Trust me Jason, youll realize fast enough that requiring many more palaces is not a tradeoff, on the contrary.
Lets have 5 minutes of fun here !
Close your eyes (no, wait, keep reading first hehehe)and imagine you are in your bedroom. On your bed is your uncle dressed strangely as a traffic cop and screaming HAL T to your pillow hes holding tightly in his hands :
uncle = khal
but wait ! no!
your bedroom closet has a hyena drinking a latte, waht a mess, all over your clothes ( family in arabic sounds like that = eayilata === HYE + LATTE)
your drawer chest is all wet and out of one of the drawer out comes the Lochness monster all slimy ! sounds like ‘the sister’ : alakht (you do not need again to add your sister, you will remember since youre in the family theme, trust me, trust yourself)
on your lamp is hanging your father, woo strange ! the father : alab . Perhaps had a lab coat on him !
remember you are revisiting these immediately with audio and are not searching for a verbatim mnemonic for it is not necessary.
OH NO!!! I m in need of another palace, this one is full :
wait. I just went to this new coffeeshop, where was the bathroom, where was the cashier, where was my seat, bingo ! a new palace.
wait, maybe I rather go to Christina s apartment, we had a good time last saturday, oh, wait … Ive filled it up already…
mm. maybe just think of the first place this place where IM at now makes me think of (hahaha mind explosion not):::: my bed make me think of what place? well, my parents got a pretty sick bed, i wish I had such a comfy bed, lets jump there and start making that place a palace, ok, all filled up. Makes me think of my local furniture shop Ikea also… I know it good enough to place a dozen loci in there…
my uncle s house ? wait… my ‘khal’ s house, great !
hyena mmmmmm last time Ive been at the zoo… nope., not a familiar anymore, but my old childhood tv room where I watched Lion King first, lets go back in time !!!
I hope you feel reassured with my examples that you dont need to worry about not having enough memory palaces to fill. Remember also, everyday you discover a new place which is a potential palace.
Cheers ! and …
arak qrybaan ! (saddam hussein wearing Pirates of Caribean costume ! ) == see you soon !