STEPHE’S Favorite Things ^@@^

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite [RAIN] things… 😉
(from the song “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers & Hammerstein)
(.gif courtesy of kongsao @rainsixtofivemblaq)

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Rain at the TIME 100 Gala in New York City, the night of April 26, 2011. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous picture you took with us, Julieta! Woah. So suave.

(Image credit: Julieta Fung)

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I swear I didn’t do it! Katie surprised me with this, and I LOVE HER FOR IT. Thanks, Baby Girl! 😀

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MENtholatum 2011. No explanation necessary, I trust.

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My birthday present this year from the Bestest Friend In The World (that be Terri… love you, chingu! ♥)

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And my birthday present this year from the Bestest Little Sister In The World (that be Katie… unni loves ya, PZ!) — 222 pictures of RAIN! Couldn’t you just DIE? ♥

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A wonderful birthday video from awesome YouTuber JJ (thanks dear, so much!). Made me cry happy tears… T-T 😀

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Only You, from The BEST Rain 2011 Asia concert tour stop in Guangzhou, China, May 28. His naughtiness knows no bounds. Mama likes that. 😉 (courtesy of miyupy)

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To You, from the 2010 Rain Loves ZEPP Tour of Japan, July.  One of the most precious performances ever.  Singing in Korean, speaking in Japanese.  (courtesy of ratoka)

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From 2002, Rain versus Rain… and standing in the rain before “Nan.”  WOW.  Astaire, Kelly, and MJ have left us, but Rain lives on and there will never be another dancer like him to cross this Earth.  Nor another singer with that voice.  Ever.  As community member Melanie says: “The man is sex on legs.”

비 vs. 비 Dance Battle, The 2002 KMAs.  (courtesy of ryancolour @YT)

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From my Katie… for my June birthday.  Awww!

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Adieu with Rain December 31, 2010 6PM sings LoveStory.  (Credit: adetted @YT)

Don’t hurt ’em, Rain! Haha!

101231 서울 아듀콘 터챠 팬더공주직캠. Adieu, Touch Ya, Dec 31, 2010. (credit: raintic @YT)

There ain’t nuthin’ wrooooong… wid a little bump-and-grind…

101231 서울 아듀콘 온리유 팬더공주직캠.  12/31/10 Only You, Seoul.  (Credit: raintic @YT)

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The deepest contemplation.

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HOT stuff, from various vintage moments in Rain’s career: DOHC, Calvin Klein, Cosmo, VONIN, various shows and concerts, and NAN ohhhhh NAN. O_O.  (Fan made, courtesy of ranmaru0625)

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No No No, from album #3 It’s Raining, 2004.  I never knew an Asian man COULD SOUND LIKE THIS.  Game over.  (fan made, courtesy of soorain)

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He’s just so… natural.

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A perfect fit. 😉

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From April 30th, as he begins to sing Love Song on Music Bank.  His Red Bling is blinging HARD.  So pretty! And he was still so sick with flu. 😦    (credit: Daum / courtesy of ratoka @YT)

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Our guy as JYP’s back-up dancer, rehearsing for the boss’ KBS Korean Pop Award performance in 2001.  And yet… this fan cammer had eyes only for our Ji-Hoon, which proves she had great taste.  Rain stood out on a stage full of guys even back then, didn’t he?  Wow—this footage is such a treasure.  Do you think this lady had any idea who he would become?  That she was recording a future mega-icon?

(courtesy of Marjorie319)

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It’s not good to have a vivid imagination when you come upon a picture like this.  (No pun intended.)

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Hip Song in Love Song attire, on Open Concert.

Rain: “My next song is ‘Hip Song’ which best represents my feature. Everyone please stand up.  Let’s have an exciting time!”  (brief translation by rain bird @rain-eu.)

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Short-haired Glam.

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The Champ is here.

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Hey.  Ho.  Rain.  Go.

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Fan made video of Rain’s scenes in France from » Fort Boyard (the Korean version) 2003. Set to his song “You Know.”  (I swear, the things Rain has accomplished with his competitive spirit… the man is beyond INCREDIBLE.  There’s nothing he can’t do.  He just about gave me a heart attack here!)  Courtesy of miuseNaBi.

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From October 2004, “11 Days” from Rain’s 3rd album showcase.  (What a voice! That husky tone sounds like he’s been drinking straight whiskey for a week.)  Courtesy of miuseNaBi.

