Chiak Chai Chiak Kuay Chi

(Version in Hokkien)

Chiak Chai Chiak Kuay Chi

Sin Ku Gau Liau Li

Phuay Hu Pien Chin Swee

Lang Kh’nua Mah Siong Tui


(Version in English)

Eating vegetables and fruits

Takes care of one’s health

Complexion once dull is now beaming

Anyone who sees it would surely be attracted.


About this rhyme:~

This rhyme explains the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.

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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