[Eng trans/CCs][article] Rain Effect, Episode 5: I poke a hole in the pastry, squeeze the bag and… squeeze the bag and… Doh! (1/16)

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

*Edited to Add 1/21: Episode 5 with English closed-captions. English translation by 화니. Closed-captions from that translation by Ygami Skett.^^ Don’t forget to turn your CCs on when watching! ^@@^

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(“No No — there is no/not enough force.” LOL ^@@^)

Now, this is one expression (the admission of utter defeat, but only for the moment) that totally cracked me up. Aww! 😛 I had to laugh again when later, after finally reaching success, they sampled their handiwork and the A Twosome Place lady’s bite was delicate but Rain’s greedy bite meant almost half of his pastry was immediately wolfed down. He wasted no time tearing into it. ㅋㅋㅋ

I have to say that ever since Rain began promoting his new album, I’ve been absolutely digging how he’s put me into retro mode by combining Prince Rogers Nelson/80s–90s flava with his own natural style. Those of you who experienced the Purple Rain tour, as I did, know exactly what I mean—the high-waisted, pencil-legged pants and 4+ inch heeled boots, the tight-waisted, broad-shouldered, blazers, the sculptured head of loose curls pushed to one side, not to mention the way he’s working that falsetto to death in “30 Sexy”, yessir.

Great minds think alike, even when they’re years apart.

When a translation of Episode 5 becomes available, we’ll bring that to you here. In the meantime, the KpopStarz article below (scroll waaaay down ↓) sheds a lot of light on what happened in the episode. Thanks for your tip on the article, Wesley. And thanks, all. ^@@^

(Source credit: Mnet / courtesy of Maclk Đại Bàng)

[Epi 5 clip] Rain shows much love to VIXX and Girls Day. (Source credit: Mnet @YT.)

[Epi 5 clip] Surprise, fans! Rain baking. (Source credit: Mnet @YT.)

For those of you who can watch it on Mnet Korea, that VOD link is here:

» Rain Effect Episode 5. http://mnet.interest.me/tv/vod/159566

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[Rain Effect Episode 5 English translation credit: 화니 @The Cloud]

From the first part of Ratoka’s video: 
dailymotion.com/video/x19s2ey_140116-rain-effect-ep-5_music

2:03
World star Rain who has returned to the music scene after a two year absence.

2:07
Rain’s career as a singer begins in earnest again, starting with his performance in Japan.

2:12
Rain’s fans have given him lots of support while he has a hectic daily schedule.

2:19
Rain’s constant challenge.

2:23
Rain is busy preparing for a hectic day’s activity before his comeback to the music scene with his new album.

2:27
Rain’s 6th album – It is the product of his painstaking effort that took six months to complete.

2:38
[Rain] : I try to remember when I first began.

2:41
Again, Rain is back with his fans in 2014.

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From mazingga69’s video:
youtube.com/watch?v=tdWKvgct_qM#t=256

0:07
In the beginning of the story, Rain is back at the top of the chart.

0:09~0:15
[Rain] : Thank my late mother, and thank my fans who have waited for my comeback for four years. Thank you again.

0:19
Rain is back.

0:24
On the day of his showcase.

0:26
[Rain] : Today is the day of my showcase. I feel so good.

0:27~37
[Rain] : I’m full of mixed emotions when I’ve come to be with my fans again, and I’m very excited about it.

0:39
Rain is busy rehearsing his song even in the car.

0:44~49
[Rain] : I want you [the showcase producer] to remove the narration track of the song “Dear mama don’t cry”.

0:51
Rain is checking the music even while getting in the car.

0:54~1:01
[Rain] : I’m embarrassed to ask, but could you play the line “I say dear mama don’t cry” when I perform the rap part. [to the producer]

1:04
Rain feels overwhelmed by pressure before his showcase.

1:12
They are busy preparing for his showcase.

1:14
Fans’ much anticipated event, “Rain’s special showcase”

1:20
[Rain] : You have to put on their hair makeup with great care.

1:29
Rain rehearses what he will say hello to his fans.

1:33
[Staff] : You can stand by as soon as it’s ready.
[Rain] : Ok!

1:38~47
[Rain] :As I’ve come to return to the music scene after a four year absence, I’m thinking of performing excitingly for my fans. Well, let’s prepare rehearsing.

1:50
Feeling excited and nervous, Rain heads to the showcase stage.

1:59
His rehearsal begins.

2:02~2:04
[Rain] : Sitting down like this shows a start of the showcase.
[Producer] : Ok.

2:07
Rain checks the stage thoroughly.

2:09
[Rain] : Ok. I’m starting off by walking forth.

2:13
[Rain] : I am walking forth.

2:17
Music starts.

2:21
His rehearsal begins with the music.

2:28
[Rain] : Please turn the volume up!

2:36
It is a situation where the beat doesn’t match with the choreography movement.

2:41
Rain reorganizes the moving line of the choreography to suit the stage.

2:49
[Rain] : You guys have to make the movements very quickly [to dancers]

2:52
Rain has fit in nicely with them.

3:01
We can feel a festive atmosphere during La Song rehearsal.

3:05
Upbeat sound of the percussion heightens the excitement of the rehearsal.

3:10~3:24
[Rain] : You had better retain your locations when you walk forth. You can enjoy your performance, producing your full array of skills.

3:26
Rain has done a lot of work for this day.

3:32
The rehearsal continues in a happy and serious atmosphere.

3:40
[Rain] : I feel my age.

3:43
[Rain] : Maybe it’s my age, but it’s hard to dance.

3:47
[Rain] : Look at that guy! [laughs]

3:50
“Jung Seong-tack” is sitting down, looking haggard.

3:51~64
[Rain] : He looks as if his condition is so critical that he could die any day. [laughs]

3:56
[Jung Seong-tack] : You are showing your age, Rain. [laughs]

4:01
[Rain] : It is not long till their retirement. [pointing his finger in dancers’ direction]
[laughs]

4:06
The Avengers choreography team in the mid 30s.

