Kow Jin Tua Chu Lang

(Version in Hokkien)

Kow Jin Tua Chu Lang

Bo Jin Gua Bin Lang


(Version in English)

Dogs only recognises their master

Not outsiders


About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying speaks of loyalty and futility in trying to convince others to your viewpoint when they have their own mindset and believe which may also be guided by what their superior wanted them to carry out.

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..





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