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...

  • Friday, 21st November
    I worked hard to get baby to follow his nap schedule and fitting in his baby ballet class and it mostly went according to plan! In the evening, he even enjoyed his bath, and had his 3 teeth brushed for the first time, my super cute baby.
  • Thursday, 20th November
    baby woke up refreshed after a really good sleep, and though he still didn't nap, he was calm at the morning baby group. In the evening I spent hours charting nap schedules for him to fit around the activities.
  • Wednesday, 19th November
    I listened to the latest Ben Aaronovich audio book while knitting a jumper for baby in the evening. Quite free in the evenings these days now that baby mostly sleeps through it.
  • Tuesday, 18th November
    baby's voice became hoarse from too much crying. Poor baby! Peter and I were both wrecked with guilt, but we couldn't give up on the sleep training.
  • Monday, 17th November
    I became the sort of mother who does things to my child despite his crying protest for his own good.

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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