Letter(s) from Elena Scherbarkova to Tosh (Japan)

Letter 1

Hi Toshio! Thank you for your letter and frankly speaking I didn't expect to get a letter from you because I was not sure that you will interested in communication with me but want to say that I am glad that you wrote me! As I told you I am newcomer with such things and never use such kind of relation before and I am here because my close friend (her name is Mariya) advised me to try and so I am here. I am not strong in computers and with internet but want speak english good and I think that it will be not hard to communicate to each other because you speak english too. Mariya lives now in United States with her husband and she met him thought the dating site too and she see that am still single and helped to to resister on this site and thanks her for it. She made a profile for me and it is a reason that in my profile you see that I am from United States. But in fact I live in Russia in city called Tyumen and all my life I live here. Have you been to Russia before? Hmmm... :) sound ridiculous but just don't know from what to start :) As you know my name is Natalya and I am 25 years old. I am still single and didn't meet my second half here in Russia yet but think that I am enough adult and more often I think about family and I want to say that I am serious with my goals and not looking for pen pal and my main goal in life is to create a strong family with right person. I think that serious relation start from the friendship and hope that we will be friends and know each other better. I attached my fotos with this letter and hope that you will like it and thank you for your foto too and I like it. I can't write you all about myself and my life in one letter and I will tell you more in my next letters. I am simple girl and like usual things such as listen good music, go to the cinema, spend time with my friends. Not easy to describe myself but anyway I will try - my friends think about me that I am funny easygoing woman with sense of humor - appreciate friendship and respect my friends very much. Hate lie and dissimulation and other similar bad things. I live with my parents and they are the best people in the world :) I think that all children think so about their parents and they always do the best for me because I am the only one child in our family and so I got whole attention from both of them. I have a great dog - spaniel called Sherif and I like animals very much. Ufff...really tired to type because type enough slow and it took long time to write you this letter and I hope that you will write me soon too and I promise that I write you more later if you are interested and waiting for your answer soon. Best regards. Bye.
Natalya

Letter 2

Hi again Toshio! It is Natalya and first of all I want to say that I am glad to see a letter from you and that it is interesting for you to communicate with you and I hope that we will become a friends and I think that every serious relation beginning from the friendship. May be you will laugh on me but I trust in love from first view :) I am romantic and optimist in life and recently I asked my friends what they can say about me :) and they told that I am easygoing, openhearted person who appreciate friendship. I asked them about it and told you because it is not easy to describe myself. I think that friends is on of the most important thing in each person's life - do you agree with me? I respect and appreciate my friends and always try to make them happy if it is in my power. Even a smile can make mood better and so I like to smile :) Thank you for your foto and I like it. I have some time now and yesterday I though about what I will write you today. You are right - Tymen situated in the north part of Russia. I heard about music group you said but never heard about SHIMAUTA. I told my parents that I start communication with you and they has nothing against of it and we always understand each other and I love them very much. If you want I will say "Hi!" to the from you :) I live with my parents in cute apartment now but unfortunately don't have a computer at home because 5 years ago we had a conflagration and lost all belongings. But I forgot about it and prefer don't remember about this moment in my life. My parents enough old and both of them on pension but I can't complain on life - I have a job (I work as a auditor in small firm), has a great parents, great friends and my lovely dog :) By the way you can see a foto of my little Sherif in attachment and it is really great sense when he meet you when you back home from the work. I like animals and nature very much and on summer me and my friends often go to the river in the suburb of our city and have a rest there. I like swimming very much and it is my favorite sport. Also I scanned other fotos for you and hope that you will like them - if not tell me please :) But I think that in person more important soul's beauty and only after it outside view. It is my opinion and hope that you agree with me. Unfortunately I have to go now and hope that this my letter help you to know me little better and I am waiting for your answer soon!
Best regards,
Natalya

