Letter(s) from Tatyana Zolotova to Roy (USA)

Letter 1

Roy, hello! Thank's for your reply so much!!! I hope soon I will be able to come to your area by my birthday and we will meet each other! I'm not sure why I picked you but I feel something special about you! This time I will write you more about myself. I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests. So you already know my full name - GORUNOWA VASILINA . I'm 25 years old, not that young I think? My birthday is May ,21. I'm 169 cm tall (5.6.) and 51 kg weight (about 120 pounds, I'm not sure how much it is in pound but I'm not fat!). I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I take care of my body, I do aerobics three times a week and two times a week I go to the swimming pool twice a week. We live with our parents in 2 room apartment. The name of my city is Markova, it's near Irkutsk city. Markova is quite small city and Irkutsk is a large city, the main city in our district. Have you ever heard about the lake Baykal? It's near Irkutsk! It's the deepest and cleanest lake in the whole world. It's very beautiful! I graduated from Irkutsk Humanitarian University two years ago, contemporary dance faculty. Yes we have such faculty in Humanitarian University! So I'm a professional dancer. I don't want to have a dancer's career because I will have not much time for my private life and for relationship with a man. I work as a dance teacher, I teach children from 12 to 17 years how to dance! Also I have a certificate of fitness instructor, this is my another hobby. So it would be perfect if later I will find a work as instructor or teacher of dances!!! I think it's a very good job for a woman, I'm always in a good shape and I keep myself not that busy! Do you know how to dance? If not I can teach you! I can dance many different styles. When I come to your city I will work as a waitress in a restaurant. I would like to work as a dance teacher but I think you understand it's not possible to arrange such work by Internet because they want to see how well I dance. Anyway I will try to find such work when I come over there. Or maybe not a dancer but aerobics instructor, I think it's also very good job. I'm sending few photos for you today! I hope you are not tired to look at my photos? The first one is me in summer. The second one is me with my parents. The third one is me to skate I'm happy my parents will be not alone when I leave the for another country. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness! In winter I like skiing, although we have cold winters... our summers are warm usually. I color my hair to blond. The natural color of my hair is fair. I hope that's not a problem for you or you like natural color of hair? My father is 54 years old now, my mom is 48. You see my mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together. My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I can play piano also, she teached me how to play piano. I finished music school and I still play piano about once a week. I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like music at all! I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday! I've never tried it! Do you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me it's name an code. Or write me the name of the nearest Airport to you. I write you my emails from Internet cafe, I don't have my own computer. If you want I can call you when I'm in St-Petersrug, it would be nice to talk to you. I will be really happy to call you from St-Petersrug. Now I'm not at home often and of you call me my father will pick up the phone and he can't speak any English and he will be shocked to hear the English speech. I still didn't tell him about you but I'm going to tell him this week, I will write you about his thoughts on this topic! I suppose in few days I will leave for St-Petersrug and start my trip! There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails? My address here is Russia, Markova, Portovskaya 41 street, flat 7. So now you have a representation of who I am.... I just can tell you that I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things. I'm not that smart.. I was not that good in mathematics, physics, biology and so on! But I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person. Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody had it's own minuses and pluses. I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate! OK... it's time to finish my email. I'm sending a kiss by the wind to you and if I sent it to the right destination you should receive it by evening )))) I hope you will catch my kiss somehow )))
bye! your Sincerely, your Vasilina

Letter 2

Roy It's good to write you again! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good mas as you in Internet! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life!!!!!!!! Photo simply delightful, I start to fall in love with you. Yesterday I told my parents about you. They said now they worry about me not that much as before because they know you are a kind man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me about the life over there! I'm sending five pics for you. The first two is me on my bed where I sleep, the next two pics is me with my friends. The next one is just a pic of myself.. I think I didn't write you I like to cook. I will cook Russian cuisine for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka! You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm ! I can't like without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often. I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know... when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I'm not on any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm. This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet! You know.. almost all Russian men are like bears! They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them. I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 of movies in our cinemas are Russian and about 50 American. Yesterday I've seen a great historical movie!!! It is called "Nomad". I really liked it so much! It was produced by Khazakhfilm (Khazakhstan is situated near Russia) and there you can see some good American actors! One of directors of this movie is a well known Russian director Sergey Bodrov. If you didn't see this movie find it and watch! I advice it to you! Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him. I've watched Pirates of the Carribean (part 2) 10 days ago! I think the second part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it? Soon I want to go to the premier of new movie with Cameron Diaz - Holiday. I think it will be really nice comedy! I like this actress. Could you recommend me any American movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor? Some time age I watched "Perfume" (by a novel of Patrick Zuskind). I've read this novel and I like it so much! Breathtaking! Anyway I think the book is better then the movie. Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? I have a driver's licence but I don't have a car. My father has a Russian car and he gives me his car sometimes. I like not only the cinema! I like theatre and opera too, I like ballet. Unfortunately there is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting. If I want to go to ballet, for example, I should go to Irkutsk, there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive. And now I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, pack my bags and tomorrow I will go to Irkutsk! From there I will fly to St-Petersburg! I was on a plane only two times in my life and I'm afraid to fly! I hope my plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid! So it is several hours from Irkutsk to St-Petersburg and I will come to St-Petersburg late night. I don't think I will live in hotel there, it's very expensive. You know, by statistics St-Petersburg is the more expensive city in the world after Tokyo. I will rent a room in apartment, it will be cheap. Of course it will be very modest but it's OK for me! When I come to St-Petersburg and settle down I will write you an email. I hope tomorrow I will be able to write me. Please don't worry about me if you don't hear from me tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will write you after tomorrow. Anyway, I hope I will write you tomorrow!!! In St-Petersburg I will spend a week or maybe even more, I should make all final arrangements with my documents and after it I will come to you! I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to such big city! You know... I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes... I just want to hug my mommy and don't want to go anywhere... but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality! Soon you will hear some news from me from St-Petersburg!!!!!!!!
Love and kisses Vasilina!
I hope I'm the one for you!

Letter 3

HELLO Roy!!!!

I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in St-Petersbug! You can't imagine how happy I am that I already started my trip to you!

I still cannot believe I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but everything was OK and I'm still alive )))) St-Petersbug is a really big city! I've been told the population of St-Petersbug is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I've seen so many nice places in St-Petersbug while going by bus!

When I got off the plane in the St-Petersbug Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here (and everywhere) are a little crazy because of terrorism.

Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I'm still uncomfortable about it but I feel soon it will be OK. I've been to few shops here today and I see goods are much more expensive here then in my native city.

I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 63 years old. She said her husband died 2 years ago and she has two grown up children but they are already married and don't come to visit her very often so she is alone and she has not much money so she give in rent rooms in her apartment. She is very nice woman )) She said I have to be very careful. You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities... or even abroad... they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they didn't imagine their way to find the happiness can be not as easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry about you! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! And I think I'm enough educated not to end up as a prostitute and I will find my happiness!

Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it.

My parents are worried enough about me and I don't want to make them worry more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything.

I miss my parents... but I'm getting better with every hour )) Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something.

Please confirm the name of airport and be sure you wrote it right.

Please confirm me your full name and telephone number.

Please don't be mad! I just want to be sure I have your contacts! This way I will feel more confident.

I am afraid to make any mistake... I hope everything will be fine.

I've been told I may have all further information about my trip today or tomorrow.

As soon as I learn it I will write you an email!!! I don't have enough time now to write more things.
Your, Vasilina