Letter(s) from Elena Scherbarkova to Greg (USA)

Letter 1

Hello my new friend!

Finally I have found such a profile in the internet that I liked. It was very hard for me to do it, but the fact is that I liked right your profile and I would like to know lots more about you! Also I am really glad that you were interested in me too, because I hope that we will have a good correspondance with you. I know the expression "First impression lasts..." And that's why I will try to do my best. So, I am sure that first I have to tell you a little information about me. So, I begin. My name is Leysan. And on the 30 of May I will be 27 years old. As for my appearance, you can see me on my photo that I have sent you. I hope that you like it. So, I am 173 cm and 53 kg. I am sure that it is very good, I hope that you like these sizes of me! So, I live in the central part of Russia in a small wonderful town Zvenigovo. You can ask why I say that my town is wonderful...OK, it is small, but very very beautiful, the nature is perfect here! The city is situated on the great river Volga and is surrounfed by beautiful green forests. The air is really fresh here. And there are a lot of other good things about it, but i will not tell you much today. So, I work in the kinder garden. I am looking for children. It is a very very good work of course. I like my work very much. I have a higher aducation. I like children a lot! It is wonderful to look how children gorw, play, sleep, eat. I like it very much to look at them, just to look and to admire with them. I work in the kindergarden for 2 years. So, I live in a small flat with the best person in the world, my mother. She is really great person! If you know her, you will see that I am right. She is very clever, she is very open, trusting, she has only the best qualities that person can have. And really she is the closest person for me. So, what can I say about my flat, though it is small, it is very cosy and beautiful. I will tell you about it later. So, I have a lot of friends here! All of them are very friendly and open-minded. We are found of going a lot of places here together, for example cinema, cafe, camping, we really can go anywhere. I have a lot of hobbies. I like cooking, camoing, making friends, gouing out, cinema, theatre, listening to the music, talking with somebody, sjopping, and really a lot of other things. You can ask why am I writing you my letter...An d my answer is because I cam tired to be alone... The fact is that where I live I can't find the right person for me. That's why I decided to try to find a man in the internet. But I didn't think it is so difficult. Frankly speaking I am a freshman in it, you are the first man that I have decided to write. There are so a lot of profiles on different sites, but I liked really yours. And I suppose that you can think that I am writing to hundred of men... Then you are really wrong. Because I write only to you. I am sure that it is not good to write to two or more men...We have to concentrate on each other to learn out how are we for each other. So, that's why I came to the dating agency and signed a contract with them and now I am writing to you! Also if you ask what I am looking for in man my answer will be I am looking at first for true love. My perfect match is honest, opened, loyal, trust me and take care of me. In the conclusion of describing my Mr. Right I should say that I am not looking for man to live with, I am looking for a man without whom I will not be able to live! So if you will make me feel so, I will never go from you anywhere. And i will be always with you. I want to tell you that all of my letters will be big and that I am waiting only for BIG letters from you. I want to learn as much as I can about you. And of course I am waiting for tonns photos from you ! I am sending you one from me, but be sure if you will do everything the right way, you will see a lot of my photos! So, I will finish this letter here. I am sure that you are interested now...But...hurry up! I can't wait for my happiness for a long time, because I am really tired of it. So, hope you have a great day today. I am very interested in getting a letter from you TOMORROW!!! In your letter I hope to find a lot of information about you, your homeland, your family, your hpbbies, friends, likes, dislikes and everything you want to tell me!

Wishes, Leysan.

Letter 2

Hello my friend Greg!

Thank you for your letter a lot! I am glad that I can read it today. I have noticed a lot of interesting facts in the story about you and i am really excited in our correspondance with you. I liked the way you wrote your letter. It is really good that you can use words such a good way.

By the way, I forgot to give you my address, where you can send me your letter or something per airmail. So, it is 425210, republic Mari El, Medvedevskij region, Shojbylak, Leysan Muchametchanova post restante. It will be great to have something real from you!

So, Greg today the weather outside is not good not bad. Though it is sunny, it is little cold here. How's your weather? I have finished my work today and now I am free for, I suppose about 12 hours...I am sure it is enough for me to write you my letter.

