Chit Lang Chit Chooi

(Version in Hokkien)

Chit Lang Chit Pnua, Kam Cheng Bay Snua

Chit Lang Chit Suku, Kam Cheng Ka Eh Ku

Chit Khuan Chit Phni, Kam Cheng Mana Ay Pni

Chit Lang Chit Chooi, Eng Wan Bay Poon Khooi.

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(Version in English)

We will each take half, and our relationship won’t fall apart

We will each take a little, and our relationship will be long lasting

Different people have different relationships, how can they be compared?

We will each have a bite, and we will never split.

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Its meaning:~

This traditional Hokkien Saying describes the traits of sustaining good relations in particular the habits of good business partners using good eating ethics as an example to describe it.

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About the Proverb/Saying:~

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..

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the ugly we

we gasp

we frown

we say “God, help those poor children!”

yet we stood

frozen

licking our haagen-dazs

did nothing

and let lie

these innocent kids

with bare ribs

left at the corner

sleeping annexe

that garbage heap

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the ugly we.

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compensate

~banana flower~ image copyright Kris lee 2012

~banana flower~
image copyright Kris lee 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I kind of love what good cameras can do to compensate

your inability and  how  it  corrupts  your  vision  to  create

what is not real thereby reducing your reliance  on  good

judgement  you  thought   were   not   crucial   in    picture

taking that the camera eventually became the creator  of

that composition instead of you.  It reminds me of  some

good    people    who    thought    that    buying    a    good

microphone could automatically turn  them  into  Michael

Jackson  for  good.”

~Kris Lee 2012~

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if you can’t see

~cube fun~ image copyright Kris Lee 2012

~cube fun~
image copyright Kris Lee 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you can’t see  symmetry,  form,  light,  colour  and

texture in  everything  that  surrounds  you, then  you

are   not  ready  for  art.  The  palette,   just   like   the

camera,   is  but   a   medium  of   expression.    The

composition  still  lies  with  you.”

~Kris Lee 2012~

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Ai How Ai Chio

(Version in English)

Ai How Ai Chio

Chiak Muai Phoay Jio

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(Version in English)

Want to laugh, want to cry

Eating porridge with urine as dish..

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About this rhyme:~

This rhyme is normally recited on children in instances where they broke down in tears because of some disappointments or more frequently in the middle of a game because of some petty injury, foul play, unfair judging or simply being teased at and then, simultaneously breaking out in laughter after being coaxed out of it by some witty remarks! In many instances, these children were seen laughing and crying then laughing and then crying again repeatedly it is quite humorous just to watch it happening!

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..

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flower under the sun

Trees cannot grow under continuous rain. Life begins after

it stops and little buds began to flower  under  the  sun.  So

therefore too much of teaching does not make a child grow.

Give your views a chance to sink  in  and  let  the  child  trod

happily on the puddle. Let them slip  and  fall  and  they will

grow.  With  smiles  on  their  faces..

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before our eyes

when  we  turn  over  a   fallen  leaf  and

the veins appear weak  before our eyes

does   that   mean  that  we  are  ageing

or  is  the  leaf  ageing  before our eyes?

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when   we   turn   away  our   memories

as what lies ahead fog before our eyes

does that mean that we are weakening

or  is  the page leafing before our eyes?

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