[Cloud USA announcements] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 8/2-8/8.

» You can visit the previous Open Thread HERE. And of course, don’t forget that our 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 JiHoon on The Cloud today?

» Our Project page for newbies on how to register for and USE the Official Cloud Rain Fan Club site in S.Korea is HERE.)

If you can, PLEASE follow Rain’s lead and give Japan a helping hand. Donate to the 7th Cloud’s Appeal-Donation for Earthquake Victims in Japan or to the charity of your choice. The Japanese people are still nowhere near out of the woods. » The 1400 children who lost one or both parents are one of the groups most desperate for help right now.

[2011 RAIN Korea Tour Schedule]
August 13, 14 (Sat, Sun) – Busan BEXCO
Sat 27 August – Daegu EXCO Priest
Sat, September 3 – Jeju Convention Center
Sat, September 17 – Gwangju (Location TBA)
Sun September 18 – Daejeon (KOTRA Trade Exhibition Center)
September 24 and 25 (Saturday, Sunday) – Seoul Olympic Park Stadium

» Terri’s recent post, Having Trouble Planning Your “Rain The Best Show” Trip, U.S. Clouds…? is here, after the click.

We are praying and praying hard for everyone on the Korean peninsula right now, what with the continued rainfall and the resulting devastation there. Koreans are keeping their chins up, though, and going about their lives like troopers, and we say thumbs up to that. Fighting!

Rain is staying extremely busy, which he has to do because he has a gazillion irons in the fire this month. The Man has a lot to get done, so if he doesn’t tweet regularly and seems to drop out of sight, give him a break. He’s working like a dog! Capiche?

Laters, everybody. 🙂

— Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on August 2, 2011.

46 Responses to “[Cloud USA announcements] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 8/2-8/8.”

  1. OH……Terri, hubbie and I JUST saw Rise Of The Planet of the Apes…..in a word. A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! This version……Loved It!! If anybody loves the Planet of the Apes franchise go see this movie, you won’t be disappointed. (IMHO) SMILES

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  2. This weekend I went to see Justin Timberlake’s new movie, Friends with benefits and it was awesome but I LMAO when he started singing and dancing Jump by Kriss Kross. I thought, Hummm, what a coincidence that Rain started to use that song in his concerts and then appears out of the blue in that movie with Justin saying that the song was awesome? Who’s watching who? Or Is that song in groove again?

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    • LOL! That really happened?? ROFL

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • I love hearing this Mari, Hahahaha I mean why wouldn’t other artist keep an eye on JiHoon after all he is a force to be reckon with and they know it. And then there’s his clouds, Hahahaha GO RAIN! Timberlake doesn’t have the backing he once did.

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      • Justin Timberlake’s star became a little dimmer in my book during the Superbowl scandal with Janet. He let his friend take the “brunt” of the heat and never came to her defense, even a little bit (mum was the word). I lost some respect for him. Whether you believe the “incident” was planned or a true accident, I say stand by your friend man and if the situation calls for it “take it like a man.”

        Sorry to any Justin fans………..my opinion

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        • EXactly! Stand by your friend keep your mouth shut and roll with it. For me that’s when he fell off, he should have NEVER threw her under the bus.

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          • @Stephe

            I swear it!! LOL!! I won’t give spoilers cuz is a good comedy/ romantic movie, one of those we’ll want to see Rain doing but I think he won’t cuz they are too expllicit for his Korean fans and it’s not a serious movie anyway. It’s just an entertaining movie of “what if scenario”. Regarding Justin and Janet’s situation, well, it wasn’t right cuz it was a bad moment for Janet. I don’t think it was on purpose cuz it was a sports show with children present and she knew it. To me it was an accident, Justin’s reaction was total shock and he was younger at
            the time so he probably didn’t know how to handle it. Maybe he thought to let Janet do it cuz she was an experienced star who will know how to get out of a bad situation. I am not taking sides with Justin, I am only saying that it was a situation that he couldn’t handle right due to his age. Of course, I could be wrong.

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          • Well Mari,

            I won’t make a big deal out of it, but I will say this then I’m done. Justin was Well Over the age of 21. I say if you’re old enough to drink, have sex and make millions of dollars……you’re old enough to take the heat or get your @ss out of the kitchen.

