Month: March 2016

Viva Las Vegas

It’s the beginning of spring break, and what better way to spend it than at Vegas! Las Vegas, Nevada is the typical college break that most students prefer to go to, apart from the beaches Mexico and Florida, it is a great destination to go to for several reasons. Other than the fact that you can drink like a maniac in public all day and all night, Las Vegas is more than just alcohol and not remembering the events of the night before. On the contrary, when going to Vegas, you should make sure to remember every moment of your visit because every night will turn out to be extremely different from the next. Even when you first arrive, exiting the lonely desert towards a city filled with dozen of lights will have you in extreme awe. From casino to casino, and billboards displaying the latest shows will make you sprint towards the reception area. No matter which casino you decide to stay in, visiting all the casino’s in the strip is a must. Although …

The Hunt for Easter

As Easter approaches this Sunday, chocolate bunnies and colorful covered eggs are going fill every household in America. As children parade around the yard looking for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny, a delicious meal is served around the dining room table to be among family and rejoice in the new season. But through this all, one begins to wonder how this all came about. Traditionally, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ by Christians and Catholics around the world. In many places such as the Philippines where the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is reenacted in a public square for all to see. Although unlike other reenactments, they do actually go so far as to use real nails on the many actors who have portrayed Jesus Christ throughout the years. In other places, Easter represents the coming of Spring along with plenty of chocolate. But why a bunny to represent spring and this particular holiday? According to History.com, the source of using eggs came from German immigrants who told stories of a rabbit who laid …

The Best Taste is Pink’s

When traveling in and around Los Angeles, California, there are many pit stops and sightseeing areas that fill up your entire schedule, but through all the sightseeing areas, we always forget about the gourmet sights to see and taste. Food may not be on your high priority to do list, but while you are enjoying something new to look at, enjoy something new to do as well. With plenty of eateries to enjoy in Los Angeles, the most mouth watering delectable gourmet sights to give your taste buds a whirl are the hidden gems that will make your visit even more memorable.  Pink’s Hot Dogs has been a part of the Los Angeles go to places since its establishment in 1939, and has been providing one of a kind hot dogs in the exact same spot where it was first founded by Paul Pink. As business grew, the menu became creative and has since then offered a vast variety of choices that you cannot get anywhere else, making Pinks a one of kind eatery in the Los Angeles …

History Behind St. Patrick’s Day

In the words of The Dubliners, let’s all go “down the rocky road all the way to Dublin!” St. Patrick’s Day is finally here, and the madness to turn everything green is bringing out the inner Irish in all of us with much fervor and enthusiasm. Celebrations for this festive holiday are going to be taking place all across the country, and although St. Patrick’s Day has become a day to get as drunk as one can be, it was not originally intended to be that way. The real Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain during the fifth century because as we all know, the Romans had expanded their empire throughout half the globe that included Britain. Although much is not known of the real Saint Patrick, historians have discovered a few details about this important figure in Irish culture. For one, he was captured as a young teenager and sent to be a slave in Ireland. He later escaped, or was released, but returned to convert the people of Ireland to Christianity when he …

The Best About Open Mic Night

Let’s face it, we all love music and we all love the beat, the lyrics, and the sound that drives every individual to tune out the everyday working schedule to listen in to the sweet blissful rhythm and beat of a song. But nothing beats going to a show and hearing music live through the speakers. So when it comes to what to do on a Friday night hold off on the club scene, and here are the top five reasons why one should go to an open mic night. NEW MUSIC, NEW TALENT As much as we all love our favorite artists, we get extremely picky when it comes to listening to something new, especially when the band playing the music is still unknown and testing out their skills as musicians. By listening to these new artists, you never know where they might end up in the end. After all, where would the Arctic Monkeys be if we didn’t give them a chance when playing for the first time in a few bars? CHUMMY …

Miss Peregrine in the Silver Screen

Growing up I have always lived my life with a book in my hand. I was never without one and although I spent most of my time by myself I was never truly alone. I was always accompanied by the many characters that filled every page, and through them I was constantly in a battle between good and evil, trapped in a love triangle between lovers, and shaking with a beating heart in a dark corridor with someone lurking in the shadows. Although horror has never particularly been my favorite go to genre, there are some that I am most willing to read, during daylight of course. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children may not be a full horror novel like The Exorcist, but it still has its moments. With the main character searching for answers after his grandfather’s death, the protagonist is chased by haunting, chilling, vile creatures that lurk in the shadows that he is only able to see, and surrounded by children in an orphanage that are not “normal”. And with grim pictures to …