"Kung tutuusin, kayang-kaya din nating gawin iyan dito sa ‘Pinas.”
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Tim also visited the Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg, where he felt a deeper appreciation for his work as a television host.
After seeing what went on backstage at the production of The Phantom of the Opera, which at that time was showing in the area, Tim appreciated the load of effort and creativity put into a producing a Broadway play.
"Grabe. Grabe ang talent, effort, at creativity at patience ng mga tao sa production.
"Lalo kong na-appreciate ang trabaho ng mga tao sa production crew namin."
He also had the opportunity to meet some of the cast and crew—the same team that's coming to perform in Manila this August—including lead actor Jonathan Roxmouth who plays the Phantom.
LION'S PARK. After his art tour, Tim’s next stop was to see the wildlife at Lion's Park in Lanseria, Johannesburg. There he watched lions, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, cheetahs and may other different animals up close.
Didn't he feel scared that he might get bitten or attacked by the animals?
“Hindi,” Tim answered confidently. “Hindi ako takot sa hayop kasi I grew up in a house with 10 dogs, cats, rabbits.
“Meron nga kaming giant python dati sa backyard at ako ang nagpapakain do’n ng manok at saka daga.
“I’m so into animals na, for me, it was so nice to be in the wild kasi kita mo talaga na ang galing.
“Parang ang simple lang, pero parang doon mo mare-realize na ang ganda ng pagkagawa ng Diyos sa mundo.”
CAPE TOWN. After journeying around Johannesburg, Tim decided on impulse to take a trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
“Wala akong plano pumunta doon noong una. Bina-bribe ko pa nga iyong mga kasama kong babae sa Johannesburg na, ‘Sige na, sumama ka na. Ako nang bahala sa lahat.’
“Kaso natatakot sila kasi daw Africa daw is not safe or Cape Town daw is the number one most dangerous city in the world.