[24 images][news][links][12 vids] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 3/1 — 4/30/2020. Rain’s World overload!

•March 16, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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!

The sixth installment of my Rain Career Music special series celebrates the time when Rain — his attention back on Korea after Japanese album Eternal Rain — dropped his next Korean offering Vol. 4 Rain’s World in October 2006. This was to be his final album at JYPE, his final project with the mentor who had discovered him and would forever be his hyung, Jin Young Park. The album’s success lead to a Rain’s World Repackage album a few months later. ^@@^

(CLICK on images ↓ ↓ for larger view.)

Rain’s first movie where he had the lead role, I’m A Cyborg But That’s OK, would be released at the end of this year (2006). This was also the year that he donated the funds for 50 wells (enough drinking water for 60,000 people) in Cambodia, and donated the proceeds from sales of the campaign umbrellas with his image on them to low income children. He also participated in the Love Photography Exhibition, an annual charity held by the Social Welfare Society and photographer Cho Sei-Hon, that helps children who are in government care find adoptive parents.

And don’t forget the absolutely MASSIVE BMW Meets Truth campaign. See the FULL film below. ^@@^

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


» You can visit the previous Open Thread HERE and re-visit Rain’s Japanese album Eternal Rain. 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^@@^

[3 images][2 vids] Health Helper fires up their Instagram again with new ambassador Rain. (3/19/20)

•March 20, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Hi, all. Update time!

While researching Rain’s new sponsor Health Helper earlier this week, I ran across their Instagram account, which they hadn’t used since last August (2019). I followed it, just in case they decided to make a comeback.

Glad I did.

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[7 images] Health Helper brings its G-Stemma Max Switch aboard the Rain Train. (3/18/20)

•March 18, 2020 • 1 Comment

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Rain has always been a “whole ‘nother animal”, one who trusts himself completely when it comes to his career path.

Even as an icon, he knew his fan base was changing and his career was transitioning. He knew he had to change along with them, especially since he had no intention of going the expected “life after K-Pop” route and taking a seat (thank heavens!). The past few years are indication he’s successfully navigating that change. And year 2020 is just the icing on the cake! The sexiest K-Pop king alive is now the sexiest hubby, father, K-Pop legend and wellness aficionado alive. His skin, face, and body are still his fortune, along with the fact he’s now a family man, and SEVEN companies have wanted a part of that in the past five months.

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[4 fanmade][2 fancams][clip] Rain video salad. (Fan art, V-Live, PopXClassics, a cute Blast, & 6 mins of 비’s lips.)

•March 10, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Image credit: JanVogler.com


2/20/2020. Fan made. Our Cloud USA fan art Man of 1000 Faces #2 video. Please enjoy. ❤ ^@@^

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12/3/2015. Clip. Remember when Rain opened his new V-Live Channel looking like a million bucks? So handsome. *sigh* ^@@^

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[6 images][4 vids][Eng] Rain and CUCKOO for World Water Day! (3/6/2020)

•March 10, 2020 • 1 Comment

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From donating funds for 50 drinking water wells in Cambodia (2005) to his 2011 BEST Rain concert tour stop in Singapore to World Water Day in Gangnam (2015) to now, Rain’s personal and professional platform has always been “water for all.” Conserving, providing, preserving water and teaching our children to use it wisely is one of the things he’ll always champion.

So, the #Just1Cup campaign by CUCKOO International and its brand ambassador Rain for World Water Day 2020 makes perfect sense, as does its cute but important message. I already only use one cup when brushing. I mean, it is 2020 and it’s not just about us. Future generations need some consideration, don’t they?

In English, with Malay subtitles. Enjoy the cuteness! ^@@^

CLICK image to visit the official campaign page. ^@@^

FULL VIDEO.

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[6 images][2 vids][gre-kriti] Behind the scenes: Effort is Rain’s best adjective. (2/23)

•February 24, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Our favorite slogan of the bunch is: “Effort is his best adjective.” ❤

Wow. Even as a BLURRRRR… he looks so good. ^@@^

(All images and videos source credit: Libra_Yoyo @ Weibo as tagged.)

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[6 images][making of] Behind the scenes: “Stay tuned, GRE-KRITI and Rain.” (2/23)

•February 24, 2020 • 1 Comment

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Images credit: GRE-KRITI, courtesy of raincloudworld on IG.

On popular Chinese social networking app Weixin.qq.com today, GRE-KRITI posted a truly warmhearted blog post chronicling their journey with Rain so far and the reasons they value him as their new spokesperson.

They talked about how Rain has worked incredibly hard as an international superstar, and that he is as serious and sincere behind the scenes as he is in front of people on the world stage. They also said that his meticulous work ethic, professional attitude and warm kindness are reasons he still has so many fans, including young women — it’s more than just his gorgeous appearance.

They hit the nail on the head.

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