Letter(s) from Sophia Svetlichnaya to Henk (USA)

Letter 1

Hello Henk!

How are you doing?

Thanks for your interest in me and I am extremely happy that could attract your attention. Well, are you looking for a friend or your second part?
Do you want to find somebody whom you can share your joy and troubles with? Whom you can open your heart and soul?
I am not sure I can be exactly this person but I promise I'll try to do my best. :) Frankly speaking I don't know English but I'm translating the letters with the help of the translational agency and I hope that won't be a communicative barrier between us!!!
I just want to begin my letter with telling you about myself and to give you an opportunity to understand whether I am the girl you are searching for...

So, let's start with simple things. Like name :) I am Sophia, a girl of 25 years old. I was born in Ukraine, in a small city Artemovsk where I spent 19 years of my life. I lived there with my family, which consists of my mother and father only. I don't have either sister or brother, only two cousins whom I can see now very rarely.
My parents...what can I say about them? They mean a lot for me and I love them very much. My mother is an accountant in a small restaurant. You know, we are rather alike, both with our character and appearance. My mother is the best friend for me, we have so many things in common and can always share everything with each other.
My father is a bit strict man, but he is always fair and wise. He is working on a mine. The work is rather difficult but not well-paid. My city is quite polluted and dirty because of it, but nevertheless in spring and summer it looks so nice, like a small piece of Heaven, when everything shines so brightly and nature just captivates your eyes with indescribable beauty. I live in Dnepropetrovsk, have you ever heard about it?

Well, I think I will have a chance to tell you more about my family in next letters, if it will be interesting for you, of course :)

And what about your relatives? Are you in good relations with them?
It will be interesting for me to know about you family, friends. Just to understand the way you live and spend your days.

Well, let's go on...
As I have told you I was leaving in Artemovsk only for 19 years, I studied in a simple school and like a lot of children I had many friends whom I spent the best years of my childhood in this city. You know, I was always very active and energetic girl, since childhood I have been fond of sport, I do love swimming and sometimes playing table tennis (or ping-pong as Americans call). You won't believe, but from time to time I even liked watching football at home with my father, he is a great football fan and he accustomed me a bit to this :) Nobody believes in it! Girl and FOOTBALL? :)
Well, sometimes, I don't mind to have a look at the crazy football match.

And you? Do you like sport? What kind of?

After finishing school I decided to enter the University. I wanted to get a high education, but my parents were too poor to afford paying for my study. I had to do something. So, I tried to enter the Economical department in one of Dnepropetrovsk Universities. I passed a lot of exams and did my best, but unfortunately I couldn't enter for the free education... I was very disappointed and lost in the middle. But, gaining force I finally decided to catch this chance and start studying in any case. I know that life is like riding a bicycle- you won't fall off unless you stop peddling.
So, the most important is not to give up and believe in yourself. So I did it.

Since I have entered the University my life has totally change, I became more responsible an independent. To leave my family, friends and native town was rather difficult for me, but I could do it.
So, now I am living and studying in Dnepropetrovsk, I am renting a flat with my friend. I am already at the 4th course and my study is going well, though sometimes it's a bit difficult. I managed to find a job and my parents are proud of me because of it.
Now I am doing baby sitting and take care of small children when their parents are not at home. Of course, it is just a temporary job and it helps me to pay for my study and live somehow, but nevertheless I like it very much. I do love children, we always understand each other very well and have so many things in common. You know, I am rather young, but looking at these little and cute boys and girls I feel I can be a good mother in future :)

So, as you can see my life is a bit crazy...
I have a lot of friends at the University but I decided to try myself in communicating through the Internet. I've heard a lot of stories how with the help of it people became good friends and sometimes even more... I don't know whether it could be, because this is the first time for me to get acquainted in this way, but I know one thing- I liked your profile a lot and want us to continue lettering and getting closer look at each other. Don't you mind?

Hope I did not bore you with this letter, just wanted to tell you as much as possible about myself ;)

Hope to hear a story about your life, hobbies, interests, and everything you want to share with me :)
I want our relations be built on honesty, so you can ask any questions you like and I promise to answer them sincerely.

Wish you a good sunny day and great mood! :)

I'll be looking forward to receive your answer.

Faithfully yours,

Letter 2

Hi there again Henk!