Letter 3

Glad to see your letter Toshio! I read your letter and immediately decided to write you an answer and I noticed that it became easy fro me to write you and I don't think a lot about what to write you and it is good. How are you there? I hope that everything is fine and I am fine here too. Of course I like children very much and hope that one day I will be a mother and I have the same opinion about family with you and it is pleasant for me to notice it! I told you that I like to spend my free time with my friends and yesterday evening after I wrote you a letter I met my good friend Nastya on the street and she offered me to go to the cinema - there were a premiere of russian movie "9th company" - really great movie and I like it very much! Frankly speaking I don't like military films but this one was made perfectly and I strongly recommend you to see it. I am peaceful person and my favorite kind of movie is comedy and my parents like comedy very much too and sometimes in the evening we together watch some films. But my favorite is "Bad Boys" - there are two my favorite actors - Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. What about you? What kind of movies do you prefer? What kind of music do you like? As for me I like almost all kinds of music - everything depends of my mood and when I wake up in the morning I turn on a wireless and sing and dance in apartment when prepare to go to my work and it is really great thing for raising mood :) I scanned other fotos for you where you can see my good friend and as you already know I like animals very much and want to say that horses really very smart animals! I have to go now because I am very hungry and ready to eat a whole bull :) and now going to go home to cook something for our family. I hope that you will read this my letter soon and won't compel me to wait for your answer for a long time! All the best from Russia.
Your friend Natalya

Letter 4

Hello Toshio! Thank you for your letter and my friend I don't want to hide that our communication interesting for me and that I am waiting for your each new letter with impatience. Not sure that you have a common feelings for me but now you know what I think about our communication. How could you think that I found other man? :) No - it is interesting for me to communicate with you and everything is fine. And I am serious with you and I don't like any kinds of game too and glad that you too. Yesterday I reread my letters which I wrote to you and you know that I don't have a computer at home and I write you from the library which is situated not far from my home. But I use library not only for computers - I like to read and my favorite kind of books is history book where I can find out about other countries history, people who played any role in world history, etc. Also I noticed that if I reread books which I read in childhood I understand them differently - deeper I think and it is really interesting. Also I like adventure books - I read almost all books written by Main Rid. But my favorite book surely is "Master and Margarita" and it is the greatest book I have even read! Also I like to read newspapers and magazines because I want to know what's happening in the world :) What about you? Do you like book and read? But books is not the only one thing I am interesting in - I like and can play almost all kinds of sport and I have one kind of character that if I am interesting in something - I am trying to do it as better as I can. For example if I am interested in volleyball I try to play it good and give all my powers to play good :) my mother tell me that this my kind of character is from my father because he is the same kind of person and she respect him for it very much. But I told you that my favorite kind of sport is swimming and in my childhood I made in in professional level but after finished school I swim only for enjoy. In summer me and my friends usually go to the river in the suburb of our city and I swim there. Ok my dear friend I have to finish my letter because need to go home and come here soon and hope to find a letter from you!
All the best,
Natalya

Letter 5

Hello Toshio! Thank you for your letter and my friend I don't want to hide that our communication interesting for me and that I am waiting for your each new letter with impatience. Not sure that you have a common feelings for me but now you know what I think about our communication. No I didn't get a letter which you wrote me on the 9th of October...it seems like an internet problems... Yesterday I reread my letters which I wrote to you and you know that I don't have a computer at home and I write you from the library which is situated not far from my home. But I use library not only for computers - I like to read and my favorite kind of books is history book where I can find out about other countries history, people who played any role in world history, etc. Also I noticed that if I reread books which I read in childhood I understand them differently - deeper I think and it is really interesting. Also I like adventure books - I read almost all books written by Main Rid. But my favorite book surely is "Master and Margarita" and it is the greatest book I have even read! Also I like to read newspapers and magazines because I want to know what's happening in the world :) What about you? Do you like book and read? But books is not the only one thing I am interesting in - I like and can play almost all kinds of sport and I have one kind of character that if I am interesting in something - I am trying to do it as better as I can. For example if I am interested in volleyball I try to play it good and give all my powers to play good :) my mother tell me that this my kind of character is from my father because he is the same kind of person and she respect him for it very much. But I told you that my favorite kind of sport is swimming and in my childhood I made in in professional level but after finished school I swim only for enjoy. In summer me and my friends usually go to the river in the suburb of our city and I swim there. Ok my dear friend I have to finish my letter because need to go home and come here soon and hope to find a letter from you!
All the best,
Natalya

