Manila Vanilla

What it's like to be a U.S. Fulbright scholar, basketball player, journalist, and the whitest man in Metro Manila.

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Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

New Yorker by birth, shipped across the globe to the world of malls, shanty-towns, patronage, corruption, basketball and a curious burnt-toast smell that wafts around at dusk

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Idol of the day: Patrick Michels

Three hundred and sixty-four days a year, my idol is Homer Se. But today, I want to honor Pat Michels, my old roommate. His feature story on a truck driver who was injured while doing contract work in Iraq (this does not at all do the story justice; read it!) recently won first place among small circulation weeklies at the national AltWeekly Awards. Congratulations!