Horses, one of the best animals

You know that horses can be a pet too? This big animals are amazing and ir gives you benefits if you have one.

1) Reduces Stress: As all the pets, even fish, horses helps reducing stress, but being around horses can give you a peaceful state of mind and of course pet them, walk with them and even brush them is amazing too.

2) They are fun: This animals have a lot of energy and are very playful so you can have fun around them.

3) Horses live long: More than other pets, horses live around 25 to 30 years, which of course is amazing to share more years with them.

4) They give you emocional support: Like dogs does, horses can know if you feel sad and they tend to be more sweet and playful with you in that moments.

5) You can do exercise too: Horses are a very good animal to do exercise with, you may won’t believe it but doing horse riding is a great work out for the legs and core.

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Also here are some fun facts about this animals: 

1) Horses can’t breathe through their mouth
2)  Horses can sleep standing up
3)  They have lightning fast reflexes
4)  This big animals have 10 different muscles in their ears
5)  Horses have a 360 degree field vision
6)  Horses do not have teeth in the middle of their mouth
7)  They are of course highly intelligent animals
8)  The earliest ancestor of a horse is estimated to have lived 55 million years ago
9)  Horses have a fixed pelvis, so they cannot do splits.
10)  And last one, horses of course are very social animals.

Of course as other pets they are animals and need attention and space, you need a huge garden to have a pet like this and a barn where he can sleep and be protected from the rain, also this big animals needs to eat a lot, they usually love fruit and veggies like apples and carrots and also love some cookies as a treat.

So this animal is very amazing and very sweet to have as company as long you have the space and time for it.

Trails that you can’t miss around Vancouver!

Do you like hiking and enjoy the nature? The summer is coming and that’s something amazing to do while enjoying the great weather and of course get amazing views of likes, forest and even the city.

Vancouver and British Columbia are full of beautiful hikes and trails that will make you connect with the nature, the best part is that you don’t need to be an expert because you can walk in your own pace.

So let’s talk about some of the best hikes you can do bu yourself or with your friends.

Lynn Loop:

This hike is in North Vancouver and it’s an easy one, the views are amazing since you can get to see Vancouver Island from there. It will take you an hour and a half aprox. to do it.

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Grouse Grind:

This is a very famous hike on Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, since this hike goes all the way up to the mountain is a hard one, because you can’t get down walking, you need to reach the top to get back in the gondola, but after 2.9 km walking you will have amazing views of the city.

Seymour Mountain:

This trail is a very beautiful and loved hike because it has beautiful views form different places like the Indian Arm, Golden Ears Peak and Mount Baker. This trail is 9 k.m. long and it’s a moderate to hard trail in the Mount Seymour, North Vancouver.

Burnaby Mountain:

Located in Burnaby this hike has many trails, but to get to the viewpoint on the top of the mountain this is a moderate hike that you can finish in around 45 minutes, it does have lots of stairs so you have to get ready for that, but the view is worth it.

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Minnekhada Regional Park:

This is an easy trail located in Coquitlam that you can finish in 2 hours and a half aprox. And it’s 10 km long. It is a very peaceful trail with a beautiful view of a lake in the middle and incredible trees around.

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Sasamat Lake:

This is one of my favourite trails in Port Moody , it is only 3.2 k.m. long and the best part is that you can swim in the lake, since it has a beach called “White Pine Beach”, the water is even a bit warm so it’s perfect for relaxing after the trail and don’t forget to bring some snacks.

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This are just some of many hikes around Vancouver where you can enjoy the nature and amazing views, so don’t forget to check them out this summer.

Hamilton will be in Vancouver next week!

Do you like musicals? Then Hamilton is something you can’t miss, this Broadway show will be presenting its show from May 24th to June 29th in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre after two years of postponing it due to the pandemic.

