Letter(s) to Gavin (Australia)

Letter 1

Hi, Gavin!
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 Tatyana and I live in a small Russian city which is called Kazan. This is a very nice place especially in summer and there are a lot of good people here. I was born on the 01/01/80.
I am 28 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 seriouse 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 is 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 was located in Nizhnij Novgorod (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 honous!) I came back to Kazan and was offered a vacancy in our Hospital. I agreed without thinking it over, because I thought that this is my vocation and I was not mistaken, because i never felt pity about my choice since.
Not 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. And one day when i was walking home after the night in the hospital, I saw the advertisment of the internet-cafe. We have never had such before and decided to try, I did some photos and wrote some words about me and brought them to the internet. So here I am writing you my first letter! 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,Tatyana

ps. thank you very much for the pics you sent me, i really love it, it helps me to learn more about you, hope you will like mine too.....

Letter 2

Hi again,Gavin!
To tell you the truth I am very pleased that you answered me back so quickly, because I waited your answer with impations!
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 my 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 favourite films and books... I can strongly recommend you to watch my favourite 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 apprecian Russain writer Bulgakov. and from modern foreign book I liked very much "Da Vincy's 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 cause if you want to!
will come here tomorrow and hope to see your reply soon!
bye-bye for now...
Tatyana

Letter 3

Hi Gavin!
I am very happy to receive 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 your 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 i-cafe 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 every 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,
Tatyana

Letter 4

Hi, Gavin!
Here I am again in the internet cafe reading your letter... during this day this is the only pleasant moment for me... because this day was not a very happy one and I feel sad. This day when i was 15 years old was my Father's death. And we had the small day of memory. Yes, it changed very much since he is not with us... everything was very different when dad was alive. We never had such difficult time as we have now, he was the real man and could find the way of any situation. And now, when we are alone, I feel sometimes that I can't find the right dicisioun... the first years after his death we were running the greatest moral and financial difficulties, because I was a student and Mum was keeping the house while he was alive. But after that she had to go back to work and with the misarable salaries in the schools we had very hard times. I don't know how we managed to survive, but now the situation is a bit better, at least I am not a student any more and I can earn a bit for our living but since that I never felt safe. This is very hard to lose people to who you love. Darling, I wish you had such terrible occasions not often... better never.
ok, I will go back home now, because when I went here my Mum was crying and I am afraid that she will fall into deep depression again, so it will be better if i stay with her all the day round. But she says herself that it is necessary to start new life and she want me to do it for her. She wants me to be happier then she is. She is a great WOMAN, my Mum.
ok, and I am sorry for the sad letter, I hope that I haven't made you sad... to make it a bit better I will send you a nice smiling picture of me, to let you know that I am not that pessimistic creature.
I will come here tomorrow and I hope to find your answer.
bye-bye,
hope to hear from you soon!..
Tatyana

Letter 5

Hi,Gavin!
May I call you my sweety? it sounds so nice... I like all those tender pet-names, and when I feel sympathy to the person, I like to display my affection. As soon as I can display my affection to you only in words I want to tell you as many tender things as i will manage to compose! is it ok?
By the way, I had a seriouse talk with my Mum about you. And I told her that we are communicating with you through the internet. At first she was very surprised because she can't imagine how it is possible to communicate through the computer. She can hardly imagine what the internet is and how it works. oh, my Mum is so kind, but she is so naive and she is the person of older generation and it is difficult for her to belive that the world has changed so much! and that there are so many unknown events and electronics! but somehow I managed to persuade her that I am not joking and I showed her some of your letters (only a small part of the 1st one, don't worry, she didn't read it, my Mum never read the letters which are adressed not to her) and I printed your photo for her and showed it to her. She asked where you are from and how old you are and where are you work and if you are a good man. In a word, all the sorts of questions Mothers always asks! It seems that she was satisfied with my answers and you know, she even said that you are very attractive and you have the air of self-confidence! oh, and by the way she said that you look like her Grandfather when he was young :) so, I think you passed the test! and only after I talked with Mum, a sudden thought occured me... I asked myself: "probably I should have asked YOU..." probably you don't want me to talk about you with my Mum... probably for you I am just an internet toy... I know that nowadays the internet is full of bad people who are cheating each other. And all of a sudden you can realize that the person you are writing to is not that you think of him... I am so much afraid that this is going on with me... But I taking away this thought, because my heart is prompting me that I am wrong, that you are the man, that I have always wanted to meet. And that your intentions about me are absolutely pure... I hope I am right? please, tell me that I am... this is the last doubt that I have about you, all the rest is absolutely clear for me, darling... oh, I don't know what to do with my heard because it seems to think only of you every day... My God, this is increadible, that we are more then 1000000000 km apart from each other and we are connected somehow in our minds... if someone told me a month ago that I would be losing my head because of it, I would never belive! but it is going on with ME!!! and I have always considered myself being not that light-minded! but things happen, as the English proverb says, right? :) ok, on this idea I will finish the letter, and as usual will wait your quick reply.
Hope that you will like the picture that I am sending you this time!
get aquanted to my Mum, because she know you and you should know her
as well! ;)
bye bye,
YOUR TATYANA...

Letter 6

Hi again,Gavin
To tell you the truth I am very pleased that you answered me back so quickly, because I waited your answer with impations!
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 my 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 favourite films and books... I can strongly recommend you to watch my favourite 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 apprecian Russain writer Bulgakov. and from modern foreign book I liked very much "Da Vincy's 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 cause if you want to! will come here tomorrow and hope to see your reply soon!
bye-bye for now...
Tatyana