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27 Things That Happen When You're A Tall Girl In Manila

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Being tall in the Philippines isn't exactly easy.

I mean, we do live in a country where the average height for males is 5'3" and the average height for females is 4'11"... which means being 5'6" and over that *literally* makes you stand out from the crowd.
Kim Kardashian West / Via Instagram

I mean, we do live in a country where the average height for males is 5'3" and the average height for females is 4'11"... which means being 5'6" and over that *literally* makes you stand out from the crowd.

1. "You're so tall!"

Talaga, bes?? Hindi ko napansin. Peksman.
Star Cinema

Talaga, bes?? Hindi ko napansin. Peksman.

2. People asking you what you did to get so tall.

"Natulog ka ba tuwing hapon nung bata ka pa?""Anong gatas iniinom mo?""Pinanligo mo ba Cherifer?"Buti sana kung alam ko, bimb.
@BuzzFeedPH / Via Twitter

"Natulog ka ba tuwing hapon nung bata ka pa?"

"Anong gatas iniinom mo?"

"Pinanligo mo ba Cherifer?"

Buti sana kung alam ko, bimb.

3. "What's your height ba?"

Basta bes, TALLER THAN YOU!!
@BuzzFeedPH / Via Twitter

Basta bes, TALLER THAN YOU!!

4. "PAHINGI NG HEIGHT!!"

Tigilan mo c acoe. Hindi natin kaya, besh!!
@OUCHBEH / Via Twitter

Tigilan mo c acoe. Hindi natin kaya, besh!!

5. "Ah, so volleyball or basketball?"

Grabe, kapag matangkad, athletic agad? Ikaw, maliit, part-time mo ba mag Oompa Loompa?
NESCAFE

Grabe, kapag matangkad, athletic agad? Ikaw, maliit, part-time mo ba mag Oompa Loompa?

6. "Paabot."

Ang hirap naman maging matangkad. Mmmp este artistic pala! HAHAHAAH SOBRANG IBA @jerevalereye

@_mainetoss

Apparently, not exclusive to bayad sa jeep. You automatically become the claimer of all things in high places, AKA The Realm Which They Can't Reach.

7. Running into things. ALL THE TIME.

YoungerTV / Via GIPHY

Sometimes I wish I could apologize to my forehead for bumping it on doorways so often, and to my knees and shins for getting slammed on unsuspecting chair legs, table corners, and who knows what.

8. Going incognito is an impossible task.

Lip Sync Battle / Via Youtube

Paano ako magtatago kapag ako yung unang makikita pagpasok sa kwarto?? I am the literal elephant in the room.

9. Actually, so is crossing your legs under the table.

So many sources of bad vibes today. Can't even cross my legs under the fcking table.

@lalarrs / Via Twitter

10. Have I mentioned seeing over bathroom stalls?

Ang hirap magsukat ng damit sa ukay kapag matangkad ka, walang privacy. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

@TobySadie / Via Twitter

The only thing more awkward than making awkward eye contact with someone through the crack of the bathroom stall is actually making eye contact OVER the bathroom stall.

11. Public transportation is a pain in the ass.

Hirap maging matangkad sa pilipinas ang baba ng bubong ng tricycle anona

@kristalalala_ / Via Twitter

Not that it's not a pain in the ass for short people, but at least they never have to worry about not fitting in tricycles, legs being too long for bus seats, or hitting their heads sa sabitan sa jeep.

12. I mean, it is a SERIOUS pain in the ass.

@KenBorlongan / Via Twitter

Knees knocking the seat in front of you when you're on a plane, that awkward eye contact with the only other tall person on the MRT, constantly hitting your head when entering cars or jeeps, and a looooot more.

13. When all of your friends are short.

Walking outside with your friends and standing at least a full head taller than them... no, I'm not their ate, guys.
Hazel Gil

Walking outside with your friends and standing at least a full head taller than them... no, I'm not their ate, guys.

14. ...and of course, the bad posture that comes with it.

