Letter(s) to Carl (USA)

Letter 1

Dear Carl! I was very surprised to get your answer! Unfortunately I don't know a lots about you, but I hope to know more! It is my first time in using computers and communicating through Internet with another people. But I hope it will work. First of all please let me know can you understand me or not. I don't sure in my English. I was not best student in our group learning English, but I hope you will understand me and we will not have a problem with our communications. So, something about me: I am Russian woman, I live in town Rasskaziha. It's a very small town, its situated about 4900 km from Moscow to the east. There are no much big cities near it. The largest is Barnaul. It is very big city and have airport, movies, theatres and stadium. And what about your city? I am curious about it, about culture of your country. I am 29 years old, my birthday is 7 July 1976 year. And when does your birthday? How do you spend it? I graduated from our States University, which is situated in Barnaul. My specialty is financial managment. I did not like this science a lots, but it was very popular in Russia when I was ready to choose specialty after graduating school. So, about a reason why I am here. I will write you more later, now I just would like to check does it work or not. I search for my soulmate, to share with him all my happyness and troubles. And love. I do not searching for long extended correspondence, and I dont like to play in any soul games. I need to find real man for love and I hope its you. That's a little about me and I hope to know more about you. Unfortunately I don't sure did I done all fine to send you this letter and will you receive it or not. Its will be so pleasant for me to get answer from you! I will be waiting it with impatience! P.S. My photos are attached. I am very curious about you. Please send me more of your pics. Even if you dont have it, please do it, its so important for me! Yana

Letter 2

Hello Carl! I so ready today to receive a mail from you! And I so glad to see, that you received my mail and answered! And I so happy that you understood my entire letter! I would like to continue our correspondence and I hope you too! So, I will write you more. Dear Carl, I understand most in your letter! But I not sure now I have no much time to read it more carefully. I undesrstood all words but I dont know grammer well. So, I have to write you a little about my situation. As you know I live in town that named Rasskaziha. It's a very small town and only a couple of people here have their own phones and Internet access. But we have Internet club here and its very popular. The only way for me to write you is to get here and pay for time at computer to write you. But I so happy to do it! I can miss some of your questions, please don't worry, I will write answer in one of my next letters. So I think I have to tell you more about me and what I am doing here. I can't describe myself, its not easy but I will write you all that my friends say. They say, that I am very cheerful, attractive and devoted woman, and I will not leave my friend in trouble. I never been married and have no any kids. I do not smoke and I don't drink often. I can drink Champaign, vine or a little beer. But I don't drink a lots, only sometimes at holidays. I like only honest and open people even if its bad. I have no parents. Its not easy for me to say about it. They died when I was 5 years old. Its happened in car accident. It was fault of drunk truck's driver. He was going to jail but it is has not revived my parents. I love them very much and its a very big loss for me. I know a little about my parents, only from my grandmother told me. Now I living with my grandmother. And all home businesses depends on me. That's why I think I am independent woman. I am proud for this, because it helped me to find out how to cook and how to make homebusiness. I like to cook very much and I am cooking always only by myself. I like to cook something unusual. I like to prepare fish and meat delicious for my guests and guests of my grandmother at holidays. She always asking me to help him because she know that i cooking very good. I hope I can be good housewife. And I would like to find a man to give him all my care and love and to get this back. Most of all I like fruits like grapes, persimmon, peach, appricot. I would like to tell you about how I get idea to write you a letter but its seems I have no much time now. Its very pleasant for me to write you letters. I like it very much. Looking forward to hear from you, Yana

