Life is a never-ending cycle of dancing to whatever tune the universe plays for us. But whether we’re faced with an upbeat, slow, or sometimes a song that’s almost inaudible, we must continue moving along the beat.
Carefree and full of positivity– this is how Loisa Andalio spends the quarantine phase as a fur mom to her four pet dogs. But Loisa’s life hasn’t been easy all the time. There were days when life confronted her with heart-breaking songs yet she never quit dancing to the different tunes of life.
“Naaalala ko noong bata ako, ‘pag may gusto ka talaga at naniniwala ka na magiging ikaw ‘yun, mapupuntahan mo,” she said. Loisa grew up watching her favorite celebrities on television, igniting the desire to be like them one day. “Gusto kong maging artista” was a goal she knew she wouldn’t give up on until accomplished. She had her family to fan her blazing perseverance and a child-like faith that breathed hope to her dreams.
Now that her childhood dream has finally come true, Loisa testifies that the Lord listens to our prayers and brings them into reality. “Binibigay talaga siya. Wait ka lang. Relax ka lang. Gawin mo lang ‘yung part mo at gagawin din ni Lord ‘yung part Niya.”
Talking about her journey makes Loisa realize how blessed her family is. They had nothing in the past compared to the comfortable life they have now and most of these beautiful changes happened because of her hard work. The Kapamilya actress got more emotional while looking back on the challenges she faced in the industry. “Naranasan kong husgahan ka ng mga taong hindi ka naman pala kilala. Parang ‘Paano niya sa akin nasasabi ‘yan?’ Hindi n’yo alam yung pinanggalingan ko, ‘yung pinagdaanan ko.” In times of difficulty, Loisa draws strength from the Man above, her family, and boyfriend Ronnie Alonte.
Just recently, Ronnie uploaded photos showing him and Loisa enjoying what seemed like a province life. Netizens, especially the eagle-eyed ones, were quick to assume that the couple are now living together. But, to set things straight, both Loisa and Ronnie deny the rumor. They explained that she’s in Cavite while he is in Laguna, and the short travel time between the two cities makes them ‘almost neighbors.’ They simply couldn’t get enough of each other, thus the effort to conquer the distance.
The love team was asked to look back on their last movie, “James and Pat and Dave,” and how they felt while doing the project. Loisa compared the transition from being a support to leading lady with high school to college journey. Ronnie is just as elated, saying he’s glad that they’ve ticked that goal off their bucket list together.
Being a reel and real-life couple has its own challenges, yet LoiNie learned to separate personal issues from work. They make sure that quarrels wouldn’t affect their professionalism.
In the context of the film’s plot, Ronnie and Loisa were asked, “Mahal Ka o Mahal Mo?” The latter expressed, “Doon ako sa mahal ko. Kumbaga hindi mo kayang peke-in ‘yung nararamdaman mo… ‘Yun ang totoong pagmamahal, eh. Kahit hindi ka niya mahalin pabalik basta mahal mo siya.”
Ronnie added, “Mas pipiliin ko ‘yung ako na lang nagmamahal sa kanya kasi mas gusto ko ako ‘yung ganun, eh. Mas may kasiguraduhan ka ‘pag ikaw ‘yung nagmahal kasi alam mong hindi mo siya iiwan.”
Ronnie and Loisa know the journey ahead wouldn’t be easy but they’re also certain they can overcome the obstacles, if they would just stick to the promises and beautiful plans they continue to build each day. Talks about their future wedding pop up in random moments. They envision themselves nurturing a big ‘basketball team.’ And despite how difficult the circumstances are, Loisa and Ronnie wouldn’t stop dancing together. “Kahit ang hirap ng steps, sige sasayawin natin nang sabay. Kahit mag-adlib na lang tayo, sasayaw tayo nang sabay,” Loisa said. But for now, there’s no need to rush. Watch “I Feel U” every Sunday on OKS.abs-cbn.com