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Mittwoch, Januar 30, 2008

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I don't want to leave! :'( but I'll be back!
Posted by Fabian030 at 2:26 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Donnerstag, Dezember 20, 2007

last work day this year

And from Sunday on I go on tour thru South Africa and Namibia with Ryan, a friend of mine down here. First to some caves some hours north east from Cape Town, then to Bloemfontain. After that to The Cradle (www.thecradle.co.za), near Praetoria and Johannesburg. Staying for two days, incl. some game drive, xmas lunch, and visiting both cities. We're leaving, heading west to Upington and Namibian Border, entering Namibia, visting the huge dunes and maybe the Fish River Canyon National Park. Finally heading south direction to Cape Town, having lunch on 30th Dec. at Die Strandloper. Pictures will follow next year. *lol* =)
Posted by Fabian030 at 2:15 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, Dezember 10, 2007

criminal Cape Town?

First encounter with the criminal part of Cape Town. Left the door and the balcony door open - security doors were locked. But seems like someone wanted to give it a try - climbed up the balcony (2nd floor) and checked if the security door was locked. Made a lot of noise, looks like he didn't expect it to be closed, and got off the balcony as fast as possbile. making even more noise. At night, 1.30 a.m. - first noise woke me up, 2nd noise made me take a look. ^^ Interesting :-)
Posted by Fabian030 at 11:45 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Donnerstag, November 22, 2007

Das wollte ich euch nicht vorenthalten ...

Links Tafelberg, Mitte Lions Head

Lions Head and Table Mountain  

Posted by Fabian030 at 5:07 PM
Edited on: Donnerstag, November 22, 2007 5:13 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Mittwoch, November 21, 2007

Credit Card

Kreditkarten-Betrug.

Irgendwer hat sich meine Daten angeeignet und ist shoppen gegangen, für insgesamt etwa 2700€ bisher. Glücklicherweise ist das rechtzeitig aufgefallen. ^^

Posted by Fabian030 at 4:56 PM
Categories: Praktikum, Privates

Montag, November 19, 2007

Finally ...

Arrived at Table Mountain.

Zwar nicht hochgelaufen, wie ich es anfangs vorhatte, aber immerhin hochgefahren und oben viel rumgelaufen. Ist schon eine fantastische Aussicht von dort oben.

Inflation in Deutschland?: Ökonomen Helmar Nahr: „Inflation ist der periodisch wiederkehrende Beweis für die Tatsache, dass bedrucktes Papier bedrucktes Papier ist.“ ^^

Und nun zu etwas völlig Anderem. Ein paar Bilder von Signal Hill/Lions Head bei Nacht.

Cape Town at Night  Cape Town at Night 

Posted by Fabian030 at 9:10 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Freitag, November 16, 2007

Half Time

and I still don't want to go back.

Unfortunately I was victim of a crime for first time - someone stole my car's front license plate. ^^ :-)

Internship goes on as usual. PHP, mySQL web stuff. Quite interesting most times. Quite annoying some other times.

Shaka. =)

Posted by Fabian030 at 10:22 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, Oktober 29, 2007

News

Das Praktikum läuft weiterhin ganz gut.

Und nun zu etwas völlig Anderem:

Letzte Woche war nicht so viel los. Dafür allerdings am Sonntag eine Township-Tour, inkl. Gottesdienst - in einem Haus mit Lagerhallencharme, auf Plastistühlen sitzend, aber immerhin mit E-Piano und Bassgitarre. Die gesamte Tour ist eine Erfahrung die man mal gemacht haben muss. Auch die Townships sind geteilt. Es gibt den Teil mit richtig schönen Häusern, gesichert durch Stacheldraht und/oder Elektrozaun, neuen Audi und Mercedes Autos davor und die andere Seite, abgeschnitten von dem Part mit Steinhäusern, die Holzhütten mit Wellblechdach, die so aussehen als würden sie den nächsten Sturm nicht überleben. Ein "Raum" für mehrere Personen, Gemeinschaftsklos und Duschen irgendwo aufm Gelände.

Und Sonntag Abend ein gemütliches Dinner bei Freunden von einem Freund, riesiges, luxuriöses Haus ... naja. Das Gegenteil vom Vormittag eben. :-)

Unter der Woche war nicht viel los.Essen, n bisschen ausgehen und arbeiten.

