RR Enriquez defends English skills after getting nasty remark from netizen
Former “Wowowee” host RR Enriquez defended her English speaking skills after a basher left a nasty remark about her online.
Enriquez pointed out via Instagram yesterday, July 14, that her being “bobita sa English” (stupid at English) back in her hosting days was just a shtick.
“Thank you kasi kahit papaano nagalingan ka na sa English ko kahit super basic ng sinabi ko!!” Enriquez said as she shared a screenshot of the netizen’s comment.
Enriquez was bashed after she commented in one Instagram post, “I must say that you handle it in a very classy way!! You are the definition of ‘The One That Got Away.’”
The netizen with the handle @ramcruz63 then replied to Enriquez, “N*MOKA RR. NAWALA [KA LANG] SA ‘WOWOWEE,’ NATUTO KANA MAG ENGLISH.”
(F*ck you, RR. Just because you are out of “Wowowee,” you have learned English.)
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Enriquez then noted that she believed the netizen’s praise was just sarcasm, then told him to “first of all stop being so stupid!”
“My ‘Wowowee’ ‘Tanga tangahan sa English’ (stupid at English act) 14 years ago was just a joke my gosh!” Enriquez explained. “But thank you if sobrang napaniwala ko kayo [laughing emoji] Should I say that ‘I am an effective comedienne?!!?'”
Enriquez shared that ever since she was a child, her humor has revolved around making fun of herself to entertain others.
“I’m not saying that I was eloquent in English before. Pero hello basic natin yan, nag aral naman ako sa private school nung high school ako (Hello sa lahat ng mga taga Del Pilar Academy) Ako pala yung inexpell nyo Char,” she quipped.
(I’m not saying that I was eloquent in English before. But hello, that is basic and I actually studied at a private high school [hello to everyone from Del Pilar Academy] I was the student you expelled.)
“Although mas priority ko ang mag cutting classes kaya siguro hindi din naging straight magaling ang English ko CHAR,” she added.
(Although I prioritized cutting classes, so maybe that is why I did not really get good at English—just kidding.)
Enriquez recalled that her “I’m don’t know” lines she used to say as co-host of Willie Revillame were just so basic, but at least, she added, she got to go to the United States for a show because of her act.
“And if ikakayaman ko ang pagiging bobita sa English I will do it over and over again,” she noted. (And if my being stupid at English will make me richer, I will do it over and over again.)
Enriquez also pointed out that being good at the said language does not automatically make one better than everyone else.
“So please don’t belittle someone na hindi magaling mag English! And don’t make fun of someone na trying hard mag English because they want to learn and improve,” she said.
“And if hindi ako marunong so what? Pero yung murahin nyo ako for that? Yan ang nagbigay ng bahay, lupa, business, travel abroad with my family at napagtapos ko mga kapatid ko sa pag aaral because of that bobita sa English,” Enriquez stressed. “So please stop bashing someone na hindi magaling sa English!!!”
(And if I am not learned, so what? Do I deserve to be cussed out for that? That is what gave me my house, land, business and allowed me to travel abroad with my family, as well as help my siblings graduate. Because of that “stupid at English” act. So please stop bashing someone who is not good at English!) /ra
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