Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The End For Now, Isaan Style.

To all the readers of Isaan Style, well the three or 4 people that sometimes drop by. I am happy to report that I will be taking a sabbatical for a while.

I don’t know how long it will be and it could be forever we will just have to wait and see.

To everyone who has commented over the past 5 years thank you and hopefully one day I will be back posting again.
Nong Ja and Her Family
I will leave with a picture of the most amazing girl in my life, Nong Ja. She is an amazing girl and I love her to bits. Here she is sleeping with her family of dolls.

Brunty.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that bites.. :(

I've been a regular lurker here for the past couple of years, but never got a chance to leave a comment. First of all, thank you for sharing Isaan through your thoughtful writing and memorable pictures. You are one heck of a story teller! So I just hope this isn't the end to your blogging career. Whatever you decided, I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours.

Like many of your readers, I will definitely miss Isaan.

JJ (from Canada)

MJ Klein said...

we're sad to see you go Brunty! we've enjoyed your blog over the years. enjoy your time off!

Karl said...

well this is my first comment here and I think I like all your other regular readers should have been more talkative. But be assured we will miss your blog and at least for me the end of your news from Isaarn leaves a gap. Good luck and hope you'll be back

Anonymous said...

Bummer! Been reading anonymously for a couple years since I have family connections in the city. Nice to get a first hand account of the city. Thanks for the work and hope you'll be back!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your efforts. your photos and wrightings will be missed. I will try to see you in person in Dec if you are around. Larry

Anonymous said...

I'm sad to hear this, I have always enjoyed your posts - and have learned a lot too. Hope you do re-start.

Thanks for making the effort to share over the years; good luck and best wishes to you and the family.

Matt

Bob said...

You'll be missed.

I-nomad said...

Hi Brunti, how abrupt you decided to quit.
Are you sure your fingers will not be itching, once you hear about some crazy thing in the news and you're feeling one of your famous rants and raves is coming up? :-)
Anyway thanks a lot for the many posts.
Hope to see you back sometime in the future.
Cheers!

Stephen Cysewski said...

Thank you for your blog, sometimes I worry about your "emotional control" :) but I loved your perspective. I hope things go well for you.
Steve

Zorro said...

I have enjoined your stories. Hope you will be back sometime

Stefan said...

Well too bad - I'll miss the updates from Nong Ja. No point spending your precious time on something you don't enjoy anymore, though.

Thanks for all those posts and pictures you shared with us!

Cheers


Stefan

TDT said...

Too bad I was just discovered your blog. Really enjoy reading your post and look at the pictures. Hope you will find time to come back and continue posting again soon.

Tung.

Harold said...

Selfishly, I'm sorry to hear you'll be absent for the near term [at least]. I've very much appreciated your straightforward and unvarnished opinions on happenings in Ubon, and your adventures in teaching. I hope this break is refreshing and renewing, and you'll be back online sometime soon.

In the meanwhile, all the best to you and your family.

Regards from Ken C., California, USA

Anonymous said...

You will be missed! Thank you for a great blog....

Amy P. said...

Aww.... I'm going to miss you! Don't be gone long... But I understand how life is.

Snap said...

Brunty, I really hope it's not the end. I've enjoyed reading about you and yours....and was looking forward to continuing to read about your life in Thailand when I return to Oz soon.

Best wishes and stay well, no matter what you decide.

Cheers!

Jon said...

Hearing this saddens me. Best of luck and hopefully will be reading your blog again soon.
Jon

Anonymous said...

I am sure there are many like me that almost never comment. My wife and I have read everything you have posted for years even going back to other blog location. We have enjoyed it a great deal and my eyes have been opened to lot that I can expect to experience. Perhaps you could post an epilogue like mike rose is doing with his blog. Lessons learned for the rest of us. Thanks Mike in Taipei

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you and Noot in Oz one day...all the best Jas...John and Dtoi in Sydney

Anonymous said...

Please dont go. I have just discovered your blog!!!!...
soraya

Anonymous said...

Wow Brunty! I feel a sense of loss after reading, learning & being entertained for the last few years. My ex-wife's family was from Ubon and with custody of our two children age 4 & 5 here in the USA east coast I feel close to your town and appreciate the connection you gave me to their history & DNA. My kids great grandfather was in the Thai military and served in Korean with the coalition forces. FYI for a period in the beginning the Thai forces held Porkchop Hill and during that time held it against 3 heavy attacks from the Chinese where the outnumbered Thai force inflicted heavy losses in hand to hand combat giving the arriving forces confidence they could handle the Chinese. Upon leaving to turn Porkchop Hill to the arriving Americans a few Thai guys wrote on the bunker walls "take care of our porkchop." Good luck Brunty! Peter

Anonymous said...

Your blog will be missed. I've enjoyed it for many years now. Hope you revive the blog after your break. I'll be in Ubon in January and have a better idea on where to stay and eat thanks to your recommendations.

Anonymous said...

Hey Brunty,
This is Jon up here in Nakhom Phanom.
Sorry to hear you go. Your blogs were the first
I read about life in Thailand to help me cope with it here in Thailand reading about someone else going through the same things and feelings Im going through. I hope you start blogging again in the future.
Regards to you and your family,
Take Care,
Jon

Anonymous said...

being a bit selfish here but sorry to see that you are taking a break from blogging issan style, was great to meet up with you in ubon,

take care mate regards scotty

Fred said...

Have a nice blog-holiday. Don't stay away too long!

Frank said...

Hi, Brunty! I live 3 months out of a year just across the Mekong from you (Pakse, Laos). I travel back and fort between Laos and US every year. I was going to visit Ubon on my next trip back to Laos. I googled Isan+blog just to see what is out there and yours came up.
I just found your blog few weeks ago and enjoy reading it. I read all your posts. I was looking forward for more update. But I also know family must come first. So take care!

Spike said...

Come back soon!