I know, it has been a while. Feels like ages though. But , I am glad now that RestnRileks will be at its usual self again.

Sorry, been tied to some works lately and still am.

Currently, I am doing illos for a Rattan Book - Motifs and Techniques (The Book will be in Bahasa Malaysia). There are few people working on it, so, at the end, the book will have different style of illos. Check out the examples below. Since there is no rattan craft book in Bahasa Malaysia (in fact, it is hard to find books on Malaysia Crafts especially in BM), so we thought of documenting all those basic processes and make it as a book. I myself, have to rely on international books and wisdom of those 10-25 years of experiences. It will be a good book as a reference to beginners and those who wish to use it as a reference (Rattan Craft). Main Obstacle is, we need to draw back all the weaving and jointing methods which is time consuming. At the moment, there are hundreds of drawings done, and few more to go. Drawings aren't like those pro illustrators since budget is a bit tight. Hence, we rely on our own rattan staffs including me. hehe.


In addition, i am trying to keep up with other few datelines too - another mini coffee book for Rnd and preparing for IKN Convo Day. So, that's why i ve been keeping quite low these last few days. : )

RestnRileks too has been busy enjoying his new pressies and still looking for another pressies.

Speaking of Pressies, here is one - Part as my belated birthday celebration. Haha. RestnRileks itself.

RestnRileks spots a new layout, which i believe is about time too. Something to commemorate my months of blogging. Ha-ha. Oh Rizal you are so full of it. :P The idea was already there, but it really hit me after seeing ECL's blog, tweaked by a cool blogger known as LJ - Lady Java. It was during the crazy month of October - Commenting Fest at GP (Pink is for you since you love so much Pink, hihi )- i came across LJ mentioning about her, tweaking ECL's blog. So, in the spur of moment, i just contacted LJ via Twitter (Love that tweet tweet thing) and Whalla! Ba da bing Da Bomb! Here it is. Oh! The Navigation tabs aren't fully functional yet. I still need to figure it out what goes in there. : )

Frankly, LJ did some amazing job - CS (Customer Services) - Fast and Effective (sounds like Panadol Active Fast) - Yeah Maybe it is true if you really want a fast and effective new layout for your blog. I was emailing her the specs and colour for my theme, and replies were swift. The best part was that, the whole processes were easy (i thought that it would take few days). It was fun seeing all the changes made quickly as i asked some alterations to be made. It s like, "okay, okay..change this, yes.. yes..love it.. awesome.. opss back.. could you.. ermm.. cool... yes.. Awesome!!..." I love the fact that I could interact with LJ as the processes took place. Thank you LJ. Thank You.

So, that is all from RestnRileks to all my beloved Rizallians. Happy Friday. Happy Thoughts and Have a great day everyday ya.

p/s : There are few awards given to RestnRileks, and I will sure post it in my next post. Thanks Leet, thanks Yoon See. :)


Till next time.





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First Commentator is Debbie of CraftnSwap, Phat Ramblings and Phat-Wallet.

Hope on to her blog to know a bit more about her. Congrats Debbie.

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98 ulasan:

  1. Yay!!! Tahniah Rizal, I love the new look! :) Makeover ni ternyata tak over! :):)

    Plus Crafty Heart is on your Project Wonderful! Awesome.!!

    Great job and kudos to LadyJava! :):)

    BalasPadam
  2. congrats for being first top commentator.. huhu.. i ll link you back nanti kat bawah.. amboi lajunya.. :)

    BalasPadam
  3. it wasnt much on the makeover..

    i just like to see it as tweaking - since rizal just suka minima colours... Makeover musti lagi canggih.. hehe..

    i am a very much happy customer laaah.. hehe

    BalasPadam
  4. Banner RnR yg baru pun cantik dan fresh! :):) Saya suka!

    BalasPadam
  5. Rizal, I tgu dari tadi lagi, masa RnR masih belum dibuka kepada orang ramai. Lol!!! :)

    BalasPadam
  6. debbie, masa Lj mintak banner baru, kelam kabut itu jam jugak rizal buat... hehehe..

    ehhh.. sabar yer tgh nak link balik... :)

    BalasPadam
  7. Wohoott!! and RnR is back!!! Debbs dah puas hati dah skg? lol.. Rizal, you were a fantastic client too.. tak manyak songgeh.. I Laik!!! ehheh

    Ok.. anything contact me ya :)

    BalasPadam
  8. LJ! I lama tgu ni hehehehe..berbaloi! Kedai belum bukak I dah tgu dah kat depan pintu. Hehe..

