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
6 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...

3 years 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, 24th June
    I was shocked by the Brexit results. I had the day off to do some errands but instead was ill with a cold. Poor Owen was also poorly with cold. After we gave him some Calpo and put him to bed, he said, 'night night tadpole (meaning Calpo), love you'.
  • Thursday, 23rd June
    I went out to vote and met up with Owen on his way home from nursery. He was so excited and shouted 'Mama!' and ran towards me. When we reached home we watched the Beethoven Symphony No. 5 episode of Melody three times on Cbeebies as Owen just loved it so much.
  • Wednesday, 22nd June
    I woke up very tired having not slept very well. 
  • Tuesday, 21st June
    we went to Witney to do some errands, Owen was quite good. In the evening I did some Wordpress dev.
  • Monday, 20th June
    we took Owen to Little Wild Things and it was pouring with rain. The IKEA bedside tables that I had coated in Danish oil still had not dried out after a week. Realised I've made quite a few mistakes there. Feel like setting them on fire. 

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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