Letter(s) from Victoria Budenskaya to Andrea (Italy)

Letter 1

Hello Andrea!
Your letter was a real holiday for me today. It made my day. I am very pleased to meet you and I am glad that I could make an impression on you. To tell you the truth this is my first try, I've never dare to talk to anyone via Internet, so I am a novice at this :)I honestly doubted that my plan to find someone here would work. I just didn't expect to receive any serious response. I wasn't sure of the Internet at all, but I have known people that met their loved ones here. I also decided to try and see what happens.

Well, I belive I should start with introduction :), right? My name is Victoria, or Vica. I live with my parents in Lugansk, Ukraine. I am the only child and it has its advantages but I wish I could have am elder brother or a little sister.

I am the second year University student and I study economy, well, I guess I should say, almost the third year, as I am passing my exams now. I'll become a financier in a couple years (at least I hope so) :) Most people I meet agree that I have a tremendous sense of humor and being almost permanently happy, I have no difficulties making friends... Unfortunately, being honest means I do make enemies as well :), but I find it hard to lie - so I don't bother. I want to be sincere with you and I believe I should tell you that my English is poor, I am writing this letter in Russian, and it will be translated for you. I took up "Enter" forwarding mail services. And I hope it won't be in vain.

I was born on June,18, under the Gemini sign, and it make me calm, relaxed, romantic and always fair. You can congratulate me, I am 19 now and my birthday was not long ago ago! :)

I enjoy nice romantic movies (at the cinema), travelling (though I hadn't any opportunity to travel abroad yet),dancing (I love that!) reading , writing poems and talking (with the usual laughter that that brings :)).

My plans for future are not fixed in concrete, I prefer to grab the opportunities that present themselves. Too many people make plans then miss out on something fantastic because it doesn't fit. I would like to create a wonderful family, based on love, trust and mutual respect and understanding. I would like my children to know that the world is theirs for the taking, and that nothing is impossible. I am very fond of travelling and I dream of a world round trip. But it's just a dream for me which can hardly be come a reality, but I won't give up and I believe lucky stars will smile upon me :) I am very romantic as you know ... :) I would be happy to start such a trip with my sweetheart for both enjoy different places and countries and also feel a close interesting, intelligent, kind, tender and sincere person next to me. But perhaps I go too far with my dreams? Do you like to dream?

I think I have written too much already - it's enough for a book! :) I won't overload you with more information abut me. I would rather wait for your questions. You are free to ask. I will look forward to hear from you soon and to receive your photos.

Sincerely,Vica

Letter 2

Dear Andrea!
I was pleased with your warm and cordial letter. Many thanks for your attention and wonderful photos. The one with doggies is so cute, it touched my heart :) Are these dogs yours? What are their names? I am glad that we both want to chance and start serious relations, I will do my best and to be the faithful and tender life partner for the man I'll be with. I want to believe that we have started our correspondence. We are two different people with common desire to create a family. Am I not mistaken? But before that we need to know each other better. I hope our wishes coincide and now we are to do our best to tell as much as possible about ourselves. I dare to say that you I feel you very well. And it's so rarely happen.

I had doubts that I would meet someone through the Internet, but still wanted to try, as I also have heard of some friends doing the same, and being successful with it. I believe some of my reasoning for going on the Internet like this is because I have felt that, correspondence through e-mail gives a better opportunity to know each other in the beginning. Also I wanted to search within a different country than mine, as I feel foreign men place more value on their relationships, marriages and families than what I feel Ukrainian men do. I thought, if Internet gives much wider choice, why not? I remember that being a little girl I believe that all the roads would be wide opened for me. But now having faced life reality I realize that my future here won't be that colorful.

I am only a simple woman and my dreams are simple as well... I only want the warmth and love of my own family, with my beloved person by my side...I very much believe in traditional family beliefs so therefore I believe there must be love, trust and mutual respect between two people if there is going to be a lifetime of happiness and I want this very much...I do not think that a REAL MAN can ever raise his hand to a woman in which he claims to love!!! Here is my dream and I share with you...I would like my husband to come home from work and hug our child and hear he or she say "I love you, daddy" then give me a hug and a kiss and take me by the hand and sit together and talk of our day... This is just one of many dreams that I have and though simple to most, I am very much looking forward to this day...