    Rizal, thanks for linking to all of my blogs. :):) Really appreciate it. :)

    BalasPadam
  9. debbie.. tuu promosi hari ni jerr dapat luv link sampai 3 sebab promosi pembukaan kedai baru.. ahak ahak...

    BalasPadam
  10. LJ,

    whoaho.. mekasih mekasih... haha, kita berdua pulak yang berdebar-debar kan takut kena komen.. sebab kita buat tweaking... bukan makeover.. ahak.. supertweaking shall i say.. hihi :)

    BalasPadam
  11. Wow have we ever missed you!! Oh this looks fantastic!! It's so sleek and stylish!!

    Lj did a terrific job!! I am so glad you are back!!

    Congrats on the book also!! And congrats Debs on being first!!

    Congratulations once again my dear friend. This is one stylish make over!!:-)

    BalasPadam
  12. WOOWWW MANTAP DEH!!! RnR new image...nihh really seru.

    CONGRATS Rizal..I'm waiting so long for the new image.

    Semuga terus sukses blogging.

    BalasPadam
  13. There are very limited BM books on any subject for that matter... One thing I respect the Indonesians is that they have translated lots of books into the Indonesian language... Are we ever going to do that in full scale?

    Have a great weekends!

    p/s: nice illos!

    BalasPadam
  14. Yay! RestnRileks is Back! :-D

    BalasPadam
  15. I like your new layout too.. ;-)

    BalasPadam
  16. hehehehe Debbie.. congrats for being FC here dearie..

    Rizal.. thanks so much.. apa2 nanti contact i lagi ok :)

    BalasPadam
  17. Jackie and Bono.. i hope it was worth the wait...hehehe

    Thanks Monica :)

    BalasPadam
  18. Yahoo, RnR is back in business finally! :):):)

    BalasPadam
  19. Rizal, I laik your new header la wei, the "mirror effect" of ur text tu especially! Very nice, some more red karer, my fave tu! :)

    BalasPadam
  20. Great work LJ and Rizal... I'm glad u got to feel what it's like to work with LJ, best kan dia? Hugs for u and LJ! :):):)

    BalasPadam
  21. Awww.. thank you sweet GP!!! I'm glad you found working me is so BEST...hehhe..

    Muahss...

    Rizal.. can you second that? lol!

    BalasPadam
  22. wah.. lawa2.. hehe.. very nice indeed :D

    BalasPadam
  23. Wowww... new look... congrate...i'm enjoy staying here...... Vvavavavvaa.. vouge gitewwww

    BalasPadam
  24. olla shinade,

    sorry for missing for quite some time. The truth, i am missing you people too.

    Thanks..

    Yeah, Lj did a great job. I still retain that minima clean cut look.

    Thnak you, I am glad that you like it..

    Stylish? Whoaho!! thanks thanks :)

    BalasPadam
  25. Pak bOno..

    mekasih ya..

    Hari tu kan Pak bOno suruh RestnRileks ditukar wajah. Jadi sempena sambut hari jadi, kena la restnrileks bertukar wajah juga.. hihi..

    BalasPadam
  26. Shaxx..

    I agree with you. I believe that we should start having more books in Bahasa Malaysia, on variety of subjects.

    Thanks for liking that illos :)

    Have a great weekend too

    BalasPadam
  27. Olla Monica...

    you seems happy.. must be that weekend is hear..

    yaayyyy i am back..

    Thanks.. glad that you like it.. tee hee

    BalasPadam
  28. Yeah Lj,

    jackie, bono, debbie,

    i hope it was worth the wait ya.. :)

    BalasPadam
  29. Olla Marzie,

    yes rnr is back in business... dancing with joy here.. whoaho!!

    BalasPadam
  30. Marzie,

    i am glad that you like that mirror effect. Risau juga, sebab asalnya cuma nak ada navigation bar. Lepas tu, takut orang bayang tukar habis2an sedangkan sebenarnya cuma nak ubah sket dan maintain clean cut fresh design.. :)

    Thanks for the hugs..