I feel awesome after receiving your reply to my first letter and thank you very much for your nice photos.
I'm really happy that you wrote me again, I understand that we will need time to see if the relationships between you and me will be strong and long-lasting, but I'm ready to work for it and I have really good feeling about you and me. To tell the truth I was worrying a bit you would not write me back because I am not well-experienced enough in this way of communication. Well, frankly speaking computer is like misery for me and every time I am trying myself in using the Internet I am solving this unknown riddle more and more ;)
Unfortunately I don't have a computer at home, but I am glad the agency I use can give me the access to the Internet and can help me with a lot of things including translating letters and others.

My dear! We have crossed this barrier between us and now I feel myself freely while writing you the letters. Well, we have known each other for such a short period of time but I feel like we have met before, don't you have the same feeling? I think we have all the chances to become good friends as friendship is very important in new relations. If you can speak and share either your problems or happiness with somebody it means you are getting closer to each other and you can call this person a FRIEND. I want to call you like this. Or probably our friendship will grow into something more in future?

How do you think, can our relations develop more? I wanted to ask you whether you are lettering with somebody else? That is very important for me to know, you can tell the things as they are, I won't be offended. I just want to know the truth. And if you have other girls who write you I won't be surprised as people are just trying to find their happiness and I understand everything. So, that is not strange you could conquer their hearts!

I think you want to know more about me, just like want to know more about you, my dear. I consider myself to be rather helpful person, I will never refuse to help if somebody needs it. I hate when people lie. That is so awful to turn into a person who always cheats, lies and just can't live without it! People have different reasons for lie, but I think that all of them don't excuse the harm people do to other people by their lie.
I don't have any special hobby, but I think I like the things that almost all people love, I love music and I like movies, me and the girl with whom I live usually watch something in the evening when we are not working or when it is not necessary to prepare for the University. Oh, enough talking and talking, I will be waiting for your letter, my dear.
I'm sending you one more picture of myself...how do you like it?

Have a nice day!
I will be waiting for your reply with great anticipation!

Truly yours,

Letter 3

Hello, Henk!

It is nice to get your letter today! Well, I read it carefully and of course I have a lot to tell you. First of all, I don't think that it is a problem to search for your beloved not among the people of your age. Age doesn't matter for me, and personally, I think it is even better to be with the man who is elder. Young men are too much into lies and sex victories with other girls. I think that it is better to be with serious and mature man who knows what he wants in life. As for chatting with other people, yes, why not? I'm not telling other men that I love them from the first letter, I think it is stupid. People need to get to know each other better, to discover their likes and dislikes. I did not have an idea that there is so many people who cheat in the Internet! Tell me more about it, my dear. So, I will be waiting for your letters,


Letter 4

Hello, Henk!

You know, I have the feeling that you are not reading my letters at all, maybe this is the reason for that you don't find the answers to your questions?! I have answered every single question from you, and there is no need to tell me that I hide my head into the sand. Tell me what questions exactly you are talking about and don't forget that the letters could be lost in the cyber space. Oh, and try to be more polite even if you are not satisfied with something.
Please, think before you write something.


Letter 5

Hello, Henk!

No, I never received this letter, you see these things happen here, and I think it is better not to overreact when something goes wrong, maybe it is the mistake of the Internet, not the person.
Well, the tattoo that you saw is not real, we were having fun with my friend once and decided to make the fake tattoos, it is possible to remove it with the special liquid that I have.
So about the weekends. As I have told you before, I'm a student and also I'm woking, so I spend my weekend in studying or sitting with kids, when it is possible I just go for a walk or visit my friends.
It is great that you ride horses, I tried this several times and I wish to do this more.

So, I hope our letters won't be lost in the cyber space, darling,


Letter 6

Hello, Henk!

Oh, Ok now I see. The photos you have sent me are just great, especially those with the little horsy! :) It is so nice, I think that horses are adorable, just adorable. How are you, my darling? I hope everything is fine with you, and you know, I"m really waiting for your letters, to all of them...


Your Sophia

Letter 7

Hi again Henk!!!

I know, I'm telling these words with every letter I send you but I want to repeat them again- I AM SO GLAD we are lettering and every time getting your mail I feel so happy! That is strange for me, but I have never thought somebody can grab my mind and attention like you do. That is true, we live so far from each other, but while reading the letters you send me I have a feeling you are rather close. Each time I have a break during the day I am hurry to go to the agency and check whether there is something from you or not. So, as you can see our communication means a lot for me, it brings me happiness and your words always make me smile and think about good things! And what about you, dear?

