The last few weekdays my roommate Chris wrote back and forth with some German girls over here in Ireland on the social network StudiVZ. He finally arranged a meeting on friday evening. He asked them if he could bring ’some‘ workmates, in reality meaning a mixed group of Herbertons and Ladlanes of about 8-10 people.
The girl who arranged the meeting was a bit shocked over so many people. She led us into a (SURPRISE!) pub where two other girls waited which she also knew from StudiVZ. We talked, we drank and since Becky(an abbrevation she hates! :P) lives here for a few months now, we got some really good advices. She works in the travel business and travels alot around here. So she could give us especially good advice about quick trips you can make on weekends.
At around 3am or 4am the rest of us left the pub, had a bite and then took off. Ben, Flo and I took a cab and drove home. While driving we made small talk and the taxi driver once again indicated that our district is REALLY dangerous…
Yesterday, perceived a few hours ago ;), we met the girls again at a location called ‚The Academy‘. I liked the location itself a lot. On two of the three floors the main theme was Rock and Indie Rock. The 3rd floor closed when we arrived but on that floor regular live gigs take place. The sofas in the lounge area were godlike… so incredible cOmFoRtAbLe… Furthermore did that floor have a section with a XBox, a football table and an extra room with a big display and two Guitar Hero DJ stands.
The music was very good, very loud and besides getting jostled like hell, dancing in that environment made a lot of fun . At 3am the club closed unfortunately. So we were literal thrown out. 🙁 We said goodbye to the girls, which looked gorgeous by the way and took of, following the Luas lines home.
The girls took pictures, so check back, I’ll try to get them…
*the camera is still on*So lets open up Studi, what was her name again? oh yeah… Isabelle *cencored*… found her, ok lets click here and then… hey… wait a second, is the camera still on… Jesus Christ, I’ll have to remove that later…*camera off*
This year my colleagues and I are fortunate enough to be able to complete a two month internship in irish companies. I hope to learn alot about the irish way of working, thinking and living and hope to improve my english skills alot as well. This weekend we had a preparatory course which was good. I liked what we learned and the location as well but the timing and planning of the course were a bit off. But nevertheless it was quite useful. I learned alot about manoeuvring through difficult situations, e.g. how to politely ask for names again.
Today was the day of our arrival in Ireland. We started at 11:30am from Schönefeld Airport in Berlin and landed in Dublin at about 12:50pm on Dublin Airport. The first thing we noticed was that our clocks gained. So rather than watching out for some pretty girls, my first action in Ireland was to adjust my watch. Then almost half of our group of trainees left Dublin and headed to Belfast by bus, whereas forteen of us stayed here and were picked up at the airport by a driver send from the Swan Training Institute. He drove half of us to the Ladlane Apartements and the other half, including myself to the Herberton Appartements.
Our apartement is really nice, we have two bedrooms with two beds each, two bathrooms, a smaller and a bigger one, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine and a living room with a tv. Ah… and we have a balcony, a fitness center across the street, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a soccerfield nearbye. Did I mention my evil and mean side yet? HAR HAR
My Group and I decided to walk to the Swan Training Institute for our first appointment there. We wanted to walk so we could see something of Dublin, but the area we had to pass through wasn’t the finest. Finally we arrived there safely (thank god) 😉 and got our instructions from our advisor. Afterwards we went to one of the next of the perceived one quadrillion o2 shops in Dublin right across the street and bought prepaid cards and topped them up with 20€ so that we can sms and telephone among us for free.
After we did that, we went to a shopping hall the clerk at o2s recommended to us and that way we got our first daily routine handled too. Thereby we lost one of our roommates but we were lucky to find him safe and sound at our apartement. On our way back we experienced something very interesting… but see for yourself.
That was it for today, hopefully tommorows text will be (a lot ) shorter… or longer… just to torture you… 😉
Mit der Entsendung von Fachinformatik-Azubis in ein Auslandspraktikum setzt der afib (Ausbildungsverbund Fachinformatik Berlin) im Raum Berlin/Brandenburg nun im zweiten Jahr einen weiteren Meilenstein zur Steigerung der Qualität in der IT-Ausbildung. Die afib-Azubis des Lehrjahres 2009 sind Teil einer Gruppe von ca. 30 Auszubildenden, die ab Mai 2010 einen achtwöchigen Auslandsaufenthalt in Irland verbringen.