By popular request, I have made a short video of my first attempts at playing erhu. I think this video is one of those things where I will thank myself in ten years for having made it.
Disclaimer: video features lackluster cinematography and terrible noises (don't mind the jackhammer accompaniment to my scratchy-scratching).
P.S. I asked my erhu teacher, Nick, if he had any good weekend plans, and he said he was staying in this weekend because the annual Ghost Festival is this weekend and he didn't want to encounter any ghosts. "It's not like Halloween," he assured me. Luckily for me, I think that my erhu playing will probably discourage any spirits from lingering too close by.