[ETA: Tracking update #2] Santa’s not the only one who makes a list and checks it twice. :)

[ETA 12/19 6:09 pm EST Tracking Update:  Alert!  The Christmas box has arrived at the Incheon Airport and is awaiting its customs clearance.  Can you believe it’s in South Korea already?  Good job on the mental “pushing” ladies!  Wow.  :-}]

[*ETA 7 pm EST Tracking Update: Rain’s Christmas box has passed through Memphis, Tennessee and Anchorage, Alaska today, and is now on a plane over the Pacific Ocean.  Give it a mental “push”, everybody.  Help guide it on its way! ^@@^]

And obviously Rain has been a really good boy this year — not naughty but nice (well, not too naughty anyway, we’ll give him a break LOL) — because Santa is on his way to Seoul with a Christmas box from the Cloud USA community.

Hot-diggity-dog…!

Not only are U.S. fans and states (including Puerto Rico) represented, but world fans as well.  There are gifts and/or holiday greetings from Australia, France, and Turkey, for instance.  Rain already knows that his fandom stretches far and wide across the planet; this Christmas, the proof of that will definitely be in the pudding.  In addition to the cards and gifts, we’ve included a handsome black binder that’s very shiny and very elegant, and contains Cloud USA community member lists (forum, blog subscribers, upcoming meet-up groups, etc.) and holiday emails all inside of it, printed out on white linen paper for him.  Taking a picture of every single thing by itself would have taken forever, so we didn’t, particularly the binder contents and emails (which made no sense anyway because everyone has a copy of their own email).  Getting the box properly packed and out on time was the most important thing, as we didn’t know what kind of delays it might face in getting to S.Korea.

Aren’t y’all excited?  By the time we finished the wrapping party, Terri’s living room looked like a bomb had gone off!

When a freak ice storm whipped up Wednesday and trapped us in our houses, we experienced our first moments of real trepidation.  But things cleared up the next day, and Terri and I personally shipped the box out ourselves.  It was put on a plane to South Korea last night around 10 pm, and should get there on the 22nd (we’re tracking it).  Our beloved overseas contacts are excitedly standing by in wait for its arrival.

Thank you to everyone who sent something for Rain’s Christmas Box, and to everyone who wanted to send something but couldn’t.  Rain’s fans are the best fans in the world.  And he knows it. 😉

Happy Holidays, JiHoon, from your World fans.

All Clouds united!

— Stephe ^@@^ and Terri :-}

Can you spot your cards and/or gifts in our Wrap Party Gallery?  Click and go see the rest of the pics! 😀

~ by Cloud USA on December 18, 2010.

43 Responses to “[ETA: Tracking update #2] Santa’s not the only one who makes a list and checks it twice. :)”

  1. […] year, we sent Rain a gift box (and two years before that), but this year, with his comeback in South Korea and his filming of The Prince in the U.S.A., […]

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  2. @marisara
    awawawwa i can see the outcome from you that why i mention to u i know how it feel on you u got that right my computer it all trun out to be rain hootness overload in here and i could refresh myself anymore ahahahah!! :P)
    u know that vid very put me into engry look at him it killing myself and knock it over again !! i very love see rain in GYM!! he pureing out the SEXNESS HOTNESS of his weat body and even he sweat he look so declious nothing like him in a guy that eye candy u know what i mean!!!
    SIDE NORTE: i about to jum into a pool right now awawaww!!
    but today after see rain new look and hair color goes lighter i am off marisara!! he cute his beauitful away and die to lighter i am so sad it could just be me what u think marisara can u tell me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee i need your advise 😦 T__T

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    • @ kongsao

      I like it. Is not a great hair color for him but is cool. I thouhgt he was going to change his look coz he finished Fugitive and he wanted to change. Let’s face it, his hair was too long at the front and he kept trying to pull it out of his eyes. This new style is good, easy to keep in place but the color is a little off. But I think he is going to shave it very short for the military and that is gonna hurt me coz I love his hair long. For this time is good and he looks great.

