Letter(s) to Derek (UK)

Letter 1

Hello Derek.
Hapiness and smile are on my face when i see e-mail from you.
When i have free time i always check my e-mail box, because i wait e-mail from you. It is very interesting to have you in my life even if we are far from each other. Please don’t worry if i couldn’t answer you the same moment, or may be sometimes i answer not all questions, it is because now i have a lot of work now. I hope for your understanding. Here in USA it is hard to find good job, that is why i have to work hard , i don’t want to lose good salary , moreover i love my job. Photography is is part of my life.

So i will continuer to tell you about me. I love to paint and i pain with pencil. It is not professional but i paint from my childhood. I love to paint people and their faces. I was looking for my paintings and i found some just to show you! I paint not from models, usually i do it from photos but i also have some paintings of real people. I hope you wil tell me what you think about my paintings and please give me some comments on them. I want to know your opinion. I hope you are not shocked with my paintings. I made it several years ago. Some my paintings i made when i was studing in Univercity in Poland. I hope you will not juge me too stricktly, it is just my hobby . But i never draw myself, only other people.

I have some questions will answer , i want to know more about you and hope you will give me detailed answers. Imagine! You are walking with your girlfriend and you decided to got o restaurant for dinner. So 1st question – Who will make an order? 2nd question - who will pay for dinner? You will pay for your lady? Or your lady will pay for herself and you decided to pay on half? I wait your answers and it is very intersting to know more abotu you, i hope you will not find this questions stupid because as i see on practice these questions should be discussed. I don’t have any vested interest, it is just curiousity and want to know how you behave in real life. Of course i will answer the same questions to you. I think it will be polite if lady will make an order first, i can pay for myself of course but if i will be with my boyfriend i let him pay for both of us. I am not greedy and i love to make presents and surprises. So now i will wait your answers.

I will finish my e-mail and it is always pleasent to get e-mail from you and specially when you answer my questions and give comments i understand that you read my e-mails carefully too. I will repeat once again , sometimes i couldn’t answer you at once, but i will answer you as soon as i have free time and please be patient ok? I will wait news from you Derek By the way one more photo of me, on the back view- my country house. i am joking!!! It is The White house in Washington, may be you already recognise it. Here Barak Obama lives with his family.

Letter 2

Hello my friend Derek!
Thanks for an appreciation of my pictures. To me it is really pleasant.
How are you today? I hope everything is ok and we can continuer to know each other. So i will tell you more about me and of course i hope you will comment my e-mail as usual, because it is important for me to have dialog with you and to know your opinion. I read all your e-mails very carefully and try to understand everything you want to tell me and of course to answer you and give my comments also. If i don’t answer your questions there can be several reasons, 1st – may be i don’t understand the questions and 2nd – i already gave you answer to this question before. So i also ask you to read my mails carefully. Ans please don’t be upset if i miss something, i try to answer all your questions and never ignore you. I understand that you want to know me better also and i understand that you don’t want to waste your time. For work I do a different photo. All depends on my chief. Basically it is work in studio. For advertising editions.

About my bad habits. I never smoked , because it is influence health and i prefer healthy way of life. But i am tolerant if my friends smoke near to me. I never took drugs and i am very negative to people who take it. I don’t know drug addicted people and don’t want to know.
Most of all i love mineral water, i don’t love coffe, but i love tasty tea. I drink alcohol very rarely, usually on some holidays or birthdays. I can drink light coctails or sometimes cognac. I prefer white french wine. And i want to know about your preferences and your attitude to smoke and drugs.

Derek i give you web link – this photos were made on Maldive Islands, about 2 years a go i visited this islands. It is like a paradise! I was travelling together with my colleague, she is photographer also, she lives here in USA. This travel was really very nice. I hope you will enjoy this summer photos and you feel warm touch of sun))) so what do you think about this photos, please tell me. By the way it is most intimate photos of me, i don’t have other “open” photos. Hope you will estimate this))

I already told you that i love to travel a lot and i love sun and sea!
I visited different towns and countries, of course i visited a lot of states here in usa, i have to travel a lot by my work. When i was living in Poland i visited some European countries. I love to visit museums of different countries, it help me to know history of this country. So i hope now you understand that i perefer not only tol ie on the beach but i love different excursions. When i remember all my travels , i think biggest impression i had from Asia, i visited some Asia countries, i was charmed by their culture and they have big difference in culture with euripeen countries. Derek i hope it is interesting to read everything that i wrote you) and now i want to know what countries did you visit and what country made biggest impression on you? I will finish here! I wait your e-mail and wish you good day. Julia