4:12
Rain is devoting himself to rehearsing the song “Dear mama don’t cry”.

4:16
As the song is a tribute to his late mother, Rain looks like he is filled with emotions while thinking about her.

4:22
[Kyu-sang] : The last picture shows your late mother?
[Rain] : Yeah.

4:28
The stage is made against the backdrop of the pictures of Rain’s friends and late mother.

4:34
The rehearsal continues for a more perfect stage performance.

4:38~43
Rain wants to look so much more grown-up by showing his various charms to his fans.

4:48
The showcase time is getting close while they are continuing to rehearse.

4:56
The rehearsal ends after a long time.

5:01~2
[Rain] : Thank you for your hard work. See you then.

5:06
Rain looks very tired.

5:11
[The Rain Effect staff] : You look exhausted.

5:15~17
[Rain] :Whew! I stayed up all night practicing my songs.

5:20
[Rain] : It’s not easy to work.

5:25
Meanwhile, there are a lot of fans who have arrived on the scene to see Rain’s showcase even in the cold.

5:28
They are waiting, being excitedly looking forward to it.

5:33
[A fan] : Congratulations on returning to the music scene!

5:36
[Japanese fans] : I love Rain so much.

5:39
Fans are filling the showcase hall in an instant.

5:44
15 minutes before the showcase.

5:48
Rain checks the performance sequence once more.

5:53
10 minutes before the showcase.

5:53
[Rain] : Please check the mike.

5:56
[Rain] : Mike can be a problem.

5:59
[Rain] : Why did you loose my headset?

6:03
Rain looks like he is extremely nervous before the showcase.

5:16~6:32
[Rain] : I am very nervous about my performance this time, but I’m planning to give fans a merry performance. There will be an exciting performance for them. You can look forward to it.

6:33
[The Rain Effect staff] : Could you let me know?
[Rain] : I’ll let you know later. [laughs]

6:41
5 minutes before the showcase.

6:46
[Rain] : Let’s do it excitingly!

6:51~6
[Jung Seong-tack] : We’ve waited for your comeback for four years. Don’t be nervous. You’ll do well! Fighting! [to Rain] 

6:57
[Kyung-ryul] : Let’s show how well we perform, Ji-hoon [Rain]. Fighting!

7:02
[Soo-bong] : Ji-hoon, do your best to see your hard work pay off.

7:11
Rain heads to the stage of the showcase.

7:17
Rain enters the performance venue, catching his breath again.

7:32

Rain has put a lot of work into making his 6th album.

7:35
Rain has worked hard under God to be fans’ proud Rain.

7:37
Rain has worked without a day off to spread his wings again.

7:45
Although he wasn’t at his best condition, he went on working.

7:48~51
The worst has been over in his singing career, and now his efforts have come to fruition in the end.

7:54
Rain did everything from composing & writing the songs of the album to creating the stage.

7:57
Everything will be released.

7:58~8:06
[Rain] : While I was praying to my late mother, I promised her that I wouldn’t be exhausted, and that I would do my best.

8:08
Rain has already done all the preparatory work. It is about to open a glittering show.

8:10
The comeback show has begun finally.

8:25
His charismatic performance is demonstrated with powerful energy.

8:33
Rain’s first performance on the day is received enthusiastically by his fans.

8:42~45
[Rain] : It’s been a long time since we last saw each other. Nearly four years have passed since then.

8:49
[Rain] : I thank you very much for being with me today.

8:53
[Rain]: I’m trying to do a showcase as if I give a concert. Thanks to many of you here.

9:01
[A fan] : I love you!
[Rain] : I love you, too! [Wow!!!]

9:04
[Rain] : Fans who seem very familiar to me, are seen here and there.

9:09
[Rain] : How have you been?

9:12
[Fans] : Fans are on cloud nine.

9:14
[Rain] : It is not easy for you to support me for 10 years.

9:18~22
[Rain] : Where are you from? She is saying that she has come from Saudi Arabia.
Wow!

9:28~38
[Rain] : I’ve chosen this song to return to my original intentions, thinking of my late mother.

9:41
[Rain]: This song is a tribute to all the mothers of the world.

9:45
Rain made this song, missing his late mother.

9:52
Rain sings with more sincerity than ever.

9:58
Rain’s mother’s picture marks the end of the song.

10:04
Rain moves offstage after his touching performance.

10:18
[Rain ]: How was my performance? Good?

10:21
Rain wonders how fans react as they have been looking forward to it.

10:26
[Rain] : How was “Marilyn Monroe” performance?
[Seong-tack] : It was good.

10:30
[Rain] : “Jae-hong” hyung, how was my song?
[Jae-hong] : Good.

10:31
[Jae-hong] : I had a lump in my throat when we performed at MAMA.
[Rain] : You did?

10:39~47
[A staff] : Who do you look like?
[Rain]; Me? I’m the image of my mom.
[A staff] : You’re joking! [laughs]

10:51
[Rain] : I look alike my mom to a wonder..

10:52
[A staff] : You bear little resemblance to your mom. I guess you want to look like her.

10:54~11:03
[Another staff] : Why do you think you resemble your mother? You don’t take after her at all. [laughs]
[Rain] : She and I have the same lips and jaw line. 

11:04
They think Rain doesn’t resemble his mom in appearance at all, it is thrown discredit on them. [laughs]

11:06~10
[A staff] : I want to know whom you have inherited your eyes from.
[Rain] : My grandfather.
[Another staff] : Really? I am astonished to hear it.

11:12~14
[Rain] : I thought I was an adoptee in the past.
[Another staff] : That’s exactly what I want to say. [laughs]

11:16
[Rain] : The reason why I thought so is that both my parents have eyelids on their eyes, but I don’t have any eyelids on my eyes.

11:20 
Setting aside what they think about suspicions about his birth, he is moving to a Latin-flavored style.

11:28
Rain goes up on the stage again.

11:36
[Rain] : Everyone. [Yeah!!]

11:37
[Rain] : Are you ready to have a great time? [Yeah!!!]