Posted by Fabian030 at 8:20 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Freitag, Oktober 12, 2007

Nachtrag

Für alle die schon immer mal wissen wollten, wie es Nachts aussieht:

 

für alle die schon immer wissen wollten, wie mein Heimweg aussieht:

 

und für die, die wissen wollten, was ich sehe, wenn ich aus meiner Wohnungstür schau/gehe:

Posted by Fabian030 at 8:58 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, Oktober 08, 2007

Safari and Weekend?

Hi there. To start with today: a beautiful rainbow was right above the ocean. What a fantastic view while driving to work. :-)

Yesterday: been to cinema twice. First at 3p.m. for Shoot 'Em Up - reminded me a bit of old Tarrantino movies - at Waterfront, where I spent most of the afternoon. In the evening I went to Century City for dinner and again a movie, this time Disturbia - could have been better. Mostly a bit boring. ^^

Friday/Saturday: Safari. Quiet an experience. Awesome, as most people tend to say down here. Cuddling cheetahs (gepards), seeing lions, buffalos (the most dangerous species in ?South? Africa), hippos (twice as dangerous as lions and tigers together - at least for humans ... the tend to underestimate them, and eventually get killed when going to close to them), elephants, and rhinos (quiet peaceful, but don't try to anger them ^^). Seen the Big 4 - missed the leopard. They're quiet hard to see, because they get out of the way when they hear the car. There were plenty of other African animals, like zebras, different kind of antilops, and others ... :-)

And now for the pictures. Due to complaints the pictures are now at a maximum size of 800x600 in here, but there will be a zip-file with all picutres (not only a selection) in full-res. :-)

    

(One of three younger ones that not belong to the family of the "free" older lions in the Aquila game reserve. They still have to be kept seperated, but soon will be released - maybe one or two month.)

     

All pictures at Safari.zip

Posted by Fabian030 at 8:47 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, Oktober 01, 2007

Update Wale

Inzwischen sind treiben sie sich sogar in der Bucht hier auf Arbeit rum - 2min zu Fuß und schon kann man Wale gucken.

;)

Das Wochenende war schön. Von Signal Hill hat man einen wunderschönen Ausblick auf Cape Town, nächste Mal nehme ich meine Kamera mit hoch. ;)

Posted by Fabian030 at 3:13 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Dienstag, September 25, 2007

Wochenend und Sonnenschein ...

Mein Wochenende: Freitag ein bisschen ausgehen, Samstag zum Whale Festival nach Hermanus (http://www.whalefestival.co.za/) ein bisschen wahle watching machen. Abends dann wieder ausgehen und Sonntag einen ruhigen Tag in der Waterfront bei einem Musikfestival, gutem Essen (Sushi) und einem Häagen Dazs zum Abschluss.

Montag Wine-Testing in Boschendal. Quiet nice. Ich sollte sowas öfter tun. Herrliches Weingut, fantastisches Wetter, draußen sitzend im Sonnenschein Wein genießen - für 15 Rand für 5 Gläser (macht ungefähr 1,50€).

me at Boschendal

Jamie - somehow sweet, mostly harmless. ;-)

Jamie 1  

Jamie 2

Work:  Weitermachen mit der WebSite. Den Kollegen gefällts, Cheffe ist noch nicht ganz überzeugt. :)

Außerdem war am Freitag eine kleine Broschüre für Kunden zu erstellen.

Posted by Fabian030 at 9:33 AM
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Dienstag, September 18, 2007

Arbeit: Zusatz

Sitze immer noch an verschiedenen Versionen für die WebSite.

Aber wie man hier arbeitet ... 25°C, in der Sonne sitzend im Garten des Firmengeländes, neben einem der Swimmingpool, welcher sich in den Sommermonaten wohl äußerster Beliebtheit erfreut unter den Mitarbeitern.

Eigentlich bin ich nur noch morgens für den ersten Kaffee und abends kurz vor Schluss zum Zusammenpacken im Büro. ^^

Sonne pur, vor einem die Berge, im Hintergrund das Rauschen des Meeres, Vögel zwitschern, sea gulls überfliegen die Strassen ... hach. :-)

Posted by Fabian030 at 11:01 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, September 17, 2007

Weekend

Hi there.
No pictures this time - just forgot to take my camera with me.

