Atika Sikun

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Sept 14th, 1992 | Selangor, MY
"we only see what we want to see."

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· Melbourne, Australia 2017 (Planning + Itinerary)
· What’s Wrong With Me?
· iMiss.
· Ramadhan 2017.
· Counting my blessing.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018 | Posted by Atika | 0 comment/s

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Do people even read blog anymore?

Gosh, this post is wayyyy overdue and I don't have anyone to blame but myself lol

Anyways, HAPPY NEW YEARS, PEEPS! *pops confetti

My appointments today got canceled so I'm at home doing some stuffs and finally got to blog. I honestly miss the days where I will have ideas or things to say, but right now I am just busy with a lot of things.

I wanted to write on how grateful I am to be able to celebrate my birthday overseas, something that I don't have the luxury to do but alhamdulillah, this year I made it come true.

It was really nice with the weather and what not, plus I really got to spend times meeting up with my friends and also doing all the touristy stuffs. (updates for Melbourne in progress, promise I'll finish it by tonight *finger crossed )

For 2018, I told myself a lot of things. I promised myself a lot of things too. but most importantly, I told myself the one and only golden rule: never lose myself in the process of everything.

So far, I am glad that things are working out pretty well for me and I hope it will stay that way forever. well - at least, until the end of the year lol we're busy with Kaknyah's preparation, I mainly became her place to rant about her problems haha my room is now pretty empty with only my stuffs inside it.

I did regular spring cleaning for my room and is now a regular contributor to the donation box hehe am also helping out with my friends' stuffs when they need to giveaway their unwanted clothes/bags.

Work has been pretty okay too. As the Senior Exec, I am getting the hang of things at work. Had a pleasant Performance Appraisal with boss the other day. Glad I let out the things I've always wanted to tell them. Hopefully, they are able to offer me more just like I requested.

But the happiest thing that has happened to me at work is definitely getting a new laptop (which the one I use to blog right now lol) it is super fast AND so chio looking. Definitely a basic, but I am grateful enough.

Unfortunately, my old work laptop died after almost 3 years together. not sure what is wrong with it, but since I need some of the files in the laptop, I am heading to Plaza Alam Sentral Shah Alam later to have a look. Hopefully takde yang rosak teruk yikes 

Some of the things I look forward to do this year is definitely improving my financial health. Especially with my savings and expenses. Just did the excel sheet for my daily expenses and thanks to Spending Tracker app, I am on track so far. yay!

So looking forward to meet up with my primary school friends, there will be 17 of us and hopefully no one ffk last minute lmao

2018, thank you so much for such a bitter sweet start xx

Atika Sikun

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Melbourne, Australia 2017 (Planning + Itinerary)
Sunday, September 3, 2017 | Posted by Atika | 0 comment/s

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Disclaimer: this post was written back in March. Aku scheduledkan je senang.

Cerita dia macam ni. My cousin, Adam is a travel bug. Asyik berjalannnn je. So, one day as  I was talking to him about travel tips, suddenly it occurred to me that I'll be getting a huge sum of money by August so I jokingly told him that I wanna go somewhere during my birthday weekend.

He immediately said, "JOM AH!"

So, daripada main-main terus plan betul-betul. We look at the flight ticket (as of 16/3/2017), Air Asia ada saleeee yang ticket murah tu and first plan was to buy masa tu la kan. But then apakan daya, malas nak susahkan orang lain, so kita beli time bulan 5 nanti kata Adam.

So ni basically our rough expenses there:

Aussie Trip
-  Flight RM1000
- Visa AUD20 RM70
- Tram pass AUD24.50 (AUD4.10 / day) RM85
- Accomodation AUD150 (AUD25/day) RM505
- Foods AUD120 (AUD20 / day) RM403
- Sightseeing + Souvenirs AUD300 RM1000
- Lobster AUD120 RM403 (ni I will then you guys why lol)

The rate masa ni 3.41MYR in exchange of 1AUD. So roughly it's about RM3.5k without the lobster. As you can see, our best accommodation option is Airbnb. so I asked for Lam's help to scout around for me.

