Hokkien - Can You Accept This Unnerving Challenge?



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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Tony Robbins

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Lou Holtz

Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.
Colin Powell

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
Sai Baba

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
James A. Baldwin

We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Leo Buscaglia

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
Morgan Freeman

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart



Speak Hokkien Series 1059


Guess and say out the following words in Hokkien if you can and check the video below for the answers.

1. Bewildering  - 4 Hokkien words

2. Accept defeat - 4 Hokkien words

3. Seek perfection in all matters - 8 Hokkien words

4. Achieve goals - 4 Hokkien words

5. Can't differentiate - 4 Hokkien words

6. Can't be repaid - 5 Hokkien words

7. Unable to leave behind - 4 Hokkien words

8. Unable to say it - 4 Hokkien words

9. A peaceful life - 5 Hokkien words

10. Persist till the end - 4 Hokkien words

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Hokkien - Good And Bad. How Do You Know?

12 Ways To Show That You Care
Life Has Its Ups and Downs
Some Words To Describe Our Positive Qualities
Spiritual Words And Expressions
Hokkien - Words That Build Up Your Spirit


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Mahatma Gandhi
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Josh Billings
One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.

Bob Moawad
Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out.

W. Edwards Deming
Quality is everyone's responsibility.

William A. Foster
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

Lou Holtz
I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing... and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!

Zig Ziglar
If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.

Martin Van Buren
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not length of life, but depth of life.

George Washington
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.

C. W. Barron
Everything can be improved.


Speak Hokkien Series 1058

01. Considerate -  thāy tiǎp

02. Conscientious - oǒ liǒng sīm

03. Honest - tiǒng hǒr, lāo sīt

04. Righteous - chèng gǐ

05. Gentlemanly - kǔn chù

06. Reliable - ěh sìn lǐm

07. Generous - khōng khǎi

08. Fairminded - kǒng péng, kǒng chěng


09. Punctual - chūn sí

10. Wise - tì huī


11. Hardworking - kūt lāt

12. Understanding - oǒ thāy liǒng

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Hokkien - 10 Ways To Save Your Time

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Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.  ~John Archibald Wheeler


Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  ~Dion Boucicault

 

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.  ~Doug Larson


But what minutes!  Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.  ~Benjamin Disraeli


Time goes, you say?  Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.
~Henry Austin Dobson


You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.  ~James Matthew Barrie


It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.  ~J.K. Rowling, "The Hungarian Horntail," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000


Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.  ~The Talmud


There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men:  time.  ~Napoleon I, Maxims, 1815


How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.  ~Zall's Second Law


Time! the corrector when our judgments err.  ~Lord Byron


Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  ~Carl Sandburg

 

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.  ~Willaim Penn


Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it:  he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


The Present is a Point just passed.  ~David Russell


Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can't buy more hours.  Scientists can't invent new minutes.  And you can't save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  ~Denis Waitely


Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.  ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata" (Thanks Tom)



Speak Hokkien Series 1057

01. Set goals - Khēng Těng Bǒk Piāo

02. Do tasks when concentration is good -  Chòh Khǎng Khuěy Ài Tàn Oǒ Chěng Sín Ěh Sǐ Chǔn

03. Break big tasks into smaller ones - Chiǒng Tuǎh Hǎng Khǎng Khuěy Pǔn Chòh Sēh Sèh Hǎng

04. Decide a deadline - Kuàt Thěng Chīt Lǎy Kǐ Hǎn 

05. Emphasise the important ones - Chù Tiǒng Hīt Lǒh Tiǒng Iǎo Éh

06. Do not procrastinate - Běh Ěng Tī Thuǎh Thuǎh Suǎh Suāh

07. Use waiting time - Lǐ Iǒng Tǎn Tǎi Ěh Sǐ Kān

08. Delegate - Pǔn Chīt Kuāh Lǐm Bǔ Hǒr Pāk Láng

09. Rest sufficiently - Oǒ Kào Sǐ Kān Hiòh Kǔn

10. Say No - Ěh Hiào Kǐ Chuāt


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Hokkien - 11 Serious Health Matters You Can't Overlook

12 Ways To Show That You Care
Life Has Its Ups and Downs
Some Words To Describe Our Positive Qualities
Spiritual Words And Expressions
Hokkien - Words That Build Up Your Spirit



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Jim Rohn Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson The first wealth is health.

Anthony Robbins The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Henry Maudsley The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.

Thomas Jefferson
The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.

Josh Billings
There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it.

Denis Waitley
Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.


Henry Ward Beecher To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Richard Baker To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.


