(Version in Hokkien)
Kaik Khi Chiak Kar Ki
Ay Loon Tharn Kim Toon
(Version in English)
If one is stressed, one will regret
Patience brings you richest.
About this rhyme/proverb/saying:~
This traditional rhyme/proverb/saying appeal for patience in handling situations because if one is easily stressed, one would start throwing tantrums, be offensive or do the unthinkable resulting in the loss of opportunity, business or one’s dearest friends. Patience on the other hand reaps rewards!
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..