16 Sep '11, 12am

Mater

Mater

When I first suggested making Mater to my 7 year old for the Mid-Autumn Festival He gave me that Mom-you-must-be-kidding look I guess it must be a pretty uncool idea for a 7 year old to be walking around carrying a rusty tow truck Doesn’t matter if he is the world’s best backwards driver or if he is cleverly handcrafted with recycled junk So we made Doc Hudson for him instead (McQueen was more for his younger brother) Now the festival is over but I have decided to make Mater anyway just to make myself happy Cos he’s my favourite character in the movie the heart and soul of the town the funniest guy the honest and loyal friend His accent reeks of familiarity and nostalgia It brings back my first memories of the United States from almost 20 years ago It’s where I discovered country music It’s where I learned that communication between 2 supposedly ‘English’ speaking people c...

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