It’s officially December! With Christmas looming over us, it’s a great time of the year to spend time together as a family or get away from it all with a last-minute break or holiday. December is the most awaited month of the year for me. I like the feel of freshly baked cookies in the house or listening to Christmas songs in the background while putting up the decorations.. everything about December is BEAUTIFUL!
I promised my little brother I would take him to the city for the sake of delicious pancake and it will be early Christmas shopping for him, I like planning my days ahead so by the last week of November, I planned our perfect day out to the city of lights – Kuala Lumpur (KL).
To make it even more interesting we decided to travel by the local train all the way to the City to re-live memories as it’s been ages since I last took the inter-city train. (just so you know I usually drive to the city).
YELLOW BRICK ROAD @ BATAI VILLAGE, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS
We started off our day at the Pancake Shop also known as The Wicked Pancake Parlour as it is the main highlight of our day! With so much social media hype over their food, I had to head down to the place to check it out on my own. It’s a family-friendly environment, the ambiance of the place as it’s crafted with good quality of wooden palates as ceiling and wall decor and crates as their bar drinks counter.
Drew Berry More Pancake
Truly this place is pancake heaven for pancake lovers! They have every imaginable yet interesting combination of pancake formula to make you wonder and excites you to try it. We sure had a tough time choosing our pancakes, as they had too many choices! Among the names that I could remember is Peter Pandan…. Chocoholics Anonymous but the berry choice does win over always!
We went it for Drew Berry More pancake which is packed with loads of berries from raspberry to blueberry and I could say that it is delicious and light and fluffy pancakes that is like eating clouds with a touch of sourish berries that are macerated and to top it off with some sweet meringue that is truly a marriage of great taste! Well the whole plate was cleaned with no traces of the pancake or berries!
Malaysia generally is all about tourism/seaside and food…more food together with big skyscraper buildings. Especially when there is celebration, the wall…streets and shopping mall are well decorated! Hands down, they look so beautiful.
Since the whole day highlight is my little brother’s wishes, we first went on and played arcade charity Christmas games that support the orphanage home’s wellbeing. So every proceeds from the games go to the betterment of the homes. I felt like I was back in my childhood times, playing the toss ring into the reindeer horn and even throwing the ball to stacks of the can to win some cute miniature bears. When life is so caught up with responsibilities I felt that we are never too old to do goofy stuff.
After our adrenaline was pumped up after the games we went ahead to get started with our shopping. My brother always loved the choice of clothes that are provided in H&M we went ahead to get major stuff done for this young man and teenagers’ choice of fashion is always a fun wear, ….
We ended our day with a much-relaxed environment having some tea and light meal before heading home!
It is always right to put the need of our loved ones before ourselves in this season of love to show that they are appreciated and worthy. I always learn something new when I am out with this fine young man and today I learned that my childhood may be over, but that doesn’t mean playtime is. The best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas now.