My professor, The Archaeologist, for my material culture class has enjoyed the essays I’ve written so far on the Filipino balikbayan box that he has suggested that I try to get them published. WTF!! Whoa, really!?!?!?! A lowly MA student such as myself, get published in an academic journal? I can’t believe it. I’m definitely going to follow through and look into it. I feel so validated thanks to The Archaeologist’s encouragement.