[info][from Dot][Cloud USA video] UPDATE: Cloud USA’s Birthday Wishes Cake for Rain.

•July 28, 2014 • 8 Comments

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(Rain’s birthday “cake” contains messages from Clouds in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Faroe Islands, Malaysia, France, Hungary, Ukraine, Brazil, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Spain. Thanks to every one of you! ♥)

Way back in late April, Stephe asked me for input in regards to Jung JiHoon’s birthday this year, and fortunately I had seen an idea on Facebook or Pinterest perhaps, and I sent it to her. That was when the Birthday Wishes Cake for Rain project was born! I’ve been the Activities Director for Cloud USA for a while now, but we really haven’t had the opportunity to do something together, so I quickly volunteered to head the project.

I had no idea how challenging it would be but, in the same breath, I’m very happy that I volunteered. This has been a lot of fun. It has given me the opportunity to be creative and also to meet a lot of new Cloud sisters. *waves to everyone*

When Stephe first posted the project, I was worried that people wouldn’t participate and the “cake” might end up being a “cupcake.” :D But so many of you came forward and I started seeing your contributions and requests pop into my email. I like to think my volunteering to make messages for those not so creative helped to give Clouds who usually wouldn’t have participated an opportunity to be a part of our project. And BOY, there was a lot of those, 57 to be exact. (Phew!) It was so much fun to let my creativity flow when formatting messages on backgrounds that I hope everyone will be proud of.

That being said, those that had the time and/or ability to create their own messages did an amazing job. It was so thrilling to see them come in and see how everyone showed their love and appreciation to Jung JiHoon. I did have to edit some of the contributions to fit the required size, so if you see your message and it’s changed, please forgive me and I hope the edits I made have done them justice.

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(Back.)

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(Packed!)

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I’ve included photos of the “baking” process in this post, the gathering of materials, the cutting, and the rolling of 139 messages in total. And WOW, thank you all for that, as it enabled us to have a two- tier cake.

Getting the messages on the cake turned out to be the most challenging part, but I figured it out. (I apologize if some pictures are a little blurry. My cell phone doesn’t have the greatest camera.)

I hope everyone is pleased with the way it turned out. Thank you again to Stephe and Terri for letting me mange the project, and a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Let’s hope it brought a smile to Jung JiHoon.

We have been notified that his cake did arrive at its destination.

Dot Kelly
Activities Director, Cloud USA.org

@I_am_Dulcie (Twitter)

(The Process.)

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(The Messages. Video credit and edit: Stephe @Cloud USA ^@@^ / CloudUSAChannel @YT. Music: RAIN, Back To The Basic)

[Cloud USA video] Kiss Me.

•July 19, 2014 • 9 Comments

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Rainthetreasure series #24! Love it! ♥ ^@@^ Credit and edit: JJ @Cloud USA/ Jess MK / CloudUSAChannel @YT. Music: Ed Sheeran, “Kiss Me” PLEASE support the artist. Thank you!)

[topic thread][spoilers] What Clouds are watching right now…

•December 5, 2013 • 55 Comments

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Running… NOT. Terri’s Scream Caps from The Fugitive: Plan B Episode 5.

» You can find the previous thread (6/7 – 12/4/13) HERE. ^@@^

[images][Difficult Love] Inside the 露水红颜 (LuShuiHongYan/Dew Roots) Internal Appraisal Event. (7/27)

•July 28, 2014 • 2 Comments

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The assistant general manager of Chinese gaming portal YZZ.cn posted images from movie director Gao Xixi’s Difficult Love presentation at this promotional event. Very cool! Rain’s Chinese film will be premiering in Asia in November of this year, and looks like it’s going to be a real tearjerker. Get your hankies ready! ㅜ.ㅜ :) (Images credit: 风贼 / fengzei @Weibo)

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[images] Rain check. (And some RRG. Yeah, you know me.)

•July 28, 2014 • 3 Comments

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An artist in China included a drawing of Rain and leading lady Liu Yifei (as their Difficult Love movie characters) in his collection. So lovely! (Images credit: xiiao_ @Weibo)

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Summmbuddy was at 2.7 Gram (BbaekGa’s pub) this past Saturday. Hm. Wonder who it wuz.^^ :) (Images credit: 小嘴流油 @Weibo, 7/26/2014)

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Random Rain Goodness… from across the Rainiverse today. :)

(MENtholatum fan art by Terry Yu)

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(Rain giving them attitude at RE Shanghai. Credit as tagged @Weibo)

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[images] Cover to cover.

•July 26, 2014 • 3 Comments

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I’m still finding past Rain magazine covers that I haven’t seen before. Good gravy. May they keep on coming!

If you are a newer Rain fan, you can see most of the covers I’ve found over the past few years by CLICKING this link: » Media blog search: Cover to Cover. Or by going HERE and HERE on Facebook. Or by visiting our Mag Covers board or Mag Spreads board on our Pinterest.

Have fun! :) ^@@^

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( ↓ I do believe this one is a back-cover. ^@@^)

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[article][hellokpop] Rain Will Star In A New K-Drama: You Should Be Excited.

•July 26, 2014 • 5 Comments

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Hellokpop 7/26/2014 — by Rachel

Rain Will Star In A New K-Drama: You Should Be Excited

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Singer and actor Rain (Jung Ji-Hoon) will be coming back to the small screen with SBS drama My Lovely Girl (내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀). This will be his comeback to the screen in about 4 years.

The drama is about a man being hurt by love which is healed by another love. Rain will be playing the role of Hyun-Wook, an entertainment agency president and producer who is loses his love in an accident and falls for his previous girlfriend’s younger sister. His character looks quite indifferent but inside he has a sensitive soul.

The full cast will be set early August and it will be aired after the end of It’s Okay, It’s Love. The romantic fantasy drama is scheduled to be aired September 17th which is set to be a 16 episode drama.

Sources: (News & Photo) – TheStar

Awesome K-Pop moment this week: Got7 got me grinning with Rain’s hit songs.

•July 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

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(Cap courtesy of Willenette @SOOMPI)

Popular idol group Got7 got down live on M!Countdown with a medley of Rain’s hit songs on 7/24, namely “Escaping the Sun”, “It’s Raining”, “Rainism”, and “LA Song.” I really enjoyed how they put their own little spin on some of the moves, heheh.

Thanks to Willenette @ the Rain Official Music Thread on SOOMPI for the tip! :) ^@@^

(Clip courtesy of 최원영 @YT.)

As we understand it, BamBam of Got7 took to his Instagram the same day to thank his seonbae-nim (Senior) Rain for helping them prepare. Very sweet. We like. :)

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Instagrams abound: Motorcycle enthusiasts together in 2011.

•July 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Sexy movie, musical, and K-drama actor Shin SungWoo wears many hats (music producer and composer, director, singer, sculptor). He’s also a biker and avid motorcycle enthusiast, and it looks like that is something he and his junior Rain have in common. Thank you for sharing your picture, SungWoo씨.^^ (Image credit: shin_sungwoo @Instagram, posted 7/24/2014)

“My bro… Rain!”

* My observation: I believe SungWoo씨’s picture is from August 2011, from the day Rain tweeted from Sokcho about getting caught out in the street, 2 months before going into the military. Rain’s wardrobe is completely the same, right down to the accessories. ^@@^

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