Heyo! I'm Tam. Two big things you should know about me:
- I love learning – I like to choose a craft that I suck at and have no business doing. Because stepping into the arena and facing these challenges is what makes me feel most alive.
- Human connection is everything – I believe relationships are the most important thing in our lives. More than work, money, and personal achievements. Hell yes to building community.
I write about my adventures, learnings, and reflections as I experience life. Subscribe below if you're into it. Or don’t.
Life is short – make the most out of your wild and precious life.
Finding Happiness in México City 🇲🇽
I feel so alive and myself in México. This post is dedicated to my top five reasons why I love it here, the downsides, and my philosophy on choosing where to live.
10 year anniversary of my blog + one important update
This blog has changed a ton over the years. But I'm returning back to my original Blogspot roots.
I Took a Bachata Sabbatical For Six Months. It Was Awesome.
A recap of my bachata sabbatical where I ate, slept and breathed bachata for six months. This trip took me to Mexico City, Sevilla, Madrid, Barcelona, and Toronto. I'd do it all again if I could.
Learning Spanish, Making Friends, and Dancing Bachata in Mexico City 🇲🇽
How I learned Spanish, made friends, and danced bachata around Mexico City. I also share my recommendations for Bachata teachers and Bachata socials in CDMX.
What Should We Do When It's Too Expensive to Live?
The cost of living is ridiculous. With half of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, life is freaking stressful. What should we do?! I explore five major "solutions," share the pros and cons of each, and reveal what I'm currently doing.
You Don't Have To Find Your Life Purpose Through Work
I used to look down on people who had regular 9-5 jobs and pursued their hobbies on the side. I thought the dream was to find what you love and never work a day in your life. But over the past 7 years, I've changed my mind, and here's why.
I Quit My Job to Study Chess for 7 Months and Beat a National Master
The lessons learned from 57 tournament rated games, 200+ hours of deliberate practice, and finding out who I really am in the process.
My Plan to Make Friends From Scratch In a New Country
I’m moving out of the Bay Area after spending my entire life there to live in Toronto, Canada. This is my plan to make friends from zero.
Single and childfree by default
Why getting married and buying at house at 30 is a stupid goal. And how to think about having kids + choosing your life partner.
Live your life in “chunks”
I didn’t realize it at the time but I had been living my adult life in roughly 4-year chunks.
I launched two cool projects 🥳
I forgot how exciting it is to launch something new into the world. Welcome to my new projects: Hustlers' Retreat and Bachata Library 🥳
Top Places to Dance Salsa and Bachata in Mexico City (2023)
Here's a list of the best salsa and bachata socials + classes in Mexico City (CDMX). There are places for Roma Norte, Condesa, Polanco, Juárez and more! Happy dancing. :)
I’m not rich but I’m very happy
My personal take on how money & happiness mix together.
Tam Pham's Blog
I write about my adventures, learnings, and reflections on living my weird, unconventional life. Subscribe below!