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Back from the long coffee break!


Hi everyone! It has been ages! Hopefully, I’m back for good. Chapter 6 of Two to Tango is almost done. My apologies again, and thank you to all of you who still visits my little corner in cyberspace from time to time. For now, my goal is to update and finish all my current stories, then I’ll take things from there, (mulling over some content changes).

Good vibes as always. Happy weekend!

P. S. I’m tinkering a bit. My apologies also if you got notifications on some very old posts! Don’t know what happened! 🙂


Happy Sunday!


I feel very rusty. I haven’t written anything in more than two months!

One of the things that I have really missed the past months is writing. It was just not possible to pick it up due to the crazy times I had. My mind felt numb, my creative juices, seemingly frozen.

My apologies again for the lack of updates. When I started blogging, and writing fan fiction specifically, I promised myself that I will not have huge gaps between my updates, but alas, it didn’t happen that way despite my best intentions!

But, I am back! Thank you for still checking on me. Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday with your loved ones!  Good vibes as always.


Finding my way back!

It has been more than three months since I was last here! Hay, so many things happened. Real life beckoned, for one, and I have been to the other side of the world and back, so to speak. But I am good, so is my family.

I travelled, really travelled. It was one of the most enjoyable and memorable trips I had in recent years. It was a ‘me’ time on a grand scale, though I was not alone, as I traveled with a friend.

Now, I am back! I just I’m trying to find my way back here. I miss writing and I miss interacting with you. I already found my way back to my favourite creative hangout, and discovered new ones as well. Now, just give me a little more time to update my stories! 🙂

I hope all of you are doing well. Cheers and good vibes as always. Be back soon!



My Sunflower World @ 2 !!!



Happy to be celebrating another milestone! My Sunflower World turns 2! Two years as a blogger, amazing! It was a dream I thought I would be unable to realize, but here I am, embarking on my third year! 🙂

From the bottom of my heart, a million thanks to all of you who had supported me, and continues to be there, through thick and thin, updates, slow updates, to no updates at all, for another wonderful, roller coaster, interesting and lovely year for me on blogosphere.

Here’s to another year, and another, and another, and another…!

Cheers and good vibes (and countless cups of coffee and adventures) for always!


❤ Antigone ❤

P. S.

Updates of Love Happens and Slow Burn coming up in a day or two! 🙂


I’m back! (for the nth time!:-))

Bench by the Lake

It felt like it has been ages since the last time I really log into this site. I miss being here and interacting with you. My apologies for disappearing so long. The updates are slowly coming together and I hope to upload one or two in the next couple of days.

I had a wonderful vacation, one of the longest my family and I took in a while. The photo above is from one of the relaxing places we have been to. When we got home, I had a difficult time recovering from jet lag. It took weeks for my sleeping pattern to return to normal. (How come it is getting more difficult to recover from jet lag as one gets older)!

Yes, I also turned a year older weeks ago! 🙂

My little one went back to school, and I got busy doing a major spring cleaning afterwards. It was also a way to clear my head. Just like I have written before, I do it from time to time to clear the mind! I am not completely done with that, but that is for another day. For now, I am back to writing to keep me sane! 🙂

Cheers and good vibes! I hope everyone is doing well and that you are still all there, following this blog. 🙂



Coffee time!

Lucca Bakery SM Mega Mall


Sometimes, all we need is a cup of coffee, some pastries, and a laid-back chat with a friend to get out of the funk we found ourselves into! Most of the time, after a cup of coffee with a friend, I feel better and energize. A nice coffee shop is my default place when I go to the mall with one of my closest friends. We would go around the shops, then chat and catch up while drinking our favorite brew.

In recent years, a lot of nice coffee shops have sprouted in the metro, and I’m glad as it means more choices and more nice places to relax and talk.

One day, I will write about those coffee shops! For now, I’ll go back to updating my stories. My apologies for the lack of updates. There were just quite a number of things that I needed to deal with the past days! Hopefully, I will have something for you guys in a day or two!

Cheers and good vibes as always!

❤ Antigone ❤



Of address books and memories

Paper Address Book

I got this beautiful address book from a friend as a belated Christmas present. I was very happy to see this when I opened the gift she gave me sometime last month. I thought it is not so easy to find a paper address book anymore. I remember a conversation I had with another friend, I think, more than two weeks before my friend gave me this, about paper address books seemingly on the brink of getting obsolete too, as people became more and more dependent on their mobile phones and other gadgets for storing everything they need to remember.

