My real name is Hui Yan Zhao (赵惠燕). Zhao is my family name. Yan means swallow - swallow is a symbol of happiness in my home town. I come from Zhuhai (City), Canton.
What is your hobby? What you do during your free time?
I like to cook for my friends. When I came to Beijing three years ago, I find it very difficult to find good Cantonese food here, so I decided to learn by myself. My mom is my teacher, always called her when I was in the kitchen. I also like running, going for jogging three times a week. What do I do during my free time? Hanging out with my friends.
What is your favourite movie, tv series and food?
Movie...I think it's La Vie en Rose. TV, big bang theory. Food, Cantonese food of course. mostly meals cooked by my parents.
When and how you join Xiaomi?
I joined Xiaomi in Apr 14 2014, only three months ago. So I am still learning and glad to meet you guys as my friends and teachers. How? I saw Nana posted this position online and thought its interesting. Sent a resume,then interview, and here I am.
What you like best about current job?
People. You guys are amazing. I had so much fun with you guys. Special thanks to mods of Device forum and MIUI Device teams. And colleagues here are so nice. Everyone is young and energetic! Five girls working together is fun. We always have lunch together.
What is your previous job before joining Xiaomi?
My previous job is a Training Specialist at Adobe China. LOL Nothing related to current job except good English is required.
Can you share any interesting story or joke happens in Xiaomi HQ office?
How I met Lei Jun, Bin Lin (our president) and Hugo in our office.
The first time I met Lei Jun is about 10 p.m., I am leaving office and seeing him and another guy talking on the other direction (back to office), walking very fast.
I actually saw Bin Lin on the first date of I joined Xiaomi, I carried the computers from 11th floor to 8th, saw him in the elevator. I didn't recognized him, but I saw him started talking with another two colleagues in the elevators (and the two colleagues holding a pad in their hands, you know, mi pad) seems a little bit nervous, I saw his badge and wrote "Bin Lin", then I know he is the president.
For Hugo, on the launch event in May, I saw him being interviewed by Hong Kong media, speaking a little bit Cantonese, feel so warm to hear my mother tongue. Hugo is very handsome btw.
What is your role? What other tasks you are in-charge of?
My current role is to manage MIUI Device Forum. The purpose of Device Forum is to provide one-stop information on specific device to our users, also to provide answers when they have problem with their phones. This forum is quite new, together with our mods and MIUI Device Team, we are working hard to make it a more helpful and interesting place for all.
How you come out so many ideas to create interesting contests?
Haha, I am glad to hear that you think they're interesting. Actually I am planning to organize more interesting contests in the future.
How? Nana and the team give me lots of help. I am read threads of the forum everyday to find out what you guys are interested in. And I also refer to Chinese Xiaomi forum.
What is the most challenging tasks being an administrator?
To motivate I think...To motivate our users. Encourage them to create more interesting threads in the forum
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