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BGC, TAGUIG, Philippines -  If there is a complete empowered woman that pushes living beyond the limits, it has to be Coach Amy Berezow...

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Coach Amy Berezowski : What's good for the body is also good for the mind

Posted By: Tech Support - August 15, 2020


BGC, TAGUIG, Philippines -  If there is a complete empowered woman that pushes living beyond the limits, it has to be Coach Amy Berezowski.  We met up with Coach Amy Berezowski via Zoom and asked her for some tips given the situation of the quarantine where people just stay indoors and tend to hang loose in terms of their nutrition.

For those who have not come across her, Coach Amy (IG:@deadaimamy) arrived in the Philippines three years ago to just visit for three months.  She fell in love with the Philippines and the three months has stretched into three years!  Judging from Coach Amy's past experiences, her multi-faceted character makes her a perfect example of going for gold in one's personal endeavors.

She's been through several transitions which astound us.  From University Student, to Amateur Boxer, to Foreign ESL Teacher, Professional Mini Flyweight Boxer, Sponsored Athlete, Female Business Owner, Boxing Coach, to Reality TV Star, to CEO and Head Coach, Human Activist, Boxing Equipment Creator, Fashion Designer, the list keeps going and we are awed.


Coach Amy also does motivational talks in a Corporate setting.

During this pandemic and as the quarantine set in last March, Coach Amy has found that although there were setbacks in terms of meeting students for their coaching sessions, she has been more active in coaching through online media.  The interesting part is that her coaching now knows no borders as she can practice with those who are based in other countries. 

Zooming into the health aspect of things, Coach Amy had to say this: "Even before the pandemic, Health is really Wealth".  Now with the threat of the virus, this statement has been emphasized in a greater way.  It's all the more important now to get one's immunity up.

Our take is that just like in the sport of boxing, defense counts a lot.  So in the same manner, our body needs to have a strong defense against the threats to health.

Proper nutrition plays a big part as Mother Nature has provided a lot of what we need through fruits and veggies.

Apart from proper nutrition, Coach Amy has also been boosting her immune system by way of Intravenous Drips provided by an FDA approved and reputable company.  For this, she turns to Reviv Philippines which has 5 different drips and 4 Booster shots to choose from.



 

Reviv Philippines has a Mobile Wellness Van which comes to her village and provides the IV drips that deliver the nutrients, fluids, electrolytes ahd antioxidants that the body needs.

For Coach Amy, apart from the physical benefits of the Reviv IV Drip, there are also mental benefits to doing this.  Coming from a person who also does mindset coaching for corporate entities, Coach Amy says that, "What's good for the body is good for the mind", considering that having a drip sets the mental stage for being prepared for the threats of disease.


 

The Wellness Van of Reviv Philippines is available to service those who are in BGC and beyond.

You may contact them via Mobile Phone on Globe, or message them here.




 0917-567-3848
 0917-887-3848





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bacolod's Millionaires' Row : The Sugar City's Answer To San Francisco's Painted Ladies

Posted By: Tech Support - August 16, 2018
Visitors to the "City by the Bay", San Francisco, often try to make it a point to stop by the famous Painted Ladies (of San Francisco), a row of colorful Victorian houses located at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park due to its Instagramable quaintness and ceaseless charm.  Built between 1892 and 1896, these Victorian-style houses are one of the thousands built in San Francisco during its booming growth at the end of the nineteenth century.

Likewise, halfway around the globe, right here in the Philippines, there is a row of houses in the heart of Bacolod City, the country's sugar capital, which epitomizes the booming growth at the turn of the 20th century wrought by the industry of sugarcane, grown in the fertile island of Negros.

This October of 2018, tourists from Metro Manila and all over the country will visit Negros Island, to join the Masskara Festival and the 80th year of Bacolod City's charter, thereby gaining a glimpse of Bacolod's well known glory days.  This is due to the revitalization of that small strip of houses known back in the 1930s as "Millionaire's Row".

For those who arrive in Bacolod City and follow what is usually written on travel books and blogs, the usual stops are the Negros Museum, the Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental, the Ruins (Mariano Lacson Mansion), and the heritage houses in Silay (26 kilometers north of Bacolod).


 

What is often missed though in Bacolod is a street which was once known as Millionaire's Row.  This street is hardly publicized because most online references can only reach back to Bacolod's glory days of the 1960s and the 1970s.  The importance of this street and the row of houses thereon goes back to the pre-war decade of the 1930s.



Most visible among them are the Daku Balay art deco house.  It was back in the 1930s when Generoso M. Villanueva, a prominent sugar planter, and his wife Paz, built the first art deco  structure in Bacolod City. Designed solely by the owner, the three-story, poured-concrete steel reinforced building with graceful curved balconies, parapets, and porthole steel-cased windows looks like the Titanic on land. It was known among the locals as the Boat House. Among family, though, it was simply called Daku Balay (the big house).On the same street, another similar daku balay (big house) also shows the glorious past of Negros and Bacolod City.  This is the house of Don Mariano Ramos.

