(Version in Hokkien)
Ka Looi Sniau Liam
Lang Kow Kwai
Cho Luan Say Kai
(Version in English)
If a person is miserly
It is because he got too close to money
If a person is a schemer
He will turn the world upside down.
About this rhyme/saying:~
This rhyme/saying speaks about two kinds of people. The miser and the schemer. And it implicates the kind of danger and disaster one would be exposed to if one were to co-relate with a schemer than a miser.
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..