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...

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, 12th February
    Owen was very good and happy again, and even ate his dinner sitting on the high chair and didn't insist on sitting on my lap. And had his nappy changed, teeth brushed, and had a bath all without screams and cries.
  • Thursday, 11th February
    was another beautiful sunny day, but I've got to work, and Owen went to the nursery. In the evening Owen and I watched a documentary about Orca. Owen also demonstrated that he could read the word, 'No', and maybe 'Yes' too.
  • Wednesday, 10th February
    I had migraine and went to bed at 9pm. Owen had been very clingy in the morning, and grumpy about going to nursery.
  • Tuesday, 9th February
    Owen spent a lot of time playing in the sunny garden with Peter. He was so happy and beautiful. Later after his nap, we took him to the playground, so he spent quite a lot of time outside today.
  • Monday, 8th February
    Owen was being really difficult, and I shouted at Peter in front of Owen again, and then told Owen it was his fault that we quarrelled. I'm such a horrible mother. I've always thought that I would be a good mother, disappointed to find myself so very bad at it. Apparently very bad at housework too. And oh. It's Chinese New 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:

Cyberstalk me