The Fangirl Lane


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My Lovable Girl…This Likeable Man

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I owe a lot to Rain. In fact, I owe him everything for where (and most likely who) I am today in my short, but turbulent career as a fangirl. He put South Korea on the map for me in more ways than one. He led me to MBLAQ’s G.O (and I am forever grateful – *bows* profusely to Rain). Contrary to probably the opinion (and belief) of many, I still have a very special place in my heart for Ji Hoon. And, I certainly have a deep and strong admiration for him as an actor, singer, and performer. Most importantly, however, I have a sound respect for him as a man. So when I heard he was returning to the small screen in way of a 16-episode drama entitled My Lovable Girl, my interest was piqued.

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‘Tis the Season To Be Liebstered

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I am touched, honored and pleased to have been bestowed with two Liebster Award nods from two delightful fellow bloggers (and Jang Hyuk-loving fangirls), Stuck On Hyuk and Ahjussi Fan. Thank you my dears for this lovely honor.

The blogosphere is an amazing place filled with many amazing people writing about all kinds of amazing things. I am happy to be a resident here along with Stuck on Hyuk and Ahjussi Fan whose blogs are solid places to find a whole lot of Jang Hyuk love and other K and J-loving goodies! On to the Liebster…..

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[announcement] A very special New on the Block.

DAEBAK!! I am so excited to be joining the Cloud USA team and look forward to letting the world know how much I admire, respect , support, and am inspired by the amazing Rain!


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New Orleans or Burst….Cloud Burst, That Is

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When Cloud USA announced that it was going to have its next meeting/fan gathering (aptly called a Cloud Burst) in New Orleans I thought to myself, hmmmmm, a group of Rain fans gathered together to celebrate Rain in a city known for its festive atmosphere pretty much every day of the year? That sounded like a complete win-win situation to me.  And, it was.

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K-Shot Postscript: Rain 비 – Full House

I guess it is painfully obvious by now that I will never shy away from an opportunity to talk about Rain.  It is also clear that he manages to show up in every post even when it is not about him!  Yes, it’s true, I am a full blown Rain fangirl!  Luckily, this post IS about him.  When I posted Rain as my first K-Shot of Hot, I was in the process of watching his 2004 drama, Full House.  At that time, I had no idea how the drama would play out but what I did see of it at the time of writing was enough to convince me that Rain’s Young Jae would make some kind of transformation.  Now that I have long finished watching Full House, traveled to Seoul, and watched Rain walk through the West gate a fully discharged ROK Army sergeant, I am finally able to sit down and share my thoughts on his turn as bratty, loud, petulant, but eternally cute, Young Jae.

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Coex, K-Drama and Jellyfish

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Today, I visited Samseong-dong, a vibrant and upscale area of Gangnam-du.  I had no real plan for the day.  Remember, I adopted ‘the plan is there is no plan’ motto while traveling in Seoul a few days ago.

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Myeong dong-alicious!

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The motto for Myeong dong should be “Go Big or Go Home!”  I had read that Myeong dong was a shopper’s paradise.  Absolutely, one hundred percent correct.  And for this rainy Sunday evening, it was on and poppin’ throughout the streets of Myeong dong!

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RAIN 비 (Jung Ji-Hoon)

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Yes, Rain just happens to be my own personal #1 favorite K-Shot of Hot! So, it is apropos I begin this journey with him leading the way! As new as I am to K-drama and K-pop, that is how new I am to Rain.  I discovered Rain through the K-drama, A Love To Kill.  It was a heavy, emotional and sad drama.  But Rain blew me away with his honest and very raw performance.  At that point, I had yet to embark upon really getting to know ALL of Rain. The music side, the dancer side, the performer side and the actor side.  I have a long way to go and a lot yet to learn and discover about Rain, but I am on my way.

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