Letter(s) from Maria Shabalina to Frank (Netherlands)

Letter 1

Hi the new friend!!!
I have seen your profile on a originclub.com, and have decided to write to you. There there were many good people.
I do not know why to write to you, something is probable inside has induced me do it. But I am more inclined to write that to you. I already during long time search for the man of the heart on the Internet. However my searches were not successful, but I was interested with your questionnaire. You are possible and there is my partner in life whom I search.
Though actually it is very uneasy to find the love through the Internet, but I shall hope for it up to the last.
I want to tell you a little about myself:
My name is Irina.
I the simple Russian girl who search for a serious the person from abroad for serious attitudes in the future for creations of family.
I am very brave to write to you and have written in hope which you will write also to me. I hope for it, and I shall look forward to answer from you.
P.S. If I though have slightly interested you, please write to me the answer on mine E-mail: solnishko08@rocketmail.com
I shall hope, and I shall wait, that you nevertheless will answer it soon. Please try to send your message on email. As I was very bad a use the Internet.
I shall send the image in the following letter.
With hope your new familiar Irina.

Letter 2

Hello my new dear friend Frank!!

I was so glad when I checked my mail-box today and saw your letter!! I consider you to have a desire to communicate to me and to learn each other better. Am I right?! I hope so!! I hope that everything that we expect from this communication will be approved and we will find much in common.

So, there are a few words about me. I am 27 years old. And how old are you Frank? I believe in God Jesus. I am not married and don’t have children. I am a single young lady. I'm sensitive, kind-hearted, thoughtful and easily amused. In opinion of my close friends, I'm kind, jolly, clever and intelligent, purposeful, sociable. I live in the city Cheboksary which is located in Chuvash republic. My town is very beautiful. There are a lot of squares, parks and beautiful places. I like my wonderful City very much. It is not really big though, but I live the most part of my life here, so I really like this city, I got a lot of memories connected with the place I grew up in. And also I would love to know about the place you live.

I would like to tell you that my favorite season is summer! The sun shines brightly and I like walking in the park listening to the birds singing and enjoying fresh air. I don’t have much time to do that, as I actually a hard worker, but I use every single chance to do that. And what is your favorite season Frank?

I think you would like to know why I decided to apply to internet to find somebody. Well, I did it I mean I wrote you thanking to one girl. At my work I have a friend Glasha and one of her friends, her name is Klava a year ago found he half. He is Jim. Klava is not a close friend of mine but we know each other as we have common friend. Klava and Jim met each other in internet and now they are so happy with each other. They got married and some time ago she learnt that she is pregnant. They are waiting now for their first child. I am so happy for them! I saw some their pictures when they visited Cheboksary. I saw their happy eyes. I wish them only happiness and healthy children. I heard a lot about such a wonderful love stories. And as for me I had bad experience with Russian men. More over I can easily speak English. At school and university English always was my favorite subject. I am fond of it so much! So I decided to get acquainted with somebody. And so I wrote you and now I am so glad that you take an interest in me!!

I was born here in Cheboksary. Unfortunately I didn’t have happy childhood. I have spent 10 years at orphanage. I don’t know my parents they gave up on me. I don’t know why they did it with me I don’t know the reason, but I don’t imagine how mother can give up on her child. All my childhood I spent with such unhappy children like me. In such a condition I dreamt about family. I had a great desire that a pair which couldn’t have their own children would adopt me. And I would have true parents. As for me I will never give up on my child. I consider it to be awful. When I was ten years old my grandmother found me. She didn’t know why her daughter and my mother refused from me and lost. She was searching for me for ten years and finely she found me. I wish I could know my mother… Fortunately my grandmother took me from the orphanage and we started live together. I was brought up by the best woman in the world. I loved my grandmother so much. She was a wonderful and very kind woman. She passed away a year ago. Now I am always crying when remember her. She loved me and cared so much. She gave me education. I thank God that one day we found each other. She was everything that I have in my life. After finishing the school I entered the teachers training institute. As for now I work at the orphanage as a mistress in which I was earlier. I am fond of children. I am so happy that I can help such children. I understand them perfectly well because I was in the same situation. Sometimes it is so difficult for me to look into their sad eyes. I try to give them all my love and to make them a little bit happier.

I think I shouldn’t bore you my dear Frank with such sad stories of my life. Everything is in the past now. I am ready to start new life and forget all. My heart is open. I hope everything will be great like I dream.

So I am trying to do all by myself, just struggling and going through tough moments of my life. I believe that happiness is in love. It is in love, it is to love and be beloved. And I hope to find that happiness one day, to find the One for me and give all the love that I have in my heart to him. I will adore him and love him every day, I want to pass all life together supporting and helping each other. I know that everybody dream about it. But I am sure that this will happen to me one day too! I dream about my own family with the man that will be my second half. I am fond of children and I would like to have them in the future. I think that kids are really beautiful and I really want to have my own children. I really wonder if you like children Frank? I am not a person of career. I just like my job and the things that I do for kids. And I am trying to do my really best! I am fond of cooking. Everybody says that I cook very well. But I do not trust them? Just kidding. I think that I really not bad at it, as it all goes from my grandmother. And she was the best! I assure you!!

Oh my God, I have written you so much! I didn't think that I can write about myself so much, really. I'm finishing my e-mail to

You, Frank, I'll be grateful so much, if you write me about
yourself, as I did it. I would like to know about your family. How big is your family? Tell me also a little about your city where do you live. I have never been in other countries and I'll be very glad to know about your country. Ok, let me finish my e-mail, I hope to see your answer soon! I'm attaching my photo. I hope you will like it.
Ok, good bye, Frank, I hope to see your answer soon.
Take care,
Your new Russian friend,

With the respect
Irina mailto:solnishko08@rocketmail.com

Letter 3

Hello my dear friend Frank!!
Thank you so much!! You make my day more joyful and make me smile!! I didn’t think that your answer would make me so glad. It is so interesting for me to correspond to you. You know this is my first experience of acquaintance in Internet I told you that. To tell the truth I like this so much my dear friend Frank!! It just seams to me a bit unusual that we are so far apart but still able to communicate. That is really exciting!

Thank you for your letter. I am fond of learning about your life, about things that you like and dislike. I feel trust between us. I fell so easy and comfortable corresponding with you. Sometimes it is easier for people to solve some problems or just discussing them not looking into the eyes but for example over the telephone. Or like our situation through the Internet.
I want to tell you me dear Frank that everything that I tell you is true. And my great desire to continue our communication is growing up. I believe that we have much in common even if we have never seen each other and our cities and more over countries are so far away from each other. When I write the letter to you I imagine the situation like you are near me and we chatting about our live and it is so interesting for us to get to know each other better. I don’t feel such a big distance between us.

My work brings me so much satisfaction. I am sure that my work is very important for society and more over I am fond of working with children. They are the flowers of our life and we must take care of them, give them love. And I am so proud of such a feeling. And what about you Frank? Are you fond of your work? Please write me I would like to know this.
I am also interested in one thing. I call you my friend and as I told you that I trust you. Don’t you offend on such an address to you from my side? Write me I don’t want any difference between us.

You know after writing my last letter to you I had much time to think everything over and I feel now much better. I told you that my heart is opened for new feelings and I feel that everything is changing in my life. I believe it is very important step in my life. Morally I am prepared for something new and serious. I am a serious young lady with serious intentions. I feel I became stronger and I am not afraid of difficult. I am not going to play any games. I want everything in my life to become in normal. I hope you understand what I mean.
I leave myself to my own resources. Unfortunately I have now my own flat as my income is not so big. I hate that money means so much in our life. I believe that people’s feelings and relations mean much more then stupid paper funds.

I hope you agree with me. So I rent a flat and live in a simple way. I don’t have telephone and computer at home. That is why I need to visit internet cafe to write the letters to you. And I think that it is so great that our letters to each other can rich us for several seconds. It is wonderful I believe so!!