////, it is a pleasure for me to be the object of your interest :) I was sincerely touched with what you have written in your letter. Please reply and tell me more about yourself, family, work, loves, hates, passions, goals etc., as I think you are a very interesting, sincere, intelligent person. I would like to believe that you are the one I've been looking for. Someone that I want to share all his dreams, thoughts and hope with,who knows how to enjoy life, someone who will spoil and adore me, someone it's great to have dinner with :), who has an opinion, can make decisions. A real Man. In addition I would love to have many photos of yours, if possible :) Thanks in advance. /////, every your next letter I will wait impatiently, be sure. Do not leave me for a long time. Though I don't have a computer at home and have to use service of interpreters (you already know about it), I will try to reply you in time.
Take care and have a wonderful day,
Vica

PS: I am sending you a photo from my last Birthday party :) This is me and my best friend.

Letter 3

Dear Andrea!
I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy. Each message you send to me makes me more fond of you in spirit. Your words suggest to me that you are very pure in heart. I think how lucky I am to have met you. Each letter you send to me makes my eyes smile and thank God that I have such good sight.

I believe we should take every opportunity to learn more about each other. Here they say that habits can tell you the most of a person. So I want to tell you what makes my life :) Hope you will tell me the same about yours :)

I understand why you asked me about my age, but I want to assure you that I really feel that I am ready to start serious relationship and create a family with a person I want to be with.

I like travelling, dining out, dry red wine, beach, anything by the water,intelligent conversation, music, almost all kind of music! (I love it, actually I can't do anything without it. Jump from one extremity to another, (Chemical Brothers to Mozart) depends on what the mood requires. I also love to go out dancing after dinner.). I like early autumn and late spring, sea and stars in the dark-blue summer sky, sun and mountains in winter. And what is most important whom you share and enjoy all this with.

I like watching movies. There is nothing better than a big glass of pine-apple juice and a good video. I like art house, comedies, drama, non-fiction etc some of my favourites are Sense of a Woman, Forest Gamp, Braveheart, Groundhog Day, American Beauty, Titanic, Pulp Fiction, Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels, Sleepless in Seattle.

I read a lot, whatever takes my fancy on the day usually. I enjoy wildlife, and would like nothing more than to end up in the far-east :), Thailand or Bali or somewhere like that (where you can speak any language and still be understood). But in honesty that may be some way away :)

What turns me off? :)? Waking up, mornings, mobile phones at lectures at the University :), crows, waiting for replies :) (I guess patience is not a special feature of mine :)).

Andrea, I am grateful for your sincerity. I want to be also honest with you. You know just having started to write to you I have paid for three our letters processing starting with my first letter to you. But the problem is that I won't afford paying for our frequent letters translating. I was told that you've received a message from the manager of "Enter", I was also told that their system is organized the way that it would be much better to pay for a month unlimited correspondence (it will be much cheaper for us if we write at least a few letters weekly). But it costs $99.95 for me. Andrea, I feel uncomfortable to write you about this, but would it be possible for you to take care of the share. I was told that here at the agency there would be created our common account for paying for proceeding only our correspondence. Meanwhile we could arrange our meeting. To tell you the truth I don't feel like keeping a long correspondence ( I believe that we will take a chance to learn more about each other, won't we? :) And maybe even try to learn each other's languages, you will teach me some Italian and I'll teach you Russian (we don't actually speak Ukrainian here). What do you think of it? )

I will look forward to your warm kind letters. I am very very happy to have met you and look forward to developing a closer bond with you. Many warm and tender hugs for you, Andrea. Until next time, I will carry you close to my heart.
Yours, Vica

Letter 4

Dear Andrea!
Thank you for the warm and wonderful letter. You are very positive and I like this very much in a person. Your inner beauty is what attracts me most...I know that outer beauty fades over time but inner beauty keeps all beauty alive and lasting, because to me, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... :)

I am very happy to meet you and I feel our two worlds can connect.:) Do you agree? I do believe that love has no borders and neither the sea nor miles between us can stop two hearts that are destined to unite. I do believe in destiny and fate but I also think that even they can use some help at times. :) So let us help out destiny by opening our hearts to one another. My own is open to you, do you feel likewise?

