Lang Oo Looi, Lang Bo Looi

(Version in Hokkien)

Lang Oo Looi

Chit Si Kay Lang Tui

Lang Bo Looi

Chit Si Kay Kui Tua Tui


(Version in English)

If one is rich

Suitors are everywhere

If one is poor

They are found everywhere.


About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying addresses a commonplace truth of the south east and the effects of what fortune can do.

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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