Archive for May, 2012

For Sale: Nikon J1

Selling this Nikon J1 (2months used) for Php 26,000 only.  Bought last march 3, 2012 with 2 years warranty from any Nikon service center.  Will throw in complete accessories for FREE:
– Extra Battery
– Nikon Bag
– Camera Stand
– Lens filter/cover


  • Type
    Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
  • Lens Mount
    Nikon 1 mount
  • Picture Angle
    Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
  • Effective Pixels
    10.1 million
  • Sensor Size
    13.2mm x 8.8mm
  • Image Sensor Format
  • Image Sensor Type
  • Total Pixels
    12 million
  • Image Area (pixels)
    Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio)
    3,872 x 2,592
    2,896 x 1,944
    1,936 x 1,296
    Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect ratio)
    3,872 x 2,592
    2,896 x 1,944
    1,936 x 1,296
    Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio)
    3,840 x 2,160 (1080/60i)
    1,920 x 1,080 (1080/30p)
    1,280 x 720 (720/60p)
    Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio)
    3,840 x 2,160
  • File Format
    Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
    JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
    NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
  • Picture Control
    Selected Picture Control can be modified
    User-customizable Settings
  • Storage Media
  • Card Slot
    1 Secure Digital (SD)
  • File System
    Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
    EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
  • Viewfinder
  • Shutter type
    Electronic Shutter
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/16,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to 1/60 sec.
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Single-frame [S] mode
    Electronic [Hi]
    Self-timer mode
    Delayed remote
    Quick Response Remote
    Interval Timer Shooting
  • Frame Advance Rate
    Electronic [Hi]: Approx. 10, 30 or 60 fps
    Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
    5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
  • Self-timer
    2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Remote Control Modes
    Delayed remote (2 sec)
    Quick-response remote
  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL metering using image sensor
  • Metering Method
    Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame
    Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
  • Exposure Modes
    Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    Aperture-Priority (A)
    Manual (M)
    Scene Auto Selector
  • Scene Modes
    Night Portrait
  • Shooting Modes
    Still Image (3:2)
    Smart Photo Selector (3:2)
    Movie (HD 16:9)
    Movie Slow Motion (8:3)
    Motion Snapshot (16:9)
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
  • Exposure Lock
    Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
  • ISO Sensitivity
  • Active D-Lighting
  • Autofocus System
    Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF)
    AF-assist illuminator
  • AF-area mode
    Single-point AF: 135 focus areas
    Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
    Subject tracking
    Face-priority AF
  • Focus Lock
    Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
  • Focus Modes
    Auto (AF)
    Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
    Single-servo AF (AF-S)
    Continuous-servo (AF-C)
    Full-time Servo (AF-F)
    Manual Focus (MF)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Guide Number
    5/16 (m/ft ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Approx.
  • Flash Control
    i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
  • Flash Mode
    Slow sync
    Red-eye reduction
    Slow sync with red-eye reduction
    Rear curtain with sync
    Rear curtain with slow sync
  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
  • Flash-ready indicator
    Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
  • White Balance
    Direct Sunlight
    Preset Manual
    All except preset manual with fine tuning
  • Movie Metering
    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Metering method
    Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame
    Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
  • Movie File Format
  • Movie Video Compression
    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio recording format
  • Movie Audio recording device
    Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
  • Movie
    HD: 1920 X 1080/60i
    HD: 1920 X 1080/30p
    HD: 1280 x 720/60p
    Slow-motion: 640×240/400fps
    Slow-motion: 320×120/1200fps
    Motion Snapshot: 1920×1080/60p (plays at 24p)
    Audio file format: ACC
    Movie file format: MOV
  • Monitor Size
    3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution
    460,000 Dots
  • Monitor Type
    TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
  • Interface
    USB: Hi-speed USB
    HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
  • Supported Languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
  • World Time Setting
  • Battery / Batteries
    EN-EL20 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    230 shots (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter
    EH-5b AC Adapter
    Requires EP-5C Power Supply Connector
  • Tripod Socket
    1/4 in. (ISO1222)
  • Approx. Dimensions
    Width 4.2 in. (106mm)
    Height 2.4 in. (61mm)
    Depth 1.2 in. (29.8mm)
    Excluding projections.
  • Approx. Weight
    8.3oz. (234g)
    camera body only
  • Operating Environment
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Less than 85% humidity (no condensation)