Letter 3

Hi Carl!!! Thank you for your letter. I becoming attached to your letters and I like it very much. Can you write me more about your work? What is most intresting in it? How do you spend you free time? I was born at Laptevo town. My mother was born there and lived there for all her life. I like my town Rasskaziha very much. I have no brothers and sisters. I have only a aunt she lives in Moscow now. Her name is Ekaterina. Now I am working as seller - adviser at biggest company at our town. This is firm that sells clothes. My duties are to show clothes to clients, to tell them all about it, to take orders. It is only Russians trade marks. My heads very proud for me, they always say that I am best. They are very good and strong people and I like them a lot. My work is not very far from me, and I always go there by myself. And how long from your home your work is situated? So, I would like to tell you about how I get idea to start to write you. The reason is I met one of my old girlfriends, which was my classmate. We spoke a lot and she was very happy and told me her story. One day she with our girlfriends comes to Internet club just for kidding. They did not know lots about Internet. They asked a manager of Internet club what they could do their intrsting. He shows them one of Internet dating cites. My girlfriend (Nadezhda) wrote only one not serious letter to a man from United States, Ohio. She did not wait something seriouse. Then she began to go every day and write him. She did not let her girlfriend to come with me. And after one month of communicating she told them that she will go to USA soon and that she love that man. She went to USA for one month and when she returned she were happiest woman of the world. I did not see her such happy before! I was really shocked. It looked like a fairy tale. I was speaking a lots with her and I was so surprised to knew that would like to marry and to come to USA for all her life. I asked her why she did not choose Russian man. She said that American men are best then Russian and that does not drink a lots. They more polite, culture, and kind. They more oriented to a family then Russian. She said, that she had no any problems with living there and she will not share her William with someone else. He is 54 years old, and Nadezhda is very happy with him. She says that difference in ages is not just a little problem. She has advised me to choose only American man. I thought more then one year and only now I know, that I am ready to fallow her advise. I am so sad now that I have no her e-mail now; I have so much questions to her! Unfortunately, I have never been outside Russia, but I hope someday. And I dont know a lots about a trips though a countries. But I so happy that I meet you and I hope to know more about you. My time is over now and I have to go now. Hope to hear from you soon. Yana

Letter 4

My dear Carl!!! There is no something more pleasant for me then to receive mails from you. I am so happy that I have you as my friend! My heart was really ready to jump out when I saw your mail in my mailbox! Thank you for your pics. I like it very much. How are you today? What is weather today in your country? Taday is a best weather here. It's a lots of sun and I like such weather very much. I like spring when snow become thaw and birds become to sing, when its a little cold, heart waits first warms days. And most of all I like summer when warm days come and its so pleasant to come home from work thinking about work today is finished and weather allow to do it. We have a great and very nice street at my town and I using it to go home. Air smells very tasty and sky is very nice those days. I like to look very much there. What seasons do you like more. I would like to know more of your hobbies. Do you like anymals? What anymals do you like more? I have a cat at my home. I call it Snezhok. It means snow ball. It like to run very fast. What kinds of sport do you like more? Now in Russia sport become more and more popular. Best of all I like badminton, waterpool (pool), swimming, snow skiing. Please tell me more about you, what do you like more? Music… I like Madonna, Aerosmith, Robbie Williams and a lots of Russian groups but I dont sure that you heared it. For example Aria, Zvery, Alsu and a lots of other. What films do you like more? What new films now there? I have no favorites movies I like romantic and comedy. About flowers… I like chrysanthemums, lilies, snowdrops, camomiles and roses. Do you like flowers? Which flowers do you like more? At all my life I had only two boyfriends. I am very attached person and if I becoming love someone I am ready to be with him for all my life. I always thinking that if people love each other they have to fogive another's mistakes. My first boyfriend was at school till second year of univercity. Then he had to leave with his parents to Ukraine, and we left. We was a good friends, and he wrote me couple of letters but now he is married. Then I met another boy, but after three months of communicating he became to drink a lot and became very ungry for anyone. He leaves from univercity and he lies me a lot. I did not imagine what happened with him. Then they take him to army and after last talk with him, I understood, that its not my choice. I dont think that he loved me. Anyway I would not like to continue any relations with him and to say a true, I would not like to have any relations with any Russian man. And I am so happy that I met you and its mean so much for me! Dear Carl now every day when I go to bed I reading your letters before sleep and I am always thinking about you when I waking up. It's my first thoughts! Please write me more about you, about your mood, about what are you doing these days! Your Russian friend, Yana