So Greg , I think that today I will try to tell you more about me. So Greg, where to begin, I think I will tell you about my flat first. So I told you in my previous letter to you that my flat is small. Yes, It is right, it has only one room, but it is really cosy. I am sure that flowers at home help you to feel better if you are tired or have a bad mood or upset with something. Tha's why almost whole my flat is with flowers. There are different of them! Also Greg, I like the smell of flowers! It is really wonderful! Th flat is on the second floor and it has a very interesting fact, it is not hot in it in summer and it is not cold in it in winter. It is really wonderful. It is very difficult in Russia to find such a perfect flat. But I suppose that every person thinks the same way about his flat. Home....Sweet home.... It is the place where nobody can distrub you! I like my home very much. And your home means your family...Greg Family is the most important thing in the world I think. The persons that are near with you is the most important. I can do anything for that who are near with me, who is my family. But the bad fact is that I do not have a large family, to make a long story short, my family is my mother and I, that's all. I have no brothers and no sisters, no uncles and no aunts, no grandparents. And my father passed away 5 years ago. Maybe one day I will tell you about the life of this great person! He was really great! He was always with me when I was in my childhood, and he tought me how to cook! Greg Can you imagine that father teaches his daughter how to cook! I am sure it's wonderful! Of course my mother is very good at cooking, but father was the best. Right after him I can cook, I suppose, very well. Everyone who taste something from my quisine, likes is very much. My specialities is meat under the cheese. It is so tasty!!! But my favorite food is ice-cream of course! I like it with strawbarry. More then everything I like cold ice cream in a hot summer day! You know, a lot of weman are looking at their figure...they are always afraid to be fat. But as for me Greg, I do not use any diets anyway. I can eat everything that I want. Of course once a week i go into feet-keep classes to have a good shape and health. Oh, health, health is a very important thing in life too. "Wealth is nothing without health" I agree with this proverb absolutely. That's why I am always look for my health, and I do not want to be ill. I weare very worm clothes if it is cold. Frankly speaking Greg I dress not according to the latest modern things, I dress according to the weather. I do not understand such women who wear only modern things. And if it is not modern, they put it into a dust bin. Of course if you have mountaines of money you can do so, but there are really noa lot of such girls who can buy all things they want. Of course I am very found of clothes, but I will not say that it is very important for me. My friend Nadya is found of clothes a lot, though she is an averdage girl. But she is one of my best friends. I will tell you something about friends. I have a lot of them as you know yet. And I really like to make friends. It is very important for me to speak with a lot of people, I always like to open something new for myself, and talking and learning people I try to make myself better.

I like to read a lot! Most of all I like to read books for women and women magazines, that I buy very often. I like to speak about books. Greg Maybe we can speak about one? Have you every read a bok of Russian writer? There are a lot of great authors in Russia. Russia is a great country with a lot of outgoing persons. But something is wrong with all of them. They are all unique and very clever, but their best friends are lie and vodka. It is the worst things in the world. I hate both! I hate lies, and I am sure that if one person once lied you it is very difficult to trust him again. And vodka is very bad also. Greg I HATE drunk people. I understnad just when somebody drinks a bit for a holiday or somthing like this, but if he is drunk every day, it is very very bad and there is no place for him near me. OH, sorry Greg , I was so excited with writing you my letter and didn't noticed that it is really late outside here yet. Russia is very famous for it's criminals, I suppose you know it. That's why it is very very dangerous to walk in the dark for anybody, and I am a young beautiful (I hope) woman. Who knows...everything can happen with you outside. It is relly bad that I do not have a domputer at home to write you more and not to come here. But I have to, and I hope that you will write me every day also!

About the agency, I am in the dating-travel agency named Vlada. And I just liked your profile, I do not know why, but you know I just wsa looking at it and wanted to write you a letter. And one more, It seems to me that you didn't read my first letter carefully. I AM WRITING ONLY TO YOU!!!

Greg By the way, how is my English? I hope that you understand everything that I tell to you. Because I was learning English for whole my life: childhood, school, universtity. I am sure that it is necessary for every person to speak english nowadays. Sorry, if I borryed you with my letter. Just tell me what is wrong if it is so, and I will try to get rid of my mistakes.

