Located in the Yong-Kang Lu area of town, its a perfect spot to go with a bunch of friends and shoot each other with lasers as they blast EDM remixes of Kesha/other pop acts.
I'm from the states, so I've experienced my fair share of good and bad laser tag venues. X-club is by no means the best, but it definitely surpassed my exceptions. Guns all shot without problems, the course could have been bigger, but it was perfect for a loud 3v3 match .
3 15-min games for 100rmb is kinda steep, but its a shanghai must-do.
Went for my first facial because of great reviews and it lived up to expectations! It's a very calming and clean space. They assessed my skin, performed extractions (very important) and used generous amounts of facial products that left my skin feeling super hydrated and clean. I felt very relaxed and happy with results. Will definitely become a regular.
The beef tartare was better than that I've had in rural France. Served with a light and creamy dressing, with citrus notes, I can still imagine the taste weeks later. The fish was absolutely fresh. I ate the whole brick of pate by myself, with generously offered bread.
It's 198 for two dishes at lunch, making it a special treat for a workday lunchtime. Prime setting, lingering taste and warm service. If going with 3 or more, order the 'small' dishes as extras, which are a decent size.
More expensive than your usual working lunch but well worth it once in a while.
While doing an internship in Shanghai i found it valuable to learn the language to express my needs. ICE seemed like someone who could instil the discipline I needed in me and seemed to know how to help.
I started learning with Ice 2x a week for a month. I was progressing but I felt that my progress was not good enough for someone who wanted to do business in the very competitive chinese markets. ICE gave me a challenge, which I accepted. I eventually studied full time everyday for the next month. In those two months, I memorized and completed every chapter of the beginners level (levels 1-3) ICE provided. About to enter intermediate. I was able to converse with property agents and express my preference and comments for properties, travel to Chengdu, order in restaurants specifying the degree of spiciness or allergies, bargain in markets, ask for particular directions and even converse with Cab drivers.
I left Shanghai but I still remember alot of what I learned. And Whenever i hear someone speak, I start recalling. If i studied for year, I am confident I would be able to keep up with the radio/television and pick up a proper conversation in business meetings. If I go back to China, i'll definitely continue my lessons. The materials were highly personalised, the degree of difficulty is matched to ones ability. Ice mix and matches various resources giving me a balance of speaking, listening and context clues. The learning environment was comfortable, organised and clean. Trustworthy and she gave me a lot of tips whilst living in Shanghai.
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