So what’s Hamilton about?
This is the story of an orphan named Alexander Hamilton who experiences a hard early life and move to the island of Nevis to study at King’s College in New York where he meets meets Aaron Burr, John Laurens, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulliga. Hamilton accepts a position during the New York and New Jersey campaign as Geroge Washington’s aide-de-camp for field command. The musical closes with a reflection on historical memory.

I don’t want to add more about what’s Hamilton story about so you don’t get spoilers and you can enjoy the show.

This is an American Musical that is sung and rapped and it’s by Lin Manuel Miranda.

“I was inspired to write the musical after reading the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.” – Lin Manuel Miranda

This show premiered on January 20th 2015 in “The Public Theatre” in New York City (Off- Broadway) and after few months (August 6th 2015) moved to the “Richard Rodgers Theatre” on Broadway where it got high box office sales. The first tour of Hamilton began in March 2017.

This show has a record-breaking of 16 nominations and won 11 awards.

Hamilton is about  America then, as told by America now.” -Lin Manuel Miranda 

Alexander Hamilton has been played by Lin Manuel Miranda in the Vassar Workshop (2013), Off Broadway (2015), Broadway (2015) and in the third tour in the USA.

Miranda casts very diverse actors to this show, could be black, latino or asian who are portraying old white figures and he said that this looks like America looks now and it’s 100% intentional, which is for sure amazing.

So you should check this amazing musical since it has very good reviews and many awards and for sure you’ll have a great time!

 

 

Hocus Pocus is back with a sequel!

Are you ready for Bette Midler, Kathy Nakimy and Sarah Jessica Parker putting a spell on you? Because “Hocus Pocus” is back!

We heard before that Disney was preparing a sequel of this movie and they just announced that is coming this year, so save the date September 30 because the movie will be out that day on Disney+ so it will be out just before the month of Halloween.

“Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we’re back!” – Bette Midler

This movie will take place 30 years after the first film in 1993 when Max played by Omri Kartx out the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the Sanderson sisters, three witches that are hunting kids.

In May 2021 Disney+ announced that the Sanderson sisters (Midler, Parker and Najimy) would be back with their roles as Winnifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson in the Hocus Pocus sequel.

In this sequel the three witches are seeking revenge when they awake in Salem in the present day after three teens accedentaly bring the sisters back and they will try to find a way to stop them.

The teens will be played by Whitney Peak (Gossip Girl) , Lilia Buckingham (Dirt) and Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories). Also Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen will be joining the cast.

This movie is produced by Adman Shankman (Hairspray) and directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) and will have an original song by Elton John (The Lion King)

So if you enjoyed the first Hocus Pocus film get ready for this Halloween because this trio of witches will be back in Salem to put a spell on you.

This are some pet friendly places around Vancouver!

Do you have a dog and love taking him every where?

As we know Vancouver is a perfect place to have pets because there’s many places that are pet friendly, so many parks where you can take your doggies to and almost every place will let you rent if you have a pet.

But for some people that love ti bring their dog every where they should know there’s many stores where you can bring them in with you and here are some:

  • Indigo – both Granville and Robson St.
  • Sephora – Robson St.
  • Lush Cosmetics – Robson St.
  • Valdhalla Pure Outfitters – W. Broadway
  • HomeSense – Robson St.
  • Sport Chek – Robson St.
  • LQ Furniture – Simpson Rd.
  • L’occitane – Robson St.
  • CHARALS – Robson St.
  • Canadian Tire – Cambie

And there must be many others stores where you can take your dog friend shop with you.

Also if you want to go out for lunch or dinner and don’t want to leave your dog home there’s some restaurants where you can bring them with you too like:

  • Sprezzatura – Kingsway
  • BrierCraft Tap and Tapas – Commercial Dr.
  • Alimentaria Mexicana – Johnson St.
  • JINYA Ramen Bar – Robson St.
  • Kelly O`Bryan’s Restaurant & Carlos O`Brian’s Pub – Columbia St. (New Westminster)

And this are just some places where you can go and enjoy delicious food in the company of your dog friend!

