Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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This is very easy to do all bag lovers out there, if you want to win a Coach satchel worth $300, all you have to do is click on the link or the image above and you will be directed to the sponsor's site.  I love the bag, it is cute and the pink color is just refreshing... it is actually a good replacement for my stolen coach bag about a year ago... sob.  I am joining!

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Do you notice anything different and unusual on the right side?  This site has a page rank now and it wouldn't possible without your help.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!  I am now more inspired than ever to write interesting topics.  

Guess what guys, my shoe blog has earned its first page rank, too.  That is double and super thank you to all of you!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Inaugural Address of Benigno S. Aquino III (Official English Translation)

Here is the official English translation of President Noynoy Aquino's speech after inauguration.  This will be our basis of his performance for his entire term as the 15th president of the Philippines.

His Excellency Jose Ramos Horta, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President Joseph Estrada, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and members of the Senate, House Speaker Prospero Nograles and members of the House, justices of the Supreme Court, members of the foreign delegations,Your Excellencies of the diplomatic corps, fellow colleagues in government, aking mga kababayan.

My presence here today is proof that you are my true strength. I never expected that I will be here taking my oath of office before you, as your president. I never imagined that I would be tasked with continuing the mission of my parents. I never entertained the ambition to be the symbol of hope, and to inherit the problems of our nation.

I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.

My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much and I am willing to do this again if necessary.

Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens. We all know what it is like to have a government that plays deaf and dumb. We know what it is like to be denied justice, to be ignored by those in whom we placed our trust and tasked to become our advocates.

Have you ever been ignored by the very government you helped put in power? I have. Have you had to endure being rudely shoved aside by the siren-blaring escorts of those who love to display their position and power over you? I have, too. Have you experienced exasperation and anger at a government that instead of serving you, needs to be endured by you? So have I.

I am like you. Many of our countrymen have already voted with their feet – migrating to other countries in search of change or tranquility. They have endured hardship, risked their lives because they believe that compared to their current state here, there is more hope for them in another country, no matter how bleak it may be. In moments when I thought of only my own welfare, I also wondered – is it possible that I can find the peace and quiet that I crave in another country? Is our government beyond redemption? Has it been written that the Filipino’s lot is merely to suffer?

Today marks the end of a regime indifferent to the appeals of the people. It is not Noynoy who found a way. You are the reason why the silent suffering of the nation is about to end. This is the beginning of my burden, but if many of us will bear the cross we will lift it, no matter how heavy it is.

Through good governance in the coming years, we will lessen our problems. The destiny of the Filipino will return to its rightful place, and as each year passes, the Filipino’s problems will continue to lessen with the assurance of progress in their lives.

We are here to serve and not to lord over you. The mandate given to me was one of change. I accept your marching orders to transform our government from one that is self-serving to one that works for the welfare of the nation.

This mandate is the social contract that we agreed upon. It is the promise I made during the campaign, which you accepted on election day.

During the campaign we said, “If no one is corrupt, no one will be poor.” That is no mere slogan for posters — it is the defining principle that will serve as the foundation of our administration.

Our foremost duty is to lift the nation from poverty through honest and effective governance.

The first step is to have leaders who are ethical, honest, and true public servants. I will set the example. I will strive to be a good model. I will not break the trust you have placed in me. I will ensure that this, too, will be the advocacy of my Cabinet and those who will join our government.

I do not believe that all of those who serve in our government are corrupt. In truth, the majority of them are honest. They joined government to serve and do good. Starting today, they will have the opportunity to show that they have what it takes. I am counting on them to help fight corruption within the bureaucracy.

To those who have been put in positions by unlawful means, this is my warning: we will begin earning back the trust of our people by reviewing midnight appointments. Let this serve as a warning to those who intend to continue the crooked ways that have become the norm for too long.

To our impoverished countrymen, starting today, your government will be your champion.

We will not disregard the needs of our students. We will begin by addressing the glaring shortage in classrooms and educational facilities.

Gradually, we will lessen the lack of infrastructures for transportation, tourism and trade. From now on, mediocre work will not be good enough when it comes to roads, bridges, and buildings because we will hold contractors responsible for maintaining their projects in good condition.

