Letter(s) from Julia Vasil'eva to Arvid (Norway)

Letter 1

Hello friend, Arvid!

I am very glad that you have become interested in me. I was not sure that you would write. Thank you that you found time for the answer. I think that you have many questions for me.I will try to tell you everything about me. I hope that you will tell me about yourself too. I don't know what to tell you about myself at the beginning, but I hope that you will understand me. OK I will try to begin. My name is YULIA.
Probably you will be very much afflicted when you find out that I live not in your country. I live in Russia! But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I the same person with heart and soul. I live in small city Sanchursk. I began to get education in the secondary comprehensive school. After I finished it I entered the medical college. I finished it with excellent results and entered Medical University. At present I work in a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. We have a little collective, but very friendly. Arvid, I use a computer at my work, because I haven't got a computer at home.
On work I can use a computer almost freely. So it is more convenient for me to write you from my work. Though it too depends not from me. With a computer works another employee. I have not bad relations with her, but she can give me a computer only when she has a free time. But still i can go in the internet of cafe andthere to send you the letters. My new friend, answer my questions, if you can: 1. Do you like your job? 2. What is your favourite film? 3. What kind of music do you like? 4. Have you ever had a friend from the other country?(the friend on correspondence). I thank you for your answers beforehand. My new friend, you may not answer these questions if you don't want. In my next letter I shall necessarily answer other your questions. I will tell to you what music and what cinema I like.
I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant. I will waiting for your letter with impatience.
YULIA

Letter 2

Hello my dear!!!
How you? How there has passed your day?
Today I checked mail in hope that you a dream have written, but I have not found out there your letter what happens?
Why you do not write to me? Whether all at you is good?
I worry when you do not write to me, I understand all that you are employed on work, but I ask you please find a few free time to write, you still wish to communicate with me?
I with impatience will look forward to hearing from you.
YULIA

Letter 3

Hello my dear!!! How you?
My dear write to me if you do not wish to speak about mine, I wait from you for letters and you do not write, I like to speak the truth if you have found other girl or I am simple to you I do not like write to me. I will wait for your letter.
Yulia

Letter 4

Hi Arvid! How your day? I hope you are glad to receive my letter because when I have received your letter I really was delighted. Many thanks. Do you want to know how I will write to you my letters? I write to you letters during all my working day by small parts - in those short time intervals when the computer will not be occupied. I work in children's branch. If you want, I can tell to you about my work. Only tell.

Oh! I promised you to tell what music I like. Now I have some free minutes and with pleasure will spend this time to tell to you about my interests. I like various music. All depends on mood. I like to listen classical music. I like Dunaevski And Chajkovsky. I like to listen simply instrumental music. Such music allows to relax and have a rest. Under such music I like to think. I like to listen to guitar masterpieces of Joe Satriani. I very much like group Dire Straits. I like Pink Floyd. They are not similar to anybody. It is great group. I like Madonna, Robbie Williams and George Michael and many others. In America many great musicians. I like many Russian musicians. For example Philip Kirkorov, Valeria or groups: Chaif, Splin. But you likely do not know them. I very much like cinema. In Russia create few good films. I like works of such directors as Tarkovsky, Konchalovsky, Mikhalkov. My favourite movies - Siberian Barber and Tired by the Sun. It's masterpieces of the Russian cinema. The American movies in Russia use huge popularity. The American movies is considered the greatest. I very much like the American movies and I like many American actors. For example: Gladiator, Brave Heart. Mel Gibson - good actor. I like films- The Sixth Sense, the Rainman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Gone with the Wind, Magnificent Seven, the Godfather, Groundhog day, The Scent of a Woman. My favourite actors - Bruce Willis, Al Pacino, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey.

What else to tell about me? Arvid, I never was married and I haven't children. I am lonely and the reason of my loneliness not only in me. However, I do not know if it interestingly for you. I live honestly, and it brings pleasure to me. I am optimist and I like to smile, because a smile - mirror of soul. For happiness is not required many things. Likely the main thing that does not suffice me now is love. People without love cannot be happy. But when near there is a close person whom you love, life becomes fine irrespective of where you live and what you have. But the loneliness fills a life with sadness. But I do not want to speak about sadness anymore.

I have some girlfriends, only one best girlfriend. Her name Elena. We are friends 18 years.
She the true friend and always helps me, as well as I help her. She has very kind heart.
For the sake of our friendship we can return all what we have.
I am very glad that I have such girlfriend. Such friends as she - the big rarity.
I and my girlfriend Elena became girlfriends because we lived in the nearby houses and also together went to school. I rent flat. There is a one room, kitchen and bathroom. I understand that this is a little flat but I feel convenient in it. And it is not far from my work. It takes me 20 minutes to get to the policlinic. I often walk to my work when I am not late and the weather is good. Sometimes I get to the policlinic by bus. But I don't like it becauese the buses are always full and it is not convenient to stand there.

