Posts Tagged ‘Profile’

A Young Filipino in New York Longs for Home

By Winnie Lau • Dec 1st, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

By Winnie Lau “In the Philippines, we play basketball in flip flops,” says Jasper Davis as he watches a player dunk a ball into the hoop at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan. Davis, 21, who came to America when he was 17, looks for just about anything that can remind him of his home in [...]

A Vet Remembers Vietnam, but Hates to Dwell

By Daniel Bejarano • Sep 14th, 2011 • Category: People

By Daniel Bejarano According to Roger Manning, a retired sergeant from the U.S. Army,  his life is boring. “I am a vanilla,” he says. But scratch the surface, and you’ll find that his time in the military during the Vietnam War proves just the opposite. Manning sports a short beard and wears his long, silvery [...]