March 26, 2007

Personal and business cards in China and Japan, and Moo Cards

Japanese personal cards

Personal name cards of girls in Japan often feature such cute characters and might include their blood type. Many Japanese people think that blood type can be used to predict the character of a person.

Japanese personal cards

Just got this name card from a girl from Shanghai. Chinese kids these days prefer to be contacted via internet messaging services like MSN or QQ (a Chinese IM service). Some name cards also show the person’s Skype id.

Japanese personal cards

My favourite cards these days are the Moo cards. Moo takes your Flickr pictures and converts them to cards.

Japanese personal cards

Now everyone wants my cards but no one cares reading my name or contact details. They just love the pictures. I had ordered two packs of 100 cards each back in September 2006 and I have already run out of them. I ordered three more packs earlier this month.


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