Letter 3

Hello Derek !
So i am glad that we continuer our correspondance. Today i wake up in very good mood, the weather is very fine, the sun is shining, temperature about 15 C. Real Autumn is coming to Big Apple. May be you see autumn it in some american films, because autumn here is really very beautiful. About my photos on Maldives. I regret that i put them in internet, a lot of people look at them. I didn’t want to show it to all world, i give link only to some of my friends, but now i understand that everybody can see this photos. So if you want download photos that you like because soon i will delete this albom. By the way i found my old photos, so i will show it to you, may be it will be interesting for you to see how i looked like when i was younger.
I love Classical music. Also I love the Jazz. It allows me to have a relaxation. I never listen RAP. What about you? I have received Shakespeare a verse from you. However to me difficultly it is transfer.
As it is Shakespeare. Do not worry. I read Shakespeare on Polish.

Derek I want to tell you once again that i am single i don’t have boyfriend, otherwise i didn’t write you. Of course i want to clarify the situation, i never search my husband with help of e-mails. I am looking for friendship and of course i will be happy to have real meeting . If this friendship can grow to something more i will be happy. I understand you also and i hope you will agree with me. Time will show us....

About my holidays, i think already end of this month i can have it.
Now i think should i finish work here in USA or continuer to work here after holidays. Or i think may be i should try to work in europe.
Ill think about it carefully and then i will tell you all news, if it is interesting to you.

I have very important question to you, please give me direct and true answer. I will understand everything. End of this month as i said i will have holidays, so i will make plans about travelling. So if i want to visit your country would you like to meet with me? Would you like to have good time together? Will you agree to visit beautiful places of your country together and tell me about them. Please answer me, it is very important for me and please answer as soon as you can.
And then we will continuer to discuss my travel, but first i want to know

Letter 4

Hello Derek,
I will not write long e-mail, i finishing my work now and give last photos to my boss. Now i think we can talk with you by phone and i am so impatient to hear your voice. Hope you will call me. So hope to hear you soon.

+1 (347) 414-8089
001 (347) 414-8089

Here is my telephone number, i think i can trust you. So you can call me, if i couldn't take phone please leave message on my answering machine. I will be happy to hear your voice.

Code of USA - +1 or 001
code of new york - 347
telephone number - 414-8089
So full number is - +1 (347) 414-8089 or 001 (347) 414-8089

Please don't ask time when to call me, for you i am available 24 hours. i will be happy to talkwith you any time , just sometimes i am busy at work so you can call me later ok? i know our difference in time with you 6 hours, you are ahead of me for 6 hours. i wake up early in the morning, so you can call me from 5 am my time. it means from 11 am your time. Now i have to continuer my work, hope you will phone me and i can hear you and we can discuss everything.

Letter 5

My dear Derek hello! How are you today?
Today i write you very important e-mail. Please read it carefully and answer my questions, of course i don’t forget to send you my photos, i send it in archiv because ere a lot of photos, so you can load them and see. In 2005 i visited Thailand so this photos from here. I hope you will like this photos. about my telephone. It is very strange, Sometimes i just want to take it but it already send all calls to answering machine. Please don't be angry if it happen. I am also worry about this. I wait call from important client , whose project i finished. My phone in disorder or may be it is necessary to change soemthig in settings.. i am in shock.

So now i will write about important things. I finished my work as i wanted and get salary , so now i am free to make plans about traveling. I talked with my boss and told him that may be i will not back to this work anymore, because i want to find job in europe. So i have 1 month for make my decision, if i couldn’t find job i can back to this job in New York anytime. My boss ask me to back here, but i think i am serious in my decision because i really want to change this job and find work in Europe. I am tired to work from early morning till late night here and i want to find calm work in Europe. Of course i want to have family ... but this will be in future. Now i am free to think about all this. Now i want to have good holidays and enjoy time together with you if you are not against.

So now i want to tell you Derek about my decision about traveling plans. In some days i am planing to flight to Poland, i hope you remember i told you i don’t have any relatives here but here a grave of my parents and i want to visit it. I wasn’t here already 3 years, i want to make it in order, to put out all old grass and put big beautiful bouquet to them, i always remember them and want just to be some time together with my parents. i hope you understand me. May be i will stay here for about 1 week. Of course during this time i will go to internet cafe or if it will be in Hotel i will write you e-mails. I can say you for sure i will write you and i think we shouldn’t stop our correspondance and then we will make plans about you and me.

