Today I had my first day at work but I will start with the weekend. On Saturday night we went to a pub how´s called „Botanic Inn“. We took a cap, because it was raining. By the way the caps are cheeper than in Germany. After an half hour the other people from our group appeared. It was quiet noisy in the pub, but not because of the music; people were laughing and talking loudly and at minute intervals glasses got broken. Some of the irish took a cup too much, like a man next to us. He was very drunken and his friends took pictures and made fun of him. I had a nice talk to a guy named Metthew and two girls how were absolutely sweet^^. At 1am the bar had closed, so we went home.
Next day, on Sunday we decided to hike to „Cave Hill“. The weather were irish mixed at this day but we had been protected by umbrellas and rainjackets. We saw the buityfull countryside of the north of Belfast and took a lot of pictures like this:
At 9am in the morning I was at work. My boss and the employees introduced me in the work process. In this project my company is responsible for a lot of workstations which used for X-rays and the diagnose. They showed me the infrastructure, how to maintain the serverfarm and whats to do if there occur allerts or errors. One guy „Berry“ was very friendly to me and I asked him if he know somebody hows would rent or sell me a bike because my company is directly in the city-centre. Tomorrow another stuffmember Metthew (but not this boy from the pub) will pick me up and than we will go to one of the hospital to setup a new workstations. I am very excited…
I had my job interview yesterday. The night befor I was so excited, that I didn´t slept so well. In my dream Riccardo was standing in front of my bed and he told me, that it was nonsens to go in the pub. Next day he convinced me from the opposite. Anyway, the job interview was quite good. Kevin came with me and gave me support. Two people, an old man and a younger one called Christy talk to me. The older man, how seemed to be the big boss had a realy rude accent. He mumbled a bit and spoke very fast. They asked me some questions aboute my apprentisechip and my work in germany and after 10 minutes they showed my the office, kitchen and the serverroom. Now it´s weekend and in the evening we will go the pub where my housemates went on thursday. I am a bit nervous because I am not allowed alcohol at all, but I think I will handle this. Hopefully the girls are nice and opendmindet, how Steffen and Riccarde told me ^^.
So, my next impression come soon…
The highlight of the day was to cook for my housemates Steffen and Riccardo. First I went with Steffen together to the supermarket to get some foot for cooking. Finally there was curry-chicken with rise on our plates.
Unhappily I got a cold like David. Since the workshop last weekend my sore throat wents to a real cold. So, the last two day I did everything to become healthy. Even I took a bath and now I will go to bed, because tomorrow there is my jobinterview. I am very nervous and I hope everything will be allright. Well, tomorrow I will give informations about the progress of the job interview.
Today its the second day in Belfast. Yesterday we had a comfortable trip to Ireland. The flight was easy and on the bustour we saw nice landscapes and cute cities (…and girls) from Dublin to Belfast was also wonderfull. Kevin picked us up in the city-center and brought us to the flat. With Riccardo and Steffen together we moved into a greatfull luxurious apartment. The house is locatet in the south of belfast where a lot of villas are. So I think its a very secure place to live and when I smoke a cigaret on one of the two balconies the magnificent view is breathtaking.
Today we went to the city-center to do shopping some basic stuff for our flat. After this hard shoppingtour we relaxed a bit on our couches in front of a nice chimney. During I went jogging to the house where five of our other guys live, my flatmates Steffen and Riccardo prepared the meal. I changed phonenumbers with Constantin and the people from class FSZ85. When I was back at home I took a shower. We ate some paste and now we all sit together in the livingroom and write our textes for the blog.
All in all it was a great start in Ireland and I hope that the practical training will be also great. On friday I have my jobinterview and I hope it will be good.