(Version in Hokkien)
Thni Cho Tui Thau
Lang Bo Akai
Thak Chek Thak Kar Pian Sai
(Version in English)
If one is clever
God will pave opportunities for them
If one is stupid
Whatever one study is to no avail.
About this rhyme:~
This Hokkien rhyme/proverb/saying speaks about intelligence and the benefits of possessing 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..