Kh’nua Lang Chiak Bak

(Version in Hokkien)

Kh’nua Lang Chiak Bak

Mai Kh’nua Lang Sio Phak


(Version in English)

Better to see people eat and make merry

Than to watch people fight.


About this Rhyme/Proverb/Saying:~

There is alot of truth in this Hokkien Rhyme/Proverb/Saying. In another instance it seeks to advice people about being happy than becoming angry and to make more friends than enemies.

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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