1. To your parents, something is either "first class" or "third class". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via india-forums.com And never anything in between. 2. And people from the motherland are "freshies". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via ayeshasworldofdreams.tumblr.com As in, "fresh off the boat". 3. While we're on the topic, people who've never been to the motherland are "coconuts". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via newgirlthings.tumblr.com White on the inside but brown on the outside, in case you didn't get that. 4. You know that nothing is more refreshing than a glass of the green stuff. View this photo on Instagram 5. Except maybe chai. You're worried you might actually be addicted. My Life Is Desi @MyLifeIsDesi Today, we ran out of tea bags. All hell broke lose. MLID http://t.co/IaPNDyHQ 03:47 AM - 13 Feb 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite My Life Is Desi@MyLifeIsDesiFollowToday, we ran out of tea bags. All hell broke lose. MLID http://t.co/IaPNDyHQ10:47 PM - 12 Feb 12ReplyRetweetFavorite 6. You get overly defensive when people think you're Indian. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF mommyish.com Pakistan and India may have been the same country once upon a time, but they're not anymore. OK? 7. And even if you hate all sports, as soon as the India vs. Pakistan cricket is on, your heart bleeds green. View this photo on Instagram 8. You either know everything about Pakistani politics... Via brecorder.com In which case, well done. Because that stuff is seriously hard to follow. 9. ... or you know nothing at all. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via aieaflower.tumblr.com Which means you spend a lot of time sitting in silence and watching your dad and uncles argue it out. And all you'll ever remember is that Imran Khan used to play cricket. 10. As far as your dad's concerned, doctors are the cream of the human population. Via pinterest.com Daaaaaactars are the gods of Pakistani society. 11. And to your mum, there's nothing more important than having a good reputation. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via india-forums.com But beta, what will other people think? 12. Except keeping up to date with Pakistani and Indian TV dramas. Via whenyouliveinchisinau.tumblr.com Which are full of flashing drama scenes, over-dramatics, and ridiculous plot-lines. 13. She also lives in constant fear of "nazar/hasad/evil eye". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via wifflegif.com If something good happens to you, you can't tell people because nazar. 14. And replaces every word she doesn't know with "woh". My Life Is Desi @MyLifeIsDesi Today, my Mom told me to fetch "woh cheez" for her, and that is was located "uske samne" MLID http://t.co/IaPNDyHQ 09:00 PM - 11 May 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite My Life Is Desi@MyLifeIsDesiFollowToday, my Mom told me to fetch "woh cheez" for her, and that is was located "uske samne" MLID http://t.co/IaPNDyHQ5:00 PM - 11 May 12ReplyRetweetFavorite 15. As soon as revision time hits, she'll bust out the badaam. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You don't even need to study. If you eat badaam right up to your exams, you'll ace them. 16. Your family taught you to be over-hospitable. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com If your guest hasn't eaten within 20 seconds of entering your house, you've failed as a human being. 17. Which means that you often end up cleaning before your cleaner comes round. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via alissaerin.blogspot.co.uk Because what would the cleaner think otherwise? 18. And whenever you have guests round, your mum prepares at least 10 different dishes. View this photo on Instagram 19. Similarly, whenever you visit someone's house, you have to bring a gift. Via bigbangtheory.wikia.com 20. And whenever you visit family in Pakistan, you have to pack at least 5 suitcases of presents. t.co 21. When you go back to Pakistan, everyone thinks you live some ultra-glamorous life. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via carbonated.tv In reality, you wish you had servants like them so you wouldn't have to do the washing up. 22. You know that, even if you're at the top of your profession, this holds true. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 23. Talking of relationships, you'll either have a love marriage and end up with someone who your parents haven't pre-approved... My Life Is Desi @MyLifeIsDesi Today, I told my mom that I want to have a love marriage. She just laughed at me. MLID. http://t.co/cRuqCkGF 09:00 PM - 01 May 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite My Life Is Desi@MyLifeIsDesiFollowToday, I told my mom that I want to have a love marriage. She just laughed at me. MLID. http://t.co/cRuqCkGF5:00 PM - 01 May 12ReplyRetweetFavorite 24. ... or you'll have an arranged one, and pray that it's not going to be with your first cousin. weknowmemes.com 25. Either way, if you do end up getting married, you know you're in for one hell of a party. @saminajaved0 / Via Twitter: @saminajaved0 And millions of people you don't even know will show up. 26. You know that dawaats last all night, and if there's no one your age at them, they're unbearably dull. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via giphy.com Dressing up in Asian clothes and going to someone's house to sit around isn't all it's cracked up to be. 27. And if you're a woman, you'll spend the whole night helping out in the kitchen. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via instantreplay.tumblr.com You'll end up setting tables, cleaning up dishes, and serving chai, even though you're not even in your house. 28. Being a Pakistani man comes with its own set of problems, though. Like experiencing serious deja vu every time you go to the airport. Via quickmeme.com 29. But at least you don't have to worry about how fair you are. desi-problems tumblr / Via tumblr.com 30. You know that the "community" is all-seeing. Via Facebook: BestBrownVines And if they catch you, shit's gonna go down. 31. Your parents' friends are either "uncles" or "aunties". Via memegenerator.net In return, they call your friends and you "beta and 'bheti". 32. And if you don't say "Salaam" to each auntie upon meeting them, they'll call you a disrespectful child with no manners. Via memecrunch.com 33. But hey, at least you get to feel like a celebrity when you get picked up from the airport. Twitter: @MyLifeIsDesi 34. Even if gossip takes on a whole new meaning when you're Pakistani. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via wifflegif.com The time between you doing something and everyone knowing about it can literally be measured in milliseconds. 35. No matter how hard you try, you're always late. Via glbrain.com It's in your blood. Probably. 36. Whenever you meet a fellow Pakistani, your first question is, "Yeah but where are you from?" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via bollygifs.tumblr.com Because you need to find out whether they're from Karachi, Lahore, or Islamabad so you can judge accordingly. 37. And then you'll establish who speaks better Urdu. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF swaggernewyork.com And if your Urdu's not up to scratch, you'll be told you've lost touch with your culture. 38. Your parents spend a lot of time reminiscing about the "good, old days" in Pakistan. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via wifflegif.com 39. But hey, there are places in every city that'll make you feel like you're at home. Via no.wikipedia.org / Creative Commons Visit Southall or Green Street in London, and you'll feel like you're wandering down the streets of Pakistan.