Happy Belated Birthday, Cloud USA

Cloud USA

~Cloud Cover by Terri :-}, Managing Editor

Well, can you believe it, Clouds?  Things got so crazy at the beginning of the year, both in Rain’s world and in our own private lives, that we just now slowed down enough to remember that three years ago, on January 21, 2010, Cloud USA was born.

It was an easy delivery of what was initially meant to be just a little blog space where Stephe and I could gush about one of our favorite stars without people looking at us funny.  And yet the baby that was born could not be held back and was soon being talked about all over the world by other English-speaking Clouds who needed the same kind of place and who found a home here at Cloud USA.

At three years old, Cloud USA has finally left the “terrible twos” behind and is toddling its way towards what we hope will be a long and happy future.  We still aren’t quite sure exactly where or how we fit in Rain’s world, but all we can say is we are terribly happy to be here.

Many thanks to all of you out there who have joined us in our journey and who are helping us help Rain reach his goal of becoming world renowned.  We are honored by your presence, awed by your spirit and humbled by your grace.

Always,

Terri :-} and Stephe ^@@^  @ CloudUSA.org

New to Cloud USA?  Find out all about us by visiting:

(Note:  The image below was used as Cloud USA’s first homepage.  In the beginning that’s all we had.  An image and an idea.  On the homepage was this pic and a button that said : ENTER.  LOL.  Did we have any idea what we were getting into?  No.  Do we have any regrets?  Never.)

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~ by Cloud USA on January 27, 2013.

48 Responses to “Happy Belated Birthday, Cloud USA”

  1. A big round of applause to Cloud USA for keeping all of us informed about our favorite Korean actor/singer/dancer/humanitarian/soldier known as Rain! I found Cloud USA with just a couple of mouse clicks while looking up the great looking guy in Ninja Assassin, trying to find out just who he was and why hadn’t I seen him before (being a martial arts fan). In 3 years time, Stephe and Terri have cultivated a loyal fan base located 7,000 miles away from Rain’s home turf. I think I speak for all the Cloud USA members when I say you guys have given us a way to view a nation and culture that is different from our own in a positive light. Thank you for your diligent work and fun-loving attitudes that help us smile on our good days, as well as the bad ones!

    I also thank you for helping 3 of us to become friends by way of a Cloudburst while viewing R2B: Return to Base—–2 from Texas (me and BiAlamode) and from the Mardi Gras capital of the USA/New Orleans, Gee.

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    • Vicki,

      Thank you for your kind words. And it was our pleasure. :-}

      Terri :-}

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    • Isn’t it just amazing how JiHoon brings people together who would never have met otherwise? And folks have the audacity to doubt him as being influential. Hmph!

      Even if TIME Magazine didn’t always do right by him, they DID indeed know that they had it RIGHT. Korea’s Magic Feet was and is nothing short of influential across the world. (How many people have 2,000-tree forests planted in their name, by fans??)

      Stephe ^@@^

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  2. Happy Anniversary to the CloudUSA crew! Great job Terri and Stephe, keep up the wonderful work!

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  3. Congratulations!
    I still remember how excited I was when I found you back in Spring 2010.
    I was touched by the stories/articles written by Stephe and Terri. True gems. I have witnessed a remarkable growth and am so happy about it. I am forever grateful for the hard works by you, not only Stephe and Terri but also the staffs. Pls keep up the good work. Hope to meet you guys someday.

    With so much love, gratitude and respect,
    Stacy

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    • Thanks so much, Stacy. :-}

      We are trying desperately to get a Rain concert to come here, so we can all attend it together and maybe even take in some of the sights. And have a huge Cloudburst, of course.

      Honestly, I do really hope that happens in Atlanta at some point, mostly because I know my town, and so I would be able to host something like a huge Cloudburst best from here. However, no matter where it happens, we WILL be getting together with as many of you Cloud sisters as possible. You can count on it.

      And if you are ever coming through Atlanta, please give me and Stephe a holler. If our schedules will allow it, we will try to at least meet for a bit with you. We love to meet Clouds from all over the world.

      Terri :-}

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    • Hi, stacy09. 🙂 And thanks for your kind words.

      We really appreciate the times that you were able to chime in about a Korean to English translation. Hope everything has been going well in your part of the world. It would be cool to meet you too.

      Stephe ^@@^

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  4. Feliz Aniversario Dear CUSA. Since i found you dear clouds it has been so much fun. i have learned so much about Kpop, Kdramas, Korean Culture in general and i had gotten to know so many wonderful people. i’m so glad that you had this awesome idea and created it. English speaking community fans of Rain will be lost without you ladies and gents. You keep it real and truthful. When i need updates about Rain this is my first place to visit. Keep up the good job and hope to celebrate many more Anniversaries with you my dear sisters clouds. Congratulations!!!!!

