Beautiful Naoko Shintani is from Kyoto, Japan. She is like a pen pal of mine from Instagram (@mauloa_nao) and Twitter. I am guessing no younger person will know what a "pen pal" is nowadays. We communicate in Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia text.
She spent a big part of her childhood growing up in Bali where she learned the language on her own. We bond because of our mutual love for animals and nature. She is now back in Kyoto and Osaka - about 15 minutes apart by bullet train.