Friday, June 4, 2010

Obituaries in Straits Times (4 June)

Brilliance with emotions...That's what Hui Yong is!

I have known Hui Yong for a year and half now and have rarely seen such a person with such brilliance yet humble and composed character firmly on ground. He has been a formidable “Professor” for not only Avago folks but across the entire IT fraternity working for Avago.

I recollect our professor to break down pie into lowest decimal in seconds (even probably a calculator couldn’t calculate so fast) in our team building activity. It was indeed fascinating and inspiring.

He stays with us, forever in our heart and may God give all the strength to his family to live through these tough moments.

Hui Yong, you are always with us…



Hui Yong - A wonderful friend

It was heartbreaking when I heard the news that we have lost a nice friend.


Adversing my name is Hui Yong’s name. I was wondering why there was no interview before I joined Mijani's team from China in 1998, after working with Hui Yong for a while, I believed that was simply because Mijani “爱屋及乌” (because like a person, then like all the other persons or things that are related to the person).  In the next 2 years, we worked together, ate together, even stayed in the same flat. Hui Yong is my mentor and I could always depend on him when I hit difficulties during Worksteam and WPSII periods.


In my memory, Hui Yong is a model husband, lovely father and a happy friend who sometimes speak jokes to us. He is not a sportsman, that’s why I was so surprised when I knew him finished Marathon from his facebook last year.


The last time I met him was when I was at Esplanade a few years ago, he brought his 2 cute children, happily took video for them.


I wish all the best and a bright future for his beloved wife and children.


Yong Hui.

We will always remember you

Hui Yong, such a nice guy! A ready smile, a helpful attitude.
Such a smart guy too! He was always in every major IT project. We couldn't do without his expertise. Although I did not work closely with him in the nitty-gritty, I know he was good. He didn't take short cuts. There were times when I asked if he could close a CR (when I was in change management) because it had been around so long but he said no, because we hadn't got the right solution yet. He was quite aware and was still working on it.
We are so fortunate that he is our colleague and friend. I'm no runner and so did not have the pleasure of running with him, but once he got into the sport, he became so good at it. It shows that he is not just born clever but always does the best in whatever he pursues so that he excels.
Thank you, Hui Yong. I'm glad to have known you.
May God bless your wife and 2 lovely children.
Mei Yoong

For you - Hui Yong

Hui Yong – very helpful man and very knowledgeable. His leaving is a loss to this supply chain industry. Even if I have left Agilent for many years, whenever I need help in any areas he will never say no.. rest in peace. Will never forget your kind spirit..

Wendy Seow
Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Pte) Ltd

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In Remembrance of a Truly Wonderful person

I can vividly remember his sweet and innocent chuckle on the 29th April when we had the PCR telecon just before he left to China for a holiday. I was goofing with him that he must cancel his trip if he did not resolve all the issues .......That is when he chuckled and said, 'Hey, come on Rajam !!!", and that was the last we spoke.

I have known Hui Yong from the Project Everest Days in US when he was supporting Mfg/Ops. He was truly a technical Guru, yet a rather down-to-earth and humble person. Though I have not worked with him directly, but I have consulted him numerous times pertaining to Workstream and Routing issues during my TIS days. One thing I know is that I could always depend on him whenever I needed his help and he never hesitated to render his assistance, great ideas & solutions.

We in Penang (TIS) are still in shock by this sudden demise and are deeply saddened for the loss of a Truly Wonderful Person, Hui Yong.

May God Bless you Hui Yong and be with your family during this difficult times.

Rajam - Penang

2 Wonderful Memories of Hui Yong

It is indeed very sad. Although I had never worked with him, I distinctly remember 2 very clear conversations with him and I had been referring to those incidents pretty frequently all this while:

1. During the Everest Time, when I was in US and I met first met him and he told me he was from Shanghai, naïve me (who had never been to Shanghai or China before) asked him if Shanghai was as developed as Singapore (since we heard toilet stories about China) and he defensively retorted "Of course, Shanghai is more developed than Singapore". And years later when I first step foot on Shanghai, I realized my naivety and each time I see Shanghai's progress, I always laughed at my naive question to him.
2. Also, during that time, while in US, our teams happened to eat together in a Japanese restaurant and someone had order Edamame and we were all excited over this "new" appetizer. As we all were busy fiddling and examining this strange appetizer, Hui Yong, who happened to sit across me said very casually in this thick Chinese accent " Oh, we grow a lot of this in our backyard - it is soya bean" and now every time I eat Edamame, I know I am eating lots of protein goodness :).

These are the 2 wonderful memories that I had of him that is forever etched in my mind even though we didn't work together. May God bless his soul.

Phaik Gek (Penang)

A Mentor & A Friend to Me..

It had been 2 years since i leave the team & Avago. Prof Hu was my mentor and team lead at that time. He is indeed a professor to me and yet like Mijani mentioned, he always denied it as usual. I still remember for the first few months when i started the on-call routine after i joined the team, i encountered an top priority ovsd that i have no idea to resolve in the wee hours and i have no choice but to bug him as he was my backup! Oh dear, he had to wake up to answer the call from me and guide me through. It had been very nice and patience of him. When it comes to the point that i decided to leave the team, he did called me up in the evening to talk to me for an hour to analyze with me if my decision is a right move to make and if i would want to change my mind.It had been so thoughful of him to do.
Although we are not in the same site, he had consistently mentoring me and i always go to him for help. He is always make it a point to call up if things are too complicated to explain through IM. The longest duration that we had face to face is during the 11.5.10 upgrade. I believe that had been the most enjoyable time and we even managed to celebrate his birthday in a meeting room!
I will always remember him as a mentor and i really thankful for all his efforts in coaching me. He is indeed a friend that i will always remember ever!
Ee Theng

A quiet and brilliant man...Will be remembered forever...

I have known Hui Yong only for last six months since I took over the Application team in Avago IT. My very first one on one with him during Nov 2009 is still very fresh in my memory. He told me that the book "MARATHON You can do it!" by Jeff Galloway influenced him to run a sundown marathon and 2 half marathons in Singapore.

He loves his kids and was very proud to talk about them and even show their pictures during the 'one on one'

The one thing he liked about:
Avago – Efficiency and profitability.
IT – transforming and creating "profit" by saving more for Avago.
Application team (his colleagues) – teamwork and hardworking people.

His goal was to be an expert in all key ERP areas, capable to lead ERP implementations in complicated environments.

I have attached the picture he shared with me to introduce himself. I remembered him as a tall, quiet and contented man who is THE EXPERT in Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning. I have recently met him on May 20th at work in Singapore and the hall way conversation we had is still echoing in my ears. It is heartbreaking to realize that it will be the last meeting for ever with him. I am glad that I traveled to Singapore two weeks back as it gave me an opportunity to meet him one last time.

May his soul rest in peace for ever and let the Almighty give all the strength and courage needed to his wife, young children and loved ones to handle the difficult times.


Andy Nallappan
San Jose, CA