The proverb that “a person is great for his dreams” perfectly epitomizes Mr. Huang, who already accomplished this dream of becoming an entrepreneur in his childhood. Afterwards, while Mr. Huang was in high school and was placed in a class of students with poor academic performance, he became to have a clear view of which path he would like to take in his life after receiving some reminders from his teachers.    

An anecdote of Mr. Huang’s life - Mr. Huang in elementary and middle schools 

[Wonderful moments in Mr. Huang’s memories] 

At the age of six, Mr. Huang often went to school with his first grader elder brother. Back then, there were lots of children outside school classrooms and all of them were jubilantly and raucously chasing and playing with each other.  Till now, Mr. Huang still remembers the scene of children falling asleep on school corridors when they were tired from all the games and chasing around.  

While Mr. Huang was in middle school, he and his brothers became fascinated about comic books, which their father loathed very much. Their father always asked them to read school textbooks. Back then, Mr. Huang and his brothers had a neighbor whose nickname was “Ovaltine”, who had a wide collection of comic books at home. Making use of this great resource, Mr. Huang and his brothers exchanged notes with the neighbor through a crack on a wall next to their houses.  What was written on the notes were lists of books that the Huang brothers wished to read. They also created a “ko-ko-ko” secret code, which imitated the sound of door-knocking, to get their desired comic books and to read comic books to their heart’s content. However, there was a time when Mr. Huang and his brothers were about to get comic books from their neighbor, they heard a rumbling bump-bump-bump “noise from approaching footsteps. It was their father! Their father walked toward the wall and clenched his fists at the sight of a cascade of comic books coming from the wall crack. Not before long, Mr. Huang and his brothers were flung into a bottomless gulf…

A new beginning

[Choices and decisions] 

After the college entrance examination, Mr. Huang had to choose his life path. As the decision might be crucial for his entire life, he became hesitant about making any decision. Eventually, he decided on a career which involved using a pen – a journalist.

[A feeling of disgust] 

After joining the workforce of the journalism industry, Mr. Huang came to realize that being a journalist meant reporting stories which involved a great deal of violence, blood, sensations, and sex/nudity , which contradicted to Mr. Huang’s ethics and morality and made him start to loath the journalist occupation.

[Meditation and taking in] 

With the impulse of stepping out from the place with contracted with his moral belief, Mr. Huang chose to stoop down to work at a malodourous, muddy, sweltering, and deafening steel mill as means to forge a better and stronger self, which was a living example of the proverb” no pain, no gain”.  However, at this moment, another significant person entered Mr. Huang’s life and left him with an illuminating speech: ““If you only aspire to make hundreds of thousands of money, you would never make millions of money”. After giving some thought to this concept, Mr. Huang immediately submitted his resignation letter the next day. Despite a mixture of approving and disapproving voices back then, Mr. Huang believed that he himself was his own greatest support. The decision of resignation marked a big step for Mr. Huang’s establishment of his own business.

[Hardships, trials, and errors] 

It was not easy to start a new business while difficulties and setbacks were omnipresent. However, Mr. Huang could only rely on himself to fund his start-up business and start everything from the scratch. It was impossible for Mr. Huang to ask money from his family as he had earned the first pot of gold in his life from the steel mill and his family had too many children to support. After founding Yuh Shiuann Industries Co., Ltd. with his wage from the steel mill, Mr. Huang, however, was a new player unfamiliar with anything in this trade. As a result, he either had to try manufacturing whatever products or to learn from more experienced people and companies to gain experience. At a time, he even tried manufacturing fire-resistant building materials but eventually opted for making other products because his machines were not sophisticated enough to produce fire-resistant building materials.

The inception of relationships with unicycles

 [A cat's nine lives and in-exterminable cockroaches] 

Being the owner of Yuh Shiuann Industries Co., Ltd., the last remaining vehicle wheel manufacturer in Taiwan, Mr. Huang inevitably drew people’s compliment on his resilience which resembled “a cat's nine lives” or “in-exterminable cockroaches”. If Yuh Shiuann Industries ceased operations, factories in related industries, whether the bike industry or the unicycle industry, all have to take the blunt.  

[Manufacturing unicycles as a turning point] 

Mr. Huang realized that in addition to a low cost required for manufacturing unicycles, riding a unicycle can also build up children’s confidence, endurance, and perseverance when they encounter setbacks. Therefore, Mr. Huang resolutely plunged into the manufacturing. He made unicycles and sold the unicycles to other countries at first and started to sell the vehicles in the domestic market in recent years. However, approximately 70% of Mr. Huang unicycles are “love unicycles”.  

[Love unicycles] 

Sensing a growing divergence between urban and rural development in recent years, Mr. Huang also learned that riding a unicycle was encouraged in Japan to strengthen its national force as practicing to ride a unicycle when a child is little could teach the child abilities such as frustration endurance, confidence, unswerving determination, courage, etc.  All of these abilities are useful for the child’s for the rest of his/her life.  With this concept in mind, Mr. Huang set out to look after children in remote villages and to give his gifts to those children to share. Although it perhaps meant that Mr. Huang was losing money instead of getting paid, he still delighted in his benevolence, felt a sense of spiritual gratification, and had peace of mind from doing it.