Monthly Archives: December 2013

Purpose-Driven Year – Gratitude For 2013

A new group called Purpose-Driven Year was started in December 2013 to be continued once a month throughout 2014 to help members support one another in achieving goals in 2014.

Each monthly meetup focuses on a theme. Each member is to share a few minutes on himself or herself and relate to the theme of the month. Members then discuss, give ideas and help one another.

For December 2013, we focused on giving thanks for what we have and who we have become in the year 2013. It’s said that as you develop positive emotion toward what you already have, you gather more positive energy and attract more positive outcomes into your life.

The December meetup called Purpose-Driven Year – Gratitude For 2013 was hosted by Ricky Soo on 30th December 2013. It was also a preview for what is to come for future meetups in 2014.

Sharing of personal life stories

Sharing of personal life stories

10 of us shared about our life in 2013 and give thanks for what we have achieved and come to learn, albeit there have been challenges faced as well.

In contrast to other Pitch ‘n’ Win events where we vote for “winners”, here we nominate and choose a few members as “case study” to discuss further on their sharing.

Members chosen to share more were Dr Cham, Nazlee Aziz and Eric Lim. They elaborated on their life stories, received questions from others, and also shared their goals for the new year.

After the event ended, a few of us stayed back for a second round sharing with Wong Kai Yuen, the venue provider and owner of EcoGreen Organic Restaurant, joining in and sharing more on the latest thoughts in life and society.

Please join our Facebook group to receive updates and invitation on next events. Happy new year 2014 to everyone!

Purpose-Driven Year Meetup – Gratitude For 2013

PITCH – Online Portal For Small Business

This is a pitch by Nitin Singhal from bizYantra. Please comment below if you are interested to know more. You too can pitch online.

How many ‘small’ businesses around us have online presence to sell their products/services?

How many have the idea of how to go about it? How many can afford to create that online platform?

We can help by offering this ‘huge’ community that platform at very reasonable price and get them up and running.

DIY Travel, Collaborative Housing & More

Eric Lim of SOHOland has been a regular member of Pitch ‘n’ Win events. As an active Couchsurfing member, he has been receiving and hosting hundreds of travelers around the world to stay at his place over the past few years.

On 14th December 2013 (Saturday), Eric organized the meetup event called Pitch ‘n’ Play @ SOHOland at his place in Cheras. Everyone was to share some travel experience in the gathering.

The meetup was attended by locals and travelers. The group shared their travel experiences to India, Indonesia, Japan and around Asia.

Leandro and Justina @ SOHOland

Leandro and Justina @ SOHOland

In particular, Leandro from Brazil and Justina from Slovenia shared how they had been traveled from their countries, met each other in India, and went from there to a few countries including Malaysia.

They also shared the idea of “DIY travel” to be able to travel despite limited time and budget. Leandro also took the opportunity to validate an idea he had in mind for would-be travelers.

The meetup ended with Eric sharing on the idea of “collaborative second home”. He received questions and feedback from the group. It had been an enjoyable discussion for everyone in 2 hours.

Pitch ‘n’ Play @ SOHOland – Photo album