(Version in Hokkien)
Or Ar Or Ar
Huan Peng Amah Bo Pak Khar
La Heoh La Heoh
T’ng Snua Amah Bo Chiak Lau Heoh
(Version in English)
Crow O’ Crow
The Amahs from the Southeast doesn’t bind their feet
Eagle O’ Eagle
Neither does the Chinese Amahs chew betel leaves..
About the Proverb/Saying:~.
Or Ar is a traditional Hokkien saying that describes in the most interesting way, the distinct difference between a local women as opposed to the Chinese Settlers.
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..