NUS student Uber driver requests 5-star rating to make money to marry fiancée

Five stars for true love.

By Belmont Lay | May 18, 2017

The sharing economy has turned regular people into freelancing, gig-acquiring automatons who operate according to the logic of algorithms and respond intuitively to monetary incentives.

But for one Uber driver who claims to be a final-year National University of Singapore student, being an Uber driver is his gateway to marrying the woman he loves and settling down with her in a resale HDB flat he will pay for using gig money:

Good day! My name is Kondo, and I am a full-time student at NUS.

I am driving UBER with the aim of saving enough to have a proper wedding with my Cambodian fiance, and also to have enough to afford the down-payment for a resale HDB. Yes, I do love this lady with everything in me. For now, it is a long distance relationship until I graduate next year.

It might not seem like much, but your 5-star rating would ensure that I do not deactivated as a driver. A rating below 4.4 puts me at risk of deactivation.

Feel free to ask me anything you like.

Meanwhile, I have two phone chargers in front of you, and bottled water and tissues behind you.

Please enjoy the ride!

Five stars for earnestness.


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Belmont can pronounce "tchotchke".

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