This is a funny time of year in Manila. It's not quite rainy, but it's also not quite summer. You're no longer in the beginning of the year, but you're not quite in the middle of it. And of course, graduation. That scent of accomplishment, hope and promise in the air fills every HR department in the city. Looking back to when I graduated, I can't help but wish that school had prepared me a little bit more for some of the harsher realities — not only of entering the workforce — but also of life in general.
Thankfully, over the years a good amount of soul searching and reading has brought me to the very contented and fulfilled place that I am in now. I can only be grateful for that. But I can't help but wonder what kind of leg-up I would have had if I had known just a couple extra things before I started my professional career. So with that in mind, I present you with part 1 of my 10 books I wish I had read in the summer after graduation:
"I'm reading Spider Man, Deadpool and some Avengers. Comics take me to a place where my imagination just runs wild. The one thing I like with comics today is that they make the worlds so big, the universe is so big. What's also great about comics these days is that they make the heroes super, but also human."