[video][pinkfashionninja] K-Pop drama… and Rain.

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

Our girl April, Cloud USAer and Woman on the Street in Seoul, on the different K-Pop drama that is clogging up everybody’s arteries this week. 🙂

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~ by Cloud USA on January 9, 2013.

40 Responses to “[video][pinkfashionninja] K-Pop drama… and Rain.”

  1. Wow that’s an interesting view. Humm, it makes sense! The only thing that bothers me is the consecuences. Rain’s reputation did suffer a lot, people will remember this scandal for a while. Also, at the end of his service the media will ask lots of questions. People will forget eventually, they always do, specially if Rain do really well in the USA. If Rain gets married in a couple of months after he’s out of the military then we’ll know this view is probably correct. 😀

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  2. ROFL! You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. You just can’t win. LOL! Oh, well.

    Stephe ^@@^

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  3. Wait…wait…wait.. *I’m cracking my own self up right now ROFL* Those pics were not taken by the MP (military police) or some other organization of the like but by Dispatch…the TMZ of South Korea LOL…hello…the paparazzi.

    Why would Rain….while in the military of all places…volunteer his personal…his private life up to the media and the world simply because of pics by the paparazzi? Who does that??? I’m pretty sure Rain is smarter than that and more strong willed than that. You reveal your relationship at the most opportune moment….when you and the other person can put out a joint statement. And you are not in a position to get into a military disciplinary investigation because of your announcement. Remember Rain is a man of excellence and he does things at his best and when it is best. The man is not in the habit of “shooting himself in the foot”.

    If nothing was confirmed and people and more importantly the military wanted to understand the conditions of him meeting with Tae Hee based on those pictures….then all Rain would need to say is she was a friend who gave him a ride back to base. The end. No need to voluntarily “add lib” via Tae Hee’s agency the part of them dating which creates the crazy snowball we all witnessed last week. That makes no sense….at all…for Rain to do that to himself *head desk* LOL.

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    • Okay, here are some even more intriguing questions for you.

      Why would Rain who, in all of these years of dating–and he has admitted in several interviews to secretly dating at least 4 women in the past–and who has NEVER let himself get caught dating, suddenly let himself get caught NOW–when it matters the most that he NOT get caught?

      I mean, why appear in public with his girlfriend at all? Seriously, that coat over his uniform and that mask did not disguise him at all. He had to know that. He also knows the paparazzi and saesang fans follow him around all the time. They even photograph him when he is off-duty and hanging out with friends.

      So, why stand out on the street and switch cars several times–all with your girlfriend in tow? And why let the paparazzi catch both of you with the SAME gift bag–a sure sign you were together? And why stop at a convenience store and wait calmly for your girl in her car while she moseys into the story to buy something inane?

      Why not take extra precautions to ensure your movements are completely invisible to the public eye? Like you USUALLY DO.

      The best question, though, is why did you let your girlfriend drop you off in front of THE ARMY BASE where everybody and their brother could see you?

      You’re right. Something doesn’t make sense. Frankly, though, Kim Tae Hee’s admittance that they are currently “an item” isn’t the oddest part of the scenario.

      Terri :-}

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      • Terri….those are all excellent questions. I have no answers because none of those scenarios makes a lick of common sense to me. …like none. And Rain is smarter than all of that. He has to be…….

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        • I know RIGHT? LOL. Doesn’t make a lick of sense…unless he WANTED to get caught, of course.

          Terri :-}

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          • Once again, (*Ding, ding, ding, ding*)………………

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          • Well all I can say if Rain wanted to get caught….I would be disappointed…greatly. Simply because getting caught breaking the rules of the military for no other reason than to show the world you have a girlfriend because you just wanted to let the world know ….like right now that you have somebody ….WTH???….when six months later you can introduce yourselves as a couple in a more presentable manner.

            That would be a very immature way of doing things…..very immature. I’ve always given Rain way more credit than to act like that.

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            • This wasn’t just done by happenstance, no Bi is smart and manages to stay ahead of what people expect of him. Just when people think they’ve got the bow tied on the box they’ve wrapped him in….surprise, he manages to break free.

              Who’s to say what manner is presentable? Should they give a press conference, show up at a red carpet event? Maybe, but obviously there was a method to the madness and the Real Truth of the situation probably won’t be revealed until he’s old and gray.

              Whatever was his TRUE motivation, two things he knew for sure (1) he’s followed wherever he goes (2) whenever he reveals his girl to the public his “fans” including the “nut bucket” ones will lose their ever-loving minds. Those two things he knew for a FACT.

