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
4 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...

  • Tuesday, 19th August
    I sorted out paper work for the British Citizenship application, baby nursery, and finally couldn't stand the filth anymore and hoovered the house.
  • Monday, 18th August
    we took baby to a baby sensory session, but he didn't enjoy it at all and burst into tears in fright when I clapped my hands enthusiastically during one of the songs.
  • Sunday, 17th August
    I spent the day researching child care options for baby for when I get back to work next year, quite shocking how expensive they are! How do poorer people get by??
  • Saturday, 16th August
    we took baby for a walk to see the house I wanted, though we wouldn't be able to buy it yet, so we're just stalking it for now.
  • Friday, 15th August
    baby kept me up all night, driving me to insanity. In the day I had to read through the convoluted guide to British Citizenship application so to improve my credit rating for mortgage.

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:

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