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...

2 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...

  • Yesterday
    I worked from home! So good not have to wake up super early and not have to push my bike uphill to go home. Owen walked with Peter to the nursery in his wellies, and loved picking up autumn leaves along the way.
  • Wednesday, 7th October
    I woke up missing Owen, and he seemed very clingy to me in the morning too. Peter had a cold, so I took Owen to nursery instead and he cried and cried when I left him at the nursery.
  • Tuesday, 6th October
    I burnt a cake for the first time because I didn't understand this annoying new oven. Owen was very good today, and was very happy and cute. He seemed to understand when we had a discussion about tantrums. We went to an NCT friend's house for lunch, and played at the playground.
  • Monday, 5th October
    Owen kept getting into hysterics all day, wearing me out. He's got a worse temper than me!
  • Sunday, 4th October
    we finally managed to get someone to help us move the huge fridge freezer from the garage to the kitchen. It took a teenager and his dad 2 hours, and 3 doors removal, and was quite an interesting experience.

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