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Magnetic memories

Popularity 1Viewed 638 times 2015-5-26 09:44 |Personal category:Hobby|System category:Life| Magnet, Collection, Travelling

My infatuation with fridge magnets started about a decade ago when I visited a friend’s house. She was this well-traveled lass with a knack for adventure which was evident from the huge collection of fridge magnets she had amassed throughout the years. Each carried a memory she said.


Bing… it hit me. This is an interesting idea indeed. Would be awesome to have a place where you can put all your memories and look at em while grabbing a cold beer at home.


Since then, I have traveled across the globe .. buying up magnets as I got along. At the same time, if I have friends that were traveling, I would ask them to get me one if they had some free time during their transit.


There are many types of fridge magnets available in the market. The most common one is the one made of clay which breaks most of the time. I have superglue to resolve that problem whenever it occurs. The other types of fridge magnets include rubber, metal, bronze and plastic. Occasionally the magnets also give way and again the glue comes in handy. Not all things are made to last so maintenance is key to maintain the memories.


If you ask me if I have a favorite one ? Oh.. I would definitely say all of them as each holds memories.


Picture below shows the current collection I started in Shanghai since 2013. I have another set back home with contributions from my kids. With kids around, you can get creative and messy with the magnets. 



As we age.. when our memories fade.. its good to have some triggers to remind us of the good times we had as it’s the pass that forges the future.

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