We will revive the emergency employment program established by former President Corazon Aquino. This will provide jobs for local communities and will help in the development of their and our economy.

We will not be the cause of your suffering or hardship. We will strengthen collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and we will fight corruption in the Bureau of Customs in order to fund our objectives for the public welfare, such as:

• Quality education, including vocational education, so that those who choose not to attend college or those who cannot afford it can find dignified livelihood;
• Improved public health services such as PhilHealth for all within three years;
• A home for every family, within safe communities.

We will strengthen the armed forces and the police, not to serve the interests of those who want to wield power with impunity, but to give added protection for ordinary folk. The armed forces and the police risk their lives daily so that the nation can live in peace and security. The population has doubled and yet their numbers remain unchanged. It is not right that those who make sacrifices are treated pitifully.

If there was a fertilizer scam in the past, today there will be security for farmers. We will help them with irrigation, extension services, and marketing their products at the best possible prices.

We are directing Secretary Alcala to set up trading centers that will directly link farmers and consumers thereby eliminating middlemen and opportunities for corruption. In this way, funds can be shared by farmers and consumers. We will make our country attractive to investors. We will cut red tape dramatically and implement stable economic policies. We will level the playing field for investors and make government an enabler, not a hindrance to business. This is the only means by which we can provide jobs for our people.

Our goal is to create jobs at home so that there will be no need to look for employment abroad. However, as we work towards that end, I am ordering the DFA, POEA, OWWA, and other relevant agencies to be even more responsive to the needs and welfare of our overseas Filipino workers.

We will strengthen the process of consultation and feedback. We will strive to uphold the constitutional right of citizens to information on matters of public concern.

We relived the spirit of people power during the campaign. Let it take us to good and effective governance. Those who believe in people power put the welfare of others before their own.

I can forgive those who did me wrong but I have no right to forgive those who abused our people.

To those who talk about reconciliation, if they mean that they would like us to simply forget about the wrongs that they have committed in the past, we have this to say: there can be no reconciliation without justice. When we allow crimes to go unpunished, we give consent to their occurring over and over again. Secretary de Lima, you have your marching orders. Begin the process of providing true and complete justice for all.

We are also happy to inform you the acceptance of Chief Justice Hilario Davide of the challenge of strengthening and heading a Truth Commission that will shed light on many unanswered issues that continue to haunt our country.

My government will be sincere in dealing with all the peoples of Mindanao. We are committed to a peaceful and just settlement of conflict, inclusive of the interests of all — may they be Lumads, Bangsamoro or Christian.

We shall defeat the enemy by wielding the tools of justice, social reform, and equitable governance leading to a better life. With proper governance life will improve for all. When we are all living well, who will want to go back to living under oppression?

If I have all of you by my side, we will be able to build a nation in which there will be equality of opportunity, because each of us fulfilled our duties and responsibilities equally.

After the elections, you proved that it is the people who wield power in this country.

This is what democracy means. It is the foundation of our unity. We campaigned for change. Because of this, the Filipino stands tall once more. We are all part of a nation that can begin to dream again.

To our friends and neighbors around the world, we are ready to take our place as a reliable member of the community of nations, a nation serious about its commitments and which harmonizes its national interests with its international responsibilities.

We will be a predictable and consistent place for investment, a nation where everyone will say, “it all works.”
Today, I am inviting you to pledge to yourselves and to our people. No one shall be left behind.

No more junkets, no more senseless spending. No more turning back on pledges made during the campaign, whether today or in the coming challenges that will confront us over the next six years. No more influence-peddling, no more patronage politics, no more stealing. No more sirens, no more short cuts, no more bribes. It is time for us to work together once more.

We are here today because we stood together and believed in hope. We had no resources to campaign other than our common faith in the inherent goodness of the Filipino.

The people who are behind us dared to dream. Today, the dream starts to become a reality. To those among you who are still undecided about sharing the common burden I have only one question: Are you going to quit now that we have won?

You are the boss so I cannot ignore your orders.

