Pamela Soin - A Character With Character
...because interesting people are more fun to work with
As a child, I wanted to be the change we all wish to see in the world. A world full of colors, light and sparkle. But alas, it’s never easy. Desperate to begin my revolution, I was trapped in places like Beaver, WV and Clemmons, NC. So, I set my sights on Manhattan (my current home). But before I could declare victory in spreading my noble cause, “Live like the world is flat (LLTWiF),” I needed something bigger. In 2004 I moved to London and lived in a bar. Later through Kalypso, I lived in Amsterdam where the “Live like the world is flat” movement was formalized. I’ve walked Thai islands, survived N. Korea/S. Korea conflict in Seoul, wandered Australian rainforests and Indian urban chaos. The success metric for the LLTWiF movement is simple: % Full Passport Pages. I am proud to say after attending a wedding this year in Argentina, I earned the coveted LLTWiF 6th degree quadruple-ninja-hadouken-Level 8 master Jedi Blackbelt. This honor is bestowed once you achieve 100%.
What is your motto?
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
What is your greatest fear?
Babies on planes.
When was a time you felt the entire world was against you?
Calculus III, Thermodynamics and trying to maintain socialite status all in one semester at NCSU.
Which living person do you most admire?
Pashauri Lal Jauhar. Also known as my 90 year old grandfather who escaped death and lost everything in the 1940’s in the India/Pakistan war; who still writes poetry and delivers speeches at every event like he is running for office; and who spends 4 hours a day in the gym. Enough said.
If you were an architectural structure, which structure would you be and why?
The Eiffel tower, because not only would I get to live in Paris, every night I would get to do a sparkling light show for the people. My people.