That is actually me but I never thought I would confess that.
Hello. My name’s Ruth and I am an introvert.
Would you believe that it has taken me 31 years to say that?
Most of those years have been taken up with saying other things. No, I’m not anti-social. No, I’m not shy. No, it’s not that I hate people, or that I hate you, or that I’m a badly brought up Awkward Annie.
I’m just an introvert.
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Well, Pakistan seems to be a typical Islamic country with fundamentalism deeply embedded but it is not. I think one of the reason of not understanding the real Pakistan is the denial of people from other cultures to socialise with Pakistanis and second important reason is the blind belief in media. This article will give you an idea of the real Pakistan (the secular side )
I grew up in Pakistan. In my travels across the world, I have encountered many a misconception about my home-country. We’re everyone’s favourite friendly neighbourhood failed state if Fox News is to believed, and I was amazed at how shocked people were that an actual living, breathing product of the dark side of the moon was stood there talking to them. Here are some of the weirdest things people have said when they learn where I come from.
1) Wow! Your English is really good?
This is the commonest comment anyone from Pakistan will hear the first time they have a conversation with someone. People are astonished that anyone from Pakistan, let alone a woman, can speak, read and write completely fluent English. The world expects us to either be the frothy-mouthed zealots or mini mart owners they see on TV.
English schooling systems are…
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Great article for those who want to be writers