Salutations and welcome to my humble blog!

My name is Arataki, and this is my corner of the interweb to hang. Here you will find a mixture of philosophy, creative writing, and fun lists of all my favorite things! (I may not look it, but I’m a ruthless optimiser)

My primary interest is understanding the intrinsic nature of phenomenal consciousness – the jewel in the lotus – and promoting its intrinsic value, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

This website is a WIP and will be regularly updated as I build upon its content. Thank you for visiting!

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Basecamp Broccoli Curry

Serves: 4-6Taste: 4Preparation: 2Health: 4 Here is a delicious recipe that I improvised with Heye and Sebastian at Basecamp during my stay in the bay during the spring of 2024. While our expectations for this curry were low, its rich and creamy flavours won our hearts over. I recommend this recipe for when you are […]

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Consumables

I am generally reluctant to spend much money on luxury consumables (e.g., eating out) because these experiences are typically fleeting with all the hedonic value extinguished within a mere few moments, rather than something that provides a constant source of enjoyment (e.g., a speaker system). However, I also follow the general strategy of min-maxxing investment […]

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