Whether I can to you, Arvid some questions?! You have the big family?
Is the nationality of a person important to you if you are to care for them?
If you do not want, you may do not answer my questions. I don't have such prejudices.
the nationality is not important for me. I don't look at eyes, colour of the skin.
And I don't think where a person was born. I want to find a man with kind heart.
I love kindness and I hate a rage. For me the most important in a man - honesty and kindness. Without it is impossible to create the world of harmony and love.
Roughness destroys love. I am ready to give all my love to a man who also is ready to give me his love. I think that in any relations the main thing - mutual respect and mutual understanding. I think it not so much. The rest is not important for me. Kindness. Honesty. Respect. I am glad that I have an opportunity to write to you and I am glad that you write to me. And at present it really causes a smile on my face.

I hope to receive your letter soon. Sincerely and with the best regards.

YULIA

p.s. Arvid, you can send me your picture? I very much want to see you!:-)

Letter 5

Good day, Arvid!

Today I had so much work that I was afraid that I wouldn't have time to get your letter.
And I have to say that this frightened me. But now I have found free time and very glad.
Thank you for your kind letter. Today my colleges have good mood because today all our collective goes to the circle.
This is a Moscow Zoo which has come to for a week.
This is great news because The Moscow Zoo Is the biggest zoo in the country.
So everybody discuss only this news. Everybody wants to visit the ZOO because the tour will last only for several days. I like animals very much and I have never seen Moscow Zoo. I have never seen alive tigers and bears. Have you ever seen a tiger or a bear? The biggest animal I saw in my life is a horse. I like horses very much and think that these are the most beautiful animals on the planet. My growth 168, to me of 27 years (that you did not ask) All right, I shall tell still to you a little about myself. I really like cooking. I know that I do it well, because I started cooking from childhood. My mother taught me many things including cooking. She said: "Lady who can cook well don't have disadvantages and demerits, because tasty food is a way to the man's heart". May be she is right. I like Russian dishes and my favourite dish is pancakes. I am not sure if you know such dish. This is a Russian national dish. The pancake is round thin bread. It is possible to eat it with a stuffing and without. For a stuffing we use meat forcemeat, cottage cheese or jam. It depends on what pancakes you want. What dishes do you prefer Arvid?

I don't know if I told you about my father. It is unpleasant for me but I have to tell you about it. I have never seen him. My mother told me that he had left us when I was very little. That's why I don't remember him. I have never asked my mother about him. And she didn't tell me. To tell the truth I don't want to know where he is and what he is now. I have a question for you. Are there many divorces in you country? In Russia it is a very frequent thing. Many men in Russia are alcoholics and that's why women can't live with them further. My mother didn't married anymore and that's why I don't have brother or sister. I very much love children. Children our future. They raise mood. If I will have children I will love them more than life. I never thought of how many children I want to have. Such decision is necessary accepting together with a man which becomes the father of these children. For me it is not important where to live, Russia, America or other country. It not the main thing. The main thing that there was a love. The main thing - together with the beloved.

Dear Arvid, I very much would want to speak by with you to phone. It would be pleasant for me to hear your voice, but unfortunately I have no phone. Leave to me the full phone number, together with number of a code of the country and I shall necessarily call you from somewhere.

It is very a pity Arvid, but on it I shall finish the letter and I shall be with impatience to wait for your letter!

Your YULIA

Letter 6

First of all, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2008!

Hi, my dear friend Arvid! I hope you not against if I say so. Thank you for your letter.
>From day to day I feel more necessity to get your letter.
My mood has become better again when I have got your letter. I should say that when I have good mood my patients cry less :-). So healthy smiles of our children now depend on your letters :-). I told you about my visiting Zoo and I want to tell you about it. My colleges and I were very surprised that there were so many different animals. But the most excitement was caused by the moment when we saw an elephant. This was a very big animal. Also we liked a tiger. It lied in the hutch and looked at us tenderly. but I know that this is a very strong and dangerous animal. I saw a camel. Oh, have you seen it?
This is a very proud animal? I was impressed by his constant tranquility.

