Despite some netizens’ negativity towards the concept of love and Valentine’s Day, two Filipino multimedia artists took to Facebook to voice their optimism and to engage everyone in a feel-good exchange intended for this special day.
Alvin Zafra and Dada Docot, products of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, came up with a page called “Pag-ibig Findings” (https://www.facebook.com/pagibigfindings)
where netizens are invited to post “a photo or any work about the topic of love and romance.”
In an e-mail response to GMA News Online, Zafra said he and Docot “had the idea this morning.”
“I posted a poem from Kahlil Gibran with the header: pag-ibig findings. We used to have art exhibits way back using this title, and every February 14 we do this. She thought of doing an online exhibit about it,” Zafra told GMA News Online.
The page is described as “an online exhibit happening only on February 14, 2012 (your time zone)… This is to celebrate the innumerable happy little things around us.”
Docot and Zafra are one in saying that the page is “nothing serious, just to share positive thoughts about love.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the page has received more than 20 entries, ranging from poignant photos featuring romantic partners to a wacky illustration featuring a heart bent upside down.
“We’re just trying to invite and tag friends, hopefully there will be more people joining from now. It’s just 10:30 p.m. here in Vancouver, and we celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Hopefully there will be more people joining from this side of the world soon,” Docot said.
Those who are interested to join this online exhibit can go to www.facebook.com/pagibigfindings and hit the “Add Friend” button. — TJD/HS, GMA News