Thanks to my colleague, Anita Yuen, as she blogged it forward to me in her post. My name is Sylvana Chang, in SCN Community Engagement Marketing team. I am a Taiwanese and I speak both Chinese and English.
About My Country
Not sure if everyone knows about Taiwan, here is a little background info for you: Taiwan is located in East Asia, very close to China. Back to 16th century, Taiwan was named as Formosa (beautiful island) by Portuguese. It is famous for the natural landscape such as towering mountains with numerous peaks over 10,000ft (3,000M) and the beautiful coastal scenes. We also have Taipei 101, the 3rd world’s tallest building, just behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca.)
Fun Fact About Me
I am a big fan of belly dance. I have learned it over 3 years and I even spent 3 months in New York to take classes with one of my favorite dancers. There are 4 different styles in belly dance and I prefer Egyptian style. I think the music, the choreography and the costumes are the most beautiful among all of them . Last year, I did several performances for non-profit organizations and I also had a chance to host a class for some of friends! The picture was took in my first official performance with 2 of my best friends who came to support me!
What do you enjoy most about your work and why?
Meeting people from different parts of the world and helping them adapt to SAP Community Network. SCN is a really powerful online-community in SAP world. It’s so great that we have so many generous mentors and experts share their knowledge and best practices with us.These practical experiences are not the things that we can find in the textbook! Be able to deliver the value of SCN to members and see members benefit from SCN bring me fulfillment!
If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
Actually, I’d never thought about this question because I really enjoy my current position. If I have to give an answer…hm….maybe I would be a belly dancer. I want to be a belly dance teacher when I get to my age of 55. Have 2 – 3 classes per week so that I can have fun and also keep the regular exercise. As for the location, it can be anywhere as long as people are interested in my class.
Name the person who affected you most in your career/way of thinking and why?
It’s definitely my dad. My dad always taught me to be a person who study hard, work hard, and play hard. No matter what position I am, what job I do, pay my 100% effort and make no regrets. This become my favorite quotation and I always keep it in mind no matter where I am and what I am doing.
I’d like to blog it forward to
- Shengtao Tan, SCN China expert and also the SCN mentor
- Ronald Konijnenburg, SAP HANA expert and also one of the winners in SAP HANA InnoJam
For both of you, my questions will be
1. Fun fact about you
2. Where is your favorite place? Why?
3. What was your dream job as a child?
4. Name the person who affected you most in your career/way of thinking and why?