So then i am planing to come to your country. I will have 1 month to saty here to make wonderful photos and know you. I will stay in hotel.
I think about it and i think it will be better. Don’t want to make you uncomfortable and it will be easier for me and for you. If you want we can spend a lot of time together, visting good places and may be meet for dinner somewhere in good restaurant. It is up to you to decide. I can say i want to meet with you and know you personally. As i told yu i will have 1 month it will be enough to know each other and take decision about you and me and i want to look around and if i will like here i will find job and will stay here more and more longer. Of course i can’t say anything in advance.. i will see and then will tell you ok?

Now i will need some answers from you. Please answer me carefully, it is important for me.

1) Derek please tell me correct name of international airport near to you. I need it in international code system, for example airport in Warsaw have name – WAW, airport in New York – JFK, so please i ask you to know this internationsl name for me! It is important that airport will be international. This way we can avoid a lot of misunderstanding and mistakes.

2) I will need your adress, if you are not against of course, please give it to me without mistakes also.

3) Please give me that number of telephone by which i can find you anytime.

So i think it is most important. Please write me all informations as i ask you, that i can write it down without mistakes and this way we always will have contact and will not loose each other in this big world. Please if you can’t meet me because of work or just don’t want to meet me in your country just tell me i will travel alone it is not a problem for me to come alone.But i will be very disappointed if we couldn’t meet. It meant we lost our time ... But i hope anyway we can meet and have a good time together. Derek I will understand all your situation and please don’t worry about anything ok? Please answer me and i will wait your information. Now i will organise flight to Poland, and i think already my next mail will be from poland. i like you and really hope to see you soon. We just need to wait some days and then we can talk face to face in some cosy place, and who knows....
Kiss Kiss Kiss Julia

Letter 6

Hello my dear Derek,
Again i write you and e-mail! I want to tell you my news, Sorry if in my last e-mail i didn’t tell you all details. Now i am in Poland already and i am happy to write you from here. My flight was ok, I already got used to planes. But flight from usa to europe too long.
Almost all flight i was sleeping. We had one stop. So finally i flight to Poland to Warsaw airport, I think you remember i told you i wasn’t here already 3 years.. My heart beat so fast, some time ago my parents were waiting for my visit all the time.. but now this town empty for me. Just memory told me that it is my native town. I ahd so mixed feelings. From first sight there is not changes here. The weather cloudy and rather sold here. I took taxy, because i had 2 big bagage.
So i found very nice and small hotel with cosy rooms. Inspite that i was sleeping in plane i was so tired , i took shower and fal asleep again. May be it is time difference... I was sleeping as little baby.

So i will tell you a little bit more about moment when i leave usa and my job. I didn’t tell you , but i found rather cheap flights and i had very few time for preparations. So i finishrd my project inusa as i wanted and i closed my contract, My colleagues made small party for me. It was small dinner, because i hadn’t much time . They wish me to build family as i want and begin new life. So i hope i and my colleagues we will be good friends, and will stay in touch by e-mails.
We deal very good and they support me and even it was a little bit pity to say bye bye to them.

Here in poland i planing to stay for 1 week, it will be enough to do everything here. I want to walk around to see places of my childhood, and of course to visit the grave of my parents. I want to clear it and put big wonderful bouqet to their grave. It’s a little bit difficult for me , becase all that fear and sadness came again and i feel how much i want to see my parents alive. But i am forceless... they always will be in my heart and in my memory. About my coming to you i can’t say exact dates yet.. i will chose flights and dates and then we can chose ok? Don’t worry about this ok?

I want to confirm that i recieve your information about airports and so on. I write it down carefully. Today i rent a car , it is Mazda3, it is with automatic transmission. I need it to go by town, it will be easier for me, because i already forgot what numbers of buses and where they go. So now i am rather free to go where i want here and it is very nice. It seems to me that 3 years that i wasn’t here like a very long period, a lot of things changed but at the same time town the same as in my memory. It’s like a double feeling. Ok i will tell you more them we will see each other. Now i will finish and of course i will write you again. I didn’t ask you any questions in this e-mail... but as you know i always happy to read your comments and of course to know your news and i miss you . remember i don’t have exact date of leaving poland yet i will look flights and make plans. I will wait your mail even if it will be some lines...