11:38
[Rain] : Really? [Yeah!!!]

11:41
[Rain] : What happens if you don’t have fun? [a babble of voices]

11:41
[Rain] : Have you learned the choreography? [Yeah!!!]

11:57
[Rain] : But you have to shout more, ok? [Yeah!!!]

11:59
[Rain] : It’s nice to have fun, but you can’t shout that way. [laughs]

12:05
Fans sing “La Song” again, moving their shoulders up and down. [laughs]

12:12
[Rain] : I feel like there is something missing though.[laughs]

12:16
[Rain]: Once again. five, six, seven, eight..

12:19
This time?

12:21
[Rain]: Good! Please stop it now!

12:27
[Rain] : Let’s have a great time, ok? [Yeah!!!]

12:32
[Rain] : Are you ready? [Yeah!!!]

12:34
[Rain] : Let’s go!

12:38
Rain starts grooving and moving.

12:44
The atmosphere is heightening.

12:51
Just hearing about it makes them dance with their shoulders.

12:55
That’s the performance where they have fun together.

12:58~13:00
The showcase ends without quite realizing it.

13:03
[Rain] : Thank you for coming here despite the cold weather.

13:06
[Rain] : It is a pleasure and honor for me to be here today.

13:09~12
[Rain] : I would not exist without you. You know what I’m saying?
[Fans] : It’s the same with us!

13:14
[Rain] : I love you, and thank you.

13:17
Rain goes down the stage with a light heart after completing the showcase.

13:28~35
[Rain] : I think everything worked out all right. I think much more respond, and it was more successful than expected.

13:38
Rain successfully completed his showcase, which allayed his worry.

13:40
[Rain] : Thank you..Thank you…Thank you…

13:48
[Seong-tack] : The atmosphere was very good.

13:50
Rain feels a lot brighter mentally and physically as everyone is very well as she/he is.

13:58
So, the showcase has come to a close.

14:02~16
[Rain] : I am excited, and my fans are happy with my new album and I am happy.

14:18
The day is out while his heart is a mixture of tension and excitement.

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14:23
Mcount Down on 9 January 2014.

14:27
[Rain] : Hello~

14:36
Rain heads to the waiting room, feeling nervous.

14:42
His juniors are all flushed with tension when a big senior [Rain] appears.

14:46
They find the “Rain Effect” camera. 

14:51
The hottest selling stars “Girl’s Day” appears.

14:53~15:01
[Dal shabet’s member] : I’m Sera from “Dal shabet”. One of us has been a big fan of Rain. Say to Rain how deeply you like him. [to Ah-young]

15:03~6
[Ah-young] : Congratulations on returning to the music scene. Our new song is BBB. [laughs]

15:09
Rain and “Dal shabet” have one thing in common.[laughs]

15:13
[Dal shabet] : Where is Girl’s Day? [laughs]

15:16
“Dal shabet” promotes their song inwardly, posing for the camera.

15:19
“Dal shabet” offers words of encouragement to Rain.

15:23
Rain’s juniors gather around him to say hello to him.

15:26
[VIXX’s Ken] : Hello~.

15:31
VIXX heads to Rain’s waiting room, feeling nervous.

15:37
[Rain] : Hello~ You don’t have to greet me. [laughs]

15:41~45
[Rain] : Nice to meet you. Let’s exchange CDs. [laughs] Happy New Year!

15:47
[VIXX] : We’ve never greeted idol stars who are around the same age as ourselves with civility before, but this is our first. [laughs] 

15:49
[Rain] : Is it? [laughs]

15:53[Rain] : Let’s skip the formalities. [laughs]

15:56~16:01
[Rain] : How long will your working period last?
[VIXX] : It’ll end next week.
[Rain] : I hope your album will be a big hit.

16:02~5
Rain greets each of them. Happy New Year!
[VIXX] : Happy New Year!

16:05~09
[VIXX’s Ken] : I love your song “Marilyn Monroe” 
[Rain] : Really? [Rain greets Ken with a warm handshake, smiling broadly][laughs]

16:11~14
[Rain] : Bye~ Happy New Year!
[VIXX] : Happy New Year!

16:17
Rain’s heart was filled with pride when he met them.

16:21
Girl’s Day poses for the camera.

16:22~3
[Hyeri] : So nervous!
[So-jin] : Me too! I don’t know why.

16:30
It’s a different atmosphere there now.

16:32
[Girl’s Day] : Hello~
[Rain] : Hello~

16:36
[Girl’s Day] : We..
[Rain] : You need not go that far. [laughs]

16:38~17:11
[Girl’s Day] : We are Girl’s Day. [laughs]

16:45
Rain signs autographs for each of them.

16:46
[Production crew] : How do you feel now when you meet Rain real live?

16:47
[Girl’s Day’s Hyeri] : He is very tall and handsome.

16:51
[Girl’s Day’s Hyeri] : We think we have to go now because we are too shy. [laughs]

16:53
[Rain] : Mina? Eura?
Rain distributes his CDs signed by him to each of them, calling their names.

17:02
[Rain] : Happy New Year!
[Girl’s Day] : Happy New Year!

17:05~8
[Rain] : I hope each other’s albums will be a big hit.
[Girl’s Day] : Oh, thank you. We hope your album is going to be a hit!

17:13
Rain and Girls’ Day share warmth by exchanging CDs with each other.

17:19
[Girl’s Day’s Mina] : His album jacket looks three-dimensional!

17:28
[Girl’s Day’s Hyeri] : Thank him for signing autographs for each of us.

17:30
[Girl’s Day’s Ura] : I’m deeply moved by his tenderness.

17:34
[Rain] : Here, let me see. [He is being handed Girl’s Day’s CD]

17:40
[Rain] : As they [Girls’s Day] seem to know how difficult it is for me [laughs], they have left a memo saying “Way to go, Rain” in their album. [laughs]

17:43
[Rain] : It looks like a photo album.

17:53
[Rain] : It’s too sexually. [laughs]

17:56
Rain carefully look at VIXX’s album again.