Letter 6

Hi my dear Toshio. Thank you for your letter and I hope that everything is fine with you there. I am fine here but not in a good mood...Your letters helps me to stay in a good mood but today one thing happen and I think that I need to tell you about it because my opinion that we need to be honest to each other and I don't want to hide anything from you. Today I went to the shop and meet my previous boyfriend with his wife (by the way my ex friend too). You know that I am single and I am single for about 2 years but memory difficult to kill...2 years ago I thought that everything is fine and I was happy - may be I even loved him but in few words as I can describe situation - he betrayed be with my friend. And most important that I didn't see a reason for it! It is difficult to remind about it but when I saw them today I remember about past time. It is a past step in my life and of course now I don't have any feelings for him because time is a great doctor. I think that you asked yourself - why enough attractive girl looking for happiness in the net but not in real life in her native city? I want to say that if I would want - I think that not a problem to find a rich man here but most all of them appreciate only physical appearance and appreciate only pretty face and nice body but other is not important. But I want to find my second half and I trust that one day I will meet such man. My dear I am sorry that may be this letter not funny as previous but I hope that it helped you to know me little better and know my opinion about such things. I have to go now and hope that you will write me soon - please don't be angry on me. I just wanted to be honest with you.
Hugs and kisses,
Natalya

Letter 7

Hi my dear Toshio. Thank you for your letter and I hope that everything is fine with you there. Yes I beleive in Christianity and visit church sometimes. I am fine here but not in a good mood...Your letters helps me to stay in a good mood but today one thing happen and I think that I need to tell you about it because my opinion that we need to be honest to each other and I don't want to hide anything from you. Today I went to the shop and meet my previous boyfriend with his wife (by the way my ex friend too). You know that I am single and I am single for about 2 years but memory difficult to kill...2 years ago I thought that everything is fine and I was happy - may be I even loved him but in few words as I can describe situation - he betrayed be with my friend. And most important that I didn't see a reason for it! It is difficult to remind about it but when I saw them today I remember about past time. It is a past step in my life and of course now I don't have any feelings for him because time is a great doctor. I think that you asked yourself - why enough attractive girl looking for happiness in the net but not in real life in her native city? I want to say that if I would want - I think that not a problem to find a rich man here but most all of them appreciate only physical appearance and appreciate only pretty face and nice body but other is not important. But I want to find my second half and I trust that one day I will meet such man. My dear I am sorry that may be this letter not funny as previous but I hope that it helped you to know me little better and know my opinion about such things. I have to go now and hope that you will write me soon - please don't be angry on me. I just wanted to be honest with you.
Hugs and kisses,
Natalya

Letter 8

Hello my darling Toshio. Glad to see your letter and decided immediately write you an answer. I hope that everything is fine with you there and you are in a good health because I am here feeling myself not very well - catch a cold :( But nothing serious I think that today my mother will make for me a hot milk with honey till I go to bed and tomorrow I will be fine. My mother think that it is the best thing for people when they catch a cold. And I agree with her. Sorry that I didn't answer some of your questions but I just was a a bad mood and please forgive me for it. No, "Master and Margarita" was written not by Main Rid but by Bulgakov. I told you that I like almost all kind of sport and I like ski very much and I use ski in winter enough often. Yesterday evening me and my parents went to our relatives to my brother's birthday. Here in Russia we don't have a word "cousin" and even not own brothers we call not cousin but brother too. It is culture difference I think. But I am the only one child in our family as you know but when I was a little girl I wanted a brother or sister but my parents choose other way :) my brother Kirill is 17 years old and this year he finished school and go to University - smart boy :) It was a usual birthday - nothing special - just a tradition. When we return home I talked with my parents and they asked me about you (I told them that I communicate with you) and asked me to say you "Hi!". Our relation interesting for them and if you don't mind I will translate your letters and read them. For me it is interesting to communicate with you and each your new letter I am waiting with impatience and my parents noticed this little change in myself. Ok my dear I have to go now and hope that you will write me soon.
With hugs and kisses,
Natalya

