(Version in Hokkien)
Saigu Bong Guek
(Version in English)
A rhinoceros touching the moon
About the Proverb/Saying:~
A rhinoceros seeing the image of the moon reflected on the puddle thought it is within his reach. The moral is “One should realize one’s own limitation.” Also, do not make your goals too big or you will end up dissappointed.
The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These proverbs and sayings has always been a guide and lesson to the many who has never been to school so as to help them steer well in the river of life and in a way, it seeks to retell their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..
Most of the images we face are not real.
haha you are funny dan..