              Why did he break rules to go on a date and come back not properly attired at the military gates? Hmm, well let’s examine that question. Maybe because he knew points (1) and (2) would take place without question and without fail. Maybe because the “exposure” might cause the military to shake things up in the troubled PR division and some changes could be made. I’ll take the public “bullet” (use my considerable public influence to exact some of those changes). My Clouds will “come to my rescue” they have “fought” for me before. Lastly yes, the world will see my girl…..I’ve gotten it out of the way WHILE I’m in the military making it almost impossible for the paparazzi and stalker fans to hunt me day and night looking for us together. Paparazzi ain’t getting past that front gate….believe that.

              In the meantime, my fans and the crazies have 5 months to “chew on” that info and let it marinade in their brains. I’ll also make my security team available as additional backup to help protect my girl (along with her security) from anti-fans while I’m serving. Since he’s in the military, he doesn’t really need them right now. So, come July all will be right in world that is Rain. (1) He will have served his duty fair and square, with the obligation no longer held over his head (2) He will have introduced his woman to the world already and THEN fans can get all the pics they want of the two of them together when she shows up at the gate the day he’s discharged OR shortly thereafter somewhere else (3) He will be free to pursue his career and his relationship how I sees fit without anymore “strings attached” if he so chooses. He has effectively written his own ticket to do Whatever he wants to do. Whatever that may be.

              So what may look immature on the surface was (in my mind) a very shrewd and calculated move on both their parts actually…..and Highly Effective.

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              • As you so aptly put it: Bingo!

                Terri :-}

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              • If this was Rain’s plan….the man needs to play poker. He would be good. LOL. But that’s a lot of playing around with the military Bia. You don’t play the military for a fool for your own agenda. No honorable soldier would do that….especially publicly. And I seriously doubt Rain with his level of integrity would have done that.

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                • Alisa, I’m done with this subject. It’s been beaten to a pulp. I’ve said my peace and stand by every word.

                  Rain IS an honorable man and he Does Have integrity and he also knows his fandom……well. Be careful that you don’t put Rain on too high a pedestal, because it’s gonna hurt like hell when he falls back to earth. As much as I “love” me some Bi, I never lose sight of the fact that he’s still a mere mortal.

                  Alisa, you have a good evening……………………………..

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                • BTW, several of us Clouds know the military quite well. I’m married to former military and my grandfather and uncle also served. Terri was once married to a military veteran and Stephe’s father is former military. Gee (who is another Cloud sister) is former military and several other Clouds have either served themselves or have significant others who are serving. So we Clouds don’t take the military lightly around here either and we do understand how powerful the military can be. So we do get it. That was just an FYI. Now, I’m truly done and on my way to bed.

                  Later Clouds!…………………………………..

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                • Integrity has little to do with it. It’s about pushing the envelope and making world changes, which Rain is absolutely known to do.

                  If he sees something terribly wrong with a system, he’s going to be the one to change it. Because injustice pisses him off. He is known for pushing boundaries and changing his world in systemic ways.

                  Did you know that now that this has happened with Rain, the schedules of the entertainment soldiers is being called into question by one of Korea’s military human rights organizations? They are investigating exactly how the military uses these soldiers for PR purposes–to their own detriment.

                  Terri :-}

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        • But the evidence was there, Alisa, in those paparazzi photos. All of those “scenarios” I mentioned were shown in those photos. Every single one. LOL.

          But still. Not a lick of sense. Sigh.

          Terri :-}

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      • Terri says:

        “……You’re right. Something doesn’t make sense. Frankly, though, Kim Tae Hee’s admittance that they are currently “an item” isn’t the oddest part of the scenario.”

        In the words of JiWoo……BINGO! (*ding, ding, ding, ding*)

        People don’t want to go there Terri….but I’m already there and it goes back to my last comment. Hints have been “slapping Clouds” upside the head for the longest about a relationship coming down the pike. Just so happens it’s with Tae Hee. But the obvious answer, Clouds and “nutizens” (specifically) won’t even let themselves go there. They can’t fathom it.

        As it has already been said, Bi is SMART, really smart when it comes to his business….key word SMART and rarely does anything without thought or purpose.

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        • Yes, he has been slapping us upside the head for a number of years with the idea that he was ready to be a “man” in many ways, including having a real relationship. I know I was listening to him, but many people weren’t listening that closely.

