It may have taken a decade for MAE to return to Manila but having Filipino friends back in their hometown, it didn't feel that long for the American rock band.
During our MYXclusive interview, drummer Jacob Marshall shared, "There's a large Filipino population in Virginia Beach which is our hometown. So we have many Filipino friends back home and I think that's part of why it's such a familiar culture.
"The energy of the Filipino people in Virginia is also full of love and welcoming," he added. "So when we come over here it feels like home."
And if there's anything their Pinoy friends wouldn't want them to miss, it's our popular delicacy balut! Will they ever give it a try? Hear their thoughts below: