Letters

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Marcia Bueno

Read other essays by Marcia Bueno

February 15, 2001

 

Dear Marcela,

I'm so exited about your visit. There are at lot of different fun things to do here.We can go watch a movie, bowling our go snowmobiling. We can also visit my friends in Salt Lake.

These are the directions Is north to ctt8, then you will be on I-80 east take exit 9. Go straight on 2.300 east, until 3300 south you well see a 7 eleven on your right turn left go to the fourth light, my house is on the right.

See you in four weeks.

Love,

Marcia

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Janette Cano

Read other essays by Janette Cano

February 15, 2001

 

Favorite Tere,

How are you? I am very glad, because I know that you is coming, I have many plans to enjoy together that I am sure we will never forget. Here the snow is like the beach in Mexico,a place where you can run,climb and sky. First I want to go to eat in Argentina Restaurant, later we can go to Salt Lake to visit the Temple Square, and in the weekend we can go to the mountain and camp there,don't worry for the cold. I going to get a sleeping's bag couple this week,but please don't forget to bring your lantern, Okay?

Now, I going to explain how get home. In front of the airport there is a post office, so went you are in front of it ,you can go down toward right,for five blocks,you will be in Bulldog Avenue. Turn right at the first street after the Smith's. Then make a left turn onto Temple. My house is almost ten steps from it. My house' number is 14. You can park your car in my garage,because I crash my car last week,so my car is at the mechanic.

Please advise if you get some trouble. See you later.

Sincerely,

Janette

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Invitation
by Micaela Cha

Read other essays by Micaela Cha

February 7, 2001

 

Dear Noah,

Hi! I'm having a good time here in this beautiful city, but sometimes, I used to meet strange guys. I'm glad to hear that you're doing very well. On Saturday, I'll go to watch a ballet concert. It's "The Swan Lake". I'm going to 2 tickets. On Sunday, my friends and I are also going to go to fishing. There're a lot of things, and I'm sure that'll be awesome. So, If you can go there with me, come unto my house.

It's easy to find my house. Take Route 1650 North to University Parkway. Turn right at Auxiliary Laundry Building. You'll be on East 900 Street. Drive south for one block. Then turn right at the Deseret Towers. There're lots of buildings. My house is the 4th floor on the left S Hall. Its number is 403.

I'm looking forward to meet you. See you then!

Love,

Micaela

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to My Friend
by Andrea Chen

Read other essays by Andrea Chen

Dear Ching,

How are you today? Is everything ok? I didn't know you address or phone number, how I could find you. Now that I have your address, I can write a letter to you. I'm very well here, the weather is snowing, and it's also very cold. Next week, my friends and I will go skinning. Do you want go to ski with us? But I need you to tell me your answer, and then I can prepare some things. We decided to gather my house. I'll give you my house's map, and then you can find my home.

My apartment is on University Ave, You can ride bus I15 to Provo, and then you can see a big signboard for Denny's. In next block is University Ave, you can see there is an apartment camper, that's the Glenwood, that's my house, my apartment number is 148, you can find me very easy, if you have any questions, you can call me, my phone number is 370-2123.

Finally, I hope you have a good day, I hope you are very well in your work, study, or anything, if you have any problem, I already gave you my phone number, so you can tell me your answer. Good Luck!

Love,

Andrea

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Invitation
by Linda Chen

Read other essays by Linda Chen

Feb 6, 2001

 

Dear Peter,

It was really fun seeing you at the dance. I didn't know if I would ever run into you on campus or not. School is going well. I am so busy, it leaves me little time to go and play on the weekend. I always going to BYU's library study English or look newspaper.

Maybe sometime you can to visit me. My house is near from BYU, also near Provo City Power. You can go straight from ELC than when you see the 700N. just turn life. My apartment name is Allred. That's easy to find. I like my warm house. It isn't very big, but it's home sweet home, Also if you want to visit me. We can cook Chinese food. I know you must miss Taiwan's food maybe we can watch movies or play basketball together. Yeah! I'm long time no play basketball. I'm mostly at home after 7pm, but I go bad at around 10:30pm because I have to get up everyday at 6:30am. You should give me a call and we'll go do something. I thought that your Chinese was pretty good. Well, I'm about to go skiing, so I need to go.

Keep in touch! Talk you later. Have a good day

Your best cute friend,

Linda

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Application
by Eduardo del Rio

Read other essays by Eduardo del Rio


EDUARDO DEL RIO
1200 W, 155 South, #65
OREM, UT 84058
eduardo_del_rio@yahoo.com.mx
(801) 223-9166
 
November 25, 2000
 
Patrick Mueller
Recruiting Coordinator
Monitor Company
2 Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141
 
Dear Mr. Mueller:
 

After speaking to Brandon Blaser at the BYU Consulting Night, I am extremely excited about applying at Monitor Company. Employment with Monitor would be a great opportunity to work in the field.