Speak Hokkien Series 1056

01. rest - hiòh kǔn, hiǔ siěk

02. health treatment - eě tǐ

03. immunity - tī khòng lāt

04. operation - tǎng chiū sūt, khuǐ tōh

05. second opinion - tǎy jǐ lǎy eè kiǎn

06. effective cure - oǒ kǒng hǒw, oo kièn hǒw, oǒ hǒw lūt

07. terminal disease - chuǎt chěng

08. dietary restriction - kim4 chui3

09. radiation - tièn liáo

10. chemotheraphy - huàh liáo

11. discharge - chūt eě


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Hokkien - 11 Health Considerations - What Are They?


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Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.  ~James H. West

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy.  ~Author Unknown


Know, then, whatever cheerful and serene
Supports the mind supports the body too.
~John Armstrong
The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don't worry.  ~Robert Hutchison, 1932

The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there.  ~Moliere

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.  Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.  ~Susan Sontag,
Illness as Metaphor, 1977

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.  ~Denis Diderot

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne,
The Scarlet Letter


Happiness lies, first of all, in health.  ~George William Curtis,
Lotus-Eating


If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise.  ~Logain Clendening


Health is a relationship between you and your body.  ~Terri Guillemets


It's no longer a question of staying healthy.  It's a question of finding a sickness you like.  ~Jackie Mason


Health is merely the slowest way someone can die.  ~Author Unknown


So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.  ~A.J. Reb Materi,
Our Family

Speak Hokkien Series 1055

1. Western medicine - sǎi eē


2. Chinese medicine - tiǒng eē



3. treatment - tǐ liáo


4. hospital - pěh eě, eě sěng kuàn, lōh kǔn chǔ



5. clinic -  chǐn sǒr, iěoh páng


6. examination ( health) - kiām giǎm


7. warded - tuàh eě, tuǎh láo



8. medical expenses - eě iěoh huǐ


9. health insurance - kiěn khōng pōh hiàm


10. boil herbs - chuāh iēoh


11. injection - chù siǎh, phàh chiām


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Hokkien - 15 Ways To Be Sure Of Matters

Hokkien - What Words Can Be Spoken At The Right Time?
Life Has Its Ups and Downs
Hokkien - Words That Build Up Your Spirit
Spiritual Words And Expressions
Pealing Our Emotions And Characteristics

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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Mark Twain

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

Mark Twain

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.

Winston Churchill

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

Mohandas Gandhi

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Benjamin Franklin

Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.

Benjamin Franklin

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

Ronald Reagan

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.

Muhammad Ali

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.

John Lennon

The more I see the less I know for sure.

John Lennon

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

Aristotle

Speak Hokkien Series 1054 

1. chèng béng - prove


2. chèng khǎk - valid

3. chèng kǔ - proof

4. chèng sǎik - proven

5. chǐn lì - truth

6. hǔp lì - plausible

7. chiǎn chīn bǎn khǎk - beyond doubt

8. oǒ iàh - true

9. khāk sit - really so

10. ěh siǒng sǐn - believable

11. kǒng béng chèng tǎi - publicly

12. ěh sìm lim - can be trusted

13. oǒ khōh khǒh - reliable

14. sǔ sīt - fact

15. bǎy huǎi gí - no reason to be suspicious



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Hokkien - 10 Challenges To Avoid The Nightmares Of Life


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“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.-Ralph W. Sockman

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.'' -Corrie Ten Boom

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." -Unknown

"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk." -Unknown

"Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself." -Liberace

"You've got to follow your passion.  You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are.  And have the courage to do that.  I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream." -Oprah Winfrey 


"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." -Leo Buscaglia

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.  May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." -Edward Abbey 

 "When made frustrated and fretful by small cares, look up at the sky, the stars, and see how insignificant our troubles really are." - Unknown 

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that ? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."  - Marie Curie



Speak Hokkien Series 1053

1. siǔ jīp bǒh oōn těng - fluctuating income

2. chǐn phāi chòh láng - hard to please everyone

3. phàh khooī sǐm kǎt - resolve difficulties of the heart

4. siǎo tú sàt khǐ - banish a vengeful spirit

5. khǎh pǒr tǎh chāh - a misstep

6. tǎi chǐ chùt phuǎh - matters exposed

7. bǎy hiāo chū lì - not knowing how to handle

8. bǎn pūt těik eè -forced to without a choice

9. lóng puěy ooǐ kān - team up to betray

10. sǐm lǎi oǒ kuì - something evil in the heart


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Hokkien - 12 Hindrances Of Life

12 Ways To Show That You Care
Life Has Its Ups and Downs
Some Words To Describe Our Positive Qualities
Spiritual Words And Expressions
Hokkien - Words That Build Up Your Spirit

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Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.
Paul Simon

I don't know, the older I get, the more complicated I think I get, which is a hindrance.

