Letter(s) from Ekaterina Pashkova to James (USA)

Letter 1

Hello! I was so glad to receive a message from you!
My name is Olga.
It is really new experience for me because I never wrote e-mails to someone from another country, its a first time! So you see, I'm a usual girl without any secrets and I also have only good intentions!
First of all I think I should tell you about this: I will work abroad for about three months so I would like to meet a nice man, who could be my friend and who will show me around. I think that its very difficult to live alone in a foreign country without friends, besides I have never been abroad before.
I don't have a boyfriend so when we get to know each other better we can be more then friend. We will see...
You know, I live in small town in Russia, so for truth I'm just afraid to be lost abroad. So now you understand that I just want to see real life and as I'm travelling alone I wish to find someone to be my guide.
I want my man to be kind, open-hearted and truthful.
You know, I'm truthful also, so I want to tell many details about myself.
As I told you, I live in a small town, but I really don't like to live here.
Maybe you heard that its very difficult to find a work in russia, especially in a small town, so I just don't have any opportunities here.
In russia also many girls are trying to find a work abroad. I heard about it in the news. So I also decided to work in another country.
My job is instructor of modern dancing.
I already started to register documents so I will be able to work in any state of USA (Canada). So now I need to choose in which city I want to work. For truth it is the most difficult problem.
As I`m travelling alone I want to find a friend abroad and make a city where he lives to be my destination. I think you understand that its the only chance to change my life.
I'm 25 years old and I'm full of energy! I have many plans and dreams!
I think that I'm pretty enough to have a better place.
I hope you won't be disappointed if you decide to meet me.
Ok, I will finish my e-mail, but I hope to get a reply from you soon!
I will leave my town in several days so I just want to be sure that someone waits for me there so I could feel more safe.
I will work all days long and I would like to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better.
I hope you will have an interest in meeting me, from my side I will be more then happy to meet you too.
I hope you were not tired to read my e-mail? I could tell you more details about me and my life in next e-mails.
Also pls tell me if you like my pictures and if you want to meet me!
I will wait for your answer! Write me here at my private email address!
With best regards, Olga

Letter 2

Hi again! I don't have enough time now and I'm very hungry so I have to run now. I just want to say I didn't forget about you and I'm sending few more pics of myself. Just usual pics... I hope you will like them and I promise I will write you more when I have some free time!
One photo was taken at the beginning of January (this year 2007) and another one was taken at the South of Russia.

Letter 3

I was wondering if I receive a message from you, so I was very pleased when I saw your message in my mailbox.
Its very amazing for me to talk to a man who is so far away. Its great I will come to your area and we will meet each other, do you agree??
I can't tell you now what day exactly I will fly, but of course as soon as I learn it - I will tell you.
I'm supposed to work as a waitress in a restaurant. It's a common work for women who come to work to your country from all over the world.
I can speak English and I write without translator.
But before we meet I want to know as much as possible about you and I think I need to tell you also all small things about me.
For truth I'm not sure from where should I start. But ok, I will try.
First of all, I'm 25 years old. My name is Olga Kalougina.
My birthday is May 10.
I do care about my body very much. I do aerobics everyday when I get up in the morning. It helps me to be full of energy all day.
You know that I'm an instructor of modern dancing.
If you are interesting I will tell you about it:
Modern dance is based on three principles:
1.Movement, 2. Dynamism, 3 Form (not dependent on music).
Its rather difficult to explain what is modern dance, for truth I prefer to dance it for you when we will meet.
So you see I take care of my body and I'm in a good shape.
I'm 167 cm tall (5.6.) and 51 kg weight. I don't know my bust-waist-hips measurements, but I think its ok!!!!
As I wrote you I live in a small town in russia, its name is Dmirovka.
My city is very small. Some maps even doesn`t show this city.
But we have a lager city near us - Omsk. We usually go there by bus or by train to go to theatre or cinema.
You see I'm a usual girl from a small city in russia so its very easy to make me feel exited!
Oh, I think I need to tell you about my family. I live with my parents and my young sister, her name is Marina, she is 18 years old. She entered university this year, history faculty. She wants to be a teacher one day.
My parents are nice people, I love them very much.
My mum is 47 years old and my father is 63 years old. You see that they have such big age difference, but they love each other and they are happy together. Russia its a usual thing when man is much older then a woman. Here you can find more lonely women then lonely men.
Many men in Russia are not family oriented and I can't find the right man here. My father is very good man, he is a bit old fashioned and now in modern Russia is not that easy to find a good man, all men just want to enjoy life and they don't care about the future.
As I told, he is 63, all his life he was a police officer (russian Militsia).
But now he is retired. My mum works as a seller in a shop.
I think I will miss them when I will leave russia for work, but my parents will stay with my sister, so they won't feel themselve lonely.
They are happy for me, because they want me to be happy and to have my own life.
I will tell my parents today about you, so they won't worry that I will be alone in foreign country.
Pls tell me if you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me it's name and code. Or write me the name of the nearest Airport to you.
You know, I'm sending my e-mails from internet cafe, because I don`t have an internet at home. There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. But if you wish I could call you when I will fly to moscow, because my phone at home doesn't accept international calls.
I think I will fly to moscow in few days to start my trip.
In any case you will need it, here is my home address: Russia, Dmirovka, Mizina street 12-25.
Ok, I think I told you all main things about me, so now you know more.
I'm sending a kiss for you but I'm not sure if you could get it or not, because its the ocean between us. I will wait for your answer with impatience!!!!

With best wishes, Olga

P.S. I'm sending 5 more photos.
1 - I'm doing aerobics at home
2 - me at the South of Russia. I didn't pose for that pic with that boy! Actually I don't know him at all ))
3 - me with a horse. It's my hobby to ride horses. I like animals.
4 - me and my sister Marina
5 - me at the shop trying a new wear. I didn't buy it because it was too expensive ))

Letter 4

I want to write you some more things about me. First of all I want to tell you that its a great pleasure for me to write you. Internet could make two different people closer to each other, it's so unusual for me, but I really like it! I don't remember if I told you or not, but I have never been married and I don't have any kids.
I haven't thought about having kids yet, at first I want to find my true love!
I finished Omsk University two years ago, contemporary dance faculty.
You know, next few days I will fly to moscow to finish all arrangements for my trip.
I'm so exited! By the way, I told my parents about you and they are happy for me, because I will be not alone when I will arrive over there.
What else could I say? I don't smoke and I drink socially. Sometimes I could drink a glass of red wine on holidays, but not often.
I like to keep myself busy. I'm not lazy! I do all housework at home and it's a pleasure for me to keep clean a place where I live.
I like to go watch sports and go to sport events. I'm sending a pic from such event!
Also I'm sending a pic with my friend and one more usual pic.
Sorry my email is not so sweet today but I'm really tired. I will go home now. Today was my last day at work before I start my trip.
I will write you more tomorrow!! Lot's of kisses to you!