You can keep telling yourself that size doesn’t matter, but let’s be real here bros: it does, and always will.
To clarify, we’re not talking about the size of your peenor (get your dirty minds out of the gutter!), but your height, which you probably won’t be able to change even if you chug down a bottle of Cherifer every day.
Natamaan ka ba? Read on for a list of typical situations all short Pinoys can relate to!
NOT BEING ABLE TO REACH THE HANDRAILS INSIDE THE MRT/LRT
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You can jump, but that will be embarassing as heck. Good thing we all have that tall friend who we can hold on to for support.
PRACTICALLY HUGGING THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN YOU DRIVE
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You don’t like it when other people borrow your car because you’ll have to adjust the driver seat just so your short legs can reach the pedals again.
NOT BEING ABLE TO REACH STUFF ON HIGH SHELVES EASILY
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It’s hard to be a proper Prince Charming to your wife or girlfriend when you can’t even fetch her a jar on your kitchen cupboard’s top shelf without the help of a stool.
Sure, diskarte lang ‘yan, but it would be nice if you don’t feel like you’re playing against a bunch of Greg Slaughters every time you hit the court with your pals, right?
Speaking of hoops...
GUYS LIKE JIMMY ALAPAG AND JUSTIN MELTON ARE YOUR HEROES
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They're not short (both of are around 5'9") under normal circumstances, but they're practically midgets in the PBA. Despite their short stature though, they still made a name in the local pro hoops league. One is a legit local basketball legend and Gilas Pilipinas leader (Alapag) and the other is a slam-dunkin' phenom.
YOU'RE ALWAYS IN FRONT OF YOUR BARKADA'S GROUPFIES
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Well, you can choose to stay at the back...if you're willing to endure a few seconds of top-toeing or if you don't care about not being seen.
FEELING LIKE A MIDGET EVERY TIME YOU'RE ON WESTERN SOIL
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Once you find out that 5'10", which is already quite tall by Pinoy standards, is the "average" in the US, you can’t help but feel, well, small and underdeveloped whenever you're on Uncle Sam's soil.
ALL THOSE JOBS WITH HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS...
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…like being a flight attendant. Or a model. Or even a restaurant service crew member. Hindi ba pwedeng pleasing personality at pleasing face nalang?!
NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE MUCH IN CONCERTS
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Your VIP tickets are of no use when there’s a goddamn six-footer standing right in front of you.
YOU CAN SOMEHOW RELATE TO JEJOMAR BINAY