Ai How Ai Chio

(Version in English)

Ai How Ai Chio

Chiak Muai Phoay Jio


(Version in English)

Want to laugh, want to cry

Eating porridge with urine as dish..


About this rhyme:~

This rhyme is normally recited on children in instances where they broke down in tears because of some disappointments or more frequently in the middle of a game because of some petty injury, foul play, unfair judging or simply being teased at and then, simultaneously breaking out in laughter after being coaxed out of it by some witty remarks! In many instances, these children were seen laughing and crying then laughing and then crying again repeatedly it is quite humorous just to watch it happening!

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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