Inauguration of the Philippines' New President

At exactly 12 noon of June 30, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III became the new President of the Republic of the Philippines.  It is a holiday today to give a chance for Filipinos to witness this momentous event in the history of the Philippines.  President Noynoy Aquino is the 15th president of the Philippines and the first bachelor to take the highest government position.  The highlight of the ceremony was his first speech as a president.  Aside from the many reforms and projects he mentioned for his term, he said that reconciliation will only happen once justice has been served and that corrupt government officials will be held liable for their act.  His speech lasted for 20 minutes as opposed to the 10-minute duration that was announced earlier.  It was said that P-Noy--the President's moniker, made 9 revisions of his speech because he wanted to deliver everything in detail.  Ninety percent of his speech was  in Tagalog to deliver his message of change to the Filipinos.

The Aquino government promises change but it will only happen if we will unite and help each other.

Gorgeous Tail Lights

Car enthusiasts are dying (not literally) to have LED and euro tail lights  because it enhances the beauty of their car and it can be customized.  I am not a car enthusiast but I like to look at them.  For me, it is enough to have the original tail lights of my car as long as they are working, but for others it is a statement.  Like in fashion, you don't want to be the stereotypical one... you want to stand out. I will not talk about the specs of an ideal car... heck, I don't even know what are those things but, I think the one thing that makes a car look good is its tail lights.  Am I weird?  It is the one that passengers and drivers will see in front during heavy traffic so might as well make the rear end look gorgeous, right?

What is with these tail lights that car enthusiasts are crazy about?  You can choose to install fiber optic or LED on your car's tail lights or you can combine the two... it all depends on how fierce you want the tail lights to be.  I have seen really impressive tail lights in car shows, in fact I have seen one that follows the beat of a music.  It was cool... women were actually drawn. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Coveted Hermes Birkin Bag

I admit to collecting bags when I was still economically capable of buying 'expensive' ones... that was like two years ago.  My means to finally get out of the habit of compulsive bag buying was to purge most of the bags.  It was a heart breaking experience but I survived the ordeal... I am still here, purchasing shoes to compensate for the loss.  Defending starts here: At least I can wear those shoes everyday in the office.  Continuing, I am sticking to one big bag that my friend gave me last Christmas.  I was actually the one who chose the color.  Oh, I almost forgot about the Hermes Birkin Bag in the picture... it is up for grabs on eBay and the current price is $77,999.  Gasp!  That is around 3 million pesos!  This limited edition Birkin is made of crocodile skin, 5.72 carats of diamonds and 18 carat white gold details.  I am still gasping for air!  

Do I sense a certain woman named Victoria clicking on this link right now to offer her price?

Stars Who Doesn't Age

Life really is unfair... for people who has no means to always look good, that is.  Just look at Jennifer Lopez's photo when she was 31 years old and her recent photo at age 40... I couldn't see any signs of aging AT ALL.  She actually looks good now than when she was in her 30s.  If you want to see more photos of Hollywood stars who defy the aging process, click here and you will be amazed.  Curse them! Haha!

I am just really wondering why the trending topic of this blog is aging.  I am still in my 20s for Pete's sake and 30 would still be like 2 years from now.  

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Insurance Plan

I am nearing my 30s (shivers) and I have a dependent 2-year old son which made me decide to research for an insurance plan that suits my needs and my budget. Aside from the latter two considerations in applying for an insurance policy, the company should also be established and respected in their field.

There are a lot of insurance policies that has flexible packages to meet the customers needs--medical, educational, funeral, life and retirement among others.  If you choose any or all of the mentioned packages, it is important that you have a full understanding of the coverage, the mode of payment and other important details.  It is never wrong to ask question with regards to the product or service that you will buy--more so for an insurance policy where you will invest your hard earned money.  I haven't decided yet on which company I will apply but I am considering America Life Quotes.  I saw their website and it clearly  answered almost all my questions in just a click.  If you have questions on how rates are calculated, you can just click their Rates page and you will have the answer in no time.  Applying is also easy, just go to their Quotes page and fill out their form and your application will be reviewed by their representative.

When is the right time for you to get an insurance?  I say, now!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bad Fad: Bras Peeking Out

WARNING! This blog post contains photo and/or words that may be offensive to minors.  Please do not read this with a kid beside you.  In case the kid has already read this, carefully explain the proper use of underwear--bra for that matter.
Photo from frankyvoigt.