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Long-haired Glam, with shades of European epicene. Yes, I have officially died and gone to heaven. (peekaboo!)

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It’s gotta be you.  (courtesy of onixis0625)

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In DEEP thought.

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With a taste of your lips, I’m on a ride…  (courtesy of soorain)

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This Ten Entertainment news clip happened when the Legend of Rainism tour stopped at Osaka Jo Hall.  Now, I am quite used to seeing Rain tower over people with his 6’1″ self.  That rarely surprises me.  But for Pete’s sake—I about laughed myself silly at how his entire body dwarfed this poor Japanese interviewer.  When Rain walked into the room, it looked like a special effect.  The interviewer was incredulous at the fact that Rain made him look like a ten year old, and had to touch him to make sure he was real, which embarrassed the heck out of Rain.  (OMG, a man I don’t know is touching my chest. ROFL!)  And check out how the interviewer’s feet are the same size as Rain’s feet, which makes even LESS sense.

(Osaka entertainment news interview, courtesy of hiroio)

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One of the few times we saw Kang Bok-Gu smile.

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Do you feel for this like me?  From Rain’s Japanese album release, Eternal Rain.  How can a Korean make Japanese sound so… ahhhh?

(credit & edit: lunaluna / courtesy of eye0rain)

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“Kang Bok-Gu” meets young hip Korea.  If Kang Bok-Gu, Rain’s tragic character in A Love To Kill, were a young, hip, Korean model… THIS photo shoot is what you would get.  Rain was so deeply into Bok-Gu here, I’m guessing this had to have been done during ALTK filming or right after it wrapped.  My goodness.

(courtesy of onixis0625)

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Ready for the world.

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17 seconds of heaven.  How many of you remember this from MTV Miami, 2005? (Sorry, JYP—we hardly noticed you waving.)

(courtesy of cupiegrand)

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» Rain’s return to Korea after Ninja Assassin & Speed Racer filming, an MKMF performance to beat all performances, late 2008. CLICK THE LINK!

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Sexy back.

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Mindless diversion.

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Complete concentration.

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On SBS Good Morning, around the first of April 2010, a 79-year-old Rain fan showed her absolute love for our Ji-Hoon.  She has been supporting him since his debut in 2002, and I’m not ashamed to say I wish this delightful woman were MY grandma (halmoni)!  If I can ever find her name, she’ll have her own page here.  (And this reporter was the perfect guy to interview her.  What a ham! Hahaha!)

(courtesy of scorpiolabibi @YT.  Please DO NOT take and upload this video to any other YouTube channel… thanks!)

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Rain arrives at JFK Airport, February 2010, blizzard-bound for his Concept Korea performance at Astor Hall in the New York Public Library.

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Ready to spar… promo shot for what would have been Rain’s first movie role (Fighter of the Wind, 2004), but he had to pull out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

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A Ninja Assassin trailer from a fan’s point of view… VERY nicely done, so much so that I wouldn’t have minded Warner Bros. using it instead!

(editing credit: pexpix @YouTube)

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Rain is a Bad Guy at the Concept Korea exhibition opening night party in NYC, February 12, 2010.

(fan cam source: Scorpiola/RainLegend, courtesy of roseleafnyy)

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Toss that hair.  A live performance of “Only You” in 2008, with Rain dressed in SixToFive.

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Vintage Ji-Hoon and FanClub in the late 90s.  “Check baby, check baby, won’t you be mine!”  Adorable.

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I see you looking at me.

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I will never get over Bok-Gu.  Ever.

(courtesy of ashishi84)

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On point.

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I always get dancing-happy and then teary-eyed watching this video from 2002 that we absolutely treasure: “Instead of Saying Goodbye” goes #1, and a humble mega-icon is born.  Mentioning his father and late mother brings Bi to tears. (Courtesy of dukedik2.)

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Oh my God.

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Our guy back before his debut as a singer, in June 2001, being introduced as a principle dancer and a newly rising star, and as Bi (see the “Bi” graphics with his vitals across the screen?).  So cute, how the female host ends with, “And his name… is Rain.”  A most precious video.  We’re still amazed at how he managed to move his body like this.

(courtesy of silverstyle)

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The sexiest dancers in South Korea.

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Come here for just a minute…

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A minor adjustment is in order.

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Rain’s very first stop on the Back To The Basic comeback trail.  Hip Song, on Mnet’s M!Countdown, a compilation image, and behind the scenes.  April 2010.


One Response to “STEPHE’S Favorite Things ^@@^”

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