(Version in Hokkien)
Khui Chwee Luan Chu Kap
Bo Kong Eong Thau Khak
(Version in English)
Once the mouth opens, out spills everything
Never for once consult the brain.
About this rhyme/saying:~
This rhyme/saying is more often than not used in jest or as a friendly advise to others to exercise care in revealing more than is necessary.
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..