(Version in Hokkien)
Puak Kiu, Kiu Tiok Ai Liak
Puak Beh, Beh Tiok Ai Chiak
Puak Kor Phiok, Lang Tiok Ai Oo Giak.
(Version in English)
In football betting, one must place stakes
In horse betting, the horse needs to eat
In buying shares, one must have sufficient capital.
Is out wandering !
About this rhyme/saying:~
This rhyme/saying emphasizes the need of capital in all kinds of investment.
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..