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
    I drove to work by myself again, and was definitely better this time. I made venison pie for dinner, and Owen ate loads and loads and loads until I stopped him. In the evening, we watched Spaced season 1 on DVD.
  • Thursday, 21st July
    was finally a little cooler. I worked from home and had nice cold sushi for lunch.
  • Wednesday, 20th July
    I drove to work by myself for the first time since passing. I was horrendous, but it wasn't a disaster.
  • Tuesday, 19th July
    was very very warm again. Owen was too excited about going over to Rose's house to play, and didn't nap. He later had a great time playing in the garden with the children at Rose's house while I sat in the shade eating ice lolly. He fell asleep in the car on the way home at 18:15, and couldn't be roused.
  • Monday, 18th July
    was extremely warm. We took Owen to the Lido, and though he freaked out about the pool initially, he eventually loved it so much he didn't want to leave. We later had dinner in the garden and I managed to give Owen a hair cut (which he'd cried over until he saw the mirror, then he was pleased). We had to sleep with the fans on for the first time this year.

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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