Letter(s) from Elena Kiseleva to Earl (Canada)

Letter1

Hi . I am happy to see the new letter from you.
I want to tell you more about myself; also I would like to tell you about my family.
For my unhappiness I lost my father 5 years ago. He had a lung cancer because of frequent smoking.
My mather still alive but after death of my father, she was so bad and she had heart attack. And our doctors told her that she must live in village, because there is free air and there is no city noise.
It was very difficult time for me to overcome father, i loved him so much, but my friends told me that i must be strong, he watch what i do. I need him so much, his care, his kind advices and his love.
I think that it is necessarily to have some support in the life!
Certainly it is important to be strong and try to overcome all difficulties yourself but sometimes it so uneasily...
to do it without somebody's help and support. And that is why I appreciate people who are always with me, who help me to live!
Ok, let’s back to my mom......
My mother`s name is Elena, she is 54 years old. She is Russian pensioner.
She live in a village 50 kilometres from Kazan (my town , if you forgot) She have an attractive appearance and a very good sence of humor.
She is very good woman, every days i thinking of her and i wish her good health, i ask our God to help her.
When i have time i visit her, we sit near each other and talk, talk about all...
I like when she tell me when she was young or how she meet my father. I like it most of all, it is very good when kids speak with their parents, i don't understand when kids don't want to visit their parents... It is very bad...
I think that my mother the best mother in the world. She is my ideal.......
I have no brothers and sisters. And i live alone in the flat. I have much time for watching tv and reading book or going to the cinema.
I like it, i like good movies, but i will tell you about it in my next letter.
Because it is another topic for discussion.
I hope that you will write me about your parents. It will very interesting for me to know about your family. Do you live alone?
Let's help to know each other better and i am sure that my letters will help you to know me.... Don't worry i have much topic for conversation and all of them will interesting for you... I promise....
Have a nice day. Kseniya.

Letter 2

Hi . How are you? Once again i got your letter.
Ok, i read it and it was great. Thank you for tellijng me more about your parents and family...
It was very interesting for me.... I am very happy because i see we start our conversation and it works....
And it means, that you are interesting in me. I want that you know i am interesting in you, but i don't know what will next and what will be in the future.
I am optimist and I believe that most beautifull things are waiting us in future.
In this letter I want to tell you about my interests, hobbies and dreams…
And certainly it would be very-very great for me to get to know about your interests, references, to get to know what do you like to do in a free time.
I hope you will write me about that.
Ok, what about me, I like to go to cinema, because I like to watch movies.
I can say that I like all kinds of cinema, it is difficult to choose only one kind, because I like “good movies” and certainly as a lot of women I prefer romantic movies: at heart certainly I would like to be on the place of one of heroines of these stories.
The most favourite films are "The Lord of the Rings", "The Day after Tomorrow", "The Armagedon".
And certainly all the comedies with Jim Kerry in the main part. I adore the films with his acting.
Though I done`t like insurgents, the films with this actor I watch with great pleasure.I`d like to say that prefer melodramas.
I think such films are about love, about real love. So now you know about my preferences in the films, if you would like to invite me to the cinema.
And as for music I prefer to listen to classical music I suppose that this music makes us more pure and improves our soul.
And what music do you like? And also I like to visit museums of art. I admire of products of world art.
I think that the language of art is general for all nations of the world, because the language of soul is clear for everybody…
My favorite writers are Russian classics such as L.Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
Well, the most famous books by Lev Tolstoy are "War and peace" and "Anna Karenina". And by Dostoevsky is "Crime and punishment".
I like to watch tv, most of all i like to watch such programm us "Discovery" i like this channel most of all.... Do you know why?
Well, because i had never leave my country and i want to see world and this channel help me in my dream..
I watch about countries and about different people... It is so interesting....
I think that i am traveler, i like it and i want it.
I want to see much thing. First of all, i had never see Ocean, i like it, it is so strong and large.
I want to see New Zealand because i sow nature of this country in movies "Lord of the ring", i like it so much.... There are no place in the world, what i don't want to see....
What about you? What do you like to listen to? Or what movies do your prefer...
I want to know what do you like and what dislike...
Hope you will give me this answer....
Bye for now...
Kseniya..

Letter 3

Earle, hello. How was your day? I hope all was good. Thank you for your letter and Thank you for all what you wrote me about your preferences.
Step by step we know about each other more and more and more.
I like it, i want that in each our letter we tried to tell something new and something what will be intersting for us.
This is good, we write each other and we answer each other.
I make it with great pleasure, i want that you know all about it me, i will help you in it. But i cann't write you long letters, because i use internet during my work time and i don't have much time for it.
I have no computer at home. I would use the Internet of cafe for writing you.
But it is too expensive for me It is necessary for me to pay each time when I receive or I accept from you the letter of 90 roubles, It is 3 $.
But if I send the photo to you i need to pay for this service 4 $.
In Russia only some people have computer at apartment and may use internet at home.
Most people use Internet cafe. In Internet cafe use computer with internet for connecting with people and learned some information. Where are you use computer and internet? In our city many people have not phone at home, I also have no phone at my home. I want to have conversation with you.
Of course you can think, wow she know me few days and she begin talking about money.... Incredibly...
Please don't think wrong... I`m writing to you from my work and i think that if my boss will know about it , he will so sad becaue i`m using Internet not only for work.
I can`t to use chat for communicating with you, i can write only letters.
Well, what about my job... Mmm...
First of all, i finished university, like a teacher Preschool classes or teacher The beginnings of Russian language and the literature, i receive very good diploma and i started work like a teacher.
Yes, i am a teacher. I think it is a very interesting, difficult and noble profession.
Every day I go to the centre to give lessons of Russian to little children.
Sometimes it is very difficult to work with them because they can be noisy, inattentive.
The other day children don`t want to work and I understand that everything depends on their mood. I am proud when they are successful in something and I try to help them in any case. Several times a week I have individual classes with pupils or grown-ups. Sometimes I am very tired and cann't do anything about the house. But I like my job and can`t give it up.
I like kids, i like all my pupils like my kids... It is very interesting to teach, first time they cann't understand you and they need your helps.
But after some month they can all and all what i need it is make their lesson most interesting, find another interesting game for teaching...
This is very interesting jobs...
But of course i have some difficulties when my pupil can do something...
And i must stay after job and work with him in individual.
But there is not much such pupils in my classies.
I`m teching pupils between 17-20 years old.
What about my collaborators, all of them are girls. Our teaching staff is not big. All of them like this work very much. And we give all our strength and knowledge to the children. We proud our job, because we bear knowledge in heads of children and we expand their outlook Very often we gather together and go somewhere for example to the restaurant or for a picnic. We all are young that is why we easily come in contact with each other.
I can tell you a lot of funny stories which sometimes happen at my work. For example there is a young woman who looks a little girl. And very often parents of our children ask her to call a teacher when she tries to explain them something. And the parents are always very surprised when they have learned that she herself is a teacher.
Well, it is all what i can tell you about my work. What do you do? What is your job?
Do you work for yourself or you work in factory or something else....
Please Earle tell me about place where are you work....
By the way, if you want to know how much money my sallary.... Only 120 usd per month, simple
sallary for teachers in my country. And my work time 8 hour a day and 6 day in a week...

Best wishes. Kseniya...