Letter 5

My dear Carl!!! Today I just can't wait to read your mail! Its seems it become mean for me more and more! So, how are you today? I am really surprised how Internet helps us to get close! Now I so thanks to my girlfrind and I am so sad that I did not know you early! I become so attached to your letters! Today my grandmother and I make general cleaning of house. We do it every three-month and it takes whole day. I like to make cleaning with grandmother. She is very hardworking woman and to clean house with her is very chearful. We always like to be in company of each other. We spoke a lot and I told her about our relations. I said her that I did not believe it early and I am so happy to see that it works now! She was very surprised and wishes us luck and she hopes that our relations will grow up in future in more seriouse. Also we do small cleaning every week by Saturdays. Today we wash windows, walls, floors, and cleaned carpets. It was really easy for me to do it thinking about you. When we cleaning attic I assorted old things. There there were many old things and clothes and I spent many time on it. When I to take out old clothes I saw how something have dropped out on a floor. It is was medallion. I was really curiouse what does it mean and my grandmother advise me to go to specialist. He told me that its very valueable medallion which is dated about the end of 18 century. I was really happy to know it. It has great quality. He told me that it may costs from 300 till 500 dollars USA. And they said that it can cost more at some other countries. I decided to save it for future. I hope that sometime this medallion will help me. My dear Carl, its a little confuse me, but I would like to share my dream with you. Today night I saw that we sat together at a coast of a big lake. I have not seen this lake early, but it was so beautiful and quiet, and barrels an easy warm breeze. We looked at night sky and we see nice moon and a lots of stars which was reflected in a mirrow of water. It was so good and I feeled your strong arms on my shoulders. We spoke about us and about our feelings to each other. I imagined that we had to tell each other something important, that will change all our future. But at this moment I waked up but I had impression from this dream for a long time. It was so real, that when I understood that it's only a dream, I was very sad. I have never feeled such feelings. And I believe that someday this dream become true! My dear Carl, I often think about you and about our relations. It seems to me that every day we become closer. We know more about each other and I like all that you wrote me. So, I will go home now to think about this all. I hope I did not confused you with my dream. What do you think about this all? Hug you, my dear Carl, P.S. I am thinking about writing post mail from you. I have not wrote it to someone, so I dont sure what I have to write at envelope. Please write me and let me know. So, my post adress is: Russia, 658048 town(city): Rasskaziha Street: Molodezhnaya House: 11 Yana Grigoreva

Letter 6

Today after I wake up I had only one dream. It was to check a mail from you and to receive news from you! I so attached to you now! I run to Internet club before work but there are no any free computers there. It make me a little sad, so I decided to go to my grandmother to tell her about us at launch brake. I prepared launch for her. At a lanch I speak with her about us and about our correspondence. She asked where you work and asked a lot about you. She asked if I wrote you first or you first wrote me. I answered for all her questions I sayd her, that I make my choice by myself and I am very happy that I did it. She likes you very much and he askes me to say hallo from her. My dear Carl! What do you thinking about our relations? What does it mean for you? Please tell me, it's very important for me. How do you imagine our relations at the future? How much does it serious? Please say true for me, as you know, I like always true, as bad it can be. As for me I think, that I found a man which I seeking for all my life. You looks like very seriouse, intelligent, reliable and responsible man. A man of my dream. I understand that may be I mistaken, but I believe that you are that man that I imagine from your letters. I am so sad that we have no any other communications that e-mail. I so would like to hear your voice!!! But I hope that soon I will make a business trip to Barnaul and may be I will have a chance to call you from there. I so cant wait for that moment! Today I baught a book about your country, about your culture. And I found a map of you country and I searched for a place of your living. I know that we are at another parts of earth now, but it did not make my feeling less. Its seems for me sometime that we so close! And I saw that dream about lake once again! Kiss you, your Yana

