Just moved to Houston from Louisiana and I am looking for Kazakhs here.I have a 1 yearold son and I would like him to be more exposed to our language.I am trying my best, but I think he needs interaction with kazakh/russian speaking kids too.If anyone know anybody with kids living in Houston please let know.And I would love to make new friens.Thanks,Zhanna.
First of all, I am from KZ and looking from other Russian/Kazakh speaking friends :) . Email me.
Second, I am looking for a full time nanny for my kids (2 mo, 6 yo), preferably live-in. We live in Spring/Woodlands Area, please email for details if interested.
Hi to y`all!!! :) I am from Kazakhstan :) but for the time being i am in Magnolia, which is near Houston. I am an exchange student from Kazakhstan of the FLEX program :) i would like to chat to y`all closer!!! find me on Facebook please :)
reading ur chatting and also wanted to visit foreign country, could u please advice how to do it? For example how to participate such a programm, but i am not a student, working in Aktau - Italian Construction Company, or please advice if is possible to get there job, to try myself
im 23 yo. ive been living here in houston for about 2 years already..im from kazakhstan almaty.
id love to meet kazakhs or russians in houston. if u have facebook.. feel free to contact throught it..
Hello!!! I am from Kazakhstan, Almaty city. Anyone know kazakh with family Samodiynov in russia Самодьянов.
Here is a nice story about love:
Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose. And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows. The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door. The card said, "Be my Valentine", like all the years before. Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say, "I love you even more this year, than last year on this day. My love for you will always grow, with every passing year." She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear. She thought, he ordered these roses in advance before this day. Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away. He always liked to do things early, way before the time. Then, if he got too busy, everything would be done. She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase. Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face. She would sit for hours, in her husband's favorite chair. While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there.
A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate. Loneliness and solitude had become her fate. Then, the very hour, as on Valentine's Days before, The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door. She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock. Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop. The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain? "I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago," The owner said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want to know. The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance. Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance. There is a standing order, that I have on file down here, And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every year. There also is another thing, that I think you should know, He wrote a special little card...he did this years ago. Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here, That's the card...that should be sent, to you the following year." She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard. Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card. Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note. Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote... "Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone, I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome. I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real. Or if it was the other way, I know how I would feel. The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life. I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife. You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need. I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears. That is why the roses will be sent to you for years. When you get these roses, think of all the happiness, that we had together, and how both of us were blessed. I have always loved you and I know I always will. But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still. Please...try to find happiness, while living out your days. I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways. The roses will come every year, and they will only stop, when your door's not answered, when the florist stops to knock. He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out. But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt to take the roses to the place, where I've instructed him. And place the roses where we are, together once again.
to Zhanna: hi zhanna! yes I already don't have my cell phone. can you tell me your email and I'll email you? and home or cell number please? because I think I have your cell phone number, but it starts with 232 or something and it's not Houston. so, write me back please.
Hi Zhanar! I called you back on Nov. 16, around 10 pm. I am not sure that I have the correct cell phone number, the voice mail says that it is Gilbert. I'll be home tomorrow, give me a call or send me email. Hope to talk to you later. Zhanara
I shared my views in Marriage between foreign and kazakhs topic. I simply copy my post from there and paste it here.
I have been reading all your posts. There is something I agree and disagree with. It is very depressing to know that people who, for many reasons, chose to leave their own country criticize it. And it is sad that those who stayed in motherland accuse "the traitors" in lack of patriotism. I don't live in Kazakhstan any more but it doesn't mean that I forgot where I came from. I am very proud of my roots. My new american family had no idea about existence of such a great country and I am doing my best sharing our culture, traditions, history, etc. with them. There are so many things in Kazakhstan to be proud of! It is a multinational country, one of the goals of which is to maintain peace among peoples of different nationalities and religions, there is no war, people are known for their hospitality, the list can go on and on. Of course, there are negative factors there but what countries do not have them? The important thing is that Kazakhstan is developing fast and instead of sinking into a conflict focuses on bringing the country to the international level. I travelled a lot in Europe, Northern and Latin America, Asia and I can say that travelling opened my eyes. I understood that my country is no worse than any other country in the world. It is different and that's why it is dear to me. And no matter where you live, how much you love your country, or hate it, or ashamed of it, it will always be your motherland and your heart will always respond to any changes, any news taking place in it.
Now as for marriage... You know, sometimes life has other plans for you. If you told me, let's say, 2 years ago, that I would be married to an American, I wouldn't believe you. I kept coming back to the US since 1997 and if I had a goal to "search a husband", I would've done it long-long time ago. Instead, I travelled and planned that I would return to Kz, settle down and start a family with a man with whom I share my background and basic values. But during my last visit to the States I met a man with whom I wanted to be and get old. It was not an easy decision to make: back home I had everything and here I have to start from the very beginning. But I believe it's worth it. Yes, I and my husband are of different countries, do not share the same language, culture and religion. But we are people. And we successfully exchange our culture and traditions. I don't mind to celebrate his Christmas or Easter and he doesn't mind to celebrate my holidays (such as Independence Day, Nauryz, New Year, March 8). Now and then when I fry traditional baursak or lepeshki on Fridays to remember my relatives who are gone, he gladly shares them with his friends or co-workers. I think both of us have a unique opportunity to mix two different cultures and enrich our lives. And I agree with Dave, communication, love, and mutual respect are the keys for marriage and it doesn't matter what nationality you marry to.
