Sunday, November 28, 2010

Babe's Magnet!

Being a travelholic the la
st 10-14 years (or perhaps more) have finally resulted with the accumulation of my little-lest collection - fridge magnets, as this was the SMALLEST, LIGHTEST, EASIEST and CHEAPEST of all souvenirs. And along the years, manufacturer of respective country has gotten very VERY creative in designing them; WHICH made me spoil for choices. At times, I felt like buying ALLLLLLL of those in the store, especially when I was in Australia and New Zealand.

Normally, per country; I will end up with approximately 25 pieces at minimum for friends and relatives. It's worst when I was in New Zealand as we were driving from town to town and city to city, I knew it in my heart that I MUST buy them ALL to "prove" that I've BEEN THERE! Hehhehee.... Anyway, I thought I should share this with you - my crazy collection.

By the way, this is not all.... I have other souvenirs as well such as trinket boxes and plates from other countries (HEAVY!). Hemmm.... probably share it in my next blog entry :P

The latest set. Purchased this in Kuching 2 months back.

The 2nd set from Sabah :D

Magnet spring cleaning. I poured all on the floor and start segregating it in my "assumed smart" order (whatever "order" that may be?!??!).

First layer in my newly purchased Togoyo box.

Plastic and rubber type - trying hard to stop buying this. Rubber/plastic are NO-NO as it will melt easily in Malaysia HOT weather which makes the rubber/plastic sticky and slimy AND run out of shape. Sigh... I learn the hard way.

Paper material... I like this the best as it's lighter and doesn't add to the weight to my luggage when I buy by few dozensssss.

Ceramics... and more ceramics.

More ceramics, very fragile, am stopping this and focus more on matels.

Supposedly the buildings magnets which is ONLY a handful, I guess I am kinda pathetic at this collection.

The country faces. Not that many as yet, hope to collect more.

The odd ones.

The fluffy magnets. I started this when I bought my first Koala and Kangaroo from Australia, followed by Angelina giving me the Mickey from Hong Kong Disneyland. Then I begin my quest - Moose from Sweden, Kiwi/Sheep/Pukeko from New Zealand, Panda from China, Bull from Spain etc. I do hope I can get more, hemm..... can Anna help me buy Paddington bear magnet from London? Hehhehe... I shall insist!

Stray magnets from office, just brought it home to be kept with it's magnetic family :D

You think I'm bad? My cousin have more then 500 pieces.... GOSH!

Any of you collects stuff when you travel?

What are the cool items?

And how do you kept it?


Biqque said...

hahahaha u keep them in boxes? bagusnyer...i put them all kat fridge :D but kalo banyak like yours, memang bleh tampal keliling rumah la hahahaha!

SAFIA said...

Hhhhhh :))) looovvvveee alll yout magnetics !!!! i want them tooo !

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Kisses from morocco

Lily Riani said...


ah ah... i kat dok ngan my mom, tuh fridge dia :p


thank youssss!!!! checked out your blog. love it. love your room!

Lara said...

oh, I try to keep myself away from magnets such these, but I can hardly succeed. my best friend also collects them. but let's admit it, they are so nice :))!

Rob and Mandy said...

Gosh, you traveled a lot indeed!

The Shanner of Attention said...

I love your collection! Every time I travel, I bring home a magnet for my mom. It's a tradition for us too! :)

Cawan said...

oh magnet, maybe after this u also can help me to search Hot Wheels? he he..

dh kire ke jumlah magnet dlm koleksi ni? banyakkk nye..

Miles Of Style said...

oh myyyy! darling you have the most adorable collection of souveniers here! i love those dolls on the left in the "odd ones" cute!

my hubby collects shot glasses from every country he, i used to collect postcards but gave up some years ago. :)

keep the collection going sweetie!


Ai Shiang said...

wow! so many magnets. I don't think I know how to keep them. I don't normally buy this things as remembrances. I think taking photos would be the best option for me :o)

Lily Riani said...


i can totally understand. some are just soooo cute.

Rob and Mandy,

i tried ehhehe.. :)

The Shanner of Attention,

you too? wow! we should start a community :p

Lily Riani said...


insyaallah... but i bukan shopahollic hence susah gak tuh..


err... i collect shotglasses too. ahhahah.... thanks dearie.

ai shiang,

somehow looking at them makes me happy. weird huh. oh! i love photos too... sooo LOVE.

MKL said...

I collect small things, whatever appears cute to me. Sometimes I buy a tea set, too :) I love them. I wonder, if I wear something made of steel and meet you, you would draw me close to you, you must be a magnetic field :P

Our Little Corners said...

wow what a nice magnet collection you got there

fufu said...

wow a huge and nice collection!!!!! more to come i bet lol but well the eastern part really has nice and creative magnet!!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Lily, don't let anyone tell you otherwise but this is a fantastic post. I thought I had a lot of magnets until I saw your collection. People have commented that I should stop buying them as there is no more room on my tall fridge freezer and there are not many white bits left !!
I used to collect mugs from places but no room after 150 !!, 60 of those are on a shelf that goes all the way around the top of my Mothers hallway !! It's very interesting to see what is available in your quarter of the Globe. I recognise Rome, Venice and Paris but I have different magnets to yours. I even have friends bring them home from their holidays for me. Maybe there is a club that can sort out our addiction !! J

Lily Riani said...


ahahhahahha... thats the funniest i ever heard... ahahahh

Our Little Corners,

gee thanks. thanks for dropping my blog.


yeah! can you help me increase the collection;)

Shingo T said...

That is ALOT of magnet. I have a few magnets on my fridge door, but they act as magnet to hold paper reminders.

Traveller's Anatomy said...

gosh, vast collection Lily!
I like country faces too whenever available. Fridge magnet is absolutely the cheapest, easiest and most representative way to describe a country (if u forgot) hehe...

I collect shot glass and t-shirt besides fridge magnet and now am into postcard. I wrote it in my recent post :')

Lily Riani said...

shingo t,

at first mine too... but somehow they ambush me! ahahhaha


i pun collect shot glasses! and hard rock shirt!

Jard The Great said...

wow! so many! I only keep one magnet per country. the rest I give it away

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