As an engineering student at National University of Mexico, my educational background has given me a variety of skills that a successful engineer must posses. I have studied language C, Visual Basic, and technical support for working with computers. I have worked in two companies where I learned about the necessary analytical skills that are requisite in fulfilling the responsibilities of a computer engineer.

During my time in the two companies, I analyzed the best way to work well with the administration of the company, and learned about industry market competitors. This experience along with my work experience has helped me understand the different problems companies face, as well as how to think creatively to solve these problems.

I am interested in working in your New York or Los Angeles offices. I am also willing to relocate to any location where there is an opening for a computer engineer or programmer.

I would enjoy working for a company like Monitor Company.


 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Eduardo del Rio

Enclosure: Resume

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Jociene Felipe

Read other essays by Jociene Felipe

Dear Marileide,

I decided to write this letter because you don't know anything about the gospel like I was four ago. I want to tell you how I am grateful today for my sister had show to me.

Four years ago I came to U.S.A. to visit my sister and I knew the Mormon Church for the first time. Than I started to know more and more about the gospel. I went back to Brazil and there I read the book of Mormon (the most important gift that my sister gave me). But I didnŪt decided to baptize immediately because I was Baptist and the people tried put some bad things in my mind about Mormon religion and I was confused. Two years ago Junior and I got baptize in the same day.

Today I am grateful to know the gospel and keep the commandments. I know is not easy but I am doing the best than I can. I know this is a true church and the God plan of salvation is perfect. The most important thing for me is the Eternal life with my family.

I love you so much this is the reason that I am talking about me and the magnify experience that I had. I want to help you and I decided to send for you the Book of Mormon so enjoy it.

I love you!

Kisses,
Jociene

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to My Boss
by Jociene Felipe

Read other essays by Jociene Felipe

Jociene Felipe
1124 N 750 W
Provo, UT 84604

27 October, 2000

Paulo DŪAmorim
Supervision of Shell Brazil
Port of Suape

Dear Mr. DŪAmorim:

As you know, I have been working in the accounting departmant at Shell for more than a year. In that period, the department has lost two men, only one of whom has been replaced. One of the men who left was the head of the department, Robeckson Germano.

Since I have had more training than the rest of the people, I automatically assumed most of their duties. This has entailed more work and responsibility for me, and I have often worked late to catch up on my regular duties. Needless to say, I enjoy my work and the new responsibility it involves. I think I am doing a good job, and I feel a great satisfaction that comes from this knowledge.

However, I feel that envied of the added responsibility and work, an adjustment in my pay is indicated. Would you be kind enough to investigate and see if you agree with me?

Respectfully yours,




Jociene Felipe

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Appreciation
by Emanuelle Floriano

Read other essays by Emanuelle Floriano

Emanuelle Floriano
611 W. 1285 N.
Orem, UT 84057
 
October 3, 2000
 
Mr. Joel Ribeiro
OdontoHaus
R.Joaquim Palhares 193, lj A
Estacio de Sa, RJ 22002-000
 
Dear Mr. Ribeiro:
 
I just wanted to express my appreciation to you for letting me have my job back. I appreciate the opportunity that you are giving me. I will improve better in my work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns, or suggestions. I would appreciate any input you could give me.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Emanuelle Floriano

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Appreciation
by Emanuelle Floriano

Read other essays by Emanuelle Floriano

Emanuelle Floriano
611 W. 1285 N.
Orem, UT 84057
 
September 26, 2000
 
Joyce Kohler
University Parkway Center
35 E. University Parkway
Provo, UT 84602
 
Dear Joyce:
 
I came through this to express my gratitude ness for the opportunity that ELC gives to international students to come down here to the USA, and learn a new language and culture.
 
The time I have been spending here has been full of joy and happiness. Here at the ELC, I'm having the chance to meet new people, and to make new friends.
 
Thanks for always having time to listen to us. I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Emanuelle Floriano.

