Chit Lay Pai Kut Sien

(Version in Hokkien)

Chit Lay Pai Kut Sien

Khi Bar Bi Hoon Ean

Tu Tiok Ang Mor Ma’am

Kh’uai Kh’uai Ka Ee Sien


(Version in English)

There was a skinny man

Inhaling smoke at the bar

Met some western ladies

Flirt as fast as he can!


About this rhyme:~

This is a short Hokkien rhyme that speaks about the habit of one flirt.

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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