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  3. @jin
    i am inpressive to see u up here OMG!!
    thank you for the harworking u have came along with rain too u very did inspire us here and other clouds too it shock me for the word ahahah that was very touch us u such hardwoking too!!

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  4. ooooh! kongsao, i love that vid. good memories. thanks much.

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  5. wow! the box is arrived in Korea…good news. thanks for keeping us updated.

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  6. Wow! Everything looks great! My fellow Clouds and the whole Cloud USA staff did a beautiful job. I am so proud and excited to be a part of it! Stephe, Terri, Jim and the rest of you staffers: thanks so much for all your hard work. The binder is fabulous; great idea. I just need to get busy and figure out how to join the forum so I can get my name in it for next year! 🙂

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  7. @Setphe & TErri
    hey dear sent we are a strong untied cloudUSA here and one are making such a merviloius gift for jung ji hoon i wanted to share your guy here if u don”t mind u can post on your new thread thank u wnjoy it alot HOTNESS in here warning!! ESP to marisa!!
    awawaw!!! :P)

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    • OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kongsao you just kill me with that video!!!!!! *fanning myself vigorously* Gosh, he looks amazing doing his workout!!! My computer is smoking with his hotness!!!! Hair flying while doing abs rolls. Argh!!! I swear, my heart is beating like a million times per second. Hotttt!!! *pouring water over my red face* Gosh, he is soo tough. Squeak!!! I saw a little bit of this competition a while ago but not everything. Those men are HUGE and got technique and he toppled all of them. Whew!!! Go baby Rain, love ya!!! 😀

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  8. Oh my god. Jim is actually BLUSHING from all your attention, peeps. *shaking my head* That’s it, bub. Don’t make us have to change the Cloud USA admin password, ya hear? LMAO!

    (so long as he doesn’t start practicing Rain’s Golden Ab rolls again to try on some woman, I guess I’ll be okay…)

    Stephe ^@@^

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  9. Wow. Thanks everybody for the shout-outs! (grin) I’m looking forward to Cloud USA stuff next year. We’re gonna have some fun, ladies.

    (fist pump)

    Jim

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  10. OMG! I just read the thread and realised that Jim actually POSTED a message!

    G’day JIM! *** waves *** Howzit going? *** BIG wave ***

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  11. OMG! Why is my heart beating like crazy????? Oh Lawdy! I think I am more excited than our man with regards to the presents LOL!

    Cloud USA! You ROCK!

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  12. oh look! there’s Jim!!! hey Jim, this is my first time to see you make a comment here. we know you are an important team member so, just let me take a moment to say “thank you” too for all that you do for us.

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    • Yeah, we thought we’d let him pipe in a little, busy… but you know how it is, he’s a GUY and you’ve gotta keep them on a tight leash, eh? Suddenly allowing a single man to just run amok amongst a large group of women… methinks he would get to having a little too much fun LOL 😛 *kidding*

      Jim has been working hard behind the scenes, and will figure a lot in Cloud USA activities this coming year. Thank god for him. That’s all I can say!

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • LOL,

      See??? We DO let Jim outta his room occasionally.

      Maybe I can get Alex to pop on over here and say something too. Just so you won’t feel so alone, brother.

      LOL.

      Terri :-}

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  13. Thank you to everybody for participating in the Box, and for your kind words for Cloud USA. You’re all so sweet. Warms the cockles of my heart. ❤

    Back at the beginning of the year, we had no idea where this road was going to lead us. We just knew that Rain meant a LOT to us, and we were compelled to aid Rain and aid other Rain fan sites in helping him recognize his world dreams. We also wanted a U.S.-based place that Terri and I could belong to. (The only other alternative was a place that we couldn't access or see a sample of without signing up first. We were locked out of there tight and couldn't even be sure what the heck it was. We had no idea what it was, really. What's a woman to do? I'm not sitting here trying to criticize someone for the heck of it. I'm just telling it like it was.)

    Our intention never was, and never will be, to compete with anyone. Clouds should never compete with other clouds. If you're a Rain fan, and it's all important for you to be Number 1 over other Rain fans, then I hate to tell you but you're not a Rain fan. You're your own fan, when it should be about HIM. And how would that make him feel anyway, his fans at odds? Like crap, I reckon, because that's not his style. He doesn’t act like that in his own life, so why should we?