          And even I, after awhile, just started rolling my eyes every time he mentioned wanting a girlfriend or wanting to settle down. After I was like, Okay, Ji-Hoon, just stop talking about it and show us the honey. GOSH.

          Well. I guess he sure showed me, huh? LOL.

          Terri :-}

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  4. April… u so funny but it so true KTH peoples should spread crazy and obsession about both you like this it harsh and to even get so crazy i just could to lat SHUT their mouth for that make this NETIZEN even out more flam on both u i just want to and i know how it feeling about Tae hee step up for her man for this why would to goes and tell your peoples and fan about … HEY I FINALLY found myself a date which already hard and crazy their in seoul… that why it called privacy but it still broke by them …

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  5. It’s always so easy to believe the worst and throw another woman under the bus instead of thinking outside of the box…

    How does anyone know that she didn’t talk to RAINY or to Rain before opening her mouth? We don’t.

    In a world where Korean celebrities never ever ever admit to dating whenever the paparazzi start a “scandal” and will take a secret to their grave (unless they’ve already mutually agreed to spill it), the mere fact that Tae Hee admitted it so quickly raises a huge flag. I will bet you cash money that it’s something they’d already talked about. There was plenty of time to talk about it during those rides and in the days leading up to those pictures, after all. And being in their early 30s, Rain and TaeHee would think somewhat more maturely in a relationship than celebs in their 20s, and talk about stuff like that, and decide that they’d lived long enough and worked hard enough to not have to hide a doggone thing.

    Korean celebrity circles are so very close knit. It makes absolutely no sense that a mature actress would screw herself by making the kind of mistake that would turn the guy she likes and all of their mutual colleagues and friends against her, especially when she still has to work in that town. It just doesn’t.

    It’s just my opinion, but that’s what the investigative part of my brain tells me.

    Stephe ^@@^

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    • And especially when she’s totally into the guy. I mean why would she piss him off? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

      Gosh.

      Terri :-}

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    • I actually don’t think Rain told her to do that or even agreed to it. First of all they only went on a few dates. They are not engaged or even in love…Tae Hee even said they are just getting to know each other. They were just dating. Nothing serious enough to spill to the press about or admit to the whole world about. Putting his biz in the street does not help Rain one bit…especially with him in the military which greatly reduces his ability for any spin and damage control and puts him at risk of questions by the military. Why create that type of scandal and put that type of spotlight on himself? For him to agree to what she did and for them just to be dating has no logic…I mean none. That’s why I 100% think that was all her.

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      • And I think you are wrong.

        Terri :-}

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      • I respect your opinion Alisa, but I gotta say you are new to Bi and his personality. Even though, we don’t know him personally, those who have been Clouds and followed his career little longer know there’s a side to Bi that’s basically (*not about the BS*). There is no way in holy hell, any woman dating Bi will tell it and do it SO publicly Without him having any input….there is absolutely no way. Jihoon Jung “don’t roll like that”…..ever. He is meticulous without question and has guarded his personal life to pretty much….perfection. Tae Hee went to the media because she Knew she could (this goes without saying). Knowing how Jihoon handles his business affairs (just in general) should tell his Clouds, his girl already had his permission to make it public should paparazzi incidents occur.

        Think about it this way. Go back to any early conversation you’ve ever had with one of your own significant others. You discuss your likes, your dislikes, your childhood, your family, your friends, your….JOB. Then as the relationship begins to progress a bond begins to form. Once you’ve decided you want to be with this person, then the next step as a couple is to start discussing expectations. Expectations lead to promises/pacts being made.

        So if you’re famous or not, this is how relationships begin and work. Both Bi and Tae Hee work in an industry that puts them under the microscope 24/7, so you better know this discussion of paparazzi and “what if” was probably First on their list. In the profession they are in it’s just common sense and good business.

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        • Yes I’m quite new to Rain’s world. Brand spanking baby new. Before October of last year I didn’t know the man existed LOL. ….I get that I don’t know him as well as most. But I don’t follow celebrities ….in general to begin with …. definitely not like I follow and support Rain….like taking 30 minutes out of my busy morning to write him an encouraging letter every day and taking time every evening to find the content for those letters …without first doing some serious research into the person. (Who wants to follow a celeb just to find out four years ago they did a WTF and you feel like an idiot for following them?) So I’ve watched a LOT of hours of footage…interviews….documentaries…variety shows…both in Korean with Eng subs and those he did here in the U.S. to make sure he is someone worth my time and respect…which I don’t give easily. So I think I have a little …just a little clue about why I think the way I do about Jan 1st.

