I Am West Georgia
Name: Euisuk Kim.
Years at UWG: This is my fourth year.
My job title: Assistant Professor of Spanish.
What I really do: I teach Spanish language as well as Hispanic culture and literature. Currently I am writing my second book titled “Love and Hate in Hispanic Literature.”
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea.
Family: My wife Youngsoon, my son Ernest Kim and my daughter Rachel Kim. Both of them are 6 years old. Why? They are twins.
People describe me as: Korean Spanish teacher.
My favorite things to do: I enjoy swimming with my kids. Also, I like to go to the Korean grocery stores in Atlanta.
My proudest accomplishment: I do not have it yet. I will be able to talk about my proudest accomplishment “when I am sixty four.”
My passion: Psychoanalysis: Lacan, Zizek and his wife Renata Salecl.
My pet peeve: People that cheat but do not realize that I know they are lying.
Before UWG, I: Worked at Eastern Kentucky University for 3 years.
I joined UWG because: My colleagues seemed to be very engaged and enthusiastic.
I stay because: I feel like West Georgia is my home. Seriously!
One thing I would change about UWG: Less parking tickets, please.
The best advice I ever received: Lose your weight and do exercise every day.
The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Do your best and do not give up at any circumstances.
When I was a child, I wanted to be: Oriental medicine doctor.
Most people don't know that: Four years ago I had a surgery due to sleep apnea and snoring problem. They removed my uvula but I snore as same as before.
My favorite quotation: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
The book I think everyone should read: " Crime and Punishment," by Feodor Dostoevsky.
The movie I think everyone should watch: "Doctor Zhivago."
My favorite memory: When I traveled to Mexico with my wife. We visited several Mayan pyramids.
The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Alive: my first girl friend who married a millionaire. Dead: my dissertation advisor who passed away last year. I miss him so much.
What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: Handphone.
What I would do if I won the lottery: I would build a new building for the department of Foreign Languages and Literature. And I would travel around the world with my family.
What I most want to contribute to students: My time, my passion and my energy.
Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway:
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