Ow Buay K’nwah

(Version in Hokkien)

Ow Buay K’nwah To Kong Beh Jin

Peng Koay Lai, To Eow Lan Hin

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(Version in English)

From the rear, surely we could not recognise

Turn around and you will faint!

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About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying teases woman who looks convincing from behind but different from the front..

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..

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