A Love Story Angelique Dionela and Jon Andrada

Wednesday July 1, 2020

My husband Jon and I started as college friends at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2007. We studied on the same campus but never crossed paths. I had taken up a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design while Jon took up Multimedia Arts, and our classes never ran parallel. One day, a friend of Jon’s became a classmate of mine. This friend even became one of my suitors, but fate had other plans. After I had turned his friend down, I received a personal message from Jon via Yahoo! Messenger. It was a slow but steady build-up from there. We first met each other in person during a car exhibit in ‘One Esplanade’ for a school event. At this point he had been courting me for a year, but I was not accustomed to the confusing Millennial way of dating so I did not even realize it! He focused on gaining the trust and respect of my mother, but sometimes things just don’t work out the way we want them to. In December of 2007 he stopped his pursuit. He had only been in my life for a year of courtship, and yet without him I already felt incomplete. It was then that I realized that I liked him, and this liking urged me to make things official with him before it was too late. That decision changed my life. I had welcomed the most wonderful man into my life. He transformed me into a better person; teaching me how to be responsible, just, and consistent in doing what was right. From the start, we were always willing to make it work and last. So even though we had our differences, acceptance was not difficult because we respected each other. If there are...... Read more on Full Issue!

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