As I wrote you in my last letter I work as mistress at the orphanage with small children. I am fond of my work. Because I love children and I like to spend time with them. English is one of my hobbies? I like to watch films and read English literature in the original. I also like to listen to foreign music. One of my favorite singers is Sting, also Tony Braxton and Whitney Huston. I like to spend my free time with my friends. I like to go to the cinema. When the weather is fine we walk in the street. Especially I like walking through the park. As you have already mentioned I love nature and also I am fond of flowers. And do you like nature Frank? How do you prefer to spend your free time? Please write me about it my dear Frank!!
Well, Frank, I must finish my e-mail to you, I hope that we will continue corresponding with each other and you will tell me much more about yourself, and I will try to tell you about myself as much as possible in future e-mails. I want to learn more about your country, please, tell me about your family, about your friends. I hope to see your answer soon. And of course I wait for your photos. Please send me all the pictures that you have. I will be very glad to receive them!!

P.S. I have found your questionnaire on this site and have decided to
write to you. I have no licence for driving of the car, I am not able
to drive! I live very poorly, therefore would not like to photograph the house, and possibility at me is not present, all these photos have been made by my girlfriend month or two months ago. Now its camera has broken.
Your Russian friend,

Letter 4

my dearest friend Frank!!!

How are you doing today? I am doing very good and feel so exiting after getting your letter! Thank you so much. You know this is the happiest time in my day to receive your letter. You make me be so glad with your wonderful letter!! I want to tell you that it is very important for me to communicate to you my dearest friend!! I am really so interested in you and would like to know everything about your life, your country and so on….

As I told you before, I have decided to meet someone on the Internet after I saw the way Klava met her destiny in the same way. And now she and her husband Jim are so happy. I know I am repeating myself, but it is really amuses me so much. Who knows, probably we will meet each other one day and will decide to make some serious step in our life. I admit the fact that we can be together, I just wanted to tell you that I really want to know more about you, and in common I want us to get to know each other better. I think that it is really necessary to know about your life-partner as much as it possible, in this way it will be easier to communicate… what do you think about it? I really would like to know your point of view on this topic, as I am really serious about it. Please write about it your thoughts in your next letter.

Also wanted to ask you a question, if you understand all the things that I write you about? Just to make sure that my letters are understandable to you? If there any difficulties please let me know.

My dear friend Frank I think you would like to learn about my life before our acquaintance and the reason why I did not find my half. Of course there were many happy and sad moments in my life.

Well, I had two boyfriends. With the first boyfriend Visiliy we were together for about one year. I loved him very much and I thought that he loved me too, but I was mistaken! As I learnt later he felt in love with another girl. He was with me and with that girl at the same time. Maybe he didn’t give up on me because of the feeling of pity; I don’t know it for sure. After we had a complete broke, it was something horrible! There were many nights without sleep and with many cries. I was so depressed and broken that left the desire for the further existence. I had an idea that the meaning of my life is lost and I have nothing to do on this earth. That time was very difficult for me because Vasiliy was my first love, and haven’t realized that my love towards him was so pure, he broke my heart and made me suffer in a way I never knew before! After those relationships I really can’t stand lairs! I prefer to be honest, straight and open-hearted. No matter what, even if I got to say some bitter truth, I am sure that it is going to be much better then to say sweet lie!

The other guy that I fall in love with was Denis. It was really deep and passionate even a bit wild love. We spent pretty long time together. I was almost sure that he was the one. After the previous relationships I wasn’t able to get use to the fact that everything can be so perfect. After we spent 2 years and 3 months together I was sure that this is it!!! I found him! Happiness wasn’t too long. The problem that came to us is pretty common and massive all over the world, but I could never think that this will happen to Denis! Last several months we were invited to so many parties, birthdays, celebrations, and I haven’t even noticed the way my boyfriend started drinking vodka so much, and at the end he lost it out of his control. In 6 months he was almost a complete alcoholic. It is hard to put in to words the things that I have seen! I never believed that it was the man that I met 2 years ago. So my second try was also unsuccessful. I got nothing to do but to abandon him and move on with my life alone. So that was my love story. I would like to know about your love story Frank. Please write me about it I want to know everything about you, because I like you and I am very glad that we associate to each other!!

So after those two attempts I decided not to be in a hurry and put my destiny in to the hands of faith. I was so disappointed with Russian men that took a decision that will never date with anyone of them! I came to conclusion that here in Russia men do not appreciate women and their love as they should.

So my dear Frank I think I should finish my letter I just don’t want to bore you. I wait for your next letter.