You subconsciously slouch to level yourself with them, and when someone pointed your posture out, you would deny it (but also have a hard time trying to sit up straight).
Scooby-Doo

You subconsciously slouch to level yourself with them, and when someone pointed your posture out, you would deny it (but also have a hard time trying to sit up straight).

15. Uncomfortable hugs with short people.

You're face-to-face with my boobs and I don't know which one of us is more uncomfortable. Apir na lang kaya???
Kris Aquino / Via Facebook

You're face-to-face with my boobs and I don't know which one of us is more uncomfortable. Apir na lang kaya???

16. SLOW WALKERS.

This could only mean two things: either your short friends who have a hard time keeping up with your long strides, or reeeeaaallly slow walkers who your lola could outrun. I mean, really?!
ShaadeComics

This could only mean two things: either your short friends who have a hard time keeping up with your long strides, or reeeeaaallly slow walkers who your lola could outrun. I mean, really?!

17. Buying pants???

Perks of being a tall girl. Walang kasyang pants sakin grrr. πŸ™„

@lykawilliona / Via Twitter

Because when pants sizes go up, they go WIDER, but not TALLER. I JUST WANNA LOOK GOOD, MOM!!!

18. Skirts, shorts, and dresses???

"Ate, yung kaluluwa mo kita na!!"
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"Ate, yung kaluluwa mo kita na!!"

19. Forget about rompers, shorts, and crop tops, too!!!

Hirap maging matangkad bes, umiiksi yung damit. 😒

@daphnieramos / Via Twitter

Don't charge me for indecent exposure!!! Hindi maikli suot ko, mahaba binti ko huhuhu

20. Or anything that requires covering your limbs fully because you're too long-limbed.

@RoseLecter / Via Twitter

The closest thing to heartbreak is falling in love with a jacket on sale and finding out it only covers maybe half of your wrist. Paano na porma ko, bes??

21. Heels???

The Grip / Via YouTube

They are literally either your best friend or worst enemy... you look extra good, but do you feel extra good?!

22. When a cute guy is short...

Being 5'8" means being the same height as James Reid, and also towering over most of the guys you know. Eh kung gusto ko ng effortless forehead kiss?!?!??!
@MyFABEmusic / Via Twitter

Being 5'8" means being the same height as James Reid, and also towering over most of the guys you know. Eh kung gusto ko ng effortless forehead kiss?!?!??!

23. ...but when you are attracted to a tall guy.

GIPHY

Do I like you dahil cute ka, or dahil matangkad ka??? *squints eyes*

24. When short girls and tall guys are together.

I guess distance in kilometers isn't the only long distance relationship, then.... sis, marami namang cute na ka-height mo, leave some for me naman!!!!!!
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I guess distance in kilometers isn't the only long distance relationship, then.... sis, marami namang cute na ka-height mo, leave some for me naman!!!!!!

25. Mirror selfies might not be for you.

@cherrytenmei / Via Twitter

Gusto ko lang naman sana umawra sa banyo, di pa pwede HUHU *sad react only*

26. It's either awkward crouching poses in photos...

TALL GIRL PROBLEMS: Nakayuko ka sa lahat ng pictures

@edenchz_ / Via Twitter

"Ako na lang ba palaging mag-aadjust??!?!?!"

27. ...or risking getting your head cut off from the photo.

Hirap maging matangkad muntikan na akong di makita πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

@Amoooooooooooo_ / Via Twitter

I am now one level higher than the ipis who can live two weeks without a head.

28. And most of the time, you're the automatic selfie stick.

Tall people AKA Designated Monopod ng Barkada

@enyaaaaaaa / Via Twitter

Edi ako na pinakamahaba!!! Huhuhu

Okay, life as a tall girl isn't as awesome as it seems...

Disney

I mean, imagine having to deal with these struggles regularly??

...but at the same time, you know not everyone can pull it off.

Honey Boo-Boo

You keep doing you, tall girl.

Teen.com

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