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

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I saved lives…

I saved the lives of at least 600 people last Sunday. With all altitudes occupied from 32,000-41,000 ft and traffic is in unusual route, 2 aircrafts in opposite directions are just 10 minutes away from impact. My alpha controller is busy with so many air traffic at the edge of his radar. His assistant was busy with lots of coordination with adjacent Area Controls. I was busy looking at the strips on the bay and I felt something was wrong with the level of 1 aircraft. Right there, I saw that 2 aircraft on the same airway travelling at 480 knots toward each other are at 41,000 ft. The first one was at the edge of the radar screen and will disappear in a few minutes while the other is coming from the adjacent airspace and no contact at all. First thing I did, I looked at 40,000 ft if its vacant, no it’s not. But the aircraft in the level was 7 minutes behind and deviating. So I told my alpha to descend the aircraft. Then told the assistant to coordinate it with that particular airspace. When the aircraft at 40,000 ft appeared on radar, it was behind already by 10 minutes. We’re lucky to avoid such tragedy.

This situation is not known by media and the world. To them, the airport is the only gateway to a country. But for air traffic controllers like us, the gateway to our country are the boundaries of our airspace. Anything that happen within this boundaries reflects to my country as a whole. With the present air traffic volume that we have in present time, the air traffic controllers are the best people our country has in ensuring the safe travel of people in and out of our country.

transcribed from a friend’s page

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During my 10-month stay in Manila, there are times where my friends/classmates and I simply like to set aside the worries of the training and just hang out & have fun.  One of the places we enjoy is QRACK Billiards Hall in Malate.

The place was introduced to me by a close friend who often chills out and is a regular.  Located at 2264 Sherwood Place, Taft Ave. Malate, Metro Manila (Philippines), QRACK is often visited by foreigners and locals for its warm people, cozy place and affordable set of choices.

We ordered few buckets of drinks.  They also mix variety of beer in one bucket which is amazing coz most bars don’t do that.  I had a flavored beer and some friends of mine had a different flavored one which is so convenient.

They have 2 standard kangaroo billiard table tops, couch and indoor & outdoor tables and chairs.  The place is also a WiFi zone and serves liquor, beer and finger food.

Qrack billiards hall was officially opened last June of 2010.  For more than a year now, QRACK has been successfully operating to night-getters and party people in a meek and satisfying sense.  They are open from 1pm to 3am (Monday – Saturdays).

For private parties, QRACK is open for reservations.  You may rent the whole place or just a few tables, full catering or just snacks, open or cash bar.  They can also book Trick-shot specialists, Tournament Organizers, or House-Pro Group Lessons upon request.

Call at 6324914131 and 6327088500 or Email Charlie at charlie@qrackbillards.com for the quotations. QRACK website and Facebook fanpage

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Everyone likes to think they have the secrets to understanding the human mind. Reading body language, analyzing a childhood anecdote, or monitoring a coworker’s sleep schedule may make you feel more knowledgeable about their mind and thought processes, but in reality it is mostly guesswork. In modern society, there are quite a number of myths abound regarding psychology and how the human mind works. Certain psychological philosophies are widely accepted and recognized for their convenient and positive affirmations, but without academic or clinical merit.

Take a look to see if you’ve fallen for any of these so-called facts.

#1: Classical Music Makes Kids Smarter

Parents who eagerly play Mozart at high volume during pregnancy or at all hours in a child’s infancy may be discouraged to learn that this long-held belief just doesn’t hold water under close scrutiny. Conceptually, it might be a nice idea to think that the music of the masters would assist a child in becoming intelligent, but common sense – and research – tell a different story.

Play Mozart for your child if you like, but the fact is, it is no more likely to make him or her brilliant than if you play Lady Gaga.

