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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.
www.pakinamamer.com -- my personal blog where me and the Voice in my head fight for dominance.
Words. Animals. Mountains. Sahara. Roadtrips. Fantasy worlds. Investigations. Writing letters. Maps
Countries I’ve Visited
Germany, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In
Egypt, United Kingdom