    Marzie, walaupun tak menang Mad October Fest kat GP, tapi macam rizal kata - memang berbaloi. Kalau tak tak jumpa Lj dan tak lah ada blog ni.. hehe

    BalasPadam
  31. Lj,

    Marzie,

    I second that, OFFICIALLY.. hehe

    ehhh kak emi tak datang lagi tgk ni.. hehehe

    BalasPadam
  32. Blue,

    mekasih mekasih...

    glad that you like it too..

    harap2 berbaloi la hangpa semua tunggu untuk tweak ni.. :)

    BalasPadam
  33. Che Ida..

    wah wah.. vogue gitew yerr.. camtu.. rerajin laa tandang kat sini... hehehe..

    dah sesambil hari tuu bersih sawang kat sini, apa lagi.. che' pun pulun kasi up sket itu suasana.. hehehe

    BalasPadam
  34. Rizal.. you are so sweet and yes Mad Oct Commenting Fest at GP's blog mmg best...I got to know lots of pple as well including you :)

    thanks for the seconding..lol...

    Emila gi cuti lah.. not sure bila balik..hehe

    BalasPadam
  35. Hello rizal,just dropping in to have a look see! I'm a good friend of ladyjava! Wow! hubby and wife team of bloggers! Fantastic! hehe!

    BalasPadam
  36. Happy Saturday Rizal! EH why la Bokjae said u and LJ hubby and wife team ni? HA HA HAHHA!!

    BalasPadam
  37. Yeah la, Emila pi vakasi tu, balik besok! :)

    BalasPadam
  38. Tenkiu Rizal and LJ, I had FUN with u guys too at Mariuca's last month. Hugs all around! :):):)

    BalasPadam
  39. Congratulations on the new look rizal!! this is so refreshing! weel done LJ for the brilliant job.

    u've been "on halt" for quite some time. And recently I can't access RnR as it only opens to invited readers. I thought, "my...i must contact rizal, ask to be invited". And today, wallaa...tiba2 jer dapat masuk. see...how loyal I am..hehe.

    Your design illustrations are great Rizal. I believe you are a great teacher as your demo illustrations are very easy to understand.

    wishing you all the best in everything you do!!

    BalasPadam
  40. wahhh senyap-senyap dia siapkan buat buku rupanya.. gud luck bro.. huhu risaunya....

    BalasPadam
  41. Olla Lj,

    yeah Mad October Fest was looney in a fun way. I am glad that i did took part. Got to know few lot of people.. :)

    Ohhh Kak Emi pergi vakasi.. huhu.. sounds nice.

    BalasPadam
  42. Olla bokjae,

    Thanks for dropping by. Isnt' Lj talented? doing all these tweaking. :)

    Bokjae, i think you got it wrong. Me and Lj arent couples laaa.. hehehe

    BalasPadam
  43. Marzie, hehehe.. tu laa.. rizal pun heran.. kang silap-silap pengunjung yang tak tahu ingat betul2 pulak.. kekeke

    BalasPadam
  44. Marzie.. hugs all around too.. hehehe

    it was fun that October Fest.. Bila nak buat season dua. hehe..

    :)

    BalasPadam
  45. Mango..

    thanks... rizal pun lama tak singgah mangosteenskin..

    yeah, i ve been "on halt" for quite some time.. and i ll be changing back to gear 12 after 20 november.. Mango, rnr was down due to that tweaking job.

    I know i can trust where you stand.. hehehe..

    Great illos.Thank you, but still, i need to whip their asses.. (sebab depa ni kadang2 banyak vitamin M.. vitamin Malas..)

    BalasPadam
  46. ida... ni memang tgh risau macam2...

    risau dan muak sampai nak tahap muntah...

    huhuhu..

    kan best kalau tak yah kerja.. ahak ahak ahak

    BalasPadam
  47. hehe.. yelah Bokjae.. me and rizal kawan jer.. i dah kawin dah but not with Rizal lah.. kang marah laki I and marah significant other nya Rizal..heheh

    BalasPadam
  48. hehehe.. yer betul tu lj.. kekeke

    BalasPadam
  49. Dropping my EC...thank you for dropping by my other site.

    BalasPadam
  50. wakaaaa...vitamin M...*ketawa golek2*

    BalasPadam
  51. Rizal, last week i visit ur blog tp its only open for invited reader...I was so like.."how come jadi like this" ..so today pon cuba la visit ur blog...rupa2nya buat blog makeover...i like this one..simple but very informative and x serabut sangat...congrats

    BalasPadam
  52. Pak bOno, thanks for dropping by ya. Happy dropping.

    BalasPadam
  53. Mango, ha ah,bila depa mula start bnyk vitamin m, rizal balas balik bg makan ubat vitamin B = bebel. Hehehe.

    BalasPadam
  54. Thank u marvic. Glad that u like it. Yeah,sori bout that. It was closed for a day since me n lj were working on that tweaking thing. Onh i do feel fresh with this new look. Huhu

    BalasPadam
  55. Ulasan ini telah dialihkan keluar oleh pengarang.

