23 Things That Will Make Every Arab-Australian Say "Same"
Spilling the shai.
Being constantly terrified of this deadly weapon that could strike any time you anger your parents.
Having to answer 101 questions from your parents if you want to go out.
Trying to convince your non-Arab friends that watermelon and halloumi is the best food combo.
And enduring the men's battles in the game of 400.
Knowing winter has come when the magical hram comes out.
Your house has an "inside-outside" hangout area.
Taking Panamax when you’re on your death bed.
Having weddings begin two hours after the time written on the invitation.
And dancing anywhere and everywhere when the drums start going at 8pm.
Tallying the amount of times an aunt says "3a2belek" with gleaming eyes.
Adding whatever amount of garlic you think is appropriate for a dish and then adding, like, seven more cloves.
Being forced to speak with your relatives overseas.
Realising our Arabic sayings are so dramatic when translated to English.
Coming to terms with the fact that not everyone has the amount of cousins that you do.
And then sometimes losing track of how many cousins you actually have.
And finally, being united with other Arab-Australians by remembering the most iconic glass from your childhood.
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