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This story ends on a Chinese woman’s mantlepiece. It begins in John Hegarty’s office.
It’s 1pm just outside of Minsk and we’ve got soup, served kindly by the Babushka, who doesn’t speak a word of English.
I jumped up and called my family in Germany, making stupid remarks like “London calling!”
I wrote some spiel about how we want to see what advertising is like on the other side of the world. And I sh*t you not, within the hour I have a reply…
Prepare yourself for the banter. Everyone is hilarious. There might be a bit of sports chat in the workplace.
It might just be the case of grass being greener, but it’s also about what you’re after in your career, your life even.
It was 3 days before my final hand in at university when I got a phone call from a random +65 number telling me that myself and my creative partner had been offered a place each on the BBH intern program in Singapore.
I was breathlessly fearful that I would not fit in, that no one spoke English, and that I would be friendless and alone.