My dear, I am so touched with your care, thanks for your wish to help me and take care of our correspondence. I like your letters, your thoughts you share with me. I can see that you are a real man who can become the reason of my life, my destiny. I feel that I am so lucky to meet you I do have a lot to share with a man who cares about me and I hope he won't be ever disappointed with me. I'll ask the manager to send you all the necessary information.

I read your e-mails and they make me wish I could be with you now and always. I know that it is important to take care in choosing a second half, but your attitude about marriage and life is so wonderful that I forget about waiting and want to meet you immediately, but I know that we should be patient. It may be good that you are not here now, because I would be a very impatient suitor for your attentions! :)

I love children very much... And something tells me that you will be a wonderful father :) I'd like to enjoy a year or two of life preparing for children and enjoying my man's company. Build up some wonderful memories, and learn each other. Children need parents in order to grow into healthy adults. I imagine life will focus on the children once they start to come. It will be possible to still enjoy each other, but sacrifices in the relationship will no doubt occur on behalf of the children. Once the children are grown, life and the nearly forgotten return to unhindered romance can and will return. But maybe my thoughts took me too far? :)

I hope that my very simple and beautiful dream for a marriage is shared by you also. I believe that you have found the simple beautiful essence of happiness and that is will be the stem from which a great and beautiful flowering tree will grow. What I mean is that you understand the most important and simple thing. The house, the cars, the furnishings, etc. can be beautiful or not... if they are - it is a nice extra thing, but never the most important thing. You have it right and I admire your attitude and warmth. I really like you very very much for your ideas and depth of thought.

Darling I want to tell you that I was warn today that this is the last letter I can receive translated on credit. I don't know what should we do, I know that you will help me and that's why I am not nervous that much (no, it's not true, because I am afraid to lose you. I don't want our letter's exchange to stop - when we have just met each other! Honey, you are my only hope, and I believe that you will take care of our correspondence. Please, remember that somewhere on the other side of the world there is a girl who longs for your letters.

Personally I would like to believe that like me you are becoming addicted to our letters exchange - it is my evil plan to ensure that you can't live without me. :)

With a tender kiss,
Yours Vica

PS: Here I send you my postal address:
Victoria Budenskaya,
Sovetskaya str., 73a/185
Lugansk
Ukraine, 91058
But please, don't use it to post me anything, I don't trust our regular mail and my post office, I always receive letter damaged, or they lose them at all. It is quite usual here. But if you want to post me your photos, I'd better send you my cousin's address (I used to have problems with my post office and don't want it to happen once more)I asked her if we could use her address and she said, no problem, she will be glad to help us, besides she is at home almost all the time and will be able to receive a parcel any time). Here is her address:
Victoria Budenskaya (c/o Tatiana Kravchenko)
Kv, Zhukova, 16/112,
Luganks, 91051
Ukraine
And so, we'll fine how fast is our post service :)
Write me what do you think of it. And Andrea, write me soon. :) It seems to me I've written the longest PS ever! :)

Letter 5

Dear Andrea,
I am very grateful for your wish to help me, I see that you are really serious in your intentions to help me and to continue our correspondence. I understand your concerns and that is why here I send you my postal address:
Victoria Budenskaya,
Sovetskaya str., 73a/185
Lugansk
Ukraine, 91058
But please, don't use it to post me anything

PS: I don't trust our regular mail and my post office, I always receive letter damaged, or they lose them at all. It is quite usual here. But if you want to post me anything :D, I'd better send you my cousin's address (I used to have problems with my post office and don't want it to happen once more). I asked her if we could use her address and she said, no problem, she will be glad to help us, besides she is at home almost all the time and will be able to receive a letter or a parcel from you any time). Here is her address:
Victoria Budenskaya (c/o Tatiana Kravchenko)
Kv, Zhukova, 16/112,
Luganks, 91051
Ukraine
And so, we'll fine how fast is our post service :)
Write me what do you think of it. And Andrea, write me soon. :)
I'll wait for a message from you with great anticipation.
With a tender kiss,
Vica