Letter(s) from Ludmila Shukshanowa to Abe (Indonesia)

Letter 1

Hello! What is your real name? Thank's for your reply so much!!!
I'm OK about your age! Have you heard a saying The older the violin the sweeter the music?!
I hope soon I will be able to come to your area and we will meet each other!
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. I'm 25 years old, not too young I think? My birthday is 10 May . I'm 176.5 cm tall (5.8.) and 55 kg weight..
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 I go to the swimming pool twice a week.
I have a younger sister, she is 23 years old (look a photo).
Her name is Anna, I love her very much, she is very nice and kind!
We all (me, my sister and my parents) live in two-rooms flat.
As I wrote you I live in Russia. The name of my city is Tatarsk, it's near Novosibirsk city. Tatarsk is very small and Novosibirsk is a large city, the main city in our district.
I graduated from Novosibirsk Humanitarian University two years ago.
As I wrote you I`m a menager of the big shop, my city is small but we have a big shop here. Sometimes I attend courses in Novosibirsk so I have several diplomas ,but you know in russia we don`t have good work opportunities. But this work help me to take care about myself. When I come to your city I think it won`t be a problem to find work on my specialization (I shall work as the simple seller).
My father is 58 years old now, my mom is 51. 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 also could play a piano a little. I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like all kinds of music!
A little about my father: he is in a good shape because we usually make exercises together, he doesn`t work now, because he is retired already.
I love both my parents and I'm happy my parents will be not alone when I leave them and will go to another country. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness!

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 International 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 will be in St. Petersburg, it would be nice to talk to you. We don't have international calls here. I suppose in few days I will fly to St. Petersburg and start my trip! Today I will tell my parents about you, I'm sure they will be happy that someone is waiting for me over there!
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, Tatarsk, Suvorova st. 18, flat 5, post code(zip) - 632126.
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! I don't like to be smart! 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!

Lyudmila

Letter 2

Hello again..I just want to add few things... I think last time I wrote you not all my thoughts... 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 And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man.
Why? I have two answers..
Firstly, 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. Have you heard a saying "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.
Secondly... 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?
Also I want to tell you that I learned english in university, so I don`t use any translators, and I can speak english as good as I write on it.
I hope we will have no problems in communications. I feel that you are very nice man 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 St. Petersburg and all documents and I come to you! I don't have any area limits with this visa so I can work where I want. I don`t know exact day of my arrival, but as soon as I will know I will write it to you.
And one more thing.. i'm sending you some more photos.
On a photo I with my friends on universityon.
You know, 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 will write you later, I will look if I have more nice photos to sendyou.
Have a good day!

Lyudmila

Letter 3

Aan hello! It's good to write you again! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life!!! Yesterday I told my parents about you.
They said that now they don`tworry about me as before because now they know you are a kind man and can help me if I will need your help. You can show me your city and tell me about the life over there! I think I didn't write you I like cooking.
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 live 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 will 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 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian and about 50 American.
Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him. I've watched Pirates of the Carribean (part 3 and 4) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it? Could you recommend me any American movie so I can watch it?
What is your favorite movie and actor? 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 don`t like only 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 Novosibirsk, there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
By, the way, one thing else about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper).
And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind.
As you know I will stay there for three months but If I will like there I will be able to prolong my trip. I think I will be able to improve my english and you can learn Russian and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows.Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). And now I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my packed bags and go to Novosibirsk! From there I will fly to St. Petersburg! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid!
It is several hours from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg.
When I come to St. Petersburg and settle down I will write you an email. I hope today I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you don't hear from me today, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and 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 St. Petersburg before and I'm so nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to such big city!
I really want to talk to you by phone, but as I don`t have a mobile phone, I will find a public phone in St. Petersburg with international calls.
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! hope I'm the one for you!
I send you photos made in studio (at university)
Lyudmila

Letter 4

Hello!!! How are you? Today I had a wonderful dream, that we finally meet, I feel myself like the happiest girl in the world!!!
In St. Petersburg its "rather hot weather", about -2`C, but I feel myself so alone. :-)
Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t know anybody here.
Today I was in a travel agency, all my documents are ready.
Now they are checking a possible flight to your airport.
They will give me all information (date and time of my arrival, terminal etc.) tomorrow I think. Now I will continue to see St. Petersburg, like a tourist. In St. Petersburg there are so many different museums!
I will go to The Hermitage.
There should be a lot of tourists from all over the world. I read about this gallery before, its collection contains near 3 000 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics. It should be really amazing!!! Ok, I send you a thousand kisses and will wait for your message!!!! Yours Lyudmila