Knia Oo Hau, Knia Kut Lat

(Version in Hokkien)

Knia Oo Hau

Kor Peh Bo Lau

Knia Kut Lat

Sneh Liau Lat

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(Version in English)

Filial offsprings

Will take care of their parents

Hardworking offsprings

Doesn’t need much guidance

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About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying praises filial and hardworking children but also acts as a constant reminder to children about the importance of these values.

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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