INSTAGRAM UPDATE & TRANSLATIONS 1-7 APRIL 2015: Carlin, Murakami & Too Much Information

And so we’re back with another episode of Yoo Ah In’s SNS on the first week of April! Yay! (*but but what about his comeback to dramalalaland?* Ssssh! Master Sik is busy with his personal projects! Think about his future business, okies!)

There are 2 highlights from his instagram posts which might be his way of describing or represent his thoughts and feelings at the moment indirectly. Let’s take a look at them closely one by one, shall we?


2015.04.02 – Around 3 o’clock in the morning, Yoo Ah In posted a short clip of a stand up show from a famous American stand-up comedian George Carlin, “Religion is Bullshit” in his instagram. Ah In only gave some funny icons and hashtag #GeorgeCarlin on the comment section. It seems he enjoyed watching it~


[Warning: Offensive contents. If you feel uncomfortable with religion’s joke, don’t watch the video or read the script]

George Carlin – Religion is Bullshit

The full script of Carlin’s entire content of “Religion is Bullshit” routine can be read here

George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians (One newspaper called Carlin “the dean of counterculture comedians”). In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Carlin often criticized religion, God, and religious adherents in his comedy. He described what he saw as the flaws of organized religion in interviews and performances, such as his “Religion” and “There Is No God” routines in You Are All Diseased. In his last HBO stand up show, It’s Bad for Ya, he mocked traditional oath affirmations on the Bible as “bullshit”, “make believe”, and “kid stuff”; however, in the same show, he warned, “Be happy, don’t be proud, there’s too much pride as it is. ‘Pride goeth before the fall’ – never forget Proverbs.”


2015.04.7 – Yoo Ah In posted in his instagram an excerpt from his favorite author, Haruki Murakami‘s first novel “Hear the Wind Sing”. He quoted only several paragraphs of it. And he shared the link via twitter too~

Here are the translations~

Yoo Ah In added his own comment below the post. Here’s the translations~

So, what does exactly Master Sik want to say? Well, below is just our 2 cents~

Haruki Murakami said in “Hear The Wind Sing”, that somewhere along the way, he became a stubborn individualist. He has consistently avoided groups in a country where the group is the norm. He said, there was a time when everybody preoccupied with being cool, and he thought by being different, by saying only half of what he was thinking, he would look cool. But as he got older, he realized that he had become a person who could not say more than half of what he was really feeling. And he thought it was not about acting cool anymore. He struggled to pour his feelings out. Murakami added the next paragraph with, “That’s why, seeing as how this cool head would otherwise doze right off into the sludge of time, I keep spurring myself on with beer and cigarettes to write these pages. I take lots of hot showers, shave twice a day, listen to old records over and over again. Even now, those moldy-oldies, Peter, Paul and Mary, are singing in the background. Don’t think twice, it’s all right.

Goodreads says, reading this book is like looking into a mirror and seeing something different or rediscovering hidden aspects of our own character. And it seems this one is for Ah In. Everything and the feelings that Murakami described in that passage, are the reflection of Yoo Ah In himself. Perhaps, Ah In feels a strong connection to their meanings. As we know, all this time Ah In always shared only “half” of his thoughts/feelings vaguely through SNS (which caused us juggling upside down deciphering the “Sik Codes” every time he chirped), because he thought it was more interesting and fun that way than revealing them all. In addition to that, Ah In once said that he always thought over and over again first before posting his thoughts on SNS.

Perhaps, after reading “Hear The Wind Sing”, Ah In thinks that all this time he just “pretended” acting cool while actually he wasn’t able to write his feelings completely. So now he’s become an old freezer in desperate need of defrosting~ an old-fashioned guy. That’s why Ah In asks where he can get the frost remover, because maybe now he really wants to be able to share his thoughts and feelings completely. Just maybe 😀

Oh, Master Sik, YOO need no frost remover coz you are cool already! (Besides, we don’t know where to buy the frost remover anyway) 🙂

PS: To all my bookworm besties, “Hear The Wind Sing” has already retranslated into English early this year.


And now, back to business! A real business. Remember when we said Yoo Ah In and Studio Concrete had a project related to a liquor bar concept? The bar has already launched on the 4th of April! Congrats!


The name of this fried & bar restaurant is Too Much Information or TMI, located in Itaewon. The restaurant offers a different concept where every dish is served with the information details of its nutrition facts on its packaging design. That’s where the restaurant’s name came from, I bet.

Basically, if you want to eat vegetarian friendly organic food without MSG and sip some good drinks, this is the place for you. Check TMI official instagram for more info.

Now, here are some photos of Yoo Ah In at TMI opening private party 3rd and 4th April 2015~ (don’t be surprised seeing his military haircut!)

Master Chef Sik is ready to fry!

Having fun with other “waiters”, artist Son Dambi and model Lee Hyun Yi

Short shorts for a dinner, Master Chef? Why not!

Can you spot Master Sik in these last two pictures? 😉

Photos: Yoo Ah In instagram, TMI instagram, Yoo Ah In’s friends instagram accounts

8 Responses to “INSTAGRAM UPDATE & TRANSLATIONS 1-7 APRIL 2015: Carlin, Murakami & Too Much Information”
  1. Sow says:

    Thank you so much for the translations! All Haruki’s books are well written. I’m happy that YAI can connect them with his own self.

  2. 波瑠 says:



  3. Amanda says:

    George Carlin one wicked comedian. Does this indicate that YAI prefers atheism? I hope he knows that Carlin still holds some Christian values like that of Proverb.

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  1. […] we previously reported here, Yoo Ah In and his creative team from Studio Concrete just worked on the new launched fried&bar […]

  2. […] and May might be the most eventful and busy months for Master Sik. From Too Much Information Kick-Off party, McCafe Fansign Event, the launching of Studio Concrete, its First Exhibition ‘The […]

  3. […] Haruki Murakami is a famous Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction and non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan and international. He is one of Yoo Ah In’s favorite writers. Yoo Ah In has once instagrammed a paragraph of Haruki’s first novel “Hear the Wind Sing” [read here]. […]

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