„There are many things we only see clearly in retrospect.“

(quote from Haruki Murakami)

10th of June in 2018:

Hello everybody.
This is my last blog entry, which will also end this blog about my work experience in Belfast. It has been ten days since I arrived back in Berlin. Before concluding this journey by writing this article, I went to school and went back to my usual life habits. Now I want to share some last experiences and words. „„There are many things we only see clearly in retrospect.““ weiterlesen

„Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.“

(quote from Seneca)

31st of May in 2018:

All of us stayed in the living room because the rooms were muggy of the heat and no wind can’t cross. I slept only 2 hours and 45 minutes on the ground, which was comfortable. I used to sleep on the mattress consists of bamboo in Vietnam. What a great start to the last day of our work experience. Yes, this is the last day and also our departure from Belfast/Northern Ireland. I can’t believe how fast those eight weeks passed. „„Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.““ weiterlesen

“Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All we have is what’s in between hello and goodbye.”

(quote from unknown)

29th of May in 2018:

This day was the last but one working day of my work experience in Belfast. I finished all my task, which were unfinished. Today flew by that fast.
In the evening we went for an Irish dinner at ‚Morning Star‘, a recommendation of Tim :D. The atmosphere for our last evening together in Belfast was great. Unfortunately, the paying process was problematic. At first, they told us to separate the receipt by ourselves and go and pay separately. Then at the cashier, they said us it isn’t possible to settle up one by one. In the end, we had to borrow money from Tim, who paid by card. When Tim was settling up, another staff told him that we could pay individually. It was such a mess! „“Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All we have is what’s in between hello and goodbye.”“ weiterlesen

My working week

Since I can not write too much about my work, I will now summarize what I’ve done the last few days there.

As I wrote in another blog entry, I am in the process of creating a website that supports WordPress. I had to adjust some functions manually, because the plugins of WordPress with the theme of the website was not fully compatible. „My working week“ weiterlesen

Visit the cinema

Day by day I am getting more and more used to living here in Belfast, and my everyday life is getting more structured again. Since I discovered an offer at Tesco called „Meal Deal“, which includes a main course (for example, Sandwiches or Noodle salad), a drink and a dessert for £3. That’s why I usually go shopping before going to work. „Visit the cinema“ weiterlesen

Friday and Food

Today I continued to work on the marketing of Amazon products. However, I did not much work because I had to leave earlier due to the Interneurope meeting. Since almost everyone was very reserved at the meeting, this was already finished after a short time.


After that we decided to have dinner together. We split into small groups to prepare for the evening. Giang, Jenny, Son and Tim went shopping, Robert and Guiliano got card games and Phi and I went home and cleaned up. We decided to do summer roles. After spending several hours preparing we could finally eat. I have never eaten summer rolls before, but they were delicious!


After dinner we first played the card game „Der Große Dalmuti“ and then until late in the evening UNO and “Tabletop Simulator”.


Sommer rolles

My first day at work

Even before the day really started, I was pretty excited about what will happen to me today. I got up shortly before 8:00 am. I took a shower and ate a snack for breakfast. Full of energy, I want to go now, but it was only 8.30 … So I had plenty of time before I could go. After a quick thought about what I should do now, I decided to get my laptop out and read some blog posts from the others. About an hour later, I was on my way to my new workplace. „My first day at work“ weiterlesen

“Every journey begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu supposed to say that.

My „journey“ started on the 1st of April in 2018. But first, let me introduce myself.
I am Huong Giang Doan Thi, 21 years old. I am an apprentice as an Information Technology Specialist – specialising in System Integration. Part of my apprenticeship is foreign work experience. Because of that, I will stay in Belfast, the UK for the next two months. Therefore I am going to share my experiences on this blog. I am quite curious about this journey. To live and work in a foreign country for a long time was one of my wishes, which I have had since I was in middle school.
Let´s see what might happen …

„“Every journey begins with a single step.”“ weiterlesen


Day 1 01.04.2018 Sunday


Welcome to Belfast!


My name is Son Pham Duy, i am 23 years old and this is my blog about my work experience/ internship(during my Apprenticeship as Information Technology Specialist – Specialising in System Integration)  in Belfast, Ireland. I am going to live and work here for 8 weeks. During this time i am going to write down my impressions and experiences for you. „Arrival“ weiterlesen