17:58
[Rain] : Oh! no less than 14~15 songs are included in the album.

18:02
[Rain] : They are quite good-looking.

18:05
While Rain is absorbed in looking at the CDs..

18:09
The live broadcast starts.

18:12
MC : Let me introduce those who have just started the new year with good cheer. 

18:17
Rain is in active preparation for his special performance today.

18:27
Rain checks costumes and items to be used for his performance before the broadcast.

18:30
[MC: Kim Woo-bin] : Let me see the favourites who can top the list of the 10 best singers.

18:32
Rain is focusing on watching TV.

18:36~41
Mcount Down’s hot favourites are Rain vs “MC The Max” the second week of this month.

18:44~55
[Rain] : My name is listed among the hot favourites as soon as I am back, but such things are rare these days. I’m very excited about it. Anyway, I’m trying to do my best until my activities as a singer ends.

18:59
Rain heads to the stage for the live broadcast.

19:04
[Rain] : Hi, nuna. Happy New Year!

19:07
[Song Eu-ny] : Oh! Happy New Year!

19:08~10
[Rain] : I saw you performing on TV.
[Songeuni] : I also saw you on TV. You looked so cool!

19:12
[Rain] : Thank you, nuna.

19:20
The girls are absolutely crazy for Rain when he makes a sudden appearance.

19:23
[Rain] : Nice to meet you.

19:27
Rain and “Kim Woo-bin” have a warm greeting for each other.

19:33
Rain listens to the production crew’s explanation about the broadcast before he goes up on the stage.

19:47
Rain goes up on the stage for the live broadcast.

19:58~20:00
[Kim Woo-bin] : On my left is Rain whose name is listed among the hot favourites. We welcome to Rain.

20:03~4
[Rain] : Hello, everyone. Nice to meet you. Long time no see.

20:06~12
[Rain] : My new album includes La Song and 30 Sexy which are the title tracks from it. La Song is a Latin-flavored pop song, and my own style is included in the other one.

20:14
[Kim Woo-bin] : I’m really looking forward to it.

20:17
[Rain] : Thank you.

20:20
Rain goes down on the stage after making a brief statement.

20:27
[The production crew] : You are also good at acting as a compere.

20:29
[Rain] : I did everything I could do in my rookie year.

20:37
[Rain] : You probably don’t know about me, but I acted as a MC at music shows.

20:40
[Rain] : About for 3 months? [laughs]

20:42
Rain in his early 20.

20:55~9
[Rain] : Our staffs are about 20, but it feels as if something’s missing because there is no staff here.

21:02
Rain already finished the prerecording of his songs yesterday, so the waiting room looks more empty than ever.

21:09
[Rain] : It’s too cold in the room.

21:14
The absence of his staffs makes it seem colder.

21:22
We guess Rain is filled with emotion when his name is listed among the hot favourites as soon as he is back.

21:24
His mind may be complex at the moment.

21:37
It’s time for them to announce the winner.

21:48
The tension is palpable.

21:52
[The Mcount Down production crew] : You have to go up on the stage now. [to Rain] 

21:58
Will Rain win the first prize?

22:07~11
[Kim Woo-bin] : Who will enjoy the number one spot on the chart? Congratulations on winning the first prize, Rain.

22:14
The return of the king. Rain is proudly ranked number 1, despite his comeback after a 4 year absence.

22:22~31
[Rain] : I am grateful to my late mother, my father, and my sister, and I’d like to thank all those who have believed in and supported me. I hope to get a lot of support from you.

22:36
It is a wonderful feeling, and there are a lot of congratulations that evening.

22:43
What do you suppose Rain is thinking?

22:50
[The production crew] : Your face seems to be gloomy even though you are ranked No. 1.

22:53~59
[Rain] : Because I’m so moved that I can’t speak. Because I am so moved.

23:01
Rain seems to recall the tough times he had for the production of his new album.

23:06
Rain found himself too frequently pulling all-nighters to prepare for his new album. 

23:11~12
Rain did his best even though he was in poor shape.

23:18
Rain was dead on his feet, but he was not able to become lost or defeated because of the support of his fans.

23:28~37
[Rain] : A tear came to my eye for a second, but I could barely keep myself from crying. I didn’t want you to see myself crying. Anyway, I’m happy to see the work being completed to my satisfaction.

23:40
[Rain] : My late mother came to my mind first.

23:43
[Rain] : I’m grateful to her.

23:46
[Rain] : I think my mother helped me a lot.

23:52
“Kim Woo-bin” offers his congratulations to Rain.

24:05
Rain and “Kim Woo-bin” end their brief conversation with a promise to see each other again.

24:10
Rain visits “Song Eu-ny”s waiting room before leaving.

24:10~13
[Rain] : Here is my CD for you.
[Song Eu-ny] : Oh, thank you.

24:14~18
[Rain] : Do you happen to appear on a music show tomorrow?
[Song Eu-ny] : Yeah.
[Rain]: Could you give me your CD tomorrow?
[Song Eu-ny]: I’m sorry I don’t have it with me. [laughs]

24:22~25
[Rain] : I’ll listen to the sound source. 
[Song Eu-ny]: Ok, thank you.

24:28
Rain gets into the car, feeling better than ever.

24:34
[Rain] : Thank you!

24:36
Rain is leaving the broadcasting station with a full heart and joy.

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24:45
Hotel on January 12, 2014.

24:48
Rain’s fans start to gather in small groups in the hotel lobby.

24:51
What do they come here for?

24:56
[Rain] : Now I’m holding a signing event for my fans.

24:57~25:05
[Rain] : I want to reward my fans who have always trusted me and listened carefully to my songs by holding a signing event and mini fan meeting.

25:06
It is to reward his fans who have been waiting for him for a long time.

25:10
They enter the hall, excitedly looking toward to it.

25:13~25
[Rain] : They are genuine fans who have been supporting me since my debut.

25:28
When Rain appears on stage, his fans go wild.

