From the other side:
Mrs Lin arrived via Alice's parents. They took her to the Chinese grocery to pick up things she would need to cook. They arrived with a caravan of food: a fruit stand, a vegetable stand, pounds of fish (sea bass!) and many many chickens. It took a few trips for Alice's dad and I to get it upstairs. And then with amazing efficiency and absolutely no help ("not appropriate!", she yelled at us when we tried to help) she managed to fit it all into the fridge and freezer, set up a pressure cooker, hot pots, stews, teas and start to cook. She didn't see her room until night time.