June brought anxiety about exam scores (from elementary to high school) at the American School in Japan. The last month of school also brought great anticipation of vacation in America, the land of I Love Lucy, M & Ms and pink lemonade.
Sultry temps in Japan are combatted with cold barley tea. I love the soothing Japanese summertime drink. Pink lemonade, however, is prettier. And back in the Age of the Dinosaur (okay, the 70s), pink lemonade was a foreign drink. (Don’t fret if you’re heading to Tokyo today: Japanese markets now carry pink lemonade.)