Aliyya Sawadjaan

Aliyya Sawadjaan is the former assistant editor of Property Report PH. She has written for print, online and broadcast media for the past 13 years on travel, beauty, health and current affairs. When she’s not chugging on black coffee, she’s munching on chocolates and sour cream and cheese chips to fuel her while writing.

Things you need to do before buying a condo

We may still be facing uncertain times but many people have opted to move out of their homes to live on their own. If you have been...

Filipino traditions when building or moving to a new house

The ongoing pandemic has forced many Filipinos to move to a new dwelling. Some move to the province for fresher air, while some transition to bigger homes after living in...

Affordable condo living is within reach at BRIA Homes’ Astra

For many young professionals, having a home of their own is one of the things they strive to achieve. This is especially true for young Filipinos, as owning a first...

How to clean and disinfect thrift furniture

There has been a surge in Instagram stores selling thrift furniture. The concept is not new in the Philippines as there are several stores selling secondhand Japanese and European furniture...

Can minimalism work in a Filipino kitchen?

Minimalism is a style, technique, or principle that is characterized by extreme sparseness and simplicity. It is the intentional living with only the items that one really needs and removing...

Why standing desks are rising in popularity

Since the start of the pandemic, many of us have been working from home and are likely to continue doing so until the pandemic is officially over. While waiting for...

How to save energy and cut your electricity bills

Last year, COVID-19 forced us to stay in our homes as a way to stop the spread of the dreaded disease. While waiting for the arrival and distribution of the...

How to organize after the New Year

It has been a few weeks since the New Year rang and you’ve probably been lagging behind your New Year’s resolutions including keeping your home neat and tidy. But with...

How to make Christmas merry for pets

Take special considerations when celebrating the holidays with your fur babies.   Christmas is just around the corner. By now, many of us have already put up...

How to protect and treat the home from termites

Did you know that rain can stimulate termite activity in your home? I didn’t either, so imagine our surprise when we saw one of our wooden shelves, along with some...

Taking care of your roof during rainy season

Proper roof maintenance is important when it comes to protecting your home and your family. The next time it rains, you get to enjoy the sound of the rain in...

How to be a responsible plantito & plantita

With many Filipinos still grappling at the new reality that occurred to them due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, plants have now become popular in the country. Plants...

Aliyya Sawadjaan

Aliyya Sawadjaan is the former assistant editor of Property Report PH. She has written for print, online and broadcast media for the past 13 years on travel, beauty, health and current affairs. When she’s not chugging on black coffee, she’s munching on chocolates and sour cream and cheese chips to fuel her while writing.

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