#2: Low Self-Esteem Leads to Psychological Issues

If you think highly of yourself, you will have a happy life. If you think poorly of yourself, you will end up depressed or psychologically unstable. These are common beliefs among many of us. While low self-esteem may lead to a more introverted lifestyle, it certainly does not mean a person cannot be psychologically and emotionally well adjusted. Similarly, common sense would indicate that an individual with an inflated view of himself or herself would be even more likely to have issues, as reality crashes down on their bubble of self-value.

Low self-esteem is a personality trait. Quite possibly, it may be an important issue that an individual may wish to address and overcome. However, it is not a sentence to a lifetime of psychological issues – it is simply part of being human.

#3: Homophobes Are Actually Gay

It has often been theorized that individuals with a bias against homosexuals are actually gay people who are denying their true feelings. While people who would belittle or discriminate against others based solely on their sexual preferences may well have issues of their own, it is not a precursor to actually being gay themselves.

Dismissing homophobes as gays in denial detracts from looking for the real problems that lead to hatred and prejudice.

#4: It Is Better to Let Anger Out than Hold It In

It has long been considered therapeutic to vent and release anger, as opposed to controlling feelings and bottling it up inside. From a psychological standpoint, this is just plain silly.

While it may be considered unhealthy to never display outward anger and only think about it privately, it is also psychologically unhealthy to lose control and “let it all out”. Forcefully expressing anger can easily start the ball rolling to even more anger, and weaken the mind’s ability to control and harness emotion. Giving in to primal screaming, yelling, or physical manifestations of anger shows will not help individuals become calmer or closer to a real solution. Letting out a yell is not going to eliminate the issue that made a person angry to begin with.

Although it may feel good to let out anger, it’s important to do it in a responsible and controlled manner, and not resort to screaming or even, violence. Quiet reflection and thought about the issues that are creating the feeling of anger may hold a lot more opportunity for ridding oneself of anger than screaming and yelling do.

#5: Opposites Attract

It has been repeatedly said, and backed up by a repetitive litany of Hollywood romantic comedies, that opposites make for the best romantic match. The belief is that the two partners balance each other’s characteristics to create a “whole” couple. The problem with this idea is that it ignores individuality and glosses over the fact that, many times, opposites find themselves feeling alone or “too different” from their significant other, due to their opposing natures.

If history and case studies have proven one thing for certain, when it comes to successful romances, it is that there is nothing for certain—there is no blueprint whatsoever. A pair of opposites is just as likely to end up in divorce court – or married for 50 years – as a pair of like-minded beings.

#6: If You Believe You Will Succeed

It seems so perfect and inspiring: having faith in yourself and your ability will help you achieve your dreams. After years of beingencouraged in school and motivational television programs with the message “believe and achieve”, somehow, people began to believe that a positive state of mind and a deep belief in personal goals will magically, amazingly, bring success to their feet.


A positive frame of mind can be quite healthy, and it is certainly preferable to a pessimistic and defeatist attitude, but it is not a surefire recipe for success. The fact is, people usually believe in themselves because they have succeeded, not the other way around. If a person’s dream is to play shortstop for the New York Yankees, but this individual can’t catch a lob from five feet, then that dream is not going to be realized, no matter how much positive thinking there is. What can make a real difference is hard work and dedication, and although positive thinking can motivate a person, it still requires more than just dreams and good intentions.


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Right problem for Right age

As we age, each individual’s problem intensifies.  As a toddler, we wet ourselves and we go hungry.  As a kid, our playmate takes our toys and gets all the attention.   As a middle-school student, the prettiest classmate doesn’t know our name and we wanted to impress her so bad.  As a teenager, we flunk a few subjects and get anxious to hand our parents the report card.  As a college student, we worry about our thesis that’s due next week and the same night our girlfriend dumps us.

I’m trying to say is when we’re young, we have minor problems but as we matures, the problem that we run into builds up or agravates.  All I’m saying is it’s not suitable for a 13-year old kid to bear the problems of a 25-year.   You think a 26-year adult is up for his/her 56-year old parents’ financial problem?  It’s like the 26-year old problems plus the 56-year old.  It shouldn’t be! Just saying…

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