Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dexter Station Seattle Facebook

Facebook opened the doors to their brand-new Seattle office at Dexter Station in South Lake Union. Visiting the site near Dexter and Lower Queen Anne with Jesse Tam.

Seattle South Lake Union, Jesse T

Another welcome to the job market and region with social media. It’s the new home of their Pacific Northwest engineering outpost and will be the home base for the company’s more than 1,000 employees in the region. It has room for as many as 2,000. The building is designed by Frank Gehry.

The 335,000 square-foot office space took ten months to construct and seven months to complete. It features eight fully-landscaped decks (25,000 square-feet total) with walking paths and outdoor seating. Employees will walk a four-story atrium (or take the elevator) and they’ll have amenities such as a full-service kitchen & cafe, coffee bar, gym, and bike stall parking.

Facebook may continue to grow in the region and now has a presence near Amazon headquarters and other tech startups.  Thanks for visiting, follow and share my blog.  Jesse



International Night Market Richmond

A short drive to the Canadian border where the US dollar will buy you more.  Here is a suggested site with  Jesse Tam at the popular International Night Market Richmond.  It’s an easy 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Bellevue/Redmond.  The night market experiences over 60,000 visits each weekend and over 1.2 million per summer – visitors of diverse ethnicity and culture.  It is a popular tourist destination and weekend activity for many from Vancouver, surrounding areas and the Pacific Northwest.

Discover delicious foods, bubble waffles, BBQ meat, seafood and more!  Bring the family for great entertainment.  The highly anticipated event is a must visit during the summer months.

Over 200 retail and food vendors, interactive games, and plenty of entertainment for all ages to enjoy. A 2016 coupon book is also available, which has over $300 worth of savings towards various vendors at the market. The night market is one of the largest summer attractions in Richmond

When:  May 13th to October 10th, Fridays & Saturdays 7pm to 12am, Sundays & Holiday Mondays 7pm to 11pm.
Where:  8351 River Road, next to the River Rock Casino and Canada Line’s Bridgeport station. (note, the night market’s parking is separate from River Rock).
Cost: $2.75 for regular admission, FREE for kids 10 and under, FREE for Seniors 60 and u
A zoom pass is available which gives you admission for the entire season for $20, plus you don’t have to wait in line.
Thank you for Visiting  Jesse




Take Time to Unwind

This year was an early spring arrival for Bellevue and Mercer Island with a record high temperature recorded for Seattle area.  Jesse Tam, it’s true that we had a few 80 degree day temperatures record for 2016.  The warm weather welcome us with an early cherry blossom season at UW Quad and the tulips fields in full bloom this year at the Skagit Valley Festival.

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An all time favorite place to capture the Seattle skylines of downtown on those sunny days are from West Seattle,  along Harbor Avenue and the Alki beach.  You can spend a whole day at Alki watching people bike, roller blade, walking their pets or relax on a bench and watch the ferries crossing the sound with amazing sunsets year round.

The dock in West Seattle looking across the sound to downtown Seattle skylines.

  • Take time to unwind, enjoy each moment you have.
  • View things from the other side.
  • The little things can make a difference.

Enjoy a quick bite from local eateries or relax with an ice cream or coffee.  The beach area provides places for picnics, swimming and barbecues for families and large groups.  It’s a great place to show out-of-town visitors.

Thanks for visiting   Jesse       Take Time to Unwind


President to Make Historical Visit

President Obama will visit Japan later this month the White House has confirmed.  He will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan. He is attending meetings of the G7, the leaders of the world’s leading economies.  The president’s visit to Hiroshima will come toward the end of his seven-day trip to Japan.  His visit will be part of an Asian trip from May 21-28 that will also take in Vietnam.

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima last month.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to join Obama for his visit to Hiroshima.  Rhodes said Obama and the prime minister will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which remembers victims of the atomic bombing.

Obama wants to highlight the “devastating effects of war,” said Benjamin Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser.  You can read more on Rhodes comment in a blogposted on

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Balance the Work Life

Balance the Work Life.  Don’t become too preoccupied with what is happening around you.  For a minute, go outdoors, stand there in silence and appreciate your surroundings and nature.  This is a hiking trail along Cougar Mountain near Bellevue, a very popular and great for families and hikers.  Remember the work life balance and focus on what is important to you.

Cougar Mountain Trails, Jesse

Cougar Mountain Trails, Jesse

  • Connect with those who are most important to you.
  • Continue to learn and grow as a person independent of your career.
  • Silence your cell phones when you are with family or friends.

We miss many things by staying in one place, get away and do something different.  Reflect and refresh your inner self and start with a positive attitude each day.  Make each day count.

Look deep into nature and then you will understand things better –  Albert Einstein

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