Friday, June 4, 2010
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…
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
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.
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
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)
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'
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.
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.
San Jose, CA