Kalanggaman Islet, Palompon, Leyte
Situated in the center of high seas, dangerous you might say but the island is a paradise – favored by the gods. Truly, one would never forget the bliss that the island offers. The place got its name from the Cebuano word ‘langgam’ meaning bird. Most people claim that the island is said to be shaped like a bird. I have to see this in the map myself.
For five hours of voyage from Cebu to Kalanggaman, excitement is painted in everyone’s faces. When we arrived, the white crystal sand; cool sea breeze and clear divine waters greeted us like they’re saying, “Welcome to the orient life.” Although the sun was not as excited as the group, but it did not stop us from adoring the place – not even a single moment.
We setup our tents (thanks to Sup Jun) and arranged our belongings to be ready for a long night. After a while, most of us went strolling along the scenic shore and the rest prepared for our lunch/dinner. (This trip is really good for people aiming to be thinner. Imagine, three meals are combined into one, awesome!)
Nightfall – time to fill our bellies and enjoy the social activities. Food was served, tummies were ready and mouths were eager to taste the dinner prepared by the cooks – headed by our Master Chef, Carlo ‘Ampao’ Amparado.
When everything was settled, we gathered ourselves in the middle of the beach and had our socials done. Of course, it started with the get-to-know game and answer-the-question combos. Everyone participated and laughed together. It was Melven Delima’s mind-torturing games that we had our heads spin and gave a troubled thought – but it was awesome, at least for the few who got the trick. The night will never be completed without Tanduay, the best friend of ‘Palahubogs’ and I was not an exemption.
Morning came and few of us found ourselves still in our tents due to the effects of alcohol. The rest were busy having the time of their lives in the stunning beach. This time, the sun gave all his glory. It’s swimming time!
October 20-21, 2012 was absolutely a fun-filled trip to Kalanggaman Island. Now we are craving for more adventure, this is just the beginning.