Krisalis.org came into being at the beginning of July 2001, when I bought the domain name and moved my page onto Geocites, so I could have pictures. Before then, I had played with the idea of having a web-page, using Blogspot to mess around while I figured it out. Then I finally decided I’d had enough of pop up ads on Geocities, and needed CGI and other fancy stuff, so I caved in and started paying for my web-hosting. I’m hosted with PHPwebhosting. I like ‘em!
This site is my living, breathing project. I knew next to no HTML when I started out, but I feel like I’ve learned quite a lot so far – you can take a look at my design archives and judge for yourself.
I’ve used Blogger and Moveable Type at different points in the past, but these days, the weblog is powered by WordPress.
What do you want to know? Where should I start?
I’m in my mid-30s, I’m female, I moved to Austin, TX in 2004 from Singapore, where I lived for almost 6 (!) years. I went to Singapore after I graduated from Edinburgh University. I initally went to teach for a year at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. I really enjoyed it, so I extended my contract. When that ended, I found a “real” job (i.e. no more cushy teaching hours and long holidays, but a bit more pay and better career prospects, or so I keep telling myself).
I have dual British and American citizenship, because I was born in Texas, to British parents. I lived in Geneva for 6 years, so I speak French (although I’m becoming increasingly rusty due to lack of practise.)
I have 3 sisters, 2 parents, 1 grandparent, 1 husband, 2 kids and 1 dog.