Gong Knia Sai

(Version in Hokkien)

Gong Knia Sai

Puak Tai Sai

Tua Sit Pai

Bor An Chnua Kau Tai


(Version in English)

Dumb groom

Went gambling

Loses all

Later who’d be responsible for your wife?


About this rhyme:~

This rhyme speaks about what gambling can do to the newly weds. ‘Tai Sai’ is a type of game gamblers play.

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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