Another disclaimer: this is not a budget trip lol


Hey guys! I am flying off in less than 10 days! haha

So from my previous update, these are my final expenses for the trip.

Aussie Trip
-  Flight RM1000 (bought in June for RM1527 returns via Air Asia)
- Visa AUD20 RM70 (did it for only RM20! with Nadia, she's a director of a travel agency)
- Tram pass AUD24.50 (AUD4.10 / day) RM85 (this one I borrowed Aina's and Lam's hehe. So, it's FREE)
- Accomodation AUD150 (AUD25/day) RM505 (RM767 for 6 days/person, we booked here.)
- Foods AUD120 (AUD20 / day) RM403 (I am allocating AUD20/day as per Lam's recommendation, so AUD100 = RM343
- Sightseeing + Souvenirs AUD300 RM1000 (will allocate only AUD100 = RM343 for shopping) 
- Lobster AUD120 RM403 (Decided not to have it lol nanti lagi sakit kepala) 
- Dry Foods: RM100 (gotta declare them)

Total: RM3.1033.00


Current exchange rate is AUD1 = RM3.43 (as of 3/9/2017)

Below is my itinerary for the whole week.

Flight from KUL - MEL at 11:00PM (Yol will be sending us, RM40

-Arrived at MEL (8:20AM) (buy simcard and myki card) simcard is AUD2/day = AUD12 (optus simcard) 
-Check in airbnb bus from airport > docklands = AUD18 
- Go around CDB with tram FREE 
- Queen Victoria Market  *AUD60/ AUD10 a day (here)
- Botanic Garden FREE (here)
- Federation Square FREE (here)
- Eureka Tower AUD20 (here)

Great Ocean Road Tour (Otway) AUD101 (here)
- Dinner in CBD

-Melbourne Zoo AUD18 (weekdays) / FREE (weekends) (here)
- Brighton Beach take Sandringham from CBD (AUD7) (here)
- Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium AUD34 / AUD48 - inclusive of Legoland (here)
- H&M * AUD50
- Dinner in CBD (lobster/nice cafe) * AUD50-AUD100/person 

-Chemist Factory *AUD50 (here
- Coles & Woolworths * AUD60 
- Puffing Billy AUD57 
- Shopping chocolate *AUD50
- Shoes Warehouse * (here

16/9 - Free and easy day
- Melbourne Museum AUD14 (here)
- St. Kilda beach AUD14 by train (here) / AUD10 by bike (here) x 2
- Luna Park (night) AUD50 (here)

- Flight from MEL-KUL at 935AM (be at the airport by 6AM) AUD18 *buy from Southern Cross 

- Check out airbnb
- Arrive at KLIA at 530PM (RM40, Yol will be fetching us)

Total: AUD359 * AUD377

Will definitely update more once I'm back!


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What’s Wrong With Me?
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I can't believe it's September already! 

...and I am turning 25 in 10 days time.

I’ve been reading some articles lately and this article really hits home. I’ve been feeling meh when it comes to relationship all because I honestly think that there are a lot of wrong things going on with me.

However, after reading the article, I felt so much better. Thank you so much, Ims! I think the fear of not being good enough are eating me alive. But then again, I might just overthink lol I told myself that I am not going to take up anymore shit from anyone, so I’m going to be myself.

I am going to focus more on myself and progress. Just winging things and do my best. My card is FINALLY ready and I have been distributing it to everyone. Just wanted to put my name out there lmao because ultimately, I would want to have my own personal branding.

Apart from that, I am going to focus on building better relationship with my family and close friends. Gonna slowly stop bickering over the simplest things and be positive in everything that happened. I have been wanting to recharge myself and I hope this Melbourne trip will do me good. I am so looking forward to experience Melbourne with Adam!

I know I’ve said this before, but I really miss blogging like the good ‘ol days. Now everything are updated on my socmed that I am really losing touch on what to write down here. I promise myself that I will not forget this space as it has taught me so much and I wouldn’t trade it for the world ♥ 

Atika Sikun

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