Mariano Ramos was among the first Presidente Municipals appointed in Bacolod City.  At that time, Bacolod was not yet chartered as a city and thus did not have any mayor yet.  Mariano Ramos was a former classmate of Manuel L. Quezon in Letran and the late president did stop by this house often during his many trips to Negros Island.

     
Between the two mansions mentioned are other houses which are resplendent of Bacolod's decadent pre-war past.  It is of little wonder then that during the Japanese occupation in World War 2, the head of the Japanese Imperial Army, headed by General Takeshi Kono, took over the houses in Millionaire's Row as these two houses had the tallest miradors (viewing towers) to observe the city from all directions.

The Japanese Imperial Army commanded all forces occupying Negros from the houses in Millionaire's Row until the surrender in August 1945.

The street known as Millionaire's Row is commonly known today as Burgos Street.  In the same manner that one visits Steiner Street in San Francisco for the Painted Ladies, or the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, or Las Ramblas in Barcelona, one should not miss Burgos Street when in Bacolod City.

All mansions can be viewed from the street as these are all still closed to the public, except one which is the currently run as a boutique hotel, The White Hotel.

The White Hotel is the former residence of Hermelinda Ramos-Dizon and Raymundo Dizon, Sr.  Hermelinda was the daughter of Don Mariano Ramos.  Only an Art Deco wrought iron fence separates the White Hotel and the Don Mariano Ramos House.  The White Hotel at 42 Burgos Street, and the Don Mariano Ramos House at 44 Burgos Street.




Offhand, the White Hotel is one of the best choices for accommodation if one seeks the charm of the Old Bacolod lifestyle.

Something Artsy to Watch Out For

There is no doubt that Bacolod is once again bustling with activity and dynamic business growth.  More real estate developers are also making their way into the city, erecting condominiums which Bacolod locals seem to be adapting to.  What this writer noticed though is that within Millionaires' Row is also condominium development which has as its foreground, the Daku Balay Art Deco house.  For those with an eye for what ought to be a cut above the rest and, for those who live with panache, the Belle Arte condominium shows a lot of promise in terms of allowing one to fully experience the Old Bacolod lifestyle while adapting to contemporary living.

Check out Bacolod Millionaires' Row in your next visit to Negros.  Its environs will surely charm you.





Photo credits to Voltaire Siacor (Villanueva Art Deco House), Lloyd Tronco (Mariano Ramos House), Belle Arte Facebook page.















Friday, December 15, 2017

World Street Food Congress Winner Sharyn's Cansi Opens in Silay City

Posted By: Tech Support - December 15, 2017
Named as one of the 50 top street foods at the recently held World Street Food Congress (WSFC), Bacolod's Cansi will now be available in Silay City.  Silay City, the gateway to the sugar-rich island of Negros is also known to be the Paris of Negros and a recognized cradle of Negrense culture.

Sharyn's Cansi opens a branch in Silay City to answer the cravings of Negrenses who live north of Bacolod City.




Cansi soup, a unique serving of beef broth with a "healthy" dose of bone marrow, stewed for hours with a local sour agent known as 'batwan' is slowly but surely catching up as one of the popular dishes of Negros Island, following the more popular favorite, chicken inasal.


 




Sharyn's Cansi House opens in Silay City, right along the National Highway in Barangay Guinhalaran.

Click here for map.


*photo of Kansi soup by Tey Sevilleno






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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrives in PH

Posted By: Tech Support - December 06, 2017
The newly crowned Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrived last night in Manila, upon invitation by the Department of Tourism.  Miss Universe 2017 will be here to help promote the country along with last year's winner, Iris Mittenaere.

Both Nel-Peters and Mittenaere will join Miss Universe 2017 candidates from Spain, Italy, Russia, Malaysia, India, Canada, China, and Singapore in touring the Philippines.

Scheduled across four days, they are set to visit Batanes, Vigan, Bohol, and Camiguin. They will also showcase the work of talented designers from Mindanao in a charity fashion show.




Nel-Peters won the Miss Universe title last month in Las Vegas, succeeding Mittenaere, who won the crown here in the Philippines. 


(photo credits : Anjo Bagaoisan on Twitter)





Sunday, December 3, 2017

Discovering Millionaire's Row In Bacolod City

Posted By: Tech Support - December 03, 2017
Heritage conservation advocates are totally aghast at the ongoing demolition of the Carlos Palanca mansion in Pasay.  This comes just a few months after the Army and Navy Club and the Admiral Hotel fell prey to the wreckers of Manila's historic architectural icons.  To those who remember the wonderful edifices of Manila's glorious past, the current spate of demolitions are really a nightmare.


One cannot say the same though of Bacolod City, the premier city in the Philippines' Sugar Bowl.  This summer of 2015, tourists from Metro Manila and all over the country will visit Negros Island, the Sweet Spot of the Philippines and have a glimpse of Bacolod's fabled glory days.  This is due to the revitalization of a small strip of houses known back in the 1930s as "Millionaire's Row".

