It's a multimedia-stravaganza this issue! We've got images (Month in Pictures), audio (gou-rou radio), video (a look at the Olympic opening ceremony) as well as lovely, lovely words!
Hopefully this will cheer you all up - particularly our Chinese readers, who may be feeling a bit down in the dumps, judging from recent news that about 64% of Chinese people polled would, given the choice, rather not be Chinese. If it's any consolation, apparently most Koreans would also rather not be Korean.
So, click away back to the index page, check out our selection of things to see and hear, and prepare to have information dropped on you from a great height!
Arabella Green, gou-rou.com chief editor