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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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Fangirl Confessional: Forever Jung At Heart

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I think I am suffering from “Double Jung Syndrome.” You know that uncontrollable and feverish urge to love on two Jungs at once? Yes, I am here to set the record straight on my fan girl affliction mostly because I have been living with the fear of being ostracized by the Cloud (Rain’s fans are called ‘Clouds’) community for showering my love, affection and attention on another Jung besides Jung Ji Hoon – Jung Byung Hee (also known as G.O, main vocalist for MBLAQ).

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K-Shot Postscript: The Return of Rain 비 – It’s Raining MVs

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At precisely 12:00 PM Korean Standard Time on January 2, 2014, there was a downpour of Rain that I could not have been possibly prepared for. I only have three words:  Rain. Is. Back.

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[series] Rain’s World of Endorsements: Kyochon Fried Charm – Kyochon Chicken

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Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

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It is an undisputed fact that Rain loves food. If we weren’t sure, we certainly got confirmation during the first episode of his reality show, The Rain Effect where food was basically a part of the supporting cast! I LOVE that he loves food, seems to think about it often, and goes to great lengths to find something delicious to satisfy his palate.

This love of cuisine translates perfectly to the various commercial films he has made throughout the early part of his career that endorsed some kind of food or beverage product. He always seems so delighted to promote food!

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Kyochon Chicken is one of the largest Korean fried chicken chain restaurants in South Korea and even has locations in the US. This must be some serious chicken. ^.^

And for Rain’s part in the endorsement, I am truly amused by the dichotomy…

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Zepp Tokyo – My Evening With Rain: Round Four (The Final Round)

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

All good things must come to an end. I know dear Rain was most probably exhausted by this the 10th and final show of his Zepp Tour but the man was still overflowing with so much energy, verve, swag and smiles. I was filled with a mix of excitement and sadness as I made my way to the venue. I knew I was not going to want the evening to end.

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Zepp Tokyo – My Evening With Rain: Round Two

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Ok, before I begin reliving the second show of the Zepp Tokyo leg of The Story of Rain Tour (2013), I want to epilogue the first show properly!!!! I completely left out the encore portion of my first post and the encores of these shows were just as much fun and filled with just as much excitement as the entire show! My bad.

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[series] Rain’s World of Endorsements: Some Like It Hot – Rinnai Heating Systems

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Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

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In my opinion, this is brilliant.  Was there really any question who would be best able to endorse a product that, well, generates heat?

Rain is the very definition (and essence) of hot so signing him on to endorse Rinnai Heating Systems was, on one hand, a no brainer, and on the other, another display of sheer marketing genius!

When I watched this ad, I was convinced the advertising team was made up solely of women!!  Let’s look at the evidence.

First, Rain walking with shirt open, the warm breeze on his skin.  Second, Rain casually sitting in his apartment as if he were inviting you in for a glass of wine.  (Yes, my imagination goes a bit wild sometimes when I watch him.)  Finally (and most importantly), Rain shirtless.  Rain shirtless taking a shower.  I repeat, Rain shirtless taking a shower.  Yep, there must…

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