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My Kind of Darkness

After feeling more than a little bone-weary last week (what with doctor’s appointments, incessant rains, floods, truly horrendous traffic, and having to head to work for a shoot the previous Sunday!), I decided to spend Saturday chilling out with two new books, getting my hair cut very short, and doing a bit of detox.

I contemplated seeing the newest Harry Potter film, seeing how everyone and their kid brothers/sisters was queuing up at the cinemas, but you see: I stopped reading the series after The Goblet of Fire and stopped seeing the films at the one with the same name. With all the angst and darkness I have to go through in real life, I didn’t need to see any more of it on the silver screen. (Besides, after JK Rowling shot down my favorite OTP…grr…! Let’s just say that Ginny Weasley deserved a wizard with more gumption than Scarhead!)

Instead, I went down to Theobroma, one of my favorite ice cream stands and got myself my own little cup of darkness: Dark Chocolate Orange and Almond ice cream.

Like all the other ice creams at Theobroma, this one is incredibly rich with an almost chewy texture. It’s very dark – not as dark as Theobroma’s Bittersweet, but it is still several shades darker than most commercial chocolate ice creams. While the taste is distinctively chocolatey, there’s also a burst of orange-y aroma that grabs one’s nose and palate in a most pleasant way. Throw in the toasty crunch of roasted almonds and you have a true feast for the senses.

The rest of the world can go see a bunch of wizards try to snuff each other out. I, on the other hand, would rather have my darkness in rich, fragrant, wickedly decadent cupfuls.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

4 thoughts on “My Kind of Darkness

  1. From what I heard, you didn’t miss much by not seeing the new HP film. One blogger blasted it to bits! Quote/unquote: mushy kissing scenes.

    Love the new blog look! Bananas, if were to believe those pesky forwards, are the cure for everything under the sun. I swear I remembered one of them being a cure for depression. Everytime I’m feeling blue I eat a banana…dipped in chocolate-hazelnut spread. Makes me one happy gal afterwards that’s for sure.

  2. this post makes me drool, excuse me as i wipe my keyboard, lol.

    i also like dark chocolates -be it in cakes, pastries or bars – i like it bittersweet 😀

    thanks for frequenting my site. i’ll link your blog with mine. keep your comments coming, salamat!

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