          I agree people in Rain’s world keep themselves in check. I saw an interview once where Rain’s backup dancers were in the room and one of them said something to the interviewer that was not exactly positive about Rain…Rain looked at that dancer…walked over to him and said “say that again”. That dancer did a 180 immediately with his words…fast. I was like whoaaaa. So yea I’ve seen that behavior.

          But everything I’ve learned about Rain …..thus far…and maybe I just have not learned enough…suggest to me this man ain’t about to reveal his private life in the manner it was revealed on Jan 1st. Rain keeps serious control over his world and being in the military he had no ability to control how that announcement by Tae Hee would roll. And nothing…I mean nothing..I’ve seen about Rain convinces me he would have thought Jan 1st was a good day to announce he was dating Tae Hee. I may be wrong but ladies I seriously think that was all her.

          Just because Rain would never want someone close to him to speak out like that without first consulting him does not mean it’s evidence he agreed to her behavior or that she would have only done so because he agreed to it. Rain does not have a remote control to Tae Hee’s mouth. People…even celebs…do dumb ish.

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          • You’re right people do dumb “ish” all the time and Rain is also included in that statement too. He did just recently on his radio show.

            Since you’ve studied him and seen the side of which I speak then, I would say to you that yes his girl did talk to the media and maybe she did so shortly after he was put on lock down. The fact remains that No woman of his would make a statement without him having given her prior “authority” formally or informally to do so. Is Tae Hee above doing dumb “ish”? Is Jihoon? no, but in this instance….I think not. If he is the “bad @ss” that we know he can be at times, then yes….why would she talk to the media of her own accord Without his permission, knowing full well he would go “ape sh_t” to not have been informed prior to a statement being made? Rain is an entertainer. He is in a business Built on spin. Celebrities use the media, just like the media uses them….All The Time. No he can’t control Tae Hee’s coming and going, but her mouth (as far as HIS business in concerned) I have no doubt was put on lock down from minute one. I stand by my opinion that this Career Actress knew she had Carte Blanche to go to the media.

            We shall agree to disagree Alisa my dear.

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            • I adore Rain….very much…but for Tae Hee’s sake…..just as a woman…I hope Rain does not have that much control. I would rather believe Tae Hee opened her mouth when it was not best for her to do so …but still she spoke her own mind…then to believe she would never speak …..right or wrong without Rain’s permission. That’s a level of control that’s not healthy. I hope that’s not the case Bia.

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              • It’s not about control Alisa, it’s about MUTUAL understanding and agreements made between a boyfriend and girlfriend who have careers in the public eye.

                When I said he put that mouth on “lock down,” that was not to be taken so literally. Rather, to express that a woman who loves and respects her man would be willing to do what he needs (and vice versa) whatever that may be, short of committing criminal acts (*gotta draw a line somewhere*). We don’t know for sure but JiHoon (the smart, savvy entertainer businessman) would have SURELY expressed to his girlfriend (a fellow entertainer) his concerns and expectations with respect to his career and revealing their personal business.

                I’m a married woman Alisa and my husband and I have been a couple 20 years married 17. We know each other like the back of our hands. My husband knows there are things about me I would never want to be told to anyone and I know there are things he would like kept private as well. Some of these things, we know just cause we know each other so well and some things we know should be private because we have Communicated those things to each other verbally. This is what couples do, especially those who love and respect each other. You keep your mouth shut if your partner asks, simply because they asked and you love them….Not because they have control over you. It’s because you don’t want them to be hurt and if it means keeping some sensitive information between the two of you it’s what you will do For your partner. That’s it.

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                • Congrats on how long you have been married. I have a lot of respect for the institution of marriage. My parents have been married for 44 years come Feb. I myself have never been married. But I have been in a long term relationship before so I get a lot of what you are saying. I don’t disagree with any of it actually. What you say all makes perfect sense. And if Rain was not in the military right now then Jan 1st would make a bit more sense.

                  What I can say is that I come from a military family with a father who retired with a very high rank. And high ranking officers get on the media’s radar. And as a family we had discussions about how to act if by chance the media ever cornered us to ask us questions about anything. And never…not once…did those conversations ever end with us deciding to answer or address anything the media might say. Because your words can reflect back on the military itself and could get my dad in trouble.

