[9 images][V App][Rain links][7 videos] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 5/1 — 5/31/2017.

•May 12, 2017 • 2 Comments
(Image source: Kwan Walker. Ooooh, Young Jae, Lee Young Jae! Good lord, this side-eye is EVERYTHING. Not to mention the #handpÖrn. ^@@^)

» You can visit the previous Open Thread HERE. And of course, don’t forget that our new Cloud USA Forum is a most excellent place for Rain love, fan communication, and self-expression. By the way — have you left a message for Rain on THE CLOUD Rain Official Fan Community OR on the RAIN JAPAN Official Website today?

worldstarrainbrigadecusa3» Help us recognize Jung JiHoon as a leader in global entertainment excellence. Join the World Star Rain Brigade with your Twitter or your Facebook today, or add the World Star Widget to your website! Big thanks, fans. ♥

» Rain’s official CLOUD (Fansite) in South Korea: HOW TO REGISTER INSTRUCTIONS… IN ENGLISH, by Cloud USA.

» Cloud USA disclaimer. READ it. We’re 9th Cloud members now, but the same still applies.

CBMDF_CUSA7C» Visit DramaFever HERE to watch ALL of your favorite Korean dramas, K-Pop music shows, Latin American telenovelas, and Asian TV shows and movies for free, subtitled, and in crystal clarity. It gets no better than this!

» Rain’s BIO Page on DramaFever. Support our JiHoon. Be a fan! ADD your favorite Rain picture to the Page HERE! ♥

» DramaFever NEWS. For the latest on your Korean, Latin, and Asian stars and their shows.

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» LINK: V-Live TV’s website   » LINK: Rain’s V-Live videos for Replay

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[instructions][English ordering] How to purchase Rain’s limited snapback hat on Gmarket.

•February 13, 2017 • 10 Comments

Cloud cover by Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

**NOTE: If you were on our bulk order list to get this hat, you should have received an Update email from me on Friday, February 10, that R.A.I.N. Company has canceled international bulk orders in favor of online ordering at Gmarket.

very soon…

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Hi, all! R.A.I.N. Company has put the snapback hat Rain personally designed for fans on Gmarket, and the limited online sale started a few hours ago at 8 PM Sunday night (February 12)! For those of you who might want one, here is what you need to know:

•  The English language order page is HERE: → http://bit.ly/2lv64zQ

•  The hat price is $29.oo USD. Gmarket’s quoted international shipping price is around $30.00 USD, give or take. (We know… steep!)

•  As I understand it, the sale will last for as long as the hats last. Quantities are limited.

For anyone who is not familiar with shopping on Gmarket and is having problems following the order process, I’ve made screenshot instructions from when I put in my personal order. I hope it helps! Please see those below:

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[topic thread][SPOILERS] Round 2: What Clouds and drama fans are watching right now…

•May 17, 2016 • 79 Comments


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 2/29/2016 – 5/17/2016 is HERE^@@^

[articles][비 wants U 2 see] Power couple Rain and Kim Tae hee expecting first child. 축하해!! (5/23)

•May 23, 2017 • 13 Comments

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

Well, peeps, the day has finally come when “Daddy Rain” actually does mean DADDY Rain! Let’s just say that time starting with Bali through the end of January was very fruitful, haha.^^ Late October, early November, ay? The Return of Superman, here we come. 🙂 #homerun

I am over the moon. Hana’s going to be an auntie, Father Kichun is going to be a granddad… Oooh, ma feels… He so deserves this and he’s going to be such a good, loving dad. Congratulations and wishes for a healthy pregnancy, dearest Rain and Kim Tae Hee, and both families. 축하해!! ^@@^

Yonhap News Agency 5/23/2017 — by odissy@yna.co.kr

Celebrity Couple Rain, Kim Tae Hee Expecting First Child

SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) — South Korean power celebrity couple Rain and Kim Tae-hee are expecting their first child, according to Kim’s agency Tuesday.

“The couple has just learned of the pregnancy” said Lua Entertainment, which represents Kim. The 37-year-old actress is 15 weeks into her pregnancy, according to the company. Kim will concentrate on giving paternal care to the unborn child while also preparing to become a good mother and a wife, the company explained.