Anyway. On Saturday I went to West Coast National Park, just for some flowers. Incredible. Nothing seems to be able to grow there, at least nothing else than brushwood, but for a few weeks real beautiful flowers begin to blossom overnight.

On Sunday we went out to Simon's Town to that Penguin Festival there, watching some lazy penguins on the beach. They even seemed to be hydrophobic. Never seen so lazy, hydrophobic penguins before, just lying there, and taking a sun bath. ^^

Posted by Fabian030 at 9:21 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Donnerstag, September 13, 2007

another day at office

I hate the Internet Explorer 6, it just doesn't do what I want him to do.

The day before yesterday I started to take my first steps in PHP/mySQL, setting up a database, creatiing stuff, read out stuff and so on. Quiet interesting, and very useful. ^^

Living here is more fun than expected. It's never boring, mostly I go out after work, having dinner or a drink - or both - with some friends down here. At least, I don't miss Germany at all. May be some special persons, but nothing else. :-)

Posted by Fabian030 at 10:04 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Sonntag, September 09, 2007

Chapman's Peak

2 pm arrival, used to go up, and was the highest point (about 600m above the sea) at 5.30 - back at 7 pm.

It's been a hard day, but ... it was worth all. Chapman's Peak is just amazing. No picture or video could reproduce what you experience up there - and on your long voyage going there. :)

there I wanted to go - a long journey  

Houtbay - the town my company is located at  

Houtbay Sunset

Cape Town at Night Cape Town at Night

Before that I was at the beach.

And yesterday ... well, it was impossible to find a place to watch Germany vs. Wales, because the sports TV station they're watching here normally showed Italy vs. France, and the most sports bars weren't in for soccer - just because of a funny world championship in Rugby. ^^ So I've been to the Dubliner with a friend from Hamburg, meeting some other Germans there, having a great time, and leaving soon ;), heading to other places.

at Chapman's Peak 

Posted by Fabian030 at 8:02 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Freitag, September 07, 2007

4th 'n 5th day

Very strange days, not real stressful, but some stuff didn't work out. Then someone got technical problems, and therefore more problems emerged.I want to spare you technical details, but it was nasty.

Finally, at the end of Thursday, it worked out well and everybody was happy.
If the boss is happy, I'm happy too. :-)

Still working on that web site stuff anyway. Some very strange things happened yesterday to the design I can't explain, trying to fix it today.

Today evening there's some private sit-in planned at the flat of a friend from Hamburg. Germany. I don't know yet if it takes place, but if it will, it'll be fun.
For tomorrow I plan to watch that soccer game between Germany and Wales, but don't know where. Don't know if the Dubliner will show it, and if the Paulaner even got a TV inside. I'll try to check out today or tomorrow inthe daytime.

Posted by Fabian030 at 10:22 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Mittwoch, September 05, 2007

2nd Day

Nichts neues, auch heute am dritten Tag. An Flaggen und nem Aufsteller arbeiten für ne Messe oder was weiß ich - recht interessant. Und dann ist da noch die Homepage.
Kommunikation in der Firma läuft auf Englisch - oder Deutsch mit Chef und seiner Frau.

Außerdem vergesse ich ständig einkaufen zu gehen. Mein Kühlschrank war ja nie wirklich voll, nun ist er fast leer. Und es ist anstrengend hier jemanden für ne normale Abendgestaltung zu finden. Sind eben sehr seltsame Leute hier.

Pictures of Cape Point 

Pictures of my flat 

Landscape Pictures 

Posted by Fabian030 at 1:09 PM
Categories: Praktikum

Dienstag, September 04, 2007

First Work Day

It's been my first day at work yesterday. Fun to work here, I think, but only time will tell.

First assignment to a project the typical internship thing: take a look at our website and redesign it. ^^

Why not, it's not just that easy ...

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The people down here are strange in many ways - you might call them unreliable. But don't take it personally. They are just that way. :-)

Posted by Fabian030 at 9:50 AM
Categories: Praktikum

Montag, September 03, 2007

Cape Point

Have been to Cape Point yesterday, through Table Mountain National Park.

It's not just great, or beautiful - it's overwhelming.

Even the professional pictures at post cards and posters can't reproduce what you see in reality. You just have to be there. :-)

Worlds End - but could't find Jack there

me at Worlds End

far away from home

still at Cape Point

somewhere between Cape Town and Scarborough  

Posted by Fabian030 at 11:08 AM
Categories: Praktikum