Letter(s) from Olga Semenova to S. H. (USA)

Letter 1

Hi, my new friend! Friendly speaking I feel a bit confused, because I have never wrote the man through the internet and I even don't know what to start with... Well, I will start from the very beginning. My name is Olga and I live in a big Russian city which is called Kazan.It's actually the so-called 3rd capital of the Russian Federation. I was born on the 01/01/80. I am 29 years old, and I think that this is very nice age to start new life! I work in hospital, and I am a children doctor by profession. I love children and this is very pleasant to deal with them. My work is rather interesting, but it is not easy, because very often I am responsible for a kid's life and this is hard to be responsible for such a serious matter! but I am in my place and I think that I would never change my work even if I was offered a million dollars! and what about you? tell me what you are and what are your ambitions in life! I live together with my Mother, my Father died when I was 15. he was crossing the street at the criss-cross, but unfortunately the driver was drunk and he didn't notice my Dad... and it so happened that I lost my wonderful Dad, whom I loved immensely... it was a hard time for me and Mum but we were together and overcame everything. Right after finishing school I entered the medical University, which is located in my city (I didn't want to leave Mum alone) and after graduating from it ( I am not showing off, but I am proud to tell you that I graduated with honors!) Right after I graduated I was offered a vacancy in our Hospital. I agreed without thinking it over, because I thought that this is my choice and I was not mistaken, because i never felt pity about my choice since. No much changed from that time, but one day I realised that I am tired of life here, tired of being alone and tired of the same faces. I don't know what it will lead me to, but at the moment I feel very interested in you! please, write me more about yourself and don't forget to send me your photo! I will look forward to your answer and will come here tomorrow again! with my best regards, Olga

Letter 2

Hi! I am very happy to recieve the letter from you again! I was thinking and trying to guess of what you will write me today!!! probably this is a bit silly of me, but I read you answers several times before starting to answer. I think that you can write me everything you want, because I feel friendly sympathy to you and I am happy with every passing day I discover something new in you! The weather today was very good, the sun shined brightly (though the day was cold) and the birds sang chiefully in the air. I wish I were a bird, to have no problems but to sing and to enjoy life! I didnt have much work today, and this is good, because I could come earlier to the agency to write you a letter and now I have time to cook something deliciouse for me and Mum! I think I will make a cake, a magnificent cake! I wish I could treat you to it! what are you favourite dishes??? tell me, please, I will try to find the recepies and will learn how to prepare it! it will be a nice piece in my collection, I suppose! and I will probably invite my best friend to tea, she is working in my hospital too. I don't have a lot of friends, but those I have are true and I am sure that I can rely on it. by the way what is your attitude to friendship? I hear that in western countries such term as frienship is not popular, all people are living their own lives and they don't have such friends who are ready to help them in difficult life situations. But I appreciate friendship very much and I am sure that evry person must have friends... do you have friends? I feel that you and me have very much in common and though we know each other for a short periode of time I feel close to you... but ok, it is too early to talk about something after some letters that we have wrote each other. let's go on and we will see what it will lead us to, ok? so, I am finishing and will go home now, with my best regards, Olga

Letter 3

Hi again, my friend Reggie! To tell you the truth I am very pleased that you answered me back so quickly, because I waited your answer with impatiens! I still can't get used that that quick internet letters! It seems unbelievable that only a few years ago people wrote letters in hand and waited the answer for weeks! By the way in Russia the internet post is still not very widely spread and I myself write letters to some of me old friends by usual mail. But this is great that I can get the answer from you in no time. and I hope that if we will go on like that we will manage to know each other very good! :) In this letter I will try to tell you a bit more about myself. So what are the usual things the unknown people ask each other? probably about the hobby... well, I can't tell that I have some particular hobby, the ocupation to which I would devote all my free time... I am pretty busy at work and to tell the truth I am so tired after it that I have no time on something but to go to bed and preapare something to eat and to read a nice book. Oh, and I like to cook very much! My Mother is very fussy about foods we eat and she teached me cook very well. My Mother is a teacher, she works in primary school and deals with small children as well we me. we have something in common in the professions :) about my favorite films and books... I can strongly recommend you to watch my favorite film "Lilja 4-ever" with Oksana Akinshina in the main role. this is the film by the Swedish director Loukas Moudisson and as far as I know you will find it in English as well. This is a real tragedy of the teen-age Russian girl. well, I won't retell you the plot, you can watch it yourself if you want! I like to read very much, I prefer rather classical writers then modern ones, for example I appreciate Russain writer Bulgakov. and from modern foreign book I liked very much "Da Vincy Code" by John Brown(I am not sure in the spelling, it is surely wrong, because I am not very good at English, but I hope that I express myself quite clearly????) Well and on this I will finish this letter and I will start witing your answer! please, write me as much as you can about you because I am interested in every detail of your life! of course if you want to! will come here tomorrow and hope to see your reply! bye bye for now, Olga