Under normal circumstances--meaning, you are not acting a whore's role in a movie or play--you should not let your bra peek out of your clothes... unless your shirt is sewn with the bra in front.  I don't know what it is with some female celebrities who find happiness wearing clothes that shows off their bras.  It is a NO in any angle no matter how expensive your bra is.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blog Entry of the Day: Happy Birthday To Me by my BFF

My BFF celebrates her 28th birthday today without me and her family by her side.  She works in Bangladesh while trying to move on (?).  She celebrated her birthday today with a blog thanking God for the wonderful experiences she had in the past 27 years of her life and she prays to become wiser and more mature.  We had a little chat a while ago and I miss her.  The photo above was taken last year, our last summer together before she went to Bangladesh.

Bad Fad: Rompers and Jump Suits

Rompers and jump suits worn by any kid (even teens) will perhaps make them land on the cutest do's in town, but for a grown up woman to wear such hideousness is a sure entrance ticket to the worst don'ts of all and this blog's Bad Fad edition.  Grown up stars wearing this, they will be punished, are Lauren Conrad, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Biel, Evangeline Lilly,  and Tina Fey (would you believe?).  I can be forgiving if rompers and jump suits will be worn inside the house and not on the red carpet, unless your intention is to have a wedgy that you can proudly show off to paparazzis or unsuspecting innocent bystanders.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fight the Signs of Aging

I have asked this one time in this blog: Will you consider going under the knife?  I mentioned not long ago about my accepting the fact that in two years time I will no longer be considered as a 20 something blogger.  The last statement isn't going to confirm that I will consider cosmetic surgery.  I know I wouldn't.  I just want to establish one point here... that I, like everybody else, will have visible signs of aging in no time if we will not do something to prevent its early occurrence.  I am sweating a bit about the 'aging' word.  I admit to not really taking care of my skin, I just put lotion on my body, wash my face with a facial wash when I wake up and before I sleep and if I am in the mood, I'd probably put a toner.  That is just about it.  I don't remember going for a facial or a dermatologist for that matter.  Well, now I realize that I have been a bad girl.  It is not yet late for me to change my skin care routine, I am actually truly considering a more sophisticated and advanced means to impede aging... no, not cosmetic procedure, I am thinking more of a natural anti aging procedure.

There are many products in the market that promises to make us younger looking in just a week and to reverse the signs of aging.  I am not a doctor but I know that the worst enemy of the skin are free radicals.  According to studies, the effective way to stop these free radicals is through antioxidants (Vitamins C, E and glutathione) that can be found in fruits and vegetables.  Well, just recently, I have read that a compound called ergothioneine is a super anti-oxidant... imagine what it can do now that there is the prefix super on the word.  Ergothioneine (ERGO) is a water soluble and naturally occurring amino acid (building block of protein) found in various types of mushrooms and grapes.  ERGO, according to studies conducted by Oxis International, may help maintain the level of antioxidants in our body.  It may also reduce the damaging effects of UV rays.   Oxis International (a penny stock company) is engaged in the research, development and sales of  antioxidant products and  is the premier provider of ergothioneine.  Oxis will launch their products 'Ergo-Pur' and 'Ergo-Plex' that contains the super anti-oxidant L-Ergothioneine this Summer of 2010.  Now that is something to look forward to.  For more information about ERGO and Oxis's other products, you can check out or by watching the video below.

New Look

As you will notice, my blog has a new look (background and layout).  I don't know what came into my mind today that made me finally change its look.  Remember I said before that I will not change its layout... ok, so I ate my words.  I am, as a matter of fact, satisfied of the result.  Again, The Cutest Blog On the Blog provided the background and I tried Blogger's new layout. What do you think?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Smurfs Movie

Do you remember these blue guys?  The Smurfs is one of my favorite cartoons and my original favorite blue fictional characters (Avatar is my second favorite).  They're over 50 years old but they are making a comeback but now in the big screen and they look better, too.  The Smurfs movie will be shown on 2011--that's something to look forward to.  Papa Smurf will have the voice of Jonathan Winters, George Lopez is Grouchy, Fred Armisen of SNL is Brainy, Pee Wee Herman will be Jokey Smurf and Smurfette will have the voice of Katy Perry.  I wonder if Smurfette will be as quirky and playful as Katy.  Let's just wait and see.

