Sunday, November 24, 2013

Stirring Up a Storm: Rain at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards

It was good news to all when it was officially announced that Rain would be performing at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Held at Asia World Expo Arena in Hong Kong, the place was abuzz with personalities from the Korean entertainment industry. Surely, November 22, 2013 is a day K-pop fans would never forget. 

Photo credits: Mnet, CUBEUNITEDCJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun, various media, screen captures by fans, as tagged.

Famous people graced the event. Korean pop stars and even Hollywood celebrities were there. But all Clouds tuned in for one and only one person! Rain… the man of the moment.

Rain is Man of the Moment. Credit: Mnet
There were many performances throughout the night, and the raucous cheer of the fans were unending, but they were all stopped by the roar of a deluge of water coming over the speakers. Arcing tendrils of electricity filled the big screen on the stage. It was clear to all that a storm was coming! And as the fireworks bloomed and spread their fiery petals, there stood Rain…

Rain's grant entrance. Credit: Mnet
He looked seductively at the audience and smiled. Rain then put on his sunglasses as if silently saying, “It’s Showtime!”. 

It's showtime! Credit: Mnet
Then the slow harmonic melody of “How to Avoid the Sun” filled the whole arena with music! And Rain serenaded the audience with his sweet voice.

Just powerful Rain! Credit: @Chanpeony 
The slow song was replaced by futuristic intro to the tune of It’s Raining! It is Rain-ing again! Notice how the background rains with the words "It's Raining". Awesome!

Rain on It's Raining. Photo by @lilyho8200
But the grandest of it all is Hip Song. With a surprising take of a grand and fiery re-entrance, Rain and his dancers came back via a lifting stage.

There they are amidst the fiery stage. Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun
We see our man enjoying the stage and being in his best self. We see a happy Rain once more.

Rain feels the music. Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun

There is the cutest smile! Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun
Here are photos of him and his dancers. See, his dancers own the stage too. Talk about great synergy!

They all rock the stage. Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun

Bring it down yo! Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun

They all feel the growl! Awooo! Credit: CUBEUNITED and  CJ E&M enewsWorld Elizabeth Eun
But Rain revealed one of his most beautiful visual effects towards the end. What I love was the shower of water on the stage with Rain reigning on top. As if he makes it rain! Oh yeah! 

Rain makes it RAIN! 
Okay so enough with the photos, Here is his performance. Video courtesy of Mnet on YouTube. Take a deep breath and get ready to scream and make some noise!

And when you thought that Rain would only put out a great performance, he further surprised the audience with a video of his lifetime achievements, chronicling his journey from his debut all the way to the present.

Credit: Mnet
Credit: Mnet

Afterwards, a short preview of his upcoming activities was also shown. Now this, is the biggest gift from the Master of Surprises! 

We are all looking forward to his new show in December. Gasp! That’s next month!

Credit: Mnet
Credit: Mnet

Credit: Mnet

The preview of the Rain Effect was shown on the screens of the 2013 MAMA
And he will be releasing a new album! So many overwhelming treats from our man! He just takes our breath away. Save the date: Rain Falls Again on January 6, 2014!

Credit: Mnet
His previous appearances and performances this year: Sonic Bang Festival, MENtholatum Press Conference, Super Boy, FIDe Fashion Weeks, To You -Rain and The Cloud 8th Fan Meeting, The 千游子 Yunnan’s First Most Influential Awards, The Bazaar Men Style Awards and the ongoing Story of Rain Zepp Tour are all unique! And now, Rain tops it all off with his 2013 MAMA stage! Wonderful!

Our man surely knows the Latin saying Amat Victoria Curam (Victory Loves Preparation). He just showed it to us on the stage of the 2013 MAMAs.  His absence from July 10, 2013, and only popping out once in a while was all to prepare! And in the end, he emerged victorious! 


  1. Great great great post!!!!! Thank you!!

  2. RAIN is superrrrrrrrr H.O.T.!!!!

    1. Hi! :) Thanks dear :) True, Rain is handsome and sexy! (^_^)

    2. Hi, Angel Mariel!

      I super love your site! I'm a big Ji Hoon fan. Is the Rain Cloud Pilipinas an organized fanclub or something? :) Also, would you know where I can find/buy Rain's works- apart from the albums, his old TV series as well? Thanks in advance!

    3. Hi eixela! Thanks for the compliments (^_^). It means a lot to me. Rain Cloud Pilipinas is a group of friends who love Rain. (^_^) And yeah, sorry I can't answer your question on where to buy official Rain merchandise. Those things are not readily accessible from where I am, as well. (^_^)