Garage sale marks fresh start for James Yap as new relationship 'getting there'
The normally evasive James Yap allowed Spin.ph a rare peek into his private life while talking about his garage sale this weekend, saying a new-found relationship is "getting there." Jerome Ascano

JAMES Yap is ready  to start afresh as far as his personal life is concerned.

The normally evasive San Mig Coffee star allowed Spin.ph a rare peek into his private life while talking about his garage sale this weekend, saying a new-found relationship is "getting there."

The two-time PBA MVP said on Wednesday he is finally starting to savor life as a bachelor, a year after his high-profile, five-year marriage to top showbiz celebrity Kris Aquino was annulled by the courts.

“Basta nag-eenjoy ako,” said the 30-year-old with a laugh. “Wala pa naman exactly nagpapatibok ng puso ko, basta."

The sweet-shooting San Mig star declined to let out additional details, evading direct questions on his love life with boyish replies of "Secret" then bursting into more laughter.

But pressed for answers, the Escalante, Negros Occidental native relented and shed a little light on his status as a dating man by responding, “We’re getting there."

“Basta nag-eenjoy ako ngayon," he said. "Settle down? Sabihin na lang natin na … I’m getting there."

Asked if he is dating another showbiz personality after his stormy marriage to Aquino, Yap answered: “Wala, hindi na tayo pwede sa sikat, kasi magulo.

"Private person na lang tayo ngayon."

Meanwhile, Yap said proceeds from the sale of his personal stuff this weekend at the Fabulous Autoworks, No. 96 Granada Street, Valencia, Quezon City will go to a charitable institution where he hopes to spend his birthday on February 15.

“Lagi ko naman ginagawa yung pag-share ng blessings pag may occasion tulad ng birthday ko," said the soft-spoken Yap, for so long regarded as the face of the pro league.

Yap said he will sell his personal items like shoes, clothes, and other memorabilia in the one-day garage sale organized by his brother Jeff - stuff he can no longer store in his new house.

“Ang place ko kasi ngayon hindi naman ganun kalaki. Iyong gamit ko, hindi naman sa pagmamayabang, medyo madami. Medyo over sa place ko," Yap said. “Sayang naman kung nasa kahon lang.”

Yap promised to personally grace the event.

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