Life as an ABCD
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Life as an ABCD

"But, like, where are you really from????"

Life as an ABCD
Insiyah Saeed

An ABCD, otherwise known as an "American-Born Confused Desi," is a term directed towards people with South Asian heritage who were born in the U.S., and have grown up in an "Americanized Style." Our parents are usually ones that have come from Pakistan, India, etc. to have a life in the United States. But, is it really the best of both worlds? Here are 17 things we ABCDs go through.

mild in comparison to the food you've grown up eating.

4) When your mom wants you to learn how to cook desi food...

IT IS UNDERSTOOD. It's just hard to coordinate with your gora friends when they actually expect you to be on time - actually, they expect you to be early... It's physically impossible for us, okay.

9) There is nothing better than coming home during the breaks and eating your mom's homemade butter chicken <3

weeks and months without it!

10) Kajol and SRK are goals.

into these fields, AND having a stress-free college experience. I wonder what that feels like...

12) Every time you’re in the sun too long, you can hear your mom’s voice telling you to put on a hat or 600 more coats of SPF 300.

feel your skin becoming 5 shades darker.

13) When your Bollywood jam comes on:

at all.

15) Growing up, the leftover desi food from the night before was in your school lunch the next day.

17) Watching hindi serials with your grandma is always an experience.

Regardless of all the stupid questions an ABCD gets asked in one day, it's always fun to laugh about them with your family while eating some biryani and Blue Bell at the end of the day. My parents really did give me a pretty amazing life, and I am thankful for that everyday.

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