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...

  • Yesterday
    Owen woke up after 8am! That's more like it. He had a good day in school, but was fussy in the evening again.
  • Wednesday, 25th May
    Owen cried when I left for work in the morning, saying that he was 'sad sad'. In the evening, Peter & I watched the Sewing Bee.
  • Tuesday, 24th May
    we took Owen to feed the animals at Banbury Hill Farm again, this time Rose came too. The two kept fighting, but afterwards Owen kept telling me how much he liked Rose. After his nap, we went to see the health visitor for his 2nd year checkup.
  • Monday, 23rd May
    Owen woke at 5:45am, and cried for 40mins when we told him to go back to sleep. When he woke again, I took him to the toddler group, and he was very naughty, running out of the hall by himself. Later, he had a melt down in the shop for a long long time because I wouldn't/couldn't let him play with the credit card machine.
  • Sunday, 22nd May
    Owen woke up at 6am, and then was so tired he dozed off during lunch. I too was very tired, and so had a quiet day at home.

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