Mm Chai Si

(Version in Hokkien)

Mm Chai Si

Kio Bay Khi

Eng Ka Si

Ch’i Liau Bi

Thoot Laki

Goyang Kaki

Poon Tnua Si

Khun Mai Khi

Or Ph’ni Khang

Ko Khin Sang

Chay Kang Kang

Tayah Khang


(Version in English)

Never know death

Can’t wake up when called

Too carefree

What a waste of rice!

Rubbing off the body dirt

Shaking legs

Lazy as hell

Refuse to wake up

Digging his nose

Feeling so relax

Sitting bold legged

While pocket is empty..


About this rhyme:~

This rhyme is aimed at lazybones and how others detest their loafing habits.

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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