On the lack of learning French, I grew up with a majority French influnece and I always had a hard time learning French despite my Cerole hertiage. Now I can speak French semi flunetly, with no problems accept when I go to Canada. Arrgh man French-Canadians are so hard to understand, anyway just keep at it you will get it. Try traveling to Vanuatu, Madagscar, Seychelles or Mauratius Islands, dude I granntee. You will be forced to use French, might of fact since Vanuatu is very close to PNG try that country. They are some pretty cool people buddy, don't feel discourage about learning it.