Don’t forget your toothbrush and other advice

Make a kit list before your travel. It’s one of those life lessons you learnt that never ceases to be of use.


Do not forget your umbrellas, but come ready to embrace the drizzle and with it, any reminiscence of childhood.


Carry your jackets, even if you’re “thick skinned”. You never know who might need it.


Don’t take childhood nicknames to heart, but know that each comment or an old nickname is a veil that your friends use to disguise a reference to your shared childhood.


Choose your words carefully with your friends especially in front of their spouses (and children!)


Take pictures.


Bring your toothbrush. A toothbrush is among the rarest of things that cannot be shared – even by boarders.


Reach the station on time. Train and tide stop for no one.


Laugh. Even if you’re listening to a joke for the hundredth time. It’s best to never grow older than our childhood jokes.


Imitate your teachers with the beautiful realisation that they have created quite an impression on you.




Like a wise person said, remember that advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.


Most importantly, have a great time!!!



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