My life was enriched by knowing Kim. He was an original: unabashed in his views, unabashed in his self-confidence, and unwilling to patronize or compromise. "Love me or not, this is who I am" seemed to be Kim's approach to others. Genuine. I also admire Kim for his dedication to excellence. Pushing himself to do the best or be the best. Mostly I loved Kim because he was such a great fan of his friends. He spoke of them with a respect and reverence. I shall miss him, and I am so grateful to have been his friend.