Siow Lian Kay

(1st Version in Hokkien)

Siow Lian Kay

Ai Choot Say

Khye Looi Ay

Siew Looi Bay

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(1st Version in English)

Youngsters

Tend to show off

They know how to spend

But not to save.

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(2nd Version in Hokkien)

Siow Lian Kay

Hau Lian Ay

Sniau Chin Ay

Bay Pnai Say

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(2nd Version in English)

Youngsters

Tend to show off

Think highly of oneself

Do not know shame!

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About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying speaks about the traits of youngsters who loves to dress fine, eat fine and show off. And so they keep spending but never know how to save for a rainy day

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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