This is pretty unique not many people get this - how'd you get exposed?
(I grew up in Manila)
One of my best childhood friend's mom was straight off of the island. She showed me a few things. She had to, otherwise she spent to much time trying to beat me while I was sneaking off with her lumpias.
Then in high school I made friend's with a girl whose mom was straight off of the island and owned her own Filipino restaraunt in my town. She helped me master my recipe. Now my family and friends want me to make them all the time, but I only know how to make them in Filipino portions, so if they aren't chipping in on the cost, then they can get bent. LoL!