End of Journey: my internship in Bangkok

I would like to dedicate my final blog on this journey to my internship at RingZero Game Studio. There have been many highs and lows. Work has fluctuated between fulfilling and mundane many times, which is to be expected. Although graphic design is something I have an interest in, I have realised that I would love to expand beyond purely graphics for my career after graduation. This experience has helped better prepare me for future work prospects and applications for my graduation this year.

However, that is not to say that this internship has been unenjoyable. Working at RingZero Game Studio has been a blessing. The many works I have produced will be valuable additions to my growing portfolio, as I was able to create an array of works for different purposes and in different styles. And what is great is that these skills are applicable to any field of work as marketing is a core team of a company. Ultimately, I am excited to further broaden my scope and look forward to bringing this experience with me to reach greater heights in my design career. 

As mentioned in my previous blog, better communication is a goal of mine. And I am happy to share that I have formed meaningful relationships with my co-workers from both my department and others. Being able to work with locals and hang out with them beyond work has been a priceless experience. Although two months is clearly not enough to fully integrate with the local culture, being able to have a taste of it has been great. It was a valuable experience being able to work with such a capable team and receiving kind guidance in my first design work experience.

A big thank you to Aoy, David, and Jane for being such amazing co-workers and people. If it was not for you guys, I doubt my internship experience could have ended on such a high note. Shout out to also the guys in the concept art department. Being able to have lunch and play video games together during our break is something I will definitely miss. And thanks to the many other co-workers in the company who have been so open and friendly. I am forever grateful to have worked in such a welcoming and kind environment.

Before coming to Thailand, I thought to myself how long two months were. A total of eight weeks, no more, no less. It was a strange feeling, being so far away from home for the first time this long. But these months went by in a flash, with no chance for me to grip and slow down the passage of time. Thinking back on the moments I have spent here living, two months was simply not enough. Especially as I have overcome the period of homesickness halfway through, I now wish that I could stay for at least another month. I will miss the people, food, and public transport here. The Starbucks downstairs of my office and the Thai fried chicken place next to Big C supermarket. I will miss the fresh fruits and the warmth of Thai winter.

Thank you, Bangkok, for being my home for the past eight weeks, and thank you, PMSA, for providing me with the privilege and opportunity to intern here. I don’t know when is the next time I will be in Thailand again, but I will definitely come back while bringing along family and friends. 

Goodbye and see you next time, กรุงเทพมหานคร 

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