Life on the MRT


#2043

Ok, I’ll give you this one.

But if you see another instance of…

in Taiwan, in this lifetime, I’ll have to question this veracity of yours.

:grin:


#2044

Have you ever been on the MRT?
The sisters are always scooching and cuddling.
Just these guys this morning were going all out.

To be fair, I think the little butchy girls (I can never keep the whole P/T deal straight) overestimate the masculinity of their presentation and assume everyone will think the couple are a dude and a girl.

Actually, considering:

  1. How little and hairless a lot of guys here are
    B. How nonexistent most locals’ gaydar is
    and
    III. How totally fucking phone-zombied everyone on the MRT is anyways

I probably AM the only one who notices.
Which is OK by me.


#2045

Of course there is the possibility that one of your “lesbians” was just an extremely metrosexual specimen of Homo taiwanicus. I often find myself doing a double take when a sexy chick I’m scoping out from behind turns out to be a dude…well, “dude” may be too strong a word for the type of effete creature I’m talking about. It doesn’t help that they like to dress themselves in various shades of pink and purple.


#2046

Yeah, they were both girls.


#2047

How can you be sure? It could just be confirmation bias. You really wanted to see hot girl-on-girl action, so your hyperactive subconscious magically lesbianated the girl’s Korean drama-loving boyfriend into her girlfriend. Of course, your version is hotter…


#2048

Yeah, they were both girls.


#2049

The Rocket is right–the MRT system is same-sex central. Forumosans who are unaware of this clearly are not riding the rails. As Taiwanese would say, some of these couples are so shiny you need sunglasses! :slight_smile:

Guy


#2050

I didn’t mention how totally frigging adorable they were.


#2051

You should’ve captured the moment to share with us. Nothing like a little “soft p” to make a day at the office go faster. Don’t you have a camera on your phone?


#2052

I reckon you’re old enough to support your own bad habits.

Anyways, they weren’t Porno Lesbanians, they were Real Lesbanians.


#2053

He’s a talking raccoon, of course he’s got a camera on his phone.


#2054

What’s a “phone”?


#2055

Yeah, I know. You guys communicate with your cute little screeches, hissing and chittering. But you’d look even cuter with a cell phone in your tiny little hands.


#2056

#2057

That’s a lot of recoil for a tiny critter with tiny hands, but I guess the laws of physics don’t apply in CGI land.:slight_smile:


#2058

Fares on the new line should be higher than that of buses, usually about NT$125, but cheaper than taking a high-speed train to Taoyuan, which is also NT$160, but does not include a NT$30 shuttle bus between the airport and Taoyuan’s high-speed rail station.

Rides between Taipei Main Station and Linkou Station cost NT$100, NT$57 more than taking a bus and NT$50 more than the price for a ride between Taipei Main Station and New Taipei City’s Tamsui District (淡水), a similar distance, Wang said.

But when you take the red line to Tamsui you can’t choose between local and express trains, whereas there will be an express station in Linkou.


#2059

why should the fairs be higher than buses? don’t they wan’t people to use this over the buses? i will try this out for sure, but if it turns out to be less convenient than the bus i’m going to be sticking with the cheaper bus option.


#2060

Well if it goes straight into the airport I don’t think it could be less convenient than the bus.


#2061

What you would presumably get with the train is time certainty–no traffic jams. What you get with the buses is (at least for some people) close to door-to-door service.

Given the shenanigans so far (including an inability to attain 35 minute travel time from Taipei to TPE), I hope the Airport line can live up to its presumed strengths.

Guy


#2062

It’s been a long time since I took the airport bus to Taipei. I forgot, but do those buses run often? Last time I took it, I remember the bus driver was driving like he was in a bmw.