Extended Holiday

Now we don’t encourage parents to do this, but since Mr. Hubby only had his off day after the Easter school holiday and the Muslim month of celebration, Eid’Ul Fitri three days happened right after the holiday, we informed the school that my daughter wouldn’t go to school for that three days. I don’t know if she understood it but she was looking so happy when we woke up a little bit late than usual (Her school alarm is always set off at 7 am)

April 24th, 2023

Mizarwen train ride
Train ride to the unplanned destination.

So we figured since my autistic daughter likes to stay so long on the train ride, we decided to spend most of this day on the train and hop on and off to three different stops Bern, Basel, and Zurich train stations just to stretch our legs. She wasn’t pleased we got off the ride. But it has to be done. If not, our old legs and bum would be numb from sitting too long. Lol.

April 25th, 2023

The initial plan was to get the rest of my daughter Fruitea’s favorite drink from this shop where we ordered and thought they already had it in hand. Unfortunately, when we arrived at Pasar Indonesia, Mohlin they said they ordered just a few days ago when we had been waiting for beverages for months. We weren’t that disappointed despite the three hours ride to find this place. We felt grateful that some of the things we couldn’t get anywhere else in Geneva, they have them at the shop.

mizarwen pasar Indonesia Mohlin

The shop was situated in an isolated place, but the GPS never failed us.

We were greeted by 2 friendly middle-aged women. There are rows of food racks on the left side of the store and other non-food sections on the right side when you walk into the shop. I was pleased to find Belinjo in the snack area. Bruneians called it Tangang. It would be nice if, after you fry them, you mix them with butter and honey like this recipe. A great snack to nibble while watching your favorite K-drama overnight. Lol.

Mizarwen interior and snacks from Pasar Indonesia

Our next stop was the PUMA outlet, Oensingen. Unfortunately, we have not found the Spongebob edition. They provide just a tiny corner of the section. How can that be? We expected much from a place this big. Hmph.

Our last trip of the day was to have our bellies full at IKEA, Lyssach. The furniture mall was not as crowded as in Geneva so it was a pleasant, peaceful late lunch.

Mizarwen lunch at IKEA, Lyssach

April 26th, 2023

The search for my daughter’s PUMA sneakers continued today. We went to the other design factory, Fish Fashion in Schonwerd. A really confusing route to get there. Even though Mr. Hubby was here twice, he wasn’t sure 😀

Shopping design outlet Fish Fashion Switzerland mizarwen

Yet, we couldn’t find the sneaker. Our bellies were groaning by the time we ended the long search. So we concluded this trip by getting our lunch at Singapore Restaurant in Zurich. I guess this is only a halal Malay restaurant. If you ever come here I recommend you the Laksa. It’s delicious!

Mizarwen lunch at Singapore Restaurant Zurich

Just Us

The Ladies

I am back in Brunei because my father-in-law passed away last month. Since last month till now I haven’t spend quality time with my own family members and the time that we have here is so limited. I feel like I couldn’t visit them so freely this time. A few visits won’t feel enough. Thanks to my husband the permission was granted that I could meet my sisters and my mother, just us, the ladies (My father and brother had other plan of their own).

Sham’s BBQ Grill

We chose to eat at Sham’s BBQ Grill, Kiarong. There are some good reviews from people who already have gone here. So I ought to try their food grills. It is easy to locate the place. It is just next to Kiarong Primary School you can see the row of buildings before the school. They have few branches, though. Since we were close to another next destination I think it is better to just dine in here.

(6/9/22) I just couldn’t understand taking picture with face mask on… I just followed XD
Inside the restaurant
One section of menus that they have (source: Sham’s BBQ Grill’s IG)
Photo taking again? Layan….
The spreads

Review: The BBQ sauce that they used and the juiciness of the chicken wings are superb, super, super delicious! The waitress is super friendly and welcoming. The place is worth photo taking. 9.5/10!

If they add up Tongkeng(chicken butt) in the menu I would rate it 10/10 🙂

I can say after I had Majestic Wings in Jerudong Food Court this place is way better than them.

Street Food

After our dinner, we went to see Street Food at Digital World’s parking lot. The COVID case wasn’t that high, I was thinking if the mall were crowded with people, here perhaps they are full of people too. However, it wasn’t as I expected it would be.

Yet I was happy I could find foods that I wanted for takeaways and lip tints sold there.


Last Day of 2021

We had a long walk yesterday. We wanted to take our daughter, Faatihah out just to breathe some fresh air and release some tension.

Made YouTube Shorts for the first time.

We didn’t go outdoors for almost a week. Faatihah kept on whining and I could see she was bored out of her mind. Glad we did that yesterday. She enjoyed every moment of it, especially when we bring her to play the seesaw we found in Servette residential area and the big playground at Park Trembley.

Last day of 2021 mizarwen

Cool yet sunny weather allowed her to be so carefree.

This was the first time we let her walk freely most of the time just because I felt more secure with the surroundings. I also felt a little bit more relaxed.

The good thing as well from the long walk we did yesterday, I could also burn calories. Perhaps, I need to get back on track; walking every day as I did two months ago. I feel so sluggish each day. So the beginning of the year 2022, I need to change this and make daily walks or workouts a habit. So who’s with me? No one? Okay XD

Happy New Year 2022 guys!