P.S. Yes, you are right my growth not big - 1.72 metre.
I do not have stationary phone, I can call only from telegraph(phone shops). I necessarily will call you my dear Frank, I very much wish to hear your voice, but now I do not have money for a call. Soon to me will pay on work and I necessarily will call you my favourite Frank.
Have a good day!!
Sincerely your Russian friend,

Irina mailto:solnishko08@rocketmail.com

Letter 5

Hello my dearest friend Frank!!!

I am so happy to receive your answer!! Really Frank!!! We know each other not so much time but I feel great support from your side! Today after work I was in a hurry to enter the internet cafe and I was sure that I will find new letter from you. Since we are corresponding to each other your letters became a very important part of my life!!

So my dear Frank I think that you would like to learn more about my interests and hobbies.
About music: I like to listen to different kinds of music. Oh I forgot that I have already written you about the music which I listen to. I will not write you about my favorite Russian singers and groups, because I think that you don’t know them. It would be interesting for me to learn about it. Please, tell me, ok?

Movies… I like to watch comedies, fantastic and romantic films. But the greatest impression has left on me films ' The Lord of Rings', and of course' Harry Potter '. I believe you watched these films? But special impression had the film ' The Patriot ' with the main actor Mel Gibson, where the war between England and America is described. This film shows the natural spirit of the patriotism, the love to Native Land! I consider that it's very important qualities, which all people in the world should have! Really? Mel Gibson has played his role as a talented actor in my opinion! Also I liked the film 'Cruel Intentions', in my opinion it's very sensual and instructive film for all youth. Also among comedies I liked the film 'Yes Man' by the comic actor Jim Carrey ? I hope that you watched this funny film ? Among fantasy, I liked film 'Avatar’; it's a very entertainment film in my opinion.

About food: Ok, as for my favorite dishes, I like fried fish, also I like meat, I don't want to hide it from you. I like chicken very much, do you like chicken? It tastes so good, really? Also I like pizza very much. It's very tasty too; I like pizza with a cheese. I like fruit and vegetables, especially, apple, orange, banana, tomatoes, cucumbers and so on, there are many kinds of vitamins. Frank, do you like to cook? I cook not bad as friends say to me. To tell the truth I am fond of cooking. I can spend hours in the kitchen cooking something delicious. Many times my best friend Klava and me gathered in the kitchen and cooked together. Now her husband Larry is fond of her dishes. I hope that one day you will taste my dishes my dear Frank. You will taste different Russian dishes!! Believe me you will love it. And I also want to taste the food in your country.

Also about my favorite kind of sports, I like sport very much. Do you like it either? In winter I like to ski, it's cool to be on the fresh air. Also I like to play volley ball. But most of all I like aerobic. Also I would like to say that I like ball dances. It is fantastic. Have you ever danced the ball dance?

It's so attractive and beautiful, really, Frank? I'm sure, that you would be very glad to dance the ball dance with me one day? It will be wonderful! Probably, in the future, we will dance the ball dancing with you, it would be cool! Really?

I would like to talk to you my dear Frank! I believe that it is great idea. I would like talk to you on the phone. Unfortunately I don’t have the phone at home. But I will try to call you from the telegraph which is in the post office. If you want to hear me Frank give me your telephone number and tell me in which time should I call you, but please tell me your time and Moscow time. I am afraid that I can mix something. I hope that you want to hear my voice too!! Please, send me your phone number in your next e-mail, ok??? Please, don't forget, Frank!
Frank, I can't believe again I have written you such a large e-mail!! I hope, that it will be interesting for you to read about me more. Really?

Frank, I would be grateful to you, if you write me in your next e-mail about your interests, about your hobbies, what kind of music do you prefer? What kind of movies too? What is your favorite color too??? My favorite color is blue, it calms so much.

Well, let me finish my message, also I send you my photo. Hope you will like it.

P.S. My dear Frank, about ………….. I think that it simply not your person, you did not approach each other, it did not appreciate you. Seldom I drink. But it is very rare. At us in Russia all men drink much, it very much not to like me.
I will wait for your next e-mails! Frank, please, write me as soon as possible! Ok?
Good-bye, see you soon.
Very truly yours,

Irina mailto:solnishko08@rocketmail.com