            Let’s talk about Baby Love, he’s my favorite subject anyway. (SMILES)

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          • @Bia

            Yep, you are right both times. Let’s talk about Rain

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  3. @stephe & terri
    ahahahahahah LOOK WHAT I FOUND on youtube check it out ladies
    the guy are !!!!!!!!
    Koreaboo: Cube Audition 2011 – Escaping the Sun/Rain
    sdorry i could post the link my PC so active now
    u can copy and pae it will show u youtube

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  4. Just a little something that I would like to bring to into view cloud family: Why is most of Jihoon’s stuff from youtube thats in english taken OFF! while other kpop groups stuff is growing at an alarming rate!! WTF! is happening here? Does Rain have someone in his camp sabotaging him? I mean really whats up?

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    • That’s true, there are songs from Rain that I still don’t know the english translation but I think that all Mblaq’s songs are already translated to english. That’s so sad. Rain’s songs are beautiful, love the beat but is frustrating when you don’t know the meaning of them.

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      • Mari I wasn’t just talking about songs, I mean interviews, shows he’s been on also they just are not there anymore or certaintly not with English subs like they were at one time. Or their just gone .While other Kpop artist have there stuff with English subs.

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        • @Lotus
          I TOTALLY AGREED u bring that up it been pass for the rest of the years somone somebody are translation of rain VID when it come to his fan they are doing the translation for the vid BUT SUCK! they only LAST for a bit of time then
          BAM they took it down for example Ninja Assassin their was translation of his Interview i saw and i watching then after i favorite into my youtube it gone not even a month WTF is going here then after that i notice almost all his been took down even some try to Reup still NO DO either it pisses me so bad i sabotaging him u could be right too you got your point too serious something very not going right rain been have a lot issue btw his fan his site his I-tune ands Concert Ticket youtube ect….

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    • Hmmm, that’s something to seriously think about. I must admit I have not always paid attention to the other K-Pop artists with the same amount of gusto as I have Bi, but I do agree that when I first started my journey in looking for Bi “stuff” (videos, kdramas, etc.) there was more English subbed things to choose from, but now not so much. One could conclude that someone is very much trying to sabotage Bi’s efforts to cross over to the English speaking market. If I were a saboteur what would I do? Well, after witnessing his growing popularity in English speaking markets, I would systematically have Any products of his that are English subbed taken down or have them mysteriously disappear. I would also keep his music off of Itunes (can’t have English speakers readily getting to his music). I would also make it harder to get his K-dramas on DVD, I would make it difficult for English speaking fans to get tickets to his concerts. All of the things you see happening are, I believe, happening for a reason.

      Think about it. Your country’s biggest “CASH cow” Icon is about to go into the military and be out of commission for two years. Also, prior to his leaving, he has expressed on more than one occasion that he would like to come to the U.S. after his tour of duty is over. If he were to come here and make his mark on the U.S. market like We Know he can, that means BIG BANK for U.S. studios and music markets. Where would that leave Korea in the immediate? Shedding tears that their biggest “export” is making others rich in another country and market. SO how do you keep demand down for your biggest Icon in Western (English speaking) markets? You make it DAMNED DIFFICULT for his GROWING Western fan base to get at his “wares.” The thought process being that Westerners are damned impatient people and have attention spans like a finger snap. Your hope is make him professionally unavailable for new Western fans Right Now so when he goes away, they will forget him and we get to keep him in the market he became famous and rich in. Thereby, WE keep that money in Korea. Hell, someone may even try to convince HIM that he is no longer wanted in the English speaking markets and his efforts wouldn’t be noticed or appreciated, when that is ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE!

      It’s subtle, because these things are happening gradually, but it has the potential to be quite effective, except for one thing. We U.S. Clouds are no longer Ji-Hoon “virgins.” For most of us, Ninja Assassin popped the proverbial Ji-Hoon ch__ry and there is no going back. We Know who he is, we have experienced his talents and Lord knows we have seen his out of this world beauty. We have accepted all that he is and isn’t. There is no way to un-ring this bell. Question is, how do you stop this type of sabotage?, if that is indeed what it is, because I would hate to think that Professional People are this trifling when it comes to their Biggest Icon’s business affairs.

