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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Writer
  • BA, Journalism (Cairo) and MA, Investigative Journalism (...
  • From Cairo
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Back to work as editor and writer after taking some time off to do some soul-searching, and explore the potential for new projects. Also, plotting to kill the voice in my head, or convert it.


I write, talk to people, tweet and Facebook. I don’t watch TV or socialize with friends, only with strangers. I don’t do the whole “Let’s go out to a fancy restaurant” thing every other day anymore because it’s simply boring (and wasting money is not fun when you’re making it yourself). I used to take walks for hours when I lived in London but it’s a nuisance in Cairo. I do Yoga and Pilates sometimes, I love the taste of chocolate melting in my mouth and I drink only fresh juice -- and this partly defines me. I mind read, and I have a third eye (no joke!)

My best friend is a prince, he comes from a planet called Asteroid B612, which has three volcanoes, a sheep and a flower. I have a Voice, it speaks to me and it lives in my head. (bits and pieces of Pakinam and Voice conversations seep into my Twitter account @pakinamamer)

I’m a journalist and writer, a comic book nerd and a fan of the moving picture (and moving lights as a friend would say). I love animals (and cats) to death, and I feel guilty about eating meat. But not so guilty I can turn vegetarian for life.

As a writer I have the most boring activities in the world. I observe, I think (or I think I do), I ask questions, I watch and wonder, I judge, I care or don’t and walk away. I type on my laptop, I browse the internet, I take pictures click click click. I work the phones, and field report sometimes and when I feel lucky and adventurous I travel. And in my good moods, I’d like to think I can save the world.

Despite the fact that I was based in the (F)unemployment headquarters in Zamalek, I don't go there as often now (If you know where and what that is, then you're one of us. If you're -or where- not one of us, you'll never know until you are). Currently, I'm just on the go.

PHILOSOPHY -- my personal blog where me and the Voice in my head fight for dominance.

I tweet too: (@pakinamamer) and (@ME_Traveller)


Words. Animals. Mountains. Sahara. Roadtrips. Fantasy worlds. Investigations. Writing letters. Maps

  • animals
  • cats
  • writing
  • books
  • chocolate
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • pilates
  • drinking
  • flowers
  • tv
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • cartography
  • journalism
  • mountains

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, United Kingdom

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