[69/91 weeks done][song of the wk][calendar] 비 Yourself Open Thread for 2/5 – 2/11.
(Remember » that first gorgeous companion picture to this one that we saw, back when Rain had only been in the military for 4 weeks? Wahhhhh.)
» You can visit the previous Open Thread HERE. And of course, don’t forget that our Cloud USA Forum is a most excellent place for Rain love, fan communication, and self-expression. By the way — have you left a message for JiHoon on The Cloud today? Our Project page for newbies on how to register for and USE the Official Cloud Rain Fan Club site in S.Korea is HERE.)
The latest on R2B: Return to Base
Getting to the bottom of RAINmaggedon 2013
» [military account] “I hope you are a big help when things are hard for him.” (Reporters’ distorted reports)
Because we wouldn’t give Korean netizens a glass of water right now if they were on fire. » [LOL] Our U.S. Netizens on Rain & Kim Tae Hee.
The Center for Military Human Rights is concerned about Rain’s treatment and that of his fellow soldiers. » Tweets abound: Dignity for Soldiers.
The Korean Media is now purposely ignoring official updated statements from the military and Rain’s management, and continuing to only print misinformation and the early untruths to feed the witch-hunt on Rain, and thus, their ratings. The Korean Media in general gives new meaning to the term “bottom-feeding.” » [articles] Rain’s lodging issues explained.
The verdict is in, and the earth is saved from destruction. » [article] Rain who violated the decree on military service, is placed under a period of probation of one week.
By Snail Mail: » [Cloud USA] Operation: Will you be mine, Jung Ji-Hoon?
» [info][Cloud USA] Operation: Tie A Yellow Ribbon. Seeing as this operation was communicated on January 4 and officially began on January 5, with 31 days in the month, Tie A Yellow Ribbon officially ends after tomorrow (on the 7th). We cannot thank you enough, all of you across the country and the world, for participating and giving Rain global encouragement when he needed it most. Be proud of yourselves for stepping up to the plate. Fighting!
By Twitter and/or Facebook: As of this moment, 6563 yellow ribbons for Rain have been added to Twitter and Facebook icons since the Brigade was started. Amazing! Thanks for supporting our favorite corporal during his military service and for letting him know you’ll be waiting when he gets home! » For a brief read about the meaning of the Yellow Ribbon, go to our previous post HERE.
For information on where to send handwritten cards and letters to
상병 (sangbyeong) Corporal Jung JiHoon/Rain, please see our previous post HERE (military). For cards, letters, and gifts, do see our post HERE (office admin).
SONG OF THE WEEK: “Cassiopeia 카시오페아 (featuring Lim Jeong Hee)”, Track 6 on Rain’s Vol. 4 album Rain’s World (2006). Another heart-breaker of a tune, but then that’s what the man’s famous for, yeah? A live version with English subs is HERE, and with Spanish subs and romanji HERE, and with Turkish subs HERE, and with Vietnamese subs HERE. There are probably more out there too, so see if you can find your language!
(video courtesy of lunaluna/eye0rain @YT.)