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Guo Ying Gao

Read other essays by Guo Ying Gao

October 9, 2000
 
Dear Qianhong:
 
     How are you! I really miss you; I haven't written a letter to you for a long time, because I am very busy. I am so sorry for that.
     Right now I have been studying in the English Language Center at BYU in Provo, Utah. I have been here since January 1, 2000. This is a famous university. It is very beautiful. This school has a lot of good teachers and good discipline. I have learned a lot from the school; every day I have a lot of homework I need to do, and every week I have many tests. Sometimes I feel very tried, and I want to rest a few days, but I can't do that. I know I have to study hard, so my English will improve fast. You will ask me, "Why don't you study in Now York? Why did you come to Provo for study?" You know, in New York there are many Chinese; I can use Chinese everywhere. It is like living in China. I can't study English well in New York. My husband said, "If you want to study English well; you have to forget your own language." Another reason is because Provo is a school city, and there are many universities here. There are many Mormon churches here too. People here are very kind and polite; I have made many American friends here. Also, there are not many people smoking. This is a very clean city. I feel very safe and comfortable here. Provo also has a beautiful view in the winter; there are a lot of white, snow-covered mountains. It is so beautiful. I love it very much. Sometimes I go skiing with friends and I can skiing down the mountain right now. Are you going to be astonished at me?
     Although everything is good here, I still have many problems. You know that my husband and my son are in New York; I miss them very much, they miss me too. My husband is a nice person; he takes care of my son and earns money for me to study. I am very worried about them. It is a hardship for me. Every Sunday I have gone to church and prayed to God. I want to God help me take care of my family and help me study fast. Another problem is that Provo's air is too dry for me. I can't sleep well during the night, and sometimes I can't breathe, but right now this problem is solved, because I have already bought a humidifier machine. The third problem is that, I feel the food here is not good for me, but it is ok. I can do it. I have to study hard to show my thanks for God's help! I am thankful for my husband's help, too!
     Well, I told you a lot, but I want to keep something to talk about next time. How about you and your everything? Please tell me when you write a letter to me. I really want to know. Have good luck!
 
Love you,
 
Sandy

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to the Management of Glenwood Apartments
by Guo Ying Gao

Read other essays by Guo Ying Gao

Guoying Gao
1565 N University Ave #71
Provo, UT 84604
 
November 8, 2000
 
1565 N University Ave # 100
Glenwood Rent Office
Provo, UT 84604

Dear Glenwood Management:
 
I am an ELC student at BYU. I have lived in your apartment complex almost one year. I think your apartments are a good place for me to live. I have had a very good time here. The manager, Mr. Dean, is a nice person. He helped me change from #151 to #71, because I am Chinese. I study English in the ELC, so I want to speak English with American girls. My old apartment didn't have American girls. Right now, I live with American girls; my English is getting better and better. I am very thankful for his help. I think Glenwood is a very good apartment complex, and it has good rooms, and had a nice manager. Therefore, I had told everyone that Glenwood is a good place.

However, one thing made me unhappy. In the summertime, the Glenwood changed to a new manager, Ms. Joyce. In July, I went to the rent office and talked to Ms. Joyce. I said, "Today I want to sign the contract for fall and winter. Next week, I will go to New York for one month. I will have one month of not living here. Could you please discount the rent for me?" She looked very polite and said, "I am sorry, I can't discount the rent for you, but if you don't live here for one month; you don't need to pay the utility bill." I said, "Thank you."

After I came back to Provo, I went to the rent office to pay the rent. "Welcome, Guoying," Ms. Joyce smiled and talked to me. I greeted her and told her, "Ms. Joyce, last time you told me I don't need to pay the utility bill for August." She changed her face to a very firm expression and said, "You have to pay it." I was confused and said, "But, you told me." She didn't say anything to me. My English was not good, so I couldn't argue with her. She was not honest with me, so I felt so bad: Glenwood in my heart changed to an ugly place.

I wanted to move out, so when my friends asked me about Glenwood I said, "The manger lady is bad." My two nephews will come to Provo to study; I don't want them to live in Glenwood anymore. Today, I am writing this letter to you just to say, "Mangers are your company's face; they directly influence your company."

Thank you for reading my letter. I wish your complex chooses good mangers, and your complex will be good place to students live.

Sincerely,




Guoying Gao

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to the Management of ShopKo
by Guo Ying Gao

Read other essays by Guo Ying Gao

Guoying Gao
1565 N University Ave #71
Provo, UT 84604
 
November 3, 2000
 
Shopko Department Store
2266 N University Parkway
Provo, UT 84604

Dear Shopko Department Store manager:
 
I am Guoying GAO. I am a customer of your store. I am writing this letter to thank you for your store salespeople's help.

In August, I bought a humidifier from your store; I went back home and used it, I discovered it was not good. I returned it to your store. Your store's salespeople are very nice; they helped me change to a different kind of humidifier. Then I went to home and used it again; it was still not a good kind. I was so sad; I thought maybe I needed to buy it in New York, and I needed to return it. However, how could I return it; I had changed already. I worried about it. "We can try it.Ó" My husband told me.

