Monday, November 11, 2013

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Use Your Fond Memories to Create Super Lenses (with 16 examples from our Giant Squids)

Posted: 11 Nov 2013 08:32 AM PST

We asked our Giant Squid lensmasters to create product review lenses about something with a fond memory attached and we’ve been receiving some really spectacular lenses.

We’ve featured 16 of those lenses here for your reading pleasure. As you go through them, I think you’ll find that they are way more interesting than the average everyday product review that you can find on any other site. It’s the shared memories that make these so special. They draw you in and force you to continue reading.

When you’re finished browsing through this awesome collection of lenses, try using this technique on a new lens of your own. 

When you’re done, post the link here so we can all take a look.

KMFDM in Berlin, Germany, 1997

1. KMFDM in Berlin, Germany, 1997

It was 1997 and I was in Berlin, Germany as a student. My class and I were in Berlin for a week, rather than our home base of Cologne. I have a Bachelor of Arts in German, and was studying there as a part of my course work. My friends and I had spent the d…

ASL 101

2. ASL 101

It took almost 30 years, but I finally enrolled in my first ASL (American Sign Language) class. * Happy dance* One day, when I was in elementary school, we had a few people come to our school to teach us sign language. It was really just an interactive ass…

Amitabh Bachchan: The Bollywood Superstar Who Saved My Life

3. Amitabh Bachchan: The Bollywood Superstar Who Saved My Life

Who is Amitabh Bachchan? If you’ve seen Slumdog Millionaire, you may recall the scene at the beginning where the boy literally dives into a pile of excrement just to get an autograph from the superstar Amitabh Bachchan. This may seem a little far- fet…

My Homemade Wedding Favors / Escort Cards ... with Chocolate

4. My Homemade Wedding Favors / Escort Cards … with Chocolate

One of my favorite things about Hershey Kisses is all the flavors that they come in. Another favorite thing is the different color wrappers that go around the Kisses. Combine these two things and you get a perfectly simple (and fairly inexpensive) treat to…

Parasailing For The First Time

5. Parasailing For The First Time

Parasailing has always been my wish. In fact, I’ve seen it many times on TV and in Hindi Movies but didn’t know that I would get the chance one day to really make it myself. One day, the whole family went to Ile Aux Cerfs, an island which is situ…

My Life, My Swiss Army Watch

6. My Life, My Swiss Army Watch

When I graduated high school, my best friend gave me an Original Swiss Army Watch. I’ve worn this watch every day since then. It’s followed me all over the world and been with me during the most significant events of my adult life. Every time I l…

Cootie Game - Gotta Love It!

7. Cootie Game – Gotta Love It!

Cootie is a Classic You could say I’m a little Crazy about Cootie! As I remember it. My first memory of this timeless game goes way back to circa early 1960s. I don’t recall which grade in school I was in exactly, but I do remember first playing…

Deliverance of Mesmerizing Memory Making is Heard in Bluegrass Music of Dueling Banjos - No Feuding Allowed

8. Deliverance of Mesmerizing Memory Making is Heard in Bluegrass Music of Dueling Banjos – No Feuding Allowed

My Son was Held Spellbound for Years by the Sound of Music in Dueling Banjos of Deliverance If you were to ask me the favorite song of my son today I would not be able to answer your question. However, I would tell you the story of a fond memory of how whe…

Steak and Kidney Pudding - British Memories

9. Steak and Kidney Pudding – British Memories

I was born in England, but have lived in Australia for many years. My sister Steve and I hadn’t seen each other for about ten years, since our mum died. When Steve decided to come and visit me in Australia she asked what I wanted and I told her ‘…

All About Me! Scrapbook For Tween Girls

10. All About Me! Scrapbook For Tween Girls

The All About Me Scrapbook is one of the best gifts that my daughter has ever received as a birthday gift from one of her friends. It is a gift that will last a lifetime and one that she will treasure forever. I was so thrilled with this gift, I actually w…

Poppy Charm For Remembrance Day

11. Poppy Charm For Remembrance Day

11:11 on the 11th November On the anniversary of the end of the First World War, at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, people all around the world gather at cenotaphs and war memorials to lay poppy wreaths and pay tribute to th…

Christmas Candy Memories

12. Christmas Candy Memories

When I think about our Christmas celebrations in the past, it’s always candy that pops to my head. The reason is that my dad once made us a special Christmas Tree. My Dad was an artist and creativity ran through his blood. He wrote little booklets whe…

Grandma's Enamel Turkey Roasting Pan

13. Grandma’s Enamel Turkey Roasting Pan

There are numerous types of turkey roasting pans and in recent years it seems like most of the famous chefs recommend various expensive brands of open roasting pans. I admit I jumped on the bandwagon and for a few years experimented with roasting turkeys i…

Mince Pies - from Scotland!

14. Mince Pies – from Scotland!

As soon as the weather starts to get cooler and the holiday season approaches I think about mince pies! That may sound strange, but they are one of my favorite foods from Christmas when I was a child. This is the first Christmas since my mother passed away…

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the Reviews!

15. Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the Reviews!

A Fisher Price Doctor Kit, Just Like I Had! When I was a kid I can remember having my own doctor kit. I loved role play with my friends as a child so naturally when my son asked me for a kids doctor kit toy, I got a little nostalgic. When I was a kid I had…

Funny Travel Mishaps & Arrival Memories

16. Funny Travel Mishaps & Arrival Memories

Oh the Memories! This story takes place 20 years ago when I was living in Southern California. I was in a pretty horrible car accident when I was 19 and still living in Colorado. I moved to Cali when I was 21 and it was another year and a half before the e…

Lens of the Day: My Emotional Visit to the Vietnam Memorial

Posted: 11 Nov 2013 05:48 AM PST

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