Most people in the west, when they hear that I’m from Kuwait, automatically perceive that I live in the desert. A few days ago, I was talking to an online friend from USA, when I told him that I live in Kuwait and he goes “You have really good English, do they teach you English over there?” and I was like Duh! We don’t live in the desert you know. the same thing happened with my pen pal in UK, she wrote me a letter asking me whether we go to school on Camels?! That made me laugh so hard! I mean seriously, just because we live in the Middle East, doesn’t mean we are uncivilized. People from Kuwait are actually more educated than some people in the west. I remember when I was studying IGCSE English, our English department was divided into first language and second language and most of the locals and Asians were in first language while the British people were in second language..ironic much? We really need to break this stereotypical image of the people from the Middle East.