Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Being A UberEATS Walker in Singapore

Are you thinking of being a UberEATS walker to earn extra cash? If your answer is yes, you might want to continue reading my experiences.

I started 2 weeks ago, hoping to use my time wisely, exercise and earn a little more money.

I got a referral code so that I can get my incentive of $100 for the first 30 trips which I have yet to achieve. And if you are looking for a referral code, I will gladly share mine with you. Good for you, good for me.

Referral Code: XINYI176UE

My first day of work was 05 March 2017 (Sunday). I reached Tanjong Pagar MRT at about 3pm and I started my first trip in less than 5 minutes after I went online.

I still remember vividly that it was a cup of honey milk tea from Tea Royal at Carlton City Hotel to Spottiswoode Road. Spottiswoode Road is actually closer to Outram MRT if you are wondering. The weather wasn't too bad but it was quite a distance.

I was already sweating by the time I arrived at the destination.

Walked back to Tanjong Pagar area but there wasn't any trips and it started raining at about 5pm. Thank goodness I didn't have any trips to make and I was outside Carlton City Hotel.

The rain stopped at about 5:30pm and I decided to head for dinner at Kajiken first. The dry ramen was so good and I finished it in less than half an hour.

Gladly I had a trip to make after dinner. It was brownie with ice-cream this time. Headed to Churn Creamery to pick up the order and headed to Pinnacle at Duxton. I was worried of ice-cream melting thus I was rushing and sweat even more.

I was already quite exhausted from the walking and wanted to stop new requests but too late. I had another trip to make and that is from Kith Cafe near Outram MRT to Eng Hoon Street. And if you don't know, Eng Hoon Street is near Tiong Bahru Market. 

When I reached Kith Cafe, the order wasn't ready so I sat down to recharge myself with water and also to recharge my smartphone. 

It was salad, bread and pasta this time. I had to walk past SGH to get to Eng Hoon Street. It was more than 1 km if I am not wrong. I could have called the support line to cancel it but I decided to just finish it and end the day.


Here's how much I earned for the 3 trips. And yes, Uber does take commission from my earnings but still gave me incentives.


Here comes another day of walking on 11 March 2017 (Saturday). This time, I am in Orchard and started making trips at about 12pm.

My first order was a rosti from Marche 313@Somerset to The Paterson. It was like walking from Somerset MRT to Orchard MRT without the air-con in shopping malls. Yes, I was sweating although I was wearing t-shirt and shorts.

Guess what? Before I reached The Paterson, I received and accepted another trip from Marche 313@Somerset again. I continued to deliver to The Paterson then walked back to Marche 313@Somerset. 

I couldn't remember what this second order was and I know I had to deliver to The Regalia at River Valley Road. It wasn't that far but it was sunny. My left hand was carrying the order and my right hand was holding the umbrella.

I had some time to rest at 313@Somerset after this trip and decided to walk to VIctoria's Secret at Mandarin Gallery for window shopping. Before I was done, I had a trip to make from Joe & The Juice at Wisma Atria to Leonie Hill Road.

After picking up the order, it was raining pretty heavily. I braced through the rain with my umbrella and had a fair bit of mud onto my legs. How heavy was it? One side of the paper bag with the drinks was drenched. I tried my best.

When I reached the destination, I received another new trip to pick up an order from Ayam Penyet President at Lucky Plaza and deliver to Emerald Hill Road. The journey was uphill and I was panting and sweating. All I wanted at that time was water and air-con. The customer spotted me at street level and called me out. Save my breath and energy from walking up the stairs.

While I was leaving Emerald Hill Road, I received my 5th trip request. I walked to Tangs Orchard to pick up the order from SaladStop then to Far East Plaza. I was entirely grateful for the short distance. This was definitely easy money but I decided it was my last trip for the day. My knees were aching.

And how much do I earn from the 5 trips? It wasn't that worth it right?



Let me sort out the pros and cons for you so you can decide whether to start or not.

PROS

  • Payout to your bank account by Thursday of the following week
  • All you need is your smartphone, water and umbrella. Pray hard that you have a good sense of direction if you can't read maps
  • You earn while you walk, better than playing Pokemon Go if you ask me
  • Flexible and you can work whenever you have free time

CONS
  • Be ready to sweat like a pig if the weather is sunny
  • Be ready to get drenched in the rain if the weather decides to play you
  • You don't know where you need to deliver the order to until you pick up the order
  • Only selected areas like CBD Area and Buona Vista (including Holland Village)
  • Earn lesser than a promoter if you calculate by hourly rate
I am still working as a UberEATS walker on some weekends so if you do spot me, please tell me that you have read my blogpost. I will appreciate it.

