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...

  • Friday, 22nd May
    I spent the evening reading Homebuilder's Bible by Mark Brinkley. Want to be a builder now. Or at least a homeowner. My laptop got a new SSD with the latest Mac OS finally (was using Snow Leopard!), and so I was busy getting stuff set up too.
  • Thursday, 21st May
    baby seemed to be having some kind of diarrhea, and kept messing up his clothes, and almost ran out of trousers. He seemed really cute and happy though. He didn't nap at all at the nursery today, and was a little euphoric. I started reading Housebuilder's Bible in the evening. 
  • Wednesday, 20th May
    baby got up really early, at 4:30am. We saw another house which looked really promising (viewing it this Saturday), and were so excited we couldn't stop talking about it, and baby ended up going to bed really late again.
  • Tuesday, 19th May
    we went to view one of the houses a second time. Quite like it, but it didn't have vehicular access. Baby ate well at dinner (we just made him mash). He's definitely trying to talk.
  • Monday, 18th May
    baby had a lot of fun at his Toddler Sense baby group. It was really heartening to see him happy. We went to view another house and again didn't like it. I started reading Ideal Home magazine which probably doesn't help.

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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