China Open 2011 (Nikon D7000 test video)

Two years ago, we had the chance to meet the top superstar tennis players during China Open 2009. They were all staying in our hotel and it was the coolest time of the year 2009 for me. What made it more special was meeting Novak Djokovic and his team and partying with him when he won the China Open title for the first time.

This year, we were so excited to see him again. But unfortunately, due to a serious injury, he wasn't able to come and play to defend his title this year. Most of the more famous ones didn't play like Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. However, we were able to meet other coaches, organizers, and players during the whole 10 days that there were staying in our hotel. In fact, we would often see them in the tables next to ours during dinner. Ohhhh, I got really starstruck whenever I'd see Anna Ivanovic! :)

I can say that our 'avid' guest that we had was the father and coach of the No. 1 in women's tennis, Carolina Wozniacki. His father, Piotr Wozniacki, would often come to the bar and enjoy our music. And for the first time in my whole career, we sang the Beyoncé song "Halo" and "Hotel California" more than 3 times in one night. I had to sing it 6 times on one night and then there was another night when I had to sing it 12 times!!! Marl sang "Hotel California" 7 times in an hour! No kidding! But of course, he was generous enough to compensate us with tips for each song that we did for him.

Luckily for us, we met the No. 3 in men's double, Nenad Zimonjic, during dinners at the hotel restaurant. And during the finals, he invited us to watch his game. I was soooo happy and excited that I felt like accepting a marriage proposal when I said "Yesss!" after asking me if we'd like to watch his finals match. LOL! That was also the night that hubby told me that we'd get my birthday gift, Nikon D7000.

So without much further ado, here's the Nikon D7000 test video that I took during China Open 2011, with the help of Marl of course. I used a Tamron Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens during that time because that's the big-yet-light zoom that hubby has. He has bigger lenses but it's heavy for me to carry around. I used Final Cut Pro, Motion in editing and Compressor to export this video - after two years of not touching it! FINALLY! =)

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