Arvid, by the way, when I came to work today my mood was bad, because my girl-friend fell ill and now she is in the hospital. :-( The saddest thing is that she has birthday today. She is 28 years old today. Unfortunately she will spend her birthday in the hospital. But have already talked with the doctor and I will be allowed to spend the evening in the her chamber. In the evening I will bake a cake, buy balloons and go to the hospital. I want very much that she have good mood on her birthday.
This my best friend. By the way, she works with me in the polyclinic.
As matter of fact I have only two real friends - Elena and Veronica.
Elena is that lady who is in the hospital.
Veronica has left to the north for three months. Her grandmother lives there.
My friends are not married too. We are friends for 18 years already.
Elena and I are like sisters. Elena and I like to walk. Usually we walk in the park.
But also we like to spend time in Elena vegetable garden. She lives in an old wooden house.
I don't know if you have seen such houses. This are the houses which were built before the second world war, in the fortieth years. These are very old houses which don't have bath and running water. So people have to take water outside in the well or in a pit. In modern world such conditions seem very terrible, but this is really so. We like to spend time in Elena vegetable garden. There she grows potato, tomatos and cucumbers not to buy them in the market, because it is expensive!

Still, i like . Many people know each other. We have little buildings - maximum 16 floors. Veronica says that she wants to live in a big city. I don't know where it is better. Big city is a big traffic, fast rhythm of life, garlands of fires, lightning shop windows, high buildings, fountains, cinemas, parks, attractions, theatres. It is wonderful, of course I like it. But our small city is a fresh air, a lot of trees and birds, silent and comfort no hubris and vanity inherent for big cities. We have a lot of small and large lakes and rivers. The places are very beautiful. If there were no criminal the place could be considered as a paradise. But alas, the criminal in small cities, as well as in the big cities is an integral part our life. Unfortunately criminal in Russia is situated on a very high level. But I don't want to tell about sad things. I have to finish my letter. I don't want but I have to. Today when I will come to Elena we will speak about you. She likes to ask about you and I like to tell her. I wanted to ask you what makes you happy Arvid? Now I am happy to get your letters. I am also happy that I have friends. I think thank you are my friend too.

Sincerely yours and with best wishes. YULIA

Letter 7

Hi Arvid, again. I began writing the letter in the morning. Now it is 2 p.m. already. Can you imagine? I have just cured a little boy's teeth. I asked him: What do you dream about? He answered that he dreams to become a grownup because grownups don't have problems with teeth. It was so funny. I often remember childhood. I always dreamed to become a grown up as soon as possible. As every child I completely believed that grownups don't have problems at all. I dreamt in the childhood and I dream now. Of course, the world of dreams is an illusive world. We live in a real life, so we can't to sink into the world of dreams and phantasies for long. When a dream becomes obsession, it can bring only pain and disappointment. Practically dreams do not always realize. It happens that you use all power, all aspiration to make the dream come true. But as much you try, not all in this life depend on us. When the dream for a long time does not come true, as though you did not try, dream ceases to be that star, which was for you lighthouse in ocean of the life, which illuminated your way. But anyway, I think that it is impossible to live without dreames and hopes. When there is a dream, the life is filled with sense. The dreams are those things that do us people that distinguishes us from the whole rest alive world. The dreams contribute variety in ordinary and grey life. The dreams force to think, analyse, choose and come to a conclusion. The Faith and Hope - an eternal satellites of our lifes. And regardless of what waits you at the end, joy of the victories and subordinated tops we remember better, than disappointment and pain of the defeats. Arvid, you agree with me? I am surprised that I write you all this. I have never had a person, with whom I could share my thoughts. But now I have found you, and I am very glad. Forgive me for my frankness. If I said something superfluous forgive me please. Do you like when your friends come to your home? I like very much when my friends come at my place. I like to cook and that's why I regale them different tasty dishes. Elena is a good cooker too and she often helps me. We often cook different dishes and regale each other. I also like to watch films with my friends at my place. It is a pity I don't have VHS or DVD players. But in Sanchursk we have 8 TV channels and sometimes go to movie. Our flats are very bad equiped for live. I even don't have telephone. In few families have home telephones. I know that it sounds wildly, but you have to understand that Russia began to develope several tears ago.

Arvid, i told you that I visited Elena in hospital. I was there for two hours and Elena was very happy that I would spend her birthday with her. She told me that may be she wouldn't be in the hospital for long. She has not complicated inflammation of the throat. I brought Elene a chocolate cake, flowers and balloons. These balloons are one colour, blue - this is my favourite colour. And I hope that Elena like it too. And do you like blue colour? Elena and I spoke about you. I said that you are a very good man. Elena told me and wished good luck in my relations with you. I like usually Russian foodstuffs - pel'menis, soups, and pancakes. But I also love the Chinese foodstuffs and cuisine of the Russian Georgia. And I very much would like to try yours hamburger.

I will wait for your letter with impatience. YULIA