Gardens by The Bay

17 March 2017

It was my first time to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest in Gardens by the Bay. Be ready for a spam of photos.




Just look at the blooming cherry blossom trees.



Of course I had to take a selfie with the beautiful background.



A look at the olive tree before we see close-ups with the various cherry blossoms.













Your mood is sure to heighten up upon seeing the Sakura.

Let's focus on other flowers now.










There are definitely more other types of plants just within the Flower Dome which I think you should see for yourself.

Let's zoom into the Cloud Forest.


It was really cold at the entrance of the Cloud Forest and I was merely wearing a spaghetti top with shorts.


The moss was green and soft, not as disgusting as you think.



With the gigantic fake orchid sculpture.


Don't they look like coral reefs?








Time to see orchids.











That's about the photos I have to share.

The cherry blossoms will only be in Flower Dome till 24 March 2017 so please don't wait further and purchase your tickets online. Trust me, it is way easier and saves you time from queuing at the counter.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday Peach x M.A.C.

I attended an event hosted by Sunday Peach and M.A.C. last Saturday at Ion Orchard.

Of course, I had to buy cosmetics to satisfy myself. Here's what I bought.

 

M.A.C. Prep + Prime
 
I realised the importance of using a lip primer when I want to use a matt lipstick. It is similar to a lip balm just that it feels more velvety and less oily. It reduces the appearance of fine lines on the lips and makes the lipstick last longer.
 


M.A.C. Retro Matt Lipstick in Back in Vogue
 
 
I have been using glossy lipsticks and decided to try matt lipstick since it is the craze nowadays.
 

 
I wanted a shade that is more nude but I still ended up picking peach. I am that afraid of looking pale.
 
I merely had the lipstick on for about 2 hours, no peeling or cracking of lips which means it works for me. Perhaps I can invest in other colours too.


Friday, February 3, 2017

You Know You Want It

If you are a makeup user, I am sure you have heard of the brand Bioderma which is famous for their micellar water for makeup removal.

Thanks to SampleStore, I am lucky to get to try their Sensibio range for sensitive skin. I have relatively dry skin and suffer from redness at the cheek area. I am excited to see how effectively it works.

Let's find out more about the Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water and see how it fares.


Bioderma Sensibio H20 is formulated with highly purified water, this is the highest grade of pharmaceutical water that is completely free of impurities and irritants, making it a clear choice for sensitive skin.

It is also soap-, alcohol- and fragrance-free. When I am lazy to clean my face, I will just use Bioderma Sensibio H20 and cotton pad since no rinsing is required.


This is my face with makeup. My foundation was medium-high coverage and my eye makeup was light.

I managed to remove half of my face and eye makeup using 1.5 cotton pads easily without much force.


Here is half of my bare face and the other still with makeup.


Super impressed with its efficacy. I only had to use 3 cotton pads to remove my makeup. 


Best of all, I had totally no discomfort from removing my eye makeup. No pain, redness or stinging. Such a breeze and there is no rinsing with water required. No stickiness or tightness after makeup removal too. Now I could understand what the craze was about.

And if you do wonder how my full bare face is, here it is.


Prices of Bioderma Sensibio H20: $15.90 for 100ml, $28.90 for 250ml and $41.90 for 500ml

Next up is the Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant which is a gentle facial cleanser which also hydrates and soothes sensitive skin. You can use this day and night, even on eye areas.


So how do I use it? 


Just 1-2 pumps and apply it on damp face in circular motion. Foam will develop as you cleanse. 


After which, just rinse with water and you are done.

Price of Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant: $33.90 for 200ml

Last but not least, it's the Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water. 


It soothes skin while maintaining healthy skin cells. It contains soothing agents that can provide quick and lasting relief to sensitive skin. 


You can use it to freshen your face or remove balance of mask left behind on face. I like to use it to freshen my makeup and I do not need to pat my skin dry.

Price of Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water: $19.90 for 150ml

So where can I buy the Bioderma Sensibio products? You can buy it at Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Robinsons, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Skin Centre.

So what if I want to try first? You get to experience the Bioderma Sensibio H20 range for yourself too. Go to this link and you can redeem a free 3-day trial. Thanks to Bioderma Singapore for sharing the love!