[feature/Eng trans] June 2011 LOTTE Global Lifestyle Magazine: To his Clouds, he wants “to be their Rain they are always proud of.”

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

Please enjoy this, huhuhuhu’s English translation (from Korean) of Rain’s feature in this month’s LOTTE Global Lifestyle Mag.

It could not have been an easy job. LOTTE printed the article in both Korean and Japanese in the magazine, and huhuhuhu being a native Chinese speaker means that she had no less than three languages careening around inside her head as she attempted this for the benefit of English-speaking fans.

Our Cloud sisters prove day to day just how dedicated they are in sharing and spreading Rain’s name and words across our world, time and time again, no matter how difficult the work, because his thoughts, goals, and deeds mean so much to us all. You’re a shining jewel in the Rainiverse, huhuhuhu. We can’t thank you enough for your hard work!

» You can revisit Rain’s images from the magazine interview in our previous post HERE.

Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org


[Translation] Lotte Duty Free Style Magazine June 2011 Interview

By: huhuhuhu @The Cloud English Talk Board, 6/17/2011

Images: Scorpiola @The Cloud Photo Board / Source: Lotte Duty Free

Text→Image match: Stephe @CloudUSA

(Please credit accordingly. Thanks!)

My first attempt to translate directly from Korean. Hope it makes sense. To our prince—proud of you, proud of being your Cloud!


“The name Rain seemed to have dedicated completely to his 20s. 2011 is a year filled with excitement as he looks forward rightly to a different world in his 30s.” Rain is shooting a movie “Fly Up, Close to the Sun” and a still picture of the movie was revealed a few days ago. Rain stood beside a fighter airplane against the background of a red, sunset sky. He gave a strong charisma of a fighter pilot who had the highest dream in the world. A dream to fly high is not just a dream in the movie. Jung Jihoon and Rain lived his 10s and 20s more intensely than anyone else. Indeed everyday his times were spent with the aim to fly high beautifully. If life goals are divided into units of 10 years, Rain now wants to shake off all the burdensome decorative words. In order to let others see him 100% as “Rain”, he is doing his best today for this goal. To his ‘Clouds’, he wants “to be their Rain they are always proud of.”

Rain always lives for “Spring”

People in the world all have their own seasons. Regardless of others, each has his own existence and his own life’s solar terms. Rain likes spring the most. As if the world knows everything, he spent a harsher and longer winter more than anyone else. Not sure if people have taken the fact that Rain likes spring the most for granted. However, spring is not about “lasting” the winter. It is also not about oneself safely passing through the time. On the contrary, spring is the time when one has to fight even more fervently than winter, in order for the trees to bud and the flowers to blossom. It is the season that promises a robust life in future. Therefore compared to any other time, spring is the time that confirms in a beautiful way about one’s “current” state of being. Spring promises people the peak of their time. Rain said once “The thing I fear most is myself”. For the first time we understand the important reason why Rain, who always warns and guards himself against laziness, likes the season spring the most. He has said that a life without challenge has no meaning and is completely non enjoyable. One who thinks that a satisfying peak still has not yet arrived, one who believes in the process of moving upwards by building a new target only to be followed by an even bigger target, this person is ‘Rain’.

Only ‘Rain’ is able to surpass ‘Rain’

After the decorative phrase ‘World Star’ was put before his name, “although there are many people who don’t really like Rain and people who decide to slander him, the absolutely undeniable point is that Rain is an awfully hard working person”. This fact has once again become a topic when Rain showed people that he is no different from his “yesterday”. At the time when he was shooting the movie “Ninja Assassin”, Rain’s such hard working shocked the Wachowsky brothers. Working together with Hollywood trainers who helped the actors of the movie <300>, Rain went through harsh training to achieve a body with almost 0% fat for the movie. At an interview then, ‘Rain’ is more than a leading individual singer, or actor. He is also Asia’s leading cultural icon. He took such role and responsibility on his shoulder and has been doing his best. The important thing is not about asking the result of “success or failure”. The important thing is asking if he is satisfied that he has done his best and has no regret. He is not the passive ‘star’ moving according to others’ wish. He intends to be ‘a person’ who is ‘really’ actively living his life. Rain considers the most important thing is being able to walk one’s happy road.

The future of the name ‘Rain’

Not long ago Rain posted a photo in his Twitter and said “This person knows me! We even had dinner sitting next to each other. I’ve admired him since I was a child. I’m speechless. Everybody, this is Sting, OMG”. He had a picture together with world class singer Sting. 5 years after 2006 Rain stepped on the red carpet once more after he was named again by U.S. magazine as one of the “100 most influential people in the world”. Rain could not hide his happiness when he said “When I was first there, I thought it was my first and also my last time. Now I stood there a second time”. Debuted as a solo singer with “Bad Guy” in 2002, and chosen as a CF model for a clothing brand, this is what Rain said about himself: as well as being a singer and an actor, ‘Rain’ has also become a brand. It’s a very grateful thing as a model when one sustains well and if the value of the product can increase. As someone with intelligence, who knows how to add “value” beyond the role of simply promoting a product, Rain once confessed at an interview “I started as an idol singer and then also became an actor. I will be going in and out overseas again as a singer and an actor. If I stay brilliantly as an idol, over time I will be replaced and disappear. I hate that.” Rain is always committed to “become a person who is irreplaceable”. Rather than the decorative phrase “world star”, people will meet Rain again as he stood on the red carpet once more as an endless growing, evolving cultural content and an influential brand Rain.

BY: huhuhuhu

~ by Cloud USA on June 16, 2011.

8 Responses to “[feature/Eng trans] June 2011 LOTTE Global Lifestyle Magazine: To his Clouds, he wants “to be their Rain they are always proud of.””

  1. MMuahh. will always support and LOVE you, RRAAINNNN


  2. Thanks for the translation Huhuhuhu!!! Rain is amazing, there is no other way to explain him and I love the way this young man thinks. His joy for work, for living to the best of his ability is inspiring. Once again he leaves me in awe.


  3. Yes this was a wonderful article and thanks for translating it. In my mind Rain is irreplaceable. I will always support and be proud of Rain. I hope he will always have much success he deserves it because he works so hard.


  4. to me rain alway continue to SHINE and he will be he alway my inspire what ever he do it make sene to what have say of him and yet he is true aknocledge to his hardworking goal and suceed the man is differenrtly put his satisfied that he has done his best of the BEST no word he totaly infuleince all the above..and nothing can SUPASS rain heart and effort to acknowledgement like Jung Ji hoon dose


  5. Yeah!, Thank so much for translation, of course he’s irreaplaceable, every cloud is/will always proud of him. ;),


  6. Thank you so much for translation! MUAH!


  7. He’s so sweet and hard working… of course he’s irreplaceable. No one like him- as simply as that. Love you Ji Hoon. 😉


  8. This was a wonderful article. I love him what a sweetheart. And I always want nothing but the best for him. And as I’ve said before know ones perfect and he will always be the shissnick in my eyes! And I will always be PROUD of him and SUPPORT him….


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