25:36
[Rain] : Hi, everyone.

25:39~43
[Rain] : Thank you for coming here.

25:44~52
[Rain] : I’m ranked number one as soon as I am back, instead of making my debut.[laughs] My success can be attributed to your hard work.

25:56
[Rain] : Now we can start the event.

25:59
The event begins in earnest.

26:03
It’s time for him to communicate with his fans.

26:05
To prove that they participated in the event, it is necessary to take his pictures,.

26:09
A gift for him is the best way to catch his attention.

26:16
[A fan] : I am Ji-hye, and Happy New Year!

26:21
Through ‘skinship’, the fan shows affection for him. [skinship : being physically affectionate]

26:23
While fans and Rain have a lovely time..

26:27
There is a little girl fan who catches Rain’s eye.

26:31
There is a mother fan who comes long with her babies.

26:39
The little girl fan performs a cute dance in front of him.

26:43
As she has something out of the common, she has the potential to be a star in the future.

26:43
Fans and Rain make precious memories together.

26:49
The event proceeds in a friendly atmosphere from beginning to end.

26:53~54
A mother’s love is the greatest love of all. A housewife fan with two baby boys pose for the camera with Rain.

26:57
[Rain] : How happy you must be to have such reliable sons!

27:02
[The housewife fan] : I was pregnant with my second child while you were serving in the military. [laughs]

27:02
Rain is pants on fire and blushed.

27:07~15
[The housewife fan] : I think my sons need to learn from Rain, and that’s why we posed for the camera with him. He is the one who brings us joy.

27:17
[Rain] : Hello. where are you from?
[A fan]: Italy.
[Rain] : Italy?
[A fan]: Yeah.

27:21
[Rain] : I love Italy.

27:24
Another foreign fan gets his autograph, it proves that he is an international star.

27:28
Rain is conducting the event in thanks.

27:35
Rain has fans from all age groups.

27:49
[Rain] : You are in the third grade of the junior high school, right?
Don’t wander around late at night! [laughs]

27:62
[Rain] : Don’t go home too late! and study hard!

27:55
[Rain] : I don’t understand why you love to take my hands. [laughs]

27:56
[Rain] : Send my greeting to your mom. [laughs]

28:03
[Rain] : Sae-han! 

28:04
It is said Sae-han has gained confidence, thanks to Rain.

28:10
[Rain] : Sae-han, fighting! Study hard, ok?

28:17
Sae-han is very happy and very pleased.

28:18~35
[Sae-han’s mom] : My son has a complex about his looks, but he has more confidence in his appearance than ever, thanks to Rain.

28:35
[Sae-han]: Hyung, fighting!

28:41~9
[Rain] : I know most of you here have spent several sleepless nights in order to follow my schedules. I heartily thank you. 

28:51~55
[Rain] : I really had a great time during the event, and I want to thank you.

28:55~29:01
[Rain] : Where is the first-year student of middle school?
Don’t walk around the last thing at night! [laughs] Ok? [Yeah!]

29:02~9
[Rain] : Your mother will go spare if you come home late at night.
You must go home early if you want help me. [Yeah!]

29:11
[Rain] : Ok.. And, study hard.

29:13
[Rain]: I have to go now.

29:16
[Rain] : Thank you.

29:20~35
[Rain] : I like to meet my fans. They’ve been like friends to me.

29:37~42
[Italian fan] : Bi oppa [Rain], fighting! Italian fans have been waiting for you.

29:43~53
[Housewife fan] : I know that he took time from his busy schedule, but I was very glad to see him. I hope he will set an example for our children. Thank you.

29:58
[A foreign fan] : Ji-hoon oppa[Rain], I love you.

29:59~30:08
[A fan] : I hope that Rain doesn’t mind the others and lives out his convictions.

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30:10
Rain meets with his juniors, having dinner.

30:19
Rain has some straight talk with them.

30:23
[Rain] : I almost spoke ill of you. [laughs]

31:36
Rain is going somewhere in the late evening after work.

31:39~43
[Rain] : My juniors and I have decided to have an offline meeting tonight after so long an absence.

31:47
Somebody is the first to come.

31:5
Who is Rain scheduled to meet with?

31:56
Rain and somebody have a warm greeting for each other.

31:59
[Rain]: You still haven’t had dinner, right?
[Actor Jung Seok-won] : Yeah.

32:00
[Rain] : You’re quite good-looking!

32:03
[Rain] : I was going to contact you over a phone, but I was so busy preparing for my comeback.

32:07~10
[Jung Seok-won]: I saw you performing in TV music shows with my wife. [His wife is a lot older than he]

31:10
[Rain] : I’m curious how your wife evaluated my performance.

32:12
[Jung Seok-won]: She likes La Song a lot.

32:16
[Jung Seok-won]: I like 30 Sexy a lot.

32:17
[Jung Seok-won]: It’s really an amazing dance.

32:21
Actor “Lee Jong-seok” arrives.

32:26
[Jung Seok-won]: I thought you were a foreigner. [to Lee Jong-seok]

32:28
They exchange greetings.

32:36
[Rain] : You look like a foreigner. [ to Lee Jong-seok]

32:40
Lee Jong-seok is sorry he is late.

32:43
They have been friends since they appeared in movie “R2B : Return to Base”.

32:46
[Rain] : You look more handsome than ever. [to Lee Jong-seok]
[Jung Seok-won]: Your skin is more nice than ever. [to Lee Jong-seok]

32:48
[Jung Seok-won]: Lee Jong-seok got pimples on his face in the past. 

32:50
[Lee Jong-seok] : The pimples completely cleared at one time.

32:52~53
[Jung Seok-won] : Because you have gotten older. [to Lee Jong-seok]
[Rain] : It means that you have grown old.

32:55
They were so busy that they didn’t have time to get together.

33:01~3
[Lee Jong-seok] : How do you like being married? [to Lee Jong-seok]
[Jung Seok-won] : Marriage is basically an extension of a love affair.

33:04
[Rain] : “Jung Seok-won” devotes himself to his family.

