i had some big plans for today but it was just too windy and cold to be outside. blustery is what you'd call it. better postpone my errands until tomorrow, when the weather is a bit calmer. my parents came to pick me up for dinner in belmont. i had some radish cakes and taiwanese sausages. my parents showed me a trick matthew taught them to quick shell hazelnuts, simply by putting them into a jar and shaking vigorously. i shot a dozen videos using the dSLR combined with the external microphone. the camera shoots in manual focus, but so used to autofocus am i when it comes to video shooting that i have a habit of putting the subject in the middle of the frame. i also have to learn to manually on the fly when the subject moves to and from the camera. for dinner we had a simple hot pot because my father wanted to get rid of some lamb before it spoiled. with all this melting i thought the rabbit problem was over (since there'd be other things to eat now) but around 6:00 i saw a rabbit hungrily chewing on the quince bush again. and starvation diet? please! this was possibly the fattest wild rabbit i've ever seen. later back at home, i researched ways to humanely kill rabbits (to eat).