    Clouds = United in a common cause. Rain. Only a solid fan base can make a big enough noise.

    And so. Here we are now after an amazing eleven months of fan site and community growth that we never saw coming. LOL! We cannot thank you all enough for making Cloud USA a wonderful place. We love you to pieces! And here's a thought — can you imagine what 2011 is going to be like around here? Haha! *wink*

    Stephe ^@@^

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    • “Our intention”….point well taken CloudUSA…but what you have done with this site in such a short time, just draws praise and appreciation from us members. this site reminds me of a reflection of Rain, especially when he reminds people that “i am not in competition with anyone”. yet, he (as this site) has established a special place through hard, dedicated work.
      and your site shows your effort and is brimming over with layer after layer of goodness. just like Rain, hahahaha thank you.

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      • Oh yeah!!! Next year is going to be amazing coz Rain needs us more than ever!! He is going to begin his military service and will change his life in many ways. He needs our support and he needs that we continue to show his work to other people so when he comes back there are more fans waiting for him in the US. I truly believe that this site has done wonders in such a short time. I mean, we are most of the time, in the first 5 positions at his fans site list and we don’t even have a year!! Cloud USA has grown soo much and we keep growing every day. I remember when I started there were like 15 Clouds in the site. Now we are close to 90 or so. Congratulations to the staff of Cloud USA, you are a great team doing a marvelous job!! This site is the best of the best!!

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        • Thank you, Marisara, for your kind words. We are ever humbled by them.

          I gotta tell you that when Stephe and I started this site, we had absolutely NO clue how fast it would grow. We had this teensy idea in our heads that if we could just build a place where fans would feel at home, a place where they could be kind and supportive and loving not only to Rain, but also to each other. Then, somehow, maybe we’d begin to see Rain’s fan-base here in the U.S. start to grow.

          We also both knew that we could give a lot more to Rain by starting our own site rather than by becoming a member of another site that was already out there, one that didn’t fit us exactly. And so, we thought, well, why not start our own little blog thingy, where we can write about Rain, and then see what happens? We had no idea that it would become any more than a small blog space where we could share information about Rain to those who happened upon our message.

          Needless to say, we’ve gotten a little carried away, huh?

          LOL.

          Terri :-}

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  14. To Marisara (Maribel):

    Thanks for the Christmas picture and artwork card. Happy holidays to you.

    Jim

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    • Awwww!!!! You are welcome!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!! I didn’t know at the time I send the gifts for the box that there were other members of the staff. My apologies for not sending anything for them. Well, now I know and will send something next time. I promise!! 😀

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  15. @Setphe
    here u goes i just add it to my blog for it
    THANK U FOR ALL THE EFFORT AND HARDWOKING GUYS!! 🙂
    no matter rain well have the best gift from us and that is well DERSVED it for him !!

    http://rainsixtofivemblaq.wordpress.com/eta-tracking-updates-santa%e2%80%99s-not-the-only-one-who-makes-a-list-and-checks-it-twice-12-18-10/

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  16. And here’s a BIG thanks and shout-out to StarRain in Las Vegas, for providing the wrapping paper and labels that we wanted. Great job, girl…! 😀

    Stephe ^@@^

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  17. I was grinning as I read this post and then I had to clap at my computer, like a jerk… lol. It’s just because this makes me so happy… I even got a tad bit teary eyed…

    Everything looks so lovely in the pics! That afghan is so nice! 3 weeks… I cannot imagine. The gifts are so cool and the wrapping paper is extra professional looking and all. He’s going to be so surprised when he gets that box. I really wish we could see his face when he opens it, ya know??

    As ever, thanks so much for everything that you guys do. I’m so happy I stumbled upon this blog. 🙂

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  18. amazing! you ladies made a book or something, too?

    that afghan is gorgeous and looks like a lot of work was put into it. the lables look really smart and the wrapping paper too. looks like an array of gifts that’ll keep him grinning for awhile. i’m grinning and it’s not even my box, hahahha

    thank you again ladies for working so hard on this project for us and Rain.

