Letter(s) from Ulyana Byharena to Rob (USA)

Letter 1

Hello!!! I am so very happy to get a reply from you!!!
The reasonable question is why I chose you at the dating site.
Well, I found you at the site by chance. Telling from the beginning of the story I know a woman who is on a dating site. That profile wasn't mine, it was a profile of that woman, but she let me find someone from the dating site from her profile.
I don't know how to use the site, so I found you by chance and wrote you.
I didn't know what will happen, I didn't know if you write me or not.
But I am glad that we met each other. I have never been looking for a man via the Internet but I decided to try because very soon I am flying to your country for working there. I will have a working visa and permission for work. Why I decided to work in the USA? Well, my friend was also working in the USA somewhere near Miami about two years ago.
She wad working in a amusement park from 11am till 6pm and then from 7pm till 3am she was working in a bar as a waitress. She was always tired but she managed to earn good money. I decided to work there too. That friend of mine is in Europe now and she wrote me that she liked to work in the USA much more the in Europe. It is not very good to come to some foreign country without having anybody there who can spend time with you and show the surroundings and tell me more then I know about the USA and the culture of this country.I am single now and I hope to find that spevcial one who can be my soulmate and my life partner.

Right now I am in Russia but like I told you pretty soon I will fly to the USA so if you are intersted in me, then I suppose you can forget about the distance between us. Besides right now we have a good opportunity to know each other via e-mails. Don't you think so? I have never been out of Russia and I am open to new adventures and emotions. I have been travelling only inside of Russia and I was in the South of Russia which is considered to be a best place in Russia for summer vacation since there is a Black sea there. And the most popular place there is Sochi ( the place where probably will be Olympic Games). I liked being there because I like warm weather. As for my visa, it will be issued for three months but if everything is ok, I can prolong visa up to six months. I was told that after that I even can go home and apply for a green card. You probabaly wonder about the level of my English. Well, I am writing you without any translator. I always liked English language and I had highest marks in this subject at school and at the University. I read all books of Sidney Sheldoin in the origin without any translator. But I can't read philosophical or technical or medical books in English because my level of English is more talkative. I even took additional courses of English for a few years, though I have never spoken in English with any ENglish-speaking person, so I guess probabaly I have a terrible Russian accent!!! :)) We have Discovery channel here in English (my friend has cable TV, so I come to watch it!). I like this channel so much! Very interesting!

I'm sending two pics, I hope you will like them. I will send more next time. Here I live in a small town of Russia and as you understand the salary we can get in small towns is miserable. When I am in the USA I can work as a waitress or to work in some shop. I am not afraid of any kind of job and I like working. I have got lots of energy and I am not lazy at all. As soon as I improve my English in the USA I will find some better job. My trip to the USA will start from Moscow. I will go there to finally arrange my trip and I have to pass tests of English to get a working visa and I will have to pass interviewiew at the Embassy to get my visa issued. I guess everything will be ok. And I will be in the USA in the first half of June. Here I can earn only about 100-150$ per month working like a slave from very early morning till night. I want to try and change my life. I am full of plans and dreams for future. I hope you will not be disappointed to meet me in real life. I don't have a special plan or something like that for a new relationship, I'm open to everything! I don't want to be an abuse for you, if you don't want me as your woman, we can be just friends! I had a boyfriend, but it was nothing serious and we broke up one year ago because he moved to the opposite end of the country, to the city Vladivostok. OK, I will finish this email... I don't know what else I could write you in my first email. Your questions are welcomed! Please reply to me even if you don't like me, because you are the only man I am responding to. If you don't like me I will continue my search. I hope so much to receive your answer!!! I hope we can have a nice communication by emails so I will know somebody is waiting for me over there! Not so long time to wait for me, really!!! I hope you are my soulmate and we can match each other! Next time I can answer your questions if you have some and tell you about my family, send you the pics of my family, also more of my photos!!! Tell me about yourself and the place where you live! And send me photos! Sorry for being too talkative!!! Please write me back here, I write you from my private email address now.


Letter 2

Rob, hello again!!! I was glad to recieve one more reply from you and I thank you for that!!!! You look handsome!!! You know what? I hope I will be able to come to your area by my birthday and we shall meet each other!!! This time I will tell more about myself because if we want to meet each other, we need to get to know better, I would even say as much as possible. Well, you already know that my first name is Yulia. My last name is Litwinowa. I am 26 years old and I hope I am not that young for you? My birthday is on 5 June, I will be 27 years old. I'm 168 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 which you can see from my photos!).

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 like sports and I take car of my body. I do aerobics a few times a week and go to a swimming pool. I live ina three-room appartment with my parents, older sister and niece. My older sister is 31 years old and she is divorced because her susband cheated her. She has got a wonderful girl of four years. I have them on my photos. I adore my niece!!! And I love kids!!!! The name of the city I live in is Sajansk. It is located not far from Irkutsk city. Sajansk is rather small city unlike Irkutsk which is the main city in our region. I wonder have you ever heard of the lake Baykal? Well, it is located near Irkutsk and it is considered to be the deapest and the cleanest lake in the world!!!! And it is very very beautiful! My education: I graduated from Irkutsk Humanitarian University two years ago, the dance faculty. Yes, we have such faculty in Humanitarian University! Well, I am a professional dancer! I adore dancings but 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. So, I work as a dance teacher and right now I teach kids from 12 to 17 years! I love kids and I like teaching. I have a certificate of fitness instructor and dance teacher.!!! I am happy that I have this profession and I think it is a good profession for a woman since I am always moving, keep myself in a good shape and at the same time I am not so busy! Do you dance? If not, I can teach you! I dance many different styles. I think 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 as you understand I cannot arrange such kind of work being in Russia because they will need to see the level of my dancing. Anyway I will try to find this kind of work when I come over there. Or maybe not a dancer but aerobic( fitness) 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? First two pics were taken in Sochi (the Black Sea) last summer. The next two pics were taken during New Year's holidays while we were shopping for presents with my sister. In winter I like skiing, although we have cold winters... our summers are warm usually. 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 tought me to play piano. I finished music school and I still play piano about once a week. My father is retired engineer. I cannot say I enjoy one particular type of music. It might sound strange for you but I can listen to almost everything. The list is endless actually. But anyway, there are a couple of things I have always enjoyed to listen to. They are Enigma and Deep Forest. I adore their music. It is so sensual and helps relax a lot. I also like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday! I've never tried it! By the way, do you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me the name and the code of it. 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 Moscow, it would be nice to talk to you. I will be really happy to call you from Moscow. Now I'm not at home often and if 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 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 Moscow 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, Sajansk, Pushkina 37 street, flat 3. So now you know 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 for 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 )))

