This is surprisingly true.
Also, pretty much every harebrained scheme in Lillian comes out of the Chinensis family. Incorrigible meddlers, those Red Roses...
Marimite might be an acquired taste for some. It's a wonderful show, but it's very slow paced, has almost nothing you could call "action", only a bit of comedy here and there (aside from "Don't Tell Maria-sama" DVD extras). However, if you find yourself liking the characters, you'll love the show. If not, there won't be anything there for you. Because it's all about the characters.