Ho Keng Mm Keng

(1st Version in Hokkien)

Ho Keng Mm Keng

Keng Kar Chow Geng Geng


(1st Version in English)

With so many to choose from the basket

One finally ends up with a bad longan.


(2nd Version in Hokkien)

Chit Keng Peh Keng

Keng Tiok Chow Geng Geng


(2nd Version in English)

Choose seven, choose eight

One finally chose a bad longan.


About the Rhyme/Proverb/Saying:~

If one is too choosy, one will end up with the wrong partner.

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 proverbs and sayings has always been a guide and lesson to the many who has never been to school so as to help them steer well in the river of  life and in a way, it seeks to retell their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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