Atika Sikun




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Sept 14th, 1992 | Selangor, MY
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· 2018, have you been nice?
· 6/365
· Melbourne, Australia 2017 (Planning + Itinerary)
· What’s Wrong With Me?
· iMiss.
· Ramadhan 2017.
· Counting my blessing.
· Bliss.
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2018, have you been nice?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Posted by Atika | 0 comment/s

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It's April, guys.

Time flies huh?


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wishing I am this chill right now.


I know I promised that I'll update my Melbourne trip but I don't think it is happening soon. I am currently taking a breather as I just got back from work.

I was assigned to a new project at work earlier this year and it is honestly draining my energy mentally and physically. In a good way of course. It made me use all the soft skills I have to execute the project accordingly.

The pressure, however is so high. I mean, I am not exactly given guidelines BUT I am fortunate that my manager and boss are willing to help me out for any decision making. I am still struggling but I hope it'll get better soon. I guess a lot of stakeholders are not really briefed thoroughly and it is still pretty vague as of now.

I am adapting to the crazy days at the office (even crazier because it is only me alone!) and I did break down a few times. I tried my best to keep my cool but life gets to you, you know?

I am super grateful to have my teammates and other colleagues helping me out throughout the past three weeks because honestly without them, I might not be able to do it alone. Let me share a secret: I am terrified to get on the bad side of people. So most of the times I just panicked alone and just prayeeeeed that everything will be smooth sailing. Lol #nothelping

Doing this project has changed my working hours a lot. I also had to let go of my social life since I need to prepare myself before the inquiries start coming in. No more social life (which means more $$$ in the bank 😂) and weekends are now full of weddings as well! #foreverbusy I am honestly so exhausted rn and tend to keep it to myself these days. I am giving myself 3 months if this really works and I hope it does.

Penat gila okay. Tapi puas la kan when we get to assist someone out when he/she needs help.

I told myself that I want to hustle through this project and will try to provide a better and seamless experience for all of the people involved.

I still have a long way to go, but right now I just want to take a damn breather, that's all.


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Atika Sikun

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6/365
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


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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

UPDATE: 03 SEPTEMBER 2017 

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

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


Below is my itinerary for the whole week.

11/9
Flight from KUL - MEL at 11:00PM (Yol will be sending us, RM40

12/9
-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)

13/9
Great Ocean Road Tour (Otway) AUD101 (here)
- Dinner in CBD

14/9
-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 

15/9
-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)

17/9 
- 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!



x
Atika 

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