[18 images][news][links][12 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 8/1 — 9/30/2019. Rain2 overload!

•August 19, 2019 • 7 Comments

There has been a large influx of new Clouds and new Rain fans, and Rain has mentioned working on new music. So, now is a great time to go all the way back and get folks up to speed on his albums, from 1998 to 2017!

My third installment of this series celebrates the time when 21-year-old 비 began using his name in English for the first time — Rain — and dropped his second album in October 2003, Rain2 (a.k.a. How To Avoid The Sun). He had SO much going on in addition to new music — his first leading role in a TV drama, a best new actor award, a most popular TV actor award, tons of live performances, game shows, interviews, CFs, promos and shoots — and handled it all with charm and grace. ^@@^

DID YOU KNOW? If not for this album, Rain’s first martial arts role would not have been Ninja Assassin. It would have been Fighter of Wind. But, the scheduling conflicts were too great to overcome. You can read about it in my previous post HERE!

SCROLL DOWN ↓ this post to learn more and see my compilation of images, songs, MVs, track lists, TV spots, and TV appearances (credited as tagged). Please enjoy! ^@@^


» You can visit the previous Open Thread and re-visit Rain’s first album n001 HERE. 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! 🙂

REMINDER: Rain’s new MBC TV drama, Welcome 2 Life [웰컴2라이프] premiered on Korean TV on August 5, and can be viewed in North America with English subs and in crystal clarity on Kocowa and Viki (we’re watching on Kocowa!). Please see my previous post HERE for more details. Please support him and enjoy the show!

 

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

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[info][links][웰컴2라이프] Where to watch Rain’s upcoming TV drama “Welcome 2 Life.”

•July 22, 2019 • 3 Comments

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

** Edited to add 7/24: In addition to Kocowa, looks like Welcome 2 Life will also be shown on Viki, for all you Viki-watchers! Halleluia, the more the merrier! ^_^ → Page link: https://www.viki.com/tv/36642c-welcome2life


ORIGINAL POST ↓↓

Original image credit: Kocowa TV / kocowa @ FB.

Rain, his cast mates, and the production crew have been filming his new K-drama Welcome 2 Life since May. The first episode premieres on MBC in roughly a week, on Monday, July 29 two weeks, on Monday, August 5 (I just read about a schedule change about 30 minutes ago).

You know what I’ve been constantly wondering over the summer, don’t you? With DramaFever viciously yanked away from us all last fall, how the hell are we supposed to watch it on this side of the Pacific, huh?

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[24 images][12 GIFs][#welcome2life] The many faces of “Lee Jae Sang” by RAIN Company. ☔️💋

•August 19, 2019 • 3 Comments

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

Image: RAIN Company @ Naver blogs / MBC.

Yesterday, R.A.I.N. Company took to their Naver blog and gave us all a gorgeous collection of their favorite Welcome 2 Life TV drama stills and GIFs that showcase Rain’s starring role as Lawyer/Prosecutor Lee Jae Sang to a “T”!

Rain isn’t called “The Man of 1000 Faces” for nothing, folks.

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[11 images][10 fan cams] Rain at the Z-Pop Dream Live 2019 concert in Seoul. (2/23)

•August 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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

Image credit: 신도림 사장 / 154_iko as tagged. SCROLL down for more images!

Hi, Clouds, Rain fans, readers and friends! ❤ I went offline around this time (February) for 5 months, to take care of my Dad and my brother full time, so this is an event I missed.

Time to catch up! 🙂

This Dream concert took place at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul on February 23. ^@@^

Fan cams. Hip Song, It’s Raining, Escaping the Sun, Love Song, and Rainism. Great job, fan cammer! ^@@^ (Cams credit: supershinstudio)

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[10 vids][웰컴2라이프] Rain check: Welcome 2 Life video salad.

•July 22, 2019 • 2 Comments

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

Image source: tvkakao.com

You know what to do.

Add your favorite dressing, mix well, and dig in! ^_^

Clip, making of. Q&A with Rain. ^@@^ (Credit: MBC / Courtesy of HCYANG0115 @ YT.)

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[12 images][2 teasers][learning Korean] Rain check: Drama title 웰컴2라이프 is English words adapted to Korean.

•July 22, 2019 • 2 Comments

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

All images and posters credit: MBC

Absolutely, it’s true! The title of Rain’s upcoming Korean TV drama 웰컴2라이프 (Welcome 2 Life) is not composed of Korean words. It is English words spelled in Hangul. So, when you say it, you’re correct in both languages, haha.

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[37 images][news][links][19 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 6/1 — 7/31/2019. N001 overload!

•June 10, 2019 • 3 Comments

There has been a large influx of new Clouds and new Rain fans, and Rain has mentioned working on new music. So, now is a great time to go all the way back and get folks up to speed on his albums, from 1998 to 2017!

My second installment of this series celebrates the time when 20-year-old 비 left his JYPE dancer status and debuted as a solo singer with first album n001 in Spring 2002. Yes, I said n001! Many sources  and articles out there tell you Rain’s first album was titled “Bad Guy” and that’s WRONG. They all cut and pasted bad information from an original source and from each other, and didn’t bother researching to see if the info was right.

The first song Rain released was “Bad Guy.” His first album was n001. Proof. ^@@^

Unboxing! Behold below, the beauty of the album art. Woahhh… The cassettes and CDs are pretty rare these days. I don’t have n001 yet, but Terri does own one ↑ ↑ so I’m good! ^@@^ (Video credit: k-collection @ YT.)

SCROLL DOWN ↓ this post to learn more and see my compilation of images, songs, MVs, track lists, TV spots, and TV appearances (credited to all fans as tagged). Please enjoy! ^@@^


» You can visit the previous Open Thread and re-visit Baby Rain’s FanClub days HERE. By the way — have you 10th Cloud sisters left a message for Rain on his officially sanctioned fan club on Naver today?

REMINDER: Rain’s birthday is on June 25! World Cloud took up donations early (this past April) from 10th Clouds and fans for his birthday gifts. Terri and I sent a donation on behalf of Cloud USA, and we’re also ordering something to send to South Korea from Cloud USA, so the bases are covered. I wish we could’ve sent a box of birthday cards from y’all, but due to circumstances beyond my control, there just wasn’t time to get a notification out. But, hey — there will be more chances to come together and support him together in the coming months, right? Right! ^@@^

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

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