In some rather exciting news (which you may have already seen on TV or read on Twitter or Facebook), I was recently asked if I’d like to do a live cross to Channel 7’s Sunrise.
On TV? Me?
I’ve never really liked seeing myself in any video footage, even if it’s the boyfriend shooting me on holidays. I think video shows all of one’s flaws including those awkward faces you never knew you could pull.
But putting that fear aside, I said yes. Definitely, yes. I am a believer in pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
So anyway, here it is… A night owl, up early, wearing her favourite Alannah Hill belt, cooking on live TV for Australia nationwide. You may want to note all the pauses too; that’s me trying my best not to say “umm”.

Video description: Jennifer Lam cooks up a Cantonese Stir-Fried Rice with Asian Home Gourmet’s spice paste and talks about Chinese New Year traditions and her I Ate My Way Through series on a live cross with James Tobin to Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise with Andrew O’Keefe and Samantha Armytage.
P.S. It turns out that I love being in front of the camera afterall! Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydneyโ€™s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • haha that is too cool! well done jen!

  • woo! well done Jen! More to come, eh ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jen!!!! Well done you! That’s fantastic!

  • Congrats Jen! This is pretty awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Congratulations! Well done – hopefully more appearances and in prime time!

  • well done jen! i watched it and you were great ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anh

    Yay, this is so fun ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats!

  • Totally awesome!, congrats and well done on achieving all this stuff already!

  • Paula

    Yes congrats Jen you seem like a natural!

  • Congrats Jen! I didn’t even notice the pauses.. I think you were just nit-picking yourself, don’t worry, you’re a natural!

  • Well done ^^! Terebiii!

  • Congratulations on your first TV gig.. You were great

  • Jen

    Thanks dude! It all happened so fast, it was a blur but such a thrill!

  • Jen

    *Giggles* Thanks Fiona! Oh, it’s so fun being on live TV! LOVED IT! Can’t wait for future opportunities ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jen

    Cheers Reem ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  • Jen

    Thanks babe! The filming was fun but seeing it in the TV format is super!

  • Jen

    Hahaha, oh yes, prime time would just be the icing on the cake!

  • Jen

    Awww, thanks so much Paula! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jen

    Hehehe… Thanks Katherine! *squeals in excitement*

  • Jen

    Cheers Richard! xx

  • Jen

    Thanks Phuoc! Looks like I really have to upgrade to a Canon 5D now… I wanna play with video!

  • Jen

    Thanks Howie! It’s just been surreal :))

  • Jen

    Oh thanks babe! I’m never up early enough to watch morning TV but it’s so surprising how many people recognise me now! hehehe :))

  • Jen

    Thanks heaps Anh! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Watch out Channel 7!! this sweet toothed blogstar is gonna eat her way through your studio!!! Im so proud of ya Jen!!!

  • That is fantastic! Congras ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Well done. Must have been exciting.

  • so what’s next? masterchef judge? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Julian

    wow! that is great! so when is ‘Lam’s kitchen’ tv show starting?

  • omg jen you’re on tv!

  • Jen

    Thank you everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€