33:06~17
[Jung Seok-won] : My wife always makes me feel at ease. When I spend my time 
outside for too long, people around me tell me to spend more time with my wife. 

33:19~23
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’d like to get married as soon as possible. I would do this year if I can.

33:24
[Rain] : If you have a girlfriend? I wonder why you want to get married.

33:27~38
[Lee Jong-seok] : It is largely because of soap operas that I have wanted to get married. I want to enjoy a happy marriage as soon as possible.

33:41~43
[Rain] : You will still be handsome even in your 30s. It is too early for you to get married. [laughs]

33:45
[Jung Seok-won] : Your film has wrapped? [to Rain] 
[Rain] : Not yet. I have to film it one more time.

33:46~50
[Jung Seok-won] : I watched you hitting a stunt man’s face on TV.
[Lee Jong-seok] : So did I.
[Rain] : How I knew it would be so!

33:51~57
[Rain] ; Unexpectedly, blood was pouring out of a cut on the stunt man’s face. I was terribly sorry..

33:59
Rain actually struck the stunt man in the face by mistake while shooting the film in the US.

34:04
[Lee Jong-seok] : How long do you expect the shooting of the movie to take this time?

34:06~10
[Rain] : About two weeks is the usual time required. You don’t understand what a difficult position I’m in. I’m supposed to leave for the US next week, but it isn’t long after the release of my new album. That’s what worries me.

34:10~13
[Rain]: When will your movie open?
[Lee Jong-seok] : It is slated for release on January 22.

34:14
[Rain] : I can go to the premiere.

34:16
[Lee Jong-seok] : That’d be a tremendous help. Thank you.

34:18
[Rain] : I’m willing to go there. You don’t have to feel pressured, ahead of the release of the movie.

34:20~22
[Lee Jong-seok] : I feel keenly that I’m not able enough to emulate you yet. 
[Rain] : Don’t make me blush. 

34:23
[Jung Seok-won] : When Rain saw the preview for my movie, he encouraged me. His words were great encouragement to me.

34:28~40
[Rain] : I almost swore at you. Why didn’t you invite me to your film premiere at first?
[Jung Seok-won] : I dared not think of that because you were at your best. I greatly appreciate that you took time from your busy schedule to come to the premiere.

34:41~49
[Rain] : Please try to be easy about me. I hope that we are always very informal with one another.

34:54
[Lee Jong-seok] :Can I get a salad for you? [to Jung Seok-won]
[Jung Seok-won] : Yeah, please.

34:56~59
[Rain] : Salad does not suit my taste.
[Lee Jong-seok] : I know you like to eat meat.
[Rain] : I really go for meat in a big way.

35:00~08
[Lee Jong-seok] : When we filmed movie “R2B”, Rain often took us to delicious restaurants we had never been to. I think he loves to eat.

35:39
[Rain]: I really love to eat.

35:11~18
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’m running to fat these days. I was too skinny and looked very unhealthy. So, I’ve tried so hard to gain weight, but I’ve gotten fat around the waist recently. [laughs]

35:21
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’m longing for your body types. [laughs]

35:22
[Jung Seok-won] : But, women don’t like such large and muscular build.

35:24
[Rain] : It’s too hard to maintain your figure even though you get in shape. [to Lee Jong-seok]

35:29
Lee Jong-seok is jealous of Rain’s perfect body.

35:22~36
[Rain] : It’s nice that we’ve been all so much more chummy since we filmed the movie.

35:38~50
[Jung Seok-won] : You have a soft heart, contrary to the tough looks. [to Rain] You invited all of us and we were able to have lots of fun together at your house.

35:50~53
[Lee Jong-seok] : I saw all of your movies. [to Rain] 
[Rain] : Really?
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’m a big fan of you.

35:56~06
[Lee Jong-seok] : I even kept on copycatting your way of speaking. [laughs]

36:06
[Rain] : I think I know why you saw my last drama “Fugitive: Plan B” before my military service.
[Lee Jong-seok] : Why?
[Rain] : laughing.

36:10
[Lee Jong-seok] : I really enjoyed the drama.

36:13
[Lee Jong-seok] : I liked actress “Lee NA-young” [who starred in the drama with Rain]

36:13
Rain knows how to feel out a situation.
[Rain] : That’s why you saw the drama, I think. [laughs]

36:19
[Rain] : Probably, appearing in a reality show is a totally new experience for you two.

36:22~27
[Lee Jong-seok] : Yes, I feel at ease, but my word often sticks in my throat in a variety show.
[Rain] : I think you can not suit a reality show.

36:30
[Lee Jong-seok] :I hear that young idol stars are even trained to speaking.
[Rain] : That information is news to me.
[Lee Jong-seok] : They say it is true.

36:34
[Lee Jong-seok] :So, I even agonized for days about whether I should study rhetoric.

36:37~47
[Jung Seok-won] : Ah!, this isn’t the first time I’ve appeared in a reality show. I appeared in S** TV’s reality show “the Law of the Jungle”.
[Rain] : Ah!
[Lee Jong-seok] : Actress “Bo-young” appeared in it, too.
[Jung Seok-won] : I’ve been intimate terms with her since then.

36:49
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’m not intimate terms with her yet.

36:51~64
[Rain]: If you like a woman, dash at her first.

36:55
[Lee Jong-seok] : It’s hard to make friends with a woman I like. 

35:59
[Lee Jong-seok] : I’ve made a friend of my fellow actress since we promoted our movie.

37:01
[Jung Seok-won] : You may have a schedule tomorrow. [to Rain]

37:03~05
[Rain] : I’m scheduled to be photographed to build up a detailed profile of mine, to audition for a role of a movie, and to learn my lines.

37:06
[Jung Seok-won] : Are you going to manage such a series of tight schedules abroad?

37:08
[Rain] : No, I have to submit a video resume containing my action state first.

37:12
[Rain]: If they are impressed with me and my resume and give an OK, I’ll give an interview and have an audition.