Letter 9

Hi my dear Toshio. I am glad to see your letter very much and each your new letter I am waiting with impatience and always glad when see that my mail box is not empty and I see your name there! No I have never heard about Miso and my favorite food is soup called borsch - very tasty. Also I like mexican food. In each new letter to you I want to tell you more about my hobby but there are a lot of things to talk about and want to say that I like to play billiard very much and I play enough good but I don't play pool but play billiard called "russian pyramid". Usually on weekends me and my close friend Elena go to club an play there. Do you play billiard? I think that russian billiard is not popular in your country and I think that more popular are pool and snooker. I am not professional - just like this game and I have one kind in character that if I like to do something then I try to do it as good as it is possible :) And what about you? Do you have any special hobby? I know that a lot of men interested in cars - do you? I like cars too and my favorite is Audi A6 - dreaming that one day I will buy one for myself :) I have a driver's license but don't have a car but as any russian I like speed. Ok I have to go now and waiting for your answer with impatience soon.
With tender feelings,
Natalya

Letter 10

Hi my honey Toshio. Thank you for your letter and I have some time now and decided immediately come here and write you a letter. Each you new letter I am waiting with great impatience and I noticed that more and more often I am thinking of you and about our correspondence. I talked about it with my mother because she is my best friend and I am open with her and I told her that I have a tender feelings for you and with each your new letter it is more and more interesting for me to know you. She told me only one thing that I am enough adult woman and just need to hear heart. Of course she told me be very careful but I know that you are right man. I know that we can continue write mails to each other for a long time but I think that anyway even thousand letters can't replace meeting even for some days. I will have a usual month vacation soon and may be it will be possible for you to come here? As you know I have never been abroad before and it is my dream to visit some place in the world but it is a dream for me yet...just don't know what to do and I just want you to know my feelings about it. Sorry for this inconsistent letter...may be after you read it I won't hear from you more and you will laugh on naive russian girl but I told you that I am openhearted person and hope that you will answer me soon.
With hugs and kisses,
Natalya

Letter 11

Hi my adorable Tosh. I am glad that you wrote me an answer and my dear I am really happy to read that you gave a common feelings for me and agree with me. I told you I talked with my parents and what they think about our meeting and I reassured them that you are good honest man and that I like you and want to know you better. They told me only one thing - be careful but I am sure that you are gentleman - are you? :) Recently I talked with my boss and she told me exact days of my free time from my work and I will have a vacation from my work from 10th of November till 15th of December and I would be very happy if we will meet each other this time. I didn't tell you before but yesterday I talked with my sister Sveta (not my own sister - cousin) who work for a long time in travel industry and we talked for a long time about how we can arrange our meeting. She told me that it is very very difficult to come to Russia because it is almost impossible to get a russian visa after recent; terror events in Moscow and Beslan here and she told me that she can arrange my whole trip to you and I won't have any problems with getting any documents because she has a friends in travel industry and he reassured me that I won't have any problems. But I really don't know what to do because from one side I want to see you in person very much and spend time with you and so we can know each other more better but from the second side I understand that it impossible for me to come to you because I am afraid that such trip will be too expensive for me...Just don't know what to do. I talked with my father and talked with him about it and he told me that our family don't have savings for such kind of trip and they only one way if you will be able to help me and we return you all expenses a little by little after. He told me that in this case he would help me because he is gentleman but I don't want and can't compel you to do something. I am feeling myself really not comfortable with such talks but all what I want now - to be with you and hope that we will find a way. Sveta told me that if I will go to you I need to know your full name, home address and closest airport for you and she will find out all information about such trip. But I don't know if you will be able to help me. But anyway I will understand you with any answer. Missing of you and thinking of you...
With tender feelings,
Your Natalya

