[The Cloud] News & Fan Account Summary of Rain at the 2013 Walkathon


~Cloud Cover by Terri :-}, Managing Editor

Lovely Clouds,

Many thanks to huhuhuhu, from The Cloud, for writing up this summary of the news and fan accounts from the Walkathon event on January 19th.  I’m reposting her entire report here (minus pics; click on the news links to see the pics) for those of you who have trouble accessing Rain News on The Cloud.

It is a sweet report.

Terri :-}

Summary [of] the various news and fan accounts about the 19 January 2013 Walkathon Event

Source from DC, Twitter etc. and various news reports. Many thanks to those who contributed.

The massive news that churned out had been pleasantly positive.  It seemed the witch hunt monger media failed to impair our prince.


The news said as DEMA announced very late (a day prior to the event) that our prince will participate in the event, citizens who missed the walkathon quota rumbled with discontent as they lined up to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony.  A man who applied early gazed around the swarm of people and told the reporter that he did not know our prince was coming. One Japanese female tourist said she was planning a tour to the nearby palace. When the guide told her it’s possible to see our prince, she quickly dashed over, her face beamed with excitement as she talked. Many fans holding boards with cheering messages also caught people’s attention.

Dozens of media agencies couldn’t relax even for one moment as they wanted to cover every single move of our prince.

The media probably expected our prince to look  haggard, drained.  Instead, he stood tall and dignified, and they were surprised.  Perhaps that’s why the adjective “bright” came up in numerous reports.


This news said our prince’s face was somewhat gaunt, but he looked bright as he smiled to reporters and citizens.  He himself was crowded by people and could hardly walk, but he was more concerned about those around him and kept cautioning them to be careful.  It was warm and touching.

We are not biased about the beauty and the dignity of our prince^^.  Here were some of the headlines:


“Bi’s sculptured beauty, even Kim Tee Hee loves”


“Bi’s killing smiles”



Bi, “Face of the dignified Korean Army”


Kim Tae Hee’s man, Bi “So handsome”


Bi, “the beautiful face while giving way”


Bi, “impressive military salute, participating in the Love Our Country Walkathon”

Our prince has much more than just good looks. When he saw a reporter almost falling, he intuitively offered his hand.

A fan who watched the ribbon cutting ceremony had a similar experience.  She was almost tripped by a reporter who tossed his case trying to follow our prince.  Our prince kept reminding people to be careful, cautioning them there was a pillar behind etc.

The fan said when our prince was suddenly so close to her, her mind was totally blank.  Seeing our much slimmed down prince, she called out instinctively “Oppa, fighting”.  Our prince responded with a smile and said, “yes, thank you”.  The fan said she’s the one who should thank our prince.

And that’s basically what all the fans felt – they were truly grateful to our prince.  Our worries, our agony somehow got “healed” seeing his graceful composure (which some reporters described as nervousness.) He tried his best to comfort his clouds, to acknowledge them, and to show his appreciation.

Another fan wrote that whenever fans cheered our prince, he looked at them and said thank you.  She was behind our prince, but as he thanked her he even turned to shake hands with her.  She felt it was not a handshake, but a signal between our prince and his cloud. It all happened so suddenly she couldn’t remember much, except the eyes of our prince as he looked at her.  She couldn’t help thinking that our prince must be going through a hard time, (just like we did), but he did not show it at all.  He walked in big strides.  He was very warm and nice to the citizens.  Seeing these, the fan gained much strength and felt very blessed.

It was no surprise therefore when we saw our prince wearing the watch the clouds gave him as a gift when we sent him off to the army.  The signal and the communication without words.  (See pic below post. :-})

A fan was able to participate in the walkathon.  She wrote that as our prince walked up the slope and was spotted by people who were exercising there, they flocked over to see him, complimenting incessantly at the same time.  Those citizens who walked together with our prince also cheered him.   The reaction of the public somehow had this “healing” effect to her, who originally was only planning to show her support.

And perhaps the most wonderful thing and the best healing came from the account of a high school student.

News reported that our prince was the first one to reach the finishing line.  Despite the fact that the walkathon was delayed by an hour or so, our prince reached the final destination 20 minutes ahead of the estimated arrival time.  The staff confirmed that our prince was the first, and said his excellent attitude brought a successful ending to the event.

However a high school student said she was actually slightly ahead of our prince. Unfortunately when all the media flocked over she was being washed away (probably that’s why our prince took her first place^^)

But the student had much more to compensate for this first place.  She said our prince talked to her, asked her which year she’s studying, and gave her lots of encouragement.  She was very impressed with the humane nature of our prince.   It’s not just with her.  She wrote that when our prince was walking up the slope, he greeted the passersby and some lucky ones even got hugs.

And she [got to take] a few photos with our prince:

At the very end of her account, this student wrote: whether he is a soldier, or a civilian, Rain is the most admirable person in our country. Thank you, Rain and I have become your fan.

I hope this summary will also have some healing effect to all of you who care to read, and hope it will ease some of your worry, anxiety over the past 2-3 weeks.

And my biggest thanks to our prince, for being who you always are!  We are proud of you!


~ by Cloud USA on January 21, 2013.

16 Responses to “[The Cloud] News & Fan Account Summary of Rain at the 2013 Walkathon”

  1. The “prince” thing doesn’t bother me any more because “prince” and “king” and other such things do not always refer to bona fide royal blood or a higher station by birth. It truly doesn’t. As Terri said, they also refer to a devastatingly charming man, a man on top of his game who is the best at what he does (king of rock and roll), a man no one can match, a “prince” of a guy. Which Rain absolutely is.

