Rain is going to be appearing at CNN Talk Asia again. I said ‘again’, because, for the benefit of those who didn’t know or have already forgotten, he already appeared on that show in 2005 (watch it here and here). I mentioned this because CNN is asking the public to post whatever question they want to ask Rain this time and I think, after reading the questions already posted, so far, a viewing of the 2005 interview is warranted.
If you want to post your own question, you may do so at this link: CNN Talk Asia – Ask Rain. But please, watch the previous interview first because I think some questions posted there have already been asked before. I don’t want another ‘introduction to Rain’ because we’ve been there and done that.
Some questions I wish would never be asked anymore:
1. Rain, when are you coming to [insert name of city or country here]?
No offense to anyone who asked this question, but seriously? I don’t think even Rain himself knows where exactly will he be in the next 12 hours.
2. Rain, when are you doing your military service?
I’m hating this question because, seriously now, how many other Korean male entertainers are pushing 29-30 and still haven’t done their military service yet? Why are they pressuring Rain to do it now, when he still got a good two years allowed of him?
Although to be honest, my psychic actually feels that it is better that Rain enlists right now so that he can re-boot his career and personal life, so to speak. But she’s not a Rain fan, so she won’t understand. (On second thought, I am a Rain fan and I do understand. Am I making sense? )
3. The Megan Fox question.
Really. It’s so old and so over. Stop it already.
Edited to add: 4. When will you start filming Full House 2?
When will people stop asking this question????
There are some questions there that are – worthy because they would start with a paragraph stating they are a huge fan and all that, and then ask obvious questions like this one: “Who is your favorite performer?/Is there any artist whom you look up to?” Er… if you’re a huge fan, you would easily know the answer to that one. Do we really have to hear him say the name “Michael Jackson” again?
There’s one contributor there going by the name “frauleinnme” and I really do wish at least one of those questions in her list gets through. Not gonna happen as the questions will be screened by J Tune first, and even if they do get through, Rain – or to be accurate, whoever preps up his interviews for him – would have to prepare a scripted answer to those, especially if he conducts this interview in English. So I’m not holding my breath on that one. But strange things have happened and could happen, so who knows…
PS: This question, “why are you not performing in the Philippines?/when are you going to perform in the Philippines?” cannot be answered by Rain. However, Agent P can provide you with the answer:
“If you can find anyone who is willing to splurge Php100 million (roughly USD2.1M) for his talent fee, then you will see him perform in the Philippines.” What, you actually thought they do this for free???