Tua Pui

(1st Version in Hokkien)

Tua Pui, Tua Lok Lok

Pang Sai, Lo Chua Lok

Tua Pui, Tua Hai Hai

Si Liow, Bo Lang Chai!

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(1st Version in English)

Fatty, big and clumsy

You shit into the paper bag

Fatty, big and stout

If you die, nobody knows!

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(2nd Version in Hokkien)

Tua Pui, Tua Hai Hai

Siak Si, Bo Lang Chai

Tua Pui, Tua Lok Lok

Pang Sai, Tey Chua Lok!

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(2nd Version in English)

Fatty, big and stout

If you fall and die, nobody knows

Fatty, big and clumsy

Your shit is kept inside the paper bag!

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(3rd Version in Hokkien)

Tua Pui, Tua Lok Lok

Pang Sai, Lo Chua Lok

Chua Lok Tay Bay Liow

Tua Pui Chiak Ka Liow!

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(3rd Version in English)

Fatty, big and stout

Your shit went into the paper bag

Paper bag cannot contain it all

Fatty ate it all up!

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About this rhyme:~

Similar to “Gong Lang” in some lines, this rhyme pokes fun at stout people but almost always it is said in jest..

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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4 responses to “Tua Pui

    • haha i believe so dan~ but over here when the community is small and everyone knows everyone else, we could poke fun as much as we would like to without succumbing to any ill feelings.. 🙂

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