As an alternative to the usual meetup format, FF spent its latest gathering getting our art on at The Collective, albeit early enough to have the warehouse-turned-hipster haven to ourselves.
As it was a pre-Valentine’s meetup, the group first discussed the notion of romantic love and the irrational behavior that it entails. Questions such as Would you die to save your loved one’s life?; Is monogamy the way to go?; and Is masturbating to another person’s image considered cheating? were asked, and generated quite heated discussions.
Afterwards, members showcased their creative skillz to the group:
There were quite a few guitarists in our midst, including Chris…
The most endearing string-man of them all, however, was Philip, who played a little Spanish ditty for us on his old-skool octavina.
Not to be outdone, the more literary types also had their turn, starting with a scintillating string of culinary haikus from none other than the esteemed Theodocius Chang.
Reighben shared some impromptu verses from his cel’s Sent folder.
I read an excerpt from my short story “Yaya.”
And Ibyang performed a freshly written love poem dedicated to all the Freethinkers.
Despite the different format, last Saturday’s meetup was every bit an FF shindig, featuring a lot of smart, sexy people unafraid to share their passions.
(Photos courtesy of Jeiel Aranal, Patrick Charles Rigonan, and Hombrey Escalante)