Did a lot of asking around beforehand (thanks Cyrille) as I was a bit unsure of what to expect. The OC answered those questions thanks to its design and tutors. The TPs were really useful and the feedback was great from not just the staff but other teachers too.
For any of you thinking of taking the plunge and who have heard the horror stories, go ahead and do it but make sure you attend the OC. It's invaluable preparation.
Samak- "Westerners have a saying, 'Look at both sides of the coin', but Westerners only look at one side, Myanmar is a Buddhist country. Myanmar's leaders meditate. They say the country lives in peace. We have three neighbours: Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. We use their resources, all three of them. If we have this great relationship, why should we pick on them?....They (the leaders) found new gas resources. I negotiated with them so we can sign contracts."
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Still got another 8 months left for the actual DELTA qualification itself! However, we got a mock mark at the end for our assignment/teaching for which I was given a "strong pass" and told to aim for a pass with merit.
I reckon that calls for a few beers and a 5 day holiday at the beach. Happy Easter indeed!