When we came to your store, your salesperson was very kind to me helped me change again. They took out another kind of humidifier, and tried it for me. I discovered that this is the kind of humidifier I want. I was very happy to get the nice humidifier machine. I am very thankful for your store salespeople's help.

However, I have a suggestion to tell you. Why doesn't your store put the humidifiers on the shelf? Every time I went to your store, they took the humidifier from the storage room. If the humidifiers were all put the on shelf, maybe the first time I would be able to choose the best one. Nobody knows your store has humidifiers if they don't ask. I wish your store would change it.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,




Guoying Gao

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to My Sister
by Ernesto Gonzalez

Read other essays by Ernesto Gonzalez

September 13, 2000
 
Dear Sister,
     Hi! How are you doing? I hope you and the family are fine. I am writing you this letter in my apartment. I want to tell you about the last few days. I get up at 6:00 a.m. every day. My English classes begin at 8:15 a.m., and they finish at 2:30 p.m. I feel so happy because I am learning a lot of English. My teachers are nice and very friendly. My listening and speaking teacher is from Ecuador. The first time I met her, I couldn't believe that she is from Ecuador. She is from Guayaquil. I am very proud of her because she is a great teacher.
     Last weekend I went to the Air Supply concert in Salt Lake City. There I met with my friends Daren, Mike and Lyndon. Lyndon sends you greetings. We enjoyed the concert. It was terrific. It was on Friday in the evening. On Saturday we went to Great Salt lake and swam all morning and afternoon. Then we went to the other side of Antelope Island. There I saw some buffalo, so I took a photo near one of them. It was very exciting.
     On Sunday we went to church in Murray near Provo. There I saw Murray Tabernacle. It's very beautiful. In the afternoon I came back to my apartment in Provo. The people here are very nice. When I walked on the streets the people greeted me, and I feel very good. The people are very friendly. I like that. However I am not accustomed to the food yet. I hope to become accustomed soon.
     I miss you and the family. Please write me when you can. Greetings for everybody there.
With love,
 
ERNESTO

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Yuta Kato

Read other essays by Yuta Kato

Feb,15 2001

 

Dear Kazuki,

Hi! How are you? I am excited you're visiting me. My town is very simple, but in my town there are some nice place to visit. For example, BYU campus, University Mall, and the MTC. There are very interesting places. We will have a good time.

I'll teach you how to get to my apartment. First, please come to ELC building, then you down University Avenue one block South. Then you turn right and go straight for one block. You will see the Grocery store on your left side. My apartment is across the street from the Grocery store. You will see one apartment complex that is my apartment. It's called Cinnamon Tree.

I'm excited to see you. Take care of your trip. I'll see you soon. I'll cross my fingers you'll find my apartment.

Your friend,

YUTA

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to my Sister
by Sung In Kim

Read other essays by Sung In Kim

Dear Sister,

Hi sister! How are you doing? I'm so sorry I haven't had the opportunity to correspond earlier. I promise I'll be more prompt in returning you e-mail messages. How was your weekend? I was pleased when I heard your good news about coming to America.

I live in a house. My house is very close to the ELC. You have to cross the University Parkway. Then you go straight down one block. Then you go across the street. Go straight at Freedom and then turn right at the Bank, go down and turn left at the corner. If you go straight down you can see my house. You can't miss it.

Well, I hope that all is going well with you. Please take care and again, accept my apologies for not writing sooner. I miss you so much I love sister.

Sincerely,

Sung In

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Chao Shen Lo

Read other essays by Chao Shen Lo

My dear friend,

Hi, how's it going? I'm so glad I got your letter. It made me happy. Thank you for caring about me. I'm fine, and everything is good for me. I know I'm lazy I need to study hard, and do my homework, too. Right now I'll be good. I think I shouldn't spend as much time with my girlfriend anymore that will be bad to us. However how about you? Are you doing better at school? And what do you want to do in next week because that's a long vacation.

Okay I have to go now, please keep writing me, and have a nice weekend.

Your friend,

Chao Shen

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Seiko Maruyama

Read other essays by Seiko Maruyama

February 6, 2001

 

Dear Kenji,

Hello! How are you!? I'm glad to hear about your visit next month. I'm sure we'll have a great time here in Utah. There are many big mountains which are beautiful and the sky too, really beautiful!! There are also many students in Utah, and we often go to many parties; dance parties, diner parties and sports parties. They are very fun! You like to snowboad, don't you? You can do it here! There are good places to play snowboad in Utah, so let's go to snowboad!

It's easy to find my apartment. If you are at the ELC at BYU, you want to get to the my apartment. Go north on University Avenue for two blocks. The turn right at the corner of University villa. Go through for one block. And then, you'll find my apartment, Campus Villa, on your right.

