Kelly Kaye

WARNING GAMMAR NAZIS: My website is written in the vernacular (colloquial) English.
Hi! I moved to Austin, TX a long time ago from Haleiwa, Hawai'i. "Batz Maru" is my traveling partner. He is Hello Kitty's cousin and is also known as the "bad penguin." I refer to him as "Tux" in some social media forums, but "Tux" is the quasi-official name of the Linux penguin.

I am currently residing in both Austin, TX and Kona, Hawai'i. I will be back in Kona March to April.


My B.A. is in Asian Cultures and Languages/Japanese, with a minor in Korean, Chinese, and Indian (dot... not feather ). I also have a couple of other degrees that I don't talk about (wink, wink, nudge, nudge ). My goal is to master at least eight languages (getting there!) before I’m, like , old n’ stuff - or at least until I stop saying “like” where it doesn’t belong.

Professional stuff

I own a business called "Asian Social Services for the American Traveler." A mouthful, I know. It’s even longer in Japanese. I provide private consulting, cultural, and language instructional services to Americans who plan to travel to S.E. Asia. I only offer my services by personal referral and word-of-mouth reference. My husband and I also own a geology and water resource consulting business.

Other crap about my life...

I’ve done a lot of stuff. I mean a lot. Started playing bass guitar at 13. I joined the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), like, four months after high school to straighten my ass out. Call it desperation, but I loved the Navy. I was stationed at the Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD). After the Naval Academy, I went to air-traffic control school at Millington NAS in Memphis, Tennessee to become an air traffic controller.

In Austin, TX I worked as a radio DJ for 10 years under five different names and for 13 different stations, including Austin's best rock-n-roll station 93.7 KLBJ.

I re-joined the Navy after 9/11; because 9/11 "royally" pissed me off, and I felt it was my duty to this great country of ours.

My current sitcha'ation…

I live with 5/6 of our children and my husband...

This is the love of my life, my husband, Matt.

Me and Matt


Ushi Neko MooKitty ("Prada")
Louis Vuitton MooKitty ("Louie")
Gucci McGreyson ("Gucci")
Gianni Versace McGreyson ("Versace")

Michael Kors McTabbycat ("Mikey")

Note: We gave our cats regal designer names because they are all shelter rescues and unwanted castaways, so we wanted to give them names that made them special.

Our first-born son, Ryan Anthony, and our daughter-in-law Madison, are both medical doctors in Dallas.

Ryan and Madison

Ryan and Madison

I love Asia (especially Japan and Korea), and I travel often to various countries. Some call me a “jet-setter,” but I call myself a “country-hopper.” I have a humongous passion for Pink Floyd. I am especially fond of David Gilmour.

I love other stuff, too: cats (I LOVE cats!), Hard Rock, and anything or anyone involved with the creation(s) of Monty Python, Absolutely Fabulous, the Office, and British humor in general.

Stuff I Like a Lot: South Park, Cartoon Network's Regular Show and Clarence, great movies like "The Interview," "22 Jump Street," “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Tropic Thunder,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” "Team America: World Police," "Superbad," and stuff like that. If you have a sense of humor, and the ability to be compassionate, I adore you already. Funny people are the happiest people, fer’ sure. I love BMW’s and designer clothes. Oh yeah - and I'm a Trekkie and a total tech nerd.

Special thanks to my great friends in Austin, Japan, Korea, Poland, Australia, and England on my website who never fail to make me smile!

Links to my Life and Travels

My life in Austin, TX

Kona, Hawai'i


Poland (a.k.a, the Muthaland)

Jolly Ol' England




New Zealand

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Last Update - February 2015