“Wala kang time ma-bore. Wala kang time tumigil. Parang wala kang time matulog. Go lang nang go!”
New York and Paris are most memorable for Tim because “I’ve had a lot of turning points in my life there.
“At the times when I’m happiest or saddest, I’m abroad.
“May mga natututunan ako [doon] na pagkatapos kong matutunan, pagbalik ko [sa Pilipinas]...Bang! Either may binubuksan ako na bagong restaurant or whatever.
“I was just in South Africa recently and then I opened this place,” referring to his Aracama Restaurant.
JOHANNESBURG. Tim shared with PEP some photos from his South African sojourn.
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He had the opportunity to visit the exotic cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town.
He visited the colorful Maboneng district in Johannesburg and found a lot of urban street art in the most unlikely places.
One structure in front of a building was a huge ball made of wood, with small glass panels.
“Akala ko kung ano lang na art piece na inilagay diyan sa tabi.
“Iyon pala, it’s the guard house sa may entrance ng parking,” says Tim.
The Africans’ way of integrating art into their daily life really impressed Tim, who himself is a huge fan of art.
He hopes that more Filipinos can emulate such creative expression.
“Sa kanila, buhay na buhay ang ethnic culture, na parang they give it a twist to make it more appealing to foreigners.