Ok, Greg I will run home and I hope that tomorrow I will find your letter in my mailbox. I am sending you a photo from me more. Hope that you will like this one too! Have a nice day, Leysan.

Letter 3

Greg, today is Easter in Russia, I mean a Christian Easter. And I want to wish you Happy Easter. Though I know that your Easter has passed some time ago, I do not remember exactly. But today it is a great tradition that everybody cooks Easter cake and paint eggs to different colors and then give this eggs and a piece of Easter cake to the person who is close to you and who is important to you. That's why I want to give you my virtual egg ( red color ) and a piece of Easter cake. I hope that next year I will be able to give you everything of this real!


P.S. Waiting for your letter with a great impatience!!!

Letter 4

Hello Greg!

I am very glad that today I can read your letters again. I was reading it for three times now. But please do not think that I am not clever and I didn't understood something, I just really liked your letter and I want to read it again and again and now I am writing you my answer. Thank you a lot for your photos! I liked it very much! Frankly speaking you seems very handsome for me! It is not only a compliment, but I really like you! And I liked your eyes very much! First thing that I look at in man is his eyes. I am sure that eyes can tell much more about the person then words...

So, Greg how are you today? I am really great. I had a very great day on my work today. Chidren are wonderful! There are 21 children in my group. All of them are 5 years old. Today it was a birthday party of one girl, her name is Galya. And every child told galya a little poem that they learnt. It was so wonderful to see little eyes full of happiness of Galya when I gave her a present! I was so glad that I can see such eyes! It is very hard to find clear eyes in grown-up people, but children...it is really the other thing. Greg I like to give presents very much! it is so wonderful if you can present a good mood for somebody! And present is a good mood always. I always present only such gifts as I like. Is I do not like the thing I will never present it somebody. By the way I have bought a not a big doll for Galya. She liked it very very much. And also I like to get gifts very much. galya promised me that she will present something for me too soon, she asked if it is fat for my birthday, I told her that es, it is more then 2 month, and she sayed that she likes me very mucg and she will make a present for me sooner. Greg Don't you think that's wonderfull? It is really so !

You know, I like our converstion. It is interesting for me to talk to you. It is not often the last time for me to be interested in talking with somebody. But you are very interesting. And I can't wait for your next letter every evening. Greg I like to learn more and more through your letters.

By the way I like music a lot. I like to play the piano and i like to listen to it. Also I like classical music very much, but very often it is great to listen to pop music, to dance a bit. You can ask why I am telling this to you, the answer is very simple. Here is a music also, I mean in the cyber cafe that I use. I do not have a computer at home, that's why I have to use the internet cafe. Greg Of course it is not cheap for me, but I really would like to speak to you and that's why I will try to do my best to find the money every day to write you my letters and to write yours!

OK, Sorry, my today's letter is not as big as previous, but I really have to go home, because today my mother's friends will come to our home to talk about everything. I will tell you tomorrow how it went, ok? Have a nice day,


P.S. I am sending you the photo that was taken in the end of this winter. It is the river Volga. I have some photos of it more, but I will send you them in my next letters. Hope you like it!

Letter 5

Hello Greg

How are you today? Fine I hope...As for me i have a normal day... Everything is like usual. The weather is good outside...It is sunny today, that's why I think that I will go for a walk in the evening with my friends. We like to walk in the park of our city. Though the park is small, but it is wonderful to be there, to walk there. There are some benches in the park, so we like to sit at the banches and just talking about something. Greg do you like just to talk? I like that very much. And I like when I am talking to a person from whom I do not have any secret. I have such people here. And you know I begin to think that I do not have secrets from you. It is really easy for me to speak to you. I like that very much. I just trust you. And that is great I think. Greg don't you think the same way?

I was sitting at home with my mother yesterday. As usual we were talking with her. I told her about you. She told me her opinion about it. She told me to be more careful. She say that there are a lot of lie in the internet. It is because you can't see the person that you are writing to. Of course she doesn't mean this about you, she told it in general. Of course I agree with her. I heard a lot about lie in the internet. But anyway I am sure in 100 % that you are real. She was asking a lot about you. I repeat your letters to her and she said that she likes you too. She was listening to me very good. I am very glad that my mother likes you. Because the opinion of my mother means a lot for me. I always ask my mother to give me some pieces of advise. I think that she lives more then me in this world and that she know much more then I. And it is not bad, and really good to ask a human that is older then you to give you some pieces of advice. And every time I ask her she tells me very good things. My mother is very clever. It is very bad that my father is not with us now. We have lost him many time ago. But we didn't forget him. It is like he is with us every time. And he helps us from the sky. I am sure that he is on the sky now and he is looking now for me, and maybe for you too. I am sure that he would like you too. Because you are really good man.

