I've been training at Prime for over two years. I was ecstatic that they opened up a new branch at the Cachet Hotel. It's extremely easy to get to - Nanjing West metro line 2. There are no other gyms in Shanghai that can compare to the level of quality, cleanliness, and overall service that Prime provides. Though Prime is not cheap, you get what you pay for - serious results from serious trainers. Avoid the crowds of other gyms in Shanghai and give Prime a shot - you won't regret it!
Only arrived in China few months before and I had heard terrible horror stories about chinese hair salons,use of cheap product,turning hair orange instead of blonde etc so I was a bit weary abouo with Benson Salon due to the review I had read and after t getting my hair dyded here.I done lots of reserch on different hair salons and I rang around to speak to a few .I finally decided to go with Benson Hair salon after speaking to the creative Director named Daniel.He sounded very professional and his English was so good I thought he was a foreigner not Chinese. Anyway I sent through some pictures of what colour I wanted ,Im blonde and wanted to keep my hair a natural colour blonde not ORANGE as so many people had warned me about here in China. I was so Happy with the result....much better than I had ever anticipated,beautifull head of high lights and low lights had 3 different blondes dark and light put in my hair and it looked amazing also had a cut with layers and got some hair extensions to thicken my hair .Extensions lasted 3 months with no damage to hair and easy to remove alone as there was no glue or harmfull product used. I have highly recommened this salon to everyone I know. I do not live in Shanghai but I will travel back there soon to get my hair dyded and cut. Daniel is an amazing hair colorist and stylist and he listens and does exactly what you want. Would not go anywhere else. I am from Ireland and used to always use Peter Mark Salon who are excellent at what they do but I have to say I think Daniel in Benson done a better job.
I’ve enjoyed every meal I’ve had at Garlic, so when I heard the proprietor had opened a new restaurant I was naturally interested in giving it a try. Black Pepper had been favorably reviewed by the majority of expat platforms and for one simple reason: for the price it offers a reasonable meal. However, in most reviews there has been a discussion around “20 courses” when in reality there are 3.5 courses of 16-20 dishes (I’m using the word “dishes” quite liberally here, a cut up banana hardly counts as a dish, does it?). When I think twenty course dining experiences, something like UltraViolet come to mind, so alas, I fell victim to unreasonably high expectations.
Black Pepper is its pretty good for what it is. It makes simple, small dishes with inexpensive ingredients; it would be a great choice for a staff dinner. Quality is fine, the meat portion of the meal was excellent. Dessert course was a bit of a letdown. You get two micro portions of some kind of cinnamon pudding along with baklava, you also get three plates of chopped fruit.
I would also call into question the idea that you’ll leave stuffed to the gills. While no means a tiny meal, I left feeling a bit peckish.
What it tries to be, and in my mind somewhat unsuccessfully, is fine dining. Overall I would rather spend the same money at Garlic for what would likely be a more enjoyable meal.
Until I met Ice, I mostly studied Chinese on my own. I'd had other teachers, but I felt like I would learn something in one class and then forget it 4 hours later, because there was no good review system in progress. Ice took me from pretty beginner/basic to conversational in a matter of months by constantly drilling me and reviewing what I'd learned. She has a good pedagogical system in place for language learning, and I got so much out of my time with her. I've referred countless friends to her throughout the years and continue to do so today.
Fred Mover is fantastic! They are an honest reputable moving company. Fred is punctual, straight forward, and honors his word. I used them to ship from Shanghai to Hawaii, and I could not have been more satisfied with this company. They were half the price of everyone else and did an excellent job. Thanks Fred Mover!
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