As all of us Pakistanis know, being ‘Desi’ is not just a term, it’s a lifestyle. Everything from loud relatives to meddling aunties, Desi culture is not something that is easy to understand.
Lucky for us, people recently took to Twitter to define what ‘#DesiCulture’ was and boy oh boy, were we excited.
SO FRIENDS, here are some of the ways you guys defined Desi culture for us. Be warned, you will laugh, you will cry and you will crave biryani.
Haha, yes! Pretend! Haha! *crying*
desi culture is pretending you dont have a life when your relatives visit you
— lemon (@muteista) December 1, 2017
Wanna tell me why I have to have a pound of makeup on my face and Ahmed gets to have nihari all over his kurta? HM? #DesiCulture.
Desi girl culture is when relatives stay at your house, you are told to "dress nice" for home clothes while men walk around in crusty PJs
— yung samosa (@starbakhs) November 24, 2017
Ohhh, no please aunty come in! No, I totally wasn’t going to my own wedding or anything…
Desi culture is showing up at someones house unannounced to ruin their weekend plans.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) December 10, 2017
Not trying to be kanjoos, but those 10 rupees can add up tho…
Desi culture is my parents driving 10 miles out of our way to a different gas station just for 10¢ less per gallon.
— Rajan Patel (@rajanpatel123) December 17, 2017
What kind of other plans are there?
Desi culture is to plan everything around food.
— Ibrahim (@IamIbrahimKhan) December 16, 2017
Hahaha whoops! Sorry! Didn’t mean to be 73 hours late! #NoRegrets #NoClocks.
Desi culture is keeping your clocks 10 mins ahead and still being late.
— Shumail (@Shumyl) December 3, 2017
*Dramatically staring out the window singing Kabira*
Desi culture is using Eid Miladul Rabi lights as a background for Romantic/sad songs on sc because it's an aesthetically pleasing background
— Shazmeme (@shazisaraptor) December 3, 2017
WHAAADDDDUP SHAADI SEASON
desi culture is when all these brown weddings and parties take over our entire break
— maha blast (@urbasicdesigirl) November 25, 2017
Seconds? Hunni I’m on my sixth plate of biryani.
Desi culture is eating seconds because god forbid the aunty isn’t reassured about how good her food is despite you being absolutely full ?
— Sarah Rehman (@needles853) November 19, 2017
Don’t try and resist, it’s gonna happen no matter what.
desi culture is adding more food to your guest's plate WHILE they're eating
— Abdullah Sexy Tariq (@abdullahtariq91) December 11, 2017
TOO. TRUE. AMMI.
Desi culture is time being 7 o' clock and your mom telling it's 10 o'clock
— Harridan (@brawling_virago) December 3, 2017
We get married so that we don’t have permission issues. Simple.
Desi culture is being an adult but not being identified as one till you're married.
— Shawal Haseeb (@ShawalHaseeb) November 19, 2017
I. AM. RIGHT. HERE. SEE. ME.
Desi girl culture is keeping your shit together when your relatives talk about your rishta in front of you as if you're not in the room and you have to pretend like you're "open" to the idea of marriage.
Ffs please eat your biryani and leave.
— ilsa x anam (@ilsa_ahmedd) December 4, 2017
Honestly, this is just smart.
desi culture is returning something you bought for full price when it goes on sale and repurchasing it on sale price
— urwah al ghul (@_urwahhh) December 13, 2017
desi parent culture is going out and pointing at random kids while saying "beta dekho it's ur friend", even though u prolly have no idea who that human is
— ɐrsh (@Arsh_Zubair) December 15, 2017
No major decisions will ever be taken without the help of a few loved ones, obviously…
Desi culture is asking every bhai behen cousin khala mamoo chacha bhabi phuppo dadi nani nana in the khandan for their opinion on something before you make a decision
— sim (@simrahakbar_25) November 16, 2017
100% true and 100% and proud of this.
Desi culture is also your parents sacrificing their own dreams to make your dreams come true https://t.co/NGc9WM0bzP
— sarasoon (@zawddy) November 19, 2017
Our parents are our lives.
Desi culture is spending your first paycheck to buy things for your parents they couldn’t because they spent everything on you https://t.co/dLZYryAleQ
— K? (@KalyaniAdhav) November 13, 2017
At the end of the day, Desi Culture means a lot more than rishtas and biryani. It is full of heart, love, strength and well, okay, maybe a little biryani. Be proud to be Desi and even prouder to enjoy everything that comes with that statement. Love you.