Letter 7

My sweetheart Carl, Today after work I met my aunt. She lives in Moscow now so I was really surprised to meet her. She come here to meet her mother (my grandmother). She graduated from Institute of foreighn relations. She works like translator now and she just returned from New York. We spoke a lots and she told me how is she living and what news. She told that New York is very nice city and it's very big. I was a little afraid to tell her about you but when I told her she said that I did all correct. She told that we have not lost a chance and we have to continue communications make it more closer! She told that it's not often people at another part of the world finding someone that can makes feelings and if it exists they have to keep care about it. She said, that important things are understanding and respecting. I agreed with her and I think that we have it with you! I think we have to do anything for us, I feel our feelings are very important for our future, we have to use this chance that given for us and not lose our happyness. I am afraid to lose anything we have now, because letters is good and it give us for understanding each other but it does not compare with personal meeting. I believe that we are born for each other and we can pass a life together. I think, that one meeting in person is better than one million letters. Do you agree with me? What are your ideas? I think, the most important thing for us is not to lose our chance that is given for us. My dear, how much friends do you have? Did you tell them about me? What do they tell about our meeting about you? I have a lot of thought about it. I need your ideas. Love you, Yana

Letter 8

My dear love Carl! It was so pleasant for me to get your letters! With every your letter I feel that we bacoming more closer and closer! Every time, when I reading your letter, my mood become well and my heart is knocking so strong! I miss you very much and all my thoughts last time only about you! When I coming to Internet club and saw a letter from you, I pleasing as a small girl. You are the unique man that can understand me now and can support me in difficult situation! I am sure in you and I can trust you in any case. I dreming about that time when I will be helping you in all about house, to work and rest together, laughing and solve common problems, because your problems will be my problems and on the contrary. I think, it has to be so if people love each other. I thought a lot about this all and what we have to do now. I think, that we have to meet in person and I am ready to arrive to you for us. How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each other, I think, we cant get such result just communicating through letters. But I am very serious about you, and about our meeting. We did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue our relations. I talked to aunt what do I need to come to you, is it real or not. She know about it because she visiting sometimes another countries. She sayd that I need visa and air ticket only. She sayd that it’s not a big problem to make a visa for one or two month. She advised me to go BINVA (Barnaul International visa agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Barnaul to the BINVA to ask more about it. My sweetheart, how do you think, if I will come to you, where is the best place for my living? At your home or at a hotel? I would like to stay at your home, if its not a problem and if you want it. I hope my wish to come to you to meet in person is not confuse you. Please tell me the true. My dear Carl! I do not have a big salary but it’s not bad for Russia. I saved some money for any case, but I was not sure for what. I think, that this case is come. I dont sure if this help us for visa and ticket both, I dont know how much does it all cost, but I hope it will help us. Also I would like to go to cash departments of airport to know how much tickets cost. My dear Carl, I need some information for this. Please write me closest airport to you and what date is better for my visit? My love, what do you think about duration of a trip? Please write me you opinion about this all. I shall be waiting it with impatience. Forever yours, Yana

