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Open Letter to the past:

By Esther Cha

I know this sounds trite but this voyage has been an eye opening experience for me. Comfortably cradled in LA surburbia, I had heard of globalization and transnational exchanges through the sterile lenses of academia, heck, I'm a product of transnational migration! -Long story short, I had heard in passing of what the rest of the world constituted of but never actually did anything further than to digest the information given to me. The reality, consequences (and sometimes even rewards) of our increasingly global community is one thing that I have learned to be daily aware of through this voyage of discovery.

            Amazingly enough, once you start looking for vanishing vernacular and the transnational forces that are prevalent almost everywhere you look now, there are experts scholar

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