Also there’s so many parks around the city where you can bring you’re friend and let him run and play with other dogs in the dogs area

So next time you’re planning to go out and don’t want to leave your dog at home you know where to go shopping or for some food and take him.

Hats Off day in Burnaby Heights is coming

Hats Off day is back in Burnaby!

The first Saturday of June every year “The Heights” in Burnaby close a part of Hastings and have a very fun celebration named “Hats Off Day”, the name comes since the local businesses take “the hats off” for the community.

After 2 years of pandemic this event will be back in June 4th and it’s totally free! Unfortunately the parade won’t be back this year, but it’s expected to come back in summer 2023.

Hats Off day has fun for all ages, so all the family is welcome to join to the fun, there is street performers, music, kids activities and many food option from the restaurants in the neighbourhood. 

This festival has by the Heights Merchants Association BIA which is a non-profit organization and is planned and managed by its members and also community groups and volunteers.

The event take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and it will be all down to Hastings st. From Gamma Avenue to Boundary Road. So also if you’re planning to drive that day have in mind that this part of Hasting will be shut down in that times.

In the event itinerary you can find:

  • Family Fun Dash – 9:30 a.m.
  • Community Zone – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Street Party – 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Show and Shine Car Show – 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hats Off day has been take place in “The Heights” for 36 years now and since 2005 has been voted as “Best Festival in Burnaby” every single year and has more than 50,000 visitors from all around Vancouver.

So if you want to have some fun and support this community too this event will be something fun to experience with all your family and friends.

Here is the link for the website so you can know more about this festival: http://hatsoffday.com/about/

Do you enjoy live comedy? Here are some spots in Vancouver to see it!

Do you like comedy?

If you’re in Vancouver and you enjoy comedy there is many places where you can join to see live comedy, could be either Stand-up comedy or Improv shows.

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House of Comedy in New Westminster runs many shows, from different comedians, they have shows almost everyday of the week and they have Stand-up comedy and Improv show. Also almost every month they have the “Laugher Zone 101” showcase where new comedians come to the stage to show their jokes and talents, come and support them, they will really love it and you will for sure have fun! And if you want to try your jokes they have an open mic on Tuesdays.

Also on Tuesdays there’s a very funny Stand-up comedy show at “Levels Nightclub” on Seymour St. where you can go a see many funny comedians and this event is hosted by “Tags comedy”

Every Wednesday you can find also an open mic called “Dat Comedy Cartel” which takes place in “Mango’s Kitchen Bar”, you can register sending them an email the previous week or one you get there just try and get a lotto spot, and if you just want to go and enjoy nice food and laugh there’s also a good spot to go.

If you enjoy Mexican food and wanna hear some jokes in Spanish, “Tacomedy Mexican Comedy” runs an Open mic in Spanish in “The Mexican Antojitos and Cantina” in Granville St. So if you’re from Latin America or want to practice your Spanish don’t hesitate in go laugh with them. 

There’s many more places around Vancouver where you can go and laugh at this shows and why not try your jokes on stage and I’m sure either way you will have a lot of fun!

Mexican food in Vancouver and a fun fact about burritos!

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Have you ever wonder here to eat authentic Mexican food in Vancouver?

Mexican food is known as one of the best kinds of food in the world, but not all the places of course are authentic, specially if you’re not in Mexico.

But first let’s talk about Burritos! Is that real Mexican food? The answer is not really, burritos as are known today are more of a Mexican- American dish, they were invented in Northern Mexico but the recipe has been changing over the time in the USA, so the burritos that we know nowadays are more Mexican- American than Mexican. 

If you go to the North of Mexico you will be able to find some burritos, but as farther in the south you go in the country, the harder to find it, actually you will only find it in restaurants that are made for tourists.

A fun fact about burritos: Do you know it means a little donkey?. There’s no really an answer why the burrito are call this way, but there’s some theories that back in time burritos will be transported in the back cart of a donkey that will be pulling it.