By for now!!!

Oh, yes I forgot to add few things...

My mind is always in a mess when I write you because it's hard to write everything to somebody who is so far away. I don't remember if I wrote last time I've never been married, don't have kids but I love them and they love me! I wrote you I teach children how to dance and I know how to understand their wishes and worries. I don't smoke, drink occasionally. And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man. Why? I have two answers.. First, I think older men are much more serious and they can take care of me, they are more experienced in life and can teach me many things. "The older the violin, the sweeter the music" I believe in it...

I think I'm not that young already but I don't have much experience in life and I want to have someone who has more experience in life then me. Second... maybe I'm not right about it... but I want to be honest I've always had such worry... if I marry a man nearly my age... and after some years I will become not that young and beautiful... I think it's more hard for a woman to be attractive then for a man... and he will find a younger mistress and I will become very miserable. I don't want my man to be unfaithful. I know I can be faithful to my man and I will never cheat on him. But this is just my worries. This is not my goal. Please tell me if you think you will love your woman at any age and not find a younger one? Can you be faithful?

I think it's better to forget about one's age, age is just a number. I became attracted to you and I really want to meet you. If you will not like me or something else we can be just friends. I hope I will get my work visa soon in Moscow and all documents and come to you! I don't have any area limits with this visa so I can work where I want. And one more thing.. i'm sending few pics of my city from different seasons so you can see where I live. You can see pics of the building where I live, the building where I work. I'm just trying to be honest with you and write you all my thoughts on different issues. Please be always honest with me also.... I think I will write you tomorrow, I will see if I have more nice photos to send you.

Kisses to you and have a good day!!!!


Letter 3

Rob, like always I am glad to get a reply from you and I think I am a lucky one because I met such a wonderful man like you in the Internet! And I also hope I will be lucky to meet you in real life soon!!!!!! You know yesterday I told my parents about you. Now I guess they don't worry about my trip so much, at least I hope so. I was tyring to calm them down because I don't want them to be nervous about me and though I am almost 27 yearsl old, I am still a little girl for my parents and I will always be. Now they know that you are a kind man and help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and surroundings and tell me about the culture of your country and about the life over there.

I don't remember if I told you that I love cooking. I will cook some tasty Russian food for you and you'll tell me what you think. Most famous food in Russia are Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka! I bet you will like it!!! I also like Italian and sea food. I love lasagna and pizza!!!!!!! Yummy! I am the best in cooking lasagna, this is what my friends and family say. I also love Mexican food because it is spicy, though I don't cook Mexican food too often. I like cooking cakes and try something new! My favourite is cheese cake with raspberry!!! Hm, you know when I talk about food I am getting hungry:). I eat everything and I am not on any kind of diets, I just don't eat after 7pm. It also helps me to be in a good shape. I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet! Ok, enough about food! You know ...almost all Russian men are like bears, they are very rude and dishonest. They can't be nice and polite. They can't be jentlemen! They don't want to work and they don't want to have families since it is a big responsibility to have a family. Judging by your letters you are absolutely not like them and I happy to know that!!! 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 was watching "Pirates of Carribean" (part 3) I really like such kind of movies!!! If you didn't see this movie yet, I would advice you to watch it!!! 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, take my bags and go to Irkutsk! From there I will fly to Moscow! 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 Moscow and I will come to Moscow late night. I don't think I will live in hotel there, it's very expensive. You know, due to statistics Moscow is the second most expensive city in the world after Tokyo. I will rent a room in apartment, it will be cheaper then renting a room in a hotel. Of course it will be very modest but it's OK for me! When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I will write you as soon as I can!!! In Moscow I will spend a week or maybe even more, I should make all final arrangements with my documents and after that 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 his 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 Moscow!!!!!!!!

Many kisses to you!
I hope I'm the one for you!
From nervous and excited Yulia

Letter 4


I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Moscow! 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 )))) Moscow is really a big city! I've been told the population of Moscow 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 Moscow while going by bus!

When I got off the plane in the Moscow 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 70 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 and my sister 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. As soon as you get this letter, please write me back at once and please confirm to me:
1 the name of airport and be sure you wrote it correctly.
2 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 tomorrow already. To my understanding I am supposed to arrive to you in a few days!!!! I feel that we can spend great time together! As soon as I learn it I will write you an email!!! I don't have enough time now to write more things. I will go to the travel agency tomorrow morning and they will give me a schedule of my flight (date and time of my arrival etc.).

So I will write you all details. You please write me too!!!
They asked me to make a copy of my passport (usual procedure) and I decided to send you a copy also, if you will need it.
Ok, honey, as soon as I receive the information about my trip I will write you.
With great excitement and many kisses from Moscow,
Your Yulia

PS Please write as soon as possible!!!!