You know, I can't tell about myself that I have a good experience with men. I want to share one sad story that happened with me several years ago. I had a boyfriend, it seemed to me we were the happiest couple in the whole world and were made for each other. Once, I wanted to make a surprise and came to his house. I had plans for the evening to have a romantic dinner and thought he would like this idea. But entering his flat I could see him not alone, there was other girl whom he was kissing.... Oh God! At that moment all my dreams were broken and I didn't want to believe my eyes!!! How could you do this to me?- I thought... And that was the end. He made a lot of excuses and explanations but I didn't want to hear them. I didn't want to see him anymore. I hope you don't mind me telling you this story, I just want you to know that I'm open and honest with you and that I want to share this with you.

Now I am a bit hesitating about our Ukrainian men and boys, it seems to me they absolutely can't understand women and we are so different. So, I am here, at the Internet and I want to try my destiny here. You know, I am not waiting for a prince or a superman, I just want to find a man who can be my friend and love, my support and my everything. I am ready to devote all myself to him and build strong and happy family with him. I'm just tired of being lonely, there are the people who surround me, I have friends and people with whom I'm communicating, but I don't have my THE ONLY ONE!
I think the things that we least anticipate always soon come to pass, so I am an optimistic girl by nature and I have a feeling that something really good waits for me in future. That is just a woman's intuition :) and I want to believe it!
My dear, I do hope to receive your wonderful letter as soon as possible though I have noticed I can't spend a day without reading your answers :)

I wish you to have a good day!



Letter 8

Dear Sir,

We are writing to inform you about the situation Sophia (the lady whom you are corresponding with) has. As you know, Sophia is a client of our agency but now she does not have an opportunity to pay for the translational services we provide.
Sophia called at the agency to ask a permission for writing you this letter and explaining the situation she is in now. Sophia asks to tell you that she is very interested in you and wants to get in touch with you but unfortunately because of some financial problems she can not do that.
We are writing from her e-mail address in order to avoid all the misunderstandings between you and your lady. If you are interested in our services and want to continue correspondence with Sophia, please inform us and we will send you all the necessary information as soon as possible.

We are always ready to answer your questions and help you.

Faithfully Yours,
Agency "Pure Light"

Letter 9

Dear Sir,

Thank you for contacting us and for interest in our services. As you have asked we are sending you all the necessary information about our agency and the way of payment.
The name of our agency is "Pure Light", the office is situated in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

Our agency is a legal translational agency which helps our clients who do not speak Russian or English with translating documents, letters from English into Russian and vise versa.
We hope that the following information concerning our agency and services will be interesting for you.

The agency "Pure Light" provides the following services for the clients:
- printing and scanning of photos and documents;
- giving access to the Internet;
- translation from Russian into English;
- translation from English into Russian;
- interpretation of telephone calls;

As you can see we provide a variety of different services and hope you would like to become our client.
As for the last, you have an opportunity to contact your lady by telephone. But before doing it you should inform us about the day and time you want to call. After that we will give you the number of our telephone and set the exact day of your call.
The prise of 10 minutes call is $20.

Here is the information about methods of payment and our prises:

- the cost of 1 letter is $5 USD (translations -$4 and access to Internet and printing -$1),
- the cost of scanning or printing of one picture is $2 USD (the photo from your lady or the photo from you to her).

Also you have an opportunity to use the services of unlimited correspondence if it is more suitable for you:

Unlimited account for one month: $250 USD - includes unlimited letters and photos.

Unlimited account for two months: $450 USD - includes unlimited letters and photos.

Unlimited account for three months: $650 USD - includes unlimited letters and photos.

If you want to send money through Western Union you should use the following information:

Country: Ukraine
City: Dnepropetrovsk
The name of the receiver (your lady) - Sophia Svetlichnaya.

After transferring money you should write us about the control number of the transfer, the sum of money, your full name and the country you live.
Of course you can send any sum of money but the minimum is $40 and after you do the transfer we put money on your account what means you can continue the corresponding with your lady.

But if you don't have an opportunity to visit Western Union office, you can wire your money on-line, using the credit card. You can visit web site www.westernunion.com and during 15 minutes you will be able to send money from your credit card.

Hope the information was useful and interesting for you and you would like to become our client.
If you need some more information or need our help we are always ready to help you and answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Sincerely Yours,
Agency "Pure Light".