Hello again, and thanks for the commenting tip, I'll try again next time.
I do not speak Tamil, except for a few random words like "crazy" and "snake." My husband's family speaks a mix of Tamil and Telugu, so I'm not sure which to study first. Probably Tamil, since it would be useful throughout the region we're most likely to visit. I'd love to learn Hindi, too, though.
By the way, are you finding that writing for sites like Suite 101 is worth your while monetarily? I'm assuming that the exposure is more attractive than the compensation, and generally having a hard time figuring out if I should start writing for sites that work that way, or go the route of pitching articles to major publications. So many questions...
I saw your blog on the Mom Writers Lit. Mag. page and checked it out. You have some good stuff up there. (especially love the photo of the car boots) I was wondering if you have ever done any writing for Helium. It may interest you to check it out. :)
"This is terrific! It sounds almost exactly like something that happened to a close friend of mine. The girlfriend wasn't a pastry chef, but she too was from a foreign country. I'd like to hear more so keep writing... "