(Version in Hokkien)
Choot Jit Loh Hor
Thai Tu Peng Tor
Khit Chiak Ar Chow Boe Lor
(Version in English)
Sunshine with intermittent rain
The butchers will turn over their bellies
And the beggars will hastily run away!
About this rhyme:~
This rhyme speaks about unpredictable weather and how it affects business. Rain of this nature is also known to make people sick hence it is best to avoid it!
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 ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..