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...

  • Sunday, 19th October
    Peter woke up at 7:30am to keep baby company so I could have a lie-in, then we went to the pub with baby for lunch. 
  • Saturday, 18th October
    we took baby to Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford to see dinosaours and to meet up with Alice.
  • Friday, 17th October
    we may have found a new tooth in baby's mouth which might explain his fussiness yesterday. I also began to read Dr. Sears' Baby Book which made me regret my previous attempts at using Cry-It-Out method on baby to get him to sleep.
  • Thursday, 16th October
    it was especially difficult to put baby to sleep, he was being especially fussy and waking up very frequently. Didn't help that my coughing kept startling him.
  • Wednesday, 15th October
    baby woke at 6:30am ready to play while I was coughing away, still feeling poorly. Really tricky to put baby to sleep when I keep coughing and waking him up. Thankfully Peter took care of baby so I could rest a bit longer. No sick leave or weekend breaks for poor baby carers!

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