A Day In The Life

Dalian: A Day in the Life of Local Artist Han Xiao

Discover Dalian, China as seen through the eyes of a local artist in, “A Day in the Life of Han Xiao.” This week, Han offers a peek into her daily life in the city, sharing her favorite spots along the way…


7:00 AM

I start my busy day by breast-feeding my little baby. He is 7 months old now.

7:45 AM

For breakfast, I have sweet dumplings.



9:20 AM

Getting around is not easy. I usually walk with the stroller to a cake shop to buy some small bread or stock up at the market. And if I have more time, I like to go to the nearby bookshop to read.


10:00 AM

I get to my home studio when my baby is asleep. Today, I am doing some practice on “faces”.


2:30 PM

After the 10th day of the first lunar month calendar, Chinese people begin to celebrate Yuanxiao Festival. All of the stores will display red lanterns. I’m really excited about a new, special toy counter and a sushi restaurant that just opened at Zhongshan District of Dalian City. I’m planning to check it out next month.


4:30-5:30 PM

When I finish working, I’ll buy a new bouquet of fresh blooms for my house and watch the baby play. Then I’ll make my dinner.