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...

  • Monday, 29th September
    we put baby to bed early, and then sneaked downstairs to watch telly, like proper parents now.
  • Sunday, 28th September
    we went to Blenheim Palace, but couldn't go to the Formal Gardens because there were too many buggy-unfriendly gravel paths and stairs. 
  • Saturday, 27th September
    we tried to continue 'sleep training' baby, but it wasn't going very well or consistently. He is waking up at 6am on a weekend, he apparently didn't understand weekends.
  • Friday, 26th September
    I signed baby up for baby ballet class! Too bad he doesn't get to wear a tutu.
  • Thursday, 25th September
    I took a bus and took baby out to a baby group without Peter, and then strolled around town and had lunch by myself (with baby). And in the evening, Peter went out by himself. It was nice to be alone again! I do miss solitude.

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