Teen Ink: 'The Middle-Eastern Teen Scene'

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We've all been curious about what it's like to grow up in another country. Because it's hard to visit different countries we've relied on pictures and movies to give us a sneek peak into their worlds but nothing is really like the real thing.

With all the drama going on between this country and that, stereotypes and rumors are formed about life and the people in different countries. This Teen Ink article by Mahnoor S. focuses on this problem.


I live in Pakistan. That's right, sound it out: Pa-ki-stan. You might have heard of it on the news – the place where the whos-its are throwing bombs on the watcha-ma-call-'ems. And no, it's not Iraq or Afghanistan, but we're getting there.

What is it like, really, to be a teenager in a third-world country? Well, for one, we know all about life across the seven seas, thanks to the friendly neighborhood cinepax (yes, that's what we call our movie theaters), Hollywood, and Hillary Duff.
But since our films haven't yet evolved very far, and Bollywood doesn't really give our side of the story, let me fill you in. Consider this the East's version of the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

Read more at TeenInk.com

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