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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Extreme Make-Over at the Trains

Tokyo Metro trains have for some time been running a campaign featuring a series of posters encouraging proper decorum at the trains. With the slogan "Please do it at Home" the subway management admonishes people not to do things that are best done at home like eating, drinking, being rowdy, playing, etc. Using cartoons as medium, some exaggeration is understandably employed.


But the most recent installment I guess, beats all the previous posters in attracting attention. It asks the ladies to refrain from putting on make-up at the trains - something that really is being done (and may I add that it is indeed fascinating to see just how skillful these women are in grooming themselves despite the sudden movements of the trains).

Admittedly, the poster makes me laugh everytime I see just how extreme the make-over was.

14 comments:

carlotta said...

haha! may mga babae pa nga sa kotse nagme-make up habang nagmamaneho. :D

effective ba yang poster? :D

Tornadoes28 said...

The crazy lady by the door doesn't look to happy.

The Gasoline Dude said...

Merong ding mga nakakatawang ads sa MRT dito sa Singapore. Ang maganda sa ganyang ad na merong humor, nakaka-catch talaga ng attention. :)

Abaniko said...

Para syang "spot the difference" game, no? Hehe.

I am Xprosaic said...

Hahahah pwede pwede... jijiji... babae naman ang bida?! ibig sabihin ba nyan mas marami ang nakakainis na babae na sumasakay sa tren!? jowk! jijijijiji

the donG said...

hahaha... napansin mo pa yan.

Kikit said...

This poster's for me. I'm guilty of eating on the train because I always oversleep. Hahaha :)

The Islander said...

nice strategy. catchy. what a big make over and transformation. haha!

Sidney said...

I was in Tokyo a few weeks ago and I was quite impressed by the efficiency of their public transport.

Lawstude said...

kakatuwa nga. dito naman sa mrt/lrt natin puro ads makikita.

BlogusVox said...

For a high-tech metropolis like Tokyo, its ironic that some still cling to conservative idealism. IMO, as long as it doesn't bother anybody, they can do their personal "thing" while on transit. It's a matter of necessity and saving precious time in a world where fast pace is a norm.

Panaderos said...

The practice is also quite common among women here in the US. I've seen them do it on buses and on trains. It does take a certain skill due to the constant movement of the vehicle.

I hope things have been well with you, Pards. Take care.

Mac Callister said...

hehehe oo nga naman!

ganyan pala sa tokyo ha

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

There's a campaign in New York's subway to ban eating/drinking while inside the train but it seems to be falling on deaf ears/blind eyes. I wonder how ladies here would react if they were also told not to apply make-up (which they do!)