I asked the manager about the site, but he told me that their agency doesn't have website, because he said that really they are just local. But they have an email to contact. Greg, do you want me to ask them for their email? And why are you asking? Just interesting for me.

To answer your questions, my favorite porfume is Touch Of Pink from La'costa, but really it is very expensive here, but I like that smell very very much. And I will try to get some photos of my city, ok? I will ask my friends about them and then send them to you, ok?

So , Greg , I will come home now and I will be thinking about you. I will be thinking about how it would be great if you lived here near me...I know that it is not so, but anyway...So , Greg , Please do not forget about me and write me a letter so tomorrow I could go to the internet cafe and read it, ok?


P.S. As I promised in my last letter I am sending you the photo of me on the river Volga . But it was taken last summer. It was my new dress that I like very much, that day I have bought it.

Letter 6

Hello Greg

Thank you a lot for your letter! I enjoy your letters very much. Your Greg letters every time are full of information, full of passion and romantic and I like that a lot.

What new has happened to me? Oh, I can say that something has... Yesterday I have met one of my closest friends. Her name is Natasha. She is my former school-mate. She was really on of the best friend of me. But then she entered a Moscow's university and we have lost the cominications. So yesterday when I went to the shop to buy some food for me and for my mother, I saw her! We were like to little girls in the shop! We were shouiting because of happiness because we met each other there! It was so wonderful! I really can't help thinking of her now. It was so good! She told me that now she lives in USA, in New York. When she was studying in the university she used to write letters to american man also. They were writing each other letters for three weeks and then he invited her to visit him. She went to him and both them passed the test of the feelings and they have married. Now they have a happy family. She came here to Zvenigovo to visit friends , to visit me, Lena, Nadya, others. I told her that I am writing to a foreign man too. Who knows maybe I will be as lucky as she is and in future I will have a happy family also? She was very glad for me, and she told me that foreign men are a lot better then Russia, american men take care of their girls. She said that even her husban, his name is Mike by the way, even used to pay for her internet cafey, for all her calls to him from the very beginning. She said that he was careing of her a lot. So, today we are going to go to some cafe with her and Lena and Nadya to talk, to have some fun. I hope that we will have a great day!

You know, I will tell you the story about my person life now. I think that all my troubles with man is because of my out looking. I think that man who see me think that I am like a lot of other girls love men only for their money. But it is not so! I am not like this. I need only love in this life, and happiness. So the first my boyfriend was in school. I was 14 then. It was a guy from my class and I liked him a lot. Of course then I thought that I loved him. It was my first love. And then I thought that I will be only with him then. Of course we very just little boy and girl with him, but for us our love was great. But then, after two years he found a new girl for him. I was vrying a lot because of it, but the fact is that we stopped our relationship. After this, in University, I was 21 then. I found a boy again. We were together for three years and I really thought that I found my husband. But then he became crazy. He got a very good job and begin to have a lot of money. And he begin to drink a lot. And I didn't want him to drink alcohol. So when I told him that I do not want to be with him he told me that I am very bad, and that I was with him only for his money. After that, on the next day I returned all his presents that he gave me, to him. I just came to his home and give it to him. He was looking at me and crying. It was the first time when I sought that man is crying. He asked me to return to him , but I told him no. And after this I didn't have any boyfriend. And now I want to find it again. What do you think about it?

And how are you today Greg? What are you going to do? How are things on your work?

Greg, I will learn what does my name mean, ok? I have never think about it, but i will learn and tomorrow I will tell you!

Ok, Greg, I hope that you liked the story how I met my friend and that you had some interesting things to tell me too. And also I hope that you will write me your letter and I will get it tomorrow! I will be thinking about you.

Yours Leysan.