[25 images][news][links][12 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 1/1 — 2/29/2020. Eternal Rain overload!

•January 15, 2020 • 3 Comments

Album art in this post is from co-founder Terri’s Eternal Rain album. ^@@^

There has been an influx of new Clouds and new Rain fans, and Rain has mentioned working on new music. Don’t know if he is or not, but now is a great time to go all the way back and get folks up to speed on his albums, from 1998 to 2017!

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a nice, cozy holiday.

My fifth installment of this series celebrates the time when Rain took a tiny detour out of Korea and dropped his first Japanese album Eternal Rain in September 2006, in Japan. That’s going to take a little ‘splaining because Eternal Rain is technically his second album released in Japan.

(CLICK on image ↓ ↓ for larger view.)

Okay. In my mind, a Japanese album has Japanese songs on it. Songs sung in Japanese, of which Eternal Rain has plenty. Of its 12 tracks, 9 are in the Japanese language, 2 are in Korean, and one is in English. Whereas what is considered Rain’s first Japanese album, RAIN: Early Works, released in Japan in December 2005, is comprised of 16 songs from his first three Korean albums. With not a Japanese song on it. Which is fine, nothing wrong with that. It’s simply my opinion that for an album to be classified Japanese, it needs that language on it.

I say Eternal Rain is his first Japanese album, and RAIN: Early Works is his first album released in Japan. My story, sticking to it. 🙂

FYI: First release “Sad Tango” and songs “Free Way” and “Move On” were released as singles ahead of the album.

SCROLL DOWN ↓ this post to see MORE album art and my compilation of songs, MVs, fan mades, and TV appearances (credited as tagged). Please enjoy! ^@@^


» You can visit the previous holiday Open Thread HERE and see the link to re-visit Rain’s third album It’s Raining. By the way — have you 10th Cloud sisters left a message for Rain on his officially sanctioned fan club on Naver today?

ANNOUNCEMENT: We noticed many pictures on our homepages weren’t loading anymore… As it turns out, our web host has moved to a new platform and we need to do the same (follow them). Co-founder Terri is working hard behind the scenes to rebuild our site and move it to the new web location. Please don’t worry — our blog is not affected and our new site will be up and running smoothly soon. PLEASE PARDON OUR MESS OVER THERE! 🙂

» Cloud USA disclaimer. READ it. We’re 10th Cloud term members now, but the same still applies.

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[topic thread][SPOILERS] Round 5: What Clouds and drama fans are watching right now…

•October 12, 2019 • 4 Comments

“Welcome 2 Life” [웰컴2라이프] GIFs credit: R.A.I.N. Company / MBC.

There are waaay too many good shows of all kinds on TV in many countries and online these days and we need a place to dish about ’em, am I right? What say you? Let’s discuss! ^@@^

WE GOT SPOILERS. Please back out of here & DON’T SCROLL unless you’re good with that.

The previous Cloud-watching post from 5/26/2018 – 10/11/2019 is HERE^@@^

[14 images][7 clips] Rain check. (GRE-KRITI, a 10th birthday, a 3rd anniversary, gym rat, friends, & HNY Japan!)

•January 23, 2020 • 1 Comment

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

1/22/2020. Rain took to his Instagram and Chinese TikTok to let us know a project had started — it turned out to be his GRE-KRITI filming! And we also got a quick look behind the scenes from A Great Day brand agent Sung Cheol Park, who posted: “At the end of many twists and turns, GRE-KRITI and Rain’s filming has been completed. Thank you to Jung Jihoon for being a wonderful model and showing a deep caring for his work!” Aww ❤ ^@@^

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[7 images][clips][fan cam] Rain at the VIP premiere of movie “Chiefs of Namsan.” (1/20/2020)

•January 23, 2020 • 1 Comment

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

A new movie, Chiefs of Namsan, premiered yesterday in Korean theaters, but the VIP premiere happened on the 20th at the Seoul COEX Megabox and Rain walked the Red Carpet in support of the film. The Korea Dispatch called our fashion icon an “A-class visual” and, yes, they were right.

His kind of magnificence does not grow on trees, folks. 🙂 ^@@^

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[15 images][video] GRE-KRITI Cosmetics signs Rain as its new brand ambassador. (1/10/2020)

•January 15, 2020 • 3 Comments

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

Yet another high-end cosmetics and skincare brand has jumped aboard the Rain train! Rain is now brand ambassador for GRE-KRITI (I’ve seen a Hong Kong website and a Canada one, too).

I don’t think these images are magazines… I can’t find any evidence that they are (they seem to simply be creative ads). If anyone knows, please chime in! A rep on Weibo has also posted about Rain being hailed as the hardest-working all-around artist in the world, and that they will work hard alongside him.

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[26 images][2 vids] Rain & Siti Nurhaliza bring a familial touch to CUCKOO’s #SAMASAMA Division. (1/6/2020)

•January 9, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

Hi, all! Rain has started the new year at a full run, as always. No surprise at all!

Global corporation and No. 1 healthy home appliance brand CUCKOO International has named world-renowned Korean singer-songwriter and Hallyu star Rain and Malaysian queen of pop Dora’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza its brand ambassadors for the year 2020, representing their #SAMASAMA Division (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Dubai). CUCKOO has blasted this news just about doggone everywhere and, personally, I think it is truly a smart move on their part.

(Video source credit: Cuckoo International)

With Rain having two daughters now (a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old) and Siti Nurhaliza having a 1-year-old daughter, a massive chunk of CUCKOO’s consumer base identifies with them right away — parents. Parents concerned about the water their children drink, the air their children breathe, the food their children eat, the cleanliness of their family’s home. This is a huge problem in some areas. Residents have posted about how they can’t drink water out of the tap or how the outdoor air is so polluted, they worry about the air in their houses. CUCKOO is the biggest manufacturer and seller of these appliances across Asia because it’s capitalizing on those concerns big time.

You can clearly see their proposition to consumers (Why you should buy our products?) in their Behind The Scenes announcement and promo film. A Korean pop king and Malaysian pop queen with new families both choose CUCKOO. How can you go wrong? You can’t! 🙂

(Video source credit: Cuckoo Singapore)

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[47 images][8 fan cams] Rain check. (A birthday, best 9, concert guest, a good meal, selfies & gorgeousness.)

•January 5, 2020 • 2 Comments

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1/2/2020. January 2 was the 6th anniversary of the 2014 release of Rain’s 7th full length album (8th album overall) Rain Effect. Needless to say, we celebrated all over our social media. ^@@^

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[Cloud USA][video] Happy RAINy Holidays, all! 🎄🕎🍾

•December 25, 2019 • Leave a Comment

 
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