racism (noun) – Prejudice and discrimination currently directed against Filipino OFWs in Taiwan by its citizens and NOT that Bayo ad or FHM cover.
rain (noun) – What people ask for when it is too sunny. (see sun)
reality talent search (noun) – A kind of show in the Philippines where majority of the contestant’s talent seems to be singing. Although a few non-singing contestants eventually makes it to the finals, like juggling while burping and eating glass shards for lunch; the one who sings would eventually be declared the winner. This is because there is no money to be earned by the network with the non-singing contestants. They need to earn money so as to recoup the makeover cost, like breast enlargement and nose job, the winner has to undergo.
red carpet (noun) – Long and narrow cloth laid out on the floor for people to walk on for them to feel special that other colors, like blue or green, can’t give.
room nurse (noun) – A profession whose job description only Cynthia Villar is knowledgeable of.
rubout (noun) – A legitimate military or police operation where a gunfight usually ensues between law enforcement personnel and lawless elements which usually ends with all the participants on one side perishing in the process. It is very common for the authorities to get the upper hand in these scenarios due to lack of preparedness on the part of the criminals in checking whether they are equipped for the gunfight, are outnumbered, or whether they had their vehicle’s windows checked 2 to 3 days prior to the incident for mechanical failures and possibility of it not opening at the most crucial & critical time.
Ryzza Mae Dizon (noun) – The Jillian Ward of 2013.