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Jackie Khoury


Jackie Khoury, a.k.a JKpinkie, is this unconventional little thing going around scribbling doodles and thoughts about everything and anyone. Her motto in life is: " I see the world through Pink colored glasses", while her articles are the funniest shade of dark sarcasm.

Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

In a recent Sustainable International Business class of mine, the case we had to discuss was one of those unpleasant topics we tend to shut ourselves out of: child labor. While the class discussed Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Asia, my mind kept going back home, to Cairo, where child labor is a daily sight we […]

Berlin On Blast

Berlin On Blast

  Before I arrived to Berlin, I never knew what to expect aside from the popular history of the city and its reputation as a clubbing hub of Europe with kick-ass electronic music. As a newbie to living abroad and to good music in awesome clubs where even the lighting fascinates me, I was really […]

Adventures of a Cairene in Sao Paulo

Adventures of a Cairene in Sao Paulo

“Oh, I forgot to warn you about Cachaça!” Well thanks, buddy, I sort of learned the lesson the hard way, having to wake up the next morning, my head throbbing, no recollection of the previous evening and still managing to make it to the office. While we Egyptians make “3aseer 2asab” from sugar cane, our […]

Boston: The Perfect City with the Perfect People?

Boston: The Perfect City with the Perfect People?

I hadn’t been to the U.S. since I was 10 with my parents. So what I knew, I knew from friends, social media and magazines. Looking back, I always thought countries with a longer history and deeper “culture” were much more interesting and enriching. While maybe the U.S. became the refuge of many in the […]

My First Football Experience

My First Football Experience

The Champions League Final

Being an Egyptian, it seems to come as a surprise that I never liked football. Like never. Actually I never took interest enough to watch one single match. Never been to a stadium. Not even for the African League, no. The way I saw it, football for me was like fishing, you wait and wait […]

Tasting the Wine of Douro Valley, Northern Portugal

Tasting the Wine of Douro Valley, Northern Portugal

“Life is good. But wine is better” -Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet With a long weekend ahead of me and time off school, I went on a trip to Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. It’s a heavenly place of vineyards where wine and port creators cultivate their produce. Portugal is full of hidden treasures that not […]

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis Three women – an Arab woman (myself), a Portuguese engineer and an Irish banker – sat together in a room and chatted about women in the workplace, a topic that’s been on my mind […]

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Did you know who you were... before they told you who to be?

The “voice of the people” – in 140-characters or less, a wide open “space” where everyone has a voice – but with repercussions, “personal branding”… With the whole world becoming more aware and conscious of what goes on in different parts of this berserk planet, most of us have taken to our our keyboards and […]

Lost in Portugal

Lost in Portugal

Egypt is like that abusive, cruel, insensitive boyfriend. That bad boyfriend that you have to leave. But then you realize that no other boyfriend is any better, no matter how handsome or smart… or non-Arab? I left Egypt all angry and disgusted at my own people. At our mentality and thoughts. At the way we […]

My Journey Around the World

My Journey Around the World

Up until a few months ago, I had no plans in life. I felt my path was put on hold and I spent my summer touring in Portugal (From Porto, to Braga, Viana, Lisbon and Al Garve) and enjoying Barcelona (which wasn’t much compared to Portugal). Born and raised in Dubai then shipped over to […]

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