Maraming salamat! That means "thank you" in Tagalog (which is one of the official languages in the Philippines) and thank you for visiting my blog. As you've probably now guessed, I'm of Filipino heritage. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but I had lived in Texas for about fourteen years. My husband, son and I moved to Washington state in 2007, and I must say I love the Pacific Northwest. Our son, Benjamin, keeps us on our toes.