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Second Lunch

Here are 5 Types of Roommates:

Inspired by “Why I’ll Never Be an Adult” by Allie Brosh

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Next week will be our Company’s summer outing.  I was assigned for the preparation of  the dessert.  They asked me to prepare Buko Pandan which I have never tried.  I just learned Buko Pandan originated from Bohol, Philippines.  With the help of some friends and google, I came up with this.  I made few modifications that fits my taste.  Sorry, the presentation looks pretty bad.


5 leaves of Pandan

1 grated Buko

3-4 cups of water

2 boxes of Nestle Cream

1 small can of Condensed Milk

1 box 10g Green gulaman

1 cup sugar



  • Clean pandan leaves very well.  Remove the soil in between the leaves.
  • Boil 4 cups of water together with 5 pandan leaves twisted.  Let it stay until it boils.
  • Remove the pandan leaves and measure 3 cups of water.
  • Pour into the water green gulaman powder little by little while stirring.  When the gulaman powder is dissolved, add 1 cup of sugar (add more if you want it to become sweeter) until everything is dissolved.
  • Pour through a strainer into a square molder.  Let it cool and harden then place it in the refrigerator.
  • Mix Nestle Cream, Condensed milk and buko strips.  Set aside.
  • Cut gulaman into cubes.  Then mix with the prepared buko mixture.
  • Chill and serve.
  • Serves 5.

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I found this fluffy mobile phone stand..and I find it so adorable!  Isn’t it cute? 🙂 Thanks dadee…. ❤

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I love Goldilocks’ Polvoron….

…and I got so many of  ’em!

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Cafe Lawis

Cafe Lawis is an outdoor restaurant in Dauis, Bohol.  It’s conveniently found beside Our Lady of Assumption Church in Dauis.  It offers a magnificent view of the distant harbor lights of Tagbilaran City and the sea which separates the island of Panglao from its main province of Bohol.  The two causeways that connects it from the mainland are now suitably reconstructed, thanks to the people responsible.  The town of Dauis, about 3 kilometers southwest of Tagbilaran City, is one of the two towns in the island of Panglao facing the city.

Tables and chairs and nicely lied under a big mahogany tree that sits at the middle of the place spreading its branches to cover most of the it underneath.  They also have a souvenir shop where tourists can have a wide and diverse selection to choose from.  The place is also a wifi hotspot so one cannot worry about tweeting or posting or perhaps, bragging about the bliss they are enjoying right at that moment.

Cafe Lawis offers an ample amount of choices from meals to pastas to dessert to salads and a lot more.  My favorite is their tuna salad.

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website http://www.cafelawis.com/

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May 1st is Tagbilaran City’s fiesta.  We honor this day to our patron saint, St. Joseph, the worker.  It falls on a Labor Day– the title our patron saint is taken from.  We all know that St. Joseph is the hardworking foster-father of Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph Cathedral is the main cathedral of Tagbilaran City– named after the patron saint, St. Joseph, the worker.  The Cathedral has a very old Bell tower and the statue of the St. Joseph carry the baby Jesus.

It is one of the 12 Cathedrals that was founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines. The 55-year old Diocese of Tagbilaran, that is one of the 2 archdiocese in the province of Bohol, was established on November 8, 1941.

Across this cathedral is the Rizal Park where most kids grew visiting this park.  I was one of them.  I used to feed the city pigeons with uncooked rice grains and chasing them as they took the bait.

Inside St. Joseph Cathedral.  Above the alter is the statue of St. Joseph, the Worker.

Just within the Cathedral ground is the schedule for mass.

St. Joseph Cathedral

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