[37/91 weeks done][Song of the week][Cloudburst] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 6/26 – 7/2.

» Cloud USA Yellow Ribbon for Rain Calendar: DOWNLOAD it (for free) and count down the days to his military discharge with your fellow CloudUSAers and your favorite soldier.

» 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.)

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE! The upcoming Cloud USA Atlanta Super Cell meet-up will take place this Saturday evening, June 30 at 7pm, at the » Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House on Buford Highway off of I-285, in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville. (You can get location, directions, restaurant reviews, etc. when you click that link.) The Stone Bowl House was the very first place I ate with my Korean language meet-up group. When I took Terri there a few months later, the bibimbap was so good, she killed it. So come join us! We’re looking forward to sharing a good meal, great stories, lots of fun, and all things Rain. 🙂


As of this moment, 5428 yellow ribbons for Rain have been added to Twitter and Facebook icons all over the place! Keep spreading the word, everyone. JiHoon deserves every ribbon in the Brigade and then some, don’t you agree?

There are two options for sending snail-mail to JiHoon presently. For information on where to send handwritten cards and letters to him, please see our previous post HERE (military). For cards, letters, and gifts, do see our post HERE (office admin).

» Rain’s freshly updated official website.

» RAINY Entertainment’s official Twitter.


SONG OF THE WEEK: “내여자 Acoustic version (Nae Yeoja/My Girl)”, Track 2 on Disc 2 of Rain’s Vol. 5 Rainism Recollection (2009). Notice that this isn’t the one we’re so used to, from the original 2008 Rainism album. This is the acoustic version on the massive 2-disc release that came out four months later. And it is lovely. Ahhhh! (The continuous takes for his Pizza Hut commercials are just adorable. He’s so good at giving the camera what it needs.)

Courtesy of:  puku0525@YT.  

Rain is Eternal. Where clouds stay gathered, rain will always come. It is inevitable.

— Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on June 26, 2012.

29 Responses to “[37/91 weeks done][Song of the week][Cloudburst] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 6/26 – 7/2.”

  1. The world truly is a melting pot is it not?


    Love this photo and what it represents………………


    This is beyond cute…………..


    And I thought My eyes were big. I never saw a miniature antelope before. Pretty cool…………..








    Little man is getting down ain’t he? Kekekekeke!


    Aaah have a great Monday Clouds!!


  2. I don’t want to beat a dead horse with all things military, but this is why I guess you have to risk some things by being vocal. It took 70 years for America to get this past wrong….right. As a nation, we are STILL making amends for things of the past. You’d think it would happen long Before people are about to see heaven’s gates.



    • tx for the link Bia. It’s always good to know more about history specially the one is hidden. that’s the only way to not repeat the same mistakes.


      • You are absolutely right. I just learned of them myself, so I felt the need to share and always glad to share. (SMILES)


  3. Well, Clouds,

    We have no idea who else is going to join us in Atlanta for our Cloudburst, other than Paore. I think someone else reading our blog said they were in Atlanta? or was it on Twitter?

    I absolutely KNOW there are other Atlanta Clouds out there. There HAVE to be. Just gotta figure out how to find them. O_o

    Anyway, we’re going to be at the restaurant this evening eating good Korean food and gabbing about Rain (and other stuff, I’m sure…) Hope some of you peeps in Atlanta can join us.

    Oh, and free stuff. There’s gonna be FREE Rain stuff for you if you come. I forgot to mention that. :-}

    Terri :-}


    • Terri I am so, so sorry, that be me when I posted it on fb and twitter. Idk I just think of you guys there. Please for give me.
      Also they should have read to see where you guys really were.

      Again please forgive me, next time I’ll pay more attention. 😦


    • Gee, who usually comes up from New Orleans, can’t make it this time. Gonna miss you, girl! *weepy* 🙂 Now that’s what you call dedication, by the way. Coming all the way from N’awlins to Atlanta just to see us and have some good Rain-dishin’. Thumbs up!

      Stephe ^@@^


  4. By the way there are spams going around on FB and twitter so don’t click any links from anyone without asking them first, their being sent DM from people you know. They just don’t realize their account has been hacked.


  5. I need to pose a question to my sisters. If another cloud sent you something DM with a link and said open it. ( I already asked her if she sent it to make sure she wasn’t hacked). And she said she did.
    Keep in mind I’ve never even talk to her before, not being rude just didn’t know her. Anyway I asked what it was, she told me. So I told her ” why don’t you post so everyone can help you also. ( I never clicked the link). And she never shared with everyone else either! This is the second time this has happened but with a different cloud.
    My question is should I put her on blast, ignore her or block her?
    The first one I put on blast after she refused to acknowledge my requests, and she came up with some cocka mame story. What would you do in my case????