Rain, whose real is name Jung Ji-hoon, and Kim got married in January. The two stars first met on a TV commercial set in 2011 and officially started dating in the fall of 2012. Debuting as a pop singer in 2002, Rain was named one of the “100 Most Influential People” by U.S. Time magazine in 2006 and 2011. Outside of singing, he’s appeared in the Hollywood films “Speed Racer” (2008) and “Ninja Assassin” (2009), and the Chinese TV series “Diamond Love.”

Kim is best known for her roles in Korean dramas, such as “Stairway to Heaven” (2003), “Love Story in Harvard” (2004), “Iris” (2009), “My Princess” (2011) and “Yong-pal” (2015). She has also appeared in many TV commercials.

MalayMail Online 5/23/2017 —

Rain And Kim Tae Hee To Become Parents

SEOUL, May 23 — Popular Korean idols Rain and Kim Tae-hee have announced that they are expecting their first child together. Her agency, Lua Entertainment, made an official announcement today to confirm the good news.

In the statement, the couple thanked fans for their support, saying they “are always thankful to those who have sent their congratulations and love to them as a couple.” The actress is currently 15 weeks pregnant and her due date is estimated to be in late October to early November.

Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, and Kim married in a low-key ceremony on January 19 at the Gahoe-dong Cathedral in Jongjo, Seoul.

They met through a couple CF gig in 2012 and confirmed that they were dating in 2013.

A little FYI:

Ever since Rain posted this picture on his Instagram back on 5/8 with the caption, “I’m going crazy, kekeke,” people have been trying to figure out what he meant. Well, now you know! (Hint, hint) He’s probably been wanting to shout his “baby coming” news from the doggone rooftops and the past couple of weeks have been hell! Bless his heart! ❤ 🙂 ^@@^

미치겠다 ㅋㅋㅋ

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[6 vids] From Stephe’s desk: Great minds… “Where are you going, Oppa?” and that Middle Eastern flava.

•May 17, 2017 • 6 Comments

Images credit: R.A.I.N. Company, CLRIDE.N, and Cube Entertainment.

I’ve been into Egyptian percussion, Hindi wind instruments, and Middle Eastern rhythms for a long time, so I adored the undercurrents of “Where Are You Going, Oppa?” right out of the gate, y’all. My favorite artist in that realm is Hossam Ramzy, and back when I dabbled in belly dancing, his amazing wife Serena was who I looked to for technique.

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[teasers][show][Eng subs] Rain on Return of Superman: “Samchon, are you nappeun namja?” 😄 (5/14)

•May 17, 2017 • 6 Comments


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Caps credit: Shemi @ Twitter.

Rain’s appearance on Episode 182 of Korean reality TV show The Return of Superman has aired!

I just watched it and my heart is near to bursting. Soooo touching, y’all. ❤ I’ve always enjoyed this show through the years, and this episode hit the spot.

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[video] Posts abound: PSY shared Rain’s version of his “New Face” choreo, and it’s dope.

•May 15, 2017 • 4 Comments

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As some of you know, PSY’s 8th album 4X2=8 recently dropped along with music videos for the two main tracks, “I LUV IT” (with actor Lee Byung Hun) and “New Face.” And for fun, PSY just shared Rain’s brief dance version of the “New Face” hook on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Yes, Rain is killing it. Yes, it’s dope!

He’s loose as a goose, wearing Diamond Supply, and at R.A.I.N. Company, y’all. Enjoy!

Stephe @ cloudusa.blog / CloudUSA.org

[8 images] Wallpaper! Get your Rain calendar wallpaper for May 2017.

•May 14, 2017 • 1 Comment

This month’s theme is Rain’s recent “The Confession” fan meetings in Japan.

They look better “fitted” or “centered”, but please feel free to display them however you like. Just right-CLICK and save them to your hard-drive. Enjoy! 🙂 ^@@^

(1st set 2500 x 1660 / 2nd set 1200 x 800. For the month. By Stephe.)

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