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...

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...

  • Wednesday, 28th January
    the health visitor came to see baby, and baby liked her very much. 
  • Tuesday, 27th January
    was cake success! It was nice to host a lunch party, and to have so many babies in the house. They are all so adorable and funny to watch. Peter was a great help!
  • Monday, 26th January
    I had a doctor's appointment which I waited for nearly 2hrs while Peter took baby to the playground. In the afternoon, Peter's sister visited us at home with their baby. In the evening we hurried to cook food, bake a cake and tidy up the house for hosting our NCT weekly lunch tomorrow while feeding, bathing and putting baby to bed. Tired!
  • Sunday, 25th January
    we had a lovely lunch at Alice's lovely house, and there were cute cats, and baby was cute, and everything was lovely despite my cake disaster.
  • Saturday, 24th January
    I was grumpy with Peter as I was tired and stressed from childcare. We took baby to play with the swing in the playground (which he loved), and after that I baked a failed cake as I was too distracted by baby. May have to buy one to take to Alice's tomorrow instead!

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