Hello and good morning my Bearded Soldiers, it’s me your Bearded Captain, leader of all Beards, flag bearer of all Beards on digital and digital broadcasting media. I am that beard who tries to make people laugh and I am that Beard who tries to make people smile.
My brothers I pray you’re well, looking after yourselves and in the process of growing your Beards! My Soldiers, we need to talk about an important issue in the life of Beard. Brothers, the issue of the fact that there is some resemblances between Italian’s and Pakistani’s.
You might be thinking this guy is obsessed with the comparisons thing, but brothers after this I will stop, I promise (or at least I think I will). Just … ok? as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother would say.
They talk with their hands
I have seen many a football match and how many times, do you see the Italian player motion with his hands when he has conceded a free-kick. I am not going to say a Pakistani does the same, in a football match as I have not seen Pakistan play football.
But the Pakistani’s too gesture with their hands. I can recall on many occasion when my dad points and waves with his hands for me to do something. Not say put such and such over there, but motion motion with his hands.
I am not mentioning the sign of foul language when I raise this point, but I feel Italians do this alot and I know Pakistani’s do.
Have a unique dish
Don’t let the Indian restaurant signs in U.K’s top eateries fool you, as most of them are Pakistani. The Pakistanis are very food proud. From roti (chappati) to salan (curry) or zarda (sweet rice) us Pakistani’s are all over that.
Well the Italian’s, they have a similar pride too in their food. Pizza, lasagne, pasta and ravioli to name some are arguably the dishes that are the pride of the great nation that is Italy.
With this example, the Italian hospitality is a stuff of legends. What I mean by this is, that they’re very kind, warm, generous and welcoming people. That’s brilliant how they do that. The Pakistani’s too are good hospitable and their hospitality is good too.
Have a look at my article I wrote about the topic here; https://ayyazmalik.com/2020/05/13/family-gatherings-asian-vs-non-asian/
Very family Orientated
People from the Afro Caribbean community, share the same quality, but this isn’t the theme of my blog. I have seen this first hand, there were three Italian brothers who despite his old age, really looked after their father.
They never left his side. In Pakistani community, it’s the same thing to be expected in some cultures, when their parents get old, it’s dump them in the nursing home, it’s not with Pakistani communities and I am sure the Italian one too.
Gangster looking garments?
This is a bit of a far-fetched point, but you can see what I am saying at the same time too. The Mafia is associated with Italians, The Mafia attire is of course a suit, a trilby hat and usually a long coat, a coat that they place on their shoulders.
Just to picture it, it’s the same way they put the coat, the way a parent tells their child off for wearing their coat.
Pakistani’s too have an attire that people associate with the hard knocks. A big woolen hat, which to be fair I thought was more synonymous with Afghans and a big long shorl. This tends to be worn in the winter, but worn nonetheless.
so there you have my list of comparisons, what do you think? Let me know in the comments. It’s over and out from The Bearded Captain.