See you next month. I love you!

Love,

Seiko

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Junko Nakayama

Read other essays by Junko Nakayama

February 6, 2001

 

Dear Hitomi,

Long tome no see! I'm excited about your visit next week. We'll have a great time. On February 23th to March 4th, I don't have classes, so we can go on a trip. I am planning for the trip, but I don't have a car. I need to find someone who has a car. I want to go to Las Vegas. I have a friend who lives near Las Vegas. We can stay at her house. We can see many interesting buildings, we can also see a lot of interesting shows at Las Vegas.

It's easy to find my apartment. You know my school, the ELC, don't you? Please go east on University Parkway, and there is BYU stadium. Turn left at the stadium. Then you will be on Canyon Road. Go straight on Canyon Road for one block. You will see a UCU bank on your right. My apartment is next to the bank. It's number 21.

Please tell me what time you will come. See you next week.

Love,

Junko

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter of Invitation
by Hye Jin Park

Read other essays by Hye Jin Park

Feb 9 2001

 

Dear Mrs. Pae,

Hello? How are you doing? First, congratulations. On your birthday and the birth of your second baby. I would like to invite your family to come to in my house on Saturday. I'll prepare make some food. So, we will have a good time. It's very easy to find my house. It starts in front of the ELC building.

Go south straight on University Ave. you will see a large apartment on your right. The name of the complex Glenwood. My apartment's number is 54. There is large pool in my apartment complex. If you want, we can swim together.

I hope to see your family with your new baby this Saturday. I miss you.

Love,

Hye Jin

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to Bill Clinton
by Ronaldo Portillo

Read other essays by Ronaldo Portillo

Dear Bill Clinton,

Hello! How are you? I hope you are fine. I know you are coming to visit me. I'm very exited for that, but you need to know my address. I'm going to tell you O.K.

Well I live in Deseret Towers. It's on Campus. It's next to the museum, but if it is easier for you , you can go to the Cougar stadium, Ok. If you remember where it is , I can wait for you outside of the stadium this Friday at 10:30 am. I'm going to wear an orange cap . There is a big cougar statue , and are big trees outside. OK. I hope you can find me , but if you don't find me , you can call me at 371 3328, and ask for Ronaldo Portillo.

Well thank you for coming, and see you on Friday.

Sincerely,

Ronaldo

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to Mr. Slowinski
by Woo Jin Shin

Read other essays by Woo Jin Shin

Woo Jin Shin
375 West 1720 North #307
Provo, UT, 84601
 
October 6, 2000
 
Mr. Slowinski
English Language Center
35 E. University Parkway
Provo, UT 84602
 
Dear Mr. Slowinski:
 
My name is Woo Jin Shin, and Iím from South Korea. Iíve been here since last semester, and Iím level three this fall semester. Since the Asian economy is very weak, my family canít afford to pay all my tuition and living cost. Therefore, I need to get a part-time job for my parents.
 
The reason why I came here is that I want to go to the America graduate school. In the future, I must need more money than now. Because of these reasons, I really want to get a part-time job. Even if I have a part-time job, I will study very hard. Iím 30 years old, and I want to support at least myself. Until now, I sometimes feel ashamed of myself.
 
Would you give me your permission to have a part-time job? If you give it to me, Iíll really appreciate. Thank you.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
 
 
 
Woo Jin Shin

Back to Table of Contents

 

A Letter to a Friend
by Syoung Kyoung Yoon

Read other essays by Syoung Kyoung Yoon

Dear Man Hyog,
     How have you been? Iíve been living in Orem, UT for eight months now, and Iíve been learning a lot about writing. Actually I moved in here two weeks ago. Itís such a nice place for us. There are many shopping malls around my house, so my wife and I usually go shopping on foot. We also bought a car, which is Nissan made in 1993. Our car has an 6-cylinder engine with some real power. It is the most comfortable car. I and my wife made a big deal with the owner before us to buy it. We paid about $3100.00 for it. Now, we can do things easier than before. These days, I feel not only very excited but also very happy. However, we are worrying about our baby. You know what? I need to prepare a lot of things for my baby, but I donít have enough money, so Iím working early in the morning, at 4:00 a.m. on campus. The job is custodial, which is cleaning things.
     Man Hyog, I really want to sleep more and more, but I donít have enough time to do it. As you know my baby will come soon in about one and a half months. Therefore, Iím having such an exciting time now.
     Man Hyog, I want to know about you. Please answer my letter as soon as possible.
 
Your friend,
 
Syoung Kyoung

Back to Table of Contents