Victoria Chan

is a web developer living and breathing in Oxford, UK.

In the day, her job involves JavaScript, CSS, Drupal, PHP, Coldfusion, Ruby on Rails and magic.

In the night, she dreams up hare-brained projects involving the web, writing, photography, ukulele, music, people, animals, food, baking, bread, cake, macarons, gardening, Go, knitting, dressmaking, zombies, you, herself, and her credit card.

Victoria, of course, is me!

in Geek...

version 1 designs
5 years ago

I'm working hard on it offline, and it will be uploaded soon. It's so empty and ugly at the moment because I accidentally deleted the entire codebase and database a year ago. It'll be shiny soon, I promise. x Victoria

in Life...

1 year ago

My sister gave me some sarong fabric for my birthday, and I've made a dress from it, following the pattern from the Japanese sewing book, Stylish Dress Book (vol 1), Dress E.

in Today...

  • Monday, 2nd March
    we took baby to the playground to play on a swing and he laughed and laughed and laughed.
  • Sunday, 1st March
    we successfully hosted lunch for friends despite waking up late, forgetting to defrost the filo, and having to juggle baby. Thanks to Peter for saving the day. In the evening baby didn't seem to want my milk anymore.
  • Saturday, 28th February
    baby still woke me up every 2 hours in the night, and I was still busy house hunting, and still exhausted. We also started to get baby to sleep without breastfeeding to prepare him for nursery.
  • Friday, 27th February
    baby woke me up every 2 hours in the night, and also I was too excited about house hunting to sleep, so I was exhausted all day.
  • Thursday, 26th February
    I admitted that my sweet little baby has become a demanding shouty toddler. I've also got him some colouring pencils, and was a bit disappointed that he couldn't draw yet.

Just watched


I guess it's expected of James Cameron to be formulaic in such a Hollywood blockbuster way. It is a Hollywood blockbuster... what was I thinking?

in 漢字感じ...

漢字 (kanji): a Chinese character
感じ (also kanji): feeling; sensation

I'm learning Japanese and this is where I experiment with stream-of-consiousness style essays inspired by the 漢字 that I am learning.

Here are some of the 漢字:

Cyberstalk me