(Version in Hokkien)
Bak Chiu Kim Kim
Ai Chiak Tok Chiak
Ai Lim Tok Lim
(Version in English)
If one’s eyes are sharp
When one is hungry there’d be enough to eat
When one is thirsty there’d be enough to drink
About this Proverb/Saying:~
This Hokkien Proverb/Saying advises people to be cautious so that one won’t be cheated and has plenty to live by.
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..