Now that you know that burritos are not really Mexican authentic you may be wondering what to try? Well of course tacos is always a good option but with soft tortilla are the authentic ones not with crispy one, also if you like soups “Sopa de Tortilla” and “Pozole” are very delicious and a bit spicy Mexican soups, if you like something crispy you gotta try “Tostadas” with is a crispy flat tortilla with some meat, beans, cream, lettuce and cheese and if you want something soft that is not tacos then “Enchiladas” are amazing, is tortilla filled with usually meat but can be veggies too and with lots of sauce that can be spicy or not on top of it. And always Mexican rice and beans are something to have as a side of your meals!

If you want to try Mexican drinks (non-alcoholic) there’s a very famous pop names “Jarritos” but the rice water “Horchata” and “Jamaica” water are very delicious too!

So where to find this food in Vancouver? My to go options will be: “The Mexican, Antojitos y Cantina” in Granville St., “Patron, tacos & Cantina” in Robson St., “Ophelia” in Olympic Village, “Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill” in Pacific Blvd. and “La Casita” in Gastown.

There’s so many delicious Mexican restaurants around metro Vancouver, but this ones for sure will give you very delicious food and a nice experience.

Jack Sparrow could return

Jhonny Depp could go back for pirates of the Caribbean

The actor Johnny Depp have played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow at the 5 Disney’s movies Pirates of the Caribbean.

It was in 2018 that Disney decided that the actor wouldn’t be able to return to the franchise since it was thought he had abused his ex-wife Amber Heard. 

On April 11 this year the trial for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Started, it been over a month already that this trial started to take place in Fairfax County, Virginia. In this trial Heard is trying to prove she was abused while Depp is trying to prove that Heard has been doing defamation about him.

Amber Heard and the actor of Pirates of the Caribbean started a relationship in 2012 and got married in 2015, it was at 2017 that they got divorced after Heard started the defamation about Depp when they were living in Australia while the actor was filming the fifth movie of Pirates of the Caribbean.

In this trial everything seems like Depp is right and the judges are acknowledging it so after this yesterday the producer of Pirates of the Caribbean Jerry Bruckheimer spoke and said that for the 6th move Depp won’t be there but “the future is yer to be decided” 

“Not at this point, but the future is yet to be decided.” -Jerry Bruckheimer 

So this means that the producer is open again in having the actor back to the movies, which of course is great news for the Pirates of the Caribbean and Depp’s fans.

Let’s wait and see what happens in the future of this franchise and hopefully it’s all the best for it and Johnny Depp as well.

New Disney’s Pixar movie “Elemental” to come on Summer 2023

Disney’s Pixar just announce their new movie coming up on June 2023.

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The new Pixar movie will be call Elemental and will be the 27th Pixar feature film. 

The film Elemental if about the four elements, fire, water, land and air living along each other. I will be directed by Peter Sohn, the director of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” and produced by Denise Ream, producer of Pixar’s “Cars 2”

“My parents emigrated from Korea in the early 1970s and built a bustling grocery store in the Bronx,We were among many families who ventured to a new land with hopes and dreams—all of us mixing into one big salad bowl of cultures, languages and beautiful little neighborhoods. That’s what led me to Elemental.”  -Peter Sohn

We don’t have many details about this movie yet, but I think is an amazing idea, it reminds me a little bit to Pixar’s “Inside out” where the emotions come to life but now something about the four elements. 

Pixar is an American computer animation studios that was found in 1986 in California and it’s a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios since 2006 and now it’s own by The Walt Disney Company, some of the most known movies of this animation studios are: Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. and their more recent film is Turning Red which story is about an Asian teenager growing up in Toronto.

Also Pixar has earned 23 Academy Awards, 10 Golden Globe Awards and 11 Grammy Awards, plus many other awards.

This studio is very successful in the stories they create and also in the animation, so I’m sure they won’t disappoint us with their new movie, let’s get ready for summer 2023 and get new magic of Pixar studios with the new movie “Elemental”