Aliyya Sawadjaan is the former assistant editor of Property Report PH and Features section writer for the Philippine Star. 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...