MY TEENAGE YEARS
Date of birth and star
February 2, 1985; Aquarius
The best thing about being a teenager was
The worst thing about being a teenager was
Always being scared of parents! The biggest tension in those years was getting caught or busted by parents. There was this constant battle between your rebelliousness and desire to conform and be good.
I was always listening to
Hiphop and rock music; Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Biggie, Lauyrn Hill were some of my favourites.
My favourite singer and actor
The Notorious B.I.G (Christopher Wallace); Julia Stiles, Claire Danes
My favourite superhero
Batman; from Val Kilmer to today’s Batman, I like every single Batman, but I think I’m done now.
My favourite movie and book
10 Things I Hate About You; my favourite book has always been To Kill a Mockingbird (I read it in my O Levels and ever since I am hooked) and also Little Women.
My closet was full of
Jeans and t-shirts! And a lot of flared pants, checkered shirts, kurtis
My friends were
Nerdy, popular, artsy, and some were older than me. A lot of my pals were the boys in my grade.
I had my rapport with different cliques and I think that was the really fun part of school; I never restricted myself to just one particular group. I tried to be friends with everyone and was able to fit in.
What hurt me the most was
My first breakup! I was 18 or 19 at that time.
My dream was to become
An actor (like a western Broadway actor).
I wish I had known then
The importance of learning to play an instrument. I wish I had taken up music while I was in school as an extra class or at least picked up some instrument.
Relations with family were
Great! I got good grades and finished all my school assignments and took part in extracurricular activities so my parents never had any issue regarding school. But I was a little rebellious and I broke rules at home a little bit. I used to hide things from my brother and sister and always kept them separate because I was the elder one. My little sister would always have my back and my brother and I would get into trouble all the time.
My favourite and least favourite subjects were
Favourites were Biology, Literature and Islamiyat because I had the best teachers for these subjects; I didn’t enjoy studying Maths and Pakistan Studies.
I couldn’t stand
Lazy, bratty, bossy and mean kids. Teenagers can be very mean at times and it really affects your self-esteem if is not tackled properly.
My favourite and hangout
I don’t think we liked to go out that much! But Copper Kettle and Pizza Hut were places where we would go.
My favourite sports were
Swimming and basketball
Things you couldn’t live without
Friends, music and work (I have been working since I was 16)