For those who arrive in Bacolod City and follow what is usually written on travel books and blogs, the usual stops are the Negros Museum, the Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental, and the Ruins (Mariano Lacson Mansion) which is technically located in the next city of Talisay.

What is often missed in Bacolod is a street which was once known as Millionaire's Row.  This street is hardly publicized because most tour guides can only reach back to Bacolod's glory days of the 1960s and the 1970s.  The importance of this street goes back to the pre-war decade of the 1930s.


It was back in the 1930s when Generoso M. Villanueva, a prominent sugar planter, and his wife Paz, built the first art deco  structure in Bacolod City. Designed solely by the owner, the three-story, poured-concrete steel reinforced building with graceful curved balconies, parapets, and porthole steel-cased windows looks like the Titanic on land. It was known among the locals as the Boat House. Among family, though, it was simply called Daku Balay (the big house).

On the same street, another similar daku balay (big house) also shows the glorious past of Negros and Bacolod City.  This is the house of Don Mariano Ramos.

Mariano Ramos was among the first Presidente Municipals appointed in Bacolod City.  At that time, Bacolod was not yet chartered as a city and thus did not have any mayor yet.  Mariano Ramos was a former classmate of Manuel L. Quezon in Letran and the late president did stop by this house often during his many trips to Negros Island.

Between the two mansions mentioned are other houses which are resplendent of Bacolod's decadent pre-war past.  It is of little wonder then that during the Japanese occupation in World War 2, the head of the Japanese Imperial Army, headed by General Takeshi Kono, took over the houses in Millionaire's Row as these two houses had the tallest miradors (viewing towers) to observe the city from all directions.


The Japanese Imperial Army commanded all forces occupying Negros from Millionaire's Row until the surrender in August 1945.

The street known as Millionaire's Row is commonly known today as Burgos Street.  In the same manner that one visits Lombard Street (the most crooked street in the world) in San Francisco, or the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, or Las Ramblas in Barcelona, one should not miss Burgos Street when in Bacolod City.

All mansions can be viewed from the street as these are all still closed to the public, except one which is the currently run as a museum, the Dizon-Ramos Museum.




Photo credits to Voltaire Siacor (Villanueva Art Deco House) and Lloyd Tronco (Mariano Ramos House)













Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Filipino Food Will Be The Next Big Thing - Bourdain and Zimmern

Posted By: Tech Support - November 28, 2017
Celebrated chefs cum food critics Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain are in perfect alignment on the thought that Filipino food is definitely the way to go.  In separate interviews the two had one train of thought in terms of the next big thing in the culinary world.

A video interview with Business Insider showed Andrew Zimmern, the host of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" on the Travel Channel, talking about the next food trend in America. In the video, Zimmern said:

I think Filipino food is… you know, I've been calling it for 5 years. It's just going to keep getting more and more popular.

Andrew Zimmern of "Bizarre Foods..."

"We've been obsessed over the last 3 or 4 decades in America with appropriating foods of different ethnicities. Chinese food had its explosive moment in the sun when we discovered regional Chinese cooking in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Thai food … you know, Japanese food.

People forget that in early 1970s there were 3 sushi bars in New York City. Three. Three. Think about that. Now, there is sushi in... I've eaten it — there is sushi at gas stations in Middle America. All of that in the last 40 years —  that's incredible.


 

I think Filipino food is … you know, I've been calling it for 5 years. It's just going to keep getting more and more popular simply because of the variety of ingredients and European techniques that are found in that food.

Their use of acidity, the quality of their food has the best of Asian cuisine and the best of sort of what happens when really good Asian food ... island Asian food brushes up against Spanish culture. The Spanish had colonized the Philippines for almost 500 years at one point. So, the influences are heartfelt.

I think people are going to get into pre-colonial foods. We're in love with pre-colonial foods from Mexico right now. It’s a huge trend. And I think all of that stuff is going to dribble down, and I think it's going to help re-establish some diversity in our food system and hopefully get us out of the supermarket a couple times a week."





In an interview with CNN, Top Chef Anthony Bourdain, likewise predicted that the next big food trend is : Filipino.
Bourdain believes Filipino food is “underrated,” “ascendant” and a “work in progress.”

And he thinks western palates are ready for it: “I think certain Filipino dishes are more likely to take root and take hold more quickly than others,” he told CNN.









Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Philippines' New Paradise featured in PAL's Mabuhay Magazine

Posted By: Tech Support - November 26, 2017
MANILA, Philippines - While most beach lovers and sun worshipers make a mad dash for the usual routes of Boracay and Palawan, the more discerning ones make a discreet run to the hideaway located in the south of Negros Island known as Sipalay.

In the issue of Mabuhay, the route described to access this sweet paradise would be through the usual portal consisting of a flight to Bacolod (New Bacolod-Silay Airport) and travel by land for a few hours all the way to Sipalay.


Sipalay and the southern Negros strip of beaches which include Hinoba-an have lately become the hush-hush go to for discerning travelers.  The location was highlighted in the July issue of Philippine Airline's Mabuhay Magazine.  On the cover was a breathtaking shot of talented travel photographer, RJ Lacson, himself a son of Negros Island.








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