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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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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