                  That’s why with Rain being in the military I have a hard a** time believing this man would put his biz out there while in the military. Trust me when I say…..you don’t do that. A soldier never puts his personal biz out especially when it can impact the military. And Tae Hee’s announcement impacted the military highly. Which is why Rain is now serving a one week probation sentence. Rain would have known better than to announce he had been dating…even for a month…. Tae Hee should have known but maybe did not know.

                  Besides has anyone ever seen someone other than Rain announce anything concerning Rain? (Besides JYP) Rain is his own mouthpiece. Everyone else in his camp…you see…but don’t hear…unless they are singing LOL. When Rain wants the world to know something about himself…..he’s the one to tell it. That’s how he controls what gets out to the public. And I don’t think that changed Jan 1st.

                  Oh well……….

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    • I have to say I agree with Stephe on this one April (and you know we love you)….but. Rain and Tae Hee have been to this “paparazzi rodeo” before and knew what to expect. Firstly, no one tells about a relationship that is only 1 month old unless (1) they feel hard pressed to do so or (2) it had been previously discussed as something that should be done or (3) and this may hurt some feelings BUT…..they’ve been in a relationship longer than they may Actually Say to the public….Ooooo. It’s called public “spin.”

      I think Rain and Tae Hee probably would have spilled the beans after a few months anyway, but that shot of him with no hat made it something they had to “hurry along” before they actually meant to. Then the military took the ball and the “scandal” became something else entirely.

      To be honest, none of us know (nor will we ever know) just exactly when Bi and Tae Hee became a couple. Only they are privy to that information and they are the only ones who will ever be able to say definitively. However, if people would get the stars out of their eyes and “see” things…truly see things for what they really are, then you’d realize Bi had been dropping small hints for a while. Hint (#1) He would say (more often than not) during interviews/appearances leading up to his military duty that he was ready to marry, Hint (#2) I want little girls, Hint (3) not dating but want to…….H-E-L-L-O. Huge Red Flag Hint (#4) Celebrities don’t usually purposely draw attention TO their love life during interviews/appearances……umm….it’s usually the complete opposite. The usual pat answers are “no comment” or “it’s not something I discuss in the media” when asked about relationships, period.

      This my dear Clouds was Bi’s way of dropping the hint that he was probably already in a relationship (or actively pursuing one) but trying to “prepare” his “less-than-sane” fans to get used to the idea of him being in a relationship publicly. Hence, I want to date publicly so get used to it….was the u-n-d-e-r-l-y-i-n-g message, but people hear what they want to hear. Personally, I “heard” it loud and clear. Could I be wrong?…..quite possibly, but I’d bet dollars to donuts my thought process is a Little bit closer to the truth more so than not.

      Bottom line (IMHO) Bi and Tae Hee wouldn’t have put a relationship out into the media that was So new unless they really, really had to or theirs was already a stronger/longer bond and they had previously discussed what to do (in case of an emergency).

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      • When I say “you” I’m talking about people in general not you specifically April.

        (*Just wanted to clarify that*)

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      • Bingo.

        The couple met when they worked together on the Coupang commercials. That was in mid-2011. If ya’ll think Rain let that one get away, you’ve got another think coming.

        Like BiA said, they have likely been dating a lot longer than a month. That was the “public spin.”

        But why in the HECK does this matter? LOL. Fangirls, get a GRIP.

        Terri :-}

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  6. Good point April, I never thought about Tae Hee. Common sense would be to talk to your boyfriend first before opening your month

    Let’s hope all will work out for Rain in the end

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  7. She cracks me up and she’s cool. This issue about Block B just disappoints me. I like those guys and was excited about their comeback. I’ve bought their albums on iTunes and I like their music. I hope they can get signed on with another label. I really like Zico’s mixed tapes. I like him a lot as a rapper.

    Her comments on Tae Hee’s behavior I’ve strongly thought that way since Jan 1st. When you care about someone ….I mean seriously care about that person…you don’t open your mouth to the press concerning them. Your standard answer is “no comment”. You don’t confirm a single thing. Rain needs a woman who truly has his back. April cracks me up not even buying the coffee with Tae Hee’s face on it. I was like just…. d**n that’s deep.

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  8. I like you girl already … April honey you said it well.. I agree with your words 100% And I know what you are feeling too. Lets just support him and hope for the best. Only god knows what will happen in life. May he bless us all .

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  9. Hahahahahaha …. April girl you are so funny! I agree with you about Kim’s people should have got in touch with rainyent before opening her mouth. I hope GD is taking a good hard look at all this cause yes that will be a mess for him.

    Korea is no joke when it comes to their fantasy loves.

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  10. great vid!

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