Kiss you Derek

Letter 7

Hello Derek.
I have good news, i get all your information, thank you, i talked with travel manager, i pay for my flight ticket to you, i have already e-ticket copy. I send it to you also that you can see it yourself. Here you can see all information about my flight, but remember in e-ticket everything is written polish time, so you should convert it to your local time and it will be time of my arrival. Here written ariport of arrival and nomber of flight. I will wait your e-mail and please tell me if you can meet me in airport or not. If you are busy so i can go to hotel myself, don’t worry. In travel agency they said that it is not necessary to pay for hotel in advance because there are a lot of free rooms, and they give me several adresses, so if you will meet me we can chose it together with you, may be you will advice me the best, but if you couldn’t come i will write you from hotel or will call you and will tell you where to find me, and name of hotel. So i will finish for now, i will wait your answer, please answer me as sooon as you can. I will write you also. I will wait our meeting and think about you. So please let me know if you will meet me or not and if you recieve my e-ticket.
Kiss you Derek
Your Julia
From poland with love

Letter 8

Please urgently read my last letter. I in despair.

Hello my dear DerekI have to write you urgent e-mail. I just back to hotel and write youthe same moment. I have stress now. I will explain you now all mynews. Please read carefully. I try to calm down, but when all thissituation appear to my mind . Today my day begin very nice. I hadshopping i visited some shops to buy small polish souvenires for you.Then i went to cafe to have lounch i wanted to eat something hot. Withlunch i decided to drink glass of white wine. So i finished my lounchand decided to put my car to it’s place near hotel and spend all dayin hotel, looking my photos and dreaming about my future travel toyou. When i drive from cafe it was raining a little bit. I drive to myhotel and near hotel i stop on the road cross because of trafficlight. And i feel that something push my car. It was another car! Itrun into back of my car! The driver, man , he exceed the speed limitand on wet road he lost control of his car and that’s way we had caraccident. I wss in panic. I never was in car accident before, i drivecar very carefuly and i call to road police at the same moment. Don’tworry i am ok, just small abrasion on hand and i bamp my head. Whenthe police came they write a lot of papers and ask us about thisaccident and try to find people who saw this.. so then car hauler cameand drive away my car. I was surprised a little bit and policers askme to go to their car , they ask me to sign some papres make sometests and test for alcohool. They say that my test show akohool, andhtey say that i am guilty in this car accident!!! I can’t believe it,that driver run into back of my car and i am gulity because i drink alittle bit of wine before. When i was living in usa they let driversto drinf a little bit alcohool when driving but here in pland theythink that i autimatically gulty because i have alcohool in my test.Of course they show me a lot of rules and so on, i read it and iunderstand it is useles to argue with police and prove them something.So they say i have to pay 2300 euros for driving drunken. It is notthe end of my story. After this i go to place where i rent this car, ihad to explain everything and here i had goon news, car had a ninsurance so i shouldn’t pay for this accident to them. Of course mytalk with manager wasn.t pleasent. He talk with me rudely from onepart i understand him but from other part i was sitll in shock and hehas no right to talk with me like this. So after this talki shouldsolve the problem with police and pay them. I went to bank to takemoney from my credit card VISA. I always use Visa when i traveling andi had here not a lot of money, so i took here 800 euros, i have othercard it is called AMEX, it is american banking card here i have bigammount of money, my savings from salary and here money from sellingof my parents’ home here in poland, i sell it 3 years ago when i goneto usa. I try to save as much money as i can on this AMEX credit cardbecause i am planing to buy a house in future or to use it for my ownbusiness. So i try to take other part of money from this card, butwithout any sucess. I try to call to my bank in usa, to know what iswrong why i can’ t take money from this card, they say there is blockin eastern Europe for safety of my savings, manager in bank say that icouldn’t take money in poland ( as you know it is ex USSR andamericans think it is not trusworthy county) that is why american bankput additional bloking for AMEX card. but for example can take itwithout problem in your country. ATM in your country has no suchblocking. Now i begin to worry, i explain that i need money from mycredut card but they say can’t help if i am in poland. I can’t leavepoland if i will not pay to police. They took my passport, i have only800 euros to pay them now, but i need 1500 euros more. It os so pityto have money and couldn’t take it. Derek i want to ask you if i canborrow this 1500 euros from you, it is about 1350 pounds . i need itonly to pay to police and be free to come to you . As soon as i willcome to airport and we willmeet withy ou i go to ATM to back you allmoney. I understand this request is terrible and i never ask it if icould solve it myself, please understand my situation. Sorry for myrequest i feel so unconfortable asking you this. I guarentee that iback you everything and even some more, just for your help. when yousee me and when i can take money in your country. You are the one whomi can ask to do me this favoir, i don’t have nobody here. You are mychance, moreover i already have tickets.I am very upset now and i hopesoon everything will be finished. Now i need to take pills to calm down and have some sleep. I wait your decision.
From poland with love