    Just like the “god” thing does not just refer to a Deity or God of religion, or The Creator. It simply doesn’t. It also refers to a devastatingly handsome man (looks like a god), a powerful ruler, something that is idealized or followed (like money), an idol, or something or someone who is the SUPREME example of its kind and cannot be surpassed. Which Rain absolutely is.

    I feel that the Asian Clouds who call Rain a “prince” or a “god” are thinking more along these lines, for the most part, and use prince as a nickname or a term of endearment. It has also occurred to me that we are a fandom, a K-Pop “kingdom” of sorts, and he is our figurehead, if you will…

    In any case, they don’t make a big deal about me not calling him prince, so I figure I won’t make a big deal about them doing it.

    It’s not something that is going to bring the world to an end, so to each his own.

    Stephe ^@@^

    P.S. That said, I do remember reading an interview some years ago where the Media asked him if he liked being called “Rain God.” He said he was very flattered by it, and appreciated it, but didn’t really like it because such a name made it seem he was a perfect entity and above other people. He said that such a name and the burden to be perfect were very hard on him, and he wished he wouldn’t be called that.

    That was one of those moments when I knew I would be a Cloud for life. 🙂

    I think the next ten years with Rain are going to be absolutely mind-blowing. He will only get better with age!


  2. Reblogged this on Lynn's World and commented:
    It’s good to finally hear people expressing their views of our Jung Ji-hoon openly. I would like to thank huhuhuhu, from The Cloud and also our Terri from Cloud USA for sharing this article with us. ^+^ Clouds Fighting!!! Jung Ji-hoon Fighting!!!


  3. Thank you to all who did a great work at compiling/translating those news <33
    The only thing I don't like is that he's referred as a "prince" D:


    • Yeah,

      I don’t like it either, but that’s how many MANY Asian Clouds refer to him. I’m not sure that he likes it either. I know I wouldn’t.

      But what can you do?

      Terri :-}


    • @faboda
      HE never considering himself as a PRINCE which many fans called that as nick name to our prince MEANING SOMETHING to u ???
      well i love when fan called esp when HE LOYALTY & DEVOTE to who would know HIS done so much to his country yet this world how to said correct he surly our PRINCE in ASIA i am accept well ~
      matter fact i love it when they called him like that coz he have many name though i though one Rain is enough but i love that word OUR …..PRINCE …. and if he can be one i APPROVE !!


      • It is very clear that you DO approve of Rain being called a “prince,” Kongsao. And that is just fine. To each his own.

        Whenever I hear his Clouds call him that, I tend to think about his being a “prince charming,” or “a man of high ranking in his class or his profession,” rather than someone who thinks himself superior to the common class, or part of a “royal” family.

        And if we are talking about Rain’s profession and the level of his success, Rain surely does stand on top of the heap, as far as being a singer/dancer/actor goes. So, as far as I’m concerned, he IS a prince in that regard. BUT it is not likely that I will ever call him that. Just so you know.

        I just hope he gives his career about 10 more years, because I’d really like to see what he is capable of. Because I truly believe, as they say, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

        Terri :-}


        • TERRI
          i very like that name it make me thinking he charming to his personal but as for a REAL PRINCE no!! that can’t be and again happen but i never though it though to anybody to even NOT said he prince but honestly regardless his name been called all kind he well always be one man RAIN ~
          which i understand of my heart that name Rain was giving by his fan as well and from their it been TATTOO MEANING I always know him by Rain then Jung Ji hoon ahahahahah he never state anything above his present that i do understand but as my heart i would approve him as prince charming as a smile he make us love him but as reality Rain is Rain and on side note: anybody called him that it make me happy but that mean he TO OVER HEAL
          omeone who thinks himself superior to the common class, or part of a “royal” family.
          i never though any that i just love that word prince and i also notice a lot Asia called him as well … he might think it hard to even accept that from clouds & fans but it random to us to have that word in mind


  4. Thanks Huhuhuhu for the translation 😉


  5. I’m happy that he was able to salute people around him and show us his clouds who adore him his gracious self. That’s the rain we all love!!!!


  6. What a gracious man! Did my heart good to read this. Thank you so much for the post.


  7. and here the ENG SUB i edit and sub thank to English translation by 화니 Eng Sub @ 00:50 sec
    ENG SUB _130119 Rain @ Love of country Walkathon with Seoulite_ (Full) _Edit


  8. *Speechless*
    SO PROUD of him he turn the world BRIGHT Day again !!
    Oh i am crying my tearing just come OUT this so touching after all this happen RAIN make everybody PROUD and this so one memorable story that u could never forget how sweet and heart he care of other not to mention he PUT that smile and care of them but apparently he show what he suppose this such a Beautiful Story i hope this well pass on NETIZEN and learn to RESPECT him more yet i want to think the student girl make OUR PRINCE RAIN so dedicated and happy it feel so healed that he known his cloud their cheering him up their no matter DISTANCE they are far or near show him LOVE and so PROUD to read this *SNIF* 😥 i just want HUG him so much !! 😥 SO HAPPY so touching i am move by her account ~


  9. *speechless, happy, and grateful*

    Stephe ^@@^ 😀


  10. Thank you so much for the update The Cloud. When you have a good heart, all goes well for you, Rain will be fine and he handles situations so well


  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really feel reashured now. Phew! I thought that this would be a bad thing, but he really knows how to mannage all kind of situations.


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