Judging Crystals, Bronzes, Silvers, Golds and Grand Prix over first part of the week – Check!
Debates, discussions and just the odd dilemma over what award to give – Check!
A near unanimous decision for the two Grand Prix (Meet Graham and Pedigree Replace Your Child With A Pet) among the multiple Grand Prix – Check!
A collection of wonderfully wise as well as compulsively crazy jury members across the different verticals – Check!
A Whatsapp assortment from this assortment that may well hopefully go on to become friends for life – Check!
Popping across to the Bexco Exhibition Centre to see the work put up – Check!
Being pleasantly surprised by glow box of self as part of the jury exhibition – Check!
Attending some of the more interesting sessions at Bexco Exhibition Centre – Check!
A super tight Grand Gala and awards ceremony with all the deserving awardees and everyone present cheering on lustily – Check!
But wasn’t there more to Ad Stars than the work around the work – a huge Check!
And did we get to make and bake our own traditionally Korean fish cake rolls and fish cake pizza – Check!
And did we get to go to the oldest and most traditional fish market in Busan – Check!
And did we get to experience the beautiful, calm and newly inaugurated Busan Air Cruise (a cable car ride that took us over the ocean to give us a breath-taking view of the Busan skyline at sunset) – Check!
And is there more to Korean food than bulgogi, bibimbap and kimchi – Myeolchi Bokkeum - Check!
Ddukbokkie - Check! Sundubbu Jjigae - Check! Haejangguk – Check!
And were there enough attempts by aforementioned Whatsapp jury assortment to sample different aspects of Busan nightlife– A big Check for each night!
And are we going back to Ad Stars again – CHECK!
(The author is CEO, Madison BMB.)