[PHOTOS & TRANSLATIONS] Yoo Ah In Celebrates His Birthday With A Reflection Poem, Friends & Fans
It’s the time of the year when our Master Sik celebrates his born day. And what could have been a better birthday present than receiving a lot of love from the people of Korea through more than 18 million watching his movies? 😀
With Veteran garnered a staggering 13.4 million and The Throne nearly 6 million viewers as of October 6th, the “hottest Chungmuro actor” Yoo Ah In celebrated his birthday with full of grateful and light heart.
Yoo Ah In celebrated his 29th birthday in Busan, right in the event of Busan International Film Festival with his fans and friends.
On October 3rd, he got a surprise birthday cake from his fans in the middle of BIFF Open Talk held by Korean Reporter Association. He blew the candles while nearly 2 thousand people singing happy birthday to him!
The Open talk was supposed to be a discussion between Yoo Ah In and the journalists, but many enthusiastic fans swarmed and filled in the venue which took place in the open air of Haeundae Beach venue. In the end, the open talk turned to a candid fan meeting with Yoo Ah In giving his best fan service 😀 Full reports on that will be up in our blog soon!
On October 5 afternoon, Yoo Ah In posted a simple but cute birthday “cake” photo, a complimentary from Merciel, a famous French restaurant in Busan~
October 5 night, he held a birthday dinner with his besties, including Jung Yumi at the Merciel~
According to Korean age, Yoo Ah In turned 30 years old this year. It means he has entered a new phase of life. Since he is a forever thinker boy, Yoo Ah In posted a poem written by a Korean poet Shim Bo Seon titled “Youth” as his reflection past midnight Oct 6 🙂
Here are the poem’s translations (translated by Admin M YAI International Fans Community)~
“Youth” by Shim Bo Seon
When I look in the mirror to spit out my big evil laugh,
When I pretend to boast with my disheveled hair while running ahead of her,
When father grab me by the collar with anger and I escape immediately with trembling fear,
When I stare at strangers across the river with countless thoughts,
When I pretend to listen to a friend and go in one ear and out the other with a grain of salt,
When I shape up a perfect body with my mental confidently and deliberately,
When I drink milk every night and fall asleep and dream it will make me grow tall vigorously,
When the shadow scatters between the lights and street lamps, like a shadow that you can bring to a lifetime,
I love it when it subsides completely, like the end of a story
Honestly, I quietly envy a perfect life of no pain when love too just subsides
It’s because I want to live as much as I want to die
Like a lush blue flowers that bloom in spring…
Youth only comes once in a lifetime
Aww~ I just want to tell Yoo Ah In through a poem by Samual Ulman with the same title as Shim’s:
Youth is not a time of life－it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions. It is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite, so long are you young.
Yoo Ah In admitted he was really overwhelmed by the love given by so many people in Busan, that he posted the photo from BIFF Korean Reporter Association Open Talk with comment “Hello” in the afternoon of Oct 6 😀
Meanwhile, his fans all over the world sent him many heartwarming birthday wishes and greetings through twitterverse with hashtag #HBDYooAhIn throughout the day. Super fun!
Ah In fans from DC Yoo Ah In Gallery sent a very unique birthday cake decorated with 29 boiled eggs and a little figurine 😀 Check him blowing the candles in a video here
Once again, we wish you a happy birthday, Master Sik! More success and lots of love to come!
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