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MJ Tam
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Food! I already miss Malaysia. <sigh>. I'm feeling hungry eversince I left Kuala Lumpur. Check out my short video on KL's food scene. 
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Under the beautiful urban setting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is probably the best and most diverse culinary scene in the world. In my own humble opinion, that is. I've actually been told by many tha...
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Have a great trip +MJ Tam! Looking forward to hearing from you on your "world tour".
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Two very unique markets I found in #Bangkok during my #DTour #Asia. Check out my quick 1 minute video. 

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Asia or Bust! #DTour Asia here I come!
Long story short, I am heading to a tour of a lifetime as one of the official #DTourist for DoubleTree by Hilton traveling the continent of Asia! I just literally finished packing and I just remembered that I never got to share this on my personal blog. I w...
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Editor / Creator / Online Show Co-host
  • / City Connect Media, Inc. / Chicagonista LIVE!
    Editor / Creator / Online Show Co-host, 2008 - present
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Editor of Chicagonista | Co-hosts at Chicagonista LIVE! show
Editor of Chicagonista

Creator of City Connect Media

Talk Show Co-host:
Chicagonista LIVE!

My Full profile:

I am the editor of Chicagonista and the creator of City Connect Media, Inc. (CCMI) that owns and operates and other city sites including Under CCMI I created Chicagonista LIVE!, the first live-streamed online talk show in Chicago, with co-host and broadcast journalist Nancy Loo and new media personalities Beth Rosen and Duong Sheahan.

Our interactive #ChicagonistaLIVE show boast a 4.7M Twitter impression during the one hour of the show and has broadcasted live from Chicago’s famous landmarks such as Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower), John Hancock Observatory, Harry Caray’s on Navy Pier, McCormick Place, Hawthorne RaceCourse, Vienna Beef, went live on the main stage of The Chicago Auto Show, The Home & Housewares Show, The National Restaurant Show, and many more... 

The show and myself has been featured in many traditional TV and On-Print media outlets including CBS Chicago, NBC Chicago, Fox News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ 91.5, and more. I am also a frequent segment contributor for the Windy City LIVE, an ABC Chicago affiliate daily morning TV talk show. 

Before professionally blogging, I once traveled extensively for the fashion industry and made rapport between major department stores and a New York based designer brand. There I got to dabble and write about Fashion reports and compare trends among current designer brands. When the kids came along I started writing about Chicago fashion and now turned in to a Chicago lifestyles & trends site where I dig out and scour great places/events for Chicagoans or as we love calling ourselves, Chicagonistas! I also keep updated on the newest and greatest on social media and tech. My love in fashion and technology suddenly became one.

Just recently I launched Women Driving Excellence with my good friend and ChicagonistaLIVE co-host Beth Rosen. It is a grassroots community using multimedia platforms featuring inspiring women who help start, accelerate, fuel, and steer others to excellence. We successfully launched this in a big way taking over Women’s Day at the Chicago Auto Show honoring local Chicago women trailblazers and even partnered up with the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, and and landed major media exposures for this one. We hope to bring this to other cities too.

I was one of the panelists in Google’s “Mothers Know Tech” and since then has spoken in many other blogging conferences. I am also listed in the “75 Top Twitter Tips from Today’s Small Business Moms” found in American Express OPEN / Small Business website. I also instructed “Hands on Small Business” – Social Media class series with Microsoft Office Live and Kirtsy and you can even find me in a new book “Power Moms” – The New Rules for Engaging Mom Influencers Who Drive Brand Choice.

I also hosts the annual Brands & Bloggers Summit with SocialRevUp in Chicago attended by about 200 professional bloggers nationwide. 

and last but not least,

I'm a mom of 3, and a proud American raised Filipina married to a Chinese-American living in the beautiful city of Chicago.

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#ChicagonistaLIVE live from the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

In collaboration with the Chicago Tribune and sponsored by Nissan, #ChicagonistaLive once again broadcasted live from the Chicago Auto Show!

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It was all about the ladies at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Shaking Up Breakfast

It's been a couple of weeks now that I've been truly vigilant in getting the proper breakfast to start my day. While it is still quite a str Polar Vortex Yummy: Crunchy French Toast

One thing I realized is that I don't do well just hibernating (#Chibernating for Chicagoans) when Chicago shuts down for what we have learne Let's Talk Soup!

And my husband also always make Chinese tofu or winter melon soups for us. All of which are quite an undertaking just to prep and make a pot I Got Milk and a Game Plan!

I was really happy to hear her say that because it meant that I don't have to go cold turkey on certain foods I enjoy. We were talking about My Protein Fight Club - My Sanity Saver

In my case, early morning breakfast is always a struggle. For myself and for my family. Just simply not enough time to prep, cook, serve, an Who Got Milk? I do!

I stay away from making any New Year resolution every year - partly because I don't like leading myself in to disappointments. But then, a g Polar Vortex is to blame for Chocolate goodness!

This subzero below Chicago temp is even dubbed as #ChiBeria and so incredibly dangerous that another day of cancelled classes were announced An EXTRA Exciting New Year!

2014 greeted us with freezing temps and lots of snow without any signs of it stopping soon. This is of course making it even harder for thos It Got Really Silly with PicMonkey!

I met the creators when I spoke at Blogalicious5 conference in Atlanta this past October and they provided attendees with a on Brr! I’ve Got My Love To Keep me Warm

The snow is snowing. The wind is blowing. But I can weather the storm. Why do I care how much it may storm. I've got my love to keep me warm

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