Letter 12

Hi my dear Toshio. Thank you for big letter and I read it with great attention and want to say my opinion about it. After this your letter I reassured that you are clever, serious and judicious man and I really like it. I agree with you and I understand that Russia and Japan has different culture, traditions, people and it is impossible for me to answer you if I will accept japan life and I think that this my vacation is the best chance to find an answer on this question. And I hope that you will help me with it and will be near me. You know and I have already told you that I am interested in Japan and your culture very much and read and know a lot about it. But my dear Toshio unfortunately I have a strict vacation time and if we won't meet each other this time then I just can't imagine when it will be possible and this thought making me very sad...I understand that it is not very good with your schedule but my dear don't worry I won't be bored if I will stay with your parents and they will know me better and I will know them better too! Your parents seems to be really good persons because they say really pleasant words for me and give my best regards to them. Anyway each evening we will spend together and weekends too. I really want it and hope that you have a common desire for me too and my dear you will have a chance to taste a food which I will cook for you :) I cook enough good because my mother cooks perfect! ok my dear I have to go now and waiting for your answer with impatience soon.
With all my heart for you,
Natalya

Letter 13

Hi my adorable Toshio. Thank you for your letter and you just can't imagine how I am glad to read that you have a common feelings for me and I see that you are really serious with me and it is really pleasant for me because am serious with you too. I read your letter with attention and first of all I want to thank you that you understand my feelings and my situation and I think that it is very serious step in our relation and I appreciate it. I read this your letter today morning before my work but decided first to go to Sveta and find out about it. I have just returned from her work and found out about my trip to you. She told me that whole package of documents which include foreign passport, visa, tickets to you and back to Russia, tickets and Moscow and back (it is for visa), medical insurance and other different inquiries will be cost about 2379 USD. Also she give me a schedule of flight which she will book for me immediately after the payment and here is it:

To Fukushima:

Company: Aeroflot Flight number: SU445
Departure: 11 November, 07:15, Sheremetyevo Arpt
Arrival: 11 November, 09:14, Charles De Gaulle Intl
Places: econom class, available

Change city: Paris

Company: Korean Air Flight number: KE5902
Departure: 11 November, 13:15, Charles De Gaulle Intl
Arrival: 12 November, 08:10, Inchon Intl Arpt
Places: econom class, available

Change city: Seul

Company: Asiana Airlines Flight number: OZ156
Departure: 12 November, 09:55, Inchon Intl Arpt
Arrival: 12 November, 12:00, Fukushima Arpt
Places: econom class, available

Back to Russia:

Company: Asiana Airlines Flight number: OZ155
Departure: 10 December, 12:59, Fukushima Arpt
Arrival: 10 December, 15:40, Inchon Intl Arpt
Places: econom class, available

Change city: Seul

Company: Korean Air Flight number: KE607
Departure: 10 December, 19:40, Inchon Intl Arpt
Arrival: 10 December, 22:20, Hong Kong Intl
Places: econom class, available

Change city: Hong Kong

Company: Aeroflot Flight number: SU594
Departure: 11 December, 00:49, Hong Kong Intl
Arrival: 11 December, 06:49, Sheremetyevo Arpt
Places: econom class, available

I hope that you will be able to meet me in the airport and this flight is enough good for you. But I see a problem here because when Sveta told me about price I became very sad because it is really huge money for our family and for you too I think and now I am not sure when we will be able to return you this money because I told you that we are going to return you them a little by little. But I am not sure that you are able to help me...Hope that you will because I really want to meet you and see you in person and each day I am thinking of you and our future possible meeting and hope that you have the same feelings for me too. Anyway I want to trust that we will meet each other and spend my vacation time together and it will be unforgettable time. And Sveta told me that if you are going to help me then there are two ways for it - they company have a bank account and it is possible to make a wire transfer to the bank account but it will take some days. The second way is to use Western Union or Money Gram and she told me that it is the best way for us because really fast and if you will use this system then I will be able to get money in 20 minutes after you sent them. I don't know about details but I can find out about it more and write you in the next letter. Also I will try to send you a foot of my parents as soon as possible and they also asked me to say "Hi!" to you. My dear I have to go now and waiting for your answer with huge impatience. Thinking of you...
With all my heart,
Natalya

Letter 14

Hi Toshio. Thank you for your letter and I read it with attention and I agree with you that better will be to know each other better by mail but I think that my vacation time is the best chance for us to meet each other. I want to say that I have only one strict vacation time in a year and if we won't meet each other this time then next time when it will be possible - only the end of next year...But who knows what can happen till this time...I am in a blind alley and just don't know what to do. If you have any ideas please write me I will be waiting for your answer soon.
With all my heart,
Natalya