deadline (noun) – Something Filipinos can’t seem to grasp the meaning of when they ironically asks, nay, demand for an extension on the day itself.
democracy (noun) – On paper, what the Philippines pride itself upon. In reality, not much.
dengue (noun) – A famous debilitating viral disease in the country during the rainy season that gives local government units (LGUs) reason to bring out their defogging machines. Sales of a popular sports drink also increases as a result.
devil (noun) – What a devout catholic or christian usually calls someone who doesn’t share the same views or sentiments as them.
diploma (noun) – a sheet of paper that signifies 4 years of grueling hard work, perseverance and determination of industrious and loving parents.
disgusting sex (noun) – The act of talking about how the dinner you ate last night came out “oh-so-wrong” the morning after, all while in the act of copulating with your partner.
donation (noun) – An act of kindness by giving to a cause that must be made public in order to mask one’s cruelty, like stealing taxpayer’s money.
doughnut (noun) – Ring-shaped pastry that Filipinos are willing to wait in line for just as long as it is a newly introduced international brand.