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  5. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary. This is always the first place I come to when I want true and accurate info concerning Rain. Korean journalists need to sit up and take notice of how responsible, fair, and accurate story telling should be regardless of whether its good or bad. Great job. Please keep it up!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Cloud Usa !
    With love and gratitude, Valentina.

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  7. Wow! Time goes by so fast. Congrats! Much respect CloudUSA team you are ALL awesome!

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  8. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary to all CloudUSA staff especially Terri and Stephe. I discovered this amazing site in April 2012 when I first came to know of Rain and Thank you for giving me a very warm welcome. Also Thank you for all your dedication and for writing such informative accurate articles and opinions so that fans can have up to the minute information on everything Rain. Although I don’t post much, it has become a daily routine to checkin. I hope to meet you at a future Rain concert.

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  9. Happy Anniversary! I’m SO glad I found you guys, with your great and well thought out writing and all the fun times I have had here. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been crying with laughter while on this site, or even shed a tear or two. Thanks for all that you do!

    Erika

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  10. yes happy birthday to cloud 🙂

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  11. Reblogged this on Lynn's World.

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  12. Wow, time flew by so fast! Happy Anniversary Cloud USA and may you continue to be our lights in the world of our Jung Ji-hoon * Rain. Your commitment to continuously keep us uplifted and informed has been a blessing to me. As I have stated before, I am a fan yes, but a disabled fan who battles a debilitating disease. The camaraderie that this group shares is by far the best. Again congrats to you both, Terri and Steph. ^×^

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  13. ROFLOL!

    OMG, I remember the E-N-T-E-R in blinding neon letters, and our only comfort was that the color sort of kind of sort of matched the bottle of Lagoon Water. LMAO *sigh*

    Those were the days.

    Stephe ^@@^

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  14. I have been following cloud USA for 3 years as well as 2 other blogs from other continent. This forum really gives me a very informative news about Rain in a different perspectives. It is really amazing and thank you to both of you and your team. Salam from Malaysia!

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  15. Ah, my Cloud USA family it’s been 3 years….(*queue music*) since, since we’ve been together, loving you foreeeever………*SMILES*

    Congratulations Stephe and Terri and the Cloud USA staff on your 3rd anniversary! It’s been so much fun to come here and Love on Bi and make new friends. I have thoroughly enjoyed my Cloud journey with you ladies and I’ll continue to ride the Cloud train with Cloud USA. Again, Congrats!

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  16. I am so happy I found this website and so so much info on a man I have truly grown to love, Rain. Stephe, Terri and the rest of the staff are really awesome with the work and love that is poored into this website. I am also honored to have meet both of you in person. What a great weekend that was. I enjoyed so much talking with people who share the same love for Rain that I do.
    Happy Anniversary!! Love you all.

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  17. Happy Birthday!
    I have been MIA from all things Rain for a bit. However when I need to catch up on important news or get the actual facts on something I know I can always count on Cloud USA. Keep up the awesome work.

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  18. AWAWAWA Stephe & Terri
    kudo..kudo… happy 3th annerviasery of this cloudUSA site blog your ladies have nursing all these pass3 yrs ekekeeek 🙂
    i am so happy to part of the family cloud and enjoy my feed here everday as u know we love Rain but we also love u ladies to heart too RIGHT?? B-day!God Bless you guys FOR MANY WISH AND MORE TO COME FOR SERVED US CLOUD HERE ekekekek i just proud to in this site like other are here feel like a home to be u ladies did OUTSTANDING job to informs as much u can and feed what we need to know that is awesome to be part the of this site . this place u bring us to enjoy all the update fun and excited and even new about baby boo Rain he such amazing and talent that cloud even envy him yet love u ladies more all your dedicated and hard-working shell blahs a party tonight ekekekek congratulation ladies 🙂

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  19. Cloud USA belated HAPPY B-day!God Bless you guys!Thanks you so much for your great work.Through this sites i am so bless also & you help me a lots & i can reach any news about my idol Rain ^_^Thanks really…!

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  20. Happy 3rd anniversary and many many more!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so, so happy that I came across this website!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys do a fabulous, wonderful, outstanding, and awesome job in keeping us informed about Rain!!!!! I truly appreciate all your effort and hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Aww three years, that’s AWESOME!! Congratulations!! Your hard work is here for everyone to see. This site and the forum look amazing!! Thanks for giving us a place to enjoy Rain’s talents and make friends! 😀

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  22. 생일을 축하합니다 , CLOUD USA!

    You guys are the best!

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  23. Congrats on the three year anniversary. And wishing you many, many more years of keeping the English speaking Clouds up to date and informed.

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  24. Congratulations Terri and Stephe!! You two and your team work very to make Cloud USA a meaningful project. Your endless effort is obvious to all and much appreciated!

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