37:14
[Jung Seok-won] : It may be like being a new face actor again.

37:36
[Rain] : For me, it is a more extremely fertile time than ever before – my material and spiritual interests truly guide myself.

37:39
Rain met up with close friends that he hadn’t seen for a long while and got a lot off his chest.

37:47
They part, pledging to meet again.

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37:49
Rain is ready to take on another challenge.
Rain goes one step further, breaking for his dream.

37:64
Next day.

37:57
Rain visits a specialty coffee shop for a special meeting with the production crew.

38:04~20
[Rain] : As the Rain Effect reality show is to communicate with fans, we’re trying to organize a concert show they engage with.

38:21~27
[Rain] : The opening of the show is just as important as anything else. I can’t decide whether to sing 30 Sexy or a medley of my hit songs during the opening of the show.

38:27
[PD Shin] : What do you want in the space composition of the stage?

38:33
[Rain] : I want the concert to run in a very natural way.

38:36~09
[Rain] : I hope that it will be a mini concert which can make people feel more at home on an informal basis.

38:40~55
[Rain] : For my fans who have gotten older like me, I’d like to sing a medley of memory-stirring songs.

38:56
[PD Shin] : It may be a concert where you conduct it by yourself without any compere.

39:05
[Rain] : That sounds like a good deal. As the theater has a capacity of 100, it feels like I’m going to eat and conduct the concert.

39:10
[PD Shin]: You can be the host of the concert.

39:14
[Rain] : What’s up! [ to band master “Kim Tae-young”]
[PD Shin] : Hello~

39:16
[Rain] : Please sit down.

39:18
[Rain] : Midway through the concert, I am supposed to do a talk show.

39:20~33
[Rain] : I’m planning to sing a medley of old songs in the 1990s~2000s.

39:34~8
[Kim Tae-young]: Irrespective of whether you sing a medley of old songs or not, 
the concert should include your current songs.
[Rain] : Ok..

39:39~44
[Rain] : The concert will be given in a cozy atmosphere where they can even wink at small faults.

39:47~51
[Rain] : Even so, something surprising should happen at the height of the concert.

39:54~57
[Rain] : It’s so delicious! This hot Choco is very delicious!

39:59
Rain is glad to be served such delicious beverages.

40:02
[Rain] : Oh. it’s so delicious, too. Try it.

40:11~
[PD Shin] : I’d like to ask you what you can do to prepare for one thing for your fans.
[Rain] : I can’t decide what to do for them.

40:17~
[PD Shin] : How about conducting the concert, having something to drink?
[Rain] : Good idea!

40:24~27
[Rain] : That would probably be enough as it is.

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40:30
Rain’s practice room that night.

40:32~40
[Rain] : The concert this time will focus more on songs than on performance.

40:41
Rain starts rehearsing for his upcoming “Natural Concert”.

40:44
[Rain] : Let me start from the beginning of “Bad Guy”.

40:08
Wow! Rain is singing a different style of “Bad Guy”.

40:56~59
Rain sings a new version of “It’s Raining” to the guitar accompaniment.

41:07
Rain is preparing for a new stage performance he’s never tried.

41:13
[Rain] : She has to start playing percussion soon after he plays the guitar.

41:20
Rain will be performing live. 

41:27
It would be a concert to show Rain’s another charm to them.

41:34
Various versions of Rain’s hit songs are recreated.

41:44
We’re looking forward to his live concert.

41:50
The night is growing darker while they are rehearsing.

42:04
[Rain] : It’s over! Ok..

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42:06
The following afternoon.

42:11
Where is Rain dashing off to?

42:20
Rain seems to plan a special event.

42:24
Rain is to cook Eclair for his fans who will attend his Natural Concert.

42:30
Stage1 : boring three holes in the prepared bread.

42:33
Stage2 : putting sweet chocolate in the holes.

42:38
Stage3 : spreading chocolate on the bread and decorating the bread with decorations.

42:43
Mixing chocolate.

42:53
Rain has never done this kind of thing in his life.

42:57
It will be found of interest.

43:00
[Rain] : This job is for my fans.

43:03
[Chef] : I wonder why you are making this for your fans.

43:06~22
[Rain] : I’m trying to give my fans this as a gift, who stays up nights to see me.

43:25
Rain is making the bread expertly.

43:29~31
[Rain] : My hands are trembling.
[Chef] : Your strength may be gone. [laughs]

43:34
It is absolutely not!

43:39
[Chef] : Let me slighty wipe up spills before spreading chocolate on it.

43:45
Rain is surprised when chocolate is spilt.

43:46
[Rain] : Although chocolate leaks, my fans will like it.

43:54~44:07
[Rain] : I like something like cream-filled bread that I ate in France while I was traveling in Europe.

44:12
[Rain] : I find that I have been mistaken all along.

44:15
[Rain] : It’s much more difficult than I thought it would be.

44:17
[Chef] : But it’s probably delicious.

44:19
[Chef] : Okay, let’s see.

44:21
[Rain] : Try this and see if you like it.

44:29
It’s really delicious!

44:35
Rain is perfectly satisfied where he is.

44:37
Nothing but praise for the bread and him.

44:39
It is proceeding in a friendly atmosphere.

44:44
[Chef] : Good job! I’m sure your fans will like it.

44:50
[Rain] : I’m going to make 100 Eclairs.

44:53
Rain is making the bread, thinking of his fans.

44:68
Now Rain is good at making the bread.

45:00
Rain has had success in making Eclairs for his fans.

45:03
[Rain] : Don’t you like the bread?
[Chef] : It’s so delicious. Thank you for your hard work.
[Rain] : Thank you.

46:11
The scene of “touching Natural Concert” will be released in the next week’s episode.

END

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KpopStarz 1/18/2014 —

World Star Rain? Jung Ji Hoon Is Just Like Your Next Door Neighbor

Rain has come again to the K-Pop scene, but he showed through Mnet’s “Rain Effect” that he’s not the unapproachable international superstar that everyone assumes him to be. He’s just another guy – and that might be the secret to his enduring popularity.