    BalasPadam
  56. Allo Allo Rizal!!!
    Just dropping my EC!!

    Pressies semua dah sampai ke?

    BalasPadam
  57. Allo, allo lj. Pressies dah sampai dah sabtu ari 2. Ahad jawbnya mvie marathon spanjang hari masa 2. Hehe.

    BalasPadam
  58. Cantik dan kemas! saya suka! sori berlori sebab lama tak jenguk disini! agak kebizian!

    BalasPadam
  59. Rizal! Saya suka ilustrasi rizal!! cantik ya amat!

    BalasPadam
  60. WooHooo I am hear today on your EC. Thank you Rizal. I hope you had a grand day and will have an even better evening!!:-)

    BalasPadam
  61. Wow LJ certainly did a wonderful job for you. I just love it!! Now I want a Christmas make over.....oh no more money...ya?

    Gotta' dash EC is slow slow slow today!!:-)

    BalasPadam
  62. Hello how are you? You are invited to join our Twitter Meme at @ Bonoriau

    BalasPadam
  63. Wah, lama tak singgah kat sini RnR dah berwajah baru :) Good job LJ! *thumbs up*

    BalasPadam
  64. Oh iya, selamat hari Rabu Rizal :)

    BalasPadam
  65. Wah :) RnR new style ..lama saya tidak blog walking ke sini hehehe... blog saya pun
    sudah lama berhabuk..hehehe..
    nice *thumbs up* (^.^)

    BalasPadam
  66. Rizal!! Tenkiu la for all ur comment love for me and B, and for visiting me during my absence. Appreciate sgt-sgt! :):):)

    BalasPadam
  67. Smlm tak dapat drop EC, hari ni je blh. Hope u're having a good week Rizal! :)

    BalasPadam
  68. Thanks for dropping by and your commentS Rizal!
    HAPPY WEDNESDAY ;-)

    BalasPadam
  69. Rizal apa kabar? Muga semua nya lancar deh!!

    BalasPadam
  70. Miss you already Rizal.
    Wow!wow! What a makeover...indeed a handsome blog.
    Congrats for the wonderful award....and keep up your effort on your coming new baby-book. Loving your cheerful bites of sketches shown above:)
    Bye!!!
    Award for you again Rizal!!!
    Link:
    http://yoonsee.blogspot.com/2008/11/awards.html

    BalasPadam
  71. Here is raining every day and condition is worsen

    BalasPadam
  72. Hola Rizal apa kabar? I am just dropping in to say hello and I hope you are having a great weekend!!:-)))

    BalasPadam
  73. Sunshine here today so I am going on a photo hunt for some good pictures!! I'll catch you later!!:-)))

    BalasPadam
  74. everybody missing you..heeee

    BalasPadam
  75. Hi Rizal!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week no matter how busy ya!!

    BalasPadam
  76. You must be extremely busy Rizal!

    BalasPadam
  77. Just dropping by and saying hello!!!

    BalasPadam
  78. Hola Rizal! You’ve been invited to my Award Gala! Congrats! :)

    BalasPadam
  79. hi bro...goodluck on the book.. semoga usaha bro dpt menyalurkan ilmu buat generasi muda... amat bagus dibukukan...saya sokong !!! tcre

    BalasPadam
  80. argh...nice book..xder dapat award dari kementerian ker?

    BalasPadam
  81. Hola! You’re invited to join us on a BEAR-y special meme, have fun! :)

    Mariuca

    BalasPadam
  82. Take care Rizal in midst of business, we all miss you so much!!!!
    Yes indeed, I most appreciate & treasure all your creative posts. Again just wonder when are you coming back for more great posts.
    Just waiting patiently LOL......

    BalasPadam
  83. HOW ARE YOU???
    LAMA SEKALI NGAK DENGAR BERITA NYA
    HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU FOR EVERTHING.

    BalasPadam
  84. May this New Year bring you more love, joy and success. HAPPY 2009! :)

    Wishing on a Falling Star
    Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery

    BalasPadam
  85. Happy New Year!

    May it always be filled with joy, happiness, love and peace for all!

    Cheerio
    LadyJava

    BalasPadam
  86. Hi, Rizal
    May this holiday bring us new inspiration...
    Wishing you happiness & health... Happy New Year 2009

    Cheers, Leet

    BalasPadam
  87. Hi Rizal! May the New Year bring happiness, prosperity and love to you and your loved ones! ;-)

    BalasPadam

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