10 Obvious Signs That You Are A Filipino Social Climber

posted on: Friday, November 28, 2014
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I have many friends here at the office who are #katkat or social climbers.

Here are 10 signs that you might be one of them:

1. When you go to Starbucks just to take a picture of your coffee.



Then post it on Instagram with filters and #with #a #caption #full #of #hashtags. You don’t even bother collecting the planner stickers.


2. When you speak in full English with your Bisdak friends.

call center agent


Especially when there are many people around, like in Starbucks Ayala. Yeah, I know you work in a “kol senner” buddy.


3. When you own a secondhand DSLR camera even though…

social climber using a dslr camera

you don’t know the difference between a DSLR and an ordinary camera. Do you even know how to operate it?

taken at another angle

taken at another angle


4. When your clothes are all branded, but came from ukay-ukay.

ukay ukay

You always take time to scavenge a pile of used clothes in Mandaue, just to search for brand logos like Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger.


5. When you claim to have a relative or friend who is either an artista or a son of a politician.

jeane napoles with noynoy


Yet, we never see them with you… even in your Facebook friend list.


6. When you keep mentioning brand names in a conversation.

luxury brands


LV, Havaianas, Dolce and Gabbana, and whatever brands you just dropped that I know not of.


7. Claim that you would have bought a ticket for One Direction’s concert…

one direction live in manila


But never did since it’s already sold-out. ATSUS! Lie pa more!


8. When you bash students from other schools while wearing your green-colored school uniform.

kris aquino


Even though your parents have already sunken in debt. Finish your studies first before trash-talking; you’re not even good at Dota.


9. When you have to go to Ayala just to eat Jollibee…

10 Obvious Signs That You Are A Filipino Social Climber

…and window shopping.


10. When you flaunt your newest and latest smartphone on FB, Twitter and Instagram…

10 Obvious Signs That You Are A Filipino Social Climber

But in reality, you just bought it on a shady cellphone stand outside Ayala or SM. And you have to go on a “diet” for 2 weeks just to afford it.


There’s no cure for being a social climber but at least it’s not contagious.