Lim Chiu Sian

(Version in Hokkien)

Lim Chiu Sian

Knia Lor Tian Tian

Kooi Jit Mabuk

Tisi Kah Ay Oak


(Version in English)


Stumbling as you walk

Getting drunk the whole day

When are you going to learn?


About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying advises against excessive drinking.

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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