Letter(s) from Natalia Filkina to Mark (USA)

Letter 1

Hello again,
We met on craiglist!!! I have wrote you short note from my old yahoo e-mail address few days ago, but had problems with log in because of virus, so I decided to create new one, so please answer me only here!!! I have wrote you that I am going to visit United States after New Year Holidays. Now I am waiting when my visa will be ready, I'm working on it more than one month and as soon as visa will be ready I can fly and stay in States for a 6 months.

I think you would like to learn something about me..............................
I'm 24 years old, never been married and do not have a kids. My name is Galina, you can call me Galya if you want, all my friends call me this way.
I was born and still live in Russia in small town Asbest near by Ekaterinburg and if you will open a map you can find me near Ural Mountains.
I am tall girl - 5'8'', dark blonde hair and blue eyes. I am Christian.
Currently not working now because my boss fired me and 10 more people from our organization 2 month ago because of world economic crisis. I worked there after University whish finished 2 years ago. One good friend of mine offered me to find good job In United States and I decided to try. I also heard a lot about it on TV and I have found special agency in Ekaterinburg and they already working on my visa and if everything will be Ok I will go on interview in Embassy before New Year 2009 and can fly after. As I know visa will be work type and I would like to have somebody there who can help me to find job and maybe place to stay because I do not have any friends and especially relatives there.

I'm currently single and open for relations and would like to meet a guy to fall in love or just spend free time with during this period of time when I'll be there. I really do not know what you're looking for but if you interested and can introduce new country for me and help me to start and move forward I'll be very pleased you!!! I can work at any place for the first time (shop, bar, cafe, restaurant or hotel) I don't use translators and speak English as well as I write, so I don't think we will have problems with communication. I'm separated from my parents from 19 y.o, but I keep good relations with my dad and especially my mom. They are good and hard working people and they gave me good start but now economic is very bad here and they do not mind that I want to try something new. I clearly see my future and I think I'm lost here. I'm looking for someone who is ready to help lonely lady like me, for someone to share each other's dreams and most importantly to share future together, someone who will respect me. I don't care about your past, but more interested in who you are right now and the future. I'm very tender, romantic and easygoing and not afraid to take chances in my life. I'm full of life and energy. I do hope to get your reply and than I will write more about me and send more pictures. I can't tell you everything right now, I would like to be sure that I have a guy who waits for me there and If you have any interests to meet me I'll be more than happy to meet you too. I really hope to get back from you ASAP! Thanks for your time and understanding!!! Included few pictures my mom shoot it for me at their apartment. Hope you'll like.
Sincerely,
Galya

Letter 2

Mark hello!!!
How are you? I hope you understand what I'm trying to say, I'm not a good writer and I make grammatical mistakes, but I think I should tell you about my interests, tastes and hobbies anyway because it will help you to learn me better. I learned English at school and Univercity, so we'll not have problem with communication.
In summer time my favorite outdoor activities is running, I try to do it 3 times a week in the morning. Usually I wake up at 6:30 AM and run 3 km with few friends, than have a breakfast and go to work. Also like to swim and we have a lot of lakes and rivers here. In winter time I visit gym and spa 2 -3 times a week, I try to care of my body and face. Like to spend my free time on weekend with my close friends, sometimes we can go and watch movies, play bowling or just walking.... What about your usual day?
Also I like to go out with my mom and dad. I don't smoke, I tried to smoke when I was younger. I may have a cup of red wine, sometimes it helps to relax. Graduated University in Ekaterinburg, economic faculty. Now I rent apartment with few more girls because it's cheaper to pay rent. I have one little brother and I love him very much. My mom and dad are good and kind people, they know about my plans and of course don't want to crush it and always wish me to be happy. They dream to marry me as soon as possible :-) and they want to make me happy, but I think it's only my business and if I will find my soul-mate and fall in love I'll be happy to get married. I had a few serious relations in my life and the last one was close to marriage, but Russian guys like to drink and I left him, it was not easy but I would like to have healthy kids. I'm not afraid to work and can help you with everything and you will be not disappointed to meet me in real life.
If you worry about our age difference it does not matter for me because I do not want to date with guys of my age!!!
My favorite colors are black, red and white and favorite flowers - red roses. I'm little shy, but only when I meet people at first sight than I can be a soul of company. I like animals, especially cats and dogs.
Mark I'll tell more about me next time. Please write back!
Now about travel plans. As you already know I have agreement with one travel agency, they working on my visa now and I'll have all documents to travel in a few days and I will travel to Ekaterinburg, It's the biggest city on Ural and there is Embassy and International Airport. From there I'll travel to your area and people from agency asked me about name of the city where I would like to work, if you don't mind to meet me please confirm the exact name of your city and nearest International Airport!
It would be great to meet kind man who has time to share in the evenings. I know that it's not so easy like I think but I think it's possible. I want you to reply if you understand my mind, my intentions. Well, I will close this letter.
You should know that there are only several places with Internet and possibility to use Internet in my town very low. So, I can't be on-line every hour, usually I try to be here in the morning or in the evening! So please be patient anyway I will write you.
Thanks for the pictures, I liked allot!!!
See you later! Take care,
Galya

