The fu­ture of shop­ping is here

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Shop­ping for gro­ceries? Save your­self the petrol and time be­cause, yup, there’s an app for that.

In­stashop is a home­grown Dubai- based app that prom­ises to have your gro­ceries de­liv­ered in as lit­tle as 30 min­utes, de­pend­ing on your lo­ca­tion. Users can sched­ule de­liv­er­ies weeks, and even months, in ad­vance. Cus­tomers can pay with cash or credit card, as well as avail of ‘ re- or­der­ing’ or ‘ favourites’ op­tions that will help min­imise the time taken to place re­peated orders. With more than 30,000 users on board, the ser­vice is ex­pand­ing to serve Abu Dhabi and other cities soon.

CEO John Tsioris said, “Time is pre­cious and we would rather have our cus­tomers spend their time on more pro­duc­tive ex­pe­ri­ences than in the nar­row aisles of su­per­mar­kets. We are look­ing at a fu­ture when gro­cery shop­ping is not on your to- do list.” Hear, hear!

The num­ber one item on your wish list? A trip I am dy­ing to go on: kayak around Raja Am­pat, In­done­sia; be a tree hug­ger i n Bali; and go wake­board­ing in the Philip­pines.

What good deed are you plan­ning for today? I am feed­ing the stray cats in the area I live in and, so, drive around with cat food in my car. If I see a stray some­where on the roads, I’ll stop and feed it.

The big­gest learn­ing point/ ex­pe­ri­ence in your life. I’ve strug­gled with weight is­sues my­w­hole life. Los­ing 25kgand­chang­ing mylifestyle and, most im­por­tantly, mind­set was the big­gest turn­ing point of my life. It ended with me chang­ing ca­reers and be­com­ing a nutritionist and meta­bolic bal­ance coach in or­der to help oth­ers that may be strug­gling the way I once did.

What is your fit­ness mantra? If it doesn’t chal­lenge you, it won’t change you. This re­ally is so true. Only sweat and hard work can change your physique and mind.

The first thing you thought about when you woke up this morn­ing. An­other 24 hours of end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. A new day, a new ad­ven­ture. I am so grate­ful to have an­other day to change lives.

The app on your smart­phone you click on most of­ten. I have two! In­sta­gram and Snapchat — yep, I’m one of those! To­tally ad­dicted to Snapchat at the mo­ment.

What’s your great­est fear? To be­come or­di­nary — and lose my pas­sion and cu­rios­ity for life.

A way in which you are try­ing to change your life this year? It’s my daily chal­lenge, ac­tu­ally: try­ing to con­stantly learn new things, be the best I can pos­si­bly be and never l ook back or re­gret any­thing. I am a ‘ yes’ per­son n and I live for ad­ven­ture. I would rather say y, ‘ Oh, I shouldn’t have done that’ than ask k my­self ‘ What if…?’. Life is short and I want to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing.

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