Happy Father's Day

It is our dear dad's day on Sunday and I'll just probably pop my Papa a message (response not required but it will be highly appreciated).  

I didn't grow up with my dad.  When Mama went abroad to work, my siblings and I were left in the care of our aunts and grandparents.  I don't know exactly what happened why such a set-up came about, all I know is that I would rush to my aunt's house across the street if I have a feeling that Papa will arrive with some goodies for us... I was almost always lucky about my gut feeling.  When I turned 9, there's no more bags of goodies and no more Papa to wait.  I saw him again during my sister's college graduation.  After 10 long years, I was able to hug him again.  I remember whenever I get sick he would buy me a burger as my medicine, he would cook simple but delicious meals, tell funny stories and play with us until we get tired and fall asleep.  Those were the days.  I don't have ill feelings about his absence when we were growing up, I just miss and love him more than caring about what happened in the past.

Lance, like me when I was a child, would anxiously run towards the door while calling his Daddy... he isn't lucky as I was.  Mama never witnessed our longing for Papa but nevertheless, I know she was hurting.   Now that I am seeing my son acting the way I did when I was a kid is something that breaks my heart again and again.  So now I am thinking (asking): Is it better to have a dead father than knowing he is alive but you will never get to see him? 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Food For Thoughts: What Makes You Happy?

I rekindled my relationship with StumbleUpon and I stumbled upon this cartoon of Calamities of Nature and I thought of sharing this to you.  In my entry before this, I mentioned asking myself if I have enjoyed the 28 years of my life and I said at some point I actually have.  I just find it interesting that some people spend their whole life trying to make everyone happy but not really feeling happy about what they are doing.  In the case of this cartoon, pleasing everybody but not making them happy.  What makes you happy?  I asked this once to my boss and she answered by asking me the same question.  Is it right to depend your happiness to the happiness of others???  This thought just rang a bell.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Weekend Blues

I am kinda gloomy today, maybe because of the weather and I wasn't able to go out the whole weekend.  My anticipation for the long weekend remained just an anticipation.  I am still not ready for the rainy season.  Oh, I forgot, another reason for my being a bummer for three days is because I was thinking of how to survive my weekend VA task in one piece.  I am not complaining but everything was just new... it felt like the first day of school.  Anyway, I survived it... not really, but at least I am still in my sanity.  

I joined the 20 Something Bloggers' group, as you can see on the left sidebar that I have a badge.  I joined just because I am qualified and if I will not join within the next two years, you will see a different badge.  Gee!  I couldn't believe that I am nearing my 30s.  I have to prepare for that transition... how?  30... 30... 30... shivers!!!  Slathering more goo to eliminate signs of aging might do.  Haha!  On a more serious note, have I really enjoyed the 28 years of my life?  At some point, yes (I love you, Lance!).  There's no turning back now... time to move forward.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Favorite Photo of the Day: Do Not Be A Drunkard or Else...

I found this photo on Chillout Point and I thought men and women should think twice about getting drunk even if they are around their best buds because if they get drunk too and there's no more beer, this could happen.  Imagine waking up with a severe headache, feeling nauseated, and looking like a doodle pad of a three year-old kid all at the same time.  You will be owned man!  Haha!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day Gift Ideas

My early greetings to all fathers in the world... Happy Father's Day!

I know most of you are planning a special celebration for your dads--be it going out with the family for lunch or dinner on Sunday, have a solo date, or simply cook a special meal... make it even more special by giving your dear dads a present to show your appreciation for all the love and care. Allow me to give you my gift suggestions for the greatest dads in the world.

For the sporty dad, this Emporio Armani rubber strap watch is perfect on his wrist.  This is available at Neiman Marcus for $195.

Support your dad's effort in trying to looking good by giving him this Clinique shaving essentials set that is available at Bergdorf Goodman for only $45.50.  The set includes a full size and travel size face scrub, cream shave, post-shave healer.  That is value for your money!

