If you’re not familiar with the word mabuhay, it’s sorta like our version of Aloha. Its roots are in the Filipino word buhay, which means “life,” and it’s used in a variety of ways to greet people and to say hooray, cheers, etc.
As we were talking about the BOSFilipinos launch - over food of course - Leila (one of the co-founders) yelled out, “MABUHAYYY.” She talked about the spirit of mabuhay, and we all quickly chimed in about how it made us feel. We started BOSFilipinos as a way to bring together Filipinos all over Massachusetts, but also as a way to warmly welcome others to what being Filipino means. From food to educational events to cross cultural meetups and more, we want to elevate Filipino culture in the Greater Boston area - a city we’re so proud to call our home.
We’re incredibly excited for you to join this adventure with us as we work to build this collaborative community!
To get to know the founding team, check out our About page.
Otherwise, if you’ve got any questions or want to collaborate, please feel free to reach out to us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or subscribing to our newsletter.
BTW, the group believes Leila yells Mabuhay the best, so if you see her, ask her for a demonstration.
Trish, Leila, Bianca