Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you Linnie! Awh no problem about that hehe~ I really mean what I said.
      My next post will be the love/hate tag :)

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated) More birthdays to come. You don't look like your already 20, seriously!

    LEI
    THE LEI REGEEL

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  5. Happy belated birthday! And wow, "wai" sounds like such an interesting and wonderful tradition! In Korea, the one birthday tradition I know is that you have to have a bowl of seaweed soup. In America, people usually pinch me... haha! Hope you had a great day ~

    xx Chaereen | Inspinkle

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    1. Thank youu Chaereen. Oohh I wouldn't mind having a bowl of seaweed soup on my birthday haha, that sounds nice :3 Thai people also go to temples to "make merit" on their birthdays, but that's not my thing haha.

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  6. Aww! Belated happy birthday, Nicole! Wait, I do like the name Nana more (I think it's the majority's favorite from what I reckon while browsing your blog).

    The best birthdays are the ones spent with your loved ones, no need for big parties. Enjoy the roaring 20s of your life!! Going to be a decade of challenges and success. All the best :)

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    1. Thank you Anna :'D Hmm so many people have mentioned that they like Nana better too. I'm seriously thinking of changing my blog url to "nanasnotebook".. eh I'll write a separate post for this haha.

      Yess I agree. I'm actually not a big fan of big parties because I don't like to be the center of attention, especially in front of many people. It makes me soo nervous and uncomfortable > < Thank you so much for your kind words, you're the sweetest :3

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  7. Belated happy birthday to you!!! That birthday cake looks so delicious, I'm actually in the mood to buy one. Haha. It was my first time knowing that wai tradition as well, and I thought I might incorporate that to my parents. :) Looks like your birthday really went well. Happy birthday again and enjoy many more years ahead! :)


    Mimi Gonzales | The Foxy Heroine

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    1. Thank you so much Mimi! :) Yass the cake was so delicious omigosh. Mhmm I think this thanking parents tradition on your birthday is a great way to let your parents how much you love and appreciate them :')

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  8. So now: happy birthday!
    I love your blog. Visit mine if you want
    Xoxo
    Www.welovefur.com

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  9. The pictures capture so well the feeling and love your photography :)

    Belated birthday wishes to you!! xx

    Picture Me

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    1. Thank you Marianne (such a nice name btw <3) ^^

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  10. Gaaaaah, I'm in love at the place you had your birthday dinner at ! It's so beautiful, and your parents are definitely my #relationshipgoals ! Haha, glad you had a wonderful time Nicole (: Stay lovely, my friend !

    <3,
    RGMENDOZA

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    1. Mhmm the place is so nice, I'll be going there again soon XD Ahaha yeahh so many people say my parents are super cute. Thanks for reading RG <33

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  11. It is such a nice tradition to give thanks to the mothers for giving us wonderful life. What a fancy place! Belated Happy Birthday to you Nicole. I'm glad you had a blast :)

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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    1. Thank you Dice <33 Yeah.. I can't thank my mother enough, man. She's so precious. Anyways, hope you're having an amaazing time in Finland with your love hehe :3

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  12. beautiful post :))

    check out my blog + follow too?
    wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

    xo,
    Jess ♡

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    1. I've been following you for a while and been commenting on every new post you make T__T... Eh, oh well. Thanks for stopping by ^^"

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  13. Happy happy birthday to you Nicole!! Though it's a late greeting but I do mean it! :) You are so pretty! <3 I'm glad you enjoyed your 20th birthday! Welcome to Chapter 2! Haha. By the way, your parents are so cute indeed! My parents don't hold hands like that anymore. :/

    xo, Janine
    www.ablissfulblog.com

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    1. Thank youu Janine ^^ Chapter 2 - that's a fun way to call the 20s haha, I like that! Aww it's okay, couples show their love for each other in different ways. Like my boyfriend's parents, you can tell how much they love each other by the way they talk to one another. It's really sweet too ^^

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  14. Happy birthday Nicole! I am glad to see that you had such happy times with your family to celebrate it, especially because turning is such a special time in your life! Even though you will always be a kid at heart like me ha ha ha :3

    Andrea
    andrea-jinn.blogspot.fr

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea <3 Yess kids at heart unite! XD

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  15. Aww it's never too late, so Happy Happy Birthday, Nic! :) I wish you more birthday to come and happiness. Keep on dreaming. Have an awesome 20s. Glad you celebrated it with your family. <3

    Lou | wander-soul.net

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  16. Happy birthday to you sweetie. Those pictures look wonderful and so does the place! Being apart from your boyfriend is awful - I know that myself, I was in a long distance relationship for two years - but I know you both can stay strong and finally be in the same place soon xxx

    MY CUP OF TEA

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    1. Thank you Cristina :) I agree, being in a LDR is hard but we'll get through it!

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  17. Happy happy birthday, Nicole! You're so pretty! :)

    - Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

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  18. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY Nicole. May you have many more. You and your parents are so cute.Your new follower. care to follow back?

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY, oh my god youre so happy on your birthday, your parents such a cute couple, hope you have so many awesome life on your 20s, so welcome to the 20s zone hahaa, in my 20s last year i felt so sad at the first time because i thought i've to face any strugle and being mature but i think i do wrong, i pass day by day with the awfull life and i am enjoy it, just be yourself when you turn to 20s, 30s, 40, or whatever since the age of just numbers i thought, and wish you all the best pretty girl <3 xoxo ;)

    http://litarachman.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Lita, you're so sweet omigosh ;u;

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  20. Happy Birthdy, Nicole :) Looks like you had a blast time with your love ones xx
    Love the tap water lights were stunning & not forgetting the ambience of the restaurant too :D

    Hana | Bold Expression

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    1. Thank you Hanaa :'D yess I love their creative designs too, like for real who would think you could use water taps for lights decor? XD

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  21. awww. belated happy happy birthday to you :) i hope you have a wonderful year ahead. this is such a sweet post :D

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  22. Happy Birthday, Nicole! You have such a beautiful family! I love the Thai tradition of paying respect to your mother.

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  23. Happy Birthday Nicole! Looks like you had a truly wonderful birthday with the people that your love and good food - that's all you need :) here's to a blessed year a head! xx

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  24. Sorry for the delay, but happy birthday!! Welcome to the 20s club haha

    Emily | Always Emily

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    1. It's okay, thank youu Emily! :'D

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  25. happy bday nana! the restaurant is so fancy!

    www.rheapunya.blogspot.com

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