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      • BINGO! Thank you BiA….And now what to do exactly?

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        • Geez this sounds like a plot for “The Rain Code”!!! Lol!!! But seriously is like you said Bia, there are too much “obstacles” to get Rain’s merchandise, albums, videos, concert tickets, etc. so you starts to think, that there is a conspiracy. There are to many coincidences and I don’t believe in coincidences. I think that there’s something going on. Probably someone that don’t want Rain to make money or get a future in the USA market.

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          • @Bia
            AMEN
            serrious this issue need to OPEN to rain look coz he so busy do to many thing around i bet u anything rain MIGHT NOT KNOW WHO THE sabotaging him don’t get me wrong but i have a feeling someone under Jtune or someone that is know rain for and what heck into his popularity.
            it not just now it been sent the first time he OUT from JYP and when Jtune don;t u think someone is trying to sabotaging him that rain was even notice i HATE the fact they make rain became awful icon and the business he became the wrose he get i can’t why but HONESTLY i just hope rain kick off from Asia and came to USA and move on his business here and became wise popular In USA he did no any good in Asia he even admit that he say it kill me in Asia that hint right u can tell rain are pretty aware around what happen around and the media and all but my question is i wish rain are coming to U.S. like he have and grow here about Asia i am done enough
            of his effort for what he have did so much and all he get just a turn down except his fan that are supporting i just saying beside rain i know is an easy person something get in his way thing get in his way come to rain their no joke around ok let broke down
            have same question HOW are we or rain be able to found this sabotaging person it might harsh on too only way is he need to come to U.S.A and get everything start all over and hopefully this will lead rain growing his popularity and business we all know rain it hardworking and very organize person and do what ever to get his job then right and perfect.
            btw… i know one person who keep do her job make all ANTI _FAN of rain trun away and been spread bad rumor and post thing all over i COULD’T tell who she but rain should SUE her *FU* ass for this i know EXACTLY who this person. and her is been do for all her life ever sent she kno who rain is 😡

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          • I don’t know about a rain code? But I do know what I’m seeing , It’s very hard to promote someone into the English speaking community without some kind of English to back it up. Please don’t just go on my words, clouds check it out for yourselfs. Jihoon is working so hard to make it and has said on numerous occasions that his planes were to come to the USA even during and after ninja assassin, he has also said he wanted to marry on the USA. But now a lot of those interviews are missing? Yes we cannot control anyone’s YouTube account but its very strange how so many of Rain’s stuff is gone? Issues with tickets and other things. I’m sorry we have to stand by Rain/Jihoon even harder now.

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  5. I just keep learning more and more about the pull of K-Pop on the rest of the world. I just learned about this lady today and watched her on an episode of Star King. Her name is Natalie White aka Pumashock. She has also done a Korean CF for Taster’s Choice as well. Two words…….Blown Away…..on a lot of levels! The world is getting smaller and smaller ain’t it? (SMILES)

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    • This sister is BAD@ASS thanks BiA I just posted on fb also gave youyour props. Thanks

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      • She’s great isn’t she? It just goes to show that people (in general) are not as far apart as we make ourselves out to be. I thought this was SO COOL! Thank you for the props (I’m not looking for it BTW) just wanted to share something I thought was Really, Really Cool with the Cloud family. (SMILES)

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    • @Bia
      OMG!! NO JOKE here right??/
      i saw her vid today too she did a remix in KOREAN dang she is good as well and i also saw her
      Pumashock (Natalie White) Korean Commercial (22 secs version)
      this was LAST years she so pretty and good in CM too gotte give her crdit for that i like her as well ahahah
      i think u
      Lotus
      Bia & me are in small world ahahahah is that great
      u know what how about have her and rain together one these day what u think uh?

      plus how concident i just make rain SNSD Gee song ahahah i guess we same bat ekekek

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      • Kongsao, I think it would be the coolest thing to have Pumashock and Rain in the same CF together. Maybe one day that’ll happen, at least we’ll keep hoping. (SMILES)

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    • btw she been learn to cover most korean song too like Wongergril _nobody remix
      + TVXQ _cover + S501 never let U g + U go gril By Lee Hyori wwowow she very talen esp in korean too SHE HAVE A BEAUITFUL her is beauitful too yeah LOVE IT!

