Myself, my mom and my sisterÂ are usually eating when we see each other. Food plays a very central role in Filipino social gatherings, especially with family. Actually one of the first things a mother would say in a Filipino household upon seeing you for the first time during the day is “have you eaten?”. So, I salute all moms, and especially my mom today for being a mom. I turned out fine and my life is great – and I wouldn’t have made it without you, so thank you!