Kim Weston

I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free.

Martin Yan

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.

John Stuart Mill

The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.

Ernest Hello

The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.

Jim Carrey

The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.

Henry Ward Beecher

You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go.

Ralph Steadman 


Speak Hokkien Series 1052

01. siǒng tuǎh ěh chōr gǎi - biggest hindrance

02. chòh ngǒr ěh suān těik - bad choice

03. bāy nàh oǒ sǐm chéng - not in the mood

04. thàd tiǒh thì pāng - face a repercussion

05. thǎy sīm tiào tàh - worrying and frightful

06. thòng kòr ěh chǔ bǐ -taste of misery

07. bǒh hǒng piǎn chùt bǐn -unable to show oneself

08. tuǎh kiāh siōh kuǎi -unduly suspicious

09. bǒh lī tǐ ěh tǎi chǐ - irrational matters

10. oǒ chǒh kāh nāh bǒh chǒh -work to no effect

11. lǎi mm sǐ chǔn - arrive at the inappropriate time

12. chiǎn sīm bǎn khòr -with much difficulty

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Hokkien - 13 Ways To Beat The Daylights Out Of Stress

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Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  ~Margaret Fuller

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.  ~Lily Tomlin

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.  ~Terri Guillemets
 
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.  ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You


The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.  ~Author Unknown

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.  ~Will Rogers,
Autobiography, 1949
Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.  ~Douglas Pagels,
These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You 

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi 
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
~William Henry Davies
 
Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.  ~John De Paola

Each day should have a clearly marked emergency exit sign.  ~Dr. SunWolf

Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.  ~Chinese Proverb
 
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~J. Lubbock
 
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.  ~Etty Hillesum 

 
Speak Hokkien Series 1051


01. siǔ thōng - see clearly now

02. hǒr siǒng lǎi hǔ chǐ - mutual support

03. siǔ khāh sāy chiù - stop doing somehing bad

04. bǒh siǒng kān – never mind

05. tǒr kàh – take a vacation

06. chěng chèh, khàk chèh - come to one's senses

07. bǎn sǔ pài tǒk - help out in all matters

08. hōh khāh hōh chiù - sound, healthy without defect

09. pěng chěng, ǎnn léng - tranquil, peaceful

10. hiǔ siěk, hiòh khoǒn - take a rest
11. kān tān kuèy jǐt chì - live a simple life

12. kāh lǎng hǒh hòh - at peace with all

13. kiáh chǐt pǒr suì chǐt pǒr - take a step at a time

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Hokkien - Law In A Lawless World?

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A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
John Lothrop Motley

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Joseph Conrad

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
Bill Williams

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
Sam Waterston

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean de la Bruyere

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
Charles Lamb



Speak Hokkien Series 1050

  1. protection money -  pōh hǒr hooǐ
  2. clean dealings – lǎi lǒr chèng tōng
  3. abnormal dealings - bǒh chèng sióng ěh kuǎn huěy
  4. carry on wrongdoing - īt chǒh chài chǒh
  5. put on a show - phuǎh chīt chūt hǐ
  6. surrender to law – tǎo ǎun , chǔ siù
  7. beneficial evidence - iū lǐ ěh chèng kǔ
  8. strongest suspicion - siǒng tuǎh ěh hiǎm gí
  9. secret survelliance - ùm tiōng kàm sǐ
  10. bribe - ǒrr sāy
  11. fugitive - tǒh bóng, thǒng chīt huǎn
  12. moral point of view – tǒh gǐ siǒng
  13. approval - thǒng kuěy
  14. commit wrong - huǎn chǒh

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Hokkien - 12 Gift's Of Life

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I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.  ~Abraham Lincoln


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.  ~David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair


Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.  ~J.C. Watts


If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.  ~Alan Simpson


The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.  ~Thomas Babington Macaulay


The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.  ~William Safire


 
The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!  ~Author Unknown



Speak Hokkien Series 1049

1. generous - tǎi hōng , khōng khǎi



2. gentleman – koǒn chù 



3. get along - hǒh hòh



4. get permission - kěng kuèy phuěy chùn



5. get to know - kièn sǎik



6. give guarantee - phàh pōh chěng



7. give orders – hǎh běng lěng



8. give up everything - phàng sǎk sōh oǒ



9. go in circle - lǐn lǒng sēh



10. goal achieved - bǒk piāo tǎt séng



11. grateful - kām kiěk



12. greet – phàh chiǒh hōr


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