(Version in Hokkien)
Bo Pneh Bo Thnia
Swnooi Ho Mia
(Version in English)
No illness, no pain
Can be considered one is having a good life already
About this rhyme/saying:~
This rhyme/saying is a sweetener in conversations. The underlying message to others is that above all, health is wealth.
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..