Sorry for not getting back in touch with you. Last month was so busy. But here I am now. You still can reach me at (281) 758-1460 (home), if for some reason I don't answer the phone, please leave me a message and I call you back. Anyone who wants to make friends is welcome to call as well.
My name is Zhandos.
I say we all should love our motherland. In my opinion we do not need to seek a better life, somewhere else. We have to stay there where we were born until the end of our life. If you are really patriot of you country, You'll try to enforce all your challanges to get the circumstances you need.
In 2005 I've been to the USA for 5 mounth. Yes, I liked it But I had a really big desire to go back home. We all have to believe in our future
Bek, I don't think you are in position to tell Zhanna or anyone else what to do with their lives. If they choose to stay in the U.S. living in a normal marriage, in a society where good education and medicine and everything else is available practically to everyone - it is their right to do so. You are free to go back to KZ "to improve our human nature and economy of our KZ" that will only benefit the ruling class and their supporters.
instead of wandering out there and seaking for husband and better life...
My name is Bek!
I've been reading your chat with Zhanna and I'm not happy that you would like to stay in US instead of coming back to KZ and improve your experience that you've seen out there in US.
We have to improve our human nature and economy of our KZ and reach the same level as other Countries.
I've been in Budapest for 3 years (Training / Economical Bussines) NY for 2 years same training.
Finaly I'll be grateful to hear that our people doing their best for KZ. instead of wandering out there and seaking for husband and better life...
I have tried to call your cell phone, I think you answered it I heard some voices but nobody spoke to me.
Anyway, how are you? how are you enjoing Houston? Have you made any friends yet? I know there are many kazakhs here, but I haven't met many, I just have friends I used to know from Aktobe.I have a baby and so very busy with my family.But if you ever need help please let me know, I will help if I can.I know it is not easy for students here so don't hesitate to contact me.I hope everything is working out well for you here.How long are you here for?
keep in touch, Zhanna
Hello Zhanna!I'm now in Houston I just recently came here as an international exchange student. Originally I'm from Kazakhstan,Aktobe.I speak Russian, I'm not sure about kazakh but... Whatever,call me - my cell phone number is:(832)-887-7773.Home phone number (281)-970-2975.
Hello, compatriots. Is there any kazakh community out there. I am planning to go to Houston in a couple of months. Hope you have an organization there.
is there any g'rl want to meet and chat w'th me.i am from turkey in ISTANBUL.i am student un'vserty.anyway..i am 24 years old male
if any student want to visit turkey or want to talk with turkish person pls contact me..i want to be new friends from all over the world..
I hear you and don't see anything to be sad about. It is a human nature to settle where it is comfortable, that is called seaking for a better life. Even though I missed my family , culture and familiar environment I would not have made conscious decision to move back. Recently I have come to realization that I do love this country; U.S. gave me every opportunity that I could've dreamed of. Everything is eye opening experience.
Zhanna, my understanding is that you guys are going to stay here in the States for couple of more years.
I would love to see you and your baby before you move back to Britan (Is my understanding correct? Are you guys from Britan?). I missed just seeing kazakh people, shareing same basic cultural concept and of course my son. I do give him a phone call on weekly basis, but it is not the same. All I can say is "life is not fair,get used to it".
Zhanna, please feel free to e-mail me directly to my e-mail address: "firstname.lastname@example.org", I would love to exchange photo pictures.
I appreciate your responsiveness and will wait for the next one, Uldana (Donna).
Thank you for your kind invitation, I'll keep it in mind for sure.
7years seems a long to me, I've been here 3 and a bit years and I terribly miss home, but to be honest I am not sure if I want to go back there to live.Isn't it sad?My husband's worrk is oil related and we were transfered here by his company, we are only here for another couple of years, he is british(scottish).He misses home terribly and we think we will settle there after our assignment.It would be great to meet you, and the same here, if you are ever in Houston please let know, we will be very happy to have you.It is always nice to meet your own people when you are so away from home and family.Keep in touch.
Sorry to bother you again. I have a question for you. Have you attended English Language Program at UPenn some time in summer of 2002? Are you that Zhanna whom my husband and I hosted at our appartment in Blue Bell with Mira and others from post USSR? If "yes", I am so happy for you dear Zhanna that you are here. Talk to me, Uldana (Donna).
Hiello dear Zhanna,
Sorry I could not get back to your respond right away. I am Permanent Resident of the United States and soon to became a Citizen. I have been here in the States for seven years ( doesn't sound very long but to me it is awfully long). Yes, I do have a son, currently he is in Kazakhstan and he is 12 year old. I am hopeing that he'll come here rather sooner than later.
Zhanna, did you come here to study? If there is any chance for you,your husband and your son (I am assuming that you are married to an american) to come to PA, we would love to meet you. My husband and I live in suburbs of Philly in single family house, very private.
Hope to hear from you again, Uldana.
Hello Zhanna!!! I'm going to go Houston. I'm looking kazakhs from Houstone and I'll glad to meet with you and your son. so I hope we meet there very soon. /Sorry, I'm not so good english/
best regards, Banu
Thanks for replying to my message.I am from Aktobe.I miss home so much! How long have you been in the states?Do you have kids?I have 1 year old son, my dream and task #1 is to teach him our language.That's why I need to meet Kazakhs here.Are you studying here?
Hope to hear from you soon.
Kind Regards Zhanna
I am from Pennsylvania; my name is Uldana (Donna). I am so sorry that we live far away from you, I am also looking for somebody whom I can talk in my dear mother language. Originally I am from Shymkent, Kazakhstan; What about you?
Would love to hear from you. With my best regards Uldana Bonasera.