    • Hmm, something smells like Starkist! You were right not to click the link and I don’t see a problem with that since you didn’t know the individual. Seems like somebody is trying to “stir the Cloud pot” trying to start mess amongst us Clouds at Cloud USA. If it was legit, I would assume the person would have no problem posing their request to all of us, as we are Cloud sisters and try to help each other out all the time. At least that has been my experience here. Go with your gut. It’s usually a person’s FIRST inkling that something is wrong. It’s so Not Cool if a fellow Cloud is being “shady”…..that’s IF they are a true Cloud.


      • Thanks BiA, and it was on fb. I just everyone to be aware of whats going on, and I’m sure its not just with me.


    • Always go with your gut. ALWAYS. Misunderstandings can be understood and fixed later. Viruses are forever.

      (and people have done stuff like this to Clouds before.)

      Stephe ^@@^


  6. Have fun tomorrow ladies! (SMILES)


  7. Oops, apparently the first link doesn’t work, but if you’re the curious sort then open your search browser and type in (“Korean child peeing in street”) and pic number #1 is the “money shot.” All I can say is Korea tsk, tsk, tsk…….I’m shocked! (SMILES)


  8. And in other “news” around Asia………………………



    AND for good measure……………………..



  9. Clouds,

    Stephe is preparing a post right now about the petition letter that huhuhuhu wrote on The Cloud. Our views regarding the petition letter have CHANGED.

    Please look for the post to be up very soon.


    Terri :-}


  10. I just went over and read the petition letter at The Cloud. I have to say the Cloud noona in me is completely horrified by the obviously crazy schedule and the seemingly misappropriated time of Bi, however the American citizen that I am gives me pause. I feel like to sign this letter would be over stepping my boundary as a fan. I know that fans doing things in large numbers can exact change, we do it all the time. However, this is different. This is about another country’s rules and regulations for its men at arms. It’s about their citizenry. I’m not a Korean citizen and don’t know if it would be proper for me to protest military assignments given to one of its citizens in uniform. I know I certainly would have no say so about Any “marching orders” for one of my own countrymen here in the States. I must agree with Terri at this point, this has the potential to backfire on JiHoon. Who knows, the person in charge of his schedule might give him even more to do….just cause his Clouds think he’s “so special.” I would hate for that to happen to Honey Love. While, I wholeheartedly agree in spirit that they may be working my Baby Love hard, I don’t know if I necessarily have a right to protest what another country does in this regard. Who knows I may change my mind, but as of this comment post. I will be protesting in “spirit.”


  11. I saw the petition and I’m not signing.

    Please understand my reasoning, for one the armed forces in any country are governed on their own through the orders of their president and there job is to protect their country at all cost. Now for us as civilians we’re nobodies in that equation and we can voice our options to each other and I’m sure JiHoon knows how we feel about his treatment. But as Terri has already said if we make to much noise we could be a source of embarrassment for JiHoon and make the rest of his time there a living h*ll.

    So has much as I agree with the reasoning behind it, I personally think we need to stay out of it.


  12. Thanks for answering me. Yes, that’s what I thought too. It may do more harm that good that international Clouds get in the mix. I know Koreans are very closed with their national things so maybe we should stay out of it. I feel soo bad for JiHoon but I don’t wanna make things difficult for him. I will wait for you guys. 😦


  13. Ehh gurls sorry to bother you with this cuz maybe you said something about it and I probably missed it, but here it goes…are we going to support that letter The Cloud is promoting over Twitter, the one making a petition for the ROK to lay down the load of work for JiHoon? I mean, will it work? I feel like a mother trying to deal with her son’s being bullied at school, you’re not sure if it going to work or make it worst if you go in there and make a fuss out of it. Sighhh I’m torn about this cuz I know the military is being abussive and wanna do something about it but on the other hand, I don’t know if it will be a good thing for JiHoon if international Clouds get into it. Please help!! 😦


    • Mari,

      I got an e-mail from Stephe this morning about that, and so I went over to the Cloud and made my position known. Although I haven’t actually gone back over there and looked to see what is being said now. I will go over there again and see what’s going on now with it.

      At first glance, a petition sounds like a great idea, but honestly, how much authority do we fans who don’t even live in South Korea have over what the ROKA decides to do with their PR soldiers? Honestly, I don’t think we have any influence at all. Also, a petition has the potential to backfire on Rain by making someone in a position of authority, someone higher ranking than him, royally pissed off.

      So, like you, I think an action like that might make matters worse for him rather than better. Like he said in a recent interview, his body is not his right now. It’s the ROKA’s. Obviously, someone recently made that point with him before he said that. Otherwise why would he even mention something like that in an interview? Yes, he was smiling when he said it, but Stephe and I don’t think he was joking. Because it’s not a joke.

      Like I said, let me go over there and see what’s going on. I’ll be back…

      Terri :-}


    • Mari,

      I’m at work right now. I will be reaching out to Heidi, the Cloud who posted the letter either late tonight or tomorrow morning. The bottom line is I am not comfortable with signing this petition letter.

      I will share my reasoning with you all after I talk with Heidi in more detail. That being said, if any of you feel comfortable with signing the letter, please feel free. That is your own personal decision.

      Terri :-}


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