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  • That's very disrespectful and bothersome

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  • That's a bit annoying

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  • I really don't care

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  • I don't see any problem and even like it

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    Huh.. I thought J girls wouldn't leave home without makeup

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    Those of you who have tried applying make up on a train know you'd have to be an experienced maker-upper as you have to deal with the train's movement as well as your fellow passengers who can be so distracting when you're trying to make a perfect outline of your lower lip. I just watch and learn. If I see someone whose lipstick or the eye-shadow I really like, I might even ask her which shade it is and make a mental note of it. She most likely would just ignore me and try not to make eye-contact with me, which is very rude. That is why I think she should get over herself and do it somewhere else.

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    Personally, I am much more disturbed bothered when eating ramens in front of someone who slurps them
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    I really don't care, but I hate having to listen to other peoples private telephone conversations. Furtunately, in Japan most people respect the "manner" rules and refrain from speaking on phone in trains.
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    Isn't this the exact reason compacts were invented...so you can do your makeup on the go?

    I saw a girl putting makeup on while riding the skytrain today, the only reaction me and my girlfriends had was to admire her steady hand. That takes talent and 'balls' of steel .... you could easily lose an eye to the mascara brush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijinalways View Post
    Personally, I don't mind if they do it in the train. When they start doing it during class (not before or after), then I get annoyed.
    I agree. I'd get annoyed too if it were in class, or in a workplace (class is a workplace too anyway), during work time. But other than that, I wouldn't care at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamePapillon View Post
    Isn't this the exact reason compacts were invented...so you can do your makeup on the go?
    I still think you use it in the girls' room...
    I saw a girl putting makeup on while riding the skytrain today, the only reaction me and my girlfriends had was to admire her steady hand. That takes talent and 'balls' of steel .... you could easily lose an eye to the mascara brush.
    On a bad day, I seriously wish it will happen, and the girls will stop doing it...
    Imagine the sight of a girl doing it in a cramped train, pushing people around her for elbow room to get her eye makeup right...

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    Yep I don't mind either..but then again I grew up in the US...and it's pretty common here.
    I don't like when they try to apply makeup when driving a car.

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    i dont care it and no one brother me

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    Lol, you know what? If they mind that I mind it, than I'll mind it lol! HAR HAR HAR HAR
    Im teh evul from hell, the loli to rule the world and piss people off on trains and other mass transport vehicles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A ke bono kane kotto View Post
    I find it rather charming. I much prefer seeing a girl making herself pretty than an old man picking his nose in public.
    I have always thought that way as well.

    In a city of tight quarters over run with huge concrete ugliness and social congestion, anything people can do to bring a little beauty into my view - if even for a short train ride - gets the thumbs up from me.

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    I think some just do it for attention. Why would some one wait till they're in public to do their makeup. If they were just crying or the weather was bad, i could understand. But, i don't understand why anyone would wait until they're in public to apply makeup, unless they want to be seen putting on makeup. I wouldn't take offence from that person, but i would frown upon the behavior as sluttish, but that's just how i am. However, i would be much more leaniant if other makeup was already applied, showing that the person may have been in a hurry and forgot something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 緑さん View Post
    I think some just do it for attention. Why would some one wait till they're in public to do their makeup. If they were just crying or the weather was bad, i could understand. But, i don't understand why anyone would wait until they're in public to apply makeup, unless they want to be seen putting on makeup.
    If you mean the attention of other girls - ie competition... then perhaps you are right.

    Generally, girls apply make-up in the train for a varitey of reasons and under as equally many circumstances.

    The biggest is time management. Doing your make-up while commuting on a train elimates the extra effort of doing it at home, especially if you wake up late or are a habitually late riser.

    By and large, however, most girls who apply make-up in the train are simply doing a "touch up". Certain fashion-hungry, style-worshipping high school girls are extremely competitive amongst their peers and feel the need to visual trump them when shopping in trendy areas like Shibuya, Shinjuku, etc. Having that perfect hair and spit-shine make-up assures higher profile.

    Certain types of Japanese girls are obsessive about their esthetic value in peer situations. The district of Shibuya has over 800 hair salons - a testament to the importance of image for some girls, and boys for that matter.

    High school girls are also fanatical about their hair and make-up before going to see their favorite band at a live house. This too will prompt girls to put on make-up or even curl their hair with portable irons while on the train. And then again at the live house right up until the very second their favouite band comes on.

    All I can say is that - and it's no secret - Japanese big cities are home to the most image conscious girls in the world.

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    It's times like this, that i retract my statement about how i wish i was a girl so i wouldn't have to have any balls... I've truthefully never understood how makeup can make one more beautiful, but i guess that's because i'm so much of a purist about many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 緑さん View Post
    It's times like this, that i retract my statement about how i wish i was a girl so i wouldn't have to have any balls... I've truthefully never understood how makeup can make one more beautiful, but i guess that's because i'm so much of a purist about many things.
    From ancient tribes to present day women and girls, make-up has always been used (by women) throughout history with the notion that it makes one beautiful or alluring, or that it is a reflection of their status. Understanding its use and the connection to beauty has nothing to do with being a purist .

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    Pretty girls don't bother me one bit.

    If people send email, read, study, sleep, etc., and do other things on the train that the busy Japanese lifestyle doesn't permit a wealth of time for, what's the big deal with make up? I'd much rather watch a girl put on make up than watch some frumpy salary man sweat over his porn manga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A ke bono kane kotto View Post
    I heard many times that the Japanese consider it bad manner if a girl/woman apply make-up in public, for example in a train or metro. I don't feel bothered by it. In fact, I find it rather charming. I much prefer seeing a girl making herself pretty than an old man picking his nose in public. In the metro in Tokyo there are signs for "prohibited behaviours", like fighting, drinking alcohol, talking loudly on the phone, and applying make-up. I really don't get why this last one is bad etiquette. Is it just me ? How do you feel about it ?
    I don't see any problem even I like that! I also would like to see them changing their clothes on the metro if they wish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yan View Post
    I don't see any problem even I like that! I also would like to see them changing their clothes on the metro if they wish...
    Hey now!!! I'm down with that. What I wouldn't give to see a gyaru change her slinky clothes on the train.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A ke bono kane kotto View Post
    In the metro in Tokyo there are signs for "prohibited behaviours", like fighting, drinking alcohol, talking loudly on the phone, and applying make-up.
    there is really sign for that? I havent seen it so far!

    btw, I do not mind. at first I was suprised, but now I even see it really rarely... I dont mind, if they dont mind me looking at the process... (and may I say, some of those girls actually make themselves look much worse after)

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    Making up is pretty alright. Aint nothing when compared to scratching pubic areas, digging noses, snoring etc...

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    really? yeah i think its cute it doenst matter at all!! good that she cares about her appearance... shouldnt care what others think on the subway anyway

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    I don't mind girls doing that. What I don mind are guys doing it.

    I was once on a train and see "two girls" sitting together and one of them was wearing sport pants. This person had long bleached hair and was super skinny with a "girly jacket", well this person was covering "her" face with a hello kitty mirror doing "her makeup" and joking with the other girl. And then the train made a sudden stop and both of them get up and that's when I found out it was a guy. How could hot Japanese girls like these super skinny dudes doing their nails all the time?

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    Forget makeup, I'm more bothered when there's a hooker doing tricks in front of me on the train (happened Friday night).

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    ^ lol wtf Nall! I think you need to explain a bit more details on what this is referring too
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamePapillon View Post
    That takes talent and 'balls' of steel ....
    Now that is a bit of an oxymoron...

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