Paper Address Book Inside Pages

What started us talking about address books, are planners. The two of us always get this thin, basic type of planner at a local bookstore before the end of the current year, or at the start of the new one, as it is easy to use and navigate. I told her I have a Starbucks planner she can have too, as I haven’t had much use for planners at the moment. I just collected the stickers as I became quite a fixture at the Starbucks near my place writing entries for this blog! My friend said, she would rather stick to her simple planner.

Then, she started telling me about a lady who asked for her help while she was looking at planners. The lady wanted to know if my friend knows where the address books are placed, as she can’t seem to find them. The lady even remarked that maybe, there is none anymore on the shelves, as no one seemed to use it, nowadays! My friend told me that she was at a lost too, and was unable to help her!

Paper Old Address Book Inside

That got me thinking! Do people still use the traditional paper address books these days? Do you? I must admit, I don’t really, in recent years. I just use my mobile phone for contact information of friends, colleagues and family. The e-mail addresses are just filed in the contacts folder of my electronic addresses. If I need their physical addresses, I just ask them through a text message or a message through Messenger! Sometimes, I would just jot it down on a piece of paper, then forget about it after we meet or after I have been there. I never thought of jotting it down in a paper address book anymore, or electronically, for possible future use.

I do have several old address books and getting this new one made me remember them as well. Like beautiful notebooks of all shapes, kinds, colors and sizes, I found myself collecting these through the years. In fact, when I need to find an old landline number and addresses, this very old address book that a friend also gave me, is my default.

Paper Address Book Old

I tried transferring its content into this beautiful one, but still I went back to the old, well-used one!

Paper Address Book Artist

Paper Artist Book Inside

I flipped through the entries in that old purple address book.

It brought back memories seeing the names of the friends, colleagues, acquaintances, classmates, and mentors who became a part of my life at some point or another. Most of them I am still in contact with from time to time, some others I haven’t seen in ages or lost touch with. There were also some who already passed away, and looking at their names and contact information in my old address books made me smile and felt sad at the same time! I remember the memories we have shared, and at the same time, sad to remember that they are gone.

I hope that the lady in the bookstore did manage to find a new address book.

Paper Notebook

In a recent trip to the mall, my friend and I found this one, not solely an address book, but rather a small, handy, notebook with small accordion folders, pages for notes and several sheets for addresses and other contact details.

Paper Notebook Address

Well,  as for me, I’ll put to good use the one my friend gave me. It is time to update my old one. Call it old school, but I think it is better to have a paper back up of all information electronically stored, too!

Paper Address Book New

There is also a different kind of happy feel, holding and flipping through a paper address book that scrolling down the screen of my phone or other gadgets!

Many thanks, again, to my friend who had not only given me a beautiful, useful gift, but made me remember the joy of using a paper address book!



Windows and horizons

Calle Crisologo Vigan Coffee Time

Happy New Year!

It is now five days into 2016! I hope you all had a beautiful and memorable celebration with your loved ones. I managed to, and that was why I disappeared again from blogosphere!

Saying goodbye to 2015 was bittersweet! It was an eventful year for me, with its share of blessings, sadness, ups and downs, new adventures, and drastic changes. But all in all, it was not really a bad year for me, not a bad year at all!

Bantay Bell Tower

Fort Ilocandia Window

Welcoming 2016, is like looking out of that window, or gazing at the horizon, wondering what is out there, what is in store for me, for everyone. With it, is the feeling of anticipation and excitement, of thinking of all the possibilities out there, of what I will discover and experience, within me, and around me.

I do hope, pray, and wish that 2016 will be a better year for all of us. It is another year, another chance of realizing our dreams, fulfilling the goals we have set for ourselves, embarking on new adventures, and enjoying life to the fullest with our loved ones.

Paoay Lake

Paoay Sand Dunes

Cheers, and here’s to sharing another year with you! Thank you for all the love and the good vibes the past year, and the year before that, when I first ventured into blogging and interacted with you guys! I have discovered a new and wonderful world and here I am here to stay!

Fort Ilocandia Cafe


❤ Antigone ❤