Christmas, according to Tim Yap, is “a reminder for us to wake up the child from within."
So, despite his busy schedule, he pauses from time to time to look around him, enjoy the Christmas lights and lanterns, listen to the carols, and feel the spirit of the season.
The host/columnist says, “Especially this year is busy and hectic, so we have to remind ourselves to look at [it in] childlike wonder."
When asked about his favorite Christmas theme, he immediately answers, “My favorite Christmas theme is children. I like to spruce my home up with toys.”
At the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony of the Manila Hotel, Grand Lobby last November 14, he found some inspiration.
The 100-year-old hotel chose The Nutcracker as its theme this year.
“I have not actually put up my home yet. But I am inspired by what I am seeing right now.
“I think I am gonna spruce it up with toys, I’m gonna order mini Nutcracker versions to put it around my whole place."
Where does a Tim Yap usually celebrate Christmas?
“I was in Switzerland last year. This year, I haven’t thought about it yet.”
RIHANNA'S 777 TOUR. He'll start making plans after his trip.
“When I get back, that’s when I’m gonna plan what I am going to do this Christmas.
“But usually, I am with my family so I guess I am gonna stay here with my family.
In the meantime, he will be joining the 777 tour, where he will be the sole representative of the Philippines. He is flying out on November 16.
He exclaims, “I am going on tour with Rihanna, I am going on board with her on a private jet . We’re going on a 777 jet tour!”