The episode of “Rain Effect” that aired on January 16th showed Rain preparing for his comeback showcase. Despite being a 16-year pro, he appeared nervous, going over every detail before taking the stage. He said, “I’m very happy. I miss my fans very much.”

Rain then took the stage. After he finished the first song, he took time to talk to his fans. He even recognized a fan that showed him love for over 10 years, saying, “Following me around for 10 years is a hard thing to do. Thank you.”

After the showcase, Rain held a signing event. He stated prior to the signing, “All my fans are genuine. They loved me since my debut. They’ve loved me, taken care of me, and even forgave me for the mistakes I’ve made.” He took time to ask each person’s name and write it down for the fans. He even chided a middle school fan by telling her to make sure to go home on time and study hard. To the camera interview Rain stated, “I love meeting my fans. I feel like they’re my friends, and I hope they feel the same way to me.”

Rain also appealed to idol groups as an older brother rather than a unapproachable superstar. Although they were nervous at the appearance of Rain, some of the idol groups that courageously approached Rain found him comfortable and welcoming. The first group to visit him was VIXX. They formally greeted Rain by bowing, to which Rain expressed discomfort and welcomed them into his room. He told them to be comfortable around him. He told them, “You don’t need to bow. I’m glad you’re here.” He shook each member’s hand and gave his album to them.

Girl’s Day also visited Rain. When they formally greeted Rain by bowing, he told them to not do it again because it makes him feel uncomfortable. He signed and gave his album to each member, asking their name and writing it down on the album. He also looked at Girl’s Day’s album cover, commenting that it is too sexy for such cute girls.

After his schedule was over, he met with his co-actors in the movie “R2B: Return to BaseJung Suk Won and Lee Jong Suk. He was like a close older brother to them. When Lee Jong Suk explained his hardship in not being able to get close to his costar Park Bo Young, Rain taught him by saying, “Make it your responsibility to go and get closer to her. If you start being awkward to her, that gap between you and her will not decrease.”

Rain also asked Lee Jong Suk when he will have a private screening for his new film. Rain told him that he will come to the showcasing. Lee Jong Suk expressed genuine surprise and said, “It would be an honor if you can come,” to which Rain replied, “Of course I can go. No need to feel burdened for asking me.” Lee Jong Suk genuinely thanked Rain for the kind gesture.

Jung Suk Won also spoke about the time that Rain surprised him by attending his private screening event. Rain spoke on that time, saying that he was hurt that Jung Suk Won didn’t invite him for the event. Jung Suk Won responded by stating that he didn’t expect Rain to come because Rain was at the apex of his career at the time. He added that he was extremely surprised that someone like that came to his private screening event. Rain responded to him, saying, “You’re my younger brothers. You don’t need to feel burdened about approaching me.”

He’s an internationally acclaimed actor and singer, but he’s just another guy who doesn’t like to be worshiped. Rain would rather be befriended. He may be an entertainer on TV, but in person, he’s a kind and gentle soul. “Rain Effect” effectively peels back the charisma of Rain and reveals the human Jung Ji Hoon.

Source: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/74565/20140118/world-star-rain-jung-ji-hoon-next-door-neighbor.htm

(Images source: Raimy / ajarain)

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~ by Cloud USA on January 19, 2014.

11 Responses to “[Eng trans/CCs][article] Rain Effect, Episode 5: I poke a hole in the pastry, squeeze the bag and… squeeze the bag and… Doh! (1/16)”

  1. I wish stars in the American music industry would take a page out of Rain’s notebook on how to remember that it is the fans that drive their careers. American musicians drop a CD, give some concerts and appear on a couple of talk shows on occasion. Which American star in the music industry can you imagine organizing a single fan meeting — and making them eclairs? (I hear crickets chirping.)

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  2. The YouTube link for Episode 5 of Rain Effect with English subtitles is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpaGqZiQTvQ.

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  3. Okay first off, JiHoon you do look like your mother. I’ve always said that nothing against your father but you have other more obvious features from him.
    I’m hating this reality show is gonna end, I enjoy it very much. It’s so cool to see how you interact with your peers and them you. It’s great to see their respect for. And it’s good to see and know that it’s only a small group of idiots that are anti. There’s always gonna be a jerk in the mix. Lol but it’s just good for those jerks to see how much your loved Rain. I just wish more Cloud’s myself included were able to participate in all your televised events/fan meetings etc. Just please know while not there in person many stayed up and watched plus voting. It’s so good to see you smiling and know your happy JiHoon and in a good place. Stay strong and happy and I wish you the deepest passionate love and a tremendous Hollywood career, my sweet friend. I love JiHoon 😘

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  4. Awesome, I totally agree Rain and Prince. That’s what i thought when came out with is new look. Wonderful, thank you for mentioning it.

    Also who is the woman in the portrait? I must have missed when she was mentioned

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  5. Thanks for mentioning Prince. I was reminded of him when Rain did 30sexy. Prince totally put Minneapolis on the map. He is beautiful, brilliant and down to earth. Rain has turned the worlds attention to Korea and the music scene there. He is also beautiful and down to earth and he knows how to relate to his fans.

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  6. Me, too
    I went back to see his expression many times
    to delight me,so natural,better,and better with his expression.

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  7. LOVE the “throwback” to Prince pics! That was “my neck of the woods” in regard to my growing up years as well. I remember my best friend and I standing in a long, long line to see Purple Rain at the movies. Prince was “da” man, alongside Michael, back then. Hell, I even bought a purple wide brimmed fedora back then also, because I was awed by Prince almost as much as Mike (*I’ve gotta find my hat too*). SMILES! Oh the memories!

    Rain, the reluctant superstar, is awesome indeed. Yes dear, beyond your talent and your physical beauty, it’s your HUMANITY that draws people to you. It’s always been your humanity. Besides any celebrity that can do his own laundry AND pick up his own dog’s sh*t…..gets RAVE reviews in my book. You are indeed THE man Jihoon. *BIG SMILES*…………………

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