Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Philippine Notes: Mabuhay

Mabuhay: Similar to aloha and in my mind, also similar to mahalo which you hear often in Hawaii. Whereas in Hawaii, mahalo means thank you and aloha is a commonly used greeting, mabuhay is the Tagalog word for "long live" and is often used in toasts or as a phrase to show hospitality. Similar to mahalo, you will sometimes hear mabuhay at the end of announcements over the airport PA.

Today we leave Panglao and Bohol and head to Manila for two and a half days. This part of the trip has been breathtaking. I am running out of superlatives. Mabuhay. 

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