“Mabuhay” means long live in our Filipino language.
I was at HM this afternoon looking for white miso for the turkey. Okay, I haven’t done this recipe before and I found it in epicurious.com. I will let you know tomorrow how it turns out. LOL
But anyway there was this gentleman at the vegetable section. He had an apron on so I presumed he’s a worker there and asked him where I could find my ingredient. He said it is at the opposite end of the store.
I asked if he’s a Filipino. He answered “Mabuhay”! I thought that was his strange way of greeting. He said yes but he does not work at the store, actually he owned a restaurant at HM’s food court named Mabuhay.
He kept repeating Mabuhay like it was his last name while he was picking through the pile of lime. So I asked for his last name which now I forgot. I got stuck with Mabuhay.
We said our goodbyes after I promised to visit his restaurant someday.
To everyone, I wish you mabuhay this Thanksgiving Day and may you enjoy everything on the table but not forget to say thanks for our blessings that we receive all year round.
I also dropped by Whole Foods – uhmmm, it smelled Thanksgiving there. I was tempted to get a pint of gravy for my turkey but no, I’ll make it from scratch.