Happy Belated Birthday, Cloud USA

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~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…

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too tired to be stressed…

[The Cloud] News & Fan Account Summary of Rain at the 2013 Walkathon

It’s good to finally hear people expressing their views of our Jung Ji-hoon openly. I would like to thank huhuhuhu, from The Cloud and also our Terri from Cloud USA for sharing this article with us. ^+^ Clouds Fighting!!! Jung Ji-hoon Fighting!!!

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~Cloud Cover by Terri :-}, Managing Editor

Lovely Clouds,

Many thanks to huhuhuhu, from The Cloud, for writing up this summary of the news and fan accounts from the Walkathon event on January 19th.  I’m reposting her entire report here (minus pics; click on the news links to see the pics) for those of you who have trouble accessing Rain News on The Cloud.

It is a sweet report.

Terri :-}

Summary [of] the various news and fan accounts about the 19 January 2013 Walkathon Event

Source from DC, Twitter etc. and various news reports. Many thanks to those who contributed.

The massive news that churned out had been pleasantly positive.  It seemed the witch hunt monger media failed to impair our prince.


The news said as DEMA announced very late (a day prior to the event) that our prince will participate in the event, citizens who missed…

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[opinion] Why can’t we all just be HAPPY for Rain and Kim Tae Hee?

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~Written by Terri :-}, Managing Editor


One of the first things I thought when the news broke that Rain was dating Kim Tae Hee was, ‘Wow, good for you, big fella!”  The next, I was wondering where they met and how they first caught each others’ eyes.  I also wondered how long they had been dating.  If it had been awhile, how had they managed to keep it a secret until now, especially with Rain being in the ROK Army?

However, not in a million years did it ever enter my mind to hate Kim Tae Hee or to think that she was lying about her relationship with Rain, a relationship which, according to the ROK Army Defense Media Agency (DEMA), has been corroborated by Rain himself, whether anyone wants to believe it or not.

Besides, do you honestly think that a top actress in Asia…

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My mother

Hard time sleeping. Thinking and praying all night for my mother who was admitted to the hospital last night to the I.C.U. Family, Cloud family and Sarc family; I ask for prayers.

[opinion] From Stephe’s desk: Rain has been the object of a “witch-hunt” worthy of Salem.

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The term “witch-hunt” has been used since the 1930s as a metaphor to describe the persecution and/or destruction of a person or group of people by mob mentality, particularly when the person or persons are condemned for either no true crime or minor infractions. So, as you can see, this is the best term in the dictionary to describe what has happened to R.O.K. Army Corporal Jung JiHoon (a.k.a Rain) since the first of the new year.

The many irresponsibly written and just plain bad articles that have been spread across the Internet concerning this young soldier/career entertainer have, as we understand it, inflamed South Korea’s “netizen” community to leave a petition of over 3,000 messages on the Republic of Korea’s military website, calling for everything from Rain’s head on a platter to prison to an entire repeat term of his mandatory service. And why is that, you ask? Was…

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[info][Cloud USA] Operation: Tie A Yellow Ribbon.

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From: Thornton, Stephe / Yellow Ribbon For Rain Brigade / Cloud USA
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2013 9:06 PM
To: ALL Yellow Ribbon For Rain Brigade participants, all Clouds, and all Rain Fans, global and domestic
Subject: Immediate Support across the miles for ROK Army Corporal Jung JiHoon

NOTICE: The information contained in this project is of a time-sensitive nature. Swift action is required. Please place high on your priority scale.

EXPLANATION: For many centuries, the yellow ribbon has been a symbol of hope, resolve, and undying support for loved ones, for defenders, and for various causes all across the world. Even today, from Australia to Asia to Europe and all the way to the States, people, organizations, and even governments are steadfast in their use of this recognizable image, as well as the color yellow.

» Cloud USA’s page on Twibbon: A…

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