For the wine enthusiast, this Cuisinart 'Private Reserve' 8-bottle wine cellar is perfect to store his favorite wines.  This would be perfect for his sponsored dinner or barbecue party.  Get this for only $159.99 at Dillard's.

Give him something to keep his cash organized and safe like this striped leather wallet from Tod's.  You can get this for $189 previously $275 at Barney's.

See, gift giving doesn't have to be spending a fortune, you just have to carefully plan your purchase and you have to know the needs and personality of the one who will receive your gift... I assume that you already know what gift suits your dad's personality.  Remember, it is always the thought that counts.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Showing Love and Care

Last night I was teary eyed remembering what happened last Sunday night.  It was a really unexpected moment from someone who is a fraction of my age--my son.

Lance and I went home after exchanging stories with our grandmother from across the street.  We went directly inside the room to watch his favorite DVD and for me to lie down because my stomach aches.  I asked Lance to play with his toy cars for a while for me to take a rest.  Instead of playing, he asked me if he could take a look.  He put his hand on my tummy and gently massaged it.  He said, ''Let's go to the doctor and he will put water (intravenous fluid line) on your hand''.  He embraced me after that.  I nearly cried of his caring and loving gesture.  I forgot about the pain and I just gave him a kiss.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mobility Aid

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We had a seminar about two years ago emphasizing that a person has to always think of excellence in everything that he does and it was initially presented with two disabled partners dancing--a woman has only one arm and her partner has only one leg.  Now, you can start wondering how did they manage to dance... they danced without riding a wheel chair or any mobility aid.  We were simply amazed.

Of course the two dancer underwent training to do those graceful moves. 

There are a lot of institutions who assist disabled individuals, elderly too, to learn how to do things that a non-disabled person can do and assist in finding a suitable mobility aid for them because no two persons have the same disability or mobility requirement--everything is personalized.  One organization that does this is NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association). 

NMEDA does not sell mobility aids but assist in finding the dealer with the perfect aid for a person.  You can find their dealers near you just by visiting their website and typing your zip code.  I checked mine and it is just a few blocks away.

NMEDA also makes sure that the products of the dealers  underwent evaluation through their Quality Assurance Program to make sure that patients get the best value for their money.  Their QAP is the only nationally accredited program of the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry.

If you have friends or family members who are in need of assistance, you can check out NMEDA and see for yourself how they can help you.

Visit my sponsor: NMEDA

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Waiting Sucks

Waiting for Wednesday to come seems like waiting forever.  I have no internet connection since Friday and my virtual world has turned upside down.  Now, I have to wait in line to use a computer with internet access in my neighbor's internet cafe... that means limited time too because my son's 'stay put' mode only happens in 10 minutes per day.  I don't know how long I can live up to this.  Yesterday, I bought 5 DVDs to keep me company at night. 

I don't deserve this, I have been a really good girl.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Annalynne's Transformation

 Photo courtesy of omg!

Annalynne McCord's fashion transformation is impressive.  She was seen wearing a Stacey Bendet gown with crystal embellishments and ruffled detailing during the Alliance for Women in Media's 2010 Gracie Awards last May 25.  If you will compare this picture to this picture last February... this girl deserves a standing ovation.

Keep it up girl!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Food for Thoughts: Looking Back To Where You Started

I bought my son a Cars movie CD in SM Mall of Asia about two weeks ago and he's never watched any other movie since then, in fact I am close to memorizing every dialogue of every character.  Cars is a story about a race car named Lighting McQueen who boasts that he doesn't need anybody to win.  One fateful night while heading towards California to beat the triple tie, his driver Mack accidentally left him in the middle of the street while he sleeps.  McQueen searched for Mack but instead of finding him or the interstate, he finds himself in Radiator Springs and he was not allowed to left unless he fix their road.  While doing community service, Tow Mater, a tow truck was assigned to look after him.  Mater is an old rusty truck who finds happiness and contentment with the simplest of things.  One night, while driving back to the town, Mater boasts that he is the best backwards driver in the world... he even showed if off to McQueen and said:

"I don't need to know where I'm going, 
I just need to know where I've been."


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