[article] With all the news we’ve already read about Rain’s enlistment…

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

…why am I posting this particular article too?

Because of this paragraph RIGHT HERE:

“About 1,000 fans from home and abroad, including those from the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, gathered to see him carrying placards wishing him the best.”

Getting anyone to include Rain’s U.S. Clouds in writing anywhere, even when we are there, is like pulling teeth without benefit of a numbing agent. Doesn’t happen. (And it is nicely written, as well.)

So thank you, Chosun Ilbo. 🙂


The Chosun Ilbo 10/12/2011 —

Teardrops Fall as Rain Enlists in Army

After giving teary-eyed fans a rousing send off on Sunday with a free street concert in Gangnam, a newly-cropped Rain enlisted in the Army on Tuesday afternoon for 21 months of compulsory military service.

The “Ninja Assassin” star and Korean Wave singing sensation reported to the 306th Army draft camp in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province. He is going to take up active duty after a five-week boot camp.

The former back-up dancer who rose to international fame held a press conference at a nearby vacant lot and bade farewell to fans before he disappeared into the Army camp.

The ever-humble star said, “I’m sorry for making a fuss about my enlistment.” He thanked fans for supporting him for the best part of a decade and looked emotional as he headed off for a life of drills, discipline and Army fatigues.

He was seen off by friends and acquaintances including K-pop boy band MBLAQ, which he helped create and manage.

About 1,000 fans from home and abroad, including those from the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, gathered to see him carrying placards wishing him the best.

On Sunday night, Rain gave a free concert on Yeongdong Boulevard in Samseong-dong as part of the Gangnam Fashion Festival.

He debuted as a solo artist in 2002 and has since expanded his scope of activities to include TV dramas and films. In 2006, Time magazine named him on its list of the top 100 people who were transforming the world with their talent or power.

“Thanks to his angelic face, killer bod and Justin Timber-like dance moves, Rain … has ridden the crest of hallyu,” wrote Time reporter Bryan Walsh.

Rain acted in the Hollywood movie “Speed Racer” in 2008 and starred in the action film “Ninja Assassin” one year later.

» You can see the actual article, with its accompanying enlistment videos and images, on the Chosun Ilbo HERE.

~ by Cloud USA on October 13, 2011.

10 Responses to “[article] With all the news we’ve already read about Rain’s enlistment…”

  1. i glad he make everything became more and more influence knowing rain left MS coz, he have been done so much and also i am proud to part cloud from USA but i am ONLY ONE SUCK OUT THE WORLD FOR ME 😦
    ANYWAY THIS IS very indeed to how come i did see the banner near no where in media
    but our rain is proud enough to know many fan come across to see him he is truly a MEGA STAR


  2. It would have been cool to see our banner on someone’s news cast as well. Yeah, his U.S. audience is still getting some “shade” thrown our way by the media, but we’ll see where the focus will be 22 mos. from now.


    • For real. And I could swear I saw the shadow of a camera (or something) on our banner in the picture… I was thinking, it’s in English, it should raise curiosity… but I’ve seen nothing yet. *sigh*

      Stephe ^@@^


  3. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a Rain-addict hence when the news came out about his enlistment, everybody was like “why did he do such a thing?” “what will happened to his career?” “will he stay there for good?” Then I explained it to them that Korean men must enlist in the military at a certain age for two years and Rain is no exception since he is a Korean citizen. They didn’t know about this “law” until Rain finally enlists last Tuesday. Through his enlistment, people became curious about Korea’s history and culture. Rain is that influential indeed.c:


    • Onet,

      He is, indeed, incredibly influential. Gonna miss him while he is going. I do hope the Army will keep reassuring his fans. It’s good publicity, anyway, right?

      Terri :-}


  4. As Ji Woo would say: Halleluyah!!! Bingo!! Kekekeke finally some recognition, we are alive ladies! ;D


  5. About time someday mention us. thanks for posting.


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