Letter 3

Hi Mark!!!
We have a big time difference, so when it's day there - night here and I'm checking my box first thing in the morning. I'm thinking about our future meeting. I do hope we will like each. I think if we have many common we could think about our future together. If not I will just work, spend free time with you and return back when the time to travel back. I want you to know all things about me because it mustn't be any misunderstandings between us. I am not angel and sometimes I can show my character. And I don't wait that you are angel too, I just want to meet kind man. I am very kind and I can forgive almost all.
I like to make BBQ and I so much want to have my own home with fireplace in the future. Usually I make very tasty ones and in principle I like to cook and it's not problem for me to cook something tasty and I don't like to visit cafes and restaurants, at first usually they can't cook well (maybe only here) and second reason too high prices. I like warm weather.
Now it's cold here, today - 15 C!!!
Also I want tell you about my dislikes: I hate our long winters it seems to me they never end. I hate lies and unfaithfulness. I hate evil people and politicians I think they like to play wars, I hate any wars and terrorism!
They kill children and I think they desire only to be killed too.
What I like in a man: faithfulness, honesty. He has to be open-minded and open-hearted, also easy-going and much more important he has to be kind, kindness makes our world!
I think my man should be kind, it is great feeling after love,only kind person may be happy, all rude people are unhappy or must be.
A few questions more. What is your favorite film? Book? Writer?
Tell me more about your free time and habits Mark.
One of my friend lives in Ekaterinburg now, we are friends from school, and she invites me to visit Ekaterinburg, but I have not such possibility, but I contacted her today and she ready to pick up me there, because my trip to you already started!!!!
I will find out all travel details about my flight in a few days when I arrive in Ekaterinburg. I will leave my town tomorrow morning by bus!!!
I can't wait to meet you! I think you will not be able to write because of Holidays. I know that America celebrate Christmas 25th of December, right? We in Russia celebrate it January 7th.
So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mark!!! Please respond anyway because I'll check my e-mail box from other place and I am afraid to lose your e-mail address, so please answer on this e-mail anyway!!!
One more thing....
If we'll like each other maybe is it possible to live together? Or I should rent apartment there? I think we will enjoy life together.
If not I am Ok, don't worry, I don't want to push on you and will rent apartment in your city, so please think about it and let me know.
Well, I will close this letter I have so many things to do till tomorrow leaving. See you soon! I can't believe everything is for real.
I Kiss You Mark! I think about our meeting and my head works badly, I think when we meet you will get all answers, if you forgot to ask me something, please don't worry I'm normal girl and there are not any problems with me!!!! Take care and wait for my letter!
Included bikini picture.
Yours Galya

Letter 4

Hi Mark!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! How it was??? I am sure you spent it cool. I hope you're fine and everything is Ok with you.
I'm already in Ekaterinburg. Can say it was fast and good trip and I'm here and my good friend picked up me on station. She offered me her apartment before I'll get all papers ready and I'm going to visit travel agency tomorrow and will get all information about my trip to you!!!
I included greeting card for you, hope you will like!!!
Yours Galya

Letter 5

Hi Mark!!!
I have a surprise for you, I just shoot a video and now you can see how I look like at this moment, it'll help you to recognize me in airport when we meet. Kiss you,
Yours Galya

Letter 6

Hi Mark! How are you? I hope well.
I'm doing ok, I visited travel agency in the morning and has concluded agreement, than found place with Internet and was waiting when they'll send me flight information and finally got it. My tickets and visa will be valid for a 6 months with open date of return flight. Here is flight # time, date and name of Airlines and airport for you.

Flight Information – January 5 2009
Flight # 9248, Lufthansa Airlines
Arrives: 5:43 pm McCarran (LAS)

Mark I hope you will meet me January 5 in airport!
I'll be waiting for you in baggage claim, do not know what temperature will be there, but I will be in blue jeans and black jacket.
American Embassy must be sure that I'm not going to stay there forever and I should show them on my interview next week round-trip tickets, in bad case my visa will not be approved. Total tickets price with all taxes - 1860 US dollars. I have checked my finances after I paid them visa fees and medical insurance and unfortunately I have only 1000 US dollars now.
Mark could borrow me the rest 860 US dollars? I know that I will be able to give you money back when I'll get first paid there.
I really need your help, my friend here don't have this amount, I've asked because of bills and payments for apartment and car, so I don't know where to get it here.
I did some web search and found that you can wire money through Western Union and I can pick up it here in a few hours after you get it done. You just need to find western union office and send cash on my full name: GALINA PAWLYUK
EKATERINBURG, RUSSIA.

I'm so tired today and want to eat till death:-) I really hope you will help me honey, you're the one who can help me now and I promise to earn and give you everything back. I do not want to go home, please help me and you will not be disappointed. I do not want to lose you because our relations for me more important than everything.
Yours Galya