Letter(s) from Tatyana Ermanikova to James (USA)

Letter 1

Hello, I am 31 year old and I am from Russia.I will be coming to your place in few days and this would be a great opportunity to meet each other.If you are interested, please write me to fitnesy1975@yahoo.com because it is the portrait of my friend. I will be waiting for you reply

Letter 2

Hello Jim!!!! Have a good day.I do hope you remember me because I wrote you recently and you replied to me.I am sorry that I couldn't reply earlier.
You see I live in Russia and I was busy arranging all travel preparations. I was in Moscow to book my interiew for the trip to the USA,it took almost two weeks to travel to Moscow and back. You know that it is my first time I try correspondence with a man in a virtual space.
I am not a very good user of the Intenet and I do hope that I will be lucky to meet a good man.

I guess I need to explain why I do it.The thing is that I will work abroad for three months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to be my guide or just to be a good friend to spend time with while I am there. I suppose it is hard enough to live in some foreign town without friends and besides I have never been abroad. You know I've been liviving in a small town here in Russia all my life and I am just afraid to be lost. Besides I would like to see a real life (not some TV shows) and it is impossible to see a real life without a person who knows all sides of the life. And you should also know that I don't want to live in Russia because I don't have any chances here, it is hardly possible to explain in a few words but I want you to know all my plans. While being in the USA I will be working in any shop or be babysitter in some family. I will know the details later. Besides I love English language and being in the USA, it will give me a chance to improve my English.

The agency helps me to get the visa, work permission and all travel documents and they will help me to get a job. It is their business and I will pay for their service. One of my friend worked in USA for three months last year,and she was so pleased and she is going to repeat this trip again.
She has right man in USA and they are good friends now and he is going to marry her if everything is all right between them.
I am coming to the USA due to the special programm for young people who want to work abroad and I think it is the right way for me.
I am lost here, and hopefully I will be able to change my life. I am full of plans and different dreams. You should know that I have dark brown hair and green eyes. I am sure that you will be not disappoined to meet me in the real life if we meet. At least I hope so.
Well,I am finishing this letter and I do hope to get your reply pretty soon.

Maybe after reading my letter you will find me a little crazy but I am not sure I know the right way to meet a good man without real meeting and you know it is my first try though the Internet. I will leave my town in a few days or so to fly to Moscow again to complete all the things. It is said at the agency that I will work all day and I think we might share evenings together to get to know each other better. If you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy!!!

I just don't want to be alone in the evenings, and I would like to be sure in advance that somebody waits for me! It is just a woman wish!
I will tell you all the details about me and my life. If you're also single, you may be with me for a few months or so .... Who knows???!

With best regards from Russia

Albina ( this my name )

PS I have attached photos of me so that you could have a better idea about me.

Letter 3

Hello Jim!!!
Thanks you for your reply. I was very glad to see your reply in my e-mail box.
That would be right if I tell you about me and about my life because we have a chance to meet each other in a real life and thus we need to know each other better.You please tell me more about yourself, all right?

I am the simple and ordinary girl with my own interests,a hobby and tastes.I think I I shall start to tell to you about things which as I wish to know from you, so you will see my questions. As you know my name is Albina and my last name is Shitova.
I am 31 years and on 23th of February I shall be 32.
I am about 167 cm tall and my weight is about 53 kg

The sizes of my body are 95-62-91 cm.
I have dark brown hair and green eyes which you can see from my photos.
I know that many women abroad have an opportunity to improve their bodies and faces and they look so beautiful.Unfortunately it is impossible here in Russia because this country is still far from a civilization. But I still think that natural beauty is much better.

I live with my aunt,the uncle and cousin because I do not have parents (they have died long time ago in bus crush when I was still small). Unfortunately we live in two-room small appartments and it is not convenient and comfortable. Me and my cousin are very good friends, but now he is in army.
To tell the truth there is nothing good in the fact that I was born and live in small town of Russia.
There is no chance for a good life here and it is very hard to find work here.
All young people leave small towns and go to big cities in searches of work but unfortunately
there is too there is no luck for them in big cities because nobody is waiting them there.

Living in Russia is living " all by myself ". It is good but cruel school of a life.
I hope that in he future I shall work as fitness trainer because I have the certificate and I am good in it. I worked in last of two years as fitness trainer and it was the best time in my life.
I do not smoke, also I drink socially. My preference in alcohol is red wine, but only a glass or two.
I tried to smoke when I was younger. Silly me! But I think almost everyone tries to smoke when you are 13 years, right? I try to take care of my body and the face as much as possible. I wasn't born yesterday and I know that almost all men love women " by their eyes ", I mean that this or that way woman's appearance is very important for the man.

Speaking about my travel. I shall arrive to the USA this month but I don't know when exactly,
I know that I shall have all documents to travel very soon and I shall travel to Moscow again to finish all preparations for travel to the USA.
I shall get visa and I shall buy the ticket and then I shall fly to the USA.
I do not know where exactly I fly because I have not decided yet.
I can choose almost any state to stay that is why I need to know a name of the nearest international airport to you. I just wish to have somebody expecting me at the airport and I do not wish to be alone there. I shall fly to the USA directly from Moscow and I hope you will want to meet me at the airport and to be my guide and it would be great to meet you face to face and to spend some time together.I know that it is not an easy thing as it might seem, but there is nothing impossible,right?

I shall be more than glad if you understand me and my thoughts and you are with me in this question but if not,then please tell me that you are not interested in me and do not wish to meet me, ok?
I think I should close this letter.
It is not good that I have no computer at home and I have to send my letters to you from Internet cafe which is far from my house. I would like to talk to you on the phone, but unfortunately we have no opportunity for international calls (I cannot call to you and you cannot call to me because here we have four-digital telephone numbers).It is possible to make international phone calls only from big cities.

All right, it is enough for today. If I did not tell you something which is very important for you or I missed something, please do not be angry.Just ask me and I will answer for sure.

I think I shall be here in the Internet cafe tomorrow, I have many preparations before travel to Moscow. I hope when I come here, I shall see one more letter from you.
Please write me and do not forget me!!!

Albina Shitova

my home address:
Russia
Perm region
Gubaha,
Lenina str. 8-11

If you want to find my town on a map, it is is located near the big city Perm.

PS Please send me as many as possible photos of so that I could know you at the airport.
And one more thing. I have very important question for you:
- Do you like strong drinks?
- If so, then how much and how often?

Letter 4

Hello dear Jim,
I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me. I just don't want any misunderstanding between us.
I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don't expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream. I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life ( hopefully some dolphin but not a shark).

I have graduated the Siberia State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject
in some fitness club. I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
Ok, some things wich I also like and don't like to do:
I love cooking and like make BBQ. I so much want to have a house of my own and make BBQs for my close people. I also dream to have a house with a fire place. I love cooking something new and something special. My friends were telling me that I need to work at a reastaurant.
I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

I have never been married but I hope someday, I also don't have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter. Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn't find a job and I was helping my aunt with my little niece. I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude. You know for me age difference deosn't matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics. Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going. And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman. It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows... We'll see.

I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
My head is full of plans and ideas...
I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Perm's airport to Moscow in a few hours. My flight will take almost five hours!!! I think I will write you tomorrow.

As soon as I arrive in Moscow I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA. I have already been in Moscow and I know all these things, so it will not be a great problem for me.

I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!! Even don't think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

Your Albina