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  6. My prayers for Korea. That’s one hot video Kongsao.
    On a side note, I was looking to purchase The Fugitive online from KBSWorldi (now Mvibo). However I noticed that they only have the EOR episodes that don’t come in the nicer box sets. Anyone know if they are going to have that for sale? I’ll purchase that one if I can’t find it anywhere else but I would prefer the pretty box set.

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    • Cecilia,

      That is so far an unknown. I have send in a request via their Contact Us function on the website, asking for a nice, boxed set. Who knows? If everyone who is reading this blog (or who follows us on Twitter) from The U.S. and Canada would request a nice, boxed set be made available for our region, maybe we’d actually get them? I guess it can’t hurt to ask, huh?

      FYI, I was able to get a nice boxed set for Let’s Go to School, Sangdoo, from KBSWorldi (now Mvibo) last year, but not A Love to Kill or Full House. For ALTK and FH I had to get the EOR versions. Darn it.

      Terri :-}

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      • Ahh, well I am going to send them a letter as well. I see no reason as to why the US can’t get pretty box sets like Asia does. Thanks Terri.

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  7. Lovely picts of Baby Boo!! Thanks for posting!! Thanks Kongsao for the video!! I agree, that CF is HOT!! Rain can sell anything!!

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  8. oooooo! i just finished watching “Brothers and Me” and that smashing man called “Rain”, hehehe

    the thing is, for those who get Comcast/Xfinity, on the demand lineup is a Kpop channel. well, i was searching to see what was listed…actually i was looking to see if maybe Rain or MBLAQ had been added, but instead there was “Brothers and Me”…and the sad part is that today Aug.2nd is the last day to watch. so for those of you who may have this service this is just some info. for you. i might add, it’s a thrill to see and hear Rain beaming into my private space, kekekekeke

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    • Busybee, girl I didn’t know they kept the Kpop channel, they kept saying it was only for Asain month. And again my question weres Rain and Mblaq? And i hope their not going Prince’s route with not having their music on because it free beause this is how the USA market can see them.

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      • @Lotus
        SAME HERE I HAVE BIT OD ISSUE TOO!
        i could see why they keep it all up with K-Pop channel either SUCK!! but even that is their i doubt if they arre invade both Rain & Mblaq together which hard how they put and USA are quite bit strick too anway i do want to see them both channel here but NO LUCK!! >__<

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  9. Adry of Perú:

    Jihoon ……there is nobody more beautiful than you.

    If they want to see the sky, only see his eyes they are wonderful !!

    ______

    Jihoon, realmente no hay nadie más hermoso que tú.
    Si quieren ver el cielo, solo miren sus ojos son maravillosos !!

    He is my star……..

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  10. Gorgeous pictures, and I’ve been praying for Korea a long with Africa their having a massive drought, the weather is pretty bad all over this year. @ Kongsao love the video sweetie.

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    • hey there! yes so am i….

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    • @Lotus & Busybee1982
      same here yesterday in the mid night i almost forget to prayer for SEOUL .S KOREAN i rush myself hurry for them over to prayer for Seoul i always pray for them esp my man rain along those Korean peoples too i am …. and i still prayer for them it very bad out their i hope it OVER by Thursday the weather report says it should be fine ….!! we all prayer for them aLET Tmake this good prayer and OVERCOME soon i know Korean is STRONG and they will NOT give up anything happen around them aja aja fighting

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  11. oh My that look MELTHING me awawaw and that hand Oh my oh my!!
    that pict remind of Clear Shampoo AD what it????????? dran that CM are SO HOT!! my name is RAIN awawawwaaw spazzling !!
    this post close up SO HOT i am about to hit a shower here and LIP o.o
    ggeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! :P)
    @all
    i would like to share this !!
    RAIN ~~ fanmade CF _*SWOON*

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