Ralph Mendoza
Ralph Mendoza
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Shanghai and dry
by Ralph Mendoza - September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
The stress of climate change calls for a change in our sneaker game. Our resident bro flies to Shanghai to check out Converse’s Chuck II.
Fast food nation: Three days a Ministop slave
by Ralph Mendoza - March 27, 2015 - 12:00am
A couple of weeks ago,  I decided to become the Morgan Spurlock of Ministop by eating only convenience store food for three days straight.
Alive and kicking
by Ralph Mendoza - January 31, 2014 - 12:00am
Dream no more, Manchester United fans. Come Feb. 1, football amateurs ages 17 and up from NCR to as far as Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao are invited to try out for the Clear-Manchester United football camp from April 25...
Dark digital fantasies
by Ralph Mendoza - December 28, 2013 - 12:00am
It was an evening replete with spider-legged skulls and a goat-headed cadaver as Philippine STAR’s very own columnist and illustrator Igan D’Bayan presented three of his latest art works in rare digital...
Compact rad vehicle
by Ralph Mendoza - December 21, 2013 - 12:00am
I’m no soccer mom — the target market that the 2013 Honda CR-V seems to largely cater to due to its spacious family-friendly interiors — but after eight precious days of test driving this compact...
All I want (to eat) for Christmas
by Ralph Mendoza - November 29, 2013 - 12:00am
As the fat month of December looms nearer, all a guy like me can really dream of is comfort food that satisfies the bro soul.
The greatest outdoors
by Ralph Mendoza - November 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Welcome to Camp Symmetry, the latest music festival to surface from Singapore.
Without season
by Ralph Mendoza - November 15, 2013 - 12:00am
- Local tropics pretty much dictate three to four weather patterns: hot, somewhat less hot, rainy, and a humid combination of the first three. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to know that...
A crammer’s guide to Camp Symmetry
by Ralph Mendoza - November 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Singapore’s very own indie music festival Camp Symmetry happens at 12 noon tomorrow at the scenic Gardens by the Bay. From California lo-fi rockers Best Coast and fellow American indie acts Wild Nothing and...
Scare tactics: Four ways to scare your friends
by Ralph Mendoza - October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Halloween can be the new April Fool’s Day if you want it to be. With a little planning and safe — and I repeat, safe — tricking here and there, you’ll be kicking the night off with —...
Five post-grad monsters you don’t want to be five years after college
by Ralph Mendoza - October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
It’s high time we patrolled not only our Twitter feeds but our real-life circles for people we know we would be better off without.
Eye of the eager
by Ralph Mendoza - October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
 We all know the guy. Eyedress has been our go-to synth smith ever since he started and now he’s his own music man more than ever, releasing remixes left and right, producing beat after beat in the confines...
A penny for your art
by Ralph Mendoza - October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
I was sent here by my mom as punishment,” admits 17-year-old Filipino artist Arion “Penny” Pennington, who grew up in San Francisco before moving to Manila to study and do his art.
Bees and bros: What I learned from the band life
by Ralph Mendoza - October 11, 2013 - 12:00am
I was part of a band starting October of 2011 until about two weekends ago. It was a good full year spent hanging with the boys and banging the drums — until about December of 2012 when we quietly French-exited...
Son of a beat
by Ralph Mendoza - October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
These days, all eyes are on beat boy prodigy Allen Anas. Except it’s hard to literally keep your eyes on his fancy footwork — he’s that fast.
Q the music: DJ Qbert’s guide to being a DJ
by Ralph Mendoza - October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
If this was all a role-playing game, DJ Qbert would pretty much be the secret master of the secret master we would have to seek out in a deep sea cave past corals of giant evil fish and other mutated species in order...
Seven thoughts on dating a fashion girl
by Ralph Mendoza - September 27, 2013 - 12:00am
You could say dating someone in fashion is like a cable subscription, where the channels are endless as much as the string of times you find yourself surprised to have certain programs in the mix.
Stare at the stun
by Ralph Mendoza - September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Having won this year’s much-coveted Cheerdance Samsung Stunner of the Year, De La Salle University’s Ana de Leon is sprinting, twirling and cartwheeling proof that cheerleading isn’t just about...
Walk the Number Line
by Ralph Mendoza - August 30, 2013 - 12:00am
Manila-based record label Number Line Records may have been founded in 2011, but a string of successes has made it seem as if they’ve existed for thrice as long.
The five sports fans you meet in hell
by Ralph Mendoza - July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
I wouldn’t blame you if you jumped from Upper A to Upper B just to avoid them.
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