If you are recently married and you are moving to U.S.A.along with your husband, this is what you can expect:
AMMA: udamba paathukko ( take care of your health), nalla healthy fooda saapdu( eat healthy food).Avarayum nanna paathukko ( take care of your husband).
APPA: anga poittu settle aagittu ethavathu padikka try pannu. chumma ukkarathey ( after settling down there, study something and dont be idle).
AKKA: seekiram vadi.( Come soon) Cant wait to see you . We will meet there.
Well pretty expected and straight right?These are fine, but that ain't all.There are more...
1. People will express condolences because you will not be eating rice, sambar frequently.
2.There will be a volley of questions like " do you know to cook? else, you have to adjust with pastas, sandwiches".
3.Puli, (tamarind), vadam ( crispie which needs to be fried in oil), oorkai ( pickle) sambar podi, rasam podi ellam eduthundurukkiyo? ( have you taken sambar and rasam powder?)
4.Some of your friends will say " nalla enjoy pannu di, ippo vitta vera chancey kedaikkathu"( enjoy now, you wont get this back later)
5. Some old thathas will ask you " enga irukka porel? ( where are you going to be located in US?)and when you tell them the place, they go like " oh anga thaan naan 1950la oru velai vishayama ponen ( I was there in 1950s).Ennoda office 15 miles thalli irunthuthu ( my office was 15 miles away from my home) etc etc..and bore you with stories .
6. Your fond relatives will tell you " avara nanna paathukko, anusarichu nadanthukko ( take care of your husband and learn to adjust), dont hurry up and plan for a kid a year later.
10 years ago