Letter 9

Hi my sweetheart! I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Carl, I have some good news for you! Today I was at my grandmother and spoke a lot about you and me. She can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from me, but she understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me. Its seems she like you. She is very glad for me that I met a man who I seeked for a long time. She believes in you and she trusts you. I asked her a lot about our future how it can be. She told me that we have to meet first and then to decide what to do. Also she told that if our relations after it will be successeful, she will present us her apartment. She does not live in this apartment now. Or she can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. It is enough big and good apartment and it costs about 28 000 dollars. But it can be sold only after it will be privatized and it can't be ealy then in 8 months. My grandmother dreaming to sell it and she think that now there is a good reason for it. She hopes all will be fine in our relations. She tells that this money should be enought for us for the first time for living, for period seeking for job. So, I have another news: I just returned from BINVA. I was so worried if it will impossible to get visa for me yesterday. And I was so happy today talking with communication manager of BINVA today when he tolding me that I have a great chance to make a visa and to get it approved. He asked me a lots of questions and he suggested me to fill some documents but I rejected because I am not sure now about some details of my coming to you. We have a lots of questions without answers now, some unresolved questions. So here is information about visas that I can do: 1) Tourists visa. It allows me to come to your country for period from 2 weeks till 1 month. It cant be prolonged and on the expiration I have to back to Russia. It costs about 210-250 dollars USA depending duration and including ensurance and neccessary medical tests and other. 2) B-2 visa. It calls "visa of the bride" also. Its good for period from 2 weeks to 3 month. It can be prolonged maximum for 2 additional months and then I also have to back to Russia. It costs about 340 dollars USA including all services. 3) I forgot a name of this visa. For approve it we both have to visit Russian Embussy at your country and fill some documents. This kind of visa allows us to get married. I can't get it and approve it at my country. We shall get it for my next trip if we decide to get married. Any kind of visa will take 2-3 weeks to be ready and approved. My dear Carl, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tomorrow I will write you news about a cost of the ticket. When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do better. Please write me all your ideas, Yours, Yana

Letter 10

I am so happy to get your letter and I am so happy that we becoming closer to each other. All night I thinking about you and about us, I turned on few times the light to read and reread your letters. Its very great that people can meet each other throught Internet and write letters to each other just every day which can let them know more about each other, to make fellings and empathies. I am so gald to meet you in my life and I am planning to meet you in person. I am very serious in my choice. I dont think that longterm correspondence will help us as much as personal meeting. I dont like to speak about financial, it does not good in Russia, I dont brought up such, and my grandmother teach me to consult with it only by myself, and if I ask someone about something, it mean that I thought a lot about wheather to do it or not. So I thought a lot about is this good or not to ask you about help, but I hope for your understanding because I do it only for both of us and for our happyness. My dear, during the time of our communicating, I understood that we have feeling to each other that I can call LOVE. Such feelings between people become not only from nothing and from lots of thought, analyses of relations, understanding and mutual help. With every day I am becoming surer in my choise and in you. And I sure those if I do some mistake you will understand me and forgive me and I can say it about myself too. Looking for our relations I understood that only destiny of my heart is to meet you in person. And I believe in mutual feelings. I was at cash of airport department today asking about cost of the tickets. I dont think that tickets can cost so much! I dont sure in choice of date, but I asked about cheapest tickets that exists. Its costs about 830 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket: Depart Barnaul (BAX) 7:45 am Arrive Chicago (ORD) 8:13 pm December,19 Airlines: Aeroflot-Russian Airlines 716/315 Delta 5469 Connect in Moscow (SVO), New York (JFK) Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you know, I saved up some money, its about 150 dollars for the ticket and all money for the visa. So I need about 680 dollars more. Its really hard for me to find now such money by myself, it will take about half of year more. I thought a lot about how I can get such money to make us be together. The best idea was to sell a madallion, but when I come to pawn shop, a man there said me that maximum price is about 220 dollars, that he can give me for it. He advise me not to sell this medallion, because it costs more money that he can give me. He asked why I need to sell it and I told him about you and about my visit. He was surprised, and said, that I have to take this medallion with me and in America this medallion can cost more then 2000 dollars depending a place of selling. And he advised me to ask money from you. I dont know now where I can get such money. Will you help me with it? Its really unpleasant for me to ask you help, but I its seems I have to do it for both of us. I will take a medallion and will present it to you so you can do what you want with it. I dont know a lots about how to send money but if you are interested I will ask it from my aunt, she sent money few times for my grandmother from another countries. What do you think about a date of our meeting? Which is the best? The easiest for me is to take vacation at the next month. Please write me your opinion. I am waiting your responce with impatience and I hope for soon meeting. I am sure that meeting in person will be better then thouthands of letters! And I cant wait to see you in person! Most sweet kisses, yours Yana