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    • The binder contains a forum members list, a blog subscribers list, a Cloudburst group leaders list, fan site stats (including Twitter and Facebook), instructions on how to care for his “Dae… han-min-guk!” afghan, a Gifts and Cards contributors list, and the Holiday greeting emails we received, on Cloud USA linen stationery. So, everyone in the community is represented and has a part in wishing Rain well at Christmas, regardless of what part they belong to.

      We were just happy to try to bring him a piece of all of you, even with him being an ocean away. He needs to know he is supported and cared for, especially after such a hard (and sometimes heartbreaking) year. You know?

      Stephe ^@@^

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  19. @setphe ‘
    can also add this to my blog in section say page for the memories u mind?? LET ME KNOW??

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  20. YPUIR ladies are so AWESOME indeed here well done my love!!
    thank u for the hardworking to our belove rain and connection clouds like us share christmeast along with and happy with him reder in his ADUIE or not he well open with a BIG GRIN SMILE @@ on his face and OH THANK my clouds that was very sweet and good gift from each of us here i am felling the need of rain along with give him a wonderful persent of this years as for
    Jung Ji Hoon ~he alway give such the hardworking so it time to treat our man with warm touching from his clouds and we now and they know who they are right!!
    LOVE THE GRIFT COLOR that was very HOT color as well it is a job well done
    BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    kudo guy!! 🙂

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  21. And yeah, I spotted my gift!

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  22. You really ROCK making that afghan in three weeks! My grandma was an avid afghan, scarf, booties, hats maker and I have three big bins in storage to prove it. I Know how long it takes to knit/crochet those things, so my “hat’s” off to you my dear! I know Ji-Hoon will most definitely appreciate that gift!…….(SMILES)

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    • Let’s just say my fingers looked like talons and my eyes were crossed about halfway in. OMG. I will never do that again. If I can help it. LOL If Rain’s activities hadn’t slowed down and his news hadn’t dropped off, I’m not sure how we would’ve managed…

      Terri picked the colors and provided the materials, and I designed it on the fly. Glad you all like it! Sounds like your GRANDMA rocked, gurl. 😀

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • Oh Stephe, some poor eagle is out there “talonless” Huh! Yeah, I must say if you “came into Grandma’s world” you would not leave it without Something knitted or crocheted, whether you wanted it or not (SMILES). She worked full time at the time too. Knitting/crocheting was how she relaxed after work. All of us have something in our closets or chest of drawers. (SMILES)

        You did an Excellent job!! Again many KUDOS to you!

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  23. I agree 1000% you guys ROCK!!!…..I am SO DAMNED EXCITED!!! In my wildest imagination, I would love to see photographic evidence of when Ji-Hoon receives that box. Just like Stephe said, Ji-Hoon knows he has fans worldwide, but does he Really Know just how many? I just can’t wait. Happy Holidays Ji-Hoon….”SANTA’S BABY!”………(BIG SMILES)

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  24. Wow, that’s alot. Hope he won’t be too overwhelmed eh. it’s all good. well hope someone records this and post on CloudUSA for next year would be nice to see his reaction and what he does with the gifts. hope he has help w/ replying to the ‘fan’ mail.까만 공주 black princess.평화. peace out.

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  25. OMG!!!!! That afgan is soooo beautiful!!! He is going to be warm and toasty inside and outside with all our gifts!!!! Sighhhh No, not gonna cry!!! (failing miserably) Oh, ladies you are magnificent!!! Our baby boy is gonna love it coz that box is filled with pieces of our hearts and that’s what make Cristmas soo special. The list looks amazing, soo profesional and with our beautiful logo!! Soooo excited and happy!!! Very well done!!!

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  26. Y’all are awesome. Thank you for the all the hard work and for taking time out of your busy lives to do something like this. Everything looks great and that afghan is beautiful. 🙂

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  27. wow, you made it as professional, it’s great! thank you very much, next time I would participate more!!!!

    thank you all for your work! I’m glad to have found you ! many thanks!!!!

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